A teacher, a lawyer, a political analyst, a deputee director for the UN and a journalist: American-born David Bosco is an ambitious multi-tasker. Currently, he is a contributing writer at Foreign Policy and an professor of International Politics at the American University of Washington D.C. in the United States. During his experience as a freelancer…
Earlier this month, members of the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots briefed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Issues on the emergent threat of autonomous weapons systems and killer robots. On 7 March, Ban Ki-moon spoke to the advisory board personally and encouraged a quick resolution on the concerns expressed internationally regarding the… Read More Stop the Killer Robots: an Interview With Professor Noel Sharkey
The perspective on the revolutionary power of climate change is provided by the Canadian journalist Naomi Klein and hes article on “How science is telling us all to revolt” published in New Statesman, October 29, 2013. Klein became famous worldwide thanks to “No Logo”, the book manifesto of an anti-globalization movement that was born in… Read More Is There Still Time to Start a Revolution to End the Extreme Consequences of Global Warming?
This month, members of the Mozambique National Assembly will deliberate on proposed recommendations to the new Criminal Code of the country. The new bill almost sounds like it could be a plot twist from a satirical dystopian novel: it allows rapists to escape prosecution by marrying their victims.
An alarming group of students and demonstrators recently burst into the Taiwanese parliament to protest against the China trade pact. On the evening of 19th March demonstrators occupied the Taiwanese parliament in order to stop the ruling party, the Chinese Nationalist Party (the KMT, Kuomintang of China, Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng, 中國國民黨) to further proceed with the… Read More Taiwanese Protesters Rebel Against Trade Pact with China
It’s been almost four years now since the conflict in Syria has begun….a never-ending popular rebellion, which started from the Arab Spring and quickly deteriorated to a bloody civil war. The massacre in Syria was labelled as the biggest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century, but it’s hard sometimes to actually realize it and really… Read More Start the Day with a Recap on the Biggest Humanitarian Crisis of the 21st Century
The protests in Venezuela against the government of Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chávez’s successor, began on February 2 with the protest of a Cuban baseball team on Margarita Island. In the following days, college students began demanding for greater security. The protests began in the state of Táchira, but then extended to the rest of the… Read More What is Happening in Venezuela?