Tag Archives: Refugees

Australia must end ‘fiction’ it does not control Nauru and Manus centres, Senate inquiry finds | Australia news | The Guardian

Government has duty of care to asylum seekers and refugees held in offshore processing, senators say, after investigation sparked by the Nauru files Source: Australia must end ‘fiction’ it does not control Nauru and Manus centres, Senate inquiry finds | … Continue reading

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Study Finds Right-Wing Media Routinely Criminalize Immigrants In Coverage

The nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) surveyed coverage of immigration detention — or stories about immigrants detained by the U.S. government — in “a variety of media outlets” from 2009 to 2016 and found evidence that … Continue reading

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A Reminder to Trump: 72% of Muslim Refugees, are Women and Children

By Salil Shetty | (Inter Press Service) | – – LONDON (IPS) – The gloves are off. With today’s Executive … Source: A Reminder to Trump: 72% of Refugees, Muslim & Otherwise, are Women and Children

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Australian Government Allows Severe Mistreatment Of Refugees, Report Says | Huffington Post

Amnesty International found that they face unspeakable horrors on Nauru island. Source: Australian Government Allows Severe Mistreatment Of Refugees, Report Says | Huffington Post

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Calling Syrian refugees like me Skittles would be funny if it weren’t so cruel | Shadi Martini | Opinion | The Guardian

People who’ve fled war and terror were likened to poisoned candy in a Trump campaign ad. It’s a bizarre image, and carries a message unworthy of America Source: Calling Syrian refugees like me Skittles would be funny if it weren’t … Continue reading

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Compare this to what Abbott, Dutton and Bolt are saying

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Trump says Syrian refugees aren’t just a terrorist threat, they’d hurt quality of life | US news | The Guardian

Comments marked new escalation in rhetoric warning of the danger of admitting refugees into US as he addressed issue of terrorism following bombing attacks Source: Trump says Syrian refugees aren’t just a terrorist threat, they’d hurt quality of life | … Continue reading

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Australia’s forgotten detention centre: the peculiar torture of Christmas Island’s asylum seekers locked up with hardened criminals

Amir never had a birth certificate, or a passport, or anything else that provided proof of who he was until he received his P-plate driver’s licence after being released from immigration detention on a bridging visa while his claim for … Continue reading

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The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming! Really, Really Slowly – New Matilda

They come over here. They buy up all the farmland that we stole. And they don’t assimilate. I am, of course, referring to the impossibly clever Chinese. And we’ll get to the perennially screwed over First Australians in a minute. … Continue reading

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Merkel: Migrants did not bring Radical Terrorism to Germany | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a campaign event on Wednesday … Source: Merkel: Migrants did not bring Radical Terrorism to Germany | Informed Comment

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Australia’s asylum seeker policies criticised again in New York Times | SBS News

The New York Times has run a full-length op-ed in its Monday edition which labels Australia’s offshore refugee detention policy as cruel and dehumanising. Regular columnist Roger Cohen wrote that Australia’s treatment of refugees “follows textbook rules for the administering of … Continue reading

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Peter Dutton’s refugee claims are out of touch with the evidence

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday defended Peter Dutton as an “outstanding immigration minister” after a storm erupted following Dutton’s earlier comments on refugees. Source: Peter Dutton’s refugee claims are out of touch with the evidence

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Wars displace record 40.8 million people in the world, report shows – Your Middle East

“This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of refugees worldwide,” said Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), co-authors of Source: Wars displace record 40.8 million people in the world, report shows – Your … Continue reading

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Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia – Al Jazeera English

Ethiopia hosts the highest number of refugees in Africa, a large number of whom are fleeing neighbouring Eritrea. Source: Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia – Al Jazeera English

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Who are the Syrian Refugees, really, and where are they? Hint: Mainly women and children, & not in the West

By Jeffrey H. Cohen | (The Conversation) | – – Editor’s note: This article is part of our collaboration with … Source: Who are the Syrian Refugees, really, and where are they? Hint: Mainly women and children, & not in … Continue reading

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Thousands of refugees flee for Turkish border after surprise Isis attack | World news | The Guardian

