MOVE! Stoppt Abschiebungen! Workshops in Jena zum Thema: “Die Ungerechtigkeit von Abschiebungen”

#RBB Protest Workshops ab 11.00 Uhr
Soli – Party ab 22:00 Uhr
Refugee Black Box Solidarity #refugeeblackbox

Samstag, 20. 07. 2019 in Jena

11 – 20 Uhr Workshops und Installation. Bringt euer Wissen und eure Erfahrungen mit in die Black Box [mit euren Statements und Slogans] über die Ungerechtigkeit der Abschiebungen.

Wir protestieren gegen das neue deutsche Gesetz der Massenabschiebungen und Kriminalisierung von Flüchtlingen durch die Ausweitung der Abschiebehaft!

Wir bleiben in Solidarität – Kampagne gegen die geplante Abschiebung von 30 000 nigerianischen Flüchtlingen in Deutschland.

Wir fordern eine Black Box für jeden nigerianischen Flüchtling der abgeschoben werden soll! We call for a black box for every Nigerian refugee to be deported!

30 000 Opfer von Menschenrechtsverletztung durch Abschiebung – 30 000 Menschen – 30 000 Leben –30 000 Geschichten: 30 000 Black Boxes

Nigerianische Flüchtlingsaktivisten in Gotha werden ihren Protest und ihren Aufruf gegen den Abschiebeskandal nach Nigeria präsentieren.

Kampagne zum Stopp von Abschiebungen und für Bewegungsfreiheit – Nigerianische Flüchtlingscommunity in Gotha (Thüringen/Deutschland)

Refugee Black Box Solidarity

22 Uhr:
Soli Dj Party LIVE

20.07.19

Im Keller: Haus auf der Mauer
Johannistraße 26, 07743 Jena

Kontakt: Oury Diallo, Tel. 015154660418
Gotha: Vivian Chikodinaka: Tel. +4915216380860
Prince Cassidy Presido: +4915214159888

https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeBlackBox
http://breakdeportation.blogsport.de/
……….

Spendenkonto:
Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
Sparkasse Göttingen
Kontonummer: 127829
BLZ: 260 500 01
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE

Move! Stop Deportation! RBB Solidarity – Workshops on the injustice of Deportation in Jena (Germany)

Die Karawane ist maßgeblich auf Spenden angewiesen. Unsere Organisation besteht überwiegend aus Flüchtlingen, die (wenn überhaupt) nur über sehr geringe finanzielle Mittel verfügen. Aus diesem Grunde haben wir 2008 den „Förderverein Karawane e. V.” gegründet. Unser Verein ist als gemeinnützig anerkannt und kann deswegen auf Wunsch Spendenquittungen ausstellen, so dass sie steuerlich absetzbar sind. Wenn bei der Überweisung die Adresse mit angegeben wird, verschicken wir die Spendenbescheinigung automatisch spätestens am Anfang des Folgejahres.

Kontakt: foerderverein(at)thecaravan.org

Unsere Bankverbindung lautet:
Förderverein Karawane e.V.
Kontonummer
: 40 30 780 800
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
BLZ: 430 609 67

IBAN: DE28430609674030780800
BIC: GENODEM1GLS

Großdemo gegen Abschiebehaft am 31.08. in Büren und Paderborn

2019 jähren sich drei traurige Ereignisse: 100 Jahre Abschiebehaft in Deutschland, 25 Jahre Abschiebeknast in Büren und der 20. Todestag von Rashid Sbaai, der sich im Abschiebegefängnis Büren selbst tötete.   Kommt am 31.08. zur Großdemo in Büren & Paderborn!


Wir fordern die Schließung aller Abschiebeknäste und das Ende der rassistischen Praxis der Abschiebung. Nationalismus, Antisemitismus und Rassismus sind keine Alternativen! Für die befreite Gesellschaft!


Aus Berlin wird es keinen Bus für eine gemeinsame Anreise geben. Tut euch zusammen und bildet Fahrgemeinschaften!


Alle aktuellen Infos und Material gibt’s hier:

https://www.antifa-paderborn.de/material/

http://100-jahre-abschiebehaft.de/de/mobi-material

Twitter: https://twitter.com/100JahreAHaft

Facebook: https://facebook.com/100JahreAbschiebehaft

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/100_jahre_abschiebehaft

10 YEARS NETWORK WELCOME TO EUROPE

10 years after the noborder camp Lesvos 09

For us it was the most inspiring Noborder camp, which we ever have organized. In Lesvos in late summer 2009 about 400 noborder activists from various countries met together with hundreds of refugees and migrants, who just had arrived from Turkey with small boats on the coasts of this Greek island. Some weeks before already strong protests started in the detention prison „Pagani“, at the margin of the capital city of Mytilene. Ongoing rebellions from inside and demonstrations and scandalization from outside finally led to the closure off this „hell of Dantes Inferno“, an important success against the EU policy of determent. During the noborder camp an info point was established at the port of Mytilene, which became a crucial and vivid meeting point for a week of common fights for freedom of movement.

In the middle of these struggles the idea of Welcome to Europe (w2eu) was born: to build daily structures and to provide useful multilingual information to empower and to support refugees and migrants in transit for their right to move to their desired destination. We tried to build links to the various countries of arrival and destination and within the years the network grew with every friend who arrived somewhere.

In September 2019 it is 10 years ago and we look back to an impressive common history of coming together and projects, of protest and of commemoration, and last not least of innumerable friendships, which spread with and through w2eu all over Europe.

In this brochure we want to highlight some milestones of our network during this decade. We assembled a mixture of chronology and documentation, of personal stories and reports, of quotations and photos. We hope it will offer an interesting and exciting review on the last years.

Against the background of the ongoing roll back of the deathly EU border regime this booklet is also a promise for the future: we will tear down these borders and will go on with our struggle until freedom of movement and equal rights will be reality for everybody.

PDF of the booklet in english

Carola ist frei, die Sea-Watch 3 beschlagnahmt

Carola ist frei! Erleichtert haben wir gestern Abend erfahren, dass Alessandra Vella, zuständige Ermittlungsrichterin in Agrigent, weitestgehend unsere Rechtsauffassung teilt. So verwarf sie den Vorwurf, Carola habe Gewalt gegen Kriegsschiffe angewendet und vertrat die Auffassung, dass Carola „in Erfüllung einer Pflicht“ – der Pflicht, Leben auf See zu retten – gehandelt habe. Ganz wichtig: Die…

Der Beitrag Carola ist frei, die Sea-Watch 3 beschlagnahmt erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

Carola ist frei, die Sea-Watch 3 beschlagnahmt

Carola ist frei! Erleichtert haben wir gestern Abend erfahren, dass Alessandra Vella, zuständige Ermittlungsrichterin in Agrigent, weitestgehend unsere Rechtsauffassung teilt. So verwarf sie den Vorwurf, Carola habe Gewalt gegen Kriegsschiffe angewendet und vertrat die Auffassung, dass Carola „in Erfüllung einer Pflicht“ – der Pflicht, Leben auf See zu retten – gehandelt habe. Ganz wichtig: Die…

Der Beitrag Carola ist frei, die Sea-Watch 3 beschlagnahmt erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

Einlaufen in Italien: Sea-Watch drohen 50.000 € Strafe

Update vom Schiff: Weil sich die Situation der 42 auf der Sea-Watch 3 verbliebenen Menschen 15 Tage nach ihrer Rettung verzweifelter denn je darstellte, sah sich unsere Kapitänin Carola heute gezwungen, wegen der Notlage in italienische Hoheitsgewässer hineinzufahren. Gestern hat der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte (EGMR) verweigert, Italien in Berufung auf Artikel 39 anzuweisen, unsere…

Der Beitrag Einlaufen in Italien: Sea-Watch drohen 50.000 € Strafe erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

Europa will keine Verantwortung übernehmen – Sea-Watch 3 fährt wegen Notlage in italienische Gewässer ein

Die europäischen Institutionen haben erneut bewiesen, dass sie nicht in der Lage sind, Verantwortung für den Schutz der Rechte von Menschen zu übernehmen, die an ihrer tödlichen Seegrenze gerettet wurden. Weder die europäischen Staaten noch die EU-Kommission waren bereit, die in ihren Verfassungen verbriefte Menschenwürde durchzusetzen. Mit dem gestrigen politischen Urteil hat der Europäische Gerichtshof…

Der Beitrag Europa will keine Verantwortung übernehmen – Sea-Watch 3 fährt wegen Notlage in italienische Gewässer ein erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

Sea-Watch fordert Anlandung der 43 geretteten Personen bis zum morgigen Weltflüchtlingstag

Da ihnen bereits seit 7 Tagen ein sicherer Hafen verweigert wird, befinden sich die 43 von der Sea-Watch 3 geretteten Personen immer noch an Bord des Schiffes. Sea-Watch ruft daher europäische Entscheidungsträger*innen auf, eine Anlandung umgehend zu ermöglichen. Diese unhaltbare Situation darf sich am Weltflüchtlingstag nicht fortsetzen. Die Lösung wäre da, mehr als 60 Städte…

Der Beitrag Sea-Watch fordert Anlandung der 43 geretteten Personen bis zum morgigen Weltflüchtlingstag erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

Daily Resistance Assembly #2 on June 23

What is the current situation of our newspaper Daily Resistance? How could and should it continue? The second Daily Resistance Assembly takes place on June 23, 2019 in Café Karanfil. Come, discuss and decide with us!

