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Unhealthy Body, Unhealthy Mind: Covid and the Case for Universal Basic Income

June 29, 2021 – 11:24 am |

 
The effect of the pandemic must be combatted not just through medicinal but monetary means.
Benjamin Maslow who created his hierarchy of needs stated in his book The farther reaches of human nature that “The need for ‘dignity, for example, can be seen as a fundamental human right in the same …

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Europe Issue: Ignited Indignation – Stéphane Hessel’s Time for Outrage! Book Review

December 27, 2011 – 5:02 pm |

 
 
Dynamite comes in small packages and Stéphane Hessel’s book Time for Outrage! is a testament to this, delivering an exceptionally powerful political punch in just 37 pages.
The metaphor of explosions are extremely fitting here as the author survived world war two as a resistance fighter in France amongst other things blowing …

Europe Issue: A Britain with a Deep Passion for the Continent, Jonathan Scheele Profile

December 21, 2011 – 3:26 pm |

Thirty two Smith Square, in the heart of London was the home of the Conservative party until 2004. Now it houses one of the Thatcher era’s biggest enemies, the European Commission. Representing Europe is no easy task says 63-year-old Jonathan Scheele especially in the middle of the current economic crisis.
The …

Country in Focus the Europe Issue: Germany ‘a lot of untapped potential’

November 29, 2011 – 10:35 pm |

Julien Rath, a second year journalism student with a personal passion for everything Europe, has given Synchronicity an insight into the financial pinch Germany currently finds itself in.
Born in Duisburg, Germany, Julien moved to America when he was five and returned to his native country as a teenager. After spending …

Europe Issue: From Small Town to Big Sound – We Walk on Ice and their Unique East End Indie Sound

November 24, 2011 – 1:59 am |
photos by Ben Rowe - www.benrowephotography.com

When We Walk on Ice start playing their captivating tight sound, it is hard to believe that only two souls are creating it.
Their unique Indie sound reminds me of at least two bands that I love: Cocteau Twins and Mazzy Star.  We Walk on Ice have a similar ethereal feel to …

Viewpoint – Europe: Overreaction to a right-wing Threat? A Q&A with Dan Hodges of Searchlight

November 20, 2011 – 2:51 pm |

Since the recession of 2008 there seems to be more than just financial issues at stake. The disillusionment with traditional politics has resulted in hung parliaments in Britain and in some countries in Europe.
The knock on effect of this lack of support has seen voters trying to find solutions. Some …

European Schools to Face €7 Million Cuts

May 27, 2011 – 5:55 pm |

Plans to cut EU funding to a network of 14 ‘European Schools’ have been condemned by a parents’ association leader.
Synchronicity Magazine has learned that the schools, which encourage children of different European nationalities to study together, are facing budget cuts of €7m (£6.17m) out of their total €164m EU budget …

Viewpoint – Europe: Christiania, Last Bastion of Free Thought

May 20, 2011 – 3:41 pm |

Forty years after a group of hippie squatters stormed and took over an ex-army base in Copenhagen for a permanent home, they now face the biggest challenge in their extraordinary history. The city’s new right wing government has asked the 1,000 members of the Christiania commune – the largest and …

Protests in Madrid Cause Controversy

May 20, 2011 – 3:28 pm |

“Spain’s economic problems are down to depending on European subsidies for too long,” says a leading Spanish journalist.
Synchronicity Magazine spoke to London-based correspondent for Catalyuna Radio, Oriol Serra, about the crisis: “Money is gone now and Spain has turned from beneficiary into payer.” He added that a lack of planning …

Europe Issue: A Reality of a Big Society – Red Gallery London Exhibition

May 20, 2011 – 3:06 pm |

 
An exhibition about life in a Communist-era  town in the former East Germany is highlighting what its organisers claim is the real nature of the Prime Minister’s much vaunted ‘Big Society.’
The exhibition at the Red Gallery in Shoreditch displays the changing nature of the murals that once adorned the walls …

Viewpoint – Europe: Debate Over the True Nature of the ‘True Finns’

May 20, 2011 – 2:36 pm |

Finland’s growing nationalist party, the True Finns, have been put in the spotlight by their bid to block the European Union’s €78bn bailout of Portugal. While they were unsuccessful in stopping their country from backing the rescue package, they did succeed in grabbing the headlines all around Europe, many of …

Viewpoint – Europe: A Year From the French Presidential Elections… Who’s in the Race? Interview with John Lichfield from The Independent

May 20, 2011 – 1:44 pm |

Nicolas Sarkozy, the least popular president of recent history, will struggle hard to win a second term at the Elysee Palace. Meanwhile, the opposition party – the ‘Parti Socialiste’ (PS) – is yet undergoing another leadership crisis, with the arrest of one of their leading figures, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who had …