democracy, or that muted radio.

If you look hard enough, in the corner of your eye…. You see it. A blue standard, they call a symbol…    it’s a fickle one, I say. But…. They said this was democracy, one step forward to better, one more injustice fought,all because of a victory, which was no victory, but apparently no one asked…

Un an… de mouvances. Une défense de quoi?

Un an et un mois s’est écoulé déjà depuis le début des confinements. Une année mouvementée, qui est à tout jamais gravée dans les pages de l’Histoire et qui continuerait. Le mouvementé s’est traduit par la reprise de manifestations dans les rues contre certaines formes de corruptions institutionnelles, et, en partie aussi, dans de nombreux…

Brexit: Deadline expired

What kind of country are you if the voice of citizens is divided? What democracy are you if your system is breaking down from “follow the gang” to “I have been elected thanks to a certain agenda and must abide by it”? We’ve decided to continue our Brexit series from a different angle: the deadline…

FIFA: Power, Politics, and, Sports. What We Know.

Football has been politics of another kind. Not unlike diplomacy or state visits. However, it is very different. The World Cup is both a game of power and a super-star show of surprise. This year, surprise is a power element: all favorites have probably been eliminated and the powerful states are all but one not…

Une Europe sans valeurs?

An unpublished article in French, which I wrote two years ago now. It’s been sitting in everyone’s archives because it was deemed 1. too long and 2. too “extreme because of the content” (The French talk about laïcité like it is the contrary of religion and society). I am not the extreme conservative nor that…

Women’s Rights and Disability: Much Needed Visibility

The following is an article I once wrote in French at the request of a college acquaintance. I never found out if it got published or not but the current political era we live in has pushed my feminism to new levels. The women’s marches in January and February, for example, are part of the…

Long awaited recognition: “The Promise” to Armenians

“The Promise” is close to opening date after a huge  USA “coming out” at the Oscars in February 2017. The newest trailer came out last week and constitutes the last piece of Hollywood campaigning before the film comes out on 21 April, several days before the 102nd commemoration of the tragedy, which was the genocide…

The violence of which we speak not

On 1 July, I was reading Le Monde, when one article hidden inside the pages drew my attention. It was about an attack in a Lebanese village up north or close to the border. Saturday, I see the headline in The Guardian on how Daech’s activities in Iraq become more violent by the second but no…