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Protest in Ebersberg, 22. Mai 2017

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:11

by Refugee Struggle for Freedom

Hi dear people we are 36 refugees from Refugee Struggle For Freedom and from today 22.5.2017 on we are protesting in #Ebersberg in Munich. What we need is your #solidarity. We are fighting for the right to stay and against deportations.
It would be great if you share our post. #stopDeportations #right2stay

Since today morning we 36 people demonstrate in front of district office in Ebersberg, near to Munich.

We are the refugees from Refugee Struggle for Freedom. Since 2012 until now on the streets we are protesting for our basic human rights. As refugee it´s really hard to get basic human rights in Germany because we didn´t born here – just this is our fault.

We did lots of protests in these 5 years in whole Germany but until now we are in the streets and nothing changed for us. We don´t know what should we do. How many years we have to fight – just to reach our basic human rights?

Right now the conditions are really bad for refugees in Germany. Every day refugees get deported in their home countries – without any reasons.

Lots of refugees committed suicide and finished their lives just because we are not allowed to do what we want to do. We put our lives in danger to reach a better life in Germany because in our countries there is war. Every day people are dying with bombings and so we came here to Germany for a better life.

Now German Government is playing with us. They don´t give us any right a German citizen has. We are protesting in Ebersberg, near Munich since today. From tomorrow, 23rd of May 2017 on we will start dry hunger strike – no food, no water.

Our demands are: Right 2 Stay   ||  Stop Deportation  ||   No Discrimination in Society (equal rights for all)   ||   Work Permission

These are the basic human rights that we want.

 

 

Our solidarity with the protesting people at Brienner Straße in Berlin. They went out of the camp on the streets to demand better conditions. Read more

 

Our solidarity with the protesting Oromo refugees. They demonstrate against deprotation to Ethiopia, for the release of all political prisoners, for the support of the peaceful protest of the oromo and an independent investigation massacre in the Irrecha on 2nd of October 2016 in Buschoftu. Demonstration: 23th of May 2017, 6 p.m. Wasserburger Landstraße 23, Trudering more information here

deutsch

Seit heute morgen demonstrieren wir, 36 Personen vor dem Landratsamt in Ebersberg, bei München.

Wir sind die Geflüchteten von Refugee Struggle for Freedom. In 2012 begannen wir mit unseren Protesten. Bis heute sind wir auf den Straßen, um unsere grundlegenden Menschenrechte zu erlangen. Als geflüchtete Person ist es sehr schwer grundlegende Menschenrechte in Deutschland zu erhalten, denn wir wurden hier nicht geboren – allein das ist unser Fehler. In den vergangenen 5 Jahren protestieren wir unzählige Male in ganz Deutschland. Doch bis jetzt – noch immer auf den Straßen – hat sich nichts für uns verändert. Wir wissen nicht, was wir tun sollen, wir wissen nicht wie viele Jahre wir noch für unsere grundlegenden Menschenrechte kämpfen müssen.

Die Zustände für geflüchtete Menschen in Deutschland sind miserabel. Jeden Tag werden Menschen grundlos in deren Herkunftsländer abgeschoben. Viele geflüchtete Personen suizidierten sich. Sie beendeten ihr Leben, nur deshalb, da wir kein Recht haben, das zu tun, was wir gerne tun würden.  Wir bringen unsere Leben in Gefahr, um in Deutschland ein besseres zu erhalten. Denn in unseren Ländern, herrscht Krieg. Jeden Tag sterben Menschen an Bombenattacken, sodass wir hier nach Deutschland flohen, um ein besseres Leben zu erlangen.

Nun spielt die Deutsche Regierung mit uns, denn sie erteilen uns kein Recht, welches Staatsbürger_innen zusteht. Seit heute protestieren wir in Ebersberg. Ab morgen, den 23. Mai 2017 beginnen wir mit den trockenen Hungerstreik – kein Essen, kein Wasser.

Unsere Forderungen sind:  Bleiberecht   ||   Stopp aller Abschiebungen   ||    Keine gesellschaftliche Diskriminierung (gleiche Rechte für alle)    ||   Arbeitserlaubnis

Dies sind die grundlegenden Menschenrechte, welche wir wollen.

Unsere Solidarität gehört den protestierenden Menschen in der Brienner Straße in Berlin. Sie zogen aus dem Lager auf die Straße, um für bessere Bedingungen zu kämpfen. Lesen Sie mehr

Solidarische Grüße senden wir an die Oromo-Geflüchteten. Sie demonstrtieren morgen u.a. gegen Abschiebungen nach Äthiopien, für die Freilassung aller politischen Gefangenen, für eine unabhängige Untersuchung des äthiopischen Regierungsverbrechens gegen die friedlichen Demonstrationen von Oromo und Amhara sowie der Irrecha-Massentötung am 02.10.2016 in Buschoftu.  Auftakt ist um 18 Uhr an der Wasserburger Landstraße 23, Trudering. Nähere Informationen: .

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Concert in solidarity with #Briennenstr

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:08

Tomorrow there will be a conrent  from 1 – 4pm some friends are doing a concert here for solidarity. please come and lets meet each other. ( Facebook Event )

more info: http://oplatz.net/brienner-str-1/

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We won’t return to that camp: Police wants to evict the Brienner Str Protest!

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:36

Wir werden nicht in dieses Lager zurückgehen: Die Polizei will den Protest in der Brienner Str. räumen! (– Deutsch unten –)

After six days of protest, the administration of the district in Berlin wants to end the protest, this morning they took all tents  but we want to stay in the street with our children.

There is an urgent need of support, if possible bring covers, sleeping bags and anything warm to be able to spend the night there. Warm food and drinks will be welcome. Please tell to everyone you know and come and join us!!!

Concert : On Wednesday from 1 – 4pm some friends are doing a concert here for solidarity. please come and lets meet each other.

Phone: 015774163432

Address: Brienner Str. 16, 10713 Berlin / U-Bahn U7 Fehrberliner

Web: oplatz.net

Since about 6 days more than 80 people, all families, who used to live in this camp, have left the camp and decided to stay outside until they get a new place to live. This is because the inhuman conditions of living in camp. There is a lot of bed bugs which bite the children continuously. The doctor of the camp claim it is just a “allergy”. This is what has been told by the mainstream media about the problems , but there are more serious problems in this camp. If you go there and talk to people you can get more honest information than the “Deutsche” media. The food quality is very bad, and described as Trash. The Heimleiter doesn’t listen to the people and his answer to the demands was setting up a very repressive and violent security in the camp to have full control on the people. 

On Wednesday night the father of a sick child, wanted to take some bread from the kitchen to give to his child. He went to the kitchen , but what happened was a clash with the security which started beating him severely. The father has ended up in the hospital and this scene moved more people in the camp who didn’t want to deal with this injustice any more. So a lot of Farsi, Dari and Arabic speaking families came out of the camp and started their protest, demanding to move to another camp.

Their protest is very peaceful and there was some media and politicians talking to them. They politicians always say we give you another place to live, but nothing concrete yet. There is a claim that they offered us a new place and we didn’t accept. yes, because we have our life in this district and we don’t want to go and live somewhere in the middle of the forest outside of Marzahn. We have kids and babies and they go to school and Kita here. we go to Praktikum here. We can not “just move” like a box!

Today police came on behalf on politicians and removed our tents. We need people who register a Kundgebung for us. we need warm things to make the night. The nights are cold and blankets or sleeping bags are more than needed. There is a lot of children among us.

 

deutsch  (english above)

Nach sechs Tagen Protest will die Verwaltung des Berliner Bezirks den Protest beenden, heute morgen wurden alle Zelte abgeräumt, aber die Menschen wollen mit ihren Kindern auf der Straße bleiben.

Unterstützung wird dringend gebraucht, wenn möglich bringen Sie Decken, Schlafsäcke und alles was warm ist, um die Nacht draußen verbringen zu können. Warmes Essen und Getränke sind auch sehr willkommen. Bitte sagen Sie es allen weiter und kommen Sie und schließen sich uns an!!!

