Topic: Switzerland

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On Fighting Inequality, Which Nations Do More Than Pay Lip Service?

Two years ago, in 2015, just about all the nations in the world came together and agreed to make reducing inequality -- the gap between rich and poor -- a prime...   [ continue reading...]

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Saying Goodbye to Glaciers': The Impact of Glacier Retreat

About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies...   [ continue reading...]

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'The fatherland of Rausch': how Germany, where many of the world's drugs were invented, began to turn against them

A German chemist invented cocaine in 1859. Heroin was invented by the Bayer corporation in 1888, and a ban was int...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Human Rights Council Elections, Not Much of a Race After All

Expand Delegates arrive for the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Swi...   [ continue reading...]

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How do we make labour rights real?

Domestic workers have achieved many gains in Colombia in the past years. Now they're setting their sights higher....   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Has Secretive Teams to Roll Back Regulations, Led by Hires With Deep Industry Ties

by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Danielle Ivory, The New York Times, This story was co-published with The New York Times....   [ continue reading...]

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The work is not undignified, but how you treat domestic workers is

Today, through this text, I want to claim my rights and those of my compañeras. Photo pro...   [ continue reading...]

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Zero Waste Shops Are Opening All Over Europe

Zero Waste Shops are opening all over Europe. Dozens have opened and many more are coming. Each Zero Waste shop is unique. In Zurich, Switzerland...   [ continue reading...]

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"Trump Feels a Kinship With Authoritarian Leaders": Richard Falk on Turmoil in the Middle East

Trump did not initiate the US's tendency to avert its eyes when it comes to Saudi support for Islamic extremism, says Princeton professor and Middle East schola...   [ continue reading...]

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Myths of Globalization: Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang in Conversation

Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Jeanbaptisteparis) Income inequality is not caused by globalization itself but rather by economic policies that, since the 1980s, have in...   [ continue reading...]

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15M, seen from the day after tomorrow

"Excuse me: It's not just that this left-right axis misrepresents me, it's also that I’m interested in the b...   [ continue reading...]

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Equatorial Guinea: Oil Wealth Squandered and Stolen

(Paris, June 15, 2017) – Equatorial Guinea’s mismanagement of its oil wealth has contributed to chronic underfunding of its public health and educat...   [ continue reading...]

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Coalitions in parliamentary democracies: can we find consensus in times of polarisation?

The majoritarian electoral system often leads to severe distortions of election results and a highly disproportion...   [ continue reading...]

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Kazakhstan Comes Under Fire for Workers’ Rights Crackdown

Expand A worker walks past oil tanks in southern Kazakhstan. ...   [ continue reading...]

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If You're Serious, America: Here Are 26 Concrete Policy Steps to Reduce Opioid Addiction and Overdoses

The science and the knowledge base are there. What is needed is political will. Drugs, mainly opioids, are killing Americans at a record rate. The number...   [ continue reading...]

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Seven in Ten Smartphone Apps Share Your Data With Third-Party Services

Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate wi...   [ continue reading...]

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The Unwanted ‘Bride’: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace

There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning. The Z...   [ continue reading...]

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"This is a war": Inside the global "pro-family" movement against abortion and LGBT rights

At a recent summit in Budapest, anti-abortion celebrities and anti-gay rights activists gathered with their politi...   [ continue reading...]

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The Unwanted ‘Bride’: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace?

There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning. The Z...   [ continue reading...]

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The Unwanted “Bride”: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace

There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning. The Z...   [ continue reading...]

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