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Grecia. Nuova legge sulle ngo. Nel 2015-2019 hanno sperperato 1.3 mld nel ‘people trafficking’. Solo in Grecia ….

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-06-07.

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In Grecia stanno operando 86 ngo, delle quali 73 nazionali e 13 internazionali.

«Greece’s migration and asylum minister, Notis Mitarachi blamed NGOs without providing evidence, for mismanaging some €1.3bn EU funds between 2015 and 2019.»

«politicians from Greece’s ruling party New Democracy, who have accused some NGOs of smuggling and people trafficking»

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Commissione Europea tace ed avvalla la Grecia sul problema dei migranti.

Grecia, Eu e migranti. Liberal socialisti verso l’emarginazione.

Lesbo. Gli abitanti contro i clandestini. La polizia spara. Almeno un morto.

Grecia. Schiera esercito al confine turco contro i migranti.

Grecia respinge con cariche e lacrimogeni 4,000 migranti.

Turkia convoglia migranti in Grecia. Ne ha 950,000.

Grecia. Rivolta armata contro immigrati e centri di raccolta.

Grecia. Exit polls. Nea Demokratia ~40%. Forse maggioranza di seggi. – Aljazeera.

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I migranti clandestini illegali dal Medio Oriente transitavano in Turkia e di qui buona quota raggiungeva la Grecia. Lo scorso anno la Grecia si è opposta militarmente a questa nuova invasione, invasione peraltro appoggiata sul suolo greco dall’azione delle ngo che si occupano dei migranti. Il Governo greco, cambiato nel luglio dello scorso anno, ha bollato queste ngo come organizzazioni dedite alla ‘tratta dei migranti’, che hanno sperperato 1.3 miliardi nella sola Grecia, tra il 2015-2019. Data l’entità della cifra si possono capire molte cose.

Si noti come l’Unione Europea, nella figura della Commissione Europea, abbia approvato che la Grecia avesse fatto intervenire l’esercito per bloccare una simile invasione, anche usando la forza e le armi.

È del tutto evidente che una situazione del genere necessitava di un intervento governativo, per dare regole e norme chiare e trasparenti alle ngo che operano sul suolo greco, spesso svolgendo azioni in netto contrasto con le decisioni politiche governative.

Le ngo non sono più da considerarsi uno stato dentro lo stato. Ameno in Grecia.

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Non è questa la prima presa di posizione contro le attività delle ngo.

Libia.Vieta alle ngo la tratta dei migranti.

Europarlamento. Liberal socialisti battuti sulla mozione sui migranti ed ngo.

Russia. Nuova legge sulle ong (ngo). Povero Mr Soros.

Polonia. Scacciare le ong (ngo) di Mr Soros.

Repubblica Ceka. Rivolta aperta contro le ngo di Mr Soros.

Orban contro Soros. Nuova legge sulle Ong.

Unione Europea ed ngo. Un fiume di denaro non tracciabile. I numeri.

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«New Greek rules stigmatise NGOs working with migrants»

«The Greek government is targeting NGOs working with migrants as part of a politicised effort to curtail asylum»

«New ministerial rules introduced earlier this year and inserted into a wider migration law in May only apply to civil society groups that deals with refugees and asylum»

«Athens says the rules are needed for greater transparency and accountability but NGOs argue they also discriminate and are almost impossible to implement for smaller grassroots organisations»

«the new rules impose extra conditions on the registration of civil society outfits»

«The law maintains a clear discretion on the ministry of migration and asylum to deny registration – even if the requirements are met»

«NGOs that help asylum seekers are now required to register with the ministry of asylum and migration»

«They are also required to be certified should they wish to receive state-level or EU funding. …. they are required to show financial statements dating back two years»

«that it only targets NGOs working with refugees, and requires they get audited by certified auditors, and other bureaucratic obligations, that risk creating a chilling effect.»

«This new process will exclude many organisations because they don’t have the budget to cover this exorbitant costs»

«Greece currently has around 86 registered NGOs working on migration. Of those, 73 are national and 13 international.»

«The previous government in Greece, voted out of power last summer, had set up a registry for NGOs»

«As it stands, the law seems to have been activated in order to punish and exclude NGOs from public affairs instead of regulating their action by integrating them into a transparent and accountable collaborative framework with the state and citizens»

«politicians from Greece’s ruling party New Democracy, who have accused some NGOs of smuggling and people trafficking»

«Greece’s migration and asylum minister, Notis Mitarachi blamed NGOs without providing evidence, for mismanaging some €1.3bn EU funds between 2015 and 2019.»

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La rivolta contro le ngo prosegue.

«minister …. blamed NGOs …. for mismanaging some €1.3bn EU funds between 2015 and 2019.»

«politicians …. have accused some NGOs of smuggling and people trafficking»

E la Commissione Europea tace.

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Eu Observer. New Greek rules stigmatise NGOs working with migrants

The Greek government is targeting NGOs working with migrants as part of a politicised effort to curtail asylum.

New ministerial rules introduced earlier this year and inserted into a wider migration law in May only apply to civil society groups that deals with refugees and asylum.

Athens says the rules are needed for greater transparency and accountability but NGOs argue they also discriminate and are almost impossible to implement for smaller grassroots organisations.

Drafted by the Greek ministry of finance and the ministry of migration and asylum, the new rules impose extra conditions on the registration of civil society outfits.

“The law maintains a clear discretion on the ministry of migration and asylum to deny registration – even if the requirements are met,” said Minos Mouzourakis, a legal officer at Refugee Support Aegean.

NGOs that help asylum seekers are now required to register with the ministry of asylum and migration. They are also required to be certified should they wish to receive state-level or EU funding.

In affect, the rules essentially prevent new NGOs from registering – because they are required to show financial statements dating back two years.

Chilling effect

Melina Spathari at Terre des Hommes Hellas, an international NGO, says a centralised updated registry of NGOs will enhance transparency.

But she pointed out that it only targets NGOs working with refugees, and requires they get audited by certified auditors, and other bureaucratic obligations, that risk creating a chilling effect.

“This new process will exclude many organisations because they don’t have the budget to cover this exorbitant costs. We are talking about very small civil society organisations, grass roots,” she said.

It also means asylum seekers and refugees may stand to lose out given many rely on the NGOs for basic needs in Greece.

Greece currently has around 86 registered NGOs working on migration. Of those, 73 are national and 13 international.

The previous government in Greece, voted out of power last summer, had set up a registry for NGOs. But the new registry for NGO staff created earlier this year is adding a whole new layer of requirements.

“This has happened in the context of a deteriorating public narrative around NGOs and specifically NGOs that work with asylum seekers and migrants and people on the move in general,” said Adriana Tidona, a researcher on migration at Amnesty International’s European office.

Tidona says the new rules are posing serious questions when it comes to the freedom of association, the freedom of expression, discrimination and the right to privacy.

“It is also concerning that the registration is basically entrusted to an authority which is not independent from the government,” she said.

Also known as the ‘special coordinating secretary’, it can approve or revoke registrations at any moment.

Doctors of the World Greece said the secretary’s power is too great, noting it will be able to reject an application even if all the legal requirements are met.

“As it stands, the law seems to have been activated in order to punish and exclude NGOs from public affairs instead of regulating their action by integrating them into a transparent and accountable collaborative framework with the state and citizens,” said Elli Xenou at Doctors of the World Greece.

Such moves appear to align with public statements made by politicians from Greece’s ruling party New Democracy, who have accused some NGOs of smuggling and people trafficking.

More recently, Greece’s migration and asylum minister, Notis Mitarachi blamed NGOs without providing evidence, for mismanaging some €1.3bn EU funds between 2015 and 2019.

Tacit support

The move comes amid heightened tensions over migration following Turkey’s failed bid to send thousands of refugee hopefuls into Greece in March.

It also comes amid ongoing silence by a European Commission on alleged rights abuses in Greece after the country suspended asylum applications for a month.

Asked to comment on the new rules, the European Commission has yet to respond to this website.

But in March, the European Commission’s vice-president Margaritis Schinas tasked to promote ‘our European way of life’ offered a clue.

“EU support will be unequivocal,” said Schinas when asked about Greece suspending asylum claims.