Syrian refugees flee after camps are overrun by Isis but find themselves being shot at by Turkish border troops Source: Thousands of refugees flee for Turkish border after surprise Isis attack | World news | The Guardian

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Review: Klaus Neumann’s ‘Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees  – A History’

Source: Review: Klaus Neumann’s ‘Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees  – A History’

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Canada has rescued 800 times more Syrian refugees than Australia, figures show

Canada has resettled 800 times more Syrian refugees in three months than Australia has in almost twice the time, fuelling concern the delay is pushing desperate families in the Middle East into a perilous crossing to Europe. Source: Canada has … Continue reading

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Even Once They Win It, Citizenship Is Used Against Refugees – New Matilda

Our research suggests refugees are being punished by having their applications for citizenship delayed. It’s cruel and unnecessary. Source: Even Once They Win It, Citizenship Is Used Against Refugees – New Matilda

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Seeking asylum in the US: Syrian refugees in America concerned about anti-Muslim sentiment – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Syrian refugees in the US are concerned about anti-Muslim sentiment, but at least one city is welcoming refugees with open arms. Source: Seeking asylum in the US: Syrian refugees in America concerned about anti-Muslim sentiment – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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The refugee crisis: Why we need to protect single men – Your Middle East

I remember heading on a trip down to the local mall during my university days in the quaint town of Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada. Two male friends, who like m Source: The refugee crisis: Why we need to … Continue reading

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Government set to focus Syrian refugee program on Christians in wake of Paris attacks: Scott Morrison – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Treasurer Scott Morrison says he expects Christians will be the focus of the government’s Syrian refugee program.. Source: Government set to focus Syrian refugee program on Christians in wake of Paris attacks: Scott Morrison – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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In Prague You Get Beaten for Defending Refugees, Andrew Bolt wishes Australians were more Czech

When respected philosophers get attacked in the middle of the street, you know that something is going terribly wrong with the nation. The Czech Republic (and before, Czechoslovakia) was always a t… Source: In Prague You Get Beaten for Defending … Continue reading

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US Launches Crowdfunding Effort for Syria Refugees | Al Jazeera America

A White House-coordinated campaign on Kickstarter has raised $800k on premise that governments alone can’t do enough Source: US Launches Crowdfunding Effort for Syria Refugees | Al Jazeera America

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No way out for the refugees – Your Middle East

The first thing he did upon arrival at Arlanda (Stockholm’s main airport) was google search “Syriac Orthodox Church.” He then phoned the church, asking if anyone cou Source: No way out for the refugees – Your Middle East

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Stretching Facts on Syrian Refugees

Source: Stretching Facts on Syrian Refugees

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The dark side of Australia’s refugee policies

In all, Australia is engaged in a shameful, degrading and illegitimate method of determining the fates of asylum seekers. It cannot hold its head high in regards to one intake of refugees while many others languish in prisons of the … Continue reading

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Elites want more refugees. Why?

There is much being written about the refugee crisis in Europe at the moment but none of it explains why the problem is occurring and what needs to be done to address it. Robert Burrowes reports. Source: Elites want more … Continue reading

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Icelanders are also offering to pay for the airfare of the refugees. Why Does Tony Abbott have to brag? We aren’t the biggest and the best!!!! There are only 330,000 Icelanders.

11,000 Icelanders Offer To House Syrian Refugees

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Among the walking dead: Leo Seemanpillai and the Indian refugee camps

Acclaimed author of Sri Lanka’s Secrets Trevor Grant visited refugee camps in India and spoke to residents, including the family of a Tamil asylum-seeker Leo Seemanpillai, who self-immolated in Australia in June last year. LEO’S FAMILY PLEADS TO SEE THEIR SON’S GRAVE IN … Continue reading

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Advance Australia unfair: Je suis les refugees du Manus

Advance Australia unfair: Je suis les refugees du Manus.

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The inhumanity of Manus

The inhumanity of Manus.

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Comment Australia’s position on refugees is despicable

Alastair Nicholson It is time for all Australians to recognise that stopping the boats is not the answer to the refugee problem. The issue of refugees is a global one deserving better than the shallow policies developed by successive Australian … Continue reading

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