English below / Francais en bas / Türkçe aşağıda

23. Juni 2019, 13 – 18 Uhr im Café Karanfil, Mahlower Str. 7 (U8-Boddinstr.)

Liebe Aktivist*innen, Autor*innen, Verteiler*innen, Leser*innen, Freund*innen und alle interessierten Menschen, 
im März fand die erste Daily Resistance Assembly statt. Viele von euch sind gekommen. Wir haben zusammen über die Zeitung gesprochen, und wir haben gemeinsam Entscheidungen getroffen, wie es mit Daily Resistance weitergeht. Wir wollen das begonnene Gespräch mit euch fortsetzen!
Wir haben entschieden, dass es regelmäßige Assemblys geben soll. Sie sollen einen Ort des Austauschs und Kontakts zwischen verschiedenen Initiativen des Refugee Movements schaffen, um gemeinsam darüber zu sprechen, was es in den Initiativen Neues gibt und was aktuell wichtige Themen sind. 
Die nächste Assembly findet am 23.6.2019 von 13 Uhr bis 18 Uhr im Café Karanfil statt (Mahlower Str. 7, U8-Boddinstr.).

Ende Juli soll außérdem die nächste Ausgabe von Daily Resistance erscheinen. Deshalb schlagen wir vor, diese Assembly auch dafür zu nutzen, um gemeinsam Forderungen zu sammeln, zu erarbeiten und zu erneuern. Wir wollen sie in der nächsten Ausgabe von Daily Resistance abdrucken, vielleicht direkt als Poster zum Rausnehmen.
Wenn ihr Fragen habt oder Themen vorschlagen wollt, schreibt uns eine Mail. Bitte sagt uns Bescheid, ob ihr kommt und ob ihr Kinderbetreuung braucht:dailyresistance@systemli.org


Hoffentlich bis bald! 
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DAILY RESISTANCE ASSEMBLY June 23rd 2019, 13:00 – 18:00, Café Karanfil, Mahlower Str. 7 (U8-Boddinstr.)

Dear activists*, authors*, distributors*, readers*, friends* and all interested people, our first Daily Resistance Assembly took place in March. Many of you came! Together we discussed the situation of our newspaper and decided, how to continue with Daily Resistance.  Now we would like to continue our conversation with you!
We therefore decided to organise the Daily Resistance Assembly more often. We hope the Assembly can give opportunity for exchange and contact between the many initiatives of the Refugee Movement. We hope the Assembly can discuss, what’s new in our initiatives, and to address those questions that are most important right now.  
Our next Assembly will take place 23.6.2019, 13 to 18 hours at Café Karanfil (Mahlower Str. 7, U8-Boddinstr.).

By the end of July we also want to publish the next issue of Daily Resistance. We therefore suggest to collect common demands, to articulate new demands as well as to renew the existing ones during this Assembly. We want to publish them in the next Daily Resistance, maybe even in form of a poster to take out.
If you have questions or if you want to suggest a topic beforehand, send us an email.Please let us know, if you can come and if you need childcare: dailyresistance@systemli.org


We hope to see you soon! 
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ASSEMBLÉE DE DAILY RESISTANCE, le 23 juin 2019, de 13h00 à 18h00au Café Karanfil, Mahlower Str. 7 (U8-Boddinstr.) 

Chèr*es activist*es, auteurs*, distributeur*es, lecteur*es, ami*es et toutes personnes intéressées,
la première Assemblée de Daily Resistance a eu lieu en mars. Beaucoup de vous sont venu*es. Ensemble, nous avons parlé du journal et nous avons pris des décisions ensemble concernant la question de comment procéder avec Daily Resistance.  Nous voulons continuer la conversation que nous avons commencé avec vous!
Nous avons décidé qu’il devrait y avoir des assemblées régulières – pour créer un lieu d’échange et de contact entre les différentes initiatives du Mouvement des Réfugiés pour discuter ensemble de ce qui est nouveau dans les initiatives et de ce qui est actuellement important.
La prochaine Assemblée aura lieu le 23.6.2019 de 13h00 à 18h00 au Café Karanfil (Mahlower Str. 7, U8-Boddinstr.)

La prochaine édition de Daily Resistance paraîtra fin juillet. C’est pourquoi nous proposons d’utiliser cette Assemblée pour collecter, développer et renouveler ensemble les demandes. Nous voulons les imprimer dans le prochain numéro de Daily Resistance, peut-être directement sous forme d’affiche.Si vous avez des questions ou si vous souhaitez suggérer des sujets, veuillez nous envoyer un message.
S´il vous plait, faites nous savoir si vous venez et si vous avez besoin d’une garderie d`enfance:dailyresistance@systemli.org.

Nous esperons de vous voir bientôt !
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DAILY RESISTANCE GENEL TOPLANTISI, 23. haziran 2019, 13 – 18 saatleri arasındaCafé Karanfil, Mahlower Str. 7 (U8-Boddinstr.)


Sevgili aktivistler, yazarlar, dağıtımcılar ve ilgili arkadaşlar,
Mart ayı içinde birinci Daily Resistance gazetesi genel toplantısı gerçekleştirildi. Sizlerden çok sayıda katılım oldu. Birlikte görüş alış verişi yaptık. Daily Resistance gazetesine nasıl devam edebileceğimiz üzerine konuştuk. 
İlk görüşmeyi hatırlatmak istiyoruz:Karar verdik ki bu genel toplantıyı düzenli olarak yapmamız gerekli. Farklı insiyatifler ve mülteci hareketleriyle bağlar kurup yeni gruplar ve aktüel gündemler üzerine fikir alış verişi yapmak istiyoruz.

Önümüzdeeki genel toplantı; 23.6.2019 tarilinde 13-18 saatleri arasında Cafe Karanfil (Mahlowerstr.7 U-8 Boddinstr.) de gerçekleştirilecektir.
Temmuz sonunda Daily Resistance gazetesinin yeni sayısını basmak istiyoruz. Bu yeni sayı öncesi genel toplantıda talep ve önerilerimizi toplamak istiyoruz. Belki yeni sayı için posteri beraber hazırlayabiliriz.
Eğer bir soru ya da öneriniz varsa email adresinden bize yazabilirsiniz. Gelmek istiyorsanız ve çocuk bakıcılığına ihtiyacınız varsa lütfen bize bildirin: dailyresistance@systemli.org.

Yakında görüşmek dileyiyle.

Solidarisch mit Bürglkopf- Hungerstreik in Innsbruck

Seit Sonntag, dem 09.06.2019, befinden sich in Innsbruck Aktivistinnen im solidarischen Hungerstreik. Vor dem Landesmuseum Innsbruck befindet sich seitdem rund um die Uhr ein Protestzelt. Der Streik in Innsbruck soll solange aufrechterhalten werden, bis der Forderung der Hungerstreikenden am Bürglkopf nachgekommen wurde. Diese fordern mit ihrem Protest die Schließung des „Rückkehrzentrums“. Seit dem 03.06 sind dort 17, mittlerweile 10 Personen im Hungerstreik. Drei Hungerstreikende mussten bereits stationär versorgt werden. In einem persönlichen Gespräch vor Ort sagt ein Mann: „Ich würde lieber sterben, als an diesem Ort zu bleiben.“ Die Schließung des „Rückkehrzentrums“, sowie eine Überführung in Grundversorgungseinrichtungen wird auch von Tirols Soziallandesrätin Gabriele Fischer (Grüne), der Neos- Sprecherin für Inneres und Asyl im Nationalrat, Stephanie Krisper, sowie weiteren Tiroler Landes- und Kommunalpolitikerinnen gefordert.
Die seit November 2017 bestehende Anlage liegt auf 1250 Metern Höhe, 3-4 Gehstunden vom Dorf Fieberbrunn entfernt. Die ca. 40 Personen, darunter Familien mit Kindern wurden dort zwangsuntergebracht und können die Region Kitzbühel nicht ohne strafrechtliche Konsequenzen verlassen. Sie haben keinen Zugang zu rechtlicher Beratung, was die Inanspruchnahme ihrer Rechte, sowie die Einhaltung juristischer Fristen verhindert. Da die Personen in dem Rückkehrzentrum nicht auf herkömmliche Weise abgeschoben werden können, versucht man sie durch die inhumanen Bedingungen dort zur „freiwilligen“ Ausreise zu bewegen. Eine Rückkehr wäre jedoch aufgrund der Kriegzustände im Herkunftsland oder politischer Verfolgung lebensbedrohlich. Der hungerstreikende Vater einer staatenlosen Familie hat uns mehrmals gefragt: „Wir haben nichts Kriminielles verbrochen um hier in Isolation zu landen. Wir wollen menschenwürdig leben und nicht wie Tiere.“

Contact: sam_roisch@web.de

Bass Down Borders #3

Wann: 7. Juni um 22:00 – 8. Juni um 12:00

Wo: Mensch Meier, Storkowerstraße 121, 10407 Berlin

[DE]:
(english Version below)

Tanz deine Revolution? Deutschland kaputt raven? Bass Down Borders?!
…Uns ist natürlich bewusst, dass sich etwas so widerliches wie Nationalgrenzen oder ein „Heimatminister“ nicht einfach so wegbassen lassen. Trotzdem wollen wir mit unserer Veranstaltung einen Beitrag leisten, um die alltäglichen Kämpfe von geflüchteten Menschen für bedingungsloses Bleiberecht und eine solidarische Gesellschaft zu unterstützen.

Mit jeder Menge Techno, saftigem Downtempo, Ravepunk und einer guten Prise Drum n Bass wollen wir gemeinsam eskalieren, um uns dem rassistischen Normalzustand für eine Nacht so weit es geht zu entziehen und unser antirassistisches Solikonto zu füllen. Die Gelder gehen dieses mal an die Unterstützung von individuellen Bleiberechtsupport und an die Soligruppe #freeDW32, die weiterhin in Bayern Geflüchtete nach gewaltvollen Polizeirazzien in verschiedenen Lagern im Umgang mit Repressionen unterstützt.

ERMÄßIGTER EINTRITT VOR 0 UHR

In diesem Jahr stehen wir in inhaltlicher, kreativer und solidarischer Kooperation mit der Love Foundation Berlin Crew, welche für euch dann ab Samstag Mittag direkt im Anschluss Musik, Workshops und Inputs bereithalten (https://www.facebook.com/events/856850717993035/).