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Migranti clandestini. La Commissione Europea si dichiara ‘incompetente’.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-04-20.

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«The European Commission says it cannot comment on decisions by Italy and Malta declaring their ports unsafe for rescue ships»

«We are not in a position to make a comment of a legal nature on this particular case»

«The spokesperson said the EU institution has no competence to determine whether a port is safe»

«Italy and Malta made the announcement to seal the ports following the outbreak of the pandemic triggered by Covid-19. Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli did the same»

«The closures mean NGO rescue boats are unable to disembark migrants, amid contested reports that some have since drowned»

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Si deve dare atto ai liberal socialisti europei, ed alle ngo loro emanazione, di essere quanto mai pervicaci nelle proprie credenze. Per loro i migranti clandestini illegali sono un dogma della loro fede. Senza migranti ed aborto non avrebbero più alcun elemento che li possa coagulare, tenere assieme.

Ma la loro voce ed i loro lamenti non arrivano più alle orecchie dei centri direzionali dell’Unione Europea, che li ha estromessi dai processi decisionali.

A loro altro non resta che sfogarsi con articoli degni delle più smaliziate prefiche.

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EU unable to comment on Italy and Malta port closures

The European Commission says it cannot comment on decisions by Italy and Malta declaring their ports unsafe for rescue ships.

“We are not in a position to make a comment of a legal nature on this particular case,” a European Commission spokesperson told reporters in Brussels on Tuesday (14 April).

The spokesperson said the EU institution has no competence to determine whether a port is safe.

Italy and Malta made the announcement to seal the ports following the outbreak of the pandemic triggered by Covid-19. Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli did the same.

The closures mean NGO rescue boats are unable to disembark migrants, amid contested reports that some have since drowned.

Germany’s Sea-Watch International on Monday said that at least three boats with some 150 migrants have been in distress for days.

“No state wants to rescue them,” it said, noting a fourth boat had sunk.

Alarm Phone, an organisation that provides support to people fearing for the lives at sea, says some of those scrambling for help are women and children.

At least one is a pregnant woman who had been rescued, along with 42 other people, by the Spanish-flagged charity vessel, Aita Mari.

The boat had been en route to return to Spain from Sicily when it was diverted towards a distress call on Monday.

“Malta denies us safe harbour,” it then said, in a Tweet on Tuesday, noting however Maltese authorities had agreed to provide it with extra food, vests and water.

Malta, Libya and EU aid

Malta in turn is demanding the EU to launch an immediate €100m humanitarian operation in Libya.

In a letter to the EU’s foreign policy chief, Malta’s foreign minister Evarist Bartolo says the situation in Libya is snowballing into a major humanitarian disaster.

He said all of Malta’s resources are currently being channeled into dealing with pandemic, noting that the island-nation had disembarked close to 4,500 migrants in the past 12 months.

“The situation urgently requires tangible and decisive action which, in our view, must comprise an urgent EU humanitarian intervention in Libya,” he said.

For its part, a spokesperson from the EU’s foreign policy branch, confirmed that Bartolo’s letter had been received.

“We will give it due consideration and reply in an appropriate way,” said the spokesperson.

The whole points to a wider crusade against migrant disembarkation at sea as EU states shore up barriers to prevent NGO rescue boats from helping.

An EU-level sea operation known as Sophia, which was mandated to tackle trafficking, has since been replaced by a much weaker mission called Irini tasked to enforce the Libyan arms embargo.

Sophia had more ships and carried out rescues but was effectively shut down by Italy’s hard-right then deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini.

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Mediterraneo. Più di 400 altri migranti rispediti in Libia. L’Onu parla al vento.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-03-29.

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Continuano nel Mediterraneo le operazioni per intercettare barconi carichi di migranti illegali diretti dalla Libia a Malta, localizzati dai sistemi di sorveglianza marittima di Malta e del Frontex europeo, bloccati e riconsegnati alla guardia costiera libica, che se li riporta indietro per internali in campi di detenzione.

Ne avevamo dato giorni or sono l’annuncio relativo ad un gommone con 49 migranti a bordo. Non è stato un caso isolato.

Malta rimanda in Libia i migranti intercettati in mare. A bastonate.

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Info Migrants rende adesso noto come siano oltre 400 i migranti intercettati e riconsegnati alla guardia costiera libica.

«Over 400 migrants have been picked up by the Libyan coast guard and returned to Libya over the weekend»

«That’s according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which called the action “unacceptable.”»

«The UN organization for migration decried the fact that this weekend, over 400 Europe-bound migrants were returned to Libya by the Libyan coast guard in several operations»

«The IOM counted 301 people who were intercepted and taken back to Tripoli on Saturday, March 14 and a further 105 on two different boats on Sunday, March 15.»

«It is unacceptable for this to continue despite repeated calls to put an end to the return of vulnerable people to detention and abuse»

«Alarm Phone accused Frontex, the Maltese Search and Rescue coordinators RCC and the “so-called” Libyan coast guards of working together to push back migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean.»

«the Maltese RCC had “instructed the Libyan coast guard to enter a European Search and Rescue (SAR) zone in order to abduct about 49 people and force them back to Libya.”»

«One of the principles of international law is that those rescued must be disembarked in a safe harbor»

«The news agency Associated Press AP said that most of those returned to Tripoli were “taken to detention centers in Libya where there are serious concerns over their safety.”»

«Continued cooperation between EU and Libya»

«The commissioner [Dunja Mijatovic] said she was “gravely concerned about certain types of assistance provided to Libya which have resulted in increased interceptions of migrants and asylum seekers at sea, and their subsequent return to Libya, where they are subjected to serious human rights violations.”»

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Riassumiamo.

Anche se ufficialmente l’Unione Europea non ha rilasciato dichiarazione alcuna, è del tutto evidente come Frontex e la guardia costiera maltese non possano agire autonomamente, senza ordine ed autorizzazione della Commissione Europea. Le navi delle ngo sono scomparse dallo scachiere.

I richiami dell’International Organization for Migration (IOM), che fino a qualche mese fa erano considerati essere messaggi messianici, sono tenuti in non cale da parte della Commissione Europea, nemmeno degni di menzione.

Il mutato indirizzo politico era già evidente con la posizione della Commissione Europea circa i migranti che la Turkia convogliava al confine greco, e che i greci hanno respinto usando la forza bruta con la benedizione dell’Europa.

Commissione Europea tace ed avvalla la Grecia sul problema dei migranti.

Grecia, Eu e migranti. Liberal socialisti verso l’emarginazione.

Grecia respinge con cariche e lacrimogeni 4,000 migranti.

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Constatiamo soltanto che quando Mr Salvini cercava di bloccare l’arrivo dei migranti era come minimo bollato di essere un “nazista sanguinario” che agiva in spregio alle direttive delle Nazioni Unite e della Unione Europea. Degno solo di essere chiamato in giudizio per essere doverosamente condannato al massimo della pena.

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Over 400 migrants returned to Libya over weekend.

Over 400 migrants have been picked up by the Libyan coast guard and returned to Libya over the weekend. That’s according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which called the action “unacceptable.”

The UN organization for migration decried the fact that this weekend, over 400 Europe-bound migrants were returned to Libya by the Libyan coast guard in several operations. The IOM counted 301 people who were intercepted and taken back to Tripoli on Saturday, March 14 and a further 105 on two different boats on Sunday, March 15.

The IOM communications officer Safa Msehli said: “It is unacceptable for this to continue despite repeated calls to put an end to the return of vulnerable people to detention and abuse.”

The organization Alarm Phone which provides “independent support for people crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe” and tracks many of the migrant crossings, also confirmed a group of 49 migrants who were picked up by the Libyan coast guard and returned to Libya on March 14.

Tweeting on March 15, Alarm Phone called this operation an “illegal pushback.”

In a press release the same day entitled “returned to war and torture,” Alarm Phone accused Frontex, the Maltese Search and Rescue coordinators RCC and the “so-called” Libyan coast guards of working together to push back migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

‘A grave violation of international law’

The press release stated that the Maltese RCC coordinated the operation with Frontex in which 49 migrants were pushed back from the Maltese search and rescue zone to Libya, via the Libyan coast guard. They claimed the Maltese RCC had “instructed the Libyan coast guard to enter a European Search and Rescue (SAR) zone in order to abduct about 49 people and force them back to Libya.”

