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Outre-Quiévrain // Najat Vallaud-Belkacem et la question que personne ne semble se poser

La nomination de Najat Vallaud-Belkacem au poste de Ministre de l’Éducation Nationale dans le gouvernement Valls II a provoqué les réactions sexistes et racistes qu’on pouvait attendre de ceux qui déçoivent rarement en la matière. 806 more words

Other Voices

President Abbas Plans Delegation To Aid Palestinian Shipwreck Survivors

PARIS (Ma’an) — Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked the Palestinian Ministry of Interior to send an official delegation to Italy and Malta to follow up on the deaths of a number of Gazans in a shipwreck earlier this week.Palestinian official news agency Wafa reported on Saturday that the delegation would lobby on the behalf of the survivors in their current host countries and visit the survivors of the shipwrecks to offer aid. 296 more words


Mohamad escaped the war - but landed in prison

Reflection by Annika Spalde

My colleague and I are at the police station to visit an internee.
We’re shown into a tiny room with a chair. 533 more words

2 Palestinian Migrant Boat Survivors in Italian Custody

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Italian authorities are holding two Palestinian survivors of a deadly boat sinking in protective custody, Palestine’s embassy in Rome announced Friday.Khamis Barbakh and Shadi al-Jabari are being held in protective custody because they are witnesses to the suspected deliberate sinking of a boat packed with hundreds of migrants. 225 more words


Gazans Fleeing War Face Tragedy in the Mediterranean

“Fleeing Gaza,Only to Face Treachery and Disaster at Sea,” by Fares Akram and Isabel Kershner for the New York Times:

Samir Asfour, 57, held a mobile phone that never stopped ringing in one hand, a cigarette in the other.

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Watch out for woodswallows

Dusky Woodswallows are around throughout the year, resident in our local bush. With the first warm day forecast next week look out for migrating White-browed and Masked Woodswallows. 39 more words

Bird Observations

Tabloid stereotypes - typifying classes by worst-cases

Sept 19, 2014 –Today’s Daily Express headline is a particularly nasty example of an irresponsible tabloid practice. Most people would probably (and rightly) think of it as… 578 more words