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Offline Uli

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« on: September 08, 2015, 12:31:54 PM »
Some good thoughts here:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/06/germany-refugee-crisis-syrian
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Germany’s response to the refugee crisis is admirable. But I fear it cannot last

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/09/06/3699124/food-aid-was-cut-to-refugees-in-jordan-the-impact-could-be-deadly/

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/sep/07/bashis-journey-africa-europe-may-signal-bigger-refugee-crisis-to-come

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Bashi’s story is little different from the stories of millions of Europeans who migrated to the United States in the 19th century. Those Europeans, just like the migrants of today, were escaping poverty, discrimination and conflict. Bashi, like the majority of those people, will most certainly contribute significantly to any nation that will give him asylum.

As Africa’s population continues to grow, the number of people crossing deserts and seas will continue to rise. Responses have focused primarily on enforcement, but it is clear barriers and barbed wire will not deter people who are prepared to risk their lives.

In the short term, there is no escaping the tough decisions required to absorb and integrate a significant number of the people who have already arrived in Europe, and who cannot be repatriated to countries in conflict.

Contrary to some popular narratives, the Bashis of this world are not motivated by the European welfare state; they are attracted by peace, opportunities for development, employment and a legal system that promises equality and protection.

African countries must break their silence and ask why their young people feel compelled to leave. Making the continent politically and economically attractive for young people must be a priority response. African bodies, such as the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (Igad) are aware of this challenge, and are looking for support, but this is a long-term project.
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Re: Refugees
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 12:35:28 PM »
The size of this camp is incredible...


From:http://www.businessinsider.com/syrian-refugee-camp-photos-2013-9?IR=T
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 10:22:31 PM »
I've just heard on the BBC that an old anti-Nazi punk single has gone to Number 1 in the German charts after a campaign linked to the refugee situation.

Can our German TUTS provide details of this?

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 09:44:25 AM »
Yes, that's right, it's called "Aktion Arschloch" (get it translated if you must...  :P) after the song's lyrics (in which Neo-Nazis are described as "assholes").
The song was originally released by Die Aerzte back in 1993. First it went into the "download charts", the "official" charts then also noted it as No. 1!

http://www.focus.de/kultur/musik/schrei-nach-liebe-auf-erfolgskurs-schrei-nach-liebe-stuermt-die-charts_id_4931648.html

The band wants to donate their money from the royalties to charity:
http://www.welt.de/kultur/article146032370/Aerzte-spenden-Einnahmen-von-Schrei-nach-Liebe.html

http://www.rbb-online.de/kultur/beitrag/2015/09/die-aerzte-schrei-nach-liebe-platz-eins-charts.html
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 09:52:40 AM by Uli »
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Re: Refugees
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 09:56:09 AM »
Thanks for the info Uli - that sounds really positive!

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Re: Refugees
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 10:32:21 AM »
Sorry it's a bit late, but just found a link that's easier for you to read!
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/88187
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Re: Refugees
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 10:37:10 AM »
Thanks again Uli.

I'd also like to wish all Nazi supporters bad entertainment!

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Re: Refugees
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2015, 03:02:48 PM »
Good cause - but really 90's / late 80's video style!

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Re: Refugees
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 04:35:26 PM »
Good cause - but really 90's / late 80's video style!

Huh? I haven't watched the vids, but I suppose it IS the old video from 1993, as this activity was only started like 1-2 weeks ago and not by the band themselves, thus they wouldn't have had any time to do a video...  :-\
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Re: Refugees
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 02:16:07 PM »
Did it top the German chart then Uli?

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2015, 03:36:44 PM »
Did it top the German chart then Uli?

Yes, it already was No. 1 in the download charts and became "official" #1 too!  8)
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Re: Refugees
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2015, 03:49:50 PM »
Nice one!

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Re: Refugees
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2015, 01:38:43 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/opinion/europe-should-see-refugees-as-a-boon-not-a-burden.html?_r=1
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Immigrants can be particularly important for countries like Germany that have low birthrates and aging populations. Germany already relies on workers  from other European Union nations to fill many jobs. But as the populations of all European nations grow older, Germany will have to look beyond the Continent for workers.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2015, 09:55:33 AM »
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As an example of how the international community had responded well, he described the recent escalation of the refugee crisis – and corresponding offers from Europe of homes to fleeing Muslims – as “a blow to Isis”.

He said: “Hundreds of thousands of refugees, fleeing this Muslim land that is like a dream for Isis – that is supposed to be their Israel? And fleeing that land to go to the land of the 'unbelievers'?

“This is why they probably tried to manipulate the public during the Paris attacks,” he said. “To make us close our borders, and maybe even more importantly, close our minds.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/nicolas-henin-the-man-who-was-held-captive-by-isis-for-10-months-says-how-they-can-be-defeated-a6757336.html
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