solidarity

28.08.2019

From Rome to Athens, squatting is under attack

From Rome to Athens, squatting is under attack

In July of this year New Democracy came to power in Greece with a promise to crack down on immigration and the networks of solidarity surrounding refugees. In the last few weeks they have started to put this process into action suggesting that they are ‘cleaning up Exarcheia’, evicting… »

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… »

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… »

18.12.2018

December 18th, International Migrants Day, solidarity and actions in the UK

December 18th, International Migrants Day, solidarity and actions in the UK

Today people from all over the UK stood in solidarity with the Stansted 15, demanding an end to the hostile environment, an end to detention and an end to all forms of deportation. Over 50,000 people have signed the petition demanding justice for the Stansted 15, after they were… »

11.12.2018

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

A solidarity demonstration with the Stansted 15 – the activists convicted under anti-terror legislation for blocking a deportation flight in March 2017 –  took place this afternoon in London outside the Home Office. Many protesters were wearing pink to show their support. More than 300 public… »

24.11.2018

Maso Notarianni: “Everyone is welcome on board Mediterranea Saving Humans”

Maso Notarianni: “Everyone is welcome on board Mediterranea Saving Humans”

Migration policy, civil disobedience and tangible gestures of solidarity. We talk to Maso Notarianni, a journalist, director of Italian association ARCI and member of Mediterranea Saving Humans. How did the launch of the Mediterranea Saving Humans project come about? The idea has been in many people’s heads for a long… »

28.10.2018

A protest and a dream from the occupied Mamiani secondary school

A protest and a dream from the occupied Mamiani secondary school

We, the students of the Mamiani secondary school, have today decided to launch a protest. It is an appeal to the State, to citizens and above all to our fellow students who have been seeking a change in Italian politics for many decades. The change we have been asking for… »

15.10.2018

Indivisible – 240,000 demonstrating for solidarity instead of exclusion in Berlin

Indivisible – 240,000 demonstrating for solidarity instead of exclusion in Berlin

The call of #unteilbar (indivisible) is that: “We will not allow the welfare state to be played off against asylum and migration. We will stand in resistance when fundamental rights and freedoms are in danger of being further restricted. They expect us to accept the deaths of those seeking… »

14.10.2018

Paul Grüninger, the Swiss police officer whose reputation was restored after being condemned for saving hundreds of refugees’ lives

Paul Grüninger, the Swiss police officer whose reputation was restored after being condemned for saving hundreds of refugees’ lives

The recent arrest of Mimmo Lucano, the mayor of Riace, for “aiding illegal immigration” offers us another example of the ancient dilemma that pits law against justice. A dilemma at the heart of the Greek tragedy Antigone, it has emerged countless times throughout history when individuals have had to choose… »

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