Since I wrote this on Facebook it turned out that the Macedonian government made the smart decision to not do the dirty work of the EU but instead (like Greece) let all refugees pass through the border (since everyone knew they didn’t want to settle in Macedonia, or for that matter in Greece) but wanted to continue to pass borders towards the center of Europe. This just makes the activists in Berlin that gives practical support to the refugees so much more hopeful.
Judith Pasternak tells a different story from Iraq, one where there is hope and nonviolent resistance by the masses, something our mainstream media has overlooked. Instead we only get the war and terror stories. The brave people that struggle for a nonviolent and popular change in Iraq – or Syria today – need our support. One place to begin is to learn about their struggles.