Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

by John Feffer During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. The Black Marias, the vehicle of choice for the secret police, would traditionally arrive in… Continue Reading  

American Concentration Camps?

by Henry Siegman The Holocaust was invoked this month, first by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and then by a group called The World Values Network. The latter is headed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who modestly crowned himself “America’s Rabbi,” and is… Continue Reading  

The European Parliament Elections and Migration

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey The 2019 elections for the European Parliament (EP) could lead to a further enforcement of inhumane refugee and asylum seeker policies, as far-right, anti-immigrant parties made gains at the expense of centrist coalitions. There is a chance… Continue Reading  

Obama in Germany: Step Up to the Mark on Refugees

by Robert E. Hunter President Obama this Sunday and Monday makes perhaps his last visit as president to Germany. His taking part with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the annual Hannover Messe (trade fair) was originally designed to underline the president’s support… Continue Reading  

The North Goes South Or The South Comes North

by Graham E. Fuller It does not take much imagination to see where refugees are taking the world over the longer run. This issue currently lies at the heart of some very ugly American politics. It is also tearing apart… Continue Reading