The Roma’s Tortuous Journey
The migration crisis has clearly shown the structural nature of racism and xenophobia in Europe. The Roma people are among the most oppressed in the continent; in France, there has been a rapid rise in anti-Roma racism, not only from right-wing groups, but also from the state and its institutions.
Philippe AlcoyJune 16, 2016
#May19: Europe-wide Anti-racism Day Demonstration
Major mobilisations are taking place in London, Scotland and Wales. Tens of thousands across Europe are predicted to take the streets, saying #RefugeesWelcome, #BlackLivesMatter, No to Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism & Scapegoating Migrants, and #YesToDiversity.
Alejandra RíosMarch 19, 2016
Calais: Refugees sew their lips shut in hopes of making themselves heard
Helplessly facing the inevitable destruction of their camp in Calais, eight refugees decided on Wednesday to express their profound distress by sewing their lips shut with wire and needles. On Thursday, nine other Iranian migrants repeated the operation in front of cameras and the French riot police, hoping to finally be heard by the entire international community.
Paul Carson-SaherMarch 10, 2016
Obama’s Crocodile Tears
Hardly a week into the new year and the Obama administration has made headlines in two ways. The first, is the ICE raids of Central American families’ homes, often in the middle of the night, detaining men, women and children in detention facilities. The second is the timid expansion of firearm regulation through executive action. Obama defended the action in a speech in which he choked back tears as he talked about the Sandy Hook elementary school students who were killed by a gunman in 2012.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 8, 2016
The War at Home
Amid war mongering and escalating racist rhetoric, the murder of two black youths spur protests in Minneapolis and Chicago. The fight against the war abroad is intrinsically linked to the struggle for justice and equality at home.
Juan CNovember 28, 2015
Germany: Faster Deportations through ‘Transit Zones’
Faster, more inhumane. This sums up the newest hardening of the asylum laws in Germany. But even that is not enough for the reactionary forces within the German regime. Deportations of refugees are supposed to be accelerated even further by installing so-called “transit zones” close to the borders.
Bastian SchmidtOctober 30, 2015
Understanding the role of imperialism behind Europe’s migratory tragedies
In 2015, more than 340,000 undocumented immigrants arrived in Europe. In the same period, more than 2,600 people died in the Mediterranean, and hundreds suffocated in truck containers, as occurred in Austria recently.
André AugustoSeptember 22, 2015
Demo: Refugees are welcome here!
On September 12 more than 100,000 people marched in London in support of refugees. Tens of thousands took part in similar protests in Belfast, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, Manchester and other cities and towns across the UK.
Alejandra RíosSeptember 14, 2015
New Mexican Ambassador will Continue the Country’s Subordination to the U.S.
On September 3, Miguel Basáñez Ebergenyi was confirmed as Mexico’s new ambassador in the US, with the blessing of US president Barack Obama. His appointment was proposed by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto after the position had been vacant for 6 months.
Tania VonkiSeptember 12, 2015
It is not enough to cry for you Aylan
Roberto Amador is a metal-mechanical worker and takes part in the combative rank-and-file unionism and opposition against the SMATA union bureaucracy. He was fired by Gestamp automobile company and is now in ongoing hearings for his reinstatement.
Roberto AmadorSeptember 10, 2015