Posts Tagged ‘informal’

Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Is Trump’s Informal Ambassador to Iran, but He Wants More Than to Mediate

Japanese Prime Minister Abe is functioning as Trump’s informal ambassador to Iran during his two day trip to the Islamic Republic, though he has much greater strategic interests in mind than just being the US President’s proxy such as expanding his island nation’s footprint in the Mideast as part of its attempt to “contain” China. […]

A moodily outdated Jewish-American activist goes on an informal Israeli paramilitary museum tour, by choice, and because it was a deal

“I’m sitting by the exit seat, man” “Why?” “In case we need to get off fast” Terror! Shoshana, the Hero, is small like a hawk. Sitting judgmentally on the bus to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, she snivels like a tiny squirrel (but feels like an American fantasy of a French espionage agent in a tight […]

Undocumented Black Migrants Build An Informal Organizing Network

Undocumented Black Migrants Build An Informal Organizing Network Above: In 2016, 65 black and undocumented immigrants met in Miami to build and connect with each other. The first of its kind, this convening resulted in the establishment of the UndocuBlack Network, whose goal is to advocate for and amplify the stories of undocumented black immigrants in […]

Migrants of discord: No breakthrough at EU leaders’ informal meeting ahead of summit

The Sunday meeting, convened by European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker ahead of a formal summit slated for June 28-29, achieved little but showcasing the stress placed on EU solidarity by the festering issue of illegal migration. Of the 28 member states only 16 had representatives present. Visegrad boycott Eastern European nations, which played a key […]

Merkel: Refugees should ‘go home’ once war in Syria & Iraq is over

40% of Germans want Merkel to quit over refugee policy – poll “We need… to say to people that this is a temporary residential status and we expect that, once there is peace in Syria again, once IS has been defeated in Iraq, that you go back to your home country with the knowledge that […]

Why Cuba is an education success story and what it can teach Africa

Clive Kronenberg (TC) : Cuba takes education very seriously. It became a top priority after Fidel Castro became prime minister in 1959 and this helped the country shake its mantle as the most unequal of the Hispanic Caribbean territories during both the colonial and post colonial early 20th century periods. Education is free in Cuba, and […]

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