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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

Jogo Bonito in Zagreb

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Jogo Bonito in Zagreb

The prevailing animosity toward the asylum seekers did not prevent a few people from Zagreb to provide direct help with their integration. And with the hand of solidarity they passed them a ball, a football one, so that everything is marked as "fair play", both on a sports and on a human level. [...]

September 21, 2015 Author: Alja Gudzevic

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

Spain: Belletti files a lawsuit against the Civil Guard for illegally returning him to Morocco

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Spain: Belletti files a lawsuit against the Civil Guard for illegally returning him to Morocco

After three weeks of internment of the Renaud Belletti in the CIE of Zona Franca de Barcelona, ​​his lawyer, Andrés García Berrio, announced at a press conference the filing of a lawsuit against the Civil Guard. He accuses them of perversion of justice for pushing him back to Morocco last May during a group jump [...]

March 16, 2015 Author: David Bou

Spain: Malaga is now a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants

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Spain: Malaga is now a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants

Malaga is, as of today, a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants (*CIE). The commission for Social Rights of the Malaga City Council approved this morning, with the agreement of all political parties, the institutional motion –which must be endorsed by the plenary next week– which rejects the opening of a new CIE in [...]

February 16, 2015

Athens: 29/11/2014 – Junior High Students Visit Syrian Refugees (PHOTOS)

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Athens: 29/11/2014 – Junior High Students Visit Syrian Refugees (PHOTOS)

On the 29th of November, students from the 2nd junior high school of Glyka Nera, Athens, visited the Syrian Refugees at Syntagma square. They brought sweets, clothes, toys and books and played with the children, in this way expressing their solidarity to the refugees' struggle: the Syrian refugees demand from the greek government to provide [...]

November 29, 2014 Author: x-pressed

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

A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

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A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

If one examines the political developments of recent months on migration issues, they will only reach alarming conclusions. Analysing them strengthens the suspicion that European migration policy is approaching a moment of transformation, in which the defence of rights for immigrants at the institutional level will be turned into a battle for their mere [...]

September 14, 2014 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

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Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

Starting this week, migrants to Europe as well as European citizens who support their right to freedom of movement are making an epic march across Europe to protest the continent's immigration policy – heightening solidarity at a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric dominates the campaigns of many parties seeking votes in this week’s European Parliamentary elections. [...]

May 21, 2014 Author: Ruby Russell

Notes from the Margins ‘No one is listening to us’: Britain’s Migrant Rebellion

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Notes from the Margins ‘No one is listening to us’: Britain’s Migrant Rebellion

This month, Britain’s immigrant ‘detention estate’ has been rocked by one of the largest protests to date, yet another consequence of the climate of hatred, fear and racism so deeply embedded in Britain’s squalid current ‘debate’ about immigration, argues Matt Carr in his latest column. [...]

May 20, 2014 Author: Matt Carr