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October 17 2013

September 23 2013

*Bulgarie : manifestation des nationalistes du VMRO contre l'afflux de réfugiés syriens* ❝Quelque…

#Bulgarie : #manifestation des #nationalistes du #VMRO contre l’afflux de #réfugiés #syriens

Quelque 70 militants du Mouvement national bulgare (VMRO) ont bloqué dimanche 22 septembre la #frontière de Kapitan Andreevo entre la Bulgarie et la Turquie pour protester contre l’augmentation du nombre de réfugiés syriens sur le territoire bulgare.

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August 31 2013

August 24 2013

*"We have a wall"* ❝(« We Have a Wall » is a feature length documentary film coming in the fall of…

"We have a wall"

(“We Have a Wall” is a feature length documentary film coming in the fall of 2013, formerly titled, “The Art of Survival: Life and Death on the Tinaja Trail” during production. For more information, go to

Undocumented Immigration. Politics. Humanitarian Response. Art. Technology. Poetry.

At the border, the difference between humanitarian service and illegal activity is not always black and white.

Natural water sources in the American Southwest are extremely rare and, where they do exist, often extremely hard to get to (think: bottom of the “Grand Canyon,” for instance). For centuries, survival in this unforgiving land has hinged on one’s ability to locate natural cavities or wind-carved cisterns in rocks called tinajas (tee-NAH-hahs). Capturing rain during the rare desert storm, and shaded from the sun, these catch-basins— often only inches across, centimeters deep, and teeming with insects and their larvae— are precious, lifesaving treasures to desert-dwelling animals ... and desert-traversing humans.

It seems reproachfully paradoxical, then, that this region would today host the primary trail of hope for thousands of people seeking gainful work and the promise of a brighter future. It’s a desperate journey— one that has cost the lives, and ended the hopes, of hundreds of people per year since 1999.

It is likewise a politically supercharged arena; a legal, moral and political maelstrom poised like a flame near a tinderbox of sentiment.

For years, volunteers have dropped water and aid containers along popular routes of migration and have searched the desert for dying immigrants. In one case, the Transborder Immigrant Tool presents itself as a technological tinaja: an art project that promises to guide migrants to caches of water placed along migratory trails.

To some, these are selfless and inspirational efforts that give new and poignant context to the phrase “the Art of Survival.” To others, such action irresponsibly induces illegal border crossing, tantamount to aiding and abetting unlawful conduct. From the perspectives of both the undocumented migrants and the aid-givers, “We Have a Wall” provides a compelling tale of life and death, and compassionate service, along the Tinaja Trail.

#film #documentaire #mur #frontière #Mexique #USA #migration

August 22 2013

Britain and Spain escalate dispute over Gibraltar - World Socialist Web Site

Britain and Spain escalate dispute over Gibraltar - World Socialist Web

Britain and Spain escalate dispute over Gibraltar

By Paul Mitchell
22 August 2013

The Conservative/Liberal-Democrat coalition government in Britain and the Popular Party (PP) government in Spain are escalating the dispute over Gibraltar as part of an effort to whip up nationalist sentiment and deflect attention away from the social crisis in both countries. In addition the PP and the Spanish monarchy are embroiled in corruption scandals, which have seen support for the two institutions plummeting.

#gibraltar #espagne #royaume_uni #frontière #différend_territorial

August 15 2013

August 05 2013

August 03 2013

*Philosophie du fil de fer barbelé* ❝A l'ère des caméras de vidéosurveillance, de…

Philosophie du fil de fer #barbelé

A l’ère des caméras de #vidéosurveillance, de l’#identification_biométrique ou encore du mobilier urbain dissuasif, on aurait pu croire le barbelé obsolète. Il reste pourtant largement utilisé dans le monde entier, même si, en Occident, où il demeure associé aux #camps_de_concentration, on le réserve à des usages bien circonscrits. Inventorier ses multiples emplois ou ses substituts s’avère riche d’enseignements.


July 23 2013

*Livre de photos « Keep Your Eye on the Wall »* ❝Depuis sa construction, le mur de séparation…

Livre de photos “Keep Your Eye on the Wall”

Depuis sa construction, le mur de séparation incarne la violence, l’impasse et l’échec, il entraîne d’incessantes et graves violations des droits humains. L’approche sensible des artistes impliqués dans ce projet expose et dénonce ces violences. Un travail en écho avec l’approche d’Amnesty International.

Amnesty International soutient "Keep your aye on the Wall" (Garde un oeil sur le mur), Paysages Palestiniens, un projet ambitieux qui propose au autre regard sur la réalité du Mur qui sépare Israël de la Palestine. Un travail qui met en perspective l’approche d’Amnesty International sur ces questions.
Un projet conçu par Olivia Snaije et Mitchell Albert. Editions Textuel.
Photographies de Taysir Batniji, Rula Halawani, Raeda Saadeh, Steve Sabella, Raed Bawayah, Noël Jabbour et Kai Wiedenhöfer.Il y a un peu plus de dix ans, l’État israélien commençait à ériger le « Mur de séparation ».

Depuis, la vie des Palestiniens s’est sérieusement dégradée, les lois internationales des frontières sont sans cesse violées et le droit de libre circulation est refusé à la population entière, intensifiant la suspicion, la haine et la rancœur entre deux sociétés déjà profondément isolées l’une de l’autre. Il est par conséquent urgent de « garder un oeil sur le mur ». Il s’agit bien de montrer du doigt le mur mais en sortant des voies habituelles.

#livre #photo #photographie #mur #frontière #Palestine #Israël #violence

July 09 2013

June 30 2013

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