A shocking one-in-three United Nations employees report they have been sexually harassed at work over the past two years, according to a first-of-its-kind survey – and the figure is even higher for whole-career harassment.
While the most common types of “harassment” reported were “sexual stories or jokes that were offensive” and “offensive remarks about appearance, body or sexual activities,” more serious transgressions were also common, including offensive gestures and touching, as well as unwelcome attempts at conversation about sexual matters.
Two-thirds of the harassers were male. Only a third of the victims said they “took action” following the harassment. The survey was conducted by management consultancy Deloitte in the form of a confidential online questionnaire.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a letter to UN staff that the “sobering statistics” provided “evidence of what needs to change” to improve the UN’s work environment. While he claime Continue reading…
The Greek Minister of Migration, Dimitris Vitsas, revealed on Friday that the influx of migrants over the land border with Turkey increased by almost 300 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year.
There was an increase of 10 percent in migration to the Aegean islands during the same period.
Vitsas said that a total of 47,929 migrants arrived in Greece in 2018 compared to 34,707 in 2017. Of that number, 32,155 individuals landed on the islands, while 15,814 went across the Evros River along the land border with Turkey.
Though the Evros frontier is heavily guarded, it is still an easier way to get into Greece than taking a boat to an island in the Mediterranean or Aegean.
Islands such as Lesvos, Samos, and Chios have essentially become dead-ends for migration, where thousands of asylum seekers and migrants remain stuck in squalid camps.
Greece issued an official complaint to both the European Commission and Turkish authorities in October of 2018, blaming the Tur Continue reading…
A man has been spared jail after he spat in a nine-month-old baby’s face and shouted ‘white people shouldn’t breed’.
Rezzas Abdulla targeted Layla-Jean in her pushchair last January in South Shields while she was out with her mother, Rebecca Telford. He approached without warning, lent into the pushchair and spat.
Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the court that he then made his racist comment before walking off.
When Rebecca confronted him he told her to ‘shut the f*** up’ then walked off. Abdulla, who has two previous convictions for race-hate attacks on white females, was later tracked down through CCTV.
Abdulla, from South Shields, was convicted of racially aggravated common assault after a trial at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, which he did not attend.
In a victim impact statement Rebecca told the police: ‘I am completely disgusted and distressed that a grown man, regardless of race or religion, would spit on a defenceless baby in a completely Continue reading…
Highly organised Nigerian gangs are earning “extremely high profits” from trafficking children into 12 European countries, including Ireland, for prostitution, according to the EU police agency.
Victims are often forced to pay off ‘smuggling debts’ of tens of thousands of euro.
Europol said victims generate a smuggling debt of between €30,000-€60,000 each — and that paying off the debts can take years.
The agency said Nigerian criminal groups are organised into cells, typically run by females, known as “madams”, with men working in supportive roles.
The Europol report on the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims said southern EU countries, such as Italy and Spain, are the main entry points for trafficked Nigerians.
It said victims are then forced into prostitution in both the two entry countries and 10 other member states, including Ireland.
It said Nigerian organised crime gangs pose a “great challenge” to EU law enforcement. It s Continue reading…
Ninety-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles by a leading American research institution, after doubling down on his controversial conclusions linking race and intelligence.
Despite nearly half a century service to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Watson, a world-renowned geneticist, lost all of his honorary titles of Chancellor Emeritus, Oliver R. Grace Professor Emeritus and Honorary Trustee, for refusing to retract his own scientific conclusions.
In 2007, Watson was suspended from all of his positions held at the New York lab following a scandal centering around his claim about the “inherently gloomy” future of the African continent. “All our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really,” he told the Times newspaper at the time.
While having initially issued an apology for his comments, allowing him to maintain his hono Continue reading…
Despite being pro refugee all these years, Leo Varadkar has finally seen the situation first hand and has admitted on his FIRST visit to a refugee camp, that it had changed his perspectives on the issue, but said it would still be mistaken to dismiss people’s concerns about migration. Controversially, he admitted migrants affect housing back home, something the political class have been denying vocally.
Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.
“If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately,” said Yellow Vest “sympathizer” Tahz San on Facebook. “It’s elected officials’ worst nightmare.”
Protesters plan to empty their bank accounts on Saturday, withdrawing as much money as possible in a bid to undermine the French banks – if not the euro itself. The plan is to “scare the state legally and without violence,” forcing the government to adopt the movement’s Citizens’ Referendum Initiative, which would allow citizens to propose and vote on new laws.
“We are going to get our bread back…you’re making money with our dough, and we’re fed up,” said protester Maxime Nicolle in a video message shared on YouTube.
Following the brutal attack on populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Frank Magnitz, a far-left extremist Antifa group have allegedly taken credit for the attack in a post on a well-known far-left website.
The post, which was made on the Indymedia platform, credits the brutal attack on Magnitz to the Antifa group “Antifaschistischer Frühling Bremen” who made the post at 6 p.m. local German time on Wednesday.
Only an archive of the post remains online as the link to the original, which still displays on a Google search, says the post has either been deleted or is inaccessible, with the message “you do not have permission to access this page” displayed.
In the post, the group takes credit for the attack on the populist MP who serves as AfD chairman in Bremen, saying: “The anti-fascist spring Bremen announces that we wanted to free the AfD politician F. Magnitz of his fascist ideas on Monday at 18.00 clock local time.”
The Taoiseach has offered consular services to a Belarusian man arrested in Syria where he was fighting for the Islamic State. Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev (45) is an Irish citizen but has not lived in Ireland since 2013. He was among five jihadi’s captured in Syria by US backed forces in the east of the war-torn.. Continue reading…
Italy’s Euroskeptic deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has said he wants Italy and Poland to join together to create a “European Spring” which could end the long-standing French and German domination on the continent.
Speaking during a press conference with Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński in Warsaw on Wednesday, Salvini said that Poland and Italy “will be part of the new spring of Europe, the renaissance of European values” which would create a “new equilibrium” where the dominance of France and Germany is diminished.
The leader of the Northern League party said that upcoming European parliamentary elections, set for May, could lead away from a Europe “that is run by bureaucrats.”
Salvini, who is aiming to forge alliances with other Eurosceptic parties across Europe ahead of the elections, was in Warsaw for meetings with members of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, which shares a similar anti-immigration and anti-Brussels ide Continue reading…
GARDAÍ are expected to conduct a review into an Irish passport holder and suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist who has been captured in Syria, after it emerged he was on a Garda watchlist in Ireland. Continue reading…
Yet another teenage German girl has been found murdered by a migrant and this latest case has rocked the quiet Western town of Saint Augustin.
German media reports that the suspect (19) who was in possession of both German and Kenyan passports was arrested after the girl’s body was discovered at a refugee and homeless shelter in
He has since confessed to the murder stating that he met the girl in a pub on November 30th and that she had agreed to return to his refugee shelter where there was an altercation and she was killed.
The area of Germany has been blighted by migrant sex attacks and murders, one the most notable was when an 18-year-old student was gang raped in Freiburg, and 7 Syrians and one German
citizen were arrested for the crime.
This heinous attack coupled with other atrocities committed by migrants prompted protests but they were condemned by German government and media and were suppressed by authorities.
For years, Rachel Dolezal led a secret life in the Pacific Northwest. Her friends believed she was a black woman with a passion for African-American issues. Others saw her as a vocal civil rights leader who later became the local N.A.A.C.P. president in Spokane, Wash.
She was also a liar, her parents said. Estranged from their daughter, her parents came forward in June 2015 to out her as a white woman who had carried on a giant ruse, exposing her in what quickly morphed from a local story into an international sensation. Continue reading…