Tag Archives: Human rights

An analysis of power dynamics at work

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power and languageWith this post I want to open a reflection and a conversation, among other on issues of power and language in the working context. I will do so by analysing a real situation where I was directly involved. Hopefully this analysis will boost awareness-raising contributing to workers’ empowerment and eventually to build up efficient bottom-up protection mechanisms.

Just some days ago I received an email from the chief coordinator of a project I recently got involved in. This person wrote me to say that my performance was not what the coordinating team expected and needed and therefore my services were no longer needed. Read the rest of this entry

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Unearthed

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Last Tuesday I went with some friends to watch a documentary about fracking in the United States and the effect it has in human life and natural ecosystems, namely in water. The documentary title is ‘Unearthed’ and the director is Jolynn Minnaar, a South African storyteller and activist for people’s rights.
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Poverty: The crack in the system

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Keep-working-poverty-cartoonOn this Saturday morning I was planning to sit in this nice coffee place in Mariatorget, my favourite neighbourhood in Stockholm, and concentrate on reading my book in front of a good coffee. Yet something on my way here awoke in me the need and desire to write on a subject that since many weeks has been in my mind and in my heart: poverty.

It was actually my arrival to Stockholm that more and more pushed me to write about this subject. Having arrived from Holland, where I lived with the feeling that poverty was not part of human reality, I was again confronted with its existence since the very first moment in Stockholm. Read the rest of this entry