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Waiting for the Barbarians: A response to General Election debates, why Nationalism can destroy our country

May 4, 2015

By Pablo de Orellana & Maryyum Mehmood: To say ‘our country’ constitutes a claim as to whom the country belongs, and just as explicitly, to whom it does not. Nationalism is a big and old idea, a political concept that links rights to membership of a particular community. Within that community, however defined, nationalism emphasizes … Continue reading “Waiting for the Barbarians: A response to General Election debates, why Nationalism can destroy our country”


Charlie Hebdo: defending more than one narrative

February 4, 2015

By Fernanda A. Marín: I wasn’t lucky enough to be present at the latest demonstration in support of the “Je suis Charlie” movement, in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris that happened just under a month ago. I saw how all my friends living in Paris took out their pens and … Continue reading “Charlie Hebdo: defending more than one narrative”


Trouble in paradise? On racism in Sweden

January 16, 2015

By Josefin Hedlund: I was sad and shaken to hear about the arson attack on a mosque in my hometown of Eskilstuna, Sweden, on Christmas Day. The speculations and reactions that ensued in both “old” media outlets and “new” social media were an ugly but necessary reminder of the problems of structural racism in the … Continue reading “Trouble in paradise? On racism in Sweden”


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