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Paris Attacks part 1

The mainstream response in fRance to the Paris attacks has been the emergence of a discourse not too dissimilar from post-9/11 Bush narratives about ‘our freedoms’. “They hate our freedoms, they hate our lifestyle, they hate our champagne”, the story goes. Hence the creation of hashtags such as ‪#‎JeSuisTerrace‬, where the (white) french population is … Continue reading

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Rememberance Sunday

Today is Remembrance Sunday. There isn’t enough space on your lapel, nor your entire outfit, to wear the flowers which have sprung from every battlefield where European arms have slain the countless, nameless, graveless. Apparently, there is only room for the poppy, the one which reminds us of the European fallen. Today is a time … Continue reading