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Protest against nightly deportation in Erfurt

Protest against deportation in Erfurt

Protest against deportation in Erfurt

Press Release 16.12.2015 the voice forum

german translation below

On the 16th December between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 20 people protested against yet another mass deportation from Thuring in Magdeburger Allee in Erfurt. Once again several families from Serbia and Croatia have been deported. The protesters started a sit-in in order to prevent the departure of a police vehicle, in which a family that was meant to be deported to Serbia was sitting.

The blockade failed because it was violently disbanded by the police.Therefore, the deportation could not be stopped, but the protesters voiced their critisism and their anger via banners and chants. In particular they demanded a right to stay for Romani people.

More than 90% of the refugees from the so-called „safe countries of origin“ in South-Eastern Europe belong to the minority of the Romani people. There they are heavily discriminated against, a fact that the German state does not recognize to be a valid reason to flee. Although their existence is threatened in these countries, they were yet again forcefully deported by the German police today. Continue reading


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Professor launches course for Calais ‘Jungle’ camp refugees

Fence with razor wire guarding French ferry terminal

Source: istock Fence with razor wire guarding French ferry terminal

Settlers will study course on ‘life stories’ led by University of East London academic

Refugees will study for a three-day accredited course on life stories,  was taught by a small team of academics in the camp  (4-6 December). It was be led by Corinne Squire, professor of social sciences and co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London.

For a fuller description of the project please click here

 


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Solidaritat öffnet die Grenzen‏ – Call for support für Idomeni!

Unterstützungs-Aufruf / Call for support:

„NoBorder-Train-Kitchen Idomeni” 3. Dezember 2015

Infotelephon: 0030 – 69466-50046

Refugee struggle at Idomeni

Struggle at Idomeni from rabble.org.uk

Liebe Freund_innen und Genoss_innen,

es ist mittlerweile gut 4 Wochen her, seit wir uns an Euch mit der Bitte um Eure Unterstützung gewendet hatten. Ursprünglich um nach Slovenien zu fahren – um dort gespendetes Material (Zelte,Decken,Schlafsäcke etc ) an geflüchtete Menschen zu verteilen und eine mobile VolXküche zu errichten.

Die Reaktion auf unseren Aufruf war überwältigend. Schon nach kurzer Zeit hatten wir soviel Material gespendet bekommen das die Sammelstellen
überquollen.

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Soli Konzert “Freiheit für Hikmet” ALLE BLEIBEN!

SO 36 — 22 Dezember 2015
Oranienstr. 190, 10999 Berlin

Free Hikmet Soli Konzert

September 2014, Oplatz Refugees Protest beim Bundesrat gegen Asylgesetzverschärfung

Unser Bruder und Freund Hikmet Prizreni wurde verhaftet und ihm droht die Abschiebung! In einem Blitzverfahren wurde Hikmet dem Haftrichter vorgeführt  und befindet sich zur zur Zeit in Untersuchungshaft. “Wir sind frei geboren! Jeder Mensch ist frei geboren und hat das Recht, sich frei zu bewegen. Hikmet hat das Recht zu leben, wo er will. Die Regierung muss Hikmet Rechte respektieren und ihn frei lassen.”  – Bino, human defender vom Oplatz
Da er lediglich in diesem Land geduldet ist, droht ihm nun die Abschiebung in den Kosovo. Ein Land, welches er nicht kennt und in dem er als Roma Diskriminierungen und Gewalt ausgesetzt ist. Hikmet, vielen auch bekannt als Künstler Prince-H, engagiert sich mit seiner Musik und Tatkraft und tritt auf kulturellen und menschenrechtlichen Veranstaltungen auf. Wir kennen ihn als humorvollen Querdenker, der zum friedlichen Miteinander, ohne Diskriminierung und Ausgrenzung anderer Kulturen aufruft!
Hinter jeder Abschiebung steckt auch immer ein Mensch! In diesem Fall ist es Hikmet Prizreni. Lassen Sie uns gemeinsam gegen die Abschiebung von Hikmet die Stimme erheben, und fordern daher FREIHEIT und Bleiberecht für HIKMET P. aka Prince-H !!!! Continue reading


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NoBorderKitchen Lesbos – Call for support!

No border kitchen- Call for support!

No border kitchen- Call for support!

Hi there,

NoBorderKitchen at Tsamakia, Mytilene, Lesbos urgently needs support with helping hands(priority no. 1)! Secondary also with money. By today the NBK-Crew will shrink to 4 persons, plus three persons recovering from problems with health an bringen close to a burn-out. They are on stand by. We expect some people to arrive, however we need at least 15 people to keep our kitchen running well. We are happy that we receive big support by the local autonomos movement, however a steady joining of the kitchencrew is also nescessary! Continue reading


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Mythos „sichere“ Herkunftsstaaten und Asylrechtsverschärfung

Roma Alle bleiben

Alle bleiben

8. Dezember 2015

Seminarzentrum Rost- und Silberlaube • Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem • U-Bahn Dahlem Dorf (U3)

17 Uhr Dokumentation der Recherchereise nach Serbien,
Mazedonien und Kosovo von „alle bleiben!“
18 Uhr Podiumsdiskussion

English und Srpski below

Im Rahmen der Asylrechtsverschärfungen vom 6. November 2014 und 15. Oktober 2015 wurden unter anderem die Staaten Serbien, Mazedonien, Bosnien und Herzegowina sowie Albanien, Kosovo, Montenegro als sogenannte „sichere“ Herkunftsstaaten eingestuft:

Staaten, in denen weder politische Verfolgung noch „unmenschliche oder erniedrigende Bestrafung und Behandlung stattfindet“ (Formulierung des deutschen Grundgesetzes)

Eine Recherchereise des Bündnisses „alle bleiben!“ zur Situation der Roma nach Mazedonien, Serbien und Kosovo hat noch einmal bestätigt, dass die Situation vor Ort nichts mit sog. „sicheren“ Herkunftsländern zu tun hat und eher etwas über die bestehende Haltung in Deutschland aussagt. Continue reading


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Speak out against deportation! People, please wake up!

