Actueel / In de pers

Il redditizio business dei muri nell’era dell’apartheid globale

Ilaria Cagnacci, Frontiere, 20 december 2020 - Eventi epocali come la caduta del muro di Berlino e la fine del sistema di apartheid in Sudafrica segnarono l’inizio del sogno di un mondo più unito. Eppure, oggi viviamo circondati da muri e barriere — ben 63, secondo un recente studio. [...] Lees meer »

Pensamiento crítico. Los muros del «apartheid»: una industria boyante

Enric Llopis, Resumen Latinoamericano, 14 December 2020 - ¿Qué empresas se reparten la Industria del Control Migratorio (ICI) en el estado español? En el quinquenio 2014-2019 el Gobierno de España adjudicó al menos 660 millones de euros para obras y servicios relacionados con el control de las migraciones; el 65% de esta cantidad –correspondiente a 1.677 adjudicaciones- se concentró en una decena de compañías, según la Fundación Por Causa (diario Público.es julio 2020). [...] Lees meer »

La tanca de Melilla a la rambla del Celler per denunciar la vulneració dels drets humans

Jordi Pascual, elCugatenc, 12 december 2020 - El Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau i l’Agència Talaia han plantat una tanca com la de Melilla al bell mig de la rambla del Celler. Al costat més proper al nucli històric, el Marroc, a l’altra banda, Espanya. Amb aquest muntatge, tots dos col·lectius han denunciat aquest dissabte la vulneració dels drets humans a les fronteres. [...] Lees meer »

Fife arms firm profits from border walls contracts and ‘state repression’

Billy Briggs, The Ferret, 26 November 2020 - An arms company in Fife, funded by the taxpayer, has won dozens of contracts globally for border security walls, prompting claims it is profiting from “state repression and conflict“. US firm Raytheon, which makes systems for smart bombs in Glenrothes, is named in a new report revealing that more than 63 walls have been built along borders, or in occupied territories, since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. [...] Lees meer »

Malgré les violations des droits humains, « il n’y a aucune volonté politique de restreindre les ventes d’armes »

Rachel Knaebel, Basta!, 25 november 2020 - Deux députés ont rendu un rapport demandant que le contrôle du Parlement sur les exportations d’armes françaises soit renforcé. Le sujet fait de plus en plus débat depuis que du matériel militaire vendu à l’Arabie saoudite et aux Émirats arabes unis se retrouve dans la guerre au Yémen, où les populations civiles sont visées de manière indiscriminée. [...] Lees meer »

Seis de cada diez personas en el mundo viven en un país que ha levantado muros

Danilo Albin, Público, 17 november 2020 - Vidas separadas. Historias que transcurren a un lado y a otro de barreras levantadas por los Gobiernos de antes y de ahora. Fronteras de varios metros de altura edificadas bajo el argumento de la inmigración o el terrorismo. [...] Lees meer »

In Europa spuntano nuovi muri: così sta fallendo il sogno dell’unità

Luca Attanasio, Domani, 8 november 2020 - Da anni in Europa si moltiplicano muri e muretti, voluti, in alcuni casi in piena area Schengen, per fermare fantasticate invasioni o per soddisfare il proprio elettorato. [...] Lees meer »

Big Tech and COVID-19 are fueling networked authoritarianism

Lizzie O'Shea, Nikkei Asian Review, 19 September 2020 - One of the central themes of our COVID-19 world has been the fortification of borders in the name of containing the virus, further solidifying the nexus between the tech industry and government. [...] Lees meer »

Giorgos Tsiakalos: “In Europe, a racist policy is being implemented”

Iliana Papangeli & Stavros Malichudis, Solomon, 14 September 2020 - In June 2020, recognized refugee families, most of which had just arrived in Athens from the Moria camp on the island of Lesvos, were unable to find housing and remained homeless for days, sleeping in Athens’ Victoria Square. June 1, 2020, marked the implementation of the Greek law which terminates the provision of shelter for 11,237 refugees and beneficiaries via the ESTIA housing program. [...] Lees meer »

Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry

Sophia Akram, The New Arab, 27 August 2020 - "You pay to die". These words by a Nigerian artist who confronted the choppy Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy on a flimsy rubber dingy are one of the more sombre anecdotes from Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry. The new title, published by PM Press, seeks to document securitisation, resilience, social capital, and ultimately profit-making in the migration industry. [...] Lees meer »