Thursday, 25 June 2015

Links 25/6/15 compact version


The New York Times maps refugee movements around the globe. 

An interview with Ratna Omidvar about how the Canadian migration regime differs from other countries: 
In Canada, we are able to boast that none of our mainstream political parties at the national level have an anti-immigration platform. We are becoming exceptional among Western countries for this. Anti-immigration parties have won seats in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands. Why not here? We are not immune from the undercurrents of nationalism that drive support for these ideologies. The proposed Quebec Charter of Values was a wake-up call for anyone who thought differently. There are concerning narratives outside Quebec too: immigrants are stealing jobs, women in niqabs don’t share our values, etc. Political leadership has a role in changing hearts and minds, and Canadian politicians must be use their power of influence with great care. 
Canadian Civil Liberties Association: An interview with Ratna Omidvar, May 19, 2015
Dr Tim Soutphommasane's 40th Anniversary Oration for the Australian  Refugee Association on the two sides of sanctuary. 

Hillary Clinton talks about race in her campaign. 

The Washington Post and The Guardian on why white terrorists are rarely called that. 

More deadlocks in the Greek debt talks

The American Conservative interviews Peter W. Singer on Ghost Fleet, a fictional novel about a future naval war between the US and China. 

Pop Culture: 

The New York Times on Nina Simone

Roxane Gay's TED talk. 

An attempt to reinvent fast food: 
There are a lot of things that Choi and Patterson (and their third partner, San Francisco restaurant financier Hanson Li) still have to figure out. The first LocoL is scheduled to open in the historically black Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts by the end of 2015; a second is set to open in San Francisco’s troubled Tenderloin district soon after. Choi and Patterson want to expand to other California cities as well — East Oakland, Pacoima and Anaheim — as well as Detroit. They have ideas about franchising (they’d like to handpick “chefs within communities, or civic leaders, or artisans” to run their restaurants); ideas about staffing (they’d like to hire mostly local newcomers and pay them 20 percent more than the minimum wage); ideas about community service (they’d like each location to host basic cooking classes); and ideas about the future of institutional food (they’d eventually like to reimagine hospital and prison cuisine as well). 
Yahoo! News: The burger that could fix fast food, June 15, 2015

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