UN Chief on the Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda (7 April 2020)

Video message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda (7 April 2020) On 7 April, we recall the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda — when more than one million people were systematically murdered in just 100 days. The victims were overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also … Read more UN Chief on the Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda (7 April 2020)

Will COVID-19 end globalization as we know it?

Chinese state-funded broadcaster, CGTN asks if Covid-19 will end globilization as we know it. Reality Check with Wang Guan: Amid the #coronavirus pandemic, trade, travel and commerce have halted while geopolitical tensions and #xenophobia have increased. Will the pandemic eventually end globalization as we know it? CGTN anchor Wang Guan believes not. CGTN YouTube Channels

The Point: What drives racism and xenophobia?

Chinese Americans are dealing with fallout from the spread of the virus. With an alarming growth in the number of incidents of harassment and even attacks, what is to blame? Fear? Racism? Or a U.S. president who keeps using the term “Chinese virus”? Guests: Michael Zhang, Attorney Jason Chan, Attorney, Seed, Chan & Associates, LLC … Read more The Point: What drives racism and xenophobia?

The Next Century of Robo-Exoticism | TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

In 1920, Karl Capek coined the term “robot” in a play about mechanical workers organizing a rebellion to defeat their human overlords. 100 years later, in the context of increasing inequality and xenophobia, the panelists will discuss cultural views of robots in the context of “Robo-Exoticism” which exaggerates both negative and positive attributes and reinforces … Read more The Next Century of Robo-Exoticism | TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

‘It’s going too far’: Belgian EU Commissioner backs ban on anti-Semitic carnival caricatures

Jews with the bodies of ants; rabbis with hooked noses sitting on chests of gold – for EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, the kinds of anti-Semitic caricatures seen recently at a Belgian carnival parade go “too far” and should be banned. The 600-year-old carnival in Aalst made headlines around the world this week, sparking criticism from the Belgian … Read more ‘It’s going too far’: Belgian EU Commissioner backs ban on anti-Semitic carnival caricatures

Italy’s Migrant Boot Camp | People and Power

Mass migration from Africa and the Middle East into southern Europe through Italy has become one of the most sensitive political issues in that country in recent times. The arrival of around 700,000 people since 2014 – whether refugees from war and persecution or those in search of better economic opportunities – has inspired both … Read more Italy’s Migrant Boot Camp | People and Power

Beyond the Wall Pt 2: From Germany to Bulgaria, What Happened to Hope? | People & Power

Thirty years ago, Europe was awash with optimism as the Cold War was coming to an end and the Berlin Wall fell. So what happened to those high hopes of peace and prosperity? Last November, celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were overshadowed by a palpable sense of … Read more Beyond the Wall Pt 2: From Germany to Bulgaria, What Happened to Hope? | People & Power

“We Must All Speak Up for Openness, Diversity and Tolerance” – Erik Ullenhag

Over the past year, we have been shocked by a number of racist terrorist attacks, for example on Utøya in Norway and the murders of people of foreign origin by a far-right terrorist group in Germany. In Sweden too, fear spread when people of foreign origin were shot at random on the streets of Malmö … Read more “We Must All Speak Up for Openness, Diversity and Tolerance” – Erik Ullenhag