Auf unserer Veranstaltung gibt es keinen Platz für rassistisches, sexistisches Homo- und Trans*phobes Verhalten, sowie weitere diskriminierende Ismen.
Wir möchten das unsere Veranstaltung ein Safer Space für FLTIQ*s ist. Everybody is welcome!

[EN]:
Dance your revolution? Rave germany to pieces? Bass down borders?
…we know, that something disgusting like national borders or a so called “minister of homeland” cannot be bassed down or away. Nevertheless we want to make a contribution with our event to support the daily struggles of refugees for freedom of movement and for a society based on solidarity.
Together we want to escalate for one night with a lot of techno, juicy downtempo, resistant Ravepunk and a pinch of drum n bass, in order to elude the racist normality as far as possible and to fill our antiracist solidarity-account.

The money will be delivered this time to people who need support for their individual asylum cases and to the group #freeDW32. #freeDW32 are a bunch of people, who continuously supports refugees that suffer from state repression after police raids in different refugee camps in Bavaria.
Solidarity and resistance – bass down borders!

CHEAPER ENTRANCE BEFORE 0:00

This year we cooperate with the Love Foundation Berlin crew regarding content, creativity and solidarity. Their event will smoothly start saturday noon and we invite you to stay for their various program with music, workshops and inputs (https://www.facebook.com/events/856850717993035/).

In our Event we won’t have space for racist, sexist, homo- and transphob behaviour. Neither is any other discrimination tolerated.
We want our Party to be a safer space for FLTIQ*s. Everybody is welcome!
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Line Up:

LIVE (Ravepunk) ab 22 Uhr:

Infant Sanchos, BLN, https://infantsanchos.bandcamp.com/

Alles.Scheisze, BLN/KLN, https://allesscheisze.bandcamp.com/

HC Baxxter, HNVR, https://hcbaxxter.bandcamp.com/

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DJ*s ab 0:00 Uhr

Jaamann b2b The Relative Zero [Tiefdruckgebeat, BLN]
https://soundcloud.com/jaamann, https://soundcloud.com/therelativezero

Moji [Rebellion der Träumer*, BLN]
https://soundcloud.com/moji-taali

Lucinee [PAL // NACKT // Lucid, HH]
https://soundcloud.com/lucinee]

V—NYC [ebb + flow // Berlin Invasion // Kybele, BLN]
https://soundcloud.com/cyantifik

Nova Gravity [BAR72 // Kolorado Festival, BUD]
http://soundcloud.com/nova_gravity

Katzenohr [PRIZM:Berlin // RSNZRFLXN, BLN]
https://soundcloud.com/katzenohr]

Crille & Tamalt [eq:booking // minibar // slowereastside, BLN]
https://soundcloud.co/crilleundtamalt]

Wardita [kopfueber // eastern disco // Tonleiter Records, BLN]
https://soundcloud.com/wardita]

Kaleidoscope [BLN]
https://hearthis.at/laura-salamanca/]

Lady Tracy [BLN]
https://soundcloud.com/lady-tracy]

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Our extra Gadgets:

Soak [Crach Records & Subtrakt, BLN]
https://hearthis.at/soakdnb/

Hardcorn Vibes aka eCorn Olsen [Mensch Meier, traumsucht, BLN]
https://soundcloud.com/ecornolsen

Bibad Ebu [BLN] https://soundcloud.com/user-350961502]

Aufruf zur Unterstützung des Festivals “Building Bridges” auf den Oplatz Berlin

[ ***german below***]

Dear friends & supporters,

From 26.-29.July, we from Women in Exile & Friends are inviting to „Bulding Bridges“ Festival in O-Platz Berlin. The festival is for refugee women* (individuals and refugee women groups) and women* working with and for refugee women* issues. We will have different interesting activities like workshops, discussions, cultural and artistic stage programm etc.

Here more infos and our call in various languages: https://www.women-in-exile.net/en/building-bridges-festival-26-29-07-2019/

To make the festival a succes, we are asking for your support in the following areas:

setting up the Festival

child care

night shifts

kitchen

floater

If you have time and energy to support, please write us a mail on which days you are available or which shifts are possible to make. Also if you would like to have more information, just write to: support@women-in-exile.net

We are happy about every helping hand and are very thankful for your support!

(the festival participation is limited to refugee women* and women*in solidarity but supporting the festival and enjoying the stage programm is open for everyone)

For this we warmly invite you to our supporter meeting on friday, 7th June at 18h in K9, Kinzigstr. 9 (near U5-Samariterstr.). Please let us know if you can come.

We are looking forward in realizing a great festival together!

Solidarity Greetings

Women in Exile & Friends

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Liebe Freund*innen und Unterstützer*innen,

Vom 26.-29. Juli laden wir, Women in Exile & Friends, Flüchtlingsfrauen*
aus Berlin/Brandenburg sowie ganz Deutschland und ihre Verbündeten zum
„Building Bridges“ Festival auf den O-Platz ein. Es wird viele
verschiedene interessante Aktivitäten, wie Workshops, Diskussionen und

ein künstlerisch-kulturelles Bühnen-Programm geben (Programm folgt in
Kürze).

Um das Festival auf die Beine stellen zu können, suchen wir tatkräftige
Unterstützung, vor allem für folgende Bereiche:

Auf-/Abbau des Festivals
Kinderbetreuung
Nachtwache
Küche
Springerin

Wenn Ihr Zeit und Lust zum Unterstützen habt, schreibt uns gerne eine
Mail, am besten anwelchen Tagen/welche Schichten ihr machen könnt,
oderauch wenn ihr mehr erfahren wollt, schreibt an:
support@women-in-exile.net support@women-in-exile.net>

Wir freuen uns über jede helfende Hand und sind Euch sehr dankbar!

(die Festivalteilnahme ist nur für Flüchtlingsfrauen* und solidarische
Unterstützerinnen aber mithelfen und das Bühnenprogramm genießen, darf
jede*r)

Außerdem laden wir euch herzlich zum Unterstützer*innen-Treffen am
Freitag den 7.6. um 18Uhr in die K9, Kinzigstr. 9 (nahe
U5-Samariterstr.) ein.

Sagt bitte Bescheid, ob ihr kommen könnt.

Wir freuen uns, zusammen ein tolles Festival zu realisieren!

Solidarische Grüße,

Women in Exile & Friends

Building Bridges Festival 26.-29.07. 2019

Building Bridges Festival 2019

Translation: AR | FR FA |

Women in Exile & Friends are planning a three day open air summer action camp in Berlin. The camp is for refugee women* (individuals and refugee women groups) and women* working with and for refugee women* issues. This camp will enable all of us to exchange on our experiences as refugee women* living in isolation, facing racism and sexism. It will also give us the opportunity to explore on borders hindering our participation and to women in solidarity to reflect on their roles.

Our aim is to bring together refugee women* who have participated on national wide actions we have been organising since the year 2014. The refugee women* from Berlin/Brandenburg, Stimme der Frauen (Magdeburg), FLIT Solidarity Africa (Munich), Flüchtlingsfrauengruppe (Göttingen), NINA (Hamburg), Activists from Nürnberg, Kiel, Mecklenburg Vorpommern and possibly all the refugee women* we have come into contact with over the years.

In workshops and discussions, we will deepen some of the topics from our 2017 “Breaking Borders Conference” such as: new asylum laws, solidarity feminism, self-organisation and health ?

Feminist solidarity: How open are my political structures to refugee women*?

“Is it possible to learn from past experience for current feminist fights?” This question keeps on recurring in solidarity feminist debates. For centuries and decades, Women* have been organising themselves to fight against racism and sexism. Today we are organising ourselves for the same causes. These fights come from different groups which are discriminated and marginalised in the society, each group fighting for the issues which affect them. So there is a need to network and make “your fight, my fight”.

Refugee laws

The refugee laws are changing daily from bad to worse – from the backlash of the Residenzpflicht, racial profiling, vouchers etc. to new mass accommodations in the ANKER centers, proposals of new police laws and another Seehofer draft called “Geordnete-Rückkehr-Gesetz” on quick deportations and criminalisation of supporters and a critical civil society. What are our roles in changing this game?

Health and the Health Tribunal in 2020

Most of us refugee women and others we know are suffering traumas, depression and unexplained maladies connected to asylum seeking issues. We only have access to “third class” medical insurance and the „Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz“ which was passed in 1993 to discourage asylum seekers from coming to or staying in Germany is racist and discriminating!! How can we as refugee women* be part of the health tribunal taking place beginning of the year 2020 to denounce this status quo.

The Tribunal will be organized in the tradition of the PPT (Permanent Peoples Tribunal) which is a platform to give recognition, visibility and a voice to the peoples suffering violations of their fundamental rights, in this case health.

Creative Activism and spontaneous Actions:

Children who are part of our movement and as the following generation of the future fighters will have the opportunity to enjoying their holidays by coming out of the isolated spaces of the lagers and play together in the open, draw and having a loving full childcare surrounding, which will serve as a foundation of building future racist and sexist free society.

There will be space for creative and spontaneous actions such as a Floß- or street demonstration, live concerts, films, performances or any other action. For this we will provide an open stage to speak out against discrimination and violence, using our different (artistic / cultural / creative) expressions, we will be bridging our political ideas.

We see all this forms of expressions as a tool for self- and collective healing and visibility in public spaces.

Our Vision?

It is time to build a feminism which is inclusive and intersectional, a feminism that listens to all women* and ends racist, sexist and discriminatory structures. Through our experience, we are aware that fighting battles with women* is difficult because the society and the women* themselves think that women* are or should be happy with the little they have. For this reason, we expect from non-refugee women* an open minded solidarity participation in denouncing discrimination, racism, sexism and violence. It is time to look at our fights as same, same but different. We, refugee women*, are willing to join the civil society and be part of the fight to change the course of history.

