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On borders, migration, refugees and asylum seekers, state violence and acts of aggression by the extreme right against migrants. Write your story or report and we will translate it and publish it

Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

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Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

Detention centers for migrants, a name used to denote the modern concentration camps, are only the tip of the iceberg of a complex plot aiming, among others, at the criminalisation of migrants, in order to profit from it. [...]

May 6, 2014 Author: Anna Giralt Gris

Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

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Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

A team of Spanish independent journalists (The Ragged Army) have worked for six months in Northern Europe to portray the situation of the migrants, in particular those who have left their countries because of the recession. This initiative is part of a larger project about the new flows of migration and the emergence of fascist [...]

April 24, 2014 Author: Susana García

The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

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The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

A ‘Golden’ residence permit is on offer to whoever is willing to bring money from outside and invest in the small, poor and crisis-affected Portugal; the same country of 10,000,000 people in which more than 5,000 are now officially homeless. And if you think this happens only in the far Southern West Europe, think again. [...]

April 7, 2014 Author: Vera Pinheiro

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

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

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