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  • Misuse of 9/11 in Colombia: A Convenient Political Stick

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    One year after the events of September 11 in New York City, peculiar rumours spread in Colombia that the FARC was preparing a suicide attack with a plane on the presidential palace or the Congress building (CNN July, 25 2002). This disturbing news had an immediate impact on public opinion. Were we close to reproducing the events of September 11? Were […]

  • Europe’s double standard

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    The European reaction to 9/11 was very strong, much more so than to other catastrophes and massacres. Why ? As an idealistic 16 year old high school student at that time, the answer I found disillusioned me. Class had just started after the summer holidays at my high school in […]

  • Ten Years since 9/11 – Re-shaping my Worldview

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    Ten years have elapsed since 9/11. When I think back, a series of flashbacks reels before my eyes. But regardless of the events and incidents that have occurred in the wake of this condemnable act, one question always intrigues me: Is religion, as propagated, so poisonous and dangerous a concept […]

  • 9/11 Didn’t Change The World, Wars Did

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    The attacks of September 11th, 2001 did not result in an immediate substantive alteration to the lives of most people in the world. It is difficult to find something positive to say about the following years of harsh reaction to this event; years which have brought far greater changes to […]