Protest in Erfurt gegen Abschiebungen

Spontaneous demonstration in Erfurt as a reaction to night deportations, 25.11.2015

The Voice Refugee Forum Germany

german translation bellow

Speak out against deportation: People, please wake up!

For weeks, families and single people are deported and brought away. Amongst them were politically active people who have struggled against oppression. People are torn from their lives, losing friends and the little security they have in germany. People are deported back to the situation they were fleeing from. They are pushed back to war, racist discrimination, poverty, religious persecution, hunger and many more. All these are not single cases, but structurally organized crimes by the German government. It is a long tradition of pushbacks and chasing away and destroying of non-white people. It is more important than ever to know about it and to do something about it! Deportations are a racist practice, Germany destroys countries worldwide, so people flee here. Asylum is a human right and not a privilege. There must be an unconditional right to stay for all people.

Get into the Lager for Refugees, make contacts, get informed where to find Lager and support the people who are threatened with deportation!

Stop Deportation – regardless of country of origin!

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Arbeitskreis Kritische Soziale Arbeit – Stellungnahme zum Umgang mit Flucht, Migration und Rassismus

Stellungnahme des AKS (Arbeitskreis Kritische Soziale Arbeit) Berlin zum Umgang mit Flucht, Migration und Rassismus

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Stellungnahme des AKS (Arbeitskreis Kritische Soziale Arbeit) Berlin zum Umgang mit Flucht, Migration und Rassismus

Innerhalb der Zivilgesellschaft und in den Medien scheint es derzeit ein brennendes Thema zu geben: Geflüchtete Menschen alias ‚Flüchtlinge’. Diese Thematik wird insbesondere durch ein Paradoxon geprägt, das sich einerseits aus Angela Merkels ‚We can do it’ und ‚Willkommenskultur’ sowie andererseits aus rassistischen Übergriffen und massiven Gesetzesverschärfungen zusammensetzt. Dieses Paradoxon und damit einhergehende, unzumutbare Lebensumstände, denen geflüchtete Menschen (teilweise seit Jahrzehnten) ausgeliefert sind und an denen sich auf politischer Ebene höchsten zum Negativen etwas ändert, sehen wir als Anlass zu dieser Stellungnahme.

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Call for meeting on 9th December 2015 18:30 Hrs at Kloster Straße. 68 (Podewil)

my right is your right

International day against Racism 20th March 2016

Dear All,

‘’My Right is Your Right‘‘ is organizing a demonstration on Demonstration on ‘’International day against Racism’’. First demonstration we organized on 21st March 2015 where many peoples from different organizations/ Initiatives joined the demonstration. This year we will do the demonstration on 20th March 2016 (Because of Sunday).

All Theaters in Campaign decided to support the project ‘’Carnival Al-Ladji’in’’ which is started by self-organized Refugee Club Impulse-RCI. Basic idea of Carnival is to break the isolation in Refugee Homes and give the awareness of their rights. We want to give a strong sign with all our demands about the current situation of refugees and against the tightening of the asylum laws in Germany. We will use Art as a tool to fight against Racism and bring our problems in streets. On 20th March Refugees will also join the demonstration together with citizens.

To organize this demonstration we will meet on 9th December at 18:30Hrs in Podewil (Kloster Straße 68). Please join us to share your great ideas for demonstration. We will make different working groups so we could work as a good team and have good coordination for everything. Please spread this message around and invite, so we could reach to maximum peoples who are refugees, who work with Refugees / for Refugees.

#Solidarity with Refugees

Looking forward, Samee Ullah

Organizer / Coordinator

Refugee Club Impulse-RCI Wiclef Straße 32,
10551 Moabit, Berlin 015783604224 http://www.impulse-projekt.de


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No to even tighter laws! Yes to solidarity!

credit is due to Corasol

deutsch s.u. // francais en bas // shqip ja poshtë bellow

30.11 – 03.12. 2015:

Daily rally between 12 noon and 2pm Marschallbrücke/Willhelmstraße (U Friedrichstraße)

04.12.2015 1.30 pm Oranienplatz:

Demonstration: Against limitation of the right to asylum! For an open society!

Gegen Asylrechtsverschärfungen!

Against limitation of the right to asylum! Photo: Yusuf Beyazit

A new draft law for a renewed limitation of the right to asylum is going to be discussed in December. This draft includes plans for even more restrictive measures. The central element is the acceleration of asylum application procedures, which could then only take three weeks. Refugees who arrive in Germany without documents would be particularly affected. In addition, the law would not allow people whose applications had been approved to bring their families to Germany until they have been living here for two years. Moreover, a list of specially selected doctors would be drawn up in order to make it easier to carry out deportations. For many refugees this draft law will mean an end to their time in Germany and it doesn‘t have anything to do with “welcome culture” or humanity.

We demand a humane asylum process for everybody!
Freedom of movement is everybodys right!

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