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Suella Braverman declares women and gay people aren't real refugees
She wants her title of UK's most evil person back
Suella Braverman has desperately tried to reclaim her title of “the UK’s most evil person” from Laurence Fox by declaring that gay people and women should not be allowed to claim asylum.
"Our whole life was spent in war, our children could not enjoy life as is typical of the young in their years, and now we are running from our homes so that we will not be killed"
Stories of women who fled their homes. Photos and videos.
Fear, despair, grief. Does it never end?
#Artsakh #Armenia #karabakh #refugees
The U.S. will aim to resettle up to 50,000 refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean in the next 12 months as part of a Biden administration plan to welcome as many as 125,000 people fleeing violence across the globe in fiscal year 2024.
CBS News reports on the plan: https://flip.it/BeSbPO
...Und der Spiegel fragt, stellvertretend für uns satte Europäer: Schaffen WIR das?
Da muss es doch jedem, der noch einen Funken Menschlichkeit in sich hat, hochkommen.
“We are very concerned about the #homesecretary’s #comments stating how #discrimination for being #gay or a #woman should not be reason enough to #qualify for #protection under #international #refugee #laws”
#scholz will also der "Herabsetzung von Schutzstandards" zustimmen
"So soll etwa in Krisensituationen der Zeitraum verlängert werden können, in dem Menschen unter haftähnlichen Bedingungen festgehalten werden können. Zudem könnte der Kreis der Menschen vergrößert werden, der für die geplanten strengen Grenzverfahren infrage kommt."
UK Home Secretary: "Multiculturalism has failed."
Braverman says multiculturalism has 'failed' in Europe during migration speech
"Uncontrolled immigration, inadequate integration and a misguided dogma of multiculturalism have proven a toxic combination for Europe over the last few decades."
“And here was Suella out-Kemiing Kemi.”
Ah, John, you do make me laugh—even when the subject is shit. And no question, Braverman is a shit.
Γίνεται χαμός στις Βρυξέλλες με την συμφωνία ΕΕ-Τυνησίας.
Πήγαν τον περασμένο Ιούλη οι Ούρσουλα, Μελόνι, Ρούτε και υπέγραψαν συμφωνία με την Τυνησία χωρίς να πάρουν άδεια και συναπόφαση από τους υπόλοιπους της ΕΕ.
Πολλές χώρες έχουν διαμαρτυρηθεί. Γιατί μόνο αυτοί; Γιατί αυτοί οι συγκεκριμένοι; Γιατί δε συζητήθηκε η συμφωνία με τους 27; Ποιος ενέκρινε τους όρους και το ύψος του ποσού;
Suella Braverman speech was an insult to the refugees the UK has failed
US sees surge in refugee and migrant crossings at border with Mexico
UN rebukes Suella Braverman over her attack on refugee convention
UNHCR defends 1951 convention after UK home secretary’s speech on ‘uncontrolled and illegal migration’
"Now, she had nothing against gay people or women. But really, it was about time they all toughened up a bit. If you can’t take a bit of discrimination and the odd death sentence then you’re not going to survive a moment in the modern world." John Crace
Fit for our modern age'?: UK interior minister questions role of #UN refugee convention
> "But more than 70 years on, we now live in a completely different time," she said, citing a study that says the convention now gives at least 780 million people the potential right to move to another country
> ...called the 1951 Refugee Convention, which legally defines the term #refugees and outlines their rights, "an incredible achievement of its age"
https://today.rtl.lu/news/world/a/2118687.html #UK #immigration #migration
Nochmal: dieses Land braucht pro Jahr mindestens 400.000 neue Zuwander*innen, um das im Median 4.-älteste Land der Erde, nach #Monaco, St. Pierre & Miquelon und #Japan aus der gerontischen Katastrophe einer völlig überalterten Gesellschaft, vor der sie im Osten gerade reißaus nehmen, – zu bringen.
In 2023 haben wir bisher eine Zuwanderung von #Refugees von gerade mal 217.000 und es sind nur noch 3 Monate übrig!
Und crossmedial wird mal wieder von einer "Flüchtlingskatastrophe" schwadruliert*.
