John Kerins


Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s Parliament, feckless in the harsh waters of European politics, looks to be breaking on the very beaches where Allied forces once landed almost 80 years ago. The small island of Lampedusa remains a pricking thorn in the Italian government’s side, further complicating the testy waters with migrants coming in from the Mediterranean. To solve this, the Italian government has begun to violate the human rights of migrants and workers alike. Giorgia Meloni’s government has called for an ‘EU Naval Blockade’ of the Mediterranean, prompting outcry from human rights groups who correctly see what the rest of the European community sees: further quashing of human rights and increased detentions, violations, and abuses directed toward migrants in the name of national security.