• 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...
  • Can I be a feminist and still go to Iran?

    Two events of particular importance took place last week: the opening of the Women’s World Chess Championship and an official visit by Swedish EU Affairs and Trade Minister Ann Linde leading a business delegation in  Tehran. Both events have reignited the debate about how self-proclaimed feminists should engage with...
  • Domino Effect

    The 2016 United States presidential elections, and later the policies implemented by Donald Trump with the closing of the borders, have generated great collateral effects in the Central and Latin America regions. Since the end of 2015, there has been an increase in the migratory traffic in this area,...
  • Two decades of gender austerity

    In a period when fiscal austerity has strongly returned to the international economic agenda, Brazil started 2017 putting into practice a plan which has been considered one of the most rigorous ones currently in the world. This plan, approved by Brazilian parliament last year, freezes government spending for twenty...
  • Dear Prime Minister

    In my review of 2016 for WiB I concluded that ‘We shouldn’t be holding our breath to see what happens in 2017, we need to fight side-by-side building upon existing struggles and as Antonio Gramsci suggests, be pessimistic in our thinking, optimistic in our wills and never afraid to stand...
  • Shame, Rape, and Resistance

    Last December, at the end of this eventful year, a new wave of protest filled the streets of Tunis following a court decision made on the 13th of December in Kef, a city situated in the North-East of Tunisia. The judge used the article 227bis of the Tunisian penal...
  • Is there hope for Afghanistan?

    Is there hope for Afghanistan? This is a question that has been asked innumerable times in the past 40 years: during Afghanistan’s war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s, during the Civil War from 1996 to 2001, during the NATO intervention, and more recently, with the increasing aggravation...
  • My reading against Trump

    Following Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, George Orwell’s classic 1984 has skyrocketed to the top of many best-seller lists. The theory and fiction included in this reading list may shed some light on how the U.S. arrived at this point, how we can understand the divisive state of US...
  • Aid: the new frontier in the fight for justice

    For decades the West’s policy in fighting global poverty has been exemplified by Bob Geldof’s immortal words: “give us the money”. Millions of people heard this call from gigs around the world, organised to raise funds for an ongoing Ethiopian famine which had impregnated and planted itself in the...
About us

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"