Cleaning Istanbul for the white Turks

The movie Wonderland (2013) by Halil Altindere shows a rappers’ protest against the government’s urban transformation project and gentrification in Sulukule, threatening its cultural heritage and destroying inhabitants’ lives. The movie was on view in ‎MoMAPS1‬ in New York.

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Brussels, city in transition

IMG_9283Brussels, until recently the flaking and run-down Belgian capital, became a small metropolis over the past 20 years. The demographics changed so radically here that according to recent research only 32.1% of the Brussels population still has (deep) Belgian Read the rest

A love for the city

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Live, from New York, the city whose landmarks are famous all over the world, a world center for shipping, transportation, communications, finance, fashions and above all entertainment. A city that pulsates always because of the millions of people who

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To dare is not an option

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In this video journalist Mário Alves talks about questions many Portuguese worry about in these times of crisis. I had a drink with him at the fabulous Miradouro of Adamastor in Lisbon.

In his opinion his fellow Portuguese should … Read the rest

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