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#Violenza, #tortura #razzismo e #morte,
La politica di difesa dei confini dell'UE è razzista e rafforza le strutture di potere coloniali e capitaliste. Frontex e il sistema che rappre-
senta devono essere aboliti ADESSO. La politica militarizzata di fortezza UE ha ucciso oltre 44.764 persone dal 1993.
Annegati nel Mediterraneo; uccisi al confine; morti per suicidio in carcere, torturati e uccisi dopo l'espulsione - l'UE ha le mani sporche di sangue.
Frontex è
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It's #InternationalMigrantsDay. More than 45,400 people worldwide have died during migration journeys since 2014, according to the IOM.

Here's a harrowing look at the number of migrants that died this year ⬇ Image
1,121 migrant deaths were recorded across the Americas in 2021 – including the recent truck crash in Mexico.

More deaths were recorded in South America than ever before, with 64 of 137 deaths involving Venezuelan nationals, says IOM.
On migration routes to and within Europe 2,720 deaths were recorded making 2021 the deadliest year for migrants in the region since 2018, according to IOM.

#InternationalMigrantsDay Image
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Story 4/10: Atiullah

"Before lockdown, we had 17 workers doing two 12 hour shifts a day. Now, only 10 of us are working: we still have 12 hours and somehow have to manage the overall production. Since the unit is not profitable, the employer cannot hire more workers." (1/5)
In Atiullah's unit, the employer earlier employed 17 workers in 12 hour shifts. Now, with immense competition among smaller units & vendors not budging on rates, 10 workers must subsidise the value chain and unit with their physical labour & long work hours.
Even though he gets paid overtime, Atiullah feels burdened by the amount of work expected from him. Even as vendors continue to extract work from small units, Atiullah's employer must complete all his orders on time: otherwise he risks losing vendors and the closure of his unit.
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Story 2/10: Mujib Khan

"I worked in one hardware shop for 15-20 years, but the employer gave me only INR 200 during the lockdown: what could I do with that much? Without that job, since the day I came back to Mumbai, I have visited the naka in search of work everyday." (1/4)
Mujib Khan has lived in Mumbai for 20 years, of which he spent over 15 as a salaried employee at a hardware shop, earning INR 15,000 per month. Despite his many years of work, his employer abandoned him during the lockdown, giving him only INR 200 to survive. (2/4)
Having left his earlier job, Mujib now visits the naka (labour congregation point) everyday in search of any work at all that he can find. Having never worked in construction, he is forced to seek work as a helper ('unskilled' worker), which pays only INR 4-500 per day. (3/4)
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Story 1/10: Motiya Meena

"During the lockdown my [construction] contractor said he would pay me but now he is refusing. If each contractor continues to defraud me, how will I feed my family? That's why I changed [to the garment line]." (1/6)
For 10 years, Motiya has worked as a karigar or skilled construction worker, seeking waged work from the naka (labour congregation point) daily. He often changed contractors, but earned INR 7-800 per day regardless and was able to get work for at least 25 days a month. (2/6)
Post-lockdown, he has struggled to receive work at the naka. Moreover, his earlier contractor has failed to pay him his promised wages at one of the most vulnerable times in his life. #InternationalMigrantsDay (3/6)
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Welcome to Aajeevika's #InternationalMigrantsDay campaign, “Badalta kaam, badalta daam,” where we centre the diverse coping mechanisms of #migrant workers as they face depressed wages, wage theft, and body burdens amidst a post-lockdown economic ‘recovery.’ (1/8)
Our narratives come from migrants who work in Mumbai’s informal manufacturing and construction sectors. Specifically, they live and work in Khairani Road & Netaji Nagar Nagar: industrial-residential neighborhoods in Sakinaka, in the city’s L-ward. (2/8) #InternationalMigrantsDay
These neighbourhoods areas are home to thousands of informal manufacturing & recycling units producing garments, metal moulds, pipes, stationery, furniture, e-waste, hospital waste & constitute local, regional or global value chains ending up as far as Sudan & Nigeria. (3/8)
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Join us at 10am tmrw, on #InternationalMigrantsDay, as we launch our campaign, “Badalta kaam, Badalta daam.” Migrant workers' firsthand narratives capture the changing (badalta) meanings of work (kaam) & wage/value (daam) as they navigate a precarious post-lockdown economy. (1/6)
The burdens of economic 'recovery' have fallen heavily on the shoulders of India’s informal migrant workers. Working at the lowest ends of manufacturing & construction value chains, they have been compelled to confront depressed wages, body burdens & wage theft. (2/6)
Through narratives collected from Mumbai's informal economy, we ask: How are migrant workers confronting depressed wage structures, body burdens and tenuous work? How has industry further devalued their labour post-lockdown? What does 'recovery' actually mean for them? (3/6)
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On 12/17/18, nearly a year ago today, we along with @RepJimmyGomez, @RepBarragan, @ImmCivilRights, @avabdc, @cbrownimmlaw, @karalynum, @AJosephNYC, @LuisYGuerra, @apottratzacosta presented 20 asylum seekers, mostly children to @CBPSanDiego officers. This is what happened. 1/
It should not take a 17 hour standoff with 2 members of Congress, a team of lawyers +cameras to ensure that CBP is following its own laws and ensuring the safety of children. @DHSgov +its agencies expect migrants to follow the law yet cherrypick which ones they want to follow. 2/
A year later we are still fighting family separation + illegal policies. And today on #internationalmigrantsday we remain more committed than ever to holding this government accountable + ensuring that the rights +safety of migrants +asylum seekers all over the world are upheld.
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I spent 6 weeks in Japan reporting on a thing that doesn’t get much attention: The thousands of asylum seekers from across the world who fly into Tokyo. Almost none win legal refugee status. Many get detained. And so I went to find out why, and what it means. #RefugeesInJapan 1/?
This week, @WNYC & @Gothamist launch an audio series detailing what I learned. Japan’s immigration issues parallel those in the U.S., because this is a global phenomenon: We’re in an age of mass worldwide displacement, and the systems we have to deal with that are obsolete. 2/?
Japan, the U.S. & 143 nations signed the U.N. refugee accords, but international law no longer protects asylum seekers fleeing for new reasons: Climate change, sexual violence, ethnic strife, police corruption, poverty. Many are dismissed as mere economic migrants. 3/?
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Today is #InternationalMigrantsDay

Our country is a beacon of freedom. But there is one type of freedom that is not talked about much: freedom of movement. It may be voluntary or forced, but one thing is clear: it must be with dignity.
Today, I honor my parents, displaced in the Partition of India. I honor the clients from 115 countries I've served for 15 years, many right here in Virginia. I honor our lawmakers, advocates, teachers, and men & women in uniform who have fought to protect freedom of movement.
And today, I call out the opportunistic bigots who've been fomenting at the mouth at America's magnificent diversity. I call out the elected "leaders" who gorge themselves on a diet of division. I call out the prison-industrial complex for profiting from human incarceration.
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Thread: As a refugee advocate & doing my radio program 'Voices of Eritrean Refugees' since 2008, I have met many refugees whose stories has given me many sleepless nights and had me often question humanity. I will try to share as many stories as I can.
1, Keshi Okbay (Priest Okbay) was a 36 years old man, comes from a very rural area in #Eritrea. After serving in the military service for many years he decided to leave the country and made it to #Sudan, he was then kidnapped at the border by a group of Rashida
1/1, they took him to a house and there he met 28 other kidnapped Eritrean refugees in they chained all 29 together and put them in a pick up truck and covered them with blankets and started driving. After 13 days they arrived in Sinai and sold the group at an auction.
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