Konzert: Am Mittwoch von 13 bis 16 Uhr werden einige Freund_innen hier ein Solidaritätskonzert geben. Bitte kommen Sie und lasst uns einander treffen.

Telefon: 015774163432

Adresse: Brienner Str. 16, 10713 Berlin / U-Bahn U7 Fehrbelliner Platz

Seit ungefähr 6 Tagen haben mehr als 80 Menschen, alle Familien, die in dem Lager wohnten, dieses verlassen und beschlossen draußen zu bleiben, bis sie einen neuen Platz zum Schlafen kriegen. Der Grund sind die unmenschlichen Bedingungen im Lager. Es gibt viele Bettwanzen die fortwährend die Kinder beißen. Der Arzt des Lagers behauptet es wäre nur eine “Allergie”. Diese Erklärung wurde auch der Presse über die Probleme berichtet, aber es gibt noch mehr schwerwiegende Probleme. Wenn Sie selbst hingehen und mit den Menschen sprechen, können Sie ehrlichere Informationen kriegen als aus den “deutschen” Medien. Die Essensqualität ist sehr schlecht, sie wird als Müll bezeichnet. Der Heimleiter hört den Menschen nicht zu und seine Antwort auf die Forderungen war das Einsetzen einer sehr repressiven und gewalttätigen Security im Lager, um vollständige Kontrolle über die Menschen zu erlangen.

Am Mittwoch wollte der Vater eines sehr kranken Kindes etwas Brot aus der Küche holen um es seinem Kind zu geben. Er ging in die Küche, aber was passierte, war ein Zusammenprall mit der Security, die anfingen ihn heftig zu schlagen. Der Vater musste ins Krankenhaus und diese Szene bewegte viele Menschen des Lagers, die diese Ungerechtigkeit nicht länger ertragen wollten. Viele Farsi, Dari und Arabisch sprechende Familien gingen aus dem Lager heraus und begannen ihren Protest, mit dem sie fordern in ein anderes Lager zu ziehen.

Ihr Protest ist sehr friedlich und ein paar Medien und einige Politiker_innen haben zu den Leuten gesprochen. Die Politiker_innen sagen ständig, wir werden Euch einen anderen Platz zum Leben geben, aber es gibt noch nichts konkretes. Es gibt die Behauptung, sie hätten uns einen neuen Ort angeboten und wir hätten nicht akzeptiert. Ja, weil wir haben unser Leben in diesem Bezirk und wir wollen nicht irgendwo in der Mitte eines Waldes außerhalb von Marzahn leben. Wir haben Kinder und Babies und sie gehen hier in die Schule und in die Kita, wir gehen hier zu unseren Praktika. Wir können nicht einfach so umziehen, wie eine Kiste.

Heute kam die Polizei auf Geheiß der Politiker_innen und haben unsere Zelte abgerissen. Wir brauchen Menschen die für uns eine Kundgebung registrieren. Wir brauchen warme Dinge um die Nacht zu überstehen. Die Nächte sind kalt und Decken oder Schlafsäcke werden mehr als gebraucht. Mit uns sind viele Kinder.

Bitte kommt zu uns. Wir wollen von unsere Seite die Isolation aufheben. Kommen Sie auch einen Schritt näher von Ihrer Seite. Beendet die Isolation.

 

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Police has evicted the Brienner Str Protest, urgent support needed

Refugee strike in Berlin - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:36

Police has took all sleeping bags and tents . people want to stay in the street with their children. urgent support needed. please tell to everyone you know.

Address: Brienner Str. 16, 10713 Berlin

 

More:

At Brienner Str Lager, people have said enough is enough #Berlin #LMG

 

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At Brienner Str Lager, people have said enough is enough #Berlin #LMG

Refugee strike in Berlin - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:10

In the last days, the life in the Lager at Brienner Str. 16, 10713 Berlin, has become unsustainable. Is well known that the conditions of the lagers of Berlin are always bad, there are always with problems with health, food, mistreatment of security hired by the responsible of the lager, hygienem, etc…

Now in lager at Brienner Str, people have said enough is enough. The triggering point of the protest was some days ago, a father was taking some bread from the kitchen to his kid, who was sick, and the security treating him as you can see in the videos below, as they often say, they are treated as animals.

Protest at lager Brienner Str. 16 10713 Berlin from Lager Watch on Vimeo.

Then they’ve decided to camp outside the Lager.Now around 50-60 people are denouncing the continuous abuses from the security, the existence of bedbugs affecting adults and children, the revolting food which was the cause why a woman wanted to take her life(she could not afford eating outside everyday), the prohibition to take food to the rooms, the lack of good hygienic conditions.

Once again we say loud and clear, we want the closure of all lagers and we want it now!!!

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Join the protest in front of the lager in Briennerstr

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:14

Hi, some people don’t wanna come back to their camp and thay strike in front of it. They are single and family and they need some tents and … The adress is :
Brienner Str. 16, 10713 Berlin

According to the photos, there appears to be huge bed bug problem.

We were told that they need more tents, because they want to continue striking.

Any support and suggestions are welcome!

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Offener Brief des Tribunal NSU Komplex auflösen mit Unterstützung der kooperierenden Theater und Organisationen gegen die Abschiebung von Selami Prizreni

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 21:51

 

von Alle Bleiben!

Selami Prizreni wurde vom Tribunal „NSU-Komplex auflösen“, das aktuell in Köln stattfindet, als Künstler und Redner eingeladen. Jedoch wurde er vor zwei Tagen abgeschoben. Dazu erklären die am Tribunal beteiligten Theaterhäuser Schauspiel Köln, Akademie der Künste der Welt Köln, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin und HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin:

Wir verurteilen die am 16.5. erfolgte Abschiebung von Selami Prizreni in den Kosovo aufs Schärfste! Selami Prizreni war als Teil der HipHop Gruppe K.A.G.E als Gast beim Tribunal „NSU-Komplex auflösen“ eingeladen, das vom 17.-21.5. im Schauspiel Köln stattfindet. Das Tribunal „NSU-Komplex auflösen“ ist eine internationale, von vielen Seiten geförderte Veranstaltung, die sich mit den Versäumnissen von Politik und Sicherheitsbehörden im Kontext des NSU-Komplexes beschäftigt. Selami Prizreni sollte hier als Musiker und als Aktivist auftreten. Selami Prizreni ist in Deutschland geboren und aufgewachsen, er wurde 2010 schon einmal aus Deutschland abgeschoben, wogegen er erfolgreich geklagt hat. Umso unverständlicher ist seine erneute Abschiebung. Wir nehmen die Abschiebung nicht hin, sondern fordern die sofortige Rückkehr Selami Prizrenis! Wir brauchen ihn hier, als Künstler, als Kollegen, als Kämpfer für die Rechte der Roma, als Freund!

Das Tribunal NSU-Komplex auflösen ist ein Projekt der Betroffenen des NSU-Terrors. Sie haben für diese öffentliche Auseinandersetzung Gäste eingeladen. Selami Prizreni ist einer von ihnen. Seine Abschiebung verhindert diese Auseinandersetzung. Wir fordern daher die Behörden des Bundes und des Landes NRW auf, die Rückkehr von Selami Prizreni noch heute zu ermöglichen.

