‘Take them in!’ Massive Barcelona march urges Madrid to welcome refugees
“Enough Excuses! Take Them In Now!” and “No More Deaths, Open The Borders!” slogans have been heard since 4 pm in Barcelona when hundreds of thousands gathered in support of the refugees. Over 5000 people died by drowning in the Mediterranean last year trying to escape to Europe. Continue reading ‘Take them in!’ 500,000 march for Refugees in Barcelona
by Patrick Strickland via Al Jazeera
Athens, Greece – On a cold night in late December at a smoky venue in the Greek capital, Anfo takes to the stage and immediately launches into a song.
A tall, thin man in a Soviet beret, guitarist Nikos stands on the edge of the stage. The vocalist, Sotiris, lowers his head and looks downward between guttural screams.
Behind them, Giorgos Chloros pounds away at the drums. Anfo, a leftist punk band, is joined by a handful of other punk outfits.
“Everybody [in Anfo] is involved in the anti-capitalist struggle in some form,” Chloros, a 45-year-old socialist, told Al Jazeera, explaining that they perform at anti-racism festivals and other pro-refugee events. Continue reading Greek punk bands raise money for refugee squats
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These images were leaked out of Moria refugee camp in the island of Lesbos in Greece, exposing the dreadful and inhumane conditions that migrants are being forced to endure in order to survive in – 5°C / 23° F, sleeping in tents, on the frozen ground, under heavy snowfall. The severe weather conditions had been foreseen and expected for many days before, and yet hundreds of people that sacrificed everything to escape to “civilized” Europe have been left to their own demise.
The footage itself was captured on January 7, 2017 by an anonymous refugee, as a desperate message to the world about the appalling conditions they face. These images contradict the January 5, 2017 statement of Greek Migration Minister, Yiannis Mouzalas, when he stated “there are no refugees or migrants living in the cold anymore. Continue reading REFUGEES FORCED TO LIVE IN SNOW IN TENTS
Two basque activists were arrested in Greece for attempting to smuggle eight refugees to Euskadi
The activists and eight refugees have been detained in Greece when they tried to access a ferry bound for Italy in an action of civil disobedience to European migratory policies organized and financed by social groups.
Until now only a handful of refugees have made it to Spain due to government blocking.
Mikel Zuloaga and Begoña Huarte were seized by Greek police in the port of Igoumenitsa (Greece), when they were attempting to smuggle eight refugees from there to Euskadi, hidden in a camper van.. Continue reading Bid to Smuggle 8 Refugees to Euskadi fails. Mikel and Begoña now Free
Lola was arrested and jailed when accompanying a Kurdish refugee who tried to take a flight from Greece to Barcelona
Letter sent to Greek Authorities.. please sign here
from: CGT (Anarcho syndicalist trade union).. Sent by on Sun, 12/04/2016 – 17:32.
to: Mr. Fernando Turro Homedes Honorary Consul Genera, Consulate General of Greece in Barcelona
Last Sunday, November 27, Lola Gutiérrez from the CGT union section of the Barcelona Provincial Council, , was jailed by the Greek police for helping a Kurdish refugee travel to Barcelona.
She said she acted as she has done all her life, “out of political conviction and solidarity,” one more case in the long history of an exemplary activist in the struggle for social rights.