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
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
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n January 2013, Zsolt Bayer, a founding member of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, said that: “Most Gypsies are not suitable for cohabitation. They are not suitable for being among people. Most are animals, and behave like animals… Animals should not exist”. Zsolt Bayer was talking … [Read more...] about The Roma/Gypsies: “Outcasts” of Europe
Social networks and the global media are buzzing: what’s the plan? Are the Europeans about to decide Ukraine’s fate over the heads of the Ukrainians? And most importantly, why now? Yesterday and today Ukrainian public opinion is split between two emotions: distrust and hope. German Chancellor … [Read more...] about Is Europe about to decide Ukraine’s fate over the heads of the Ukrainians?
"I don't know how many more people need to die at sea before something gets done. The fact is that as things stand we are just building a cemetery within our Mediterranean sea,” The statement came from Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after another unseaworthy vessel carrying migrants capsized … [Read more...] about 2014: The Year of Boat People & The Cemetery at Sea