• C’était moche avant, c’est encore plus laid aujourd’hui
    https://seenthis.net/messages/197087

    Un hypermarché Leclerc s’installe au bout de la nouvelle voie express qui se cons­truit par tronçons entre Brest et Rennes. Puis viennent La Hutte, Conforama et les meubles Jean Richou... 300 hectares de terre fertile disparaissent sous le bitume des parkings et des rocades. Quelques maisons se retrouvent enclavées çà et là. La départementale devient une belle quatre-voies sur laquelle filent à vive allure R16, 504 et Ami 8. Un quartier chic voit le jour, toujours en pleine nature, qui porte un nom de rêve : la Vallée verte...


    €uropean Central Bank, Frankfurt

    /evilbuildingsblog.tumblr.com/

    #vilain

  • Bonjour,
    j’imagine que personne ne voit ce que j’écris, sensation de vide.
    Je me présente vite fait, j’aime pas trop cet exercice.
    Mais bon bonjour, quand même ou plutôt bonsoir, je n’ai pas ou plus de site depuis quelques années, j’ai été assez active sur les réseaux socio.
    Ça m’est passé assez brutalement d’ailleurs, sur pas mal de plate-
    formes décentralisées et mainstream.

    C’est surtout cette période particulière que nous à avons traversée de confinement qui m’ à poussée à franchir de nouveau l’espace sociale.
    La confusion, la désinformation, le manque d’informations, le trouble engendrée par les consignes et les mensonges répétés du gouvernement m’ ont énormément perturbée.
    Du coup je me suis remise à scroller les news, à chercher, seenthis m’ à aidée en cela aussi.
    Du coup , j’ai ouvert un nouveau compte.voilà

  • "Je veux qu’on m’appelle ’#égaré'"
    Entendu hier, 18.07.2020, lors d’une discussion qui a suivi la présentation de l’expo « Nomadistan » de la plasticienne Amandine Meunier (en Matheysine :

    ).

    Témoignage récolté par une étudiante qui a fait un mémoire sur le collectif qui accueille des réfugiés dans la région) :

    « Je ne veux pas qu’on m’appelle migrant/réfugié ou exilé, je veux qu’on m’appelle ’#égaré' »

    –-> à ajouter à la collection de #mots autour de la migration de @sinehebdo

    #vocabulaire #terminologie #migrations #asile #réfugiés

  • How #ICE Exported the Coronavirus

    An investigation reveals how Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a domestic and global spreader of COVID-19.

    Admild, an undocumented immigrant from Haiti, was feeling sick as he approached the deportation plane that was going to take him back to the country he had fled in fear. Two weeks before that day in May, while being held at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Louisiana, he had tested positive for the coronavirus — and he was still showing symptoms.

    He disclosed his condition to an ICE official at the airport, who sent him to a nurse.

    “She just gave me Tylenol,” said Admild, who feared reprisals if his last name was published. Not long after, he was back on the plane before landing in Port-au-Prince, one of more than 40,000 immigrants deported from the United States since March, according to ICE records.

    Even as lockdowns and other measures have been taken around the world to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, ICE has continued to detain people, move them from state to state and deport them.

    An investigation by The New York Times in collaboration with The Marshall Project reveals how unsafe conditions and scattershot testing helped turn ICE into a domestic and global spreader of the virus — and how pressure from the Trump administration led countries to take in sick deportees.

    We spoke to more than 30 immigrant detainees who described cramped and unsanitary detention centers where social distancing was near impossible and protective gear almost nonexistent. “It was like a time bomb,” said Yudanys, a Cuban immigrant held in Louisiana.

    At least four deportees interviewed by The Times, from India, Haiti, Guatemala and El Salvador, tested positive for the virus shortly after arriving from the United States.

    So far, ICE has confirmed at least 3,000 coronavirus-positive detainees in its detention centers, though testing has been limited.

    We tracked over 750 domestic ICE flights since March, carrying thousands of detainees to different centers, including some who said they were sick. Kanate, a refugee from Kyrgyzstan, was moved from the Pike County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania to the Prairieland Detention Facility in Texas despite showing Covid-19 symptoms. He was confirmed to have the virus just a few days later.

    “I was panicking,” he said. “I thought that I will die here in this prison.”

    We also tracked over 200 deportation flights carrying migrants, some of them ill with coronavirus, to other countries from March through June. Under pressure from the Trump administration and with promises of humanitarian aid, some countries have fully cooperated with deportations.

    El Salvador and Honduras have accepted more than 6,000 deportees since March. In April, President Trump praised the presidents of both countries for their cooperation and said he would send ventilators to help treat the sickest of their coronavirus patients.

    So far, the governments of 11 countries have confirmed that deportees returned home with Covid-19.

    When asked about the agency’s role in spreading the virus by moving and deporting sick detainees, ICE said it took precautions and followed guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of last week, ICE said that it was still able to test only a sampling of immigrants before sending them home. Yet deportation flights continue.

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/07/10/how-ice-exported-the-coronavirus

    #covid-19 #coronavirus #USA #Etats-Unis #migrations #migrerrance #renvois #expulsions #déportations #avions #transports_aériens #contamination #malades #rétention #détention_administrative #asile #réfugiés #déboutés #distanciation_sociale #swiftair #visualisation #cartographie #géographie

    ping @isskein @simplicissimus @karine4 @reka

  • #Libia

    “Mi ricordo che una volta ho sentito dire che quelli che scappano vengono apostrofati in maniera sprezzante con il nomignolo ‘Libia’. E’ questo, gli chiedo, il modo in cui gli eritrei della diaspora storica chiamano gli ultimi arrivati?
    Syoum non batte ciglio. ‘Sì, è così. Gli eritrei che ce l’hanno fatta, in Italia o in Europa, guardano agli immigrati di nuova generazione, quelli che si affollano sulle coste libiche, con supponenza. Sembrano non capire che stanno rifacendo il loro stesso percorso, solo molti anni dopo.”

    In : Alessandro Leogrande, La Frontiera, 2017, p. 61
    https://www.lafeltrinelli.it/libri/alessandro-leogrande/frontiera/9788807889714

    #terminologie #mots #vocabulaire
    #migrations #asile #réfugiés

    Le surnom est « #Libye » (#Libia), un surnom donné aux nouveaux arrivants d’Erythrée par les Erythréens de la diaspora, installés depuis longtemps en Italie...

    ping @isskein

  • Asylum Outsourced : McKinsey’s Secret Role in Europe’s Refugee Crisis

    In 2016 and 2017, US management consultancy giant #McKinsey was at the heart of efforts in Europe to accelerate the processing of asylum applications on over-crowded Greek islands and salvage a controversial deal with Turkey, raising concerns over the outsourcing of public policy on refugees.

    The language was more corporate boardroom than humanitarian crisis – promises of ‘targeted strategies’, ‘maximising productivity’ and a ‘streamlined end-to-end asylum process.’

    But in 2016 this was precisely what the men and women of McKinsey&Company, the elite US management consultancy, were offering the European Union bureaucrats struggling to set in motion a pact with Turkey to stem the flow of asylum seekers to the continent’s shores.

    In March of that year, the EU had agreed to pay Turkey six billion euros if it would take back asylum seekers who had reached Greece – many of them fleeing fighting in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – and prevent others from trying to cross its borders.

    The pact – which human rights groups said put at risk the very right to seek refuge – was deeply controversial, but so too is the previously unknown extent of McKinsey’s influence over its implementation, and the lengths some EU bodies went to conceal that role.

    According to the findings of this investigation, months of ‘pro bono’ fieldwork by McKinsey fed, sometimes verbatim, into the highest levels of EU policy-making regarding how to make the pact work on the ground, and earned the consultancy a contract – awarded directly, without competition – worth almost one million euros to help enact that very same policy.

    The bloc’s own internal procurement watchdog later deemed the contract “irregular”.

    Questions have already been asked about McKinsey’s input in 2015 into German efforts to speed up its own turnover of asylum applications, with concerns expressed about rights being denied to those applying.

    This investigation, based on documents sought since November 2017, sheds new light on the extent to which private management consultants shaped Europe’s handling of the crisis on the ground, and how bureaucrats tried to keep that role under wraps.

    “If some companies develop programs which then turn into political decisions, this is a political issue of concern that should be examined carefully,” said German MEP Daniel Freund, a member of the European Parliament’s budget committee and a former Head of Advocacy for EU Integrity at Transparency International.

    “Especially if the same companies have afterwards been awarded with follow-up contracts not following due procedures.”

    Deal too important to fail

    The March 2016 deal was the culmination of an epic geopolitical thriller played out in Brussels, Ankara and a host of European capitals after more than 850,000 people – mainly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans – took to the Aegean by boat and dinghy from Turkey to Greece the previous year.

    Turkey, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees from the nine-year-old war in neighbouring Syria, committed to take back all irregular asylum seekers who travelled across its territory in return for billions of euros in aid, EU visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens and revived negotiations on Turkish accession to the bloc. It also provided for the resettlement in Europe of one Syrian refugee from Turkey for each Syrian returned to Turkey from Greece.

    The EU hailed it as a blueprint, but rights groups said it set a dangerous precedent, resting on the premise that Turkey is a ‘safe third country’ to which asylum seekers can be returned, despite a host of rights that it denies foreigners seeking protection.

    The deal helped cut crossings over the Aegean, but it soon became clear that other parts were not delivering; the centrepiece was an accelerated border procedure for handling asylum applications within 15 days, including appeal. This wasn’t working, while new movement restrictions meant asylum seekers were stuck on Greek islands.

    But for the EU, the deal was too important to be derailed.

    “The directions from the European Commission, and those behind it, was that Greece had to implement the EU-Turkey deal full-stop, no matter the legal arguments or procedural issue you might raise,” said Marianna Tzeferakou, a lawyer who was part of a legal challenge to the notion that Turkey is a safe place to seek refuge.

    “Someone gave an order that this deal will start being implemented. Ambiguity and regulatory arbitrage led to a collapse of procedural guarantees. It was a political decision and could not be allowed to fail.”

    Enter McKinsey.

    Action plans emerge simultaneously

    Fresh from advising Germany on how to speed up the processing of asylum applications, the firm’s consultants were already on the ground doing research in Greece in the summer of 2016, according to two sources working with the Greek asylum service, GAS, at the time but who did not wish to be named.

    Documents seen by BIRN show that the consultancy was already in “initial discussions” with an EU body called the ‘Structural Reform Support Service’, SRSS, which aids member states in designing and implementing structural reforms and was at the time headed by Dutchman Maarten Verwey. Verwey was simultaneously EU coordinator for the EU-Turkey deal and is now the EU’s director general of economic and financial affairs, though he also remains acting head of SRSS.

    Asked for details of these ‘discussions’, Verwey responded that the European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – “does not hold any other documents” concerning the matter.

    Nevertheless, by September 2016, McKinsey had a pro bono proposal on the table for how it could help out, entitled ‘Supporting the European Commission through integrated refugee management.’ Verwey signed off on it in October.

    Minutes of management board meetings of the European Asylum Support Office, EASO – the EU’s asylum agency – show McKinsey was tasked by the Commission to “analyse the situation on the Greek islands and come up with an action plan that would result in an elimination of the backlog” of asylum cases by April 2017.

    A spokesperson for the Commission told BIRN: “McKinsey volunteered to work free of charge to improve the functioning of the Greek asylum and reception system.”

    Over the next 12 weeks, according to other redacted documents, McKinsey worked with all the major actors involved – the SRSS, EASO, the EU border agency Frontex as well as Greek authorities.

    At bi-weekly stakeholder meetings, McKinsey identified “bottlenecks” in the asylum process and began to outline a series of measures to reduce the backlog, some of which were already being tested in a “mini-pilot” on the Greek island of Chios.

    At a first meeting in mid-October, McKinsey consultants told those present that “processing rates” of asylum cases by the EASO and the Greek asylum service, as well as appeals bodies, would need to significantly increase.

    By December, McKinsey’s “action plan” was ready, involving “targeted strategies and recommendations” for each actor involved.

    The same month, on December 8, Verwey released the EU’s own Joint Action Plan for implementing the EU-Turkey deal, which was endorsed by the EU’s heads of government on December 15.

    There was no mention of any McKinsey involvement and when asked about the company’s role the Commission told BIRN the plan was “a document elaborated together between the Commission and the Greek authorities.”

    However, buried in the EASO’s 2017 Annual Report is a reference to European Council endorsement of “the consultancy action plan” to clear the asylum backlog.

    Indeed, the similarities between McKinsey’s plan and the EU’s Joint Action Plan are uncanny, particularly in terms of increasing detention capacity on the islands, “segmentation” of cases, ramping up numbers of EASO and GAS caseworkers and interpreters and Frontex escort officers, limiting the number of appeal steps in the asylum process and changing the way appeals are processed and opinions drafted.

    In several instances, they are almost identical: where McKinsey recommends introducing “overarching segmentation by case types to increase speed and quality”, for example, the EU’s Joint Action Plan calls for “segmentation by case categories to increase speed and quality”.

    Much of what McKinsey did for the SRSS remains redacted.

    In June 2019, the Commission justified the non-disclosure on the basis that the information would pose a “risk” to “public security” as it could allegedly “be exploited by third parties (for example smuggling networks)”.

    Full disclosure, it argued, would risk “seriously undermining the commercial interests” of McKinsey.

    “While I understand that there could indeed be a private and public interest in the subject matter covered by the documents requested, I consider that such a public interest in transparency would not, in this case, outweigh the need to protect the commercial interests of the company concerned,” Martin Selmayr, then secretary-general of the European Commission, wrote.

