Before the storm. Rome, Sunday.
Joel Schalit / 15 May 2020

Blaming the Victim

Italy and Islam

Religion is not a country. But, if you're looking to burnish your nationalist credentials, savaging a young woman for converting to Islam means otherwise.(...)
May Day refugee solidarity flyer. Kobtbusser Damm, Kreuzberg.
Joel Schalit / 08 May 2020

The New Refugee Crisis

Berlin on Greece

Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn't figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now.(...)
Joel Schalit / 22 Apr 2020

The Italian Campaign

Russia Threatens the Press

The threat was unambiguous. “He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it,” wrote Russia's Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, on Facebook.(...)
John Foster / 17 Jan 2020

Playing for the Troops

Adrestia on Rojava

As far as band names go, Adrestia couldn't be better. The goddess of revolt in Greek mythology, it's astonishing no one used it until now. Leave it to a political punk group from Sweden, with a fondness for vintage death metal, to seize the day.(...)
They once left for Auschwitz from here. Milano Centrale, July 2019.
John Foster / 10 Jan 2020

Imagining a Europe Made Whole

Simone Zelitsch’s Judenstaat

Perhaps it is a sign of the wounds inflicted by National Socialism that so much speculative fiction has been written exploring how things might have turned out differently. (...)

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