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visAvis podcast om Kobani

Podcast

Kobanis flygtninge i Suruj Del 1 VisAvis møder Jamal på en cafe på Nørrebro, og taler om situationen i omkring Kobani. Situationen inde i Kobani Del 2 Jamal fortsætter sin historie, men fokusere nu på…

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I survived, but my life has stopped

Camps and Asylum

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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Momentum of the disobedient

Camps and Asylum

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

Camps and Asylum

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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Those who tend to cause trouble

Struggle and Politics

Affective outcomes of the politics of differences, otherness, and strangeness and how these shape bodies over time are some of the main concerns in Sara Ahmed’s writings. As a professor in Race and Cultural Studies…

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The year of the hunger strikes

Camps and Asylum

When people no longer are in power of their own lives, they can resist by mastering their own deaths. In 2012 the hunger strike was deployed as a mode of resistance among migrants in Danish…

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To Whom It May Concern (UNHCR)

Camps and Asylum

By Ismail Suleiman Ibrahim Yagoup I, Ismail Suleiman Ibrahim Yagoup, am writing to you to inform you of the current situation for all Sudanese refugees seeking asylum in Denmark. Our story goes as follows: Friday…

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A More Humane Asylum Policy?

Camps and Asylum

It says in a report from a Danish Civil Service committee from June 2012 that no empirical studies have been made, which confirm that measures supposed to motivate people to return home are of any consequence in relation to the question of whether

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