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Rechte und rassistische Strukturen in Staat und Gesellschaft bekämpfen!

Refugee strike in Berlin - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:46
Gegen jeden Rassismus & Antisemitismus

Demonstration

7.11. // 14:00 Uhr,
Berlin – Platz der Luftbrücke

Seit der Selbstenttarnung des NSU am 04.11.2011 wurde offenbar, was nicht für möglich gehalten werden sollte: Ein rechtsterroristisches Netzwerk, das jahrelang und deutschlandweit rassistische Morde verübt!Im September 2020 jährte sich der erste rassistische Mord des  rechten Terrornetzwerks “NSU” an Enver Şimşek zum zwanzigsten Mal. Zwischen diesem Mord und heute liegen acht weitere rassistische Morde und  mehrere Bombenanschläge des NSU, rassistische polizeiliche Ermittlungen im Umfeld der Hinterbliebenen und Betroffenen, eine schier nicht enden wollende Reihe an staatlichen Verstrickungen und Vertuschungen und das niederschmetternde Urteil des OLG München – aber keine Aufklärung. Die Täter*innen wurde zu einem „Trio“ reduziert und es wurde milde gesprochen im Urteil.

         
Die Gewissheit der Betroffenen, dass die Täter*innen Nazis waren, die ihre Familienmitglieder ermordeten, wurde ignoriert und aktiv gesilenced. Der NSU-Komplex offenbarte nicht nur, welch tödliche Auswirkungen die jahrelange Bagatellisierung von rechtem Terror hat, sondern zeigt die tiefsitzende Verstrickung des deutschen Staates, der Geheimdienste und der Polizei in ihrer Kontinuität: Rassismus ist strukturell in Staat, in der medialen Öffentlichkeit und in der Gesellschaft verankert; die gesellschaftliche (weiße) Mitte stimmt schweigend zu und trägt damit dazu bei, dass Menschen of Color auf offener Straße, in Polizeigewahrsam oder Knast ermordet werden können, so wie Oury Jalloh in Dessau und Hussam Fadl und Ferhat Mayouf in Berlin.  […]

Das NSU-Urteil vor zwei Jahren ist Kein Schlussstrich! Deutschland ist kein Land der Einzeltäter und der Einzeltaten!

Wir klagen Staat, Polizei und den Justizapparat an!Wir fordern Respekt für die Betroffenen und Konsequenzen für die Täter*innen. Kampf dem rassistischen Normalzustand!
‍Eine solidarische, antirassistische Selbstorganisierung und Selbstschutz ist notwendig!Zeigt eure Solidarität mit den Angehörigen der Opfer und den Betroffenen von rassistischer und rechter Gewalt auf der Straße, seid laut und widerständig!

Kein Vergeben, kein Vergessen
– No Justice, No Peace!

Der ganze Aufruftext und mehr Informationen: https://www.no-justice-no-peace.org/

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Conference on the refugees’ situation in Germany (24/25 October in New Yorck/Bethanien)

Refugee strike in Berlin - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 23:55

We have a conference about refugees mainly from Schaumberg / Niedersachsen to discuss the refugees’ situation: what is the refugees’ situation in the camps right now considering coronavirus and how should the activists and others support? If there is any new development on refugee issues?

As we know, the systematic isolation of refugees, deportations and rejected applications put refugees under constant stress. They reinforce isolation from the EU by combining all functions of immigration and refugees’ control such as the Dublin III regulation. Refugees are permanently exposed to external and internal controls, authorities; institutions have constant access to their private life. This creates frustration and aggression for refugees, and even conflicts between refugees to fight each other as the order of the day. Refugees are presented to the population as a danger, as illegitimate supplicants – but asylum is a human right!

People who support refugees are criminalized. Refugees and activists are often played off against each other. But there is resistance. Not only in Berlin, but everywhere where they are exposed to repression and discrimination, refugees come together and fight for their rights. Together with local initiatives, they break the isolation and form networks of solidarity. This creates access to legal support. that many people in the asylum and residence are otherwise denied.

Above all, however, these activist networks stand for a very concrete political vision of living together in solidarity, which represents an alternative to the anti-migrant, nationalist, racist and patriarchal patterns of thought and action of right-wing movements and parties.

Unfortunately, many of these solidarity initiatives and self-organized movements are often poorly networked and have few resources. There is also a lack of concrete strategies and methods, both regarding the internal conflict dynamics in heterogeneous groups and regarding dealing with state repression, police violence, right-wing agitation, and deportations. Better networking, the exchange of experience and awareness are required here. This is important now. Therefore, coming together to discuss and share the experience is our strength.

The event will take place on 24 and 25/10/2020 from 12 AM to 3:PM in New Yorck / Bethanien (Mariannenplatz 2a, Berlin-Kreuzberg). Due to coronavirus we can have only have 10 people on board Others will participate online, using skype etc.

Please contact us through bw.humanrights@yahoo.com, if you want to participate.

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Romnja* Power Herbst 2020 online

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 10/09/2020 - 00:54
Romnja Power Herbst 2020 Programm

von Romani Phen

Liebe Schwestern*, Liebe Brüder*, Liebe Kolleg*innen, Liebe Interessierte!