We ask the non-refugee women* to reflect on “how your political structures are open to refugee women*” and how you could support or join the Building Bridges Festival. To quote one activist: “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”

We are women* living in this society and are part of the fight for a fair, inclusive society.

We cannot succeed if part of us are held back as refugee women* and we will continue denouncing racist’s laws, the existence of lagers and deportation policies.

We will continue breaking borders by bringing awareness about colonialism, capitalism and other flight reasons. These issues cannot be ignored. We have the right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.

After the camp we’ll connect with other groups at the 5-days-meeting*Summer Feminist Connect* (30.7.-3.8.) in Meuchefitz (Wendland), which is collectively organized by NINA Hamburg, FLIT Solidarity Africa and Women in Exile & Friends. If you are interested to get more information and to join, let us know or mail to feminist_connect[at]riseup.net!

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Die Häfen sind offen! Sea-Watch 3 schifft 65 Überlebende in Lampedusa aus

Gestern Abend um 20:30 Uhr Ortszeit wurden die restlichen 47 von 65 geretteten Menschen an Bord der Sea-Watch 3 in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der italienischen Küstenwache auf der Insel Lampedusa sicher an Land gebracht. Die vierte Ausschiffung durch ein ziviles Rettungsschiff in Italien in diesem Jahr beweist einmal mehr, dass die Rede von geschlossenen Häfen…

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Further flight through EUrope

Afghan refugees from Bavaria in Paris, German speaking Pakistani refugees in Northern Italy, Somali refugees from Norway in Germany. The attempt to develop options for action based on solidarity.

Over the past two years, one round of tightening laws against refugees and migrants has been chased by another. In EUropean countries, the human rights of rejected asylum seekers are being trampled – homelessness and exclusion from social benefits as a means of deterrence. In light of this, more and more of those who are increasingly deprived of their rights decide to continue their flight to other EUropean countries. They are further fleeing from the threat of deportation or from impoverishment. They are also further fleeing, because some have had enough of the endless waiting. These are not always rational decisions, sometimes it would certainly be easier to continue the fight for the right to stay in the original countries of arrival. In most cases, however, the continuation of flight is underpinned by a conscious decision: the decision not to tolerate injustice any longer and to move on. Against stagnancy and for freedom. This text is an attempt to take a closer look at some of these further flight movements – and, above all, the attempt to develop options for solidarity. We do not have to start from zero. We can draw on decades of experience of solidarity with sans-papiers, with illegalised migrants throughout EUrope.

1. Three exemplary moments

Afghans from Bavaria flee Seehofer’s deportation charters to Paris

From Gare de l’Este to our meeting point with our Afghan friends at Porte de la Chapelle, we walk through streets full of migrant shops of all kinds: Indian tailors offering money transfers, Pakistani money transfers besides a Western Union, a Cameroonian hairdresser, a Somali restaurant, an Afghan grocery store, a Sudanese halal bistro… all side by side. A hairdresser offers advice in Bengali on problems with the Foreigners Authority (OPFRA). In these lively streets, Paris shows that all the racist madness of today has, in fact, already lost. At every corner one can feel the informal reality of migration, which creates spaces beyond the legal framework and has a long history here. With two Afghan friends from Bavaria we sit in an Afghan-Indian Hamburger-Fries-Kebab snack bar, where there are enough sockets for mobile phones to recharge and where the newly arrived get a discount on food. Some sit here also with sleeping bags and luggage. Another Afghan friend from Graz in Austria joins us at some point. Together they explain the system to us in some detail and try to underline what might be important for others who will come here, too. They talk about the difficulty of finding accommodation, about the first nights on the street and how difficult it is to find a place to recharge one’s mobile phones when you live on the street. We learn how important a French SIM card is at the beginning, because the first step in Paris is to register with the asylum authorities via a phone call.

Reza*, who has been here the longest, has witnessed the eviction of an informal settlement near Porte de la Chapelle. The residents were then distributed to various gym halls outside of Paris and after a lengthy procedure were given accommodation – for the time being. However, they did not receive any financial support and fear that they would soon be completely excluded from the system due to the Dublin proceedings, meaning that they would have to spend many more months on the street if they want to avoid deportation back to Germany. The two Afghan friends from Bavaria miss their previous place of residence very much. One of them could not bear it after the first week on the street in Paris and went back to Germany once again. But after a friend told him that the police were already there to pick him up for the charter deportation to Kabul, he returned to Paris.

Paris is the last hope for many Afghans who were rejected in Germany. Especially in Bavaria, which pursues the most rigorous deportation measures, it can affect almost anyone who is only legally ‘tolerated’ in Germany. Continuing the flight is a difficult decision. Some decide too early to flee, head over heels, when the foreigners authorities begin to exert pressure.[1] But some flee also too late. An article from July 2018 in the Stern magazine impressively describes in the portrait of a deportee to Afghanistan how he hoped until the end that the already signed vocational training contract would protect him.[2]

Pakistanis from Hessen in Northern Italy

With a protection rate between 70 and over 80% for Afghan refugees, the chance of obtaining a right of residence in France is indeed much better than in other EUropean countries – if the Dublin Regulation did not exist. The probability of a Dublin transfer to Germany is clearly given – absurdly about as many people are transferred from Germany to France (753 persons in 2018) as from France to Germany (978 in 2018).[3] And so, many people only have the option of going underground in France and thereby have to live with an extended Dublin transfer period of 18 months. Once this period has expired, the asylum procedure must be carried out in France. For many, going underground means having to survive two years in homelessness and without any support of the French authorities. They live in slums or somewhere without a roof. They do not speak French but Bavarian German – in Paris they are called “the Germans”. Nevertheless, life on the street is always better than being deported to Kabul – which usually means having to risk once more the dangerous path across the sea.

February 2018, a café in Gorizia, northern Italy. Around the tables men sit for hours with cups of tea, loading their mobile phones and chatting away. As it turns out, almost everyone speaks German as well as Urdu. It is a meeting point for newly arrived Pakistanis from Germany and Austria, who come to northern Italy to reapply for asylum. Unlike Austria and Germany, Italy still does not deport to Pakistan. We drive on, meet a friend from a small town in Hesse/Germany. He carries advertising leaflets and lives in an overcrowded apartment for which he has to spend a large chunk of his salary – simply a for a place with a mattress. But he soon has an appointment for his first Italian residence permit and is happy that he was not at home during the deportation attempt a few weeks earlier in Germany.

Many people, especially men, from Pakistan live in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. About one-third of all Pakistani migrants in Germany live in Hessen. Quite commonly, at some point, they had failed with an asylum claim and lived for years, many since 2015 but more than a few even longer, with only status of ‘toleration’ (“Duldung”) in Germany. Until the beginning of 2017, the Pakistani government did not cooperate in issuing travel documents for deportations. Although many Pakistani migrants were tolerated during this period, deportation was in fact impossible due to the lack of travel documents. Most of them worked, often gastronomy (especially in pizzerias), but also in construction. The situation changed with the first deportation charter flights at the beginning of 2017. Before, there had been a lengthy period during which the Pakistani authorities refused to issue travel documents for deportations despite a readmission agreement between Germany and Pakistan that had existed since 2010 (and in late 2015,the Pakistani Minister of the Interior even announced that he had completely suspended the readmission agreement). Since 2014 there has been an agreement between Germany and Pakistan to allow Germany access to Pakistani databases. It appears that the German authorities have had direct access to the Pakistani database containing biometric data of Pakistani citizens (the so-called “electronic platform”), latest since early 2017.[4] Neither were the details of this “deal”  made public, nor the sum of money the Pakistani government was supposed to receive from the German government in exchange. For all “tolerated” Pakistanis, this created the incalculable risk of deportation. In 2018 alone, 367 people were deported to Pakistan, the majority in a total of 12 collection charter-planes. Almost every month a plane, always coordinated by Frontex, flew from Frankfurt, Berlin or Düsseldorf to Islamabad. While on the one hand we warned against exaggerated panic and gathered information about possibilities of the right to stay beyond the asylum procedure, on the other hand the search for alternatives became important.[5] Many Pakistani with “Duldung” decided to go to northern Italy from 2017 on. In some cities, mainly German-speaking Pakistani refugees from Germany and Austria gathered. While we had tried for a long time to prevent the Dublin deportations from Germany to Italy, it was now the other way round. In fact, Italy, for its part, has hardly implemented the Dublin Regulation to this day. There have been a few transfers from Pakistanis to Austria by bus but we have never noticed any deportations from Italy to Germany in all of this time.

With Salvini’s racist tightening of the law, from June 2018 onward, times became harder for the Pakistani friends also in northern Italy, so that, at the moment, the flight to northern Italy makes less and less sense. Although there still are no deportations from Italy to Pakistan, it is hardly possible anymore to get a right to stay. Even those who have already been temporarily legalised are now threatened with withdrawal of their humanitarian status, which has not been granted since the so-called Security Decree was passed at the end of 2018.[6] And so some of our Pakistani friends think about coming back to Germany. They are again seeking advice as to whether they could try to gain a foothold here once more. When viewed in light of the overall number of tolerated persons, there are only a few who are actually caught and deported in the end. And some are thinking about developing a new “Plan B” and evaluating possibilities in different European countries again, if necessary residing there illegally.

