The Polish Ethnological Society Condemns Racism in Poland

The Polish Ethnological Society has condemned the surge of racism and xenophobia in Poland in response to Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis.

“Recent events associated with the so-called refugee crisis have sparked a wave of statements and actions that are incompatible with the values ​​of humanism to which we adhere. Hate speech directed against people […]

Whiteness and anti-vaccines

This is an interesting perspective on the anti-vaccine debate currently making headlines by race scholar David Shih.

Interesting perspectives on the Ukraine conflict…

“Odessa’s Two Big Differences (and a few small ones): Life after the Maidan and 2 May”Link here

“Kharkiv Talks in a Viennese Kitchen- On Revolution, War and Literature in Ukraine”Link here

 

Why Hasn’t the Baga Massacre Made as Many Headlines as the Charlie Hebdo Attack?

“Baga, a town in the north-eastern state of Borno, Nigeria, suffered an unimaginable catastrophe recently when Boko Haram, Nigeria’s vampires of death, slaughtered innocent residents of that town. Amnesty International described it as the Islamist militant group’s “deadliest massacre in recent history”. Controversy rages between the official estimates of 150 deaths against the 2,000 reported […]

The Politics of Evidence

“The Politics of Evidence Working Group is a coalition of academics, scientists, and activists formed in 2014. Together we aspire to challenge the fraught politics of evidence in Canada today, troubling the obstacles that interfere with our “right to know” about the health and wellbeing of our bodies, communities, and environments.”

Check them out here

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Tariq Ramadan: The West, terrorism and Islam

“Prominent Muslim scholar, Tariq Ramadan, condemns attack in Paris but says the west is fuelling Islamophobia.”

Check out the Interview here

On the Charlie Hebdo Attack & How the West Treats Muslims

Scholar Tariq Ramadan, Harper’s Rick MacArthur on Charlie Hebdo Attack & How the West Treats Muslims:

Link to full interview transcript here.

Excerpt:

“France is in a state of mourning after the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. A massive manhunt is underway for the suspected […]

Police asked university for list of attendees at fracking debate

Excerpt from article:

“Police asked a university to hand over a list of members of the public who were due to attend a public debate on its campus. Canterbury Christ Church University, which had invited experts to debate the merits of fracking in an open forum, refused to hand over the list, and the […]

Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’

Excerpt from article:

“There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. “There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one […]

Anthropologists and Israel

At the AAA annual meeting, anthropologists discussed the academic boycott of Israel.

Excerpt from article:

“Do anthropologists have a professional obligation to take a stand in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians? What would the implications be if the American Anthropological Association were to endorse the growing movement to boycott Israeli universities?”

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