Migrant crisis in Europe: Who caused it?

first_imgBehind the horror stories about the treatment of migrants trying to reach Europe is the imperialist system of exploitation of their countries of origin, the policies exacerbating this exploitation and the imperialist wars that made their home countries unlivable for them and their children.Recently, these horror stories in the corporate media have focused on how migrant human beings are suffering during their journey through the Balkan peninsula. Most of these recent migrants are from Syria, Iraq and other countries of Southwest and Central Asia. The intention of most of these suffering people is not to stay in the Balkan countries that are themselves impoverished colonies of either Western Europe or the United States. The migrants want asylum in Germany or Britain where jobs are still available.Some who reached Germany wound up besieged by Nazis on the Aug. 20-21 weekend in the small city of Heidenau in Saxony in the East. “Nazis” is not just name calling. The so-called National Democratic Party of Germany, which organized the anti-immigrant riot and attempted pogrom, is the actual continuation of the Nazi Party. During that weekend the NDP mobilized its storm troopers, who nearly burned down the migrants’ temporary housing.As some working-class organizations in Germany have pointed out, the so-called democratic politicians in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and party, as well as many Social Democratic Party politicians, have made the Nazis’ work easier. They’ve done this with their own vicious anti-migrant statements — similar to what politicians here say regarding migrants from Mexico and Central America. Think Donald Trump, who is only the worst of a reactionary pack in the United States.Now some of these government leaders in Germany are condemning the Nazi violence. But they created the atmosphere that allowed the Nazis to mobilize.The corporate media’s coverage omits the back story. Why? Because this story exposes the role of imperialism and the major imperialist countries.For example, when the International Monetary Fund imposes austerity on African countries to assure their debt payments, it results in less work and social benefits, which drives young workers out of Africa. A consequence is the drowning of hundreds, maybe thousands of people when boats capsize in the Mediterranean Sea.What drove this crisis to unprecedented heights was NATO’s bombing, invasion and subversion of Libya and Syria, starting in 2011.Libya’s economy had employed a million workers from sub-Saharan Africa before 2011. U.S.-NATO bombs and the arming of elements similar to the Islamic State overthrew the stable and relatively prosperous Libyan government of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, killing him and making the country hell to live in.In Syria, too, the U.S. and its NATO allies, especially Britain, France and Germany, as well as Turkey, provided arms to elements that consolidated into the Islamic State. To overthrow the Damascus government, the imperialists provoked a disastrous war that has torn apart the country, creating a mass exodus.The reactionary Hungarian regime, taking a page from the U.S. anti-immigrant book, is building an obscene fence on its borders to try to keep out the suffering migrants. As criminal as this act is, it is not Budapest that caused the crisis. Nor did the Greek, Macedonian and Serbian governments. The richer NATO countries and the U.S. government are to blame. They should be paying reparations to the Syrians and other migrants for the nightmare they, the imperialists, have caused. Such payments would not be charity, but reparations for their war crimes.Workers in Europe should not be misled by demagogues who make migrants scapegoats for the problems these workers face in their own countries. The European workers’ enemies are not their fellow workers who are forced to migrate, but the imperialists who have systematically undermined postcolonial governments that have been trying to exercise their independence and autonomy after at least a century of bondage.If all this sounds like a mirror image of what is happening regarding migrants to the United States from Mexico and Central America, this is no accident. Imperialism is the enemy of workers and farmers worldwide. There will always be reactionary politicians — Trump comes to mind, but he’s not alone — who try to play the demagogue and scapegoat migrants. Shut them down!The migrants are our class allies, and we should stand in solidarity with them, in Europe as well as in the United States.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Girls Volleyball: La Canada Sweeps Surging Maranatha in Nonleague Contest Thursday

first_img Community News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Maranatha had won 9 of its last 10 matches and four in a row.Not that the Minutemen would ever want to lose, but a match sandwiched in between Olympic League contests would be less painful you might think.La Canada swept the visitors from Maranatha, 25-17, 28-26 and 25-20 in that nonleague match that comes between its sweep of Heritage Christian Tuesday and a home match with Cerritos Valley Christian next Tuesday at 6:15 when the Minutemen get back to defending their first-place status in the standings.On Thursday, though, Maranatha (10-3 overall, 2-0 in league) were led by senior outside hitter Mikaela Ashworth, who had 10 kills 9 digs and a block.Senior Tehya Topalian added 10 assists, 2 aces and 2 digs.Junior Hannah Beckler had 4 kills and a block, and junior Tiffany Godley had 4 kills and 12 digs for coach Eli Cuenca.“We had a hard time matching La Canada’s energy and we didn’t pass or serve well,” Tehya Topalian said. “This killed our opportunity to compete.” Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sports Girls Volleyball: La Canada Sweeps Surging Maranatha in Nonleague Contest Thursday By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 11:40 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Lifetime’s TV Remake of The Trip to Bountiful Puts on the Brakes, Pushes Back Air Date

