Articles from Open Democracy

Oscar Pistorius: shooting to kill

Can a white man be
morally absolved if it is decided that he meant to shoot an ‘imaginary black
intruder’ rather than his girlfriend? Apartheid and patriarchy underpin
Pistorius' trial. Part one. Part two. Part three.

We feel that we found our self after we lost it in the war

My home Syria is a
beautiful place, but war took it from us. As refugees in Amman, rehearsing and
performing Euripides’ The Trojan Women gave us a way to explain our new lives,
and what we have lost. 

The case is building for an end to BBC 'balance'

The BBC is required to provide impartial analysis of
public affairs. It invented “balance” to avoid this obligation. It has been
found out; it must mend its ways; or else.

'They want me to fly like a bird': travels in the Belgian asylum system

Syrian refugees are in the news, but Europe is full of other refugees. They languish in centres while they wait for decisions, then trying again after they are almost certainly refused.


A group of Afghan refugees in Belgium. GUE/NGL/Flickr. (CC 2.0 by-nc-nd)

The assault on Tiempo Argentino

The attack on the Argentinian cooperative newspaper happens at a time of profound communicational asymmetry: most of the media are aligned with President Macri and his program of neoliberal restoration. Español