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19.07.2018

New Law Declares Israel a Jewish Nation-State with Hebrew as Sole National Language

New Law Declares Israel a Jewish Nation-State with Hebrew as Sole National Language

In Israel, lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, prompting Palestinians to warn Israel is sliding further into a system of apartheid. The new law declares Hebrew the country’s only official language, diminishing the status of Arabic. It also encourages the… »

20.04.2018

Stephen Lawrence: his death changed British law forever but trust in police has yet to recover

Stephen Lawrence: his death changed British law forever but trust in police has yet to recover

Benjamin Bowling, King’s College London for The Conversation The story of Stephen Lawrence, the teenager murdered in 1993 is distressing, infuriating and inspiring. Distressing because of the horrific way he died, stabbed by a gang of attackers on a London street, and frustrating because of the ineptitude of… »

09.04.2018

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Racism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities. This was evident in early March when a black female student released a video of people shouting “we hate the blacks” outside her room… »

17.12.2017

United Colors of Murder

United Colors of Murder

By Observatorio Argentino In Argentina, the government of Mauricio Macri, in cahoots with large oil, mining and agro-industrial consortiums, has unleashed a ferocious and murderous assault against indigenous communities throughout the country, with the complicity of the legal system and the support of the mainstream media. The… »

23.10.2017

Huge march in Berlin “against hatred and racism”

Huge march in Berlin “against hatred and racism”

A huge march took place on Sunday in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin to protest against hatred and racism in Parliament, while the recently elected legislators of the nationalist and anti-immigrant party, Alternative For Germany, prepare to take up their seats. The new parliament will have its… »

13.10.2017

Daniele Biella: the core of civic engagement? Storytelling and staying human

Daniele Biella: the core of civic engagement? Storytelling and staying human

In September you spent eight days on the Aquarius ship of the SOS Mediterranée NGO, engaged in migrant rescue operations with the help of Doctors without Borders and you defined it as “one of the most important experiences of your life.” What impacted you the most? Certainly the mix… »

23.08.2017

Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring the endless sequence of ‘minor’ racist incidents, racism has not gone… »

21.08.2017

Tens of Thousands March Against White Supremacy in Boston & Other U.S. Cities

Tens of Thousands March Against White Supremacy in Boston & Other U.S. Cities

Massive protests against white supremacy spread across the United States over the weekend, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets from coast to coast to condemn violent white nationalist groups and to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and other statues memorializing slavery and racism. In… »

16.03.2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

From 18-26 March, hundreds of activities will take place all over Europe to protest against racism and advocate for open, inclusive, and UNITED societies. Organisations all over Europe are preparing activities to mark the European Action Week Against Racism. Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, a European network of antiracist… »

13.03.2017

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

I am grateful that this film was made, not only because it is an important testimony against racism but also because in the midst of violent blockbusters often depicting imaginary superheroes the very real lives of three black female mathematicians working for NASA is an inspiring reminder of our human… »

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