Alarm Phone said, in doing so, the Maltese authorities had “coordinated a grave violation of international law and of the principle of non-refoulement.” One of the principles of international law is that those rescued must be disembarked in a safe harbor. Alarm Phone and many other international organizations, including UNHCR have repeatedly underlined the fact that Libya can no longer be considered a safe harbor.

Delays endangering lives

The press release also said a second incident involving Maltese RCC had seen a prolonged wait of many hours for another boat reported to be carrying 112 people. The people spent 48 hours at sea according to Alarm Phone, before their eventual rescue by the Maltese Armed Forces. “Non-assistance, delays, and pushbacks are becoming the norm in the Central Mediterranean,” said Alarm Phone, “causing trauma in survivors, disappearances and deaths, both at sea and in Libya.”

On March 14, Alarm Phone which was in contact with the boat carrying 49 migrants said that those on board feared both drowning and being sent back to Libya.

An oil tanker was in the vicinity at the time of the initial distress calls. According to Alarm Phone, the 112 people on board the ship which was eventually rescued by the Maltese armed forced, told them that they feared the tanker would just “watch them die,” rather than trying to rescue them.

Taken to detention centers in Libya

The news agency Associated Press AP said that most of those returned to Tripoli were “taken to detention centers in Libya where there are serious concerns over their safety.”

According to Voice of America, the IOM said that some of the migrants managed to escape the authorities as they disembarked in Libya.

According to an article on Euronews in November 2019, the EU spent over €90 million “over the last two years funding and training the Libyan coast guard in an attempt to keep migrants out of the continent [of Europe.”

Continued cooperation between EU and Libya

In early February the Italian government renewed its memorandum of understanding with the UN-recognized Government of National Unity (GNA) in Libya. The cooperation has included in the past funding and training for the Libyan coast guard from EU member states such as Italy.

In a letter dated February 13, published in the New Humanitarian the Council for Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatovic urged the Italian government to cease cooperation. The commissioner said she was “gravely concerned about certain types of assistance provided to Libya which have resulted in increased interceptions of migrants and asylum seekers at sea, and their subsequent return to Libya, where they are subjected to serious human rights violations.”

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Malta rimanda in Libia i migranti intercettati in mare. A bastonate.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-03-18.

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Malta ha consegnato un barcone carico di migranti, tra cui donne, bambini e malati, alla guardia costiera libica, che se li è riportati indietro. E non è certo la prima volta.

«On Saturday, 14 March 2020, RCC Malta coordinated a push-back operation from the Maltese Search and Rescue (SAR) zone to Libya in cooperation with the EU border agency Frontex and the so-called Libyan coastguards»

«Similar to the events we documented on 18 October 2019, the Maltese authorities instructed the so-called Libyan coastguards to enter a European SAR zone in order to abduct about 49 people and force them back to Libya»

«Instead of complying with refugee and human rights conventions, the Maltese authorities coordinated a grave violation of international law and of the principle of non-refoulment, as the rescued must be disembarked in a safe harbour»

«testimonies of torture, rape and other forms of violence against migrants detained in Libyan camps and prisons»

«On the same day, we alerted the Armed Forces of Malta to a second boat in distress in the Maltese SAR zone with 112 people on board. Before their eventual rescue, the people spent about 48 hours at sea. Malta delayed the rescue for more than 18 hours, putting 112 lives at severe risk»

«Europe continues to delegate border enforcement to the Libyan authorities to evade their responsibility to rescue the distressed to Europe»

«confidential sources have informed us that a Frontex aerial asset had spotted the migrant boat already at 6:00h when it was still in the contested Libyan SAR zone»

«before the push-back occurred they saw a helicopter circling above them. About 30 minutes later, according to their testimonies, a vessel of the so-called Libyan coastguard arrived on scene»

«About 30 minutes later, according to their testimonies, a vessel of the so-called Libyan coastguard arrived on scene»

«The people stated that the Libyan officers behaved brutally toward them, beating them repeatedly»

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Riassumiamo.

Malta, in collaborazione con la sorveglianza aerea del Frontex dell’Unione Europea ha segnalato il barcone già entrato nelle acque di sua competenza alla guardia costiera libica, che è stata autorizzata ad andare a prelevare i migranti e riportarseli in Libia. Poiché i migranti non ne volevano sapere, la guardia costiera libica li ha bastonati per benino.

– Notiamo in primo luogo la totale assenza di navi delle ngo, pronte a raccogliere sotto la propria bandiera migranti da sbarcare poi in continente. Evidentemente qualcuno che può le ha dissuase.

– In secondo luogo, L’International Organisation for Migration (IOM) è «very concerned about the safety of people detained there and have received no response from the Libyan authorities who were asked to clarify the fate of those reported missing» e «called on the EU “to end the return of vulnerable people to Libya and uphold the principle of non-refoulement” …. Libya is not a safe place to send people back to».

– In terzo luogo, dovrebbe essere evidente il mutato indirizzo dell’Unione Europea in materia di recezione dei migranti clandestini illegali. Questa svolta era già evidente con il supporto dato dalla Commissione Europea alla Grecia che aveva bloccato i migranti al proprio confine con mezzi molto violenti.

– In quarto luogo, se si resta sconcertati dal silenzio dei media occidentali, si rimane ancor pi stupiti dal silenzio di liberal socialisti dell’europarlamento, da sempre sostenitori di un’accoglienza immediata e completa di chiunque si fosse presentato ai confini dell’Unione sono scomparsi. Sembrerebbero essere eluiti nel nulla.

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Malta pushing refugees back into Libya war.

Malta has let the Libyan coastguard drag a boat of migrants from Maltese waters back to Libya, violating international law, a UN agency said.

The incident occurred on Sunday (15 March) after the wooden boat, carrying 49 people, became stranded because its engine failed, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), said on Monday.

Malta did it despite the fact Libya is currently in the grip of civil war, with shelling, air strikes, and street battles in the suburbs of Tripoli.

And the 49 people risked being taken back to a notorious facility in the Libyan capital run by the interior ministry, from which people have vanished in the past.

“At least 600 migrants returned from the sea to this facility have been reported missing since January. IOM is very concerned about the safety of people detained there and have received no response from the Libyan authorities who were asked to clarify the fate of those reported missing,” it said in a statement.

It called on the EU “to end the return of vulnerable people to Libya and uphold the principle of non-refoulement”.

“We remind states that … they have a legal and moral responsibility to respond to distress cases at sea,” the IOM said.

“We have confirmation the boat was in fact in Maltese waters when it was picked up by the Libyan coastguard … Libya is not a safe place to send people back to,” an IOM spokeswoman told EUobserver.

Neither Maltese authorities nor EU institutions were immediately available to comment on Monday.

Malta, over the weekend, did rescue another 112 people, the IOM said.

But the Libyan coastguard also intercepted and dragged back 400 more people from Libyan and international waters in the same period.

“The [Libyan] coast guard has returned over 2,500 people to Libya this year. Some were disembarked in Tripoli, hours after the main port in the city came under heavy shelling,” the IOM said.

And EU states’ navies in the region have long faced accusations of working with the Libyans to stop people from coming.

“The Libyan coastguard is not able to locate and track migrant boats itself. In order to do interceptions, they need to be fed from aerial surveillance,” Tamino Böhm, from German NGO Sea Watch, told British newspaper The Guardian in a recent investigation into the collusion.

Sunday’s Maltese incident also comes after Greece pushed back tens of thousands of would-be asylum seekers into Turkey in the past two weeks.

In one case also last weekend, Greek authorities put 450 migrants on a boat on the Greek island of Lesbos and sent them back.

“The Greek naval vessel carrying plus or minus 450 would-be asylum seekers has set sail from Lesbos. Yesterday, officials handed out deportation orders in Greek for people to sign, giving them no chance to lodge asylum claims,” Human Rights Watch, an international NGO, said on Saturday.

Greece also suspended asylum applications for a month and used violence to repel people from its land borders.

But EU institutions declined to censure Athens for its actions, in what amounted to tacit approval for its and Maltese-type push-backs.

