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Go Frack Yourself: A Gasland II review

Go Frack Yourself: A Gasland II review

By Milène Ortenberg It’s no secret that our ecosystems are paying a steep price for our exploitation of natural resources. While some argue that eco-exploitation is without a doubt a sacrifice we need to make, some say that it doesn’t have to be. Director Josh Fox is one of them. His family home in Milanville, … Continue reading

A Return to bias

Israel has returned to the United Nations Human Rights Committee with faith that the longstanding bias against the country will decimate By Michelle Soicher CAMERA Fellow The United Nations Human Rights Council was established in 2006 to replace the Commission for Human Rights. The UNCHR was condemned for its member states that had major human … Continue reading

OPINIONS: The 2012 Record

OPINIONS: The 2012 Record

Athena Tacet | Print Coordinator Human Rights in Greece: 2012 Review “The Athens I love is not the one which is wronging me now, but that one in which I used to have secure enjoyment of my rights as a citizen,” Alcibiades, Thucydides, Peloponnesian War. The word “Europe” takes its roots back to the Ancient … Continue reading

OpEd: Between the lines of the Flytilla letter

OpEd: Between the lines of the Flytilla letter

Athena Tacet | Contributor  It’s all about the way you phrase something. Politics is often made and run by people who use words and expressions in order to achieve particular interests. A “terrorist” for one is a “freedom fighter” for someone else. In this case, pro-Palestinian activists for some are anti-Israeli provocateurs for others. And … Continue reading

OpEd: Veni, vidi, vici -Turkey and Syria

OpEd: Veni, vidi, vici -Turkey and Syria

Adam Bemma| Radio Coordinator  Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered). This famous Latin phrase was uttered by the great Roman general Julius Caesar upon his arrival and military triumph in Turkey. I think these words express my feeling now after having traveled through Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s fiefdom. Everywhere I went, from Istanbul through Antalya … Continue reading

OpEd: Mubarak’s Last Speech

OpEd: Mubarak’s Last Speech

Mohamed Harfoush | Contributor Tahrir square was bursting with more than three million people dancing, cheering, and chanting joyfully. Other people in adjacent streets, were honking car horns in a happy rhythm and fireworks lit up the dark winter sky of Cairo. It was an intense joy Egyptians had not experienced in centuries. It was a mix … Continue reading

OpEd: New Libya Party offers Hope for Democracy

OpEd: New Libya Party offers Hope for Democracy

Athena Tacet | Contributor As the international community is stuck in a diplomatic deadlock in Libya, rebels and expats coming from the Diaspora are taking their fate in their own hands and creating the first political party for democracy in the country. Thought to have been inspired by French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Muammar Gaddafi once developed … Continue reading

OpEd: ‘E-Waste’ Creating a Toxic Environment

OpEd: ‘E-Waste’ Creating a Toxic Environment

Photo Credit: Paulo Fehlauer Jack Allen | Contributor The reduction of electronics waste, or “e-waste”, has recently been determined as one of six global priorities, along with goals such as improving water quality, air quality, and reducing carbon emissions. In August 2010, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson acknowledged e-waste and its toxic byproducts … Continue reading