first_img Cicely Tyson Star Files Good things come to those who wait—we guess! The air date of the small screen adaptation of The Trip to Bountiful, starring Tony winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams reprising their roles from the recent Broadway revival alongside new cast members Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer, has been pushed back. Helmed by Michael Wilson, who also directed the stage show, the Lifetime version was originally scheduled to air February 22 and has now been moved to March 8. The Trip to Bountiful tells the story of Carrie Watts (Tyson), an elderly woman who longs to return to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time. She is anxious to begin her journey, but her overprotective son Ludie (Underwood) and his overbearing wife Jessie Mae (Williams) refuse to let her take the trip—so Carrie decides to take matters into her own hands. The Trip to Bountiful is no stranger to the small screen—Horton Foote’s drama began as an NBC teleplay in 1953. The playwright then adapted his drama for the stage—the production opened November 3, 1953 at Henry Miller’s Theatre. A subsequent 1985 film adaptation starred Geraldine Page, John Heard, Rebecca De Mornay and Carlin Glynn. Vanessa Williams The first Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful played March 30 through October 9 in the same theater where it premiered (now renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre). In addition to Tyson as Carrie Watts and Williams as Jessie Mae Watts, The Trip to Bountiful featured Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ludie Watts, Condola Rashad as Thelma and Tom Wopat as Sheriff. Blair Underwood View Commentslast_img read more

Cricket News India team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 announced, Rishabh Pant misses out

first_img 15:39 (IST) Rishabh Pant, Khaleel Ahmed, Ambati Rayudu unlucky to miss out.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In “Ravindra Jadeja has been included in the squad as an all-rounder”, says MSK Prasad.  15:33 (IST) Vijay Shankar gets an opportunity in 15-member squad.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In With 30 minutes to the announcement, here’s News Nation proable 15 member squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar 15:14 (IST) Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah will be India’s pace trio.  The press conference is now just minutes away. Who all will board the flight to England this summer?  In quest for right balance, the BCCI has gone with four specialist batsman, two wicket keepers, four all-rounders, two spinners, and three speedsters.  “Wicketkeeping also matters. That is the reason why we went with Dinesh Karthik otherwise Rishabh Pant was also there,” says chief selector MSK Prasad on picking Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant. Seven of the fifteen players will be playing there first World Cup.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:41 (IST) 15:43 (IST) There will be a blend of both spin and pace all-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, and Ravindra Jadeja.  15:40 (IST) 14:43 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. The first World Cup game is scheduled to be played on May 30 between England and South Africa. Do join us then.  15:44 (IST) 15:08 (IST) 15:37 (IST) 15:14 (IST) MS Dhoni will play his fourth ICC Cricket World Cup.  New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 which is scheduled to be played in England and Wales. The premier 50-over tournament will begin on May 30 and the final will be played on July 14. The ‘Men in Blue’ will play their first game against Proteas on June 5 at Rose Bowl, Southampton. The cricket fraternity around the world is hoping for India-England final at Lords, London. Here’s the 15-member squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and Vijay Shankar.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In #TeamIndia for @ICC #CWC19 💪💪#MenInBlue 💙 pic.twitter.com/rsz44vHpge— BCCI (@BCCI) April 15, 2019 14:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The press conference will be addressed by Mr. Amitabh Choudhary and Mr. MSK Prasad.  center_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:18 (IST) 15:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The press conference will be addressed by Mr. Amitabh Choudhary and Mr. MSK Prasad.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Even when a lot of players have already selected themselves, there are a few spots still wide open. On one hand when there will be a choice between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, also the fourth spot is wide open as the choice will be between Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Siddharth Kaul, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj. Who will be the third opener? Who will occupy the number four spot? – Do join us for all the updates.  15:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Indian captain Virat Kohli arrived for the selection meeting at around 2 PM and has reportedly left now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australia and New Zealand have announced their respective squads for the premier tournament and Indian team will now become the third team to announce a 15-member squad.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Virat Kohli will be captaining India in ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time.  As per the International Cricket Council, a team can tinker with combination till May 20, seeing individual’s form or injury.  Selectors- MSK Prasad, Devang Gandhi, Sharandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda- will meet at BCCI headquarters at around 3:30 PM IST to pick the India world cup squad. 15:59 (IST) 15:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:42 (IST) India’s squad for the ICC #CWC19 announced: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami— BCCI (@BCCI) April 15, 2019 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:59 (IST) Here’s the 15-member squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 15:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:30 (IST) So, Indian team will be utilising KL Rahul as the back-up opener or on number four.  Hello and a warm welcome! The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is less than 50 days away. The most awaited selection, which is of the Indian cricket team will be finalized on April 15 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. A press conference will be held at 3:00 PM and after that, the final 15 players that will represent India and hope to give glory to the country for the first time since 2011 will be determined. The BCCI has gone with spin trio – Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja. The unorthodox Kedar Jadhav can also be utilised.  last_img read more