And for his part, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told The Guardian in an interview published also on Monday that he had done nothing wrong.

“I will not tolerate any use of force that will endanger lives,” he said.

“It [the one-month asylum suspension] was necessary to send a clear signal of deterrence,” he added.

There were 16,900 attempts at irregular EU border crossings in the first two months of this year, up 27 percent on the same period last year, the EU border control agency, Frontex, noted.

Some 2,200 of the attempts occurred in the central Mediterranean, near Libya, mostly by people from Bangladesh, Algeria, and Ivory Coast.

More than 7,000 occurred in the eastern Mediterranean, near Greece, mostly by people from Afghanistan, Syria, and Turkey – not counting the new exodus that occurred on 1 March when Turkey gave migrants a green light to cross.

The western Mediterranean, near Spain, saw 2,300 attempts, mostly by Algerians.

And the Western Balkan route saw figures double from last year to 3,800, mostly by people from Syria and Afghanistan.

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Returned to War and Torture: Malta and Frontex coordinate push-back to Libya.

On Saturday, 14 March 2020, RCC Malta coordinated a push-back operation from the Maltese Search and Rescue (SAR) zone to Libya in cooperation with the EU border agency Frontex and the so-called Libyan coastguards.[1] Similar to the events we documented on 18 October 2019, the Maltese authorities instructed the so-called Libyan coastguards to enter a European SAR zone in order to abduct about 49 people and force them back to Libya.[2] Instead of complying with refugee and human rights conventions, the Maltese authorities coordinated a grave violation of international law and of the principle of non-refoulment, as the rescued must be disembarked in a safe harbour.[3] Clearly, Libya is not a safe harbour but a place of war and systemic human rights abuses. Every week, the Alarm Phone receives testimonies of torture, rape and other forms of violence against migrants detained in Libyan camps and prisons.

On the same day, we alerted the Armed Forces of Malta to a second boat in distress in the Maltese SAR zone with 112 people on board.[4] Before their eventual rescue, the people spent about 48 hours at sea. Malta delayed the rescue for more than 18 hours, putting 112 lives at severe risk. Non-assistance, delays, and pushbacks are becoming the norm in the Central Mediterranean, causing trauma in survivors, disappearances and deaths, both at sea and in Libya.

Europe continues to delegate border enforcement to the Libyan authorities to evade their responsibility to rescue the distressed to Europe. We hold Europe accountable for the abuses and suffering inflicted on migrants at sea and in Libya. We condemn the role of European institutions and member states, including Malta and Italy, in these human rights violations through bilateral agreements as well as the financing, equipping, and training of the so-called Libyan coastguards.

Summary of the push-back by proxy case:

On Saturday 14 March 2020, at 15:33h CET, the Alarm Phone received a distress call from 49 people, including one pregnant woman and three children, who were trying to escape from the war in Libya. They had left Tripoli the evening before on a white fiberglass boat. They shared their GPS position with us, which clearly showed them within the Maltese SAR zone (34° 26′ 39 ” N, 14° 07′ 86″ E, at 15:33h). The people on board told us that they had lost their engine and that water was entering the boat. We immediately informed RCC Malta and the Italian coastguard via email. We received updated GPS positions from the people in distress at 16:22h (34° 26 81′ N, 014° 08′ 56″ E) and  at 17:07h (N 34° 27′ 12″, E 014° 09′ 37″), both confirming once more that they were drifting within the Maltese SAR zone.

At 17:42h, RCC Malta confirmed via phone that they had sent two patrol boats for the two SAR events in the Maltese SAR zone to which we had alerted them: one for the boat of 49 people and another one for the rubber boat with 112 people on board. Soon after, at 17:45h, we talked to the 49 people on the boat who told us that they could see a boat heading in their direction. Unfortunately, the conversation broke off and we were not able to clarify further details. This was our last contact to the people in distress after which we could not reach them any longer. Since then, we have tried to obtain further details from RCC Malta, but they claim to not have any information.

However, confidential sources have informed us that a Frontex aerial asset had spotted the migrant boat already at 6:00h when it was still in the contested Libyan SAR zone. At 18.04h, the Libyan coastguard vessel Ras Al Jadar intercepted the boat in the Maltese SAR zone at the position N34° 26’, E 14° 07’. This means that the European border agency Frontex, MRCC Rome as well as RCC Malta were all aware of this boat in distress and colluded with the Libyan authorities to enter Maltese SAR and intercept the migrant boat.

On Sunday 15 March 2020, at 7:00h, we were called by relatives of the people on board who told us that the people in distress had just informed them that they had been abducted by a Libyan vessel from within the Maltese SAR zone and returned to Libya, where, according to their testimonies, they were imprisoned and battered. In the afternoon, we were called by the people who were on the boat, and they testified that before the push-back occurred they saw a helicopter circling above them. About 30 minutes later, according to their testimonies, a vessel of the so-called Libyan coastguard arrived on scene. The people stated that the Libyan officers behaved brutally toward them, beating them repeatedly. They also stated that they were prevented from filming and documenting these abuses as their phones were confiscated. Moreover, the people reported that they had travelled together with another boat, a white rubber boat with around 60 people on board (including 7 women and 1 woman with a nine-month-old infant). Also this second boat[5] was intercepted and returned to Libya and its passengers experienced similar forms of violence and abuse.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Energie Alternative, Ong - Ngo, Problemia Energetici

Messico. Inneggiano al ‘clima’, ma investono nel petrolio.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-11-13.

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A parole il Messico aveva lanciato, e sta lanciando tuttora, struggenti proclami sull’imperversare della imminente catastrofe legata al ‘clima’: catastrofe rimediabile versando fondi stroboscopici alle ngo attive nel settore.

Appena le monetine tintinnano nel salvadanaio liberal, immediatamente il ‘clima’ migliora.

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«We’re investing in refineries»

«What was invested this year is going to be repeated next year, …. more than 12 billion pesos ($600 million) toward revamping oil production»

«Under the proposal, the energy ministry’s budget would jump more than 70% compared to last year, to 48.5 billion pesos ($2.4 billion), following a budget increase this year of over 900% compared to 2018»

«96% of the money is intended to support oil and natural gas related projects»

«70% is being set aside for transporting natural gas, a somewhat cleaner fossil fuel»

«Conspicuously absent from the budget, advocates say, is funding for expanding renewables, despite the country’s potential to adopt clean energy»

«the president has prioritized ending Mexico’s entrenched poverty but is using oil as the primary engine to drive prosperity»

«He should care about climate change, but between climate change and going down in history for ending poverty… well obviously he prefers that»

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Il problema è semplicissimo.

Deve il presidente investire nel ‘clima’ così da dare aria pulita ad un popolo che viva in miseria, oppure investire nel petrolio e fare uscire la gente dalla fascia di povertà?

In altri termini, valgono di più gli esseri umani oppure l’ambiente ove vivono?

I supporter del ‘clima’ non hanno dubbi: essendo a lor dire gli esseri umani causa efficiente di inquinamento, ebbene, li si stermini, meglio se per fame, metodo poco costoso.

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Reuters. 2019-11-01. Amid climate worries, Mexico doubles down on fossil fuels

On the same September day that activist Greta Thurnberg gave a fiery speech in New York demanding world leaders tackle climate change, Mexico’s president was touting achievements of a wholly different kind: increasing funding for oil production.

“We’re investing in refineries. It hasn’t been done for a long time,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters at a news conference in Mexico City.

“What was invested this year is going to be repeated next year,” promised Lopez Obrador, noting that the government had already funneled more than 12 billion pesos ($600 million) toward revamping oil production.

The leftist leader, who was elected in a landslide last July, has framed the investment as a way to wean Mexico off its dependency on foreign energy supplies, as well as fueling economic development through increased oil production.

But at a time when countries are facing mounting pressure to curb emissions and stave off threats from a warming climate, environmental experts say the Mexican government is moving in the wrong direction.

“While Mexico should be abandoning (oil) production, they’re rehabilitating refineries … under a logic of national sovereignty,” said Leon Avila, a professor of sustainable development at the Intercultural University of Chiapas.

