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29.08.2016 Democracy Now!

Beyoncé Brings “Mothers of the Movement” to MTV Video Music Awards

Beyoncé Brings “Mothers of the Movement” to MTV Video Music Awards

The legendary singer Beyoncé wowed audiences of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, performing a 15-minute medley of songs from her album “Lemonade.” Beyoncé invited to the gala several mothers of African-American men killed by police or vigilantes, including Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown;… »

28.08.2016 Robert Burrowes

Book Review, Nonviolent revolt in the twenty-first century

Book Review, Nonviolent revolt in the twenty-first century

Robert J. Burrowes I sometimes wonder whether one of the ways in which ‘Amercian exceptionalism’ manifests is that many US scholars and others are unable to consider the contributions of those who are not from the USA. For example, I routinely read about studies of Martin Luther King Jr. and… »

20.08.2016 Alberto Cacopardo

Next time I go swimming I might wear a good burkini

Next time I go swimming I might wear a good burkini

In the days of Berlusconi, people over here happened to feel ashamed of being Italian. These days, one may just as well feel ashamed of being European. Cannes, August 2016. The mayor of a world-renowned municipality comes up with the brilliant idea of forbidding women from bathing without getting half-naked,… »

17.08.2016 Pressenza London

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

By Shilpa Thakur,  Photo Journalist. Indian women shop for ‘Rakhis’ or sacred threads in a market ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India, 16 August 2016. The Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers will be marked on 18 August. On… »

11.08.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Journalism and Feminism

Journalism and Feminism

Sarah Aziza: on Journalism and Feminism By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. Here is my interview with the feminist journalist Sarah Aziza. A couple of days ago, ProMosaik published her article about the important Twitter campaign Can you Hear Us Now.  I think that we need more feminist… »

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