Sudan: Khartoum und die Wüste

Wenn von transsudanesischer Migration die Rede ist, geht es vor allem um die Unterstützung des ehemaligen sudanesischen Diktators durch die EU und – wiederum – um die Janaweed, die Milizen des heutigen stellvertretenden Chefs des Militärrats, genannt Hemedti, die in den letzten Jahren, unter Schirmherrschaft des “Khartoum-Prozesses” und mit Geldern der EU, tausende Refugees gefangen genommen, gefoltert und erpresst haben. Oder auch nach Libyen weiter verkauft. Weniger bekannt sind die Etappen der Flucht der eritreischen oder äthiopischen Migrant*innen durch den Sudan:

Alarmphone: Central Mediterranean Regional Analysis

Over the past three and a half months, the period of time covered by this new Alarm Phone regional analysis of developments in the central Mediterranean, the Alarm Phone was alerted to 24 distress situations in that region, involving over 1,700 people. Nine of these boats were returned, or presumably returned, to Libya. Seven were rescued to Malta and four to Italy. One boat was intercepted by the Tunisian coastguards.

10 Years Network Welcome to Europe

In Lesvos in late summer 2009 about 400 noborder activists from various countries met together with hundreds of refugees and migrants, who just had arrived from Turkey with small boats on the coasts of this Greek island. In the middle of these struggles the idea of Welcome to Europe (w2eu) was born: to build daily structures and to provide useful multilingual information to empower and to support refugees and migrants in transit for their right to move to their desired destination.

„#FreeCarola“, Salvini und die Flüchtlingssolidarität

Die Herausgeberin der bürgerlichen Huffington Post, italienische Ausgabe, übertrifft in ihrem Leitartikel alle linken und NGO Appelle zur Seenotrettung und zur Freilassung Carolas. Lucia Annunziata ‎fordert die Festnahme des italienischen Innenministers Matteo Salvini, und selbstverständlich eine ungehinderte Seenotrettung sowie CarolaFree. Was führt bürgerliche Medien und Regierungsminister in Berlin, Luxemburg und Paris, die den Aufbau einer maximal flüchtlingsfeindlichen Frontex-Truppe betreiben bzw. begrüßen, zu ihrer Protesthaltung gegenüber Salvini?

Der erste Grund, den sie alle verschweigen, dürfte der ungeahnte Aufschwung einer radikalen Flüchtlingssolidarität vor allem in Italien und Deutschland sein. Da möchte man sich gerne an die Spitze stellen, um diese zu kanalisieren.

Alarm Phone Aegean Regional Report

The Aegean Sea this year has become once again the most frequent escape route chosen by people on their way to Europe. As a consequence, the numbers of refugees trapped in Greece steadily increased for a third year in a row. While the Turkish Coast Guard seems to have detected and arrested more or less the same number of refugees attempting to cross the border in the Aegean Sea irregularly in the first five months of 2019, thus, continuing with the practice of “pull-backs”. This phenomenon has also been observed by the Alarm Phone. Through the emergency calls it receives, the Alarm Phone has noticed an increase in accounts of attacks by “masked men” in the Greek territorial waters. Attacks which were followed by pull-backs by the Turkish authorities.

„As Spanish rescue policy changes, warnings over migrant drownings“

More than 200 people have died on the Western Mediterranean route between Morocco and Spain in 2019, including at least 22 on 19 June. Spain’s maritime rescue service, Salvamento Marítimo, pulled almost 300 migrants and asylum seekers from a total of eight more boats on Saturday and Sunday.
Human rights organisations and some members of Salvamento Marítimo argue that at least some of the deaths in the Western Mediterranean could have been prevented. They accuse the Spanish government of a lack of support and resources after a recent decision to overhaul who is responsible for rescues in the sea between Spain and Morocco.

Number of asylum seekers sent back to Italy triples in five years

According to data from the Italian interior ministry, between January 2013 and November 2018, 24,000 people were returned to Italy from elsewhere in Europe. About 6,500 people were returned in 2018, compared with just under 2,500 in 2014, according to data from a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. As it stands the number of people being returned to Italy could soon exceed those arriving across the Mediterranean from Libya.

»Die koloniale Gewalt kehrt zurück«

Wie Deutschland war Italien eine »späte Kolonialmacht«. Sie beherrschte Gebiete im heutigen Eritrea (1882), Somalia (1888), Libyen (1911 und 1934) und Äthiopien (1935). Die Hochphase des italienischen Kolonialismus fällt in die Zeit des Faschismus nach Mussolinis Machtergreifung 1922. Was diese Überschneidung bedeutete und welche Kontinuitäten das koloniale Denken in Italien bis heute hat, ist Gegenstand des vorliegenden Interviews, das Johanna Wintermantel für IZ3W mit einem Mitglied des italienischen Kollektivs Wu Ming (früher Luther Blisset) geführt und aus dem Italienischen übersetzt hat.