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Day 21 of peaceful protest Nauru ... @elahe_zivardar [25/2/17]

 

 

Nauru President Waqa receives Israel ambassador-designate [Nauru Loop - 22/2/17]:

 

... During the Ambassadors six day visit, he had the opportunity to visit the Culture office, escorted on a tour of the phosphate mining by the Nauru Rehabilitation Corporation, enjoyed a fishing charter, and toured the Republic of Nauru hospital. ...

 

 

A closer look at Israel’s wall to stop refugees [Global Voices - 24/2/17]

 

 

Is Australia still spying on the Indonesians Ciobo? ---> President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and first lady Iriana arrived in Sydney on Saturday for an official state visit. ... [Jakarta Globe - 25/2/17]

 

 

On Sunday Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will begin a 21-day investment junket to Asia, visiting Japan, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia, countries that are becoming increasingly valuable importers of Saudi oil. ... [Sputnik News - 25/2/17]

 

 

Yemeni forces target Jordanian F-16 fighter jet over Saudi Arabia [Press TV - 24/2/17]

 

 

‏@narrabyee [23/2/17]:  Yemen Qaeda/ISIS killed 20 soldiers at least by suicide bombing against UAE-hired forces camp in Abyan south of Yemen.

 

 

‏@YemenPostNews [23/2/17]:  Another Child KILLED: Saudi airstrike attacked moving family vehicle killing child & injuring 9 in #Yemen region Saada.

 

 

Kunduz airstrike kills "18 Taliban insurgents" [TOLO News - 25/2/17]

 

 

At least six key leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group loyalists were killed during the ongoing operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. ... [Khaama - 25/2/17]

 

 

Five engineers of a road construction company have been kidnapped in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said Saturday.

Mohammad Agha district chief, Mohammad Nasir Amin told Pajhwok Afghan News that five engineers belonged to the Blobal Construction Company were kidnapped by Taliban militants in Dawlatabad area of the district late on Friday. ... [Pajhwok - 25/2/17]

 

 

US Navy veteran charged with killing an engineer from India - wounding two other men - when he opened fire in Kansas bar [Yahoo - 24/2/17]

 

 

Kentucky police remove Punisher logo from squad cars after people point out he's a murderer [Gizmodo - 24/2/17] 

 

 

32 citizens killed, 24 injured in two terrorist suicide explosions in Homs [SANA - 25/2/17]

 

 

Al-Jaafari: We will study a paper handed to us by de Mistura, we will inform him of our position of its contents in the next meeting [SANA - 24/2/17]

 

 

Russia will veto the UN Security Council’s draft resolution imposing sanctions on Syria over alleged chemical attacks Damascus is blamed for, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Represented to the UN Vladimir Safronkov told reporters on Friday after the UN Security Council’s closed session. ... [TASS - 24/2/17]

 

 

US General Joseph Votel visits Syrian "democratic forces" [Daily Sabah - 24/2/17]

 

 

Turkey says "Free Syrian Army" has "liberated" Al-Bab, will now move on to "liberate" other Syria towns [Daily Sabah - 24/2/147]

 

 

Iraqi fighter jets crossed the border to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, including a car bomb factory.

The United States provided the intelligence for the operation.

General Joseph Votel, the head of the U.S. Central Command, revealed that about 500 Iraqi soldiers have been killed, and another 3,000 were wounded during the three months that it took to wrest control of eastern Mosul.

US Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler reports that ISIS/Daesh is using children and disabled people in suicide attacks.

Militiamen liberated several villages near Tal Afar. ... [Antiwar.com - 24/2/17]

 

 

‏@IraqiSMCEn - Iraqi Spring Media Center [24/2/17]:

 

Anbar: Press sources: 9 civilians were killed and more than 20 wounded in an aerial shelling which maybe conducted by US-led coalition planes on Qa'im City.

 

Nineveh: Latest : Photos show deaths ,injuries of children and old people and huge destruction which were resulted from US-led caolition and the government forces bombing on Mosul Al-Jadeeda area west of Mosul on 23/02/2017 ...

 

 

US changes rules of engagement for its reinvasion of Mosul [Daily Star - 25/2/17]

 

 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Saturday, meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the premier's media office said.

It was the first visit of a senior Saudi minister since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, a spokesman for Iraq's foreign ministry told Reuters. ... [Reuters- 25/2/17]

 

 

United States continues bombing everyone, especially in Iraq and Syria [US Department of Defense - 24/2/17]

 

 

‏@Refugees_Gr [24/2/17]:  60 #refugeesgr arrived today morning in the Akrotiri Peninsula northeast of the city of #Chania in Crete.

 

 

‏@Refugees_Gr [24/2/17]:  Α 22yo refugee from Sierra Leone died in #Lesbos.Vulnerable people trapped in concentration camps #refugeesgr #Moria

 

 

‏@OliverSallet [25/1/17]:  Greek police tried to prevent us from reporting: Here's our report from Samos. Dramatic. #Refugeesgr

 

 

‏@guardiacostiera [24/2/17]:  Prosegue attività #SAR coordinata da #CentraleOperativa. Elicottero #GuardiaCostiera recupera 2 #migranti per urgente trasporto sanitario

 

 

Immigration officials abruptly announce end to controversial contract at Santa Ana Jail [LA Times - 24/2/17]

 

 

Immigrant children who cross border alone find themselves in Chicago shelters [Chicago Tribune - 24/2/17]:

 

Staring at the Rio Grande, Karina hesitated.

