Humanity

Separating mothers and kids is wrong on every level

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(CNN) – The most anti-immigrant administration in modern history appears poised to outdo itself. Raul A. Reyes CNN On Monday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly confirmed to CNN that his agency is considering separating children from their parents at the US border. “We have tremendous… Separating mothers and… Read More »

If you want to support refugee women on Nauru, let us speak

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I escaped a violent husband and father in Iran to come to a country which claims to uphold women’s rights. Mina Taherkhani The Guardian All I have experienced is terror and panic. I am Mina Taherkhani. I’m 35 years old. I escaped from violence to seek peace and freedom. I’ve been in the detention centre in Nauru for… If you want… Read More »

How Trump’s new travel ban targets the whole world

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.  The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees and triggered protests. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images)

The revised order contains provisions that could affect countries beyond the six Muslim-majority states that are singled out. Nahal Toosi Politico It’s not just a few countries. It’s not just… How Trump’s new… Read More »

Modern slavery: time to get on our knees and pray?

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Slavery past and present Jacob Sarkodee Ethos In 2010, I travelled to Ghana to reconnect with my extended family. Having been born… Modern slavery: time… Read More »

From bread lines to hunger marches: street photography in the 1930s

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Throughout this troubled decade, people took to the streets to seek fair treatment, the right to work – or just some scraps of food Don’t miss the first of the Guardian’s special 1930s supplements, free with Saturday’s newspaper Read more: Are the 2010s really like the 1930s? Plus: What the Great Depression reveals about our future The Guardian From bread lines… Read More »

Malcolm X: Honoring the identity of being a human being!

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Malcolm X was a great mind for all, who lived with full awareness of humanity and acted in a way that honored ‘identity’ as human beings Ergin Yaman Daily Sabah Truly unique, human beings are the only creatures that can utilize abstract thought as well as the ability to combine complex knowledge. It is these… Malcolm X: Honoring… Read More »

‘Control’ is the new core of Germany’s refugee policy

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The purpose of the German chancellor’s trip to Egypt and Tunisia is to help to reduce irregular migration into the EU. Thorsten Benner Al Jazeera News On March 2 and 3, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Egypt and Tunisia. Concerns about migration… ‘Control’ is the… Read More »

Even in an age of austerity, aid works. We have to keep giving

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Altruism aside, it makes sense to help fragile states as best we can. David Cameron The Guardian We suffer the effects when they fail There’s a big… Even in an… Read More »

We need to hear the stories of exploited unlawful migrant workers, not just deport them

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Migration status – even for those with the right to work in Australia – is often used as leverage to exploit workers. Marie Segrave The Conversation This is evident from my ongoing research, other research and government inquiries. So, if the… We need to… Read More »

Think Trump’s travel ban was bad? Peter Dutton may soon have the power to play God

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Two bills before parliament would dramatically expand the power of the immigration minister while decreasing transparency and accountability Elizabeth Colliver, Lauren Bull and Shawn Rajanayagam The Guardian The world reacted in horror as President Trump’s executive order to limit travel from seven Muslim-majority nations saw families torn apart and… Think Trump’s travel… Read More »

Graphic novel illustrates life of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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“Meantime” is a graphic novel project initiated in March 2016 by French nongovernmental organization (NGO) Solidarites International (SOL). Florence Massena Al Monitor Five French, Syrian and Lebanese artists spent weeks talking with Syrian refugees in Akkar and Tripoli in northern Lebanon to create five graphic stories, which have been available online since Feb. 21 in English, Arabic and French. According to the… Graphic novel illustrates… Read More »

Asylum seekers, as captured in the documentary film ‘Chasing Asylum’. There Is A Fresh Asylum Seeker Crisis In Australia, And We Need To Act Now

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The Turnbull government is once again targeting asylum seekers, this time those already living in the community. Michael Brull explains the… Michael Brull New Matilda Right now, the crisis faces some 1,200 asylum seekers in Australia. Increasingly desperate calls for help have been coming from the Refugee Advice and… But the… Asylum seekers, as… Read More »

A guide to humanity’s greatest challenges

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Over the next month, BBC Future Now will explore the biggest issues of our age – informed by a panel of 50 experts. Douglas Heaven BBC News What’s the biggest challenge facing the world today? In many ways… A guide to… Read More »

War, conflict, economic strife: the world in 2017 is rife with hot spots, but leavened by hope

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In all the attention rightfully given to the new US administration and Brexit, one could be forgiven for forgetting that other difficult political situations exist around the world. Susan Harris Rimmer The Conversation But they do exist, and in the uncertainty that surrounds global governance in 2017, this risk of human suffering is great. One London School of Economics… War, conflict, economic… Read More »

‘I spent the night at my Muslim friends”: Christians flee Islamic State in Sinai

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Ismailia, Egypt: Some fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing, terrified that the militants of Islamic State would come for them… Omar Medhat and Laura King WAtoday Los Angeles Times For a fourth day on Sunday, Coptic Christians – one of Egypt’s most vulnerable minorities – sought safe haven after a series of sectarian killings in and… ‘I spent the… Read More »

Explainer: how Australia decides who is a genuine refugee

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Every year, Australia provides protection to thousands of refugees under its humanitarian program. Mary Anne Kenny The Conversation In 2015-16, the government issued 15,552 visas to people in need of humanitarian assistance overseas. These included people… Explainer: how Australia… Read More »