By Colin Todhunter Countercurrents.org Knowledge in modern societies has expanded to the point whereby specialisms and sub-specialisms are the norm. It is just not possible for one person to have in-depth knowledge of every discipline. We must rely on others to convey such knowledge, usually in relatively simplistic terms. Most of us have to take at face value many of the ideas and concepts that...read more
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Why a Day for Girls? â€œWe want to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others AND in our own eyes.” Why a day just for girls? Because girls can save the world. And we deserve a bigger part of it. A Dozen Reasons As girls, we experience inequality in every aspect of our lives. There are a billion reasons why we need the Day of the Girl, but letâ€™s start with just a dozen (all are...read more
Left photograph is of David Albert Mitchell, who is being arrested for rape and battery of a 73 year-old woman who photographed his public sexual behavior in Central Park. Challenging men’s anonymity around sexual abuse remains a hurdle that must be overcome before women will have personal freedom. We must continue to challenge men’s so-called “right” to 24 hour access to...read more
A hidden camera shows Border Patrol agents destroying water jugs left for migrants, and the abuse just gets worse The bodies have been turning up for years, thousands of them, scattered across the borderlands in the American Southwest. Ever-stricter border enforcement has encouraged migrants to avoid cities like San Diego and El Paso and take their chances at remote desert crossings instead. As...read more
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Egyptâ€™s military rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood escalated their confrontation on Friday as the generals threatened to use â€œthe utmost firmnessâ€ to preserve their authority and the Islamists presented a reunited front with some of their former allies from the revolt against Hosni Mubarak. Supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhoodâ€™s...read more