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The influx of refugees and migrants to European shores
The second decade of the 21st century saw an influx of refugees and migrants in Europe on an unprecedented scale. This raging crisis was initially sparked by the Syrian civil war which uprooted hordes of people fleeing dense cities, like Damascus, Homs and Aleppo. Elsewhere, in Africa, conflicts like the South Sudanese civil war, authoritarian regimes in Eritrea and economic hardships in places like Ethiopia and Nigeria have coalesced into a mixed bag of genuine asylum seekers and economic migrants posing as asylum seekers, most of which made their entry into Europe by crossing the Mediterranean sea via Libya and, in far-flung countries like Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children belonging to the Shia Muslim ethnic group Hazara have fled persecution at the hands of the resurgent Sunni Islamist Taliban en route to Europe by clandestine travel, just like asylum seekers from Iraq and Syria who fled terror waged by the Islamic State. The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol affords all refugees the guarantee that they shall not be forcibly returned to a country where they would face serious threats to their lives or freedom (core principle of non-refoulement). The burgeoning EU migrant crisis is a polarizing issue which continues to have currency.
Ellen Hodgson Brown, President & Founder of the Public Banking Institute (PBI) and author of such books as "The Web of Debt", The Public Bank Solution", addresses the PBI 2012 conference in Philadelphia.
Victoria Grant, seen here aged 12 years old, addresses the first annual Public Banking Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Her father and she discovered that the debt money system was what was wrong with the Canadian economy and decided to do something about it.
The Bank of North Dakota was established by legislative action in 1919 to promote agriculture, commerce and industry. North Dakota is the only state to have escaped the credit crisis. For every year since 2008, it has run a budget surplus and it has the lowest unemployment figures in the US, the lowest default rate on its loans and the lowest foreclosure rate.
Mike Krauss, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Project, puts forward his proposal, based on the success of the Bank of North Dakota, to create a Public Bank for the state of Pennsylvania. Such a move would free the state from the clutches of the Fed, reduce the debt burden, boost investments and serve the public interest.
Most people hold the view that their bank deposits are safe with the big commercial banks, however, this assumption is not based on the facts. This video features official government documents detailing information that should sound anyone's alarm bells [edited].