You Can’t Go Home Again

By Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch. -

I saw them for only a few seconds. One glimpse and they were gone. The young woman wore a brown headwrap, a yellow short-sleeved shirt, and a long pink, red, and blue floral-patterned skirt. She [...]

Oxford Study Challenges Israel’s Claims Concerning Palestinian Refugees

By Miko Peled, Mintpress News. -

There needs to be a fundamental change in the way Palestinian refugees are seen, no longer as victims but as people with rights who are entitled to shape their own destiny. This assertion is made [...]

Report: So-Called US War On Terror Has Displaced As Many As 59 Million People

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

The ongoing U.S. "war on terror" has forcibly displaced as many as 59 million people from just eight countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia since 2001, according to a new report published [...]

Rescuers Penalized For Saving Lives At The World’s Deadliest Border

By The Civil Fleet. -

Humanitarian organizations are being penalized for fulfilling responsibilities abandoned by European governments at the world’s deadliest border, activists have warned after an eventful weekend [...]

Villages That Rescued Thousands During WWII Continue To Welcome Refugees

By Bryan Ferrell, Waging Nonviolence. -

Just as I was about to launch “City of Refuge” last fall, a new book came out on Le Chambon — the French village that was at the center of a remarkable World War II rescue operation. Having just [...]

Nicaraguans In Costa Rica: A Manufactured “Refugee” Crisis

By John Perry , Coha.org -

The situation has mostly normalized in Nicaragua and yet the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is promoting an imminent refugee crisis narrative. 80% of the recent asylum [...]

The Refugee Industry & Australia’s Still Burning – Coal

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Caged for seeking freedom – migrants and refugees in the land of the free. Next, zooming out on the global refugee industry – because yes, that too – is a booming business. Finally, global [...]

A Juarez Refugee Christmas

By Kent Paterson, Counterpunch.org -

As temperatures dip near or below freezing, scores of Mexican refugees huddle in their makeshift tents of layered plastic sheeting at the foot of the Santa Fe Bridge that connects Ciudad Juarez, [...]

At Emotional Meeting, North Dakota Residents Talk County Officials Out Of Trumpian Plan To Ban Refugees

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

At a standing-room-only meeting on Monday evening, residents of Burleigh Country, North Dakota, rejected a proposal that would have made the county the first in the nation to refuse entry to [...]

The New Stateless Peoples: Confronting US Culpability In The Climate Refugee Crisis

By Gwyneth Bernier, Commondreams.org   -

In light of a historically low proposed refugee resettlement ceiling, migration policy has been a central issue in the 2020 United States presidential election. However, it is rarely discussed in [...]

Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats Of Violence

By Azadeh Shahshahani, Colorlines. -

Recently, an email was circulated by anti-immigrant forces saying that they intended to show up “armed” to an immigrants’ rights event at a public library in Georgia, because we as the organizers [...]

Beyond Moral Persuasion In The Struggle For Migrant And Refugee Justice

By William I. Robinson, Versobooks.com -

The United States is currently ground zero in the war against migrants and refugees waged by the global police state. Yet, it is also central to the resistance to that war. Yet, this resistance [...]

World Refugee Day: Palestinians Keep Their Right Of Return Alive Through Hope, Resistance

By Ramzy Baroud, Intrepidreport.com -

The United Nations’ World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, should not merely represent a reminder of “the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced [...]

‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’ As German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years In Prison For Saving Refugees

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

A German boat captain faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees. "Italy's fascists are using this case as a showcase to deter [...]

Refused Right To Seek Asylum, Honduran Refugees Demand Reparations For Destructive US Foreign Policy In Central America

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"It may seem like a lot of money to you. But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras." A month after arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in hopes of [...]