Erstunterzeichner*innen:

Thomas Laue, Chefdramaturg des Schauspiel Köln, Köln

Ekaterina Degot, Künstlerische Leiterin Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln

Bernd M. Scherer, Intendant Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Annemie Vanackere, Intendantin HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

Dr.in Johanna Schaffer, Professorin Kunsthochschule Kassel

Bjørn Melhus, Professor Kunsthochschule Kassel

Paula Bulling, Comiczeichnerin

Madeleine Bernstorff, Filmkuratorin / Autorin

pong film (Alex Gerbaulet, Caroline Kirberg, Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner)

Konstanze Schmitt, Künstlerin

Ulf Aminde, Professor für Zeitbasierte Künste, *foundationClass, Kunsthochschule Weissensee

Birgit Weyhe, Autorin / Zeichnerin

Florian Wüst, Filmkurator Transmediale

Nadja Krüger, Filmemacherin

Dr. Ulrike Klöppel, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Todd Sekuler, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Cem Kaya, Filmemacher

Jörg Franzbecker, Kurator M.1 Hohenlockstedt / Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung

Nanna Heidenreich, Professorin für Digital Narratives – Theory / ifs internationale filmschule köln

Mareike Bernien, Kunsthochschule Kassel

Claudia Hummel, Institut für Kunst im Kontext, Universität der Künste Berlin

Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Künstlerin, Hochschule für Künste, Bremen

Johannes Paul Raether, Professor Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Bini Adamczak, Autorin

Alice Romoli, Peng! Collective

Dagi Knellesen, Historikerin

Udo Richter, Schwarze Risse Berlin

Prof. Birgit Hein, Vizedirektorin Sektion Bildende Kunst

Tasja Langenbach, Künstlerische Leitung, Videonale Bonn

Doris Liebscher, Juristische Fakultät Humboldt Universität Berlin

Heimo Lattner, Berliner Hefte zu Geschichte und Gegenwart

Max Linz, Autor / Regisseur

Ayşe Güleç, Community Liaison documenta 14

Anna Anders,Professorin Universität der Künste Berlin,Fakultät Gestaltung

Karola Gramann, Künstlerische Leitung Kinothek Asta Nielsen e.V., Frankfurt a.M.

Thomas Kilpper, Künstler

Kutlu Yurtseven, Musiker

Tunçay Kulaoğlu, Autor, Dramaturg, Filmemacher
Anna Heilgemeir, stadt von unten, Berlin

Aurora Rodonò, Universität Köln

Maja Figge, Universität der Künste Berlin

Prof. Juliane Karakayali, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin
Katharina König-Preuss, MdL DIE LINKE Thüringen

Ulaş Sener, Universität Potsdam

Kornelia Kugler, Systrar Productions

Sebastian Bodirsky, Video-Editor

Dr. Hussein Jinah, BMA ver.di

Romin Khan, ver.di Bundesverwaltung

Jule Sievert, Kulturmanagerin

Prof. Ove Sutter, Kulturanthropologie, Universität Bonn

Prof. Karin Michalski, KHM Köln

Rixxa Wendland / Christian Obermüller, KuratorInnen spot the silence

Daniel Poštrak, Filmemacher

Michael Willenbücher, Techniker, HU Berlin

Marion von Osten, Künstlerin

ninotschka, Künstlerinnenkollektiv

Annika Hoegner, Künstlerin

Ulrike Steglich, Publizistin

Dr. Daniel Bendix, Universität Kassel

Naomi Hennig, Kuratorin / Künstlerin

Suza Husse, Kuratorin

Aysun Bademsoy, Filmemacherin

Markus Dorfmüller, Fotograf

Robert Burghardt, stadt von unten, Berlin

Kerstin Honeit, Kunsthochschule Kassel

Renate Lorenz, Professorin für Kunst und Forschung, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien

Thorbjoern R. Christiansen, Künstler

Renee Uta von der Lippe, Historikerin

Sabine Heinz, Informationswissenschaftlerin

Prof. Dr. Daniel Loick, Goethe Universität Frankfurt

Andreas Siekmann, Künstler

Alice Creischer, Künstlerin

nGbK, neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin

Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin

District Berlin

Alpha Nova Galerie, Berlin

Vierte Welt, Berlin

After the Butcher, Ausstellungsraum für zeitgenössische Kunst und soziale Fragen, Berlin

Bundes Roma Verband e.V.

Roma Art Action

Initiative alle bleiben!

Roma Antidiscrimination Network

Roma Center Göttingen e.V.

Romadness Strange Movies Production

Sächsischer Flüchtlingsrat e. V.

Selbstuniversität e.V., Berlin

Raumerweiterungshalle, Berlin

Buchladen zur schwankenden Weltkugel, Berlin

Betonsalon, Berlin

glokal e.V., Berlin

Kassel Postkolonial

Berlin Postkolonial

Berliner Hefte zu Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadt

Stadtrevue-Kollektiv, Köln

 

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Videokundgebungen gegen die G20-Afrika-Partnerschaftskonferenz am 26.5. und 9.6.

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 14:34

Videokundgebungen auf dem Oranienplatz

umsonst und draußen

Gegen die G20-Afrika-Partnerschaftskonferenz!

Für globale Bewegungsfreiheit und selbstbestimmte Entwicklung!

Freitag, 26. Mai, 20:30 Uhr
Zu reich für den Frieden – Raubbau im Kongo“.
Der Kongo ist ein Land reich an Rohstoffen. Doch er gehört zu den ärmsten afrikanischen Ländern, denn die Rohstoffe werden entweder von Drittländern ausgebeutet oder so umkämpft, dass die Produktion lahm liegt. Daran beteiligen sich auch deutsche Unternehmen. Der Film zeigt das Problem am Beispiel des Minerals Coltan, das für den Bau von Mobiltelefonen oder Computern äußerst begehrt ist. Sprache: deutsch

Freitag, 9. Juni, 20:30 Uhr
Les Sauteurs – Those who jump“ (2016) mit Koregisseur Abou Baker Sidibé, Geflüchteter aus Mali. Er filmt nach 14 Monaten im Camp auf der marokkanischen Seite vor Mellila (die spanische Enklave auf marokkanischem Festland), vor dem Grenzzaun nach Spanien. Dabei dokumentiert er seinen und den Alltag der Geflüchteten, ihre Selbstorganisation, ihre erfolglosen und die erfolgreiche Erstürmung des unüberwindbar erscheinenden Grenzzauns.
Sprachen: Bambara, Französisch, Untertitel englisch. Im Fall von Regen im New Yorck, Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2a.

Aktionstage vom 2. Juni bis 13. Juni 2017
Im Zuge der Präsidentschaft über die G20-Staaten lädt Deutschland zur „G20-Afrika-Partnerschafts-Konferenz“ ein. Die sogenannten „Migrations- partnerschaften“ entpuppen sich jedoch als Maßnahmen um Migration zu verhindern, Ziel von privaten Investitionen ist der Profit. Das Wohl der Menschen in Afrika ist damit nicht gemeint. Wir setzen dem unseren Protest, unsere Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben jenseits der kapitalistischen Zurichtung dieses Planeten und jenseits von Mobilitätskontrolle, sowie unseren Willen, eine solidarische Welt zu realisieren, entgegen!

Mehr Infos und Termine unter: http://wirsindwuetend.blogsport.eu/

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Video Rally on Oranienplatz – free and outside

Against the G20 Africa Partnership Conference!

For global freedom of movement and self-determined development!

Friday, May 26th, 8:30 pm
“Too rich for peace – destructive exploitation in Congo“
Congo is a country very rich in ressources. However, it is also one of the poorest African countries, because the ressources are either being exploited by third countries or fought over and its production stopped. German companies are also involved. The movie shows the problem on the example of Coltan which is a crucial material of mobile phones and computers. Language: German

Friday, June 9th, 8:30 pm
“Les Sauteurs – Those who jump” (2016) with co-director Abou Baker Sidibé, a refugee from Mali. After fourteen months, he films in the camp on the Moroccan side in front of Mellila (the Spanish enclave on Moroccan mainland), before the border fence to Spain. In doing so, he documents his daily life and the self-organization of the refugees, their unsuccessful and successful storming of the insurmountable border fence.
Languages: Bambara, French, Subtitles English
In case of rain, at New Yorck Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2a.

