News of Berlin Refugee Movement – from inside

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

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5 questions about police reaction to murder of #‎KhaledIdrisBahray

Friends of Khaled ask:

1. Police initially ruled out 3rd party involvement although Khaled was found covered in blood

2. The pool of blood was washed away with water shortly after the body of Khaled was found. The crime scene was not secured.

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Statement of Arash D. , refugee activist who refused to pay fine regarding of his political activity and is in prison!

Our friend and comrade Arash Dosthossein. He was imprisoned on 11 January 2015. He refused to pay the penalty from the Rindermarkt-trial. Here is his statement.


How can the struggle for equal rights be a crime?

Fleeing is a wound which has been brought about by the international economic system. The reasons for seeking refuge or migration are: Dictatorship, poverty, oppression and war. All the reasons which force people to flee their homelands, are caused by the interaction between their homeland and the country in which they seek refuge. This interaction is, however, concealed. Oppression, dictatorship, poverty and war is not ‘natural’ nor has it always been that way. It came out of the power politics, globalized economic system, and the resulting distribution struggles over resources and power. The resulting imbalance is the main reason for displacement and migration.


The current system was made possible by a network of neo-colonial exploitation, domination, and oppression. The cycle has been maintained equally by both the democratic and/or liberal governments as well as by the dictatorial governments. In Countries like Iran and Pakistan for example, the system is protected by blatant state terror. In countries like Germany and France, the same system is protected with 100 billion Euros for exporting weapons.


Refugees and Immigrants are whistleblowers which expose, that the global reality which protects prosperity in the countries of the global North, is based on exploiting and colonizing a great part of the rest of the world.


What that means for the refugees, is, this inhuman system is only two sides of the same coin, in the homeland as well as in the countries to which they have fled. Everywhere they are stuck with the bi-products of the system of exploitation for the purpose of systematic maximizing profit.


Refugees live under conditions of social exclusion and inequality, which are also racist, asocial and sexist. In accordance with their economic and nationalist interests, governments are making laws against the refugees that violating the human rights. the same human rights, which they have written and signed themselves: Forbidding freedom of movement, forbidding free choice of housing, and forbidding participation in society i.e. through voting etc. which in the form of residency restriction, refugee camps, and deportation “have become laws” are in obvious contradiction to the human rights the pretend to stand for. It means, that the refugees and/or Immigrants, who are not born here, do not have the same human rights as the citizens of this country.


Political and social consciousness about these unjust and exclusionist conditions have become the reasons for the beginning a struggle, and for resistance against these conditions, to change these laws, until we can have opportunity to live like any other human being.


In one period of this struggle, 100 refugees went on hunger strike at the Rindermarkt in Munich. This protest was, “on humanitarian grounds” attacked and violently ended on 30 June 2013, 10 days after it began. The government of Bavaria signed a court order for this chicanery. This led to our being awoken at 5 o’clock in the morning and attacked by a squadron of more than 600, fully armed police. They did not spare the children nor the pregnant women. All this was justified with talk of human rights, implemented by colonialists, defined by colonialists and without any doubt, in the interests of the colonialists. Our human rights do not exist. Neither in our homeland nor in the land to which we have fled.


Some of the refugees have resisted this attack on our human right to protest. I have been criminalized many times by the courts and police due to my resistance, so now, they say, I have to pay 300 Euros or go to jail for 30 days.


The court has seen our resistance as breaking the law, and has criminalized us. My question is: Is resistance a crime?


Didn’t the inhabitants of Stalingrad have to resist the Nazis? Also then, the Germans were unified in their right to destroy Stalingrad.


It is exactly this reason, because resistance is not a crime! Because where there is no injustice, there can be no resistance.


Therefore I do not see myself as a criminal and have not the least bit of respect for the court decision. I cannot dredge up one iota of respect for these caricatures, which want to declare me a criminal.


Therefore, I reject paying the fine, which would be an acceptance of the judgment of the court. The payment of the penalties is a negotiation to sell out our seriousness and our demands. They gave me court ordered deadline to pay the fine by the 8th of January 2015, I am prepared at any time to be arrested and imprisoned.


This jail sentence is nothing more than the continuation of my resistance.


Rebel! Refuse! Resist!



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Demonstration against Boko Haram 17th January, 12pm, #Oplatz to Nigeria embassy

Demonstration against Boko Haram 17.01.2015

on Saturday 17.01.2015 at 12:00 p.m.  – from Oranienplatz, Kreuzberg Berlin 36 to Nigeria Embassy

Boko Haram, are killing and bombing our brothers and Sisters, kidnaping 250 school-girls and bombing children-school in Nigeria,

Refugees from Oplatz are calling, come with your family and friends

show your support & international solidarity !
If you know any friends who is media, please invite him or her to come to the demonstration.

One love
thank you
African youth community Oplatz

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10th anniversary for the horrible death of #OuryJalloh : 7th Jan, 2pm Dessau Hbf

Oury Jalloh (254 von 686)

10 years of impunity after the German police murdered our brother.
Youtube Video: The lighter Flame

Oury Jalloh was beastly and collectively assassinated on January 7th 2005 by police officers in Dessau-Roßlau.

7th Jan. 2005 Oury Jalloh burned in Police cell no. 5 Dessau, Germany. 10. Januar 2015, Hauptbahnhof Dessau-Roßlau: Demonstration und Kundgebung um 13Uhr



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bike action for freedom

How can securities of the so called “international refugee center”, be not selected by refugee activists themselves? And how can the district choose securities who hate and attack refugees for no reason?

On the evening of 23.12.2014 refugee activists made a peaceful bike action as an alternative christmas party, with the slogan: “First freedom, Then christmas”, “No freedom, No christmas”. They visited #oplatz, #mallofshame and finally #ohlauer school.

the governmental security of school, attacked the activists verbally and physically. The police immediately arrived and criminalized the activists. They refused to identify the perpetrator security.


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Infopoint at Oranienplatz got attacked and destroyed


Today (18.12.2014) around 5pm the info table in Oranienplatz got attacked by unknown (most probably Nazi) people. They turn down the table and broke it, with other stuff that was next to it. Police did not provide any protection for the place. some hours later they attempt to burn down Rauchhaus, the oldest projecthaus in kreuzberg. Nazis attacking Kreuzberg just in the middle of the day.

This is happening while yesterday around 20 refugee activists which lived in the ohlauer school before eviction, has got evicted from their place at spandau in a massive police operation. Police gave the people two addresses and said that they can get a place to stay at this two organizations, one in Boddinstr, and one in Friedrichshain. but both organizations completely denied to provide any help to the refugee activists. This action of the city made these 20 activist homeless.

Last week police attacked the school, without any noticed, under the claim of “fire protection control” , and arrested 3 people, which are still in prison.

Before that the refugee activists tent got burned in Hanover.

what is going to happen next?

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International Refugee Meeting in Rome

November 13-16, 2014 – CISPM meeting in Rome

Delegations of Migrants collectives from different countries, connected by the Network of the CISPM – International Coalition of Sans-papiers and Migrants: Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, met in Rome to put the basis of a common political agenda at European level, to share informations and knowledges, strengthen solidarity bonds and to plan transnational actions.

The next meeting will be an international conference in berlin, in February.