Aegean islands: Government evacuates thousands from Hot Spots

By momo

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copyright: Marily Stroux

The Greek government yesterday emptied the Hot Spots on the islands of the Aegean in order to start implementing the newly decided measures as concluded during the EU-Summit with Turkey on 17./18.th. About 2,700 were transferred from Chios, 4,000 from Lesvos and 800 from Samos. Tragically, as activists report, the refugees were not informed where they would be brought and were highly stressed and in fear.

Thessaloniki port

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Hundreds were brought to Kavala port and from there to Thessaloniki where gates in the port were prepared to host refugees.
Others arrived to Skaramangas port near Athens. Many will be transferred to camps around Ioannena. New arrivals were brought also to Koutsochero – an army camp in the middle of nowhere.

copyright: Marily Stroux

copyright: Marily Stroux

On Sunaday 47,536 refugees were in Greece. In the last hours before the EU-Summit conclusions would come into force hundreds of refugees tried reaching the Greek islands. The agreement referring to the quick readmission of all newcomers does not however affect the more than 46,000 refugees and migrants already …read more

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Athens: Hundreds take to the streets and demand open borders

By momo

copyright: Salinis Stroux

copyright: Salinis Stroux

During an antiracist rally that started from Victoria Square in the centre of Athens and passed the Greek Parliament to reach the Offices of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece, hundreds of antiracists along with many Afghan refugees demanded the opening of the border, protection and a safe passage instead of deportations. The Afghans came from different transit camps as Elliniko and Schisto.

Freedom of movement is everybody’s right!


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Marseille: Une semaine d’actions en solidarité avec la résistance à Calais // Marseille: Week of action in solidarity with resistance in Calais

By consensusdecisionmaking [en français et anglais] Marseille : Une semaine d’actions en solidarité avec la résistance à Calais Suite aux récentes expulsions à Calais, une semaine d’actions en solidarité avec la résistance dans la ” Jungle » a eu lieu à Marseille. Nombre d’individuEs et groupes ont contribué de façon anonyme aux diverses actions contenues dans ce communiqué. Toutes les […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

Larissa: Letter from Afghan refugees in former Roca factory to the authorities and the UN

By momo

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About 400 refugees from Syria and Afghanistan are currently hosted in the tent camp near the former Roca factory in Larissa half of which are children. Now refugees sent a letter demanding for better conditions.

15/3/2016

To: Representatives of United Nations, the Mayor of Larissa city and his assistants, the Head of Police of Larissa and the representative of volunteers people of Larissa

We – Afghans refugees – resided in Pireaus port of Athens city under Mr. Satery’s management. After a few days responsibles of the camp promised us that we would be transfered to a camp in some building in Larissa city which has sanitary facilities like bathrooms, showers and so on but unfortunately, they lied to us. That’s why refugees don’t believe responsibles and top brass of Greece goverment.

Right now this camp which is located near Roka factory doesn’t have any sanitary facilities necessary for living which is hinted in enclosure of this letter. They suggested us to be transfered to a military camp about 12 kilometer far away from Larissa city by the name of Koutsochero, but we didn’t agree to go there because that camp is located very far from the cit,y it is located in a …read more

From:: infomobile greece

Moria, Lesvos: Refugee protest against Readmissions to Turkey

By momo

copyright: Marily Stroux

copyright: Marily Stroux

Refugees are stuck the islands of the Aegean as Greek government forbid them moving on to the mainland in order to control the distribution of thousands to different mass camps. Currently more than 4,000 persons are caught up in Piraeus port at different gates in warehouses and tents outside. There is no more space for newcomers. Among the refugees in the port are many who were transferred to new mass camps in the periphery but denied to stay in these nowhere lands and returned.

On Lesbos island nearly 5,000 refugees are waiting to depart and continue their quest for security in Europe. Some of them are already registered and wait inside Moria Hot Spot, others still wait to enter procedures while sleeping in the informal and completely volunteer run tent camp outside of the Hot Spot.

