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.
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.
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.
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.
Gara - El autor, investigador sobre migraciones del Transnational Institute, defiende que la UE debe reconocer el papel que desempeña en alimentar los motivos que originan las migraciones y trabajar para solucionarlos, por ejemplo, imponiendo un embargo sobre la venta de armas a Oriente Próximo y el norte de África.
La UE debe reconocer el papel que desempeña en alimentar los motivos que originan las migraciones y trabajar para solucionarlos, como imponer un embargo sobre la venta de armas a Oriente Próximo y el norte de África.
eldiario.es - Las pruebas revelan una creciente confluencia de intereses entre los líderes políticos europeos que buscan militarizar las fronteras y los principales contratistas de defensa y seguridad que proporcionan los servicios.
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.
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.
El nuevo libro de Susan George, Sus crisis, nuestras soluciones (Icaria, 2010), analiza el régimen de globalización neoliberal e intenta explicar que las finanzas y la economía determinan un mundo enormemente desigual y que el planeta está viéndose reducido a la categoría de cantera y vertedero.
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.