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🟢 What is the State of the European Union #SOTEU debate? It's an important moment of #EU #democracy, when MEPs hold the @EU_Commission to account, checking on work done & the #FutureofEurope.

🎞️by @Europarl_EN

#NextGenerationEU #EUGreenDeal @boell_stiftung @boell_EU_USA
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#Germany #Greece #Berlin @THWLeitung #Refugees #Aegean #aid

More than 25,000 people live in overcrowded refugee camps on the Aegean islands of Leros, Samos, Lesbos, Kos and Chios.
Many millions of euros and specialists such as the technical relief organization are available to help. But the local authorities seem to be undermining the projects. According to a media report,
foreign aid for migrants housed in Greece is being made considerably more difficult by local authorities. As a report says, a project of the Technical Relief Organization (THW) failed in March because of "political problems".
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Thread: With protests taking place against asylum seekers today, and being the eternal optimist that I am, let's try and fully address this whole thing about "first safe country" and why it has no basis in either law or reality, along with a couple of other things. 1/25
First off, what does the law actually state. The term "safe country does crop up in domestic UK law, as does the right of the government to return someone to such a country under certain conditions. 2/25

legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/19/…
Here's where the fun begins, domestic law is essentially secondary to international law. You can't pass a domestic law, or at least enforce it, if it contravenes an international one to which you are a signatory, at least in theory. 3/25
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Über 1.000 Follower. Wow.

Aus diesem Anlass ein langer, persönlicher Thread zum Krieg gegen Geflüchtete an den Außengrenzen der #EU, der zunehmenden Brutalität in der Flüchtlingsabwehr und der eigenen Ohnmacht.
Ich beobachte und berichte über die europäische #Flüchtlingspolitik seit mittlerweile 15 Jahren. Davon getrieben, Bewusstsein zu schaffen, die Gewalt und das Unrecht zu skandalisieren und der Wut Ausdruck zu geben. Warum man eben so kritischen Journalismus macht...
Damals war Südspanien (Kanaren und Ceuta/Melilla) einer der Hot-Spots. Und schon damals gab es ungezählte Tote im Atlantik, pushbacks, Nato-Stacheldraht, Diskussionen über Auffanglager außerhalb der EU. Muammar al-Gaddafi übernahm als „Wachhund“ Europas in #Libyen die dirty work.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/21/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/dai…
Emergent Ventures prizes for best new and recent blogs - Liberalism 2.0 fellows - Marginal REVOLUTION

marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…

#ventures #blogs #liberalism #emergent #prizes
The 27 Principles — Renegade Inc.

link.medium.com/R7c7yDme68

#politics #economics #change #systems
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1-I’ve been covering the #refugee #migrant crisis for 5 years and I thought I’d write down a few of my experiences following the largest migration of people the world has ever known. I hope this thread raises awareness of the complexity around the subject. pics ©_edwardcrawford Migrants wearing face masks...
2-What I find interesting about the refugee/migrant crisis, particularly on social media. Is that people with little or no experience seem to be the most vocal and convinced of their opinions. Image
3-I’ve covered the migrantion crisis for 5 years & worked on the ground extensively. I’ve visited dozens of refugee camps & illegal migrant encampments. I’ve spent hundreds of hours with refugees & migrants. Listening to their stories and trying to make sense of this crisis. Image
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Five years ago today, I took this photo of Laith Majid as he cried tears of relief after he and his family made it over the Mediterranean to Kos, Greece. Let me tell you what happened since. A reconstruction through tweets. Shot on assignment for @nytimes #refugees Image
I’ll start a bit earlier. As you can see on my timeline, I had been photographing refugees arriving on the Greek island of Kos for a few days on assignment for the @nytimes
Before sunrise on 8/15/15, I waited on a beach and tried to spot refugee boats on the horizon. This was the first one I saw. As it got closer, I realized that it was close to sinking. The day before, I had called the coastguard on another boat in distress to no avail. Image
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Thread: It's not enough, as I often do, to just rant about the way in which #asylumseekers are treated and reported on, and how it helps reinforce narrative put forward by likes of @Nigel_Farage Farage that they're a "threat" without also providing concrete policy alternatives 1/
When all people see in the news is that asylum seekers are landing on the shores without any context as to why it opens the door for the Farage's and @MigrationWatch's of the world to spin it into some big scary thing. 2/
Particularly if you are struggling yourself, something which at moment is even more exacerbated for many by the pandemic, and see rough sleepers, you may wonder why people from outside the country should get support. It's easy to believe the "economic migrants" line for some. 3/
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1. Orwell’s 1984 opens with Winston Smith writing in his diary about a film he’s seen. “One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Med. Audience much amused”.

