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Fiction or reality?

Lisa Halliday: Asymmetry

SEX: Asymmetry highlights stories about gender roles, nationality and power and gives us an unforgettable asymmetrical experience, in both form and content.

Poor people, unite you – across racialization

Sylvie Laurent: King and the Other America. The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

ECONOMIC INequality: In an era where anti-racism is being demarcated as identity politics and white poor are accused of blaming Trump, it is helpful to be reminded of Martin Luther King's attempt to bridge the gap against racism and economic inequality.

Sentenced to prison for his poetry

: TEL AVIV: Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour was arrested and placed under house arrest by Israeli authorities in October 2015. Due to a poem. Well, she's out of house arrest. March 3 she comes to Oslo (at Vega, Salongen).

An explanation of European racism

Akbar Ahmed: Journey into Europe. Islam, Immigration, and Identity

: Islamic scholar tries to understand the background of Muslim conditions in Europe, but the explanation in his analysis is limited.

Israel is well on its way to apartheid

: An Israel that is now defined in the law as "Jewish" can no longer call itself democratic.

The rage of democracy 

Michael G. Hanchard: The Specter of Race. How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy

: New book examines, among other things, how democratic institutions have supported undemocratic practices such as slavery, discrimination and exclusion.

Cool, crazy fascism

: The new fascism has thrown aside the seriousness of the old fascism – it is loose and relaxed, it is fun. 

Hidden everyday racism in France

Tania de Montaigne: L'assignation. Les Noirs' existing pass

: On a daily basis, we constantly sacrifice the uniqueness, identity and individuality of others on the altar of group affiliation, writes the French political scientist Tania de Montaigne in a new book.

Romance and Racism in Tekoa

Iris Zaki: unsettling

: A "left-wing" Israeli filmmaker spends 30 days in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, in an attempt to get behind the stereotypes. 

Racism and class struggle

David Roediger: Class, Race, and Marxism

"Only a radical abolition of the structural conditions for the exclusion of workers – black and white – will be able to slow down the ongoing social exclusion process in the United States," historian David Roediger claims in a new book.

Black Power – Black Power

: The first describes the situation, the second emphasizes setting up a program for change.

Refugees: Art project stranded

: Strong protests made Franco "Bifo" Berardi's planned performance Auschwitz on the Beach on Documenta 14 instead become a poetry reading and panel debate.