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On October 4, 2017, more than 17 years since the direct provision system (DPS) and the employment ban for asylum seekers were put in place, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced that adults in DPS will soon have access to the labour market. In other words, they will have the ‘right to work’.

On October 4, 2017, more than 17 years since the direct provision system (DPS) and the employment ban for asylum seekers were put in place, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced that adults in DPS will soon have access to the labour market. In other words, they will have the ‘right to work’.

On October 4, 2017, more than 17 years since the direct provision system (DPS) and the employment ban for asylum seekers were put in place, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced that adults in DPS will soon have access to the labour market. In other words, they will have the ‘right to work’.

#Emigration #Immigration #IrelandIsFull #WeCantTakeAnyMore #Refugees #MigrantWorkers #AsylumSeekers #Racism #MythsAndReality

Today a very interesting piece was published in the Irish Times. Called  “Government ‘needs to be honest’ with emigrants, says Joe McHugh”, it  is an eye opener...

#Emigration #Immigration #IrelandIsFull #WeCantTakeAnyMore #Refugees #MigrantWorkers #AsylumSeekers #Racism #MythsAndReality

Today a very interesting piece was published in the Irish Times. Called  “Government ‘needs to be honest’ with emigrants, says Joe McHugh”, it  is an eye opener...

#Emigration #Immigration #IrelandIsFull #WeCantTakeAnyMore #Refugees #MigrantWorkers #AsylumSeekers #Racism #MythsAndReality

Today a very interesting piece was published in the Irish Times. Called  “Government ‘needs to be honest’ with emigrants, says Joe McHugh”, it  is an eye opener...

Charlie Hebdo had a very dramatic and ‘spectacular’ start to the New Year. First, it was a cover page with a strange looking God on it, carrying a Kalashnikov. The title was “One year on: the assassin is still out there”. Then it was the cover page picturing the drowned refugee boy Aylan Kurdi and ass groping refugees in Germany, with monkey like-faces, chasing European women. Under the title “migrants” the text read: “What would little Aylan have grown up to be? An ass groper in Germany”

Charlie Hebdo had a very dramatic and ‘spectacular’ start to the New Year. First, it was a cover page with a strange looking God on it, carrying a Kalashnikov. The title was “One year on: the assassin is still out there”. Then it was the cover page picturing the drowned refugee boy Aylan Kurdi and ass groping refugees in Germany, with monkey like-faces, chasing European women. Under the title “migrants” the text read: “What would little Aylan have grown up to be? An ass groper in Germany”

The cover page of Charlie Hebdo anniversary edition is guaranteed to make international headlines and trigger a renewed – possibly reheated – debate on social media.

First things first: Charlie Hebdo’s goal number 1 is achieved with this cover. After all, don’t they claim to be daringly controversial?

The cover page of Charlie Hebdo anniversary edition is guaranteed to make international headlines and trigger a renewed – possibly reheated – debate on social media.

First things first: Charlie Hebdo’s goal number 1 is achieved with this cover. After all, don’t they claim to be daringly controversial?

Despite being under no illusion, it is very disappointing to read that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visiting Lesbos said "It is imperative that we reach an agreement with Turkey to stop the flows by targeting the smugglers".

Despite being under no illusion, it is very disappointing to read that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visiting Lesbos said "It is imperative that we reach an agreement with Turkey to stop the flows by targeting the smugglers".

Despite being under no illusion, it is very disappointing to read that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visiting Lesbos said "It is imperative that we reach an agreement with Turkey to stop the flows by targeting the smugglers".

THE PROBLEMS WITH THE EU REFUGEE RE-SETTLEMENT PROGRAM:

It is based on a quota of 120,000.

The actual number to be settled in the first year is not 120,000 but 66,000.

It is in contradiction with basic human rights and the right to apply for asylum.

No humanitarianism: It turns the whole logic and process of seeking asylum onto its head.

It is not going to solve the problem and address the real needs of majority of refugees.

It is nowhere near enough what Europe can and should do

THE PROBLEMS WITH THE EU REFUGEE RE-SETTLEMENT PROGRAM:

It is based on a quota of 120,000.

The actual number to be settled in the first year is not 120,000 but 66,000.

It is in contradiction with basic human rights and the right to apply for asylum.

No humanitarianism: It turns the whole logic and process of seeking asylum onto its head.

It is not going to solve the problem and address the real needs of majority of refugees.

It is nowhere near enough what Europe can and should do

There are two separate and irreconcilable Europes that can’t live together.

Their capital cities are not divided by rivers only…

There are two separate and irreconcilable Europes that can’t live together.

Their capital cities are not divided by rivers only…

When a system is so bad for such a long time, any change to it, coming after many years of waiting seems very positive and applausable…

The Direct Provision System (DPS) and the newly announced changes are a typical example of such a situation.

When a system is so bad for such a long time, any change to it, coming after many years of waiting seems very positive and applausable…

The Direct Provision System (DPS) and the newly announced changes are a typical example of such a situation.

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) published its 2015 Global Peace Index Report. According to this report “the cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion (€12.7 trillion) in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.” This figure equates to 17 per cent of World’s GDP and 43 per cent of it is military expenditure.

The report continues on to state “Middle East and North Africa — where several countries suffered from an upsurge in violence related to sectarian strife and civil conflicts, as well as a rise in actions by Islamist extremist groups, now ranks as the most violent region in the world”

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) published its 2015 Global Peace Index Report. According to this report “the cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion (€12.7 trillion) in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.” This figure equates to 17 per cent of World’s GDP and 43 per cent of it is military expenditure.

The report continues on to state “Middle East and North Africa — where several countries suffered from an upsurge in violence related to sectarian strife and civil conflicts, as well as a rise in actions by Islamist extremist groups, now ranks as the most violent region in the world”

Tony Blair: From War to Racism

Seeing the news headlines on Tony Blair, the first thought that comes to mind is, “Blair to combat anti-Semitism and racism in Europe? It must be a joke!”

Unfortunately, it is true!

Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma suffered a lot.

During most of her political life she was under never-ending of arrests/house arrest; she was a direct target of the brutal military oppression.

Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma suffered a lot.

During most of her political life she was under never-ending of arrests/house arrest; she was a direct target of the brutal military oppression.