The Politics of Paying for Sex Work

As sex trafficking continues to grow, political forces partner with activists to develop solutions to end this epidemic. Some sex workers believe it’s at the cost of their rights to work safely and without stigma. Radical feminists believe the only solution is to completely abolish the trade.

To read the article click here


Natural Wine is Buzzing


By Birk Heijkants and Maite Porras de Kwant

Producing wine without any additions, more and more winemakers swear by it. Top restaurants are switching to natural wine, natural wine bars are opening and biodynamic certifier Demeter sees a strong growth in wineries willing to get certified. “It is more than a way of producing, it is a way of life,” says winemaker Ruben Parera.

Read the story here 

New Scottish alcohol laws cause uncertainty in homeless health

By Linsey Raschkowan

Keith Apple, 49, says he hasn’t slept in a bed in over a month. Photo courtesy of Linsey Raschkowan

On May 1, Scotland introduced new pricing regulations on alcohol, addressing alcohol-related deaths. Scottish government claims these regulations will help those living in poverty. But how will it affect the homeless, or alcoholics? What can be done to minimize harm?

Portugal’s helping hands maintain the nation’s low drug numbers

By Alex Manfredi

All of the attention regarding the success of Portugal’s 2001 decriminalized drug policy goes towards the government and policies that were put in place.

How has the country significantly lowered its drug numbers and maintained itself over the years?

Can Portugal continue to improve and provide drug users with the safest measures possible?

Who’s responsible for raising your children?

By Ea M.L. Schausen

Mette believes, allowing Freja to use an iPad at the age of 3 put her one step ahead of her class-mates

A new trial initiative by the Danish Ministry of Education seeks to implement teaching etiquette and proper manners in schools.
But some parents are skeptical. Is it not to interfere with their parenting?

Read more about it on

Wolves creates fear in Denmark

By Sofie Højlund

Photo: Sofie Højlund

In all of Europe the number of wolves are increasing. This is the source of a fiery debate that questions the European Unions decision in making the wolf a protected species within the EU.

But in one of the smallest member states a fear is rising, a fear of a predator with a bad rumor. A fear of The Big Bad Wolf.

Read more on:

Stuck in the Middle; living on NATO’s eastern frontier

by Niels van Steijn and Gareth Axenderrie

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Baltic countries of
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have gained independence, joined the
Euopean Union and NATO, and forged their individual European
pathways whilst maintaining close geographical and cultural links
with Russia.

With tensions between NATO and Russia at a post-Cold War low, what is life like for those who live their lives straddling the border between Russia and Estonia?