“It’s an archaic perspective, based on production in the 70s during the oil boom, and they think they can do the same thing – when really we’re in another context,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

On Monday, Mexico’s government announced it would expand the rules of its “clean energy certificates” (CEL) programme to make them available to older hydroelectric plants operated by state utility company CFE.

The program previously applied only to new projects, creating an incentive for local and foreign firms to invest in green energy.

The CEL-certified energy can be sold to big companies that are required to obtain a percentage of their electricity from clean sources.

But in a statement on Tuesday, CFE director general Manuel Bartlett Diaz said that, in line with the president’s vision for energy sovereignty, there was “no reason to subsidize private (electricity) generating companies”.

Industry leaders and environmental experts said the move weakens incentives for renewable energy investment, and risks Mexico’s compliance with the 2015 Paris Agreement to fight climate change.

The Mexican CCE business council said on Tuesday that the change could jeopardize up to $9 billion in foreign and local clean energy investments tied to the original CEL rules.

“The decision detracts from the only mechanism considered by law to drive Mexico’s energy transition and meet the mandatory national clean energy adoption goals,” the CCE said in a statement.

MORE OIL, LESS POVERTY?

The Lopez Obrador administration has emphasized its commitment to tackle climate change and adhere to the Paris accord.

At a UN climate conference last December, Sergio Sanchez, then undersecretary for environmental protection, said the government would implement “concrete policies and actions focused both on reducing emissions and adapting to climate change”.

The Mexican senate last week also called on the federal government to declare a “climate emergency” and take necessary steps to address climate threats.

Those can range from wilder weather and rising seas to more crop-killing droughts that can drive worsening poverty and migration.

But at a press conference the following day, the president shied away from recognizing climate change as a crisis.

“We have already considered a series of measures to face the climate change phenomenon in the Development Plan,” Lopez Obrador said.

But the president’s description of the plan – listing conservation efforts but omitting any policies to reduce emissions – irked environmentalists.

“There is a lack of understanding for the climate crisis we are confronting,” said Claudia Campero from the Mexican Alliance Against Fracking, an advocacy group.

According to Avila, the university professor, the president has prioritized ending Mexico’s entrenched poverty but is using oil as the primary engine to drive prosperity.

“He should care about climate change, but between climate change and going down in history for ending poverty… well obviously he prefers that,” Avila said.

Among Lopez Obrador’s most important projects is the construction of a new oil refinery in his home state of Tabasco. The project is set to cost $8 billion, and the government says it would generate up to 23,000 jobs.

But besides boosting Mexico’s carbon footprint, the refinery, at a coastal site, is vulnerable to climate threats, environmental experts said. Local media reported this week that the property had flooded due to heavy rains.

MORE CASH FOR OIL AND GAS

Environmentalists also point with concern to the government’s proposed 2020 budget, which would see fossil fuel funding continue to increase.

Under the proposal, the energy ministry’s budget would jump more than 70% compared to last year, to 48.5 billion pesos ($2.4 billion), following a budget increase this year of over 900% compared to 2018.

According to an analysis of the budget published in September by a coalition of environmental groups, 96% of the money is intended to support oil and natural gas related projects.

“There is no room for more development of fossil fuel extraction,” said Campero, the fracking opponent. “(But) that’s far from being the vision of this government.”

The budget does include about 56 billion pesos ($2.8 billion) for “adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change,” but of this, 70% is being set aside for transporting natural gas, a somewhat cleaner fossil fuel, Campero said.

A spokeswoman for the Mexican environment ministry did not respond to numerous requests for comment.

Conspicuously absent from the budget, advocates say, is funding for expanding renewables, despite the country’s potential to adopt clean energy.

According to a 2017 study from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which focuses on promoting democracy and social programs, 80% of Mexico’s energy currently comes from fossil fuels.

But the country’s landscape and weather conditions mean it could supply its electricity needs entirely from renewable sources, the study noted.

The Lopez Obrador administration has appeared reticent to capitalize on this potential, however. In January, the government canceled a public auction for companies to bid on clean energy contracts.

“Mexico is a very rich country in terms of its potential in renewables,” said Pablo Ramirez, a campaigner at Greenpeace Mexico.

“But since the arrival of the new administration, that’s been completely scrubbed off the map.”

Mexico’s 2020 budget is awaiting final approval by congress this month.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo

Libia.Vieta alle ngo la tratta dei migranti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-10-31.

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«Autorizzazione preventiva al soccorso, polizia a bordo e sequestro per chi non obbedisce, i naufraghi mai in Libia»

«trattamento speciale delle organizzazioni internazionali e non governative nella zona libica di ricerca e salvataggio marittimo»

«tentativo di ostacolare ancor di più l’operato delle navi umanitarie ma soprattutto di aggredirle con operazioni di polizia con la minaccia di condurle e sequestrarle nei porti libici»

«i naufraghi salvati non possano essere portati in Libia»

«Si applicano le disposizioni del presente regolamento a tutte le organizzazioni governative e non governative impegnate nella ricerca e salvataggio marittimo»

«Alle Ong “interessate a collaborare nella ricerca e salvataggio marittimo” è imposto di presentare una preventiva domanda di autorizzazione alle autorità libiche a cui sono obbligate “ a fornire periodicamente tutte le informazioni necessarie, anche tecniche – relative al loro intervento»

«Il personale del dispositivo è autorizzato a salire a bordo delle unità marittime ad ogni richiesta e per tutto il tempo valutato necessario, per motivi legali e di sicurezza»

«Alle Ong è richiesto di “non mandare alcuna comunicazione o segnale di luce per facilitare l’arrivo d’imbarcazioni clandestine verso di loro»

«tutte le navi che violano le disposizioni del presente regolamento verranno condotte al porto libico più vicino e sequestrate. E non verrà più concessa alcuna autorizzazione»

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Povere ngo! Come faranno a prendersi i 474 miliardi dell’Unione Europea?

Ma che nessuno sia solidale con questa povera gente, che chiede solo di vivere da milionaria con i soldi pubblici?

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Migranti, il governo libico emette decreto per neutralizzare le Ong

Ecco il testo: “Autorizzazione preventiva al soccorso, polizia a bordo e sequestro per chi non obbedisce, i naufraghi mai in Libia”.

Il decreto, emesso dal Consiglio presidenziale del governo di accordo nazionale libico, porta la data del 14 settembre e ha come oggetto “il trattamento speciale delle organizzazioni internazionali e non governative nella zona libica di ricerca e salvataggio marittimo”. E’ stato inviato anche in Italia ed è un grottesco quanto pericoloso tentativo di ostacolare ancor di più l’operato delle navi umanitarie ma soprattutto di aggredirle con operazioni di polizia con la minaccia di condurle e sequestrarle nei porti libici. Un decreto che, alla vigilia della scadenza del patto tra Italia e Libia, desta ulteriori preoccupazioni anche perché alle Ong, che continuano ad operare in zona Sar libica, non è mai stato sottoposto. Ma è già, almeno sulla carta operativo. E, per assurdo che sembri, prevede che i naufraghi salvati non possano essere portati in Libia. Il decreto, che Repubblica ha consultato tradotto dall’ufficio immigrazione Arci, consta di 19 articoli ed esordisce così: “Si applicano le disposizioni del presente regolamento a tutte le organizzazioni governative e non governative impegnate nella ricerca e salvataggio marittimo”.

Alle Ong “interessate a collaborare nella ricerca e salvataggio marittimo” è imposto di presentare una preventiva domanda di autorizzazione alle autorità libiche a cui sono obbligate “ a fornire periodicamente tutte le informazioni necessarie, anche tecniche – relative al loro intervento. Ed ecco le condizioni che vengono imposte alle navi umanitarie: “lavorare sotto il principio di collaborazione e supporto, non bloccare le operazioni di ricerca e salvataggio marittimo esercitato dalle autorità autorizzate dentro l’area e lasciare la precedenza d’intervento”. “Le Ong si limitano all’esecuzione delle istruzioni del centro e si impegnano a informarlo preventivamente su qualsiasi iniziativa anche se è considerata necessaria e urgente”. E poi gli articoli che più preoccupano le Ong perché preludono ad un intervento di tipo poliziesco e autorizzano la Guardia costiera libica a salire a bordo delle navi. “Il personale del dispositivo è autorizzato a salire a bordo delle unità marittime ad ogni richiesta e per tutto il tempo valutato necessario, per motivi legali e di sicurezza, senza compromettere l’attività umana e professionale di competenza del paese di cui la nave porta la bandiera”.

