• #Paris : Maison des peuples ouverte le samedi, expulsée le dimanche

    Ce samedi 16 novembre 2019, la Maison des peuples a ouvert en lieu et place de l’ancienne Flèche d’or, dans le 20e arrondissement de Paris (au 102 bis rue de Bagnolet). Elle a été expulsée le dimanche par un gros paquet de keufs (bacqueux et en armures) vers 17h, malgré les 200-300 soutiens présent.e.s. Trois vigiles […]

    #expulsion #Gilets_Jaunes #Maison_des_Peuples_de_Paris #ouverture

  • #Bologne (Italie): #XM24 occupe l’ancienne caserne Sani

    Cédez à celles et ceux qui voudraient que nous soyons éteint-e-s, exilé-e-s ou oublié-e-s : nous avons peut-être peu de sens, mais notre imagination est infinie ! Aujourd’hui, le XM24 réouvre un endroit fermé et abandonné depuis des décennies. Ce qui était autrefois la caserne Sani commence une nouvelle vie en tant que lieu d’autogestion, […]

    #ex_caserne_Sani #Italie #ouverture #Via_Ferrarese_199

  • Hérouville-Saint-Clair (14) : officialisation de l’occupation d’un bâtiment boulevard des Belles Portes

    Aujourd’hui, 11 novembre 2019, l’Assemblée Générale de lutte contre toutes les expulsions officialise l’occupation d’une ancienne école laissée à l’abandon et située à Hérouville Saint Clair au 201, boulevard des Belles Portes. Suite à l’expulsion du squat du Marais, une vingtaine de réfugiés avait rejoint leurs amis (une quarantaine) sur un rond point à l’entrée […]

    #201_boulevard_des_Belles_Portes #AG_de_lutte_contre_les_expulsions #Caen #ouverture #Squat_des_Belles_Portes

  • Open Borders Are a Trillion-Dollar Idea

    Tearing down all barriers to migration isn’t crazy—it’s an opportunity for a global boom.

    The world’s nations, especially the world’s richest nations, are missing an enormous chance to do well while doing good. The name of this massive missed opportunity—and the name of my book on the topic—is “open borders.”

    Critics of immigration often hyperbolically accuse their opponents of favoring open borders—a world where all nationalities are free to live and work in any nation they like. For most, that’s an unfair label: They want more visas for high-skilled workers, family reunification, or refugees—not the end of immigration restrictions. In my case, however, this accusation is no overstatement. I think that free trade in labor is a massive missed opportunity. Open borders are not only just but the most promising shortcut to global prosperity.

    To see the massive missed opportunity of which I speak, consider the migration of a low-skilled Haitian from Port-au-Prince to Miami. In Haiti, he would earn about $1,000 per year. In Miami, he could easily earn $25,000 per year. How is such upward mobility possible? Simply put: Human beings are much more productive in Florida than in Haiti—thanks to better government policies, better management, better technology, and much more. The main reason Haitians suffer in poverty is not because they are from Haiti but because they are in Haiti. If you were stuck in Haiti, you, too, would probably be destitute.

    But borders aren’t just a missed opportunity for those stuck on the wrong side on them. If the walls come down, almost everyone benefits because immigrants sell the new wealth they create—and the inhabitants of their new country are their top customers. As long as Haitians remain in Haiti, they produce next to nothing—and therefore do next to nothing to enrich the rest of the world. When they move, their productivity skyrockets—and so does their contribution to their new customers. When you see a Haitian restaurant in Miami, you shouldn’t picture the relocation of a restaurant from Port-au-Prince; you should picture the creation of a restaurant that otherwise would never have existed—not even in Haiti itself.

    The central function of existing immigration laws is to prevent this wealth creation from happening—to trap human talent in low-productivity countries. Out of all the destructive economic policies known to man, nothing on Earth is worse. I’m not joking. Standard estimates say open borders would ultimately double humanity’s wealth production. How is this possible? Because immigration sharply increases workers’ productivity—and the world contains many hundreds of millions of would-be immigrants. Multiply a massive gain per person by a massive number of people and you end up with what the economist Michael Clemens calls “trillion-dollar bills on the sidewalk.”

