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Number of new applicants from Great Britain alone has risen from 6,000 to 31,000 in period

The number of first-time applications for Irish passports from Great Britain has risen sharply since the referendum with five times as many people interesting in acquiring one.

In Northern Ireland, where all citizens are entitled to an Irish passport, the number of first-time applications has more than doubled.
First-time applications for Irish passports up sharply since 2015
#Ireland #NorthernIreland #Brexit #NorthernIrishpolitics #Europe #Politics #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Worldnews
 
The city of around 11 million people is suffering from a severe heatwave as seasonal monsoon rains have not arrived. Many reservoirs are almost empty. #Asia #India #Politics
 
South Africa's government has sought to reassure people living in Cape Town over its deployment of the army in the city, saying it is a temporary measure. #Africa #SouthAfrica #Politics
 
Next PM will be told in ‘no uncertain terms’ that axing backstop amounts to no deal

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit plan to axe the Irish border backstop from the withdrawal agreement will be rejected outright by the European Union, EU sources have said.

Informed sources say that it is doomed to failure and if the next prime minister goes to Brussels with such a plan, he will be told in “no uncertain terms” that it amounts to a declaration of no deal.
EU expected to reject outright Johnson and Hunt's backstop plan
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Conservativeleadership #Conservatives #BorisJohnson #JeremyHunt #Politics #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Europe
 
Tory leadership rivals say they would prefer no-deal Brexit to proposed Irish border solution

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have declared the Northern Ireland backstop “dead” and promised to throw it out of any deal they negotiate with the EU, in comments that significantly harden their Brexit positions.

The Tory leadership rivals both ruled out trying to tweak the backstop, which critics said could trap the UK indefinitely in a customs union with the EU.
Hunt and Johnson: the backstop is dead and can't be in any EU deal
#Brexit #BorisJohnson #JeremyHunt #Foreignpolicy #UKnews #Politics #Conservativeleadership #Conservatives #NorthernIreland #Ireland
 
EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels looking for a breakthrough to help Iran and the US engage in dialogue. #Europe #Politics
 
Don’t let nationalism win – we can create a better Europe from within | Magid Magid
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/15/nationalism-europe-eu
#EuropeanUnion #Europe #Brexit #Politics #Worldnews #UKnews
 
Legal experts condemn ‘disgraceful and illegal manipulation of system’

The Home Office lied to EU member states to remove victims of human trafficking and modern slavery in breach of European law, according to whistleblowers.

Legal experts have said the practice is “unthinkable” and “a disgraceful and illegal manipulation of the system”. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has urged the sources to contact Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee. “These are clearly serious allegations which must be properly investigated,” said Khan’s spokesperson.
Home Office lied to EU countries so it could deport slavery victims, say whistleblowers
#HomeOffice #Immigrationandasylum #Humantrafficking #Slavery #Law #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
South Africa's government takes aim at gang violence on the streets of Cape Town. #Africa #SouthAfrica #Politics
 
Leftwing parties must grapple with victory as well as defeat | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/14/leftwing-parties-must-grapple-with-victory-as-well-as-defeat
#Europe #Syriza #Labour #EuropeanUnion #Greece #YanisVaroufakis #Portugal #JeremyCorbyn #Politics #Brexit
 
As a correspondent, the likely future PM produced exaggerated tales that were lapped up at home

It was a classic Boris Johnson dispatch from Brussels – funny, mocking and only partially based on fact.

Under the headline “Italy fails to measure up on condoms”, Johnson revealed in the Daily Telegraph that “Brussels bureaucrats have shown their legendary attention to detail by rejecting new specifications for condom dimensions”, despite demands from the Italian rubber industry for a smaller minimum width. Readers were informed the decision had left “Italian egos smarting”, and he quoted an official spokesperson – Willy Hélin – who insisted “this is a very serious business”.
How Boris Johnson's Brussels-bashing stories shaped British politics
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The disappearance of the Aral Sea in Central Asia has been called one of the world's largest man-made environmental disasters. #AsiaPacific #Uzbekistan #Politics
 
Basket of #tribalism in #politics

#clinton propping up #trump (as revealed by #wikileaks leaks)

Now #pelosi protecting this rapist and criminal
Their Deplorables and Ours
 
At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist and politicians, have been killed in a suicide attack on a hotel in southern Somalia. #Africa #Somalia #Politics
 
https://abcnews.go.com/US/tennessee-gov-bill-lee-plans-stop-celebrating-confederate/story?id=64311086

Just another #Republican honoring a Klansman #Democrat who was the first grand wizard.

