"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 26 July 2013

What happened to history's refugees? #fascinating


People have been forced to leave their countries since the very notion of a country was created. We take a look at some of the largest human movements in history to find out why people left their homes, where they went and what became of them.

Trolling the racist van.


One objector, who goes by the name Pukkah Punjabi on Twitter, told HuffPostUK she had called the number and asked to be taken home to Willesden, north west London.

"I did keep them on the phone for a while but I'm not sure she was fooled because of my distinctly London accent," she told HuffPost UK.

https://twitter.com/robfordmancs :
Well done Home Office,you've found immigration policy everyone agrees on: They all agree "go home" vans are idiotic

https://twitter.com/sunny_hundal :
Absolute genius. @PukkahPunjabi winds up the Home Office #racistvan number. Try it yourself! pic.twitter.com/iwMPm1PgoF

https://twitter.com/EiriOhtani :
Please stop the #GoHome vans in London immediately. You are destroying community relations. #nooneisillegal #text78070

'Go home' ad campaign targeting illegal immigrants faces court challenge.

Britain has often received acclaim for its tolerant nature however, that tolerance appears to be running low when it comes to immigration. UK Immigration Barristers investigates why British natives have voiced their opposition to immigration.


https://twitter.com/sjplep :
Compare climate in UK now with US 1990s eg California proposition 187 1994.
Similar nativist sentiment but demography, economics, technology are game changers.
UK years behind but public opinion WILL catch up with our global future. Our job to help it along!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_187_%281994%29 - a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using health care, public education, and other social services in the U.S. State of California. Voters passed the proposed law as a referendum in November 1994; it was the first time that a state had passed legislation related to immigration, customarily an issue for federal policies and programs. #soundfamiliar

https://twitter.com/johnstuadams :
I don't wish to "tolerate" people coming here, I wish to welcome them

https://twitter.com/donflynnmrn :
It's official! Migrant domestics who complain about abusive employers are told to pack up and leave the country!

Europe’s culture capital builds segregation wall.


Two boat tragedies leave migrants dead and missing off Europe’s shores.


https://twitter.com/ASRC1 :
2,637,434 Number of Afghan #refugees & #asylum seekers globally.
Number of Afghans who came by boat to Australia 2011-12: 3,363

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