The Situation is having different angles and levels: people fleeing countries, financial problems, migration, asylum seeking, refugees, tourists on holiday flying over refugee camps, but also Expats and knowledge workers. Why do people move? And what is the result?
People come to Eindhoven for different reasons, and are differently received: tourists are presented with the image of a technologically-innovative modern city; foreign students are courted for their money and ideas; refugees and asylum seekers find a liberal country that is proactive in welcoming and integrating other cultures. On the surface, this all seems well and good – but what might be lying beneath that surface?
- Dutch Immigration Test
- “Eindhoven clamps down on human trafficking”
- Not for Sale campaign – the Netherlands is among the top 5 destinations in the world for victims of human trafficking, and, after drug dealing, trafficking ties with arms dealing as the second-largest criminal industry in the world.
- Pig Flats – battery-farmed pigs that never see daylight and are kept in cramped conditions so that they can’t move
- Shell’s operations in the Niger Delta – ordered by the Nigerian courts to stop gas flares in 2000, and promised to present a plan for stopping them, but still has not done so.
- Human Traffickers The Nigeria-Holland Ring
- Eindhoven’s “pig flats” (Guardian article, 2009)
- Varkens in Nood