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St. Cloud Protesters Say Speaker Made Negative Comments About Somali Refugees

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — Accusations of racism are dividing one Minnesota community.

A group protested in St. Cloud Saturday after a speaker allegedly talked about the effects of Somali immigrants moving to the city. 293 more words

News

High suicide rate among Bhutanese refugees explained

A recent newspaper article from Iowa finally gives the most complete explanation for the high rate of suicide among Bhutanese refugees (Lhotshampa). These refugees have the highest suicide rate in the country (including refugees and every other group in the US), with 20 self-inflicted deaths per 100,000 people (this blog began addressing this issue five years ago, … 624 more words

Refugees

Finding Shelter

If the cold cement floor wasn’t enough to keep Dori* from sleeping, the screaming a few apartments away was. Those were not the sounds of a wife-beating. 895 more words

Worth It All

A Moat Defensive

In John of Gaunt’s stirring speech in Richard II, the duke describes Britain as “This fortress built by Nature for herself/Against infection and the hand of war.… This precious stone set in the silver sea/Which serves it in the office of a wall/Or as a moat defensive to a house/Against the envy of less happier lands.” Shakespeare wasn’t alone then, or now: The English Channel, the 350-mile-long body of water that, between Dover and Calais, narrows to about… 1,280 more words

Argument

Under-reporting of war deaths - or genocide?

The estimates of numbers killed in this terrible war have varied from website to website. On the 31st July FARS news agency reported the number killed as 5313 people, most of them women and children. 2,557 more words

Yemen

Dear Mr. Ban ki moon i am sick of your concerns

Thank you so much
Dear MR Ban Ki-moon
For your support and such
And your continuous concern

Many diseases with no remedies
And the ukrain-russia crisis… 315 more words

Poetry

Nine Lives National Tour Dates Announced

It’s Friday. It’s the last day of July and before you all head off for holiday/Edinburgh/bed (delete as applicable) get a load of these beautiful tour dates. 220 more words

Nine Lives