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Calais

Le Home Office (ministère de l’intérieur britannique) annonce tranquillement la privatisation à hauteur de £80 million de la sécurité des frontières à Calais

By consensusdecisionmaking Pendant que les plans du Royaume-Uni pour le ” Super Mur de Calais font la une, une plus importante affaire de sécurité à Calais s’est traitée silencieusement et sans être remarquée : la privatisation à hauteur de £80 million d’une bonne partie de la sécurité des frontières dans le Nord de la France. Sans tambour ni […] …read more

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Home Office quietly advertises £80 million privatisation of Calais border security

By consensusdecisionmaking While the UK’s plans for the “Great Wall of Calais” hit headlines, an even bigger Calais security deal has gone quietly unnoticed: an £80 million privatisation of much of the border security in Northern France. Without any fanfare from the Home Office, an advertisement appeared on the European public tender website “TED” on 9 July.1 […] …read more

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De l’huile sur le feu

By consensusdecisionmaking Comment (presque) provoquer une émeute, ou la police française dans la Jungle Mardi dernier la police de Calais a créé un dangereux mouvement en mettant de l’huile sur le feu pour faire s’embraser les violences dans un moment déjà très tendu sur la Jungle. Si les violences éclatent, l’Etat aurant du sang sur les […] …read more

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Fuel

By consensusdecisionmaking How to (nearly) incite a riot: Lessons from the French police in the Jungle On Tuesday the Calais police made a dangerous move to fuel violence in an already-tense moment in the Jungle. If violence erupts, the state will have the blood on their hands. For now, the communities in the Jungle have refused to […] …read more

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The Line (fr)

By consensusdecisionmaking Règle numéro un pour les toilettes : frappe toujours avant d’essayer d’ouvrir la porte. Prie pour que ce que tu trouves derrière la porte ne déborde pas. Tiens la porte pour te protéger du vent et des autres personnes. Laisse traîner tes mains le moins possible. Retiens ta respiration. Couvre ton visage avec tout ce […] …read more

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The Line

By consensusdecisionmaking Rule number one for the portable toilets: Always knock before opening the door. Pray that what you find behind the door is not too overwelming. Hold the door to be protected from wind and other people. Touch as little as possible. Hold your breath. Cover your face with whatever you can. Rule number 1 for […] …read more

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TRIBUNAL ADMINISTRATIF DECISION AND REASONS

By consensusdecisionmaking ENGLISH The Prefecture’s request to demolish the shops and restaurants was rejected on ALL COUNTS by the Tribunal Administratif in Lille. Reasons below: -places of commerce have existed since April 2015 -lack of authorization and sanitation worries are the same for all “lieux de vie” ie shelters, school and places of worship, for the judge […] …read more

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Jusqu’au bout ils essaieront de tuer la vie.

By consensusdecisionmaking Calais. La Jungle. Dimanche 07 Août 2016. On pourrait faire une encyclopédie des idées de notre gouvernement pour anéantir toute forme de vie sociale dans cette enclave française. À croire qu’après avoir traversé terres et mers, et perdu déjà une bonne partie de sa vie à fuir à peu près tout ce que beaucoup fuiraient […] …read more

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Ventimiglia update: Hundreds breach the border / Informations depuis la frontière / Informazioni dal confine

By consensusdecisionmaking Original articles: No Borders Ventimiglia (FR/IT) – RABBLE (EN) (EN) Info from Ventimiglia On the night of 4th August 2016, around 300 migrants left the Italian Red Cross Centre in the direction of the French border. The sans-papiers stopped at Balzi Rossi, 50m from the border where there had been the No Border camp last year. […] …read more

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Black lives Matter on the border and in the interior of countries

By consensusdecisionmaking French below… A Call out for a demo at the Tribunal Administrative in Lille on the 10th of August at 9 am 5 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
 Lille Métro: République Bus, V Lille The next stage in the destruction of the non controlled but until recently tolerated areas of the Jules Ferry camp is beginning. The […] …read more

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Black lives Matter on the border and in the interior of countries

By consensusdecisionmaking French below… A Call out for a demo at the Tribunal Administrative in Lille on the 10th of August at 9 am 5 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
 Lille Métro: République
 Bus, V Lille The next stage in the destruction of the non controlled but until recently tolerated areas of the Jules Ferry camp is beginning . […] …read more

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Another mourning in Calais // Un autre deuil à Calais

By consensusdecisionmaking Further to the successive deaths of people living in the “jungle”, a collective of people including most of the associations decided to gather every day after a death in town in order to challenge the general indifference to this border’s victims. Over the last two weeks, it is 4 people that died from the repressive […] …read more

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Construction d’un nouveau mur autour de la Jungle // Construction of a new wall around the Jungle

By consensusdecisionmaking Quelques amis se sont rendus à la dite réunion de concertation annoncée par Natacha Bouchart sur la contruction d’un mur végetalisé autour de la Jungle, voilà un compte-rendu. Le projet consiste en un mur de béton de 4 mètres de haut avec une partie végétalisée du côté de la route et du béton gravé (avec […] …read more

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Robbery in the Jungle // Braquage à la Jungle

By consensusdecisionmaking Since monday, 2 companies of CRS and Gendarmarie, a water canon and a few more police cars surrounded by cops with assault rifles have been present in and around the ” jungle. It is with these tools that the french state is carrying out their ” sanitory control of the shops and restaurants… They want to search […] …read more

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Death on the Highway // Mort sur l’autoroute

By consensusdecisionmaking Over night on the 12th of July, Samrawit, a 19 year old women from Eritrea was killed in a hit and run on one of the motorways in Calais. It seems that the police then proceeded to use excessive tear gas in the jungle, even though people have reported that nothing had happened to provoke […] …read more

