• Silence

    In a surprising turn of events, the Myanmar military has come forward in a bizarre news conference defending its crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority as part of a concerted counterinsurgency effort. For the first time, top generals openly addressed the mounting denunciations of human right abuses, in which...
  • Have we forgotten about Eastern Ukraine?

    At the Minsk Summit, on the 11th of February 2015, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France agreed to an immediate and full ceasefire in the Ukrainian districts of Donetsk and Luhansk and its fulfillment as of midnight, on the 15th of February 2015. A complete pull-out of...
  • Against enemy culture

    When I met Maria Hadjipavlou – a pioneering activist and well-known expert on conflict resolution and gender issues – one Wednesday around the end of February, we met in the buffer zone and the negotiations between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots just had been stalled – again. I had...
  • Anti-gay, pro transgender

    Most people would associate Iran and Afghanistan with a religious fundamentalism that goes completely against the realities of transsexuality, transgenderism and homosexuality. And while it is true that both countries have a strong stance against what they call “sodomy”, Iran is currently the country with the biggest number of...
  • A futile endevour

    As someone utters the word “sustainability”, what image does it conjure? Is it the vibrant glow of the sustainable development goals beaming with ambition from the website of the UN? Is it a serene, stability-radiating photo of the planet Earth from space? Regardless the powers of your imagination, these...
  • How corruption is destroying the environment

    It is a paradox that living in a globalized world, at a time when we are permanently connected, information is available immediately, and people travel more frequently and further distances, we live our lives in an individualistic manner. It is as if our everyday choices of what we consume...
  • Why men?

    “I have had to interrogate masculinity, which I think doesn’t happen enough. The toxic privileges that come with being a man don’t define me, but I have to be accountable for how it shows up in my life every day.” -Tiq Milan March 1st marks the 10th annual White...
  • Climate secrets from the past

    Trees contain some of nature’s most accurate evidence of the past climatic conditions. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, a former professor at the University of Arizona teaching astronomy, discovered that trees are sensitive to local climate conditions, such as rain and temperature. Andrew made this discovery in his quest to further...
  • Jaded

    The failure to effectively regulate the extraction of a country’s natural resources is a policy problem which has ignited and fueled numerous conflicts throughout history. To this day, failure of effective governance remains a major source of human rights abuses and environmental degradation. From Sierra Leone’s blood diamonds to...
  • Should Bolivia condemn extractivism?

    Extractivism is a mode of economic accumulation that consists of the removal of raw materials from the natural environment. European colonialism entailed the mass-scale extraction of natural resources from various regions, providing for the development of the world economy. In his book, Indian Givers: How the Indians of the...
  • Twice a victim

    “When I was released from prison, the gate was just open. And they asked me to go. I don’t have anybody in Italy. I didn’t have one euro. I didn’t know where I was.” Emmanuel* smiles without joy, revealing the gap from a missing tooth. He was arrested upon...
  • Unseen Crisis

    Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is facing an unprecedented crisis in the Northeast which has now spread to the entire Lake Chad Basin region including parts of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. The Crisis caused by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has displaced 2.5 million people making it the...
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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"