Vom 8. Oktober bis 8. November 2020 wird der Romnja* Power Herbst 2020 online stattfinden!
Freuen Sie sich/Freut euch auf tolle Filme, spannende Gespräche,Workshops, Theater und Musik!

Da der jährlich stattfindende Romnja* Power Month im März/April aufgrundder Situation um Covid-19 leider nicht stattfinden konnte, haben wir nundieses schöne Herbst Programm für Euch/Sie zusammengestellt.

Alle Filme werden auf dem YouTube Kanal Romnja Power veröffentlicht.

Workshops und Meet-the-Author finden mit vorheriger Anmeldung unter info@romnja-power.de statt.

Das Theaterstück wird im tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg aufgeführt. Zusätzlich wird es einen live stream geben. Der Link hierzu wird über unsere Social Media Kanäle (FacebookInstagram), per email und Webseite veröffentlicht.

Wir wünschen euch/Ihnen spannende Momente, Empowerment und vor allem viel Spaß beim Romnja* Power Herbst 2020 online!

Bitte beachten Sie/beachtet das vollständige Programm im Anhang und leitenSie/leitet es gerne an Ihre/Eure interessierten Kontakte weiter! VielenDank!

Mit herzlichen Grüßen,

das Team von RomaniPhen e.V.Herzliche Grüße,

Tayo Awosusi-Onutor
RomaniPhen e.V.

RomaniPhen e.V.
Feministisches Romnja Archiv
Karl-Kunger Str. 17
12435 Berlin
Fon: 030- 350 50 264

mail: tayo.awosusi-onutor@romaniphen.de


www.romaniphen.de

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Kundgebung zum 4. Todestag von Hussam Fadl



Refugee strike in Berlin - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 21:44

KOP – Kampagne für Opfer rassistischer Polizeigewalt – und die Kampagne Gerechtigkeit für Hussam Fadl rufen anlässlich des 4. Todestages von
Hussam Fadl zu einer Kundgebung auf.

Sonntag: 27.09.2020 um 15:00 Uhr auf dem Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg

Vor vier Jahren, am 27.09.2016, wurde Hussam Fadl von der Berliner

Polizei von hinten erschossen. Die Ermittlungen im Fall von Hussam Fadl
wurden unzureichend und wenig sorgfältig geführt – der Verdacht liegt
mehr als nah, dass wieder einmal ein Fall tödlicher rassistischer
Polizeigewalt verschleppt werden soll. Das wollen wir nicht hinnehmen!

Deshalb treffen wir uns am 27.09.2020 um 15 Uhr auf dem Oranienplatz in
Kreuzberg. Wir gedenken Hussam Fadl und allen Toten rassistischer
Polizeigewalt und fordern Aufklärung und Anklageerhebung gegen die
Todesschützen!

Gemeinsam mit euch bauen wir öffentlichen Druck auf, denn Hussam Fadl
war kein Einzelfall!

Zusammen werden wir das Radiofeature “Vier Schüsse und das Schweigen
danach” hören. Es erzählt vielstimmig die Geschichte von Hussam Fadl und
den weiteren Vorgängen. Das Feature** ist auf deutsch und dauert ungefähr eine Stunde, also bringt euch was zu sitzen und eure Nachbarinnen und Freundinnen mit!

Feature
VIER SCHÜSSE UND DAS SCHWEIGEN DANACH

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26.09.2020 Berlin: Demo für Familiennachzug

Refugee strike in Berlin - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 21:28

von Initiativen für Familienleben für Alle

Familientrennung beenden! Während das Auswärtige Amt auf Grund von Covid-19 gestrandete Urlauber*innen in einer aufwändigen Rückholaktion von überall her zu ihren Familien nach Hause brachte, wird der Familiennachzug zu in Deutschland als Flüchtling anerkannten Eritreer*innen systematisch verhindert: Familien warten monatelang, bis sie überhaupt einen Termin zur Visumsantragstellung bei einer deutschen Botschaft erhalten, und dann vergehen viele weitere Monate bis die Anträge bearbeitet werden. Sehr häufig scheitert der Familiennachzug schließlich an den unzumutbaren und unerfüllbaren Anforderungen, welche die deutschen Botschaften an die Nachweise der familiären Bindung und Identität der Angehörigen stellen. Das Auswärtige Amt weiß von der großen Not der Familien – alle Anfragen zum Thema Familiennachzug Eritrea stoßen dort jedoch auf taube Ohren. Deshalb gehen wir wieder auf die Straße und fordern:
  • Die familienfeindliche Politik des Auswertigen Amtes muss beendet werden!
  • Die deutschen Behörden müssen die Unzumutbarkeit der Dokumentenbeschaffung aus Eritrea anerkennen und stattdessen individuelle Nachweise der Familienzusammengehörigkeit (z.B. religiöse Urkunden oder Familienfotos) akzeptieren! Nach der EU-Familienzusammenführungsrichtlinie darf ein Antrag auf Familiennachzug nicht allein wegen fehlender Nachweise abgelehnt werden (FamRL 2003/86/EG, Art 11 Abs. 2).
  • Anträge auf Familiennachzug müssen prioritär behandelt werden. Die langen Warte- und Bearbeitungszeiten müssen sich verkürzen!
Demonstration in Berlin am Samstag, 26. September 2020 Auftakt: 12.00 Uhr am Neptunbrunnen, Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, S- und U-Bahnhof „Alexanderplatz“ Zwischenkundgebungen: Auswärtiges Amt Abschlusskundgebung: Kanzleramt Für die Teilnahme an der Demonstration ist das Einhalten von Abstandsregeln und das Tragen von Atemschutzmasken zwingende Voraussetzung.

