The Celtic Tiger might just find its strength and appetite for action in the growth of left leaning electorates and local citizens initiatives. The tailspin of economy caused by austerity policies should be countered by a transparent debt audit.
Speakers from across the Middle East and Europe discuss the wave of social unrest across the wider region; what do these struggles have in common? What opportunities are there for building solidarity between movements across the Mediterranean?
The U.S./Mexico border has become increasingly important and relevant to populations living and interacting with one another on both sides of this international boundary. Impacts and perceptions of the border region continue to be the subject of many contemporary research projects, advocacy and activism. Papers in this conference will explore the impact of the border on populations living both in the U.S. and Mexico. They may also discuss how these populations perceive and respond to these impacts from various perspectives through current research, activism, advocacy and life experience.
The official discourse on migration has sought to criminalise migrant and refugee communities, ignoring the root causes of migration and the rights of communities; the Peoples' Global Action on Migration offers an alternative approach based on human rights and inter-cultural dialogue.
Jaarlijks komen vele vluchtelingen en migranten om tijdens hun overtocht naar fort Europa. Bootvluchtelingen worden op volle zee teruggestuurd onddanks de belabberde staat van hun schepen en mochten ze wel aankomen op plek van bestemming en daar opgepakt worden dan wacht ze, je verzint het niet, een andere boot: de Bajesboot in Dordrecht. De Europese Unie en Nederland lijken vluchtelingen en migranten te zien als een crimineel probleem dat alleen met harde hand kan worden aangepakt.
Migrants' rights have to be addressed on two fronts: end the neoliberal policies that are responsible for creating poverty in their home countries, thus forcing them to emigrate, and demand that they are given full rights in their host countries.