The EU's war against the tech giants could be fatal

The European Commission, headed by President Ursula von der Leyen, has targeted tech giants such as Google and Apple. And the EU's constant war against the tech giants creates a bad reputation among technology companies, writes Jakob Kerren, FUF correspondent based in Brussels. Photo: EU Parliament. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Jakob Kerren

Brussels has repeatedly collided with de global the tech giants. Ofta justified. But the EU should try to shake things up av sig the anti-technology image if you want to have a chance at it the race om the future 

June 7, 2024, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle

Stop unpaid internships if you value diversity and inclusion

At the same time that actors in the aid and development industry want to promote justice in the world, the number of unpaid internships in the sector is increasing. This prevents people from economically marginalized backgrounds from accessing and benefiting from these opportunities. This is written by Ellinor Berglund, writer in FUF's non-profit editorial office and former intern at the Swedish Embassy in Maputo. Photo: Dean Calma/IAEA. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ellinor Berglund

With lots of new experiences and contacts, I went home from my internship in Moçambique. Five months of unpaid internship, however, stings the wallet. But I could afford to put this sought-after internship on my CV, which is a direct result of socio-economic privilege - and I think it needs to be noticed, writes Ellinor Berglund, former intern at the Swedish Embassy in Maputo.

August 24, 2023, Chronicle

The annexation of Palestine is gaining momentum in connection with Israel's new far-right government

The sheep herder Abu Ahmad has herded his sheep for decades on the same land in Ras al Tin, but as Israel annexes Palestinian land, the space he is allowed to stay is shrinking, says Rebecca Henley, a former companion in Israel and Palestine. Photo: Rebecca Henley.

Of: Rebecca Henley

The annexation of Palestine continues at full speed, at the same time that Sweden's government is sharply cutting aid to Palestine. The Palestinian feverything asks us to tell their stories, but how long can the outside world continue to turn a blind eye? This is written by Rebecca Henley, former companion in Israel and Palestine. 

July 11, 2023, Guest chronicle

What is required for a world where everyone is free to decide about their body and sexuality?

A new UN commission has tried to point out a path towards a world where everyone has the opportunity to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. This is written by Hans Linde, union chairman at RFSU and member of the UN commission. Pictured: Demonstration for the right to abortion in Argentina. Photo: ProtoplasmaKid. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Hans Linde

Large parts of the world's population have little opportunity to make decisions about their own body and sexuality, despite the fact that the world's countries have time and again set ambitious goals. It is not difficult to see challenges, while a series of advances show that change is possible. A new UN commission has tried to point out a path towards a world where everyone has the opportunity to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. It writes Hans Linde, union chairman at RFSU and member of the UN commission. 

December 21, 2022, Guest chronicle

The real debate about aid has been forgotten

Sweden, like other countries in the global north, has an obligation to take responsibility for global issues, says FUF's non-profit writer Karin Sjöstrand. Photo tv: micheile dot com. Source: Unsplash. Photo th: Janwikifoto. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Karin Sjöstrand

Before the election, I felt that global issues have been absent from the political debate in Sweden. The climate debate was more about nuclear power plants than about the consequences of climate change and now Sweden's one percent goal has been scrapped.

November 14, 2022, Chronicle

What are you doing on September 11th?

September 11 is election day in Sweden, and even more people should show their commitment to global development issues on the ballot. That is what FUF member Marcus Karlén writes in a column. Photo: Jens OZ Ehrs/Southerly Clubs. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Marcus Karlén

Election day is a day of celebration for Swedish democracy, freedom of expression, freedom of association and political equality. And even more should demonstrate their commitment to global development issues on the ballot and through political engagement. That's what Marcus Karlén, non-profit active within FUF, writes in a column about the parliamentary election on 11 September.

September 9, 2022, Chronicle

Living as a LGBTQ + person in Zambia has reminded me why Pride is needed

In some parts of the world, LGBTQ + people still have to hide who we are. It writes FUF correspondent Sofia Karlsson, who is currently in Zambia - a country where homosexuality is illegal. Photo: Ajay Mahato. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Sofia Karlsson

During the month of June, Pride is celebrated in several parts of the world. Many people see it mostly as an opportunity to dance in the street and wear a huge amount of glitter, but the first Pridethe parade was a political protest against harassment that LGBTQ + people were forced to endure daily. I'm bisexual myself, and after living in Zambia for the past six months, I've been reminded why Pride is still needed.

July 3, 2022, Chronicle

Stockholm + 50 is already forgotten - but the climate activists continue the fight

When politicians promise a lot but do not live up to their promises, it is no wonder that people get annoyed. It's easy to lose hope - it's been a long time since I thought a climate conference would lead to results that actually work. It writes FUF correspondent Sofia Karlsson in a column. Photo: Derek Read. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Sofia Karlsson

At the beginning of June, the UN meeting Stockholm + 50 took place, to mark 50 years since the first international climate conference was held in Sweden. But despite a lot of commotion before the conference, it was mostly talk and a little workshop. It is still young climate activists who are forced to lead the fight for climate justice.  

June 30, 2022, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle

Art gallery creates community for genocide survivors in Rwanda

One of Inema Arts Center's many initiatives is Art with a Mission, where orphans are trained as Rwanda's next generation of artists. When their art is sold, they can pay school fees and other living expenses. Photo: Inema Arts Center. Source: Inema Arts Center, Rwanda.

Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt

Enema Arts Center is an art gallery in Rwanda with many outstretched hands to Rwandan society. It is primarily a platform for promising artists, but creative workshops are also organized for orphans, schoolchildren and women from vulnerable areas. In a country where a terrible genocide was committed almost 30 years ago, community is both a fragile and a strong concept. 

May 12, 2022, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle

Solway's mining industry in Guatemala - a repeat of colonial times

The company Solways' mining industry on Lake Izabal in Guatemala has devastating consequences for the environment and people in the area. Photo: NELO Mijangos. Source: Flickr.

Of: Villemo Warnerfjord

Is the colonial era over or has it just changed shape? Are the companies that ruthlessly exploit other countries' natural resources in the pursuit of greater riches the colonialism of our time? The company's Solway's mining industry in Guatemala has devastating consequences for the environment and for local communities.

April 27, 2022, Chronicle