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Lech Wałęsa strikes again. ‘Exclusionary solidarity’: LGBTIAPQ* rights and silencing over Sochi.

Whilst exaggeration of realities and the hypocrisy of individuals and governments has been unhelpful in the condemnation of Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ law, the Olympic games is playing host to ever–familiar silencing techniques. What is more, they are being deployed in the name of ‘peace, solidarity and dialogue’, contradictory appeals to emotion and cultural compartmentalisation. Poland’s...
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Campaigns – Just what SCI needs?

Campaigns – Just what SCI needs?

Hey there, since we started the call for applications on the topic of online campaigns in SCI, I wanted to give a short overview on what is possible by doing campaigns. This might help you decide whether you find this kind of direction important for SCI to further our goals and values and also allows...
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A very interesting insight on …

A very interesting insight on police against population issues. Why to pity the police: http://t.co/dQ2UDyjG “Instead, it’s a dozen scared kids and a police officer named John Pike spraying them in the face from three feet away. And while it’s his finger pulling the trigger, the police system is what put him in the position...
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No-More-War Seminar calls for you

Hey there, the application form for the new seminar in November is finally finished and you can download the Call for participants and the application form by clicking on your preferred format (pdf, odt, doc). You can find the details of the seminar in this post as well: Forget fists, forge voices – the power...
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No more terror

The war on terror since the tragic attack on civilians in the US ten years ago is far from finished, instead, it is reproducing itself. In the US, about 3000 people died in those attacks. In the following ‘war on terror’, the human rights were basically stripped to the bone, economies suffered (except for the...
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Late article for Hiroshima day (6th of August)

The people over at http://www.wagingpeace.org/ did a video contest earlier this year – perhaps thats a good incentive for people within SCI to get creative like this as well Here is the second winner (my personal favorite) For something even more SCI related I found this article in our international archive, where the work of...
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Social movements, for good or bad

Just found this interesting video-clip. Maajid Nawaz, a former islamistic extremist (since he was 17), now trying to find ways to create a global culture to fight hatred and any form of extremism. Some of his summaries may be a bit rough, but the overall story, including his personal story are very interesting and I...
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Amnesty International State of the World

Amnesty International has published its new report on the human rights situation world-wide. You can find an introduction here: http://amnesty.org/en/annual-report/2011/introduction The details about single countries can be accessed via the following link: http://amnesty.org/en/annual-report/2011/country-data More on the key issues of this year as Freedom of Expression, International Justice, Corporate Accountability and Middle East and North Africa...
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