News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. Parcels for Prisoners: Exiled Myanmar Activists Keep the Revolutionary Faith

    - Inter Press Service

    CHIANGMAI, Thailand, Feb 26 (IPS) - Rangoon Nights is rocking. The bar is on its feet and the cocktail shaker is shaking in abandon as the band Born In Burma starts pumping out its beat.

  2. No God but Greed: Slavery and Indifference

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb 23 (IPS) - At Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen there is a great painting made in 1797 by the Danish Golden Age painter Jens Juel. It depicts one of Denmark’s richest merchants at the time – Niels Ryberg, his newlywed son Johan Christian, and the son’s bride, Engelke. Johan Christian makes a gesture as though to show off the family estate. There is a strong feeling of harmony between the people and the countryside in which they are placed. The picture reflects the new interest in nature that emerged all over Europe towards the end of the 18th century. It also demonstrates how Denmark’s new, rich bourgeois wished to carry themselves in the style of the aristocracy, a social class which dominance they were infringing. Ryberg and his son appear just as distinguished as the aristocrats that used to be portrayed by Jens Juel.

  3. Funding, Policy Changes Could Result in Countries Reaping Benefit of Migration

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 23 (IPS) - Amid an escalation of global conflict and climate change-induced displacements, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is escalating its donor campaign.

  4. Forced Migration Grows, Justice Withers, Say Activists at World Social Forum

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Feb 19 (IPS) - As involuntary migration rises around the world, partly in response to the impacts of climate change, justice for those leaving their homes and families to earn a living is largely missing, said activists meeting at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Kathmandu on Sunday.

  5. Last Chance Saloon? Myanmar Junta Imposes Military Conscription

    - Inter Press Service

    MAE SOT, Thailand, Feb 15 (IPS) - The news travelled like wildfire. In the teashops, bars, and market stalls that make Thailand’s border town of Mae Sot feel far more Burmese than Thai, the feared rumours circulating at the weekend were suddenly confirmed.

  6. Massive displacement as fighting surges in eastern DR Congo

    - UN News

    Civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are once again bearing the brunt of localized violence, amid a sharp uptick in fighting between Government forces and the M23 armed group, the UN refugee agency reported on Wednesday.

  7. Is Anti-Woke a Grass-Root Movement?

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb 08 (IPS) - “Woke” was for a century, especially among black people in the US, an inspirational concept. However, almost overnight it turned into a pejorative. Like using the term “politically correct” as an insult, calling someone “woke” came to imply that the referred person’s views are excessively ridiculous, or even despicable. Being “anti-woke” has become an indication that you do not belong to an assumed group of “do-gooders”, who at the expense of right-minded “ordinary” citizens assert the demands of interest groups, which declare themselves to be discriminated against due to their ethnicity/race, gender, sexual preference, and/or physical or psychological disabilities.

  8. Amid a funding crisis, UNRWA’s work in Lebanon could end by March

    - UN News

    Cancer patients, young students and families are among the 250,000 Palestinians – 80 per cent already living under the poverty line – who could lose access to lifesaving services in Lebanon by March amid looming funding cuts, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWAcountry director told UN News on Tuesday.

  9. The West's Addiction to War Must End in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 02 (IPS) - Two months ago, an opinion piece I wrote, "The Cries of Gaza Reach Afghanistan," was published with the hope of reminding American and other Western leaders of how quickly wars ON terror descend into wars OF terror because of their disproportionate impact on civilians and the unpredictability once unleashed.

  10. Myanmar's Military Catastrophe: Three Years and Counting

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Feb 01 (IPS) - The military must have expected an easier ride. Three years ago, it ousted Myanmar’s democratically elected government. But the coup has been met with fierce resistance, unleashing a bloody conflict with no end in sight.

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