L’articolo 12 è il più contraddittorio perché a fronte di una rivendicazione di coordinamento assoluto degli interventi di soccorso nella sua zona Sar, prescrive che “i naufraghi salvati dalle organizzazioni non vengono rimandati nello stato libico tranne nei rari casi eccezionali e di emergenza”. La Libia invece vuole “le barche e i motori usati”. Alle Ong è richiesto di “non mandare alcuna comunicazione o segnale di luce per facilitare l’arrivo d’imbarcazioni clandestine verso di loro. Infine le sanzioni: “ tutte le navi che violano le disposizioni del presente regolamento verranno condotte al porto libico più vicino e sequestrate. E non verrà più concessa alcuna autorizzazione”.

“Il “codice Minniti libico” per le Ong è, come quello dell’ex Ministro italiano, un atto che punta ad ostacolare e criminalizzare i salvataggi in mare – commenta Filippo Miraglia, responsabile immigrazione dell’Arci – Per di più è illegittimo, essendo stato emanato non da uno stato sovrano, ma da una delle parti in causa nella guerra civile in atto. Le ragioni che dovrebbero spingere verso la chiusura degli accordi con la Libia sono tali ed evidenti che chi si rifiuterà di farlo si renderà complice di questi criminali. Il “codice Minniti libico” conferma, se ancora ce ne fosse bisogno, le ragioni che ci spingono a chiedere la cancellazione degli accordi con la Libia e l’azzeramento del Memorandun. Per cambiare pagina si ponga fine a questa follia e si metta subito in campo un piano straordinario di evacuazione delle persone detenute.”

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo

Soros, Computo dei finanziamenti ad ngo e movimenti politici in Italia.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-10-22.

Gatto. sono -stati-i- russi

Mr George Soros è uno stato negli stati. È il principale sostenitore dell’ideologia liberal socialista.

Soros George. Uno stato negli stati. Ecco i suoi principali voivodati.

«Quando Mr Soros ha deciso di conquistare il mondo occidentale ha concepito un piano virtualmente perfetto e davvero geniale. Soros ha fondato una miriade di organizzazioni seguendo uno schema ripetitivo, acutamente penetrante la società  nella sua semplicità e mimetismo.

In primo luogo si fonda e finanzia una organizzazione che patrocini un qualcosa di apparentemente degno per ogni persona: “diritti della gioventù”, “protezione dei più deboli”, etc. Dirigenza e personale è nominata da Soros in persona.

In secondo luogo, si scatena un’offensiva mediatica che sensibilizzi l’opinione pubblica al problema e ne evidenzi l’assoluta emergenza in atto.

In terzo luogo, governi amici riconoscono tale organizzazione e, soprattutto, la dotano di fondi.

In quarto luogo, tali governi amici stabiliscono anche che tale organizzazione debba essere obbligatoriamente consultata prima di prendere decisioni in materia.

In quinto luogo, governi amici costituiscono delle agenzie indipendenti dal governo stesso, strutturate attorno all’organizzazione in oggetto, che ne assume de facto la dirigenza. Parte del personale dell’organizzazione transita nei quadri burocratici di queste agenzie, così da averne il governo indipendentemente da chi le dovesse dirigere.

In sesto luogo, governi amici deliberano fondi per la risoluzione di un qualche problema, la gestione dei quali fondi è affidata a codeste agenzie od anche direttamente a quella organizzazione.»

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Molti gli stati che si sono ribellati a simile intromissione straniera nei propri affari nazionali.

Soros, ngo e debito studentesco. 50 milioni di americani resi schiavi.

Iniziata la rivolta mondiale contro il regime liberal di Mr Soros.

Trump attacca frontalmente Mr Soros come un toro infuriato.

Soros finanzia la campagna anti-Brexit. Inglesi irritati.

Russia. Nuova legge sulle ong (ngo). Povero Mr Soros.

Polonia. Scacciare le ong (ngo) di Mr Soros.

Repubblica Ceka. Rivolta aperta contro le ngo di Mr Soros.

Orban contro Soros. Nuova legge sulle Ong.

Unione Europea ed ngo. Un fiume di denaro non tracciabile. I numeri.

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Nessuno stato può tollerare ingerenze straniere nei propri affari interni. Quando Mr Di Maio andò a parlare con i Gilets Jaunes Mr Macron richiamò l’ambasciatore francese a Roma.

Macron richiama l’ambasciatore a Roma.

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Ma con il Governo Zingaretti rosso-giallo, più rosso che giallo, l’Italia è stata fatta transitare nell’area liberal socialista europea, una siniscalchia di Mr Soros. Quindi, ong benvenute e ben trattate. Poi Mr Soros concederà un leccalecca a Mr Zingaretti e sovvenzionerà la Piattaforma Rousseau.

«Oltre 8,5 milioni di dollari, per l’esattezza 8.527.948»

«E’ l’ammontare dei ‘grants’, le sovvenzioni elargite in Italia dalla Open Society Foundations di George Soros nel biennio 2017-2018»

«la fondazione del miliardario-filantropo statunitense di origini ungheresi ha finanziato 70 progetti: 32 nel 2017, per un totale di 4.140.318 dollari; e 38 nel 2018, per 4.387.630 dollari»

«Ai Radicali Italiani, ad esempio, sono andati in tutto 298.550 dollari nel 2017, per “promuovere un’ampia riforma delle leggi italiane sull’immigrazione attraverso iniziative che puntino a fornire aiuto agli immigrati e avanzare il loro benessere sociale”»

«Sempre sul fronte migranti, ben 385.715 dollari nel 2018 sono stati assegnati all’Asgi, l’Associazione per gli studi giuridici sull’immigrazione, che in passato ha pubblicato anche la rivista ‘Diritto Immigrazione e Cittadinanza’, in collaborazione con Magistratura Democratica»

«Iai, l’Istituto Affari Internazionali presieduto dall’ex commissario europeo Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, che nel 2018 ha ricevuto 230.192 dollari “per educare e favorire il dialogo con gli attori politici sui nuovi approcci all’immigrazione e alle politiche di asilo europee, a beneficio di migranti, rifugiati e società ospiti”»

«La cifra più consistente, nell’elenco ottenuto dall’Adnkronos, è quella assegnata nel 2017 a Purpose Europe Limited, ben 1 milione di dollari»

«25mila dollari concessi nel 2017 all’Università di Urbino – Carlo Bo, per un progetto riguardante la “mappatura dell’informazione politica sui media italiani in vista delle elezioni politiche del 2018″»

«24.828 dollari sono invece stati concessi al Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche dell’Università di Perugia per un workshop dedicato ai social media e alla comunicazione politica.»

Poi, ovviamente, c’è tutto il resto. Ma è notorio: sono i russi ad interferire con la politica italiana.


Ecco i finanziamenti di Soros a movimenti e ong in Italia

Oltre 8,5 milioni di dollari, per l’esattezza 8.527.948. E’ l’ammontare dei ‘grants’, le sovvenzioni elargite in Italia dalla Open Society Foundations di George Soros nel biennio 2017-2018. Tra i beneficiari, movimenti politici come i Radicali Italiani, think-tank come l’Istituto Affari Internazionali, onlus e ong impegnate sul fronte dell’immigrazione e delle politiche di accoglienza e perfino il Comune di Ventimiglia. In tutto, secondo i dati ottenuti dall’Adnkronos, la fondazione del miliardario-filantropo statunitense di origini ungheresi ha finanziato 70 progetti: 32 nel 2017, per un totale di 4.140.318 dollari; e 38 nel 2018, per 4.387.630 dollari.

Il campo d’azione principale dell’impegno della Open Society Foundations in Italia rimane l’immigrazione. Ai Radicali Italiani, ad esempio, sono andati in tutto 298.550 dollari nel 2017, per “promuovere un’ampia riforma delle leggi italiane sull’immigrazione attraverso iniziative che puntino a fornire aiuto agli immigrati e avanzare il loro benessere sociale”. Sempre sul fronte migranti, ben 385.715 dollari nel 2018 sono stati assegnati all’Asgi, l’Associazione per gli studi giuridici sull’immigrazione, che in passato ha pubblicato anche la rivista ‘Diritto Immigrazione e Cittadinanza’, in collaborazione con Magistratura Democratica.

