Why Israel’s annexation of the West Bank should worry every human rights defender: self-determination as integral to basic human rights

Originally posted on BPP Human Rights Law Blog:
Thiago Rix gives his assessment of the legal and humanitarian implications of Israel’s slated annexation of the West Bank. The views expressed herein are the author’s own. Background Having missed the proposed date of 1st July, Israel is still planning to unilaterally annex 30% of the Palestinian…

From a communist country to a capitalist dictatorship

Kazakhstan has seen ordinary city folk who wanted to cry out to the leaders of their nation to bring it back to a dignified and liveable community state.

One year ago people who said they love America stormed the Capitol

January the 6th of 2021 is a day America got to see and feel how frail democracy can really be.

A pandemic, Inflation and Hyperinflation

Hyperinflation occurs when a country experiences very high rates of inflation, which erodes the real value of the local currency, and causes the population to minimize their holdings of local money. It is argued that hyperinflation often occurs as a result of some kind of stress on a Government’s budget. This is because the root cause is a large Government deficit which is financed by money creation rather than other options like increased borrowing or higher rates of taxation.

Stijgende inflatie samen met COVID het grote onderwerp van 2021

BTD en FOMO verschijnselen die met COVID en inflatie de mensen angstig hun portefeuille in het oog deed houden, terwijl de Europese Commissie transparantieregels oplegde aan financiële marktdeelnemers en financieel adviseurs in de EU voor de integratie van duurzaamheidsrisico’s.

Looking at 2021 in a nutshell

A brief overview of what is most noteworthy to remember about the 2021 events.

About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated

It might well be that in the developed countries Christians may be in the majority, but everywhere in the capitalist states we see that having an active faith is not anymore of importance. The latest Pew Research Center survey of the religious composition of the United States finds the religiously unaffiliated share of the publicContinue reading “About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated”

Greece: humanitarian workers’ lives remain on hold as trial is adjourned #2

In how far can people come to rescue people who are trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to enter Europe? This is at stake in Greece.
All those who come to the rescue of people at sea must be protected by their own countries and the European Union and must be assured that their rescue duties will not be compromised.

World leaders gathering in the Scottish city of Glasgow for the UN climate conference

Facing the terrible consequences of our carelessness and neglect of nature around us this time, the world leaders shall not only have to come up with promises, but they shall also have to make sure that all promises are met.
To avert climate disaster, we need resilient societies built on love and respect, not just technology

Pain after nearly 50 years’ membership of the European Union

At the end of January 2020 the moment of no return had come for Great-Britain. A fter the outcome of the December 2019 general election broke the parliamentary stalemate that had hitherto made it impossible to bring the Brexit process, instigated in 2016, to a conclusion. Then just seven weeks later, on 23 March, theContinue reading “Pain after nearly 50 years’ membership of the European Union”

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