Posted in: essay, flugtartikel, ikke-digt

Tour operators going Europe

And then we sit there and watch. 1000s aided by “tour operators” who, for large sums, obtain visas, flights to countries near the West; now people stand on the border with Poland, who has no intentions of letting them in, they are without water, food, shelter; the nearby local border crossing, where locals crossed to […]

Posted in: flugtartikel, ikke-digt, Rapport

Grænsevold på Balkanruten 2017->

Baggrund

“Balkanruten” kaldes en rute gennem Balkan, der ikke er en geografisk præcis sti, men derimod udgøres af en række grænsekrydsninger på flygtninges og migranters vej ind i EU – som siden 2015 har medført opførelsen af mange kilometer hegn langs de grænser, hvor koncentrationen af overskridelser har været størst, og i dag yderligere bevogtes af et stadigt voksende antal indforskrevne politifolk, soldater, hætteklædte agenter, privathyrede sikkerhedsfolk og EUs Frontex-soldater.

Background – Violent Balkan Routes

Overvågning af grænsevold

Border Violence Monitoring Network [BVMN] hedder en forening af enkeltstående aktivistgrupper. Disse indsamler beretninger fra flygtninge og migranter, som i forsøget på at krydse grænser fra Balkan til EU og mellem EUs medlemslande i regionen er blevet behandlet voldeligt af grænsevagter og politi på opfordring af landenes regeringer og med EUs billigelse.

Posted in: ikke-digt

Why are Afghans treated so badly in Iran and Pakistan?

I den nedenfor linkede besvarelse på Quora redegøres først for Irans behandling af den afghanske befolkning, og dernæst følger nogle interviews: “Select Statements from Afghans Interviewed “We were traveling in a mini-bus in Sarhak. A police officer came in and asked for our ID. The police officer took the ID and said ‘I will give […]

Posted in: ikke-digt, Rapport

Refugees Welcome, rapport 2021, dansk, engelsk

En fast hånd i ryggen – om afviste asylansøgere og hjemrejse af Michala Clante Bendixen (2021) Download PDF (dansk) 50 kr A firm hand – Denmark’s policy on rejected asylum seekers and return by Michala Clante Bendixen (2021) Download PDF (English version) 50 kr Betal via MobilePay 33942 eller netbank 5023-1196333 for de PDF’er, du henter. Vi kan ikke kontrollere betalingen, men vi […]

Posted in: allegori, poem

do you like eggs?

No, it begins long before that, a cell dividing, a ligament, a muscle, an organ, a synapse, a coordinated movement,

No, it begins with an idea, an impulse, see the world, see that world, see this world meeting that world, go to where they meet, become wise, or more ignorant, which ever best suits the situation, but make plans, execute plans, travel while doing it,

Posted in: 2017, poem, Portrait, videodigt

For the carpenter

link til tekst og oversættelse mangler For the Carpenter Impromptu translated poem about meeting a young carpenter in a refugee camp, who was the sole representative of his culture there.

Posted in: poem, polyfoni, travelog

Welcome on Board

I traveled on an American Airlines flight to Honolulu, Hawaii and back and was booked in a middle seat, on this completely full flight.

41 people in mini bus, children. 3 hours, closed door, no window, no oxygen.

I am over six feet tall and weigh 220 pounds, and was forced to raise the aisle arm rest and scrunch down into a VERY uncomfortable position, with my left hip and left arm protruding into the aisle!

$1000 from Izmir to Greece