Monthly Archives: August 2015

Berlin

Gerhart Hauptmann Schule at Regenbogenfabrik > Sudanese food, books, T-shirts!

By freedomnotfrontex SUDANESE FOOD + BOOKS + T-SHIRTS! At: Transition Marktplatz, Regenbogenfabrik Lausitzer Str. 22, 10999 Berlin Sunday, 6th September from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Support the refugees in the Gerhart Hauptmann Schule. FLYER_GerhartHauptmanSchoolRegenbogenfabrik Tagged: Gerhart-Hauptmann Schule, Regenbogenfabrik, sudan …read more

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Movements

Schluss mit dem Krieg gegen die Völker – Solidarität mit dem Befreiungskampf

By kandolo

09/01/2015 – 17:00
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Wir sind hier, weil ihr unsere Länder zerstört!

Antikriegstag, 1. September 2015 ab 17:00Uhr Kundgebung # 18:00 Uhr Demonstration

Wuppertal Elberfeld, vor den City-Arkaden

Heute werden wir täglich mehr denn je von Horrormeldung, von immer neuen Kriegen, Anschlägen, Umweltkatastrophen und toten Flüchtlingen schockiert. Die Einschläge der Bomben im Nahen Osten, in Afrika und Osteuropa hallen in unseren Köpfen und Herzen nach. Aber wir trauern nicht nur um unsere toten Schwestern, Brüdern, Familien und Mitmenschen, sondern wollen am 1. September 2015, dem Anti-Kriegstag, in Wuppertal ein deutliches Zeichen der Solidarität für eine friedliche Welt setzen.

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Berlin

Deutsche Asylpolitik im Gespräch – REM TV

By oplatz the 8 of July activists from different political groups of the Refugee Movement as well as political individuals got together to produce our first TV talk show in a studio of Alex TV in Berlin. The program guests spoke about distinct aspects of the struggle such as our history since the march to Berlin, the occupation of Oranienplatz, Ohlauer School, the current situation of both places as places of resistance, our future activities and permanent demands Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Calais

French PM to visit Calais Jungle

By consensusdecisionmaking Tomorrow Manuel Valls will visit the day centre Jules Ferry, arriving at 10 AM. http://www.gouvernement.fr/partage/5029-deplacement-a-calais We invite the citizens and the whole of the press to a public reading of “authentic speech by Manuel Valls, the one we want to hear” and a festive time from 12:30 Place Foch, before the Richelieu Park. https://goo.gl/maps/n8S0b https://passeursdhospitalites.wordpress.com/2015/08/30/31-aout-valls-a-calais/ …read more

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greece

The 17-years old refugee died of a gunshot

By clandestina

Contrary to the claims made by the port police (that the young refugee died because of suffocation), the doctor in charge of Symi medical centre stated that the young refugee death was most probably caused by the gunshot he received.

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From:: Clandestine

greece

15 year-old refugee dead during port police operation in the Greek island of Symi

By clandestina

A 15 year old refugee was, according to initial reports, shot and killed when port authority and FRONTEX officers stopped a boat with refugees in the southeastern Aegean island of Symi.

An officer and a suspected smuggler were also injured during the incident on Saturday noon.

According to reports, the port authorities identified a boat approaching Greek territorial waters carrying suspected undocumented immigrants. Then, there was an exchange of fire, during which the young refugee was killed.

Update: Port authorities unofficially say that the 15-years old refugee was already dead because of suffocation.

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From:: Clandestine

Lesbos

A little Story about justified anger -> Journey back to the borders Part III

By ronja

Just before I went on my trip to Mytilene I saw in Germany the news about refugees in Greece. On TV it was reported on how aggressive and angry the refugees were in Greece (Mytilene). After I saw these news in Germany about the refugees I started to think and worry a bit. Would it all go alright? Would it be right to travel to Mytilene and help the people who require support? Would I endanger myself or not? These questions formed in my mind. I travelled nonetheless as I had already booked my ticket and had promised the group that I would come and participate.