But not all refugees are kicking their heels to complete identification and registration in Moria. People from Morocco, Algeria, Tunesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been declared typical migrant nationalities and are detained and readmitted upon arrival. 608 persons were sent back from Greece since the beginning of 2016 based on the Readmission Protocole with Turkey, the majority of which were from …read more

From:: infomobile greece

Romnja Power Month 2016

By freedomnotfrontex

Romnja Power Month

Romnja Power Month

Liebe Freund*innen, liebe Schwestern* und liebe Interessierte,

wir freuen uns sehr Ihnen/Euch unser Programm für den Romnja* Power Month bekannt geben zu dürfen. Wir haben eine Reihe von informativen , empowernden , kreativen und vielseitigen Veranstaltungen zusammengestellt und möchten ganz herzlich zur Teilnahme einladen.
Der http://escortannouncements.co.uk/Manchester-escort-news/amazing-platform-precisely-where-can-be-viewed-essentially-the-most-elegant-and--2/ Romnja Power Month, geboren aus einer Kooperation zwischen der IniRromnja und RomaniPhen findet im Zeitraum zwischen dem Internationalen Tag der Frauen und dem Internationalen Tag der Roma*, vom 8. März bis zum 8. April 2016, statt. Mit der Veranstaltungsreihe wollen wir Romnja* und Sintezza* als künstlerisch, wissenschaftlich und gesellschaftskritisch handelnde Akteurinnen* erkennbar machen und ihre Arbeiten einem breiten Publikum vorstellen. Wir organisieren den Romnja Power Month für eine angemessenen Sichtbarmachung der Beiträge, der Geschichte, der Themen und Gesellschaftsanalysen von Roma* selbst und hier insbesondere auch von Frauen* sowie von feministischen Perspektiven.
Der Romnja* Power Month ist daher eine feministische Intervention gegen die gesamtgesellschaftlich entweder fehlenden oder sehr homogenen und rassistischen Bilder über Romnja*. Gleichzeitig weisen wir damit nachdrücklich auf die gesellschaftliche und insbesondere politische Relevanz der Wissensproduktion unserer Schwestern* hin.
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From:: Berlin

Refugee Radio Awerness Network

By freedomnotfrontex

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Refugee Radio Awerness Network

Refugee Radio Awareness Network is a independent social Initiative Committed to human rights and human development.
we believe that encouraging human rights connecting people and cultures through powerful stories will affect positive change in the world by creating and distributing content on radio stations and through digital platforms, inviting people to contribute their voices , we create a more informed, empathetic and connected world..
The heart of the project is Refugee Radio Network which produces radio programs that helps to strengthen the voice of asylum seekers and refugees.

RRN is an online community radio program and is designed in Hamburg. It is primarily aimed at refugees in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Accurate information is nearly as important as clean water to the health of a community.

Short documentary film about the refugee radio network Journey into the alternative media venture.

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From:: Berlin

Prefecture intervenes to try and stop the hunger strike / Destruction du bidonville : commando préfectoral pour arrêter la grève de la faim

By consensusdecisionmaking Re-posted from Passeurs d´Hospitalites blog: https://passeursdhospitalites.wordpress.com/ The Legal Infomation Center and the associations announced a press conference to take place at 11am, in the Legal Information Center in the jungle . At around 10am, a delegation of the Prefecture, accompanied by police officers came to meet the hunger strikers to convince them to give […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

Rassemblement / Gathering in Lille – 2016/03/18 – 18:30 – Place de la république

By consensusdecisionmaking Gathering place de la république in Lille against the eviction of the jungle in Calais The callout: http://lille.demosphere.eu/rv/4039 Friday march 18 2016 at 6.30pm Location : Lille Centre – Place de la République Metro République Beaux-Arts // Rassemblement place de la république à lille contre l’expulsion du bidonville d’État à calais L’appel : http://lille.demosphere.eu/rv/4039Vendredi 18 […] …read more

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“We need a solution!” – Refugees protest in front of Schisto camp

By momo

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“We need a solution!”, says Mohamed an afghan refugee who protest together with other refugees from Afghanistan in front of the camp Schisto in Attika Region. “Our papers are to expire! We demand from the Greek government to renew them for one month more. Otherwise we will get illegalised and they might detain us here or even deport us back”, he says.

