Tag: politics

July 10, 2010 / Audio

Amelia Andersdotter was elected to European Parliament in 2009. More than 6 months since the elections, she finds herself living in Brussels but still not allowed to do her job.  How can an elected member of paliament be kept from taking her seat? In this…

March 7, 2010 / Text

The following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote this past week for the Guardian CiF, to read the full text, click the link below: The media have recycled the same headlines following Dutch elections for about a decade now, and similar observations are…

December 22, 2009 / Audio

John Aravosis is annoyed. For him and millions of Obama supporters who believed in the campaign that swept the current president into office, there is a great feeling of disgust with what has happened over the past year.  What happened? On issue after issue, causes…

September 23, 2009 / Audio

People around the world admire, hate, or giggle at what they think they know about drug policies in the Netherlands. But how much do they really know? To get beyond the tall tales and the half-baked explanation you’ll get from enthusiasts on both sides of…