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Mass Dispersals in the Region

By consensusdecisionmaking Today, the police and Gendarmerie evicted the camp in Steenvoorde (Hazbrouck) early in the morning. A camp/jungle had existed there for eight years, hosting primarily people from Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Despite what the authorities have said to the local media, the eviction was not peaceful – in that the 65 people who were put […] …read more

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A new 4-meter wall for Calais

By consensusdecisionmaking Rebloggged from Watch The Borders Calais: A new 4 meter high soundproof wall is to be built by the motorway from the port to Marcel Doret, to replace the fence and stop migrants from going on the motorway. It is paid for by the UK government. Inside, the wall will be covered with pretty plants, […] …read more

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On flashballs

By consensusdecisionmaking Original article: https://passeursdhospitalites.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/des-flashballs-plein-la-tete/ English translation by Watch The Borders Extensively documented and denounced (see eg here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here), systematically covered and disclaimed by successive governments (see here and here), police violence is one of the ineffective instruments supposed to discourage refugees from coming and staying in […] …read more

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Retour sur ce qu’il s’est passé lundi 20 juin

By consensusdecisionmaking Lundi 20 juin 2016, 14h45. Un appel résonne. Les réfugiés courent vers la barrière qui “protège” la rocade portuaire, barrière elle-même séparée de la jungle par un no mans land de plusieurs dizaines de mètres. L’idée, c’est d’entrer dans les camions qui passent sur la route, et de rejoindre enfin l’Angleterre après des mois d’attente […] …read more

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“no injuries”

By consensusdecisionmaking On Monday morning there was a large traffic jam on the A16 motorway, in front of the jungle. Many people were able to get on-board the lorries that were backed up, although there were lots of police present who were beating and tear-gassing people away. The A16 was then closed off and remained this way […] …read more

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Go away from Calais! … but … Don’t leave the jungle!

By consensusdecisionmaking Some days ago, from the hours of approximately 5,30 to 8 in the morning, the police blocked off the entrances to the “jungle.” People were allowed to enter, but none were allowed to leave. At the main entrance, many people who had appointments regarding their cases for asylum in France (e.g. to give their fingerprints) […] …read more

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Cops on trial! // Des flics en procès !

By consensusdecisionmaking That’s how we like to see cops ! // C’est comme ça qu’on aime voir les flics ! In May 2014, CMS had published a video that received wide media coverage; the video showed a compilation of police violence. Among the cops recorded in this video, four have been prosecuted. One has been charged with […] …read more

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Fight in the Calais “jungle”

By consensusdecisionmaking On the afternoon of Thursday, May 26, a fight broke out in the distribution line in the Jules Ferry Center, between a few individuals. Over the next hours, it escalated and spilled out over a large part of the “jungle.” As a result of the fight over 50 people were taken by ambulance to the […] …read more

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7 mai : Jour de solidarité avec les personnes en rétention et manifestation // 7th may: day of solidarity with people in detention & manifestation

By consensusdecisionmaking (read english below) https://shutdowndetentioncentres.wordpress.com Le 7 mai s’inscrit dans une campagne transnationale plus large pour fermer les centres de rétention et mettre un terme aux politiques d’immigration abusives et violentes qui enferment des gens simplement car elles-ils ont choisi ou été forcés de migrer. Il y a déjà une longue histoire de luttes menées par […] …read more

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Evictions in the region

By consensusdecisionmaking After the violent evictions of the southern half of the jungle (see also here and here), many people were forced to relocate their houses to the northern half of the jungle – creating more tensions in a now more densely populated area. Many people were forced to leave Calais, losing support networks – sometimes to […] …read more

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A Political Victory/ Une Victoire Politique

By consensusdecisionmaking (ENG) On Friday, when the judge at Boulogne-sur-mer announced, three times that the trial of 8 friends was irregular the court room erupted into applause and cheering. Waiting outside were a brace of Police de l’Air et des Frontières (PAF) waiting to take 5 of them (the foreigners) to detention after they had been served with […] …read more

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Death In Calais/ Mort à Calais

By consensusdecisionmaking This morning, Thursday 31st March, a 22 year old man from Afghanistan was killed after being hit by a truck on the A16. On Tuesday 29th March, an underage person from Syria was seriously injured after being run over by a truck in the port. He is still in the resuscitation unit, it is still […] …read more

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Traffic Gas

By consensusdecisionmaking Yesterday, around 5 PM, a group of migrants from the jungle managed to cross the fence towards the port of Calais. The French riot police tried to stop them using tear gas. The police kept shooting tear gas grenades against the migrants who tried to reach the fence which protects the road leading to the […] …read more

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Update on trial and call for solidarity/ Mise a jour sur la proces et appel a la solidarité

By consensusdecisionmaking An update on the court case of the 8 friends arrested for squatting an empty homeless shelter in Calais. Today, the trial scheduled to take place at the court in Boulogne-sur-Mer was postponed until Friday, April 1. All 8 had accepted to be tried today, under the comparution immediate (fast track procedure); yesterday 3 friends […] …read more

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Appel à solidarité avec les squateuse-eur.s de calais / Call out for solidarity with calais squatters

By consensusdecisionmaking FR (EN Bellow) Ce Lundi 28 Mars 2016, 8 ami-es qui squattaient un bâtiment à Calais sont toujours détenus pour avoir osé défier la ” tolérance zéro envers les squats dans cette ville ouvertement ségrégée (cf. leur communiqué). Les chefs d’inculpation qui les visent : violation de domicile et dégradation. Or ce bâtiment était vide depuis de […] …read more

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