31 October 2015 — The Real News Network
20 September 2015 — Electronic Intifada
Israeli leaders delight in Europe’s cruelty toward refugees By Rania Khalek
As most of the world looks on in horror at Europe’s atrocious response to refugees escaping war and persecution in the Middle East and Africa, some Israeli officials are quietly reveling in the chaos.
Dore Gold, director general of the Israeli foreign ministry, expressed optimism that the refugee influx will shift Europe to the right, making it more sympathetic to Israel’s “security” justification for its ongoing colonization of Palestine. Continue reading
9 September 2015 — Black Agenda Report
Freedom Rider: Refugees Flee American Aggression By Margaret Kimberley
Americans are made uncomfortable by pictures of drowned refugee children, but most cannot accept that their own government’s “unrelenting effort at regime change in Syria is the cause of this crisis.” U.S. corporate media parrot Washington’s lies, keeping tally of the displaced and doomed, but blaming Syria’s government for defending itself against western-backed jihadists. Rather than demand the West leash its dogs, “they call for more war.”
3 September 2015 — Lenin’s Tomb
Dead children by Richard Seymour
My social media feeds are filled with dead children. Small bodies, washing up on the shores of a Mediterranean beach.
Why are they washing up on the shores? European governments want us to blame traffickers. The advantage of blaming traffickers is that it actually licenses those governments to implement even more repressive measures. But traffickers are only out to make a quick buck off the system that European governments have created.
31 August 2015 — Global Research
Why the Refugee Crisis? By Stephen Lendman
Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers head for safe havens daily – a human flood entering Europe, risking life and limb to get there. Why?
Endless US direct and proxy wars force desperate people to seek safety out of harm’s way. Numbers fleeing war and destabilized areas are greater than any time since WWII – increasing exponentially as conflicts and chaos rage in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Donbass, Somalia, South Sudan, and elsewhere.
Statewatch coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean
New Key Documents
1. European External Action Service (EEAS): Military Advice: RESTRICTED doc no: 8802-15
2. Political and Security Committee: PMG Recommendations on the draft Crisis Management
3.Draft Crisis Management Concept for a possible CSDP operation to disrupt human smuggling networks in the Southern Central Mediterranean – Approval
4. Proposal for Council Decision
5. WRITTEN PROCEDURE for adoption of: Council Decision
6. Formal Decision in the Official Journal
11 July 2014 — The Greanville Post
The lids between deck and dark airless hold are bolted shut. The 45 lifeless bodies are neatly stacked in the hold one atop the other. Silence reigns down in the torrid darkness. The lifeless bodies are all young males. From Central Africa. No signs of mass panic among them. No blood anywhere.