Artin

Last October, four people from a single family died when their boat sank in the English Channel. Rasoul Iran-Nejad, 35, Shiva Mohammad Panahi, 35, Anita, nine, and Armin, six. 15-month-old Artin was missing. This week, his body was found on the coast of Norway. In 2015, Nilufer Demir's photograph of three-year-old Alan Kurdi focused our … Continue reading Artin

Colloquium on the UN and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 28.04.21

Please note, these are my own notes and are not complete.I made them for my personal use and have decided to share for those who may be interested in some of the points which came out of this colloquim. Hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United NationsChair:  Valentine Rugwabiza, … Continue reading Colloquium on the UN and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 28.04.21

The Lost Rights of Brexit – 8 so far and counting

Midnight, January 1st 2021EU citizens were not simultaneously handed Removal Directions. There was no 10-mile-long queue at the ports. And the shops were not empty. But there were losses, and they are at risk of being overlooked in the pandemic. Rough sleepersOn 1st January, it became legal to deport EEA nationals with temporary permission to … Continue reading The Lost Rights of Brexit – 8 so far and counting

Refugee news summary: Europe’s ‘shield’

Europe Greek-Turkish border European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen used  the language of the far-right earlier this month when she called the Greek border Europe's 'shield.' Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, told asylum seekers and migrants not to come to the border. After Turkey 'opened the doors to Europe', Greece suspended new asylum … Continue reading Refugee news summary: Europe’s ‘shield’

Today

  Something happened Today Which set the cat among the pigeons and fluttered the dovecote Stop! Listen! How on earth do we respond? Armageddon awaits, if we get this wrong! So Let us put a loony up against an expert Let them both be white and middle aged and male Let us draw swords and … Continue reading Today