Air Date: 3–24-2022
Today we take a look at the desperate state of refugees fleeing war, strife and climate disruption as well as the response of governments around the world that espouse liberal platitudes of humanitarianism while hardening their borders against those seeking refuge.
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The European Union is at loggerheads with Belarus over the arrival of thousands of migrants. It alleges that President Lukashenko has created a deliberate crisis by facilitating the migrants' travel into Belarus and onwards to the country's borders
As Russia's war on Ukraine continues, compassionate Ukrainians come to the aid of Russian soldiers, and Trevor weighs in on the implications of how European countries are welcoming refugees.
As Afghanistan faces a dire humanitarian crisis, we look at how more Afghans may die from U.S. sanctions than at the hands of the Taliban. The U.S.'s attempts to block support for the new de facto government have prevented vital funding from flowing
It’s been more than six months since the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Since the withdrawal, more than 76,000 Afghans have resettled across the U.S. We check in on resettlement efforts, the challenges facing Afghan refugees, and more
In this week’s episode, host Maryam Tanwir and panelist Yasmin Homer discuss the role of technology in the securitization of European borders with MEP Patrick Breyer and researcher Ainhoa Ruiz.
The Transnational Institute's Nick Buxton on the report "Global Climate Wall"
As the U.S. considers a ban on importing Russian oil as part of sanctions for its invasion of Ukraine, senior advisers to President Biden are reportedly planning to visit Saudi Arabia to secure more oil to make up the shortfall.
MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)
Discussing the connection between climate policy and the entities who stand to profit the most by fortifying against climate refugees
Ch. 12: Final comments on small-government conservatives' authoritarian tendencies
New way to help defeat fossil fuel allied politicians, no matter their party: Jane Fonda PAC
Help Refugees Around the World:
Anera (Middle East focus)
House Refugees in Your Home:
Room for Refugees (US, UK, Canada)
Refugees at Home (UK only)
EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE
8 Ways to Solve the World's Refugee Crisis (Amnesty International)
The Great Climate Migration Has Begun (NYTimes, 2020)
Climate Change Refugees - the world's forgotten victims (World Economic Forum)
#AfricansinUkraine (Twitter hashtag)
Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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