Posts Tagged ‘refugees’

In Solidarity: Eaten Fish

By mike flugennockWednesday - March 1st, 2017Categories: liberty, media

This piece is in solidarity with Eaten Fish, the award-winning Iranian refugee cartoonist currently imprisoned in the refugee camp at Manus Island, Australia. More on Eaten Fish at the Cartoonists’ Rights Network International.

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New Hungarian Flag

By mike flugennockWednesday - September 23rd, 2015Categories: Middle East, war and peace

After a brief pause out of respect for the photogenic drowned refugee child, the EU member governments resumed their program of making Syrian war refugees as miserable as possible. Hungary, of course, is keeping to the high standards set by the infamous TV camerawoman by sending police to brutalize refugees. And needless to say, like Claude Rains in Casablanca, the United Nations is shockedshocked — to discover that Hungary is treating war refugees like dirt.

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Tripping refugee

By mike flugennockWednesday - September 9th, 2015Categories: Middle East, media, war and peace

Y’know, I’ve seen mainstream media types pull some pretty lowdown stuff in my day. I’ve heard Chris Matthews telling the antiwar movement it should apologize. I’ve heard Bill O’Reilly call the Black Lives Matter movement “terrorists”. I’ve heard a CNN anchordroid acting disappointed at the absence of violence at the premiere of Straight Outta Compton. But I’ve never seen something as rock-bottom piss-poor as the Hungarian TV camerawoman sticking her leg out to trip a Syrian war refugee trying to flee the Roeszke detention camp.

What’s especially sad about this, though, is that the camerawoman’s behavior pretty much encapsulates the current policies and attitudes of most EU member states.

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