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After Windrush – Paulette Wilson’s visit to Jamaica, 50 years on

A letter from the British government classifying Paulette Wilson as an illegal immigrant shook her sense of identity and belonging. ‘Hostile environment’ policies years in the making meant that Wilson and other victims of the Windrush scandal had their right … Continue reading

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted in March 2015, was the first of four agreements approved by the international community in 2015 with the overall aim of making development more sustainable … Continue reading

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Pathological power: the danger of governments led by narcissists and psychopaths

The risk of “pathocracy” is always close. And once entrenched, difficult to dislodge. Source: Pathological power: the danger of governments led by narcissists and psychopaths

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Brexit’s £100 Million Campaign Has Social Media Users In Splits – DesignTAXI.com

Some locals think the budget could have been used more wisely. Source: Brexit’s £100 Million Campaign Has Social Media Users In Splits – DesignTAXI.com

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29 August — International Day Against Nuclear Tests

On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests. http://www.un.org/en/events/againstnu…

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The revolutionary power of diverse thought

“From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy,” says novelist Elif Shafak. “From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism.” A native of Turkey, Shafak has … Continue reading

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Thousands demonstrate in Europe ahead of European Parliamentary elections

With just a week to go before the European parliamentary elections take place, tens of thousands of people, opposed to nationalist agenda’s, took to the streets in cities right across Europe.… READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/19/t…

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Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at … Continue reading

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How Twitter needs to change

Can Twitter be saved? In a wide-ranging conversation with TED’s Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discusses the future of the platform — acknowledging problems with harassment and moderation and proposing some fundamental changes that he … Continue reading

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The surprising decline in violence

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.

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