IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES

Saturday night with the refugees in Idomeni

Report rom a delegation of the Hellenic League for Human rights to the Nea Kavala hospitality structure and the camp in Idomeni Kostis Tsitselikis, Meriç Özgüneş, Vivi Verbi Report, 05.03.2016. Following our previous visits to refugee accommodation, in an attempt to comprehend the issues requiring intervention for the promotion of…

The real heart of the refugee crisis is the lack of solidarity between member states of EU

Interview of Reiner Bauböck to Dimitris Christopoulos   Reiner Bauböck is among the most distinguished European political scientist working on issues related to citizenship and migration in Europe after the end of the Cold War. He is holding a chair in social and political theory at the European University Institute…

Legal dehumanising: on the arrest of refugee solidarity activists

Greek anti-trafficking legislation, which applies to traffickers and solidarity-motivated volunteers alike, reflects the current trend in Europe: refugees are dehumanised and treated as objects to be managed by the state.   Emmanuel Melissaris In mid-January 2016 volunteers and members of NGOs, were arrested and subsequently prosecuted for towing ashore refugees struggling…

Open event: Migrants & refugees in Greece and Europe: borders and barriers

Migrants and refugees in Greece and Europe: borders and barriers Αn open discussion in English hosting by AnalyzeGreece! Wednesday, February 3, 18.30 Viotechniko Epimelitirio (VEA), 18 Akadimias Street, Athens Speakers: Dimitris Christopoulos, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights, Associate Professor, Panteion University Apostolis Fotiadis, journalist, author of the…

Insights on Censorship and Human Rights

Interview with Professor Dimitris Christopoulos   For our first in a series of interviews and articles on academic freedom and human rights for Independent Turkey, I had the honor of speaking with Dimitris Christopoulos, an Associate Professor of State and Legal Theory at the Panteion University of Athens and Vice…

#STATE OF SOLIDARITY

While state after state in the European continent declares a state of emergency, activists around Europe call out the #stateofsolidarity and oppose the politics of fear.   Katerina Anastasiou, Benjamin Bender, Lucile Gemähling The attacks in Paris, Beirut, Bamako, Tunis and on a Russian civil aircraft over Sinai, the developments…

What The Paris Attacks Mean For Greece's Refugee Crisis

Closed borders across Europe could leave many people stranded in Greece   Interview with Dimitris Christopoulos by Angeliki Kougiannou   Gunmen, some of whom detonated suicide vests, left 130 people dead in Paris last Friday. French officials said two of the suicide bombers had traveled through Greece in October. That has fueled concerns that some of…

Border games and their pawns

Balkan borders dominoed shut last week, ostensibly to block ‘economic migrants’, and now only Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis may pass. Those trapped, however, have come too far to stay quiet.   by Cameron Thibos   IDOMENI, GREECE (21 Nov, 11:00 am)—The road connecting the village of Idomeni in northern Greece…

Racism on the Front Page Part II: The case of the cartoon in Kathimerini Newspaper

by Despina Biri   A cartoon appeared in Kathimerini* newspaper yesterday (18/11/2015), depicting a map of Europe, with a garbage truck painted in the colours of the Turkish flag, appearing to be unloading refugees from Turkey into the Aegean sea. The cartoon has sparked much controversy, not least due to its…