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international / migration / news report Monday June 23, 2014 23:35 by Stop dublin III   video 3 video files
Three videos testify to the tortures inflicted by the border Italian police upon refugees, on their entrance in Schengen space in order to take their fingerprints. This is the Dublin III system, and evidence of the torture and violation of refugee rights it imposes on those fleeing for their safety and their future. Italy is only one of several border countries using such methods to comply with EU Dublin III.

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national / migration / news report Friday May 30, 2014 15:28 by Andrew   text 14 comments (last - saturday june 07, 2014 15:41)   image 1 image
Are the Direct Provision Asylum Seeker centres our generations equivalent of the child detention centres of the 1930's? Some 4,360 people were stuck in this misery at the start of the year. Over 1,600 of these people have been trapped in the system for 5 or more years. Meanwhile those running the centres who are frequently connected to the ruling parties pocketed €62 million in 2012 alone. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / news report Tuesday March 11, 2014 15:01 by CalaisMigrantSolidarity
In the week of the 3rd to the 7th of March four houses were squatted in Calais. One of these has already been evicted once and reoccupied. The remaining three are legally secure (in France exists a law which stipulates that houses which have been squatted for more than 48 hours cannot be evicted without a legal procedure) but despite this remain as before under threat. In the past in Calais there have been countless illegal evictions by police, predominately those of living quarters of refugees.

Many of the initial squatters have now traveled further on and so there is the need for support from activists who can secure these future safe spaces, document police violence as well as any eviction attempts and help make the houses livable.

The current situation is a key moment in the story of squats in Calais. It is the first time that there is the possibility to keep many houses at the same time --- a chance which we shouldn't pass up! It will pay off in the future to fight for these houses and the struggle begins now! We have lots of room for creativity and the energy of people who want to support us in this struggle! read full story / add a comment
international / migration / press release Tuesday March 04, 2014 19:18 by CalaisMigrantSolidarity   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 04, 2014 19:39)   video 1 video file
We are a group of people from different countries and different political backgrounds who are fighting for the right to housing for everyone, whatever their origin. We announce that we have been occupying (now for more than 48 hours), empty and abandoned public buildings in different parts of the town of Calais, and intend to continue these occupations and maintain them as “legal squats” for as long as possible: read full story / add a comment
international / migration / news report Monday August 19, 2013 23:32 by rus
Russian authorities have detained hundreds of migrant workers in a makeshift camp in Moscow as part of a widespread crackdown on illegal immigration read full story / add a comment
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national / migration / opinion/analysis Friday June 14, 2013 21:33 by Eamonn Sheehy & Asylum Archive   text 2 comments (last - friday june 20, 2014 13:12)   image 5 images
Ireland, asylum and the institutionalization of the young, old and innocent.
Direct Provision anyone? read full story / add a comment
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international / migration / news report Monday January 28, 2013 11:50 by chouchaprotestsolidarity   image 3 images
About 100 rejected asylum seekers from the refugee camp in Choucha are currently protesting in the Tunisian capital. read full story / add a comment
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international / migration / news report Sunday October 28, 2012 21:22 by Kruk   image 1 image
73 people detained at Immigration Detentions Centres in Bialystok, Biala Podlaska, Przemysl and Leszowola decided on beginning a hunger strike together. It is not the first protest of detained refugees, but for the first time information about a strike reaches the public. In the past, strikers had been put in isolation and punished in various ways, while the public knew nothing about it. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / news report Sunday October 28, 2012 10:55 by littleink
A description of the last weeks events in Berlin and Germany from refugee and asylum seekers against the racist system of immigration policy in Europe.
They are fighting against deportation, for freedom of movement, for the closure of refugee camps, for the dignity and better living conditions of refugees in Germany. read full story / add a comment
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international / migration / opinion/analysis Saturday August 25, 2012 09:44 by Costas Avramidis   image 1 image
Racism is definitely not a "new fruit" in Greek society and not a unique phenomenon to this country. I have witnessed it with my own eyes as it manifested throughout the years I was living there so I can share with you a little knowledge of how it ripens.

