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Terrorism in Europe: remembering the IRA

in Opinion/Politics/Society
detail of photo of the aftermath of an IRA bomb at the Houses of Parliament back in 1974 as seen in the Telegraph

Thinking back on the rash of terrorist attacks by so-called Christians in the hearths of the UK in the 1970s might help put things into perspective.

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With friends like these

in Glocal/Society
photo supplied by Kate Tyndall; graduation in Veneto.

Graduation, Veneto style: The insults in the papiro are sometimes biting, the secrets divulged are intentionally embarrassing, but I will admit that watching left me feeling a bit jealous.

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When the queer and refugee struggles meet

in Action/Leipzig tips/Opinion/Society
Homo-, inter- and transphobia have poisoned our communities through deeply digging its trenches into structures and institutions. Our response to this cannot be narrow-minded and racialized, but has to be a thorough and bold stance against discrimination as a whole. "When queer and refugee issues meet" (https://leipglo.com)
Anarcho-queer collective Mashpritzot hold a "die-in" protest against Israeli pinkwashing and the perceived homonormative priorities of the LGBT support centre in Tel Aviv. By TMagen - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

Prejudice against queer communities is not installed in certain cultures and foreign to others, but a global power structure.

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Hipsteritis: Symptoms checklist

in Philosophies/Society
Photo via VisualHunt

Are you a hipster, too? Read this to find out.

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Pride, CSD and Stonewall

in Society
Photo credit: kargaltsev via Visualhunt.com / CC BY

This time people did not cower. This time people fought back. Drag Queens refused to get in the paddy wagon.

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Finding Africa outside Brazil

in Society
I'd grown up in Brazil in the 1990s knowing nothing about Africa except for the tragic images shown on TV, or cultural stereotypes. It took moving away from Brazil for me to get to know a different Africa, although Brazilian politicians like to capitalize on bonds between Brazil and the continent, and there being a large Afro-descendant population in Brazil. https://leipglo.com
African orphan picture, public domain.

They’d show us Africa as a hopeless place, and as a distant place.

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