One sixth of world’s people want to flee their home countries

31 December 2018 — WSWS

Amid global crackdown on refugees

The world is pulsing with hundreds of millions of people desperate to flee their homes under the weight of the crisis of world capitalism. According to a recent Gallup study, a sixth of the world’s adult population—some 750 million people, not including children—want to flee their home countries to escape war, poverty, conflict and disease.

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What the Stansted 15 Tells Us About Law and Order in Britain

23 November 2018 — True Publica

What the Stansted 15 Tells Us About Law and Order in Britain
By TruePublica: Back in September, three environmental activists were the first people in Britain since 1932 to receive jail sentences for non-violent anti-fracking protest in the UK. An appeal was lodged and public outrage caused a new judge to declare that the original ruling was ‘excessive”. This excessive use of the law is being used again in another case, which has more serious consequences.
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Key Fact Obscured in Immigration Coverage: MS-13 Was Made in US By Justin Anderson

22 July 2018 — FAIR

[Although the US is the subject of this piece, firstly, it applies equally to this septic isle as it does to the US and secondly, you have to hunt hard to find journalism of this quality here in the UK, to our lasting shame. WB]

Atlantic: Enforce the Border--Humanely

David Frum (Atlantic, 6/20/18) rejects the “extremism” of holding the US responsible for creating the conditions that force mass migration.

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The Anti-Empire Report #158 By William Blum: Why do they flee?

26 June 2018 — The Anti-Empire Report

The current mass exodus of people from Central America to the United States, with the daily headline-grabbing stories of numerous children involuntarily separated from their parents, means it’s time to remind my readers once again of one of the primary causes of these periodic mass migrations.

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How Israel helped to revive Europe’s ugly ethnic nationalisms By Jonathan Cook

13 July 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Israel preserved a tribal idea of citizenship that followers of Trump and Europe’s far-right now seek to emulate

Middle East Eye – 13 July 2018

Polarisation within western societies on issues relating to migration and human rights has been intensifying over recent weeks and months. To many observers, it looks suspiciously as if an international order in place since the end of the second world – one that emphasised universal rights as a way to prevent dehumanisation and conflict – is rapidly unravelling in Europe and the United States.

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The Refugee Crisis and the Mediterranean Sea – The Largest Graveyard in Modern History By Peter Koenig

8 July 2018 — Global Research

In June 2018 alone, more than 500 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. Their boats were refused access to land in either Malta, or Italy. They were force-driven back by gun-boats to the North African shores they came from, mostly Libya, but many boats capsized and countless refugees didn’t make it.

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The “Global War on Terror” Created The “Global Refugee Crisis”

25 June 2018 — Global Research News

Humanity’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: Starving, Enslaving, Torturing and Killing Our Children

By Robert J. Burrowes, June 25, 2018

Every day, according to some estimates, human adults kill 50,000 of our children. The true figure is probably significantly higher. We kill children in wars. See, for example, ‘Scourging Yemen’. We kill them with drones. We kill them in our homes and on the street. We shoot them at school. Continue reading