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How Martin Luther King Almost Didn’t Have a Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr., the man whose dream we’re all familiar with, became known as one of the world’s greatest orators because of the “I Have a Dream” refrain of the speech he delivered during the 1963 March on Washington. He however didn’t plan to use those famous four words in his speech that day. Gary Younge reveals what happened ... Read More »

BB-8 Star Wars Droid

The Star Wars series encouraged the public’s increasing desire to have a robot in the house. Imagine this: a small, round object that moves in your living room, answers your commands and satisfies your dream of having a personal droid. Star Wars Droid is real, and you can easily purchase it from every part of the world. In the Schiphol ... Read More »

No More Singing Protest

I had the pleasure of watching the documentary Searching for Sugar Man last week. A movie that focuses on the life of the biggest rock icon America has never had. Despite a promising start of his career, his first albums flopped and he dropped out of the music business. But through a most ironic twist of fate he ended up becoming a ... Read More »

Politics in the Palmetto State

  An Analysis of the American Presidential Primaries in South Carolina Laura Groenendaal   Donald Trump is constantly on television, Hillary Clinton launched her campaign and the debates have started: The American Primary Presidential Elections are coming soon. At the moment of writing I am in South Carolina, nicknamed the Palmetto State, for an exchange. This southern state is both ... Read More »

Hawaii: too Green to Function?

With an ambitious bill planning a 100% renewable energy use in 2050 pending in the Hawaii legislature, states are looking towards the island for its example. With fossil fuels occupying an 80% of the total energy use, the country still has a long way to go. Yet, the utility company managing the second biggest grid on the island even claims ... Read More »

TTIP approaches

Recently, thousands of protesters took it to the streets across Europe to oppose what could be the biggest free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States. The economy must grow, this is a fact, and a way of promoting this is free trade. Trade without barriers to the welfare of ... Read More »

On Banks, Occupation, and Building a Better Tomorrow…

Before the 1970s, banks were just that – banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a capitalist state economy. What that is? They took unused funds from your bank account, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping someone to buy a home or send a kid to college, whatever the funds might be needed for. ... Read More »