The 11-year-old girl didn't know how to swim, and she'd only just met the adults who were bringing her from Honduras to the U.S. — the ones then handing her an inner tube.

She didn't want to scare her 8-year-old brother who was traveling with her, she recalled.

Karina waded into the water, becoming one of tens of thousands of children in recent years who have crossed the U.S. border illegally and alone.

Nearly 60,000 children came across the border without their parents during the fiscal year ending in September, according to the Administration for Children and Families.

Thousands landed in Illinois, where 2,300 kids last year were placed by the agency in juvenile detention centers, called shelters, as they awaited a decision on whether they'd be released to relatives in the U.S., remain in detention or be deported.

Many, like Karina, land in Chicago, in one of nine shelters run by Heartland Alliance, a nonprofit that helps immigrants with housing and legal assistance.

She spent a month in the shelter a few years ago before being released to her mother, whom she hadn't seen in eight years. ...

 

 

Your fears are not credible:  A mother and child trapped in Obama's brutal family deportation system [The Intercept - 14/12/16]

 

 

Amnesty International USA is launching a campaign today urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release a 26-year-old woman on parole so she can obtain urgent medical treatment and be with her family.

AIUSA is mobilizing its over 1.2 million U.S. members and supporters to call ICE and the Department of Homeland Security and demand that she be released while her request for asylum is reviewed.

Sara Beltran Hernandez fled gang violence and domestic violence in El Salvador to live with relatives in the U.S., and has been held in ICE detention for 15 months, despite having a claim to asylum.

Under U.S. law and international law, people coming to the U.S. can seek asylum if they fear for their safety in their home country, and their human rights must be protected while their claims are being reviewed.

Sara collapsed in jail earlier this month and was denied contact with her legal team and family while in the hospital for days.

Sara is now awaiting an appointment with neurosurgeon after being returned to a detention facility.  ... [Media Release - 24/2/17]

 

 

... And you can't change the way she feels

But you could put your arms around her ...

 

'Protection', Massive Attack and Tracey Thorn [1994]

 

 

Australian Embassies in PR overdrive as world looks on aghast at our isolationist, anti-refugee policies ---> John Griffin, Australia’s ambassador to Greece, has called on the country to aid the integration of mentally and physically disabled members of society.

During a special event at the embassy in Athens yesterday to mark the hanging of a painting presented to the embassy by students from the Aghios Dimitrios School of Special Professional Education and Training, Griffin said that the inclusion of the mentally and physically disabled in society was vital. ... [Ekathimerini - 23/2/17]

 

 

Girl with autism to be deported from Australia after failing immigration 'health' checks [Sydney Morning Herald - 23/2/17]

 

 

Norfolk Islanders refused disability support under Australian government [Sydney Morning Herald - 6/2/17]

 

 

Dengue fever outbreak on Nauru; political prisoner of the Australian government "medivaced" to Pindara Private Hospital on the Gold Coast [Guardian - 25/2/17]

 

Or instead of disciplining the flock, as the Uniting Church in Australia you could make a principled stand and RESPECTULLY - BUT FORCEFULLY - CALL FOR AN END TO AUSTRALIA'S BIPARTISAN ANTI-REFUGEE POLICY. ---> Blah Blah Blah [Insights  - 24/2/17]

 

 

Loghman Sawari granted bail but still faces charges [Amnesty International USA - 24/2/17]:

 

Loghman Sawari was deported from Fiji to Papua New Guinea without his claim for asylum being assessed.

He was detained for 10 days before being granted bail on 14 February 2017.

He continues to face charges for using false information to obtain a passport, a criminal offence which carries a fine of up to 10,000 PNG Kina and six months imprisonment.

Article 31 of the Refugee Convention provides that countries should not apply penalties for the illegal entry or presence of refugees.

Even if false identity documents were used, Loghman Sawari should not face any penalties for leaving Papua New Guinea to seek asylum elsewhere.  ...

 

 

Loghman Sawari is now stateless thanks to the UNHCR [ABC- 23/2/17]

 

 

It's quite the story -> REFUGEE ESCAPES TO FIJI FROM AUSTRALIA'S SHAM "RESETTLEMENT" IN PNG, BUT WAS DEPORTED AND JAILED [PNG Loop - 15/2/17]

 

 

Does former ALP Mayor Jenny Dowell acknowledge it was her party that imprisoned refugees on Manus Island and Nauru before they died, or is she getting away with doing PR for her party?

 

 

Australia's anti-refugee policy is never going to change while the ALP are not held to account alongside the LNP ---> ‏@JennyRDowell - Former ALP Mayor of Lismore [25/2/17]:  #bringthemhere gathering in #Lismore to remember asylum seekers deaths in Nauru & Manus & asking our gov to act! @amnestyOz @welcome2aussie

 

 

Labor will be supporting this legislation because it is our policy.  

 

"Opposition" Leader, Bill Shorten speaking on the Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015  [House of Representatives Hansard - 24/6/15]

 

 

... Welcome to Australia director Brad Chilcott has publicly supported a policy of turn-backs in breach of the principle of non-refoulement. ...

As NGOs have taken on major government contracts for refugee and asylum-seeker services, such as the $19m contract Save the Children currently holds with the detention facilities on Nauru, these organisations have become structurally invested in maintaining government control over asylum seekers. ... All aboard the bipartisan ship [Overland - 11/8/15]

 

 

 

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