Congo in the Abyss

Ann Garrison The imperial aggressions of western governments have inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.” This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ann Garrison: On February 12, 2018, the UN High Commissioner…

After Aquarius Standoff, Migrants Disembark in Malta

Maltese authorities Sunday has finally allowed 58 migrants from the Aquarius ashore after days waiting in rough seas on board the rescue ship that could no longer go to port after its flag was pulled. The group, which includes 35 women and children, was transferred to a Maltese patrol boat in international waters and then…

Trump Suggests Spain Build a Wall Across the Sahara to Keep Refugees Out of Europe

Spain’s foreign minister and former president of European Parliament Joseph Borrell has confirmed United States President Donald Trump suggestion that Spain build a wall across the Sahara Desert to tackle the Mediterranean migration crisis. When Spanish diplomats pointed out that the Sahara stretches for 3,000 miles, Trump shrugged off the skepticism. “The Sahara border can’t…

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Sent to New York are “Disappeared” by ICE

Steve Light Reports from New York City reveal the Trump administration and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) thugs are continuing their attacks on immigrant refugee children. The victims include youth who reached the United States unaccompanied by their parents, as well as children separated from their parents by the US government. NY1 has posted…

Immigration: Western Wars and Imperial Exploitation Uproot Millions

James Petras Internationalist 360° Introduction “Immigration” has become the dominant issue dividing Europe and the US, yet the most important matter which is driving millions to emigrate is overlooked is wars. In this paper we will discuss the reasons behind the massification of immigration, focusing on several issues, namely (1) imperial wars (2) multi-national corporate…

Libyan Human Rights Organizations Reject Italy’s Plan to Turn Libya into a Mass Detention Center for Refugees

Statement of the National Commission for Human Rights in Libya on the establishment of international protection centers in transit States, to assess asylum applications and provide legal assistance to migrants and asylum seekers, as well as voluntary repatriation in the southern Mediterranean countries The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya expresses its total rejection…

US Policy of Separating Children from Parents is Unconscionable Torture

The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International today. “This is a spectacularly cruel policy, where frightened children are being ripped from their parent’s…

Libya: Shameful EU Policies Fuel Surge in Detention of Migrants and Refugees

A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities has seen at least 2,600 people transferred, in the past two months alone, to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion. The global human rights organisation accuses European governments of complicity in these abuses by actively supporting the Libyan authorities…