Action days from June 2nd to June 13th 2017
In the course of its presidency of the G20-states Germany „G20 African Partnership Conference“. The so-called „Migration Partnerships“ however turn out to be measures to prevent migration, the goal of private investment is profit. Obviously, the well-being of people in Africa is not of concern. Against that, we will set our protest, our hope for a better life beyond the capitalist domination of this planet and beyond mobility control, and our will to realize a world in solidarity!

More information and dates: http://wirsindwuetend.blogsport.eu/

 

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Démonstrations vidéo sur le Oranienplatz –
gratuit et en plein air

Contre la conférence de partenariat G20-Afrique! Pour la liberté global de mouvement et le développement autodéterminé!

Vendredi, 26 Mai 20h:30
« De la richesse pour la paix – l’exploitation au Congo » Le Congo est un pays riche en matières premières. Mais il est l’un des pays les plus pauvres d’Afrique, parce que les matières premières sont soit exploités par les pays puissants soit ils se battent entre eux «ou concurrentiel, «jusque la production soit paralysé. Les entreprises allemandes y participent aussi..Le film montre par exemple les problemes du minérale de coltan avec lequel sont fabriqué les téléphones et des ordinateurs qui sont extrêmement populaire et très recherché. Langue: Allemand

Vendredi, 9 Juin 20h:30
“Les sauteurs-Ceux qui sautent”(2016) Avec le Co-régisseur Abubaker Sidibe qui avait fui le Mali. Il filme 14 mois après sa fuite au camp des réfugiés du côté marocain avant Mellila (l´enclave espagnole sur le continent marocaine), avant la clôture de la frontière vers l´Espagne. Il a documenté sa vie quotidienne et l’auto-organisation des fugitifs, leur échec et leur succès et la prise d´assaut de la clôture frontalière qui paraissait insurmontable.
Langues: bambara, français, sous-titres anglais. En cas de pluie, a New Yorck, Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2a.

Jours d’action du 2 Juin à 13 Juin, 2017
Au cours da la présidence des pays du G20 l´Allemagne invite certains pays á un conférence sur le partenariat G20 Afrique. Les soit disant “partenariat migratoir“. Mais ca se révélent être des mesures visant á empêcher la migration. L´objectif c´est le profit de l´investissement privé. Ce n´est pas destinés au sors du bien être des gens en Afrique. Nous allons protester contre. Notre espoir d’une vie meilleure au-delà discipline capitaliste cette planète et au-delà du contrôle de la mobilité
c´est contraire a la réalisation de notre volonté d´un monde solidaire.

Plus d’informations et dates:
http://wirsindwuetend.blogsport.eu

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Tchad: pétition pour Mayadine Mahamat Babouri, détenu et séquestré et torturé

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:55

Le journaliste et activiste tchadien, engagé, Mayadine Mahamat croule depuis septembre 2016 dans le bagne de Koro-Toroa. Son tort : avoir critiqué et dénoncé les dérives dictatoriales inadmissibles encours au Tchad et la mauvaise gouvernance du pouvoir d’Idriss Deby.
Rappel des faits :
Mayadine Mahamat Babouri est illégalement arrêté et détenu depuis le mois de septembre 2016 pour s’être opposé contre un 5ème mandat d’Idriss Deby et mobilisé avec les organisations de la société civile tchadiennes qui ont protesté contre la candidature du dirigeant tchadien. Mais avoir décrié la gestion chaotique et calamiteuse du régime.
Enchaîné et menotté, Mayadine Mahamat Babouri se trouve dans une situation sanitaire alarmante et n’a eu droit à aucune visite des médecins et ni des avocats. Son état de santé se dégrade quotidiennement et inquiète sérieusement sa famille et les activistes tchadiens qui se mobilisent sur les réseaux sociaux pour réclamer sa libération.
Des organisations tchadiennes et internationales de défense des droits de l’homme ont aussi dénoncé l’arrestation et la détention de cet activiste tchadien.
Au nom du respect de la dignité humaine et du caractère inviolable et sacré des droits humains de toute personne, nous lançons une pétition pour exiger des autorités tchadiennes la libération de notre compatriote Mayadine Mahamat Babouri et demandons aux organisations humanitaires d’intercéder en sa faveur de manière urgente.

http://freebabouri.wesign.it/fr

Qui sommes nous? : un ensemble d’ organisations et des personnes ressources mobilisées pour la liberation des activistes enlévés, detenus et sequestrés au Tchad

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Complaint letter about food in Lager at Neidstr 1-2 12159 #Berlin #LMG

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:19

Letter received by Lager Mobilisation Group – Berlin

Dear all,

In Soziale Initiative Niederlausitz e.V. Notunterkunft Neidstr 1-2 12159 Berlin, there is a huge problem with food.

Women complained to administration 100 times but they do not  listen. Last month a woman tried to kill herself because of being desperate that the food is bad and she cannot afford to buy herself food everyday. Today I get back to the Notunterkunft to find that women got very angry because of the disgusting smell of the food which look like garbage. and they broke some dishes.

The women maned a complaint in Arabic and over 40 signatures is on it and signatures are getting more(the place houses 400 women). We have to find a solution before these women get themselves into trouble because of being depressed of the food and the administration or carelessness.

So please tell me what to do and where to go with their complain. And which further actions they should take.

Warm regards,

A.

Original letter

 

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Wegweisendes Urteil gegen den Einsatz für das Grundrecht auf Asyl – Haftstrafen für vier DemonstrationsteilnehmerInnen des March for Freedom

Refugee strike in Berlin - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:06

Einladung zur Pressekonferenz,

Montag 22.05.17, 11:00,

Waldematstr. 46 10999 Berlin

 

3 Jahre nach dem international organisierten March for Freedom wurden vier TeilnehmerInnen einer friedlichen Demonstration in Luxembourg-Stadt zu hohen Geld- und Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt. Der Verlauf des Prozesses und das Gerichtsurteil erscheinen bei nüchterner Betrachtung äußerst willkürlich und keinen rechtsstaatlichen Maßstäben entsprechend.

Der March for Freedom setzte ein Zeichen für das Recht auf Bewegungsfreiheit und Asyl. Menschen mit und ohne Papiere überquerten friedlich mehrere Staatsgrenzen von Straßburg nach Brüssel. Die Demonstration in Luxemburg fand am 5.6.2014 anlässlich einer Tagung der EU-InnenministerInnen zum Thema „Kampf gegen illegale Immigration” statt.

Auf dem Kirchberg kam es zum Zusammenstoß mit der Polizei. Ohne Vorwarnung versuchte die planlos vorgehende Polizei unter Einsatz von scharfen Hunden wahllos Festnahmen durchzuführen. Der Einsatz der Polizei verursachte auf Seiten der Demonstrant*innen teilweise schwere Verletzungen, herbeigeführt durch Pferrerspray, Schlagstöcke und Hundebisse. Ein schwarzer Aktivist aus Berlin-Kreuzberg wurde auf dem Polizeirevier bis zur Bewusstlosigkeit misshandelt und rassistisch beleidigt.

Den Angeklagten wurde gemeinschaftlicher Verstoß gegen Art. 269 des Luxemburger StGB vorgeworfen (Rebellion), zudem noch einzeln Körperverletzung, Sachbeschädigung, Beleidigung und Widerstand. Während des Prozesses konnten keine konkreten Tatvorwürfe gemacht werden; die Angeklagten sind lediglich pauschal wegen “bewaffneter und geplanter Rebellion” zu sechs Monaten Haft auf Bewährung und zu Geldstrafen im hohen vierstelligen Bereich verurteilt worden. Das Verhalten der luxemburgischen Polizei spielte im Prozess keine Rolle, obwohl sich ein Untersuchungsausschuss des luxemburgischen Innenministeriums damit beschäftigte. In der Urteilsbegründung wurde vollständig auf Beweise verzichtet. Trotz widersprüchlicher Aussagen der PolizeizeugInnen wurde ein drastisches Urteil gefällt, was das willkürliche und unprofessionelle Vorgehen der luxemburgischen Justiz bestätigt.

