Tag: Opinions

The Arab world: Time for a reset? | Middle East News | Incredible Solutions Tech

In the Arab world today, there is a treacherous tendency to pigeonhole people into a one-dimensional identity, whether it is religion, sect, ethnicity or nationality. We often hear voices claiming that there is no such thing as the Arab world and that the Palestinian peoples’ persecution is not our...

The vaccine debacle and the predatory nature of capitalism | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Vaccines have been a beacon of hope amid a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 2.4 million people and brought world economies to a halt. They have been presented as a remedy that would put an end to the immense suffering – physical, emotional, and economic –...

Refugee families like mine cannot bear to wait much longer | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Since assuming office last month, President Joe Biden has signed several executive orders aimed at overturning his predecessor Donald Trump’s crackdown on refugees and asylum seekers. But he has also signalled that mending the damage done in the last four years will take time. Families like mine, who have...

The fictional menace of multiculturalism | Islamophobia News | Incredible Solutions Tech

This January, Belgium’s statistical agency, Statbel, released the first official study on the diversity of the Belgian population. The picture that emerged is one of an increasingly diverse and heterogeneous society. The study revealed that while Belgian citizens of Belgian ancestry make up just more than two-thirds of the...

Trump is gone – can we now talk about fake news at the NYT? | | Incredible Solutions Tech

These days you wake up in the morning, glimpse at the front page of the New York Times, and you see the United States is in deep turmoil. The situation is so dire that even the journalists from our “paper of record” seem to be struggling to find headlines...

It is time to end extractive tourism | Climate Change News | Incredible Solutions Tech

As we draw closer to the anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, many are hopeful that the vaccine roll-out will help us return to our pre-pandemic “normal”. For a certain privileged group of people, this would mean getting back the “freedom” to travel...

New York is a city of workers | US & Canada News | Incredible Solutions Tech

When I was booking a vaccine appointment online for my father – an essential worker and a senior with preexisting medical conditions – I did not expect that the process would be as arduous as it was. As elders who are not tech-savvy and whose English is imperfect, my...

Nobel Peace Prize 2021: The case against Jared Kushner | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Jared Kushner, former White House adviser and prized son-in-law of Twitter ban victim and ex-US President Donald Trump, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz. The nomination is based on Kushner’s role in negotiating last year the “Abraham Accords”, the...

There is still hope for the British left | Brexit News | Incredible Solutions Tech

It seems that a relentlessly pessimistic view of the past five years has settled among much of the left in the UK after the failure of the Corbyn project. Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci writing from his prison cell in 1929 famously coined the phrase “pessimism of the intellect, optimism...

In Hong Kong, freedom of expression is shrinking fast | | Incredible Solutions Tech

In 2018, the late chef, traveller and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, made a programme about Hong Kong in which he interviewed members of a local post-punk band. One of them spoke of concerns about disappearing freedoms and the lack of venues to perform in. But, they declared, they were...

BJP deploys its majoritarian tactics against India’s farmers | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Four layers of barricades, permanent cemented walls on highways, trenches, concertina wires and roads embedded with spikes – this is how New Delhi, the national capital of India is being fortified on its borders which separate it from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Hordes of police...

Kosovo is slowly recovering from Trump’s coup | Donald Trump | Incredible Solutions Tech

In March 2020, under pressure from the Trump administration, the coalition government of Albin Kurti’s Movement for Self-Determination (LVV) in Kosovo collapsed in what some have seen as a political coup. United States President Donald Trump was running for re-election and he badly needed easy “diplomatic wins” to brag...

It’s time we stopped using the term ‘South Africa variant’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Nearly a year ago when this COVID-19 crisis was taking hold, people across the world expressed outrage at the term “China virus”. It was important to condemn such divisive and, some said, racist language. But a year later, after more than 2.3 million people across the world have died...

The courage to heal | Opinions News | Incredible Solutions Tech

There is no doubt that we Khalijis – people from Gulf Arab states – fully feel the impact of the economic challenges that crop up with every drop in oil prices. The oil era, which tremendously changed the lives of the Gulf people decades ago, is coming to an...

The feats, fiats and failures of American news networks | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The three main US news networks, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, have enjoyed a roller-coaster ride over the past five years, thanks to one man, Donald J Trump. His presidency may have not been great for America, or for democracy, but it was fantastic for the news channels. But...