Alexander Durie

Beirut protestors hold concert against LGBTQ censorship
Activism

Beirut protestors hold concert against LGBTQ censorship

Music is louder — After Mashrou’ Leila had a gig cancelled following pressure from ‘homophobic’ Christian groups, thousands flocked to The Palace Beirut to take action.

Written by: Alexander Durie

A day on the streets with France’s Gilets Jaunes
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A day on the streets with France’s Gilets Jaunes

Paris is burning — Now in their fourth week, the Yellow Vests protests are becoming increasingly tense. We head to Paris to meet some of the demonstrators defiantly demanding change in their country.

Written by: Alexander Durie

In France, thousands protest violence against women
Activism

In France, thousands protest violence against women

Paris goes purple — Around 30,000 people took to the streets of Paris on Saturday for a rally spurred by #NousToutes (#UsAll) – the feminist movement calling for an end to all forms of violence against women.

Written by: Alexander Durie

The Berlin neighbourhood fighting off the Google giant
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The Berlin neighbourhood fighting off the Google giant

Kreuzberg’s crusade — A Google Campus is due to open in a 2500m² complex in Berlin’s popular Kreuzberg neighbourhood, but as locals fear exploding rent prices and continued gentrification amidst Berlin’s burgeoning start-up scene, an anti-Google alliance is fighting against the tech giant both online and on the streets.

Written by: Alexander Durie

Berlin’s clubbers get political for anti-Nazi protest
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Berlin’s clubbers get political for anti-Nazi protest

Dancing in the street — On Sunday, an estimated 70,000 people from the city’s clubbing community took to the streets to counter-demonstrate against the far-right AfD (Alternativ für Deutschland) party: ‘We are progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, colourful and we have unicorns.’

Written by: Alexander Durie

The collectives taking on Poland’s right-wing uprising
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The collectives taking on Poland’s right-wing uprising

New radicals — In a country with rising nationalism and some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, the Polish youth are fighting back through grassroots initiatives and radical independent publishing.

Written by: Alexander Durie

The pop-up theatre where refugees take centre stage
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The pop-up theatre where refugees take centre stage

The Hope Show — After a celebrated run at London's Young Vic, theatre group Good Chance have landed in Paris with their most ambitious project yet: a pop-up theatre where refugees produce the show.

Written by: Alexander Durie

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