27 Jan 2017

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Executive Order Is Grotesque Product Of Fear And Prejudice

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively lays a strong foundation for instituting a ban against Muslims, as he pledged to do during his presidential campaign. The executive order asserts hundreds of foreign-born individuals were convicted or implicated in “terrorist-related crimes” since the September 11 attacks, which is

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Photo by Dan Sorenson Photography on Flickr.
08 Dec 2016

‘Chase And Scatter’ Leaves Refugees For Dead In US-Mexico Borderlands

Law enforcement efforts to capture refugees crossing the vast wilderness of the US-Mexico borderlands leads to injury, trauma, death, and disappearance.

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Italian navy rescues survivors of capsized boat enroute from Libya to Italy (by Italian Navy, Marina Militare)
31 May 2016

880 Dead Off Coast of Libya; NATO Accused Of War Crime For Regime Change

Next Cold War Roundup 5/31/16 880 migrants and refugees were lost when boats carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized or wrecked, as the Italian navy attempted rescues. UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Libya is a “threat to us all.”  Libya’s new appointed government won’t allow EU ships close

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Sec. State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at ISSG Meetings in Munich. Feb. 11, 2016 (by Dept of State)
12 Feb 2016

ISSG Negotiating Cessation of Hostilities, Saudi & British Troops Near Syrian Border

Next Cold War Roundup 2/12/16. The Syrian war continues to become more complicated and escalates. The International Syria Support Group in Munich agreed to form a task force with dual goals of cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid to besieged towns.  At the same time NATO defense ministers are meeting

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24 Jan 2016

Podcast: The Refugees Stuck In Hong Kong Who Will Never Make It To U.S.

Forty-five refugees died this week in the Aegean Sea when two wooden boats capsized near two Greek islands. Japan reportedly rejected around 99 percent of refugees, who applied for asylum in 2015. The refugee crisis is testing the policies of European countries, as more and more governments incorporate policies that

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12 Jan 2016

Shunned by the West, 10,000 Refugees Seek Asylum In Hong Kong

“People tend to forget that nobody chooses to be a refugee …’ Amid Hong Kong’s luxury, asylum seekers struggle to survive.

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01 Dec 2015

Scotland’s Unique Solution To The Syrian Crisis Empowers Women

“There is no shortage of countries bombing Syria.” But there is a shortage of countries offering peaceful options.

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US Soldiers Baghdad 2007 by Sean A Foley (Wikimedia, public domain)
30 Nov 2015

The Long War and the Coalition of the Willing

The pressure is on to assemble a large number of ground troops for the US coalition to deploy in Syria and restart large scale Long War in the Middle East.

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12 Oct 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Omar’

The global refugee crisis in Europe persists, as over a million of the most vulnerable people seek resettlement in countries which can support them with humanitarian aid. Yet, some of the most wealthy countries in the world have failed to appropriately respond to this desperate moment. Amnesty International estimates only

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10 Sep 2015

Migrant Crisis Fueled By Gas Pipelines

Don’t let anyone fool you: Sectarian strife in Syria has been engineered to provide cover for a war for access to oil and gas, and the power and money that come along with it.

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