Organisator*innen: Selbstorganisierte Geflüchtete aus Eritrea „Initiative Familiennachzug Eritrea“ Flüchtlingsrat Berlin e.V., Initiative Familienleben für Alle

Kontakt: Flüchtlingsrat Berlin, Tel.: 030 224 76311, E-Mail: buero@fluechtlingsrat-berlin.de, www.fluechtlingsrat-berlin.de

Der Aufruf als PDF zum Ausdrucken und Verteilen:

Mehr Information: Wer die Forderung der geflüchteten Väter und Mütter unterstützen will, kann hier eine Petition unterschreiben: Auch Geflüchtete haben ein Recht auf Familie!

ስደተኛታት ውን መሰል ስድራ ኣለዎም! ሰለማዊ ሰልፊ ኣብ በርሊን ንቀዳም ዕለት 26. መስከረም 2020

ንሕና ከባቢ 1200 ንኸውን ኤርትራውያን ተቐማጦ ጀርመን ናይ ፖለቲካ ዑቑባና ተቐቢልና መሰል ምጥርናፍ ስድራ ብሕጊ ዝፍቀደና እንደሃለወ ደቅናን በዓልቤትናን/በዓልቲቤትናን ኣብ ብፓለቲካ ዘይርጉእን ኣስጋኢ ቦታታት ከም ኢትዬጲያን ሱዳንን ምስ ስድርኦም ክሕወሱ እንዳተጸበዩ ምስ መሪር ናፍቀቶም ንነዊሕ ዓመታት ተፈላልዮም ይርከቡ።

ምፍልላይ ስድራ ይኣክል! ምኒስትሪ ናይ ወጻኢ ጉዳያት ጀርመን ኣብ ዝተፈላለዩ ቦታት ዓለም ንዕረፍቲ ዝከዱ ዜጋታት ብምኽንያት Covid-19 ብኣዝዩ ክቡር ዋጋን ኣሸጋሪ መግድታትን ናብ ስድርኦምን ገዝኦምን ክመልስ ከሎ፡ ንናይ ጥርናፈ ስድራ ኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት ግን ብዝተፈላልዩ ምኽንያታት የዕንቅጽ ኣሎ። ኣብ ዝተፈላልዩ ዓድታት ዘለዉ ናይ ጀርመን ኢምባሲታት ቆጸራ ንምርካብ ኣዋርሕ ንጽበ፣ ጉዳይና ክሳብ ዝርአ ብዙሓት ኣዋርሕ ይሓልፉ። ኣብ መወዳእታ ከነቕርቦምን ከነማልኦም ዘይንኽእልን ዶኩመትታት እንዳጠለቡ ኣብ ደረት ኣልቦ ከርተትን ትጽቢትን የእትውና ምኒስትሪ ናይ ወጻኢ ጉዳያት ጀርመን ጸገም ናይ ኤርትራውያን ስድራ እንዳፈለጠ ንኩሉ ብዛዕባ ጥርናፈ ስድራ ኤርትራውያን ዝቐረበሉ ሕቶታት ጸማም እዝኒ ይህቦ ኣሎ። ስለዚ ሎሚ ውን ኣብ ጽርግያ ወጺና ጠለብና ከምዚ ዝስዕብ ንገልጽ:
  • እዚ ጸረ ስድራ ዝኾነ ፖለቲክ ናይ ወጻኢ ጉዳያት ጀርመን የኽትም!
  • ዝምልከቶም ናይ ጀርመን ቢት ጽሕፈታት ዝጠልብዎም ዶክመንታት፥ ክነምጽኦም ዘይንኽልን ኣሸጋሪ ምኻኑን ኣሚኖም ካልእ ኣማራጺ፡ ከም ናይ ሀይማነታዊ ትካላት ዝህቡና ዶኩመንትን፣ ናይ ቤተሰብ ስእልን፣ DNA ካልእ ተመሳሳሊ መረጋገጽን ክቕበሉ ንጠልብ! ብናይ ኦይሮፓ ናይ ጥርናፈ ስድራ ሕጊ መሰርት፡ „ጥርናፈ ስድራ ብዝጎደሉ ዶክመንትታት ጥራይ ክንጸግ ኣይፍቀድን ኢዩ“ (FamRL 2003/86/EG, Art 11 Abs. 2)
  • ናይ ጀርመን ኢምባስታትን ነቲ ጉዳይ ንምስላጥ ዝምልከቶም ቢት ጽሕፈታትን፥ ንናይ ስድራ ጥርናፈ ቀዳምነት ክህብዎን ንምስርሑ ዝወስዶ ንዊሕ ግዜ ክሕጽርዎን ንጠልብ!
ሰለማዊ ሰልፊ ኣብ በርሊን ንቀዳም ዕለት 26. መስከረም 2020

Auftakt: 12.00 Uhr am Neptunbrunnen, Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, S- und U-Bahnhof „Alexanderplatz“ Zwischenkundgebungen: Auswärtiges Amt Abschlusskundgebung: Kanzleramt

ኣብዚ ሰለማዊ ሰልፊ ንምስታፍ ምርሕሓቕና ምሕላውን ኣፍናን ኣፍንጫናን ንሽፍነሉ ማስክ ክንጥቀምን ግዴታ ኢዩ!

