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#Paris: eviction of the young migrants camp set up in Jules Ferry Square

Paris. France. The camp, which housed more than 70 young people considered by several associations as foreign minors, in the Jules Ferry square in the centre of Paris, was evicted Tuesday morning. The young people were directed to a gymnasium and hotels.

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#Calais Migrant Solidarity: Update Supporting people in Detention

France. For everyone who has close ones in deport centers or who would like to support the people who are victims of the racist incarceration of those who don’t have the “good” papers, here is a short guide to supporting people in detention in France.

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#Paris: Eviction from the Saint-Denis Canal migrant camp

Paris. France. Nearly 1,500 migrants were “sheltered” on Wednesday when they were expelled from the Aubervilliers camp north of Paris. The associations fear the reformation of a camp within a few weeks. They denounce the repeated dismantling without any real solution.

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No Border Kitchen #Lesvos: “#Covid19 provides the perfect opportunity to incease feelings of xenophobia and nationalism.”

Lesvos. Greece. Once again, the lockdown measures have been extended for Moria camp. With the resurgence of covid-19 in many european countries as an excuse, we can only expect this situation to continue indefininitly, and eventually be turned from a permanent state of exception into law. In combination with the new immigration laws, Moria will be defacto visible for the whole world to see for what it, and other structures like it, truly are: Prisons.

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Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants

Nandita Sharma, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2020.

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#Athens: News from Petrou Ralli

The hellhole of Petrou Ralli Aliens’ Pre-removal Detention Center of Attiki, in Tavros, is perhaps the worst environment that a human being who the state and EU deem “illegal” (solely for the fact s/he/@ lacks proper documentation) can experience while in Greece. Detention in this prison normally lasts for months, exceeding the legal time limits, with cases of individuals abandoned there for up to 18 months. Conditions at Petrou Ralli fail to meet even the minimum requirements of a prison: hygiene is unacceptable, meals are inedible, the mattresses are full of bugs, and the blankets unwashed. The most basic cleaning and disinfection procedures are not carried out.

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New Legal Centre #Lesvos report details collective expulsions in the Aegean Sea

Lesvos. Greece. Greek authorities are unlawfully expelling migrants who have arrived in Greece, and abandoning them at sea on motorless, inflatable vessels. In a report released today by Legal Centre Lesvos, testimonies from 30 survivors detail the systematic, unlawful and inherently violent nature of these collective expulsions.

Image above: In a photo taken by Legal Centre Lesvos from Lesvos island on 17 June 2020, two Greek vessels surround a migrant boat, which GPS coordinates sent to Alarm Phone confirmed was in Greek territorial water. For several hours, the migrant boat was left without assistance. The Turkish Coast Guard later collected the occupants of the boat, returning them to Turkey. Collective expulsions carried out in this manner are contrary to international law, violate individuals’ right to life and right to be free from cruel and degrading treatment, and are in violation of international maritime law obligating rescue at sea. 

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#Athens: News from the Hellhole of Petrou Ralli

HUNGER STRIKE: Today 11 / July on the 2nd floor in the D4 ward, the three detainees mentioned in this article continue their hunger strike. We have no confirmation as to whether others, in different wards of Petrou Ralli Police Detention center, are also on hunger strike… Solidarity with the hunger strikers! No one is illegal, no one is invisible. Immediate release for all detainees! The passion for freedom is stronger than all prisons! Detention centers cannot improve, they can only be destroyed. SOLIDARIANS for PETROU RALLI

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#Athens July 4, 2020: Greek riot cops attacked and terrorized #RefugeesGR on #Victoria square [Videos]

Athens. Just one day after cops terrorized Exarcheia, they continued their assaults on Victoria square. Greek police brutally attacked homeless refugees who were send away from the Moria camp on Lesvos. Among the attacked refugees were many women and children, the cops were trying to force them to Amygdaleza camp.

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Racist Europe gives commands, the coast guard has blood on its hands

Throughout the first half year of 2020 a lot of things that where already set in motion been brought to the next level. With a brand new floating fence and an extension of the covid-19 related measures in Moria the greek goverment continues this escalation. Looking back at the first half of the year we can safely conclude that the greek goverment and their european sponsers have done everything in their power to make the situation for migrants as worst as possible. The continued tolerance of the situation and practices of the greek goverment by the european “community” is not a suprise. Slowly we are seeing the true face of the people in power. As the events follow eachother, seemingly forever escalating to a level that is worse then the previous. And in silent apathy the “community” shakes it’s head and continues. When will it end?

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