Don’t Mention the Genocide – Hidden Armenians in Turkey

In two years Armenians will commemorate the centenary of the attempted extermination of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.  While Turkey’s gross denial of

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Bitter sweet chocolate

14th of February: Valentine’s day… a day dedicated to love and romance. Tomorrow, thousands of people all over the world will buy their loved ones little pluche teddybears, red roses

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The Mountain That Eats Men

Until recently, Bolivian tourist brochures mostly focused on the highest capital in the world (La Paz) the salt planes of Uyuni.  Today, one can ‘experience’ the hellish conditions deep in

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Philippine Overseas Labour Office

The great volume of labour exported by The Philippines is sometimes referred to as ‘modern-day slave trade’. Over one-fifth of the Filipino working-age population are migrant workers in other countries.

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Forced sterilization: Transgender reality in Europe

In Sweden an attempt to reform a law prescribing forced sterilization in case of a gender update on ID cards failed earlier this year. There is a happy and excited

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Mission Morocco: Not Aborted

When people make up a story about a military exercise and then lock up a port just to keep you from entering a country, you are probably not their favourite

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Neo-Nazi’s in Mongolia

The popularity of the  political party ‘Golden Dawn’ in Greece is a sad evidence of the  re-emerge of fascist thought in the world. Hitler’s ideology still seems to appeal to

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Recurring Problems in South Africa

From the 18th until the 26th of September, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu visited the Netherlands. Tutu became world-known in the 1980s during the apartheid regime in South Africa, and as

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600 Km For a Better Life

“In my country they kill you with guns, in this country they kill you with detentation centers“, says Omid, a 28 year old political activist from Iran who is demanding

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Pacific Apartheid

A crystal clear sea, white sand beaches and waving palm trees.  That is probably the first picture that pops in one’s mind when thinking on the tropical isles of Fiji,

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