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


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Liquid Union Channels Projekt

Building an Alternative Society by "iiaom" identity, "rcoin" money, "comcom" ownership, and "liquid unions" distribution

Liquid Unions platform – Legal Frames For Authentic Distribution Of Money!

Das Grenzöffnungs-Projekt – Selbstproduzierte Medien als Teil vom Flüssiger Verein Kanäle Projekt (Liquid Union Channels Projekt)

Erez, the  inventor of this project will soon have to leave Germany on 18th of  December,  so we want to meet before to take concrete steps and discuss the potentiality of the project. The meetings (or several) should be as soon as possible. If you are interested please contact via Twitter: Erez@namzezam, or contact him via this page or subscribe: http://liquid-unions.wikidot.com/

http://liquid-unions.wikidot.com/we-are-now-preparing-our-own-self-produce-media-produced-in (unvollständige Übersetzung)
Wir arbeiten jetzt an unseren eigenen selbstproduzierten Medien (bestehend aus Schlussfolgerungen, Interpretationen, Berichten und persönlichen Mitteilungen), in guter Qualität produziert und in einer anpassbaren Plattform, von unten nach oben in einer fairen und authentischen Form entwickelt, und kommen dadurch gleichzeitig mit vielen verschiedenen Gruppen zusammen, liefern und empfangen Nachrichten von Migrant*innen in ganz Europa. Continue reading


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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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We are born free! Reflection and empowerment hour

Workshop by Bino Byansi Byakuleka, Sharon Otoo & Florian Fischer

Friday, December 4th 2015, 17:00 – 21:00

Venue: w_orten & meer, Hasenheide 73, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg (U7 Südstern)

We are born free Bino Byansi Byakuleka

Reflection and empowerment hour

If you are involved in any kind of refugee (self-) organization, supporter structures or charity organizations we would like to invite you to our empowerment workshop.

There is a lot to be done and the current situation of refugees in Germany and Europe requires us to rethink political strategies and use the power we have appropriately.
The current wave of welcoming culture is very important in order to show alternatives to the racist hatred that is getting stronger each day. At the same time this wave comes exactly at the time when our refugee movement has become very weak to almost not-existing anymore. The so-called civil society chooses to be in the helping position instead of supporting self organized refugee resistance. This is a step back, it puts us back to being the helped supposedly passive object while the helpers are becoming a new lobby. Continue reading


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protocol #9 – forming a ‘lager mobilisation network’ in berlin

 

Lager mobilisation

lager mobilisation network Berlin

this is our 9th protocol to form a “lager mobilisation network” in berlin. again, around 25 people were there – thanks to u all. please add, correct and criticize in the comment section.

next meeting tuesday/dienstag, 10th november 2015, 7pm / 19 uhr
at migrationsrats office adress: oranienstr. 34, 10999 berlin-kreuzberg right backyard, 2nd floor please ring the bell, if the door is closed, next to u-station kottbusser tor


protocol #9 – forming a ‘lager mobilisation network’ in berlin

1. introduction of the network for our new freedom fighters
2. reports
3. women in the lagers + lager buisness-report
4. demo of the so-called refugees
5. what to do in emergency cases (mass deportations are to expected)?
6. redistribution of donations
7. organizing a legal work shop for us and how to spread it further in the lagers?
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The Refugee Conference

Our three days long refugee conference came to an end. The most important aspect of this conference was that from beginning to end, all its planning and organization were all under the initiative of refugees. Compared to our previous conference, the number of refugees in the total number of participants was significantly higher. However the number of participants of the conference in general was lower than what we expected. Many speakers also asked “why the participation to the conference is low”.

Already one of the aims of our conference was our movement to pull itself together, breathe and gain dynamism again. In fact the low attendance to the conference is not a thing that cannot be understood. The state wants to suppress our movement. Yet they could not manage to completely liquidate our movement however by dividing our power, they made it a bit disorganized.

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