From War to Uncertainty

Jim O’Connell, People Before Profit candidate in Cork South Central, was recently in Athens where he visited Victoria Square, a gathering point for many refugees. He sent us this vivid and moving report.

From War to Uncertainty

The heavy police presence in Victoria Square is backed up by two very large mobile tactical units, converted buses where the armed police take meals and breaks, conduct briefings and store their equipment. On one end of the square a sentry post complete with parasol sunshade looks like something from a West Bank checkpoint. Uniformed […]

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis.

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis. Just three days after the announcement of the […]

Refugees: Myths and Facts

Refugees: Myths and Facts

MYTH: Ireland is overcrowded and “full up” REALITY: Ireland is not densely populated. The Republic of Ireland has a population of 4.5 million (Plus 1.5 million in the North) In the 1820’s before the famine it had 8 million. The Population density of Ireland is 65 people per sq km compared to 260 per sq […]

Is Europe ‘threatened by migrants’?

Throughout the summer of 2015 politicians and media across the continent have pushed a narrative of Europe being threatened by ‘swarms ‘ of ‘marauding’ migrants – people who at all costs must be kept out lest they ‘overwhelm’ our meagre resources.

Is Europe ‘threatened by migrants’?

Throughout the summer of 2015  politicians and media across the continent have pushed a narrative of Europe being threatened by ‘swarms ‘ of ‘marauding’ migrants – people who at all costs must be kept out lest they ‘overwhelm’ our meagre resources. The result has been horror from thousands drowning in the Mediterranean, to dreadful scenes […]