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30.08.2016

“Silo, A Spiritual Path” wins another award, at Scandinavian Film Festival

“Silo, A Spiritual Path” wins another award, at Scandinavian Film Festival

“SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH” WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AT THE SCANDINAVIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, HELSINKI, FINLAND The multi award winning documentary film, Silo A Spiritual Path,  is an Official Selection for the Scandinavian International Film Festival that runs from September 7th – 12th  in Helsinki, Finland and has just received… »

29.08.2016

Beyoncé Brings “Mothers of the Movement” to MTV Video Music Awards

Beyoncé Brings “Mothers of the Movement” to MTV Video Music Awards

The legendary singer Beyoncé wowed audiences of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, performing a 15-minute medley of songs from her album “Lemonade.” Beyoncé invited to the gala several mothers of African-American men killed by police or vigilantes, including Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown;… »

28.08.2016

Book Review, Nonviolent revolt in the twenty-first century

Book Review, Nonviolent revolt in the twenty-first century

Robert J. Burrowes I sometimes wonder whether one of the ways in which ‘Amercian exceptionalism’ manifests is that many US scholars and others are unable to consider the contributions of those who are not from the USA. For example, I routinely read about studies of Martin Luther King Jr. and… »

21.08.2016

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

Human Wrongs Watch 15 August 2016 (RT)* – We have activists who have been detained for saying that they would like to do something – not the fact that they had done something – and this is a worrying trend, Annie Machon, former MI5 agent, told RT. Scotland… »

20.08.2016

Next time I go swimming I might wear a good burkini

Next time I go swimming I might wear a good burkini

In the days of Berlusconi, people over here happened to feel ashamed of being Italian. These days, one may just as well feel ashamed of being European. Cannes, August 2016. The mayor of a world-renowned municipality comes up with the brilliant idea of forbidding women from bathing without getting half-naked,… »

18.08.2016

Murtaza Hussain: Journalism can help dispel myths and misconceptions and fight bigotry

Murtaza Hussain: Journalism can help dispel myths and misconceptions and fight bigotry

by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following my interview with Murtaza Hussain, journalist and political commentator at The Intercept. His work focuses on human rights, foreign policy, and cultural affairs. Murtaza’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Salon,and elsewhere. I would… »

17.08.2016

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

By Shilpa Thakur,  Photo Journalist. Indian women shop for ‘Rakhis’ or sacred threads in a market ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India, 16 August 2016. The Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers will be marked on 18 August. On… »

13.08.2016

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

I recall from my early teens, the “Judgment at Nuremberg” movie, which made a big impression then about “justice” and the “rightness and virtue” of the Allied cause.  But when I watched the movie on TV, years later, it was the Richard Widmark character – one of the prosecuting colonels,… »

12.08.2016

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Author William Hanna agreed to review this book on Female Genital Mutilation not because he is an authority on the subject, but because — having lived and travelled in Africa and the Middle East — he had become vaguely aware of the procedure which can only be described as a barbaric… »

11.08.2016

Journalism and Feminism

Journalism and Feminism

Sarah Aziza: on Journalism and Feminism By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. Here is my interview with the feminist journalist Sarah Aziza. A couple of days ago, ProMosaik published her article about the important Twitter campaign Can you Hear Us Now.  I think that we need more feminist… »

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