Tolkien’s ‘one ring to rule them all’ as a parable for the attractions and perils of new technologies
UK aid watchdog criticises DFID for its efforts to expand work in fragile states, but accepts real impact will ‘take a generation’
No we are not all born equal. Smart 3 minute video explainer on US inequality.
Anthropologists v therapists – who has the best approach to helping people cope with post-disaster/conflict trauma?
Contrasting stories of mining activism:
What happens when a small NGO uses the OECD’s Contact Point mechanism to try and hold a big mining company to account in Bangladesh?
A British gold mining firm agrees (undisclosed) settlement over the deaths of Tanzanian villagers
Why won’t you slap her? Powerful campaign video from Italy – leaves me feeling bit uneasy though (but maybe that’s just because it’s so Italian)[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2OcKQ_mbiQ[/youtube]
Right, I’m off on holidays for a week or so – couple of p0sts scheduled while I’m away, but otherwise, back in action next week.