    Or do we? An old saying warns, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Far lower levels of immigration already inspire vocal complaints. After presenting my basic case in Open Borders, I strive to evaluate all the common (and many not-so-common) objections to immigration. My bottom line: While open borders are undeniably unpopular, they deserve to be popular. Like every social change, immigration has downsides. Yet when we patiently quantify the downsides, the trillions of dollars of gains of open borders dwarf any credible estimate of the harms.

    The simplest objection to open borders is logistical: Even the largest countries cannot absorb hundreds of millions of immigrants overnight. True enough, but no reasonable person expects hundreds of millions to come overnight, either. Instead, immigration usually begins slowly and then snowballs. Puerto Ricans have been legally allowed to move to the United States since 1904, but it took almost a century before Puerto Ricans in the United States came to outnumber the population left on the island. Wasn’t the European migration crisis an unmanageable flood of humanity? Hardly. Despite media outcry, total arrivals from 2014 to 2018 came to less than 1 percent of the population of the European Union. Many European countries—most notably West Germany during the Cold War—have swiftly absorbed much larger inflows in the past.

    The standard explanation for these asymmetric public reactions is that resistance to immigration is primarily cultural and political, not economic or logistical. While West Germans welcomed millions of East German migrants, a much lower dose of Middle Eastern and African migration has made the whole EU shiver. Aren’t economists who dwell on economic gains just missing the point?

    Yes and no. As a matter of political psychology, cultural and political arguments against immigration are indeed persuasive and influential. That does not show, however, that these arguments are correct or decisive. Does immigration really have the negative cultural and political effects critics decry? Even if it did, are there cheaper and more humane remedies than immigration restriction? In any case, what is a prudent price tag to put on these cultural and political effects?

    Let’s start with readily measurable cultural and political effects. In the United States, the most common cultural complaint is probably that—in contrast to the days of Ellis Island—today’s immigrants fail to learn English. The real story, though, is that few first-generation immigrants have ever become fluent in adulthood; it’s just too hard. German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century maintained their stubborn accents and linguistic isolation all their lives; New York’s Yiddish newspapers were a fixture for decades. For their sons and daughters, however, acquiring fluency is child’s play—even for groups like Asians and Hispanics that are often accused of not learning English.

    Native-born citizens also frequently worry that immigrants, supposedly lacking Western culture’s deep respect for law and order, will be criminally inclined. At least in the United States, however, this is the reverse of the truth. The incarceration rate of the foreign-born is about a third less than that of the native-born.

    What about the greatest crime of all—terrorism? In the United States, non-citizens have indeed committed 88 percent of all terrorist murders. When you think statistically, however, this is 88 percent of a tiny sum. In an average year from 1975 to 2017, terrorists murdered fewer than a hundred people on U.S. soil per year. Less than 1 percent of all deaths are murders, and less than 1 percent of all murders are terrorism-related. Worrying about terrorism really is comparable to worrying about lightning strikes. After you take a few common-sense precautions—do not draw a sword during a thunderstorm—you should just focus on living your life.

    The most cogent objection to immigration, though, is that productivity depends on politics—and politics depend on immigration. Native-born citizens of developed countries have a long track record of voting for the policies that made their industries thrive and their countries rich. Who knows how vast numbers of new immigrants would vote? Indeed, shouldn’t we expect people from dysfunctional polities to bring dysfunctional politics with them?

    These are fine questions, but the answers are not alarming. At least in the United States, the main political division between the native- and foreign-born is engagement. Even immigrants legally able to vote are markedly less likely than native-born citizens to exercise this right. In the 2012 U.S. presidential election, for example, 72 percent of eligible native-born citizens voted versus just 48 percent of eligible immigrants. Wherever they politically stand, then, immigrants’ opinions are relatively inert.

