Activists from Amnesty International demonstrating for human rights © Getty Images/Alfredo Estrella

Society

The People of Tepito

Tepito is Mexico City’s most notorious quarter. While the media generally focuses on violence and crime, Francisco Mata portrays the barrio’s inhabitants.

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Re-Beirut – The Impulse Generator

Felix and Hans set up their re-beirut.net online platform to feature hands-on ideas for promoting the integration of migrants.

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Gift of God

Some saw Katrina as a gift of God: After the storm destroyed much of New Orleans’ public housing, investors and politicians moved in to demolish the rest.

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Mean Streets

Syrian refugee children sell roses or collect scrap metal on the streets of Beirut. They sacrifice their futures to ensure their families' survival.

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A Traditional Shareconomy

Indigenous communities in the Andes traditionally manage commons such as water. Their potential is still not exhausted.

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Fight for Rio’s Streets

In Brazil Graffiti is a weapon of the poor and disinherited. Artists are reclaiming the streets, using their fame to build and educate their communities.

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The Quantified Self

Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.

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Lima’s New Cuisine

Food trends in Lima involving traditional and indigenous dishes are altering the identity of the nation.

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Churchill’s Nightmare

The changes that democracies have undergone since the advent of governance are frequently underestimated. The good, the bad, and some cautious optimism.

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Who Got Shooters?

Gangsta rappers promote a violent lifestyle while carrying the banner of peace and responsibility. What are their values?

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Prescribed Reconciliation

The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda offered a socially acceptable framework for overcoming the deep gap rent between Hutu and Tutsi by war and genocide.

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A 21st-Century Childhood

Thomas Berthold discusses the situation of unaccompanied minor refugees and argues for a more coherent asylum and refugee policy.

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