Paul Kingsnorth gaat terug naar de natuur

in: VPRO Gids (10 december 2018)

De Engelse schrijver en voormalig activist Paul Kingsnorth heeft het opgegeven de aarde te redden. Valse hoop, zegt hij. ‘Ik wil weer naar de aarde luisteren.’

Het zal even schrikken zijn voor de klassieke Tegenlichtkijker. Deze keer geen optimistische inkijkjes over nieuw geld, de kansen van kweekvlees of de doorbraak van windmolenparken. Deze keer zien we een portret van een voormalig antiglobalist die dit allemaal achter zich gelaten heeft.

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De meest onderschatte kracht in de geschiedenis

in: Nederlands Dagblad (10 november 2018)

Terwijl ik een handje goedkope pinda’s neem, kijk ik de groep eens rond. Wat een maffe mix mensen zit hier weer bij elkaar. Een Marokkaanse man, al jaren kind aan huis, vertelt een mop waar hij – zoals gewoonlijk – alleen zelf om moet schaterlachen. Een 75-jarige Amerikaan, die elke week onze planten bewatert, creëert een overstroming op de vensterbank.

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French firm attacks Ugandan tax using ISDS

in: Inter Press Service English (December 25, 2015)

The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for European companies to pressurize developing countries. This year Uganda joins the rank of developing nations asking themselves: "Why have we ever signed this?"

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Companies sue developing states through Western Europe

in: Inter Press Service English (December 21, 2015)

Many Europeans fear TTIP, because it could enable American companies to file claims against their states. The strange thing, however, is that Western Europe is becoming a big hub in this mechanism, called ISDS, leading to billion dollar claims against poorer countries.

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Lessons for agriculture from the movie Speed

in: - Thought for Food, Oxfam and Hivos (February 2014)

We are rapidly changing agriculture into a worldwide food machine. But is food the only goal of agriculture? It seems that the means we've chosen are undermining the original ends. That's a classical mistake, and it reminds me of the bus in the old movie Speed. I wrote this essay for Oxfam and Hivos, two development organisations.

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The secrets of Fortress Europe

in: Presseurop (October 4, 2012)

The EU is constantly looking to strengthen surveillance of its external borders, using increasingly expensive technologies. But are they effective? And in a democracy, who control the controller?

This article has been published in ten languages.

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'All of these people come here for philosophy?'

in: - Filosofie magazine (October 2012)

Foreign philosophers often react with surprise: why is philosophy so popular in the Netherlands? Dutch philosophers write bestsellers, the “philosophical cafes” are full, and the Month of Philosophy is flourishing. Does it have something to do with the national character of the Dutch? And does this say anything about the quest for meaning in the Netherlands?

This article is discussed on Opinionator, the opionion blog of the New York Times.

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Going Dutch Means Staying Stuck

in: Inter Press Service English (3 juli 2012)

Many asylum seekers are being denied refugee status by the Dutch authorities, but cannot go back to their own country either. Forced removals are doing little to better the situation.

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Jesus and Muhammad about People, planet, profit

in: blog

Technical students won't get credits very often for attending a lecture about Jesus and Babylon System! Last week they did, in Eindhoven. Together with a muslim I explained the connection between my faith and PPP.

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Counting the Cost at 2,600 Litres of Water a T-Shirt

in: Inter Press Service English (March 24, 2012)

The share of organic cotton is increasing in an unstable cotton market, thanks to big European retailers like H&M and C&A who've jumped on the bandwagon of offering organic clothing at a low price. But whether this benefits the farmer is another matter.

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