News of Berlin Refugee Movement – from inside

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


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Invitation to join and support the Refugee School and University Strike

SCHOOL- AND UNIVERSITY STRIKE against racism

School- and University strike against racism

JOIN THE REFUGEE SCHOOL- AND UNIVERSITY STRIKE:
BERLIN: Thursday the 19th of November at 11:00 //Potsdamer Platz

# eine Zusammenfassung auf Deutsch findet ihr weiter unten
# un résumé en français peut être trouvé ci-dessous

Dearest friends,

on thursday the 19th of November at 11am at Potsdamer Platz, we will realize the fourth Refugee School and University strike against racism and for fundamental rights for everybody.

This message is an invitation for you: Be part of the strike and give your political demands visibility and a strong voice on the streets of Berlin. It would be wonderful if you could join the strike and if you feel like supporting the strike and it’s demands besides your overall valuable participation, there are many ways to do so, like for example: Continue reading


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Mumia Abu-Jamal on Oury Jalloh in 2007

Death in Cell # 5 [Column written 03/04/07] © 2007 Mumia Abu-Jamal
A Sierra Leonean refugee named Oury Jalloh burned to death in Cell No. 5 in the city of Dessau, Germany.
The Date: January 7, 2005.
Police at the station have called it a simple case of suicide.
His friends and fellows have raised serious and disturbing questions, such as: how do you tie your hands and feet, and burn yourself to death?
Since that day to this, friends of Jalloh and anti-racist organizers havebeen trying to build a movement against racist violence, perpetrated by the State often, especially against African refugees like Oury Jalloh. Jalloh what 21 years old.
His case has raised did of similar incidents, of clashes between Black immigrants, and the German police. Like that of Dominique Kuomadio, another African refugee, who shot and killed what by German police on April 14, 2006.
When the German General Public Prosecutor given what the case, the conclusion that all but pre-ordained: self-defense.
Anti-racist Germans and refugee support groups there have organized to demand and fund corpse at x-ray of Oury Jalloh’s. This x-ray found he did suffered a broken nose, and serious trauma to his middle ear.
Earlier requests for search on examination were turned down by the State Prosecutor who said it was not necessary.
And while the cops who murdered may’ve-burned to death-a Black immigrant in a holding cell, to face almost certain impunity, activists who have spoken out against the cops are being sued for libel and defamation now.
Remember Oury Jalloh!
For more information, please contact: www.thevoiceforum.org
– © 2007maj
Further information:

(German) https://initiativeouryjalloh.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/initiative-vor-gericht-27-11-2014-10-uhr-amtsgericht-dessau/

 


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Ljubljana calling! Call for international meeting, manifestation and solidarity action in Slovenia

International meeting Ljubljana

Transnational meeting in Ljubljana against the militarization of Slovenian borders

Fronta brez Meja, Anti-Racist Front Without Borders is organizing a manifestation in Ljubljana on Saturday 31 of October, 11am in Tovarna Rog, Trubarjeva 72 and calling everyone to participate in a transnational meeting and manifestation against the militarization of Slovenian borders and the attempts of the EU to break the movement of refugees and migrants.

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FREE HIKMET! Fight for Hikmet’s right to live in Germany

English Below

alle bleiben! uploaded a new video: “FREIHEIT und Bleiberecht für HIKMET

Am 09.10.2015 wurde unser Bruder und Freund Hikmet Prizreni verhaftet und ihm droht die Abschiebung!

Als Hikmet seinen Bruder Kefaet zu einem Amtsbesuch begleitete, bat ihn die Sachbearbeiterin kurz vor der Tür zu warten und verständigte insgeheim die Polizei. Hikmet wurde daraufhin wegen eines nichtigen Haftbefehls von den Polizeibeamten abgeführt. In einem Blitzverfahren wurde Hikmet dem Haftrichter vorgeführt , und befindet zur in Untersuchungshaft.

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 !!!!

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Start of the Basketball Beats Community Season (U12 / U14)

Kreuzberg basketball beats

Kreuzberg basketball beats

The season begins this weekend and it should be rather interesting.
We have some good teams and dedicated coaches
. This Sunday the 20th we have two home games. U 12 game starts at 10, the u 14 game starts at 12

We plan to take a group  photo after the u 14 game
Come a be a apart of the kreuzberg Basketball Beats community photo
. We plan to take the photo around 1:30 pm after the games.

