The New Conservatives

Naomi ‘t Hart Young, highly educated and conservative. European research shows that while this may have been a unique combination in the past, conservatism is growing amongst people born from 1990 onwards. Yesterdays election’s results partly underscore this movement. The question is: why? Millennials and Gen Z have often grown up with more welfare and education than the generations before them. The internet and globalisation … Continue reading The New Conservatives

“Once out, you are forgotten,” the Dutch in Canada voice their annoyance in voting from abroad

Austin Devaraj, Sage Bankasingh March. 18, 2021 TORONTO – As Dutch citizens took to the polls this week, which have been spread apart intentionally into multiple days, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expatriates are looking to voice their concerns about voting in the motherland. Dutch residents in Canada who hold citizenship in the Netherlands note complexities in communication present to them while trying to vote. … Continue reading “Once out, you are forgotten,” the Dutch in Canada voice their annoyance in voting from abroad

Angle Radio: Episode Five

Welcome to episode five of Angle Radio, hosted by Shaquille Scheder-Pagin and Jaimy Witbraad . On today’s show, we explored astrology, through its various lenses. We have a special guest, Dr. Raj Balkaran, on the show who will be talking about Hindu Astrology with our reporter from Toronto, Canada, Austin Devaraj. Our reporter, Gaby van Genderen, went out on the streets of Rotterdam here in … Continue reading Angle Radio: Episode Five

The most unique polling stations in Amsterdam: how did young voters experience those?

By Melisa Salas & Gaby van Genderen Today many special places in Amsterdam opened again as a polling station in the middle of a national lockdown. Locals had the chance to step into those unique buildings to use their right to vote. Reporters from the International Angle: Gaby and Melisa visited the Concertgebouw, the Van Gogh Museum and the Melkweg. Curious to see how young … Continue reading The most unique polling stations in Amsterdam: how did young voters experience those?

The City of Toronto set a grave record last month for opioid fatalities

Austin Devaraj March 4, 2021 TORONTO – Canada’s largest city has hit record numbers for opioid related overdose deaths. “This is the highest number of opioid overdose-related deaths reported by paramedics since we began monitoring in 2017,” reads a damning report, released on February 12 by Toronto city officials. The municipality has seen a steady increase in opioid related deaths over the past few months … Continue reading The City of Toronto set a grave record last month for opioid fatalities

The perfect propaganda strategy based on your personal data

Written by Eva Verlaan Nowadays, propaganda still takes place, only in a totally different way: You don’t see the pamphlets in the newspapers or the streets, you see personalized content specially made to match your norms and values on your social media channels. Apps on which you spend an average of 1.5 hours per day, according to the NOS. Cambridge Analytica was a company who … Continue reading The perfect propaganda strategy based on your personal data

Rage against the most persistent of pandemics

Just when the corona crisis slowed down, we were brutally reminded of the other ‘pandemic’ that has raged across the world for over 400 years. Indeed COVID-19 does not see race, status or sexual orientation. However, the pandemic has demonstrated the fatality of inequality. The overwhelmingly black deaths of New York serve as irrefutable evidence that systematic racism is so deeply embedded in our societies, that it didn’t even slip from a colourblind virus.  Continue reading Rage against the most persistent of pandemics

BREAKING FREE DURING LOCKDOWN

Glitter, heels, long nails, wild dancing, crop tops, colourful outfits, 80s music; these are a few of Pedro Lorenzo Menéndez’s (21) favourite things. One would rarely find Pedro sat at home and not out with friends or dancing. But then, the corona lockdown came, and Pedro found himself stuck indoors with his parents; one of which did not know an important part of Pedro’s identity. … Continue reading BREAKING FREE DURING LOCKDOWN

Socialism on the rise in California since pandemic

“Recent developments of the Corona outbreak have fueled Californians’ desire to adopt a more socialist political ideology” – Alexander Smith

The pandemic has stimulated people in California to become more active in the democratic socialist movement. Addison Winslow and Alexander Smith, who are both organizers of the Democratic Socialists of America in Northern California, have been actively involved in the community while helping people in need during these times of crisis.

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Diminishing the Walls of Racism

A photo feature by Patrick Lowe Los Angeles – Protests in Los Angeles, and all around the globe, started after the tragic death of George Floyd. As the days have gone by, protests in Los Angeles have become larger with more people jumping on board to fight for systematic change and to diminish the walls of racism in the United States.   The demonstrations that had started … Continue reading Diminishing the Walls of Racism