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International Call: Stop the Dirty #EU Migration Deals

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International call by Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza (Warning Facebook Link) for the 17th March 2018 – European day against all anti-migration policies between states.

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#HesamShaeriHesari Continues Hunger Strike in #Moria on #Lesvos

Yesterday Hesam announced that he was transferred to the detention center (section B) inside the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece. He continued his hunger strike, that he started 18 days ago. Three days ago Hesam also stopped drinking.

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Fotomovimiento on #Chios

We published many reports about the situation of refugees on Lesvos in the past weeks. Unfortunally we didn’t manage to come to Chios or one of the other Greek islands to report about the situation there. At the moment the people of Fotomovimiento are on Chios and we re-publish a report that they published on their Facebook page. Continue reading Fotomovimiento on #Chios

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Taking a Shower at #Moria on #Lesvos: Christmas 2017 in #Europe

I arrived in the Moria camp in the early afternoon. It’s December the 25th and so its Christmas. Like always the smell of burning plastic was everywhere. While many people were celebrating the birth of a refugee in Bethlehem, who was born about 2000 years ago, I went to the Moria camp on Lesvos.

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Cars of Hope at #Lesvos: “Despair in Peoples Eyes, Hunger, Broken Shoes, Improvised Tents and Wet Clothes. Welcome to Europe!”

It’s cold on Lesvos. Around 4 or 5 degrees Celsius or even less during the night. The military run Moria camp is on a hill and the wind makes it even feel colder. Images in my head. The same images that I saw many times before on the Balkan route. Despair in peoples eyes, hunger, broken shoes, improvised tents and wet clothes. Welcome to Europe!

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Fascist Attacks Against #RefugeesGr and Supporters on #Lesvos

It was a heavy week on Lesvos, a violent fascist mob, supported by cops forced refugees to (at least temporarily) stop the occupation of Sappho square in Mytilini. On Saturday many people protested against the fascist mob, deportations and for open borders. Report and statement by Refugees and Solidarity supporters about the occupation of Syriza headquarters  at Lesvos, Greece on Saturday November 25.

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Image: On Saturday November 25 activists occupied Syriza headquarters on Lesvos, Greece, after a demo through the islands capital Mytilini. Image by Lesvos Solidarity – Pikpa Facebook page.

 

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Sea-Watch: Complete Footage of Libyan Coast Guard Escalation During Rescue on November 6, 2017

Sea-Watch released the complete footage of the escalation by the Libyan coast guard during a rescue operation on November 6, 2017.

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Image: Screenshot of the video of the Seawatch rescue operation on November 6, 2017.

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#RefugeesGR #Lesvos: Hunger Striker in #Moria Detention for Deportation

Lesvos. Yesterday we reported that one of the hunger strikers, Hesam Shaeri Hesari, was arrested. Today people found out Hesam Shaeri Hesari was brought to the Moria detention center for deportation after his arrest.

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Image: Hesam Shaeri Hesari, one of the hunger strikers on Lesvos. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook profile.

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#RefugeesGR: 3 Dead Bodies Washed Ashore on #Lesvos – Hunger Strikes Continue

The border policies of the EU member states continue to kill people. According to refugees a boat of the Turkish coast guard intercepted a dinghy in Greek waters and shots were fired. Three dead bodies have been washed ashore on a Lesvos beach. Meanwhile the refugee protests and hunger strikes on Lesvos and in Athens continue.

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Image: The hunger strike for the freedom of movement on Lesvos continues. Image by Twitter account @AHampay

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Joint Statement: Open the Islands – No More Dead #RefugeesGR from Cold

Solidarity groups and organisations call for urgent action as winter is
coming for refugees in Greece. Enough is Enough is one of the initiatives that signed the statement. On December 16 we will return to Greece to report from the ground and to support refugees in Greece.

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#RefugeesGR: Lies and Deception on #Lesvos

Earlier this week refugees from the Moria prison camp protested on Lesvos. On August 30 the police and EASO promised that the protesters would rech all their demands on  September 1 when they return to Moria. Earlier this week there was also an action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean.

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