activism in Italy (and beyond) is criminalised and used as a scapegoat for failed
EU migration politics.
Anti-racist demonstration after clashes between Casapound right-wing extremists who want a Red Cross-run refugee centre to be closed down and neighbourhood anti-fascists in Rome, Italy. September 16, 2017. Patrizia Cortellessa/ Press Association. All rights reserved.Since
the EU-Turkey refugee deal, attention has shifted back to the North Africa-Italy
route – and particularly the Libya-Italy Mediterranean route. This stretch of sea
has for decades been among the deadliest for reaching Europe, and still is;
the death rate among
migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to enter Europe has long ago reached
the body count of a war. Refugees are still dying at a quicker rate in the Mediterranean.
remember the tragedy that occurred on October 3, 2013 off the Lampedusa coasts,
which cost the life of more than 350 men, women and children – mostly from