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Forget peace. Peaceful approach is playing in favor of the enemy.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes When considering my approach in trying to make society more just and sustainable, I realized that preaching reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace was probably not the most efficient approach. I realize there is a hidden war

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What people of Togo can say about France (3)

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes This piece is the third of a three-article series in connection to the GLEN program I’m enrolled in and has originally been published on GLEN Slovakia’s blog. It has been written while I was still

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My approach on donating in Africa when I’m a white man from Europe (2)

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes This piece is the second of a three-article series in connection to the GLEN program I’m enrolled in and has originally been published on GLEN Slovakia’s blog. It has been written while I was still

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My internship in Togo and degrowth (1)

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes This piece is the first of a three-article series in connection to the GLEN program I’m enrolled in and has originally been published on GLEN Slovakia’s blog. It has been written while I was still

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Le déni collectif dans lequel nous vivons

Temps de lecture estimé: 8 minutes Version anglaise ici Déni : Mécanisme de défense consistant à ignorer l’existence d’une réalité qui effraie. Schizophrénie : Psychose chronique caractérisée par une perte de contact avec la réalité et une dissociation de la personnalité. Démence :

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The collective denial in which we live

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes French version here Denial: Defence mechanism which consists in ignoring the existence of a reality that scares Schizophrenia: Chronic psychosis which consists in loss of contact with reality and dissociation of personality. Dementia: Serious mental

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Drienok, festival of fake alternatives

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes First, I have to say that this article reflects my own opinion and impression based on my single experience. After 3 years in Slovakia, I finally participated in the Drienok festival. All my friends had

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So you want to live more sustainably? Here is what you should expect

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes As part of Global Education program (GLEN), I participated with 50 other participants to a seminar about, among other important things, sustainability. All along the seminar, I realized that everybody was already very much aware

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I am a French living in Slovakia. I have a message to Slovak people

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes It has now been almost 3 years that I live in Slovakia, and as a matter of fact, this country is rushing head-first into neoliberalism*, following blindly the Western economic model. Right now I can

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Why am I fascinated about zombie stories?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes I am attached to this world. I like life. I like living. I like learning from life. At the same time, and maybe for this reason, I listen carefully to what science has to say

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I'm passionate about sustainable lifestyles and urban agriculture. I believe that community-supported initiatives and bottom-up policies are key to foster necessary societal changes. I'm an advocate of degrowth, agro-ecology, sharing economy and participatory democracy. Based in Bratislava, Slovakia, I like learning, reading, writing, sharing, hiking, dancing, eating, and celebrating.
Nicolas Giroux
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