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30.10.2019

Airbnb must face the facts: human trafficking and modern slavery happen in rented accommodation

Airbnb must face the facts: human trafficking and modern slavery happen in rented accommodation

October 30, 2019 2.49pm GMT Michael O’Regan, Bournemouth University for The Conversation Researchers estimate that there are 1.1m victims of human trafficking across Europe. According to the UN almost one-third of human trafficking victims globally are children. Cases of forced criminality, prostitution and… »

28.10.2019

Journalists must not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians

Journalists must not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians

Steven Barnett, University of Westminster for The Conversation Here are three questions that anyone interested in the health of UK democracy should be asking. Should reputable political journalists allow themselves to be exploited as conduits for the unfiltered messages of political leaders? Where does accurate reporting end and… »

18.10.2019

The Algerian Hirak: Young people and the non-violent revolution

The Algerian Hirak: Young people and the non-violent revolution

As foreign commentators predict its end or failure – Algerians march on. But not without the anxiety, worry and deep concern about how best to proceed. Latefa Guemar , Adel Chiheb,  Jessica Northey  for openDemocracy 18 October 2019 Friday 18 October marks the 35th week of… »

15.10.2019

Economics Nobel 2019: why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer won

Economics Nobel 2019: why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer won

Arnab Bhattacharjee, Heriot-Watt University and Mark Schaffer, Heriot-Watt University for The Conversation The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 (commonly known as the Nobel Prize for Economics) has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for… »

15.10.2019

Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

Mary K. Feeney, Arizona State University for The Conversation All of the 2019 Nobel Prizes in science were awarded to men. That’s a return to business as usual, after biochemical engineer Frances Arnold won in 2018, for chemistry, and Donna Strickland received the 2018 Nobel Prize… »

15.10.2019

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

The English nationalism unleashed by Brexit is not the same as the Spanish nationalism unleashed by the Catalan crisis. Not yet. Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte for openDemocracy 14 October 2019 Imagine if what just happened in Spain, happened here. Imagine if the Scottish government declared the… »

13.10.2019

Historic protests and today’s politics give hope for Extinction Rebellion

Historic protests and today’s politics give hope for Extinction Rebellion

The Greenham Common peace camp and other 1980s anti-nuclear activists made a real difference – now a stronger tide is with the climate protestors. Paul Rogers for openDemocracy This week’s Extinction Rebellion actions in London have produced some notable headlines, one being the Daily Mail’s “Extinction Rebellion… »

13.10.2019

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

Elise Boyle Espinosa, University of Aberdeen For The Conversation Kobanî, in the de facto autonomous region of northern Syria known as Rojava, was at the forefront of the battle against Islamic State (IS) back in 2014. With the aid of US airstrikes and Iraqi-trained… »

11.10.2019

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

Mohammed Girma, University of Pretoria for The Conversation Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He becomes the 100th Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first Ethiopian to receive the accolade. Abiy is the 12th winner from Africa to be awarded the… »

08.10.2019

What we know about nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry thanks to WikiLeaks

What we know about nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry thanks to WikiLeaks

“The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Why I support the nomination of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.” Felicity Ruby for openDemocracy The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have been nominated for the prize again this year, as… »

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