Das sind die Tatsachen, – der Rest ist #Rassismus!
*Ja, ich weiß: schwadronieren ist der korrekte Begriff, aber Schwadrulieren trifft meiner Meinung nach besser die Äquidistanz sowohl zur Rechtschreibung als auch zur gesellschaftlichen, medialen Realität in diesem Land.
UN rebukes Suella Braverman over her attack on refugee convention | Suella Braverman | The Guardian
#SuellaBraverman is spouting some dangerous doublethink.
How can she claim #refugees are "uncontrolled and illegal migration" while also telling the international community they have “collectively failed” to reform the UN’s 1951 refugee convention and the ECHR?
She is either lying about refugees or international law, which is it?
Also, is it possible she's trying to reform international law to make her political lies true?
Smirking Suella trashes 70 years of human rights in 30 minutes | John Crace https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/sep/26/smirking-suella-trashes-70-years-of-human-rights-in-30-minutes?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #SuellaBraverman #HomeOffice #Refugees #Migration
UK’s Suella Braverman says LGBTQ+ persecution not enough for asylum claims
British home secretary argues fear of discrimination should no longer be sufficient grounds for granting asylum and that 1951 UN Refugee Convention must be reformed.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #UK #Immigration #PoliticalAsylum #Tories #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate #ExportingHate
There's a reason why the post-WW2 UN #refugees convention includes those with a well founded fear of persecution, not just those being persecuted. Replace Braverman's "Gay" with "Jewish" and you've got the anti-refugee arguments from the 1930s.
Unsurprisingly, much like Sunak’s climate u-turn, home secretary Braverman’s speech has drawn fierce backlash, with Enver Solomon, the chief executive of the Refugee Council saying:
“A world where the UK and other western nations pull up the drawbridge and turn their backs on those who have been tortured, persecuted and faced terror because of their gender, sexuality or any other reason, is a world which turns its back on a belief in shared humanity and shared rights,”
Every time #Braverman speaks she disgraces the UK. Tory Illegal Immigration Act is a cruel attempt 2 return #refugees 2 whatever fate awaits them, #UN refugee regulations get in the way of the Act, so abolish them say these inhuman Tories. They are despicable.https://tinyurl.com/5curxmtb #ToryLiars #ToryCorruption
Far-right politicians that oppose immigration, abortion and COVID-19 lockdowns are gaining traction in Europe. Again. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/18/world/politics/far-right-advance-europe/?utm_content=bufferbedb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #politics #ukraine #poland #russiaukrainewar #refugees #europe
Later "Most people in Britain want to see strong border security and a properly managed asylum and resettlement system so that the UK does its bit to help vulnerable refugees who have fled persecution and conflict - like the Afghan interpreters who helped our armed forces."
No mention of the queer people Braverman is attacking here...
That's the level...
Could the UK government’s cosy relationship with #SaudiArabia -where it’s not just “difficult to be gay” but illegal and a death sentence- have anything to do with this latest bigoted stance?
“Suella Braverman says being gay isn’t reason enough for asylum“
In order to criticise a Treaty, Protocol, Law or Contract one must first understand it. There is no discernable evidence that the UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman does understand either the 1951 Refugee Treaty or the Treaty Protocol of 1966/67 and still less the UK's legal duties and responsibilities as a signatory.
Italy Criticises Germany for Funding Migrant Charity Groups
> A German plan to finance charities helping migrants in the Mediterranean causes difficulties for Italy, defence minister Guido Crosetto said on Sunday, as Rome tries to enforce tougher measures to stem the flow of sea arrivals.
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2023-09-24/italy-criticises-germany-for-funding-migrant-charity-groups #migration #refugees #asylum #Italy #Germany
Texas cities struggle to address influx of arrivals along US-Mexico border
I think there is maybe one LGBT Action Plan thing implemented - The NHS LGBT Advisor… anyone heard from them recently… say over trans healthcare? NHS Trans Youth Guidance? Are they still working?
Everything else has turned to fuck the queers…
@technotramp 🤩 Hach! 🤩
💚 Good morning, dear. 💚
Yes, we #TwitterniX- #refugees feel very comfortable in the #Fediverse, explicitly on/at #Mastodon.