Tra la miriade di sigle, enti pubblici e privati, ong e onlus che hanno beneficiato della generosità di George Soros spiccano anche i nomi dello Iai, l’Istituto Affari Internazionali presieduto dall’ex commissario europeo Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, che nel 2018 ha ricevuto 230.192 dollari “per educare e favorire il dialogo con gli attori politici sui nuovi approcci all’immigrazione e alle politiche di asilo europee, a beneficio di migranti, rifugiati e società ospiti”.

La cifra più consistente, nell’elenco ottenuto dall’Adnkronos, è quella assegnata nel 2017 a Purpose Europe Limited, ben 1 milione di dollari. L’organizzazione non sembra riconducibile direttamente all’Italia, ma in riferimento al nostro Paese, ha tra l’altro pubblicato nel luglio del 2018 il rapporto, ‘Attitudes towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Italy’.

L’attenzione alla politica e al dibattito pubblico in Italia della Open Society Foundations è confermato anche ai 25mila dollari concessi nel 2017 all’Università di Urbino – Carlo Bo, per un progetto riguardante la “mappatura dell’informazione politica sui media italiani in vista delle elezioni politiche del 2018”. Sempre nel 2017, 24.828 dollari sono invece stati concessi al Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche dell’Università di Perugia per un workshop dedicato ai social media e alla comunicazione politica.

Come da tradizione nelle iniziative promosse dalla fondazione di Soros, c’è anche il sostegno alle comunità Rom. Punto di riferimento è l’Associazione 21 luglio, che tra il 2017 e il 2018 ha ricevuto due sovvenzioni per un totale di 170.144 dollari. Altri campi di azione finanziati dalla Open Society Foundations in Italia spaziano dalle iniziative ambientaliste, alla difesa dei diritti umani, all’assistenza sanitaria ai migranti che sono fuori dai circuiti ufficiali di accoglienza, al monitoraggio dell’industria degli armamenti.

Una somma consistente, 83.500 dollari, è stata anche elargita nel 2018 per la “revitalizzazione del parco pubblico di Ventimiglia”, di cui 58.500 dollari direttamente al Comune della città ligure, all’epoca guidato dal sindaco del Pd Enrico Ioculano.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Giustizia, Ong - Ngo

Polonia. Una legge che equipara l’omosessualità alla pedofilia.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-10-17.

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Amnesty joins outcry on Polish sex education ban

International charity Amnesty International has joined Polish opposition parties in an outcry on a Polish government-backed bill to criminalise some forms of sex education. “This recklessly retrogressive law would encourage fear and ignorance”, it said Wednesday. “This bill, which equates homosexuality with paedophilia, exposes the disturbing homophobia that underpins this law,” Amnesty added. The law could see teachers jailed for years for discussing issues such as gender fluidity with under-18s.

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Due considerazioni.

Il PiS ha stravinto le libere elezioni di domenica scorsa, conquistandosi la maggioranza assoluta dei seggi parlamentari. È anche cresciuto percentalmente rispetto alle passate elezioni, mentre la Coalizione Civica ha perso quattro punti percentuali.

Qualsiasi persona effettivamente democratica non può fare altro che accettare codesto risultato, ed esserne contento: il popolo sovrano ha espresso in modo inequivocabile la propria volontà.

Troviamo del tutto sequenziale che chi sia riuscito ad avere un simile suffragio renda quindi operativi i punti programmatici sui quali sia stato eletto, ed eletto anche in modo trionfale.

Resta difficile condividere le posizioni assunte da Amnesty International. I Governi sono elettivi: se volessero far sentire la propria voce, ebbene, si presentino alle elezioni, e quindi le vincano. In caso contrario diventerebbe lecito domandarsi:

“ma chi sono costoro? Chi mai si credono di essere?”

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Infatti i liberal socialisti hanno la pretesa di credersi gli unici depositari di verità assolute, cosa che non è.

Non solo.

Disancorando la giurisprudenza dal diritto naturale, che la rende obiettiva, essi sostengono che il legale sia per forza di cose giusto.

Ma la sentenza resa dal Tribunale di Norimberga ha riaffermato a chiare lettere come il giusto possa essere dissimile dal legale. Ma tra legale e giusto la persona umana è tenuta ad osservare i canoni di giustizia. Non è un giudizio fobico, bensì soltanto giusto.

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In Polonia quindi l’omosessualità è stata equiparata alla pedofilia e considerata di conseguenza essere un reato.

Occorrerebbe prenderne atto.

Così vuole il popolo polacco, secondo giustizia.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo, Stati Uniti, Trump

Trump. Corte Suprema ripristina le limitazioni alle richieste di asilo.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-09-13.

Supreme Court

«Donald Trump incassa una vittoria sull’immigrazione alla corte suprema, a maggioranza repubblicana dopo le sue due nomine: ribaltando la decisione di una corte d’appello, i giudici hanno deciso di far entrare in vigore la nuova normativa governativa che vieta a gran parte degli immigrati centroamericani di chiedere asilo in Usa se durante il loro viaggio hanno attraversato Paesi terzi sicuri dove potevano avanzare la stessa istanza.

Due giudici, Ruth Bader Ginsburg e Sonia Sotomayor, si sono dissociati.

“Grande vittoria alla corte suprema degli Stati Uniti per la frontiera sulla questione dell’asilo”: ha commentato Trump.

La nuova normativa entrerà in vigore finché prosegue la battaglia legale nel merito»

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Questa è la documentazione rilasciata dalla Suprema Corte.

Aug 26 2019      Application (19A230) for a stay pending appeal, submitted to Justice Kagan.

Aug 27 2019      Response to application (19A230) requested by Justice Kagan, due Wednesday, September 4, 2019, by 3 p.m.

Sep 03 2019       Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Immigration Reform Law Institute.

Sep 03 2019       Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Arizona, et al.

Sep 04 2019       Response to application from respondents East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, et al. filed.

Sep 04 2019       Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Non-Profit Organizations and Law School Clinics.

Sep 06 2019       Reply of applicants William P. Barr, Attorney General, et al. filed.

Sep 10 2019       Supplemental brief of applicants William P. Barr, Attorney General, et al. filed.

Sep 11 2019       Letter of applicants William P. Barr, Attorney General, et al. received.

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Il problema è semplice e può essere visto da due punti di vista differenti.

Nel caso specifico, la Suprema Corte ha dichiarato legale la normativa governativa che preclude dal diritto di asilo i migranti illegali che abbiano transitato in altri stati ai quali avrebbero potuto rivolgersi in piena sicurezza. La Suprema Corte ribalta quindi le sentenze emesse sia dal giudice distrettuale sia da quello federale del Nono Circuito, che erano state emesse con valore applicativo su tutta la nazione.

Dal punto di vista generale, invece, si ripropone il quesito dei limiti entro i quali i giudici di livello inferiore possano emettere sentenze su dispositivi nazionali in materia francamente politica, sentenziando anche con argomentazioni politiche.

Non solo quindi un problema giuridico in sé e per sé, ma anche politico: mentre infatti il Presidente degli Stati Uniti è stato eletto da libere elezioni, i giudici sono semplici funzionari della pubblica amministrazione.

Se per il concetto di divisione dei poteri la politica dovrebbe astenersi dall’immettersi nelle procedure sentenziali, il potere giudiziario dovrebbe astenersi dal voler svolgere ruolo politico.

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«The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for President Trump and his administration to enforce a ban on nearly all asylum seekers arriving at the southern border.»

«In a one-paragraph order, the justices by a 7-2 vote granted an emergency appeal from Trump administration lawyers and set aside decisions from judges in California who had blocked the president’s new rule from taking effect.»

«While it is not a final ruling on the issue, the decision is nonetheless a major victory for Trump and his effort to restrict immigration because it allows the asylum ban to be enforced at the southern border while the dispute wends its way through the courts. That potentially could last for the remainder of Trump’s current term in office.»

