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Using Refugees: Merkel’s Turkish Gambit | Binoy Kampmark


(Counterpunch, October 20, 2015) The frontline in Europe’s refugee movement is shifting. In some cases, there is more of the same: the Hungarian approach entailing closures, followed by a brief easing and more closures. Closing the border with Croatia saw … Continue reading

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Merkel and the Palestinian Refugee Girl: Why Everyone Missed the Point | Susan Abulhawa


(Counterpunch, July 20, 2015) On Tuesday, July 14, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared on a television program called “Good Life in Germany” in which she spoke to local teenagers. Among the audience was 13-year old Reem, a Palestinian refugee who … Continue reading

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