Several countries affected by extreme weather - results of climate change

The Philippines is one of the countries in the world that is most vulnerable to natural disasters. Photo: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid. Source: Flickr.

Of: Villemo Warnerfjord

Landslides, torrential rains and tropical storms have affected both the Philippines and South Africa. The devastation is enormous and the rescue work is in full swing. DN reports on hundreds of deaths and missing persons. These are examples of the consequences of climate change, according to researchers.

May 4, 2022, News

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

The Chilean people are hoping for political change

Gonzalo Artigas and his sister Javiera Artigas hope for political change in Chile. Photo: Gonzalo Artigas.

Of: Villemo Warnerfjord

In recent years, Chile's policies have been met with huge protests, a new constitution and a new president. Dissatisfaction has attracted people to the polls and now great challenges await left-wing politician Gabriel Boric. The Chilean people have woken up and now they want to see a change, says the 29-year-old Chilean Gonzalo Artigas.

March 9, 2022, Interview

Week 8: Debaters react to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

People all over the world have protested against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Victoria Pickering, from a demonstration in Washington. Source: Flickr.

Of: Sigrid Wernersson and Villemo Warnerfjord

More support for Ukraine, sports boycotts and open hearts. How Sweden and the EU should act on Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shaped the debate over the past week.

February 28, 2022, Current debate

Week 47: Residence permit for Afghans and criticism of Black Friday

- Black Friday is perhaps the main celebration of overconsumption, write the environmentalists Amanda Palmstierna and Lorentz Tovatt on Aftonbladet Debatt. Photo: Artem Beliaikin. Source: Unsplash.

Of: Sigrid Wernersson and Villemo Warnerfjord

During a week fraught with both a prime ministerial vote and a government crisis, much of the focus on Swedish debate pages has been on domestic policy. Global development issues have been overshadowed, but two themes that have been raised are Afghan residence permits and Black Friday.

November 29, 2021, Current debate

Swedish companies are fueling corruption in developing countries

Buildings in Arenastaden in Solna, Stockholm, where the headquarters of many large companies are located - including Telias. Photo: Kaj Schmidt. Source: Flickr.

Of: Villemo Warnerfjord

The western world must help so-called "failed states" to build democratic societies and fight corruption - at the same time as large western companies fertilize it and are involved in extensive corruption scandals.

November 19, 2021, Analysis