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WHY WE CARE ABOUT THE HOMELESS

It’s just kind of a thing that happened when we weren’t looking – whether it was the economic crisis, austerity or even the refugee crisis, I couldn’t say. There’s a man at the station whom I see every now and then, always around midnight when I’m on my way home from an evening out. This man is not the loveable type. This has less to do with his lack of a home address, and more with his following me out of

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GIRL ON A PLANE, GIRL ON A TRAIN: ON BEING IN LOVE AND BETWEEN CITIES

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="345"] Photo by @macenzo[/caption] Being in a long-distance relationship is to be in a relationship with your suitcase. Over the years you get to really know your baggage intimately: the corners where the lining is wearing thin, the way the wheels rattle on cobblestones, when to tug hard on the zipper so it doesn’t catch. My suitcase is the only thing I ever won in a lottery. Styled in the white-and-orange of the Dutch Olympic team, it’s

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WHY WE CARE ABOUT THE HOMELESS

It’s just kind of a thing that happened when we weren’t looking – whether it was the economic crisis, austerity or even the refugee crisis, I couldn’t say. There’s a man at the station whom I see every now and then, always around midnight when I’m on my way home from an evening out. This man is not the loveable type. This has less to do with his lack of a home address, and more with his following me out of

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WE’RE BREAKING UP: REINVENTING POLITICS FOR THE IPAD AGE

AN INTERVIEW WITH WOUTER WELLING FROM POSITIEF LINKS Friday night. When I arrive at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, the DJ is already on stage and I can feel the bass thumping beneath my feet. People are milling around the bar or sitting at round tables, talking and studying the shiny black iPad at the centre of every table. It’s crowded: late-comers are standing, nursing their beers. Purple disco lights flash across their faces. Nothing about the scene suggests this is

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THE END OF THE WORLD BOOKCLUB

Your brother believes the world could end soon, that one day we will wake up and see nothing and hear no one and find our cities stretched out before us, wastelands. He is preparing himself, chopping wood, learning which plants grow best from English river soil. No more Asda, but a pear tree sprouting from ruins. The screaming of birds in the tinned soup aisle. One man and his white dog against the world. How this vision comes to be reality

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INTERVIEW | NATIONALISM & THE PVV

‘MANY PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PVV'S CORE ARGUMENT’ In 2016 Geert Wilders was convicted – but not punished – on grounds of inciting hatred. The case demonstrates how deeply polarized The Netherlands has become: some praise Wilders for being a defender of freedom of speech, others dismiss him as a racist and a populist. But the divide isn’t new. Wilders and his PVV [Party for Freedom] entered the Dutch political scene in 2006 and have been causing controversy with their outspoken views on Islam and immigration

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