Somali women from Scandinavia and Eritrean women from Swiss bunkers continue to flee to Germany

3pm on a completely normal Monday: the refugee-café in a small occupied house in Hanau becomes alive. It is difficult to move through the strollers, table football is being played and conversations takes place while two women pray on the stage in the concert room. Still in 2013, when “Lampedusa in Hanau”, a self-organised group of East African refugees was created here, the issue at hand were almost exclusively Dublin proceedings to Italy. By 2017, at the latest, the issues had widened, and we started to face threats of deportation to almost all European countries. An Iranian with fingerprints in France, an Iraqi woman with a toddler who went through an unsuccessful asylum procedure in the Netherlands, a Somali man who had lived on the streets in Belgium after his rejection, Eritrean refugees from Switzerland who had had to live in bunkers. And, again and again Scandinavia – Afghans who fled being deported from Sweden, Somali women who faced the same threat in Norway. All of them had good reasons to flee – and a new fight for the right to stay began for all of them, which will continue for several years to come. Even if they do manage to prevent the Dublin deportation, they usually have a lengthy legal process ahead of them, because asylum applications in Germany are often rejected as confirmatory applications. If an asylum procedure in a EUropean country has already been negatively concluded, then the procedure here is assessed as a follow-up application in which only new reasons count. Within a few hours, the gruelling consequences of EUropean asylum policy can be experienced here – and always also the persistence of the people to get through them. It is true that it gets very noisy in this refugee-café in Hanau, there or sometimes larger crowds and it gets hectic, but most of the people are also very concerned about the others and there are always small groups sitting together in which those who have already survived the problem can share their experiences.

At the EU summit in Brussels in June 2018, the prevention of migration to EUrope was again negotiated. All horror scenarios of a failed EUropean asylum policy from satellite camps to hotspots were discussed at length and in great detail. The German Federal Government raised the issue of secondary migration within the EU as an important issue – not least because the phenomenon of secondary migration accounted for a significant proportion of the number of asylum applications filed in Germany in 2018. A similar phenomenon can also be seen in France. Over some months of the past years, the number of asylum applications in Germany was higher than arrivals by sea on all three routes to Europe. This was mainly due to the increasingly restrictive migration policy throughout EUrope. However, instead of discussing legalisation, the issue here was again isolation. While the Dublin Regulation was originally intended to prevent the phenomenon of secondary migration and flight, in today’s reality it accounts for a large proportion of flight in EUrope.

Fadumo* is 18 years old. She fled Somalia as a minor. Her parents died when Fadumo was two years old. She grew up with her uncle’s family, in which she experienced a lot of violence. She was subjected to genital mutilation as a child and still suffers from the physical consequences today. In 2015 she fled due to increasing problems with the Al Shabaab militia in her neighbourhood via Turkey and Greece and then on to Norway. In Norway, she was first accommodated in a shelter for minors. On her 18th birthday, she received a threat of deportation to Somalia following the rejection of her asylum application.

Fadumo therefore fled to Germany in January 2018, as she saw no perspective in Norway and noticed how other Somali refugees were deported to Somalia. In fact, after returning to Norway, she would be threatened with deportation to Somalia. In October 2017, a 36-year-old Somali woman had been deported from Darmstadt in Hesse to Norway. There she was arrested at the airport in Oslo, then detained for three weeks and deported directly from prison to Mogadishu.

In Somalia, Fadumo would not only have to fear further persecution from her family. Even as a single young woman, she would have little chance of securing a livelihood. Fadumo was therefore taken into church asylum in a parish in Hesse and was thus able to overcome the Dublin proceedings. She is currently in the process of filing a complaint, as her asylum application was then rejected as a secondary application. She does not give up and is certain that she will finally have a future here – because she has found a network that supports her, not least in a growing East African community. Fadumo’s story is that of many and she is not alone.

2. Further flight as resistance against the terror of deportation

These further flights are not only desperate forms of flight, they are active forms of resistance against the machinery and industry of deportation. At a time when EUropean interior ministers are outbidding each other with plans on how to make such machinery even more merciless and effective, these people are opposing it by ‘voting’ with their feet. They are building on the informal migrant structures that we experienced in Paris and described in the first part of this text. In them they find paths that are usually very stony, but which they prefer over being forcibly returned. In their search for a life without a constant fear, they set off again from countries within EUrope that they originally thought were the destination of their journeys.

Like many of their Pakistani friends in northern Italy, they are often exposed to massive forms of exploitation – often enough also within migrant communities, which are at the same time often the only sources of protection and the necessary, albeit often very precarious, infrastructure they need. Refugees who flee for the second, or third, time are often particularly vulnerable. Especially for women on the run, further flight and renewed illegalisation increase the danger of sexualised violence.

Many have already fought for years for the prospect of staying and are accordingly more exhausted than before. Quite a few are worn down by years of insecurity. As they continue to flee, they often face homelessness once more, and are therefore more at risk of suffering drastic health problems. In France (and in many other countries, too), living conditions during the Dublin procedure are a major problem: many of those affected receive accommodation only after long waiting periods (if at all), which they lose again as soon as they fail to report to local police stations during the Dublin procedure. Since the evacuation of the “jungles” in Calais, new informal settlements have emerged, initially in Paris and now in many places in France. It seems to be in the political interest to evict these settlements again and again, though they are also used as a deterrence strategy. A social worker from an aid organisation in Paris impressively described to us the danger of re-traumatisation and eventually impoverishment in homelessness, as many young adolescents get lost on the street and often end up addicted to drugs.

3. Connecting Solidarity Cities with one another

“From the sea to the cities”, a network of solidarity structures has formed in recent years, which has its origins in the support of refugees rescued from distress at sea. Here, sea rescue NGOs meet with representatives from municipalities in EUrope that adopt a different, solidarity-based attitude towards migrant travellers. They make connections with activist movements such as the “Seebrücke” networks in Germany. These often-informal networks can be important to maintain connections and strengthen migrant communities in EUrope by giving them additional support for their daily work and struggles.

What is still needed is a well networked “Underground Railroad” for freedom of movement, a structure that also supports the often-necessary instances of further flight. In times when there is no place of freedom, the movements can take place in all directions, not only from the port cities of the Mediterranean Sea towards the metropolises, but sometimes also from north to south. Along these routes that mark the shifts in miserable conditions within EUrope, also a map of solidarity can emerge.

Spaces of contact and connection are crucial to create this map of solidarity. Like the fast food bistros in Paris, which serve as recharging stations for mobile phones and where newcomers can drink tea and exchange ideas without being forced to consume, such spaces emerge from the solidarity of individuals. They are just as important as squatted houses and social centres, which serve not least as collectively created spaces for contact and exchange. In Athens, the occupied seven-storey-tall City Plaza Hotel gave a temporary home for up to 400 refugees at the same time. It also has the function of providing information about other solidarity structures with which fleeing people can connect.

Last but not least, City Plaza has also taken up the permanent challenge of how the struggles of women can take place in these spaces and how solidarity-based spaces can be created in such a way that they offer as little room as possible for exploitation and structural violence and where experiences of sexism and racism can be discussed openly. To do justice to the many experiences made here it would need a separate article but it is crucial to allude to them as they are central challenges when it comes to developing everyday structures of solidarity. The City Plaza Squat is a “lighthouse” and is certainly unique in its size and continuity for over 3 years. Nevertheless, it is representative of many other places that are less public and have formed information hubs of solidarity in a more quiet way but similarly producing rich experiences and developing further.

If transit no longer remains at the EUropes’ external border, but shifts to its centre with the increase in diverse forms of further flight and increasing illegalisation, then we need the experience gained from transit also for the metropolises at the heart of the EU. We need more of these places of solidarity, we need closer forms of networking with community structures and, not least, we need learning processes from successful practices.

This all sounds like a major task ahead. Nevertheless, as in all social struggles, every first attempt counts. It is possible to start small. If a circle of supporters from a small Bavarian town refuses to let the contact to an Afghan friend break off and continues to support him by providing the rent for a sleeping place in Paris and also visits him there every few months, three things are created: First of all, there is a very material form of solidarity, which in this concrete case may prevent a young man from becoming re-traumatised during his further flight. Second, a point of contact has been made, a contact in Paris, a person there who knows how it works when the next ones have to leave. And finally – as we know from experience – a story has been created that will live on both in the small Bavarian town and in Paris. This story will live on and will be told ten years from now, showing under which hard conditions and tough efforts, carried by solidarity, a right to stay was struggled for and realised.

We can create welcome islands and rent apartments in which friends can rest and develop a perspective. There are many models of welcome islands in Athens, rest houses in Rabat and shelters for ‘illegal’ immigrants from the past. We can also build on the structures of previous struggles when it comes to medical care: since the end of the 1990s at the latest, with medical aid provided to refugees in Germany, structures have been built up that in some cities have also been able to fight for communal medical care for illegalised and uninsured people today.

Cities in Germany are also stations of transit. The extended transfer periods in the Dublin proceedings, which force more and more people to survive up to 18 months, while completely deprived of their rights, are also here regarded as ways to generate deterrent effects in the long term. More and more people spend long periods of time illegally in the cities in order to survive their Dublin deadlines. Here we need more structures and networks of support.

So, we need more solidarity rooms and apartments. We also need more contact points for those who are completely deprived of their rights, where it is possible to develop perspectives for each individual beyond the increasingly narrow legal requirements. And above all, we need to strengthen the community structures that are based on solidarity and find ways of connecting them with one another. This is not so difficult, because much of it already exists. We need a long-lasting power and energy to overcome this migration regime – and we need the courage to enforce equal rights for all every day. In all cities, we need to contest these outdated ideas of national legislation. . In Italy, the port cities with their solidarity with the newcomers are already showing us the way.

                                                           no one is illegal hanau / Welcome to Europe

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* All names changed.


[1] With regards to deportation threats from those residing in Germany back to Afghanistan, Welcome to Europe provides information online about the different ways of securing a right to stay even after the asylum procedure has been completely negative through its information guide “Information against the fear” : https://w2eu.info/germany.en/articles/germany-deportation-afghanistan.en.html

[2] https://www.stern.de/politik/deutschland/nach-afghanistan-abgeschoben–wer-sind-die-69-betroffenen–8187742.html

[3] https://www.24matins.de/topnews/pol/2018-sechs-dublin-ueberstellungen-von-deutschland-nach-griechenland-161278

[4] See: https://www.aktionbleiberecht.de/?p=13879

[5] Information Against the Fear, Deportations from Germany to Pakistan, w2eu, April 2018, online: https://w2eu.info/germany.en/articles/germany-deportation-pakistan.html.