    SRSS rejected the suggestion that the fact that Verwey refused to fully disclose the McKinsey proposal he had signed off on in October 2016 represented a possible conflict of interest, according to internal documents obtained during this investigation.

    Once Europe’s leaders had endorsed the Joint Action Plan, EASO was asked to “conclude a direct contract with McKinsey” to assist in its implementation, according to EASO management board minutes.

    ‘Political pressure’

    The contract, worth 992,000 euros, came with an attached ‘exception note’ signed on January 20, 2017, by EASO’s Executive Director at the time, Jose Carreira, and Joanna Darmanin, the agency’s then head of operations. The note stated that “due to the time constraints and the political pressure it was deemed necessary to proceed with the contract to be signed without following the necessary procurement procedure”.

    The following year, an audit of EASO yearly accounts by the European Court of Auditors, ECA, which audits EU finances, found that “a single pre-selected economic operator” had been awarded work without the application of “any of the procurement procedures” laid down under EU regulations, designed to encourage transparency and competition.

    “Therefore, the public procurement procedure and all related payments (992,000 euros) were irregular,” it said.

    The auditor’s report does not name McKinsey. But it does specify that the “irregular” contract concerned the EASO’s hiring of a consultancy for implementation of the action plan in Greece; the amount cited by the auditor exactly matches the one in the McKinsey contract, while a spokesman for the EASO indirectly confirmed the contracts concerned were one and the same.

    When asked about the McKinsey contract, the spokesman, Anis Cassar, said: “EASO does not comment on specifics relating to individual contracts, particularly where the ECA is concerned. However, as you note, ECA found that the particular procurement procedure was irregular (not illegal).”

    “The procurement was carried under [sic] exceptional procurement rules in the context of the pressing requests by the relevant EU Institutions and Member States,” said EASO spokesman Anis Cassar.

    McKinsey’s deputy head of Global Media Relations, Graham Ackerman, said the company was unable to provide any further details.

    “In line with our firm’s values and confidentiality policy, we do not publicly discuss our clients or details of our client service,” Ackerman told BIRN.

    ‘Evaluation, feedback, goal-setting’

    It was not the first time questions had been asked of the EASO’s procurement record.

    In October 2017, the EU’s fraud watchdog, OLAF, launched a probe into the agency (https://www.politico.eu/article/jose-carreira-olaf-anti-fraud-office-investigates-eu-asylum-agency-director), chiefly concerning irregularities identified in 2016. It contributed to the resignation in June 2018 of Carreira (https://www.politico.eu/article/jose-carreira-easo-under-investigation-director-of-eu-asylum-agency-steps-d), who co-signed the ‘exception note’ on the McKinsey contract. The investigation eventually uncovered wrongdoings ranging from breaches of procurement rules to staff harassment (https://www.politico.eu/article/watchdog-finds-misconduct-at-european-asylum-support-office-harassment), Politico reported in November 2018.

    According to the EASO, the McKinsey contract was not part of OLAF’s investigation. OLAF said it could not comment.

    McKinsey’s work went ahead, running from January until April 2017, the point by which the EU wanted the backlog of asylum cases “eliminated” and the burden on overcrowded Greek islands lifted.

    Overseeing the project was a steering committee comprised of Verwey, Carreira, McKinsey staff and senior Greek and European Commission officials.

    The details of McKinsey’s operation are contained in a report it submitted in May 2017.

    The EASO initially refused to release the report, citing its “sensitive and restrictive nature”. Its disclosure, the agency said, would “undermine the protection of public security and international relations, as well as the commercial interests and intellectual property of McKinsey & Company.”

    The response was signed by Carreira.

    Only after a reporter on this story complained to the EU Ombudsman, did the EASO agree to disclose several sections of the report.

    Running to over 1,500 pages, the disclosed material provides a unique insight into the role of a major private consultancy in what has traditionally been the realm of public policy – the right to asylum.

    In the jargon of management consultancy, the driving logic of McKinsey’s intervention was “maximising productivity” – getting as many asylum cases processed as quickly as possible, whether they result in transfers to the Greek mainland, in the case of approved applications, or the deportation of “returnable migrants” to Turkey.

    “Performance management systems” were introduced to encourage speed, while mechanisms were created to “monitor” the weekly “output” of committees hearing the appeals of rejected asylum seekers.

    Time spent training caseworkers and interviewers before they were deployed was to be reduced, IT support for the Greek bureaucracy was stepped up and police were instructed to “detain migrants immediately after they are notified of returnable status,” i.e. as soon as their asylum applications were rejected.

    Four employees of the Greek asylum agency at the time told BIRN that McKinsey had access to agency staff, but said the consultancy’s approach jarred with the reality of the situation on the ground.

    Taking part in a “leadership training” course held by McKinsey, one former employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told BIRN: “It felt so incompatible with the mentality of a public service operating in a camp for asylum seekers.”

    The official said much of what McKinsey was proposing had already been considered and either implemented or rejected by GAS.

    “The main ideas of how to organise our work had already been initiated by the HQ of GAS,” the official said. “The only thing McKinsey added were corporate methods of evaluation, feedback, setting goals, and initiatives that didn’t add anything meaningful.”

    Indeed, the backlog was proving hard to budge.

    Throughout successive “progress updates”, McKinsey repeatedly warned the steering committee that productivity “levels are insufficient to reach target”. By its own admission, deportations never surpassed 50 a week during the period of its contract. The target was 340.

    In its final May 2017 report, McKinsey touted its success in “reducing total process duration” of the asylum procedure to a mere 11 days, down from an average of 170 days in February 2017.

    Yet thousands of asylum seekers remained trapped in overcrowded island camps for months on end.

    While McKinsey claimed that the population of asylum seekers on the island was cut to 6,000 by April 2017, pending “data verification” by Greek authorities, Greek government figures put the number at 12,822, just around 1,500 fewer than in January when McKinsey got its contract.

    The winter was harsh; organisations working with asylum seekers documented a series of accidents in which a number of people were harmed or killed, with insufficient or no investigation undertaken by Greek authorities (https://www.proasyl.de/en/news/greek-hotspots-deaths-not-to-be-forgotten).

    McKinsey’s final report tallied 40 field visits and more than 200 meetings and workshops on the islands. It also, interestingly, counted 21 weekly steering committee meetings “since October 2016” – connecting McKinsey’s 2016 pro bono work and the 2017 period it worked under contract with the EASO. Indeed, in its “project summary”, McKinsey states it was “invited” to work on both the “development” and “implementation” of the action plan in Greece.

    The Commission, however, in its response to this investigation, insisted it did not “pre-select” McKinsey for the 2017 work or ask EASO to sign a contract with the firm.

