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Barack Obama Finally Spoke Up On Immigration Policies & It's A Big Reality Check

By Nick Ciccone
Former president Barack Obama weighed in on the border crisis Wednesday, June 20, with a Facebook post asking people to imagine themselves in migrants' circumstances. Barack Obama's World Refugee Day post is a big reality check on immigration…

Side-By-Side Comparison Of Life In US And Sweden Proves America Is So, So Behind

By John Haltiwanger
At a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday, President Donald Trump confused a lot of people when he suggested a terror attack occurred in Sweden the night before. The confusion was tied to the fact there hadn't been a terror attack in Sweden the day…

White House Photog Low-Key Trolls Trump With Hidden Messages In Obama Pics

By John Haltiwanger
Pete Souza, who was President Obama's official photographer, has been trolling President Trump nonstop by posting old photos of Obama on Instagram. Many of these photos offer powerful critiques of Trump's statements and policies. They also highlight…

German Paper's Brutal Statement On 'America First' Slogan Is Scarily Accurate

By John Haltiwanger
On Friday, the prominent German magazine Der Spiegel made a brutally accurate statement about President Donald Trump's travel ban and what "America First" truly means. Its cover features an image of Trump holding the decapitated head of the Statue…

Woman's Brutally Honest HONY Post On Why No One Cares About Refugees Goes Viral

By John Haltiwanger
We are currently witnessing the worst refugee crisis of our era, with 65.3 million forcibly displaced people and 21.3 million refugees worldwide. War, persecution and natural disasters, among other reasons, have pushed millions from their…

27 Powerful Photos That Perfectly Capture The Emotional Roller Coaster Of 2016

By John Haltiwanger
It's safe to say that when historians look back on 2016, it will be described as a tumultuous year in which major changes took place across the world. Between worldwide terror attacks, police brutality in the US, Brexit, the war in Syria, the global…

How To Get Involved If You're Worried About The Refugee Crisis Under Trump

By John Haltiwanger
Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear he opposes accepting more refugees -- especially Syrian refugees -- and frequently attempts to paint them as potential terrorists. Trump has described Syrian refugees as a "Trojan horse," and his…

New Zealand Is Doing A Nationwide Secret Santa Because It's The Cutest Country

By John Haltiwanger
It's pretty safe to say most people would agree 2016 has been an abnormally awful year for the world. Between the devastating war in Syria, record high temperatures, the global refugee crisis, a historically divisive election cycle in America,…

Emilia Clarke Channels Khaleesi For Clinton Endorsement In Badass Instagram

By John Haltiwanger
Emilia Clarke – who you might know as Daenerys Targaryen, aka "the mother of dragons" – just made it very clear where she stands in this election with a badass Instagram post. As far as we can tell, Clarke is a British citizen. She's born in…

Why America Needs To Reread The Statue Of Liberty's Poem 130 Years Later

By John Haltiwanger
Friday is the 130th birthday of the Statue of Liberty, one of America's most enduring symbols of freedom and democracy. President Grover Cleveland, who happened to be a former New York governor, dedicated the statue on October 28, 1886, and it…

A No-Nonsense Guide To Where Clinton And Trump Stand On The Issues

By John Haltiwanger
It's not exactly a secret the presidential election has America completely divided. There is a great deal of animosity across the country right now, and people can't seem to have civil conversations about virtually any issue. Amid all this noise, it…

Lena Headey Writes Beautiful Open Letter About Falling In Love With Refugee

By John Haltiwanger
Lena Headey might be cold and heartless as Cersei Lannister in "Game of Thrones," but she's clearly nothing like that in real life. Headey recently visited refugee camps in Greece alongside her co-stars, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Liam…

Chrissy Teigen Doesn't Care About Ryan Lochte's 'Stupid As Shit' Problems

By John Haltiwanger
In the past 24 hours or so, it's come to light US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was not robbed in Rio, as he previously claimed, but pretty much got drunk with his bros, vandalized a gas station bathroom and lied about it. Since we learned the truth…

Here's Why The Country Most Welcoming To Refugees Makes Absolutely No Sense

By John Haltiwanger
Amnesty International recently surveyed 27,000 people regarding the global refugee crisis in 27 countries around the world, and made some surprising discoveries in the process. Ultimately, only around 17 percent of the respondents worldwide said…

Badass Photographer Calls Out The Media For Not Releasing Images Of Refugees

By Alexandra Svokos
I started learning about the global refugee crisis because of photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Two years ago, The New York Times published a photo series by Addario of refugees in Sicily. I had heard about the rush of refugees crossing the…

Angelina Jolie Has A Message About Refugees That We All Need To Hear

By John Haltiwanger
March 15 marked five years since the war in Syria began. So far, it's estimated as many as 470,000 have been killed as a consequence of this brutal conflict. The war's displaced around 11 million Syrians, including around 4.8 million refugees. The…

Any Little Bit Helps: 5 Ways to Support Syrian Refugees Around The World

By Malone Ryan
The global refugee crisis has been described by the EU as the worst refugee crisis since World War II. The UN Refugee Agency reported in its annual "Global Trends Report: World At War" that 59.5 million people had been forcibly displaced at the end…

Four Big Lessons America Can Learn From Canada's New Prime Minister

By John Haltiwanger
Justin Trudeau, Canada's new prime minister, was sworn into office on Wednesday. Trudeau, the son of the legendary former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, is set to usher Canada into a bright and bold new era. His progressive stances on a wide array…

The White House And Kickstarter Are Proving We Can All Help Refugees

By John Haltiwanger
There are currently around 60 million forcibly displaced people across the world. Close to 20 million of these individuals are refugees, the majority coming from Syria. War, violence, poverty, persecution and oppression have driven these people from…

Couple Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize Explains What 'Peace' Means

By John Haltiwanger
In today's world, peace can feel like an incredibly foreign concept, if not a laughable fantasy. Between the global refugee crisis, ISIS, mass shootings in the US and ongoing conflict in many parts of the globe, it's difficult to feel optimistic…

Donald Trump Says If He Becomes President, He'll Force Out All Refugees

By John Haltiwanger
There's a plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty engraved with words from Emma Lazarus' sonnet "The New Colossus." It reads, Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming…

America Forgot All About Afghanistan, But We're Still Fighting There

By John Haltiwanger
In December 2014, after 13 years of fighting, the United States formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan. The war claimed 2,224 American lives and, combined with the Iraq War, cost an estimated $1.6 trillion. Upon the war's conclusion,…

'Humans Of NY' Uses Emotional Posts To Reveal The Humanity Of Refugees

By John Haltiwanger
The popular photoblog Humans of New York (HONY) garnered millions of fans by combining powerful photos with insightful and often humorous captions. Brandon Stanton, HONY's creator, helped illuminate the day-to-day lives of people often viewed as…

President Obama Plans To Take In At Least 10,000 Refugees In 2016

By John Haltiwanger
On Thursday, the White House announced the United States will take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, The Hill reports. So far, the US only admitted around 1,500 Syrian refugees -- out of about four million in total. Accordingly, those who…

How America Is Basically Ignoring The Worst Refugee Crisis Of Our Era

By John Haltiwanger
WARNING: This article contains disturbing images.  A 3-year-old boy's dead body was found by a police officer on a beach in Turkey on Wednesday, another casualty of a devastating war that's claimed nearly a quarter of a million lives. Syria has been…