Tuesday, June 26, 2018


What are babies doing behind bars in Canada? - Asylum seekers and their kids are also kept in jails in Canada.


Some care about the topic.

Some care about pagentry and causing scenes.

That would include Hillary Clinton.  Despite raking in millions currently on yet another speaking tour, Hillary gave nothing to help the current immigrants caught in crisis.  She did, however, 'raise' money for them -- asking for donations via a Tweet.  That money?  She then turned around and donated . . . to pay for protests protests.  Not, mind you, to help pay legal expenses for the immigrants and let them have good attorneys, but the money instead went to fund protests.

Once upon a time, we expected protesters to protest because they were passionate about a topic.  The Hillary Clinton model is you protest because you're paid.

And what are these protests helping?

Sometimes not very much.

The price of Virtue-signaling

No, that's not helpful at all.

POWERLINE notes the latest CBS NEWS poll results:

Which of these do you think should be done with families trying to enter the U.S. illegally?
Release the entire family back to their home country together: 48%
Arrest the parents and keep the children in a separate detention facility: 4%
Arrest the parents but keep the children with them in the same detention facility: 11%
Release the entire family in the U.S. temporarily and require that they report back for a hearing later: 21%
Not sure: 16%

Yes, Hillary does love the protests that she pays for but maybe it's time for some teach-ins instead?

This is a global issue and it involves issues including poverty and war, as noted on last week's VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (KPFA, here for the June 20, 2018 archive).

Khalil Bendib: In the summer of 2015, a wave of refugees, taking perilous sea and land crossings to get into Europe, revealed one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history.  The wars in Syria and Iraq -- and the worsening situation in Afghanistan -- having forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes and risk their lives to seek sanctuary elsewhere.  According to the most recent reports, in 2014, 14 million people were displaced by war -- the most in a single year since WWII.  In the past decade, 40,000 people died trying to cross international borders. The dramatic increase in the influx of refugees to Europe has produced a rise in anti-refugee sentiment, the enactment of anti-refugee laws and the construction of walls and fences exacerbating the plight of millions of people who were forced to flee violence and poverty.

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