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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!”?

May 8, 2015

Speaking at a commemoration in Cobh, Co Cork, to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Cunard liner by a German submarine U-20, President Higgins said: “The sinking was an immense human tragedy with the loss of almost 1,200 lives and that should never be forgotten”.

Speaking at a commemoration in Cobh, Co Cork, to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Cunard liner by a German submarine U-20, President Higgins said:

“The sinking was an immense human tragedy with the loss of almost 1,200 lives and that should never be forgotten”.

Indeed, we shall never forget…

January 19, 2015

The Oxfam report, published ahead of Davos 2015 World Economic Forum, a gathering that brings world’s billionaires and politicians together, could not be named any better. “Wealth: Having it all and wanting more”. The work Oxfam did and the data they have collected is an eye opener and the report contains not only summarized information but also detailed numerical data to back up the findings.

The Oxfam report, published ahead of Davos 2015 World Economic Forum, a gathering that brings world’s billionaires and politicians together, could not be named any better. “Wealth: Having it all and wanting more”. The work Oxfam did and the data they have collected is an eye opener and the report contains not only summarized information but also detailed numerical data to back up the findings.

November 19, 2014

There is no doubt that the US presidents and British prime ministers are at the top of ‘world’s most powerful leaders’ list. Therefore, their actions have always had long lasting global consequences. These consequences are not just a matter for local domestic politics but for the entire world. The governments of Bush and Blair were no exceptions and the entire world had to live with the consequences of their decisions and actions.

Looking back at the world of last 10+ years, Bush and Blair should be declared as ‘international criminals’ and put on trial for the very serious problems we are facing today.

There is no doubt that the US presidents and British prime ministers are at the top of ‘world’s most powerful leaders’ list. Therefore, their actions have always had long lasting global consequences. These consequences are not just a matter for local domestic politics but for the entire world. The governments of Bush and Blair were no exceptions and the entire world had to live with the consequences of their decisions and actions.

September 8, 2013

Antioch, the ancient land within Turkey's border that stretches out into Syria, is a place I went to many times. I fell in love with the place, its people and its complex and multi-cultural history. When you reach the seashore of Seleucia Pieria you are in all places at the same time, divided by modern borders: Syria, Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea. The struggles of Antioch of the past are shining a light to the struggles in the region today...

Antioch, the ancient land within Turkey's border that stretches out into Syria, is a place I went to many times. I fell in love with the place, its people and its complex and multi-cultural history. When you reach the seashore of Seleucia Pieria you are in all places at the same time, divided by modern borders: Syria, Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea. The struggles of Antioch of the past are shining a light to the struggles in the region today...

September 6, 2012

Turkey is right in the middle of the situation in Syria. Not only because it is the only NATO member with a strong army bordering Syria but also politically and ideologically, especially because of the politics developing around the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.

The refugee crisis in Turkey is growing and there are potential dangers ahead. It is estimated that there are now around 80,000 Syrian refugees in the camps in South-eastern border district of Hatay. Like many Irish, many Turks also express the sentiment of a “million welcomes”, but it looks like the nationalist left is not willing to offer this to the refugees in these camps.

Turkey is right in the middle of the situation in Syria. Not only because it is the only NATO member with a strong army bordering Syria but also politically and ideologically, especially because of the politics developing around the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.

August 17, 2012

It was the year of 1998, the former Chilean military dictator, mass murderer and torturer Pinochet had arrived to UK, a country that he called his “most favoured country in the world”. No wonder why he would choose Britain as his favourite place. He was kept there under a very comfortable house arrest, effectively under the protection of the British government. Court trials, endless diplomatic debates and meetings with his favourite person, Thatcher, kept Pinochet in Britain safe and well until he was allowed to return to Chile in 2000 and to die in his comfortable military hospital bed some years later.

October 6, 2011

10 YEARS OF UNJUSTIFIED WAR - IAWM PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN
IAWM BULLETIN 05 OCTOBER 2011
PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN.

END THIS SENSELESS WAR NOW – STOP THE DRONE MURDERS
IRISH TROOPS OUT OF ISAF - US TROOPS OUT OF SHANNON
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and PALESTINE

10 YEARS OF UNJUSTIFIED WAR - IAWM PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN
IAWM BULLETIN 05 OCTOBER 2011
 
PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN.
 
END THIS SENSELESS WAR NOW – STOP THE DRONE MURDERS
IRISH TROOPS OUT OF ISAF - US TROOPS OUT OF SHANNON
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and PALESTINE
 

August 7, 2011

After one of the deadliest day for the invading soldiers in Afghanistan where Taliban is reported to have shut down a Chinook helicopter, killing 30 US special forces and 8 Afghan army personnell, The United States government has said that "it will stay the course in Afghanistan".

After one of the deadliest day for the invading soldiers in Afghanistan where Taliban reportedly  have shut down a Chinook helicopter, killing 30 US special forces and 8 Afghan army personnell, The United States government has said that "it will stay the course in Afghanistan".