After the instauration of the communist regime in Romania, political activists, priests and intellectuals were imprisoned as “enemies of the people” . Here is the testimony of one of these “enemies” – the 90 year-old priest and former political prisoner Nicholas Bordașiu. Remembering the period of his detention, Bordașiu talks about everyday resistance behind bars in the face of brutal oppression and how to form a community of culture and spirituality against forced “re-education”.
Understanding the challenges of the Ebola crisis through the eyes of anthropologists
Unlawful push-backs of migrants at the European border implemented by Spanish and Moroccan security forces have become highly visible throughout 2014. These repressive practices as well as the human rights discourses justifying or condemning them tell much about today’s power relations in postcolonial Euro-African borderlands: negotiated by various local, national and European actors, yet constantly contested and transformed through transnational migrants’ mobility.
The answer to this question might seem pretty obvious. Everybody claims to know what a migrant is, since migration is an omnipresent issue in media and politics. But is the term really so easily defined? And who defines himself as a migrant?
The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has come to a preliminary end with the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire. But the recent months of violence have cast a dark shadow on those who advocate peace and reconciliation, which is why we asked one Israeli, and one Palestinian peace-activist the same question: How has the recent flare-up in violence influenced your ability as a movement to promote peace and non-violence?
The events of 1948, with the establishment of the State of Israel and the Nakba – as Palestinians call it -, not only marked the destruction of hundreds of populated villages and the mass displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, it also resulted in a still-ongoing process of stripping Palestinians of their cultural and historical heritage. On the politics of information in Israel-Palestine.