Cassie Werber

Writer & journalist

Tag: Immigration

The other Greek crisis

Published in Ukrainian Week, 7th June 2011 Cassie Werber | London It is clear that Pagani, the detention centre on the Greek island of Lesvos, closed suddenly. Bunks still crowd the rooms of a building designed as a warehouse rather than a prison. Cheap clothes and broken gadgets lie abandoned, while the barbed wire of […]

A managable enemy

Printed in Ukrainian Week, 7th June 2011 | Cassie Werber | London “Does funding detention centres in the Sahara desert for the Libyan government constitute a violation of international human rights law?” asks Nando Sigona, Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) in Oxford, UK. While a widely held perception exists […]

  • Blog – Opendor

    As I lay in bed this morning, a man who had lost his dog called up and down the road outside. He passed, he called, he returned. At first I tried to block it out, annoyed. Then I tuned in. The dog’s name was Monster. “Monster!” called the man, anxiously, always on the same falling note. “Mooooon-Steeeer.” Then it occurred to me that maybe he had lost a monster. Read more