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

Reclaim your life: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

By Leonie Rothacker Screwing up a theatre performance, setting your girlfriend’s apartment on fire and going to prison for it – this is what can happen if mental diseases aren’t diagnosed and treated. The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival gives formerly ill people a stage to speak and tell their stories to encourage people with mental health issues to seek help and get … Continue reading Reclaim your life: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

„I used to have more overtime than I do today“

An interview about the changing workload in journalism by Leonie Rothacker „I used to have more overtime than I do today“ by Leonie Rothacker Over the course of the last decades, the working environment of journalists has changed – not only in the Netherlands. 63-year-old editor Peter Bausch has been working at the German local newspaper Sindelfinger Zeitung/Böblinger Zeitung (SZ/BZ) for 40 years, experiencing the … Continue reading „I used to have more overtime than I do today“

Social Bite: the business that feeds the homeless

In a sea of Pret a Mangers and Greggs, social enterprise café Social Bite certainly stands out for employing and feeding the homeless. It also makes for an extraordinary cuppa in Scotland. Feature by Poppy Prescott Pictures by Larice Schuurbiers It took George six and a half days to walk here. With 20 quid in his pocket, he left Sunderland, England to look for something … Continue reading Social Bite: the business that feeds the homeless

Interview – investigative journalist Sinan Can

‘If want to reach a bunch of people; the best way would definitely be the bloody Internet.’ INTERVIEW: INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST SINAN CAN By: Sam van Royen No one can deny that journalism has changed ever so greatly in the past two decades, particularly in terms of digitalisation. Sinan Can is a Dutch investigative journalist who has methodically planned his way to doing what he truly … Continue reading Interview – investigative journalist Sinan Can

Changing Attitudes Towards Migration in the Netherlands

Long considered an open and accepting society, the Netherlands has a significantly multi-cultural population. Priding itself on its tolerance and well-recognised for being the first country to legalize same-sex marriage, the country’s progressive ways of thinking have made it a very appealing location to resettle in. However, with a rise in support for right-wing politicians across the country, opinions have begun to shift. Can the … Continue reading Changing Attitudes Towards Migration in the Netherlands

Women’s Rights activist Azza Soliman faces charges to possible 15 years of prison

By Larice Schuurbiers Recent events in Egypt have made it clear that the Egyptian state is determined to silence women’s rights activists and others who are fighting critical issues such as marital abuse. Azza Soliman, a human rights lawyer who advocates for women’s rights, has been charged and arrested multiple times for made up crimes by the government. Security forces and the pro-government media have been … Continue reading Women’s Rights activist Azza Soliman faces charges to possible 15 years of prison

“It was brilliant, in a sick way”

By Liora Israelsohn The Propaganda of South African Apartheid Apartheid South Africa meant separate development. Between 1948 and 1994, it meant black South Africans didn’t have the vote, they had to live in self-contained areas and had strict laws surrounding what they could and couldn’t do. They had separate busses, separate toilets, and separate schools. Essentially, black South Africans were second class citizens. Ian Marks … Continue reading “It was brilliant, in a sick way”