Wednesday 18th October 2017
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Letters from home
Personal stories from different countries. Write us your experience of the crisis and we will translate it and publish it.

The EU Security Apparatus: Designed to Fail

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The EU Security Apparatus: Designed to Fail

There is a cringe-worthy parallel between the securitisation of the spaces of living for those of us lucky enough to be inside the EU territory and the spaces reserved for those arriving here: they are both inefficient and inadequate. [...]

April 25, 2016 Author: Antonis Vradis

Going clean, going legal and the personal responsibilities of the ‘productive’ citizen

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Going clean, going legal and the personal responsibilities of the ‘productive’ citizen

The coalition’s government drug strategy for 2010-2015 is a clear, straight-forward document that describes their intentions and plans as well as the changes that actually took place in the UK drug recovery system during the past five years. [...]

January 18, 2016 Author: Lena Theodoropoulou

“Mourning becomes the law” – Judith Butler from Paris

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“Mourning becomes the law” – Judith Butler from Paris

I am in Paris and passed near the scene of killing on Boulevard Beaumarchais on Friday evening. I had dinner ten minutes from another target. Everyone I know is safe, but many people I do not know are dead or traumatized or in mourning. It is shocking and terrible. Today the streets were populated in [...]

November 16, 2015 Author: Judith Butler

Spain: The loneliness of the stateless

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Spain: The loneliness of the stateless

An analysis that seeks to break with the dilemma between the Spanish nationalist and the Catalan nationalist discourse [...]

September 26, 2015 Author: Santiago López Petit

Greece: Why did ‘YES’ prevail in Exarcheia? A reflection beyond urban myths.

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Greece: Why did ‘YES’ prevail in Exarcheia? A reflection beyond urban myths.

Someone much wiser then me once said “In a world that has REALLY been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood”. This enigmatic, though concretely enlightening, quote well describes how, nowadays, international press is speaking about the Greek capital city before and after the referendum. [...]

July 8, 2015 Author: Viola Vertigo

Spain: The latest governmental manoeuvre will leave thousands without voting on the May 24 elections

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Spain: The latest governmental manoeuvre will leave thousands without voting on the May 24 elections

Any self-respecting democracy celebrates and fosters the participation of its citizens in the election. Yet, this seems not to be the case of our country, where the systematic violation of the right to vote from abroad is growing worse as the electoral calendar moves forward. [...]

April 22, 2015

France: For the abolition of every prison and the logic of incarceration

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France: For the abolition of every prison and the logic of incarceration

The philosophers Michel Onfray and Tony Ferri, the MP Noël Mamère, the ex-president of the International Prison Observatory Gabriel Mouesca, the lawyers Lucie Davy and Yannis Lantheaume and the ex-prisoner Philippe El Shennawy sign this manifesto and demand this archaic system that allows “the imprisonment of human by human to be thrown in the deepest [...]

June 4, 2014 Author: *

Portugal: Open letter to the prime minister

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Portugal: Open letter to the prime minister

We are tired of seeing our relatives, rights and dreams emigrate. We will keep fighting so that you are the next to leave. [...]

April 14, 2014 Author: António Mariano

Action against the Greek Guantanamo

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Action against the Greek Guantanamo

Press release NO TYPE C PRISONS ISOLATION IS TORTURE [...]

March 27, 2014 Author: Initiative for prisoners' rights

Venezuela: it’s the opposition that’s anti-democratic

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Venezuela: it’s the opposition that’s anti-democratic

Don’t be fooled by the sight of protests in Venezuela: this time the anti-democratic villains are not in government but in the US-backed opposition. [...]

March 21, 2014 Author: Jerome Roos