    In any case, immigrants’ political opinions don’t actually stand out. On average, they’re a little more economically liberal and a little more socially conservative, and that’s about it. Yes, low-skilled immigrants’ economic liberalism and social conservatism are more pronounced, but their turnout is low; in 2012, only 27 percent of those eligible to vote opted to do so. So while it would not be alarmist to think that immigration will slightly tilt policy in an economically liberal, socially conservative direction, warning that “immigrants will vote to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs” is paranoid.

    Note, moreover, that free immigration hardly implies automatic citizenship. Welcoming would-be migrants is a clear-cut blessing for them and the world. Granting citizenship is more of a mixed bag. While I am personally happy to have new citizens, I often dwell on the strange fact that the Persian Gulf monarchies are more open to immigration than almost anywhere else on Earth. According to the Pew Research Center, 76 percent of people in Kuwait—and 88 percent in the United Arab Emirates—are foreign-born. Why do the native-born tolerate this? Probably because the Gulf monarchies generously share their oil wealth with citizens—and jealously protect the value of citizenship by making naturalization almost impossible. You do not have to ignore the Gulf monarchies’ occasional mistreatment of immigrants to realize that it is much better to welcome immigrants with conditions than to refuse to admit them at all. Migrants—mostly from much poorer parts of the Islamic world—accept this deal, however unfair, exactly because they can still do far better in the Gulf than at home.

    In Open Borders, I have the space to address many more concerns about immigration in more detail. What I can’t do, I confess, is address the unmeasured and the unmeasurable. In real life, however, everyone routinely copes with ambiguous dangers—“unknown unknowns.” How do we cope?

    For starters, we remember Chicken Little. When people’s warnings about measured dangers turn out to be wrong or overstated, we rightly discount their warnings about unmeasured and unmeasurable dangers. This is how I see mainstream critics of immigration. Their grasp of the basic facts, especially their neglect of the tremendous gains of moving labor from low-productivity countries to high-productivity countries, is too weak to take their so-called vision seriously.

    Our other response to unmeasured and unmeasurable dangers, however, is to fall back on existing moral presumptions. Until same-sex marriage was legalized in certain countries, for example, how were we supposed to know its long-term social effects? The honest answer is, “We couldn’t.” But in the absence of strong evidence that these overall social effects would be very bad, a lot of us have now decided to respect individuals’ right to marry whom they like.

    This is ultimately how I see the case for open borders. Denying human beings the right to rent an apartment from a willing landlord or accept a job offer from a willing employer is a serious harm. How much would someone have to pay the average American to spend the rest of his or her life in Haiti or Syria? To morally justify such harm, we need a clear and present danger, not gloomy speculation. Yet when we patiently and calmly study immigration, the main thing we observe is: people moving from places where their talent goes to waste to places where they can realize their potential. What we see, in short, is immigrants enriching themselves by enriching the world.

    Do I seriously think I am going to convert people to open borders with a short article—or even a full book? No. My immediate goal is more modest: I’d like to convince you that open borders aren’t crazy. While we take draconian regulation of migration for granted, the central goal of this regulation is to trap valuable labor in unproductive regions of the world. This sounds cruel and misguided. Shouldn’t we at least double-check our work to make sure we’re not missing a massive opportunity for ourselves and humanity?


    #ouverture_des_frontières #frontières_ouvertes #économie #migrations #richesse #monde #frontières

  • #Angers : la #Grande_Ourse réouvre au quai Robert Fèvre

    Trois mois après son expulsion du #34_boulevard_Daviers, la Grande Ourse a ré-ouvert ses portes depuis la semaine dernière… dans un bâtiment de 2500 m² et encore plus près du centre-ville, sous un nouveau format, et avec de nouveaux objectifs. Elle vous convie à ses chantiers collectifs d’aménagement, de bricolage ou de maraîchage (avec […]

