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“The hegemonic powers of the EU have gone one step too far”: On governing borders and the right to move

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“The hegemonic powers of the EU have gone one step too far”: On governing borders and the right to move

Soon after the March 18 EU-Turkey deal, the first boats began returning migrants from Greece to Turkey. The previous migration and border regime run by the EU and parts of the international community had officially ceased to operate. An emerging new border regime now produces new categories of deservedness and differentiated inclusion and exclusion. Who [...]

June 8, 2016 Author: Anna Papoutsi

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

No more refugees, just “irregular migrants”

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No more refugees, just “irregular migrants”

The EU-Turkey “deal of shame” by Stratis Bournazos [...]

April 9, 2016 Author: Stratis Bournazos

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

#NoExpo: what the 5 Greek students are facing legally

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#NoExpo: what the 5 Greek students are facing legally

With the help of Eugenio Losco, lawyer of the four Italians, we try to explain the charges and the situation that the nine arrested are facing, five of them in Greece -currently released with restrictions- and against whom a European arrest warrant is pending for the events at the "NoExpo" demo of May 1. Particularly with regard to the [...]

December 1, 2015

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

Greece: Avramopoulos, Mouzalas and Leggeri visit the Moria camp (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

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Greece: Avramopoulos, Mouzalas and Leggeri visit the Moria camp (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

VIDEOS & PHOTOS from the visit of Dimitris Avramopoulos (EC Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship), Yannis Mouzalas (Greek Minister for Migration) and Frabrice Leggeri (Frontex Executive Director) at the Moria camp but somehow they failed to see what is going on there. [...]

October 16, 2015 Author: Transcapes

Greece: Transiting Lesvos

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Greece: Transiting Lesvos

A day spent between Kara Tepe and Moria offers immerses the visitor into a part of the migrant journey that is all about waiting and queueing. [...]

October 14, 2015 Author: Transcapes

Spain: Enric Duran on social movements and the institutional path

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Spain: Enric Duran on social movements and the institutional path

What we saw in Greece is that no government of an EU state can confront the troika and neoliberal capitalism without having the people of the streets on its side. What makes me write these lines is that this social demobilization has started to take place in Catalonia and Spain. [...]

September 26, 2015 Author: Enric Durán

Greece: Anti-consumption in crisis (VIDEO)

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Greece: Anti-consumption in crisis (VIDEO)

This is a collaborative ethnographic film about Skoros, an anti-consumerist collective in Exarcheia, Athens, that run a space where people could come and give, take, or give and take goods and services without any norms of reciprocity. Soon after came the Greek "Crisis", a new kind of "here and now" focusing less on trying to [...]

August 4, 2015 Author: Skoros