«Wednesday’s order is further evidence that Trump is changing how the Supreme Court works. Prior to 2017, it was rare for federal judges to issue nationwide orders that blocked actions of the federal government. And it was also rare for the high court to intervene in such pending cases with emergency orders, rather than holding oral arguments and releasing written decisions.»

«In late July, the justices cleared the way by a 5-4 vote for Trump to spend $2.5 billion from the military budget to pay for border wall construction. Congress had refused to appropriate the money, and a federal judge in Oakland and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco blocked the transfer.»

«U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar in San Francisco agreed and issued a nationwide injunction that barred enforcement of the new rule. The 9th Circuit Court upheld this order, but restricted its reach to California and Arizona.»

«U.S. Solicitor Gen. Noel Francisco filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court in late August in the case of Barr vs. East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. He urged the justices to lift the injunction and allow the new rule to take effect immediately. Doing so would “alleviate a crushing burden on the U.S. asylum system,” he said.»

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 Barr v. East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (09/11/2019)

«SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. No. 19A230.

 The application for stay presented to JUSTICE KAGAN and by her referred to the Court is granted. The district court’s July 24, 2019 order granting a preliminary injunction andSeptember 9, 2019 order restoring the nationwide scope of the injunction are stayed in full pending disposition of the Government’s appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and disposition of the Government’spetition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is sought. If a writ of certiorari is sought and the Court denies the peti­tion, this order shall terminate automatically. If the Court grants the petition for a writ of certiorari, this order shall terminate when the Court enters its judgment.»

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Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to allow rule limiting asylum claims to go into effect nationwide. [2019-08-26]

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to allow a rule limiting asylum claims to go into effect nationwide while a lower court ruling blocking it is appealed.

A federal judge had blocked the Trump administration rule, which dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the US by land through Mexico, nationwide. Earlier this month, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals dialed back the nationwide injunction, saying that it can only apply to migrants claiming asylum in California and Arizona, states that fall under the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction.

In its filing Monday, the administration laid out its case for the rule, arguing that, among other things, it “alleviates a crushing burden on the US asylum system” and deters migrants from coming to the US.

“The injunction now in effect is deeply flawed and should be stayed pending appeal and pending any further proceedings in this Court,” the filing reads.

The Trump administration has rolled out a slew of policies in recent weeks to try to curb migration to the United States amid high border apprehension numbers. The solicitor general acknowledged the uptick in illegal border crossings in Monday’s filing.

The rule, which was issued from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security in July, would prohibit migrants who have resided in or traveled through a third country from seeking asylum in the US, therefore barring migrants traveling through Mexico from being able to claim asylum. The result would be a severe limiting of who’s eligible for asylum.

Immigrant advocacy groups have claimed the rule is unlawful and leaves migrants in harm’s way.

In his July ruling, US District Judge Jon Tigar, a Barack Obama nominee, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, wrote, “This new rule is likely invalid because it is inconsistent with the existing asylum laws.”

“An injunction,” Tigar added, “would vindicate the public’s interest — which our existing immigration laws clearly articulate — in ensuring that we do not deliver aliens into the hands of their persecutors.”

The US District Court for the Northern District of California will hold a hearing in early September.

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Supreme Court Allows Broad Enforcement of Asylum Limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.

Most people crossing the southern border are Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty. They are largely ineligible under the new rule, as are asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and South America who arrive regularly at the southern border.

The shift reverses decades of U.S. policy. The administration has said that it wants to close the gap between an initial asylum screening that most people pass and a final decision on asylum that most people do not win.

“BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” Trump tweeted.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the high-court’s order. “Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution,” Sotomayor wrote.

The legal challenge to the new policy has a brief but somewhat convoluted history. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco blocked the new policy from taking effect in late July. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed Tigar’s order so that it applied only in Arizona and California, states that are within the 9th Circuit.

That left the administration free to enforce the policy on asylum seekers arriving in New Mexico and Texas. Tigar issued a new order on Monday that reimposed a nationwide hold on asylum policy. The 9th Circuit again narrowed his order on Tuesday.

The high-court action allows the administration to impose the new policy everywhere while the court case against it continues.

Lee Gelernt, the American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who is representing immigrant advocacy groups in the case, said: “This is just a temporary step, and we’re hopeful we’ll prevail at the end of the day. The lives of thousands of families are at stake.”


Usa: Corte suprema, ok a limiti asilo

Donald Trump incassa una vittoria sull’immigrazione alla corte suprema, a maggioranza repubblicana dopo le sue due nomine: ribaltando la decisione di una corte d’appello, i giudici hanno deciso di far entrare in vigore la nuova normativa governativa che vieta a gran parte degli immigrati centroamericani di chiedere asilo in Usa se durante il loro viaggio hanno attraversato Paesi terzi sicuri dove potevano avanzare la stessa istanza.

Due giudici, Ruth Bader Ginsburg e Sonia Sotomayor, si sono dissociati.

“Grande vittoria alla corte suprema degli Stati Uniti per la frontiera sulla questione dell’asilo”: ha commentato Trump.

La nuova normativa entrerà in vigore finche’ prosegue la battaglia legale nel merito.

Pubblicato in: Criminalità Organizzata, Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo

Alan Kurdi. Il nuovo governo italiano nega l’ingresso.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-09-10.

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«L’Italia dice no alla nave Alan Kurdi che da giorni si trova in acque internazionali con 5 giovani migranti a bordo»

«Il Centro di coordinamento del soccorso marittimo della Guardia Costiera italiana, nella tarda serata di ieri, come spiega la ong Sea Eye, ha negato alla Alan Kurdi il permesso di entrare, transitare e fermarsi in acque territoriali italiane»

«Il divieto, si legge nella comunicazione delle autorità italiane mostrata dalla ong, è in accordo al divieto d’ingresso firmato lo scorso 31 agosto dall’allora ministro Matteo Salvini, sulla base del decreto sicurezza bis.»

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È una prima piccola sbavatura al programma governativo.


Adnk. 2019-09-10. Italia dice no a ingresso Alan Kurdi

L’Italia dice no alla nave Alan Kurdi che da giorni si trova in acque internazionali con 5 giovani migranti a bordo, dopo le evacuazioni mediche dei giorni scorsi.

Il Centro di coordinamento del soccorso marittimo della Guardia Costiera italiana, nella tarda serata di ieri, come spiega la ong Sea Eye, ha negato alla Alan Kurdi il permesso di entrare, transitare e fermarsi in acque territoriali italiane.
Il capo missione della nave nei giorni scorsi aveva chiesto aiuto ai centri di coordinamento per il soccorso marittimo di Italia, Francia, Spagna e Portogallo per i cinque migranti, dei 13 salvati, ancora a bordo. La ong ha mostrato su Twitter la comunicazione delle autorità italiane in cui si cita il decreto sicurezza.

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Ansa. 2019-09-09. Migranti, Alan Kurdi: no dell’Italia alla richiesta d’ingresso

La Alan Kurdi non è autorizzata ad entrare in acque italiane. Questa, informa la ong tedesca Sea Eye, la risposta del Centro di coordinamento per il soccorso marittimo italiano alla richiesta di aiuto inviata dalla nave che si trova da nove giorni davanti a Malta con 5 migranti a bordo. Il divieto, si legge nella comunicazione delle autorità italiane mostrata dalla ong, è in accordo al divieto d’ingresso firmato lo scorso 31 agosto dall’allora ministro Matteo Salvini, sulla base del decreto sicurezza bis.

“Oggi l’Italia sfortunatamente è molto veloce quando si tratta di rifiutare aiuto per la Alan Kurdi”, commenta Sea Eye. La nave, dopo aver soccorso lo scorso 31 agosto 13 migranti in acque sar libiche, si era diretta verso Lampedusa e aveva chiesto il Pos (Place of safety, il porto sicuro) all’Italia. Era però arrivato il divieto firmato da Salvini e dai suoi colleghi Elisabetta Trenta e Danilo Toninelli e quindi la nave aveva fatto rotta verso Malta. Ma anche in questo caso c’era stato il no allo sbarco. Otto migranti nei giorni scorsi sono stati comunque evacuati verso l’isola per emergenze sanitarie.