Monthly Archives: February 2012

Economies of the Arab Spring

“Arab Spring Economics: Unfinished Business,” from the Economist: ON a good day Abdenaceur Hammoudi takes home 15 dinar ($10) from selling fruit in the Tunisian coastal town of Tabarka. Since the overthrow of president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali last January, … Continue reading

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Far Right Gains in France

Before posting this story, it is worth mentioning a different report by Reuters, which is on the credibility of the National Front’s economic plans. This report can be found here. “Focus on French Economy Fuels Gains by Far Right,” by … Continue reading

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An Experience of a Racist Attack in Greece

“Greece’s Epidemic of Racist Attacks,” by Eva Cosse, for the New York Times: When I tell people in Athens, my hometown, that I am doing research on racist violence in Greece, I am met with disbelief. There’s no problem, they … Continue reading

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UNHCR: More than 1,500 drown or go missing when trying to cross the Mediterranean

“More than 1,500 drown or go missing trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2011” from UNHCR: The UN refugee agency on Tuesday released figures showing that more than 1,500 irregular migrants or refugees drowned or went missing last year while … Continue reading

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