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Πέμπτη, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2013

[EN] EXODUS the mini documentary


[EN] IRON CURTAINS: DIVIDING COUNNTRIES

Sergey Duz




Photo: EPA

Greece has completed a fence along its border with Turkey, similar to Israel’s concrete barrier against Palestine. Now, Iran eyes doing the same along its border with Pakistan. This made terrified experts talk about the revival of feudalism and border locking.

[EN] GREEK FENCE UP AT TURKISH BORDER AS IMMIGRANTS COME BY SEA


As a fence to curb illegal immigration from Turkey to Greece goes up, some immigrants and asylum seekers are taking more dangerous and costly routes across the sea.
By Andy Dabilis and Menekse Tokyay for Southeast European Times in Athens and Istanbul

A Greek Coast Guard vessel patrols at the maritime border between Greece and Turkey near the small Greek Aegean Sea island of Agathonissi. [AFP]
As Greece completed a 10.5-kilometre long fence on its border with Turkey in a bid to keep out waves of illegal immigrants, a small overcrowded boat carrying Iraqis fleeing their country sank on December 15th off the island of Lesbos, within sight of Turkey, drowning 20.
The timing illustrated the plight of immigrants trying to get into the EU through its southernmost member state as Greece attempts to cope with flow of immigrants by land and sea.
Greek authorities hope that the 4-metre tall barbed-wire fence along the Evros River that cost more than 3 million euros will keep them out.

[EN] WALLS/ΤΕΙΧΗ


W A L L S

Without consideration, without pity, without shame
they have built great and high walls around me.

And now I sit here and despair.
I think of nothing else: this fate gnaws at my mind;

for I had many things to do outside.
Ah why did I not pay attention when they were building the walls.

But I never heard any noise or sound of builders.
Imperceptibly they shut me from the outside world.


Constantine P. Cavafy (1896)