22 August 2015
Last Friday 21st, Esteban Ibarra and Giulietto Chiesa analysed the emergence and growth of Islamophobia in the Social Forum. The latter talked about a similar type of discrimination to that suffered by the Muslims, pointing towards Ukraine and Russia. Precisely, the Social Forum closes this edition of the Rototom Sunsplash on Saturday with an analysis of this case, “Ukraine, Europe at war?”. Alongside the Italian journalist, we meet the Ukrainian journalist Oleg Yasinski, who participates via videoconference from Chile, and Juan Carlos Monedero, who acts as moderator and ends up becoming one of the protagonists.
Both speakers make an analysis of the conflict occurred in Ukraine. A conflict that is serving as an excuse to feed a misconception of the territory, so that the people end up attributing certain negative characteristics. Yasinski and Chiesa help create the scenarios that take place in Ukraine. They show some of the prejudices suffered by Ukraine and Russia, those ideas and interests that transcend and completely change the reality of the conflict. And, it seems that there are too many interests from other countries and governments to create and nurture these ideas. Ones subdue, others remain silent, so that the latter are just becoming the instruments of the first ones, who achieve to make their speech stronger.