Anthro roundup: “Refugee sessions at the AAA in Minneapolis” #AAA2016 by @AmericanAnthro

To all: There has been a great deal of interest in refugee issues among many of us in anthropology. This is a quick, but probably not complete, list of sessions at the AAA next week in Minneapolis. There are also many, many other refugee-related papers that appear in other sessions. It will be impossible for … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The European Commission’s new anti-leak strategy has been leaked…

The Brief: Commission’s anti-leak strategy leaks by James Crisp It’s almost too perfect. The European Commission’s new anti-leak strategy has been leaked. European refugees and Twitter open Democracy News Analysis – by Francisco Núñez, Román Martín and Aurora Labio The political parties, professions and media that were registered as the most active in the Twitter storm … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Bratislava EU meeting”

Bratislava EU meeting: Merkel says bloc in ‘critical situation’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The EU is in a “critical situation”, the German chancellor says, as leaders meet to discuss ways to regain trust after the UK’s vote to leave the bloc. Debate: Can the Bratislava summit mend the EU? euro|topics The leaders of the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Dutch say no to EU-Ukraine agreement…

Should environmentalists think twice about their support for the EU?  open Democracy News Analysis – by Harry Blain Brussels is a haven for the fossil fuel and motor industry lobbies, while the EU is increasingly undermining its own environmental protections.   Migrant crisis: Pope to visit Lesbos BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis will … Read more

Quite an interesting solution to #RefugeeCrisis: “Don’t come to Europe”- Eurosphere agenda

Tusk warns refugees away from Europe by Georgi Gotev Speaking in Athens on Thursday (3 March), Council President Donald made a pathetic appeal to ‘economic’ migrants not to come to Europe. EU asylum seekers ‘doubled in 2015’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition The number of people seeking asylum in the European Union in 2015 … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Orhan Pamuk: The EU forgot its values

Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk: The EU forgot its values Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the migration crisis, local media reported yesterday (31 January). The EU’s core values are at stake in the migration … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: as “over 10,000 migrant children missing”, “EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees…

Over 10,000 migrant children missing: Europol Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Jan. 31, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees  BBC News | Europe | World Editio Officials in the EU urge … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: In case you missed- “‘Hundreds’ of masked men rampage through Stockholm station beating up refugee children…

Hundreds of men were part of the mob, which marched through Stockholm’s main train station, reportedly targeted refugees via Aftonbladet ‘Hundreds’ of masked men rampage through Stockholm station beating up refugee children – Jan 30, 5:14 AM Hundreds of masked men marched through Stockholm’s main train station on Friday evening, reportedly beating up refugees and … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Footballers in Greece stage a sit-in to protest rising migrant deaths…

Footballers stage migrants protest  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Footballers in Greece stage a sit-in protest at the start of a game over the death toll of migrants trying to reach the country. Making money out of the migrant crisis  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The business making money out of the migrant … Read more

Just what Turkey needs: “Erdoğan biopic to hit Turkish screens

Erdoğan biopic to hit Turkish screens: Producer Shooting will start next week on a feature film tracing the early career of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from his childhood in a poor district in Istanbul to his rise to become the city’s mayor, its producers said Jan. 15 Unemployment continues to stand at double digits in Turkey The … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: 20 more refugees die today in the Aegean sea…#RefugeeCrisis

20 refugees die in separate disasters on Aegean The bodies of at least 20 refugees who were attempting to cross to Greece have washed up in the Aegean districts of Ayvalık and Dikili after two boats overturned in stormy weather, amid fears that the death toll could rise A 2-year-old boy is the first refugee to drown … Read more


MERKEL’İN ÇATALI VE POLONYALI MUSLUKÇU Resmi tarih, devletlu büyüklerimizin bir savaşta yenik düşmesini kabullenemediğinden senelerce Almanlar yenilince bizim de yenilmiş sayıldığımızı anlattı durdu. Adamların tek yenilgisi var tarih boyunca, o da benim necip milletime denk gelmiş, iyi mi? Aynı resmi tarih 1. Dünya Savaşının başlangıcını Avusturya- Macaristan veliahtının saldırıya uğramasına bağlardı. Çocuk aklımda bu veliaht … Read more

Dirty deals: after £2bn EU border control deal, Turkey immediately rounds up hundreds of migrants While the world of Turkey’s people smugglers is hiding in plain sight…

Hiding in plain sight: inside the world of Turkey’s people smugglers World news: Turkey | by Patrick Kingsley in Izmir w Thousands of refugees are continuing to board boats to Europe everyday despite the worsening winter weather Turkey’s message to the world: “Give me the money while I still pollute” The most difficult issue to agree … Read more

Journalism agenda: From Jailed Journalists to EU leaders:

Detained journalists urge EU not to compromise with Turkey over human rights Two Turkish journalists arrested this week for their coverage of arms trafficking to Islamist rebels in Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights, as it seeks an agreement with Ankara to help stem refugee flows to Europe. US State Department … Read more

For the record, “all identified Paris attackers were from the EU…

EU official: all identified Paris attackers were from the EU Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Despite the rumors that tricked more than half the state governors in the USA into enacting racist anti-Syrian policies, there is no evidence that the Paris attackers came from outside the EU. (more…) VIDEO: Bataclan band: People died saving friends BBC News … Read more