Nov 16, 2023
In this episode we speak with Josephine from Abolish Frontex, a decentralised network of activist groups focused on ending the EU's deadly border regime.
Josephine is going to tell us about Frontex, which is the European Border and Coastguard Agency, it's many scandals, it's operations within and outside Europe, and why it should be abolished.
We also talk about the International Day of Action the network is calling for on December 18th, demanding Frontex ends its operations in Africa.
--Get in touch---
For more on Abolish Frontex visit: abolishfrontex.org
For more of the network's demands, see here: abolishfrontex.org/how
For more on the International Day of Action, see here: abolishfrontex.org/blog/2023/10/30/frontex-out-of-africa-join-our-international-action-day-on-18-12-2023/
For more on Frontex's involvement in pushbacks in Greece, read
See this article for more on Frontex's involvement in the abuse of people on the move in the Balkans: balkaninsight.com/2020/02/06/frontexs-history-of-handling-abuse-evidence-dogs-balkan-expansion/
Read The Civil Fleet's coverage of Frontex, here: thecivilfleet.wordpress.com/tag/Frontex/
Ben mentions an arms fair that took place in London this summer. For more on that, see: stopthearmsfair.org.uk
For more on the Transnational Institue, go here: tni.org/en
Ben, briefly mentions Frag Den Staat (Ask the State). See here for more on them: fragdenstaat.de
And, check out episode 23 of The Civil Fleet Podcast with Frag Den Staat's Luisa Izuzquiza – in which we focus on Frontex
Want to know more about the Balkan route that Ben and Josephine briefly mention? Then check out episodes 41 (with No Nae Kitchen) and episode 8 (Border Violence Monitoring Network - BVMN)