When our ship dropped the anchor in the harbour of Mytilene, I saw from above used rubber vessels and many people (men, women, and children) who did not look well and who had to wait in the heat for their registration. When we went to our camping site (Charamida), somewhere far away from the harbour and the city, we saw families and men, who were lying on the street as they could not walk anymore and were tired. We stopped and gave them water and information. We then quickly went to our camp and unloaded …read more

From:: Journey back to the borders Part III” >Lesvos

Lesbos

Freedom of movement for everyone

By ronja

Ferries not Frontex

During our journey back to the borders we witnessed for two weeks the situation for new arrived refugees in Lesvos getting worse day by day.
More and more children, mothers, fathers and grandparents are risking their lives by crossing the Aegean sea.
After arriving and being thankful for surviving they are faced with the unbearable situation in Lesvos.
Walking in the sun for 2 – 68 km, waiting in dirty parking lots, at the port, in makeshift refugee camps like Kara Tepe and outside and inside the Detention center of Moria and elsewhere.
The Situation at other European arrival and transit points like Kos or Idomeni is not better.
It is time for the competent authorities of the European Union to provide for Ferries transporting refugees to Europe in a respectful and save way. Freedom of Movement for everybody!

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From:: Lesvos

greece

Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria

By clandestina

Up to 50 refugees have been found dead in a truck in Austria, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Balkan leaders gathered in Vienna to decide on how to tackle together “the biggest migration crisis to hit Europe since World War II”.

The vehicle was found on a parking strip off the highway in Burgenland state, police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil said at a Thursday press conference with Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner.

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From:: Clandestine

Lesbos

Journey back Part III: What solidarity means to me!

By ronja

It was a great journey back to the border 2015. And I got a lot of experience and we did so much together.
It was my dream to help those people that they don’t have any support and are leaving their country because of some problem. All of my us supported each other so we could do the best job possible.
We’re strong together and able to climb every high wall or fence.

Read hole article on birdsofimmigrants.

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Amsterdam

WIJ ZIJN HIER MOET WEG UIT DE VLUCHTACADEMIE

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Vluchtelingencollectief We Are Here is gevraagd ‘Vluchtacademie’ te verlaten

Afgelopen zondag (23 augustus) bezette vluchtelingencollectief We Are Here een voormalig kunstacademiegebouw aan de Dapperstraat in Amsterdam-Oost. Vanochtend is de groep door de eigenaar, de Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK), gevraagd het pand voor 1 september te verlaten. We Are Here is ten einde raad en weet nog niet welke vervolgstappen het zal nemen. De groep van 60 mannen kan nergens anders heen, zij zullen wederom op straat komen te staan.

De Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten heeft laten weten dat het pand is verkocht aan de gemeente Amsterdam. De nieuwe eigenaar wil er een middelbare school gaan huizen.

De gemeente Amsterdam heeft de AHK laten weten hen een boete op te leggen wanneer zij het pand op 1 september niet leeg oplevert. De AHK heeft We Are Here gevraagd het gebouw voor die datum vrijwillig te verlaten. De AHK heeft tevens een civiele procedure gestart om via een kort geding de beschikking over het pand terug te krijgen en het te kunnen leveren aan de gemeente op grond van de verkoopovereenkomst, mocht de groep het pand niet vrijwillig verlaten.

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Berlin

Verwaltungsparanoia und Zeltphobie des Bezirks verhindern fast das “Festival gegen Rassismus” auf dem Blücherplatz!

By freedomnotfrontex ENGLISH BELOW: Einladung zur Pressekonferenz vom Bündnis Festival gegen Rassismus und den Geflüchteten vom Protestcamp am Oranienplatz sowie der GHS in der Ohlauerstr.: Datum: Donnerstag, den 27.08.2015 Zeit: 10 Uhr Ort: Protestcamp am Oranienplatz Festival gegen Rassismus 2015 “Selbstbestimmt kämpfen, … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Lesbos

