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International Court of Justice: A Bureaucratic Hoax?

In a century in which human rights have passed from being somehow of a proselytist fallacy to being the core of the global political debate, international tribunals couldn’t be out of the discussion. This begs the question: Is the International Court of Justice a productive institution or a bureaucratic hoax?
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The Sexual Harassment Campaign that Inspired #MeToo

We have all read about Harvey Weinstein’s not so secret preferences of forcing himself on women. We have also read a couple of #MeToo tweets about sexual harassment, and even though this campaign started as a consequence of the Weinstein’s crimes, it actually has a predecessor: #MeuPrimeiroAssedio – #MyFirstHarrassment.
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The Racist Agenda: Politics at the Expense of Equality

Rising political tensions, a strengthening right-wing, and Donald Trump. Racism is as big of a topic as it’s always been. What we often like to ignore though is that racism never decreased nor that it’s at its peak now. Previous US Presidents cleverly used underlying racism and racist notions to collect votes and carve a way to hell for most of the black population in the US for the past decades.
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Irreligion: China Bans Religion to Become Atheist State

It has recently come to light that the Chinese government has banned children belonging to the Muslim community to attend any and all religious events during the winter break. The ban has been heavily enforced in a county in western China that is predominantly populated by Muslims. Laid out by the education bureau of China, this ban on religion is being enforced by the authorities so that Islam and other religions may be suppressed in the region.
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Color-Blind Racism: Think you’re not Racist? Think Again!

Abolishing inequality in the world is a big goal, one we continuously try to move closer to. One aspect of it is racism and the challenges it creates in our society. You see, the problem is, we all are racist to a certain degree, even those of us, that claim to be color-blind or treating everyone the same.
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LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: Lonely and Victimized

LGBTQ homelessness is not a hot topic anywhere. Why would it be? It’s not visible or sexy enough to catch votes with it, it’s not on our radar at all. When we think about the homeless we think about old dirty beggars on street corners, which is already sad enough, but the truth is grimmer than that. Up to 1.6 Million young people are subject to homelessness each year in the US alone, and a huge chunk of them is part of the LGBTQ community. Here’s what you need to know about LGBTQ youth homelessness.
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Video Games Sexism

A Thorn in the Side: The Case of Sexism in Video Games

Contrary to the popular belief that people who play video games are predominantly male, women actually make up nearly half of the world’s gaming population. Since such a large piece of video game profits come from women, it’s surprising that not only are women grossly misrepresented in video games, there is also a shocking amount of sexism and sexualization in the industry.
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Physical and Mental Abuse in the Church of Scientology

If you’ve heard of Scientology, you heard of them in mostly shady ways. A mysterious organization that presents itself in cryptic messages to the outside world. You may have heard that they are an expensive bunch, or that they work wonders on the mind, and you may find that either (rightfully) disturbing or very intriguing to say the least. But there is another side, a darker side, to the Church of Scientology, one that they fight hard to keep a secret. Reports of physical and mental abuse within the self-proclaimed church are piling up from all sides, and they are truly disturbing.
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Banana Republic: Chiquita Funded Terrorism in Colombia

Business is business. That means that business decisions have only one thing in mind – the company and their profits. It’s a nice code of honor to shield yourself from the emotional consequences of decisions made out of greed. The prime example of this is banana company Chiquita, which has been found guilty and reached settlements over their business decision to fund terrorist groups in Colombia for their personal gain, causing the death and suffering of thousands.
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Réunion Island: France’s Stolen Children

Réunion Island: France’s Stolen Children

Something unexpected happened between 1963 and 1982, 2150 children were taken from Réunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. They were brought to France, promising food, education, health and general cares… but then more than 90% vanished from the map.
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