Another summer of drowning and violations of human rights at the southern border of Europe

“I see boats like the one over there that are left at the coast,” he says and points to the last boat left after a so-called ghost landing, “and I think that the people who have arrived could be relatives of friends of mine, who are, like we all are, searching for a dignified life. […]

The Only Certainty: Support of the Mafia and Informal Sector

On Thursday, July 25th, after the news of the last horrible massacre on sea was spread, the Italian government approved of a second ‘security decree’ (decreto di sicurezza bis).

The Strong Hand of the State Against the Weak

Several dozen vehicles of the security staff and fire brigade, a helicopter, and approximately 200 police officers, carabinieri, and firefighters – to vacate families with children. Among them many Italians, as this is not only targeting foreigners but first and foremost poor people.

What Remains of Welcoming

While the Mare Ionio saves 49 people, the war of tweets is starting up to smear the Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans. This rescue mission demonstrates that people continue to leave and die at sea, or in Libya where they are brought back to and tortured – with our money.

The Reception System Collapses

We are living in a permanent electoral campaign. The most recent elections saw even more false statements, in a climate already poisoned by a total deprivation of objective facts. The site Missing Migrants speaks very clearly: there has been a drastic fall in the number of landings but an equal number of migrant deaths as […]

The Most Recent Arrivals By Sea and the Strange Power of Racist Propaganda

Weeks of intense movement within the Mediterranean Sea, especially between the nights of 23 and 24 November, when 68 people landed on the coasts of Agrigento, another 79 on the coasts of Crotone and 260 people at Pozzallo. As has already been emphasised several times, this yearìs landings have been characterised by unusual techniques, and […]

A Lack of Respect for Humanity

How many times have we heard our grandparents, or our elders more generally, say “there’s no respect any more.” Whether on the street, at school or at home one feels and sees a shift in values, and it is within this that a certain politics has established itself, a politics almost entirely deprived of humanity […]

The Landings Never Stop

Since the establishment of the League-Five Star government, a belief is making headway in public opinon that, with the ports being closed to ships that have rescued migrants, the arrivals – the famous landings – have ended. Chapter closed. It was enough to simply pick off the rescue ships and avoid them landing until the […]


The new security law became active last week and now needs to enter into the books. As well as attacking the right to protection and throwing thousand of people into irregularity, people who have already initiated personal projects in Italy, it also dismantles the SPRAR network, the only part of the Italian reception system that, […]

Lampedusa, 3 October 2013: The Shipwreck of Truth

This investigation recounts and analyses the facts of 3 October 2013, identifying the political and economic consequences connected to the distorted use of the facts used in dominant propaganda. The document was written beginning with witness accounts of the rescuers and some of the survivors, many of which have been ignored or given very little […]