Asian Dub Foundation’s terrible vision of Fortress Europe in 2020 was released in early 2003. The lyrics make chilling reading a decade and a half later. It was something of an instant classic that burnt itself out with one too many jump around sessions at leftie house parties in college. As clashes and scenes of tear gas flood in from the Hungarian border, the lyrics of the tune are shockingly … Read More
A group called Jail Golden Dawn have jacked a TV Advert by the neo-Nazi organisation. The advert which shows Greek children wishing that they won’t become a minority in their own country is spliced with footage of leading GD member Pappas teaching his young children to give the Hitler salute. Read Human Rights in Ireland opinion piece on the media and civil society’s response to the refugee crisis here.
There will be a Human “Refugees Welcome” aerial photograph on Sandymount Strand today from 2.30pm. You’re all cordially invited to the family-friendly event which is organised by a host of advocacy groups: Make yourself heard. Let’s tell our government that people in Ireland want to extend the Céad Míle Fáilte to the thousands escaping conflicts. European ministers are meeting on Monday 14th September to agree a new programme. So, … Read More
Sky News Journalist Alex Crawford and camera crew join fleeing Syrians as they escape Turkey for the relative peace of the Greek island of Lesbos. The ten minute video shows the situation in Turkey as people smugglers and market sellers have turned the flight from Syria into a regularised business. It also shares the terror for refugees crossing that final hurdle as the Turkish coast guard appears and fires live … Read More
A short video from AJ+ contrasts the scenes in Dresden where the far right attacked refugees to the rest of the country which is welcoming them. One bystander told her tale: One day I was driving through town and saw a [Syrian] mother and her children sitting in the heat. Of course I stopped and offered them a lift to the camp. Then their mother told me her story. It’s … Read More
Germany’s Interior Ministry has documented more than 340 attacks on refugee shelters this year alone. As these tensions rise an old anti-fascist punk song has been revived to give two fingers to the right. It’s now set to top the charts in a symbolic rejection of the miserable far right xenophobia and racism that broke out at Heidenau last month. All funds go to asylum support groups. If we were … Read More
Lage in #Roeszke #Hungary weiter schlimm – Polizei überfordert – Flüchtlinge durchbrechen Polizeikette – Verletzte! pic.twitter.com/GlMGqGwABb — Stephan Richter (@RichterSteph) September 8, 2015 Disturbing footage from the already chaotic scenes on Hungary’s border as a videographer is caught on film kicking refugees. UPDATE: Petra Laszlo has been fired by her TV station N1TV: Announcement here. Early investigation points to a camerawoman working for N1TV of Hungary, which is affiliated to the … Read More
Tracy Ryan of Cork Calais Refugee Solidarity on OpinionLine 96 On the Claire Byrne Live Show on Monday there was a segment on the Refugee Crisis framed from an Irish perspective. As usual on the show none of the facts were checked, challenged or corrected. Anyone who remembers Byrne’s shows before the Marriage Referendum will be unsurprised. In the name of “balance” we get nodding heads and serious brows while … Read More
Photographer Cassy Paris collected money to purchase sanitary products for women in the Calais camp. She posted the following account on social media. “I think that the running theme that seems to come out of a visit to Calais’ sprawling new jungle migrant camp is that its a place that verges on being inexplicable in words alone. I consider myself to be a really strong person emotionally and yet my … Read More
Watch: Hundreds of migrants and refugees are greeted with cheers and singing in Germany after an epic journey https://t.co/R4vrVRduXg — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) September 6, 2015 Hundreds of refugees were welcomed by crowds of cheering Germans. The crowds clapped, distributed gifts and food and sang: “Sing it loud. Sing it clear. Refugees are welcome here.” Read about the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon via the Guardian here.