    #6_quai_Robert_Fèvre #ex-CPAM_du_34_boulevard_Daviers #ouverture #sans-papiers

  • #Caen : officialisation d’un nouveau #squat_rue_des_Vaux_de_la_Folie

    Aujourd’hui, vendredi 1er novembre 2019, premier jour de la trêve hivernale, l’Assemblée Générale de lutte contre toutes les expulsions officialise un nouveau squat situé au 9, rue des Vaux de la Folie à Caen. 11 personnes, dont 6 enfants de 2 à 15 ans, sans aucune solution occupent ce lieu depuis mercredi 30 octobre. Cette […]

    #9_rue_des_Vaux_de_la_Folie #AG_de_lutte_contre_les_expulsions #Le_Marais #ouverture #sans-papiers

  • Eritrean refugees defy border closures only to find hardship in Ethiopia

    The long-dormant border crossings re-opened with such fanfare between Eritrea and Ethiopia last year as a symbol of warming relations are all now closed – but that isn’t stopping a steady flow of Eritrean refugees from fleeing across the heavily militarised frontier.

    According to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, around 300 people continue to cross each day, using remote paths to avoid arrest by Eritrean border guards. They are prima facie refugees, typically escaping compulsory national service, repression, and joblessness, or looking to reunite with family members who have already made the journey.

    New arrivals join roughly 170,000 Eritrean refugees already in Ethiopia, staying in overcrowded camps, or living in nearby host communities. Younger, more mobile men and women typically head to the capital, Addis Ababa, to look for work, taking advantage of Ethiopia’s liberal employment policies for refugees.

    Finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet in Ethiopia, many Eritrean refugees are choosing to move on, seeking better opportunities in Europe – or even further afield in the Americas – to support their families.

    Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, but relations between the two governments soured, leading to a war from 1998 to 2000 in which 100,000 people died. Eritrea’s closed economy and the harshness of a regime that has remained on a war footing created a generation of exiles – some 460,000 people had fled the country by the end of 2016 out of a population of 5.3 million.

    The peace agreement signed in July 2018 between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki ended almost two decades of frozen conflict – and won Abiy a Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month. The accord was meant to usher in trade and development, and revive the historical ties between the two nations. But, as progress towards normalising relations has stalled, the four frontier posts thrown open under the agreement have shut, with the last one, Assab-Bure, closing in May.

    “No proper explanation was given, but most probably the [Eritrean] regime fears the risk of losing control over the command economy and further acceleration of the mass exodus,’’ said Nicole Hirt, a researcher on Eritrea with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
    Safety, but little work

    The Ethiopian government’s “open-camp” policy means refugees don’t have to stay in camps and can work or continue with their education.

    But most Eritreans here have no proof of their academic qualifications. The Eritrean government doesn’t issue them to those who haven’t completed national service or can’t show evidence of an exemption.

    That complicates the search for work, as Eritrean refugees have to compete in an economy that is struggling to deliver jobs to an already large pool of unemployed youth.

    In the densely-populated Mebrat Hail suburb of Addis Ababa, many apartment buildings are home to Eritreans who arrived after the peace agreement was signed.

    The influx of people looking for work and accommodation led to a jacking up of rents – adding to the struggle of new refugees trying to make a fresh start in Ethiopia.

    “Rent is becoming very expensive in Addis Ababa and, even when you can find a job, you can barely pay the bills,’’ said Abinet, a young Eritrean working as a taxi driver.

    Rent on a one-bedroom flat is between $150 and $200 – a large amount of money to find each month.

    Faven, who was a laboratory technician in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, came to Addis Ababa to join her family. She is now working in a small shop earning $34 a month. “Not even enough to pay my rent,” she said.
    No way back

    Compulsory national service is the “primary driver behind the mass exodus of thousands of young Eritreans each month who brave dangerous foreign journeys and callous governments to reach safety abroad”, Human Rights Watch has noted.

    Mickel, 22, fled the country after doing three years in the military – leaving him now marooned.

    “I’m afraid to return. I will end up in jail, or worse [if I do],” he told The New Humanitarian. “I don’t have a passport and I cannot move freely.”

