With my recent experiences from Lesvos fresh in mind, I headed for the borders of Croatia and Serbia to continue my work aiding refugees in the continuing migration crisis. This time, I travelled alone thinking there would be just as many volunteers in the Balkans as there was in Greece. After four … [Read more...] about “Time Witness” To The Migration Crisis
In recent months, the media across the globe has been consumed with coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe. At the same time in the United States the coverage has had competition in the form of presidential campaign events and controversies exemplified by Donald Trump. The recent civil war in … [Read more...] about The Collapse Of The Schengen Area?
I applaud your (Bill Shorten's) aspirations to protect the job opportunities of Australian workers in criticism of the Chinese-Australia Free Trade Agreement. However, I see no analogy between your recent reference to foreign labour issues on a hotel construction site and those that would apply to … [Read more...] about The Chinese-Australia Free Trade Agreement – An Open Letter To Bill Shorten
I recently attended a speech by the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, in Kuala Lumpur and during the subsequent question time, the issue of asylum seekers came up. Her response was to roll out the usual party line, which is to justify Australia's position on turning back the boats by … [Read more...] about Focusing On Deaths At Sea Diverts Attention From the Real Issue
According to the World Bank, Kazakhstan's GDP is expected to fall sharply from 4.1% in 2014 to 1.8% in 2015. Given Russia's economic downturn Kirghizstan and Tajikistan will also be affected. The percentage of remittances will fall in both countries, driving GDP growth down to 3.0% and 4.2% … [Read more...] about Central Asia: The Biggest Loser
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n July 5th, the Greek people will vote in a referendum that is both incredibly important and technically meaningless. The troika (IMF, European Central Bank, European Commission), with the Germans at the head (making it the troika+1), have already declared the outcome irrelevant … [Read more...] about The Only Alternative: Greece Exit The Eurozone