Even refugees have a right to family! Demonstration in Berlin on Saturday, 26 September 2020

We are about 1200 refugees from Eritrea entitled to protection and have a legal claim to family reunification. Nevertheless, our children and spouses have to wait years in politically unstable third countries such as Sudan and Ethiopia for family reunification and our families have been painfully separated for many years.

End family separation! While the Federal Foreign Office has been taking stranded holidaymakers from all over the world to their families in an elaborate repatriation action, the reunification of families with Eritreans* recognised as refugees in Germany is systematically prevented: Families wait for months until they even get an appointment to apply for a visa at a German embassy, and then many more months pass until the applications are processed. Very often, family reunification finally fails because of the unreasonable and unfulfillable requirements which the German embassies place on the proof of family ties and identity of the relatives. The German Federal Foreign Office is aware of the great need of the families – but all requests concerning family reunification from Eritrea fall on deaf ears there. That is why we are taking to the streets again and demanding:
  • The anti-family policy of the Federal Foreign Office must be ended!
  • The German authorities must recognise the unreasonableness of obtaining documents from Eritrea and accept instead individual proof of family membership (e.g. religious documents or family photos)! According to the EU Family Reunification Directive, an application for family reunification may notbe refused solely on the grounds of lack of evidence (FamRL 2003/86/EC, Art 11 (2)).
  • Priority must be given to applications for family reunification. The long waiting and processing times must be shortened!
Demonstration in Berlin on Saturday, 26 September 2020 Kick-off: 12.00 at the Neptunbrunnen, Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, S- and U-Bahn station “Alexanderplatz Interim rallies: German Federal Foreign Office Final rally: Federal Chancellery To participate in the demonstration it is mandatory to observe the rules of distance and to wear masks. More information in English:

theleftberlin 2020/07/22: Black Families Matter: Refugees protest for right to be reunited with loved ones

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Wo ist unser Denkmal? Kundgebung und Performance

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:44

English below

Wir, die Initiative #WoIstUnserDenkmal, eröffnen im Zuge einer Performance ein Mahnmal in Gedenken an die Opfer von Rassismus und Polizeigewalt am Samstag dem 26.9.2020 am Oranienplatz um 11:00 Uhr.

Auch wenn #Blacklivesmatter nicht mehr trendet: Rassistische Polizeigewalt ist noch immer Alltag. Menschen müssen jeden Tag Gewalt erleben – und einige überleben diese nicht. So sind 178 Menschen seit 1990 in deutschem Polizeigewahrsam ermordet worden. An all diese Menschen wollen wir erinnern und fordern Gerechtigkeit. Dafür fehlt uns der Ort, denn: Die Opfer von Rassismus werden nicht nur im öffentlichen Diskurs, sondern auch im öffentlichen Raum unsichtbar gemacht. Deswegen nehmen wir uns den Ort selbst und fragen: Wo ist unser Denkmal?

“Wir fordern Gerechtigkeit und Erinnerung als Werte die fundamentaler sind als die Rhetorik des Marktes. Wir werden mit unseren Symbolen auf der Straße bleiben um hinzuweisen auf die rassistischen Handlungen der Autoritäten gegen People of Color in Deutschland.”

Ein Aktivist von #WoIstUnserDenkmal

The list of the dead is long. We know far too little about many of them because the authorities do not investigate properly. No wonder, because Germany has a #racism problem, Germany has a #police problem!
We want a place to make the everyday experience of racist police violence visible. To remember and demand justice. For our grief and anger. For our resistance.
Berlin, where is our memorial?

Come to Oranienplatz on 26 September at 11 am!
Please remember to wear masks and keep your distance.

Kontakt: 01521 8966723 | woistunserdenkmal@gmail.com | Twitter: @WDenkmal | Instagram wo_ist_unser_denkmal | https://fb.me/e/d9wji9yJk

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A voice from Moria

Refugee strike in Berlin - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 14:45

My name is Raed Alabd. I am from Syria. I came here to the Lesbos Island to Moria camp on 9 December 2019. I came alone. I was working in Syria as a agency advisor for health, safety and environment for petrol companies and I liked my job. After one month, when I came here to the Lesbos island, the Syrian’s committee chose me as the Syrian’s leader. Now, I am the Arab Committee Leader here in Moria camp, especially for the Syrian people, except Somali and Yemen communities. Also, I am the leader and coordinator for Moria White Helmets and I am a member for MCAT group [Moria Corona Awareness Team].

