Posts Tagged: immigration

Inspired by Donald Trump’s racism in USAmerica, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri stokes the fires of xenophobia

Argentina has a reputation among some Latin Americans of being a racist country. The election of President Donald Trump has emboldened politicians like Argentinean President Mauricio Macri to parrot his USAmerican counterpart.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: Press editorialising rather than reporting facts on immigration – report

A new report finds that nearly half of all newspaper immigration stories since 2006 relied on statements or arguments made by the journalist, rather than reporting the views of external sources such as policy-makers, NGOs, community organizations or academics.

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Facebook: Argentina in context and the struggle for social justice

One of the matters that Argentineans can be proud of is its history, especially those that never gave up their hope for social justice. Reading Argentinean history especially from the 1880s to the present is like reading a novel of an ongoing and never-ending struggle.

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Iraqi asylum seeker hunger strike: Video of Namir al-Azzawi

The video below is of Namir al-Azzawi, an Iraqi asylum seeker who began a hunger strike on Sunday, was made before he fainted and was sent to the hospital on Wednesday.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: Progressive thinktank sets out reasons why immigration is needed to create “the Good Society”

Compass, a thinktank that describes itself as “building a Good Society; one that is much more equal, sustainable and democratic than the society we are living in now” has published a ‘thinkpiece’ which sets out arguments why a positive attitude to immigration has to be a part of this process.

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What did Makwan Amirkhani forget to say on his video?

Violence is wrong and it’s commendable when people speak out against such anti-social behavior. Makwan Amirkhani, who speaks perfect Finnish on a video, claims that he’s disappointed at non-white Finnish youths that were in a video kicking and hitting a person on the street

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Finland’s attitude and experience of cultural diversity lag thirty years behind other European countries

Watching YLE’s A-studio, which was aired Wednesday, is a prime example why we are still far away in Finland of having an inclusive society that is fair to everyone irrespective of their background. Spotting the red herrings in the debate on such a talk show isn’t easy but not impossible. If National Coalition Party MP

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Treating immigrants in Finland as the problem IS the problem

What’s wrong with the ongoing debate in Finland concerning immigration, refugees and cultural diversity? The problem is that they are treated as a problem by politicians, the media and public.*  Instead of treating these three matters as “a problem” we should make an effort to think outside of the current anti-immigration political climate and see them

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