Getting Paid in Kisses and Hugs

By BEETA DAVOUDI
[…] Founded in materialism and founder of colonialism, capitalism requires for labour to be rewarded and incentivised by money. But not just money—more specifically, the competition for money. Although, this system, logic, or game, even from the viewpoint of Adam Smith himself, seems to contradict with the most inherent nature of man. A nature which is defined by a “mutual sympathy of sentiments”… Continue reading Getting Paid in Kisses and Hugs

Farewell to Liberté?: COVID-19 and Our Ever-changing Notion of Freedom

By JAERIN KIM
As much as this would come off as a cliché, there is no quote that better defines the concept of democracy than “liberté, egalité, fraternité.” Perfectly encapsulating the spirit of the French revolution, this short yet pithy motto has given birth to the very idea of democracy to this world, inspired the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and continues to influence the current political landscape… Continue reading Farewell to Liberté?: COVID-19 and Our Ever-changing Notion of Freedom

170 Years of Taboo and Assumptions: Italy’s Mafia, From its Creation to its Criminalization

By IRENE SEGONE
Law n. 646, article 416-bis, better known as the law Rognoni – La Torre passed on 13 September 1982 is the first law ever passed in Italy, criminalizing the mafia. The mafia however, is thought to have originated in 1812. It took the Italian State exactly 170 years to define and penalize a criminal organization… Continue reading 170 Years of Taboo and Assumptions: Italy’s Mafia, From its Creation to its Criminalization

Le drame et les coupables

Par RYAN TFAILY
L’ignoble attentat islamiste perpétré contre le professeur d’histoire Samuel Patty, à Conflans, a bien-sûr saisi la France d’effroi. Le pays se savait menacé par le risque terroriste, mais le procédé utilisé, celui de la décapitation, ainsi que la froideur et le motif de l’acte, ont marqué un seuil supérieur dans la monstruosité terroriste… Continue reading Le drame et les coupables

#HijabisFightBack (fr/eng): Pourquoi les femmes musulmanes belges et françaises contre-attaquent / Why Belgium and France’s Muslim Women are Striking Back

Par / By SANIA MAHYOU
*English Version available on Page 2*
Il y a d’abord une décision. Celle de la Cour constitutionnelle belge, qui, le 4 juin dernier, a donné raison à une haute école bruxelloise qui avait décidé d’interdire le port de signes convictionnels au sein de son établissement. Décision controversée qui s’ajoute à de nombreuses discriminations déjà vécues…
Continue reading #HijabisFightBack (fr/eng): Pourquoi les femmes musulmanes belges et françaises contre-attaquent / Why Belgium and France’s Muslim Women are Striking Back