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The Guardian view on the media after Paris: from fear to loathing, by way of made-up facts | Editorial 25.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Slanted reporting of a debatable opinion poll redoubles anxiety and sows divisions. The terrorists could not hope for more “The way we see things is affected by what we know and what we believe,” wrote John Berger in Ways of Seeing . “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.” The discrepancy between what people think they know and what is actually the case often explains why they are so unsettled. Anti-immigration sentiment across Europe begins to make more sense when you realise that Brits and Spaniards think they have twice as many immigrants in their country as they actually do , the Italians, Belgians and French assume there are three times as many as there are, the Hungarians eight times and the Poles more than 30 ...
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Longtime refugees in Colorado recall horrible suffering of family in Syria 22.11.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Taking a break Thursday from his job at Winchell's Donut House in downtown Longmont, Abdul Khuraiban recalled his childhood in Adilb, Syria.
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Tancredo posts anti-immigration meme, accuses Hickenlooper of creating "sanctuary state" for terrorists 19.11.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Tom Tancredo, a former Colorado congressman, gubernatorial and presidential candidate, drew criticism Monday with an anti-immigration posting on Facebook that shows bodies on the bloody floor
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Beware the anti-immigrant charlatans 18.11.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, as the saying goes. So it is not surprising that Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others on the right wing have made the Paris attacks into an immigration issue. It is all they know, and they will continue to bang the ...
Students skip classes to show support for refugees 17.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Nationwide demonstration over government’s treatment of refugees includes mass walkout, talks and demonstration outside Daily Mail headquarters

Students across the country have been walking out of their lectures and classes in solidarity with what they see as the government’s poor treatment of refugees, migrants and international students.

They are holding rallies, demonstrations, talks and stunts in protest against anti-migrant rhetoric and policies in the UK. Students at further education colleges are taking part in the walkout on Tuesday.

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When a Racist Restaurant Opens on the Edge of Campus, What Is a University's Responsibility? 16.11.2015
A white-owned Mexican restaurant called "Illegal Pete's" will open in December at the doorstep of the University of Arizona. As institutions responsible for creating safe spaces for students, universities must be proactive in addressing racism, whether on campus or within their university communities. An entrance to The University of Arizona located in Tucson, Arizona on March 16, 2014. (Photo: Katherine Welles / ) A white-owned Mexican restaurant called "Illegal Pete's" will open in December at the doorstep of the University of Arizona. A growing debate surrounds the restaurant's opening - a debate that could ultimately touch every university in the country. In this case, the proposed restaurant is just one block from the main entrance to the university, and it is precisely where the campus pep rallies take place before the big games. Because of the restaurant's location, its opening has ramifications that go beyond legal or real estate questions. Yet, at the moment, the university is ...
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ALEC's Fingerprints on Harsh New North Carolina Immigration Law 12.11.2015
A few years ago, as anti-immigrant sentiment roiled the country, Arizona enacted a draconian law, SB 1070, that expanded the role of local police in enforcing federal immigration policies, requiring them to determine someone's immigration status if there was "reasonable suspicion" they were not in the U.S. legally. Several states including Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina soon followed Arizona's lead with laws targeting immigrants. At the end of October, North Carolina joined the ranks of states with harsh immigration policies when Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law HB 318 . The new law expands requirements to verify employees' immigration status and invalidates consular IDs and other alternative forms of identification except in certain situations with law enforcement. It also bans local ordinances limiting police involvement in federal immigration enforcement — what are known as "sanctuary city" or "community trust" policies since they're intended to foster cooperation between local police and ...
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Bright Ideas From the GOP's Finest 12.11.2015
We're officially just under a year away from Election Day 2016. We've already been bombarded for months with red-hot anti-tax, anti-woman, anti-immigrant, and anti-poor rhetoric from a fool's dozen Republican candidates. Can we really take another 12 months of this? Here are some bright ideas for moving the country forward from the GOP's finest. This month's frontrunner, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, wants to base our tax system on the Christian tradition of tithing. Everybody — from paupers to plutocrats — will pay a 10 percent flat tax if he's elected. Never mind that the deficit would explode to unsustainable levels that not even our great-grandchildren could pay for. Carson's undoubtedly counting on God to take care of that. Time to start squirreling away some grain in those pyramids, kids. Second-place candidate Donald "yuge blowhard" Trump has no appetite for details. That wall he wants to build to keep immigrants out? The Mexican government would pay the bill, he says. If it refuses, Trump ...
Who won and who lost Tuesday’s GOP debate 11.11.2015 Washington Post
Who won and who lost Tuesday’s GOP debate
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Ukip gears up to make Oldham byelection an early test for Jeremy Corbyn 8.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The anti-immigration party will play on fears about immigration, the EU and Labour’s new leader in bid to win Oldham West and Royton byelection Market Square in Royton, in the borough of Oldham, is not really a market, or a square. In this narrow rectangle of dishevelled shops, set back from a busy A-road, number 18 stands out. Just two weeks ago, it was an abandoned fruit and veg shop. Now, festooned in purple and yellow, it is the buzzing nerve centre of Ukip’s most concerted assault yet on traditional Labour territory. On Friday morning, the party’s deputy leader, Paul Nuttall, was holding court. He described the forthcoming Oldham West and Royton byelection on 3 December as “a referendum on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership” (although it is only two months old). With him was Paul Oakden, a shaven-headed, one-time floating voter from a family of Labour supporters. It was Oakden who masterminded the anti-EU party’s near-sensational result in the neighbouring seat of Heywood and Middleton last year, when Ukip ...
Democrats, Republicans seek Latino voters around Boulder GOP debates 27.10.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Latino leaders on the right and left are poised to fight for the attention and ultimately the votes of a demographic that could make a big difference next year in swing-state Colorado ...
Swedish police treat school attack as racist as government plans to stem refugees 23.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Centre-left coalition and opposition agree plans to make it harder for refugees to remain in Sweden as influx of 160,000 anticipated

A “suicide note” and the manner in which he picked out victims by the colour of their skin to be mercilessly cut down with his sword marked out the armed man who rampaged through a Swedish school on Thursday as a racist with Nazi sympathies, police have said.

The city of Trollhättan, where the attacks took place, was still in shock as hundreds of mourners gathered at the school on Friday evening to honour the dead, grieve – and express their anger.

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The terrifying sword-wielding man in 'Darth Vader' mask who attacked Swedish school; 2 dead 23.10.2015 Washington Post
The terrifying sword-wielding man in 'Darth Vader' mask who attacked Swedish school; 2 dead
In defense of Mexican rodeo 22.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

On Sunday, thousands of charros (Mexican cowboys) and their fans will gather in the Mexican city of Queretaro for the final rounds of the 71st annual National Charro Competition. Charrería (Mexican rodeo), not soccer, is Mexico's national sport, and the competition is as popular as the Super Bowl...

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Senate Democrats block 'sanctuary cities' legislation 21.10.2015 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked legislation to crack down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities, casting the bill as anti-immigration policy that echoes the rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump....
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When it comes to anti-immigrant sentiment, the U.S. has nothing on Europe 20.10.2015 Washington Post: Politics
When it comes to anti-immigrant sentiment, the U.S. has nothing on Europe
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Swiss elections: immigration fears set to boost rightwing populists 18.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Europe’s refugee crisis has polarised debate in Switzerland and is expected to favour the rightwing parties in Sunday’s parliamentary elections

Switzerland votes for a new parliament on Sunday, with the populist right expected to strengthen its already dominant position amid concerns over migrants and asylum rules.

The latest surveys suggest Switzerland’s main party, the rightwing anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP), will make gains and possibly tip the scale in parliament towards a slight centre-right majority.

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The Immigrants It Once Shut Out Bring New Life To Pennsylvania Town 15.10.2015 NPR News
Once home to some of the country's strictest anti-illegal immigration laws, Hazleton is now 40 percent Latino. The city is younger and bigger than it's been in decades, and the economy is thriving.
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German protesters set up mock gallows to 'hang' Angela Merkel for her pro-refugee stance 13.10.2015 Washington Post: World
German protesters set up mock gallows to 'hang' Angela Merkel for her pro-refugee stance
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Right-wing anti-immigrant party poised to win Vienna vote 11.10.2015 Washington Post: World
A right-wing populist Austrian party that critics say exploits the country’s fears of mass migration is poised to wrest control of ...
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