Did Ukraine's civil resistance fail?

“Civil resistance is also about what we don’t see,” says Maciej Bartkowski, a leading expert on nonviolent resistance. Comparing Ukraine to other cases in history, Bartkowski underlines the effectiveness of civil resistance, discusses its limits, and clears up some of the widespread misconceptions about it.

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„The tide of history is on our side.“

A telephone call between two very remarkable people endorsing equal rights for same sex couples: Adriana Badal, mayor of the small town Bisbee in Arizona, and Father Andrew Cain, a vicar in the Church of England in London.

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Getting to know my neighbours in the shadow of war

A fieldnote from Jaffa, Israel/Palestine (January 2014)

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The rise of humanities in the new economy

Skills from human and social science are asked for because they produce value. Export companies ask for students with language skills and cultural knowledge, consulting companies ask for project managers with great communication skills, food producers hire cultural analysts that understand consumerism.

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So close, so far away
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So close, so far away

Tangier, Morocco (March 2013)

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Gone! When cultures disappear…

Jimmy Nelson shows vanishing tribes all over the world. His stunning photos are going viral at the moment. Yet another fetish for “the other”?

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