‘ISIS & drugs everywhere’: Refugees face violence in notorious Moria camp, new doc shows


14-03-19 09:16:00,

Kurds and Yazidis are in fear of their lives as they try to survive amid rampant lawlessness and militant attacks in an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, a controversial new documentary shows.

“My life has been in danger since the first day I arrived here. I haven’t got a good night’s sleep,” one of the residents of the infamous Moria camp told the crew of the documentary ‘Borderless’, which is meant to highlight the migrant crisis in Europe.

The interviewed asylum-seekers claimed the camp was infiltrated by terrorists from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL): “ISIS is here… They can rape, they can kill, they can steal. And the drugs are everywhere.”

They attack minorities, such as Yazidi or Kurds. They killed four Kurds lately in this camp.

The residents also complained that police largely ignore the widespread crime.

“We told them many times to put a camera at least, to protect ourselves,” a man was filmed saying, adding that his requests were rejected.

The facility, designed to accommodate around 3,000 people, currently has 10,000 people living there, most having come from the Middle East. Multiple reports of horrible living conditions coupled with the rampant violence within the camp have sparked protests by human rights groups, locals, and the refugees themselves.

Meanwhile, the producers of ‘Borderless’ have attracted controversy of their own. The project is fronted by Canadian-born pundit and activist Lauren Southern, whom critics have described as ‘far-right’ and accused of spreading hatred against Muslims. Last year, she was briefly detained by the British authorities – for distributing “racist material” – and was barred from entering the country.

The film’s producer Caolan Robertson told RT that his crew decided to explore Moria as they heard of “disastrous things” happening there.

“There was no security there. There was almost no control whatsoever,” he recalled, describing “an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness” he got while staying in the camp.

Robertson, who used to work closely with controversial British anti-immigration campaigner Tommy Robinson, said that asylum-seekers were surprised to encounter radicals in Moria.

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Economics Everywhere, Politics Nowhere: Switzerland’s Six Pointers Towards Hope For Western Civilization

Economics Everywhere, Politics Nowhere: Switzerland’s Six Pointers Towards Hope For Western Civilization

05-10-18 10:00:00,

Authored by Hunter Hastings via CenterForIndividualism.org,

Is there any hope in the Western World that individual citizens can win some release from the relentless and imprisoning growth of government? In the US, government spending, a reasonable proxy for their power over us, increases every year, except for a few minor blips. The citizens’ situation becomes more and more dire. We have precious little say and little influence over our taxes, our health care, our energy and water supplies and costs, not to mention the social rules with which the government constrains us. The number of rules and regulations, using the proxy of pages in the Federal Register, also increases every year, and very few rules are removed. The government closes in on us more and more every day.

There is one western country that we might look at to see a glimpse of hope. That country is Switzerland. In a small landlocked country with precious little in the way of natural resources except water, the people have created a high level of prosperity based on innovation and creative capitalism.

100% Economics, Zero % Politics.

Prior to its 1848 constitution, Switzerland was a confederation of states, each of which was sovereign and independent, bound together by a treaty of mutual defense from external aggression. As a country, it was the most economically developed in Europe. It was religiously and ethnically diverse, highly innovative and highly productive. Huguenots expelled from France in religious wars started the Swiss watch industry, and German protestants escaping Catholic oppression founded major industrial companies. There was a focus on knowledge and education to compensate for the lack of natural resources, and the Swiss were globally networked and energetic traders.

“Economics was everywhere and politics nowhere” was a phrase used to describe this productive, energetic, innovative, decentralized trading nation in the mid nineteenth century. What a wonderful picture of economic freedom unencumbered by political extraction is conjured up by that description.

Switzerland has been able to retain some of these characteristics despite the predations of the twentieth century. It stayed on a gold standard until 1999, and resisted internationalization until it joined the UN in 2002.

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