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Infowar Productions’ new documentary “THIS IS NOT A COUP”: Interview with director Aris Chatzistefanou

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Infowar Productions’ new documentary “THIS IS NOT A COUP”: Interview with director Aris Chatzistefanou

Durante la noche de las negociaciones de Grecia con la UE y el FMI, en Julio de 2015, cuando ya estaba claro que el país estaba a punto de aceptar un acuerdo humillante, circuló por Internet el famoso #Thisisacoup. Mi primera reacción fue escribir en twitter #ThisisNOTacoup - This is EU. Este mismo es el [...]

June 6, 2016

The EU Security Apparatus: Designed to Fail

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The EU Security Apparatus: Designed to Fail

There is a cringe-worthy parallel between the securitisation of the spaces of living for those of us lucky enough to be inside the EU territory and the spaces reserved for those arriving here: they are both inefficient and inadequate. [...]

April 25, 2016 Author: Antonis Vradis

European Border and Coast Guard: What is it and what does it aim at?

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European Border and Coast Guard: What is it and what does it aim at?

So, what is this new European Border and Coast Guard? Much more than what its name suggests. In theory, as it has been described, it is yet another step in the long-term process of militarisation of both the EU's borders and its interior. In reality, the Commission seeks to establish close surveillance and the possibility [...]

March 13, 2016 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

Dublin is over: the rise of Europe’s new migrant prisons

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Dublin is over: the rise of Europe’s new migrant prisons

By getting the UNHCR and Frontex to more directly intervene in the first moments of arrival with identification and fingerprinting, the EU is attempting to retake control of movement throughout Europe. [...]

October 19, 2015 Author: Richard B

Double threat: CETA and TTIP

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Double threat: CETA and TTIP

The TTIP is not only a tariff treaty. If it were, it would be practically useless, since tariffs between the EU and the USA are already very low, with the exception of agriculture where they are higher than the average. The TTIP is called ‘investment treaty’ because it aims to put forward regulations to protect [...]

October 29, 2014 Author: David Hervás