“In the Netherlands I earn as much as a doctor in Budapest”

Photo taken by Denise van der Bij Denise van der Bij While Hungary is dealing with major immigration problems, there is a wave of young, intelligent Hungarians leaving the country because of xenophobia and low salaries. “I only got 520 euro a month while I worked for 48 hours a week,” says Karolina Kiraly, one of the many migrants choosing to leave her country. As … Continue reading “In the Netherlands I earn as much as a doctor in Budapest”

Shield and Friends was known by UNIA

“Flanders is in our blood,” one of the images that Schild and Vrienden spread on social media.  Amber Vuylsteke UNIA, the Belgian organisation against racism and discrimination, already kept an eye on Schild and Vrienden (Shield and Friends). This is an extreme right-wing youth group disseminating racist comments. The organisation received ten reports about racist statements. “People reported very concrete cases, such as photos and … Continue reading Shield and Friends was known by UNIA

The automation of cash registers: “This change only generates winners”

Sam van der Loo The world is changing by automation and, of course, the supermarkets are also involved. Even the ‘good old’ Albert Heijn on the Overtoom in Amsterdam is taking part, as this month most of the regular checkouts were replaced by automated cash registers, making cashiers redundant. Automated checkouts at the Overtoom branch Photo: Sam van der Loo Deborah Kloppenburg, the manager of … Continue reading The automation of cash registers: “This change only generates winners”

’Covering conflicts will change you forever’

 By Leonie Rothacker Source: Johanna Maria Fritz Benjamin Hiller works as freelance journalist in conflict zones such as Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria. When he’s not traveling in those areas, he lives in Berlin, Germany. His work has been published in several important European newspapers such as Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Le Monde Diplomatique and International Business Times.  During my youth one day refugees … Continue reading ’Covering conflicts will change you forever’

A Masterpiece of Food Waste: sObres Mestres

By Christina Hanson Nikoletta Theodoridi will host her second food waste pop-up dinner in Barcelona in January. The Greek lightning designer started this initiative to reduce the amount of wasted food from markets and farms, by using it for dinners for an affordable price. Her dream is to set up sustainable food waste canteen: sObres Mestres.    ‘Once, when I was in London visiting an … Continue reading A Masterpiece of Food Waste: sObres Mestres

Crackdown on Catalan Code: Internet Censorship During the Referendum

By Poppy Prescott BARCELONA – In the days leading up to the unofficial 1st October 2017 Catalan referendum, the Spanish government chose to turn off the screens of those seeking information and polling details of the event. With hundreds of pro-independence internet domains and services, activists used mirror websites to override such silence, but they now face prosecution. Many question the legitimacy of the Madrid … Continue reading Crackdown on Catalan Code: Internet Censorship During the Referendum

Dicks & Dykes, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution

Dicks & Dykes Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is known for their recognition of the alternative. The Dutch premiere of ‘Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution’ certainly ensures that this reputation stays intact. Focusing on past anarchistic gay culture director, Yony Leyser, aims to explore how the queer and hardcore scene united to establish the ‘queercore’ movement … Continue reading Dicks & Dykes, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution

An insight into a radical muslim society

An insight into a radical Muslim society Documentary review: ‘Recruiting for Jihad’ By Elisabeth Ulla Uksnøy Photo: Screenshot from “Recruting for Jihad” ‘Recruiting for Jihad’ (original title: ‘Den norske islamisten’) gives an insight into a radical islamic environment the public only have seen parts of before. By following Ubaydullah Hussain, the leader of radical islamic group The Prophet’s Ummah, we are witnessing recruiting, radicalizing and … Continue reading An insight into a radical muslim society