Since 2012, a « revolution » has been undergoing in the north of Syria, mainly in Rojava (inhabitated by a majority of Kurdish people). The model implemented is called democratic confederalism, fashioned by Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK (Kurdish workers party in Turkey), and inspired by the libertarian municipalism of Murray Bookchin the American […]
“The European Union is losing 970 million tonnes of soil per year due to water erosion, an amount equivalent to a one metre-depth loss of soil from an area the size of the city of Berlin or enough to cover an area twice the size of Belgium with one centimetre of soil.” [The new assessment […]
As we mark the beginning of the Global Human Rights week, I would like to highlight some of the tremendous multiple challenges evident in the present times. Human history is faced with trials such as the refugees and migration crisis in different parts of the world, gross human rights abuse, extreme poverty where millions of […]
Alan Kurdi was three years old when he appeared dead in Turkey. It was 2nd September 2015 and a picture of him laying down on the sand, captured by Nilufer Demir, became famous and controversial worldwide. A study made by Decision Research showed that the amount of donations made to the Swedish Red Cross campaign […]
Even though attitudes and legislation concerning the LGBT+ community have improved over the last decade, discrimination is still present in our societies. This is proved by the fact that same sex relationships are criminalised in more than 70 countries in the world, and LGBT+ people are often victims of inequality and hate crimes. This is […]
How to start narrating what happened, especially if it is still happening? the present is still gray and cloudy as Chiquitanía forest, Roboré forest, Madidi Park and San Matías, as the burned forests of Bolivian Amazon … When America was “discovered”, the Spanish colonizers heard the legend of Paitití or El Dorado, amazed by the […]
In the framework of an ongoing wider research about the impact of the Raising Peace campaign, which also includes field visits and community interviews, volunteers involved in the actions part of the campaign answered a quantitative survey using pretest/posttest design aimed at assessing the changes brought to the volunteers by the program. The questionnaires included […]
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