The brilliant 💚 Doris Dus 💚 @Doris and her partner @Steffen even brought their own #server and a new #instance. 😃
We're from the "doing is like wanting, only crasser." department.
💙„Machen ist wie Wollen, nur krasser.“💙
Thanks a lot, have a good Tuesday too.
💚 Best regards. 💚
Texas border town ‘at a breaking point’ amid jump in migration
> El Paso (Texas): The dramatic increase in migrants crossing the #US border from #Mexico has pushed the city of El Paso, #Texas, to “a breaking point,” with more than 2,000 people per day seeking asylum, exceeding shelter capacity and straining resources, its mayor said on Saturday.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1777744 #migration #asylum #refugees #immigration
US-Mexico border: Eagle Pass declares state of emergency amid refugee surge
Mexico-US border: Nearly 9,000 asylum seekers, migrants cross in 24 hours
I missed this. Hauptführerin Suella Braverman is now starving an estimated 1000 of the 8,000 Afghan refugees brought to the UK under its resettlement scheme. Their food & cooking facilities have been withdrawn from the hotels they have been ordered to quit by the end of this month.
As ever, the cruelty is the point.
#Refugees #HomeOffice #Afghanistan #SuellaBraverman
Cartoonists create colouring book for refugees in rebuff to UK government
"Far-right leaders are setting many parts of the #EU agenda. Aggressive #migration policies that include the illegal pushback of #refugees, and are grounded in racist, demonising narratives, are increasingly favoured by mainstream European leaders."
Europe is sleepwalking into a far-right trap. Who will sound the alarm? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/sep/21/europe-welcome-threat-eu-far-right-refugees?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
Italy migration: Lampedusa Island records rise in migration
I am organazing a #webinar The Ebb and Flow of Trinidad and Tobago's Migratory Legal System: Impact and Challenges on Venezuelan Migrants.
You are invited to register and join the event via
Crossing the Channel: A Sudanese refugee’s extraordinary journey to the UK | Witness Documentary
Fleeing Sudan: A Refugee’s journey to Europe | Witness Documentary
EU chief visits Italy, promises action plan amid surge of asylum seekers
Italy migrant crisis: Ursula von der Leyen is visiting Lampedusa
'It was either the sea, lynched, or abandoned in the desert'
Contains graphic descriptions of torture ans violence
P.S. I'm a #humanist, #progressive & expert in #policy whose parents were #WWII #refugees & whose grandfather died b/c he couldn't get a visa. That govt pays my family #reparations to this day b/c of what the Nazis did to him. Abandoning humans fleeing war is inhumane, abandoning #Afghanistan when the #US promised safety AND when the only result would be Taliban rule, DEMANDS we honor the the military we sacrificed & help the #Afghans who worked w/ & BELIEVED in us that now fear for their lives.
#Bibby #Stockholm #migrants / #refugees describe 'shock and fear' in letter
Conflict in Sudan has forced more than 300,000 #refugees to flee to neighboring Chad
#Krakow main square on #Ukraine independence day - it has been preempted by a dozen or so of what looked like #Polish ultranationalists suggesting " #Poland had enough of the Banderovites" (there were three times more police than protesters) but they couldn't spoil the mood of hundreds of #Ukrainian and #Belarusian #refugees , celebrating indepent #Ukraine's 32nd birthday
'A far-right backlash against the home secretary’s asylum policy has brought a deluge of hate to a peaceful Welsh town'
By Aditya Chakrabortty, v @therightarticle
Solche und ähnliche autoritäre Kontrollvorhaben werden von Staaten und Behörden (oft in Kooperation mit privaten Unternehmen) gerne an Geflüchteten oder anderen Gruppen getestet und optimiert, die rechtlich schlechter gestellt und ihrer Gnade ausgeliefert sind. So gibt es etwa in #Australien seit einigen Jahren eine "Cashless Welfare Card", die arbeitslose und #Sozialhilfe empfangende Menschen statt Bargeld/Kontoeinzahlungen erhalten und die so programmiert wurde, dass nur bestimmte Waren an bestimmten Orten damit erworben werden können.
