• A tough choice

    The dilemma of balancing family and career is still faced by many women, particularly by those who are mothers. The social norms related to the traditional gender division of labour say women are responsible for housework and childbearing while their male partners shall provide maintenance to the household through...
  • Revolution, not resolution

    2016 has been a dreadful year for many reasons. The rise of a politics dominated by real or imaginary scandals and post-truth rhetoric rather than debates on real needs and policy issues. The intensification of violence, hate, intolerance, cynicism, opportunism and frustration often amplified by technologically mediated social relations...
  • Hot air and empty promises

    ‘he growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other’ — Barack Obama ‘The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive’ — Donald Trump It might seem to be counterintuitive...
  • Saving traditional print media

    “Only a newspaper can put the same thought at the same time before a thousand readers…So hardly any democratic association can carry on without a newspaper.” In 1835, it already became evident to Alexis de Tocqueville, author of this quotation, that print media had, and would probably continue to have a central part...
  • Brits opt out of human rights obligations

    In 2005 the European Court of Human Rights began hearing cases of Russian human rights abuses committed during the military conflict between the Russian government and Chechen rebel groups. The Russian military has since been found responsible for multiple human rights violations including torture, extrajudicial executions and targeting of...
  • DDoS SOS : freedom of press threatened by cyber attacks

    On October 21st, customers of Dyn, a Domain Name System (DNS)-services provider, were targeted by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. DNS is an essential component of Internet services since it transcribes websites into numerical addresses enabling their location and identification between computer services and devices. DDoS attacks hamper this process...
  • Keep your friends close

    In what some will see as the latest step in the political ladder to Cold War version 2.0, Russia has been denied a place on the UN’s Human Rights Council after the UN General Assembly failed to vote for it as one of 14 new members. Brazil, China, Cuba,...
  • Obama’s targeted killing legacy

    Eight years ago, Barack Obama was elected as president on the back of a campaign driven by the principle of change. Obama positioned himself as the antithesis to George Bush. In particular, he stressed the need for changes to the war on terror; vehemently objecting to the illegality and...
  • Police brutality, prison strikes, and …theater?

    Police brutality against unarmed black men is reaching a boiling point with recent events in North Carolina and . Possibly the largest prison strike in U.S. history is taking place in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Virginia and elsewhere. Clearly we are in dire need of conversations that bridge the “us”...
  • A heart of blood: Muslims crowd French prisons

    For a long time now, the overwhelming presence of Muslims in the French carceral system has been vividly criticized. Today, in light of recent terrorist attacks and fear of growing radicalization, this issue raised by this observation becomes more vital than ever. The high rate of Muslim incarceration constitutes...
  • Democracy: The Holy Grail of Political Representation

    As Britain comes to terms with the result of its most recent expression of mass electoral democracy, the EU referendum vote, political division has given way to tense debate about how we define and exercise democracy. With the Vote Leave campaign winning by a margin of just 52% to...
  • Crescent and Croissants: The Difficult History of French Islam

    The crescent and the croissant are respective symbols of Islam and France. At first glance, they might not seem to have a lot in common, but the croissant, arguably one of the most famous pillars of French culture and cuisine, was originally created by the Austrians and shaped like a crescent in...
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Words In The Bucket is a team of global citizens with the common goal of raising awareness and information about issues related to human rights protection, social inclusion, development and environment.

We are "Rethinking World Thinking"