Come early and cheer loud on the Beats – Bring the family and friends

Kreuzberg Basketball Beats

address: Manteuffelstraße 79 (Berlin-Kreuzberg)
subway: Görlitzer Bahnhof or the 29 bus


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Solidarität muss politisch werden! Solidarity must become political!

Tiergarten13Social Center 4all. This is a good name and a good project and we hope the eviction of the occupation at Englische Straße 20 today doesn’t discourage people to continue trying to find alternative spaces for the thousands of refugees arriving in Germany. It is not only a question of sleeping places, which are absolutely necessary. It is also a question of finding a places where people can self-organize spaces, where projects can be developed, where new communities can be built.

We welcome and support initiatives which take in to consideration that people need more than charity. Today we stood by the occupation for the time it lasted imagining how a women space could function there. How many refugee women we would be able to invite, what kind of activities would we be able to do together. Since the eviction of the Ohlauer School, not to have our own space has been a huge obstacle to our work. And there we were, in front of a house, whose owner doesn’t use, but refuses to let us use. This logic only makes sense in a completely bizarre system, such as capitalism, where greed substitutes reason.

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Open Letter to those who are governing Western countries (by Emmanuel Mbolela)

Emmanuel Mbolela Open Letter

Emmanuel Mbolela Open Letter to the governers of the western world

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.

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How to support the Refugee Conference (August 21th – 23th, 2015) in Hanover? / Wie kann ich die Refugee-Konferenz in Hannover (21. – 23.8.2015) unterstützen?

RefugeeKonferenz

 

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We hope that this will answer all your questions concerning the Refugee Conference in two weeks in Hanover! If you have any questions, information or feedback, write a mail to refugeecamph@riseup.net !

Final information for everybody interested in participating in Refugee Conference 2015:

1.) Questions to the participants and review of the situation

2.) Important information / Preparation

3.) Timetable

 

1.) Please let us know, how many people are coming from your city, if possible, before August, 14th. In your announcement, please also let us know, what kind of sleeping facilities you prefer (single-rooms or if a big room is possible, too), if you bring kids with you (for the calculation of the child care needed) and what languages you can speak/understand.

Review of the situation concerning…

…translators: Up to now we have translators to Arabic, to French, to Portuguese, to Farsi and to some other languages, each to English or German. If you can bring any translators of yourself, feel free!

…sleeping places: We can offer a limited number of single apartments for families/women and a larger number of group-facilities.

Nevertheless, if you have any contacts to people in Hanover, also ask them for possibilities to sleep. Please bring sleeping bags and camping mats with you!

…child care: Child care is organised by a qualified group of social workers and is available during all meeting-times.

…food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared at Kornstraße.

2.) Important information / Preparation

– Arrival is possible on friday starting at 2pm, we recommend to arrive before 6 pm 18.00, as at 7pm the first meeting will take place (see timetable below).

IMPORTANT: If you have any problems during your journey (e.g. with residential obligation (so called “Residenzpflicht”), racial profiling or other police controls), we have a lawyer to provide legal support. We will soon send around an emergency number.

– On friday we plan to start the conference with an introduction of participants. If you want, please prepare a short introduction (app. 10 minutes) for your your group/city.

– We plan to arrange an info point to collect information of all cities and organisations participating. If you have any info material, flyers,… please bring them with you (maybe 100-200 copies).

– A large part of saturday´s program will be used for workshops. You can see the different topics planned in the timetable below. If you have any interest to plan, prepare and moderate a workshop for one topic, please let us know! The only topics that are already assigned are “Preventing deportations” and “Women Space”.

3.) Timetable

Friday:

– Starting at 2pm: Arrival at Kornstraße possible / Registration at the Info Point

– 6pm: Dinner

– 7pm: Presentation/introduction of the different groups

– app. 9pm: Concert of S.P. Music, band of Refugee Protest Camp Hanover, and other musicians

Saturday:

– Starting at 8.30am: Breakfast in UJZ Korn.

