Tagged: migration

On migrants drowning on European shores

May 5, 2006, on Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura. (Juan Medina, Reuters)

May 5, 2006, on Spain’s Canary Island of Fuerteventura. (Juan Medina, Reuters)

1,500

The word “genuine” proliferates
In comments threads and candidates’ speeches
As 1,500 are lost at sea
(A conservative estimate)
(The highest on record)
And we ask: How authentic is your desperation?
Ignoring the calculation of risk
That precedes stepping onto a precarious float
Already overburdened
Teetering on the edge of submersion
How authentic is your desperation?

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Out of the furnace, into the fire? Article on Uganda & LGBT asylum seekers in the UK

In March 2014, the vindictive, incendiary Ugandan tabloid “Red Pepper” published the details of 200 people it deemed to be “homosexual,” in what appeared to be a gleeful celebration of the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. As a commissioning editor for a long-standing UK leftist magazine also named Red Pepper, I wanted to take the opportunity of a spike in website visits to post an article, co-authored by Prossy Kakooza, on the topic. We are responding to the AHA and the international outcry it prompted, and posing a reality check to the British government that they need to back up their condemnation of Ugandan law with action at home: Life in the UK for those LGBTQ people who have fled persecution overseas is far from comfortable.

Read the full article here.

Click ‘More’ below for the Red Pepper (UK) statement on Red Pepper Uganda. Continue reading

EASA Panel CFP: “Moving people: Anthropologists and Governmental Categorisations”

EASA: European Association of Social Anthropologists

EASA: European Association of Social Anthropologists

Along with Julia Morris (University of Oxford), I am co-convening the following panel at the 13th EASA Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), taking place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 31 July – 3 August, 2014: 

Moving people: anthropologists adopting, interrogating and refuting governmental categorisations”

The Call for Papers for this panel is open now and until 27 February Continue reading