Along the protesters is also a woman from Afghanistan, who is trying to describe the situation inside the camp, inside the big tent where she and her children are sleeping. “The wind blows through the tent. There is no heating. Lately rain water entered the tent. Each of us has just two blankets in order to warm herself in the night. We are freezing! How can I survive with my children under these conditions?”, she says. Next to her is a couple of very elderly refugees also from Afghanistan and a young woman with a serious health problem. She can be fed through a tube that is in her stomach. “The doctors here told me to solely drink water.”

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From:: infomobile greece

Demonstration zum Tag der politischen Gefangenen geben!

By freedomnotfrontex

Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Liebe Freund*innen, liebe Genoss*innen,

dieses Jahr wird es in Berlin wieder eine Demonstration zum Tag der politischen Gefangenen geben!

Freitag 18.3. um 18 Uhr

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Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Es ist der Kampftag für die Gefangenen an dem wir die Aufmerksamkeit auf die anhaltende Repression und die Kämpfe hinter Gittern richten wollen. Es ist Zeit die Kämpfe und Stimmen der Gefangenen auf die Straße zu tragen!

Wir möchten euch einladen an dieser Demonstration teilzunehmen und ebenfalls zu diesem Termin aufzurufen!

Aufruf des Netzwerk Freiheit für alle politischen Gefangenen

Am 18. März, dem Tag der politischen Gefangenen, wird es erfreulicherweise wieder zahlreiche Aktivitäten geben. Als erstes wollen wir deshalb die Situation der politischen Gefangenen und der Verfolgten kurz schildern, um aufzuzeigen, wie wichtig es ist, sich zu ihnen solidarisch zu verhalten.

Verstärkte Repression gegen den Widerstand

Seit einiger Zeit wird von den Herrschenden die Repression gegen DemonstrantInnen, AntifaschistInnen und HausbesetzerInnen verschärft. Diese Menschen, die sich gegen die Staatsgewalt wehren oder militant intervenieren, haben oft das Konstrukt des „gemeinschaftlichen versuchten Totschlags“ am Hals. Zur Zeit sind 3 linke Fussball-Fans Mathias, Schubi und Valentin in Nürnberg, Waldeck und Bremen wegen dieses Vorwurfs inhaftiert.

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From:: Berlin

Protestkundgebung vor der Botschaft von Burkina Faso am Montag, 14.03.

By palme43

http://spacejockey.co.uk/back-up/ Schluss mit staatlichem Menschenhandel!
Pregabalin 150 mg purchase Schluss mit der Kollaboration zwischen der Botschaft von Burkina Faso und den deutschen Abschiebebehörden!

*Protestkundgebung vor der Botschaft von Burkina Faso *
*Montag 14.03.2016, 12.30 – 15.00 Uhr*
Karolingerplatz 10-11, Berlin-Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (U-Bahnhof Theodor-Heuss-Platz)

Flüchtlinge aus Burkina Faso protestieren gegen die Geschäfte zwischen den Regierungen von Burkina Faso und Deutschland. Sie sollen nach langjährigem Aufenthalt in Deutschland abgeschoben werden.

