A poem in Avar and Russia’s soldiers in Ukraine
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A poem in Avar and Russia’s soldiers in Ukraine

by Zayra Badillo Castro For women, war is never over. Rasul Gamzatov, (1923-2003) Poet, Dagestan, Russian Federation Makhachkala is not a city often covered in the news.  The capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, an administrative entity under the Russian Federation located in the North Caucasus, has become a headline since the start of…

Kashmir: A Natural Paradise or a Man-made Hell? A Journey to Discover a Forgotten Perspective
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Kashmir: A Natural Paradise or a Man-made Hell? A Journey to Discover a Forgotten Perspective

By Hamza Latif Kashmir has been divided for decades. It has always been a region characterized by the diversity of its natural landscapes – from lush mountain valleys to glacial lakes. However, this image of a land solely of natural wonders has been constructed through propaganda, media, and misinformation by entities that are not Kashmiri….

Palestine, Apartheid and the International Criminal Court: Optimism or Caution?
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Palestine, Apartheid and the International Criminal Court: Optimism or Caution?

Israeli governments have resorted to discriminatory and oppressive policies towards the Palestinians in order to maintain a Jewish state in historic Palestine. It is the intention of this article to explore the historical and legal dimension of apartheid as a comparative lens in Israel-Palestine, with a particular focus on what this could mean for the current International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into crimes against humanity committed by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

Mavo and the Space for Freedom: Masturbation, Anarchy and Autonomy in 1920s Japan
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Mavo and the Space for Freedom: Masturbation, Anarchy and Autonomy in 1920s Japan

Murayama’s photographic series Kitanai Odori displays Murayama’s body in the throes of an ecstatic nude performance, demonstrating a visual embodiment of an emancipated self. Mavo artists challenged the Japanese government’s social matrix and programme of homogeneity, and for it the group suffered dearly.

Particles Beyond Sight: Black Subjectivity and Creolization in Denis Williams’ Other Leopards
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Particles Beyond Sight: Black Subjectivity and Creolization in Denis Williams’ Other Leopards

“There was a silence at the heart of the flying bodies; there was a soundless sound; there was a motion meaningless as the awful collision of particles beyond sight; there was an energy purposeful of intention but beyond understanding. A man must lose his life to find it.”

Panzer vor! Japanese anime and social memories of the Asia-Pacific War
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Panzer vor! Japanese anime and social memories of the Asia-Pacific War

Moe military is subgenre of a subculture in which these reflexive and seemingly dichotomous concepts of aggressor and pacifist break binaries and exist contiguously. Girls und Panzer and The Sky Crawlers sit squarely within this practice of myth making in the contemporary Japanese socio-historical consciousness.