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Parchment in the Fire: Why Austrians Nearly Elected a Far Right Candidate as President

Filed under: Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Austria, Austrian Freedom Party . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Why Austrians Nearly Elected a Far Right Candidate as President

Alberta Politics: The refugee crisis: Harper Conservatives just can’t spin it both ways

PHOTOS: Refugees from the Syrian civil war clog a road near the Syria-Iraq border. (UNHCR photo.) Below: Saskatchewan Conservative MP Kelly Block’s constituency leaflet; Ms. Block herself; Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. For several years, the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has played to the worst instincts of a significant portion of its political base . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The refugee crisis: Harper Conservatives just can’t spin it both ways

Parchment in the Fire: Swiss vote on immigration boosts far-right parties through rest of Europe | World news | The Observer

Swiss vote on immigration boosts far-right parties through rest of Europe | World news | The Observer.

When Christian Ragger heard that the Swiss had voted to cap immigration into their country in a referendum last weekend, he was “deeply impressed”, he says. “All over the world, immigration is protected [from being . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Swiss vote on immigration boosts far-right parties through rest of Europe | World news | The Observer

Drive-by Planet: Arab artists withdraw from Salam. Orient Festival due to Israel embassy sponsorship

 From top left: Malikah, Lena Chamamyan and DJ Sotusura

Electronic Intifada reports that Arab artists have withdrawn from Austria’s government-funded Salam.Orient cultural festival because one of the sponsors is the Israeli embassy.

Syrian singer Lena Chamamyan, Lebanese MC Malikah (Lynn Fattouh), and Palestinian DJ Sotusura will now no longer perform at . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Arab artists withdraw from Salam. Orient Festival due to Israel embassy sponsorship

Canadian Progressive: Faking Syrian War Images To Manipulate The Western Public

The demonization of genocidal dictators like Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad is standard practice in the western media’s coverage of developing-world crises. In the photo-shopped imaged below, The Krone (Die Kronen Zeitung), Austria’s biggest newspaper, shows how to manipulate the Syrian uprising for a gullible western public. In its July 28 edition, the paper pasted . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Faking Syrian War Images To Manipulate The Western Public