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Out and In-work poverty plus Mini jobs, Maxi-poverty

A few days ago in the ‘reading magazine’ “Ter Zake” on the Flemish Television channel Canvas an awful picture of Greece was given, contrary to the good news certain economical papers want to present of the country. thousands of people … Continue reading

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August 4, 1914 to be remembered

Dark clouds would soon be over and in Winter it will be peacefully white Belgium today marks the beginning of the First World War. It is exactly one hundred years ago that Germany invaded the country and thus violated Belgian … Continue reading

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Migrants to the West #8 Welbeing

In the previous chapter I tried to show how a fear was build up for those who have a certain faith. The people immigrating in Europe and the United States of America seem to be to a large extent from … Continue reading

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Migrants to the West #1

Challenging perceptions In the United States of America, Canada and in the European Union you may wonder if the current process of those countries becoming a multicultural society, more specifically when several Muslims challenge ‘white’ perceptions of those nations and … Continue reading

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Economic crisis danger for the rise of political extremism

The last few years we have seen racist attacks becoming more in vogue again. Some experts blame the situation on the social stress caused by an extended period of economic austerity – unemployment rates are fast approaching high percentages and … Continue reading

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Capitalism downfall

Today’s 1% are squeezing the blood out of the middle class, creating conditions of predictable eco collapse. In 2009 the American political writer, historian, and culture critic, Michael Parenti wrote that after the overthrow of communist governments in Eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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Depression Economics and Paul Krugman

“Deregulation of financial services was supposed to have made us all better off, so why did most of us have to live off credit to keep up?” is what Decca Aitkenhead wonders. According to her President Obama is the only … Continue reading

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Ageing and Solidarity between generations

Today Europe is like other continents confronted with the ageing population. Facing the problem of an intense growing older and non-working population the European Commission called for a year of reflection on this problem and instigated the “2012 – European … Continue reading

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To Work Longer or Die Younger

After the official opening on 18 – 19 January 2012 in Copenhagen (Denmark), the 7th of March the events and measures were launched for the 2012: European Year for Active Ageing … and Solidarity between Generations in the buildings of … Continue reading

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Natural England, English Heritage in danger

For years I could enjoy the treasures of the beautiful English country, by way of using a National Trust Membership Card and visiting the protected sites. To celebrate the life and legacy of the Trust’s founder, who led campaigns to … Continue reading

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