Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Stop deportation - Abolish the Dublin System! Freedom of movement for all!

Invitation: Refugee Black Box SOLIDARITY in Munich on 19.08.2017
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4382/
Demonstration
Stop deportations“ Abolish the Dublin System! Freedom of movement for all!
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4381/
When
Sarturday: 19.08.2017 at 1pm
Where
Demonstration: Meeting point at 1pm - 4pm in Munich Central Train Station, Germany
"Organizers: Sierra Leone United Association in Germany:
We want to protest together against deportations and the Dublin-system.
They destroy human dignity. In the German asylum system and the Dublin-System there is no freedom of movement. People are prisoners without freedom. This life destroys the mental health of the people and leads them into prostitution and criminal act."
Demonstration: „Stop deportations! Abolish the Dublin system! Freedom of movement for all!“
Start: 1 pm at Central Train Station in München
Workshops:
Start: 7 pm (place will be communicated later)
How to prepare my own interview? (Arrival Aid)
Informations about the Asylum system in Bavaria
Gettogther Party:
Start: 10 pm (Arabellapark, address will be communicated later)
Mixed-Music from Turn Tables: Bigger Rizer DJ&Musics-Performance / Music-Performance by Maligie Kappay / DJ Tims / DJ Salman / Sierra Leone cultural dance
Sprache des Events: English / German translation possible / more translations has to be requested before // Englisch / Deutsch ist möglich / andere Sprachen müssen vorher angefragt werden
Zielgruppe: all people who are interested and who are in solidarity / alle interessierten und solidarischen Menschen
End of Call
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Refugee Black Box SOLIDARITY in Munich on 19.08.2017
Refugee protest against deportations and for the abolition of Dublin deportations in public interest and for security!! - We want to protest together against deportations and the Dublin-system!
Refugee BLACK BOX Activists invited in Munich on 19.08.2017
Bavaria - Refugee Migrants Political Community Movement
Refugee Resistance and Protest Against Deportation for the Dignity of humans and for our Security in Germany.
We want to protest together against deportations and the Dublin-System.
“They destroy human dignity. In the German asylum system and the Dublin-System there is no freedom of movement. People are prisoners without freedom. This life destroys the mental health of the people and leads them into prostitution and criminal act." by Organizers of
Sierra Leone United Association in Germany and in the support with activists of Sierra Leone Refugee Community in Bavaria with The VOICE Refugee Forum Network Thueringen, Berlin and Bavaria @Solidarity#RefugeeBlackBox
We joined the Organizers of Sierra Leone United Association in Germany's demand to stop deportations and abolish the Dublin System: “Freedom of movement for all!"
We are resisting the injustice of deportation. We are collectively criminalized as refugees to become the crimes of deportation regimes in Europe because being a refugee is already a crime. We are criminalized to be deported before they know our names in forced return deportation.
We are demanding for immediate protection of refugee in freedom and for all rights to freedom of movement:
Stop Deportation and Stop Dublin Deportation Policies!
Fight against colonial Injustice!
Break Deportation for Freedom of Movement.
Our freedom is a movement.
Use your rights to freedom of movement!
Our democracy now!
All activists that are against deportation are invited to support our protest against Deportations for public interest and security!!
Demonstration Against Deportations on 19.08.2017 at 1pm - 4pm
in Munich Central Train Station, Germany
Later: Workshops with activists and participants of Refugee-Migrants Political Community Movement Activism Germany
Organizers: Sierra Leone United Association in Germany
All activists that are against deportation are invited to support our protest against Deportations for public interest and security!!
Stop deportations! Abolish the Dublin System! Freedom of movement for all!
http:thevoiceforum.org
https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeBlackBox/
Solidarity#ReefugeeBlackBlock
#RefugeeBlackBox

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Trump’s Muslim Ban Spurs Strong Resistance: Thousands at Airport Protests

