Posts tagged: islamophobia

  • Racism, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

    Racism, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

    Shifting demographic trends across the West, driven in part by new global migration and refugee movements, are creating both new discourses about race and forms of racism. In this essay, Etienne Balibar argues that today's analyses must examine anti-Semitism and Islamophobia together, as parallel manifestations of contemporary racism. 

  • Secularism and the Freedom of Believers

    Secularism and the Freedom of Believers

    Emmanuel Terray, showing the contradictions in the Western tradition between religious freedom and the rule of law, warns how the Republic's enforcement of secularism promotes violence.

  • A Long Republican Winter

    A Long Republican Winter

    Alain Brossat on how the reaction to the murder of Samuel Paty exposes the divisions and inequalities at the heart of the French Republicanism, and how the violence is doomed to repeat itself.

  • Wars and Terrorism: End the Denial

    Wars and Terrorism: End the Denial

    This open letter, signed among others by Virginie Despentes, Adèle Haenel, Annie Ernaux, Jean-François Bayart and Alexis Jenni, deplores the fact that the link between Western military interventions and terrorist attacks is never questioned.

  • Two Rohingya refugees arrive in Bangladesh after fleeing the brutal operations of the Burmese Army against their people, October 2017. Picture: Carlos Sardiña Galache.

    An “Unfinished job” in Burma

    On the anniversary of genocidal campaign against the Rohingya community in Myanmar, Carlos Sardiña Galache sets out the origins of the crisis.

  • Last Month in France: An Islamophobia Diary

    Last Month in France: An Islamophobia Diary

    On the 10th November, around 13,500 people marched through Paris to demand an end to anti-Muslim speech, discrimination against Muslim women, and anti-Muslim violence in French politics and society. Yet, the month leading up to the demonstration, as Musab Younis charts in this article, showed just how deep Islamophobia runs in contemporary France.

  • Antifascists in Charlottesville, August 12. via It's Going Down.

    Those Who Refuse

    Today we must remember Heather Heyer and all those who left their homes in the morning to fight for justice, knowing that they might not come back. These people are never angels or saints. They are ordinary people, like you and me. Their refusal could not be silenced.