Testimonials — Arson fire at the GERM premises
Author : GERM
1/ Quiero manifestar mi más profundo estupor por el acto vandálico cometido contra las instalaciones y el material de la institución GERM. Durante varios lustros GERM ha sido un espacio de libertad en el que han germinado y se han desarrollado muchos proyectos de análisis de la realidad en el que hemos colaborado pensadores y escritores de los más diversos países. Debo de decir que por lo que respecta al ámbito iberoamericano la perspectiva de un GERM disminuido en sus actividades es considera como una grave pérdida cultural. Esperamos que pronto puedan ser identificados los autores del vandalismo y reparados sus daños para que vuelva a ser el motor creativo que ha sido hasta ahora.
Rather than being concerned with the fate of the Syrian people, the Geneva peace talks mainly focus on the interests of the two superpowers Russia and the US, writes Islam scholar and sociologist Huda Zein
Neither the suffering of the civilian population nor the political goals of the opposition, which are increasingly hamstrung, can be said to be dominating peace talks in Geneva. Yet who is responsible for the current chaotic state of affairs?
What is terrorist killing and terrorist death? Not killings of terrorists not even killings by terrorists, but killings that arouse terror – a terror-death, a death that terrorizes, a terror that produces death, a death that will not be considered normal, banal, but exceptional and so different from the living as to produce terror. Therefore, part of the population in various parts of the world unable to fathom the deaths in the sky will not be terrorized at the deaths up there in the buildings touching the sky, but terrorized at the prospects of deaths that those deaths in the sky will have brought upon them.
After the UK's EU referendum: redefining relations between the two Europes
Author : Thierry Chopin, Jean-François Jamet / Fondation Robert Schuman
Following the referendum on its EU membership, the UK has brusquely leapt into the unknown. The vote in favour of leaving the EU will probably entail protracted negotiations over the terms of the separation and of the UK's future relations with the European Union. In this context, a rationalisation and clarification of various levels of integration is needed, in particular regarding the relations between the "two Europes", i.e. the euro zone and the single market. [...] It is however possible, and even probable, that the next British government will explore all of the options that could allow it to find a solution to what appears to be an impossibility theorem. Most of the Member States will also be interested, for various reasons, both economic and politico-strategic, to keep the UK involved as closely as possible with the European Union.
Breaking the silence on Gender Based Violence
Author : Sicily K. Kariuki, CBS and Siddharth Chatterjee / IPS
The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is establishing and strengthening sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) recovery centres in the country. One such center was launched at the Kilifi County Hospital on 01 July 2016 in collaboration with the Kilifi County Government.
It must rank as among the most confounding realities that SGBV, though acknowledged globally as one of the most pervasive violations of human rights in the world, is also one of the least prosecuted crimes.
In the wake of the 23 June EU referendum in the United Kingdom it appeared that there was a widespread lack of information – or no information at all – on key facts about the European Union among British voters.