Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Problem With Human Rights

Human Rights are everywhere. Thought up about 7 decades ago as a nicely idealistic but non-compulsory way of seeming superior to the horrors of World War II, they have become a term that we just cannot stop talking about, particularly in … Continue reading

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The Value of Pictures

“Stop talking and smile at the camera.” – a very irritated father to his ~8 year old daughter at Schiphol airport. Airports are always a fun place to be at, so I can never quite stop myself from looking around … Continue reading

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Uruguayan Heroism: The Plight of Refugees and Torture Victims

When reading the news, and, for that matter, posts on this blog, you might start to think that awfully little is done to help the people of this world who are in need. That, unfortunately, would probably be true. Still, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Hypocrisy: The CIA Torture Report

The CIA released a secret document detailing their interrogation techniques up to 2009, and one man is celebrating the harsh realities it reveals: Barack Obama. After all, he is the one who put a stop to the programme, so with … Continue reading

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What We Ignore About Michael Brown and Eric Garner

For weeks I have left the topic of Michael Brown unconsidered, and later also the case of Eric Garner. But there is much to say, much that still goes almost unmentioned in the mainstream debate, so the time has come … Continue reading

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The Bright Side of Politics

Politics has a bad image, and probably for good reason: bad things happen all the time, and it is exactly the bad things that make it into mainstream media, which includes blog posts by random Dutch guys. In the past … Continue reading

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