    Attendance at Sa’wa, Eritrea’s national defence training centre, is compulsory for every high school student. Conscription can be indefinite. Human rights groups have repeatedly documented “slavery-like” conditions during military training at Sa’wa, including torture and sexual violence.

    “I wake up in the night and I feel the government is coming to take me.”

    "We are prisoners of our dreams in Sa’wa. We are not free. That’s why I ran away,” said a 27-year-old former physics teacher, who taught at Sa’wa before escaping.

    Filomon, a teenager, said he constantly worries he could be kidnapped in Addis Ababa by Eritrean secret police and taken back to Asmara – a fear heightened by the reopening of the Eritrean embassy in July last year.

    “I wake up in the night and I feel the government is coming to take me. I still feel they can arrest me at anytime,” Filomon told TNH. “I don’t feel safe here.”
    Travelling on

    For many Eritreans, life in Ethiopia is a frustrating state of limbo.

    Those who can, make plans to leave the country. For example, Robel, 27, is waiting for his application for a family reunification visa to the UK to be processed. In the meantime, his brother sends him money each month.

    Others contemplate more difficult journeys, north to Sudan and then the Mediterranean route to Europe via Libya – although that is tempered by the well-known dangers.

    “We are aware of the risk and we all know what’s happening there,’’ a young Eritrean woman said in reference to Libya, where migrants can face detention, extortion, and torture at the hands of militia, even before attempting the perilous sea crossing to Europe.

    It is difficult to gauge how many Eritreans are journeying on from Ethiopia, but according to UNHCR, it is a significant number, with many of them unaccompanied minors.

    Apart from the well-trodden journey north to Sudan, new routes are emerging – or being re-explored.

    For those who can afford it, Latin America is a growing destination – with the hope of then making it on from there to the United States or Canada – according to the UN’s migration agency, IOM.

    “Nothing is impossible if you have money,” said Ghebre, who arrived in Addis a few months ago but is already dreaming of a better life abroad, and who preferred to only give one name.

    Forged travel documents that can get you to Colombia, Ecuador, or Panama are available from smugglers in Uganda for $3,500 per person, TNH was told by several Eritreans in Addis Ababa. It is then a treacherous overland trek to Mexico.

    Getting through Mexico, though, is a major hurdle. A report this month by the Mixed Migration Centre noted that some 4,779 Africans were apprehended in Mexico from January through July of 2019 – almost a fourfold increase over the same period the previous year. Among those were Eritreans, according to IOM.

    Between 1,500 and 3,000 Africans are currently stranded in the southern city of Tapachula – although the Mexican authorities say they are on pace to triple the number of African migrants being processed this year, up from 2,100 in 2017.

    An unknown number of migrants are also camped on Mexico’s northern border – stalled by the tough new US immigration policies. In a one week period earlier this year, the US Border patrol at Del Rio stopped more than 500 African migrants – some with children – who had taken the risk to cross undocumented.

    Even if Eritreans do make it to the United States, there has been an “alarming uptick” in deportations by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, which specifically targets them, according to news reports.

    The US Department of Homeland Security has also imposed visa restrictions on Eritreans, in direct retaliation for Asmara’s perceived non-cooperation over the deportation of its citizens – a move that in reality punishes the migrants rather than the government.

    #fermeture_des_frontières #ouverture_des_frontières #paix #processus_de_paix #asile #migrations #réfugiés #réfugiés_érythréens #Erythrée #Ethiopie #Addis_Abeba #travail

  • #Marseille : inauguration du Snack

    Nouveau squat, #Au_Snack est un lieu autogéré, tout frais tout chaud, ouvert à toustes, où on a hâte d’organiser plein d’activités en prenant en compte tous les rapports de domination. Il peut servir à accueillir des réunions,ouvertes ou en non-mixité, quelle qu’elle soit ; des bouffes ou des soirées de soutien, des ateliers, des […]

    #1A_rue_Espérandieu #ouverture

  • The Millions Who Left

    Since German reunification, millions of people have left the East, triggering a demographic crisis. Data now shows exactly what happened – and why there’s cause for hope.

