Under Suella Braverman, UK Set for an Ever Harsher Policy Towards Refugees

Tanupriya Singh British Home Secretary Suella Braverman. Suella Braverman is considering banning people crossing the English Channel from claiming asylum in the UK. She added that it was her “dream” and “obsession” to have asylum seekers deported to Rwanda. Activists and campaigners in the UK have slammed a slate of measures targeting asylum seekers announced…

State of Emergency Declared in NYC Over Influx of Asylum Seekers

Natalia Marques NYC Mayor Eric Adams holds press conference with other city leaders and declared a state of emergency. Photo: NYC Mayor’s Office Latin American migrants seek refuge in the United States only to be shuttled around as political pawns and sleep in tents in the richest city On October 7, New York City Mayor…

They Escaped the Lockdowns to this Nicaraguan Town

Max Blumenthal documents the lives of Canadians, Australians, Americans and those from as far as Singapore who left everything behind and resettled in the Nicaraguan beachside community of San Juan del Sur, all to escape the Covid lockdowns and mandates that nearly ruined their lives. These expats detail the hardship and repression of lockdown, the…

Europe’s Treatment of Refugees is Racist and Murderous

Abdul Rahman The recent incident of refugees being stranded in the Mediterranean without assistance from coastal forces exemplifies a larger pattern of cruelty by European nations towards those fleeing conflict zones According to an Al-Jazeera report, around 60 refugees, mostly from Lebanon and Syria, stranded in the Mediterranean sea have not got any help from European coast…

Massacre in Melilla: A Barbaric Crime

Alejandro López 37 refugees dead, hundreds injured in Spanish-Moroccan police massacre at Melilla border Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, working with Moroccan police acting as the European Union’s border guards, have carried out a barbaric massacre at the borders of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa. At least 37 migrants were killed and 150…

Eat NATO for Breakfast: Abolish Frontex and Demilitarize Europe’s Borders

Peoples Dispatch Episode 7 of the “Eat NATO for Breakfast” show, with Sara Reader and Carrie Hou of Abolish Frontex, addressed the militarization of European borders and the double standard in the treatment of migrants and refugees. The war in Ukraine has revealed the double standards in how the EU treats refugees. What are the…

Number of Extremists and Neo-Nazis in Europe Will Increase as They Flee Ukraine

Vladimir Odintsov Fleeing from wars, armed conflicts and various militant activities, migrants from Africa and Asia continue to make risky attempts to enter the EU by various means, often using risky and perilous routes. However, streams of refugees in Europe have increased in recent days amid the events in Ukraine. So, after the outright genocide of the Russian-speaking…

A Walled Europe: The Shadow of the Middle Ages in Migration Policies

Yoselina Guevara The Brenner Pass hosted a symbolic border crossing in protest against Austrian plans to deploy its military in the area to block refugees from entering the country. Fabian Wagner In the face of the certain possibility of a new wave of refugees, particularly from Afghanistan, twelve European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic,…

US: Asylum as a Tool of Exclusion

Daniel Melo Asylum, on its face, would seem to be a word of welcome to those fleeing violence. In the US, its connotation within immigration law is tied to the acquisition of legal status, of the ability to remain, sheltered from the harm one is fleeing from. The oft-quoted lines of Emma Lazarus’s The New…

Imperialism and Immigration: The Connections We Need to Make

Abraham Márquez “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it” was the tweet birthed by billionaire Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, July 25, in reference to the right-wing coup forced upon the Bolivian people at the hands of Wall Street. The reason? Lithium. U.S. imperial history is vast, dating…

You Can’t Go Home Again: A Convergence of Calamities

Nick Turse Record Numbers of War-Displaced to Be Dwarfed by Those Driven From Their Homes by Climate Change. I saw them for only a few seconds. One glimpse and they were gone. The young woman wore a brown headwrap, a yellow short-sleeved shirt, and a long pink, red, and blue floral-patterned skirt. She held the…

The “Nobodies” with a Human Face

Sergio Ferrari Human beings without identity or coordinates. Hidden and phantasmagoric figures scattered in all regions of the planet. Unclassified, necessary, sometimes indispensable, almost always ‘disposable’. Second-class citizens, the 272 million migrants worldwide, fuel passions and stir up xenophobic discourses with electoral calculations in much of the planetary geography. They make up a sector highly…

Whitewashing the Destruction of Libya

Nu’man Abd al-Wahid The British, both left and right, simply do not want to acknowledge the role their government played in destroying Libya and the attendant migration crises. “The destruction of Libya caused the first migration flow across the Mediterranean into Europe.” Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe identifies three waves of migration to western Europe…