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The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its…

“We want to converge in diversity”, Jobana Moya and Andrea Carabantes

We interviewed Jobana Moya and Andrea Carabantes, coordinators of the Network of Migration, Refuge and Gender that participates in the IV Latin American Humanist Forum that will take place during the days 10, 11 and 12 of May in Santiago…

A shameful bureaucratic development in 2016

(This is the translation of a story originally published by Greek national daily Efimerida twn Syntaktwn (EFSYN) on 17 March 2019) In May and June of 2016, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) carried out a survey in Turkey for…

An alliance for climate and justice

Geographical and historical reasons make Italy the Mediterranean’s centre of gravity. The country has been the meeting point for civilisations – both past and present – that border Mare Nostrum.  Those same reasons mean that Italy is today a natural…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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