Several airlines involved in the recent evacuation from Kabul have been making money for years deporting vulnerable refugees back to Afghanistan.Continue reading Deportation airlines return to Afghanistan to cash in on evacuation flights
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.
Last month, Freedom reported on the plight of 32 people from Afghanistan seeking asylum in the EU imprisoned on the Polish-Belarus border and left there without food, shelter or medical assistance for weeks. These people are the victims of a diplomatic spat between the dictatorial regime of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and the EU.Continue reading Murder by negligence on EU border [Poland, Belarus]
Poster and zine by Crimethinc, Ill Will Editions and Its Going Down: Break The Borders: For Solidarity, Mutual Aid, And Fire To The American Plantantion.Continue reading Break The Borders: For Solidarity, Mutual Aid, And Fire To The American Plantantion
France. UK. Last Thursday (August 12, 2021) an Eritrean man died after he was recovered from the channel when the boat he and others were traveling to the UK on sank. One other person is feared missing at sea. The details are unclear and questions remain about how the authorities responded and what they will do to search for the missing person. What is clear is that once again the racist border system build up by European states to restrict the free movement of Non-Europeans has taken more lives. Below we summarise the information we currently have and call for the abolition of this lethal border.Continue reading France – UK: This border kills! One person dead and one feared missing at sea after shipwreck last Thursday
Italy. Claviere. August 5. 2021. This morning at 6 o’clock we woke up to the shots of Carabinieri, police and firemen destroying the barricades.Continue reading Susa Valley: eviction of the occupied customs house in Claviere
Italy. Susa Valley. Claviere. Today 31 july 2021, we have occupied Claviere’s ex customs, the Dagona Occupata. The building place that represented both border’s control and repression, and free circulation of products and tourists, now becomes a self-organized refuge, a space for political organization and direct solidarity, free and open to everyone.Continue reading Susa Valley: former customs squatted in Claviere, statement against all borders
Greece. Lesvos. The world as we have known it is currently being reshaped by a pandemic. This ongoing situation is being exploited to amplify existing inequalities, increase forms of social control by the state, close borders, and push through measures that would have otherwise been met with heavy resistance. Those already with the least before the pandemic–the poor, the elderly, survivors of domestic violence and gender-based violence, homeless people, people struggling with addiction, and migrants– are now even more exposed, with fewer and fewer support structures still operating.Continue reading Support Lesvos Mutual Aid and Solidarity Network
Glasgow. Scotland. Early this morning (Thursday 13 May), as Muslims in the Southside community of Pollokshields celebrated Eid al-Fitr, Home Office officials arrived in Kenmure Street to enforce Priti Patel’s “hostile environment” and detain two refugees. Neighbours got the word out, and very quickly the community, tenants’ groups, and anti-eviction groups gathered to prevent the UK Border Force Immigration Enforcement van from leaving the street.Continue reading Glasgow: this is what we can achieve!