The number of international refugees due to war, genocide, political repression & persecution, climate change, & plunder is close to 300 million & expected to rise to nearly a billion in the next few decades. When was the last time we saw any substantial reporting about their situation? About where they’re living since they’re denied asylum? About how many have drowned trying to cross oceans? About what happens to them when they have no place to go? For that matter, when was the last time we saw any credible journalism about the wars creating a substantial majority of those refugees? Why are their lives of so little importance? Is it the ethos of ‘if we don’t report it, then it isn’t happening’? Or is it mainly to hide the criminalities & growing rightwing extremism that is taking over so many governments. We are living in the barbaric phase of capitalism.