Seeing privileged Westerners complaining about their miniscule issues relating to their reactions to an online dictator in #TwitterMigration, makes me extra mindful of war, climate, and other human refugees who need to physically relocate their homes from one country to another and don’t have any support systems at all.
🎧 The Daily: Unearthing the Truth in Myanmar | New York Times
During a reporter’s trip to a part of the country where many Rohingya Muslims once lived, the government’s official narrative began to crack.
📺 October 3, 2018 | Amanpour & Company | PBS
Christiane Amanpour interviews Michael Lewis, author of “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,” “Moneyball,” & “The Big Short;” and Peter Szijjarto, the Hungarian Foreign Minister. Michel Martin interviews Larry Ward, the Chief Marketing Officer at Gun Dynamics.
What a painfully depressing episode
🎧 A visit to Hummustown | Eat This Podcast
Refugees selling the food of their homeland to get a start in a new life is, by now, a cliché. Khaled (in the photo) joined their ranks a year ago. But cliché or not, selling food is an important way to give people work to do, wages, and hope. If it’s happening on your doorstep, which it is, and the food is good, which it is, what’s a hungry podcaster to do? Go there, obviously, and report back. Which is why, a couple of weeks ago, I found myself, microphone in hand, waiting patiently in line for a falafel wrap.
Truth be told, there aren’t that many Syrian refugees in Italy. The most recent official statistics put the total at around 5000 with a little over 600 in Rome. Hummustown is helping a few of them.
- The Hummustown website tells more of the story and has a link to the GoFundMe campaign.
Somewhat different than the usual episode here, but in the best of ways. Still a wonderful look at food, culture, and humanity wrapped up in a fantastic story.