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Demo against Asylum Law Package II on Feb 16th

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Gegen Asylrechtsverschärfungen!

No to even tighter laws! Yes to solidarity! Photo: Yusuf Beyazit

16th February 2016 at 6pm
start at LaGeSo (Turmstraße 21, 10559 Berlin) to Bundestag

In the next days the parliament will vote on a new law. This racist law is directed aggressively against refugees.

They Asylum Package II includes:
• “Special reception camps” for people from “secure” countries of origin, or people who are accused to have destroyed their documents, will be opened. In these camps the asylum procedure should be completed in three weeks with the aim to deport people faster.
• People coming from a country where there is war and who have the status of ‘Subsidiary Protection’ shall not be allowed to bring their family from abroad during the first two years of their stay.
• Deportations of people who are sick will be easier. Illnesses that people had already before they came to Germany will not be an obstacle to deportations anymore.
• Algeria, Tunesia and Marokko shall be declared as secure countries of origin in order to deport people more easily.

This Asylum Package II is an act of isolationist politics and division!
Let us not be played off against each other! Let’s get on the streets and be loud against these racist laws, against the violence of camp security and against the Lagers!

For the right to stay and the right to family for everyone!

Solidarity is: resistance!!


supporting groups:

African Refugees Union – International Women Space – Union des Refugiés Berlin Brandenbourg – alle bleiben! – Medibüro Berlin – Moabit hilft! – Weise-Kiez-Initiative – Bündnis für bedingungsloses Bleiberecht – Bündnis gegen Rassismus – My Right Is Your Right – Lager Mobilisation Group – Hände weg vom Wedding – AK Geflüchtete der Naturfreunde Jugend – Wem gehört Kreuzberg – Antifa Friedrichshain

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Moving on – 1 Year Alarmphone

AP-Docu-Title-296x420The one year anniversary brochure of the alarm phone is out! This brochure provides information and an evaluation of the dynamics, not merely for the Aegean region but also concerning conditions and social struggles in the Central and Western Mediterranean Sea. The different contributions in this brochure reflect on many remarkable experiences made by Alarm Phone members in the project’s first year of existence.

Everything is possible, everything can be transformed by strong social movements! Through our Alarm Phone project and during this incredible year of successful struggles for the freedom of movement, we learned this lesson once again.

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Demo Feb. 8th: Stop the Genozide in Darfur!

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wegen der anhaltenden Massakern , ethnischen Säuberung , Verbrennung der Dörfer in Darfur von der Regierungstruppen und deren Verbündeten Janjaweed Milizen, demonstrieren wir.

Wo:- vor der Botschaft des Sudans.
Adresse :-Botschaft der Republik Sudan
Kurfürstendamm  str 151 , Berlin

Wann:- 08.02.2016, 13:00 Uhr

Dear friends,

because of the continuing massacres, ethnic cleansing and burning of villages in Darfur by government’s troups and their allied Janjaweed militia, we are going to protest:

Where: In front of the Sudanese Embassy
Adresse: Botschaft der Republik Sudan
Kurfürstendamm  str 151 , Berlin

When: Feb. 8th 2016, 1pm

 

اصدقاءنا الأعزاء
نسبة للأحداث الاخيرة في غربي السودان دارفور ومواصلة حكومة مجرم الحرب المطلوب دوليا عمر البشير ومليشيات الجنجويد التي مازالت تقتل المواطنيين العزل في دارفور وتضامنا مع أهالي مدينة الجنينة  ندعوكم للمشاركة معنا في التظاهر لوقف الإبادة الجماعية التي يمارسها النظام الحاكم في السودان وذلك في يوم ٨ من شهر فبراير الواحدة ظهرا
المكان امام سفارة السودان ببرلين

Botschaft der Republik Sudan
Kurfürstendamm  str 151 , Berlin


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Hört auf, Eure rassistischen Gesetzesverschärfungen und Abschiebungen im Namen von Frauenrechten zu legitimieren!

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Wir sind solidarisch mit den von den Ereignissen der Silvesternacht betroffenen Frauen und verurteilen jede Gewalt gegen jede Frau, aber die Reaktionen darauf seitens der Medien, der Politik und viele Stimmen aus
der Gesellschaft gegen Flüchtlinge und Migranten haben uns besonders bestürzt.