Nach dem Amtsantritt vonRoch Marc Kaboré 2015 haben Anfang diesen Jahres Vertreter beider Regierungen sich auf einen neuen Deal auf dem Rücken der Flüchtlinge geeinigt. Burkina Faso „nimmt“ in Deutschland lebende Flüchtlinge „zurück“. Dafür bekommt im Gegenzug die Regierung von Kaboré über 83 Millionen Euro. Sie macht sich damit käuflich und ermöglicht eine Art modernen staatlichen Menschenhandel.
Um die Abschiebungen von Flüchtlingen nach Burkina Faso zu ermöglichen, stellt die burkinische Botschaft ohne Rechtsgrundlagen Reisedokumente aus und kollaboriert dafür mit deutschen Abschiebebehörden.

Die Flüchtlinge aus Burkina Faso fordern:

  • Schluss mit der Ausstellung von Reisedokumenten ohne burkinischen Rechtsgrundlage
  • Schluss mit der Kollaboration mit deutschen Abschiebebehörden für Geld
  • Die Botschaft von Burkina Faso ist eine Vertretung für die BürgerInnen von Burkina Faso, nicht für deutsche Behörden

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From:: Berlin

Invitation to preparation meeting of No Stress Tour on March 13th

By gepaecktragarz

[ Invitation Text French/Deutsch below]
Dear all,
We invite you to an open meeting at Café Kotti (Seminarraum), Sunday 13 March at 4pm.
The No Stress Tour needs your help!
We need NOW especially German speaking people coming with us in the Refugees Camps to speak with the management, helping by the application forms, by finances, people helping by the creation of a website etc.During the events we will need help also fort he setting up, the organisation, the translations, the clening- and security service, with food and drink….
As you see, there is lot of possibilities to help us!!Therefore, feel free to come to join us on Sunday 13 March 2016 at 4 pm at Café Kotti (Seminarraum ITTS).
See you there!!
the No-Stress-Team

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Chères tous/tes,
Nous vous invitions à une réunion ouverte à Café Kotti Dimanche 13 Merz à 16 heures.
Le No-Stress-Tour a besoin de ton aide!
On aurait besoin de maintenant de personnes qui parlent l’ allemand pour venir avec nous dans les Lagers à parler avec la direction et pour faire demande de financement, qui nous aident avec le web site, la comptabilité, la presse etc..
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From:: Berlin

European borders update, 11.3.2016

By zigacina

10.3.2016, Idomeni, Are You Syrious

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#‎LEBANON: At the present, the long term international volunteers in Lebanon are coordinating centrally around a Lebanese NGO called Salam LADC (Lebanese Association for Development and Communication). Salam has strong ties with the local authorities responsible for refugees, the UNHCR, the Lebanese Military (essential permissions for visiting and distributing at settlements) and other local and international NGOs. Independent volunteers are NOT allowed to visit settlements without military permission and contacts with local municipalities. Those who have come privately have run into trouble with the authorities when attempting to privately distribute supplies. Salam’s current international volunteers are long term (+4 weeks) and are helping to build the structure and administrative back end of our volunteer project. At the present, Salam is NOT taking any applications for international volunteers. However, we will be accepting applications for long term volunteers shortly. In the interim, volunteers who wish to come can start fundraising projects in their home countries as Salam can then direct these funds for the direct, wholesale purchase of necessary aid and organised effective distribution. Please follow Salam’s Facebook page, attached below, for regular updates on Salam projects and volunteer updates. Thank you for your continued …read more

From:: Berlin

Open the border! Open houses! – Struggles and resistance growing in Greece

By momo

Hot Spot Moria

Hot Spot Moria

In the past two weeks protests of refugees and supporters are growing over all of the country as the border to the Balkans was closed and thousands are stuck in Greece. From the Hot Spot in Moria, to the transit camp Schisto near Athens, Victoria Square, Thermoupolis, Kozani to Idomeni – people are standing up and demanding the opening of borders.

Schisto protest

Solidarity is further sprouting in all over Greece with the sixth refugee housing squat opening yesterday in Athens at Kaningos / Kapodistriou in the centre of Athens. “open borders – open houses” it says on a banner outside the building.

