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BOEMI: The Show Goes On

During 5 days in Palermo, Italy, Crossing Borders met with the rest of the international partners of the Erasmus+ project BOEMI. Musicians from Denmark, Italy, Spain, and Ghana got together near the beach to jam together, discuss strategies, and present to the public the result of their hard work.

Real Men

Next to the Copenhagen city centre, Vesterbro is a trendy neighbourhood in the city. Due to the proximity to CPH Central Station, streets are full of Hotels, cafes, restaurants, tourists.. and prostitution. Within those streets, two posters are recurrents: “Real men don’t buy women” and “Happy hookers only live in your imagination”. I will deal with each issue …

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The decline of religious belief in the 20th century

As James Joyce argues “in the nineteenth century in, the full tide of rationalistic positivism and equal democratic rights for everyone, it (the Catholic Church) proclaims the dogma of the infallibility of the head of the church and also that of the Immaculate Conception. Consequently it is reasonable to think that the long standing isolation …

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The decline of religious belief in the 20th century

The decline of religious belief in the 20th century  “History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake”. James Joyce   Immense and often unexpected shifts of events were the most obvious characteristics of the period (1890-1940). These were accompanied not only by intense physical and emotional pain but also by a breakdown …

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Why did the Communist regimes fall though?

Boris Groys, and many others connoisseurs in the field, claim that it was due to the cold rationalization and bureaucratization of the Communist regime. Rationalization in the sense of rule by instrumental, cold and inhumane reason organized under formal logic. “What it meant was that the regime wanted to make humans into autonomous machines that …

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The road towards Post-Communism via Transition

In tracking down the post-communist structure one ought to be aware and reconsider or reflect upon the emergence of communism as such. In “The New Encyclopedia Britannica”, vol.3, communism is described as “a political system or social organization based on common property or upon the equal distribution of wealth. The term is also applied to …

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Future change-creator for a brighter tomorrow

The first training course of “Alternative B: Green action for change”, took place in Gørding, Denmark in the second week of March. During the course young people from across Europe came together to create business plans for their future social enterprises. To share more about the project we invited Kasia, one of the participants in …

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A Diary of a Syrian Immigrant in Sweden: Is weed legal in Syria?

Post written by Ines After several years of living in Lund, Sweden, as an expat/immigrant, I have noticed that there are three kinds of people. First, there are people who do not know anything about the war in Syria and may ask me funny questions such as; “Is Weed legal where you come from?” Second, …

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Controlling Population in Developing Countries – A War Against Women

The deadly mass sterilization in India has sparked outrage worldwide. In a surgery spree, more than 80 women were submitted to the procedure in less than 5 hours, all done by the same doctor. Dozens of women have become ill from which 14 have already died. Population growth control is a controversial topic, especially when it comes to the developing world, where population reduction seems to hold the key to ending poverty. But is it really that simple?