The politics of soil

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By Marina Skovgaard Dokken When you think about the great political and social issues of the day, soil might not be the first word that comes to mind. But in fact, soil is not only a central feature of most of today’s global conflicts and challenges, but a fundamental necessity…

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The power of activism

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By Marina Skovgaard Dokken The following are interviews with four female human rights activists from the MENA region. The interviews were conducted during the Youth Activism Workshop 2018, a collaboration between Amnesty International Norway and MENA set in Beirut, Lebanon. Sarah Mohsen, Egypt Sarah works with a non-governmental organisation called…

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Too scared to speak, too angry to talk

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By Marina Skovgaard Dokken “They have put political correctness above common sense, above your safety, and above all else. I refuse to be politically correct.” This was Trump’s comment following the Orlando mass shooting in 2016, accusing Hillary Clinton and then-US president Barack Obama of hushing down the ISIS threat…

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