[6] In the first three months of this year, the number of Nigerian asylum seekers in Germany rose sharply for the same reason. They call themselves Salvini-refugees. After years of residence in Italy, most of them have started to flee because their living conditions have become unbearable, not least because of the increasing racist agitation in the media, and because they cannot develop a perspective on the right to stay in Italy.

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Demo in Berlin: Abschiebehaft abschaffen! Für eine (Un)Geordnete Rückkehr zur Menschenwürde und Solidarität!

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Pünktlich zum 100. Geburtstag der Abschiebehaft in Deutschland soll diese mit dem  “Geordnete-Rückkehr-Gesetz” massiv ausgebaut werden. Da gibt’s nichts zu feiern!
        
Wird dieses Gesetz in der aktuellen Form verabschiedet, können geflüchtete und migrierte Menschen bald ohne richterlichen Beschluss oder Einzelfallprüfung in normalen Gefängnissen inhaftiert werden. Die    Voraussetzungen für eine Inhaftierung sollen enorm abgesenkt werden – alleine z.B. die Tatsache, dass eine Person für ihre Reise bezahlt hat (wer hat das nicht?) soll künftig eine „Fluchtgefahr” darstellen und somit ausreichen, um bis zu 1 1/2 Jahre in Haft genommen werden zu können. Dabei soll in Zukunft nicht mehr der Staat zu beweisen haben, dass bei einer Person „Fluchtgefahr” vorliegt, sondern die Personen werden aus der Haft heraus beweisen müssen, dass keine vorliegt, um wieder entlassen zu werden. Alles ohne Zugang zu kostenlosem Rechtsbeistand. 
        
Abschiebehaft ernennt Migration so per Gesetz zum Verbrechen. Aber wir spielen bei dieser rassistischen und nationalistischen Politik nicht  mit! Und wir werden diesen weiteren Angriff auf die Grundrechte von geflüchteten und migrierten Menschen nicht ohne Protest hinnehmen!


Obwohl im Berliner Koalitionsvertrag ein Ende dieser Praxis vereinbart wurde, werden auch hier aktuell Menschen (wenn auch nur Wenige ) in Abschiebehaft  genommen. In Deutschland sind es jährlich mehrere Tausend Menschen.  Brandenburg plant den Ausbau eines Abschiebegewahrsams beim Flughafen Schönefeld, der bereits Ende Juni den Betrieb aufnehmen soll, sowie die Wiedereröffnung des Abschiebeknasts in Eisenhüttenstadt. Wenn die erst einmal da sind, wird Berlin sie sicherlich mitbenutzen.
        
Lasst uns daher gemeinsam gegen Abschiebehaft kämpfen! Im Rahmen eines dezentralen  Aktionstags der Kampagne 100 Jahre Abschiebehaft (100-jahre-abschiebehaft.de) wollen wir Schönefeld als einen der Orte sichtbar machen, an dem zukünftig Menschen aufgrund von Rassismus eingesperrt werden sollen.


Ob durch rechtliche Mittel oder Protest und Hungerstreik: Menschen in Abschiebeknästen kämpfen bereits mit allen ihnen zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln gegen das Unrecht der Abschiebehaft. Ihnen gilt unsere Solidarität.


 Migration ist kein Verbrechen – Solidarität ist unsere Waffe!
    
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* Keine Abschiebeknäste in Berlin und Brandenburg! 
* Die Abschaffung  der Abschiebhaft und sofortige Schließung aller Abschiebeknäste!
* Ein Ende aller  Abschiebungen!
* Gegen die rassistischen Asylgesetzverschärfungen!
* Für Bewegungsfreiheit und Bleiberecht für alle!


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إلغاء اعتقال الترحيل!   من أجل عودة (منظمة غير منظمة) إلى كرامة الإنسان وتضامنه!  العرض التوضيحي ليوم العمل الوطني: الأحد // 12.05.2019 // 14.30 مطار شونيفيلد (S-Bahn)

  في الوقت المناسب للاحتفال بالذكرى المئوية لاحتجاز الترحيل في ألمانيا ، سيتم توسيع نطاق هذا بشكل كبير مع “قانون العودة المنظمة”.  لا يوجد شيء للاحتفال!          إذا تم تبنيها في شكلها الحالي ، فقد يتم احتجاز اللاجئين والمهاجرين في السجون العادية قريبًا دون أمر من المحكمة أو فحص كل حالة على حدة.  يجب تخفيض شروط السجن بشكل كبير – على سبيل المثال وحده  حقيقة أن الشخص قد دفع ثمن رحلته (من لا؟) يجب أن تشكل في المستقبل “خطر الفرار” وبالتالي تكون كافية للاحتجاز لمدة تصل إلى سنة ونصف.  في المستقبل ، لن يتعين على الدولة أن تثبت أن الشخص “معرض لخطر الفرار” ، لكن سيتعين على الأشخاص إثبات عدم احتجاز أي شخص.  كل شيء دون الوصول إلى المساعدة القانونية المجانية.          احتجاز المهاجرين يربط الهجرة بموجب القانون.  لكننا لسنا جزءا من هذه السياسة العنصرية والقومية!  ولن نقبل هذا الهجوم الإضافي على الحقوق الأساسية للاجئين والمهاجرين دون احتجاج!  على الرغم من الاتفاق على إنهاء هذه الممارسة في اتفاقية ائتلاف برلين ، إلا أنه يتم ترحيل الأشخاص (وإن كان قليلًا).  في ألمانيا ، هناك عدة آلاف من الأشخاص كل عام.  يخطط براندنبورغ لتطوير مركز احتجاز في مطار شونيفيلد ، ومن المقرر أن يبدأ عمله في نهاية يونيو ، وكذلك إعادة فتح حانة الترحيل في آيزنهوتنشتات.  بمجرد الوصول إلى هناك ، ستشاركها برلين بالتأكيد.          دعونا نحارب الترحيل معا!  كجزء من يوم الحملة اللامركزي لحملة 100 عام من الاعتقال (100-jahre-abschiebehaft.de) ، نريد أن نجعل Schönefeld مرئيًا باعتباره أحد الأماكن في المستقبل التي يتم فيها سجن الأشخاص بسبب العنصرية.  سواء من خلال الوسائل القانونية أو الاحتجاج والإضراب عن الطعام: الأشخاص في آفات الترحيل يقاتلون بالفعل بكل الوسائل المتاحة لهم ضد ظلم احتجاز الترحيل.  لديهم تضامننا.    الهجرة ليست جريمة – التضامن سلاحنا!      قتال معنا من أجل * لا يوجد Abschiebeknäste في برلين وبراندنبورغ! * إلغاء الترحيل والإغلاق الفوري لجميع Abschiebeknäste! * وضع حد لجميع عمليات الترحيل! * ضد تشديد قانون اللجوء العنصري! * لحرية الحركة والح
ق في البقاء للجميع!  حركة إلغاء الترحيل برلين براندنبورغ  abschiebehaft_abschaffen_bb@riseup.net تويتر:GegenAhaft_bb facebook.com/GegenAhaftBB


Englisch:
                                   
Abolish custody pending deportation
 For a (Dis)Orderly Return to Human Dignity and Solidarity!


DEMO on the Country-wide Day of action:
Sunday // 12.05.2019 // 14.30h
Schönefeld Airport (S-Bahn)


Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the custody pending deportation in Germany the practice will be massively expanded with the “Ordered Return Act”. Clearly, there’s nothing to celebrate!


If this law is passed in its current form, refugees and migrants can be detained without a court order in normal prisons in order to facilitate the process of deportation. The conditions for imprisonment are to be reduced enormously. For example the mere fact that a person paid money on his*her journey (who hasn’t?), is supposed to be an “escape hazard” in the future, allowing them to detain her*him up to 1 1/2 years. In the future, the state will no longer be required to prove that a person is at risk of absconding, but the imprisoned deportees will have to prove that there is no risk, in order to be released again. All without access to free legal assistance. 


Detention in order to facilitate the process of deportation makes migration a crime by law. But we do not support this racist and nationalist policy! And we will continue protesting against this attack on the fundamental rights of refugees and migrants!


Although an end to this practice was agreed to in the Berlin Coalition Agreement, people (even if only a few) are currently detained for deportation in Berlin. In Germany there are several thousand deportation detainees each year.  Brandenburg plans to extend deportation custody at Schönefeld Airport, which is scheduled to commence operations at the end of June, and the reopening of the deportation prison in Eisenhüttenstadt is planned. Berlin will certainly use them as well.


So let’s fight together against custody pending deportation! On the decentralized action day of the campaign 100 years of custody pending deportation (100-jahre-abschiebehaft.de) we want to make Schönefeld visible as one of the places, in which people due to racist policies will be imprisoned.
Whether by legal means or protest and hunger strike: People in custody pending deportation are already fighting with all they means against the injustice of deportation imprisonment. Our solidarity is with them.
Migration is not a crime – solidarity is our weapon!
    Fight with us for


No deportation prisons in Berlin and Brandenburg! 
The abolition of all custody pending deportation and the immediate closure of all deportation prisons!
An end to all deportations!
Against the racist aggravation of asylum laws!
For freedom of movement and right to stay for all!


Action Abolish Custody Pending Deportation Berlin Brandenburg


deportation__abolish_bb@riseup.net
Twitter: @againstAhaft_bb
facebook.com/againstAhaftBB


Französisch:
                                   
Abolir la rétention administrative
Pour un retour (dés) ordonné à la dignité et à la solidarité !


