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Elisa Marvena

I’m a Spanish psychologist, educator and researcher currently living in Germany.
I’m passionate about languages and the transcultural exchange of information, insights and experiences. I’m obsessed with the grey areas and everything that is not binary. Writing and translating stories is a way to spread the subleties and details about many important issues that go unreported by the mass media.
I believe in the power of online and offline social networks to build and broaden ideas and projects and organise collective action, and I use both, a lot.

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Latest posts by Elisa Marvena

19 June 2018

‘We are victims who assist victims': Documenting human rights violations in Nicaragua

"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."

29 May 2018

Amid continuing crackdown on anti-government protests, Nicaraguans pay homage to those killed

"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."

27 March 2018

Top Manta: A Brand and a Victory in the Fight of Street Vendors of Barcelona

With Top Manta's creation, Spain's informal workers open the door to new possibilities and recognize a victory in their daily confrontation against police violence and European authorities' institutional racism.

2 March 2018

Idrissa Diallo: From an Unmarked Grave to the Symbol of Migrant Struggle in Spain

Idrissa Diallo died in policy custody in Barcelona. Today, the city is mobilising to pay tribute to his life and asking for his name to be given to a square.

31 January 2018

Spanish Activist Helena Maleno's Trial in Morocco Is ‘a Way to Intimidate’ Human Rights Defenders, Her Supporters Say

Helena Maleno is accused of participating in a human trafficking network for her work assisting migrants who run into trouble during the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.

17 October 2017

One Activist's Vision of a Feminist Democracy for Catalonia

"I would like to continue thinking that I tried to create a revolution in the best way I knew how."

10 October 2017

Beyond the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ of Catalonia’s Independence Referendum

Opinions on the October 1 referendum are much more diverse than might first appear.

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