• Demonstration in Gaza in solidarity with Palestinians of the Yarmouk camp (Ashraf Amra / APA images)

    Yarmouk: a War of All Against All

    28 mai 2015

    Valentina NAPOLITANO Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Save as PDF   “Yarmouk has been living under siege for over 650 days; water and electricity have been cut for over 200 days… Yarmouk’s suffering is more than a few days old!” explains Basela, a 45 year-old Palestinian from Syria and an activist in [...]

  • Sarkhei Road, the four-lane axis crossing the Juhapura ghetto of Ahmedabab, Gujarat, India, May 2015

    Being Muslim in Narendra Modi’s India: Ghetto Life, Between Domination and Resistance

    21 mai 2015

    Charlotte THOMAS Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Save as PDF    South Asia Paper – #1     This article is based on long ethnographic enquiries led in Ahmedabad, and mainly in Juhapura, between 2009 and 2014, in the framework of a doctorate in Political Science. All quotes are from interviews conducted [...]

  • Jet black plumes of burnt off excess gas rise over the emerald swamps of Tabasco. The region, once the future breadbasket of the country, welcomed Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) with promises of wealth and development in the 60s. Since then the economic and social configurations of the state have been permanently altered (Tomas Ayuso - 2015 - Noria Research ©).

    Oil in Eden: Pollution and Impunity in Tabasco

    14 mai 2015

    Tomas AYUSO   Once mythologized as the sacred nationalist symbol of modern Mexico’s self-determination, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is hobbling towards unknown territory. Plummeting oil prices have made of the historic opening of Mexico’s oil fields to private investment into a gradually murkier prospect. The controversial reform is the economic center piece by an increasingly unpopular [...]


    Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chinese Irredentism: Is the « One Country, Two Systems » principle failing?

    28 avril 2015

    Victor LOUZON Pour lire cet article en Français, cliquez ici Save as PDF   On the 14th of December, a flag was being flown at the centre of the last gathering of occupiers in Causeway Bay at the centre of Hong Kong: it was the flag of the Republic of China – the official name [...]


La esperanza y el mendigo

Cuba: Lifting the Embargo…or Not.

Renée FREGOSI Pour lire cet article en Français, cliquez ici Save as PDF Since the 17th of December 2014, and the highly broadcast and simultaneous announcement by Barack Obama and Raul Castro of renewed relations between their two countries, North American delegations have successively visited Cuba and negotiations have been organised. Indeed, since the handshake [...]

Sudanese and Eritreans during the Levinsky Park sit-in, Tel Aviv, January 7th, 2014. © Activestills.

Israel and its “Infiltrators”: Reflecting upon a political crisis

Pauline BRÜCKER Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Save as PDF               The anticipated elections in Israel, called for by Benjamin Netanyahu on the 2nd of December 2014 and voted by the Knesset on the 8th of that month, should take place on the 17th of March 2015. They [...]

Bazaar de Kirkouk - avril 2013 - AQ / Noria Research ©

The Iraqi Crisis: A Return on Social Trajectories

Arthur QUESNAY Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici     This piece is part of a series of interviews from Noria’s researchers’ various fields, to which we might consider devoting a full new section, should it catch our readers’ interest.   The turn currently happening in Iraq can be analysed as a social [...]

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Thousands gather in the Zocalo under the banner of “We are all Ayotzinapa.” They listen to parents of the missing 43 plead to boycott upcoming local elections in Guerrero and call for the resignation of embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto. Tomas Ayuso 2015 - Noria Research ©

El México Guerrero: Ayotzinapa’s Defiant Struggle for Justice

Tomas AYUSO   On the night of September 26th, 2014, in the western Mexican state of Guerrero, 43 students of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa were intercepted and shot by the municipal police of Iguala. The survivors were later abducted by a local criminal group known as Guerreros Unidos at the [...]

"I bounced around detention centers for a few years, until I received my residency just a month ago. Had I been deported I wouldn't have had anyone to go back to." I caught up with Saul just as he was moving from the tri-state area to New Orleans with hopes of working in the oil industry. (Copyright © 2014 Tomas Ayuso - Noria Research. All rights reserved)

The Right to Grow Old: Diaspora, Return and Turn Around

Tomas AYUSO   Chapter IV – I Had no Choice: the Diaspora & Chapter V – To Return and Turn Around    For previous chapters, please click here   « Honduran migrants who make it across the countless perils on the migrate route gravitate towards areas where they know someone from the old country who can help [...]