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Let’s not forget humanity in a Refugee crisis

A vessel carrying approximately 200 irregular migrants sank off the coasts of Rhodes island in southeastern Aegean Sea on Monday, April 20, 2015, local authorities said. At least three people died in the accident. European Union officials gathered for an emergency meeting Monday, after hundreds of people are believed to have died in what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster. (Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Nathalia H. Nielsen

May 15, 2015

Human lives matter more than geopolitics. That is why the whole world should take action when thousands of refugees drown at the doorstep of Europe. Not just Italy. Not just Germany. Not just the European Union. Every country with the resources to do so should step in. First, a quick geography lesson....

Vote people for political change in America

Vote people for political change in America

Nathalia H. Nielsen

March 5, 2015

Things are not going to change in America unless the people demand change. To those of you who have only lived long enough to experience the past few decades, it might seem like American politics have always been this way. “This way,” meaning— the interests of the elites have always been...

Stamping out the aid needed by those living in poverty

Illustration courtesy of MTC

Nathalia H. Nielsen

February 11, 2014

When you have 46.5 million people living in poverty what do you do? It’s not a trick question, I swear. And the answer is: cut programs that help them of course. This solution is not copied out of a hand-me-down book for dummies in Washington, although it is very in tune with what is currently tak...

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

Nathalia H. Nielsen

October 16, 2013

Before I ever watched an NFL game, there were the football movies. “North Dallas Forty,” “Everybody’s All-American,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Varsity Blues,” “Rudy,” “Invincible,” “Remember the Titans” – you name it, I watched them all. As a European, I was fascinated by Americ...

The Dark Side of the World Cup

The Dark Side of the World Cup

Nathalia H. Nielsen

October 2, 2013

The World Cup is a big deal around the world. Actually, it is a huge deal. Not only do fans get to watch the best of what soccer can offer in the course of several weeks but the countries hosting the tournament almost empty their piggy banks to run the event. Let us just look at some numbers to get a feeling o...

Is the Financial Fair Play regulation a joke?

Is the Financial Fair Play regulation a joke?

Nathalia H. Nielsen

September 16, 2013

$134 million. That is the amount of money spent this summer by Real Madrid to acquire the services of Welsh soccer star Gareth Bale. Record-breaking? Absolutely. Fair play? Not by a long shot. The UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations, which prevents teams from spending more than they earn, were put int...

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