Migration

16.07.2019

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

At the International Social Forum organised by the UK Labour Party on the 13th and 14th of July, 2019 a host of international speakers attended to give talks on subjects from global economics, climate crisis, global finance and accountability, movement of people and trade protectionism.  We publish here the transcript… »

13.07.2019

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the… »

03.09.2018

Making up a migration crisis to create a “casus belli” against Venezuela?

Making up a migration crisis to create a “casus belli” against Venezuela?

After the economic measures announced by President Maduro, the coyotes return to the attack, increasing the volume of the Venezuelan emigration situation to levels of stridency, describing the phenomenon as “an unprecedented humanitarian crisis” and presenting it as irrefutable proof that a serious situation is occurring in Venezuela that requires… »

05.07.2018

No to a mass grave on the EU’s southern border

No to a mass grave on the EU’s southern border

Today, several European NGOs issued a public statement denouncing the catastrophic situation in the Mediterranean – that appears increasingly like a mass grave on the southern border of the European Union – and the absolute small-mindedness of political leaders in the light of the pathetic agreements reached in their last… »

02.07.2018

Brief reflection on June 2018 EU summit conclusions on migration

Brief reflection on June 2018 EU summit conclusions on migration

By Apostolis Fotiades In general terms the Council document is re-enhancing the commitment of EU to address issues related to migration and refugee influxes with a policy mix of externlisation, tough border controls and criminalisation of actors that obstruct EU imperatives. In most cases the text is vague and… »

08.07.2017

Stabilizing trans-frontier migration

Stabilizing trans-frontier migration

Following each other closely,  beginning with the 2 July 2017 meeting in Bamako, Mali of the G-5 Sahel (Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger) with the additional presence of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, followed by a meeting of the Ministers of the Interior of the 28-member European Union, followed… »

20.11.2016

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent streaming channel in collaboration with the local media outlet Ceuta… »

21.08.2016

Fewer burqas, more police

Fewer burqas, more police

Christian Democratic interior ministers are calling for more security as well as changes to integration policy. It’s only a coincidence that their paper is coming out during the election campaign, they say. The room is really too small. Journalists and camera teams are crammed next to each other and whispers… »

08.06.2016

‘Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration;

‘Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration;

Human Wrongs Watch By Manipadma Jena* NAIROBI, Kenya, 6 Jun 2016 (IPS) – Climate change is now adding new layers of complexity to the nexus between migration and the environment. Coastal populations are at particular risk as a global rise in… »

03.09.2015

NATO wars to blame for refugee crisis in Europe: it’s time to dissolve this anachronism

NATO wars to blame for refugee crisis in Europe: it’s time to dissolve this anachronism

Yesterday morning in Budapest I was at a sports club where I often go, moving my body to combat the effects of time, and as I came out I heard the sound of a police motorbike coming towards me with its siren blaring. As I looked to see what was… »

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