    –-> les cartes et le graphique montrent comment il y a eu à partir de la chute du mur et pendant quelques années une forte #émigration de l’Allemagne de l’Est à l’Ouest, les flux ont diminué petit à petit à partir de la fin des années 90. Et en 2017, changement : il y a eu plus de personnes qui ont immigré en Allemagne de l’Est depuis l’Allemagne de l’Ouest que de personnes qui ont fait l’inverse.


    #Allemagne #migrations #évolution #histoire #flux_migratoires #visualisation #cartographie #flux_inversés #réunification #chute_du_mur #Allemagne_de_l'Est #Allemagne_de_l'Est #préjugés #invasion #ouverture_des_frontières #frontières_ouvertes

    ping @reka @fil @simplicissimus

  • #Dijon : #ouverture d’un nouveau lieu de vie pour les réfugiés rue Henri Becquerel

    Ce dimanche matin à l’aube, les anciens habitants de la CPAM de Chenôve, qui vivaient depuis son expulsion le 9 septembre dernier sur le chemin des cailloux, un terrain vague le long de la rocade, ont décidé d’officialiser leur installation dans un nouvel immeuble vide. Cet immeuble, situé au #11_rue_Henri_Becquerel à Dijon, […]

    #sans-papiers #Squat_de_la_CPAM #Squat_rue_Henri_Becquerel

  • Turkey warns of new migrant wave in Europe

    Turkey will open its borders with Europe if a safe zone in Syria fails to actualize, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, blaming the international community, especially the European Union, for not providing enough support and financial assistance for Syrian refugees.

    “We have received people running away from barrel bombs with open arms. We did not open our borders to just 200 refugees like some countries in the West did. Today, these countries thank us. It is an honor to us even though they provided zero support to us,” Erdoğan said Sept. 5 in a speech at an event of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara.

    Turkey’s plan is to establish a safe zone where Syrian refugees and asylum seekers will live in more humanitarian conditions in houses to be built by Turkey and with the financial and logistic assistance of other countries, rather than tents or container cities, the president said.

    He added that necessary talks to establish such a safe zone were conducted with many countries, including the U.S., Russia, Germany and the U.K.

    But if the process stalls, Turkey will have to “open its borders,” the president said.

    The amount of money Turkey spent on Syrian refugees has already surpassed $40 billion, the president said.

    Financial assistance coming from the international community does not go into Turkey’s national coffers, but is used by organizations such as the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and the Turkish Red Crescent (Kızılay), he added.

    “Up until now, about 3 billion euros were sent [to Turkey] for support. But our [spending] is on a much different level. They did not keep their promises, but we will continue to take these steps whether they provide support or not.”

    Erdoğan was referring to a 2016 deal in which the EU agreed to provide Turkey a financial aid package of 6 billion euros for the care of Syrian refugees in the country. The Turkish government says there is a delay in the delivery of this assistance.

    Some 350,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their homeland, to regions where Turkey has provided security, Erdoğan stressed.

    “But we do not find this enough,” he added.

    “We will be relieved as Turkey if such a thing comes to life,” he said. “This is a very good offer.”

    Turkey’s offer, however, did not receive an affirmative response, but efforts regarding this will continue, Erdoğan said.

    “This journey can take us to different places. If [the process] does not go on anymore, we will have to open our borders,” he stressed.

    “If you are going to provide support, then do it. If not, we will put up with this at some point. Are we going to be the only ones bearing with this burden?” Erdoğan said.

    The president also pointed to the possible migration flock from Syria’s Idlib, saying Turkey faces a threat on this issue.

    “We are trying to ensure security in Idlib, with close cooperation with Russia, for [Syrians] to live in their own homes. On the other hand, we are taking steps to make the Syrian lands, between the east of River Euphrates and the Iraqi border, more secure,” he said.

    “Turkey aims to reach an agreement with the U.S. regarding this. But our past experiences push us to act on the safe side” he added.

