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Peripheries in motion: Change and continuity in Brazil’s marginalised urban territories during the PT era

May 14, 2016

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This piece was written for the website Brasil Wire.   It’s a cool late-April evening in São Paulo and locals have packed out the União da Juta community centre in the residential neighbourhood of Fazenda da Juta, some twenty kilometres east of the city centre. The theme of the meeting is the same one that has […]

This politicisation of anti-Semitism is opportunistic and a betrayal of its true victims

May 11, 2016

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The employers of a young pharmacist discover that her surname, Reiner, is not German but Jewish, and a few days later she is fired without explanation. A 19-year-old American soldier is captured with his platoon on the Western front, and, as he is single out by a German officer, a fellow POW remarks, “this guy […]