On this page you can find the most popular texts of the past six weeks.

Israel deserves solidarity, Netanyahu not so much

Hamas terrorism is entirely unacceptable. This Islamist outfit is not a liberation movement. It is sacrificing thousands of Palestinian lives after brutally murdering and kidnapping Israelis. Israel deserves solidarity. At the same time, prominent Jewish voice...


Homosexuality is not a disease

The World Health Organization considers homosexuality as normal behaviour

Diverse society

White South Africans generally accept majority rule today

South Africa’s white minority has lost its political dominance, but is still privileged in terms of wealth and opportunity


No trust in institutions

The anti-democratic legacy of Spanish and US colonialism in the Philippines

Summer Special

A shy girl becomes the face of anti-racist protests

The movie “The Hate U Give” addresses racism in today’s society in an entertaining way

Global governance

Working together for the human right to water

More cooperation is needed – from the local to the international level – to ensure that the UN targets for water are not missed


Mexico’s racial divide

Mexico’s ideology of mestizaje, or racial mixing, obscures ingrained racism

Demographic change

Slow decline of African birth rates

High fertility correlates with poverty – and compounds it

Sovereign debt

Why Pakistan’s economy is in deep crisis

Climate change and other global developments are severely exacerbating Pakistan’s home-made problems

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What sex education is really about

Pakistan shows why comprehensive sex education would improve young people’s lives

Psychiatric problems

Metaphysical explanations

In West Africa, traditional or religious practices are often the preferred method of treating mental disorders

Global governance

How to improve the G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatment

For all countries to become able to rise to the challenges of the current polycrisis, debt-restructuring is needed


Bishops versus majority

Catholic church opposes reproductive health bill in the Philippines

Popular music

Jamaica’s nation language

How Jamaican Creole became the main language for artistic expression

Arab region

Black people are discriminated against in the MENA region

People with dark skin are discriminated against in Arab countries


Freshwater from the desert

Libya has the world’s largest irrigation project

Women’s rights

How illiteracy perpetuates oppression of Pakistani women

Half of Pakistan’s women cannot read or write in any language


Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times

Girl's education

Nepalese girls still don’t have equal educational opportunities

The lives of young women in Nepal are determined by traditions and taboos, even though the constitution guarantees them equal rights

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Turkish immigrants

Divided community with identity problems

People in Germany with Turkish roots have identity problems – a situation fuelled by the Turkish president

Social mobility

How to spot members of Nepal’s middle class

Nepal’s middle class is growing, but slower GDP growth threatens its progress


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.