Culture & Politics

Singing in (and for) harmony

‘Fight the Power’,’ Strange Fruit’, ‘Imagine’ and ‘Redemption Song’ are all songs that have one thing in common. From spreading a message about public lynching in the song ‘Strange Fruit’ to calling o...Read More

How digital media platforms enhance opposing sentiments in the Israeli-Palestine conflict

A new epoch in the Israeli-Palestine conflict has begun, as the world has been shocked by erupting violence between Israel and Hamas. On the 7th of October, hundreds of Israelis were kidnapped, tortur...Read More

The Parallel Movement 

August 15, 1947: a day marked in the hearts of every Indian. After 300+ years of British rule, Gandhi paved the way for Indian independence. His nonviolent movement for independence had made  happen w...Read More

Tourists Go Home! Anti-Tourism as a Social Movement

The gradual increase of the tourism industry over the last two decades (see figure 1) has come paired with the surfacing of anti-tourism attitudes. After the Covid-19 pandemic, these attitudes have fl...Read More

The fruit is not all rotten: Feminists’ attempt to build an alternative Russia

Can social movements change the world? Russia’s reputation appears damaged by the events of the last year and a half. However, it is  simplistic to portray the country as a one-component-actor. P...Read More

The new Dutch pillarization

Segregation in the Dutch educational system EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Education increasingly is a demarcating factor in Dutch society, which has consequences for,  among other things, political voting an...Read More

Why restrict migration? It is time for open borders!

Imagine there’s no countries (…). You may say I´m a dreamer, But I´m not the only one” – John Lennon, 19711  Many asylum seekers come from far away, escaping in overcrowded and leaky boats,...Read More

Universal Credit and unemployment rates in the United Kingdom

by Fabiana Alberda & Margot Keijzer Introduction At this moment, nearly 1.25 million people in the United Kingdom (UK) are unemployed (Statista, 2022). Many reasons can be attributed to these numb...Read More

Can a movement change something in a money driven industry? It almost seems impossible.

Every time news headlines are filled with yet another deadly school shooting in the US, the world seems to be in shock. As recent as May of this year, leaders from around the world offered their condo...Read More