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25.02.2017

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration. The march nearly turned disastrous when the mob entered a Pretoria neighbourhood dominated by Somali and Nigerian migrants. Hundreds of foreigners confronted the mob,… »

25.02.2017

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it was “very concerned” after 517 Nigerians were expelled, including 313 who had requested asylum. As of February 17, more than 61,000 Nigerian refugees were at the Minawao camp in northeast Cameroon, but… »

25.02.2017

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

Anne Frank would be 87 years old had she not perished in Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. What words of wisdom might she offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban? Anne Frank is known for her famous diary, written… »

24.02.2017

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

This article slightly updates a previous one that IPS had published regarding the recurrent confusion about who are Arabs and who, Muslims. Now that President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to drift into legal labyrinths about its legality–or… »

24.02.2017

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one day earlier by North Dakota’s governor, but police arrested at… »

23.02.2017

A Declaration of War on 11 Million People

A Declaration of War on 11 Million People

The Trump administration wants to kick America’s deportation machine into high gear–but there have been important shows of resistance to build on, writes Danny Katch. THE DEPARTMENT of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memos on February 20 laying out measures to implement Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order, issued under the… »

23.02.2017

Oliver Stone: “It’s not just Trump, but a system”

Oliver Stone: “It’s not just Trump, but a system”

During the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday night the Oscar-winner director Oliver Stone received the Laurel Award and made a passionate speech as a message to young filmmakers. “You can be critical of your government and your society. You don’t have to fit in. It’s fashionable now to take shots… »

23.02.2017

Forced evacuation at Standing Rock

Forced evacuation at Standing Rock

After North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum issued executive orders to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock, setting as a deadline the afternoon of February 22nd , yesterday most of the activists left voluntarily among police in riot gear. Ten activists were arrested near the camp. Darren… »

23.02.2017

Argentinians in Spain consider Macri to be ‘persona no grata’ in Madrid

Argentinians in Spain consider Macri to be ‘persona no grata’ in Madrid

In a ‘Manifesto’ issued on February 21st an association of Argentinians in Spain has criticized the reception offered to Argentine President Mauricio Macri by the State and local authorities of Madrid. Enrique Borcel (President of the Spanish-Argentine Council) said, “due to the regressive effects of his economic and social policies,… »

23.02.2017

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

By Roberto Savio Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle! Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has been… »

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