Migrants

05.07.2019

LGBT+ activists hack bus stop adverts to protest ‘exclusionary’ London Pride

LGBT+ activists hack bus stop adverts to protest ‘exclusionary’ London Pride

Queer activists hacked bus adverts in central London today (Friday 5 July) to protest hypocrisy of Pride in London. LGBT+ solidarity group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants replaced bus ads along the Pride march route to protest the exclusion of LGBT+ asylum seekers and homeless people from the march. The… »

04.07.2019

The best and worst of humanity, side by side in Samos

The best and worst of humanity, side by side in Samos

There is an island in the South Aegean Sea that, until a few years ago, was known only as a tourist destination, then it was the ‘Hotspot’ or Refugee Reception Centre that got ignored, and then, of late, the media arrived. The media arrived to tell the stories of the… »

04.07.2019

Carola is free. Solidarity march in Palermo

Carola is free. Solidarity march in Palermo

«On the day of the long and passionate solidarity march in Palermo, Carola Rackete, the commander of Sea-Watch 3 moored in Lampedusa with 42 immigrants fleeing from war and poverty, returns free after four days of house arrest,” according to an extensive Post of the Palermo Anti-Racist Forum. “The… »

28.06.2019

Image of drowned father and daughter sparks global outrage against US anti-immigrant rampage

Image of drowned father and daughter sparks global outrage against US anti-immigrant rampage

By Barry Gre The photo of a young Salvadoran worker and his 23-month-old daughter washed up on the shore of the Rio Grande has gone viral on social media and sparked world-wide outrage against the sadistic assault on immigrants being carried out by Trump, with the full assistance of the… »

27.06.2019

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

By Dr Jeff Crisp | Refugee Law Initiative 19 Jun 2019 – Many of the world’s 25 million refugees are confronted with the prospect of a life in limbo. They are unable to go back to their own country because of continued persecution or violence there.  They do not have the… »

26.06.2019

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

While I write, the dramatic developments regarding the migrants that were rescued by Sea Watch and have been stuck in open see for almost two weeks have not yet reached a conclusion. Having followed this story with passion, I want to highlight a number of elements which go beyond the… »

20.06.2019

The Power of Volunteers

The Power of Volunteers

On World Refugee Day it is important to remember the ongoing struggles of people living in overcrowded conditions for months on end in Reception Centres. Last week marked an unprecedented change in the dialogue between the Greek State and the volunteers supporting refugees in the island Reception Centres. An NGO,… »

19.06.2019

Council of Europe member states must assume more responsibility for rescuing migrants at sea and protecting their rights

Council of Europe member states must assume more responsibility for rescuing migrants at sea and protecting their rights

“European states’ approach to migration in the Mediterranean Sea has become much too focused on preventing refugees and migrants from reaching European shores, and too little on the humanitarian and human rights aspects. This approach is having tragic consequences”, said Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while… »

19.06.2019

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

On Monday, one of Trump’s dystopian tweets announced “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” But in opposition a new report says “The… »

16.06.2019

Children Seeking Refuge Will Be Imprisoned at Fort Sill in July

Children Seeking Refuge Will Be Imprisoned at Fort Sill in July

A Call To Action: We cannot stand by when 1400 more asylum-seeking children from our southern border are going to be imprisoned at Fort Sill in July of 2019. This is the place where over 700 people of Japanese ancestry (immigrants and citizens) were imprisoned during WWII and one immigrant… »

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