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    Is UN taking a position in today’s ‘culture wars’?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    Against conservative myths about the ‘natural family’, a new UN Women report shows how families are becoming more diverse around the world, write Jenaina Irani...

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    Burning down the future

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    The march of corporate totalitarianism intends to transform all of us into serfs regardless of our religious beliefs or ethnicity, writes Chris Hedges THE hulk...

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    The message from Istanbul

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    IT WAS an uplifting moment at the Trafalgar Square protest against Donald Trump’s visit to London. The carnival of protesters reminded me of the way...

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    Cutting down Iran to size?

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    WHILE Americans slumbered deeply at the weekend, ace strikers of the US air force were on an important mission and just minutes away from bombing...

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    Eve of destruction: Iran strikes back

    Jim Kavanagh | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    IT WAS a helluva week on the Iran front. It started with attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13th and...

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    Surveillance and human rights

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    SURVEILLANCE is merely a variant of violent voyeurism, the human behind the camera or visual apparatus observing behaviour in a setting, often private. Its premise...

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    Reducing inequality by way of budgetary measures

    Shazzad Khan | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    GROWING inequality has been typical of the Bangladesh economy. In its progress report on the Sustained Development Goals, made public in December 2018, the government...

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    Big food’s attempt to further industrialise what we eat

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    We need to decolonise our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva FOOD is not a commodity, it is not ‘stuff’...

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    Countering anti-Muslim actions through campaigns

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    THE wounds inflicted upon the body politic by the Easter Sunday bombing continue to fester and become more poisonous. They are not going away as...

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    Iran: who and where is the threat?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    If Trump takes the US to war with Iran, which could happen without consultation or authorisation from Congress, the responsibility will be squarely on his...

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