Responding to #Farage’s “shocking invasion” tweet, someone suggested sinking the dinghy. Image
2. Earlier this year I wrote about why the language we use to talk about refugees matters.

If left unchallenged, right-wing populists will increasingly frame the conversation & the language we use through fear-mongering & the weaponisation of prejudice.
euronews.com/2020/03/10/eur…
3. The language of invasion - of being "overrun" or besieged with "swarms" or "floods" of aliens - is nothing new.

It is also not just the domain of the tabloid newspapers.

In March, @nytimes captioned an excellent piece saying police used rubber bullets "to repel the hordes". ImageImageImageImage
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1. #HAI team made a visit to the Signature bridge camp and it was so satisfying seeing happy faces because of the solar system provided to them. They were thankful to us, but we clarified that we did only our duty as a humanitarian organisation.
2. Mr Jeevan, a differently abled person, was having a hard time in this hot and sultry weather. His smile says it all. #HAI
3. It is not only succour from the heat and humidity, children can also now study while having some comfort. #refugees
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Today @WorldRelief and @OpenDoors released a report Closed Doors: Persecuted Christians and the U.S. Refugee Resettlement and Asylum Processes which found a 90% reduction since 2015 of Christians resettled from countries where the church faces persecution: worldrelief.org/content/upload…
From several particular countries from which the U.S. has
historically welcomed large numbers of Christian #refugees,
including Iran, Iraq and Myanmar (also known as Burma), the
decline from 2015 to 2020 is on track to be even greater: 97%, 95%, and 94% #RefugeesWelcome Image
Resettlement for other religious minorities — Jewish refugees from Iran, Yezidi #refugees from Iraq, Muslim refugees from Burma and others — are all also on track to end 2020 down more than 90% from 2015 Image
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#Germany #TheGambia #BadenWuerttemberg #Stuttgart #raid #criminals #refugees

The Attorney General is investigating several asylum seekers from The Gambia. They are believed to have been involved in torture, ill-treatment and murder in their home country as military personnel.
The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), together with officials from the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) Baden-Württemberg, searched the homes of seven Gambian nationals on Wednesday for information.
The men are suspected of being involved in the torture, ill-treatment and murder of opposition figures for the regime of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh. The seven suspects are registed as reguees and sayed they are relativs to units of a failed coup 2014.
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As details emerge of #ParkInn with a police officer critically injured & 5 others still in hospital -the true picture is of dehumanising & humiliation of vulnerable, frightened asylum seekers housed in hotels during #COVID19 by Mears given a £1 Billion contract in 2019-thread👇🏽
During a media briefing organised by Mears on Thursday, its chief operating officer said a “blanket decision” was made in late March to move people into hotels, & no assessments were carried out of individual needs before people were transferred independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
Mears with its £1 Billion contract from Home Office to manage asylum housing admitted to MPs it failed 2carry out assessments b4 placing trafficking victims, pregnant women & children in accommodation that put them at risk – then backtracked on the statement hrs later.
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Victory Day parade held in Minsk, Belarus on May 9th 2020
An army parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Soviet people's victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 took place in Minsk on 9 May
No #SocialDistancing by fascist cops 😉

eng.belta.by/society/view/v…
The Daily 🕎 Mail reports on Minsk Parade
Belarus ‘bribes people’ to attend Victory Day parade! 🤣
President Alexander Lukashenko has rejected #lockdown, earlier claiming coronavirus is a 'mass psychosis' 😉

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8…
Belarus is considered by the Western media and politicians as a 'brutal regime'!
Meanwhile in the West our civil rights are trampled by the (semi-)police 😉
#Belarus has made a joke out of the Western politicians and their #Covid_19 fearporn.