    Turkey cannot stay silent when facing such a migration flow, Erdoğan stressed.

    “We are determined to de facto start the safe zone establishment in the east of Euphrates, until the final week of September,” he said. He added that the ideal way to establish the safe zone is to do it with U.S. but if this does not happen, “Turkey has its own plans.”

    “If such a ground is not established and our preparations are completed, we will undertake this on our own,” he said.

    Meanwhile, a third joint flight was made with two Turkish and two U.S. helicopters within the scope of first phase implementations of the safe zone in the east of Euphrates in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Sept. 5.

    #Turquie #chantage #UE #EU #menaces #Erdogan #migrations #réfugiés #ouverture_des_frontières #aide_financière #frontières
    ping @isskein @mobileborders @reka

  • #Citations du #livre Éloge des frontières de #Régis_Debray

    « L’esprit fort de mon canton, qui a remplacé le ‘hourra l’Oural !’ par un ‘vive la #ville-monde !’, se croit en avance. J’ai peur qu’il ne soit en retard d’un retour du refoulé. Il se drogue au light, chante l’errance et la nouvelle mobilité planétaire, ne jure que par le trans et l’inter, idéalise le nomade et le pirate, vante le lisse et le liquide, au moment même où réapparaissent, au cœur de l’Europe, des #lignes_de_partage héritées de l’Antiquité romaine ou du Moyen Âge, et où, devant sa porte, d’anodines #limites régionales se revendiquent en #frontières nationales. Chacun d’exalter l’#ouverture, tandis que l’industrie de la #clôture (capteurs thermiques et systèmes électroniques) décuple son chiffre d’affaires. Only one world chantonne le show-biz, et quatre fois plus d’Etats à l’ONU que lors de sa création. L’horizon du consommateur se dilate, celui des électeurs se recroqueville » (Debray, 2013 : 20).

    « L’#économie se globalise, le #politique se provincialise. Avec le cellulaire, le GPS et l’Internet, les antipodes deviennent mes voisinages, mais les #voisins du township sortent les couteaux et s’entretuent de plus belle. C’est le #grand_écart. Rarement aura-t-on vu, dans l’histoire longue des crédulités occidentales, pareil hiatus entre notre état d’esprit et l’état des choses » (Debray, 2013 : 20-21).

    « Ambivalente aussi la frontière. Aimable et détestable. ‘Sublime et maudite’, comme disait Lu Xun en son pays, la Chine, de la grande muraille. Elle inhibe la violence et peut la justifier. Scelle une paix, déclenche une guerre. Brime et libère. Dissocie et réunit” (Debray, 2013 : 29).


    ping @karine4 @cede @isskein

  • 6000 livres de littérature jeunesse numérisés et disponibles gratuitement

    Plus de 6000 livres jeunesse du 18e siècle à nos jours ont été numérisés et sont maintenant disponibles à la lecture gratuitement sur un site internet. Un bon moyen pour se faire une idée de l’évolution des méthodes pédagogiques utilisées dans la littérature pour enfants.

    #lecture #ouvertureculturelle #domainepublic

  • #Montpellier : sursis pour le squat #le_Court-Circuit

    Une cinquantaine de personnes se sont rassemblées mardi 23 juillet devant la préfecture de l’Hérault, à Montpellier, pour dénoncer l’expulsion programmée du squat le Court-Circuit, situé boulevard de Strasbourg, qui héberge depuis plus d’un an une soixantaine de personnes, notamment des exilés Albanais, dont de nombreux enfants. Le tribunal administratif de Montpellier avait accordé huit […]

    #1030_avenue_Jean_Mermoz #46_boulevard_de_Strasbourg #Collectif_MigrantEs_Bienvenue_34 #expulsion #la_Maison_du_Peuple_de_Montpellier #la_Providence #ouverture #sans-papiers

  • #Athènes (Grèce): staki de collectifs auto-organisés de migrant·e·s anarchistes

