Tag: World

How We Are Viewed By The UN….

All flights between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh were suspended after the suspected terrorist bombing of a Russian plane. Since then the numbers of British tourists in Sharm has dwindled as they are forced to take multiple flights or a…

‘Third World’..? More Like Fourth!

Pradeep is one of thousands across India who are trying to solve one of the world’s greatest challenges; how to get 560 million people in India to stop going to the toilet outside. So, India needs to provide modern plumbing,…

A New Term: ‘Birthplace Injustice’

The next such revolution, likely to occur in the 21st century, will challenge the economic implications of the nation state. It will focus on the injustice that follows from the fact that, entirely by chance, some are born in poor…

Space Cadet Comments On Space Race…

Jess Zimmerman on hidden (space)agendas: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the latest tech billionaire to invest his money in spaceships: on Tuesday, he debuted his space travel company Blue Origin’s newest rocket. Well, hurrah, right? Who doesn’t love spaceships? Why…

Ah, That Progressive Definition Of ‘Respect’…

Heydon Prowse’s adventures in refugee-land! Two weeks ago some friends and I decided to take supplies out to the refugees in Europe. Virtue signalling! People were desperate. Most were Pakistani or African men – the Greek authorities had prioritised getting…

Out Of (Goose)Step..?

Once a model Social Democrat community where the poor in Germany’s Weimar Republic found help and support, the small town of Freital, just south of Dresden, has become a byword for German racism and intolerance. Replacing those old bywords like…

Spit Out That Quinoa Muffin, Hipster!

Sunili Govinnage has some bad news for the foodies: If you haven’t seen any listicles setting out the hundreds of ways coconut oil can improve your life yet, you probably need to check your internet connection. The substance that South…

Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give A ….

Priyamvada Gopal worries about Hindu extremism. What? No, not here. In India: It is rarely scrutinised in the west, partly because Hinduism is stereotyped as gentle and non-violent in the image of Gandhi – who, ironically, was assassinated by an…