Information for Refugees

By ronja

  1. WELCOME TO GREECE!
    An info-guide for refugees and migrants in english, dari, arabic and french.

  2. Greece Balcans Dublin Guide
    An info-guide for refugees and migrants in english, dari, arabic about having Fingerprints in the Balkans and what to do when you arrive in your Destination (like Germany, Sweden …)-

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From:: Lesvos

Lesbos

Refugees Welcome Party in Pikpa

By ronja

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Last night w2eu and JOG hosted a welcome party in the selforganized space PIKPA to welcome and exchange with the refugees staying there. Over the last three year this became a PIKPA – w2euJOG Tradition.
The musicians Leon, Leo and Max traveled from Berlin and Istanbul to be part of the JOURNEY BACK TO THE BORDER and managed again for everybody to forget their sorrows for a few hours by singing and dancing.
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There was good connection between all the group’s (w2eu, JOG and cristian peacemakers —)and the refugee’s and specially the children. Together with them we played, painted and in the night we all dance together. After we had some Music we had an open Mike for everyone to contribute. One of the Syrian boy’s, maybe 12 years old, made hip-hop music about his country, his Journey through Turkey and Greece. He also sang also about being a 12 year old boy living with his parents and all the problems, for example putting the stereo too loud or not cleaning his own room.

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From:: Lesvos

Calais

Who are the criminals in Calais?

By consensusdecisionmaking Where are they to be found? Do they live in the jungle or stay at the hotel? Do they stand next to the road watching the traffic or at a podium spouting poison? Are they the friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers boosting one another over the fences, or the ones standing on the other […] …read more

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Berlin

Presseerklärung/Resolution der TeilnehmerInnen der bundesweiten Refugee-Konferenz 21.-23.08.2015 in Hannover

By gepaecktragarz Dieses bundesweite Treffen, organisiert vom Protestcamp der sudanesischen Geflüchteten auf dem Weißekreuzplatz in Hannover in Zusammenarbeit mit „Lampedusa in Hamburg“, dem „Refugee-Movement Berlin“ und der „Refugee-Bustour“, wurde unterstützt vom ver.di-Bildungswerk Niedersachsen, der Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Niedersachsen, der DFG/VK und dem … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Berlin

DEVRİMCİ MÜLTECİ HARKETİ DENEYİMLERİNİ AKTARIYOR

By freedomnotfrontex Almanya merkezli, mültecilerin öz örgütlenmesi olan hareketimiz, yıllardır Almanya ve Avrupa sokaklarında sürdürdüğü direniş deneyimlerini başka kesimlere aktarmak amacıyla sergiler düzenliyor. İlk sergiyi Ostbahnof’da büyük bir çadırın içinde yaptık. İki hafta boyunca çadırın içinde süren sergi sırasında değişik seminerler ve … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Lesbos

Arrivals in Lesvos

By ronja

Articel in greek about arivals in Lesvos.
More than 33.000 refugees arrived on Lesvos in August 2015.
Currently there are around 9.500 refugees on the island. They stay in the overcrowded
Moria detention center, in a provisional camp outside the Moria detention center, in the arival points Molivos, Sikaminia,
Klio and Kaloni. Solidarity groups take care of them.
An industry using the situation of the recently arriving refugees has grown,
selling them everything they need overpriced: water for the double,
taxis taking 50€ for every distance, hotels refusing them except if they pay triple the price.

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From:: Lesvos

Calais

La solidarité signifie lutter contre les frontières

By consensusdecisionmaking Au cours des dernières semaines, des milliers de personnes ont relevé la tête face à la misère causée par les frontières. Emparons-nous de cette énergie et faisons lui prendre de l’ampleur pour se transformer en un mouvement de solidarité et de rébellion contre le système des frontières. Abattons les murs. Nous croyons en la solidarité, […] …read more

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Amsterdam

KUNSTACADEMIE GEKRAAKT VOOR WIJ ZIJN HIER

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Vandaag heeft een groep sympathisanten van vluchtelingencollectief We Are Here een voormalig kunstacademiegebouw aan de Dapperstraat in Amsterdam-Oost bezet. Zij hebben We Are Here uitgenodigd om het pand in gebruik te nemen als noodopvang zodat zij hun strijd voor sociale en politieke rechten voort kunnen zetten.

