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Time to end western meddling in Bosnia

We are extremely concerned by the response of the international community to the popular protests that have erupted against almost two decades of misrule in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Editorial, 17 February). Western media and politicians have argued that now is not the time for the western powers to disengage from Bosnia. ...

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Is Ukraine Drifting Toward Civil War?

People ask for solutions, but no solutions are possible in a disinformed world. Populations almost everywhere are dissatisfied, but few have any comprehension of the real situation. Before there can be solutions, people must know the truth about the problems.  For those few inclined to be messengers, it is largely a thankless task. ...

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Bosnia: The Wheel Has Started Turning

David Wilson of Islington Left Unity looks at recent developments in Bosnia Three years ago, the Museum of Broken Relationships was set up in Zagreb by former lovers Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubiši?.Displays include an axe used by a woman to smash her ex-girlfriend’s furniture together with a splintered chair, a wedding dress with its note saying, “I liked the idea that I could give something away that aw ...

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Zesduizend demonstranten tegen de participatiewet

Meer dan 6000 werknemers uit de publieke sector legden dinsdag 11 februari het werk neer om te demonstreren in Den Haag. De vakbonden Abvakabo FNV en CNV Publieke Zaak hebben werkers met een arbeidsbeperking opgeroepen om te protesteren tegen de nieuw participatiewet waarover de Tweede Kamer binnenkort besluit. De opkomst was het dubbele van verwacht, en uiteindelijk kwamen 145 gevulde bussen naar Den Haag ...

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Geen ruimte voor racisme!

Vandaag kwam het nieuws naar buiten dat een jonge moslima geweigerd werd bij uitzendbureau ‘All-in’ vanwege haar hoofddoek. Het uitzendbureau voerde vervolgens racistische ideeën van de Poolse klanten op als excuus. Maar het is juist Nederland dat een racismeprobleem heeft. Drie redenen om mee te doen met de demonstratie op 22 maart in het kader van de internationale dag tegen racisme. 1. Racisme is een vee ...

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Ripe for rebellion? Where protest is likeliest to break out

From anti-austerity movements to middle-class revolts, in rich countries and in poor, social unrest has been on the rise around the world. The reasons for the protests vary. Some are direct responses to economic distress (in Greece and Spain, for example). Others are revolts against dictatorship (especially in the Middle East). A number also express the aspirations of new middle classes in fast-growing emer ...

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