Together, we are working here since three months. We make this small teams regarding about the situation. Here in Moria camp, as everybody knows, it is bad situation. This camp was built for 3,000 or 4,000 persons. Now we got around 20,000 of refugees here in the camp. It is a huge camp, the biggest camp in the islands of Greece. It is a bad situation here. We are facing too many problems every day, we are dying everyday here in Moria camp.

We are missing all the facilities, all the services here, especially the people who are living outside the camp.

Outside the camp the people live in the jungle. The people inside get water, food and shower, but the people who live outside miss these things, especially the water. It is too much difficult for the people to find water for washing their bodies, their hands, their clothes, too much hard for them. To come from the up the hill to go inside the camps. They collect the empty bottles, fill their bottles with water to clean their hands, their bodies, their clothes, it is complicated really and it is very bad for everybody, but this is the truth, this is the real things. It’s a bad situation – hell.

Also, we are facing the dangerous virus around the world, the COVID-19 Corona virus and we are very sad for everybody who lose their persons, their families for this Corona virus and we are thanking god: till now we don’t have any cases for COVID-19 in Moria camp. Because of all these things we made in a team, we call it Moria White Helmets, and we are helping people, advising, learning them about COVID-19, what it means, and how they can protect themselves and others by simple ways. Also, we meet in MCAT group, Moria Corona Awareness Team, and we are working together for awareness of all these people. From the beginning we made posters by simple ways, out of carton and we wrote the information about the Corona virus and distributed them around the camp. Behind the fence and we are thanking them very much, is Stand By Me Lesvos and they are supporting us from the beginning until now, they are standing with us. We made a small factory and we brought sewing machines, making masks and we distributed them from Afghan women and we are thanking them very much. After that, and all people they knew that we are missing many services, when the NGO left us in a bad situation here, when the local people attacked the NGOs here.

We should find a solution how to protect us from everything by ourselves.

We are missing many things, especially the medication. We have a small clinic here, Kitrinos [Kitrinos health care clinic in Moria], and we have Kalloni [another clinic], and we have MSF [Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders]. The duration for their work, from morning at 9 till 5 o’clock. The people stand together under the sun one hour, two hour, three hours and after that they have some medication what they got from these clinics. During the night, it is very hard for everybody, because nobody opens. Many cases happen during the night, especially for the children and women. When you go to the clinic it is closed, when you call the ambulance, they say we should call the ambulance, and ambulance sometimes comes, but most times not coming. It’s very hard for people to take medication. So, medical issues and the treatment we are missing also. It is very hard for everybody here. There is a doctor, they open during the night around 10, 11 or 12. Many cases happen during the night and they cannot help us, because we are missing many things. One hour, two hours to cover ambulance to transfer the people to the hospital or to the clinic in Mytilini. Sometimes they say you can go on your own, go by taxi. At night, when you go out, you won’t find any taxi, unfortunately. And the people, dissapointed, return back to their tents. This is the situation actually, what I told you about everything.

About supporting us from outside. There is some people who support us, from Europe to Stand by me Lesvos direct to us and we are thanking them very much. We are thanking people who are supporting us. The first and the second call to the Europe’s people and they did not take any reply about what we need about what we ask them from the beginning till now. So what we need, we need to help people as much as we can, because we are in a bad situation. We are dying every day here in Lesbos, especially in Moria camp. This is my people’s voice. They said: We are waiting how to die, because we are dying every day, dying when we go to the food line to take our meals, standing one hour, two hours, three hours to take the meals and to take the water and to standing two hours, three hours at the baths in line to take a shower or something. This is very hard for us. We are missing many things.

So what we need: we need more help, we need our voice reach everybody around the world that we need helping. Especially we are Syrian people. We came for some reasons from the beginning till now.

We left our countries, we left our homes, we don’t have homes actually, because they are destroyed. And everybody around the world they know about that.

We lost our families, we lost our land, we lost everything. We don’t have any safe places. Because of that we came to Turkiye, and from Turkiye we came to find a safe place to end our life. This is the fact and this is the real. We need everybody to know that. We don’t have anything and we don’t need anything. We don’t need money and we don’t need small things. The things what we need is to end our life in a safe place. This is what we need, this is my people’s voice, as I told before.

We are dying, we are waiting how to die. Sorry to tell you that but this is the fact, this is the real. This is the message from Moria camp to everybody.

And the message is for all the activist people in the other camps I think the same, especially for the Syrian people. So we are humans, we are not animals and the people they should respect us. They should treat us as humans. Where are the human rights about all of these things. Really, we are in a bad situation. I cannot tell you, how sad we are, because of all these things. Nobody cares about us, nobody helps us. So, at the end, we are humans. Respect us! So please, spread our message around the world for what we need. Thank you again and appreciate for everybody who support us from the beginning till now, even by messages, even by calls. The money is nothing. So what we need, only one word, that we are humans. This is what we need. We need a safe place to end our lives. That’s it.

This is Raed Alabd from Moria camp, inside Moria camp, today, 24 June 2020. Thank you!

Update 9/9/2020: Last night, Moria camp has almost completely burned down with several thousand people deprived of any protection against the cold and the rain and with nowhere to go. So far, despite the political pressure by social movements and activists to evacuate Moria and bring the refugees to self-declared Solidarity Cities around Europe, the EU and its member states remain silent. Several demonstrations all over Germany have been announced for today evening, demanding an immediate relocation programme.