    Smarting from military losses in Syria and political setbacks at home, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tore up the deal with the EU in late February this year, accusing Brussels of failing to fulfil its side of the bargain. But even before the deal’s collapse, 7,000 refugees and migrants reached Greek shores in the first two months of 2020, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

    German link

    This was not the first time that the famed consultancy firm had left its mark on Europe’s handling of the crisis.

    In what became a political scandal (https://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/bamf-skandal-im-news-ticker-jetzt-muessen-sich-seehofer-und-cordt-den-fragen-d), the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, according to reports, paid McKinsey more than €45 million (https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/politik/Millionenzahlungen-Was-hat-McKinsey-beim-Bamf-gemacht-id512950) to help clear a backlog of more than 270,000 asylum applications and to shorten the asylum process.

    German media reports said the sum included 3.9 million euros for “Integrated Refugee Management”, the same phrase McKinsey pitched to the EU in September 2016.

    The parallels don’t end there.

    Much like the contract McKinsey clinched with the EASO in January 2017, German media reports have revealed that more than half of the sum paid to the consultancy for its work in Germany was awarded outside of normal public procurement procedures on the grounds of “urgency”. Der Spiegel (https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/fluechtlinge-in-deutschland-mckinsey-erhielt-mehr-als-20-millionen-euro-a-11) reported that the firm also did hundreds of hours of pro bono work prior to clinching the contract. McKinsey denied that it worked for free in order to win future federal contracts.

    Again, the details were classified as confidential.

    Arne Semsrott, director of the German transparency NGO FragdenStaat, which investigated McKinsey’s work in Germany, said the lack of transparency in such cases was costing European taxpayers money and control.

    Asked about German and EU efforts to keep the details of such outsourcing secret, Semsrott told BIRN: “The lack of transparency means the public spending more money on McKinsey and other consulting firms. And this lack of transparency also means that we have a lack of public control over what is actually happening.”

    Sources familiar with the decision-making in Athens identified Solveigh Hieronimus, a McKinsey partner based in Munich, as the coordinator of the company’s team on the EASO contract in Greece. Hieronimus was central in pitching the company’s services to the German government, according to German media reports (https://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-147594782.html).

    Hieronimus did not respond to BIRN questions submitted by email.

    Freund, the German MEP formerly of Transparency International, said McKinsey’s role in Greece was a cause for concern.

    “It is not ideal if positions adopted by the [European] Council are in any way affected by outside businesses,” he told BIRN. “These decisions should be made by politicians based on legal analysis and competent independent advice.”

    A reporter on this story again complained to the EU Ombudsman in July 2019 regarding the Commission’s refusal to disclose further details of its dealings with McKinsey.

    In November, the Ombudsman told the Commission that “the substance of the funded project, especially the work packages and deliverable of the project[…] should be fully disclosed”, citing the principle that “the public has a right to be informed about the content of projects that are financed by public money.” The Ombudsman rejected the Commission’s argument that partial disclosure would undermine the commercial interests of McKinsey.

    Commission President Ursula von Der Leyen responded that the Commission “respectfully disagrees” with the Ombudsman. The material concerned, she wrote, “contains sensitive information on the business strategies and the commercial relations of the company concerned.”

    The president of the Commission has had dealings with McKinsey before; in February, von der Leyen testified before a special Bundestag committee concerning contracts worth tens of millions of euros that were awarded to external consultants, including McKinsey, during her time as German defence minister in 2013-2019.

    In 2018, Germany’s Federal Audit Office said procedures for the award of some contracts had not been strictly lawful or cost-effective. Von der Leyen acknowledged irregularities had occurred but said that much had been done to fix the shortcomings (https://www.ft.com/content/4634a3ea-4e71-11ea-95a0-43d18ec715f5).

    She was also questioned about her 2014 appointment of Katrin Suder, a McKinsey executive, as state secretary tasked with reforming the Bundeswehr’s system of procurement. Asked if Suder, who left the ministry in 2018, had influenced the process of awarding contracts, von der Leyen said she assumed not. Decisions like that were taken “way below my pay level,” she said.

    In its report, Germany’s governing parties absolved von der Leyen of blame, Politico reported on June 9 (https://www.politico.eu/article/ursula-von-der-leyen-german-governing-parties-contracting-scandal).

    The EU Ombudsman is yet to respond to the Commission’s refusal to grant further access to the McKinsey documents.

    https://balkaninsight.com/2020/06/22/asylum-outsourced-mckinseys-secret-role-in-europes-refugee-crisis
    #accord_UE-Turquie #asile #migrations #réfugiés #externalisation #privatisation #sous-traitance #Turquie #EU #UE #Union_européenne #Grèce #frontières #Allemagne #EASO #Structural_Reform_Support_Service (#SRSS) #Maarten_Verwey #Frontex #Chios #consultancy #Joint_Action_Plan #Martin_Selmayr #chronologie #Jose_Carreira #Joanna_Darmanin #privatisation #management #productivité #leadership_training #îles #Mer_Egée #Integrated_Refugee_Management #pro_bono #transparence #Solveigh_Hieronimus #Katrin_Suder

    ping @_kg_ @karine4 @isskein @rhoumour @reka

  • Pas Normal ?!
    https://stopethnicprofiling.be/fr

    Le profilage ethnique se caractérise par le fait que la police a recours lors d’une interpellation ou arrestation, à des éléments se fondant sur l’aspect extérieur plutôt que le comportement. Des stéréotypes négatifs ou hypothèses concernant l’origine ethnique, la couleur de peau, la nationalité ou religion servent alors de prétexte à un contrôle, une fouille ou une arrestation au lieu de se référer à des éléments objectifs et justifiables. “un jour, il y a eu un contrôle anti-drogue à l’école. Le chien ne (...)

    #profiling #discrimination #racisme #police #LDH-Belgique #Amnesty

  • La bigoudène Marianne du Conseil municipal de Pont-l’Abbé
    https://abp.bzh/la-bigoudene-marianne-du-conseil-municipal-de-pont-l--50526

    Jeudi 28 mai la séance d’installation du Conseil municipal de Pont-l’Abbé s’est tenue exceptionnellement au centre culturel du Triskell devant un public très restreint pour respecter les règles de distanciation sociale.

