Remembering the dead on the borders
As has been widely reported in the corporate media, over 800 people were drowned in the Mediterranean last weekend after their boat capsized between Libya and Lampedusa. Just some of the many thousands killed every year trying to cross “Mare Nostrum”.
On Sunday, the islamic fascist scum of ISIS released a video claiming to show the killing of 28 Ethiopian christians by their soldiers in Libya. Today, three of the people killed were identified by their friends and loved ones as Eritrean refugees who had been deported from migrant detention camps in Israel (news report here.)
Here in England, yesterday (Monday) a man died in Yarl’s Wood detention centre. According to a corporate media report:
One female detainee, who asked not to be named, said the man who died was 33 and his wife was also in her mid-thirties. Both were on a visit to the UK from their home in India when they were arrested and detained in the family unit at Yarl’s Wood. The detainee said she thought the couple had children back home in India.
“The man’s wife is in a state of shock. She was taken to the legal corridor but she is not speaking,” said the detainee. “The couple had just had breakfast and the man had been drinking an energy drink. Suddenly he collapsed and died.”
She added that the couple had been in Yarl’s Wood for two months. “I think they came here with visitors’ visas. They said they wanted to see London but they were detained at the airport and brought to Yarl’s Wood. As far as I know he was healthy and not on any medication. He was very nice and so is she, they would make us all laugh. They were a lovely couple but now she is quite alone.”
Words are far from enough.
The borders are death.
Solidarity means attack.