Tags: Activism

Todo por los artistas, pero sin los artistas: la nueva ley de Enseñanzas Artísticas Superiores genera rechazo

Se aprueba el proyecto de ley de Enseñanzas Artísticas Superiores, que afecta a la educación artística española por primera vez en más de treinta años.

Interview with Nacho Dean: The Man Who Walked Around the World

Some IE students may have heard about Nacho Dean before, and heard his stories that become a testimony for the limits of human capacity....

Vladimir Kara-Murza Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

On Monday, April 17, the Moscow City Court sentenced Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in a strict regime colony. He was convicted under three articles of the Russian Criminal Code.

Antoine Brimbal and The Modern Insurgent

Antoine Brimbal created The Modern Insurgent, a digital magazine about insurgencies, rebel groups, and political rebellions around the world.

Principles or Pretenses: The Free Speech Question

Should speech be ‘free’ in all contexts? What constitutes acceptable speech, and how should society respond to hateful speech or to harmful ideas?

The Roots of the French’s Love of Protests

As such, it is visible that the current protests do not only symbolize discontent with the increased retirement age but represent a general anti-establishment movement within France. It is a protest against a government that bypassed a parliamentary vote and against a president that seems to have lost touch with the public.

Climate Change Experts: 3 inspiring panels for a sustainable future

“We have become too comfortable with the term emergency when it comes to climate change. If it really is one, we need to begin...

Is the #metoo movement dead?

One of our time's most relevant social initiatives has been the #MeToo movement. It has given women the confidence to speak out about sexual...

Protests in Georgia Over Foreign Influence Bill

Mass protests flooded the streets of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in response to the so-called “Foreign Influence” bill on March 7. The ruling Georgian Dream party passed the initial reading of the draft law, triggering clashes between protesters and law enforcement.

In Pursuit of Human Rights: Spain Adopts Reproductive and Trans Laws

On February 9, the Constitutional Court of Spain ruled in favor of the 2010 bill regarding abortion rights after a 13-year battle. Now, the...


Greek Coast Guard Leaves Asylum Seekers at Sea

A video taken on April 11 depicts 12 asylum seekers, including children and an infant, being taken from the Greek island Lesbos and abandoned at sea. The footage was taken by Austrian politician Fayad Mulla, who has been documenting human rights violations of asylum seekers on the island for two and a half years.

The USA’s Debt Default Danger

With the impending possibility of the United States breaching its debt ceiling, the “indisputable” stability of its financial and fiscal institutions is once again questioned.

Greek Legislative Elections: New Democracy Leads but Falls Short of Majority

On May 21, Greece held its legislative elections. The party led by Kyriákos Mitsotákis, New Democracy (Νέας Δημοκρατίας), emerged as the frontrunner, securing 40.8% of the total vote. In contrast, the left-wing Syriza party received 20.1%, while the Socialist Pasok party garnered 11.7% and the Communists KKE secured 7.1%. Despite New Democracy being in the lead, the party fell short of obtaining the required majority of 45% of the votes. As a result, they claimed 146 seats in Parliament, which is five seats below the threshold of 151 needed for a parliamentary majority.