Don’t offer fast food, give cooking classes: Sami Omar
- Milena Rampoldi ميلينا رامبولدي میلنا رامپلدی Милена Рампольди
Below is my interview with Sami Omar on migration and integration. He was born of Eritrean parents in Sudan in 1978 and grew up as a child of German parents in Swabian city, Ulm. He works and writes on migration and integration for print and online media. ...
John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’
- Kate Kellaway
John Berger died on Jan. 2, 2016, in Antony, near Paris. On the eve of his 90th birthday (Nov. 5, 2016), one of the most influential writers of his generation talked about migration, Brexit, growing old – and his fondness for texting
The flower is to blame
Intervention at the Gathering The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity
- Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano
December 27, 2016
“Earlier this year, on February 30, 2016, the Swedish electronic science magazine, River’s Scientist Research Institute, published a study that may revolutionize science and its social applications.
A group of scientists, ...
“Social media are a trap”:Zygmunt Bauman
- Ricardo de Querol
One of the 20th Century's most influential sociologists, Zygmunt Bauman, has died aged 91 in Leeds on Jan. 9, 2016. Here is an interview the 'father of liquid modernity' gave to Spanish journalist Ricardo de Querol for El Pais one year ago.
“Global History must be the result of a global conversationˮ: Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History
- Zhanna Popova Жанна Попова
Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University. Professor Beckert’s research and teaching focus on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of ...
"Clarity is more important than money": Booker Prize acceptance speech, 1972
- John Berger (1926-2017)
John Berger died on Jan. 2, 2016, in Antony, near Paris, at age 90. This was his speech on accepting the Booker Prize for Fiction at the Café Royal in London on 23 November 1972 for his novel G.
Since you have awarded me this prize, you may ...
The year 2016 marked the post-truth era, what now?
- Burak Arikan
Tactical disinformation, while definitely not a new phenomenon, has never before been this calculated, algorithmic, or organized in the history of mass communication. Today’s media environment is severely impaired by the strategic dissemination ...
Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker
- David Remnick
This article on Leonard Cohen's last album, You want it darker, was published 3 weeks before the poet's death on Nov. 7, 2016
At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.
When the State Is Scrooge
A conversation with I, Daniel Blake screenwriter Paul Laverty about the indignities of the welfare system in an age of austerity
- Liam O’Hare
It’s not often a film has the impact of I, Daniel Blake.
An authentic and cutting tale of social outrage at the welfare system in an age of austerity, it has repeatedly been referenced in the British parliament, described as a “battle ...
Navigating War: Has the War in Syria also Destroyed Journalism?
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
When a veteran war reporter like Robert Fisk constructs his argument regarding the siege of Aleppo based on ‘watching’ video footage, then one can truly comprehend the near impossibility of adequate media coverage on the war in Syria. ...