You can read this article also in the latest issue of Daily Resistance on page 5: https://oplatz.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Daily-Resistance-7.pdf

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Urgent Call from Moria Camp for Help in Corona Times

Refugee strike in Berlin - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 17:35

Update 2/9/2020: This call was the second open letter to the EU and its member states to evict the Moria camp on the greek island of Lesvos in face of the pandemic threat. The inhabitants of the overcrowded camp have not received any answer so far, while everyone on the spot, including the support initiatives have by far reached their limits for months. In these circumstances, today, the first COVID-19 infection has been discovered in the camp.

  • To the European Union
  • To the Governments of European Countries
  • The European Public

Moria Camp, Lesvos April 16th 2020

We are addressing you from Moria Camp in Lesvos and ask for your help and support. Here in Lesvos almost 24.000 refugees currently live in highly inhuman conditions, with no services, only several hours of water per day and under deplorable hygienic conditions. We see, that now, after a long time, there is an ongoing discussion in the European public about us, about the circumstances we are living in. We would like to thank for all the solidarity, which we got in the last months and days from the European civil society, from all the people, who are not willing to abandon us in these times of the corona-crisis in their countries. We like to thank to all the politicians, communities, towns all over Europe, who declared, they like to receive refugees like us in their neighbourhoods. This give us hope and confidence, that the long and hard way we all have behind us, when we were forced to leave our home countries, was not in vain. We all came to Europe, because we want to live like human beings and because we could not stand the violence, the wars and the persecution we all faced. We were
coming, because our children deserve a better future, where they can live in safety, have access to health services, go to school and have the opportunity to make the most of their lives by using their abilities.

Now we are in a double crisis. We are hostages of circumstances, we are not
responsible for. At first the general living conditions in the Moria camp, which are really horrible and which are degrading us day by day. But now we face the problem of the pandemic danger, which we cannot stand alone. We began to organize our life in misery, we try to protect our dignity, but we cannot fight against a virus without minimal hygienic standards and possibilities to protect us. Any advise how to avoid the spread of Corona even sound illusionary to us:

How should we keep distance, if thousand have to wait for food every day, how to wash our hands, if no water is available? How can sick persons isolate if there is no place for that?


In the beginning of the crisis, we felt left abandoned and were totally unprepared. We took some measures to self-organize with the support from some, mainly local Greek NGOs to raise awareness and prepare for the worse. During the last weeks, we managed a lot of small steps, cleaned the camp, set up some hand washing stations, printed posters and leaflets and did other activities. While Corona spread in Greece and here in Lesvos, we expected the worst, because this virus in the camp would be like a death sentence for old, sick and other vulnerable individuals.

For the first time, we are able to breath in a bit of relief, since no new cases were reported on the island for more than two weeks. But this does not mean the danger vanishes. In contrary, Moria camp will stay vulnerable for many more months. But for us, the first phase of trying to keep the virus away by all means is over and now we are trying to prepare for the next period of time. In March here in Moria, refugees created several groups like the Moria Corona Awareness Team (MCAT) and Moria White Helmets. We worked very closely together with Greek and International NGOs as well as the local authorities. We also followed the demands and campaigns of the local Greek government for evacuation and call by ourselves to dissolve these camps in Lesvos, Chios, Samos and other islands as soon as possible. But we do see that this will not happen soon. Therefore, we suggest a two-folded strategy for the future. We urge Europe to evacuate the old, sick and vulnerable immediately because there is no protection for them here. This has to include unaccompanied or sick children with their families. In the meanwhile, many important steps can be taken to help the ones who will remain. The steps to address these issues are:

  • water (sewage/toilets, showers, and taps)
  • trash
  • isolation
  • food supply/food line
  • hygiene/disinfection
  • fire protection
  • security
  • awareness/education

This can and should be done with support of the European Union and EU governments, with the understanding that this is not a long-term solution. These camps violate the laws of international human rights and refugee rights. There should be a consensus among the European governments that these camps need to be dissolved as soon as possible, which realistically means after this Coronavirus pandemic. We, the refugees of Moria camp, under the guidance of MCAT and Moria White Helmets offer our support
and cooperation to any entity ready to assist in this endeavor on a temporary and provisionary level. This strategy also coincides with the desires of the Greek government who have long been requesting the EU’s assistance in taking in refugees, finding a long-term solution and relieving the pressure on the island and its people.

We know how much the Greek citizens on these islands have suffered during the last years and we also call on Europe to assist them in these difficult times. They also ask since a long for a sustainable solution instead of being left alone with this crisis. As we see it, the most plausible solution would be that the governments of the EU make cooperative contracts with the Greek government to provide aid, backing and technical support in order to fix what is fixable while the Coronavirus crisis is ongoing. At the
same time, it is also important to work towards evacuating as many people as possible. This being of the minors, the elderly and those with health conditions, and then working towards a long-term solution for evacuating the island and closing the camps once the crisis has passed. We welcome very much the first steps taken by the Greek Government now to get some of these vulnerable people out of the camps. By addressing the immediate structural needs in Moria camp on a short-term, temporary basis, time will be bought to find a more substantial solution for those currently residing
in Moria, paving the way for Moria and other hot spots to be permanently closed.

