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.
On July 19 two people of the Enough is Enough team will join the Cars of Hope collective in Bosnia to work together with refugees to provide mutual aid and to produce independent border monitoring reports from the Bosnian/Croatian border. In this article we first publish some details about our next stay in Bosnia and in the second part we reblog an article about the protests at the Bosnian/Croatian border. At the bootom of this page you will find a translation of the piece about our next stay in Castellano (Spanish).
Yesterday early morning French police, with assistance from border police evicted the XXL Squat in Dijon, where about hundred asylum seekers lived. During the eviction, twenty-four people were detained by the border police. The eviction was enforced despite of the ongoing negotiations with the property owner.
After the first wave of protests against drownings, border closures and criminalization of life-savers, there will be a second wave of protests in the coming days. The Seebruecke initiative is growing rapidly.
This 6-minute animated film “Sorry I Drowned”, created by the Beirut-based Studio Kawakeb and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is inspired by a letter allegedly found on the body of someone who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea due to the prevailing cynical politics of our day.
Statement about the drownings in the Mediterrean sea and border closures by the Cars of Hope collective (from July 10, 2018).
Thousands of people took the streets across Germany to protest against mass drownings in the Mediterranean and the criminalization of life-savers. The next demonstration will be on July 13 in Cologne.
Open letter by Lifeline to German minister of interior Seehofer that has gone viral.
While people continue to suffer in the so-called EU hotspot Moria camp on Lesvos, the North Aegean regional governor announced the closure of the solidarity project Pikpa camp. A statement by Lesvos solidarity Pipka.
After many EU states closed their borders, the European far right is pushing to end rescue missions at the Mediterranean sea. In Germany politicians of the now openly far right CSU, one of the parties in Merkel’s federal government, call people on board of the rescue ship lifeline “human flesh”, speak about “asylum tourism” and want to send people back at the German/Austrian border. At the same time new police laws are introduced in several German states… (Image above: Austrian police training against border crossings, earlier this week in Spielfeld, Austria)