EU: Joint Operation "Mos Maiorum": Day 3: Media-Web coverage Day 3: (15.10.14, pdf)

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Online: 13.10.14: Media and web coverage (pdf) and 14.10.14: Web-media coverage (pdf)

‘Mos Maiorum’: an unacceptable blitzkrieg on migrants (European Alternatives, link): "The Statewatch website has done a considerable service in leaking a European Council document revealing the plans for a large-scale joint police surveillance of migrants between Monday 13th October and Sunday 26th October, and revealing that such surveillance raids happen every six months with the rotating presidency of the European Union. This latest operation, under the lead of the Italian Presidency, takes the name ‘Mos Maiorum’, referring to the traditional values of the Roman Republic: a reference which is not only a cynical euphemism for what is really a racist surveillance raid on anyone who looks like they might have been born outside the European Union, but also an alarming reference for a country with such a recent history of fascism."

• Campaign in Spain: Operación Mos Maiorum La caza europea a los "sin papeles" (, link) and see: 37 Entidades del Estado Español: ANTE LA REDADA EUROPEA CONTRA PERSONAS MIGRANTES ‘MOS MAIORUM’ PREVISTA DEL 13 AL 26 DE OCTUBRE

• Campaign in Italy: Migranti: parte la maxi retata etnica e razzista Mos Maiorum (reported in, link): "Unione Sindacale di Base, a grassroots trade union is launching "Operation SOS Freedom of movement and of residence" throughout Italy."


Crowdsourced map helps migrants evade European crackdown: "Mos Maiorum" operation checkpoints tracked online (Aljazeera, link):

"As "irregular migrants" find themselves targeted by a European-wide crackdown, some online are helping them circumvent police check points. The operation (link is external), known as "Mos Maiorum", began Monday and will last two weeks. EU officials say the action will fight human trafficking, helping police document smuggling routes. But detractors, who worry the crackdown will lead to racial profiling, are fighting back online.

One app (link is external) is crowdsourcing and then mapping checkpoints used by police. On its site, Map Mos Maiorum says it hopes it will make the crackdown's effects "visible to everyone"

Malta participates in Mos Maiorum, four irregular migrants apprehended - Malta taking part in EU-wide police hunt for irregular migrants and visa overstayers (Malta Today, link)

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