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Colossal hi-tech companies such as Apple and Google have been accused from time to time of propagating a sexist working environment that favours sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
On May 31st in Ankara, 20-year-old Kurdish Turk, Barış Çakan, was stabbed to death by a group of Turkish ultra-nationalists. The victim is said to have listened to Kurdish music or, in another version of the events, asked the men to turn down their own music.
In the Netherlands, one camp denies the existence of racism in its entirety, while another camp pressures people to attend anti-racism demonstrations. Black people aren’t helped by either extreme.
For years, Kathleen McLaughlin smuggled American plasma every time she entered China, home to the world’s largest and deadliest blood debacle. She had no other choice.
A large – and growing – group of elderly in Poland haven’t left their homes for years for one simple reason – the multi storey buildings they live in have no elevators. The fourth floor is reached by hardly anyone or anything.
They are neither prisoners nor free people. Their lives are hostage to the moods of security forces who might stop them on public roads and “sentence” them by suspending their rights indefinitely.
The consumer asks for ‘progressively better’ services and products, but wants them at prices which are lower and lower. Is real change possible?