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Equality - liberty and human rights MPC Journal

Freedom and Equality in Unequal World

What is the greatest difference between the cold-war order and the 21st-century global order? A cold war joke offers a good hint. An East German school teacher asks little Fritz: “Fritzchen, why are you always speaking of our Soviet brothers? It’s ‘Soviet friends’.” Fritz responds: “Well, you can pick your friends.” Back then, they had no freedom to choose, but still enjoyed a form of stability through comradeship or alliances in a bipolar balance of power. Now, we can make choices, but these choices do not guarantee any degree of strategic stability. Globalisation has injected a sense of fluidity, uncertainty,…
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Saudi Change of Women’s Sporting Right

Saudi Arabia is projecting miniscule steps to reverse decades of denial of women’s sporting rights as evidence of significant changes in the kingdom that aim to diversify its energy-dependent economy and upgrade its autocracy. The steps include the appointment of a member of the ruling family to oversee women’s sports and the doubling of the number of women participating in Olympic Games from two to four.

Letter to Saudi Ambassador Highlights US Concerns for LGBTQ Community in the Kingdom

Letter to Saudi Ambassador Highlights US Concerns for LGBTQ Community in the Kingdom

Letter Sent Amid Reports of Crackdown Over Social Media Use Washington – In response to reports of increased persecution of members of the LGBTQ community in Saudi Arabia, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney led a bipartisan letter to Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States highlighting American concerns for human rights abuses and clarifying that those abuses will negatively impact American-Saudi relations. Okaz, a liberal Saudi newspaper, first reported that prosecutors in the city of Jeddah were seeking the death penalty for those accused of engaging in homosexual behaviour.

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