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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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The Doctor Confesses: How A Spy Escaped Iran

The Doctor Confesses: How A Spy Escaped Iran | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
In the Iran of the Ayatollahs, he was a Jew, a writer, a doctor performing abortions, and eventually, reluctantly, a spy.

 

A wonderful story of courage, resorcefulness and resilience.  As the reviewer points out, it is part of a growing body of refugee literature - stories that need to be told.

 

'This memoir by Sydney-based Iranian-Jewish doctor Kooshyar Karimi may well turn out to be my book of the year. It is an extraordinarily vivid evocation of what it was like to grow up as a secret Jew in the Iran of the Ayatollahs, a world Karimi likens to George Orwell's 1984, where informers are everywhere and almost everyone is forced to lead a double life.'

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Six issues missing from the asylum seeker debate

Six issues missing from the asylum seeker debate | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
When asylum seekers die at sea there are too many things we don’t want to talk about. Following the news of another asylum boat capsizing yesterday, at 2pm the federal Parliament began with a sombre and…...

 

'No one is talking about the invisibility of border-related deaths in Australia. There is no official cumulative record of who has died en route and post-entry into Australia and why.

 

............. deaths of asylum seekers at sea are but one kind of death among many others, which also need to be recognised. For example, deaths in Australian immigration detention centres are not considered deaths “in custody” for the purpose of the monitoring program run by the Australian Institute of Criminology.'

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