Statement by an anarchist who is active on the Greek Border.
On September 26, a Mission Lifeline rescue boat was attacked by the Libyan coast guard. We publish a statement by Mission Lifeline from September 27.
Image: Libyan coast guard attacking a mission lifeline rescue boat on September 26. Image by Twitter account Mission Lifeline @SEENOTRETTUNG
In a case that Amnesty International has called an “affront to justice”, Ahmed H., a Syrian with residency in Cyprus, has been charged with violating anti-terrorism laws for participating in a protest in Röszke, Hungary, during September 2015.
As borders are increasingly militarised and their operation privatised, migration, more than ever before, is also an anti-militarist struggle, write Amy Hall and Sara Woods of Shoal Collective.
Image: Border fence in Calais, France after a storm in 2015. Image by Calais Solidarity.
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.
Image: Action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook Continue reading #RefugeesGR: Lies and Deception on #Lesvos
– Afghan asylum seekers’ occupation of Sappho Square in Lesvos ends.
– Authorities promise to resolve all cases within two days, or face further action.
– The protesters faced violent night-time attack and abuse from an off-duty Moria prison guard.
Image: Protesting refugese in Mytilene, Lesvos on August 28. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook.
On August 28 refugees started a protest on Lesvos, Greece. People marched from the Moria prison camp to Sappho Square in Mytilene and stayed there for 2 days. Today the refugees have put their protest on hold after the police promised that the protesters will reach all their demands by Friday. The #1951RefugeeConvention campaign continues.
Image: Protesting refugees in Mytilene, Lesvos. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook.
Yesterday refugees marched from the Moria prison camp to Mytilene on the Greek island Lesvos. The refugees stayed overnight in Mytilene and refuse to go back to the camp. Some of the refugees are on Lesvos for more than a year now. Since the EU-Turkey deal was introduced in March 2016, the Greek Aegean islands are big open air prisons where refugees are subject to police violence, repression and deportations. Other refugees on Lesvos, among them former hunger striker Arash Hampay started a campaign to remind EU member states and the UN to the 1951 refugee convention, as all of these states seem to have forgotten that they designed and ratified the refugee convention.
Image: A protesting refugee in Mytilene, Lesvos, who arrived at March 28, 2016. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook.
*DEFEND MEDITERRANEA statement, solidarity and antifascist mediteranean network against Defend Europe identitarian expedition and Fortress Europe Project
Statement of the German group Cars of Hope Wuppertal: Solidarity with Life-Savers at Sea, Other Supporters and Refugees!
Image: Solidarity action in Ancona, Italy. Banner says: “Rescuing lifes is not a crime. Free the Iucenta.” Image by Twitter account: @MeltingPotEU