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  • Thousands of protesters take to street in Washington against police brutality, racism

    Thousands of protesters take to street in Washington against police brutality, racism

    Public anger was reignited after Blake was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha city, leading to consecutive days of protests and violence.

    August 29, 2020
  • In Black & White…

    In Black & White…

    The black is once again the target of white prejudice, if not violence and killings quite yet as in the United States.

    February 21, 2020
  • Trump’s Twitter Tirade

    Trump’s Twitter Tirade

    Last weekend he authorised raids without warrants on thousands of families as part of his attempt to deport 11 million undocumented migrants, many of whom have lived in the country for years.

    July 18, 2019
  • Power of Altruism

    Power of Altruism

    The word “altruism” is derived from the Latin word alter, which means “other.” Auguste Comte, who is regarded as the father of positivism in Western philosophy, used the word “altruism” for the first time in the 19th century. According to Comte, altruism involves the “elimination of selfish desire and of egocentrism, as well as leading …

    April 8, 2018
  • What can we do about inequality?

    What can we do about inequality?

    In the last column, I asked why we were blind to inequality. The more important question is: what can we do about it? Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King argued that “we must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society”. Otherwise, “the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and …

    February 1, 2018