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Alarm Phone: “They took us, they even deported us. Inshallah next time…”

We republish the Alarm Phone 6 Week Report, 23 July – September 2, to give an idea about what happens at the outer borders of the European Union in a time period of 6 weeks. After the Alarm Phone report we published a short call about our work with S.O.S. Kladusa and Cars of Hope at the Bosnian/Croatian border. Winter is coming and we need your support.

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#FreeSarahAndSean: Criminalisation of life-savers continues

Seán and Sarah have now been in custody for 14 days (today even 15 fays, EIE). They have been arrested because of their work with refugees on Lesvos.

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#NoBorders: One world, one humanity

Increasingly, we are trapped by militarised borders. Since the ’80s and ’90s, border controls have become more and more brutal, inhumane and all-pervasive. The answer of the capitalist-imperialist States to augmented migration has been to make it impossible for most to travel legally, build detention centres for immigrants and to carry out more deportations.

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#Syriza 2018: a Blast from the Past

Greece: A brief reminder. In January 2015 Paul Mason proclaimed on his Twitter account: “come to Athens – the revolution is happening”. It is 2018 now, and three years later it is Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, who is ecstatic: “You did it! Congratulations to Greece and its people on ending the programme of financial assistance.” What happened?

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#Croatia: Another Case of Police Violence Against Refugees

Croatia: And yet another case of police violence while people try to reach the European Union.

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Italy: 150 refugees stuck on Diciotti ship start hunger strike

Italy, August 25: Some 150 refugees stuck on board the coast guard ship Diciotti in the Sicilian port of Catania  have started a hunger strike. They are blocked from disembarking by the Italian government. They have been in the port for the last five days. The Italian government is demanding that other European nations take in the people aboard the vessel.

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Italy Launches Criminal Investigation Against Rescuers

Official statement by investigated Iuventa Crew members.

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Migrants rescued in Distress in Maltese Search and Rescue Zone illegally transferred to Tunisian territorial waters

Over the past four days, the WatchTheMed Alarm Phone has collected information that strongly suggest that a boat carrying 40 migrants from several African countries seeking protection in Europe was illegally transferred into Tunisian territorial waters after having already reached international waters and the Maltese Search and Rescue (SAR) zone.

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Fascist Italian minister of interior, #Salvini threatens to send refugees back to Libya during stand-off with #Malta

The Italian minister of interior Salvini from the fascist Lega party, keeps playing with the lives of refugees. During the night hours 450 refugees were crammed in a wooden boat in international waters. Although the refugees are rescued now, Salvini threatens to send them back to Libya.

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#NoG20: High-Tech Repression And “Left Extremist Database” In Europe

A process of ongoing high-level cooperation between European governments following the G20 in Hamburg this time last year has led to the creation of a “black bloc task force,” as well as what appears to be a Europe-wide digital database of so-called “left wing extremists” based on a dubious and toxic ideological framework, according to a series of articles, activist commentary, and government documents.

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