    Après l’installation du Conseil, Bernard Le Floc’h, doyen du conseil, prend le relais de Stéphane Le Doaré maire sortant et surprend l’assemblée par ses paroles :
    « Je vous propose que ce buste symbole de l’identité et de la mémoire de notre terroir devienne la Marianne de cette soirée. Ce n’est pas une provocation, c’est un marqueur culturel qui va dans le sens de la démocratie locale. » Il obtient l’approbation du Conseil à l’unanimité. Bernard Le Floc’h conclut son intervention en citant Julien Gracq : « Nous dansons comme un bouchon sur un océan de vagues folles qui à chaque instant nous dépasse » (Rivages des Syrtes). A méditer... Il poursuit, « Cette phrase des années 50 me semble convenir à l’actualité de notre société ». Stéphane Le Doaré a été réélu maire de Pont-l’Abbé et reçoit les félicitations de Bernard Le Floc’h (ancien premier vice-président de l’Institut culturel de Bretagne) en breton :

    « Gouc’hemmennou deoc’h Aotrou An Doare, an dazont ’zo breman war ho skoazell ha ’tre daouarn ar c’huzul. Poent sternia ha chans vat d’an holl ! »

    NB : ce buste de bigoudène datant des années 1930 est l’oeuvre de Louis Henri Nicot (1878-1944), manufacture Henriot, hauteur 53 cm

  • Le Moyen Âge et ses migrants
    http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Miri-Rubin-Cities-Strangers-Making-Lives-Medieval-Europe.html

    À propos de : Miri Rubin, Cities of Strangers. Making Lives in Medieval Europe, Cambridge. Forestiere, foreign ou stranger, forain ou étranger : les mots désignent celui qui n’est pas d’« ici ». En étudiant la figure de l’étranger de l’an mil à 1500, Miri Rubin analyse les régimes d’hospitalité et d’exclusion et, au-delà, la définition même de ce qu’est une ville.

    #Histoire #identité #Moyen_Âge #exclusion #migration #Etat
    https://laviedesidees.fr/IMG/docx/20200528_migrantsmoyenage.docx
    https://laviedesidees.fr/IMG/pdf/20200528_migrantsmoyenage.pdf

    • Intéressant (et embêtant pour vous bientôt peut-être) : j’ai volontairement laissé passer 24h après la publication de cette photo pour la faire passer du mode privé au public : le flux #rss flickr > seenthis le publie alors que le flux IFTT que j’utilise pour les réseaux sociaux ne le publie pas... je tenterai 48h la prochaine fois...

  • Sortie du livre « Te plains pas, c’est pas l’usine - L’exploitation en milieu associatif »
    https://infokiosques.net/spip.php?article1756

    Sorti la veille du grand confinement, le livre est véritablement disponible à partir du 11 mai 2020, en librairie et dans les lieux militants. Le collectif Niet !éditions a le plaisir de vous annoncer la sortie de « Te plains pas, c’est pas l’usine », de Lily Zalzett et Stella Fihn. Le secteur associatif emploie en France 1,8 million de personnes, et il a bonne presse. Quand on travaille dans une association, on est censé y trouver du sens, on est censé être en adéquation avec des valeurs et non (...) #ailleurs

    https://niet-editions.fr/catalogue/te-plains-pas-cest-pas-lusine
    https://niet-editions.fr
    https://lists.riseup.net/www/subscribe/nietinfos

    • What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for #aspiring_migrants who are planning to leave home?

      In late April 2020, I decided to document the experiences of aspiring nurse migrants from the Philippines, where the government had imposed a one-month quarantine in many parts of the country. With two colleagues based in Manila, we recruited interviewees through Facebook, and then spoke to Filipino nurses “stranded” in different provinces within the Philippines – all with pending contracts in the UK, Singapore, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.

      Initially, we thought that our project would help paint a broader picture of how #COVID-19 creates an “unprecedented” form of immobility for health workers (to borrow the language of so many news reports and pundits in the media). True enough, our interviewees’ stories were marked with the loss of time, money, and opportunity.

      Lost time, money, opportunity

      Most striking was the case of Mabel in Cebu City. Mabel began to worry about her impending deployment to the UK when the Philippine government cancelled all domestic trips to Manila, where her international flight was scheduled to depart. Her Manila-based agency tried to rebook her flight to leave from Cebu to the UK. Unfortunately, the agency had taken Mabel’s passport when processing her papers, which is a common practice among migration agencies, and there was no courier service that could deliver it to her in time. Eventually, Mabel’s British employers put her contract on hold because the UK had gone on lockdown as well.

      As nurses grapple with disrupted plans, recruitment agencies offer limited support. Joshua, a nurse from IloIlo, flew to Manila with all his belongings, only to find out that his next flight to Singapore was postponed indefinitely. His agent refunded his placement fee but provided no advice on what to do next. “All they said was, ‘Umuwi ka nalang’ (Just go home),” Joshua recalled. “I told them that I’m already here. I resigned from my job…Don’t tell me to go home.” With 10 other nurses, Joshua asked the agency to appeal for financial assistance from their employer in Singapore. “We signed a contract. Aren’t we their employees already?” They received no response from either party.

      Mabel and Joshua’s futile efforts to get through the closing of both internal and international borders reflects the unique circumstances of the pandemic. However, as we spoke to more interviewees about their interrupted migration journeys, I couldn’t help but wonder: how different is pandemic-related immobility from the other forms of immobility that aspiring nurse migrants have faced in the past?

      Pandemic as just another form of immobility?

      Again, Mabel’s story is illuminating. Even before she applied to the UK, Mabel was no stranger to cancelled opportunities. In 2015, she applied to work as a nurse in Manitoba, Canada. Yet, after passing the necessary exams, Mabel was told that Manitoba’s policies had changed and her work experiences were no longer regarded to be good enough for immigration. Still hoping for a chance to leave, Mabel applied to an employer in Quebec instead, devoting two years to learn French and prepare for the language exam. However, once again, her application was withdrawn because recruiters decided to prioritize nurses with “more experience.”

      One might argue that the barriers to mobility caused by the pandemic is incomparable to the setbacks created by shifting immigration policies. However, in thinking through Mabel’s story and that of our other interviewees, it seems that the emotional distress experienced in both cases are not all that different.

      As migration scholars now reflect more deeply on questions of immobility, it might be useful to consider how the experiences of immobility are differentiated. Immobility is not a single thing. How does a virus alter aspiring migrants’ perception about their inability to leave the country? As noted in a previous blog post from Xiao Ma, the COVID-19 pandemic may bring about new regimes of immobility, different from the immigration regimes that have blocked nurses’ plans in the past. It might also lead to more intense moral judgments on those who do eventually leave.

      April, a nurse bound for Saudi Arabia, recounted a conversation with a neighbor who found out that she was a “stranded” nurse. Instead of commiserating, the neighbor told April, “Dito ka nalang muna. Kailangan ka ng Pilipinas” (Well you should stay here first. Your country needs you). April said she felt a mixture of annoyance and pity. “I feel sorry for Filipino patients. I do want to serve…But I also need to provide for my family.”

      Now, my collaborators and I realized that our ongoing research must also work to differentiate pandemic-related immobility from the barriers that nurse migrants have faced in the past. For our interviewees, the pandemic seems more unpredictable and limits the options they can take. For now, all of our interviewees have been resigned to waiting at home, in the hope of borders opening up once again.

