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  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: “We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. “Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Mass Migration: Majority Of Germans Feel Like ‘Stranger In Their Own Country’

    11/10/2018 9:15:58 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-10-2018 | Virginia Hale
    A majority of Germans say the level of mass migration has left them feeling “like a stranger in their own country”, according to a new study. Presented as part of this year’s Leipzig University research into “authoritarian” attitudes in the country, the figure showed a rise of 12 points since the Competence Center for Right-Wing Extremism and Democracy Research tested Germans on the same questions in 2014, with 56 per cent of Germans expressing the sentiment in 2018. Other findings from the 328-page study, for which 2,416 Germans were interviewed between May and July this year, were that 44 per...
  • Marriage Up, Abortion and Divorce Down as Hungary Chooses Family Support Over Mass Migration

    11/03/2018 6:02:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Hungary is preparing to hold a country-wide national consultation on its family policy, which has already resulted in an increase in marriage and a decline in abortion and divorce. The Fidesz-KDNP government has chosen to support couples with children rather than accept mass migration to ameliorate long-term demographic issues, to the chagrin of its critics in the European Union’s power elite. “In recent years, finding the proper response to Europe’s demographic decline has become one of the biggest sources of disagreement between European and Hungarian politics,” observed Dr Zoltán Kovács, official spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Cabinet Office, in...
  • How Many Gang-Rapes Must There Be Before Germany Changes Its Immigration Policy?

    11/03/2018 8:30:48 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 3 Nov, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    The two videos below concern the recent gang-rape in the German city of Freiburg, where a young woman was (apparently) roofied and then gang-raped by culture-enrichers outside a nightclub. The first video features a challenge issued by the mayor of another city to the mayor of Freiburg, demanding the latter’s support for a change in immigration policy. What makes it interesting is that the mayor issuing the challenge is actually a member of the Greens party. The second video concerns a demonstration by the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) about what happened in Freiburg. Local authorities were forced...
  • European Parliament wants to ban neo-fascist groups

    10/29/2018 8:45:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10/29/2018 1:40 (updated: 3:19) | By Cécile Barbière | EURACTIV.fr | translated by Rob Kirby
    Faced with the upsurge in xenophobia in Europe, MEPs want to take firm action against neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups, which currently benefit from a certain level of discretion in several countries. EurActiv France reports.Xenophobia is fueled by neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups in Europe, which should be banned as a matter of urgency, the European Parliament demanded on Thursday (25 October). MEPs have adopted a resolution condemning the surge in the number of incidents related to hatred and intolerance in Europe. The resolution also calls for action to be taken against small far-right groups which fuel the rise in xenophobia. According...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down as party leader

    10/29/2018 3:53:34 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2018 | Bianca Britton
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she will give up leadership of her center-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party after 18 years in the post, German media has reported. Merkel announced during a meeting with officials that she will not seek to run for re-election at the party's convention in December. But she made clear that she wanted to remain as chancellor, a position she has held since 2005, CNN affiliate RTL reported, citing party sources. Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies lose majority in crushing vote The announcement is a sign of Merkel's weakened power within her own party, and waning...
  • Ireland Set to Overturn Constitutional Ban on Blasphemy

    10/27/2018 7:48:24 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2018 | Paul Hannon
    Ireland has likely voted to remove a reference to blasphemy as a punishable offense from the country’s constitution, paving the way for repeal of a law that criminalizes public utterances judged offensive to religious sensibilities. The decision in a referendum on Friday is the latest signal reflecting the country’s weakening adherence to the Catholic Church, which had itself described the constitutional reference as “obsolete.” According to an exit poll conducted on behalf of state-owned broadcaster RTE, 71.1% of voters backed the removal of the blasphemy reference, a larger proportion than backed a May proposal to remove a ban on abortion...
  • Calling Mohammed a Pedophile Not Covered by Free Speech, European Court Rules

    10/26/2018 4:29:52 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 91 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 26, 2018 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that comments about Mohammed having pedophilic tendencies are not covered by the right to freedom of expression, agreeing with the assessment of courts in Austria that the remarks constituted “an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam which could stir up prejudice and threaten religious peace.” A seven-judge European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) panel in Strasbourg concluded that the Austrian courts had “carefully balanced the applicant’s right to freedom of expression with the rights of others to have their religious feelings protected, and to have religious peace preserved in Austrian...
  • Sweden: Lessons for America? - Full Video

    10/25/2018 7:23:40 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 11 replies
    Free To Choose Network/Youtube ^ | 10/21/2018 | Johan Norberg
    It’s been suggested that Americans would be better off if the United States was more like Sweden. Do the Swedes know something that we don’t? Sweden: Lessons for America? A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg delves into the economic and social landscape of the Swedish scholar’s homeland. Join him to see that the lessons to be learned from Sweden may not be the ones you expect. The one-hour documentary follows Norberg on a journey through the history of Sweden’s economic rise, from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most prosperous. The program illuminates key...
  • Trump warns illegal immigration onslaught threatens repeat of Europe's refugee crisis

    10/24/2018 7:48:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump on Monday warned that a soft stance on illegal immigration risked subjecting the United States to the same kind of refugee crisis that is roiling Europe. “For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a good look at what has happened to Europe over the last 5 years. A total mess! They only wish they had that decision to make over again,” the president tweeted. The migration crisis in Europe was fueled by refugees from the Syrian civil war and ignited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision in 2015 to open the borders to them....
  • 'Gravy train is finished': Italian city denies subsidized school meals to children of migrants

