Floating Breasts accompany this years’ women march in Amsterdam

Written by Melanie Schlemmer Amsterdam – Passengers on the Brouwersgracht probably looked twice when they saw a group of giant breasts floating around in all sizes and shapes on Friday the 8th of March. The breasts transported a message not everyone seemed to understand at first glance. But they were part of a supportive message for the freedom of boobs. One big breast with a … Continue reading Floating Breasts accompany this years’ women march in Amsterdam

InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam: how do students see this luxurious hotel?

Made by Naomi de Ridder, Esmee Bakker and Fleur Withagen The Amstel Hotel is known as a luxury hotel for wealthy people. But what is the image students have of this hotel? They tell you all about it in this podcast. Do you want to know how the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam thinks about its image? Here you can read the article “We want to radiate accessibility”. Continue reading InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam: how do students see this luxurious hotel?

“We want to radiate accessibility”

Written by Esmee Bakker, Fleur Withagen en Naomi de Ridder Overlooking Amsterdam’s finest and most prestige canal, is the evenly majestic Intercontinental Amstel Hotel. The Dutch flag flutters proudly above the grand entrance, accompanied by a fancy looking door man adorned by a top hat. The hat has been out of fashion since the early 19th century, but here it still functions as a symbol … Continue reading “We want to radiate accessibility”

The iron triangle

A piece by Maxim Etty, Dave Lantinga and Diogo Baptista Alongside the peaceful, slow floating waters of Amsterdam’s canals, we find 58 large concrete structured subway stations to transport 87.000 people daily to their destinations. Compared to the look and feel of the city center, the subways do certainly not have the same vibe. Especially girls don’t feel comfortable taking the subway to the suburbs … Continue reading The iron triangle

“Morocco is attempting to silence critical journalists”

Written by Marijn Butter Recently journalists have been rejected entry into Morocco. Amongst those rejected are Dutch Journalists like Gerbert van der Aa. He had to leave Morocco because according to the government he worked there illegally as a journalist. It’s a big issue El Kaddouri says. Journalists who wrote about the Hirak in a positive way received a prison sentence, a prohibition on publication … Continue reading “Morocco is attempting to silence critical journalists”

Supporters of the biodiversity petition demonstrate for better species protection in Munich, Bavaria. | Photograph: Georg Kurz

“The biodiversity petition uses the same tools as right-wing populists”

Supporters of the biodiversity petition demonstrate for better species protection in Munich, Bavaria. | Photograph: Georg Kurz By Kimberly Nicolaus The Bavarian petition “biodiversity – save the bees” is the most successful in the state’s history. But critics see the petition as too short-sighted or even connect its success with populism. Around 18.4 percent of eligible voters in Bavaria signed from 31th of January to … Continue reading “The biodiversity petition uses the same tools as right-wing populists”

Climate March a big success: bigger attendance than expected

Written by Naomi de Ridder, Romy Caverlé and Chirine Aboussaad The Climate March on Sunday the 10th of March was a huge success. The attendance was much bigger than expected: 40.000 people attended the march, that is 15.000 more than anticipated. Jasperine Schupp (46), press officer from Milieudefensie, is very satisfied with the outcome. She sees the success as a clear signal to the government. … Continue reading Climate March a big success: bigger attendance than expected