DEMO le jour de l’action nationale :
Dimanche // 12.05.2019 // 14h30
Aéroport Schönefeld (S-Bahn)


Juste au moment du 100ème anniversaire de la rétention administrative en Allemagne, le procédé va être massivement déployé avec le « Ordered Return Act» (Acte d’Ordonnance de Retour). Mais il n’y a vraiment pas de quoi faire la fête!


Si cette loi est adoptée sous sa forme actuelle, réfugiés et migrants pourront être détenus dans des prisons ordinaires dans le but de faciliter la procédure d’expulsion. Les motifs d’incarcération doivent vraiment être réduits. Par exemple, le simple fait qu’une personne ait payé son voyage (qui ne l’a pas fait ?) est supposé être ”susceptible de s’évader”, permettant aux autorités de la placer en détention sur une période allant jusqu’à 1 1/2 an. A l’avenir, l’Etat n’aura plus l’obligation de prouver qu’une personne risque de fuir, il incombera aux détenus eux-mêmes de prouver qu’ils ne présentent aucun risque de fuite s’ils veulent être relâchés. Le tout sans bénéficier de l’accès à une assistante juridique.


La détention afin de faciliter l’expulsion fait de la migration un crime aux yeux de la loi.
Mais nous ne supportons pas cette politique raciste et nationaliste !
Et nous continuerons à protester contre cette atteinte aux droits fondamentaux des réfugiés et des migrants !


Bien que la fin de cette pratique ait été accordée  dans le Berlin Coalition Agreement, des gens (mêmes s’ils sont peu nombreux) sont actuellement détenus en rétention à Berlin. En Allemagne, ils sont plusieurs milliers chaque année à être maintenus en détention en attendant leur expulsion.
Brandenburg projette d’étendre la rétention à l’aéroport de Schönefeld, qui a programmé le début des opérations pour fin juin, et la réouverture de la prison d’expulsion d’Eisenhüttenstadt est prévue. Berlin les utilisera certainement aussi.


Alors battons-nous ensemble contre la rétention administrative !
Le jour de l’action décentralisée de la campagne « 100 ans de rétention administrative » nous voulons montrer Schönefeld comme l’un des endroits où l’on emprisonnera des gens à cause de politiques racistes.


Que ce soit par le biais de moyens juridiques ou de protestation et de grève de la faim : les gens placés en rétention administrative luttent déjà avec tous leurs moyens contre cette injustice. Nous sommes solidaires avec eux.


La migration n’est pas un crime, la solidarité est notre arme !


Battez-vous à nos côtés 
           • contre la rétention administrative à Berlin et Brandenburg !
           • pour l’abolition de toutes les structures de rétention administrative et leur fermeture immédiate !
            • pour la fin de toutes les expulsions !
            • contre l’évolution raciste des lois d’asile !
            • pour la liberté de mouvement et le droit de rester pour tous !


Action abolir la rétention administrative Berlin Brandenburg


deportation__abolish_bb@riseup.net
Twitter: @againstAhaft_bb
facebook.com/againstAhaftBB

Sea-Watch gewinnt vor Gericht in Den Haag: Sea-Watch 3 zu Unrecht seit Anfang April am Auslaufen gehindert

Der niederländische Staat hat die Sea-Watch 3 zu Unrecht seit Anfang April am Auslaufen gehindert – zu diesem Schluss kam heute ein Gericht in Den Haag, dem die Beurteilung unseres Eilantrags gegen die Festsetzung des Schiffs oblag. Das Urteil bestätigt die politische Motivation hinter der neuen Verordnung der niederländischen Regierung, welche die Grundlage für die…

Der Beitrag Sea-Watch gewinnt vor Gericht in Den Haag: Sea-Watch 3 zu Unrecht seit Anfang April am Auslaufen gehindert erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

ZDF verbietet Wahlwerbespot der PARTEI zur Seenotrettung – Sterben im Mittelmeer nicht wahlrelevant?

Mit der Begründung es handele sich nicht um Wahlwerbung, hat das ZDF einen Spot der PARTEI zur Europawahl verboten, der Spot sollte am Mittwoch um 22.10 ausgestrahlt werden. Die PARTEI hatte die Gestaltung des Spots mit dem Ziel, wichtigen Inhalten Europäischer Politik eine Plattform zu bieten, der Seenotrettungsorganisation Sea-Watch überlassen. “Seit wann entscheidet mein alter…

Der Beitrag ZDF verbietet Wahlwerbespot der PARTEI zur Seenotrettung – Sterben im Mittelmeer nicht wahlrelevant? erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

O-Platz Verein

english below

Der Oplatz war eines der Zentren der Protestbewegung geflüchteter Menschen in Deutschland. Der neu gegründete OPlatz Verein will diesen Protest durch politische Bildungsarbeit aus geflüchteter Perspektive weiterführen.

Dazu sind Workshops, Theateraufführungen, Informationsveranstaltungen, Info-Points in verschiedenen Städten, Veranstaltungen rund um den Jahrestages der Besetzung des Oranienplatzes und weitere Aktionen geplant.

Wenn ihr uns unterstützen oder mitmachen möchtet, kontaktiert uns, kommt zu unseren Treffen oder werdet Mitglied im Verein!

Wir treffen uns jeden Sonntag um 12 Uhr im Cafe Karanfil, Mahlower Straße 7, 12049 Berlin

E-Mail: oplatz-verein@riseup.net

english

O-Platz Association

The O-Platz was one of the centers of the refugee protest movement in Germany. The newly-founded O-Platz association wants to continue this protest through political education from a refugee perspective.

We are planning workshops, theater performances, information events, info points in different cities, events surrounding the anniversary of the occupation of the Oranienplatz and other actions.

If you want to support us or want to participate, contact us, come to our meetings or become a member of the association!

We meet every sunday at 12 o’clock in Cafe Karanfil, Mahlower Straße 7, 12049 Berlin

E-Mail: oplatz-verein@riseup.net

Roma-Frau klagt gegen rassistische Straftäterin

von RAN – Roma Antidiskrimination Network
Am 29. März waren M., ihr Mann und ihr Schwager in einer Berliner U-Bahn unterwegs, als sie von einer Frau mit einem Messer attackiert wurden. Die Frau hat dem Schwager in den Bauch gestochen und nur um 2cm die Leber verfehlt. Als sie M.s Mann angreifen wollte, konnte dieser ausweichen. Daraufhin hat sie es nochmal versucht und M. hat sie gestoßen, damit sie das Gleichgewicht verliert. Ihr gelang es nicht, die Angreiferin zu Boden zu stoßen und sie schnitt sie tief in den Nacken. Als sie versucht hat, der Frau das Messer wegzunehmen, hat die Frau sie hart in die Hand gebissen. Die ganze Zeit hat M. gerufen “bitte Hilfe!!”, aber niemand im Wagen hat sich bewegt. Als der Zug in der nächste Station gehalten hat, haben M., ihr Mann und ihr Schwager – obwohl alle Blut überströmt und tief verletzt waren – es endlich geschafft, die Frau am Boden festzuhalten. Erst dann hat ein Mann, der die ganze Szene im Zug gesehen hat, sich eingemischt und die Hand der Frau festgehalten.Die Polizei verhaftete die Frau. M. und ihre Familie im Krankenhaus stationär behandelt werden. M.s Mann ist schwer krank und hatte kürzlich eine Operation. Inzwischen ist er wieder im Krankenhaus.Die Kriminalpolizei hat M. darüber informiert, dass die Angreiferin eine deutsche Frau ist und dass es eine rassistisch motivierte Straftat war. Die Frau wird strafrechtlich verfolgt. Die Polizei hat M. jedoch auch geraten, die Frau auf Schadenersatz zu verklagen. Sie empfahlen ihr, sich hierfür anwaltlich beraten und vertreten zu lassen.Wir möchten, dass der Fall öffentlich bekannt wird. Selten wird über rassistisch motivierte Straftaten berichtet. In den Medien wird bei dem aktuellen Fall weder das Tatmotiv erwähnt noch dass die Angegriffenen Roma waren. Wenn es andersherum gewesen wäre – eine Nichtweiße Frau hätte eine ältere weiße Menschen angegriffen – wäre das skandalisiert worden.Wir möchten, dass M. und ihre Familie bei der Klage ordentlich rechtlich vertreten werden. Ein gute_r Anwält_in ist jedoch teuer und dafür fehlen der Familie die nötigen Mittel. Daher unterstützen wir sie und rufen euch dazu auf, das auch zu tun. Ob ihr ein Verein, eine Initiative oder eine Einzelperson seid – unterstützt M. und verhelft der Gerechtigkeit zum Sieg!
Macht Rassismus gegen Roma sichtbar!
Unterstützt M. bei ihrem Kampf:
Bitte bei Überweisungen diesen Verwendungszweck angeben: Klage M. Berlin
Roma Center Berlin
Sparkasse
IBAN:DE11 2605 0001 0056 0575 40
BIC:NOLADE21GOE
Vielen Dank für eure Solidarität!
Bitte leitet diese Informationen weiter.

