We would all like to live in a healthy and thriving world. But our economic system and other workings of our society do not contribute to such a world. These are two largely indisputable facts. More disputable is the question of who should amend the discrepancy; whose efforts will take us from our current to our desired state? Saga Norrby, our sustainability editor from Sweden, knows the answer.

Uber has established itself as a corporate giant with a business valuation of hundred billion dollars, spread over 70 nations. Recently, a video surfaced of Travis Kalanick, the CEO and founder of Uber. His own driver spoke out about facing poverty as a consequent product of the rigid company policies. Kalanick sneered back: “Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own shit.”

Art is an expression of undefined freedom for individuals and often the first to be attacked in war. Genocide today has also shaped itself into a phenomenon termed as ‘cultural genocide’: the systematic destruction of a specific culture. “As we passively watch, the citizens of Afghanistan struggle for basic expressions of cultural freedom such as even keeping pets or wearing makeup.”

This article was originally published on Maximum Amsterdam


The 10th of July, the Black Lives Matter Movement gathered on Dam Square to show solidarity not only to the mass killings in the US, but also the ones happening in the Netherlands. Police violence is a subject well-disputed over in America, however it seems to be more taboo in the Netherlands. Are racism and violence components of the said liberal and tolerant country?

This article was originally published on Maximum Amsterdam

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‘AMSTERDAM IS EVERYONE’S PLACE TO BE’

Amsterdam is not only the capital city of the Dutch, it is also a multicultural mix of foreign students, expats and other people from abroad. In this monthly column, our international editors share their perspective with us. Today: Josefine Emilie Andersen (20), who was born in Aalborg (Denmark), speaks German and French (besides English and the Scandinavian languages), and lived in Luxembourg for 15 years, before moving here.

This article was originially published on Maximum Amsterdam

‘AMSTERDAM, THE VENICE OF THE NORTH?’

Amsterdam is not only the capital city of the Dutch, it is also a multicultural mix of foreign students, expats and other people from abroad. In this monthly column, our international editors share their perspective with us. Today: Domiziana Turcatti (20), who was born in Busto Arsizio (Italy, close to Milan) and has lived in Dublin, before moving here.

This article was originally published on Maximum Amsterdam

‘A HUB OF ARTISTIC AND INTELLECTUAL EXPRESSION’

Amsterdam is not only the capital city of the Dutch, it is also a multicultural mix of foreign students, expats and other people from abroad. In this monthly column, our international editors share their perspective with us. Today: Mya Berger (18), who was born in Rabat (Morocco), speaks French and has lived in Switzerland, before moving here.