Home » Posts tagged with » Refugees

Benefit Concert: Supporting Refugees

Benefit Concert: Supporting Refugees

Musician and activist Paul Gulda spoke at the TVR Salon on June 10th with his friend Adalat Khan, an Asylum Seeker from the Swat region of Pakistan where dozens of schools have been bombed and hundreds of lives destroyed in the aftermath of the ongoing fighting.  Ordinary citizens are being caught between government forces, Taliban, and the drones used by […]

Paul Gulda: Improvising A Life of Art And Activism

Paul Gulda: Improvising A Life of Art And Activism

The asylum law protesters had been camped out at the Votivkirche for a couple of weeks when pianist Paul Gulda visited them for the first time in mid January. He had been asked to contribute a message of solidarity for their website. But as he read more about the occupation, he decided he needed to […]

Protest Song Contest 2013

The Rabenhof Theater and radio station FM4 sound the annual call for the Protest Song Contest, providing musicians with an outlet for their views. Participants submit new compositions as well as covers, but lyrics must be original. A jury selected 25 finalists to compete in the contest. On 12 February, the top 10 entries will […]

Seeking Sanctuary: Refugees Protest Asylum Law

Seeking Sanctuary: Refugees Protest Asylum Law

It was freezing outside the Votivkirche in mid-January as a small group of journalists waited for the Caritas social workers to open the doors. “You’ll have to wait about an hour,” we were finally told. “There are just too many journalists in there now.” The security guards, hired by Caritas, turned away a few unknowing […]

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act

It’s a familiar scene in Vienna: Officers of the so-called foreigners’ police (Fremdenpolizei) take action against asylum seekers or illegal refugees, while anti-deportation activists stand by documenting the procedure on hand-held cameras. The police don’t like it, but what can they do? Plenty, it seems. In a dramatic recent case involving a family with a […]

Rural Development that Works

Awareness about development solutions and innovations create the actual bridge to access to vital resources. Webster University helps create awareness about the crisis of resources for the world’s poor by supporting global relations.  Through academic conferences and student volunteers Webster is building relationships within the international community. At the 15th Annual Webster Humanitarian Conference hosted […]

Hoping for a Chance

Hoping for a Chance

The recent high-profile theft of the Stradivari violin by a group of Georgian asylum seekers has dominated the headlines, clouding the larger issues.The status of the  overwhelming majority of political refugees remains in limbo where prejudices, processing delays and restrictions on employment make lives untenable. We arrived at midday at the Mödling Betreuungsstelle für unbegleiteteminderjährige […]

From Beijing to Darfur

Rape, starvation, displacement and mass murder. Not since the Rwandan genocide, has the world seen such a calculated campaign of brutality as in western Sudan. Darfur is “the largest and most complex humanitarian problem on the globe,” according to the United Nations and considered to be “this century’s first genocide” by the United States. In […]

Ute Bock: Giving Refuge

Ute Bock: Giving Refuge

Even though it’s 17:00, Ute Bock hasn’t eaten anything except a slice of bread and butter all day. The big blue coffee cup on her desk is always refilled. Even at 64, that seems to keep her going through a day when she has already dealt with about 60 cases of refugees and asylum seekers […]

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone