Topic: Switzerland

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Amnesty International: adopt the proposed policy on sex work

CATW’s opposition to Amnesty International’s ‘draft policy on sex work’ is misguided. A coalition of sex workers’ organisations and advocates fills in...   [ continue reading...]

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Why decriminalise sex work?

An open letter in support of Amnesty International's recent proposals to decriminalise of sex work. Guy Corbishley/Demotix. All Rights Re...   [ continue reading...]

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The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists — Almost Nobody Uses It

by T. Christian Miller This story was co-published with The Atlantic. QUANTICO, Va. — More than 30 years ago,...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens From Climate Change?

(Image: Dave Burnham / Flickr) On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against t...   [ continue reading...]

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Are humanitarian aid and professional ambition mutually exclusive?

The professionalization of human rights organizations is only effective if management adapts their strategies. An amateur mentality simply will not work. A cont...   [ continue reading...]

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Greek and European paradoxes

Europe's handling of Greece reveals the crisis of its own project, which is even more serious in the context of accelerating global changes. ...   [ continue reading...]

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Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup

Farm equipment sprays glysophate onto crops. (Photo: Chafer Machinery) Do you want media that's accountable to YOU, not to corporate sponsors? Help publish jou...   [ continue reading...]

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Kazakhstan: LGBT Community Living in Fear

Government, Olympic Committee Should Face Down Bias, Homophobia(Berlin) – Kazakhstan fails to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people fro...   [ continue reading...]

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Neither Switzerland nor Singapore but a Site of Daily Struggle

Singrauli is the energy capital of India, a place critical to the Modi government's plans for power for all, yet its own people are powerless   [ continue reading...]

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China/Kazakhstan: 2022 Games Major Test of Olympic Reforms

Olympic Committee Should Enforce Its New Rules(New York) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should ensure that the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics f...   [ continue reading...]

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Mourning the Changes That Surround Us: Readers Speak Out on Climate

Footage from the Carlton Complex wildfire in north and central Washington State. The fire burned for more than 10 days before it could be quelled by firefighter...   [ continue reading...]

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The decline and fall of the European Union: is it time to rip it up and start again?

There was no distinction in EU politics between friend and foe. Everything worked so nicely. But this was also the reason why nobody was greatly interested. Thi...   [ continue reading...]

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Scientists discover new kind of particle: the pentaquark

AFP reports: Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland have discovered a new kind of particle called the pentaquark, they announced Tuesday. Physic...   [ continue reading...]

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Landmark Nuclear Deal Aims to Prevent an Iranian Bomb for at Least 10 Years

Negotiators from Iran, the US and five other world powers have reached agreement on a landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, diplomats here announced Tue...   [ continue reading...]

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10 photos that show the power of the #PeopleVsShell

Shell's Arctic drilling fleet is currently on its way to one of the most remote areas on the planet, and the public spotlight on the oil giant is only getting b...   [ continue reading...]

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Eleven Things Other Countries Do Way Better Than the US

America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, a...   [ continue reading...]

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5 American Sex Norms Europeans Probably Think Are Insane

Some of the biggest sexual WTFs Europeans have about America. Europeans tend to see a lot of American ideals and behaviors as bizarre. In particular,...   [ continue reading...]

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11 Things Other Countries Do Way Better Than America

Even tiny countries like Ecuador, Nepal and Estonia are kicking our butts in certain areas. America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the grea...   [ continue reading...]

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How Activists Won Reparations for the Survivors of Chicago Police Department Torture

The 20-year reign of police torture that was orchestrated by Commander Jon Burge—and implicated former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a myriad of high ranking...   [ continue reading...]

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Could a free-for-all web culture be the death of the BBC?

High quality content costs money. As households are squeezed by austerity the corporation must demonstrate the links between its funding mechanism and the democ...   [ continue reading...]

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