News of Berlin Refugee Movement – from inside

Abolish Residenzpflicht! Abolish ‚Lagers‘! Stop Deportations! Right to Work and Study!


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 “Lampedusa in Berlin”  is sending out an invitation to all  Refugees in Germany beeing pushed out from Italy to come together for a first meeting/conference in the Refugee Protest Camp Oranienplatz Berlin.
May 11/12th 2013  -Berlin Oranienplatz/Starting May 11th  3 pm.

“We’re here and we don’t go back”
We are the Refugees coming from Italy with international protection but no rights. We survived the NATO bombings and the civil war in Libya, to be homeless in Italy.
Thousands of us are now in Germany in the same conditions: no housing, no access to social help, no access to the job market. We demand a political solution: “We are here and we don’t go back!”. We want the right to make a living here in Germany.
If we had found possible conditions in Italy we would stay there. There was no possibility to handle anymore. Italian government at the end of march closed the programs of reception – the so-called Emergency North Africa – throwing the people basically on the street. 400-500 euro were given to each refugee with the suggestion to go away. Where? To northern Europe.
The problem is now on a european level being Germany one of the most powerful states, decision maker for the migrations and asylum policies in Europe. The Dublin System – with the rule that the Refugees “belong” to the first country in Europe they arrive –  is aimed to deny the right of the Refugees to choose where they want to live. The same ideology which is the base of the Residenzpflicht in Germany.
We join the struggle the Refugees in Germany are bringing forwards since almost 20 years within the german asylum system. The fight is one.

Break Isolation Refugee Strike and the Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants put the basis for a campaign against the Dublin System and for the rights of the Refugees pushed out from Italy.
Contacts:  Bashir 0152 140 39 821 – Claudio 0178 727 15 95

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