(Deutsch) Affekte, Emotionen und politische Theorie jenseits des Staates: Eine Rezension von Brigitte Bargetz’ Ambivalenzen des Alltags

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Brigitte Bargetz hat sich in ihrem Buch Ambivalenzen des Alltags vorgenommen, das tägliche Leben von Menschen als Ausgangspunkt für ein Denken über das … more

Reaching Out: Screening a War Crimes Trial in Northern Uganda

The massacre memorial in Abok, Northern Uganda. In the background: the tents for the public screening of the Ongwen trial (image: Jonas Bens).

Among public relations people, there is one prevalent metaphor for the press: “the Beast.” This is because every day and all the time it demands food: sometimes it happens that it eats a person alive. The Beast has its own laws and customs and they may seem strange to the uninitiated. One must be very … more

Donald Trump in Uganda, or: how we wanted to talk about Dominic Ongwen and ended up talking about Donald Trump

A Selection of self-help books at a vendor’s parlour in downtown Kampala. Prominently featured: the books by Donald Trump. Right next to the Ugandan constitution. (Image: Jonas Bens)

A trial is coming up before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Dominic Ongwen, a former brigade commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. In the early 2000s LRA fighters under his command tortured, massacred, and abducted civilian inhabitants of internally displaced person’s (IDP) … more