In Luxemburg ging es darum, friedlichen Protest für Grundrechte zu kriminalisieren, wie es auch in Bezug auf das Camp am Oranienplatz in Berlin versucht wurde. “Die Politik der EU ist es die Leute zu spalten, sie zu diskriminieren, aber ich habe keine Angst. Ich kämpfe für die Freiheit und ich hoffe, dass alle Leute vestehen, dass es nicht kriminell ist, für die Freiheit und für seine Rechte zu kämpfen. Wir brauchen die Solidarität der Menschen in unserem Kampf. Es geht nicht, wegzuschauen, wenn andere Menschen um ihre Freiheit kämpfen müssen”, erklärt einer der Verurteilten. Dieser hat nun als Kosequenz für seinen friedlichen Protest und die Wahrnehmung seiner Grundrechte mit seiner Abschiebung zu rechnen. Seine Sicht auf die europäische Willkommenskultur wird er und die anderen Mitverurteilten am Montag in der Pressekonferenz darlegen.

Pressekontakt Felix Sand: 015772467486

 

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Wir fordern die Rückkehr von Selami Prizreni nach Deutschland!

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:01

Liebe Freund_innen und Unterstützer_innen,

16_05_17 Stellungnahme Selami

Selami Prizreni wurde heute morgen um fünf Uhr morgens von der Polizei abgeholt, um seine Abschiebung durchzuführen.

Die Abschiebung des in Essen geborenen und aufgewachsenen Roms trifft ihn, Familie und Freunde schmerzhaft.

Eigentlich hätten wir den Tag zusammen verbracht: heute ist Roma Resistance Day: Am 16. Mai 1944 wehrten sich die Häftlinge des „Zigeunerlagers“ Auschwitz-Birkenau erfolgreich gegen die Liquidierung des Lagers. Der Erfolg des Aufstands war von kurzer Dauer – nach weiterem Widerstand wurden die überlebenden Häftlinge Anfang August schließlich in die Gaskammern geschickt.

Selami befindet sich jetzt schon im Kosovo und es ist unklar, wie es weitergeht. Er ist in Deutschland faktischer Inländer.

Wir fordern seine sofortige Rückkehr möglich zu machen. Wie ist uns egal. Wir wissen nur, er muss zurück!

Mit dem beigefügten Schreiben wenden sich das Roma Antidiscrimination Network und der Bundes Roma Verband e.V. an verschiedene Politiker_innen, um die Abschiebung Selamis rückgängig zu machen und das Bleiberecht für ihn zu erwirken.

Wir brauchen Eure Solidarität; unterstützt unsere Forderungen, indem ihr die Petition für Selami unterschreibt und diese E-Mail weiterleitet!

https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/bleiberecht-fuer-selami-prizreni-jetzt

Mit solidarischen Grüßen

Dear friends and supporters,

16_05_17 Statement_SelamI

Today, at 5am the police came for Selami Prizreni to deport him to Kosovo.Selami is a Rom born in Essen (Germany), and his deportation hurts him, his family and friends deeply.

Selami is a Rom born in Essen (Germany), and his deportation hurts him, his family and friends deeply.

Actually, we would have spent this day together – 16th May is Roma Resistance Day: At this date in 1944 the „Zigeunerlager“ prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau fought succesfully against their liquidation. The success was just temporary – after another resistance, the surviving prisoners were sent to death in gas chambers in the beginning of August.

Selami is now in Kosovo, and it is unclear, what will happen. He is at home in Germany.

We demand to enable his return. We don‘t care how it is made possible. We only know, that he have to come back!

The writing in the attachment is an appael by Roma Antidiscrimination Network and Bundes Roma Verband e.V. to politicians in order to withdraw Selamis deportation and grant him the right to stay in Germany.

We need your solidarity. Please, support our demands by signing the petition for Selami and forwarding our e-mail.

https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/bleiberecht-fuer-selami-prizreni-jetzt

With solidary regards

 

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“This is the voice of freedom” – Interview with Zaki

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 22:47

In February 2016, refugees protested against their planned deportations with a hunger strike in the deportation prison in Mühldorf am Inn (Bavaria). After the fire in one of the cells, the prison authorities answered with banning visits and mails. The following day, one of the inmates was deported to Afghanistan despite to the injuries caused by the fire. The foreign office (Ausländerbehörde) in Munich was blocked in solidarity with the protest for several hours. After three weeks of hunger strike, Zaki K. was deported as the last of the strikers against his will with Air India from Frankfurt to Kabul. Because of the solidarity action three activists were on trial on the 14th of March 2017. Read here their process declaration (German). The interview with Zaki was conducted before the trial.

Hello Zaki. Last year you were involved in the hungerstrike in the deportation prison in Mühldorf and got deported after a long struggle. This week is the court hearing because of a solidarity action, which took place during your protest. We thought it is a good possibility to speak with you again.

Yes, I have a lot to say, but who will listen to these things? When I was in Germany, I saw the truth. What the police did with me, they cannot deny that, because I have proofs. How the German police, the German lawmakers, how they lie to people, how they cheat the asylum people. Inacceptable things happened in 2016. With a white paper in the pocket they deported me.

What do you mean with white paper? Do you mean they deported you without any legal ground?

Yes, a fake paper. When I was on hungerstrike, they deported me. The time they came, my lawyer was not working, lunchtime. Six guards came, pushed me by force out, took me out. They just showed me a pocket and said: „All your papers came from the court in Nürnberg. Just take your things and when you are in the car, you can read the papers.“ I took my things, went in the police car, we started driving to Frankfurt and I asked again to see the papers from court. They said „Later, at the airport“. At the airport I told them again to give me my papers. They refused again. Later when I was able to open that pocket I saw that there were some papers of my marriage legalisation, but mainly white papers! I was shocked. What? That policeman? That Landratsamt? They are cheating me so bad? They must be ashame of what they did with me. I still have this pocket with me. One day I will write a story about it. About how Germany is talking so much, and cheating me.

The deportation was around 10 months ago. Can you tell us what has happened in the last months and in your first days and weeks back in Afghanistan?

The Landratsamt in Tirschenreuth decided to deport me without any reason. My papers for the marriage were at the Standesamt and two years they told me „tomorrow, tomorrow“. And then in the end, they told me that because I am a Muslim I am not allowed to marry. They requested more and more papers. I gave them all the papers, all the documents. There was one person working there, saying „I will be the person, who is sending you back to Afghanistan.“ Even two years before, he told me „I will send you back.“. In the end they took my passport, called the police and  they took me. Before in the court they were saying, „You just want to marry to stay in Europe.“ Hey, about what they were talking? I am having children in Norway! I was twenty years in Europe!

They deported me from Frankfurt to Afghanistan. The German police was working at the airport in Kabul – they sold me to Afghanistan. When I got out of the airport I had nobody to go to, no family. A country full of war. I was going to hell. I wasn‘t able to find somebody. I found a place to stay for a couple of days in Kabul. I was so scared and also ill from the hugerstrike. I had so many problems in my body, with my knee, with my back, allergies.

Soon in Afghanistan I was kidnapped! They asked for money, but I had nothing. It happened even close to a military base, where they have so many cameras. Then there was a big suicide bombing, when they attacked a military base in Kabul. I was injured from that. I was in hospital because of my leg. Then I applied for a visa in Turkey and went there, after five, four months. It was too difficult to live in this place. I love my country, but there is war.

I experienced this three times! When they deported me for the first time from Europe to Afghanistan, I was kidnapped. My father was the vice president of Afghanistan in the past. In 2011 I opened a small shop and again I was kidnapped. I payed 24.000 Dollar to be released. In Afghanistan so many people don‘t have work so they work with so many diffrent groups. They can threaten you to take your money and empty your pockets. This is not a joke, not a story to tell. When I was deported to Afghanistan, the Taliban told me: „You come from Europe, so you have money.“ But I swear, I had nothing. They just pushed me on the street and said, „You work for Germany“. So I told myself that I cannot live in this country anymore, I had to leave again. Three times they did this with me, they came in the night, took me and took everything from me.

And if Germany is sending me back to Afghanistan, I think, they support them. Because they know the situation of our country. European gouvernments pay money to Afghanistan. For this money, they have to take back their citizens. But we need your help, not your money. We don‘t tell you to come to Afghanistan and help us. We don‘t need your police to teach us! You can help us to make streets, to make schools.  Help us to fight against those, who are destroying our country. This is not a war because of religion, but it is a war because of petrol, a war of oil, a war of soil. We grew up with the war. It makes up everything of our history. Everywhere terrorist attacks. Christians, Muslims, Jews are killed in the name of Islam.

Now I am in Turkey, I work, I have everything, I live in a beautiful city. In Germany I was not allowed to go to school, they put me at some remote place and I was not allowed to move 20 km outside. I was staying in Tirschenreuth, my lawyer in Munich. That‘s 4,5 hours travelling. How can I reach him? When I got back, there was no bus anymore.

In the middle of December there was a mass deportation to Afghanistan and there are negotiations about a new contract between Afghanistan and Germany so that it will be more easy to deport people. What do you think about that?

Asylum seekers never got any chance. Every month you have to decide, whether you spend your money for a lawyer or for food. And then often, as it was in my case, the lawyer is not working for you. I called him thousand times, and he was not answering. Because he knows that I am an asylum seeker and that he can do that with me.

The court, the Landratsamt, they just didn‘t wanted to listen, what kind of problem people have in Afghanistan. They think they are better than you. How can we believe that Germany has good laws? It‘s true, Germany has good laws, a good economy, but only for themselves. If Germany is sending so many people back, everybody will say about Germany that it is so bad. The other part of Afghanistan, the Taliban, they will enjoy that. They say, „See, this is Europe.“ And young boys get brainwashed, join the war against the NATO and become suicide bombers. Why do they send so many Afghan people back? The young generation will not forget this. I don‘t think it is good if people hate Germany. Why has this terrorist attack happened before Christmas in Berlin? Why? It is the mistakes of the lawmakers!

Germany makes many enemies for themselves. People just want to start a new life.  They don‘t think, that they will take social money, when they go to Germany. This is what people in Germany think: „We give them everything from our pockets.“ How you give us something from your pockets? If in 2016 Germany took half a million asylum seekers – in Turkey there were ten millions asylum seekers!

We are human beings. The fingers of my hand are the same size as yours. We can learn from each other something. If you have water, share a little of your water. If you have knowledge, teach people, let them learn. I lived in so many countries. Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Norway and I learned from everywhere something.

Looking back on the hungerstrike in Mühldorf last year – how do you see the protest now?

The authorities in Mühldorf, they didn‘t want to help. The boss of the Muehldorf prison, he was living in Afghanistan two years. Many of them had been in Afghanistan. He told me: „Your country is very good, why you don‘t go back?“ I said: „You have been there only to do your job. You have been in secure military bases, not outside. If you went outside, you went with your soldiers.“ The police of Mühldorf, they are sick people. They have wrong information about asylum people. And in the Bundesamt, there are also working sick people.

In Mühldorf, we were treated you so bad. I saw people in prison who had serious problems with their teeth. They asked for a doctor, but the guards denied to call one. They said, he has to wait untill Monday. They just give you food, nobody wants to eat. If you complain, they say: „you are not coming to a hotel, this is not your father‘s house. Why are you coming here?“ I was thinking about what has happened with the Jews in the past in Germany and thought „Hey, these prison guards are really Nazis.“ I had another picture of Germany before. I thought they respect people. I was ready to give my heart to the people of Germany. I never wanted to committ any crime.

Are you still in contact to other hungerstrikers?

Yes, to Ahmad, who wanted to kill himself. When I was in Mühldorf, so many people wanted to kill themselves, to hang themselves. They didn‘t want to let news come out of Mühldorf. Another  person, after 30 years, they wanted to send him back. He is from Serbia. He has children here. 30 years he was here! He cut his arms. One day I woke up, I saw the blood on the ground. I turned the light on and saw that he is bleeding. I asked him later: „Brother, why do you want to die?“ He said, „If they send me back, after 30 years here, it is a new country for me.“ How can you give a person so much pain? Is this a dangerous person for Germany?

This is the voice of freedom. I don‘t want to be scared of any politician, of nobody. This is for all people around the world, Jews, Muslims, all people, who love freedom. Freedom is not just for Afghanistan, or Norway, of Germany. Freedom must be for all. All around the world. Not just for one country. I respect myself, so I respect everybody. But these people, maybe they don‘t respect themselves, because they are cheaters, liars, only talking about freedom. What does  freedom mean? Democracy? What is happening in the name of democracy? They are just using this name.

People have a lot of pain, they lost theirs lives. They don‘t want to remember, to see the cities and remember the friends they lost. When I see the schools in Afghanistan, I have to remember the bombings, how my school friend died. So dirty things happen. But they don‘t let us explain our lives. If you want to sell us to a country, sell. If you want to buy a country like this, do it, but 130 years before, the United Kingdom came to Afghanistan. They take everything, we beat them, they went to Pakistan. Who came next? So many others. Then Russia came, then NATO. We, the people, have nothing to do with politics. Me, personally, I don‘t want to listen to the stupid politicians. It is not, that if they offer you money, you can just go back. I want to live free. I want to live with every religion. I am a Jew, I am a Muslim, I am a Christian, I am a Buddhist. I don‘t want anybody to be scared to say what their religion is. The religion is not doing something bad, the people are making something bad, in the name of religion.

How is the situation now of your wife and children in Norway?

Last week my son had birthday and everytime he is telling me: „Father I love you so much, I miss you so much, I don‘t know why you don‘t come. When will you come?“ He is ten years now, when he was six, he told me the same things. The court didn‘t listen to us. How can I trust a court anymore? How can I trust the police anymore? We want to be together, we are a family.

Are you still trying to legalise your marriage?

Yes, but the problem is that my wife is working 30 percent, because she cannot work more. My children are born in Norway. According to the law of human rights, you are not allowed to seperate families. But I know, that we don‘t get our rights because we are Muslims. And the European people don‘t like Muslims, they hate them. It‘s not like before, a free Europe. This is the new Europe. They put in the minds of the young people: „Muslims are bad.“

What is your hope for the future?

If I look at the situation, I have zero hope for the future. Europe is talking nice about human rights. Everytime they are talking about human rights in other countries, but they themselves are the bosses of cheaters. You can make a hungerstrike thousand times and you will become sick. Why is there is a prison for asylum people? Why are they in the prison? Because they ran from war!

I read about history and the Nazi times in Germany.. You understand, how this was possible.
Our situation in Germany comes out what has happened in the past. It did not end in German society. They don‘t want to burn us in the oven, but they want to burn us in another way.

In the end, what you want to tell the German authorities?

I want to tell the German lawmakers, that with this kind of deportations you cannot solve the problem. They will hate Germany. If you don‘t listen to people, they explode at some point.

It is coming back to you, if Millions of people hate you. Why they don‘t send the doctors back to Afhanistan? Why not the ingenieurs? They accept them, but they send the normal people back. They need doctors and ingeniurs, they don‘t need us.

I love Germany, not because of the money or the social benefits. I have a lot of respect, even if they push me in the danger, I still want to thank the good people there and for the time I spend there.

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Reflection: “Fear? Put it! A discussion on fear and how to overcome it in Refugee protest”

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 10:15

Bino Bwansi Byakuleka (Activist, Artist and Radio-Maker), Napuli Paul (Activist and Non-Violence-Trainer), Erez (Activist) and Lisa Doppler (Researcher and Activist)

Lisa Doppler: In interviews we did some month ago you, Napuli, talked about the situation in Lagers where a lot of people get aggressive, start to hate everybody but also that this changed for a lot of people when they joined the protest movement of Refugees. And you, Bino, wrote in your “We are born free manifesto”2 about fear and how we can work on overcoming that for creating more humanity. Can you elaborate on that?

