Maria Margaronis writes from The Nation’s London bureau. A former associate literary editor of the magazine, her work has appeared in many other publications, including The Guardian, the London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times. She writes and presents radio documentaries for the BBC.
The EU uses its border states as a barrier and prison camp for the frightened, impoverished people it would rather drown than save.
After the government announces the closing of ERT by fiat, staff occupy the building as protesters gather outside.