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First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Are both sides losing control?

Protest organizers and Beijing are both losing control of the situation in Hong Kong. What compromises can each side make in order to resolve the chaos? writes Han DongfangThe increasing protests in Hong Kong may have finally ensnared Beijing in a human ... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Oct 18 2014]
Entities: Hong Kong, Protest, Beijing
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

A Labour MP defecting to UKIP?

UKIP is stealing important weapons in the progressive armoury, and Labour seems powerless torespond, almost losing a safe seat in a by-election. Now, in the weekend afterthat vote, UKIP is apparently in discussion with a sitting Labour MP who isconsidering ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Protests against TTIP trade deal planned across UK

This Saturday will see an international day of action against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and the European Union. Little is known about the secretive deals-widely known by the acronym TTIP. What has been ... [Published Voice of Russia - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

The right to neighbourhood: way out of a sectarian quagmire

In Damascus there are no direct routes linking Jaramana to Mhajirin, or the Yarmouk camp to Sayyida Zayneb - each home to different communities stratified along lines of class and religious belonging. Isolation and distanceis re-enforced; and in so doing ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Why is Ben Affleck defending Islam?

The latest media "debate" about Islam stems from American chat show host Bill Maher's criticism of Islam, and the surprisingly passionate response of Ben Affleck, Oscar-winning actor and director, who, unlike many in mainstream media, recognises bigotry ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Disagreements between nations

My recent posts on the Eurozone and German attitudes have attracted a lot of hostile comments, and generated a lively debate. Sometimes I feel the debate is skating on the thin ice of national stereotypes, and occasionally the ice breaks. Some people ... [Published mainly macro - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Beyond the courts: protecting economic and social rights

The overlapping and interdependent nature of human rights suggests efforts to protect only some rights in law are misguided. The reason for legalising economic and social rights is not only to make them justiciable in court; it is to create the political ... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Catalonia’s sovereignist process: the moment of truth

The breach of the social contract is devastating. And it is not exclusive to Catalonia and its sovereignist process — it goes much further, writes Pere VilanovaDiada. — WikipediaThere is no doubt that, once again, the march held during La Diada, on September ... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Independence round-up: Betfair | TNS poll | Border

CATCH up on the day in the Scottish independence debate, with this round-up of stories, features and opinion pieces featured on our dedicated referendum microsite.Almost two-thirds of adults in England and Wales want to see Scotland remain a part of the ... [Published The Scotsman - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Unfair! The BBC is not 'lying'

Steve Barnett rebuts David Elstein's claim that the BBC's arguments for retaining the license fee contain more smoke than fire. There is a very good reason why the House of Commons speaker – as in mostparliamentary democracies – will not tolerate ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish independence? Just say no!

I n just over a month, Scots will go to the polls to decide whether their nation should become independent. spiked hopes they say no. Why? Because the ‘movement for independence’ is no such thing. It is better seen, not as some Braveheart-style stab for ... [Published Spiked Online - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Objectivity vs. neutrality on Gaza

The Palestine-Israel conflict poses a moral dilemma for journalists. But being objective does not necessarily mean being neutral, and being fair does not mean refraining from making a judgement. Choosing sides As reporters swarm the besieged streets ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Aug 05 2014]

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"And it’s only by people protesting and finding out about it- and you can start by googling it to find information gathered by whistleblowers and gleaned by politicians prepared to reveal what they know- that we can stop it. It’s up to us, because there’s no democratic forum that’s deciding on it."
Harris said: "We're misled to think that the fundamentalists are the fringe." He tried to patronise Affleck: "Ben, let me unpack this for you...
Claire and said patronisingly: "Claire, you have to take the"

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Are both sides losing control? [Published New Age Bangladesh - Oct 18 2014]
A Labour MP defecting to UKIP? [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 14 2014]
Protests against TTIP trade deal planned across UK [Published Voice of Russia - Oct 10 2014]
The right to neighbourhood: way out of a sectar... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 10 2014]
Why is Ben Affleck defending Islam? [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Oct 06 2014]
Disagreements between nations [Published mainly macro - Oct 02 2014]
Beyond the courts: protecting economic and soci... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Sep 27 2014]
Catalonia’s sovereignist process: the moment of... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Sep 23 2014]
Independence round-up: Betfair | TNS poll | Border [Published The Scotsman - Sep 16 2014]
Unfair! The BBC is not 'lying' [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Aug 21 2014]
Scottish independence? Just say no! [Published Spiked Online - Aug 14 2014]
"Erdoğan And The Paradox Of Populism" by Jan-We... [Published Social Europe Journal - Aug 11 2014]
Objectivity vs. neutrality on Gaza [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Aug 05 2014]
Ukraine’s gas problem [Published nationalismwatch - May 08 2014]
Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local givin... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 19 2014]
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Disagreements between nations [Published mainly macro - Oct 02 2014]
My recent posts on the Eurozone and German attitudes have attracted a lot of hostile comments, and generated a lively debate. Sometimes I feel the debate is skating on the thin ice of national stereotypes, and occasionally the ice breaks. Some people ...
"Erdoğan And The Paradox Of Populism" by Jan-We... [Published Social Europe Journal - Aug 11 2014]
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Ukraine’s gas problem [Published nationalismwatch - May 08 2014]
Margarita Balmaceda and Peter Rutland, OpenDemocracy.net, 8 May 2014. It is commonly assumed that the main economic challenge facing Ukraine is its dependence on energy supplies, especially natural gas, imported from Russia. Russia, it is true, has ...
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