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Dissident Voice - 2020-04-07 - Original post - cached version

Paul Craig Roberts, a former official in the Ronald Reagan government, has his own popular website and his articles are frequently published at the progressive Information Clearing House. I like much of what Paul Craig Roberts has to say, but liking some of the positions staked out by a person...

MintPress - 2020-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced in a surprising move on February 29 that he would be reopening his country’s border to Europe, allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries.

Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country’s border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries.

Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to...

Need To Know News - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version

Turkey already has 3.5 million refugees, and Erdogan said that he can't handle a new wave of migration as 950,000 displaced civilians at the Syrian-Turkish border. In 2016, Turkey agreed to stem the tide of refugees in return for $6.6 billion after Europe received a million migrants in 2015.

Red Ice Radio - 2020-02-28 - Original post - cached version

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Henrik and Lana cover the latest stories and important events of the week in episode 67 of Flashback Friday.

Sign up for a membership at redicemembers.com. Get full access to our extensive...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-06 - Original post - cached version

After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington on January 28.

Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must have...

Need To Know News - 2020-01-15 - Original post - cached version

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump allows states and local governments to consent or decline before refugees can be resettled there.

Red Ice Radio - 2019-12-28 - Original post - cached version

This is the audio version of the show. If you want to watch the video version go here.

Henrik and Lana cover the latest stories and important events of the week in episode 58 of Flashback Friday.

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Pass Blue - 2019-12-22 - Original post - cached version

A refugee with the documents he needs to go from Greece into what is now called North Macedonia, 2015. Over the next two years, scores of countries will conduct censuses, and they will need to include migration data. That collection of information will be difficult but essential for societies to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-12-19 - Original post - cached version

Three years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334. With fourteen members voting in favor and one abstention, the Resolution was the equivalent of a political earthquake. Indeed, it was the first time in many years that Israel was roundly condemned by the international...

Need To Know News - 2019-12-16 - Original post - cached version

An official with World Relief said that about 16 governors have submitted written consent, and six of them are Republicans. Doug Ducey, the Republican Governor of Arizona, agreed after receiving a letter supporting resettlement signed by 250 evangelical leaders.

Pass Blue - 2019-11-11 - Original post - cached version

The 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit opening ceremony, Nov. 3, 2019. To help Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar and rebuild their lives, the author of this essay urges Asean leaders to work more heartedly on gaining trust among the affected parties. 

At the 33d...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-21 - Original post - cached version

The pigeon flapped in desperation, moving across Melbourne’s lavish Capitol Theatre in fits and starts.  It was more alarmed than anything else at the address being given by former Australian football (soccer to some) player Craig Foster.  Foster has been beating the drum on one particular...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-21 - Original post - cached version

“I extend a special welcome to Australia’s former prime minister.  It is in part due to his tough policy that we regard Australia as a model country.  We especially respect it for the brave, direct and Anglo-Saxon consistency which it has shown on migration and defence of the Australian nation...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-03 - Original post - cached version

When perceived authorities like President Trump designate immigrants “animals,” they authorize abuse of those officially disparaged people.  Conscience-challenged people predictably seek to enhance their status by carrying out apparent or explicit wishes of adored “leaders.”  Trump probably has...

Consortium News - 2019-08-22 - Original post - cached version

A clause in U.S. immigration law that restricted those “likely to become a public charge” has made a disturbing comeback, reports Laurel Leff.  AP Photo/Seth Wenig By Laurel Leff The Conversation During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees…

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Writing under the title of “If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim”, Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious.

“If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim,” Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper on August 6, US President Donald Trump “would be lobbing accusations such as ‘Islam hates...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-02 - Original post - cached version

There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone.  They have all become manifest in the policy...

Grayzone Project - 2019-07-25 - Original post - cached version

Roberto Lovato argues that while Trump’s racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is unprecedented, US cruelty towards Central American refugees is longstanding, and…

The post Trump openly terrorizes Central American migrants, whereas Democrats did it quietly appeared first on The Grayzone.

Pass Blue - 2019-07-25 - Original post - cached version

Venezuelan refugees in Boa Vista, Brazil. Immigration apps are being developed rapidly to help refugees and migrants on their journeys and in their new places of settlement. Critics warn about the apps creating a sense of over-optimism about what they can do. MARCELO CAMARGO/AGENCIA BRASIL

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Consortium News - 2019-07-24 - Original post - cached version

The president’s new asylum rule extends his systematic assault on migrants and undermines well-established law, says Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout Since his inauguration, Donald Trump has made 600 unilateral changes in immigration policy, more than any president in recent memory....

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-22 - Original post - cached version

concentration camp: a guarded compound for the detention or imprisonment of aliens, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents, etc., especially any of the camps established by the Nazis prior to and during World War II for the confinement and persecution of prisoners.1

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Dissident Voice - 2019-07-20 - Original post - cached version

I have lost track of the number of times in the past few days that I have been told by openly fascist YouTube viewers that I deserve a bullet in my head for writing my most recent song.

It’s been a pretty busy week. It’s always a busy week when you have a small child, much more so if you...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-19 - Original post - cached version

It could be called a gulag mentality, though it finds form in different ways.  In the defunct Soviet Union, it was definitive of life: millions incarcerated, garrisons of forced labour, instruments of the proletarian paradise fouled.  Gulag literature suggested another society, estranged and...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-17 - Original post - cached version

History never truly retires. Every event of the past, however inconsequential, reverberates throughout and, to an extent, shapes our present, and our future as well

The haunting image of the bodies of Salvadoran father, Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, Valeria, who were...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Concentration camps in the United States are nothing new.  As has been widely reported, one of the many new, austere, prison camps for dividing up and indefinitely detaining families for the crime of being refugees that has recently opened up is one in Oklahoma that was previously used...

