"Culture and leadership pages have been completely silent"

Today's ETC lead writer Somar al Naher is critical of the lack of interest in the uprising in Iraq, both from the Swedish left and from the journalist corps.

Of: Sara Haid

This week's debate has called for support from several quarters for the fight for democracy - in both Iran and Iraq as well as Hong Kong. At the same time, Sida is responding to criticism of the assistance provided in the form of cash benefits to the very poorest.

November 27, 2019, Current debate

Shaking scenes in Hong Kong worry debaters

Protesters in Hong Kong

The conflict between protesters and the Hong Kong government has escalated over the week. Many protesting students have been imprisoned at a university. Photo: Studio Incendo (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Filippa Dyrefors

The protests in Hong Kong have been going on since March, and this week the conflict between the protesters and the government has escalated. In Sweden, a number of debaters have expressed their concern about the increasingly uncontrolled situation. At the same time, the debate about the Swedish development agency Sida has continued on the opinion pages.

November 20, 2019, Current debate