We Are Here is een collectief van vluchtelingen in limbo wiens verzoek om asiel in Nederland is afgewezen maar die niet kunnen terugkeren naar hun land van herkomst. Al drie jaar protesteert We Are Here tegen de onmenselijke situatie waarin zij verkeren en roepen zij op tot erkenning van de rechten van vluchtelingen in limbo.

Sinds april verbleef de groep vluchtelingen in de ‘Vluchttoren’ aan de Van Sande Bakhuijzenstraat 2 in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. De rechter bepaalde voor de zomer dat de groep eind augustus het pand zou moeten verlaten. Naar aanleiding van deze uitspraak en om de afspraken met de eigenaar van het pand te respecteren verlaat de groep het gebouw vrijwillig.

In het pand aan de Dapperstraat huisde tot juni 2015 de Reinwardt Academie van de Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK). Het gebouw staat dus pas korte tijd leeg en een gedeelte ervan is nog in gebruik voor opslag. We Are Here neemt hierover contact …read more

From:: Amsterdam

Lesbos

The feeling of coming back to the Border I crossed 6 years ago

By ronja

i dont now how to start but i will try, when i arrived in Mitilini the first time to support the refugees and migrants it just felt like i saw my self 6 years ago when i was a migrants myself and left my home,family and friends for a good future.
it was so heart breaking to see people in that situation and i could not help them as much as i want because i know the feeling of being in that situation and feeling helpless and the only thing you want is peace and having a chance for a good future and make your family proud of you.
Today I am happy that i left everything and went to Europe because it was a dream for some years ago. Now i am here at the same place, supporting the people who are fleeing from war and wanting the same thing that i wanted some years ago.
The most important Moment for me in this journey was when I saw the Situation of the refugees at the port. Especially the sick children eating only bread at the port.
it was a hard way to Sweden but im happy now and i living a life …read more

From:: Lesvos

Calais

Solidarity means fighting the border

By consensusdecisionmaking In the last few weeks, thousands more people are becoming aware of what is happening at the borders. Let’s take this energy and grow it into a movement of solidarity and rebellion against the border system. Let’s tear down the walls. We believe in solidarity not charity. Charity is an unequal relationship. One person is […] …read more

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Lesbos

New Greek law: it is legal to transport refugees in a privat car

By ronja

Dear local people from Lesvos an Tourists,

please take refugees in your cars to bring them to the registrazion point in the PORT.
It is now by law aloud !
You have to call the number “100” to register with the police that you are about to transport new arrived refugees to the port!!!!

And dont forget to have always small water bottels in your car.
Thank you and have a good day!

Welcome to europe and youth without borders.

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From:: Lesvos

Lesbos

About the Port Police control of a member of the Journey back to the border III

By ronja

The other day I went inside a Kiosk in the Port of Mytilini, Lesvos to buy some stuff. A men asked what i want here, why i am here, where I come from and then he requested my passport. He spoke English and Greek with me so I couldn’t really understand him. He was very aggressive and didn’t speak friendly to me at all. He laughed about me and through me out of the shop.I didn’t understood who he is and what he want from me.
Another men came with a women, both of them belonged to the other men. They took a picture of my Passport and wanted to take my bag. I said that i am here with a Group and that i want to all them.I wanted to explain to them but they didn’t listen to me. Then one of the men took my phone. I felt really uncomfortable and i was afraid. Finally i saw one of my friends and i wanted to ask him for help but the people hold me back. But my friend recognized that I was in Trouble and he went to get Help. My friends come and they translate me that it …read more

From:: Lesvos

Lesbos

Children in the Port of Mytilini

By ronja

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There are so many babies and children on there way to a better future too!!

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After a lot of conversations with adults we made a drawing action for
the children.
They shared their experiences with us and draw them on paper. In their
pictures we could see escape and the wish for a calm life, with the hope of a fast arriving.
When they asked us if we come back we answered them:

Yes we are going
to be here tomorrow again. But you will already have to travel further on
For sure we will see each user again and hopefully in a better situation.

