IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES

A. Fotiadis: The EU’s Emerging Immigration Policy

New Tragedy, Grief, Then More Militarization   Apostolis Fotiadis Last weekend, shortly after the news emerged of another shipwreck killing hundreds south of Lampedusa, in Italy, the European Union’s communication machine sprang into action. While countless outraged European citizens called out the perceived failings of various European institutions and officials through their…

Y. Hadjidimitrakis: W. Talb's second round of torture

“It makes you hate the bread you eat...” Yannis Hadjidimitrakis   “Isn't this your child?” “What does your faith say about the infidels?” “I can see you are walking alright!”.  This is how Walid Talb’s repeat torture was completed on Tuesday 31.3.2015. And it was a repeat performance in two…

Olga Lafazani: Migrant's Social Center (Steki* Metanaston)

Olga Lafazani The story of “Steki Metanaston” begins on the first floor of Valtetsiou 35 Street in Exarheia, in the spring of 1997. The 90’s was the decade that many people, mainly from the Balkans, migrated towards Greece while the first antiracist groups and migrant communities were created, struggling for…