      Immobility among migration scholars

      More broadly, perhaps this is also a time to reflect on our own immobility as scholars whose travels for field work and conferences have been put on hold. Having the university shut down and international activity frozen is truly unprecedented. However, in some ways, many scholars have long experienced other forms of immobility as well.

      While the COVID-19 crisis had forced me to cancel two conferences in the last two months, one of my Manila-based collaborators has never attended an academic event beyond Asia because his applications for tourist visas have always been rejected (twice by the Canadian embassy, once by the US embassy). Another friend, a Filipino PhD student, had to wait two months for approval to conduct research in Lebanon, prompting her to write a “back-up proposal” for her dissertation in case her visa application was declined.

      Browsing through social media, it is interesting for me to observe an increasing number of American and British scholars ruminating on their current “immobility.” Living in this moment of pandemic, I can understand that it is tempting to think of our current constraints as exceptional. However, we also need to pause and consider how immobility is not a new experience for many others.

      #immobilité #Philippines #infirmières #migrations #fermeture_des_frontières #travailleurs_étrangers #futurs_migrants

      @sinehebdo —> nouveau mot

      #aspiring_migrants (qui peut ressembler un peu à #candidats_à_l'émigration qu’on a déjà, mais c’est pas tout à fait cela quand même... #futurs_migrants ?)
      #vocabulaire #mots #terminologie #agences #contrat #travail #coronavirus #stranded #blocage

    • Les chercheurs distinguent les personnes qui asiprent à migrer, c’est-à-dire qui déclare la volonté de partir, des personnes qui ont entamé des démarches effectives pour partir au cours des dernières semaines (demande de visa, envoi de CV, demande d’un crédit bancaire, etc.). Les enquêtes montrent que la différence entre les deux groupes est quantitativement très importante.

  • Venezuela : retour des coupures massives d’électricité, la capitale et au moins 12 états touchés

    NetBlocks registró caída del 60% en tráfico de datos tras apagón
    https://www.elnacional.com/venezuela/netblocks-registro-caida-del-60-en-trafico-de-datos-tras-apagon-general

    El Observatorio Internacional de Internet, Netblocks, informó este martes en la tarde que luego del apagón en más de 16 entidades federales del país la conexión a Internet cayó 60%.

    La conectividad fue afectada en Caracas y casi todos los estados de Venezuela al mismo tiempo.

    Se registró falla eléctrica en zonas de Caracas y estados del país
    «Los datos de la red en tiempo real muestran un impacto significativo con la conectividad nacional hasta 60% de los niveles ordinarios; incidente en curso», indicó en Twitter.

    Cerca de las 3:40 pm de este martes se observó un bajón de luz en varias zonas de Caracas y en al menos 12 estados del país.

    Desde que declararon distanciamiento social en Venezuela el 16 de marzo, el país a sufrido constantes apagones en la capital y el interior. Sin embargo, desde hace más de 15 días los habitantes del estado Lara son sometidos a fuertes racionamientos de electricidad, similares a los que sufren los zulianos desde mediados del año pasado.

    Venezuela ha vivido cuatro megaapagones, entre marzo, abril y julio de 2019. Desde entonces ha habido cortes de electricidad por regiones que han afectado la conectividad a Internet y por ende la vida cotidiana de los ciudadanos.

    • Reportaron fallas eléctricas en varios estados del país
      https://www.elnacional.com/venezuela/reportaron-fallas-electricas-en-varios-estados-del-pais

      En Caracas, algunos de las zonas que sufrieron por la irregularidad del servicio fueron Montalbán, Las Acacias, La Florida, Colinas de Bello Monte, Santa Sofía, Colinas de Tamanaco, El Cafetal, Caurimare, San Luis, El Marqués, La Urbina, Lomas del Mirador, Santa Paula, El Rosal, Los Pomelos, Santa Marta, Los Palos Grandes, Prados del Este, Terrazas de Club Hípico y Prados de Humboldt.

      INTT actualizará las licencias de conducir mediante Internet
      Además, se reportan fallas eléctricas en otros lugares del país como Ciudad Bolívar, Puerto Ordaz, Barcelona, Valles del Tuy, Valencia, Maracaibo, Maracay, Punto Fijo, Barquisimeto, Barinas y Nueva Esparta.

      … soit quasiment toutes les grandes villes du pays d’est en ouest

      #apagón

    • Sur Twitter, gouvernement et opposition se renvoient la balle…

      Guaidó aseguró que el régimen no puede tapar el colapso eléctrico
      https://www.elnacional.com/venezuela/guaido-aseguro-que-el-regimen-de-maduro-no-puede-tapar-el-colapso-electr

      «°Mientras la dictadura miente sobre la masacre en Guanare, el descontento en la Fuerza Armada y el enfrentamiento en Petare, no puede tapar el colapso eléctrico que tiene hoy a 16 estados sin luz°», expresó Guaidó en Twitter.
      […]
      Reiteró que el régimen es un caos para Venezuela. «Solo un gobierno de emergencia nacional salvará al país».

      El régimen culpa a Guaidó
      Delcy Rodríguez, vicepresidente del régimen, denunció este martes que el Sistema Eléctrico Nacional sufrió un ataque en sus líneas de transmisión de la troncal 765, lo que ocasionó un apagón que afectó a Caracas y varios estados del país.

      Según la funcionaria del régimen, el ataque se dio horas después del intento fallido de incursión contra Venezuela.

      «Debemos denunciar que el Sistema Eléctrico Nacional sufrió un ataque a sus líneas de transmisión de la troncal 765. Esto justamente horas después del intento frustrado de incursión terrorista contra Venezuela. Ya estamos en proceso de recuperación del servicio. Venezuela unida vencerá», escribió Rodríguez en Twitter.

      pour la carte du réseau HT (765 kV) voir https://seenthis.net/messages/172267
      (2013, déjà…)

  • Je ne vous pardonnerai pas - Robert Bonamy

    https://vimeo.com/409446101

    Lettres de cinéma - La Cinémathèque française
    https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1539.html

    Pour la première fois depuis 1895, le public se retrouve privé de projection, de faisceau lumineux sur un tissu blanc, donc d’émotion collective. Ce n’était jamais arrivé, même en temps de guerre : personne n’a le droit de sortir de chez soi pour aller voir un film. La projection publique, l’invention des Lumière, le rêve de Méliès, l’accomplissement qu’attendent tous les cinéastes du monde entier depuis toujours, est interrompue pour la première fois. Comme tout s’arrête, c’est la production même d’images et de sons du monde qui est touchée.

    Plus de tournages, plus de montage, plus rien. Restent les plateaux des chaînes d’information et le stock infini d’images cinématographiques et télévisuelles.

    Alors, depuis un mois, des artistes du monde entier nous ont envoyé des cartes postales, des bouteilles à la mer, des films brefs comme un message, des films courts, conçus et fabriqués avec les moyens du bord, avec trois fois rien. Des cinéastes chevronnés, des acteurs, des monteurs et producteurs, de jeunes étudiants de la Femis ou de Louis Lumière, aussi.

