A Scientific Initiative on/for Border Abolitionism

SolRoutes Stands in Solidarity: Remembering Tarajal and Advocating for Border Abolition

February 6th, 2024 – Tenth Anniversary
Their life, our light. Their destiny, our anger. Open the borders!
World Day to Fight the Death Regime at the Borders and to Demand Truth, Justice and Reparation for Victims of Migration and their Families

SolRoutes, as a research project committed to the principles on/for border abolitionism, we extend our full support to the initiative organized by CommémorActions. The commemoration of the Tarajal massacre and the call to action on February 6th, 2024, under the motto Their life, our light. Their destiny, our anger. Open the Borders! resonates deeply with our commitment to shedding light on the human cost of restrictive border regimes.

The Tenth Anniversary of the Tarajal massacre serves as an alarming reminder of the ongoing tragedies occurring at various borders worldwide. The accounts of lives lost, families shattered, and the persistent denial of justice demand collective attention and action. The commemorative efforts, either decentralized or as one voice, align with our belief in the power of solidarity and collective mobilization to challenge the deadly violence perpetrated by border regimes.

We stand in full solidarity with the families, activists, and individuals advocating for truth, justice, and reparations for victims of migration and their families. The emphasis on commemorating migrants beyond dehumanizing statistics and amplifying the voices of those affected aligns with our commitment to centering the narratives of those impacted by border violence.

The commemorative process, with its dual focus on remembrance and protest, and the symbolic choice of February 6th as a unifying date for decentralized CommémorActions worldwide underscores the need for global collaboration in denouncing the inherent violence of border regimes and advocating for freedom of movement for all.

In conclusion, we express our full solidarity with the initiative’s call for global actions on February 6, 2024, and reaffirm our commitment to border abolitionism, acknowledging the pressing need for change, justice, and a world where migration is met with empathy, not violence.