Open letter in response to the racist rubbish published after the Barcelona attacks.

Unfortunately, two days ago some terrorists have attempted to destroy our supposedly tolerant, open and democratic way of life, trying to spread hatred and panic among Spanish society. And actually, they have definitely succeeded at spreading hate. From Thursday, I have seen several islamophobic articles published on online news channels as well as people on social media echoing these publications; therefore I have decided to write an open letter to the racist and islamophobic rubbish published after the sad attacks

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Carta abierta en respuesta a la bazofia racista publicada tras los atentados de Cataluña.

Desafortunadamente, hace dos días algunos desalmados terroristas han atentado de nuevo contra nuestra supuesta forma de vida tolerante, abierta y democrática y han intentado sembrar el odio y el pánico entre la sociedad española. Por desgracia, hay algo que si han conseguido, sembrar el odio, aún más del que ya existe en nuestra sociedad. Desde el jueves, he visto publicada en redes sociales y periódicos y por tanto me he decidido a escribir una carta abierta a la bazofia racista

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Terrorism, vulnerability and Islamophobia.

The lives of 22 innocent people have been taken by a heartless terrorist on Monday night. Terrorism has hit us again and all people seem to be concerned with is whether he was a son of refugees? It seems once more they just want to justify their out of date racist ideas and continue to spread hate and Islamophobia. Perhaps it’s time for all of us to start looking at the links between young people, minorities and radical ideas. We all form

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Implications of Brexit and Trump’s election

In the past few months, we have all been hearing opinions about the consequences and implications of Brexit. More recently, Trump’s success in the Presidential elections has heighten states –make Britain/America great again- and those who advocate for a more collaborative solidary international order. The final impact of these two democratically made decisions will remain to be seen, but we can already see some of the implications of Brexit and Trump’s election. The beginning: Brexit Since June 23rd, we have all

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Freedom of religion: a Spanish tale.

Spain, as a non confessional state, should guarantee the freedom of religion of all its citizens. However, a few days ago, I was reading a Spanish newspaper and I came across this headline “An education centre in Valencia prevents a Muslim student to come in with hijab” http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2016/09/16/valencia/1474014928_157421.html?id_externo_rsoc=FB_CM. It sounded shockingly absurd so I read the article. A 22 year old Spanish born and bred student was prevented from entering the education centre in which she was studying for declining the offer

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The War on Hijab.

The War on Islam commenced not later than 2001 with the so called War on Terror. Most of my generation has grown up hearing and learning about the “extremist and oppressive character of Islam”. Politicians helped by the media have been ensuring to picture a negative portrait of Islam and Muslims with thousands of misleading headlines. This idea of Islam as extremist has been backed with an argument that highlights the oppression that Muslim women are submitted to, arguing that the hijab is

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Brexit: from Drama to Satire.

  Ten days after the EU referendum with Brexit as a result, the UK is experiencing some of the most notable political turmoil of the last decades. The visible drama of the morning of the 24th of June  has become the most notable political satire of British contemporary history. The Prime Minister resigns, the economy crashes, and the Labour party and it leadership is under question. The bid for Prime Minister starts, clown Johnson does not run and the leader of UKIP resigns.

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RIP GREAT Britain

EU Referendum. UK votes Leave. I feel sad, disappointed and even embarrassed that the country I chose to live in has made such a huge mistake. The referendum was orchestrated by the nearly former PM, David Cameron to win back some of the voters that were stolen by Mr. Clown Farage. However, the campaign strategy has become a reality having the worst of the outcomes. A divided conservative party and a poorly lead Labour party have clearly failed convincing its supporters to vote

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