We need help to help ourselves. We are willing to do whatever we can do to protect all of us from the ongoing danger of the Coronavirus. We are in Europe and we need Europe to survive!

You can read this article also in the latest issue of Daily Resistance on page 4: https://oplatz.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Daily-Resistance-7.pdf

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Antiracist day of action on 5 September 2020

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 21:11

Germanwide call for decentralized protests

On September 5th we all go out into the streets together and show loud and clear what kind of society we want to live in: a society without racism! Exactly five years after the “March of Hope”. Because September 2015 was a ray of hope. A historical breakthrough against the border regime, not only on the Balkan route. A dynamic of coming and welcoming that we will not forget. And for which we continue to fight: despite and against the continuous backlash of racist laws and agitation.

Every day we experience it anew: racism hurts, racism kills. Whether it is the policy of sealing off Europe’s external borders, letting people die in the Mediterranean, racial profiling in the city centres, the forced placement of refugees in camps, deportations and detention, the search for accommodation and unequal treatment on the labour market, in schools and universities, the arbitrariness of authorities, in barsat the barroom and on the Internet. It is precisely this policy that lays the foundations for racist murder and terror. Racism structures and permeates our society and must be simultaneously fought and unlearned by all of us.

But everywhere, people resist and fight for an open and solidary society and against racism. Every day, on a small and large scale, practical and political. We fight for the right to freedom of movement, for equalrights for all. We struggle for people to be rescued from distress at sea and we fight with Black Lives Matter against racist controls and police violence. With the demand for housing and solidarity cities and safe havens for all. With the resistance against deportations, with church and citizen asylum. With protests against all forms of racist discrimination and exploitation. And as MigrAntifa against right-wing violence. We are many and we are loud, we fight in cities, in villages, on the streets and in private and we do not give up!

Migrant struggles have shaped our society for decades and have become part of the history and reality of our cities. Here and now we are already on the way into the society of the many and we cannot be stopped!

Our anti-racist resistance is both a concrete practice and a living vision. We struggle for cities of solidarity in an open Europe. Against exploitation and exclusion. For the right to stay, to come and to go. For equal rights. For all.

More info: https://www.welcome-united.org/de/aktionswoche/alliance-call-2020/

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Ce qui se passe dans les camps en Grèce est une tragédie

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 14:09

de Ben / di Ben

Italiano vedi sotto

Il n’y a pas des mots pour décrire la souffrance des gens. Des femmes enceintes, des enfants petits, des malades se trouvent sans soutien dans des camps. Les conditions de  vie ne sont pas imaginable. L’hygiène est impossible – comment respecter s’il n’y a ni du savon, ni des douches? Déjà, les réfugiés qui arrivent dans les camps de misère en Grèce sont en risque de maladie a cause de leur trajet difficile. Si le virus de Corona arrive dans les camps, beaucoup d’eux vont mourir. Ce sont encore plus de morts à la responsabilité de l’union européenne. L’Union européenne doit ouvrir ses frontières. Maintenant! Il y aucun jour à perdre. Ouvrez les frontières! No borders, no nations!

Quello che sta succedendo nei campi in Grecia è una tragedia. Non ci sono parole per descrivere la sofferenza della gente. Le donne incinte, i bambini piccoli, i malati sono senza sostegno nei campi. Le condizioni di vita sono inimmaginabili. L’igiene è impossibile – come si può rispettarla se non c’è sapone, non ci sono docce? Già i rifugiati che arrivano nei campi di miseria in Grecia sono a rischio di malattia a causa del loro difficile viaggio. Se il virus Corona arriva nei campi, molti di loro moriranno. Ancora più persone moriranno per mano dell’Unione Europea. L’Unione europea deve aprire le sue frontiere. Ora, ora, ora, ora, ora! Non c’è giorno da perdere. Aprite le frontiere! Niente frontiere, niente nazioni!

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REFUGEES IN CORONA DAYS

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:15

Editorial to Daily Resistance #7

This time, we publish our newspaper – which is the own voice of the refugee movement – as a special issue. It was seen during the Corona virus epidemic that again the lowest classes are the most at risk, as in any case.

Refugees were put at risk, were isolated and received racist, discriminatory treatment because of the epidemic. On the border of Turkey and Greece they were reduced to a puppet of capitalist policies. They could make their voices heard outside though thanks to their different kind of actions like in Moria, Halberstadt, Ellwangen. Especially the activities regularly held in Halberstadt refugee camp were effective.

The importance of publishing Daily Resistance and delivering it to refugees was revealed once again during Corona times. The characteristic of capitalism that destroys nature and humans was more visibly questioned. Solidarity networks formed by workers and oppressed people in Corona days came to the fore as an organizational model. The refugee movement takes its place in these solidarity networks with Daily Resistance newspaper.

Turgay Ulu, April 2020, Berlin

KORONA GÜNLERİNDE MÜLTECİLER

Mülteci hareketinin kendi sesi olan Daily Resistance gazetemizi bu sefer özel sayı olarak basıyoruz. Corona virüsü salgınında görüldü ki gene en alt sınıflar her durumda olduğu gibi en çok risk altında bulunanlardır.

