Posts Tagged: EU

Institute of Race Relations: Asylum in the time of COVID-19

by John Grayson The appalling, overcrowded, unhygienic housing offered to some asylum seekers and their young children is putting them at especial risk of Covid-19. A refusal of insanitary accommodation leads to threats of homelessness. John Grayson of South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group investigates the reality in Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield. Helen ‘I don’t

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Our incapacity to feel for others, our indifference to their suffering is what is causing our moral downfall in the EU

Some studies claim that vote share for Eurosceptic parties has more than doubled in two decades, according to the Guardian. This problem has many answers. One of these is that Europeans have not done enough to root out all forms of racism. Our colonial legacy still hangs as an onerous shadow that encourages us to

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Twitter Joana Morais: Shame and name those Portuguese MEP’s who voted against saving lives in the Mediterranean

Joan Morais named and shamed in a tweet the Portuguese MEPs who voted against the motion in the European Parliament o improve search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean. Morais tweets: “They do not represent us nor who we are as a solidaric & welcoming people. Remember their names. #SafePassage #HumanityFirst #RefugeesWelcome.” Thee Finnish MEPs

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Who needs a commissioner for protecting European values? What are “our” European values anyway?

Why does the European Commission need a commissioner for the protection of “our” European values? Protection of what “European” values need protecting? Are social exclusion and racism European values? What about the over 34,361 migrants who have died to May 2018 while crossing the Mediterranean Sea? What about Islamophobia? Fascism? Our unrepentant colonial past, among

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