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International Conference on Migration, Irregularisation and Activism: Challenging Contemporary Border Regimes, Racism and Subordination
Call for Papers
15-16 of June 2016, Malmö, Sweden www.mia-conference.se
Deadline for abstracts extended to 15th of February!
In the current era of increasing securitisation of border controls and restrictive asylum and migration politics, the journey to and within the EU is a life-threatening endeavour that has taken uncountable numbers of lives over the last decades. The bordering processes are not limited to the crossing of nation-state borders but also operate in everyday lives inside and across borders. Through processes of exclusion as well as processes of subordinated and differentiated inclusion, borders permeate all aspects of the welfare state, the labour market, and everyday lives. At the same time, there are numerous struggles by migrants who in different ways contest border regimes and racialised practices of policing., These developments are taking place in a context of hyper-polarisation of political reactions. Racist and fascist discourses feed into ideas of fear and emergency, parallel with a renewed growth of humanitarian and activist responses aimed at resisting migration control and challenging these discourses. Continue reading
Declaration by International Coalition of Undocumented, #Migrants, #Refugees and #Asylum Seekers (CISPM)
Final Declaration of the International Days of Rome (Italy) – 13th to 16th of November
The international days of meetings and actions organized in Rome from the 13th to the 16th of November by the International Coalition of Undocumented, Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CISPM) have seen the participation of representative from different collectives of France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Germany, Tunisia, Nederlands, Poland and Italy.
These days took place in a context in which Europe has chosen to deal with this economic and social crisis by accentuating austerity policies imposed by the European Central Bank and discriminatory measures and fear mongering politics of the European Union and its member countries towards Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-seekers (Dublin III, the different bilateral agreements and other anti-migrants measures).
We are among those who believe that these policies are not at all “solutions”, neither for the economy in crisis, nor in the daily life itself in all its complexity, even when everything is done to speed up privatization, liberalization markets, dissolution of the labor code, operation and relocation of workers, eradication of public service, and ultimately enriching the richest! From our side, we cannot accept that our situation of Migrants is exploited for electoral purposes, especially when our lives are spent in the calculation of loss and profits of a selfish world in organized bankruptcy.
We are convinced that the unique cure to point the political responsabilities of so many injustices and inequalities, is the unity among migrants, workers, precarious, undocumented migrants, refugees, students, unemployed, asylum seekers and each victim of the crisis… and because the war among poors or exploited only is useful to those who exploit, here in Europe or anywhere else.
Solutions4all! Conference 15.8.-17.8 in Berlin/Mehringhof/Gneisenaustr. 2a
COME TOGETHER – RIGHT NOW!
We see this weekend as one first step to develope common strategies in a growing movement.
We invite you to take part in all three days to make a process possible!
Friday 15th, 6 pm – 11 pm
GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
Saturday 16th, 10 am – 9 pm
FIND COMMON STRATEGIES
Sunday 17th, 10 am – 6 pm
find the proposed agenda here
The meeting will be in english and there will be translation into french, farsi, urdu, arabic, turkish, german…
more infos: www.myrightisyourright.wordpress.com