Argentina commemorates student kidnappings

By Balin Chambers La Plata, Argentina’s second city, commemorated 40 years since the kidnapping of 10 students on September 16th. On 16 and 17 September 1976, masked military raided the homes of the students aged between 16-18 years old at night, carrying them away to clandestine detention centres. At the time they were campaigning for…

Identity behind bars

By Emily Howard           It’s already dark when Emily Plugge turns up outside the bar, but there’s no problem in spotting her in her bright pink jacket. Tonight, she can be herself: an identity she has been forced to keep behind bars from an early age. Thirty-three-year-old Plugge is male-to-female transgender, which…

A troubadour’s life

By Alessia Melchiorre “Every time I tell the story of Japan to somebody, people always react in the same way; they say ‘Moti, you have to make a book or a movie about it’”. Moti Rymarckzuk, 61, recalls his Japanese trip with a blink of light in his eyes, “Because the things that happened to…

Groningen Gas Demand to Fall from 2020

By Bala Chambers and Masha Tsnompilantze Groningen’s demand for gas will fall due to the decision of the Dutch Parliament to reduce gas extraction in order to prevent further earthquakes in the province. This decision is going to affect the national budget as the Government is planning to invest €1.2 billion in compensating people, whose…