Francais en bas
SUBJECT: CURRENT MIGRATORY CRISIS.
Dear governors of the western world,
In front of the chaotic and dramatic situation of the Syrian refugees which we bear witness to today, which adds up to many more, in particular those refugees fleeing African countries, and in front of which you have kept remarkably silent and complicit, which have now caught up with you, but which you feign to discover with the terrible images of the drowned baby Aylan (may his soul rest in peace), broadcasted these days by your countries’ tv channel, I make it my citizen’s duty to send you this letter. For me it is a way to express my solidarity and compassion for the Syrian refugees, as I have always done with other migrants and refugees from Africa, and as others have done with me when I was, together with fellow African refugees in the same situation of flight.
Furthermore, I would like to express to you my indignation towards this situation which of course is a result, for one thing, of your domination politics, which you never cease to produce, day and night, in your laboratories, and for the rest, of the cynical, inhuman, and drastic so-called border-control measures which you have introduced.
First of all, I want to express all my solidarity to the Syrian men, women, children and babies who have lost their own or their beloved ones’ lives because they were fleeing the atrocities of war and blood-shedding repression skillfully sparked, kept and orchestered by the system of this world’s mighty ones, and who have found themselves left to die and been denied entry in the countries where they could have found refuge. May the death, pain and suffering of these men, women, and defenseless children call out to the entire human community.
My thoughts also go to the migrants and refugees of subsaharian Africa, who fall in the desert, far away from TV channel’s cameras, and to those dying in the Mediterrannean every day, and who shall not be rescued lest, so the western world’s governors, many more try to come.
Emus par la solidarité des habitants du 19ème et conscients que nous pouvons ne pas être bien vus par tous, nous décidons d’organiser une fête pour inviter les voisins à la rencontre des migrants, pour découvrir le lieu fermé depuis si longtemps, discuter, poser des questions, faire ses suggestions, et surtout se détendre avec un pic nic barbecue et de la musique. Nous souhaitons avoir une influence positive sur le quartier le temps de notre présence. Merci à eux d’être venus.
Von Axel Veiel
In the face of migration policies that hamper millions of people in the world to move freely and to seek asylum in Europe without risking to die in the Mediterranean, the Tunisian association formed by the families of the Tunisian missing migrants, La Terre pour Tous, , organizes on the 6th September FERRY FOR FREEDOM, a symbolic “illegal” depart in the Tunisian waters to claim and enact freedom of movement against the deadly effects of the Visa regime, demanding legal and free access to Europe, as claimed by the campaign “Ferry not Frontex”.
Please, support this project with your donation: https://www.lepotcommun.fr/pot/0nvqhh88
The boat will leave from Hammamet the 6th of September and we ask all the people and associations that struggle for freedom of movement and migrant rights to join and support the event.
On May 21st, the “International Day without Papers,” migrants, activists and supporters met in Warsaw to protest against the European border policy, and in particular its military wing, the so-called security agency FRONTEX, based in the Polish capital, during its 10th anniversary celebrations.
The demonstration was part of the Anti Frontex Days where activists met already days before for an exchange, to prepare actions and information material for a strong demonstration to protest, but also to raise political awareness. 200 people carried out a strong and colorful protest starting from the Technical University “Politechnika”, passing a police station, the representative office of the EU as to finally handover a birthday present to FRONTEX in front of their headquarter. With banners, leaflets, performances and multilingual speeches the demonstration was able to reach a lot of public interest about EU migration policy and its deadly effects.
Greetings from the Anti Frontex Days in Warsaw/Poland ! Today’s demonstration is organised by different international groups and activists. If you want to see in live pictures and demo of our protest actions here In Poland, see all here, start from 5 pm.
Please check following pages for further information and the live stream:
In solidarity with all protest demos against frontex in Brussels, Paris, Rome, and also in Morroco…
“Stop War on Migrants”
Seeing the massacre in the Sicilian Channel, we migrants, on the front lines of the daily struggle against the government of mobility and movement, declare that in the war of borders we side with the women and men who seek freedom. Whatever the reason: escaping war, dictatorial regimes, persecution or simply the desire to change life.
