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The most serious stories

: With Ståle Eskeland's death on 26 December 2015, Norway has lost an important alternative voice in foreign and security policy. 

The niqab and the stoning of the devil

: Several thousand pilgrims were trampled to death in Mina in Saudi Arabia as they were on their way to stone the devil. At the same time, the niqab debate in Egypt is entering a new phase. Still, no one dares to go in depth and criticize how we are destroyed by religious propaganda, writes Nawal Saadawi.

When terrorism threatened Europe

: The documentary A German Youth tells the story of the Baader-Meinhof group exclusively through archive clips. This does not make the parallels to today's news picture less obvious. 

Patrick Cockburn: The Rise of the Islamic State

: A book about ISIS that has a military more than a religious focus.

Escande and Cassini: Bienvenue dans le capitalisme 3.0

: There is still a long way to go before the sharing economy produces sounding coins in the common coffers.

The violence of silence

: Four women fight to break the silence about the past in the war-torn country of Chechnya.

Carsten Juhl and others: Je suis Charlie – ainsi suit-il

: "Warlike politics and constitutional ethnocracy in Denmark or the Party for Freedom of Expression – which takes sides against Islam"

The river of history is poisoned

: The Nile is destroyed by sewage, rubbish and waste. This threatens the lives of millions of people in several countries.

From Kiev: A new era for Ukraine?

"They were shot like animals," one of the founders of the Euromaidan movement, Olexandra Matviichuk, told Ny Tid. The authorities' strategy was to radicalize those who protested. We are talking about the uprising, the volunteers, the government and Russian propaganda.

A culture of peace for the future

: Can the women of the world change culture and refer war to the scrap heap of history?

The silence before life and the sounds – towards a radical, ecological metaphysics

the human sinfulness or zest for life that has brought the globe to ecological imbalance, asks Erland Kiøsterud: in his answer to Professor Arne Johan Vetlesen.