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06.06.2020

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

On 1 June, a large demonstration took place in the centre of Amsterdam in solidarity with demonstrators protesting in dozens of cities in the United States against the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. In Amsterdam, a large demonstration took place on June 1st… »

05.06.2020

For UK, Tackling Racial Injustice Should Begin at Home

For UK, Tackling Racial Injustice Should Begin at Home

Greater Efforts Needed to Address Discriminatory Policies The killing of George Floyd and the ensuing police violence against protesters across the United States have drawn widespread condemnation in the United Kingdom. But showing real solidarity requires reflection on the UK’s own record of racism and injustice, while charting the steps needed to… »

05.06.2020

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

The Baltic Sea a SEA OF PEACE The Baltic Sea, our vulnerable inland sea, is one of the most trafficked, fragile and polluted seas in the world. On top of numerous environmental problems, rapidly increasing military threats are present in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the increasing number of… »

04.06.2020

How pandemics past and present fuel the rise of mega-corporations

How pandemics past and present fuel the rise of mega-corporations

In June 1348, people in England began reporting mysterious symptoms. They started off as mild and vague: headaches, aches, and nausea. This was followed by painful black lumps, or buboes, growing in the armpits and groin, which gave the disease its name: bubonic plague. The last stage was a high… »

04.06.2020

Does the coronavirus crisis make a no-deal Brexit more likely?

Does the coronavirus crisis make a no-deal Brexit more likely?

June is a critical month for EU-UK talks on a trade deal. If no progress is made this month, a no-deal Brexit looks inevitable. Is it possible that’s because of, rather than in spite of, the coronavirus crisis? On June 23, four years will have passed since the momentous Brexit… »

04.06.2020

Climate change, energy transition and nuclear energy

Climate change, energy transition and nuclear energy

In May 2020, the Council of Ministers approved the Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill (PLCCTE) and sent it to the Spanish Parliament for its consideration. This is a legal framework that responds to the requirements of the international framework defined by the Paris Agreement of 2015, the Agenda 2030… »

02.06.2020

Boys’ Drawings Expose Greece’s Broken Detention System

Boys’ Drawings Expose Greece’s Broken Detention System

Plight of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Is Focus of New Campaign Ibrahim, a 14-year-old boy from Somalia, was detained by Greek police for almost three months at a detention center in Amygdaleza, a police-run detention facility on the outskirts of Athens, which houses adults but has a dedicated section for unaccompanied… »

01.06.2020

Assange Case: Intelligence & Military ties to Chief Magistrate & UK Minister

Assange Case: Intelligence & Military ties to Chief Magistrate & UK Minister

VIDEO: Assange Case: Intelligence & Military ties to Chief Magistrate & UK Minister In this video, Taylor Hudak recaps the online event “Julian Assange: Is this a fair trial?” held by Declassified UK, a British news organization. Taylor examines the various conflicts of interests in the Assange case concerning the Chief… »

01.06.2020

Anti-racism protests spread to Berlin and London

Anti-racism protests spread to Berlin and London

Outcry over the killing of George Floyd has gone international, with people taking to the streets Berlin and London to show solidarity with US protesters. In Germany, soccer stars wore T-shirts and knelt in support. Thousands of people took to the streets of the German and British capitals on Sunday… »

31.05.2020

Five ways online university learning can be better than face-to-face teaching

Five ways online university learning can be better than face-to-face teaching

The University of Cambridge has announced that all lectures will be offered online for the academic year beginning in October 2020. Other UK universities are expected to adopt similar policies, adopting a format which blends online learning with more traditional teaching. The announcement has disappointed and worried some students, who are… »

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