(OpenDemocracy) – The European Union’s announced €500 million for work to end violence against women and girls. This should strengthen, rather than bypass, existing women’s rights institutions. If someone offered you half a billion euros to end violence against women and girls, you’d thank them. Especially if you were acutely aware of the many worthwhile strategies and organisations presently starved for support. Especially if you had seen the diverse and insidious forms of violence – from intimate partner violence to state-sponsored violence – that women have been courageously standing up against for decades. We join others in extending huge appreciation to the Read MoreRead More
World (Ranker) – Editor’s Note: Each year brings with it new music and fashion trends, new movies and tv shows, new concepts in science and technology, and of course, new conspiracy theories. Ranging from spot on to unlikely to absurd, here is a list of conspiracy theories we expect to hear in 2017, brought to you by our friends at Ranker. This report was prepared for Ranker.Read More
The UN security council had an emergency meeting yesterday–which means two imperialist powers squabbled over a table and pretended to actually give a damn about international law.
My god, does anyone even believe this charade any more?Read More