The Duran - 2019-07-02 - Original post - cached version

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org…

On June 19th, Statistica headlined “Number of forcibly displaced people reaches new high”, and when one looks at the data, one finds an even bigger story which stands behind those numbers:

This new report from the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump’s supposed “deal of the century”, offering the Palestinians economic bribes in return for political submission, is the endgame of western peace-making, the real goal of which has been failure, not success.

For decades, peace plans have made impossible demands of the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

The United Nations’ World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, should not merely represent a reminder of “the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.”

It should also be...

MintPress - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

The United Nations’ World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, should not merely represent a reminder of “the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.” It should also be an...

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Europe, an “old” colonialist continent, is decaying, and in some places even collapsing. It senses how bad things are going. But it never thinks that it is its own fault.

North America is decaying as well, but there, people are not even used to comparing. They only “feel that things are...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

There are some important changes that are going to impact refugees and even Permanent Residents in Canada. In the Ontario budget, released on April 11, 2019, Legal Aid Ontario’s funding was $133 million less in fiscal year 2019-2020 than the $456 million it had anticipated.1 In 2020 Legal Aid...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

A report published this week by the Israel Hayom newspaper apparently leaking details of Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” reads like the kind of peace plan that might be put together by an estate agent or car salesman.

But while the authenticity of the document is unproven and indeed...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip.

Then, also on television, I watched as a small bulldozer hopelessly clawed through the rubble of...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it’s been put out to the garbage tip of history.  At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences.  Across Europe...

Need To Know News - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Toronto: A reporter from Rebel Media asked passers-by if refugees should be helped by Canadians opening their homes, and they agreed, but when they were asked to take a man described as a refugee home, they all declined.

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Over the last 20 years extreme right-wing groups have been on the rise throughout the world. They share a belief in white supremacism and conspiracy theories that allege there is a global plot to replace white Christian populations with Muslims and people of color.

As socio-economic...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-28 - Original post - cached version

I visited the city of Christchurch on May 23, 2018, as part of a larger speaking tour in New Zealand that also took me to Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin.

New Zealand is an exceptional country, different from other countries that are often lumped under the generalized...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-21 - Original post - cached version

Caught in the backwater of the world’s existence, Australia struggles for relevance in various ways. It might show itself a leader in creating a sovereign fund (too late for that now); it might demonstrate, in various ways, a singular approach to solar energy (impossible, we are told, on that...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-17 - Original post - cached version

The passage of amendments to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) by the Australian House of Representatives and the Senate this week was less a case of celebration than necessitous deliverance.  The mental wellbeing of asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru, or lack thereof, has been documented...

The BRICS Post - 2019-01-27 - Original post - cached version

With only weeks to go to Brexit’s target date, there is deadlock in the British parliament, recriminations on both sides, and, writes Russell Merryman, a growing realisation that what was promised might be impossible to deliver.


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Need To Know News - 2019-01-25 - Original post - cached version

The Brookings Institute forecasts that the number of Venezuelan refugees will grow to eight-million people! Earlier this month, Democrat Representative Darren Soto introduced HR 549 which would permit Venezuelans to have protected status as immigrants to America, prompting immigration to the US...

Pass Blue - 2019-01-22 - Original post - cached version

Because of gross inefficiencies, the total number of children separated recently from a parent or a guardian by US immigration officials at the US-Mexico border is unknown, says a new US government report. Wikipedia has added US border detention centers to its list of concentration camps....

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-16 - Original post - cached version

The game is afoot. Israel, believe it or not, is demanding that seven Arab countries and Iran pay $250 billion as compensation for what it claims was the forceful exodus of Jews from Arab countries during the late 1940s.

The events that Israel is citing allegedly occurred at a time when...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-30 - Original post - cached version

The New York Times wrote Christmas Day that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not clear, or are simply not reported. A month earlier, a 7-year old girl, also from Guatemala, died also in US Border Control custody. Here too, the circumstances...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-23 - Original post - cached version

Believe it or not, but not long ago, Cyprus used to be the only country in the European Union that was governed by a Communist Party. And it was not really too long ago – between 2008 and 2013.

Also, relatively recently, unification of the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish administered...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-18 - Original post - cached version

An eerie video composed of a recorded audio prayer and a photo of one ‘Hajj Jamal Ghalaini’ occasionally pops up on Facebook. The voice is that of an alleged religious sheikh, praying for the well-being of the man in the photo for saving the Palestinian refugee youth of Lebanon, by facilitating...

MintPress - 2018-12-17 - Original post - cached version

The thousands of people now trying to flee violence in Central America are small in number compared to those who were desperately trying to escape from Vietnam and other Indochina countries decades ago.

In the spring of 1975—with the U.S. either on the brink of pulling out of Vietnam, or...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-13 - Original post - cached version

How does one explain Canada’s contradictory foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel?

On December 4, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, praised Canada’s commitment not to follow the footsteps of the US Donald Trump Administration by...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-05 - Original post - cached version

Watching the ongoing debate between US liberal and right-wing pundits on US mainstream media, one rarely gets the impression that Washington is responsible for the unfolding crisis in Central America.

In fact, no other country is as accountable as the United States for the Central...

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