In a world where big corporations make use of the advantages offered by globalisation, closed borders play a crucial role. In a system based on the unequal division of wealth and the lack of social justice, putting limits on free movement helps the inhabitants of the selected areas that make up the first world countries, maintain their privileges.
On top of the invisible barriers raised by labour exploitation and the loss of social covering in Europe, the physical barriers show how little sensibility the governments have, as well as the indifference of the people towards the drama of those who flee war, persecutions, hunger or poverty.
Either we talk about the borders between Turkey and Greece and Bulgaria, or those between Ceuta and Melilla with Morocco, or those between Mexico and USA, miles and miles of fences are trying to stop immigrants who are looking for a better life from accessing. It seems easy to raise walls, extend fences and deploy barbed wires. Fomenting fear and inflaming selfishness is justified at the same time that intolerance and xenophobia are growing.
Hoping for a dignified job that permits us live a happy life in a secure place is something legitimate, as legitimate is to rise up against a status quo that aims to perpetuate injustice at the expense of the rights of the people. We feel closer to the working people of this world than to those who hold power, and with our work, we want to promote reflection on the phenomenon of migration: its causes, the benefits it implies and the tasks that all of us have to confront.