Heute gibt es eine rechte Demonstration in Potsdam, organisiert von der rechtspopulistischen Partei AfD, während die Gegendemonstration von uns Frauen in ihrer Nähe verboten wurde!

Wir möchten uns nicht ins Abseits drängen lassen und schicken hiermit an
alle unseren für dort geplanten Redebeitrag:

Die Ereignisse der Silvesternacht in Köln sind für keine Frau*, besser gesagt für keinen Menschen akzeptabel, völlig egal welcher Hautfarbe, Religion oder Herkunft. Was in Köln passiert ist, sollte nicht so dargestellt werden als wäre es der einzige Fall in dieser sogenannten zivilisierten Gesellschaft.Gewalt gegen Frauen hat sehr unterschiedliche Formen und wird von Männern weltweit ausgeübt, auch deutsche Männer sind Täter. Und nur die wenigsten Sexuellen Übergriffe und die wenigsten Vergewaltigungen werden in dieser Gesellschaft geahndet, geschweige denn strafrechtlich verfolgt. Flüchtlinge abzuschieben, um „Frauen zu schützen“ ist genauso absurd und verlogen wie Angriffskriege im Namen der Frauenrechte zu führen. Was dies für die Bevölkerung bedeutet, sieht man in Afghanistan: noch mehr Tote und Zerstörung.

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Press release by Roma Thüringen concerning the group deportation of December 16, 2015 – Every deportation is a crime

Every deportation is a crime!

Roma thüringenFor several weeks, mass deportations of Romanies and other refugees from so-called ’safe countries of origin‘ have been taking place. The fact that these countries are not safe, in particular for Romanies and other minorities, which been proven by Romany organisation as well as other NGOs many times. Even the notification of a violent abduction to other countries that people have fled from is a threat to their very existence. This holds true all the more for the actual execution of such a violent deportation by the German police. Every deportation is a crime and not tolerable.

In the following, we will report on the deportation of December 16 of several Romany families from Erfurt to Belgrade / Serbia. We received these information from those affected themselves and are in contact with them.

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Join the preparation: My Right Is Your Right! – Carnival Al-Lajiìn (March 2016)

LOGO-MYRIGHTISYOURRIGHT13th January | 18:30h | Brinkmannzimmer, Maxim-Gorki-Theater

 

 

Carnival Al-Lajiìn
Demonstration of My Right is Your Right!
on the Global Day of Action against Racism
Sunday, 20th March 2016
2 PM | Platz der Luftbrücke | Berlin
#20M #MRIYR

On the occasion of the Global Day Against Racism, the self-organized Refugee Club Impulse (RCI) invites you to the Carnival Al-Lajiìn_Al-Lajiàat, the Carnival of the Refugees, on 20th March 2016 in Berlin. The Carnival wants to raise voices against the isolation of refugees and make clear political demands against the tightening of asylum laws and the discrimination of refugees. On this day, refugees will demonstrate in the streets of Berlin and use art as a tool to highlight their issues and demands.

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16.12. LGBT*I*Q Perspectives in Self-organised Resistance of Refugees in Berlin and Germany

msoWhen: Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 7pm

Where: Migrationsrat Berlin-Brandenburg, Oranienstr. 34, 10999 Berlin. (U8 Kottbusser Tor/Moritzplatz. Rear House, 2nd Floor.)

The space is wheelchair accessible and we are in the process of organizing accessible bathrooms.

Refugees who are LGBT*I*Q are often subject to discrimination on numerous levels, especially in the process of flight and migration. These experiences are often oscilliate between being silenced & neglected and being misused & instrumentalised.

What are the different perspectives on this issue in the context of refugee activism in Berlin and Germany? What is necessary to make these perspectives become more visible in the dominant discourse on refugee issues and what are the expectations and demands of those affected concerning self-organisation, networking and support structures? These will be some of the points we will be focusing on this evening with our guests:

Safa Mohamed (Feminist and LGBT*I*Q Activist), Ahmed Awadalla (Refugee Activist) and Bino Byansi Byakuleka (Textile designer and Refugee Activist)

The evening will be chaired by Joy Zalzala Soyka (Lesbenberatung Berlin/LesMigraS) and will be conducted in English and Arabic with German translation.

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