“Merkel’s idea of unending budgetary discipline is anti-democratic”, argues professor Heikki Patomäki.
To get into the spirit of May Day, slow-news-day.net looked up some fizzy May Day posters. Here’s some of the cool stuff found online. Read more »
What does the Internet mean for the kids who have grown up with it?
Why the struggles for democracy are so intertwined with the fight for internet freedom?
Slow-news-day.net would like to present a piece, which attempts to explain what and why. The original essay is called My, dzieci sieci and it’s written by Piotr Czerski, a Polish poet and blogger (born 1981).
Slow-news-day.net came across the English translation We, the Web Kids by Marta Szreder on the The Atlantic website. We edited a concise version that highlights some of the more interesting points of the original text. The essay is available in its entirety on Pastebin under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0).
So here Piotr or any of the “web kids” is talking as a “we” of the internet generation to “you”, the proverbial old fart. Read more »
Some of the great names in street art such as Dolk, Blu and Invader are creating works in Pori during the spring. The Street Art – The New Generation exhibition and urban art project showcases works in the galleries of the Pori Art Museum and public outdoor spaces.
A growing number of adults in the developed countries are choosing not to have children even if they could. Adults are opting to live the more care-free, less expensive life without burden of babies. Global birth rates have dropped almost by half from 1950’s to now (UNdata). Read more »
Remember the Danish caricatures of Prophet Mohammed and all the commotion they stirred? It started in the Fall of 2005. In Finland there was a little side episode in connection to the caricatures. The Finnish Government, headed by prime minister Matti Vanhanen, apologised to the Islamic world for the caricatures published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Read more »