The Man Who Died Drawing the World

He captured the power structures of our world in his art – A portray of today’s political – economic reality. In 2000 Mark Lombardi was found dead in his gallery. 

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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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Pauline Marois’ Parti Québécois: The Separatist Dream

“We want a country and we will have it.” According to Pauline Marois, the newly elected prime minister of Québéc, Canada, there is no doubt that she will lead the

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Teddies for Democracy

In 20 years or so Kolja Lukashenko might succeed his father in leading one of the greatest countries in the world. At least, that is his father’s plan. Little Kolja

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‘Democratically’ elected Somali President

On 10 September Somalia elected its new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. It was said to be the first democratic elections since civil war broke out in 1991. The UN representative

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Maffia Government

Two weeks ago, a video of former Ukrainian prime-minister Yulia Tymoshenko was aired by her lawyer  and went viral. In the video Tymoshenko called upon the Ukrainian people not to

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France and Homosexuality : Changing Ideas Under Hollande?

For years and years nothing has changed for the gay community in France. Until the day of today, French lesbians and gays cannot marry nor can they adopt children. It

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Conservative Stronghold on a Red Continent

Colombia can without a doubt be labeled as the black sheep of the South-American family. The internal struggle against the communistic rebel group FARC and negative tensions with left-wing neighboring

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