Interview with Willemijn Krans, International Officer of JOVD

Back in March, the Netherlands elected a new Tweede Kamer — the lower house of the Dutch parliament. Soon after, Libel editors Eduardo Aviles and Krijn van Eeden interviewed Willemijn Krans. In the interview we talk about Willemijn herself, her…

A House Divided: American Politics Feels the Weight of the Two-Party System

The politics of the United States of America are somewhat different compared to other liberal democracies across the world. It is often difficult to summarize the catalysts, events, and ideologies that have shaped the American democratic system. A constant in…

Reconsidering our Attitude towards Israel: A liberal Ally at Heart despite Valid Criticism?

The recent flare up of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last May has drawn global attention to the Middle East once again, leading to very mixed and divided international reactions. It appears as if any questions concerning the legitimacy of Israel inherently…

Ecuador: an Oasis of Liberty in the Latin American Desert

Ecuador is a unique case in the region, finally breathing after 14 years of radical socialism. While Ecuador elected a liberal president (economically speaking) this year, the rest of the continent seems fully immersed in socialist regimes, or “21st Century…

Finland: Same Old Municipal Election, New Conversation Culture

I might have babbled about the Finnish local election in some of my previous posts and lucky for everyone involved, it’s now over. So, what new conversation culture am I talking about? Some would argue that I should have had…

On Brussels: Neighbourly Bridges

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. There is now a distinct, tangible light at the end of the impossibly long Covid-19 tunnel. Brussels is now approaching that light. But this past month has thrown up fresh sets of challenges involving two…

How COVID-19 Has Highlighted Healthcare Disparities in the U.S.

If you think that the American healthcare system is an equal-opportunity market, you either aren’t paying attention or you have deliberately chosen to ignore a reality faced by millions of people. The sad truth is that in the U.S., healthcare…

¿De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de populismo?

for English, see below previamente publicado aquí UN PEQUEÑO ANÁLISIS DEL POPULISMO Si les digo que no piensen en un elefante rosa, ¿qué es lo primero que se les viene a la cabeza? Posiblemente sea ese animal en un color…

Don’t Forget the Meat: Ongoing Hazards for Immigrant Meat-Packing Workers

This article has previously been published here. Nearly fourteen months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country, infecting 33 million and leaving over 550,000 dead. Communities of color have largely shouldered the burden as workers from these communities were…