Society

Turkey Turns Church into Museum; Greece Builds New Mosque

When one walks about Christians in Turkey, one tends to think of them as migrants who moved to the area after Muslims took over, or as if Muslims have always been the majority… Uzay Bulut The Gatestone Institute The truth is, Bilecik and the rest of AsiaMinor, which today has a tiny, dwindling… Turkey Turns Church… Read More »

Meet the father and son walking from Adelaide to Canberra to help refugees

‘I owe it to my children to fight for the Australia I love, and that’s the Australia that gives people a fair… Alyssa Braithwaite SBS A father and his 13-year old son are walking from Adelaide to Canberra to protest the Australian government’s refugee policy and call for an end to offshore… Adelaide criminal lawyer Adam… Meet the father… Read More »

Trump Inherits Guantanamo’s Remaining Detainees

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Defense announced they had transferred 10 more Guantanamo detainees, this time to… Now, 45 remain at the facility, leaving challenges on what to do with the prisoners for President-elect Donald… Arun Rath npr Back in 2009, on his third day in office, President Barack Obama ordered the detention facilities at Guantanamo to be closed “as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this… The executive order also… ... Read More »

Kosovan artists’ ‘Migrant Colors’ on show

A collective exhibition titled ‘Migrant Colors’ is now on display in Istanbul, bringing together the works of six artists from Kosovo, displaying unique examples of their art Anadolu Agency Daily Sabah The “Migrant Colors” exhibition is now on in Beşiktaş, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Kosovo Prizren Culture and Solidarity Association (Kosova Prizrenliler Kültür ve Yardımlaşma Derneği). Hosted by the municipality of… Kosovan artists’ ‘Migrant Colors’ on… Read More »

Should asylum seekers be allowed to work during their application?

Should asylum seekers be allowed to work in their host countries? Debating Europe The 1951 UN Convention on Refugees – which all EU members have signed – states that refugees “lawfully staying” in a country should have the right to… But an application for refugee status can take months… Should asylum seekers… Read More »

Dismayed by democracy? The alternative is far worse

The twin prospects of Brexit and Trump may not appeal, but denying people the right to vote is much more dangerous Tom Clark The Guardian The vote always had to be fought for, and the battle was often noisy. From the 1866 Hyde Park riots through… Dismayed by democracy? The… Read More »

Australia’s privacy laws gutted in court ruling on what is ‘personal information’

In possibly Australia’s most important privacy case to date, the Federal Court today dealt a severe blow to Australia’s information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of “personal information”. Jake Goldenfein The Conversation Australia’s data privacy laws only protect “personal information”, which is defined by whether a person is identified or identifiable from data. By reasoning that data is… Australia’s privacy laws gutted in… Read More »

Drug Prohibition Is Killing Young Australians

We need to make it as safe as possible for when our kids experiment. Greg Chipp The Huffington Post Drug prohibition is not protecting young Australians; it is killing them. Last weekend, an apparently… Drug Prohibition Is Killing… Read More »

Germany to review over 500 asylum applications over security risk

Authorities have lost track of three people who may post a threat, MP said. Cynthia Kroet Politico Authorities are investigating 547 asylum seekers who may pose a security threat to Germany, according to the country’s interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, Reuters reported Thursday. De Maizière told parliament… Germany to review over… Read More »

Burqa ban not the answer to solving problems for Queenslanders: Ali Kadri

Banning the burqa will not solve issues for Queenslanders and is instead a diversionary tactic, Islamic Council of Queensland spokesman Ali Kadri says. Felicity Caldwell Brisbane Times Senator Pauline Hanson this week said One Nation would move to prohibit burqas in government buildings if her party won the upcoming Queensland election. It has been an ongoing issue for… Burqa ban not the answer to… Read More »

Ethiopia’s coffee farmers eye more fair trade amid rising share in global market

When you enjoy a warm cup of coffee from a cafe run by an international chain like Starbucks, you may hardly realize that the unique flavor may be coming out of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa Daily Sabah You are also unlikely to hear the refrain of millions of coffee farmers in the eastern Africa nation, the majority of who do not reap the benefits of their hard-earned produce. For every kilogram of… Ethiopia’s coffee farmers eye more… Read More »

JPMorgan Chase hit with government lawsuit for pay discrimination

(Reuters) – The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co claiming the bank engaged in pay discrimination against women. Daniel Wiessner Yahoo! Finance The Labor Department, in a complaint filed with an administrative judge, said New York-based JPMorgan has paid at least 93 women in four different job categories less than comparable male co-workers over the last five years. The company violated an executive… JPMorgan Chase hit with… Read More »