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Predators in homes

The much-purported concept in our society of women being safe within the four walls of a house is and has always been elusive. If anything, the recent murder of Sarah…

Why have we become so brutalized?

What has happened to our society? Surely, we were not always like this. In the last few months, and before that, we have seen case after case of the most…

Ways to end a race

There are several ways to do away with black people. The first one, the cruelest, is under torture and hateful beatings. A public lynching, with assistance under the sun, beer…

SCO and Afghanistan

The changing circumstances in Afghanistan have been advancing a new stress test for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states. Seemingly, an effective multilateral response to emerging security threats from Afghanistan…

Hypocrites galore

To say that Pakistan is at a flashpoint could be a massive understatement. The government is being threatened with a no-confidence motion by the opposition which has been in power…

Why is war still legal?

Would you be able to attack and take over your neighbor’s home over a boundary line dispute? Could you legally threaten their safety, no matter how angry you were? The…

Conflict in Ethiopia

The unfolding Russian assault on Ukraine is pushing other global conflicts into the shadows, but the latter keep festering nonetheless. Some of these will also have important geostrategic consequences. One…

Against the war

On Saturday, Facebook deleted a video posted by the Socialist Equality Party of Germany opposing the German government’s participation in the US-led Nato proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. The…

Appropriate penalties

While the world is witnessing a positive shift towards progressive decriminalisation in the shaping of drug policies and an accompanying decrease in drug-related executions, punishments for drug offences continue to…

War fantasies?

War is not a performance. Ukraine is not a stage. The death and destruction aren’t happening so we can “take a stand” and feel better about ourselves. It is real,…