– 10am-10.30am: Presentation of the different groups (summary of friday for all newcomers)

– 10.30-11.15: Rex Osa (tbc) on „Refugee Rights“

– 11.15pm-12.00: „The Importance of self-organisation of Refugee Women“

Introduction of different organisations: „The Crocodile – Refugee Women against FGM“, „Women in exile“,…

– 12 – 1pm: Sebastian Rose from „Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen“ on „Legal conditions of Refugees (Dublin, right to stay,…) in the context of the new asylum law“

– 1pm-2pm: Mona Balsters from „Refugee Bureau Kargah“ on „Problems and possibilities of refugees in their legal situation“

– 2pm-3pm: Lunch break

– 3pm-7pm: Workshop period //

Different topics of the workshops:

– Dublin (in the context of the new asylum law restrictions)

– deportations (Dublin and home country)

– situation in the home countries

– women space

– human beings or papers?: basis of existence of undocumented migrants

in germany

– police violence (a.) Frontex, b.) police in germany

– (permission to) work: perspective of people during waiting period

Sunday:

– Starting at 8.30am: Breakfast in UJZ Korn

– 10am-2pm: Presentation to the plenary of the conclusions/strategies/results of the workshops (each max. 30 minutes)

– 2pm-3pm: Lunch break

– 3pm-app. 5pm: Final plenary: summary, conclusion, feedback, how to go on.

– 5pm: Departure

http://refugeeconference.blogsport.de/

https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeConference2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/1644529115759523/

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State of emergency in Lageso in Moabit

Hundred of refugees wait in Turmstraße (Moabit) for their permission documents to an accommodation place. The people are told to do not leave the waiting queue – they must stay there all the time, including their children. Water and food supply is low, it lacks water bottles (there is only one water tap while temperatures rise to 40 degrees today), umbrellas and stuff for shade, also snacks like fruits. What is more, there is need of people who feel able to coordinate actions and supply.

 

More details:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/moabithilft/permalink/698556086956175/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/moabithilft/

http://www.rbb-online.de/politik/thema/fluechtlinge/berlin/lageso-ehemaliges-krankenhausgelaende-nutzung.html

 

Who wants to donate to the initiative “Moabit hilft” (Moabit helps) which is present right now, can find information here:

http://moabit-hilft.com/partner-links-infos

Twitter hashtag: #lageso

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Am Berliner Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales (Lageso) in der Turmstraße (Moabit) gibt es gegenwärtig einen Notstand: Dort warten seit Tagen hunderte Refugees in der prallen Sonne auf Wartenummern/Papiere/Unterkunft/? und das #Lageso kriegt es nicht hin, eine vernünftige Wasser- oder Lebensmittelversorgung aufrecht zu erhalten, von Schattenplätzen ganz zu schweigen. Dazu wird den Leuten, sie sollen die Warteschlange auch mit ihren Kindern nicht verlassen.

Heute sind es 40 Grad, es fehlen laut Leuten vor Ort neben Wasser in Flaschen, auch Getränkebehälter (es gibt nur 1 Wasserhahn), Schattenspender (Sonnen oder Regenschirme, Sonnensegel etc.) und Obst/Snacks. Und mehr Leute, die dort koordinieren.

Genaueres hier:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/moabithilft/permalink/698556086956175/

und hier: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moabithilft/

http://www.rbb-online.de/politik/thema/fluechtlinge/berlin/lageso-ehemaliges-krankenhausgelaende-nutzung.html

 

Wer Geld über hat kann Moabithilft unterstützen, die sind auch vor Ort: http://moabit-hilft.com/partner-links-infos

Twitter-Hashtag: #lageso

 

Weitere Einschätzungen und Details durch den Flüchtlingsrat Berlin und Asyl in der Kirche:

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exhibition / exposition / Ausstellung – 16.7. – 25.7.

Open every day 9am – 9pm / ouvert chaque jour 9 – 21 heures / Öffungszeiten jeden Tag 9-21 Uhr
for free – Eintritt frei- gratuit

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WE WILL RISE كُلّه ما تَمامْ
Exhibition and Archive in Progress / Ausstellung und Archiv im Prozess / Exposition et archives en cours
المعرض‭ ‬والأرشيف‭ ‬لحركة‭ ‬احتجاجات‭ ‬الاجئين‭ – ‬العمل‭ ‬مستمر
16 – 25 july 2015
RLS Tent / RLS-Zelt / la tente RLS, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, Ostbahnhof
Contact / Kontakt / Contact / للاتصال : wwr@riseup.net

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WE WILL RISE gives a space for reflection for the people of the refugee movement aswell as an exchange with people who are not (yet) part of the movement. It is a growing exhibition and archive. It focusses especially on the time since the tent actions and the protest march from Würzburg to Berlin, the protest camp on Oranienplatz and the squatting of Ohlauer school. It has the aim to make history visible and accessible and to use it for the present and the future. The exhibition and archive is just a beginning. It can only grow if you take part in it and add what is important to you. We want to struggle together with you for a permanent place for this work.

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