In the news, ethics and development

Hey everyone. Time to share with you some of the headlines that I’ve curated at work recently. You might have heard or read about some of them. Have a great weekend! How the sharing economy is exploiting young workers Brands with a conscience To slut-shame a fifth-grader The largest health insurance company in the U.S. […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Leave Beyonce Alone

Originally posted on TIME:
Every year during awards season — which seems to last longer than the NBA season and have more flagrant fouls — outrage is expressed over those who are snubbed. In typical shoot-from-the-lip fashion, Kanye West on Sunday night denounced Beck winning the Album of the Year instead of Beyonce. “I just…

Public Service Announcement: a new stance against child marriage

via Care: No one could blame Amaranth Yadav for not remembering his wedding day. After all, he was just 7 years old and still half asleep. What he won’t forget are the years that followed—the anger he felt because his wife, who was also a child, was never allowed to go to school. He resented […]

Public Service Announcement: A drone killed my grandmother

Some e-mail subjects you can`t help but pay attention to: “I wasn’t scared of drones before, but now when they fly overhead I wonder, will I be next?” – Nabeela, granddaughter of US drone strike victim Mamana Bibi Demand justice for Mamana Bibi. Child who witnessed her grandmother killed by a US drone while picking vegetables […]

Some people do not belong in a “church”

If ever there was a group of people who gives the word church a heinous name it`s the Westboro Baptist Church. On the wake of their decision to picket the Sandy Cook funerals, as you might have heard, it has been reported that Anonymous took notice and action. “We will not allow you to corrupt […]

Homophobia is…

Today I am grateful for knowledge, such as this: Homophobia is … • discriminating against lesbians and gay men because of their sexuality • harrassment of lesbians and gay men through namecalling, jokes about their sexuality, bullying or teasing • treating same sex partners diff erently to opposite sex partners • showing disrespect towards the […]

Does your country? (the updated version)

Does your country enacts its officials to persecute “enemies of the state”? Mine does. Does your country allow elected presidents  that have confessed to assassinations, to take office? Mine does. Does your country asks state employees to “donate” part of their wages to the official party? Mine does. Does your country round up people from […]

Keep your promises on sanitation and water

ICROSS (International Community for Relief of Starvation and Suffering) is working hard to provide basic sanitation rights for children in need in Africa. To give you an idea of their current needs, I`ll share with you part of what they discovered: Women and children walk on average 6km every day to fetch water, and the […]

Push came to shove: the Guatemalan education riots

Like most countries in Latin America, Guatemala has a long-running history of public demonstrations and a sometimes overwhelming need to take to the streets (for whatever reasons) and demand measures to be reversed or enforced. Monday`s violent confrontation between public school students and police forces is a painful reminder that things can escalate pretty quickly: […]