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13.04.2019

Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi

Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi

We have learned that Sea-Eye’s rescue vessel, the ‘Alan Kurdi’, has finally been allowed to disembark the people who were rescued on April 3 when in distress on the Mediterranean Sea. These 64 people (of whom two were evacuated already due to medical emergencies) are allowed to reach land… »

03.04.2019

Four Demographic “Mega-Trends” Shaping the World: Population Growth, Population Ageing, International Migration, and Urbanization

Four Demographic “Mega-Trends” Shaping the World: Population Growth, Population Ageing, International Migration, and Urbanization

The United Nations is highlighting the important role that population trends play in promoting sustainable development, during the annual Commission on Population and Development, which began at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday [1 April 2019]. This year’s Commission is also an opportunity to take stock and review… »

01.04.2019

Republicrats: Begin Anew! Fix Infrastructure! Work Together On 2 Crises Now: The Porous US Border and Archaic Gun Laws!

Republicrats: Begin Anew!  Fix Infrastructure!  Work Together On 2 Crises Now: The Porous US Border and Archaic Gun Laws!

By Dr. Gary Corseri “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience, above all other liberties.” –John Milton “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”… »

09.03.2019

The constitutional court has failed to protect human right defenders

The constitutional court has failed to protect human right defenders

The Constitutional Court (CC) held today that the Criminal Code amendment by the “Stop Soros” package is constitutional. Although the CC concluded that it would be unacceptable if those who selflessly assist asylum seekers were penalised, it is still not sufficiently clear what is allowed and what is forbidden by… »

28.02.2019

Rethinking refugee support: Responding to the crisis in South Eastern Europe

Rethinking refugee support: Responding to the crisis in South Eastern Europe

The migration crisis that began in 2015 has had a major impact on countries in South Eastern Europe. Outlining findings and recommendations from a new project, Amanda Russell Beattie, Gemma Bird, Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Patrycja Rozbicka explain that the EU’s response to the crisis has resulted in the outsourcing of… »

19.02.2019

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

The “El Paso 9” continue their hunger strike into the 7th week at the El Paso Processing Center. Nine of 11 Sikh asylum seekers are being violently force-fed by ICE staff and late last week all nine were thrown into solitary confinement after refusing to be force-fed standing up, according… »

16.02.2019

Trump’s state of emergency: A step towards presidential dictatorship

Trump’s state of emergency: A step towards presidential dictatorship

By Patrick Martin President Trump’s proclamation of a state of national emergency on the southern US border is a frontal assault on constitutional norms and democratic rights in America. It is the first time in American history that a president has sought to usurp the constitutional prerogative of Congress to… »

11.02.2019

Immigrant Solidarity Network: An Open Letter to Democrats

Immigrant Solidarity Network: An Open Letter to Democrats

Letter published by the Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network In recent days, we’ve heard prominent Democrats talking about the need for the Party to prove that it’s “strong on border security.” Some Democratic politicians have actually advocated letting Donald Trump build his obscene wall as part of an overall budget… »

06.02.2019

The Stansted 15 will not spend time in jail

The Stansted 15 will not spend time in jail

The Stansted 15, a group of anti-deportation protesters who blocked a government deportation flight last year, will avoid jail, with 3 set to be given suspended sentences and 12 set to be given community service. Sentenced today by a Crown Court judge, they learnt their verdict in December after a… »

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