Monthly Archives: June 2015

Movements

Lutherstadt Wittenberg: Refugees are Denied Health Insurance Card and Working permit

By Karawane Wittenberg

Refugees that presented their official documents in Lutherstadt Wittenberg are denied health insurance card and working permit for so many years.

This mentality of repression that exists within the circle of the responsible authority in charge of refugees affairs are questionable.

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From:: Karawan

Berlin

This week: Day X – Stop the tightening of the asylum law / Diese Woche: Tag X – Asylrechtsverschärfung stoppen / Cette semaine: Jour X – Stop le durcissement du droit d’asile

By ankaleo The tighteneing of the asylum law will be adopted this week in Bundestag. There will be actions nationwide. 1st and 2nd of July in Berlin! Die Aslyrechtsverschäfung soll diese Woche im Bundestag verabschiedet werden. Bundesweit wird es Aktionen geben. 1. … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Africa, Uncolonized: A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent

By freedomnotfrontex by FRANK JACOBS What if the Black Plague had killed off almost all Europeans? Then theReconquista never happens. Spain and Portugal don’t kickstart Europe’s colonization of other continents. And this is what Africa might have looked like. The map – … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Amsterdam

Woordenspel gaat door

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Eerder al merkten we hoe burgemeester Van der Laan speelde met woorden rondom het project Havenstraat. Werken aan de toekomst zou zowel werken aan een toekomst in Nederland als aan terugkeer inhouden. Na het project bestempelde hij het echter als mislukt, omdat maar zo weinig mensen waren teruggekeerd.

Nu, bij het nieuwe loket programma vreemdelingen, is er weer expliciet gezegd dat werken aan de toekomst zowel over een toekomst in Nederland als in het thuisland kan gaan. Hoewel nog veel onduidelijk is over het programma, bijvoorbeeld wie de benodigde expertise gaat inbrengen, wat de verschillende criteria zijn en wie die gaat toetsen, wordt langzaam wel hetvolgende duidelijk.

– Voor mensen die willen tekenen voor terugkeer is er de mogelijkheid om een paar weken in een soort pre-VBL (vrijheidsbeperkende lokatie) te verblijven, voordat ze naar de reeds bestaande VBL in Ter Apel kunnen. Onduidelijk wat daar het voordeel van is. Mensen kunnen alleen hiervoor in aanmerking komen als ze goede papieren bezitten waarmee ze daadwerkelijk kunnen terugkeren. In praktijk zouden de mensen die goede papieren hebben deze al lang gebruikt hebben, of wel om asiel mee te krijgen (de meeste mensen in de groep, krijgen geen asiel omdat ze niet kunnen aantonen waar …read more

From:: Amsterdam

Berlin

Band LOMNAVA is looking for new members

By freedomnotfrontex The band LOMNAVA headed up by refugee rights activist Kokou Teophil is looking for musical and practical support to help SPREAD THE MESSAGE ON REFUGEE RIGHTS through LOVE OF GOOD MUSIC, please share this message within your art, music, refugee … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

The Origin of the phrase “Women of Color”

By freedomnotfrontex https://www.youtube.com/embed/82vl34mi4Iw?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent from iwspace http://bit.ly/1KcNc0x …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Empowerment Workshop

By freedomnotfrontex Wir laden euch herzlich zu einem Empowerment Workshop ein! Themen wie Rassismus, Flucht und Migration werden in Deutschland meist aus der Perspektive von weißen Mehrheitsgesellschaft diskutiert, dargestellt und bestimmt – von Menschen also, die in einer rassistisch strukturierten Gesellschaft zu … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

The Dominican Republic’s “Ethnic Purging”: Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families

By freedomnotfrontex Democracy Now! The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling “ethnic purging,” placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

“I Am Not Nonviolent”: New Nina Simone Film Captures Singer and Activist’s Uncompromising Voice

By freedomnotfrontex As the Black Lives Matter movement grows across the country and the the nation mourns the death of the nine worshipers killed at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, we look back at the life of one of the most important voices … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Amsterdam

Reacties WZH op programma vreemdelingen

By admin

Programma vreemdelingen heeft geen oog voor het asielgat

25 juni presenteert de gemeente het uitvoeringsplan voor Loket Vreemdelingen

Hoewel we na de rechtspraak van 8 mei hadden verwacht dat verdere afspraken omtrent opvang onder de WMO (wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning) zouden gaan en dus onder de verantwoordelijkheid van de wethouder van zorg zouden vallen (en niet onder het thema orde en veiligheid waar de burgemeester over gaat), kwam burgemeester Van der Laan toch recentelijk met het programma vreemdelingen. Een plan dat volgens de burgemeester wel onder de WMO gaat vallen, maar dat was nog onduidelijk. Afgelopen donderdag 18 juni werd er in de commissie Algemene Zaken gesproken over dit programma.