Thousands from New York City to Seattle went on January 28 to the nation’s major airports to protest President Donald’s Trump’s order banning for 120 days Muslim immigrants and refugees from seven nations, an order issued that same day. The protests, initiated by immigrant rights groups through social media, took place not only at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York—where it grew to several thousand—but also at Dulles in Washington, D.C., O’Hare in Chicago, and at the Los Angeles and San Francisco airports. The protests of the Muslim ban were only the latest of almost daily protests against Trumps policies around the country, the largest of which was the January 21 women’s march on Washington, D.C. that involved about four million in the United States. In New York City, where I joined the demonstration, some 5,000 protestors rallied at Terminal 4, in the parking structure, along the parking lot, in the walkways, and finally blocking the streets and stopping airport traffic. At one point the Port Authority, a joint New York-New Jersey agency, stopped Airtrain Service to prevent more demonstrators from arriving, but Andrew Cuomo, Democratic Party governor ordered service restored and protestors continued to arrive. In Seattle protestors marched into one terminal’s ticketing area. Demonstrators in New York chanted, “No Hate, No Fear, Immigrants are Welcome Here,” and held many handmade signs with slogans such as “Let Them In,” which was also a chant. When police appeared in riot gear to remove people blocking an entrance to Terminal 4 and then the roadway, the chant of the peaceful protestors became, “Why you wearing riot gear? We don’t see no riot here.” The protest had the flavor of the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011. People used the “human mic,” repeating together an announcement or proposal to make themselves heard. Some supporters brought dozens of pizzas to the march and distributed them, as others brought bags of food, bananas, granola bars, and also hand warmers. Most of the demonstrators had traveled at least an hour each way by bus, subway, and Airtrain to get to the protest in cold winter weather. The crowd in New York was made up mostly of young white men and women, though being New York there were immigrants from all over the world among them, and a number of Muslims, some of the women in hijabs. A number of women were wearing the pink “pussy hats” from the earlier women’s protests against Trump. As the size of the crowd grew after 1:00 p.m., with at least two organized protests at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., the throngs became more militant, moving into the streets in defiance of police who everywhere seemed to behave with restraint. At one point the crowd of protestors, some from Jewish organizations, such as Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), some of whom carried pro-Muslim signs, chanted, “Never again! Never again!” The obvious meaning was that neither Jews nor Muslims should ever again face a holocaust again. The chant was taken up by all of the protestors. Those arriving at the airport on incoming or leaving on outbound flights found themselves awash in a sea of protestors chanting, “No ban, no registry, fuck white supremacy.” A few older white men hollered the usual, “Get a job,” but some Muslim Americans arriving with their suitcases joined the demonstration as protestors greeted them with “Welcome home!” News that the American Civil Liberties Union had won a partial suspension of Trump’s ban swept through the crowd at some point as did information about further protests planned for the following day. The resistance to Trump is growing, creating tens of thousands of new activists who are being radicalized by the protests and now see themselves as part of a national movement. While we are not there yet, we are heading towards a social protest movement that could reach the enormous proportions of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s. Dan La Botz, January 29, 2017 P.S. * http://newpol.org/content/trump’s-muslim-ban-spurs-strong-resistance-thousands-airport-protests

Friday, May 27, 2016

The calculated and monitored dying in the Central Mediterranean

WatchTheMed Alarm Phone Statement in light of the current situation in the Mediterranean Sea and yesterday’s events:
The EU and Death at Sea: The calculated and monitored dying in the Central Mediterranean

Yesterday, on Thursday the 26th of May, it took more than four hours for rescue vessels to arrive. Four hours of worrying and of attempts to support the anxious people on board of an overcrowded wooden boat. In a SOS call at 6.21am, our WatchTheMed Alarm Phone shift team passed on the GPS coordinates to the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Rome. Shortly before, an emergency call had reached us via a satellite phone. The caller informed us about two boats carrying 500 people each, among them many Syrian and Iraqi refugees. At 10.31am, rescue finally approached but an hour earlier, the second boat had already capsized, within eyeshot. So far it is unclear how many people drowned or disappeared. MRCC Rome reported in their daily statement about one capsized boat and 96 survivors. Fatalities were not mentioned. However, the private rescue boat Sea-Watch, which arrived at the site of distress in the early afternoon, had to recover bodies of drowned people.

Calculated Dying
Over the past three days, and once again, thousands of refugees and migrants left the Libyan shores on overcrowded boats and moved toward Sicily: About 2600 people on Tuesday, 3000 on Wednesday and 4000 yesterday, Thursday. Nobody can still claim to be surprised, least of all those responsible for EU migration policies. But they refuse to abolish the deadly visa regime and to open up legal and safe routes. To
the contrary: the Balkan route which migration movements had struggled to open up last summer, was violently closed down. Among yesterday’s victims in the Central Mediterranean Sea are now again Syrian and Iraqi refugees. As a result of the closure of the Balkanroute and the inhumane EU-Turkey deal, refugees who arrive in Greece are being imprisoned on the Greek islands with the threat of being deported back to Turkey, while those on the Greek mainland are left without any perspective of leaving the country soon. These political changes force refugees onto the much more dangerous route via Libya.

