Donnerstag, 10. August 2017

Torture, rape and slavery in Libya: why migrants must be able to leave this hell - Rape, torture and slave labour are among the horrendous daily realities for people stuck in Libya who are desperately trying to escape war, persecution and poverty in African countries, according to a new report by Oxfam and Italian partners MEDU and Borderline Sicilia.

Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017

Young Migrants Abused: “He Can Spit Blood For All I Care”

LiveSiciliaCatania – MASCALI. Big business in the migrant reception sector – particularly of unaccompanied foreign minors – is at the centre of an inquiry opened this morning by Operation Camaleonte. On request of the public prosecutor in Catania, an order for cautionary imprisonment has been made for Giovanni Pellizzeri – 56, employee of the provincial health service, former mayoral candidate in the last elections in Mascali – as well as his son, Mario Pellizzeri, 29, and Isabella Vitale, 48, the businessman's right arm. They are accused of the crimes of corruption, abuse of minors and forgery.

Giovanni and Mario Pellizzeri

The Migrant Business: More Than €143,000 Per Day, Managed By An Archipelago Of Cooperatives – The former Regional Aide for Families, managed of the Ippocrate in Enna: “We're only left with €3 per resident.”

In front of the gates to the former hotel 'Canguro', the locals of Castell'Umberto point their fingers above all at them: the cooperatives. “They make money and we take the migrants” is the phrase passing through the crowd.

Migrants hosted at the hotel 'Sinatra' (Lapresse)

Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017

We Are Free To Say “NO!” To The Orlando-Minniti Decree

On June 20th Amnesty International organised a flash mob in the piazza in front of the Pantheon in Rome on the International Day of the Refugee. During the action, the lawyer Gianluca Dicandia – expert in immigration rights and activist with the group Resistenze Meticce – was charged with contempt for state bodies for having criticised the Minniti-Orlando decree, which recently passed into law.

Borderline Sicilia is signing and circulating an appeal made by Libertà di Movimento – Europe For All supporting activists receiving criminal charges.

Borderline Sicilia Mobilises Against The Catania Landning Of the Anti-Migrant Ship

Borderline Sicilia is backing the call-out launched by antiracist groups in Catania against the proposed landing of the C-Star in the port of Catania. The ship has been hired froman British mercenary company by the far-right organisation 'Generazione Identitaria” , as Andrea Palladino reported in Famiglia Cristiana yesterday.

Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

Messina: A Change Of Scene. From Today Migrant Landings To Be Moved To The Nuremberg Dock – The news had already been circulating for some time, but accident on the Siremar vessel Sansovino, then docked in at the Nuremberg Dock, blocked the plan for a while. Until this afternoon, when the Prefecture of Messina communicated to the range of bodies involved in migrant landing that from today the reception procedures will be moved from the quay at the Marconi Dock to the Nuremberg dock, on the other side of the Via Don Blasco flyover.


Freitag, 7. Juli 2017

Porta Felice: Exception Or The Rule?

For those working in the Italian migrant sector, “MSNA” is a well-known acronym. The following reflection ought be similarly well-known: “This is a complex phenomenon and to understand it, define it and in the end manage it better, it would be slowly move forward by starting from the objective data.” Even if it is not possible to proceed in this way here in any exhaustive way, we will nonetheless try to read and interpet the single case in question from within the general context.

Palermo – one of the rooms in Porta Felice, the community for minors on Via Marinuzzi