“They’re traitors”: Brexit’s leave voters frustrated with parliament’s lack of action

Written by Chirine Aboussaad The United Kingdom and Europe have been obsessed with the impending Brexit ever since the referendum back in 2016. The United Kingdom was set to leave the European Union on March 29th, they didn’t. Brexit’s leave voters are fed up and used the original Brexit date to demonstrate on Parliament Square. LONDON, 29 March 2019 – The area around Westminster Abbey … Continue reading “They’re traitors”: Brexit’s leave voters frustrated with parliament’s lack of action

The paradox of homogeneous identity

Written by Carl Edholm The chatty room becomes silent as he enters the stage. Taking his place at the lectern and without much introduction or presentation, he starts his lecture as he has done hundreds of times before. It isn’t needed, the lecture is sold out and everyone in the audience knows who he is. Bringing books in hope they will be signed. Classic names … Continue reading The paradox of homogeneous identity

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

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”

Immigrants: the perfect scapegoats

By: Jose Nito Salvador Last Sunday sixth of January, residents of Rome went out to the streets to protest against anti-immigration policies of current far-right government, which refused to accept boats with African refugees. Malta has accepted the ships, however the migration debate remains to be divisive. It’s a cold morning in Rome. The sunrays start warming up the streets of the eternal city. It’s … Continue reading Immigrants: the perfect scapegoats

Let me take a selfie

by Laura Hornberger and Dana Dübbers Holocaust memorials are built to remember the people that died for our freedom. Should we allow people to take amusing pictures here? Around 20 Million people visit Amsterdam every year. Most of them for a short weekend trip, aiming to make as many memories as possible. Nowadays, you don’t send postcards to show friends and family extracts from your … Continue reading Let me take a selfie

The art of lying

by Livia Hirsch Can you count how many times you’ve lied this week? Livia Hirsch investigates why we don’t always tell the truth. Lying is a part of human nature. We do so close to twice a day according to research by Robert Feldman, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts. Many animals engage in deception, however, only humans are capable of misleading both themselves … Continue reading The art of lying