Shallow Dive #6: Refugees, Mali & Old Man Joe

 

 

Turkey is encouraging refugees to head to Greece and the EU aren’t happy. Meanwhile climate change is only going to make the problem worse, on a global scale. Also British troops are heading to Mali.

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Further reading

Turkey turns a blind eye as refugees head for border.

The EU’s morality is facing a severe test when it comes to refugees. Greece aren’t helping.

It’s all part of a geopolitical balancing act regarding Turkey’s intervention in Syria, on the opposite side to Russia.

Turkey-US relations have been strained by the case of an evangelical pastor and Turkey’s buying of Russian weapons.

The EU and Turkey agreed a deal in 2016, but Turkey says the EU hasn’t held up its side.

Accession talks for Turkey to join the EU have been stalled for years.

The climate crisis will intensify the migrant crisis over the next few decades.

The US judiciary has ruled against the ‘Remain in Mexico’ strategy but allowed it continue, for now.

Here’s what it could mean for the 60,000 migrants in terrible conditions at the border.

British troops are back on the front line, fighting troops in Mali. Here’s what’s at stake.

France bypassed the national assembly to get through controversial pension reforms.

Australian news is changing forever.

Trump tells Colombia to keep using potentially carcinogenic herbicide to destroy coca plants.

Peace with the Taliban isn’t so peaceful.

Authoritarian uses crisis to punish vulnerable minority – in Hungary. 

SUPER TUESDAY WASN’T SO SUPER FOR WARREN

Shallow Dive #4: Immigration Talking Points

 

 

The government brings out its plan for a points-based immigration system, the Democratic Party holds yet another debate in its quest to find a nominee to take on Donald Trump, and we ask: is every billionaire a policy failure?

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Further reading

UCU university strikes.

The government has unveiled its new plans for post-Brexit immigration.

The Economist’s analysis of the effects of the new plans.

The plan will be “points-based” but will be tougher than Australia’s.

There are probably fewer people looking for a job than the government is claiming.

Average wages (adjusted for inflation) have only just returned to the level they were at pre-2008.

Wage growth is still stagnant even so many years after the financial crash.

The Brexit vote was highest in areas where immigration was low.

The government has long struggled to cut migration levels – and that has little to do with our EU membership.

The SNP, rather than the Labour Party, has been the most vocal political opponent of the government’s new policy.

reckless decision on the coronavirus in Cambodia?

proposed pipeline in Canada has sparked major protests.

A Reuters investigation into Venezuelan special police.

The New York Times’s investigation on child sexual-abuse material online, part 1.

The New York Times’s investigation on child sexual-abuse material online , part 2.

Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos on what can be done to combat the problem of child sexual-abuse material online, interviewed on the Lawfare podcast.

The Albanian president urges an uprising.

The Democratic debate was fiery.