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Rotterdam, Netherlands: Demonstration May 30, 2021 – Close DCR: No One Is Illegal!

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!

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The situation on the french-italian border after the eviction of the Casa Cantoniera in Oulx – Post Eviction Update, April 2021

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.

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Grazia Tanta: Demography in Europe – a world of inequalities (2015-2020)

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.

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Radio Free Mytillini episode #4: Migration struggle on Lesvos over the last 20 years [Part 1]

Lesvos. Greece. A podcast by Radio Free Mytillini: episode #4.

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#WhereAreThey: Remembering the lives of those who perished on February 9, 2020

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.

Image above: The deflated rubber boat thought to belong to the 91 people who disappeared in the Mediterranean on February 9, 2020. (Source: Frontex)

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No Border Kitchen Lesvos: Extreme-right rhetoric, thought and idea’s becomes the “new-normal”

Lesvos. Greece. Statementy by No Border Kitchen Lesvos on the current situation on the island.

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How the EU’s inhumane border ‘pushbacks’ are keeping refugees in Africa

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). 

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Greece: Solidarity with refugees is not a crime! Freedom for Alican Albayrak and Huseyin Şahin!

Lesvos. Greece. Statement by Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika Alexandras ave. on Alican Albayrak and Huseyin Şahin, who were arrested on Lesvos.

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Innsbruck, Austria, December 19: Blockades – Close deportation centers!

Innsbruck. Austria. On December 19, 2020, about 30 activists blocked several streets in downtown Innsbruck to draw attention to the inhumane conditions in the deportation camp Bürglkopf. In addition, the demonstrators loudly criticized the deportations of refugees to Afghanistan, Russia and Nigeria, which were recently carried out.

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