CPT Aegean Migrant Solidarity

migrants handprints in red and blue paint cover a white wall

Guarantee the human right to movement

Pray that migrants may safely make their journeys towards a better life and that governments will choose to guarantee the human right to movement.

Black metal gates open into the Mytilene courthouse, a two story building with tall windows.

When E. came to Lesvos

Even after years on the Greek Islands, migrants are still at risk of state violence and criminalization.

a concrete wall with fencing above it cuts the image in two, an asphalt road beneath it and a blue sky above. Graffiti on the wall reads "#(me)Moria

The memory must live on

Just as we commemorate the centennial of the Greco-Turkish War this year, we must hold onto the memories of migration over the past several years in Lesvos.

a street art mural of diverse faces, an olve-skinned person wearing glasses and a beard, a brown person wearing a purple hijab, a black person with dark curly hair and yellow headband, a white person wearing a traditional Jordanian headscarf, an Asian person with long dark wavy hear and wearing glasses.

Building our communities together

Pray for our CPT communities around the world as we meet virtually and physically to continue the work of liberation.

Coast Guard boats docked at the port of Samos

Scandalous case of criminalization of refugees: Trial against #Samos2 set for 18 May

In an unprecedented move, Greek authorities have charged a refugee with the drowning of his 6-year-old son during a shipwreck. On 18 May 2022, he will be on trial in Samos together with his co-passenger, who is facing life imprisonment for steering the boat. Seventy organizations across Europe call for the charges against the #Samos2 to be dropped.

The human rights groups Aegean Migrant Solidarity, borderline-europe e.V. and the European Democratic Lawyers will monitor the trial. Twitter: @BorderlineEurop; #Samos2

Mail Alert

We want to inform our constituents about interruptions to both Canadian and US mail services.

As global capitalism continues to exploit, Canada is seeing an increase of folks sleeping on the street. In Toronto, there is a growing encampment on the church property where our office is located. CPT is in solidarity with residents of the encampment.  Unfortunately, some Canada Post workers have since refused to deliver mail to our office. We are unsure if the mail is being stored somewhere or will be returned to sender. To ensure your donations make it to CPT, now would be a good time to switch to online donations, if you are able.  

In the US, postal services have been increasingly unreliable. If you are able, we encourage you to consider a monthly online giving plan which you can easily set up.

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