In Memory of Esawy Rashedal - drowned when forced overboard (by the smugglers) from the small boat he was travelling on.
He drowned close to the Otranto shoreline. (Italy). He was 25 years old, from Kurdistan.
His name was Esawy Rashedal. Esway Rashedal. Say it out loud....
Quite probably THE most important protest/rally/break-out in 2015!
GO GO GO if you can! xxxxxx
Can't go but want to support put AT LEAST A FIVER in here. https://www.gofundme.com/ab3krwt4...
There are buses but if full you can also take the train from Kings Cross.
Women and majority world led organisation
In Memory of John Jackson, who was just 18 years old. He was from Tanzania, though possibly a refugee from Burundi. He died in May 2002.
John jumped off a ship in the Corinthian Gulf (Greece) died several hours later in a hospital.
In Memory of Laucling Sonko
As this article linked to below evidences - Laucling Sonko was forced back in to the Mediterranean Sea by Spanish police and his swimming aid was punctured by them. He drowned. He perished on Wednesday 26 September 2007. He was from Senegal.
This occurred in 'Ceuta' - a Spanish colony in northern Morocco, Afrika! The Spanish police have also shot and killed asylum seekers and refugees here....
MCP is publishing the name of one person a day who has perished in the Mediterranean Sea fleeing past or present wars, most relating to European colonialisation and present globalisation.
Critical Cities Vol 4 was dedicated to them - now we want to say their names - each and everyone.
Please share this image so as many people as possible learn their names.
Do go if you can - it will be ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU WILL EVER DO IN YOUR LIFE. Movement for Justice By Any Means Necessary is run by majority world peoples (mostly women) and many have been inside this very building. GO.
In Memory of Taher Mohamed Zanati.
Died when the MV he was in was 'shipwrecked' off the coast of Libya - on route to southern Europe. It is unclear how old he was when he died. He perished in 'August 2004' - exact date unclear.
Critical Cities Volume 4 is dedicated to those who have perished escaping wars (past and present) in the Mediterranean Sea....
In Memory of Hamza Ben Hammadi
Hamza Ben Hammadi drowned on Tuesday 22nd April 2008 off the coast of Tunisia. He was 22 years old.
Eight other people in his boat also drowned. Mohamed Dalhoum (24), Rachid Jebeniani (22), Abdelmounim Douiri (27), Maalek Zarga (21), Mourad Jlassi, Mohamed Jebeniani (22), Ayman Ben Taieb Hassine (17) ....
Critical Cities Volume 4 is dedicated to those who have perished in the Mediterranean Sea.
Hamidou Diallo was just 35 years old when his boat was shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco. He was from the Kolda region in Senegal.
This region, also known as 'Haute Casamance', was occupied, divided and exploited by expansionist French, Portuguese, Dutch and British corporations.
Senegal was a major hub for European Trans-Atlantic Slavery. Senegal´s slaves (people taken from many nations though ports in Senegal) were stolen and then transported to South Carolina, Georgia... and the Gulf Coast followed mainly by Virginia and Maryland etc.
France massacred people that had fought for France in 1944. "In December 1944, between 35 and 70 tirailleurs sénégalais – colonial troops from French West Africa – were killed at a demobilisation camp in Thiaroye, just outside Dakar in Senegal. These were soldiers who fought for France who were then gunned down in cold blood by the French army." http://goo.gl/vdw34v
French bases were reported to have 'closed' only 2010. According to The Economist in 2014 France maintains a permanent base in Senegal - one of "France's main forward operating bases". The Senegalese military force receives most of its training, equipment, and support from France and the United States.
# We Are Here Because You Are Still There
To honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea Critical Cities Vol 4 was dedicated to them.
Everyday we will publish the beautiful name of one of the 30,000+ that have perished in the last decade fleeing wars resulting from expansionist and colonial/globalisation policies....
Europe's unjust and expanding walls just increase the violence and as we have seen the numbers of deaths increases with every illegitimate fence that is raised.
Samia Yusuf Omar was just 21 years old. Someone has set up a FB page in her honour: https://www.facebook.com/SamiaYusufOmarRip/