In Greece being different is not a good thing, as you will suffer a lot if you are a minority! Your life will be a living hell, if you are a woman or find yourself in a minority like being a lesbian, gay, gypsy, Pakistani, Albanian, Egyptian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Nigerian... In other words it will take a lot of effort to escape being discriminated against and that's without mentioning the people that are prepared to stand up for all these people, the likes of socialists, autonomists, anarchists, people that volunteer in NGO's or anyone that cherishes humanism/altruism. For people to fit in, in a land the locals like to call Hellas (and of the sun) to survive within it is to stay silent and live life in a comatose state. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 12, 2012 03:01 by Lisa Hiariej
By Lisa Hiariej, an Indonesian and Australian lawyer.

Almost all Australians have no sympathy for those they perceive as people smugglers. I do not blame Australians for that because they don’t know the real story about why they end up in Australian waters. I believe Australians know only what journalists tell them through the media.
The real story of the people who crew the boats is that they are lied to by the Mr Bigs, the organisers, who have little sense of responsibility towards them. These people took the passengers’ money and promised to give a small payment to those who would skipper, cook and deckhand the boats. But they never ever received the money.
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international / migration / news report Tuesday April 03, 2012 21:18 by italy calling   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 04, 2012 15:52)   image 1 image
It’s spring, and while most of us are already organising our summer holidays, some people have very different journeys in mind. In Northern Africa, migrants from all over the continent try to reach the Sicilian coast by any means. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / news report Wednesday October 19, 2011 19:36 by William Gomes   1 attached file
Nepal respects Beijing’s One China Policy—which regards Tibet as an integral part of China and any Tibetan refugee found entering Nepal without a permit would be dealt according to existing laws. read full story / add a comment
dublin / migration / press release Friday October 14, 2011 15:59 by Bernardo O'Reilly
Anti-Fascist Action welcomed the decision today of Trinity's Philosophical Society to withdraw the invitation to Nick Griffin, leader of the far-right British National Party (BNP), who was due to speak at a debate entitled 'This House Believes That Immigration Has Gone Too Far' next Thursday 20th October.
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Stop deportation of Nadia Habib and her mother, Nazmin Habib
international / migration / news report Friday September 30, 2011 15:18 by William Gomes   image 1 image
An Open Letter from William Nicholas Gomes to the President of the United States of America read full story / add a comment
dublin / migration / press release Friday September 23, 2011 11:28 by Ernest Everhard
Trinity's Philosophical Society has invited the leader of the racist British National Party, Nick Griffin, the speak in a debate entitled, "This House Believes that Immigration has gone too far."

Concerned students and organisations are organising to oppose the BNP leader. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / opinion/analysis Monday May 09, 2011 23:02 by AC   text 4 comments (last - wednesday may 18, 2011 20:19)   image 1 image
DOZENS OF African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean Sea after European and Nato military units apparently ignored their cries for help. read full story / add a comment
The hunger stirkers in Thessaloniki
international / migration / news report Sunday February 06, 2011 12:14 by Open solidarity initiative of Thessaloniki   text 1 comment (last - monday february 07, 2011 14:29)   image 4 images
EITHER WITH THE STRUGGLES OF MIGRANTS OR WITH THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE BOSSES!
Support the 300 migrant hunger strikers in Greece!
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kerry / migration / press release Friday January 21, 2011 20:33 by Tuli   text 3 comments (last - monday march 28, 2011 18:12)
Asylum seekers in Tralee are concerned with the following denials of basic human rights.
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international / migration / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 31, 2010 18:05 by s3s
Some pratical informations and a text (in English, French, German and - soon - Spanish and Dutch) about migration, capitalism, social revolts and the end September week in Brussels.

https://enjoybrussels.noblogs.org/english-4/

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