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  1. The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees

    • Yasha Maccanico, Ben Hayes, Samuel Kenny, Frank Barat
    06 November 2018
    Report

    Europe’s “refugee crisis” triggered a wave of solidarity actions by both civil society organisations and ordinary citizens. Their efforts were part of a wave of compassion, as people organised convoys to refugee reception centers, warmly greeted arrivals at train stations and lined highways to provide food and water to those making the journey from Syria and elsewhere. Just a few years later those same activists are treated as criminals and humanitarian search and rescue missions are criminalised.

  2. Solidarity as a crime

    Michel Forst
    06 November 2018
    Article

    A foreword by Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders for 'The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees' report.

  3. La solidarietà verso i migranti e i rifugiati occupa uno spazio sempre più ristretto

    • Yasha Maccanico, Ben Hayes, Samuel Kenny
    10 October 2018
    Report

    La “crisi dei rifugiati” europea (come viene definita da molti osservatori, tralasciando il fatto che si tratta in realtà di una Crisi dell’Europa come progetto politico), simbolizzata dall’immagine di Alan Kurdi, il bambino siriano di tre annitrascinato dal mare sulle spiagge turche, ha innescato un’ondata di solidarietà e azioni di disobbedienza civile sia da parte delle organizzazioni della società civile che da parte dei normali cittadini. Tutti questi sforzi facevano parte di un’ondata di compassione che ha visto l’organizzazione di convogli per recarsi nei centri di accoglienza per rifugiati, calorosi benvenuti presso stazioni ferroviarie tedesche e file in strada per offrire cibo e acqua a chi percorreva l’arduo cammino partendo da zone devastate dalla guerra in Siria e in altre parti del mondo.

  4. Expandiendo la fortaleza: la historia oculta, el coste humano

    20 June 2018
    Multi-media

    ¿Sabrías dibujar las fronteras de la Unión Europea? Piénsalo dos veces. Este vídeo se basa en un informe que pone al descubierto la política de externalización de fronteras de la UE, quién se está lucrando con ello y por qué es importante para quienes les importa la democracia, los derechos humanos y el desarrollo.

  5. Expanding the Fortress - the hidden story, the human costs

    16 May 2018
    Multi-media

    Where would you mark Europe's border? Would it include Bangladesh? This video introduces the EU's policy of border externalisation and why it should concern all those who care about democracy, human rights and development.

  6. Refugees welcome grafitti

    La ofensiva de Europa contra quienes ayudan a las personas refugiadas

    Ben Hayes, Frank Barat
    26 December 2017
    Article

    Hace tres años, los dirigentes de la UE alababan a la ciudadanía por sus iniciativas para acoger a las personas refugiadas. ¿Por qué criminalizan ahora a quienes muestran su solidaridad?

  7. Refugees welcome grafitti

    Europe's offensive against people helping refugees

    Ben Hayes, Frank Barat
    09 November 2017
    Article

    Three years ago, EU leaders praised its citizens for their efforts to welcome refugees. Why are they now criminalising those who show solidarity?

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    Border Wars II

    • Mark Akkerman
    19 December 2016
    Policy briefing

    This briefing updates the July 2016 report ‘Border Wars: the arms dealers profiting from Europe’s refugee tragedy’ . It shows that the European policy response to the refugee tragedy continues to provide a booming border security market for Europe’s arms and security firms, some of whom are involved in selling arms to the Middle East and North Africa and all of whom encourage European policies focused on keeping refugees out. It’s a win-win for the security corporations, but the cost is a deadly toll for migrants forced into ever more dangerous routes as they flee wars, conflict and oppression.

  9. Declaración final de la Cumbre de los Pueblos 'Enlazando Alternativas IV'

    20 May 2010
    Declaration

    Declaración final de la Cumbre de los Pueblos 'Enlazando Alternativas IV' (Madrid, 14-18 de mayo de 2010).