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The Civil Fleet Podcast

Sep 22, 2023

In this episode, we speak with Jasmine from the Italian cultural association Maldusa, an organisation that supports migrant solidarity efforts, and documents border violence.

Jasmine tells us about September 12, when more than 5,000 people arrived on Lampedusa, overwhelming the Mediterranean island's under resourced and completely inadequate migrant reception facilities and services. 

She also tells us how the Italian state has not only completely failed the migrants but the locals too, and how many of them mobilised in solidarity with the new arrivals. 


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---Show Notes---

For more on Maldusa, visit:


Follow them on Twitter: @Maldusa_Project

Here is a joint statement signed by Maldusa and many other organisations on Lampedusa and Europe's reception crisis:


Jasmine mentions the Italian refugee rescue organisation Mediterranea: Saving Humans. For more on them, listen to episode 18, and stay tuned for episode 47!


Find out more about Mediterranea: Saving Humans, here: 


Don't know where Lampedusa is? Then check out this google map, here.


Jasmine talks about Italian ships saving people lives at sea in 2015. This was naval mission was called Mare Nostrum. Read this Guardian report from 2014 on the end of Mare Nostrum:


Georgia Meloni is the far-right Prime Minister of Italy. Matteo Piantedosi is Interior Minister, and Ursula von der Leyen is president of the European Commission. 


Want to know more about the Dublin Agreement? Then check out this explainer video by The Guardian newspaper: 


The book Ben forgets the name of is called No Wall They Can Build, published by the US-based anarchist collective CrimethInc. You can listen to the audiobook here: