Tuesday, 4 August 2015
At a time when people should be rising up in solidarity about the rotten establishment, the reckless bankers, the corrupt politicians, and the greedy, people are pointing the finger of blame at those that don't deserve to be attacked, people like the unemployed, the underpaid, and currently receiving much vitriol migrants.
The language of racism and xenophobia on full display, politicians daily speaking and inflaming the situation, with voices completely devoid of compassion, using the language of division and hate on those most undeserving. The spectre of fascism, once again is on open display across Europe .
The freedom of movement is a universal right recognised by international law, but politicians, apart from a few do not seem to be taking this right seriously.
The crisis in Calais happening right now is a humanitarian crisis, people fleeing injustices in desperation, we should not be blaming them, or treating them like criminals, or as less than human, we should be treating them with tolerance and dignity, offering them our hands of friendship.
It is not by chance that so many desperate people try to enter the UK, as well as other rich countries, we must remember that in their own homelands, they do not even have the basic conditions that dives them a means of survival. At the end of the day , they have no choice to try and escape, and try to reach Europe every day.
Collectively we must oppose migrant detention and removal measures to protect these people's human rights. The continual struggle of migrants, which they have determined for themselves, must be supported against the daily oppression that they face. It should encourage us to be more more active, to give solidarity with all struggling migrants everywhere.
David Cameron should be condemned for playing politics with the situation in Calais, trying to whip up fear and hostility to those that are seeking refuge, start looking for a more humanitarian solution to the situation. In the meantime there are thousands of people across the continent who are filling the void left by politicians, urging them to take responsibility and solidarity in taking in more migrants. We should also be following the example of other countries, with a reasonable response, take Sweden for example, who are currently allowing anyone from Syria into their country, who last year alone accepted 30,000 asylum seekers, compared to the UK's meagre pathetic 10,000.
Europe must belong to everyone, not just profiteers, we must continue to protect desperate people trying to flee imperialist wars, repression and poverty, following dangerous routes across land and sea.
No one is illegal, but solidarity is love.
Posted by teifidancer at 11:21