Working on a documentary photographic project about hate crimes towards refugees and asylum seekers in Europe, I have become intensely aware of an ongoing and systematic use of psychological violence and invisible layers of racism. These nuanced forms of abuse reflect the mechanism of a bureaucracy that keeps many in limbo under the shadows of psychological and physical oppression, delineating forms of control that comprehend geopolitical, social, bureaucratic and security choices.
Cinzia D'Ambrosi March 20, 2017Topics:Region: Andrew Ryder March 20, 2017
Nicaragua was an international cause célèbre in the 1980s. Activist and intellectuals from around the world visited and wrote about this Central American nation, which dared to accomplish a social revolution in the backyard of the world’s strongest imperial power. Moreover, it was widely believed that the Sandinista revolutionary project had learned from the decolonization strategies of the past, and would avoid the Stalinist and authoritarian disappointments of previous struggles.Topics:Region:
Claudia Zini March 15, 2017
Selma Selman’s art addresses issues of “prejudice, survival, self-emancipation, and collective freedom.” This young Bosnian artist of Roma descent strives to “break down prejudice against Roma,” which essentializes her community by reducing its culture to the lowest common denominator, and thereby denying it the right to self-expression. Lack of legal registration and de facto statelessness, racial profiling, and impossibility to run for high political offices are only some of the forms of discrimination the Roma community still has to endure in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Topics:Region:
Betsy Joles March 14, 2017
Nejla and Maya stand in their Istanbul bedroom clad in neon workout gear with a laptop open in front of them. A YouTube video shows a peppy yoga instructor and a posse of students behind her. The girls follow along with purpose as the teacher guides the virtual audience through each pose.Topics:Region:
Andy Young March 6, 2017
Beneath the cotton-candy pink in the plume
of a tire fire, one man’s beard is peeling off.
One looks like a clown, leans on a stick.
Shadow of another the color of fruit rot.
A parade is coming—no it’s a crowd
flushed back across the bridge. Pregnant
woman, old man, limping child, a tall one whose
skin’s too tight; the bones poke through, obscene.
Is there a hospital that will protect their names?Topics:Region:
Philipp Schulz February 28, 2017
During the conflict in Northern Uganda, more than 60,000 children and youths were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and some 8,000 children were born as a consequence of sexual violence and wartime rape. Yet the experiences of these children and their mothers remain unacknowledged and unaddressed, resulting in recurrent episodes of psychological and mental harm characterized by stigmatization, rejection, and ostracism.Topics:Region:
Michael Paye February 24, 2017
The only prospect more enthralling than a last stand is a Hollywoodized version of it.Topics:Region:
Jessica Rohan February 21, 2017
Watching Uber's CEO panic, backtrack, apologize, and ultimately cave to some of #DeleteUber's demands has been a totally entertaining experience for boycotters everywhere.
The mass deletion of Uber accounts was not the most impactful element of the boycott; contrary to popular belief, the success of a boycott doesn't depend purely on a direct impact on profits. Boycotts are effective because they kick companies where it hurts: their brand image.Topics:Region:
Jehan Bseiso February 9, 2017
Morning show hostess is wearing matte red lipstick
The color is Russian Red (by Mac).
“There are 65 million refugees around the world,
this is the highest number ever recorded.”
The new #Ikea tent comes in colors like:
“it has everything they need” says the TV
Michael Busch February 7, 2017
Betsy Devos has been confirmed as Secretary of Education by the U.S. Senate. Her nomination was the most bitterly contested of Donald Trump’s cabinet selections, and a lightning rod that galvanized public resistance across the country.Topics:Region: