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Anti-immigrant, anti-Renzi protesters rally supporters in Rome, far from northern power base 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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At a conservative gathering, Jeb Bush hopes to change some minds 26.2.2015 Washington Post
The last time Jeb Bush spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference he delivered blunt talk — an unwelcome lecture, in the view of many — about the problems with the Republican Party.“All too often we’re associated with being ‘anti’ everything,” Bush said in 2013. “Way too many people believe Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker, and the list goes on.”Read full article ...
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Russell Brand joins the queue to attack Tony Abbott 6.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

As the prime minister faces a leadership spill, British comedian posts a video taking aim at the Coalition’s immigration policies

Russell Brand has taken aim at Tony Abbott and Australia’s asylum-seeker policies.

The British comedian, who has rebranded himself as a political activist, said mandatory offshore detention and resettling asylum seekers in other countries was not in tune with modern-day, globalised society.

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Sweden's immigrant influx unleashes a backlash 6.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Across Europe, far-right anti-immigrant parties are gaining political power. The change has been especially dramatic in Sweden, which for decades has been known for its openness and tolerance.
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Sweden's Immigrant Influx Unleashes A Backlash 6.2.2015 NPR News
Long welcoming of refugees and asylum-seekers, Sweden is now seeing a backlash. An anti-immigration party is gaining strength, mosques have been fire-bombed, and anti-Semitism appears on the rise.
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Friends Like These 5.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Representative Steven King, speaking at an event. King once said on record that "For every one [immigrant student] who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert." He's also compared undocumented immigrants to dogs. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: "Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are." It was my family's way of making me careful about choosing my friends. Even then, I could see they were right. The smart kids mostly hung out with other smart kids. The athletes stuck with other athletes. The troublemakers befriended other troublemakers. That saying comes to mind when I think about the Iowa Freedom Summit , a big gathering in Des Moines that basically launched the 2016 Republican primary. Many potential GOP presidential candidates journeyed to the Hawkeye State to give ...
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Friends Like These 5.2.2015 Truthout.com
Representative Steven King, speaking at an event. King once said on record that "For every one [immigrant student] who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert." He's also compared undocumented immigrants to dogs. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: "Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are." It was my family's way of making me careful about choosing my friends. Even then, I could see they were right. The smart kids mostly hung out with other smart kids. The athletes stuck with other athletes. The troublemakers befriended other troublemakers. That saying comes to mind when I think about the Iowa Freedom Summit , a big gathering in Des Moines that basically launched the 2016 Republican primary. Many potential GOP presidential candidates journeyed to the Hawkeye State to give ...
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Migrant voters deciders in 25 seats in UK election: Study 31.1.2015 Hindu: Home
Voters who were born in India but settled in the United Kingdom form the largest grouping in a voter block represented by just under four million foreign-born migrants to the United Kingdom. Pakis...
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First Anti-Islam March by Pegida Movement Fizzles in Denmark 29.1.2015 Truthout.com
On January 19, 2015, supporters of the Pegida movement participated in their first Copenhagen rally, following earlier anti-Islam events in Dresden. In response, four times as many people showed up for an anti-Pegida rally to oppose their efforts. Journalists flocked to cover the first PEGIDA rally in Copenhagen, January 19, 2015, at the National Gallery of Art. (Photo: Linda Pershing) Do you want to see more stories like this published? Click here to help Truthout continue doing this work! On January 19, 2015, supporters of the Pegida movement participated in their first Copenhagen rally, following earlier anti-Islam events in Dresden. In response, four times as many people showed up for an anti-Pegida rally to oppose their efforts. On the evening of January 19, 2015, approximately 150 people gathered to support the Pegida movement's first rally in Copenhagen. Conservative political activist and leader of the grassroots organization Pegidadk ("dk" is for Denmark), Nicolai Sennels drew inspiration from ...
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Surge in migrant voters could swing vote in key UK constituencies 29.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Two seats may for first time be decided by migrants, who make up majority of voters, with parties warned not to ignore this electorate

A record number of people who were born outside the UK will be able to vote in this year’s general election and are likely to hold the balance of power in several key constituencies, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the migrant vote.

