Forgotten People

Today is World Refugee Day – a reminder of forgotten people.

Newspapers like to write “today we celebrate world refugee day” but really, there’s no reason to celebrate. Numbers of refugees – especially for climate reasons – will increase in the coming years and their chances for a better life are small. Continue reading

Changing Sides

Do you know what the revolving door refers too?

It describes the miracolous way in which people change from important positions in politics to others in the private sector or vice versa. At worst, they might even be involved in both areas at the same time. Continue reading

Silence in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, “gay” is possibly about to become an unspeakable word.

“They did it. Conservative lawmakers in Saint Petersburg just passed the notorious “propaganda” law to silence any reading, writing, speech or debate on anything ‘gay'”, the social movement AllOut.org reports. Continue reading

Women Back to the Kitchen

“If not now, when?” Italian women have been asking this year repeatedly. Is the change of political leader a change towards more respect and promotion of women?

Reading the Italian papers one would not think so. Journalist Camillo Langone recently published an article on Libero Quotidiano which he titled “Togliete i libri alle donne: torneranno a far figli”, meaning take the books away from women so they turn back to having children. Continue reading

Seven Revolutions

In which fields is the world going to change the most over the next 15 years? The Center for Strategic and International Studies has the answer

and speaks of seven revolutions. Apparently, we are having exciting times ahead of us. The Center is trying to promote that leaders leave the short-sighted thinking behind and look at the greater – not to say sustainable – picture. Continue reading

No Country for Women

If you are a woman – or ever plan on living with one – read carefully. This might influence your future.

We all know that there is no real equality between men and women in today’s world. What is also sure, is that there are countries which are a little closer to achieving equality than others. Continue reading

Update

New update on Kosmos 9 topics: George Clooney drowned in letters from concerned Nespresso drinkers and rushhour in Jakarta.

News also on the fight for fair Nespresso coffee. According to Solidar, George Clooney has already received over 30,000 emails, urging him to use his position to change Continue reading