    Aujoud’hui, 17 juillet 2019, nous, un collectif auto-organisé de migrant·e·s anarchistes, ensemble avec d’autres collectifs auto-organisés et des individus solidaires, avons occupé un magasin abandonné au coin des rues Tsamadou/Tositsa, dans le quartier d’Exarchia.Avec ce staki, nos objectifs en tant que collectif auto-organisé de migrant·e·s anarchistes sont : ۱- un centre de lutte pour les migrant·e·s […]

    #Exarchia #Grèce #ouverture #sans-papiers

  • #Nantes : #ouverture d’une Maison du peuple

    Pas de vacances pour la résistance. Une Maison du Peuple vient d’ouvrir à Nantes. Après plusieurs tentatives durant le mouvement des #Gilets_Jaunes, empêchées par une répression systématique : c’est chose faite ! Il s’agit d’un grand bâtiment de plusieurs centaines de mètres carré, situé dans le quartier Doulon. Il accueillera les différentes luttes en […]


  • #Nantes : appel à soutien contre un risque d’expulsion sauvage

    Des exilés et soutiens ont ouvert une maison depuis une petite semaine. La procédure est lancée, la police est passée, l’huissier également. Les personnes présentes pensaient être en sécurité, mais aujourd’hui une équipe de gros bras envoyée par le proprio est venue menacer de les virer par la force cette nuit. Ils ont même jeté […]

    #ouverture #sans-papiers

  • #Lyon : #ouverture d’un nouveau squat en soutien aux migrants à la rue

    Communiqué de presse du lundi 1er juillet 2019 suite à l’ouverture d’un nouveau squat en soutien aux migrants à la rue, au 40 quai Arloing. Depuis près d’un an et demi, trois bâtiments appartenant à la Métropole sont occupés sur une parcelle située entre la rue Baudin et Bourgchanin à Villeurbanne. Ces lieux (l’Amphi Z, […]

    #Amphi_Z #La_Maison_Mandela #La_Trappe #sans-papiers #squat_du_40_quai_Arloing

  • La soirée du 6 juin, Où les dieux grecs s’invitent au collège Rosa Parks

    Cette année, l’ensemble des élèves de 6° débute leur journée par une heure de médiation culturelle. Ce temps est l’occasion de développer, à partir de la lecture de mythes grecs, des compétences (capacité notamment à chercher, se concentrer, à écouter, à argumenter, à écrire) indispensables à la réussite de tous.
    Ce dispositif fut aussi l’occasion de leur faire vivre des temps « extra »ordinaires : visite culturelle, ateliers d’écriture avec une écrivaine, réalisation de productions artistiques (cabinet de curiosité), participation à un film.

    #ouverture_culturelle #médiation #EMI

  • #Berne (Suisse) : #ouverture de la #Brunnmattstrasse_46a

    Aujourd’hui, samedi 8 juin, la Brunnmattstrasse 46a à Berne a été occupée. Dans un seul monde qui se caractérise par l’exploitation et l’oppression, où tout est déterminé par l’argent, où les gens travaillent toute leur vie pour gagner leur vie, dans les entreprises, par l’oppression des employés créent d’immenses profits, dans lequel il y a […]



    #RDC #Congo #République_démocratique_du_congo #ouverture_des_frontières #libre_circulation

    signalé par @karine4, qui commente :

    dans ce plaidoyer pour l’ouverture des frontières écrit par un Congolais de la diaspora, beaucoup d’éléments sur les #transferts_financiers, notamment en comparaison avec l’#aide_publique_au_développement.

    #APD #remittances

  • #Marseille : communiqué de presse de la nouvelle Maison du Peuple

    A la suite de la manifestation de samedi 1er juin, un ancien pôle emploi situé au #57_rue_Brochier a été rendu au peuple. Abandonné depuis une année, il a été reconvertit en maison du peuple. La police est actuellement devant. Venez en masse 05.00h du matin avec un petit-déj’ de résistance (café, jus, baguettes […]

    #Gilets_Jaunes #la_Maison_du_Peuple_de_Marseille #ouverture