European Union Stance Ignores Humanitarian Crisis’ Roots.
“Facts don’t cease to exist because they are ignored,” Adolf Huxely.We should shame our governements to help these displaced people. I agree with the author of this post last paragraph.
The POVERTY of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, THE RESULT of natural scarcity, but of a set OF PRIORITIES IMPOSED UPON the REST of the WORLD by the RICH!! Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied, but written off as trash.” –John Berger
by Jerry Alatalo
rofessor of International Studies Vijay Prashad and former Deputy Speaker of the Belgian Parliament Lode Vanoost share their insights on the refugee/migrant crisis centered in Libya. Thousands of men, women and children are leaving their home nations in Africa and the Middle East and risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The European Union is trying to pass a Chapter 7 resolution through the United Nations Security Council, which introduces military measures for dealing with smugglers facilitating desperate people’s dangerous journeys from Libya across the sea to Europe.
Both Mr. Prashad and Mr. Vanoost think the true causes for the situation which has led to thousands fleeing their homelands are not being addressed, with Mr. Vanoost stating: “if you refuse to analyze and face the problem (you’re) never going to solve the humanitarian crisis”. Vijay Prashad places the blame on raging wars in Syria, Libya, Iraq and other areas of Middle East-Africa regions, plus decades of operating…
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