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The inequality circus: another year, another set of misleading numbers

No doubt, global inequalities are a serious issue, and they are getting worse in many ways (even if not exclusively so). And, Oxfam seems to have decided a long time ago, it always pays to put a sensationalist twist backed … Continue reading

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Live Aid, celebrity and humanitarian performance

The week after Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they would set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the causes of ‘advancing human potential’ and ‘promoting equality’, is as … Continue reading

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Death in the Mediterranean and the representation of Eritrea: looking beyond manufactured narratives of oppression

In the days following one of the latest incidents of death in the Mediterranean on 19 April 2015 that saw more than 800 refugees and migrants drown, articles about Eritrea have appeared almost daily in some of the major British … Continue reading

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Blackmailed – How Solidarity Drowned in a Sea of Ice Buckets

In the last few weeks there was no escape from pictures showing friends and strangers from all wakes of life dumping buckets of ice-cold water on their heads. What on the surface is being marketed as a fun activity for … Continue reading

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