Observations of an Expat: Torture

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By

Tom Arms

 

Torture is bad. Well, there is nothing like stating the obvious. Nothing like shouting a truism from the digital rooftop. Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: Torture”

Protests, policy rows, volatile leaders – welcome to the Hamburg G20 summit

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By

Noah Barkin

 

Summits of world leaders are usually highly choreographed affairs that leave little to chance. They are held in locations that are easily shielded from demonstrators. And policy differences are papered over by envoys behind closed doors well ahead of time. But the G20 meeting in Hamburg next week will be different. Continue reading “Protests, policy rows, volatile leaders – welcome to the Hamburg G20 summit”

Northern Provincial Council – A Boiling Pot

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Northern Provincial Council [NPC] is a creation under the Indo-Ceylon Accord of 1987 and 13th Amendment to the constitution, all of which are of Indian and Sri Lankan Governments making without the backing and endorsement of the large majority of Tamils and the leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [LTTE]. Continue reading “Northern Provincial Council – A Boiling Pot”

Politics of Death: The map maker who finds the bodies in Ethiopia’s land battle

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Sally Hayden

 

It was late 2015 when Endalk Chala began documenting deaths in his home country of Ethiopia, scouring Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to piece together who had died and where. Continue reading “Politics of Death: The map maker who finds the bodies in Ethiopia’s land battle”