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Welcome to today’s #ImmigrantsThrive Twitter Chat! Join WES and partners for a chat on opening pathways for internationally trained immigrant and refugee health professionals in the U.S.! #RefugeesCare
The current pandemic has highlighted the need to bolster the U.S. health care workforce. Immigrant & refugee health workers are already major contributors to the U.S. health care system & are on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19. #ImmigrantsThrive
Many more immigrants and #refugee health professionals in the U.S. can help. Let’s talk about how to ensure that they can contribute to the U.S. health care system now and in the future! #ImmigrantsThrive
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THREAD: Instead of working to protect women & girls during the #COVID19 pandemic, #Hungary has just rushed through a vote to withdraw from a groundbreaking European treaty to combat violence against women. #IstanbulConvention. hungarytoday.hu/govt-rejects-r…
#Hungary's Christian Democratic Party introduced the bill only last night, on the grounds that the #IstanbulConvention's protections of #migrants and #refugees contradict national policy, and that it promotes so-called "gender ideology." voiceofeurope.com/2020/05/hungar…
Such misinformation has been used to advance homophobic, anti-migrant & anti-women's rights agendas elsewhere in the region. Misrepresentation of efforts towards gender equality has provoked dangerous attacks on women's & #LGBT rights in #Poland. See @hrw hrw.org/news/2019/02/0…
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[THREAD] on #Western #XRW #foreignfighters in #Ukraine war as @FightExtremism publishes my report on the issue 2day. Main Q: what it takes to become such a fighter? Who are they? Here I will summarise the main findings for your convenience. Link: counterextremism.com/sites/default/… 1/ Image
2/ I began researching this back in 2014 – when I saw this clip with #France #foreignfighters on #DNR #LNR side of the war in #Ukraine. I was surprised, to say the least.
youtube.com/watch?v=ahdROt… Image
3/ As it turns out, a few hundred #Western ers with #XRW convictions travelled to fight in #Ukraine on EITHER side. Many had known each other from before the #war in #Ukraine.  Below is a map of the main mobilisations for the war. Note the scale of the #Russia n for BOTH SIDES. Image
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Fear-exploiting rhetoric around the #coronavirus could provide political space to push through structural anti-migration policies.

What can be done to⬇️short-term effects of #Covid19 on #migrants?

@_jasongagnon of @OECD_Centre discusses in #DevMatters bit.ly/2JA7E1s👇
"Refugee camps are some of the most densely populated places in the world. During #COVID19 residents may not be able to leave, choose where to go, or socially distance themselves."

Learn how the crisis is affecting #refugees & challenges the int'l community face➡️ #DevMatters
Border closures during #COVID19 will show our dependence on mobility of labour.

An abrupt halt to int'l #migration could threaten food supplies & affect food security in developing countries where agricultural sectors are heavily reliant on seasonal labour.

More➡️#DevMatters
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This was the third month of 2020.

It sure looks like we’re reaching a crescendo with the #coronavirusoutbreak, #travelban, the whole world in #quarantine and multiple countries in #lockdown.

Can we say March Madness was in full swing or what?

The Entire World Is Watching 🐸🍿
The month started with an escalation of the #Immigration crisis in #Greece and #GreeceUnderAttack.

#FakeNews still trying to control the narrative with the “refugee” story.

This video clearly shows we are not dealing with warm-hearted #refugees with the best intentions.
#Refugees don’t hold children over smoke to make them cry. #FakeNews uses these images to get to your feeling and trigger emotions and a reaction.

They are not economic #migrants. #Refugeecrisis is engineered, with endless wars, open borders and open society brainwashing BS.
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THREAD. A week ago I wrote this on the contribution that #migrants and #refugees make to the response to #coronavirus. Since then I have been collecting information on HOW this happens in different countries to learn for the future.
#migration #COVID19
medium.com/@marta.foresti…
At @ODIdev we will be tracking and analysing these actions/innovations, for now here is an overview

First up the #USA where #NY state takes action allowing qualified graduates of foreign medical schools to contribute to the #Covid_19 emergency response
governor.ny.gov/news/no-20210-…
Still in the #USA, the State Department is on the lookout for medical professionals abroad willing to work in the #US. As long as they have a valid visa....mhh.....🙄

#COVID19 #migration #keyworkers #coronavirus

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Deeply disappointed by @JustinTrudeau's decision to shut down the Canada-US border to refugees, in contravention of international refugee law and arguably Canadian constitutional law. /1
Decision puts health of Canadians at risk. When crossing at known points, like #RoxamRoad, refugee claimants go through medical checks and self-isolation. Closing down such routes pushes asylum seekers to cross surreptitiously, with no screening. /2
Canadian border decision also puts health and safety of #Refugees at risk. The experience with closing safe routes for asylum seekers elsewhere (US, EU) shows that people don't stop crossing borders, they just use more dangerous routes. Result: loss of life. /3
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1. Story time folks before you go to bed. Photos may be a bit irrelevant, but that is to keep your interest alive.

Sharing the updates based on my today's visit to the Signature Bridge camp and the continued plight of the refugees living there.
2. Newly arrived refugees in Signature Bridge don't have cots. There are snakes around. Living under tarpaulin is not convenient as the heat increases. They are coming up with such structure to cope.

@humanaidint is proving wooden beds to all such families.
3. We had provided a month's ration to every newly arrived family. However, today they asked for more food support. I was reluctant. I said we can't provide food forever as we want to focus more on education, health, vocational training & income generation, legal assistance etc.
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