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Borderline: Empathy & Insanity

  By Haukur Hilmarsson  (First published in Grapevine)“They’re my friends! Let me speak to them!” he shouted as the door closed shut. Four days into his hunger strike, he had been admitted to an emergency psychiatric ward after attempting to burn himself alive.It marked the third attempted self-immolation by a refugee in Iceland since 2005. Just like Mehdi in 2011, he pulled out the fuel at the Red Cross headquarters, making it Iceland’s most popular site for ethno-political suicide attempts. A…

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Especially the Nice Ones

Birt í Reykjavík Grapevine, ág. 2013It comes and goes, the rage against the Machine. Every so often it boils over, causing an uproar of surprise and dismay about the blatant abuse of power by society’s purported watchdogs.

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