The unbearable silence of Chechnya’s lesbians

“There are no gays in Chechnya,” said Ramzan Kadyrov in a now notorious interview in 2017. Two years on, it seems like the Chechen leader is trying to make good on those words by launching a new purge against LGBT people. According to recent reports, two LGBT people have been killed and nearly forty detained […]

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Colombian resistance against the Odebrecht-nurtured mafia

Invisibility serves the abuse of power only too well in the continued struggle of ordinary Colombians. Thus, understanding the context of recent astounding events in this nation, post peace-accords, is essential, because it is illustrative of the difficult path to be traversed towards real peace and democracy. In June 2018 – when it looked like […]

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Towards an anti-fascist AI

This article was published in partnership with Human Rights and the Internet. Read more from the series here. Click Here: concrete Computers are essentially just faster collections of vacuum tubes. How can they emulate human activities like recognising faces or assessing criminality? Think about a least squares fit; you're trying to assess the correlation between […]

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Switching the UK on to mutual credit

If you ask a business owner if they would like to make more money the answer is usually "Yes", followed swiftly by "but what's the catch?" The default competitive market has bred a naturally suspicious mindset, which creates a challenge for ideas that promote reciprocity, co-operation and collaboration – especially those that promise more profit. […]

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