    Nous avons réuni les vingt-huit premiers films reçus, sur notre chaîne Viméo. Vingt-huit films comme autant de fenêtres ouvertes sur Beyrouth, la Creuse, la place de la République, La Rochelle, Grenoble ou Saint-Ouen. Vingt-huit films comme autant de promesses, de lendemains qui filment.

    Les vingt-huit premières contributions ont été rassemblées sur notre chaîne Vimeo.
    https://vimeo.com/showcase/6974393
    Nous vous informerons régulièrement des nouveautés, sur cette page et sur nos réseaux sociaux : #lettresdecinema.

    #cinémathèque #films

    • 6:00 « La voilà ma méditation métaphysique : Vous êtes des chiens aveugles qui piétinez nos âmes sur l’asphalte du progrès. Vous êtes les fantômes d’un monde mortifère détruisant nos songes. Vous avez presque le monopole radical de la mort, je ne vous laisserai pas celui de la vie. »

    • Et sinon …

      @colporteur @grommeleur je ne suis pas allée voir, mais ça ne m’étonne pas, c’est la digne continuité d’un système avec des grandes écoles élitistes dans lesquelles renforcer son réseau. Rien que la formation au cinéma dans la plus prestigieuse école (Femis) ne rassemble que des fils et filles de et un paquet de bourgeois friqués qui n’ont jamais eu d’autres horizons à questionner que les leurs. Le populo peut ainsi s’esbaudir de les voir raconter leur propre histoire du monde dans des films où vivre dans 200m2 est leur norme. Le cinéma français a du caca de riches patriarches blancs qui lui emplit les yeux depuis trop longtemps et qui forme malheureusement des répétiteurs du même monde.

      Woo, c’est intéressant de regarder leur choix, sacré progrès, il y a au moins 10 réalisatrices sur les 58 films … ça laisse donc 80% à l’expression de la vision du monde par des hommes. Il faudrait regarder aussi la place laissée aux « minorités » nan, parce que je rappelle incidemment que les femmes sont une minorité à 51% …
      #avant #pendant #après #sexisme

    • Il y a malgré tout certainement des choses visibles parmi les films proposées, ceux qui ont eu la chance d’en découvrir, dites s’il vous plait !
      Oui pour les critiques, redoublées ici même par des faits documentés. Il suffit de chercher le patron ! #Frédéric_Bonnaud le plus souvent sans # pour vérifier que les petites mains salariées et précaires sont maltraitées
      https://seenthis.net/messages/456399
      https://seenthis.net/messages/460858
      https://vacarme.org/article2893.html
      que la prog est particulièrement insoucieuse des femmes https://seenthis.net/messages/639672
      https://seenthis.net/messages/644779

      sauf à exhiber stars, jeunes « actrices prometteuses », réal consacrées, à l’occasion.

      Il y a aurait par ailleurs beaucoup à dire (et il doit exister des textes ce propos) sur ce que porte cette institution de prestige comme définition de la culture, du cinéma (la programmation, le musée façon small Disney is beautifull ou je sais pas quoi), du public. Les modalités d’accueil que caractérise le sort de la cafet’ sous-traitée et sa hausse des prix (si ça coûte,,c’est plus chic...) qui avait traditionnellement pu être un lieu de flânerie et d’échanges (reste la pelouse en face, si il pleut pas)...

      #Institution_culturelle #Patron #cinéma

    • Je fréquente avec assiduité mais c’est pas un lieu où je me sens super bien. Ça sent le vieux garçon, c’est le seul endroit dans ma vie où les gens font des conversations racistes, classistes et anti-écolos à voix haute, sans gêne. Et je confirme que la cafet’, sans être confortable, est assez chère, le tout dans un quartier avec des offres de restauration très standardisées, chères et sans âme...

  • Expérience partagée d’une phyto-épuration
    https://infokiosques.net/spip.php?article1742

    "Nous avions envie d’écrire cette brochure pour partager notre expérience de construction collective d’un système de phyto-épuration à l’Amassada en Aveyron au cours du printemps 2019. Aujourd’hui, on ne peut malheureusement plus en profiter puisqu’un bulldozer a du l’aplatir lors de la destruction des lieux en octobre 2019. L’idée, c’est de faire un retour d’expérience pratique et que cela puisse servir à d’autres qui auraient aussi envie d’installer une phyto-épuration là ou illes sont. Cette brochure ne traitera pas des normes « légales » ou autres pour une installation de ce type. Elle est destinée aux personnes souhaitant faire une phyto avec peu de moyen, de la récup’, pour les squats, occupations, lieux collectifs ..." #E

    / #Guides_pratiques, Infokiosque fantôme (...)

    #Infokiosque_fantôme_partout_
    https://infokiosques.net/IMG/pdf/Experience_partagee_d_une_phyto_epuration-8p-2019-cahier.pdf
    https://infokiosques.net/IMG/pdf/Experience_partagee_d_une_phyto_epuration-8p-2019-fil.pdf

    • Nous avions commencé a faire un potager au printemps, et avions aussi construit une serre. Très vite, on se rend compte que l’eau va nous manquer, au vu de l’été sec qui s’annonce, et également que nous avions mal anticipé la récupération des eaux de pluie. L’Aveyron en été est en proie au manque d’eau, comme une grande majorité des départements français.

      Du coup, nous nous sommes dit qu’avec une phyto-épuration, nous pouvions récupérer facilement l’eau grise : l’eau provenant de la cuisine, non mélangée avec celle des toilettes, vu qu’on utilisait des toilettes seiches.

      En fait, ce problème très local nous vient de raisonnement plus globaux, en nous questionnant sur l’utilisation et le traitement de l’eau, Sur ce territoire en lutte, nous avions la possibilité d’expérimenter d’autres formes de vie et de mettre concrètement en pratique des idées, qui bien souvent n’en reste qu’a des idées, avec la volonté de s’inscrire sur le territoire où nous vivions, et d’y trouver une forme de cohérence. C’est-à-dire questionner nos consommations d’énergies et de ressources (eau, électricité, gestion des déchets, pollutions des sols ...).

      L’électricité ne vient pas de la prise, tout comme l’eau ne vient pas du robinet. Nous trouvons ces visions trop déconnectées de la réalite et nous voulions vivre en conscience du monde qui nous entoure.

    • Les "capsunari" les cueilleurs de fraise, ces travailleurs roumains que l’Europe s’arrache
      https://www.rtbf.be/info/societe/detail_les-capsunari-ces-travailleurs-roumains-que-l-europe-s-arrache?id=104931

      Convoités par Londres ou Berlin, ils partent malgré les aléas de la pandémie de coronavirus : aides à domicile ou cueilleurs de fruits roumains se retrouvent au centre de marchandages inédits nés des pénuries de main-d’oeuvre causées par la crise sanitaire.

