Berete’s Letter

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Letter: Oumar Berete
Pictures: Olfa Ben Ali
StatelessTaste.com

Dear All,

Let me introduce myself. I am Oumar Berete from Conraky, Guinea and, a few years ago, I sought asylum in The Netherlands. I am also one of the former refugee leaders from the We Are Here group.

Two and a half years ago, after having been rejected by the immigration service IND, I had no place, no voice, and I officially became persona non grata, an invisible result of the Dutch government’s dysfunction.

I joined other refugees in this similar (non)situation in the tent camp in Osdorp. The media and politicians usually called us “the refused” refugees (uitgeprocedeerd) or criminals. These terms were so overused that they became our only ”unworthy identity”. Together we became one: one body, one voice, one story, one struggle, and one battle. We became a protest group, the We Are Here movement. From Osdorp we moved from place to place: the Vluchtkerk, Vluchtflat, VluchtKantoor, Vluchtgebouw, Havenstraat, and so on. [vlucht = flight]

I should mention that before, during, and after this time, some of us were / have been / will be arrested and put into detention for months because of this “politically correct” name they’ve stuck …read more

From:: Amsterdam

Remembering the Peaceful Struggle of Refugees and Those Dead in Mohlau, Wittenberg

By Karawane Wittenberg

Refugee movement Sachsen Anhalt (formally called Refugee Initiative Wittenberg) remembers the hard struggle they went through from 2008 both politically, socially, and economically to close one of the most highly isolated refugee camps in Germany. It contributes to ameliorate the situation of refugees in the local government of Wittenberg and Sachsen Anhalt at large.

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From:: Karawan

A call to all the ones affected by the War that European Union leads against Migrants and Refugees at the External Borders as well as inside its political and social order.

By clandestina

On 6 of February 2014, more migrants were trying in collective action to overcome the border of the enclave of Ceuta (one of two borders of the European Union on African soil) across the sea. The Spanish Guardia Civil, fired on the swimming Migrants with rubber bullets and tear gas. Moroccan police, supported by local racists, also participated in the murderous hunt of migrants. At least 15 people were murdered that day, and 50 all together were missing. Dozens more were injured and illegally pushed back to Morocco. https://vimeo.com/8777034

A year after the killings, the families of the victims, witnesses among the road friends and activists for equality of people”s rights, remember this homicides.
It will be occasion for a meeting on the way to the creation of a Transnational Platform of Action of Migrants, Refugees and solidarious Initiatives. We will come together to denounce all crimes and injustices we all are victims.

Do not wait until the people rise up, you are the people!


4 days of Commemoration, Actions and Work, from 5 to 8 of February 2015 whose main points will be:
February 5: – Arrival of delegations from 9 European countries and Tunisia. Presentation of the project fo the CISPM …read more

From:: Clandestine

ALMANYA’DA IRKÇILIK NORMALLEŞİYOR

By freedomnotfrontex ALMANYA’DA IRKÇILIK NORMALLEŞİYOR Almanya sokaklarında yeni bir ırkçı hareket başladı. Kendilerine “Pegida (vatansever avrupalılar” diyen bu hareket, Dresden şehrinde başlattığı yürüyüşlere onbin kişiyi taşıdılar. Artık her Pazartesi günü bu eylemleri yapıyorlar ve bunu Almanya’nın diğer şehirlerine de taşıyorlar. Bugüne kadar … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Deportatie naar Somalië? Dan tekent Fred Teeven je doodvonnis!

By roeben

Deportatie naar Somalië? Dan tekent Fred Teeven je doodvonnis!

Als je op de website van de rijksoverheid kijkt naar het reisadvies voor
Somalie, dan is het land op de kaart vuurrood gekleurd.
(http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/reisadviezen/somalie) Of moet
ik zeggen: bloedrood? In elk geval: heel rood. Waarschuwingsrood. En dat
rood betekent volgens de legenda: niet reizen.
Evengoed deporteert Neederland, en met Neederland volgens Amnesty
International meer landen, vluchtelingen naar het Somalië waarvoor ik
als Neederlander gewaarschuwd wordt, zeer nadrukkelijk:

“Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken adviseert alle Nederlanders die
in Somalië zijn zo snel mogelijk het land te verlaten. Het is er niet
veilig. Dit heeft te maken met criminaliteit en terroristische
organisaties die actief zijn in het land.”

“Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken adviseert u niet te reizen naar
Somalië inclusief de gebieden Somaliland en Puntland. De
veiligheidssituatie in het hele land is slecht.”

In Somalië zijn terroristische organisaties actief. Vooral in het gebied
van Centraal- en Zuid-Somalië. Het risico op terroristische aanslagen
geldt voor het hele land.

Terrorisme is blijkbaar alleen maar een reden voor bezorgdheid wanneer
het in Neederland dreigt…

Amnesty schrijft d.d. 22 oktober 2014, in een artikel getiteld ‘Door
Nederland uitgezette Somaliërs riskeren dood bij terugkeer’:
“Amnesty heeft ook Denemarken, Zweden, Groot-Brittannië, Noorwegen en
Saudi-Arabië opgeroepen om hun beleid aan te passen en geen Somaliërs
meer uit te zetten naar het zuiden en …read more

From:: Amsterdam

Please publish this announcement FW: refugeeresistanceberlin Soliparty Refugee struggle for freedom Saturday 20.12

By refugeeresistance > Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:00:12 +0100 > From: ungabian@riseup.net > To: refugeeresistanceberlin@lists.riseup.net; refugeestruggle@yahoo.com > Subject: [refugeeresistanceberlin] Soliparty Refugee struggle for freedom Saturday 20.12 > > Dear freedom fighters, > > the group “Refugee Struggle for freedom” http://refugeestruggle.org/ who … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Police has evacuated the Syrian refugees from Syntagma!!!

By clandestina

SYNTAGMA
This night at 3 o’clock, police has evacuated the Syrian refugees from Syntagma place. It seems that they were brought to the police station in Petrou Ralli road.
Fifty-one Syrian refugees, among them six women and two children, who were sleeping out on Syntagma Square as part of a protest that started almost a month ago were removed by police in the early hours of Monday morning and reportedly taken to the aliens department on Petrou Ralli street.
According to a solidarity committee that has been supporting the Syrians, a contingent of police arrived to where the Syrians were sleeping at around 2.45am and quickly ordered them into a waiting police van. The same reports said that some of the Syrians were taken away barefoot as they had not been given time to gather their belongings, including important papers and documents that they had stored in bags. The committee said one Syrian was struck in the mouth and left bleeding.
A short time later, municipal cleaning crews arrived and removed the Syrians belongings and dismantled the temporary structures they had erected.

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From:: Clandestine


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