Coffeeshops and Cannabis: Amsterdam grapples with Drug Tourism

Image description: A hand holding a smoking blunt, on a green background. The Amsterdam city council recently made headlines with a proposal to ban foreign tourists from visiting the city’s world-famous coffeeshops. These establishments, which use the name as a euphemism for cannabis dispensaries, have long been a part of Amsterdam’s international identity, to the […]

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Guilty Men

Image description: Stage at the final Republican Party debate, hosted by Fox News, before the 2016 Iowa caucuses at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. When was enough, enough? That is the question on which the Republican Party, its representatives and its leadership these past four years will be judged by history. Last […]

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The case against Killer Robots

Image description: A protest, with banners with slogans like “Stop Killer Drones”.  On Saturday 12th December, youth representatives from 20 countries, alongside members of the UN Disarmament Committee, representatives of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Director of Human Rights Watch Japan, convened online for the International Student Conference on Fully Autonomous Weapons. […]

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Debenhams is dead

Image description: A row of shops, with a Christmas tree in the middle. Will I shed a tear for Debenhams, the department store that has withstood total collapse for so long? The store opened first in 1778, withstanding wars, depressions, the invention of modern life, and even my working there as a Christmas Temp, despite […]

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