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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Session on the violations with impunity of the human rights of migrant and refugee peoples

    08 July 2017 - Event

    The Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) holds a special session to address Europe's policies on migrants and refugees. Fortress Europe has led to many disappeared persons and the death of thousands during their journey to reach the borders of southern and eastern Europe.

  4. Displaced Karenni villagers

    Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar

    23 May 2017
    Policy briefing

    For people affected by displacement, land is much more than just an economic asset. Being able to return to one’s original place is a deeply felt aspiration about restoring the social relations that constitute a person’s identity. The long-standing displacement of people, land-grabbing and non-existence of rights to land in many parts of the country mean that land reform and land restitution must be a central issue in any peace settlement. What happens today with the land is inextricably tied to the country’s future prospects for peace and democracy.

  5. The deadly consequences of Europe’s border militarization

    23 January 2017
    Article

    While border militarisation has been disastrous for refugees, it also has its winners. Most notably, it has provided a booming business for the defense, security and IT industries in a market that is growing at roughly 8% a year.

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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.

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    2016 sees more EU border militarisation, arms industry profits from refugee tragedy

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel
    19 December 2016
    Press release

    The European Union’s investment in border security measures boomed in 2016, a new report reveals, with prominent arms and security firms being the main beneficiaries. The militarisation of EU’s borders has however come at a terrible human cost, with the highest ever recorded yearly death toll of over 4700 known deaths in the Mediterranean sea, as refugees are forced to resort to ever more dangerous routes to enter Europe.

  8. Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement

    Phyllis Bennis, Kareem Faraj
    18 August 2016
    Article

    As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.

  9. Migration – follow the money

    Mark Akkerman
    04 August 2016
    Article

    The EU must acknowledge its part in fuelling the drivers of migration and work to stop them, including the establishment of an embargo on arms sales to the Middle East and North Africa.

  10. Border Wars

    • Mark Akkerman
    04 July 2016
    Report

    While tens of thousands of refugees have died fleeing terrible violence and hardship to get to Europe, not everyone has lost out. This report exposes the military and security companies that have profited from the tragedy, winning contracts to provide the equipment to border guards, the surveillance technology to monitor frontiers, and the IT infrastructure to track population movements.

  11. The future of the European Union in the context of climate change and refugees

    Mirjam van Reisen
    02 December 2015
    Article

    Mirjam van Reisen discusses the relationship between climate change, anti-terrorism, refugees and security crises, in occasion of the launch of the book "The Secure and the Dispossessed".

  12. Ireland’s Debt Crisis: Roots and Reactions

    Andy Storey
    29 November 2011
    Article

    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.

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    Binational Conference on Border Issues

    01 December 2010 - Event
  14. Migrant Voices Reclaiming Migration, Development and Human Rights

    05 November 2010
    Article

    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.

  15. The EU Security-industrial Complex

    Ben Hayes
    03 September 2010

    The EU approach to security is starting to eclipse the rule of law, with very little consideration of human rights.

  16. Misguided U.S. economic policies drive many Mexicans to come here

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    04 August 2010
    Article

    Most immigrants would prefer to stay at home with their families and live their own culture, eat their own food, and listen to their own music.

  17. The Migrant Condition

    Walden Bello
    19 November 2009
    Article

    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.

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    Covert memories from Miami

    Saul Landau
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In Miami, several retired U.S. officials remember the early 1960s, when the CIA recruited thousands of Cuban exiles to try and destroy the Cuban revolution.
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    Alternative Regionalisms News

    06 December 2008
    Article

    Alternative Regionalisms News (last updated in December 2008).

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