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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Solidarity with migrant workers

Uploaded by Dude Swheatie of Kwug

The BBC today reports:

How Libyan coastguard patrols Misrata seas(1)

5 hours ago
Efforts by the European Union to prevent large numbers of migrants travelling from northern Africa to Italy by sea appears to be failing.
A scaling back of maritime rescue operations appears not to have deterred thousands of people trying to make the crossing.
Around 400 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized while attempting the journey from Libya to Italy on Monday.
Quentin Sommerville reports from the quay in Misrata, as the Libyan coastguard seizes a boatload of migrants bound for Europe.
 I believe that we are all one world. Haters of 'foreigners' do not. I upload the following in honour of all those who die attempting to make dangerous crossings. It's Judy Collins' rendition of a song by American 'Dust Bowl Balladeer' Woody Guthrie who also wrote the song This Land is Your Land which condemns the privatisation of land and celbrates the prospect of common ownership.(2)

The song here is called Deportee (Plain Wreck at Los Gatos) and tells the story of the deportees' whose plane crashed in Los Gatos Canyon with greater compassion than a radio report at the time that said the victims "were just deportees."

See also:

 Statement from Jean Lambert MEP for London: April 15, 2015 Dying for freedom: what the EU can do about deaths in the Med(3)

Movement Against Xenophobia(4)


(1) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32313994

(2) Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson & Neil Young sing This Land is Your Land at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r0MQpUTIow

(3) http://www.jeanlambertmep.org.uk/2015/04/15/dying-for-freedom-what-the-eu-can-do-about-deaths-in-the-med/

(4) http://www.noxenophobia.org/

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