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Easy to Hate - by Stefan Ikoga

"I hate gypsies also, they are everywhere." We recently found this very nice journal - Klaxonpress - which is publishing poetry of young Bulgarian authors in two languages, Bulgarian and English. Not just the design, but also the content was fascinating us, especially when we found the following poem by Stefan Ikoga: "Easy to Hate". If you want to read the whole journal, you can find it  here , go for it, we can only recommend it! Moreover you can follow our Blogger-collegue Stefan Ikoga on  .

Chris Field: "Disasters and climate change - what to expect next?"

DIY: How to Make an Elephant from Recycled Material

Summarizing the Youth Cause

At the end of August one of our organization’s major projects – The Youth Cause ( Младежка Кауза ) is coming to an end. That having said it is about time to point out what we have reached, who and how have benefited from this project. The main activities during the project included building partnerships and networks for youth information and support, capacity building and providing information, trainingcourses for Youth Initiatives and awareness raising. We are proud to say that with the establishment of the Youth Cause platform , the network of partner NGOs was created including 12 youth NGOs in the active partnership and spreading the capacity building tips to other NGOs currently not officially involved in the network. Twenty young people have participated in the training “The organizing and implementing interactive youth initiatives.” The platform is open for all the NGOs and youth activists, and is filled with manuals and tips for the effective young

Make it short... #2

Iris (Hong Kong)  and Carmine (Italy) Our two new Interns from AIESEC finished their first week, therefore it's time to introduce them to you. They are going to help us in our project   "Green Community" , as both of them plan to work in the environmental sector in their future. Five questions, five simple answers: Iris Hong Kong - 20 – Bachelor, environmental Management and Technology Best thing about Bulgaria You have experienced so far? The antique market in the basement of Temple Sveta Paraskeva is so amazing to me, you can find everything there!! Your personal contribution to the environment? I don’t use any disposable utensils. I bring my own bags to market. Any person you would like to have a cup of coffee with? June Leung – a teacher and an entrepreneurin Hong Kong. If you could write a slogan on the sky, what would that be? Hey guys, please appreciate every single moment in life. What drives you crazy? Mosquitoes make dis

Climate Change is a Social Problem

How much is too much? Ecology and terror.

In what moment our love and respect to nature becomes more important that non-violence, acceptance and respect for human rights and human life? We invite you to explore the possible consequences which may result from desire to prove the rightness of green life and unrespect to other people's opinions. Not everything is fair in love and war. Why? Check our pictures to understand.  How does it start? Where do the roots of the values of eco terrorists come from? What are the main activities of eco-terrorists's? Who are they? Did they have rules? Here you can watch two videous about Earth Liberation Front. The first one is "If a tree Falls: A story of the Earth Liberation Front" is the official documentary made by filmmaker Marshall Curry, exploring the origins, motives eco-terrorism. The second movie is another documentary, "Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals"

Green Consumerism at Work

10 green ticks of buying green from our office When we are being motivated by impatience, low price, hunger, fashion or sale, without thinking we surrender marketing ploys and tricks and become a part of consumerist society. Is it dangerous? If you surrender to the passion of shopping regularly, the answer is: “Yes, it is”. Consumerism is destructive for the planet and it is harmful for your life. Life of consumerist may be depicted by a qoute from Chuck Palahniuk novel: „Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy s**t we don’t need.”  In our office we try to be happy, healthy and pro-green by avoiding buying unnecessary products. Sometimes our desire of possession of the product is so strong, that we lend ourselves to passion and buy the product. But we are buying “green”. How we manage doing this without boredom and frustration? You can find the answer while checking our tricks and suggestions how to buy, but buy “right” products:

Lets Go Green Together!

Has it ever occured to you that becoming more sustainable is kind of hard? You have to stop using car, become vegetarian, buy only organic food and cosmetics... Isn't that the change of the whole life style?? False!!!! In the beginning littkle steps are what matters. We found 16 easy steps to help the planet with minimal efforts. Designed by Iuliia Zadorozhnia, written by Indre Lechtimiakyte

Must-read literature about women’s rights: book list with pictures

Despite that fact that in many countries women’s rights are established by law, a lot of people, both man and women, ignore the basic standards of gender equality and (we hope that they just) forget to respect  the women’s rights and freedoms. We don’t even mean the right to vote, to work, to own property, to have education or to have marital or parental rights. We mean deeper issues, like stereotypes about what women should do or what woman’s work is. If you are bored of reading philosophical tractates of Mary Wollstonecraft, Betty Friedan, Shulamith Firestone, Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis, look carefully through our list –its non-fiction literature with brilliant plots and breathtaking manner of storytelling. 1. ‘’The Second Sex’’ by Simone de Beauvoir 2.  “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler 3. " Field Work In Ukrainian Sex" by Oksana Zabuzhko 4. “The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women” by  Naomi Wolf   5.  &q

Roma in Bulgaria

Did you know that 90% of Roma are living at the risk of poverty? Or that every fifth Roma in Bulgaria had experienced discrimination based or the ethnicity within last year. Check out more facts about Roma in Bulgaria on our chart.

София прайд парад 2014

На 05 юли се проведе седмото издание на „София прайд парад”. Въпреки осъждането от страна на Българската православна църква и изявленията на лидера на Атака, парадът беше подкрепен с писмена декларация от 11 дипломати и посланици от дипломатически мисии в София. София прайд 2014 премина през центъра на столицата без инциденти и бе посетен от около 400 души.  В София има около 80 000 ЛГБТ, които всеки ден са обект на неравностойно третиране. Парадите по целия свят целят да привлекат публичното внимание към иначе скритата и маргинализирана общност на ЛГБТ и по този начин да предизвикат обществен дебат за предразсъдъците и дискриминацията срещу тях. --------------------------------------------------------------------- On the 5th of July the 7th Sofia Pride parade was held.  Despite the earlier condemnation by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and incidental statements of Ataka leader, the parade was supported in a written statement by 11 diplomats and ambassadors

This weekend to watch in your free time: Football and its hooligans

Insulting, abusing, spitting, throwing stones, bricks and Molotov cocktails on the opposing supporters, abuse of smoke bombs and massive fights:  this is another side of Football. How football, the most popular sport in the world, has turned from a unifying factor into a cause of discord? Watch those two films about football fans, which are showing the life of football hooligans from the inside and you will maybe understand the reason of their hatred. Green Street 2005, UK, Direction: Lexi Alexander With: Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Elijah Wood and Leo Gregory The director Lexi Alexander was inspired by memories of her childhood, when she supported the Waldhof Mannheim football team. Co-authored with the former football hooligan Dougie Brimson, she wrote the script and directed the movie about the lifestyle of the supporters of West Ham United Football Club. This film is another attempt to portray the so-called "English disease", hoolig