Over de ingangscriteria voor de opvang is veel onduidelijkheid. Dit wekt veel zorgen zowel bij Wij Zijn Hier als bij de commissieleden. Groot Wassink (GroenLinks) stelt: ‘Terugkeer lijkt hier wel degelijk een voorwaarde al worden er soms verschillende formuleringen gekozen. Citaat: ‘Voor toelating gelden aanvullende criteria zoals een door een GGD arts vast te stellen kwetsbaarheid of een aantoonbaar bewijs van meewerken aan terugkeer’. Daar staat dat terugkeer een voorwaarde is. En dat is wat we als de raad hebben vastgesteld dat we dat niet willen. En eerdere jurisprudentie heeft vastgesteld dat het niet …read more

From:: Amsterdam

Berlin

Jeanne Theoharis – The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

By freedomnotfrontex The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. by Jeanne Theoharisby Jeanne Theoharis (Boston: Beacon Press, 2013. Pp. 295. Illustrations.) by Nancy Kerstetter When Rosa Parks remained in her seat on that Montgomery bus … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Urgent call and newsletter of Schlafplatzorga (accomodation group) May/June 2015

By freedomnotfrontex Hi everyone, we have emergency situation again concerning the woman, who was “silently” evicted from Ohlauer school two and a half month ago. From tomorow we don’t have any further solution for her. We are asking you again to show … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Weltflüchtlingstag – Refugees Welcome – Flucht ist kein Verbrechen

By freedomnotfrontex foto: Grilowski. On the 20.06. we spoke at the Brandenburger Tor, in the event “Refugees Welcome – Flucht ist kein Verbrechen”. Below is our speech in english and in german: A few weeks ago Angela Davis came to Berlin and on … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Weltflüchtlingstag – Europa.Anders.Machen

By freedomnotfrontex Demonstration in Berlin – Ein anderes Europa Taz: Mehrere tausend Menschen demonstrieren für ein soziales Europa. Vor allem die Hilfe für Flüchtlinge ist ihnen ein wichtiges Anliegen. Below video from Democracy TV Berlin / Foto: Jörg Carstensen/dpa https://www.youtube.com/embed/M3h7-blaWh0?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent from iwspace http://bit.ly/1GE3nBF …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Weltflüchtlingstag – Refugees Welcome – Flucht ist kein Verbrechen

By freedomnotfrontex Foto: Grilowski. On the 20.06. we made a speech at the Brandenburger Tor as part of the program for the Refugee Day. Below are the english and german versions. A few weeks ago Angela Davis came to Berlin and on … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Tonight reading with Bino aka Patras, Turgay Ulu and Lydia Ziemke

By freedomnotfrontex Bino and Lydia will read from the book My name is Bino Byansi Byakule! Turgay and friends will present the Movement magazine. Join us for the first part of the movement readings tonight 8PM Kottbusser Tor to the right of Cafe … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

DGB-Besetzung: erster Strafbefehl vom Gericht eingetroffen

By palme43 hallo, ich habe heute einen brief vom berliner amtstgericht bezüglich der DGB-besetzung (anfang oktober 2014) durch die gruppe “refugee struggle for freedom” [1] und deren räumung durch die berliner polizei [2-3] erhalten; mir wird der vorwurf des widerstandes gegen die … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Movements

Court hearing on Police brutality – First Statement of Farooq Khan

By kandolo

1st Statement of Farooq Khan – Court hearing on Police brutality in
Ellwangen: This is about the illegal system

The German Judiciaries and administrative authorities work to protect police system, its brutality, its crimes, its abuses and its power of political repression against the refugee community. How the legal system works here in Germany could be observed once again yesterday for one more time – it is not about justice but moreover to protect especially police its brutality while executing racist laws and duty. For this reason the courts even join in to criminalize in an institutionalized fashion.