Dazu drehte juicemedia bereits 2020 eine sehenswerte Folge:
Forget oil, the next global wars will be over water.
It’s bad now because humans have chosen to ignore increasingly dire warnings for well over 50 years.
It’s only going to get much, much worse — really quite quickly.
The coming tsunami of drought refugees moving north will make the Channel crossings look like a day at the boating lake.
You can’t whine you weren’t warned.
Until last month, newly recognised refugees and survivors of trafficking had 28 days to find alternative accommodation after receiving a “notice to quit” before being evicted from Home Office accommodation they had lived in while officials were processing their claims. The Home Office has now reduced this to a minimum of seven days, so thousands could become homeless.
Two years after the Taliban swept back to power, many Afghans who helped Canada’s military and qualify for resettlement programs remain in limbo in Pakistan.
They live precariously, fearing deportation, confined to hotel rooms, their children unable to attend school.
#BBCNews - The #Ukrainian #refugees returning to war-torn homeland
Anybody want to help get this in some little kid's hands Tuesday? It is it great shape except tires are shot. I have training wheels and a replacement seat previously donated. I added this set of two tires and tubes to the wish list. I have six other larger kids bikes to fix and probably have most needed parts.
#bike #RecycledCycles #kids #refugees
As #migration returns to the top of #Europe ’s political agenda, including in Britain, Europe’s border and coast guard agency said on Friday irregular arrivals had risen by 13% between January and July to 176,100, the highest number for the period since 2016'
Weeks of the government screaming that of course the Bibby Stockholm barge is safe and anyone suggesting otherwise is an idiot biased lefty lawyer - then days after the first asylum seekers are moved there they have to be evacuated because of potentially deadly bacteria. Their lives have been uprooted and health put at risk for performative cruelty https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/aug/11/legionella-discovery-forces-asylum-seekers-off-bibby-stockholm-just-days-after-arrival
But oh, it gets worse, as #Refugee charity, #Care4Calais is now reporting the government did NOT inform #Refugees about the presence of #Legionnaire's disease on the #BibbyStockholm prison barge, or immediately move them off once they knew it was there.
Worse, there is the possibility they were still moving refugees onto the barge even once the problem was known.
Every day, Britain slips closer to the dystopian end-times world from Children of Men…
(seriously, what kind of psychopath thought up the idea of putting them on a barge?)
...And it ends with this total kicker.
"Oxford-based GP Dr Dominik Metz said that he was concerned about risks to #AsylumSeekers, after one of his patients who was being treated for latent #Tuberculosis was told he was being moved to the barge."
The slowest of slowclaps now ensues. Also, note the use of 'migrants'.
"But test results showing traces of the bacteria came back only after migrants had moved to the barge..."
“I feel they are being treated like livestock, only slightly worse, as livestock are prohibited from being transported with active infection” - the doctor treating an an asylum seeker with latent tuberculosis who’s been told they will be moved onto the Bibby Stockholm barge https://inews.co.uk/news/home-office-asylum-seeker-tb-bibby-stockholm-health-fears-2537035
This Friday we see refugees being herded into prison barges & being micro monitored with all resources available to UK authorities
While a ‘Variant of Interest’ (WHO) runs amok across the country as authorities announce that no one under 65 will get a booster.
Long Covid has, & still is smothering the lives of millions, but that isn’t important, whereas kettling thousands of victims in a cramped barge is 'OK'
Arrogant & irresponsible, the Tory’s new norm!
From Homeless Network Scotland: "The Illegal Migration Act bans almost everyone fleeing war and persecution from claiming asylum in the UK. You can add your name to this open letter to the Prime Minister organised by the joint council which includes the Scottish Refugee Council and Just Right Scotland. Take action now" -- https://www.jcwi.org.uk/not-in-our-name-sign-our-open-letter-to-the-pm
Corporate profits are responsible for 60% of inflation, but sadly no one can think of a way to slow inflation down, not even the politicians who are owned by corporations. It’s not like taxing the shit out of profits would help us transition to clean energy to avoid an influx of refugees when wild fire reduces southern Europe to ash. #politics #ClimateChange #refugees #corruption #Profit https://normalislandnews.substack.com/p/british-gas-thrilled-to-announce?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email