Moria, Halberstadt, Ellwangen gibi eylemler sayesinde seslerini duyuran mülteci kampları dışında görünmeyen bir çok mülteci kampında mülteciler korona virüsü nedeniyle riske atıldılar, izole edildiler ve ırkçı, ayrımcı muamele gördüler. Türkiye ve Yunanistan sınırında kapitalist politikaların oyuncağı durumuna düşürüldüler.

Özellikle Halberstadt mülteci kampında daha öncesinden düzenli olarak yaptığımız etkinlikler etkili oldu. Mülteciler seslerini değişik eylem yöntemleriyle duyurdular.

Daily Resistance gazetesinin basılıp elden mültecilere ulaştırılmasının önemi korona virüsü salgını sırasında bir kez daha açığa çıktı. Kapitalizmin doğayı ve insanı yok eden niteliği korona günlerinde daha çok sorgulanır oldu. Korona günlerinde işçi ve ezilenlerin oluşturduğu Dayanışma Ağları bir örgütlenme modeli olarak öne çıktı. Mülteci hareketi de Daily Resistance gazetesi aracıyla bu dayanışma ağlarında yerini alıyor.

Turgay Ulu, Nisan 2020, Berlin

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DR #7 in print!

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:58

The new issue (#7 !) is finally in print and will be delivered next week.

It consists of stories, statements and testimonies of people who face COVID-19 in isolated European lagers. Languages of the texts this time: Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, Italian, English, Farsi, German, and French. The articles will be subsequently published as single posts oplatz.net in upcoming weeks.

Get your copy at Café Karanfil (Weisestraße 3, 12049 Berlin) or write to us for bigger orders: dailyresistance@systemli.org

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Anti-Deportation Café – Soli-Essen gegen Abschiebungen

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 00:09

+++ Feiert die #SyndikatBleibt Verteidigung am Samstag auf dem Oranienplatz +++


Das Anti-Deportation Café hat wieder begonnen und findet ab sofort jeden Samstag statt. Denn: Es gab wieder eine Massenabschiebung nach Pakistan auf einem Charterflug. Auch Dublin-Abschiebungen nach Italien sind wieder erlaubt. Jede Abschiebung ist inakzeptabel, zu jeder Zeit! Der Kampf für ein abschiebefreies Berlin geht weiter!

Im Bilgisaray wird es von 16:00 bis 21:30 Uhr veganes Essen und Getränke geben. Alle Spenden werden Leute unterstützen, die gegen ihre eigene Abschiebung kämpfen. Da viele Unterstützungsinfrastrukturen derzeit in finanziellen Schwierigkeiten stecken, müssen wir dringend Spenden sammeln!

Wann: kommenden Samstag, 8. August, 16:00 – 21:30 Uhr
Wo: Bilgisaray, Oranienstr. 45, Berlin, U-Moritzplatz / U-Kottbusser Tor (Kreuzberg)



– Holt euer Essen ab im Bilgisaray und schwärmt Oranienplatz!


– Bringt eure eigenen Teller, eigenes Besteck und eure Freund*innen mit!


– Erzählt es euren Freunden.



Corona-bedingt wird es nicht möglich sein, im Bilgisaray zu sitzen – außer für Toilettenbesuche. Der Oranienplatz ist um die Ecke: der Platz, der nach der Besetzung in den Jahre  2012 bis 2014  ein Symbol für den Kampf gegen Grenzen, Abschiebungen und Rassismus ist. #ReclaimOranienplatz #jetzterstrecht

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FUTTER FLASHMOB ORANIENPLATZ

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 00:29

Die erste Sammelabschiebung nach Afghanistan seit Corona wurde angekündigt. Letzte Woche gab es wieder eine Massenabschiebung nach Pakistan und auch Dublin-Abschiebungen nach Italien sind wieder erlaubt. Jede Abschiebung ist inakzeptabel, zu jeder Zeit! Der Kampf für ein abschiebefreies Berlin geht weiter!

Jeden Samstag: Anti Deportation Café >>> 16h – 21h30, Oranienplatz!
– Holt euer Essen ab in Bilgisaray (Oranienstr.45) und schwärmt Oranienplatz!
– Bringt eure eigenen Teller und euer eigenes Besteck mit.
– Erzählt es euren Freund*innen.

In Bilgisaray wird es von 16:00 bis 21:30 Uhr veganes Essen und Getränke geben. Alle Spenden werden Leute unterstützen, die gegen ihre eigene Abschiebung kämpfen. Da viele Unterstützungs-infrastrukturen derzeit in finanziellen Schwierigkeiten stecken, müssen wir dringend Spenden sammeln!

In Zeiten des Corona-Virus wird es nicht möglich sein, in Bilgisaray zu sitzen – außer für Toilettenbesuche. Der Oranienplatz ist um die Ecke: der Platz, der nach der Besetzung des Oranienplatzes 2012-2014 ein Symbol ist für den Kampf gegen Grenzen, Abschiebungen und Rassismus.

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Cross the line

Refugee strike in Berlin - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 23:34
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