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Why Irish and Palestinian Hunger Strikers Choose Self-Sacrifice

ver since visiting Belfast a year ago I have been struck by how the Irish revolutionaries, despite these vast differences in circumstances and goals, regard their struggle as being reproduced in its essential character by the Palestinian struggle, and have a robust solidarity movement that regards Palestinian freedom as one of the incomplete aspects of their own struggle.

Greek Refugee Camps Lack the Minimum Standards for Human Life

he Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor issued a statement on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, stating that Greek refugee camps lack the minimum standards for human life, and that refugees and asylum seekers are forced to endure unbearable conditions which in turn “poses serious risks to their physical and mental safety and well-being.

A Turkish-Italian Alliance on Libya?

n the past few months Luigi Di Maio, the youngest Italian Foreign Minister since Galeazzo Ciano, who served from 1936 until 1943 in the nefarious government of his father-in-law, Benito Mussolini, has been involved in rebuilding the international supply chain and reopening borders to free circulation after the country was hit hard by COVID-19.

Faith, Society, Politics: How the Coronavirus is Changing the World

…that many had the plague in their very blood, and preying upon their spirits, and were in themselves but walking putrefied carcasses whose breath was infectious and their sweat poison, and yet were as well to look on as other people, and even knew it not themselves… From A Journal of the Plague Year (1722) by Daniel Defoe A pandemic has hit the world and it is profoundly changing the political, economic, social and spiritual aspects of life in the 21st century.