Illegal migrants from Africa walk in line at a naval base in Tripoli after being rescued by Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast in August 2017 Libya’s coastguard has rescued over 3,000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2,000 in
Libyan warlord Ahmed Dabaschi is a former people smuggler who now prevents migrants from leaving Libya and some claim the Italian government has paid him to do it. Dabaschi, also known as “al Ammu”, or “the uncle”, is one of the most notorious warlords in the Libyan city of Sabratha. Until recently, he was active in smuggling
Baltimore’s beautiful statue of Francis Scott Key was damaged by vandals…At this point, any statue is fair game. The mayor of Baltimore says she has no plans to remove the city’s monument to Francis Scott Key, after the words “racist anthem” were sprayed this week on a statue of him. Key wrote what would become
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) president Richard Cohen offered the Washington Examiner the SPLC’s views on Antifa, a violent, far-left movement responsible for many recent attacks on free speech. They’re merely “wrongheaded” for using violence to achieve their ends, Cohen says. “We oppose these groups and what they’re trying to do.” But he won’t label
The standard categories of crime are quite enough without adding to them a government laundry list of prejudices and aversions. Eleven years ago, this essay argued against hate-crime laws. One argument read “People can eventually be accused of hate crimes when they use hateful speech. Hate crimes laws are a seed that can sprout in new directions.” This
A Libyan coastguard unit has been filmed destroying a boat used to traffic people by setting it ablaze. The waters between the north African coastline and the EU continue to draw illegal people smugglers in high numbers, while authorities push to prevent it. In part funded by the EU to keep migrants from reaching European
Recall that Lampedusa was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. In April of this year, its then mayor was awarded a prize from Unesco. A Unesco jury has awarded the organization’s prestigious ‘peace prize’ to the mayor of Lampedusa, the Italian island which gained fame as a hotspot for migrant arrivals. Mayor Giusi Nicolini was
As rumors spread that President Trump has abandoned his own agenda, many former Trump supporters have taken to burning their Make America Great Again hats in an act of defiance.
The extremist anarchist-communist group Antifa has been in the headlines because of recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Yet while the organization has been applauded by some left-leaning news outlets for including white nationalists and neo-Nazis in its list of targets, the organization wasn’t always about targeting “fascism,” as it claims. The organization was initially part of
Minors have been harassed on buses by asylum seekers who are guests of the ruling party, the PD (Partito Democratico), operating in the province of Grosseto. Some parents of minors who on Wednesday afternoon traveled from Grosseto to Massa Marittima reported episodes that are described as “routine”. Even though they are viewed as molesters, nothing or
Up to 47 confirmed cases of Chikungunya, twenty more than yesterday’s total. Almost all nineteen are residents or have stayed in the municipality of Anzio, while one is in the province of Latina. It is an infection that is transmitted by the puncture of some species of mosquito and gives similar symptoms to influenza, in some
In addition to the ghost landings that have never ceased, they are also being brought in by ferries. Obviously they have room in the hotels operated by Coop, Vatican and ‘Ndrangheta: Over 1200 arrivals in the last 24 hours. With other ships arriving, one even took the invaders directly from a Libyan port.