As those who caused the war in Bosnia are celebrating the „Day of Republika Srpska“ or Dan Republike Srpske on January 9th, this seems an appropriate occasion to take a look at what they are doing to the country again today. A short essay on Dodik-Land that hopefully helps explain the situation in Bosnia and Hercegovina.„Thoughts on Dodik-Land“ weiterlesen
Does Albania have a sizeable population of Middle Eastern origin? Official terminology suggests so and regularly confuses an international audience. What may be a local peculiarity highlights the need for scientifically robust terminology when talking about ethnic or national minorities and goes to show that policies protecting their rights aren’t always as simple as they seem.„The Time of The Gypsies. Or Not.“ weiterlesen
On the Balkans, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, is being worshipped in a bizarre manner and to a grotesque extent. To the wider public the late nun is better known by her stage name Mother Teresa. In worshipping her, even her most devout fans can not hide her dark side.
US-President Donald Trump has called several developping countries „shitholes“. With his comment, the US’s Ambassador in Chief not only violated every diplomatic protocol conceivable. He grossly violated the dignity of the people living in the countries he called „shitholes“. We should all speak up against these remarks.
Auf ein Bier mit den Obdachlosen von Beograd, an einer Ecke wo Glanz und Elend aufeinanderprallen. Über das Leben am Rande einer Hauptstadt. Und die Wichtigkeit von Straßenbahnen.
Journalist and writer Robert Rigney explores life in one of the most infamous neighborhoods of Istanbul. And finds it disappearing as the poor are driven out of their homes. Continue reading… Photo: (c) Luke Michael, reproduced here with the express permission … Tarlabaşı: A Slum Quarter in Istanbul weiterlesen