ARE WE EUROPE
ARE WE EUROPE
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HOMELESS ARTICLES

A Homeless Man's Success Story

‘Wha gwan mon, everything irie?’ A typical greeting from Jeff Knight - a greeting  I have had the pleasure of hearing every day  for two years. Jeff Knight doesn’t own a fancy car; he doesn’t wear flashy shoes and he doesn’t work in some highrise in the City. He lives on the streets of Bristol, yet he’s a prime example of success.

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Nationality or Non-existence?

"Identity and belonging cannot be reduced to a passport; it is something we feel. Politicians like Le Pen love to frame nationality in terms of culture, community and solidarity. Consequently, there is a widely-held belief that to renounce your nationality in favour of a broader identity would mean losing these traits and submitting to a rootless, homeless existence – a ‘nomad’, as Le Pen puts it."

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Porte de la Chapelle

France has been confronted with an unprecedented wave of immigrants since the beginning of the refugee crisis in 2015. In Northern Paris, the migrant camp at Porte de la Chapelle opened last November to offer a (temporary) solution to the problem. However, in this country of human rights, the living conditions of asylum seekers are far from decent. And now, the city is even planning to close the center.

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