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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

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

18 December 2013: European Day For Action Against Detention Centers

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18 December 2013: European Day For Action Against Detention Centers

The only “offence” committed by the thousands crammed into these spaces is that they are here without papers – no matter if they come from war-torn Syria, occupied Palestine or African countries ravaged by extreme poverty. [...]

December 12, 2013 Author: nodetention.blogspot.gr

Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

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Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

The organisations Armenian Association “Ararat”, Close down the CIEs and Rereguarda, with the support of Antigonia, organised on Monday 9th of December a demonstration, in front of the station of the National Police in Vía Layetana in Barcelona, to protest against the death of Alik in a CIE. They demand that the witnesses of his [...]

December 10, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: 12 km of barbed wire and blades encircling the European dream

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Spain: 12 km of barbed wire and blades encircling the European dream

We describe each of the risky obstacles that a migrant comes across with, when attempting to jump the triple fence of six metres high separating Melilla and Morocco. [...]

November 20, 2013 Author: Jesús Blasco de Avellaneda

Mediterranean: a cemetery for migrants

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Mediterranean: a cemetery for migrants

The Mediterranean was once the epicentre of the then known world, a commercial crossroads between East and West, a mixture of peoples and cultures but also the scene of many wars. In people's memory, it is connected to Homer and the ill-fated Ulysses, who, before finally reaching Ithaca, wandered for ten years between Troy and [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Zissis Papadimitriou

Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

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Truths and lies on immigration in Greece

Migrants are not to blame for the unemployment but have contributed to the growth of GDP by 1.5%, they pay the Treasury from €50 to €91 million every year, they have supported the bank and the pension system, they halted the further deterioration of the region and they have slowed down the ageing of the [...]

October 1, 2013 Author: Dina Ioakimidou

Amigdaleza, the Greek Abu Graib

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Amigdaleza, the Greek Abu Graib

On Saturday night, violent riots broke out in the Detention Centre of Migrants in Amigdaleza, ironically called Guest Centre for Migrants). It is well documented that the detention conditions are horrific and that most of the prisoners are held illegally since they have not committed any crime nor have they been tried and sentenced by [...]

August 13, 2013 Author: Dimitris Aggelidis

Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

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Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

Greece has become a symbol of the western world's retrocession on all levels during the last few years. Inspired by the campaign “Promote Greece” that aims to show Greece's nice face to the world, we aim to go a step further: to stop camouflaging the misery of Greek society with beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: x-pressed

Greece: How many stitches can fit on a child’s face

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Greece: How many stitches can fit on a child’s face

The story of a fourteen-year-old Afghan child, who came to Greece with his mother seeking a better life, wanted to leave for Switzerland where his brother lives, but was prevented by storm troopers that engraved his life. [...]

May 14, 2013 Author: Anda Psarra