Background information in German and Video of Farooq Khan in English:
http://thecaravan.org/node/4324

Yesterday was a very long day of prejudice and injustice – the court trial almost took 8 hours. It was another new experience for me to understand how this system can punish and criminalize you at the same long time and again and again.

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From:: Karawan

Berlin

Without!

By palme43 Statement concerning the planned tightening of the asylum law by one refugee activist The Parliament is the symbol of representative democracy. Members of parliament/Attorneys are elected by the vote of “people”, in other words ” citizens”, and their responsibility is … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

PM: Women in Exile & Friends zum Tag des Flüchtlings am 20. Juni: Flüchtlingsfrauen* kritisieren Gesetzesentwurf zur Asylrechtsverschärfung und organisieren sich, um ihre Rechte einzufordern

By palme43 Pressemitteilung, Potsdam, den 18.06.2015 Weltweit sind über 50 Millionen Menschen auf der Flucht, ein Großteil davon Frauen und Kinder. Deutschland und die Europäische Union reagieren auf die Flüchtlinge mit Abschottung und diskriminierenden Gesetzen. Wir Flüchtlingsfrauen – die wenigen, die es … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

1st Statement of Farooq Khan – Court hearing on Police brutality in Ellwangen: This is about the illegal system

By palme43 http://thevoiceforum.org/node/3944 The German Judiciaries and administrative authorities work to protect police system, its brutality, its crimes, its abuses and its power of political repression against the refugee community. How the legal system works here in Germany could be observed once … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

WE WILL RISE – Movement Exhibition and Archiv! Invitation for Open Workshop June 27th

By palme43 from 1pm – 5pm at New Yorck/Bethanien, Mariannenstr. 2a Please bring material: banner, video, photo, audio, documents, objects, music, … Programm: – Info and Concept presentation – 1h – Material collection and overview – 30 min – Break – 30 … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Brief der Nachbarschaftsinitiative Ohlauer Straße an das Bezirksamt

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From:: Berlin

Movements

Farooq Khan: Polizeibrutalität und Politische Repression gegen die Flüchtlingsgemeinschaft in Schwäbisch Gmünd

By kandolo

Ankündigung und Aufruf zur Unterstützung

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From:: Karawan

Berlin

REM production with we-tv

By oplatz REM (Refugee Exile Media) The first self-organized tv group, is working hand in hand with we-tv making productions. Our productions will come out soon, please keep in touch. …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Radio Play & Audio Installation, Audioworkshop

By ankaleo (francais en bas, deutsch weiter unten) ABSPRUNG Radio play and audio installation, Produced by: WDR Paul Plamper and Jelka Plate are doing a research for the radio play project ABSPRUNG We are looking for people who would like to discuss … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

International Day of Action against Detention Centres, June 15th, 15-20h at Airport Tegel – STOP DEPORTATION!

By palme43 15h: Info for practical interventions, spreading flyers/ Info für praktische Intervention, Flyer verteilen 17h: manifestation in front of the airport/ Kundgebung vor dem Flughafen deutsch unten For June 15th, the Spanish campaign against detention centres and deportations „Dia contra los … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

The texture of patriarchy in Kosovo

By freedomnotfrontex “Girls are the devil’s dinner and the dog’s meat,” says the Albanian vernacular. It is thanks to my relatives – all of them are Kosovars – that I know this sentence. These misogynistic words voice a sad reality: there is … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

Building cultural citizenship with women seeking refuge and asylum

By freedomnotfrontex SONY DSC “Women’s rights are not privileges to be earned or awarded to a few. To have meaning they must be afforded to all women, wherever they are born”. ..There is still a dearth of research on women seeking asylum, … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

‘No Human Considered Illegal’ Under Ecuador’s New Migration Law

By freedomnotfrontex ECUADORCHILDREN PLAYING OUTSIDE THE QUECHUA SCHOOL,PIMBAROPhoto © Julio Etchart The Ecuadorean government is proposing a law to give all migrants in the country legal status. Ecuador is an important migrant destination and has Latin America’s largest refugee population, largely fueled … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin