Monthly Archives: September 2016

Just to get this straight once and for all (a migration glossary)

I have been working on this for quite a while, but I decided to post it today because if I hear one more radio commentator, well-intentioned or not, conflating migrants in the Mediterranean (who are not vetted before their arrival … Continue reading

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Intersex rights (often violated) are human rights

Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:
Logo of the Association of Russian-speaking Intersex People The “I” in LGBTI activism is the focus of a new report that spells out what’s at stake in the growing field of intersex advocacy. The freely downloadable…

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A week on board the Aquarius

I received this link from my colleague Sébastien Mesquida, who is a producer at a French production company that collaborates with the Franco-German TV network ARTE. He and his colleague Hanna Peters joined us on the Aquarius for a particularly … Continue reading

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A pertinent coda to what I wrote earlier…

With thanks to my friend Nathalie Kleinschmit, and also to the original creator of the meme (if that’s you, please say something so I can credit you):

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Another year…

Well, well, well, another birthday… A few years ago I was wondering about the Birthday Threshold– when getting older stopped making you feel like a cooler, more sophisticated person and started making you feel like you’d just passed another landmark … Continue reading

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Remembering/Se souvenir de Jean Bigirimana

A painful-to-read but important bilingual appeal from my former colleagues at Iwacu for the return of the abducted journalist Jean Bigirimana:   http://www.iwacu-burundi.org/des-mots-pour-jean/ UPDATE: Reporters Without Borders has launched a bilingual petition calling for an independent official investigation into Jean … Continue reading

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