Almost 4 million voters – about one in 10 of the entire electorate in England and Wales - are predicted to have been born overseas come May and, for the first time, it is predicted that more than 50% of voters of the eligible electorate will have been born abroad in two seats.

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South African looters target immigrant shops in Johannesburg area, exposing social tensions 25.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
New far right anti-immigrant sentiment hits German streets 24.1.2015 Washington Post: World
DRESDEN, Germany — Ahmed, a 36-year-old Moroccan, hoped to find a better life in Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany. But these days in Dresden, he said, he is afraid to walk the streets.This urban phoenix rebuilt from ashes after World War II is the center of a movement against immigrants — Muslims in particular — that has shocked much of the rest of Germany even as anti-immigration marches have spread to 10 cities nationwide. Downtown Dresden, Ahmed and other immigrants here say, has become a no-go zone for them on Monday nights, when the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West — or Pegida, in German — stages its weekly rallies.Read full article ...
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GOP lawmakers again block money for noncitizen driver's license program 24.1.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
A Democratic push to restore money for Colorado's program that provides driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally failed Friday, the second time in a week Republican lawmakers blocked the move.
GOP lawmakers again shoot down money for noncitizen driver's license program 24.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A Democratic push to restore money for Colorado's program that provides driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally failed Friday, the second time in a week Republican lawmakers
Fighting for Europe's Soul 23.1.2015 Truthout.com
In the first Crusade, armed Christians set out to "liberate" Jerusalem from Muslim rule. In addition to slaughtering thousands of Muslims between 1096 and 1099, the crusaders also launched pogroms against Jews, pagans, and even other Christians. What animated the crusaders wasn't just Jerusalem's status. It was the fear that Islam was lapping at the shores of Europe itself. Today, all of Europe is mourning the victims of recent attacks in France by modern-day crusaders inspired by their own extreme interpretation of Islam. But another group of extremists — a much larger contingent of Islamophobes and immigrant-bashers — fears the growing Islamic presence in Europe. Look no further than Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who massacred 77 people in 2011 in protest of the country's pro-immigrant policies, or at the anonymous assailants who firebombed French mosques in the wake of the atrocious Charlie Hebdo attacks. These anti-Islamic extremists fear that their old-fashioned vision of a white, Christian ...
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Fighting for Europe's Soul 23.1.2015 Truthout - All Articles
In the first Crusade, armed Christians set out to "liberate" Jerusalem from Muslim rule. In addition to slaughtering thousands of Muslims between 1096 and 1099, the crusaders also launched pogroms against Jews, pagans, and even other Christians. What animated the crusaders wasn't just Jerusalem's status. It was the fear that Islam was lapping at the shores of Europe itself. Today, all of Europe is mourning the victims of recent attacks in France by modern-day crusaders inspired by their own extreme interpretation of Islam. But another group of extremists — a much larger contingent of Islamophobes and immigrant-bashers — fears the growing Islamic presence in Europe. Look no further than Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who massacred 77 people in 2011 in protest of the country's pro-immigrant policies, or at the anonymous assailants who firebombed French mosques in the wake of the atrocious Charlie Hebdo attacks. These anti-Islamic extremists fear that their old-fashioned vision of a white, Christian ...
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Dresden stabbing: Eritrean man arrested over death of compatriot 22.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Prosecutors say suspect lived with asylum seeker found dead on 13 January in city where anti-immigrant group has held rallies Continue reading...
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Europe's cycle of fear: Will radicalized minorities drag anxious majorities in the wrong direction? 22.1.2015 LA Times: Commentary
With a foiled Islamist terrorist plot in Belgium following hard on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, politicians on the xenophobic, anti-immigration far right are looking to pick up votes across Europe. There is a real danger of a downward spiral in which radicalized minorities,...
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Promoting tolerance in Germany could define Angela Merkel’s leadership 16.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
German chancellor once said multiculturalism had failed. Since the attacks in Paris, she’s among its biggest supporters Continue reading...
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Germany Anti-Immigrant Protest Grows 13.1.2015 NY Times: Europe
Germany Anti-Immigrant Protest Grows
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