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Russell Brand: Time For Revolution Or Too Good To Be True?

A few days ago, my friend Ben went to the blog’s Facebook page and asked what my thoughts were on Russell Brand: could his views truly improve the world, or is it just too good to be true? It’s a … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso’s Threat of Civil War: The Idiocy of Power

When Blaise Compaoré took power in Burkino Faso in a 1987 coup, he acted cunningly, overthrowing his old friend who acted as President, and immediately taking over his position. 27 years later, at the end of his rule, he acted … 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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The Dream of a City (Entry Essay Writing Competition)

This was an entry for an essay writing competition about “the city of your dreams” for my university in the Dutch city of Tilburg. I ended up being a runner-up, and since only the winner was published, I can now freely … Continue reading

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Ignorance of the Public: In Defence of the Officials

We live in a time of awareness. We’re aware of inequalities and we’re aware of poverty. To put it more generally, we’re aware of the struggles of the less fortunate in society, those who lack some of the privileges that … Continue reading

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Democracy Is Destructive And A Bad Solution

That’s one hell of a title for a self-proclaimed “socialist”… Still, don’t worry. I don’t want any revolutions, nor do I want to get rid of democracy. That’s a whole other kind of socialism. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t … Continue reading

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The West is Always Right: Hypocrisy in the Ukrainian Conflict

Something very special happened this week: finally, after all those years of people supporting war for the sake of “democracy”, the Western world has changed its mind and decided that war is wrong. It took a while, but to some … Continue reading

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