Topic: Switzerland

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Pro-Remain media and Brexit: an unwise response to populism

Since the Referendum, the liberal élite and their media have largely neglected the societal threats inheren...   [ continue reading...]

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Alexandra Kollantai — a Bolshevik fighter for women’s liberation

Thursday, October 19, 2017October 25 marks 100 years since the formal seizure of power by the Bolshevik-led soviets in Russia. The early years of the Revolution...   [ continue reading...]

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Making Way for Psychedelics: 5 Paths Going Forward

Psychedelics have been criminalized in the U.S. for half a century. Maybe there's a better way. Psychedelics, hidden for decades in the shadows, are back...   [ continue reading...]

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Not Britain’s Finest Hour

This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  It is not often that a great, historic natio...   [ continue reading...]

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UN: DR Congo Unfit to Serve on Rights Body

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

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Digital Trade Agreements Failing to Reflect Internet Community Input: UNCTAD

A hallmark of the new generation of trade agreements under negotiation, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Regional Comprehensive E...   [ continue reading...]

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Sanders: To Lift "Outrageous" Burden of Student Debt, Implement Tuition-Free College for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd at a health care rally in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2017. (Photo: Edward Kimmel) Truthout combats corporate power by br...   [ continue reading...]

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[Revelations] Nuclear security: power plants are poorly protected against malicious acts

The nuclear power plants around us are “The Sword of Damocles” over our heads. A new report by independent experts, submitted to authorities in Fran...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Human Rights Council Confronts Venezuela

Expand The name place sign of Venezuela is pictured on the country's desk at the 36th Sessi...   [ continue reading...]

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Is it time we had an international framework for unilateral secession?

The current UN Charter is unsuitable, outdated and preoccupied with the era of decolonisation, which posed very di...   [ continue reading...]

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In Switzerland, Baby Hatches Rest on a Minefield of Politics, Religion and Social Justice

Baby boxes, where mothers can give up their children anonymously, are a visible symbol of the debate on abortion and the rights of women and children. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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The Case of Cuba: “Human Rights” as a Club

This document was submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Office of the Commissioner, based in Geneva, Switzerland in the name of Cuba solidari...   [ continue reading...]

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Women Are Often Caught in a Double Bind: And the Inner Voice of Doubt Can Be a Problem

Women and The Donald in everyday life . Women make up more than half the population of the United States, about 51%. We women are 55% of college...   [ continue reading...]

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Chart of the Day: Thanks Obama!

The World Economic Forum released its latest global competitiveness scores yesterday, and the United States finished the Obama era on a strong note—coming...   [ continue reading...]

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What the stunning success of AfD means for Germany and Europe

Cas Mudde writes: In 1991 Belgium had its (first) black Sunday, when the populist radical right Flemish Block gained 6.8% of the national vote. Since then many...   [ continue reading...]

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Stanislav Petrov: the Ignominious End of the Man Who Saved the World

I just returned from the Nuclear-Free Future Awards in Basel, Switzerland, which this year were held in conjunction with a conference on Human Rights, Futu...   [ continue reading...]

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The Cybercrime Convention's New Protocol Needs to Uphold Human Rights

As part of an ongoing attempt to help law enforcement obtain data across international borders, the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention— final...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Switzerland May Be the Best Country in the World—If You're a Pet

Under Swiss law, guinea pigs, parrots, and goldfish must have companions of their own species. Humans share their homes and lives with a wide variety of n...   [ continue reading...]

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Sri Lanka: 2 Years On, Scant Progress on UN Resolution

Expand Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights gives his opening rem...   [ continue reading...]

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Kagame's Re-election in Rwanda: A Trump-Approved Exercise in Sham Democracy

US President Donald Trump and Rwandan President Paul Kagame are birds of a feather: Both are working actively to undermine the checks on executive power, adhere...   [ continue reading...]

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