The 25th of January is the day on which 300 migrants in Greece started a hunger strike. Their demand is a collective legalisation of all the people excluded from Greek society based on their status – be it asylum seekers, not recognised refugees, illegalised people, exploited migrant labourers. It is not the first hunger strike in Greece where human beings are forced to use such a drastic measure to fight for their rights.
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Hunger strikers in Thessaloniki
Frontex annouced that a decision has been signed to extend the RABITs Joint Operation 2010 in Greece until March 2011. The RABIT Teams have been deployed at the Greek-Turkish land border since the 2nd of November and initially were to stay for two month.
Besides the European Commission provides an additional package of €9.8 million to Greece for further technical support on asylum and border issues.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak says all Dublin II associated countries
need to stop all transfers of asylum seekers back to Greece under the Dublin II-regulation. He calls on the European Union to
fundamentally rethink its asylum and migration policy.
During the night of October 16th, Attikis square in Athens became the setting for yet more pogrom-like attacks against migrants in the area. A group of fascists and so-called “enraged citizens” attacked a local Bangladeshi-owned mini-market. The people there, in their attempt to escape, ran toward the local mosque, only 30 meters away. They were under siege in the mosque for 1,5 hour. In the clashes, two Bangladeshi migrants were injured.
Attica square was where a hugely successful anarchist migrant solidarity demo took place only days ago. Yesterday’s sad events, however, show clearly that only our permanent, systematic presence in the area can act as a response to the poison of fascism.
Fascist anti-migrant pogroms continue at Attica square in Athens
Solidarity demonstration in Attiki Square (Athens)
Athens: riot police violently attack migrants after demonstration