Alexandra Kollontai

Déjà vu - return to Libya and Puerto Rico

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 02:59
Lampedusa, Italy

 

Dear Friends,

There was a time when you could not look at a newspaper or watch television news without mention of the refugee crisis - the lines of desperate people coming across into Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan from Syria or the legions of people going across the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe. War and poverty were the drivers of these people, whether they fled Afghanistan across Iran through Turkey towards Europe or they left Cameroon through Nigeria into Niger and then upwards to Libya. Each individual, each family carried with them a tragedy, a million tragedies on the road towards so