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Talking about a revolution (Issue II/2020)

... we should refrain from staging “Aida” for a while

commented by Krystian Lada

Mozart, Puccini, Verdi: the classical repertoire, staged by white men, continues to dominate the opera stages. A plea for a rethink.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

... we need to finally pay attention to the Artic

commented by Paul Gilroy

The arctic is the most important place on earth at the moment.

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Nonstop (Issue III/2019)

... you should leave our uteruses alone

commented by Kinga Tóth

I'm a woman. Which means my ID number starts with a two.

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Guilt (Issue II/2019)

... we must learn how to ask about origins

by Mithu M. Sanyal

If anybody still needs proof that it is high time that we rethink how we ask about people's origins, they should watch a clip of German entertainer Dieter Bohlen that has been shared widely on social media.

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Above (Issue I/2019)

... European Visa Politics Should be More Liberal

Stefan Weidner

I am often asked for advice by people putting on events: Which writer from the Islamic world can we invite to read here? Who could we give a prize or a scholarship? It’s not hard to suggest suitable names. 

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

… We Should Make the European Court of Human Rights Stronger

commented by Peter Steudtner

The human rights activist had to spend 113 days in Turkish custody. He argues why a stronger ECHR would help in situations like this.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

... the UNESCO should be more politically efficient

by Roland Bernecker

In October 2017, the USA announced its withdrawal from UNESCO, the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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Earth, how are you doing? (Issue I/2018)

... we should expose International Law as Colonial

by Antony Anghie

“If you believe lawyers and jurists who work in international law, the world has become an increasingly fair place over the last few centuries. […] But international law also has an often overlooked flipside which is dark, violent and misanthropic and hails from its history.”

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Une Grande Nation (Issue IV/2017)

... We should buy less stuff

Tim Jackson

Let’s start with consumerism’s more obvious charms – the glitter and bling, for example. Novelty lies at the beating heart of capitalism. Innovation is vital to enterprise: the continual throwing over of the old in favour of the new, the entrepreneur’s relentless search for new markets and new products to fill them with. 

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