Category Archives: Controversial

The War in the Middle East: An End In Sight?

In a week like this, you might expect me to give my insights on Charlie Hebdo and everything surrounding it. But I won’t. I assume that for regular readers it isn’t difficult to guess what my views are, and either … Continue reading

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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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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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Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget What We Never Knew

Today, the 11th of November, is Remembrance Day in much of the Commonwealth, including the United Kingdom. “Lest we forget” is the common sentiment, imploring us not to forget about those fallen heroes in all those many wars that have … Continue reading

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The Dutch “Black Pete” And The Importance Of Weak Politicians

When people all over the world think of an old white guy with a big white beard, they think of Santa Claus. That doesn’t go for everyone, though: in the Low Countries (Belgium and the Netherlands), there is “Sinterklaas”, a … Continue reading

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Western Propaganda in Action: The Irony of the “Ukrainian” Elections

Ukraine has voted for Europe. That seems to be the message sent out by most Western news sources after the results of the parliamentary election began to come in. They’re not alone, either, as the country’s current president, Petro Poroshenko, … Continue reading

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