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15.07.2019

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Halt Abusive Operations; Justice Needed Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases with force, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The president’s recent admission during an interview on Swiss televisionthat Croatian officials… »

08.06.2019

Something beautiful, despite the odds, lives on in Calais

Something beautiful, despite the odds, lives on in Calais

A disturbing trend across Europe sees NGOs attacked and people showing compassion stigmatized. By Stefan Simanowitz 4 June 2019 for openDemocracy Last week as the trial began of Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid volunteer who faces up to 20 years in prison for giving food, water and other supplies… »

20.05.2019

European elections, migrants and the far-right

European elections, migrants and the far-right

Hundreds of Europeans ‘criminalised’ for helping migrants – as far right aims to win big in European elections Claire Provost Claudia Torrisi Nandini Archer Alexander Nabert Belen Lobos  18 May 2019, openDemocracy Elderly women, priests and firefighters among those arrested, charged or ‘harassed’ by… »

19.05.2019

The Hellish Cycle

The Hellish Cycle

By Baher Kamal Indebted, exploited, hunt down, shamed at Home… The harsh reality of Southeast Asia’s migrants Sorry for coming back to this issue, but its immense human dimension justifies this new attempt to report on another aspect, which is deliberately hidden, unwanted to be seen by the new wave… »

05.05.2019

Daniela Padoan, candidate to the European Parliament: I rebel against the humiliation and violence suffered by every living being

Daniela Padoan, candidate to the European Parliament: I rebel against the humiliation and violence suffered by every living being

Social and environmental justice, the fight against poverty, migration, eco-femminism, disarmament and climate emergency. We discuss these and other things with Daniela Padoan, writer, journalist and activist who is standing for the European parliament elections with ‘La Sinistra – GUE/NGL European Left’ in North-Eastern Italy. What made you decide to… »

25.01.2019

On the edge of a collective trauma: the forgotten hotspot of Moria

On the edge of a collective trauma: the forgotten hotspot of Moria

The hotspot of Moria, on the island of Lesbos. A year has passed since I was on Lesbos – a beautiful island, but a paradise that disguises a hell. With the support of Doctors without Borders, I was there to document the living conditions of the migrants who had arrived… »

19.01.2019

Marco Cicorella of Opet Bosna: reasserting the value of solidarity

Marco Cicorella of Opet Bosna: reasserting the value of solidarity

We have already published a brief article on the work of Opet Bosna for refugees and migrants held up at the border between Bosnia and Croatia.  We discuss the issue in more detail with Marco Cicorella, one of the association’s founders. You’ve just returned from a trip to… »

20.12.2018

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

At the People’s Summit for a Global Pact of Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees, held in Marrakech December 8th and 9th of 2018, hosted by La Via Campesina(*) and its member organisations of the Middle East and North Africa (MeNa) Process, the global peasant movement and its allies have issued a scathing… »

12.12.2018

Stand with the #Stansted15 for International Migrants Day

Stand with the #Stansted15 for International Migrants Day

Tuesday December 18 Organized by Unis Resist Border Controls, South Asia Solidarity Group, No Borders Leeds, Manchester Palestine Action, End Deportations For International Migrants Day on Tuesday 18 December, activists from all over the UK will stand in solidarity with the Stansted… »

08.12.2018

A Day Without Migrants

A Day Without Migrants

By IOM – International Organization for Migration* How would a day without migrants look like? Contrary to what some may believe, migrants play a vital role in the global economy. Studies show that immigrants bring growth and innovation in both the countries they come from, and in those they move to. In… »

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