      "Les saisonniers ne représentent qu’une minorité parmi les émigrants roumains, mais ces dernières semaines, ils sont devenus très visibles » , reconnaît auprès de l’AFP le sociologue Iulian Stanescu de l’Institut de recherches sur la qualité de la vie (ICCV).

      La diaspora roumaine compte environ 4 millions de personnes dans le monde, dont de nombreux informaticiens, médecins et autres diplômés, mais c’est pour les travailleurs les plus précaires et les moins qualifiés que les autorités d’Europe de l’Ouest se mobilisent.

      Malgré les interdictions de voyage en vigueur sur le continent, des dizaines de vols spéciaux ont été affrétés depuis le début de l’épidémie pour transporter la main-d’oeuvre roumaine et sauver les récoltes d’asperges et de fraises allemandes ou britanniques.

      Dernier exemple en date de négociations au sommet : Vienne tente de convaincre Bucarest de mettre en place une liaison ferroviaire hebdomadaire pour faciliter l’acheminement de milliers d’aides à domicile, employées auprès de seniors autrichiens qui ont besoin d’une assistance médicale jour et nuit.

      Exporter plutôt qu’insérer
      Cette pression nourrit des sentiments ambivalents chez les responsables roumains : crainte de voir des travailleurs mal protégés face aux risques de contamination et susceptibles de ramener le virus dans leur pays ; réalisme sur la nécessité économique de cette migration.

      Parfois raillés dans leur pays, où ils sont génériquement désignés comme "capsunari" (cueilleurs de fraises) , les émigrants représentent une source incontournable de transferts d’argent : l’année dernière ils ont envoyé à leurs familles 7,2 milliards de dollars (6,6 milliards d’euros), soit près d’un tiers de plus que les investissements directs étrangers attirés par la Roumanie.

      "Pour les décideurs roumains, quelle que soit leur orientation politique, il a toujours été plus simple d’exporter cette main-d’œuvre que de mettre en place des politiques antipauvreté pour lesquelles il faut dépenser de l’argent" , observe M. Stanescu.

      La transition du pays vers l’économie de marché a entraîné ces trois dernières décennies la fermeture de nombreuses usines héritées du régime communiste et l’effondrement des fermes d’Etat, laissant sur le bord de la route plusieurs millions de travailleurs.

      Du coup, cueillir pendant trois mois des fruits ou des légumes en Europe de l’Ouest permet à ces personnes de survivre pendant les neuf mois restants.

      "Pas le choix"
      "Nous partons parce que nous en avons besoin. Ce n’est pas facile pour nous" , a expliqué jeudi à l’AFP un saisonnier de 35 ans, Ionel, en partance de Bucarest par un vol spécial pour le Royaume-Uni.

      A ses côtés, dans le hall des départs de l’aéroport, des femmes et des hommes de tous âges qui passeront trois mois dans les vignes britanniques. Tous portent des masques, ont constaté des journalistes de l’AFP.

      "Je fais ça depuis longtemps, mais maintenant cela semble différent. Il y a un sentiment étrange. J’ai laissé mes enfants et mes parents à la maison" , ajoute Ionel.

      "Ce n’était pas une décision facile, mais je n’avais pas d’autre choix" , a déclaré Tinca, une jeune femme de 22 ans dont c’est la première saison à l’étranger.
      Selon plusieurs sites qui recrutent pour l’agriculture allemande, les saisonniers y sont payés 9,35 euros l’heure, pouvant tabler sur quelque 1300 euros par mois. En Roumanie, le salaire net moyen s’élève à 660 euros par mois.

      "Nous nous attendons à une hausse du nombre de candidats au départ car il sera encore plus difficile de joindre les deux bouts en #Roumanie" , pays de 19 millions d’habitants, indique à l’AFP Sergiu Marian, responsable de la société Christian Sallemaier qui recrute des #aides-soignantes.

      Alors que les médias évoquent des "abus" de la part d’employeurs peu scrupuleux et s’interrogent sur la prise en charge d’éventuels saisonniers contaminés par le Covid-19, certains critiquent le gouvernement libéral, accusé de permettre que des ressortissants roumains soient "traités tels des esclaves sur des plantations".

      La médiatrice roumaine des droits Renate Weber s’est inquiétée du sort des cueilleurs de fruits partis en Allemagne et a demandé à Berlin des "détails sur les conditions sanitaires et d’hébergement" qui leur sont réservées.

      Le député européen socialiste Victor Negrescu a appelé le médiateur européen à veiller au respect des droits de ses concitoyens. "Les saisonniers roumains ne sont pas des esclaves", a-t-il lancé. "La dignité humaine et la santé ne sont pas négociables".

      Intéressante, la justification économique de l’#esclavage et de la #déportation dans l’#union_européenne, l’#UE par l’#AFP, reproduite par la #RTBF.
      Heureusement, l’union européenne est en train d’annexer l’#Albanie.

  • #Slurp - Who the Fuck (2019)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuQzJqBcXXQ

    Mais aussi deux chansons #féministes à rajouter sur la playlist de chanteuses féministes de @mad_meg :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/392880

    Slurp - Pocket Pussy (2019)
    https://slurpbandfr.bandcamp.com/track/pocket-pussy#lyrics

    This song is about when you’re walking in the street, minding your own business and someone tells you something about your body and you’re just like “hey man who the fuck are you”. usually when we play this song at gigs we ask people that have ever cat called someone to leave the room and never come back to one of our gigs unless they want repentance. the rest are welcome to stay and enjoy the love and scream “i’m not your pocket pussy”. gigs are meant to be fun for everyone, please don’t be that asshole that makes people uncomfortable or scared. take care of yourself and the people around you, please tell us if you ever feel out of place or have a bad experience at our gigs. end harassement at gigs!!!

    I am not your pocket pussy
    And it’s not for you that i look so pretty
    I am not your pocket pussy
    And it doesn’t matter if i walk naked in the street

    Slurp - Learn It (2019)
    https://slurpbandfr.bandcamp.com/track/learn-it#lyrics

    I used to hang out with a good guy,
    A friend of mine,
    We used to play, to mess around
    Then I said “let’s take it to the max
    ’Cause you know i got a wax”
    And then i told him,
    There is something you should know about me
    I am not in love with you
    I just want to make it through
    So please hear me out

    Please, good boy
    You must have to learn
    How to put it on
    Oh please, good boy
    You must have to learn
    How to put it on

    Yes it was great
    And you did good at your job, yes you did
    But that thing broke our moment,
    That fucking plastic bag
    You couldn’t get it right
    But don’t you get it,
    It’s really that important at least
    If you don’t want a kid
    Or std yet
    So please hear me out

    Please, good boy
    You must have to learn
    How to put it on
    Oh please, good boy
    You must have to learn
    Just how to put it on

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