The 1619 Project

Black History Month is an annual celebration to honor the history of the African diaspora. February was chosen as the month dedicated to the remembrance of African-Americans achievements and struggles. This last Saturday, on the 21st of March, we also celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On this day, in 1960, […]

Action week against racism 2020

Note: The Action Week Against Racism scheduled to take place from 16th to 22nd of March, has been postponed to May due to COVID-19. As you well know, the Action Week Against Racism is approaching. From 16th to 22nd of March several performances will take place in Europe. For many years we have been standing […]

Baltic Pagan traditions

The last two European countries to convert to Christianity were Latvia and Lithuania. This situation marks the region as the last existing area of the old paganism culture. Moreover, the Balts tried to preserve their long-established way of living. Yet, during the purge of paganistic influence in Europe, the Baltic tribes assimilated into Christianity. The […]

Dilemma Action: learning from Gandhi for climate activism.

On the 12th of March of 1930, Mahatma Gandhi, along with 80 other activists departed from Sabarmati Ashram. They were to march for 24 days, totalling 384 kilometres. Their final destination was Dandi, a coastal village where they were to make salt by evaporating the sea water. Using a protest strategy called dilemma action they […]

75 years after Auschwitz

January 27th, 1945. The Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. This was the chosen day to honor and remember the victims of the holocaust, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews, Soviet civilians and prisoners of war, Polish civilians, Sinti and Roma, Jehovah witnesses, criminals, homosexuals, and political opponents or from the resistance. These were […]

Death Stranding: a videogame for the future

The world has come to an end. Society has we know it is just a memory. People fear each other and live isolated, locked up in shelters without any contact with the world outside. No, it’s not a description of life in the post-internet era – the one we live after the rise of social […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clear my head about this poem about why I can’t go out without changing my clothes my shoes my body posture my gender identity my age my status as a woman alone in the evening/ alone on the streets/alone not being the point/ the point […]

Our reviews of 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

— A voluntary year (2019) by Ulrich Kölher/Henner Winckler – Round Midnight Author: Francesco Cirica Urs wants his daughter to take a Voluntary year in Costa Rica, but she doesn’t think the same. Kölher and Winckler mix slice of life with a little surrealistic touch to address from an unexpected point of view a story […]

Walk For Freedom: anti-human trafficking walk

Slavery still exists. Human trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion annually. Every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave. 98% of traffickers are never convicted. Over 27 million people are trapped in slavery. Those slogans are not only numbers, they are facts. Walk For Freedom raises global awareness of humans who are trapped in slavery in […]

Lesbos: when hell takes away children’s hope

There is a disease called resignation syndrome that has been first diagnosed in Sweden in the 1990s, it is essentially a dissociative syndrome that induces a catatonic state that affects refugee children who enter a state of coma after having lost hope as a result of traumatic events. This usually happens to young refugees who […]