Camps and Asylum

A Few Carrots, Many Sticks

Germany’s cunning strategy to erode the protection of asylum seekers Over the past few years, refugee protests have received much public attention all over Germany and there was hope, finally, that things would improve. Indeed,…

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Amplify our unheard voices

This speech was given on the 22nd of May 2014 in Sund, Norway at a public gathering attended by Sund’s mayor. It addresses the political unrest and human rights abuses in Ethiopia, and draws attention…

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“There is no future for us here”

It is not the first time that Hanan and her husband Mohammad head towards the coasts of Europe, since they both left Syria a little more than a year ago. Six months ago they were…

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I survived, but my life has stopped

BY ALI • ILLUSTRATION BY YILDIZ ARSLAN • FROM #10, 2014 I live in a camp waiting for nothing. I’m a rejected asylum seeker. I have been in Denmark for two years and one month…

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Editorial to visAvis #10

BY VISAVIS • ILLUSTRATION FROM THE PROJECT LOVE IS SWEET, BUT CANNOT EAT • FROM #10, 2014 Hello and welcome to visAvis # 10! Our efforts and hopes for this issue are part of an…

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Momentum of the disobedient

Last year on October 6th, Refugee Tent Action set up shop at Oranienplatz in Berlin, physically claiming a space for asylum politics, which were at the time marginalized in Germany. One year onwards visAvis visits…

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Discussing gender structures in the camps

Each Monday, women with and without Danish citizenship meet in the user-driven culture house, The Trampoline House, to discuss women’s conditions and strategies for survival across the globe. On Monday the 3rd of June 2013,…

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