If you want to watch something really, really moving, check out the video on the home page. An elderly man severely handicapped with cerebral palsy has created hundred of works of art using a typewriter. Amazing.
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"A deeply amoral defence of same-sex marriage" is the most-read article on the site. After it received about 250 comments in a single day, we decided to close the thread -- to encourage people to make comments on other articles.
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The promise of global citizenship is as expansive as the rhetoric at the opening of a new session at the UN. Unfortunately, it’s often just as empty. To re-phrase H. Richard Niebuhr, this movement often imagines that citizens without countries will bring humans without a nature into society without culture through laws without foundation."~ Daniel L. Ritchie, in today's article about the global citizenship movement. A very interesting read.
Quote of the day: At 50, everyone has the face he deserves. ~ George Orwell, quoted by Zac Alstin in his article about the late Joan Rivers.
September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day and we have three articles on this theme, one a personal testimony from MercatorNet contributor Martyn Drakard. The death of Robin Williams has raised the profile of depression, which afflicts a lot of people. We need to understand just how serious an illness it can be and encourage sufferers to seek professional help.
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One of MercatorNet's contributors, Tom Mortier, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to condemn Belgium's euthanasia law. It is a courageous and daring move. We wish him luck. Read all about it here. It's our most popular article at the moment.
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I would like to draw your attention to an article Michael Cook posted on the Harambee blog earlier this week that has been overlooked, judging by its absence from the "most viewed" list on the front page. Heroes of the war on Ebola is in my opiinion the most important article on the site this week, first, because it deals with a major human crisis among some of the world's poorest people, and second, because it reveals ordinary people from those places -- nobodies in the eyes of the world -- showing extraordinary love for their neighbours dying from the terrible virus and those at risk of contracting it. They are burying the dead and working in hospitals, risking their own lives hour by hour, and showing us what a human being really is capable of. Yes, they are real heroes.
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