Monitored Dying
For nearly one year now, the military operation EUNVFOR MED/Sophia seeks to monitor the Central Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and Italy. Its central mandate is the combating of the so-called smuggling networks. These ‘smuggler-hunters’ are equipped with all sorts of high-tech, the zone off the coast of Libya is amongst the best monitored maritime spaces of the world. How difficult could it be to send a small
surveillance aircraft hourly along this well-known migration route in order to locate and immediately rescue refugee boats? Instead, and again and again, Italian coastguards, private initiatives and NGOs are those
who prevent even worse disasters from occurring at sea. And when they then transport survivors to Sicily, capacities are simply lacking which means that situations as experienced yesterday occur, situations that
are apparently wanted by the responsible authorities: the dying at sea continues. And as long as it is possible, disasters are being concealed, suppressed or played down in order to avoid renewed public outcries.
We do cry out, once more and time and again about the border deaths of the past 20 years, and about yesterday’s deaths. If only there were legal and safe migration routes, nobody would have to die at sea. The
dying at sea is not a natural catastrophe and also no accident. It is, in fact, the calculated outcome of the EU border and visa regime. The dying at sea is human-made and already tomorrow, through the opening of
borders and free access to ferries, it could fade into history as a dark chapter.

The long summer of migration in the Balkans has demonstrated that once borders are open, there are no ‘smugglers’ anymore. One pays high sums and takes dangerous paths only when one is forced to do so by Frontex and co.

A world without borders is possible and both Frontex and the ‘smugglers’ would then have disappeared.
In this sense, we say: Ferries not Frontex

WatchTheMed Alarm Phone (27.05.2016)
Contact: wtm-alarm-phone(at)antira.info

Monday, May 09, 2016

Protest in Solidarity with Dr. Maqsud Aghayev in Jena and Apolda (East Germany)


Break Deportation Protest in Solidarity with Dr. Maqsud Aghayev in Jena and ApoldaBreak Deportation Protest in Solidarity with Dr. Maqsud Aghayev in Jena and Apolda.
The Centre of our political resistance and solidarity cannot hold if we are not able to defend our activists in the community.
Information event and discussion in Jena Haus Auf der Mauer: 13.05.2016 at 5pm
We are inviting you to our Information event and discussion on the criminalization and impending Court hearing of Dr. Maqsud which will take place on the 13.05.2016 at 5pm in Jena
Place: Das Internationalen Centrum - Haus auf der Mauer
im Zentrum von Jena (Johannesplatz 26)
Court hearing on Dr. Maqsud Aghayev case in the Amtsgericht Apolda,
Jenaer Str. 8, 99510 Apolda
Date: On the 18.05.2016
Audio Report on Maqsud by Miloud Cherif on Radio Reboot FM.
https://soundcloud.com/user-219894783/dr-maqsud-audio
We are wanting to inform you all that Dr. Maqsud Aghayev, a long time activist of The VOICE Refugee Forum and The Caravan for the rights of Refugees and Migrants in Apolda – Thueringen, is calling for everyone's contribution to support his statement on his continuous criminalisation.
Since he was transferred in 2010 from Katzhütte to Apolda he has been treated by Foreign office of Apolda as persona non grata and as public enemy by the foreign office of Apolda.
There is no doubt that he is being intimidated and humiliated for his refugee activism and engagements from his protest against the discrimination and racial profiling of refugees. Most especially in his successful struggles and campaigns to close down refugee isolated camps in Katzhütte and Apolda in Thueringen.
He did not commit any crime nor was he guilty of any abuse of human rights in his entire years of residence in Apolda. The ruthless dismissal of his regular stay permit looks like a humiliating act on the part of Apolda foreign office, meant to serve as a lesson and nothing else.
We need your support and participation in our planned political intervention by The VOICE Refugee Forum and the Break Deportation network to fight back in Solidarity with Dr. Maqsud and to expose the atrocities and abuses caused by the foreign authority against this maltreatments and the discrimination of refugees living there in general.
Please contribute to the mobilisation and call to denounce their criminalisation of the Apolda Foreign office for public interest and to support us in solidarity.
Break the deportation Culture – We demand unconditional rights to residence for Dr. Magsud without compromise! Fight racism, Stop Deportations and Against discrimination and Racial profiling.
We wish you all to power up, in solidarity.
The Centre of our political resistance and solidarity cannot hold if we are not able to defend our activists in the community.
See link to the Statement and Call for solidarity with Maqsud Aghayev and exposing the Foreign Office (Ausländerbehörde) Apolda, Thüringen:
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4148
Maqsud.A, Miloud L.C. and Osaren I.: The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

War against refugees in idomeni

Without more words, we share with you the photos, taken by A., a photographer and syrian refugee in Idomeni camp who is among the people to get mass-deported to Turkey. He asked us to share these photos with the people in Europe, to share the pain, and to understand which way is europe going.