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Articles written by Anna Papoutsi

Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

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Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

It is impressive, for example, that the word ‘rescue’ does not appear anywhere in the text of the Commission, as published following the summit, while various measures related to the externalisation doctrine, ie the tendency to push migration flows outside the EU limits of liability –key project of the conservative forces in this moment– are [...]

May 10, 2015 Author: Anna Papoutsi

An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

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An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

But which border? Accident or suicide, this tragic event brought to the forefront the Franco-Italian conflict of 2011 over control of the invisible border of Ventimiglia. [...]

November 11, 2014 Author: Anna Papoutsi

150 Syrian refugees missing in northern Greece

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150 Syrian refugees missing in northern Greece

150 Syrian refugees are missing since the 12th of November in northern Greece, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Among them, there were entire families with children, fleeing from the horror of the civil war in their country. [...]

December 24, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Deportations will make you free – the European concentration camps of the 21st century

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Deportations will make you free – the European concentration camps of the 21st century

A highly profitable industry is found behind the Temporary Detention Centres for migrants (CIEs) in Spain and everywhere in Europe. From the companies building the facilities or providing catering services and health care, to the airline companies engaged in the assisted deportations of undocumented migrants. It often happens that executives of these companies also hold [...]

December 18, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Greece: Torture continued…

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Greece: Torture continued…

On Friday, February the 1st, following a police chase but without any sort of resistance or struggle, the police arrested four out of eight attempted bank robbers of Kozani, Nikos Romanos, Dimitris-Andreas Bourzoukos, Yiannis Michailidis and Dimitris Politis; they call themselves anarchists and they consider their action purely political. Nikos Romanos is actually a close [...]

February 10, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Greece: The timeline of a revolution, 2008-2012

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Greece: The timeline of a revolution, 2008-2012

It all begins in 2008. The crisis has broken out in Europe but it seemed at the time as if it wasn’t concerning Greece… On December 6th 2008 at Exarchia a policeman raises his gun and kills in cold blood the 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The news spread through the city and within a [...]

November 27, 2012 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Greece: General strike – Rehearsal or final performance?

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Greece: General strike – Rehearsal or final performance?

In the face of €9 billion cuts in salaries, pensions and benefits and €3 billion more in new taxes, the country’s Unions called for a 24Hour general strike and demonstration. It was exactly what we expected it to be; quite massive but numb at first, some riots towards the end and heavy police crackdown. [...]

September 27, 2012 Author: Anna Papoutsi