A history of persecution – Roma in Europe

People fear the unknown. Psychologically and in evolution this phenomenon helped us to survive, but it also promotes discrimination and mistrust. Something Romani people experienced all throughout history, something they experience to this day. Origins According to linguistic investigations, the Romani roots can be found in Northern India. A common misconception is that they loved […]

the Paris Commune

La Commune de Paris 

La Commune de Paris was undoubtedly the first significant form of a proletariat revolution. Karl Marx, but also Friedrich Engels and Mikhail Bakunin, will see an accomplished idea of a government of the working class or dictatorship of the proletariat in this revolution. “This sphinx that puts bourgeois understanding to such a severe test”   Karl […]

Human space flight

Human Space Flight – A brief history of what’s happening up there

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech -Artist’s concept of an astronaut on Mars We are in November 2024, Artemis II is taking off with a crew of 4 people. The goal of this mission is to test NASA capacities to put humans in orbit around the Moon. This journey is a part of a more ambitious project: return to […]

Are new year’s resolutions powerful or pointless?

As a child, I loved reading. In the following years I never completely stopped reading, but I struggled to finish the books I started. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with putting a book down when it really doesn’t tickle your fancy, but I was at a point where I couldn’t finish any book even though […]

Alisa Bekteshi

That little sparkle of you – A poem by Alisa Bekteshi

A message from the author The inspiration of my writings is hard to tell. My muse sits everywhere I go. In fact, whenever I’m thinking about my poems, or for some good classic music, or an art work, nature, etc; the inspiration comes itself even when I’m not calling for it. For me, writing is […]

THE RED FLAT PROJECT: Explore Everyday Life in Communist Bulgaria

If you plan to visit Sofia, it is quite possible to come across the effects of the communist regime in Bulgaria on the streets. You can see the communist history of Bulgaria, the pros and cons of the period, and the artifacts from that period. But have you ever wondered what the life of a […]

nasrin parvaz

Nasrin Parvaz – Portrait 

An Iranian woman and civil rights activist who spoke about recent protests in Iran as the result of generations of trauma Nasrin Parvaz was born in Tehran in 1959 and became a civil rights activist when the Islamic regime came to power in 1979. In 1982 she was arrested and spent eight years in prison […]

Drawing of an Haitian zombie

Voodoo and Sorcery: The Real Story of Zombies

Horror films are, probably, what crosses your mind when hearing the word ‘zombie’; an imaginary creature coming back from death popularised by the American cinema industry with films such as Night of the Living Dead or videogame franchises like Resident Evil. Yet, the idea of monsters existing amidst life and death has managed to frighten […]

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Short History of South-South Cooperation

The United Nations General Assembly has chosen 12 September to celebrate South-South Cooperation (SSC), the date on which the United Nations Conference adopted the “Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries”. This year, the UN Day for SSC also coincided with the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD-Expo), an […]

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