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No Goodbye! The Departure from the South and the New Trans-Mediterranean Solidarity

By Helmut Dietrich, in: ak 574, 17.8.2012

This summer, the Boats4People campaign succeeded in building another transnational network across the western Mediterranean Sea. Last year, the West African Caravan from Bamako to Dakar had taken the first step. Now the Mediterranean Sea: the campaign’s first goal is the installation of an alternative emergency call system for boat people. In the longer term, the aim is to connect social struggles around the Mediterranean. Revolts against pauperisation, as they are currently happening in Greece and Spain, have been taking place for decades further south. This is the background of the EU’s sealing off against the South.

No Goodbye! The Departure from the South and the New Trans-Mediterranean Solidarity

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