I recently decided to live on the edge and do more dangerous things, so yesterday I walked into a Wetherspoons holding hands with an attractive Pakistani man. The response was akin to a western movie scene: drinks held mid-air, arrested on the way to gaping mouths, an atmosphere you could cut with a knife. I expected to hear, ‘you ain’t […]
Tag: Refugee Crisis
“If you don’t like refugees coming to your country, stop voting for politicians who love to bomb the shit out of them.”
Policymakers in Official Washington talk piously about waging “humanitarian” wars, but the real-life consequences of these interventions play out in squalid refugee camps far from U.S. shores, as Ann Wright witnessed.
Thousands of young people who sought refuge in Britain as unaccompanied child asylum seekers have since been deported to war torn countries that are in part controlled by Islamic State, the Taliban or other repressive regimes, a Home Office minister has admitted.
Only in the Soviet Union and under the STASI in East Germany were NGOs expected to hand over lists and personal details of all their members/volunteers – “In particular there should be no attempts by public authorities to make NGOs effectively agencies working under their control..” (Council of Europe) – “the registration of volunteers has no place in a democracy” […]
“Migratory flows are caused by capitalism, by wars, by military intervention and the fact that wealth is concentrated in the hands of too few people.
“We need to democratise resources.”
A cursory yet objective glance at Western powers’ domestic and foreign policies over the course of the last 100 years shows a repeated penchant for exploitation, abuse, insatiable greed and mass murder, all under the guise of ‘fiscal responsibility’, ‘peace keeping’, ‘foreign investment’, ‘fighting terrorism’ or some other paramoralistic hokum.
Successive British governments have spent billions on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, plus on covert intervention in Syria. The outcome has been destruction of infrastructure across the Middle East, the growth of terrorism in the region, and the displacement of millions.