As much as it makes me uncomfortable to admit, I love my country. It’s a strange statement to make as someone living abroad who so readily hates the usual patriotism and politics that comes with being a ‘proud Brit’. But somewhere deep inside of me there is a confusing mixture of hope and joy that has always made me see Britain without the cynicism that … Continue reading UK Elections: I’m (still) proud to be British
Who would have thought that the humble words of a man who always seeks reconciliation between peoples and peace of mind could cause so much ado both on an international and political scale? Well, that’s what happened to Pope Francis during a Sunday Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica earlier this month when declaring the killings of Armenians as the first genocide of the 20th century, which consequently ignited Turkey’s anger. Continue reading “Why the Pope’s comments on the Armenian Genocide caused outrage in the Turkish establishment”
Lead by Europes’s digital single market commissioner Andrus Ansip, former Estonian Prime Minister, the EU is planning to reform their copyright laws, creating uniform regulations in all member states in order to form a single digital market. This would mean equal access for people all over the Union to all media created in the EU.
Spanish authorities have this week raided a further six social centres and 11 homes as part of an ongoing crackdown on local anarchist groups which began in late March. Continue reading “Spanish police close down social centres in ongoing attack on anarchist groups”
A Danish sexology professor and expert on sexual education has this week suggested that schools should expose teenagers to pornography as part of their education. Continue reading “Danish professor suggests including pornography in school’s sex education”
Malta has this week enacted a law being branded as the most progress approach to trans an intersex issues of any European country. Continue reading “Malta enacts world-leading laws for trans and intersex people”
A new design of temporary shelters designed by Swedish furniture makers Ikea have gone into production this week. Continue reading “Ikea-designed ‘flat-pack refugee shelter’ enters production”