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Brazil and the Amazon: Current destruction and Historical Exploitation

The history of mistreatment of the "world's lungs"

“The rainforests of Brazil are being torn down” pontificated Joe Biden, during the first presidential debate just over a month a half ago. With the COVID-19 Crisis and the ensuing economic malaise and political turmoil that followed, many may have forgotten that this issue is still unresolved. The US politician and presidential contender, in what
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“Death to France”

Why is the French Republic trapped in the crosshairs of radical Islamists?

Since 2012 there have been 95 recorded incidents of Islamist terrorism in Europe, collectively claiming 373 lives. Of these, 28, or almost 30%, have taken place on French soil, amounting to 265 victims, over 70% of the total body count. What exactly have the French people or the Republic they inhabit and embody done to deserve such a vile fate in the minds of
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The Blue Wave Takes Over the Red Mirage

How Mail-In Voting Uplifted the Democratic Party Towards Victory

The 2020 election—a historical event during a historical year—has finally come to an end. After months of advertisements, constant media coverage, and candidate mudslinging—Joe Biden is the predicted winner and soon to be the 46th President of the United States—ending Donald Trump’s one-term presidency. Much like the 2016 Presidential election, everyone in the country and
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UvA Executive board talks university’s response to the pandemic

This past Tuesday the UvA Executive Board was confronted with the questions bothering students the most, from tuition fee reductions to the use of Proctorio during online examinations. On November 10th Geert ten Dam, Karen Maex, and Jan Linsten shared their answers with Room for Discussion, so here’s a glimpse of what was addressed.  What
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