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Banksy mural of Steve Jobs as refugee to be protected

Updated December 13, 2015 07:25:25

Man stands in front of mural of man holding an old computer and bag over his shoulder Photo: Banksy’s mural of Steve Jobs depicted as a refugee at Calais migrant camp will be protected. (Banksy)

British graffiti artist Banksy’s mural of late Apple founder Steve Jobs as a refugee on a wall in the Calais migrant camp in northern France will be protected, along with two other Banksy operates in other parts of the city.

The Banksy mural depicts a life-size Jobs carrying a shoulder bag and an early-model Apple computer on a wall at the entrance of the Calais camp, surrounded by immigrants’ tents.

Authorities in Calais mentioned they program to shield the murals with glass or transparent plastic panels.

“We discovered out about the presence of this artwork on Friday and have decided to protect it, so it is not damaged,” a Calais city spokeswoman stated.

Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart told nearby newspaper Nord Littoral that the artwork is an chance for the city.

“It is extremely excellent, and it has a message,” she said.

Banksy's version of The Raft of the Medusa Photo: Banksy’s version of The Raft of the Medusa in Calais’s town centre. (Banksy)

Banksy, whose identity has in no way been confirmed, stated in a uncommon statement to British media that Apple only exists since US authorities permitted in a young man from Homs, Syria.

“We’re typically led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s sources but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant,” said Banksy, who is well-known for painting ironic murals in unexpected locations.

Some 6,000 migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East live in a so-named “jungle” of camps in Calais and are attempting repeatedly to enter Britain by jumping onto lorries, hiding on trains and walking by means of the tunnel in the hope of much better lives there than in continental Europe.

In a second Banksy mural by the Calais beach, a child appears towards Britain through a telescope, with a vulture perched on the telescope.

Banksy's mural of a child with a Telescope in Calais Photo: Banksy’s mural of a child with a telescope close to a Calais beach points towards Britain (Banksy)

A third perform in the city, close to the immigration office, reproduces a black-and-white version of The Raft of the Medusa, a famous painting of shipwreck survivors by 19th-Century French painter Theodore Gericault.

It shows survivors on a raft desperately waving to catch the interest of what looks like a contemporary yacht on the horizon.

The Banksy website carries a photo of the mural with the subscription: “We’re not all in the identical boat.”

In September, the artist said on his website that timber and fixtures from his temporary Dismaland theme park in western England would be sent to construct shelters for migrants in Calais.


Subjects: visual-art, refugees, immigration, france, england, united-kingdom

First posted December 13, 2015 07:23:08

Agen Sabung Ayam

Refugee urged to drop charges following becoming strangled by boyfriend, court told

Posted December 10, 2015 15:21:23

An Iranian refugee, whose estranged boyfriend used her hijab to strangle her till she passed out, has told Adelaide’s Supreme Court she is “confused” by his actions and was urged by other folks to drop the charges.

Qasem Gardi, an Afghani refugee, was discovered guilty by a judge of attempting to murder the then 18-year-old lady in October final year and will be sentenced next week.

The court heard how Gardi, 20, drove the girl to Para Vista and strangled her with her hijab and his hands.

The teenager, whom the ABC has selected not to name at her request, said the connection was against her family’s cultural beliefs and she felt she had lost their trust.

She arrived in Australia as a refugee from Iran in 2011 and stated she also struggled to trust others and was overwhelmed with worry and nightmares.

“I’m nevertheless tremendously confused by his actions,” she told the court.

“I located it very difficult to get my life back to normal, as I felt an outcast amongst my peers.

“I feel numb, disconnected and unable to trust individuals.”

She mentioned some people urged her to drop the charges.

They were young 17-year-olds in a totally free society bound by their own cultural difficulties.

Defence lawyer Ahura Kalali

“I have been below excellent pressure to maintain my experience unknown,” she said.

“Your actions and behaviours are unforgivable.”

Gardi’s lawyer, Ahura Kalali, said the connection had to be kept a secret since of the couple’s cultural backgrounds.

“It was due to their culture that the relationship had to be kept a secret and that was divisive,” he stated.

“In my submission, it was divisive for each of them.

“They had been young 17-year-olds in a totally free society bound by their own cultural troubles.”

He mentioned his client was separated from his quick family members at about the age of ten, and lived in Iran and Pakistan ahead of coming to Australia alone as a 16-year-old.

Mr Kalali mentioned Gardi was emotionally immature and formed a sturdy emotional bond with the girl.

