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Zaatar’s regular publications about the present moments
Following the current events, Za’atar NGO regularly publishes short articles on its website in which they analyze and comment on some of these most important moments. In this way, they echoe current affairs while sharing their critical vision derived from the experience of working and accompanying migrant and refugee people. Their most recent articles have dealt with the double exclusion and specific inequalities that refugees suffer due to confinement by Covid, the celebration of the international day of women’s rights, and the 10th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war. If you are interested in keeping up to date with their publications and analysis articles, we invite you to consult the news section of their website.
“Silencing the Streets: From Covid Exceptions to Police Crackdowns”, an article by Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti, Deanna Dadusc, Raph Schlembach and Lambros Fatsis
Following the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everad by a police officer in London and the violent repression by police of the vigils and subsequent demonstrations, BRIDGES member Deanna Dadusc, along with Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti, Raph Schlembach and Lambros Fatsis write this article where they analyze misogyny, racism and police violence as something completely institutionalized. This, which has been denounced for decades by groups of black women, migrants and non-normatively gendered, takes on special relevance at this time when we are witnessing an increase in the criminalization of protest, thus also demonstrating that the police and prisons are not part of the solution to security needs. You can read the entire article at this link.
PODCAST: “A discussion on violence against women and girls”, in The Sociology Show
Deanna Dadusc, a member of BRIDGES and Lecturer on Critical Criminology at the University of Brighton, participates in this podcast with Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti and Stephen Burrell to discuss about gender violence and violence against women. In it, they talk about how police are not the solution to male toxicity, but part of the problem, and appeal to the need to learn from collective struggles like Black Lives Matter and black feminist abolitionists to eliminate violence against women. You can listen to the full podcast here.
“Volem Acollir”: Humanitarismo y Posiciones de Sujeto en la Articulación de la Solidaridad en Cataluña, by Álvaro Ramírez-March y Marisela Montenegro
Ramírez-March, Álvaro, y Marisela Montenegro. 2021. «“Volem Acollir”: Humanitarismo y Posiciones de Sujeto en la Articulación de la Solidaridad en Cataluña». Dados 64 (1).
Crisis goes viral: containment in the age of contagion in Greece
Anna Carastathis, Aila Spathopoulou & Myrto Tsilimpounidi, “Crisis goes viral: containment in the age of contagion in Greece.” In Kallio, K. P., de Sousa, M. L., Mitchell, K., Häkli, J., Tulumello, S., Isabel Meier, Carastathis, A., Spathopoulou, A., Tsilimpounidi, M., Bird, G., Russell Beattie, A., Obradovic-Wochnik, J., Rozbicka, P., & Riding, J. (2020). Covid-19 discloses unequal geographies. Fennia: International Journal of Geography, 198(1-2), 1-16.
Facing Crisis: Queer Representations against the Backdrop of Athens
Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Anna Carastathis, “Facing Crisis: Queer Representations against the Backdrop of Athens”. In Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation. Edited by Eithne Luibhéid and Karma R. Chávez. University of Illinois Press, 2020. https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/75pcg4gz9780252043314.html
Sindillar’s 3rd PODCAST
The third and last podcast of Sindillar’s serie with thoughts on Coronavirus confinement and its impact on migrant and care workers’ lives is already release! You can link here to the audio piece entitled “Struggles and alliances that intersect”.
Narratives: “MEMORIAS DE LAS LUCHAS MIGRANTES” / “Memories of migrant struggles”
Through this link you can access the narratives elaborated within the research “Memories of the collective action for the rights of migrant people in Barcelona”, by the UAB. These texts collect the memories of the political struggles in Barcelona for the rights of migrant people between the 1990 and 2017. They refer to the collective struggles that denounce the exclusion and infringement by the State and its institutions by hindering or denying legal-administrative regularization and the social, health and labor rights of immigrants. But also the struggles that demonstrate the capacity and agency of these people to intervene critically in the socio-economic and political context they inhabit. Thus, remembering and narrating it from a place that pretends to be erased, silenced and unrecognized is always an affirmative action: both in the past and in the present, the final cry “we are here” resounds.
COLLECTION: Structural Racism and Police Violence. Causes, Impact, and Reform.
A collection that shares freely accessible articles (including the one mentioned in the Newsletter #1, “Memories of the struggles for the rights of immigrant women in Barcelona, by Catalina Álvarez Martínez-Conde, Clara Elena Romero Boteman, Karina Fulladosa Leal, Marisela Montenegro, three members of BRIDGES) to support researchers in future scholarship and amplify their critical work; educators as they discuss the impacts of systemic racism with students; and policymakers and advocates in their fight to make sweeping reform.
‘Vulnerable Refugees’ and ‘Voluntary Deportations’: Performing the Hotspot, Embodying Its Violence
Aila Spathopoulou, Anna Carastathis & Myrto Tsilimpounidi (2020) ‘Vulnerable Refugees’ and ‘Voluntary Deportations’: Performing the Hotspot, Embodying Its Violence, Geopolitics.
Podcasts from Sindillar
BRIDGES colleagues from SINDILLAR are publishing a series of three podcasts where they share their thoughts on Coronavirus confinement and its impact on their lives as migrant domestic and care workers. They present it this way: “From our precarious but subversive confinements, we spin sentiments and thoughts of what and how we are going through this present moment as domestic and care workers, migrants, with and without papers, with balconies and without them, with rooms and without them, registered (as inhabitants) and without being registered. As is the custom in our doing, a doing among diverse women, these reflections simmer, ignoring the analytical narratives of immediacy, avant-garde and opinion, in short, in ways that we hope to be part of a possible extinction among others… ”.
Podcast 1: “Confined but never defeated“
Podcast 2: “We want papers and flowers“
Reproducing Refugees: Photographìa of a Crisis
Carastathis, A. & Tsilimpounidi, M. (2020). Reproducing Refugees: Photographìa of a Crisis. Rowman & Littlefield International.
Hotspots of resistance in a bordered reality
Spathopoulou, A., & Carastathis, A. (2020). Hotspots of resistance in a bordered reality. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.
Memories of the struggles for the rights of immigrant women in Barcelona
Martínez-Conde, C. Á., Boteman, C. E. R., Leal, K. F., & Montenegro, M. (2020). Memories of the struggles for the rights of immigrant women in Barcelona. Critical Social Policy.