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· August, 2017

Stories about Western Europe from August, 2017

From Afro-Spanish Identity to De-colonial Studies in Anthropology

"Today I want to believe that we are in a different phase, with greater empowerment, visibility, and recognition of African descended populations, although there is still a lot of ignorance."

After the Catalonia Attacks: Hate Messages and Social Network Confrontations

"This cannot be just another story. We have to learn from it, we have to make a better world. Leading by example, educating in non-violence, conveying non-hatred, equality."

Why I Don’t Identify With Feminism, Even When It's Intersectional

"In a space where my vitality is neither disrespected, ignored nor discarded, I, as a black woman, can thrive."

Why French Muslim Comedian Samia Orosemane Says She's Like a UFO

"I try to be as useful as possible. If I can create bridges where there are walls, I’m very happy."

Afghan Asylum Seekers’ Anti-Deportation Protest in Stockholm Marks Two Weeks

"Stop deporting minors. Or even better, stop all deportation of refugees."

A Day After the Attack at Las Ramblas, Barcelona Says #NoTincPor: ‘I Am Not Afraid’

"We have to look for more causes other than pure irrational hatred."

InfoBus Provides Remaining Calais Asylum Seekers and Migrants With WiFi and Information

Dismantling the Jungle has not gotten rid of the migrants in Calais. An organization is helping those that remain to communicate by providing Wifi access, portable devices, and information.

Pesesín and His Neighbours: A Tale of Community Spirit in Spain

Neighbourhoods are usually in the news because of hostilities, but this community in Gijón, Spain gave an example of solidarity by caring for a pet whose owner was travelling.

Behind Bars for 30 Days: EU Leaders Condemn Turkey's Detention of #Istanbul10

The European Commission called for the “immediate release” of the group, calling the detentions part of a “deeply worrying pattern” of imprisonment in Turkey.

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