If We Want To Support Refugees, We Need To End The Wars That Create Them

By Azadeh Shahshahani and Maha Hilal, Inthesetimes.com -

The concept of sanctuary, providing refuge and protection to people who are marginalized and oppressed, has a long history in the United States—even when the United States itself is responsible [...]

Over Four Million People Displaced as Crisis Deepens in the Congo

By Badylon Kawanda Bakiman, Toward Freedom -

The numbers are hard to fathom. Nearly two million people driven from their homes in 2017 alone. The worst cholera epidemic of the past 15 years, with over 55,000 cases and more than 1,000 [...]

There Is A Massive Movement Of Refugees Globally

By Vijay Prashad, Alternet.org -

On November 28, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, went before the UN Security Council. Grandi is an old hand in the UN. He came to the UN’s Refugees Agency [...]

What Christmas Means

By Chris Hedges, truthdig.com -

In the early 1980s I was in a refugee camp for Guatemalans who had fled the war into Honduras. It was a cold, dreary winter afternoon. The peasant farmers and their families, living in filth and [...]

Education To Deportation; Refugees Face Growing Crisis In Greece

By Maria Paradia, occupy.com -

By Maria Paradia for Occupy - At last count, one-third of the 60,000 refugees currently stranded in Greece are school-age children. Trapped in the country due to the E.U.'s inability to address [...]

Newsletter – People Act Where US Fails On Climate

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World [...]

‘Refugees Are Nothing But Commodities’

By Daan Bauwens, www.ipsnews.net -

By Daan Bauwens for InterPress Service. FOLLONICA, Italy - As countless refugees arriving on Italy’s shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they [...]

New Zealand Considers Creating Climate Change Refugee Visas

By Charles Anderson, theguardian.com -

By Charles Anderson for The Guardian - New Zealand’s new government is considering creating a visa category to help relocate Pacific peoples displaced by climate change. The new category would [...]

The Creative Resistance Of Domestic Workers

By Rose Mahi, www.opendemocracy.net -

By Rose Mahi for Open Democracy. Many conditions play into the exploitation of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Lebanon. Most of the time, MDWs are women, and some of us are illiterate. And at [...]

By 2100, Refugees Would Be The Most Populous Country On Earth

By Vijay Prashad, www.alternet.org -

By Vijay Prashad for AlterNet - The UN Refugee Agency has announced the new figures for the world’s displaced: 65.9 million. That means that 65.9 million human beings live as refugees, asylum [...]

With Less Crime, Closed Dutch Prisons Are Instead Being Used To House Refugees

By Brianna Acuesta, www.trueactivist.com -

By Brianna Acuesta for True Activist - It might be hard to imagine a world where prisons actually close because of a reduction in prisoners if you live in the U.S., but in many countries abroad [...]

Three Nations With Most Refugees Were Targets Of US Intervention

By Whitney Webb, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Whitney Webb for Mintpress News. CHILE– A United Nations report has shed light on the world’s burgeoning crisis of displaced peoples, finding that a record 65.6 million were forced to vacate [...]

Newsletter: Syrian Missile Attack Is Opportunity To Challenge Militarism

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. The US attack on Syria, in reaction to the unproven allegations that President Assad used chemical weapons on the people of Syria, was not a surprise. It took [...]

Death in Yemen; Made In USA! Stop the Saudi-U.S. Assault On Yemen!

By Staff for Voices for Creative Nonviolence and CODE PINK, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff for Voices for Creative Nonviolence and CODE PINK. Media reports indicate that President Donald Trump is planning a US military escalation in Yemen. The time for people in the United [...]

Faith Communities And Campuses Trying To Give Refuge To Immigrants

By Rebekah Barber, www.faccingsouth.org -

By Rebekah Barber For Facing South - Dating back thousands of years, the concept of sanctuary stems from the custom of offering hospitality to the stranger. In ancient Greek cities, slaves and [...]