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Ceuta, An Enclave For Migrating Birds Not Humans
Andrea Pettrachin - IPS   

Ceuta, An Enclave For Migrating Birds Not Humans | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean

“What strikes the visitor most about Ceuta is its incredible contradictions. The city, with its population of just over 80,000 people living in 18.6 square kilometres and proudly Spanish since 1668, gives the idea of wanting to live as if the migrants and their attempts to reach the enclave do not exist”.

 

 
"Gitanistan", traveling among Salentine Roma
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"Gitanistan", traveling among Salentine Roma | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThree generations in confrontation with horse dealers, butchers of horsemeat and musicians. A film that enters the homes of families from Lecce Province telling the stories of the silent community of an "imaginary state".

 
An ignored resistance
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An ignored resistance | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanOne of the most overlooked episodes of the Second World War, the Romani Resistance, is commemorated on 16 May.

 
From the gypsies to the Roma, old and new mythologies
Nathalie Galesne   

From the gypsies to the Roma, old and new mythologies | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIf it was possible to reconstruct an inventory of the discourses of refusal against the "gypsies" in more than two centuries, it is today, if anything, the figure of the "Roma" and especially the "Roma issue" that channel all the stereotypes and fuel the stigmatization. But are we really conscious of how these ideas are propagated? No doubt, the doxa masquerades what actually is the result of falsifications and mythology as natural. A journey into French "Romfobia"....

 
The illegal wall
Visualizing Palestine   

The illegal wall  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe illegal wall  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe construction of a “continuous fence” all around the occupied Palestinian West Bank began by Israel on June 2002 is illegal, say the International Court of Justice. The infographic realized by Visualizing Palestine.(Visualizing Palestine/Ebticar)

 
Podemos: the Return of the 2011 Spring
Gianluca Solera   

Podemos: the Return of the 2011 Spring | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanLlegò la Primavera. Spring has finally arrived! This is what Pablo Iglesias wrote on his party’s website a few hours after the announcement of the results of last Sunday’s local and regional elections in Spain. Is this the beginning of a new regional Spring wave, after Greece massively turned to anti-austerity Syriza?

 
Turkish Roma celebrate Kakava Fest
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Turkish Roma celebrate Kakava Fest | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanKakava, Romani festival celebrating the spring, is held in the Turkish Thracian cities home to a large Roma population. Thousands of people from all over the country flock to Edirne for the festival included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.

 
"Yo no soy Trapacero"
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"Yo no soy Trapacero" | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA campaign against the Royal Spanish Academy criticizes the latest edition of the dictionary of the Castillian language, in which the term "Gitano" is associated with the word "trickster"...

 
Syria: protecting the cradle of world culture
Hanan Kassab Hassan   

Syria: protecting the cradle of world culture  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe chaos in Syria today is an imminent danger to the cultural heritage of the country. Concrete measures are taken by international bodies to fight against looting, destruction and illicit trafficking.

 
Mixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon
Stephanie Watt / Ellie Swingewood   

Mixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanMixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanLebanon, a Country at the crossroads of cultural and intellectual traits, has long been characterised by migration. But in spite of this cross-cultural element – what many would say is an intrinsic part of Lebanese society – there is xenophobia. A photographic project realized by the Nigerian-Libanese Nisreen Kaj analyzed this phenomena. (Ebticar/Marshallah News)

 

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