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Kampf um Kärnten/Fight for Carinthia

Carinthia, Austria, is a very interesting international region, although some of its older residents might not like to think of it that way. On October 10th 1920 Carinthia held a plebiscite to decide whether it would remain part of Austria or give itself over to Slovenia, as it was home to a huge number of … Continue reading

36 Boys

Since 1961, guest workers (Gastarbeiter) have been coming to find work in Germany from Turkey. Turkish immigrants are the largest foreign population in all of Germany, and account for one in four of all immigrants in Germany. As such, the social problems associated with the so-called “Deutschtürken” have been widely researched and awareness of the … Continue reading

The Next Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjsfUfCclrQ Al-Jazeera Witness is a series I follow as often as I can. Its films are unintrusive and moving without being sentimental. I have had a growing interest in China for several years now, particularly the central and western regions. In 2008, the Sichuan earthquake left as many as 11 million people homeless and killed … Continue reading