Dancing to Lukashenko’s Fiddle – The arrest of Roman Protasevic

Last Sunday, a Ryanair passenger jet was forced to the ground in Belarus as a result of a suspected explosive, some argue following the command of President Lukashenko himself. The

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Protests in Colombia – The kindling and the spark

Starting April 28th, nationwide protests against the government took place in Colombia, lasting several days. Adding to rising economic and social pressures, a new tax reform was the final straw

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From genocide to military dictatorship: what is happening in Myanmar?

Myanmar, or Burma as many people might remember it, is a country that has been growing through many changes since the 20th century. Not only the name has changed, but

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Bananas and their Political Influence: The Dark History of Chiquita

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits worldwide: they are tasty and have many health benefits. While you can find bananas from different brands in most supermarkets, the one

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Cutting Ties – Uyghur Forced Labour and the Fashion Industry

Although still hardly receiving the attention it deserves, the situation of the Uyghur minority in China is no longer a secret. As discussed in Julia’s article on the cultural genocide

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Uganda’s opposition leader arrested during protests

Uganda seems on edge after Bobi Wine was again arrested and intimidated along with his party partners. After losing his election for Presidency against the current incumbent President Yoweri Museneni, Bobi Wine has faced particular challenges including house arrest, harassment, and persecution from the established regime. Find out more on our Checks & Balances site.

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Cultural Genocide on Uighurs in China

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Garvey’s quote illustrates the importance of culture preservation of

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Spraying down protests: the dangers of the use of teargas

Already in lockdown, the additional measure of a curfew was the worst nightmare for many. When it was eventually established, it was no surprise that riots sprouted. Several methods were

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Winter is Coming – The Refugee Crisis in Europe

Although the start of spring is still a little over a month away, the first warm days have just reached Groningen. It is a stark contrast with the icy weather

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‘Vrijheid’ in times of Pandemic

The Netherlands: O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Similarities with the United States have been gaining popularity over the past few weeks, most notably

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