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Lesbos

Horror in the Port of Mytilini

By ronja

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Tonight in the Port of Mitilini after the ELeftherios Venizelos left,
refugees sleep in front of the ticket offices, hoping to get on the next
boat.

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This people mostly Syrians and Afghans need human treatment and protection.
The European Union has to react and send immediately the needed help .
Tents, food, water supplies are not so difficult to organize
immediately.What are they waiting for? or does the european union maybe
want all this people to stay under such conditions in greece not to have
them at their central european countries?
Why did the Eleftherios Venizelos change suddenly its route and instead
of going to Thessaloniki and bring like planned the refugees with buses
till the Macedonian border it turned and goes to Pireus?
can it be that the pressure made to the greek government by the european
union is so strong to turn big boats?
The solution to bring the refugees to the nearest point of their
destination, was great. It is clear hat they want to get to other
european countries.

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From:: Lesvos

Lesbos

Everybody is in (Alle sind dabei)

By ronja

Renovatio

in the streets, in the port, in the car, at the beach

– Its the song we
dance to everywhere, so it became our soundtrack and we didn’t want to
keep it from you!
So we shake our body and want to tell the politicians that they should
maybe shake their heads to realise that the system of border is not
really working like they want it to. So lets start to say a real welcome
to the new-arriving, take them serious and treat them like human beings
who have the right to move wherever and whenever they want!

Here is the song:
Arash: tekoon bede (Shake)

And for those who are interested the lyrics you find them here.

And we also wanted to share a picture from one of our concerts in the
harbour. The Band you see is “Renovatio” and was with us until yesterday

and gave us and the new-arriving some good music from Renovatio

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From:: Lesvos

Calais

Motorway blocked! – The jungle’s answer to Theresa May’s visit to Calais

By consensusdecisionmaking Today Theresa May and Bernard Cazeneuve came to town. They told some lies, spilled some ink, and took a walk. Of course, they made sure to get no where close the jungle or speak to any of those people who would be directly effected by their malign decisions. However, people here were not going to […] …read more

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Lesbos

45 Syrian Refugees arriving at Charamida beach

By ronja

Wow i don’t know how to explain about that night?
It was a Great memory for the night that I got to know new comers refugees in mytilini!
It was great for me because I was waiting and looking for the refugees boats already 3 nights .
It was 3:40 am in the morning that I heard some engine sound from the sea.
I saw a boat and it was coming to the beach.
I listen to their language and realized they were talking in Arabic .
I became sure that they are new refugees and I turned on my light and ran down the hill towards them.
Unfortunately they were scared of me and they turned back towards the sea .
I shouted in Arabic that I’m your friend and want help you,
And in that moment a friend of the camp came and shouted towards the refugees: “assalamualeikum! Assalamualeikum!” Then they finally decided to come to us.
I was helping them with my other friends out of the water. We gave them table water to drink and started to help .
There were 40/48 people in the boat
All of my friends helped and informed to the the other people at our place. We carried the children, women and old …read more

From:: Lesvos

Lesbos

Journey back part III: 1 Day at the port

By ronja

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The people face unbearable conditions here: families even with young children and babies have to sleep outside on the ground in the overcrowded camps and in the harbor, without a tent, without a blanket, often even without anything under them. Some of them lost everything on the boat: Today we met a woman, traveling alone with her three small children. She not only lost her passport, her money, everything on the boat between Turkey and Lesvos. We managed to buy some baby food and pampers, we could offer shoes for the children from our donations. But she is just one of so many people here on the island. Around 80.000 refugees arrived in 2015 on Lesvos. The island as a whole has 86.000 inhabitants.


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Who goes today in the harbor? Who’s heading for Kara Tepe? And who to Moria? These are the finishing questions of our daily plenary. After “using” the midday heat in the shade sitting to reflect on the yesterday, and to plan the today, we head to these the three places – equipped with many info flyers, water, often also medicine, clothing and paper and pens.
To the …read more

From:: Lesvos