Turkey started mass expulsion of Syrians and at the same time refuses to take back migrants from Greece under the EU-Turkey readmission deal.Continue reading Suspension of EU-Turkey Deal and Mass Deportations from Turkey
Lesvos. Greece. Statement by No Border Kitchen Lesvos on the situation in the Moria 2.0 during the current lockdown.Continue reading No Border Kitchen #Lesvos: Another #lockdown, more tragedy
Lesvos. Greece. Statement by No Border Kitchen Lesvos on the “New Pact on migration and asylum”.Continue reading No Border Kitchen Lesvos: New Pact on migration and asylum will be a nightmare
European Union member states play a major role in the disgusting abuse of migrants at the Greek/Turkish border. The closing of EU borders and the EU/Turkey deal lead to the current situation in no man’s land between the Turkish/Greek border. The Erdogan regime send people to the border, dont let them return to Turkey, and Greek cops are teargassing migrants to “defend” this EU border. Its no surprise that Erdogan is abusing the situation of migrants to put pressure on NATO “allies”. Merkel, one of the architects of the inhuman EU/Turkey deal was warned more than once about the consequences of this deal. We want to stress that its the xenophobic and racist policies of EU member states that makes it possible for Erdogan to blackmail the EU. There is a lot more to say about these policies and we surely will publish an article about that in the coming days. For now we decided to re-publish a short overview about the current developments. What follows is an article by Are you Syrious about the situation at the border. We don’t share all views in the article, as we think the responsibillity of EU member states is not made clear enough. On the other hand we are aware that Are You Syrious published a lot of other articles about the EU Turkey deal and the key role the EU is playing in this disgusting power game. For us, the question is: how long are we going to tolerate this situation and what are we going to do about it?Continue reading #FortressEurope: Stuck in No Man’s Land
March 18, 2020. It happened as it was to be expected: Four years of standing on the sidelines have resulted in a catastrophe. 40,000 human beings, penned up in hopelessly overcrowded EU-hotspot centres like Moria on Lesvos Island, living under squalid living and hygienic conditions, will soon face the deadly disease.Continue reading #RefugeesWelcome! Don’t shoot! Stop Europe’s trend towards fascism!
Pressrelease by Lesvos Solidarity about the inhuman and illegal detention in the Prokeka prison in the Moria refugee camp of 31 year old K.M.
Call for a banner action on March 12, 2020, in solidarity with migrants in Greece and the EU outer borders.Continue reading Solidarity with persons seeking protection in greece and the eu external borders – March 21: International Day Against #Racism
The atrocities on the Balkanroute and the Mediterranean Sea are happening on a daily basis for years now and everybody in Europe knows it. Now Moria burned down to the ground, and it was not an accident. A personal account on the Balkanroute: Appealing to European politicians doesn’t make sense.Continue reading Riot Turtle after #Moria burned down to the ground: “When European politicians speak about freedom, they speak about their freedom to repress non-Europeans.”
Greece. Its difficult to write something on last weekends demonstrations against the authoritarian state and police brutality across the Greek territory. Many different groups and people were involved in the demonstrations, among them some parts of Syriza in some of the demonstrations. In the times Syriza was in power, there was a lot of police brutality as well. The treatment of migrants wasn’t much different. The inhumane EU-Turkey deal was implemented under the Syriza government. Camps like Moria already existed before Nea Demokratia won the last elections. The evictions of migrant squats and the accompanied police brutality in Exarcheia started under the Syriza government. So its quite problematic that Syriza is now presenting themselves as a party against police brutality, because it just doesn’t fit with the reality on the ground when Syriza was governing the Greek territory. What follows is a piece by Yannis Youlountas on last weekends demonstrations across the Greek territory, to give an idea what’s going on, but please remember, Syriza & friends are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem. In some of the demonstrations there was also a strong presence of anarchist comrades.
Image above: Demonstration in Patras on March 13, 2021.Continue reading Greece: Numerous demonstrations against an authoritarian society and the police state
We are witnessing an unprecedented escalation at the European external borders. Demonstration, Saturday March 7, 2020, 18:30, station forecourt (Bahnhofsvorplatz, Döppersberg), Wuppertal main train station (Hbf), Wuppertal, Germany.Continue reading #Wuppertal, #Germany – Demonstration, March 7: Stop the murderous compartmentalization of the European external border!