Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Europe's Unwanted

At left, a poster from 'La Blessure' a French film detailing the violations described in Segment 1. A haunting film, I'm told. I have yet to see it.

Our continent's tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to be....

Segment 1 - Welcome to France
A recent report by the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner criticized the way the French authorities treat people seeking refugee status.
Download the Council of Europe report here...

Segment 2 - Dukhobor Exodus from Georgia
Civil war in Georgia sparked a dramatic exodus of the traditional Dukhobors back to Russia. Those who chose to remain say they now feel like a minority in their own villages. As Guy Degen reports, many Dukhobors are wondering whether to stay or go.
Did you know that many Dukhobors live in Canada? Click here for a link their community.
Segment 3 - Poverty Grows in the Netherlands
When the Internet bubble burst at the end of the 90s, so did the technogically driven Dutch economy. Kok Vroman, researcher at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analyis, told his findings to our Michel Walraven.

Segment 4 - Cardboard Citizens
Nicola Fell reports on the Cardboard Citizens, the only professional homeless theatre in the UK and leaders in this field throughout the world.
The official site.

Click here for a high quality mp3 of this week's show....


At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why so many people want to expand Europe past its border into Asia. While countries like Georgia may now seem Asian, they are in fact.

Perhaps we need to re-name the continents - but keep Georgia, Turkey and other ASIAN countries out of Europe.

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Jonathan Groubert said...

So what is your criteria for that which is European? Geographically, Georgia is nowhere near Europe, but is Christian. Turkey, on the other hand, is partially located in Europe, but is Muslim. However Turkey has enforced secularism. So what qualifies Georgia? Should religion be a factor? And if so, is that a fair criterion in systems that REQUIRE seperation of church and state?


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