Referendum process in the EU

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Tukey is going to have a crucial referendum on April 16 that is likely to be a revolutionary step. Ozan Ceyhun Daily Sabah It has a chance to adopt a new Constitution as a result of this referendum by getting rid of the current one that was penned by the junta regime after the 1980 coup d’etat. The new Constitution… Referendum process in… Read More »

In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced

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The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country William Dalrymple The Guardian Last week, only three days after a suicide bomb went off in Lahore, an Islamic State supporter struck a crowd of Sufi dancers celebrating in the great Pakistani shrine of Sehwan Sharif. The attack, which… In Pakistan, tolerant… Read More »

Indigenous incarceration: turning the tide on colonisation’s cruel third act

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The grim statistics are read out in the Australian parliament every February. Calla Wahlquist The Guardian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 14 times more likely to be in custody than non-Indigenous people. A teenage boy who identifies as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is more likely to go to jail than go to university and… Indigenous incarceration: turning… Read More »

Links in the modern media chain of responsibility

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As newspaper content is becoming increasingly based on articles written by news agencies, the former must be careful not to inadvertently adopt the perspective of those news agencies as well Ibrahim Altay Daily Sabah If we look at the driving forces in media, there is no doubt that news agencies are pretty high on the list. With the high… Links in the… Read More »

Impressions of Partnership in a Post-Western World Order from Munich

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Munich — The Munich Security Conference’s central theme this year stemmed from a concern shared among transatlantic allies about three simultaneous trends: Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer GMF the weakening of the pillars of the international liberal order; the risks of a global leadership vacuum left by an “America First” policy and a divided Europe; and the “intermestic” threats posed to… Impressions of Partnership… Read More »

Delegitimizing hate

Hate - The BG

BIGOTRY AND HATE aren’t going away anytime soon. The Boston Globe But a 16-year-old Marblehead high school student recently offered a quick primer in how individuals, and communities, can take action to neutralize it. As reported by… Delegitimizing hate… Read More »

This skill could be key to the jobs of the future

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At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building… Rael Futerman World Economic Forum But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they’re using the colourful blocks to design a… It represents policy reform ideas around transitioning from informal to… This skill could… Read More »

Divide and rule tactics could leave UK without deal, say EU politicians

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Britain accused of trying to ‘move the goalposts and do away with the referee’ in Brexit.. Daniel Boffey, Dan Roberts and Jon Henley The Guardian British attempts to “blackmail and divide” EU countries in the run-up to Brexit negotiations will lead to a disastrous “crash-landing” out of the bloc, European politicians have told the… They add that the… Divide and rule… Read More »

China Threatens to Deny Passage Rights through Peripheral Seas

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On Tuesday, Chinese state media reported that the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council is considering amendments to the 1984 Maritime Traffic Safety Law. World Affairs Journal “The revisions are based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and Chinese laws on the seas, adjacent areas, and exclusive economic zones,” noted the… China Threatens to… Read More »

Trump Can Learn From Morgenthau’s 6 Principles of Political Realism

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What might Morgenthau have to say about the administration’s emerging foreign policy? Nathan A. Sears The National Interest Hans Morgenthau was a leading postwar intellectual of political realism in the international relations discipline and, at times, an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy. In his 1949… Trump Can Learn… Read More »

1 in 4 Canadians want Trump-style travel ban, poll suggests

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Majority of Canadians praise the government’s resettlement efforts, but 41% want intake to… Peter Zimonjic CBC News  A “significant segment” of Canadians say Canada’s 2017 refugee target of 40,000 is too high, while one in four Canadians wants the Liberal government to impose its own Trump-style travel… Those are just two of the… 1 in 4… Read More »

We may still have enough time to save the world’s oceans

Oceans - Irish Examiner

THE ocean is changing — and not for the better. José Maria Figueres, Pascal Lamy and John D Podesta. Irish Examiner Well-established scientific evidence shows that it is becoming emptier, warmer, and more acidic, putting marine life under serious pressure. But there is… We may still… Read More »

Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons often differ from men’s

Abuse - The Conversation

Data from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recently revealed that, between 1950 and 2010, 60% of all abuse allegedly took place at faith-based institutions. Xanthe Mallett The Conversation Evidence showed that, in Catholic institutions, 95% of alleged offenders were men. This means the… Women also sexually… Read More »

COMMENT: Racism in Australia: The stats are clear

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Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews gives us a snapshot of the research on racism against Indigenous peoples since the 1960s. Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews SBS There is no denying it: there has been a considerable and ongoing debate about racism in Australia, especially racism that targets and impacts Indigenous peoples, families, and communities. Ideally, such debates… COMMENT: Racism in… Read More »

Tearful Nazeem talks ISIS, Sydney Siege and Pauline Hanson

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COMEDIAN Nazeem Hussain shows a different side of himself in tonight’s episode of I’m A Celeb, breaking down in tears as he opens up about life as a… Nick Bond Enlisted by Steve Price to speak to the campmates about himself for the broadcaster’s “Jungle Radio” segment, Hussain reflects on the… “One of the things that… Tearful Nazeem talks… Read More »

Exclusive: Oxford University may break with 700 years of tradition and open a foreign campus – after France offers Brexit sweetener

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Oxford University might break with 700 years of tradition by establishing its first foreign campus in response to Brexit, The Telegraph… Harry Yorke The Telegraph French officials met senior staff at Oxford last week and revealed new proposals that they hope would guarantee future European Union funding for a… Exclusive: Oxford University… Read More »