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Orlando Shootings: Why Gun Control is Out of the Question

Our hearts go out to the victims who died in the Orlando Shootings on 12 June. The massacre goes down as another one of America’s gun violence statistics. The attack is categorised as a terrorist act and hate crime, but the conversation has been diverted away from gun control. The …

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The “Migrant Crisis”: Narratives at a Dead End

The migrant crisis has brought much dissatisfaction amongst European citizens, and political pressures on their governments. As the EU struggles to handle the migrant crisis, Western and European media, as well as public discourse, are locked in a dead end between competing narratives of whether the migrants are guilty of the …

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What It Says on the Tin: Politics and the Eurovision

Why did the Ukrainian entry “1944” receive such attention as a “political” song at the Eurovision Song Contest? Yes, of course Eurovision is political – and well beyond the lyrics of this song, or even the voting in country blocks. The song contest, with its strongly proclaimed apolitical mission, serves …

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Bye bye borders: Revolutionary international treaty enters into force

Unknown to most citizens of this planet, even to most politicians, journalists and scholars, a treaty was secretly signed and ratified by the majority of states within the United Nations. It will enter into force on the 1st of April 2016. Photo credit: Fence Barbed Wire Sicurezza/ Ken Kistler/Public Domain …

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Back to the Future: a Look Into a European History School Book Published in 2096

What will future generations think of us? How will they judge our actions? What will children learn in history class about how our generation dealt with current challenges? This article is what our journalist Sonja Wiencke thinks a school book for history will look like 80 years from now. Chapter I …

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Donald Trump: It’s not about political correctness

Donald Trump’s face is on every newspage. He is known and quoted by people in the streets. His medical record attesting good health is presented like a lifeboat for the nation. No, this is not some totalitarian dictator in a shut-down place far away, this is the currently most popular …

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