Prides occur all year long, however, June specifically is known as Pride Month due to the many Pride events taking place at this time of the year. Prides emerge and grow all over the world, and yet they are often criticized for not having a political purpose anymore. How did Pride emerge in the first…

There are over 68.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes – with 25.4 million of them being officially classified as refugees. Most have been displaced for years. Millions of refugees globally continue to live through a litany of suffering, humiliation, injustice, racism, discrimination, slavery and obstacles that get…

What happened before the video? Since our last general elections in fall of 2017, Austria has had a government consisting of the conservative Austrian People’s party (ÖVP) and the right-wing nationalist Party (FPÖ). This government has been rather controversial. People were protesting against the government, in particular against the minister for interior affairs, every Thursday….

Last weekend, I attended the California Democratic Convention; the annual gathering of activists, elected officials, and elected party officers and delegates, this year held in San Francisco. Among other things slated to happen was an election to replace the Party Chair ousted over allegations of sexual misconduct, countless resolutions covering everything from healthcare to international…

Thirty years ago, hundreds of thousands of students and workers shed their blood in one of the most gruesome massacres in history. Hundreds of thousands of deaths – deaths that became a symbol of a beginning. The beginning of China’s loud cry for democracy. Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping introduced China to a new economic…

Nicola Beer is the EU election front runner of FDP (Free Democratic Party, 10.7% in national parliament), the ALDE & LI MO (member organization) in Germany with 65k members and partner of 3 different coalition constellations in state governments. The interview was conducted before the election. How can the member organizations of LYMEC increase their…

The Republic of Fiji is an archipelago located in the South Pacific, about 3000 km (2000 mi) east of Australia. Its closest neighbors are other archipelagos, such as Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the West, and Tonga and Samoa in the East. Fiji consists of 332 islands, of which about a third are inhabited. It…

In wealthier, more financially-minded circles, the problems presented by international borders and resultant visas have been negated, transforming citizenship into a free market commodity. In much the same way that American healthcare and British rail services are administered, citizenship is becoming a consumer choice. This is known as ‘golden passporting’: a rather rosy term for…

This article is the part of a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The Mediterranean is one of the regions of the world most threatened by the impact of global warming. Projections forecast an increase…

I came back from my trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories exactly one week before writing this. During this week I did many other things, but none of them would have prevented me from starting to put my thoughts about the experience down on paper. Instead, what prevented me from writing down my impressions,…