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Fixing Fashion to Save the Planet

Fixing Fashion to Save the Planet

by    Shivika Sinha

Fashion is the second largest industrial polluter on the planet. The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Study of Existential Risk (CSER) investigates threats to humanity posed by technology and human activity. At the top of their list, climate change firmly rests as the greatest self created risk to our civilization. Fossil-fueled industry and overconsumption have danced Read More

Donald Trump’s Madman Theory

Donald Trump’s Madman Theory

by    John Feffer

Without exception, Trump’s foreign policy picks are members of the far right: aggressive, Islamophobic and contemptuous of diplomacy. Shortly after taking office in 1969, President Richard Nixon devised his “madman theory.” It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Nixon believed that he could end the conflict. It just required a bit of unpredictability. Read More

Does Photography Dehumanize Refugees?

Does Photography Dehumanize Refugees?

by    Nima Nameghi

Images create a particular political language that shapes our way of understanding refugees. The image of the stunning gaze and green eyes enthralled the world when it was captured by award-winning photographer, Steve McCurry, and appeared on the front page of National Geographic in 1984. The subject’s name was Sharbat Gula, who later became an Read More

Fidel Castro: The Last Great Revolutionary

Fidel Castro: The Last Great Revolutionary

by    Ishtiaq Ahmed

With the death of Fidel Castro, the last great leader in the revolutionary movements of the 20th century has gone. It is with sadness that I learned about the death of the founder of modern Cuba, Comandante Fidel Castro. For the younger generations his may not be a familiar name, but for us who were looking for Read More

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

by    Samuel Ollunga and Atul Singh

The incoming Trump administration is likely to turn isolationist and dial down engagement with Africa, allowing the Chinese to fill the resulting vacuum. November has proved to be eventful. Apparently, South African President Jacob Zuma’s leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) is hanging by a thread. Derek Hanekom, the tourism minister, has tabled a Read More

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