 –Roma Center e.V.Roma Antidiscrimination NetworkAm Leinekanal 437073 GöttingenT: 0551-388 7633www.ran.eu.comwww.roma-center.de

Roma-Aktivistin wehrt sich gegen Messerangriff

von Alle Bleiben

vor kurzem wurde die Roma-Aktivistin M. in einer Berliner U-Bahn angegriffen. Eine Frau hat M. und ihren Schwager, der mit ihr unterwegs war, rassistisch beleidigt und sie dann mit einem Messer attackiert. M.konnte der Angreiferin das Messer entwenden. Weitere Passagiere schritten erst ein, als sie wahrnahmen, dass M. stark blutete. Die Angreiferin konnte festgehalten und der Polizei übergeben werden. Die Kriminalpolizei gratulierte M.für ihr beherztes Eingreifen.  M. und ihr Begleiter mussten ins Krankenhaus.Immer wieder kommt es zu gewalttätigen Attacken gegen Roma, zum Beispiel in Hamburg, Berlin oder Frankfurt. Nur selten wird Anzeige gegen die Angreifer_innen erstattet. Die Angegriffen leben oft in einer prekären Situation und wenden sich daher nicht an die Polizei.M. befürchtet, dass es in der Gegend, in der sie und ihre Familie nun leben, nicht sicher ist.M. ist aus Rumänien und lebt seit Jahren in Deutschland. Sie war eine der Aktivist_innen, die jahrelang die Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule in Berlin besetzt hatten.Heute berichtet M. auf Sendung: Radio F* auf FRB Berlin (Freies Radio Berlin – https://www.88vier.de Gesendet wird über https://www.studioansage.de/

Anteil der Toten im Mittelmeer vervierfacht und kaum jemand kriegt es mit: „LIFEBOAT – Das Experiment“ macht die Tortur der Flüchtenden sichtbar

Ein mit Menschen überfülltes Schlauchboot treibt auf wellenreichem Wasser, tagelang, viele Insassen sind seekrank und wissen nicht, wie lange die Tortur andauern wird. Dieses Szenario ist weiterhin Realität auf dem Mittelmeer. Und diese Fluchtroute ist tödlicher denn je: Weil Europa Migrationsverhinderung über die Wahrung der Menschenrechte stellt und Seenotrettung weitgehend unterbindet, hat sich im vergangenen…

Der Beitrag Anteil der Toten im Mittelmeer vervierfacht und kaum jemand kriegt es mit: „LIFEBOAT – Das Experiment“ macht die Tortur der Flüchtenden sichtbar erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

‘FOR THE RIGHT TO A SAFE HOME’

Four refugee squats evicted in Athens

Within just one week Greek police forces in April 2019 have evicted four refugee squats in Athens all located in Exarchia area leaving around 200-300 refugees homeless. While authorities are politically framing the operation as ‘a step forward in an anti-drug campaign’ in the area, their efforts have hit the ones in need of protection instead and criminalize the refuee squats. Refugee families, many with kids, are left ever since on the streets. They are now not only again unprotected and with empty hands but also (re–)traumatized. Around 60 refugees are protesting since two days at Syndaghma Square.

On 18 April 2019 two refugee squats in Exarchia (Athens) got raided in the early morning hours around 5am. People residing respectively in Clandestina and Cyclopi squats got evicted with a massive police presence. In total 68 refugees (among them 25 kids) were arrested and after more than 4 hours released to the streets of Athens. Among the homeless are refugees from Afghanistan, Iran and Eritrea amongst others. There are many families, single mothers and small children. A pregnant lady had to be transferred to the hospital after the terror of the eviction. She is in danger to suffer a miscarriage. Sick refugees lost track of their medicines, prescriptions and attestations.

Everything I had is in that locked building now: My tax number, by social insurance documents, medical papers… I am at zero again. They didn’t let us take anything.

A young refugee former resident of Clandestina squat
copyright: Salinia Stroux

In the early afternoon of the same day mothers, fathers and children from different countries started together a protest in Syndaghma Square in the centre of Athens demanding dignified housing and safety from the Greek state. Despite the strong cold, they remained over night in a dozen tents set up in opposite side to the Greek parliament. The only ‘offer’ by the police until now was to find ‘shelter’ in the pre-removal detention centre in Amygdaleza, which refugees denied to accept.

copyright: Salinia Stroux

I suffer from psychological problems. My doctor instructed me to not stress myself. Yesterday in the morning we woke up by the sound of shouting and suddenly a lot of police entered the place we were sleeping in. Some of us got pushed. I had two panic attacks the last two days. Half of my body got paralysed from the fear. I am still under shock. Where should we go now?

A refugee lady former resident of Clandestina squatI
copyright: Salinia Stroux

I was sleeping with my children, when I suddenly woke up with guns being held in front of my eyes. There was police everywhere. I tried to collect our most important belongings. The police was shouting: ‘Fast, fast!’ Two of my kids have heart problems. One of them has Asthma. … It is six months I am trying to call the asylum service from Skype without success. Without the asylum seeker card, I can not apply for housing.

A refugee mother of three minors former resident of Clandestina squat
copyright: Bijan Sabbagh

Only a few days earlier, on 11 April 2019 Azadi squat and neighboring Babylon had also been raided by the police. Around 200 cops were reported on site that day. Refugees stated, that the police forces evaded the place suddenly at dawn. Approx. 90 persons got arrested and transferred to Amygdaleza pre-removal detention centre. The buildings were locked while their personal belongings were thrown on the street.

copyright: Azadi Squat

On 19 April the evicted families are remaining in Syndaghma square. They prepare to sleep one more night in the cold lacking any alternative. Authorities still have not found any solution for their accommodation. The protesting refugee stated, there were 20 kids among them and they would stay until there was a real solution found for them all.

We just demand a safe place for us and our kids!

A refugee mother of two toddlers with severe health problems and former resident of Clandestina squat
copyright: Salinia Stroux

Meanwhile, more than 70,000 refugees are estimated to live in Greece currently. Approx. 23,000 are sheltered in flats by UNHCRs’ ESTIA program (March 2019), another 28,000 are being provisory placed under deplorable conditions in temporary accommodation sites in mainland Greece (15,000) or the six infamous ‘hotspots’ on the Aegean Islands and in Fylakio (in Evros region) (13,000) and 6,000 stay in short-term housing provided by the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) in 54 hotels all over Greece.

copyright: Marios Lolos

At the same time, an unknown number of protection seekers remains without an official shelter sleeping rough in public spaces or staying unofficially in the states’ refugee camps. They remain without access to the monthly allowances provided for by the Cash-Card system of ESTIA housing scheme or the Social Solidarity Fund (KEA), which people with refugee status can apply for along with Greek citizens. Without a roof over their head, without money to buy food or medicines, they would be exposed to life-threatening conditions, if not their self-organisation in around 12 refugee squats in Athens and other solidarity spaces would create the ‘welcoming and protective spaces’ that the state fails to secure.

copyright: Salinia Stroux

Read the announcements of City Plaza Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space

The ” Montmartre” of politicking, riot police and racism (18.04.2019)

Two days ago we experienced the second act of operation “target refugees to harvest votes”. Heavily armed squadrons of MAT and EKAM riot police units invaded two refugee squats in the neighborhood of Exarchia. As with the previous police operations, no links were found between the refugee squats and the local mafias. In addition, no refugee was arrested for any criminal act. Drugs displayed by the police were found in another irrelevant apartment.

But the government’s goal was achieved. That is to say, a large quantity of “law and order” style TV show material was produced. Refugees were once again targeted as criminals. SYRIZA sent out the message that there is no need to vote for New Democracy since they too can act out the role of a police state.

The fact that some dozens of refugees have nowhere to sleep is a minor detail which politicians and the media couldn’t show any less interest for.

Mrs. Papakosta’s “Montmartre” consists of repression, politicking and racism but no rights and solidarity.

Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza

copyright: Salinia Stroux

Government and police use refugees as scapegoats (13.04.2019)

The police operation that took place 2 days ago in Exarchia, against the two refugee squats was not directed against the mafia in the neighbourhood. Despite the propaganda, they did not find anything in the squats to link them with mafia. The goal of the government and the police was a show of power. Refugees have been turned into scapegoats for pre-election purposes. Refugee targeting does not harm mafia, but it strengthens the racist stereotype of identifying “foreigners/refugees” with criminal activity and of course, opens the way to fascist violence. 

We remind them that the squats are the voices against the failed policies of the state on “migration management”. The housing problem is more acute than ever, for both refugees and locals. Instead of finding solutions for the housing problems, government and the oppositions are turning against those who have no shelter and hope. The recipe is classic: Instead of limiting poverty, targeting and criminalising poverty. 

Do not let them impose the policy of fear and hatred.

Refugees Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza

copyright: Salinia Stroux

Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi

We have learned that Sea-Eye’s rescue vessel, the ‘Alan Kurdi’, has finally been allowed to disembark the people who were rescued on April 3 when in distress on the Mediterranean Sea. These 64 people (of whom two were evacuated already due to medical emergencies) are allowed to reach land in Valletta/Malta after suffering through ten…

Der Beitrag Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi

We have learned that Sea-Eye’s rescue vessel, the ‘Alan Kurdi’, has finally been allowed to disembark the people who were rescued on April 3 when in distress on the Mediterranean Sea. These 64 people (of whom two were evacuated already due to medical emergencies) are allowed to reach land in Valletta/Malta after suffering through ten…

Der Beitrag Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi erschien zuerst auf Sea-Watch e.V..

Schule ohne Abschiebung – die Broschüre

Zukunft für alle Schule ohne Abschiebung
https://www.schule-ohne-abschiebung.org/

vom Roma Center Göttingen e.V

Liebe Leute,

die Broschüre der Kampagne Zukunft für Alle – Schule ohne Abschiebung ist da!

Lest die Hintergründe der Kampagne, wie ihr Kinder und Jugendliche ohne sicheren Aufenthalt unterstützen könnt und an wen ihr euch wenden könnt.

Die Kampagne richtet sich an Schulen, Lehrkräfte und Schüler_innen, kann aber auch von allen anderen genutzt werden, die mit jungen Menschen ohne sicheren Aufenthalt arbeiten oder befreundet sind.

Wir haben bereits viele Broschüren verschickt und verschicken gerne weiterhin einzelne Exemplare der Broschüre kostenlos, bei größeren Mengen (ab 8 Exemplaren) bitten wir allerdings um eine kleinere Spende für die Deckung der Portokosten. Ihr könnt die Broschüre per Mail oder Telefon bestellen.

Liebe Grüße
das Kampagnen-Team 
mail@schule-ohne-abschiebung.org
T: 0551-388 7633

Kontoverbindung:
Roma Center e.V.
Sparkasse Göttingen
IBAN: DE60260500010000170399
BIC: NOLADE21GOE