“The relationship went properly to start with but it started to fracture and it appears that Mr Gardi found it really difficult to accept,” he mentioned.

“It also appears that at the time he had place all of his emotional bond into the complainant provided that he had been separated from his family members.

“He believed he was trying to do the proper factor culturally to stand by her.”

‘Garden variety domestic violence’

But prosecutor Lucy Boord stated Gardi’s actions amounted to a “garden assortment example of domestic violence”.

“It wasn’t an act that took place in a matter of mere seconds,” she stated.

“This was an act where Mr Gardi had a box cutter to restrain [the victim] to then take her away to a distinct place.”

She said the girl was strangled three distinct occasions in 3 ways — the very first two times whilst the automobile was stopped and then when he was driving.

It is not known why Gardi ultimately stopped the attack and called an ambulance.

Audio of the triple- call incorporated Gardi saying he attempted to kill her.

Gardi will be sentenced on December 18.

Topics: crime, law-crime-and-justice, domestic-violence, community-and-society, para-vista-5093

Agen Sabung Ayam

Syrian refugee feeds Berlin’s homeless to ‘give something back’

Posted November 26, 2015 20:58:54

Alex Assali, a Syrian refugee who arrived in Germany last year, is now handing out totally free meals to Berlin’s homeless, to “give one thing back to German individuals” for welcoming him and a lot of much more refugees into their country.

Mr Assali was lately photographed at the meal station that he serves up meals from.

His buddy, Tabea Bu, posted the photo on Facebook, where it has been shared by thousands of folks.

Mr Assali told Buzzfeed he had fled Syria in 2007 since his life was in danger and lived in Libya till final September, when he came to Germany.

Ms Bu mentioned Mr Assali nevertheless had small to his name, but wanted to give some thing back to the nation that had taken him in.

“He actually has lost almost everything he had to leave his household back in Syria because folks wanted to kill him,” Ms Bu wrote in the Facebook post, translated from German by The Telegraph.

“Even though he doesn’t have a lot, he goes on the street and distributes food to the homeless.

“I have the feeling like, God bless him as he is a blessing for so numerous more people.”

Mr Assali told Buzzfeed he had been handing out meals to the homeless since August 2015, from a variety of places across Berlin.

A poster attached to the table in the photo reads: “Our target is to give some thing back to the folks who helped us … We want to be a good part in the German community.”

He stated he had so far been unsuccessful in obtaining a job in Berlin, but that he hoped to continue to give back to the neighborhood.

“My dream [is] to have in [the] future a huge property to support [these] men and women and do anything good for them due to the fact many of them need to have a person to guide them to the right way,” he told Buzzfeed.

Ms Bu mentioned she and Mr Assali had been overwhelmed by the messages of assistance.

“We each by no means imagined what this tiny post could do, but we are satisfied that we did bring a small light into the planet,” she wrote on Facebook.

Subjects: refugees, immigration, human-interest, homelessness, social-media, germany, syrian-arab-republic

Agen Sabung Ayam

Canada reveals Syrian refugee plan

Diyako Salamat, 6, attends a rally in Vancouver asing the government to allow more refugees into the countryImage copyright AP
Image caption The government had originally planned to resettle 25,000 by year’s end

The newly elected Liberal government in Canada will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the finish of the year and 15,000 by the end of February.

The government had previously promised to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the year’s end.

The Liberals committed to bringing the refugees in during the recent election campaign.

CBC News had reported that the federal government will limit the resettlement to females, children and families only.

As confirmed on Tuesday, those who will be regarded as refugees contain families, girls at danger, gays and lesbians and single men who are component of the LGBT community or accompanied by parents.

“We want them to have a roof more than their head, and the correct support,” said Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister John McCallum. “It takes a bit of time to place that all in spot.”

“We’re pleased to take a little a lot more time that initially planned to bring our new friends into the nation.”

The refugees will be both privately sponsored and government assisted, either registered with the UN Refugee Agency or with the government of Turkey.

Government officials promised “robust” overall health and security screenings, to be carried out overseas, and mentioned military and private aircraft will help with transportation of refugees to Canada.

Refugees will go to 36 “location” cities, 12 in Quebec and in the rest of Canada.

Mr McCallum said the attacks in Paris did not have an effect on the government’s selection to slow down the transport of Syrian refugees, citing the logistical struggles with finishing the pledge.

Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau created Canada’s acceptance of Syrian refugees central to his campaign.

After the Paris attacks, he reiterated his commitment to ending Canadian air strikes in Syria and Iraq.

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