On January the 21st, 2021, the European Parliament voted a resolution, 2019/2181(INL), containing recommendations to the European Commission on the Right to Disconnect. These recommendations are concerning the new requested directive on the Right to Disconnect. It should be noted that, currently, a specific legislation related to the Smart-Worker's Right to Disconnect does not exist. … Continue reading Smart-Workers Right to Disconnect
Historical Overview: Utopian Ideas and Ideal City Policy
— Article by Julia Kozlova The aim of a good city is to lead citizens towards a happy life (c) Plato In Antiquity, both the Greek polis (from which derives our ‘politics’, the science of governing states) and the Latin civitas defined the city-state, an urban as well as a political organization. This dual significance … Continue reading Historical Overview: Utopian Ideas and Ideal City Policy
Teenagers Forever: How Capitalists Want us Not to be Adults
"Pay them more". These are the simple, revolutionary, socialist words by the POTUS Joe Biden a few days ago. Replying to reporters' questions about workers shortage, Biden blamed entrepreneurs and employers for the increasing number of unemployed. So how is it possible not to find people who are ready to work? According to Biden, this … Continue reading Teenagers Forever: How Capitalists Want us Not to be Adults
22.5 Years Short
On Friday 25th of June, Judge Peter Cahill, sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 and a half years in prison. A fraction of closure has been provided to a case that shook not only the nation, but the world. Judge Cahil explained his rational in sentencing Chauvin in a 22-page memorandum. Outlining four aggravating factors which … Continue reading 22.5 Years Short
Iraq Water Shortage: a ‘Hydro-Political’ Disaster
Water is the basis of life on earth, and without it nothing would exist, including the economic activities on which humanity relies, such as agriculture, industry or any other human endeavour. Civilisation as we now know it has developed around the great rivers, and among these, the Tigris and Euphrates have played a major role, … Continue reading Iraq Water Shortage: a ‘Hydro-Political’ Disaster
Seeking Protection From Its Own Voters
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."— Harry S. Truman Sedition … Continue reading Seeking Protection From Its Own Voters
Are Social Media Giants a Threat to Freedom of Expression or Politicians?
When former U.S. President Donald Trump was suspended from Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, Twitch, Shopify, Stripe, Reddit, Tik-Tok, YouTube and Pinterest over his false and malicious statements as well as violent political rhetoric, it became a subject of debate as to whether social media platforms have the right to suspend or delete postings from political … Continue reading Are Social Media Giants a Threat to Freedom of Expression or Politicians?
Questioning Secularism: The Vatican’s Role in Italy’s Latest Legislation
The Vatican, an independent city state within Rome, under the sovereign jurisdiction of the Holy See dates back to early Christianity. As its own entity of international law, while a religious institution and technically considered a ‘theocracy’ of sorts lead currently by Pope Francis, the Vatican’s strong influential presence in both, Italian politics, as well … Continue reading Questioning Secularism: The Vatican’s Role in Italy’s Latest Legislation
Who is Hamas?
When Hamas, a recognized terrorist group, won the 2006 popular elections in Palestine, the western international community was left astounded. It was the first time that a terrorist group was elected into office and this proved a difficult reality to embrace. Typically, popular rhetoric employed by the world's leading democracies upholds the belief that terrorism … Continue reading Who is Hamas?
LFR: The Future or The Fall?
Technology has always been both a blessing and a curse. As humans further develop and expand our technological horizons, it is consistently a sight to see. However, we tend to develop technologies and monetize them exponentially before we are aware of how they work. This has been seen throughout history and can be depicted through … Continue reading LFR: The Future or The Fall?