The helpline was set up at the request of Sweden's National Coordinator Against Extremism in late 2015 and run first by the Red Cross and then by Save the Children. But after its official mandate ended earlier this summer, it was not extended, reports SVT. Christer Mattsson, head of Gothenburg University's Segerstedt Institute, which conducts research into violent extremism and has looked at the helpline in depth, criticized the decision as "not well considered". "Generally, the insider area of countering and preventing violent extremism is rather shallow, short-sighted, and always wanting to find and support new projects. And very little research on these projects. This is general, all over the Western world, unfortunately." "We want to have quick results but there is no such thing as quick results when it comes to preventing radicalization. We may have quick results in hindering those who already decided to commit terror by having more forceful legislation concerning surveillance … [Read more...] about Swedish extremism hotline fights for survival after losing funding
Fight for survival
ALPINE, Calif. — The name "Duncan Hunter" has been synonymous with San Diego politics going on four decades: Duncan Lee Hunter was first elected to Congress the year Ronald Reagan took office, used his perch to cultivate the region’s vast military complex, then passed the baton to his son and fellow Republican, Duncan Duane Hunter, in 2008. But with the younger Hunter under criminal investigation by the FBI, this father-son legacy is in serious peril. So the elder Hunter has emerged from retirement to wage an aggressive, behind-the-scenes shadow campaign to save his son and keep their dynasty alive, according to multiple Republicans.Story Continued Below The elder Hunter, 69, has leaned on his network of San Diego contacts to raise money for his son’s campaign — whose war chest, until recently, had lagged behind his Democratic opponents — as well as his legal defense fund. He’s accused the media of trying to “smear” his son. And the … [Read more...] about ‘People are afraid of retribution’: Hunter clan fights for survival
close Video UK judge denies parents' appeal for Alfie Evans UK toddler is fighting for his life. Author Matt Walsh sounds off about the controversial case. In a move that has baffled people around the world, Britain is engaged in a fight with Tom Evans and Kate James to deny life support to their hospitalized 23-month-old son, Alfie – condemning him to death, even though the toddler’s parents want desperately to keep him alive. Two days ago, Pope Francis stepped in and offered Alfie care in Italy. The Italian government went as far as granting citizenship to Alfie in an attempt to have him immediately transferred to Italy. But the British hospital where Alife is staying refused to allow the transfer and the parents sought judgement from the Family Division of the High Court in Manchester. A judge ruled Tuesday that the toddler, who was taken off life support on Monday, is too ill to travel to Vatican City in Rome for treatment. Alfie’s parents appealed … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans deserves the chance to fight for his life — Why is the UK determined to let him die?
Hot Creek has been a certified headliner for generations. The stream that winds through Mono County has been home to a scene in the John Wayne movie “True Grit,” as well as big-screen close-ups featuring Gregory Peck and Steve McQueen.The waterway is a geological star, too — winding its way to a place where periodic geyser eruptions allow it to flex its subterranean muscle. The far cooler sections of the creek also built a rep as a blue-ribbon angling destination, loaded with rainbow and hulking brown trout.Concerns swirled, however, that prolonged drought and changing conditions might force Hot Creek into a sad curtain call.A 2007 survey by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife counted 12,000 fish per mile — one of the highest densities of wild trout in California. A follow-up in 2016 indicated the number had plummeted by a staggering 92 percent.As the annual Eastern Sierra Trout Opener approaches April 28, Hot Creek remains a stream on the … [Read more...] about Outdoors: Hot Creek, famous for movies scenes and wild trout, is fighting for survival
A BRITISH man has been killed in a horror car smash while on holiday in the Philippines after a dumpster truck collided head-on with his car. The lifeless body of James McGrory, 59, was pulled from the wreckage after the huge lorry allegedly veered into the lane he was driving in on Tuesday afternoon. McGrory - full name James William McGrory, known as Jim - died instantly on impact. He was due to return home to Northern Ireland today. McGrory was in the car with his Filipino girlfriend, Pamela, who was taken to the local Southern Philippines Medical Centre with traumatic brain injuries. She is currently fighting for her life and has a 50/50 chance of survival. British tourist James McGrory fatal crash into an oncoming lorry in the Philippines that 'veered into the wrong lane' The couple were on a country road in Davao City, in the southern end of the Philippines, when the accident occurred. Photos from the scene show their mangled vehicle surrounded by locals peering inside. … [Read more...] about Brit tourist killed in Philippines and girlfriend left fighting for life after ‘out-of-control rubbish truck smashes head-on into his car’