Archive for October 30th, 2015

30/10/2015

The West Vote for a Better Yesterday

Human Wrongs Watch

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Rome, 31 October 2015

The recent elections in Switzerland and Poland are good indicators of what will happen elsewhere in Europe, with this irresistible growing wave of refugees. But let us first make some crucial considerations.

Roberto Savio

Roberto Savio

The first is that the present system of international relations and national governance is not functioning any longer. We are in a period of transition, but nobody knows to where. The left is without a manifesto, and the right is just riding the status quo. There is no long term political thinking.

Second, we are in a “new economy,” based on the supremacy of finance over man’s production.

Unelected officials, like governors of central banks and bankers, have increasingly more power than before.

This “new economy” considers precarious jobs as natural, social inequality as a legitimate reality, the market as the sole basis for societal development and the state as inefficient and a brake to the private sector.

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30/10/2015

A Sea of Arrivals

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October 2015: Record numbers of refugees and migrants continue to pass through Greece en route to other Western Europe destinations, and the country remains by far the largest single entry point for new sea arrivals in the Mediterranean.
Arrivals by sea this year have already passed half a million. There were more than 153,000 in September alone.

30/10/2015

On Top of Mount Sinjar – The Forgotten Victims of ISIL’s Genocidal Campaign

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30/10/2015

Worsening Weather off Coast of Lesvos Leads to Tragedy for Refugees and Migrants

Human Wrongs Watch

29 October 2015 – At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turkey and the Greek islands, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

A group of refugees disembark from an inflatable boat after reaching the Greek island of Lesvos (30 September 2015). Photo: UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis

“We have warned for weeks that an already bad situation could get even worse if desperate refugees and migrants must continue to resort to smugglers who send them out to sea despite the worsening weather,” said the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Senior Operations Coordinator for Greece Alessandra Morelli.

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