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


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Torture and other Abuses: Turkey, the War in Syria, and the Role of Germany

“Turkish political prisoner and torture victim, in Germany now, faces life in prison if he returns to Turkey, but Germany considers him a terrorist not entitled to asylum based on a Turkish conviction related to torture — torture that bars Germany from deporting him.

Turgay Ulu Statement

Turgay Ulu

On the topic of torture the nation of Turkey could teach some gruesome techniques to ISIS, the terrorist movement executing a savage reign across Syria and beyond (reportedly with Turkish government support).

That reality of brutality in Turkey – another problematic American ally – is a fact known all too well by Turgay Ulu, a Turkish journalist who endured a 15-year imprisonment in Turkey, where he was tortured. During Ulu’s long imprisonment, Turkish authorities justified his conviction on their claim that they had evidence against him –- evidence authorities obtained from two other victims of torture.

“I was tortured with electroshocks,” Ulu said during an interview earlier this year in Berlin, Germany where he is a leading figure in a movement for refugee rights. Ulu’s long imprisonment in Turkey led many, including Amnesty International, to consider him a political prisoner. Ulu was released from a Turkish prison in 2011 and he immediately fled to Europe.”

read the whole article here:

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/12/01/torture-and-other-abuses-makes-turkey-american-as-apple-pie/


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Europe’s Deportation Machine – Human Rights Activists Monitor

freedom not frontexIn-depth reportage ZEIT ONLINE in English about the system of mass deportation of refugees in Germany and Europe.

ZEIT ONLINE report:
http://zeit.de/feature/refugees-in-germany-deportation-flights-laws

Interactive:
http://www.zeit.de/feature/deportation-refugees-flights-frontex

Thousands of refugees risk their lives getting to Europe each day. And
many of them won’t ultimately be allowed to stay. The EU has developed a
highly efficient deportation machinery, one which is highly professional
and kept out of the public eye. It works frighteningly well.


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Press Review : Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule – Kampf hinter verschlossenen Türen

Besetzte_Flüchtlingsschule_in_Berlin___Kampf_hinter_verschlossenen_Türen_-_taz_deAfter a lot of one sided articles about ohlauer school, in which they portrait people of school as criminals and those who are stealing the public money, finally we are happy to see a more neutral and in depth article in taz,.

Please check it out here, on taz.de. It’s in German.


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“Kerstin Breinig” journalist of RBB making propaganda about “Gerhart Hauptmann Schule”

At 14.10.2014 there was a conflict between District, Police and School which led to illegal entrance of more than hundred police forces into the school. “Kerstin Breinig” from RBB and ARD made a big propaganda out of it. Here we get deeper into the issue.

A team of RBB journalists was present at the school while the incident took place. They filmed what happened, made interviews with the police and stated the district officials only. When refugees asked them directly to let them have their voice as well, the TV team completely refused this. One journalist of RBB directly said that she wasn’t interested at all to hear the other side of the story. Which is true, as in their  report about the incident ( which is not accessible online anymore), you can not hear even one sentence or statement from the refugee’s side. This report contained a lot of propaganda aimed to criminalize the people living in the school.

Cursor_and_Erneute_Ausschreitungen_in_Gerhard-Hauptmann-Schule___rbb_Rundfunk_Berlin-BrandenburgThe report starts with: “Wie lange eigentlich noch?”, and continues with the statement of district that they will have no more tolerance against violence, and then informing of a violence case from a refugee against police in the school. They claim that this person injured 4 of 6 Continue reading