    10/24/2018 11:55:47 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    RT via You Tube ^ | October 18, 2018 | RT
    Video Link It's a short left video report. And, of course, they want to make it solely about children. I do hope these countries start taking a sensible attitude. It's not a hard line at all. It's hard line to the native children of these countries to destroy their futures. I doubt these countries will do enough to matter on a large scale, though, but it's a start. And even if they do it's probably too late, but better now than later. Big problems ahead for all of us in the West. PS: Obviously the 2nd pic left out the...
  • Migrants, Bosnian police clash at Croatia border crossing

    10/24/2018 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 24, 2018 11:19 AM EDT | Amel Emric
    Dozens of migrants clashed with Bosnian police Wednesday while trying to cross from Bosnia into Croatia and enter the European Union. Shouting “pen borders!” the migrants surged through one Bosnian police cordon before being stopped by another outside a border crossing in northwestern Bosnia. Several people appeared to have been hurt amid the skirmishes as the migrants refused to leave and blocked traffic. “We are refugees,” one man from Iran said. “We want to leave this country.” Croatian police said they put up a fence on their side of the border to block the migrants from entering. They said two...
  • Sweden to expel 6-year-old orphan to Ukraine while granting amnesty to 9,000 Afghans

    10/16/2018 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 16 replies
    www.voiceofeurope.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Emma R.
    The humanitarian superpower Sweden has once again shown that it has no problem giving one vulnerable person preference over another when deciding whom to expel and who should be allowed to stay for humanitarian purposes. When Denis was only 5 years old, his mother was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje. As his Ukrainian father has renounced custody, he is now an orphan. Now the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that he will be expelled to Ukraine all by himself. There, he will probably end up in an orphanage since he has no family there who can take care...
  • Orbán: Europe Locked in ‘Culture War’, But ‘Cultural Peace’ Reigns in Hungary

    10/08/2018 1:29:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the “culture war” is not being fought on Hungary, but it being fought in Europe which is succumbing to a “creeping” cultural surrender. Addressing the audience at a ceremony to celebrate the revamp of the Budai Vigadó, which houses the country’s heritage museum, Prime Minister Orbán remarked that though he “hear[d] that there’s a culture war going on in Hungary”, he believes the central European country is rather existing in a state of “culture peace”. The Hungarian leader warned of a “creeping pan-European cultural self-renunciation”, and argued that if the continent’s cultural...
  • UN Refugee Chief Denies Migrant Crisis in Europe, Declares Mass Migration a ‘Source of Progress...

    09/23/2018 9:47:43 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Debate in Europe framing illegal immigration from the third world as a problem is “dangerous”, the United Nations (UN) refugee chief has warned, insisting that the mass movement of peoples has been “a source of progress and prosperity since people first began to migrate”. “Distorted” political debate on the subject has led to Europe becoming “obsessed” with a migrant crisis that “does not exist”, Filippo Grandi said, urging EU politicians to stop squabbling “over a few boats” [of illegal immigrants]. In an interview published in the German press Thursday, he dismissed plans backed by Austria and Italy among other member...
  • Macron Vows Punishment for States Refusing Third World Migration

    09/23/2018 11:36:34 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Emmanuel Macron has said funding should be withdrawn from pro-sovereignty nations reluctant to hand more power over to Brussels, and that countries which refuse to welcome third world migrants must be thrown out of the Schengen area. “Europe is not a menu à la carte, it’s a political project,” the French president declared, speaking at the end of an EU mini-summit on migration in Salzburg Thursday evening. “Countries that do not want more Frontex or solidarity [in housing and feeding third world migrants] will leave Schengen. Countries that don’t want more Europe will no longer [get access to] structural funds,”...
  • German politics fragment as support for big parties erodes

    09/22/2018 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.21.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    For most of Germany’s postwar history, the conservative CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) were the undisputed twin poles of German politics. Known as Volksparteien, literally “popular parties,” these big-tent associations of interests have led every government since 1949. They were the German equivalents of the Republicans and Democrats in the United States or Tories and Labour in the United Kingdom. But their popularity is eroding alarmingly. In the words of venerable German political scientist Herfried Münkler, the Volksparteien look increasingly like “last year’s models.” The most recent Deutschlandtrend survey, published on September 20, put support for the CDU/CSU at...
  • Adult Syrian Refugee Accused of Murdering 13-Year-Old Canadian Girl in Court

    09/16/2018 3:56:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/15/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    28-year-old Syrian national Ibrahim Ali, who came to Canada as a refugee, has been accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby, British Colombia, whose body was found last year. The Syrian refugee, who came to Canada through a private sponsorship programme, was arrested last week by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after a large-scale investigation into the death of the 13-year-old, who was found in Burnaby’s Central Park in July 2017. In court, the 28-year-old was charged with first-degree murder. He required an Arabic interpreter, with proceedings delayed as the court waited for the interpreter to arrive.
  • Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

    09/12/2018 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | 12 September 2018 | AFP Staff
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday that "Europe belongs to the Europeans" and that refugees should return to their native countries to rebuild them. Speaking at a conference in Sweden's third-largest city of Malmo, home to a large immigrant population, the Dalai Lama -- who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 -- said Europe was "morally responsible" for helping "a refugee really facing danger against their life". "Receive them, help them, educate them... but ultimately they should develop their own country," said the 83-year-old Tibetan who fled the capital Lhasa in fear of...
  • EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

    09/12/2018 9:19:04 AM PDT · by aspasia · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/12/2018 | BBC
    The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law - charges which he denies.