Preethi Nallu / 02 Dec 2020

Black Lives Matter Reaches Norway

Globalising Anti-Racism

As the latest anti-racism chants fade from Norwegian media headlines, rights advocates in the Scandinavian country are exploring ways of continuing the discussions that started on social media and led to protests.(...)

Joel Schalit / 19 Jun 2020

Think Difference

The Battleground’s Summer Book List

2020 will be remembered as the year race broke. Not in a popular sense, to refer to the 1991 Dave Markey documentary about American punk. Rather, as the year that diversity became a subject of crisis, again.(...)
It's about being frozen. Suburban Paris, from the train.
Charlie Bertsch / 22 Jan 2020

Banlieue Noir

The Suburbs of TripleGo

How you respond to the work of Paris rap duo TripleGo may well depend on your knowledge of the context that produced them.  If you know it well, you will likely understand why they have received so much praise for the subdued, yet propulsive tracks on their two 2019 albums, MACHAKIL and Yeux Rouge(...)
Migrant labour. Turin, August 2019.
Joel Schalit / 30 Sep 2019

Diversity is Everywhere

On Photographing Minorities

"You're giving the wrong impression of Berlin," the email read. "It's in Germany, not Iraq." So read the umpteenth message I'd received that day from readers of Reddit Berlin, one of the most highly used social media forums about the city, in English. It was one of the kinder notes I received.(...)
Finsbury Mosque Attack memorial. London, June 2017.
Josh White / 16 Sep 2019

Right to Remain

North London for Everyone

Haringey Green Lanes is not a long way from Westminster. It’s less than an hour's drive. But it might as well take several hours.(...)

Modern Germany. Berlin, August 2019.
Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2019

Dangerous Outsiders

The European Commission’s New Migrant Brand

Nationalism is here to stay. The far-right may never take over the European Commission. But its politics are now mainstream and have changed the way the executive frames multiculturalism.(...)
The Battleground / 17 May 2019

Italy’s Democracy Crisis

The Anna Momigliano Interview

Few countries occupy as difficult a place in European news as Italy. Only reported on when there’s an economic crisis or a tabloid-style story about its flamboyant political leaders — read Silvio Berlusconi, or, Matteo Salvini — Italy screams out for more considered coverage.(...)

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