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Trapped in Identity

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By Ali Ali (aka Aab) • Illustration by Hilal Can • From #11, 2015 I used to call myself “a world citizen”. Here in Prague, I have been faced with nationalistic ridicule and real-life mockery.…

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In the Face of Hate

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By Riema Ali and Ali Ali (Aab) • Illustration by Casper Øbro • From #11, 2015 A: Wars, discrimination, terrorism and racism. In the whole world it is all going in the same direction. I…

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A Few Carrots, Many Sticks

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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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The refugees from Camp Altash

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A group of 45 asylum seekers from Kurdistan-Iran tell their story and explain why they are currently demonstrating against the Danish Immigration Service, that has rejected all their cases. by the refugees from Altash Camp…

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A Story Of An Arrest

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The name of the author is known by the editorial group Monday May 23 at around 22.45. The Danish Red Cross Centre Avnstrup. Around 30 people are in the computer room on the ground floor.…

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Editorial to visAvis #7

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by visAvis When the European asylum policy finds itself at a standstill, when the conditions for refugees are generally worsened, and when the Danish government’s asylum agreement has meant little change for the conditions for…

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Shattered dreams

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In this interview we talk with deported Maureen trying to survive a sever sickness in Cameroun and her Danish lawyer Poul Roepstorff trying to explain why the Danish Asylum system couldn’t give her humanitarian residence…

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Making The Open City …

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Making The Open City and Urban Identities The Hard Way by Saskia Sassen Cities are one of the key sites where new norms and new identities are made. Cities have played this role at various…

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Identification by Investigation

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By Patrick · Illustration by Casper Øbro Identification is an inherent tendency in the nature of human being. When Homo sapiens ceased to be controlled only by gastric reflexes, and began to engage in mental activities…

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City is Migration

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City is Migration: The Urban Arena Under An Ethnographic-Genealogic Perspective by Sabine Hess Translated from German ‘City is Migration’. With these plain and simple words, the urban scholar Erol Yildiriz demonstrates the structural interrelation between…

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