Stories about Western Europe from August, 2017
"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."
"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."
"In a space where my vitality is neither disrespected, ignored nor discarded, I, as a black woman, can thrive."
"I try to be as useful as possible. If I can create bridges where there are walls, I’m very happy."
"Stop deporting minors. Or even better, stop all deportation of refugees."
"We have to look for more causes other than pure irrational hatred."
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.
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.
The European Commission called for the “immediate release” of the group, calling the detentions part of a “deeply worrying pattern” of imprisonment in Turkey.