A frozen society: the long term implications of NSA’s secrets

HFN has been thinking about the historical and future implications of Edward Snowden’s NSA files that have been leaked bit by bit over the past few months.   HFN is very worried. Edward Snowden’s act of handing over classified NSA files to The Guardian and The New York Times has polarised many people into two opposing groups. The Pro-Snowden More...

by Tristan Fischer | Published 5 years ago
By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 26th, 2013

What are all these people all going to do? Youth unemployment in Europe is critical. But Africa is going to get even worse.

In much of southern Europe the unemployment rate for young people under the age of 25 remains stubbornly high – at over 61% in Greece and 56% in Spain.  This is not just a disaster for countries on the European More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 21st, 2013

What the history of immigration teaches us about Europe’s future

Immigration is a political hot potato. It is hard to talk about it in the West without appearing to be uncaring at best or racist at worst.  That is a problem as it is an important subject: not discussing it does More...

By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Climate Change Refugees

Three hundred people drowned last week when an overcrowded fishing boat sank off the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, close to the north African coast. They were emigrants from northern and sub-Saharan Africa seeking More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, October 4th, 2013

Is it time we stopped shitting in the bath?

The thought of actually shitting in the bath makes most people squeamish.  It feels so wrong and, lets face it, gross. And yet we do exactly that everyday, at least metaphorically. Our planet is a gigantic bathtub. It More...