pushbacks

Pushbacks and Rights Violations at Europe’s Borders: the Case of Greece

According to the Greek Council for Refugees, in 2021, a total of 9,157 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece. This marks a decrease of 31.7% compared to 15,696 in 2020, mainly due to an increase in pushbacks, the militarization of borders and restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the Greek authorities deny […]

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Global Climate Strike in Thessaloniki

In times of a global recession, multiple wars and political turmoils, environmental issues may quickly go unnoticed. But the climate crisis does end just because so much else is happening right now that demands our attention. In fact, the climate crisis, with its dramatic impacts, will also worsen our social crises and all kinds of […]

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Human Trafficking: a Crime against Rights and Freedom

The traffic of human beings is one of the most significant crimes against humans that damage fundamental individual rights: deprivation of freedom and security, the impossibility of access to health assistance, education and family relations. This phenomenon includes conscription, transfer and accommodation of people through duress or using other forms of coercion, kidnapping, deception, intimidation […]

south south cooperation

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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GreenWave Festival 2022

‘They have deprived us of hope, solidarity, prosperity, happiness, freedom, ecological balance, they have deprived us of alternatives for another society.’ Higher temperatures, loss of forests and wildlife, air pollution, more frequent wildfires, extreme weather conditions… The earth is experiencing unparalleled degradation due to decades of neoliberal policies, disjointed from people and the environment. Now, […]

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Repair, Reuse and Recycle: The EUs Circular Economy Plan

Have you ever wondered why Apple is launching a new iPhone every year even though the technological improvements and new features, like an improved processor speed or slightly improved Face ID, go almost unnoticed by the consumers? And, even worse, have you ever thought about the fact that buying these new iPhones every year is […]

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The land of the like minded: How social media bubbles drive polarisation

Introduction & short definition Social media makes up an essential part of our life. Every time we log into networks like Instagram, a whole new world opens up that is individually designed and tailored to our interests and needs. But even though we use it so frequently, many people might still be unaware of the […]

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“Make the world a better place”: therapeutic program named Argo

Short introduction Argo is a state therapeutic program for drug addicts started back in 1998. It was the first daily ambulatory program for drug addicts. So, instead of taking drug addicts outside of the city and separating them from the rest of the people, the idea is to help them do their therapy within their […]