“Either you are with the crusaders or you are with Islam.” Dabiq – the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine – in 2014. (1) It is said that in the Middle East the land does not forget. Contemporary politics in the Middle East owe much to the memory of the medieval crusades. Fought over the course of… Read More From the Crusades to the Digital Caliphate
Beautiful work by photographer John Wreford! It’s worth watching and reading. “I am now working on an exhibition along the lines of Meet The Syrians, its taken three years to get anyone actually interested in a positive Syrian story, choosing to purchase one of my prints woul… Source: Meet The Syrians“
Over 30.000 people displaced between August and October in the Centre of Italy due to several earthquakes, whose tremors are still threatening the life of its inhabitants. Experts asserted October 30th quake has been the strongest in 35 years, registering a 6.6 on the Richter scale. One is man-made, the other is an uncontrollable –… Read More What Textils, Wars and Earthquakes Have in Common in Italy
After 6 hours at work listening to the incessant news of the deadly attack at Paris head-office of Charlie Hebdo-the known French satirical magazine-I finally reached Place de la Republique where hundreds have gathered to commemorate the 12 victims and to show freedom of expression still lives. In few hours Paris’ most active citizens have… Read More CHARLIE n’est pas mort!
It all started last October 21 when the government of Burkina Faso, with a bill, attempted to transform Article 37 of the Constitution. The objective? To increase the number of presidential terms from two to three, so that the head of state in charge, Blaise Compaoré could recur in November of 2015. The Blaise Compaoré curriculum… Read More The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?
During the previous months, Japan has made some positive changes in its attitude towards China concerning the issue of the disputed islands of Senkaku/Diaoyu , in an attempt to solve territorial disputes at sea. It has been reported that Japan may accept the existence of the dispute, but it will still support that these islands… Read More Senkaku/Diaoyu : A Dangerous Game
After my last article came out seeming rash and unsubstantiated, I knew I needed to write another. As such, for two things I need to apologise. Firstly, that I built the article solely on my knowledge of recycling from personal research and research relating to my masters, so this time I shall go into more… Read More Recycling part 2: Not Good Enough