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Everyone should have the right to flee war to find peace by Andy Worthington

I took this photo at the refugee march in central London on 12th September 2015 — ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ aka ‘Refugees Welcome Here,’ organised by groups and organisations including the Syria Solidarity Movement, the Refugee Council, Refugee Action, Amnesty International, Stand Up to Racism, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Stop the War Coalition.
Today was a great day for the millions of us who want to see a better world, and are fed up with the existing power structure — the election, by a landslide, of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader, and the march in central London, which was attended by around 100,000 people in solidarity with the refugees fleeing Syria and other countries in numbers not seen since the Second World War.
The existing power structure presides over a hard-hearted and increasingly unequal vision of the UK, in which the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, austerity is cynically used by the Tories to try and destroy the state provision of almost all services, and the refugee crisis is sidelined — and all this by a government that, although it has provided significant financial aid, is only accepting 20,000 refugees, over five years and on a temporary basis, and is now gunning for war, which will only create more refugees, and trying to justify that through the disturbing extrajudicial execution of two British citizens in Syria via an RAF-led drone attack.
For the refugee march, see: http://on.fb.me/1PDRYF6
and: http://on.fb.me/1NZP6Fi
For my article about the refugee crisis, see: http://bitly.com/1NZP6Fk…
For my website, see: http://bitly.com/1PDRYF8
For my most interesting photos, see: http://bitly.com/1PDS1AM…

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Andy Worthington says: Refugees in, Tories out by Andy Worthington

I asked a fellow protestor to take this photo of me at the refugee march in central London on 12th September 2015 — ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ aka ‘Refugees Welcome Here,’ organised by groups and organisations including the Syria Solidarity Movement, the Refugee Council, Refugee Action, Amnesty International, Stand Up to Racism, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Stop the War Coalition.
Today was a great day for the millions of us who want to see a better world, and are fed up with the existing power structure — the election, by a landslide, of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader, and the march in central London, which was attended by around 100,000 people in solidarity with the refugees fleeing Syria and other countries in numbers not seen since the Second World War.
The existing power structure presides over a hard-hearted and increasingly unequal vision of the UK, in which the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, austerity is cynically used by the Tories to try and destroy the state provision of almost all services, and the refugee crisis is sidelined — and all this by a government that, although it has provided significant financial aid, is only accepting 20,000 refugees, over five years and on a temporary basis, and is now gunning for war, which will only create more refugees, and trying to justify that through the disturbing extrajudicial execution of two British citizens in Syria via an RAF-led drone attack.
For the refugee march, see: http://on.fb.me/1PDRYF6
and: http://on.fb.me/1NZP6Fi
For my article about the refugee crisis, see: http://bitly.com/1NZP6Fk…
For my website, see: http://bitly.com/1PDRYF8
For my most interesting photos, see: http://bitly.com/1PDS1AM…

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/ygr44s

Why are Australia and Canada following North Korea’s lead on Ebola? – The Washington Post

Many of these countries are also banning entry for their own citizens who have visited the epicenter recently.

Below is a list of those countries, in alphabetical order. As you read through it, think to yourself: Which countries stand out?

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Belize

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Chad

Colombia

Equatorial Guinea

Gambia

Guyana

Haiti

Jamaica

Kenya

Mauritius

Namibia

North Korea

Panama

Rwanda

Seychelles

South Africa

South Sudan

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

St Maarten

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

The Dominican Republic

Trinidad and Tobago

via Why are Australia and Canada following North Korea’s lead on Ebola? – The Washington Post.

Pray, hope that Lebanon does not implode!

It is way too easy for things to come apart in Lebanon and the Lebanese have suffered enough and seem to be making progress. So please – take a step back and seek peace!

Amplify’d from mayazankoul.com
1 lebanon news W. W. H. D.

In all cases, I truly hope the destructive behavior on the streets won’t last, and will never be repeated, from either side of political parties…

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