Victoria Square - Refugees Welcome

Victoria Square – Refugees Welcome

One of the first squats which opened to host refugees was Notara 26 / Exarhia on 25. September 2015. In the former building of the insurance fund ETAM, which had been empty for years activists at first provided for 35 places. Meanwhile more than 120 are hosted there as needs grew rapidly. A priority is given to families and minors. Papers are not any matter …read more

From:: infomobile greece

AAGU blokkeert hoofdingang Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie

By No Border NetworkNo Border Network Update 9:00 uur: Lock-on is opengeslepen, nog drie mensen aangehouden Update 8:05 uur: Vier mensen aangehouden wegens niet opvolgen vordering, BraTra-eenheid politie is begonnen met openslijpen lock-on mensen aan het hek Update 7:30 uur: Politie is begonnen met aanhouden en weghalen van activisten Vanaf 6 uur vanochtend blokkeren activisten van de Anarchistische Anti-deportatie Groep Utrecht “sdadasdf” …read more

From:: Netherlands

EUs new Gatekeeper Turkey burning life-vests of refugees

By momo

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copyright: Salinia Stroux

The last few days hundreds of refugees were caught on the Turkish mainland, along the western coast and in Turkish territorial waters while trying to set over to Greece clandestinely. Among the refugees who come mainly from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are more than 30% children. Whilst getting intercepted, sometimes detained or directly send back to Izmir and Istanbul, the authorities take away their life-vests. Many refugees report that the Gendarmes even burned, while telling them that: “We do that so you wouldn’t try again!”

In some occasions refugee dinghies intercepted in the Aegean Sea even were threatened by Turkish coast guards that they would shoot their dinghy if they don’t go back.

Consequently, most refugees when trying again to set over have no money left to buy new life-vests while most of them cannot swim neither.

Refugees will not stop fleeing to Europe despite NATO, Frontex, Coastguards, the usage of Drones, war ships or helicopters to locate, intercept and return them. They will not stop at barbed wire or in front of armed soldiers who are blocking their ways. As long there is war, people will move on, no matter what.

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From:: infomobile greece

The first issue of the newspaper ›Daily Resistance‹ is now out!

By gepaecktragarz

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It is a newspaper published and written by people, so-called refugees, who don’t accept their disfranchisement by the German state. They write about their fight and share their opinions to reach out to people who are in the same situation.
It will be published monthly. Read the Newspaper-PDF. (You can find the print version here)
The authors and publishers are actively fighting against the criminal German state and the establishment suiting themselves. You can join and contribute to the newspaper as an author or join as translater, lecturer, editor, photographer, distributer, … get in contact with us: dailyresistance@oplatz.net
For now, there are 2000 copies waiting to be distributed throughout the lagers of Berlin and other places where newcomers can be reached. 300 copies will go to Munich, others to Göttingen, Cologne, Würzburg, …
We are working on a list of contact persons who have access to lagers and can distribute the newspaper by putting it directly into the hands of the adressed, past the security. Please get in contact with us if you can distribute: dailyresistance@oplatz.net
We are very interested in your opinion, in your ideas and your criticism, too. Please get in touch: dailyresistance@oplatz.net
Peace
The Daily Resistance Group

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From:: Berlin

Wuppertal – Community Exchange on Deportation and how resistance can be organized

By kandolo

03/13/2016 – 15:00
03/13/2016 – 18:00
Etc/GMT+2

CARAVAN for the rights of refugees and migrants
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 15:00
International Café

Deportations of refugees have always been the core of the German refugee policy. Today, after having criminalized the refugee communities by dirty propaganda against Roma or North Africans and having undermined the international solidarity between various refugee communities the German government has started to intensify deportations. Isolation camps are installed to ease deportations of refugees from Balkan. Agreements have been arranged to deport refugees to Algeria. The first deportation flight to Afghanistan flew last week to Kabul.

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From:: Karawan