'Gypsy cab with a Russian driver': Clinton & Obama's ex-aide flamed for anti-migrant bigotry

The former communications manager for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has been caught making vitriolic remarks in a tweet about Russians. The tweet was posted early Monday morning while Jennifer Palmieri was departing San Francisco Airport. In it, she blurted out a few insensitive quips about her choice of travel. “You guys. I just […]

Newcomer Euroskeptic, anti-migrant party jumps to 2nd spot in Dutch polls

The support for the Forum for Democracy (FVD) has increased more than 8 percent since last year’s election in the Netherlands, with the new party that wants an EU membership referendum now sharing second spot in the polls. The FVD was founded in 2016 and received just 1.8 percent or two parliament seats in the […]

Far-right Freedom Party enters Austrian govt as anti-migrant sentiment creeps west

After celebrating a resounding success in the recent parliamentary elections, the anti-immigrant Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) has joined a coalition government with Sebastian Kurz’s conservative Austrian People’s Party (OVP). The agreement between the People’s Party and the Freedom Party, which is returning to government after more than a decade’s absence, was struck on Friday, […]

EU anti-migrant mission in Mediterranean led to more illegal migration & deaths – UK Lords’ inquiry

The EU-led Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea has failed, the UK House of Lords’ committee has found. The mission has only led to soaring of illegal migrant flows to Europe and “tragic increase in deaths” at sea. Operation Sophia, launched in 2015 by the EU as a means to stop human smuggling in the […]

Polish PM’s Auschwitz statement, perceived as anti-migrant, lands her in hot water

Poland’s prime minister, Beata Szydlo, has provoked a wave of indignation with her controversial statement made at the Auschwitz memorial being seen as defending the Polish government’s tough anti-migrant stance. “In today’s restless times, Auschwitz is a great lesson showing that everything must be done to protect the safety and life of one’s citizens,” Szydlo […]