‘Many have compared the so-called “jewellrey bill” to the confiscation of property from Jews during the Holocaust’
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The purpose of the Knowledges sub-page is to serve as a conduit between academics, community members (e.g. museums, social workers, blog writers) and activists. The page will function to show how community knowledge and academic knowledge is produced. It will also serve to further strengthen the political self-awareness and the political education of activists who work toward changing refugee politics.
The page will aim to demonstrate how academics within a formal institutional setting and members outside the bounds of Universities use and apply knowledge about refugees and migrants and how this knowledge can be applied to improve understanding of migrants and refugees’ conditions and ultimately change the current politics. This page will provide links to academic and community knowledge, which show the historical and contemporary context of refugees and migrants’ situation. The page will include writings, which examine the processes of marginalization and exclusion which migrants experience as well as their activism and agency.The Knowledges subpage within its multiple frameworks i.e. formal/informal institutional settings will aim to support pluralism and include voices of those marginalised as well as provide and open a space for interrogating/debating power, privilege, and ethical concerns.
Finally, by linking writings by academics, community members and activists, the page aims to further the process of refugee and migrant activism and facilitate a dialogue between several working groups.
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15-16 of June 2016, Malmö, Sweden www.mia-conference.se
Deadline for abstracts extended to 15th of February!
In the current era of increasing securitisation of border controls and restrictive asylum and migration politics, the journey to and within the EU is a life-threatening endeavour that has taken uncountable numbers of lives over the last decades. The bordering processes are not limited to the crossing of nation-state borders but also operate in everyday lives inside and across borders. Through processes of exclusion as well as processes of subordinated and differentiated inclusion, borders permeate all aspects of the welfare state, the labour market, and everyday lives. At the same time, there are numerous struggles by migrants who in different ways contest border regimes and racialised practices of policing., These developments are taking place in a context of hyper-polarisation of political reactions. Racist and fascist discourses feed into ideas of fear and emergency, parallel with a renewed growth of humanitarian and activist responses aimed at resisting migration control and challenging these discourses. Continue reading →
دليل الاوروبين للتعامل مع الشرق الاوسط، ردا على دليل اللاجئين لفهم الثقافة
here is your guide to the video
our friend mohammad abu hajar is a musician; his emcee-name is “abu hajar” and he plays drums, raps and sings in a band called “give me a paper“.
Das Team aus RAV und NSU-Watch führen in 2016 in Berlin an diversen Donnerstagen ihre Filmreihe unter dem Titel ›Zwischen Migration & Rassismus, Protest & Widerstand‹ fort, zu deren Vorführungen wir herzlich einladen.
›Der Marsch‹ (David Wheatley, UK 1990, 93 min.)
‘To use western theory to understand the east is problematic. It becomes part of the imperial project of the west. Cultural specificity is needed’. Also applies to questions of social mobilisation theory and social justice.
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(Source: The Activist: Exposing the Truth one at a Time)
La carta escrita con la participación de todas las madres y padres, fue dada a conocer por la activista Marta Sánchez, quién confirmó su entrega “por medio del nuncio apostólico en México”, además de hacerla pública con el fin que el mensaje cumpla su propósito.
(source: La Opinion, 20/12/2015)
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Refugees will study for a three-day accredited course on life stories, was taught by a small team of academics in the camp (4-6 December). It was be led by Corinne Squire, professor of social sciences and co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London.
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