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October 6, 2015

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

1. IT IS BASED ON A QUOTA OF 120,000

THE QUESTION REMAINS: What are we going to tell the 120,001st refugee child? “Sorry, computer says NO!”?

December 5, 2013

Today, there is a sense of joy among the EU and Turkish politicians; a joy that is shared and reported enthusiastically by the mainstream Turkish and European media. The main headlines give the good news in big bold letters: "Visa free travel for Turkish citizens to EU countries!" But wait! There is a much smaller, almost invisible sub-heading underneath this joyfully breaking story: "Readmission Agreement to be signed between EU and Turkey on December 16". Horror hits you!

Today, there is a sense of joy among the EU and Turkish politicians; a joy that is shared and reported enthusiastically by the mainstream Turkish and European media.

The main headlines give the good news in big bold letters: ''Visa free travel for Turkish citizens to EU countries!''

November 23, 2013

Muslims in Ireland are shocked by a letter posted to schools and mosques declaring war against them.

An anonymous letter has been received by Muslim schools and mosques in Dublin. The letter is full of hatred and threats beyond comprehension.

Muslims in Ireland are shocked by a letter posted to schools and mosques declaring war against them.

An anonymous letter has been received by Muslim schools and mosques in Dublin. The letter is full of hatred and threats beyond comprehension. See below for the letter (*)

October 26, 2013

The horrible events of two Roma children being taken away from their families, undoubtedly, based on racial profiling, created a huge debate in Ireland. Thankfully, there were many organizations, commentators and citizens who were extremely disgusted with how the state (the Gardaí, HSE, courts and political leaders etc.) and some of the mainstream media handled these events. Although there were all sorts of racist and out of context focus on Roma people, it would be not an overstatement to say that majority of the people in Ireland expressed solidarity with the two families. (Am I being optimistic?)

The horrible events of two Roma children being taken away from their families, undoubtedly, based on racial profiling, created a huge debate in Ireland.

August 11, 2013

Switzerland: Double racism, double standards

Last week we read two seperate news items on racism from Switzerland...

The first one was about asylum seekers: “The town of Bremgarten in the Swiss canton of Aargau has banned asylum seekers from public swimming pools and sports facilities. The decision is symptomatic of Switzerland's increasingly restrictive asylum policy.... In a move described by the Swiss Refugee Council as "indefensible in both legal and humanitarian terms," the town of Bremgarten in the Swiss canton of Aargau has introduced several "exclusion zones" for asylum seekers, including public swimming pools, sports facilities, church and school grounds.”

Last week we read two seperate news items on racism from Switzerland...

August 25, 2012

The Norwegian court found Anders Behring Breivik legally sane and guilty, and sentenced him to 21 years in prison, the maximum possible penalty in Norway.

The outcome of this trial should be welcomed. Echoing Unite Against Fascism's statement, “The verdict that Breivik was “not insane” means that the far-right cannot dodge its responsibility by claiming that its virulent anti-Muslim racism and anti-immigrant rhetoric played no part in Breivik actions”, we should also see this as a “legal certification” that “political insanity” of fascism and racism cannot be reduced to (and therefore excused as) “mental insanity” of the person.

The Norwegian court found Anders Behring Breivik legally sane and guilty, and sentenced him to 21 years in prison, the maximum possible penalty in Norway.

July 4, 2012

Greeceand Egyptboth saw very important elections over the weekend.

http://johnmolyneux.blogspot.ie/2012_06_01_archive.html

Greeceand Egyptboth saw very important elections over the weekend.

 

Greece

 

June 3, 2012

Some people are asking how can the IS tendency vote for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) but not for the left reformist, Syriza ? The first thing that needs to be said is that the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist (RS) are an independent organisation who make up their own minds on these questions. And before anyone suggests this is pedantry they should realise this is a very important point for our Egyptian friends.

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April 24, 2012

Author: Sinead Kennedy

Bank bailouts, savage attacks on health, education and welfare budgets, cuts to the public sector, wage cuts and extra taxes have devastated the lives of working class people in Ireland.

These austerity policies have also made the economic crisis much worse.

Author: Sinead Kennedy

Bank bailouts, savage attacks on health, education and welfare budgets, cuts to the public sector, wage cuts and extra taxes have devastated the lives of working class people in Ireland.

These austerity policies have also made the economic crisis much worse.

November 2, 2011

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?

November 2, 2011

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?