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Behind the veil
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Behind the veil

  The term ‘hijab’ comes from the Arabic root ‘hayaba’ which encompasses several meanings, all revolving around the idea of ‘hiding’ ‘obscuring vision’ or ‘separating’. In the Arabic language, the use of the same root leads to words such as ‘curtain’ and ‘screen’.   Daniel Fernandez García   A first […]

Homeless, yes, but happy
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Homeless, yes, but happy

Ian is a long standing Camberwell resident, who has been long term homeless and is in his own words “a dilapidated squat”. He currently accesses alcohol treatment centres and is reliant on community drop in services for the majority of his main daily meals. Ian also has a mental health […]

The Dream Lives On in Machynlleth
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The Dream Lives On in Machynlleth

The vibrant and colourful music and dance of Latin America returns to Machynlleth  on Saturday 4th September with a  concert : “South American Celebration”,  taking place at Y Plas. This is just a taster of the forthcoming bi-annual Victor Jara Festival of 2011 that takes place in Machynlleth, within the […]

The Difficult Task of Entering Israel
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The Difficult Task of Entering Israel

On June 2010, Israeli authorities denied access to Occupied Palestine territories to the writer, philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky, who was due to give a lecture at the University of Birzeit in Ramallah. Daniel Fernández García The news made headlines worldwide and for the first time, the public asked  how […]