The Riviera of the Middle East

Written by Adriana Ahmad Qubaia-ova. Lebanon is quickly becoming a major site for the production of knowledge on gender and sexuality in the Middle East (hereafter West Asia). Home to various feminist movements, LGBT organizations, and rising queer feminist academic scholarship, it offers relevant insights for the entire region on questions of the post-colonial condition…

via Toward A Critical Study of Racialization – Notes from West Asia — Asia Dialogue

Cannabis: A Lost History — A Sweet Dose of Reality

Story at-a-glance Cannabis, better known as marijuana, has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Historical remnants from all around the world reveal the importance of cannabis in medicine and spirituality The earliest written references to cannabis are found in the Chinese Materia Medica, written by Shen Nung around 2800 B.C. Nung […]

via Cannabis: A Lost History — A Sweet Dose of Reality

Rwanda through an ideological looking glass

Source – yvesengler.com – “…The 300-page report is premised on the unsubstantiated claim their was a high level plan by the Hutu government to kill all Tutsi. It ignores the overwhelming evidence (and logic) pointing to Paul Kagame’s RPF as the culprit in shooting down the presidential plane, which sparked the genocidal killings” Statistics, damn […]

via THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: Statistics, damn lies and the truth about Rwanda genocide – By Yves Engler — RIELPOLITIK