Asia-Pacific, Kurdistan, Opinion, Politics
Europe, Romania, Human Rights, Politics
Orientalism is a concept that refers to how the civilised society (Westerners) is looking at the Asian and Middle Eastern countries and what kind of language is adopted in their discourse. Who has the power to impose labels? The rich defines the poor, by being in a position of power.
Americas, USA, Human Rights, Opinion, Politics, Science & Tech
Roșia Montană is a mining village in the Apuseni Mountains, Alba County, Transylvania, Romania. It is located in Rosia Valley, and crossed by the Rosia River. The Roşia River is rich in minerals, especially iron, which gives a reddish color, hence the common name in Romanian and Hungarian. The reddish color of the water is due to excessive mining that lasted for over 2000 years.
The story of Aaron Swartz provokes strong feelings inside me: great sadness and intense anger. Nowadays, sacrifice is rare, and when it is made by such a young and intelligent person as Aaron, it gives you hope that maybe we are not going down the wrong path… or who knows?
Two decades ago the whole world was witness to the genocide in Rwanda and it’s hard to believe that almost the same situation is going to happen if we don’t act! The international community failed the people 20 years ago, we must not repeat the same mistake for the people of the Central African Republic.