Abstract nakedness: how the media’s symbolic power magnifies and creates protracted humanitarian crises

“The survivors of the extermination camps, the inmates of concentration camps, and even the comparatively happy stateless people could see […] that the abstract nakedness of being nothing but human was their greatest danger” (Hannah Arendt, 1958) Pierre Bourdieu (1986) coined the term symbolic power to refer to the ideological power wielded by the hegemonic […]

Climate Change Will Drive the Largest Refugee Crisis in History

Watch the video analysis here: When the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War ended, the world held its breath in anticipation as humanity entered a new era that promised a peace we had not known in history. Francis Fukuyama named this period “the end of history”. The end of a history of war, inequality, […]

Climate Change, Animal Farming and World Hunger: how changing our animal-based diets can combat the ecological and food crisis

Every day two billion people wake up in the morning to food insecurity. The lungs of our planet are breathing fire, as the Amazon rainforest’s oxygen and biodiversity are being reduced to dust. Globalization, far from resulting in progress and reducing suffering and inequality in the world, is actually leading to greater disparities in wealth […]