Cyprus serial killings

‘It’s hard to take in’: how Cyprus serial killings left country reeling

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/12/its-hard-to-take-in-how-cyprus-serial-killings-left-country-reeling

a Greek Cypriot army captain, who – authorities maintain – has admitted to preying on women in low-paid household jobs in a 10-page handwritten confession.

The scale of the crimes and alleged cynicism of the suspect has increasingly left people reeling, and, say campaigners, confronting uncomfortable truths about the way foreign workers are treated on a tourism-dependent island where domestic household workers are invariably from the Indian subcontinent and south-east Asia.

Fascism and Football

Fascism and Football: Death and Hatred in the Soccer Stadium

 

man drives car into crowd in Germany

Several people injured after man drives car into crowd in Germany

Man arrested in Bottrop over what police say appears to have been an intentional attack

A man has been arrested in Germany after driving his car into a crowd of people, injuring at least four, in what appears to have been an intentional attack directed at immigrants.

Orban closes CEU

Orban’s closure of CEU taps into memories of Europe’s darkest past

By Romeo Kabir  PUBLISHED 18:02 DECEMBER 7, 2018

Orban’s closure of CEU taps into memories of Europe’s darkest past

The authoritarian values promoted by Orban and his fellow strongmen – Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko – are utterly opposed to the open and democratic principles espoused by both the EU and Central European University. Orban’s rhetoric, and near obsession, with Soros often paints him as the father of chaos and instability in Europe

During Orban’s time in office, Hungary has passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting “alien populations” from entry into the country. The term originates from anti-Semitic Hungarian theologian Ottokar Prohaszka, who is most famous for stating that ‘There are no Hungarian Jews, only Jews who speak Hungarian.’ Prohaszka, whose writings were widely disseminated under Hungary’s Hitler-allied wartime leader Miklos Horthy, is coincidentally a personal hero of Orban’s. HE has renamed streets and erected statues to Prohaszka.

Austria out of UN migration treaty

Austria follows US and Hungary as it opts out of UN migration treaty

By Irene Kostaki PUBLISHED 19:32 OCTOBER 31, 2018 https://www.neweurope.eu/article/austria-follows-us-and-hungary-as-it-opts-out-of-un-migration-treaty/

The arch-conservative government Austria, the current chair of the European Council’s rotating presidency, has decided to follow the lead ideological allies the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations migration pact.

Sharing Immigrant Experiences in the Classroom

Sharing Immigrant Experiences in the Classroom

Exploring the perspectives of immigrants with students helps them better understand the meaning of citizenship in a democracy.

Today, the foreign-born population of the United States is the highest it has been in more than a century. Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population does not speak English at home. Meanwhile, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States, long thought to be around 11 million, may be as high as 22 million.
Immigration remains one of the most contentious issues facing America. Social studies teachers, therefore, need to bring the conversation about immigration to our students.

PERSONAL NARRATIVE AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR CONVERSATION

Depending on the testimonial or speaker, teachers may focus the classroom conversation on any number of difficult topics. If educators couple firsthand accounts of migration with concerns about border security and undocumented immigration, for instance, students may begin to recognize the challenges lawmakers face in trying to address people’s desire for a better life with the mission to uphold existing law.

How should lawmakers balance the safety and well-being of American citizens with our country’s ideals and historic role as a place of sanctuary and opportunity for newcomers? How do we decide who gets to come here and how? How should our nation humanely enforce the law on its southern border, while not incentivizing a journey in which many are killed or exploited? What, ultimately, is America’s responsibility to its own people, and to the people of the world?