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I too hold the mantle: International Day of Democracy

Today, 15th September 2015, little or not so little fifteen year old Muteteli from Rwanda aspires to one day be Member of Parliament. She aspires to represent constituents from her region, help young children grow up to be the best they could possibly be; to live to their full potential. 712 more words


Work in progress

Photographer John Perivolaris began work on the Cities of Ghosts project on Monday March 2nd, scouting Aberdeen in pursuit of locations and views taken by George Washington Wilson’s team of photographers. 303 more words


I've just noticed a clock...

I’ve been pretty indifferent about the new clock in the middle of Palmers Green high street.  I first got wind of the news that such a project was happening in 2013.   611 more words

Reflections on Union Station: an essay by John C. Arroyo

On the occasion of Union Station’s 75th anniversary, Metro created a special commemorative publication, Union Station: 75 Years in the Heart of LA, featuring eight written and five photographic essays that celebrate the station by authors… 1,937 more words

Metro Art

#ProtectCivicSpace: 26th UN Human Rights Council

A strong civil society is widely recognised as a fundamental foundation for human rights. Freedom of expression, assembly and association together form the backbone of the protection of civic space within international standards. 410 more words

Human Rights

Who Are You Calling "Provocative"?

The catchword of the accelerating crackdown on expression of anti-Putinist views in Crimea, as well as Russia, is “provocative,” as in “don’t ask provocative questions!”  The civic space for freedom of speech, expression, and assembly is contracting as carpetbagging (or Russian-flag-bagging) Russians appear to be trying to provoke Ukrainians into a reaction that Putin can use to justify openly armed intervention in eastern Ukraine as well as Crimea.   580 more words