Calais. France. Last Tuesday, September 28, Yasser, a young Sudanese man died at the French-British border. Despite his grief, his family chose to bury Yasser’s body in Calais. Yasser’s relatives and members of the Sudanese community in Calais have written the following letter, available in French, Arabic and English (scroll down for the French and Arabic version).Continue reading Message from the refugees after the death of our brother [Calais, France]
The Greek state has a long tradition in the racist management of refugees and migrants within it. The on going war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa (to which the Greek state actively contributes), the exclusion and exploitation policies, as well as ecological disaster, are forcing hundreds of thousands of people to seek a better future in Europe.
The planning of the European Union, however, holds a nightmarish future for them, with the Greek state being behind the expansive military interventions and at the forefront of the war against migrants on the European territories.
Rotterdam. Netherlands. Detention Centre Rotterdam (DCR) was opened 10 years ago. For the last decade this prison – the first correctional facility in the Netherlands built and maintained with a public-private partnership – has served as a base for deportations. Dutch and European migration policies cost thousands of lives, while lining the pockets of the rich and arms dealers. This must stop now!Continue reading Rotterdam, Netherlands: Demonstration May 30, 2021 – Close DCR: No One Is Illegal!
Since the eviction of the Casa Cantoniera on the 23rd of March, the situation has worsened on the border for people attempting to cross it. There is no longer an option of resting or reflecting free of police controls or the prying regulations of associations and NGOs in the upper Susa Valley; without the availability of a place to meet, rest, fuel up, or have a minimum of access to material things, the possibility of organizing has become much more scattered to say the least.Continue reading The situation on the french-italian border after the eviction of the Casa Cantoniera in Oulx – Post Eviction Update, April 2021
In 2007, in the Lisbon Treaty, with pomp and circumstance, territorial and social cohesion was promised within the EU. In 2021, demographic discrepancies remain enormous and permanent.Continue reading Grazia Tanta: Demography in Europe – a world of inequalities (2015-2020)
Lesvos. Greece. A podcast by Radio Free Mytillini: episode #4.Continue reading Radio Free Mytillini episode #4: Migration struggle on Lesvos over the last 20 years [Part 1]
At 04.09 on February 9, 2020, the distress hotline Alarm Phone received a call, a call that was initially no different than the dozens of others the organization receives each year. (In 2019, 101 boats, carrying over 6,200 people, reached out to Alarm Phone for help, compared with just 27 boats in 2018.) A group of 91 people were trapped on a deflating black dinghy off Garabulli, Libya. They gave their GPS coordinates to Alarm Phone, who duly relayed the information to Italian, Maltese and Libyan authorities. The passengers called again at 05.35 — and then, silence. The people on board were never heard from again.
Continue reading #WhereAreThey: Remembering the lives of those who perished on February 9, 2020
Image above: The deflated rubber boat thought to belong to the 91 people who disappeared in the Mediterranean on February 9, 2020. (Source: Frontex)
Lesvos. Greece. Statementy by No Border Kitchen Lesvos on the current situation on the island.Continue reading No Border Kitchen Lesvos: Extreme-right rhetoric, thought and idea’s becomes the “new-normal”
As the death toll from shipwrecks in the Mediterranean continues climbing, in the Horn of Africa Ethopia’s Tigray region is unraveling into deadly violence between the central government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).Continue reading How the EU’s inhumane border ‘pushbacks’ are keeping refugees in Africa
Lesvos. Greece. Statement by Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika Alexandras ave. on Alican Albayrak and Huseyin Şahin, who were arrested on Lesvos.Continue reading Greece: Solidarity with refugees is not a crime! Freedom for Alican Albayrak and Huseyin Şahin!