There was nothing like “every man for himself” here. Even 5-year-old kids were helping any way they could. I don’t know how to explain it. The horrifying conditions in Libya have developed a strong sense of community among the people.
“She ran away from her husband, he was very violent. Then she got deported, because she didn’t go to her interview, because the social workers didn’t give her the letter in time. They treat us with negligence.”
It is not only the cops leaving refugees broken and bleeding. Since the EU-Turkey deal, reported instances of self-harm in Moria have increased by six hundred percent, while there have been at least ten suicide attempts in the camp in recent months.
We have failed in our initial attempts at political intervention. The situation of migrants has continued to deteriorate since summer 2015, and has gotten progressively more insulated from public scrutiny.
We want people to participate, to share their experiences, to share their hearts, to take care of one another, and to build communities that can fight capitalism and fight the state. This is the first step.
The plan of the Serbian government to evict the squats and move people to remote areas is happening in line with overall EU practices pushing people out of sight and detaining them in isolation with no possibility to organize.