Cyprus 

A change in the government’s approach to the refugee issue is demanded

Statement by the Immigration Policy Bureau of AKEL Once again we are witnesses to a distressing development, the result of the deteriorating situation that exists at the Pournara Temporary Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers. This is not the first time that we, as AKEL, have warned that the inhumane living conditions are driving the people who are hosted there to their limits.

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WFTU denounces NATO presence in the Aegean Sea

The World Federation of Trade Unions addresses the international public opinion and the workers of the world and denounces the presence of NATO forces in the Aegean Sea, allegedly responding to the waves of refugees traveling towards Europe. The imperialist intervention of the USA, the NATO and the EU, Turkey, Israel and the Gulf Monarchies against the people of Syria and other peoples of the region has led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people and has forced millions to become refugees and live in poverty. This imperialist…

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Joint Statement of Communist and Workers Parties on the »refugees crisis«

We must confront the exploitative system, which gives rises to wars, refugees, immigration and poverty. Solidarity now with the refugees and immigrants! We, the communist and workers parties, that sign this text: We denounce the imperialist aggressiveness, the interventions and wars, the USA, NATO and the EU and their “allies”, like Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The criminal activity of these powers has caused millions of people to become refugees and immigrants.

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Call from the Acropolis: Solidarity with refugees!

Yesterday, members of the Communist Party and the Communist Youth of Greece, KKE and KNE, raised two giant banners on the Acropolis to show solidarity with the refugees. The banners written in Greek and English showed the slogan »The EU and NATO are turning the Mediterranean into a sea of the dead. Stop this crime now. Solidarity and immediate support measures for the refugees.«

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Trade Union Call For Solidarity and Support To The Migrants and Refugees

We, the trade union organizations who live daily the problems and the hardships the refugees suffer, we take up the initiative to call in massive mobilization and action the trade unions and the workers, for Solidarity and Support to the migrants and refugees. The refugees and migrants were uprooted by their homelands by the murderous machine of USA-NATO-European Union and the wars it caused in Syria, Ukraine, Middle East and Africa. They organize imperialist intervention, undermine and obstruct the right of the peoples to decide themselves for their present and…

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Massive Demonstration of PAME Against the Anti Migrant Policy of the EU

PAME held a massive demonstration on Wednesday, September 23rd, in Solidarity with the Migrants and the Refugees, protesting against the Anti-migrant policy of the European Union. The EU and the Government of the Member States, hypercritically express sympathy to the refugees, when they are those who cause the uprooting of the hundreds of thousands of people, with their imperialist interventions.

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International Refugee Support Convoy transports 200 people to Vienna

In the morning of September 14th, the »Convoy of Hope« startet from Leipzig, followed up by cars from Dresden, Prague and Vienna. Destination was the boarder location Nickelsdorf (Austria), where thousands of refugees arrived, who where brought to the border by Hungarian authorities after eviction of the camps in Hungary. Since today, September 15th, the criminalisation of refugees and their supporters in hungary are increasing. »Coming from Germany, a series of reactions of compartmentalisation started. One border after the other gets closed. Everyone tries to get from Austria to Germany…

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WFDY: »Dead people on the Mediterranean coast are the results of the imperialist actions«

The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) pulished this statement regarding the mobilization of refugees to Europe: During the last month we are witnessing the massive mobilization of refugees mainly from Syria to Europe. The pictures of dead people on the Mediterranean coast is a picture of the results of the imperialist actions, those people experienced the bloodshed in Middle East and North Africa the last years. Even though, the EU is pointing out that is making efforts for a better immigration policy, in reality it avoids systematically to provide…

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UN urges Europe to admit 200,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq and other war zones

Declaring that Europe is facing »a moment of truth« with hundreds of thousands of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea, the head of the United Nations refugee agency today urged the European Union (EU) to admit up to 200,000 asylum-seekers fleeing conflict zones like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. »Europe cannot go on responding to this crisis with a piecemeal or incremental approach. No country can do it alone, and no country can refuse to do its part,« the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in…

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