Was Sandra Bland’s killing unplanned?

Ms Bland’s case shared several factors with that reported by other Americans menaced by police-initiated violence, of a political nature. Anyone who watches the dashcam video, even without prior knowledge of her education and bright career prospects, can instantly perceive … Continue reading

Should have listened to refugees: Siteserv & corrupt decision-making

  No one knows more than refugees about kangaroo courts, corruption, and biased decision-making. For decades, Irish state institutions have flaunted Article 40 of the Constitution: allowing complaints to be decided by biased bodies; who are either the topic of … Continue reading

Mediterranean migration crisis: Attack CAUSES, not victims

photo of black bagged dead bodies in rows on beach

 

 

 

 

 

Cynical proposals from the EU regarding migrants in the Mediterranean, as usual, attack the victims, not the causes.  Africans aren’t “looking for a better life”; they are running for their lives.

Economic, climate, & human rights disasters pounding Africa for decades have their origins in industrialized superpowers.  Multi-nationals pursue agendas to depopulate Africa of subsistence farmers, just as Ireland was depopulated in the 19th century: to make way for agribusiness.  These are making Africa a hell for Africans.

Rescue of drowning migrants - Italian Coast Guard photo

We need to hunt down & disable these genocidal profit agendas: not refugees. Destroying ships will only disrupt more livelihoods, create more destitution, & drive desperate people to embark in even more rickety vessels.

People who are enabled to live in basic human decency, in their own countries, will not trouble anyone by dying in their thousands to escape.

See Human Rights Watch report on Frontex: the EU’s border security contractor
http://www.hrw.org/node/101671/section/5

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How dangerous is a corrupt Minister for Justice? Ask a refugee.

  What dangers are posed to society when a corrupt Minister is placed in charge of the law enforcement of a nation? Corruption is a criminal act.  So one might look at it like placing criminals in charge of the … Continue reading