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Greece: Which is the private company G4S about to take over the security of detention centres

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Greece: Which is the private company G4S about to take over the security of detention centres

Private firms providing “security services” will soon undertake the guarding of migrants’ detention centres, as well as the policing of "special" prisoners with monitoring devices, thus paving the way towards the privatisation of prisons in Greece, following the US and UK standards [...]

April 7, 2014 Author: filistina

Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

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Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

The CIEs first emerged in 1985. They have been in existence for 29 years without a specific regulation. This lack of regulation meant a clear violation of the law for the past 5 years, since, in the reform of 2009, the Immigration Act ordered the Government to regulate the CIEs within 6 months. But it’s [...]

March 26, 2014 Author: Patricia Orejudo

Greece: A legal diversion

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Greece: A legal diversion

A declaration by the Group of lawyers for the rights of migrants and refugees regarding the recent Opinion of the Legal Council of the State, in Greece, by which the detention of the aliens, whom are under deportation to their county of origin, could be extended until the alien is removed from the country. [...]

March 21, 2014 Author: Group of lawyers for the rights of migrants and refugees

European Antifascist Meeting: Athens – 11, 12 & 13 April 2014

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European Antifascist Meeting: Athens – 11, 12 & 13 April 2014

European Anti-fascist Meeting in Athens 11, 12 & 13 April 2014: FOR A EUROPE FREE OF FASCISM, RACISM AND SEXISM [...]

March 15, 2014 Author: antifa-month.blogspot.gr

A cry for help from the CIE* of Madrid

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A cry for help from the CIE* of Madrid

While, on Tuesday, the debate about the situation of the nation was conducted, in a Parliament that, at times, looked more like a theatre, some journalists were receiving a handwritten letter pleading and asking for help by detainees in the Aluche CIE. [...]

February 26, 2014 Author: Olga Rodrígez

So what? Do we open up the borders?

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So what? Do we open up the borders?

As soon as someone questions immigration, out comes the same trap question [...]

February 17, 2014 Author: Isaac Rosa

Spain: “They want to condemn me to 2 years in prison for writing songs”

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Spain: “They want to condemn me to 2 years in prison for writing songs”

Every day we have to endure all kinds of defenders of fascism and absolutely nothing happens; on the contrary, fascists are even defended by the police when they protest, they have TV channels, newspapers, public finance etc. [...]

February 14, 2014 Author: Pablo Hasel

European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

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European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

“The Swiss referendum on imposing restrictions on the massive influx of migrants offers two hard but good lessons” [...]

February 12, 2014 Author: Dimitris Christopoulos

The week I will never forget

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The week I will never forget

It was just before Christmas 2012 when I suddenly found myself in the island of Lesbos. A few days earlier a boat full of migrants a Turkish trafficker was trying to pass to Greece, was sank off the coast of island of Lesvos and, by the next morning, the sea began bringing out bodies – [...]

February 5, 2014 Author: Matine Ntanou

The EU Presidency and the Bottom of the Aegean Sea

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The EU Presidency and the Bottom of the Aegean Sea

The European Union presidency transferred to Greece on January 1, 2014. Just 20 days later, a familiar story from the European borderland was repeated. A boat containing refugees from Afghanistan and Syria was found by the Greek Coast Guard in the waters off Farmakonisi Island, near Turkey. According to victims and the officers of the [...]

February 4, 2014 Authors: Anna Christofidi, Dimitris Dalakoglou