Napuli Paul: When I came to Oranienplatz, the first thing I saw was fear. Maybe in the Lager people learn to fear one another. First of all people fear that they are in Europe now, because from that moment on the system is the one leading them. The first thing when you come to seek asylum is that you loose your right and are now lead by them. They tell you from now on you follow the given rules. If you do something that is not according to these rules, you get a crime record in your file. Then we fear that we get deported or get other problems because our file is dirty. Therefore I want to appear as a very good person and I always stay in the Lager, I don’t go anywhere.

Bino Bwansi Byakuleka: I don’t want to get a Strafe.

N: And then some Refugees become very crazy.

L: What do people do when they become crazy?

N: In the Lager some people threaten other people. Some people kill themselves because they were in that kind of fear for years. They are aggressive or drink just to calm themselves down. And then there is no trust anymore to anyone. Because different people tell so many different stories- if you do this you can get that. These stories keep you calm, prevent you from getting active, and at the end you are under deportation. So for us, the activists, we came from that fear, too. But we said no. I can’t be like this, I am a human being. And most people who already were activists in their countries, they totally rejected this system from the beginning. They said we have to do something. So my friends said no, we don’t accept the Lager, we go. Together we broke Lagerpflicht3 and we came to Oranienplatz, Berlin Kreuzberg in 2012. From there on, we didn’t fear the police or whoever is there, we just said no way. We broke the fear because we are illegal. We came together as illegal people – that’s power already. We support one another, we are illegal. That’s also why they did not come to Oranienplatz to arrest someone, they already knew that we are illegal.

B: But for me, I was legal, I conceived myself as legal.

N: Yes, but they saw us as illegal. Also when we make protest, we don’t register it. We just do it like that. Same with the lawyers, we ask them later, not before. We create the activities first. Because if we consult them before the activity, they will tell us all the risks and recommend not to do it. So we say, we just do it and consult them later so that fear cannot stop us.

Every year we have an information tour and we visit activists from other cities and people living in Lagers. This year it is even a transnational tour and our slogan is “World Refugees let Fear go”4. We chose the title because fear is the main enemy: With fear you control yourself, you plaster your mouth and put a rope on your eyes so that you cannot see. In the end, you chain yourself and you support the government to control you because actually you control yourself before.

B: I think it’s an instrument the capitalist system is using to keep people down, it’s a tool of dehumanisation. And I think since from the beginning when the idea of capitalism came in and some people became superior to others, that’s when the people lost their consciousness of what they are. And when people loose their consciousness, that’s when fear comes in. Today people are talking about it, but it’s still very difficult to understand it. When we talk about fear, people only mean fear of people coming. Fear of sharing. Fear of giving away. But also fear of being independent.

L: I agree. Because I also think when we talk about fear we first of all have to talk about the fear that everybody in this capitalist consumer society has. And everybody is participating in creating this situation. That’s also what social philosopher Herbert Marcuse, with whose theory I am working, was writing about: All your work and all your free time is just directed to creating needs and then fulfilling them and then there is a new need, you think you need something else, more stuff. Through this mechanism more and more people develop anxiety disorders and panic attacks but they don’t know why. The fear is an echo of the failed attempt to integrate into the system, because nobody can deal with this system.

B: Exactly. Because first of all what fear does to you is to loose your being, and you become helpless, vulnerable, which means you are powerless.

N: And fear can also let you attack.

Erez: But how do I loose fear? When I am afraid, I am attached to something I want or have – a work, food, anything. So how do I loose my fear? When I have nothing to loose, I cannot be afraid of anything. The system needs us to have something to loose, makes degrees of how much people get that they can loose. The fear is directly attached to the possible loose. But when you resist, you find yourself in a point of having nothing to loose. The moment you are there completely, the system cannot control you.

B: So once you realise that you have nothing to loose and you keep calm, you stay calm is that the solution to overcome fear?

E: For me yes. This is my zero point.

B: Is this not the point where you have to fight for your independence?

E: This is my zero point. I am just here. I don’t move. I am not afraid to loose something on the way.

N: But the fear also can come to you even if you are just there. Like for example in 2015 when the Syrian Refugees started to come, people switched automatically to the right side. Why? Because the system used the media to let people have fear. Without seeing the root of the problem they just attack that people – we don’t want Muslims, you are terrorists and so on. For me fear means when you are not moving.

B: I think then you are contributing to it.

N: Yes, when you keep silent you contribute. Because of that in the non-violent philosophy does not mean that you just let people continue with their violence and go away. Then you contribute to that violence. No, you are supposed to interfere. There are different levels of fear: the state has fear, the public has fear, but the fear of Refugees coming and taking whatever is really a psychological fear and direct fear that kills people. We all have fear, even in our family. For example the rules that your father puts up already create fear.

L: Yes, that is the same mechanism seen from the psychoanalytical view, what was once the father is society now. That’s controlling you.

N: Yes. For me it’s the same mechanism on different levels. There is the father, there is the community, there is the state. The state is the maximum level. So we have to know what kind of fear the state is creating. This fear we are talking about, the fear of moving freely, that’s really cutting a basic human right.

B: I also explained in my writings that fear is a virus which spreads to most of the humans and this virus comes from inside, the self-ego but also from external forces as Napuli was saying about the society and family. So when this comes together you find that the person is spoiled completely because of not being able to handle or overcome it. That’s why people are raising up, going on the streets, protesting that they don’t want Refugees to come here. People are becoming racist. These people were not born racist, but their self-ego and the pressure of the society they are living in pushes them into this dilemma and they become totally spoiled and dangerous. So the only way is to overcome it. I liked your explanation, Eraz, your spiritual way, but for me it is not spiritual, more a kind of meditation. What’s going on with me can be realised by having time to think about myself, who am I and what is surrounding me, what is important.

L: And you also have to come to value yourself and then the people around you.

B: Exactly. Because it comes from you, the disease is from you. Until people have this consciousness we can’t overcome it.

N: I think this is where the German society rejects to think. They block everything. Don’t talk about Hitler, it’s finished, it’s the past. And then you can see history repeating itself.

L: The problem is that the remembrance in Germany has become ritualised. That people say it was horrible, but it’s finished, we are the champions in overcoming it. It’s not true at all, it’s not real, people have not dealt with themselves. It’s just a ritual.

B: For me, I even say that I’m happy that this Pegida came out. Those are our friends.

N: Haha, yes.

B: Because they revealed the true image of Germans. Not just to cover everything and saying “Alles klar, alles klar”, people are rotting in the camp, people are dying over the sea, the army pushing people back in the sea.

N: I even call it concentration camp. Of course it is not the same like when they killed millions of Jews in the camps, but for us the whole Western system is a kind of concentration camp, too. Frontex, Fingerprint, Residenzpflicht – if you count it together, it is a concentration camp. People are dying, people are committing suicide.

L: But it is still something very different if you are killing people systematically or if you implement an inhuman system where people are dying but murder or genocide is not the official agenda.

E: Both is a division of the people. They first divide the people, don’t give privileges, control. In concentration camps it was going a lot further. Today not all who are divided and stigmatised are dying, but it’s an alarm bell. We have to reask the question how to prevent not to come to such a situation again.

L: There are always legacies in history. Frantz Fanon5 was writing that under colonialism people have to go somewhere with their aggression, they tried to resist but they failed so the aggression goes against yourself, you destroy yourself but also the others, what he called “Black on Black violence” and another thing that he observed was that people had very strong dreams about running, about getting away. Because the dreams were the only realm of freedom. That’s what I wanted to ask if you see similarities in the mechanisms of what was happened under colonialism to what is happening to people living in Lagers for example.