But please tell me more about how the southern strategy never happened. #politics #racism
Tennessee governor signs bill honoring Confederate general, early KKK member
 
One that that definitely isn't good use of time is linking to lots of #politics as many other people are equally equipped to do so. Esp. getting drawn into anti- and pro-Trump tribalism
 
Gibraltar police have arrested two more crew members from a seized Iranian oil tanker. #MiddleEast #Iran #Politics
 
Implementation of the ECO was delayed several times, but recent agreement on African free trade area is seen as enough incentive for the region’s leaders to launch it next year after three failed attempts. #Africa #Politics
 
Syriza’s defeat shows the left needs a plan to hold on to power, not just win it | Gary Younge
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/12/syriza-left-election
#Syriza #Worldnews #Greece #Europe #Politics #UKnews #USnews #JeremyCorbyn #BernieSanders #AlexisTsipras
 
Gibraltar police arrest the captain of an Iranian supertanker, seized by the UK last week. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Politics
 
A pro-Zionist organisation publicised what it says are left-wing academics undermining the Israeli state. #MiddleEast #Israel #Politics
 
Human Rights Watch warns Russia's press freedom is deteriorating, and journalists are at risk. #Europe #Russia #Politics
 
Officials say end goal is to enforce law and protect Lebanese jobs, but activists say Syrian refugees unfairly hit. #MiddleEast #Lebanon #Politics
 
A Guatemalan mother says her infant daughter caught a viral lung infection at a US immigration detention site. #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Politics
 
Key migrant organisation IOM says hundreds of Bangladeshis died or went missing while trying to reach Europe in 2019. #Europe #Bangladesh #Politics
 
Russia's President Putin rejects calls to impose more sanctions on Georgia in bid to calm anti-Russian sentiment. #Europe #Georgia #Politics
 
AOC does her homework, unlike a lot of pols.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/aoc-is-making-monetary-policy-cool-and-political-again.html

#economics #politics
 

Piracy on High Seas… US and British Aim to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal


#Piracy #US #British #Iran #Nuclear #Deal #JCPOA #politics #international
 
For many protesters their movement is more than the extradition bill, it's about Hong Kong's relationship with China. #AsiaPacific #Politics
 
The Iraqi government is asking international partners to help rebuild the city and wants to include Iran, which helped it to defeat ISIL. #MiddleEast #Iraq #Politics
 
World Health Organization says measles cases jump by 700 percent in parts of Africa as access to vaccines difficult. #Africa #Chad #Politics
 
Annual match is played at an altitude of 3700 metres on the highest polo ground on the planet. #Asia #Pakistan #Politics
 
Despite being a climate sceptic, Trump claims the US's environmental record has improved on his watch #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Politics
 
Three years on, we’ve still not answered the question: what has the EU done for us? | David Conn
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/10/question-eu-done-european-funding-britain-local-area
#Regeneration #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Brexit #UKnews #Politics #Communities #Society
 
Shelenn Ayres - 2019-07-10 02:21:59 GMT
@Progressive Refuge
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Classy.
"Once the stolen identities were established, Sanchez used them to open lines of credit, write to credit bureaus and transfer funds to his own accounts. In some cases, he bought items for himself using credit cards bearing the names of people his office had either deported or was considering deporting."
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/28/624207450/former-ice-chief-counsel-facing-prison-time-for-stealing-immigrants-identities
#news #politics
 

Rethinking Safety


One of the best essays on the matter, written by Marjut Ollitervo, vice chair of the Finnish Cyclists'​ Federation. There is also a video and even a nice poster, but please take your time and read the article first. It's worth it!

Some bits to whet your appetite:
Cycling is a solution to many things: health, pollution, noise, congestion, equality, accessibility and environmental issues. That’s why I want to promote cycling. But there is an issue that keeps coming in the way: Safety.
It seems to be very difficult to talk about safety. People are very emot
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Shelenn Ayres - 2019-07-09 17:01:00 GMT
@Progressive Refuge
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### Transgender activist Sarah McBride to run for Delaware state Senate

Transgender and human rights activist Sarah McBride is running for Harris McDowell’s state senate seat in the 1st District, which includes Claymont and Bellefonte.

#Delaware #politics #trans #transgender
 
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