We fight every day to guarantee our rights against institutional racism, which seeks to silence us and make us no more than labor force to be silently exploited. Through assemblies, demonstrations and strikes we organize to demand freedom for all, against exploitation, precarity and racist laws like the Bossi-Fini legislation. We are here and here we fight. But we know that our condition comes from having crossed a border, a border that continues to follow us in the residency papers in our pockets and the daily racism we face. For this reason we struggle so that all the women and men who like us must move to conquer a future for themselves can do it without being blackmailed or forced to seek help from criminals to reach their objective.
Seeing the massacre in the Sicilian Channel we say clearly that the “organizations without principles” are many: human traffickers, The European Union, the Italian State, the governments that use migrants as an exchange commodity. European policies, which continue deny freedom to thousands of women and men, are the main reason it is today impossible to reach the Italian coast safely. Those who want to go on vacation can take a ferry, those who wish to find a better life must seek out human traffickers.
If the Mare Nostrum operation had for a time limited the number off deaths, the effects of its end and the beginning of patrolling operations of the Schengen area’s southern borders coordinated by Frontex are evident. Those who now express sadness on camera that speak of migrants as a European problem are the same that said that Triton would be a step forward: merchants of death and killers of freedom. If the rumors of a naval blockade of the Mediterranean were to be confirmed, the result would be that we migrants would end up as the expendable pawns of a game of cops and robbers, between the “forces of good” of the democratic EU and the “evil agent” human traffickers. Two different sides, but both without moral principles.
Faced with the political crimes committed by governments on both sides of the Mediterranean we demand the right to move across borders by any means, without dying.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a former Black Panther Party spokesman, a supporter of the MOVE organization and an award-winning journalist known internationally as “the voice of the voiceless.” In Germany he was voted an honorary member of the journalists union IG Medien, now part of Ver.di, and has written on issues of racism from the 1992 Rostock Pogrom to the burning to death of Oury Jalloh in a Dresden jail. Mumia is internationally known as America’s death row political prisoner, framed up for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer despite massive evidence of his innocence, Mumia was sentenced to death explicitly for his political views. International protests have saved Mumia from state legal lynching. Now Mumia is seriously ill, just three months after the death of his comrade Phil Africa, a leader of MOVE, who was also framed for killing a Philadelphia police officer, died in prison of sudden illness. The MOVE organization and all Mumia supporters are calling for international support to Free Mumia and save his live once again.
Below is a recent call distributed to supporters; and two of Mumia’s articles: Outrage in Rostock/ Greueltaten in Rostock on the 1992 Rostock Pogrom which accompanied the first slashing of Asylum rights, and, Death in Cell #5/Tod in Zelle Nr.5, about the Burning death of Oury Jalloh “
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
The Move Organization and International Concerned Family and Friends Statement On The Current Situation At Hand With Mumia
MUMIA’S LIFE IN DANGER: FROM ICFFMAJ AND MOVE
This government has been trying to murder Mumia for 34 years. The power of this movement stopped his execution in 1995 and 1999, and got him off of death row. Now they’re deliberately trying to murder him through medical neglect and intentional torture. This situation is urgent and couldn’t be more serious. Mumia is currently in a wheelchair, two days ago he couldn’t stand up, his speech is slurred, and he can barely hold a bottle of water. This isn’t just medical neglect, this is a continuation of the premeditated murder that was set in place when Mumia was shot in the chest, was rammed headfirst into a steel pole, and was then railroaded through the courts and onto death row. Just two months ago Phil Africa died under similar suspicious circumstances. We have absolutely no time to waste.
People must treat this as if Mumia’s death warrant has been signed and the execution date is tomorrow, because that’s their intention. They have absolutely no intention of freeing Mumia, and they have no interest in letting him live a long life in prison continuing to be an example of resistance for the world. They want Mumia dead, and if they can do it by medical neglect they will. The only reason Mumia wasn’t executed in 1995, the only reason he was moved off of death row is because the pressure for justice for Mumia was too strong. The only way Mumia is going to live through this attack on his life is if all people step up and immediately demand healthier diet for Mumia and the ability to have outside medical care. We aren’t asking for anything here that hasn’t been done in Pennsylvania prisons before. There are diets in place for people dealing with health problems and they aren’t even giving him that. Since he was prematurely taken from the hospital and put back in the prison where these problems started his blood sugar levels have been rising because they are only giving him foods like pasta that are dangerous with diabetes.