N: Yes, of course. I can still see it in the old people in my country. There it is also fear that prevents more people to talk about it, a lot of them say, no, let history be history. The fathers in Africa still beat their children, it is still there. So how can we overcome it? We have to understand and think about what we can do now with these people to come to peace:

B: Similarities are still there and I think there is no way to end it until there are strategies to end capitalism. Because we are enslaved ourselves. People are not taking time to realise who they are instead of running away. In case of the Black people, we don’t see ourselves as powerful persons, humans. We can do everything, we have the knowledge, the resources, but the people don’t believe in themselves, they are enslaved, even if not physically, than mentally. And for the whites, too, you are enslaved because of the privileges you have you can’t speak out the truth, you can’t speak out loud. Even if you try to speak, as we saw in the protest, you have limits. That’s what we saw during the arrests, the police was trying to separate us, they said you have German passport, what are you doing here with these people? So people had to rethink about their own privileges, about the consequences when they get involved in that. I also had a big argument with a Black man who was saying: You have the privilege to do it because you don’t have the German passport. But when you get the papers you will realise that it’s not possible to fight against them.

L: That’s what you, Erez, also said. When you have something to loose… And that’s also what Marcuse6 was writing about, the integration through privileges, goods.

B: So the people don’t see themselves first, but they are dependent. People can’t fight the system because they think that they need the system to survive, which is not true. That is enslavement. Therefore we need strategies to deconstruct that. And I think what we are doing here is one of the strategies- to open the talk instead of having big conferences, big podiums.

L: Take more time to talk?

B: The more time we take, the closer we come and the more we realise that we are humans who can do something by ourselves. In this process of realisation we can combine our effort together and break these chains. The believe in the system is based on our isolation.

N: There are a lot of small things that can separate the people. That’s why we say we have to trust each other, first.

B: We have to find a common goal we are fighting for. That’s why I came out with the concept of humanity. That’s the only thing I see that connects me to you. Because this is what we are, this is what humans are, you can’t take it away.

N: But we cannot come to that point, you know why? Because-

B: I can answer it myself: self-ego.

N: Aha, selfishness and our interest, different interests.

L: Can we be real humans in this system?

B: We can, I believe so. But there is no space to realise. I do not believe in these negative strategies and thinking. For example you, Lisa, sorry for pointing at you, I am pointing at you as the white, not personally: We can be human if we are ready to reflect and to give away our own interest. If you are ready to give away your whiteness and ready to see yourself inside Black, if I meet you I see myself white. If I meet you, Napuli, I see myself a woman. If I meet you you see me inside yourself a man. Then there is a breakdown of the system.

E: It’s all like addiction. I learned from drug addicts that people don’t want to be strong. People want to stay with the other weak people. Why do I say this? I can’t loose my Israeliness, my whiteness and my maleness. But I can go and use it for my believe to break the politic of the privilege and find other solutions. The point is, the system uses the fear to make people protect the resources of the system.

N: For me, I don’t agree on Black and White. What we have is beyond that. Imagination of power makes you white. We should not target single persons but the system. For example I don’t hate Donald Trump. He is honest, he is just representing the system. So why do people target him? I don’t believe that we all come together, we have different interests. But we have to give everybody what he wants. For example in the left there is fight about eating meat or not, but that is ridiculous, we are fighting ourselves. Some eat meat, others not. What’s the problem? And we have to talk more, we need more floor to talk.

L: I interviewed about ten activists from different cities where Refugee protest was strong in the last years and what a lot of them said is that it is important in the movement to create spaces to really reflect and to have longer meetings, workshops also across the cities to talk about what happened and how to go on. To work against the divisions in the movement. It does not help to have these big conferences, we have to find more time and the supporters also have to stop inviting the same people again and again but to create spaces – it is very similar to what you just said, Bino. Maybe to conclude you could point out what your strategies in the movement now are to overcome these divisions and fear? How do you create other spaces?

N: This is what we are doing now, we do this transnational tour and we take along with us the workshop. It’s not just explaining, but we have to go deep. About four to six days in the same place to create a discussion about what was going on and then to concentrate- this fear thing is something that you cannot understand in five minutes. It has to go to your blood. Really practising. That’s why we do this workshops, let it come from you. How can we solve? It’s not to give you solution. It’s not that you see a film and then go out and forget everything you saw. In a conference there are maybe 1000 people but only very few can really concentrate. We have to involve them in everything. At Oranienplatz we were learning everyday.

E: Fear is a result of confusion. As I said, if you are attached to material things you cannot move. When people came to Oranienplatz, they found other things, really other things to be connected with and then they lost the fear.

B: Me, to finish, I will still remain with humanity. For me it is very important to meet a common point in us. If not we are just joking, playing devil games, we will never solve anything. That’s why we have to see ourselves beyond what we are physically. What society made out of us. What the system forced us to be and what we forced ourselves to be.

N: I will call upon the institutes that have power to give a floor for discussions like this. Schools for example. Because the children grow up with these pictures like of the poor people in Africa. So they also have to meet Black persons in the schools and talk in a different way. And universities, theatres, they have to open the floors for discussions like this.

L: The point is that they are also part of what is creating the problems.

B: That’s why I say we need not to rely on these structural spaces, but we can create our own spaces. Why don’t we create a theatre? A university? A free clinic? Why don’t we create this knowledge that heels?

 

 

1The article was originally produced for the journal “Psychosozial” where it will appear in a longer, German version, soon.

2http://www.mikrotext.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/manifesto-wearebornfree.pdf

3Obligation to live in a certain, mostly mass accommodation under bad conditions.

4https://de-de.facebook.com/wrlfg/

5Fanon, F. (1961/2004). The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press.

Gibson, N.C. (2003). Fanon. The Postcolonial Imagination. Cambridge: polity.

6E.g.: Marcuse, H. (1964). One-dimensional man. Boston: Beacon Press.

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Yemek Haktır/Essen ist rechtlich

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 08:12
Bizler Halberstadt kampında yasayan mültecileriz. Bütün mülteci kamplarında olduğu gibi yaşadığımız bu kampta da yemekler çok kötü. Yetişkinler olarak bizler ve çocuklarımız bu yemekleri yiyememekteyiz. Dağıtılan bazı gıdaların son kullanma tarihi, verilen tarihten iki ya da üç gün sonra bitmekte. Karnımızı cocuklarımızla birlikte doyurabileceğimiz saglıklı yemekler tüketmek istiyoruz. Bu yüzden bir dilekçe yazıp yetkililere ilettik. Kampta yaşayan insanların yarısından fazlası bu konuda aynı fikirde. Haberi yaygınlaştırmanızı, sesimizi duyurmanızı istiyoruz. Wir sind Flüchtlinge in Lagern in Halberstadt lebt. Wir leben, wie in allen Flüchtlingslagern in diesen Lagern, die Mahlzeiten sind sehr schlecht. Unsere Kinder und Erwachsene sind wir diese Gerichte nicht essen können. Verteilen Ablaufdatum von bestimmten Lebensmitteln, wobei nach zwei oder drei Tagen ab dem Datum ausgestellt abgeschlossen. Wir wollen mit unseren Kindern gesunde Mahlzeiten konsumieren, die wir unseren Magen ernähren können. So schrieben wir eine Petition an die Behörden zu übertragen. Mehr als die Hälfte der Menschen in Lagern leben sind einverstanden zu diesem Thema. Leiten sie die Nachrichten weiter, wollen wir unsere Stimme zu Gehör bringen.
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demonstration against deportations to senegal, 5.05.2017, 15-16h, at senegalese embassy

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 20:01

there will be a demonstration tomorrow to protest against deportations from germany to senegal. apparently there has been a deal between the german and senegalese government to deport people very soon. senegalese refugees from bavaria are coming to berlin and journalists will be present. the demonstration will take place from 15:00 to 16:00 in front of the embassy, dessauerstr. 28-29, 10963 berlin.
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