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European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France. Photograph courtesy: UNHCR By Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, University of Brighton As the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean continues, the public outcry against deaths at sea has forced the European Union (EU) into response mode. EU officials and member states have promised to do something about the situation. Alongside discussions about resettlement agreements, there are proposals to destroy the boats used by migrant smugglers before they can leave Libya. But this highly controversial use of force would be problematic and counterproductive on a number of levels. One of its many problems is that the destruction

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Once historical enemies, France and the United Kingdom are now aligned on several social and economic matters troubling their countries. Such phenomenon seems to have accelerated in time of the financial crisis, raging since 2008. For better or worse, the two countries have taken the habit to customarily gaze across the channel: France in order to praise the English liberal “miracle”, while UK seems to be imitating certain faction of the French political scene. If this occurrence is not likely to stop, it is however doubtful that the last recent UK general elections are a political example to follow for

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Gun violence, glorification of money, powerful cars, hyper-sexualized women along with hyper-masculinity symbols became emblematic of the Hip-hop culture, in US and France.

Represent the Real hip-hop. Anyone who has ever devoted an ear to a few rap songs has heard this line. In the USA, there are numerous pioneers of the genre who self-appropriated this claim or others similar, such as ‘Keep it Real’. Through artists such as Public Enemy and KRS One to Tupac and Nas among hundreds of others, Hip-hop made its way towards public recognition in the USA due to the veracity of its message. A music to which listeners could identify to. Through depicting the subtle or obvious daily violence rising from historical and contemporary social segregation and

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I cannot say that in Kashmir many moments occurred which reminded me of my native, quiet, suburb of Paris. But surprisingly, one situation certainly did.

A policeman frisking a Kashmiri in Srinagar. Photograph by Shahid Tantray While being away from home, it is not rare to find fragments of foreign experience reminiscent of moments lived at home. These déja vu of similar taste, smell or situations can not be predicted. Their instantaneous familiarity proves that you experienced that feeling before. One will keep wondering until their origins can be identified. I cannot say that in Kashmir many moments occurred which reminded me of my native, quiet, suburb of Paris. But surprisingly, one situation certainly did. It wasn’t the most expected one. Along with my Kashmiri

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A graffiti in Srinagar’s downtown area. Photograph by David Laumann The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, early this year had got its first art gallery. Worthy of its name, Gallerie One, unlatched its door to the public on 12 January 2015, creating a space where art and culture could have existed and flourished. But in a place where the unstable political atmosphere dictates the options, nothing is ever sure to last. Around a month after the Gallerie One was opened, on 23 February, it was shutdown by the government. Previously, the government had given the go ahead for

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Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and a member of state legislative assembly today said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be faulted for a lot of things but traveling abroad is the wrong one. Omar tweeted that Modi should also travel and engage oversees. “Just wish that with the glamorous destinations like France and Germany he would also visit our traditional friends in Africa and elsewhere,” Omar added.

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Hundreds of people held a vigil at Trafalgar Square in London last evening to remember those killed and injured in the attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris earlier yesterday. Some stood silence, others cried, but all were united in their condemnation and sense of outrage following the assault by gunmen carrying Kalashnikov rifles on the French satirical magazine’s offices. Those gathered sung La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, held aloft pens and placards, bearing the words ‘Je Suis Charlie’ in solidarity. There was a large French contingent among the crowd. Anne Sophie, a 29-year-old designer living in London,

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World’s major cities saw thousands standing united and strong, holding demonstrations, in support of the victims of Gaza, Palestine under the onslaught of Israel in which more than 400 people have died so far. Protests were held in Norway, Sweden, USA, Germany, London, Argentina, Paris, and Sydney. France originally tried to ban the demonstrations, the government and media are seen as portraying Israel as the victim that has angered the population and saw more than 10,000 defiant protestors in Lyon, Paris and Toulouse. Some peaceful protests turned violent as stone throwing was exchanged between protestors and the police. The situation

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Benedetta Segala I’m a painter, pelukis, as Malays say in Malaysian. I recently moved to Malaysia, though I have lived in Italy and France for the last thirty-five years of my life. During my academic time in Fine Arts in Bologna, I began to reflect on the meaning of art in contemporary society. I wanted to discover the dark side, the gap between content and its exploitation, in a system that promotes the latter. In 1999, I attended a blatantly rigged painting competition, where the winners were those who had no interest in the meaning and reflection of contemporary art

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