*English version below
Klaus Rösler, Direktor der Abteilung “Einsatzangelegenheiten -‐ Operations Division” von Frontex, wird am 25.02.2015 auf dem internationalen Polizeikongress in Berlin über europäische Grenzkontrollen und die Herausforderung Mittelmeer sprechen. Das nehmen wir zum Anlass um gegen die aggressive und menschenverachtete Politik zu demonstrieren, die Frontex im Namen der Europäischen Union im Mittelmeer durchsetzt.
Nach Ende der italienischen Marineoperation Mare Nostrum, die mehr als 120.000 Menschen das Leben rettete, und zu Beginn der Frontex-‐Operation Triton forderte Klaus Rösler das italienische Innenministerium, die Marine und die Küstenwache Italiens auf, die aktuelle Praxis der Seenotrettung von Bootsflüchtlingen einzustellen. Klaus Rösler hat von höchster Stelle der EU-‐Grenzschutzagentur unmissverständlich dazu aufgerufen, Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen in Seenot massenhaft sterben zu lassen. Bereits seit der Gründung vor 10 Jahren steht Frontex für eine aggressive Abschreckungspolitik. In der aktuellen Zuspitzung im zentralen Mittelmeer will Frontex durchsetzen, dass die 25 Schiffe und 9 Flugzeuge der Operation Triton nur innerhalb der 30-‐Meilen-‐Zone vor der italienischen Küste eingesetzt werden. Ausdrückliches Ziel von Triton ist, die Zahl der Ankünfte an europäischen Küsten zu reduzieren und Bootsflüchtlinge abzuschrecken.
Darüber hinaus ist es der pure Hohn, wenn ausgerechnet Frontex Anfang Januar 2015 den „Schleusern“ eine “neue Dimension der Grausamkeit” vorwirft, weil bei mehreren sogenannten „Geisterschiffen“ die Crew verschwand, um ihrer Kriminalisierung zu entgehen.
Zweifellos agieren skrupellose Geschäftemacher im lukrativen Handel mit der Flucht übers Mittelmeer, doch klar ist: das Geschäft mit der illegalisierten Einreise und der tausendfache Tod auf See sind zu allererst Konsequenzen des EU-‐Grenzregimes. Beides könnte morgen Geschichte sein, wenn Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen sich gewöhnliche Fähr-‐ und Flugtickets kaufen und damit so sicher und kostengünstig wie Touristen reisen könnten. Solange diese Bewegungsfreiheit für alle nicht durchgesetzt ist, kann das Sterben auf dem Meer nur verhindert werden, wenn weiter überall, auch vor der libyschen Küste, Menschen in Seenot sofort gerettet werden.
Wir fordern die sofortige Zurücknahme der mörderischen Frontex-‐Anordnung! Stoppen wir diese unmenschliche Politik, verteidigen wir die Rechte der Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen!
Hey krimineller Diktator! – Über 350 Demonstrant_innen haben am 14.02.2015 in Berlin gemeinsam mit den Refugees vom Weißekreuzplatz Hannover vor der sudanesischen Botschaft gegen die Zusammenarbeit der deutschen und der sudanesischen Regierung protestiert. Sudanes_innen und Unterstützer_innen aus ganz Niedersachsen waren dazu mit zwei voll besetzten Bussen angereist. Nachträgliche Auflagen der Polizei untersagten die Abschlusskundgebung direkt vor dem Botschaftsgebäude, das mit einem hohen Polizeiaufgebot abgeriegelt wurde. Die Kundgebung musste auf der anderen Straßenseite etwa 15 Meter entfernt durchgeführt werden, von wo aus die Refugees ein Ende der Diktatur Omar Al-Bashirs forderten.
Für aktuelle infos zur Situation in Sudan und zur Kooperationen des dortigen Regimes mit europäischen Ländern: http://seesudan.wordpress.com/