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The VOICE Refugee Forum – A Network of Refugee Community Initiatives in Germany: Our goal is aimed to organized under principles of self-organization of refugees and their Communities against the Apartheid in isolation camps and ‘Lager’ and to empower the political Networks and struggles in the camps. The self-determination of the refugees to liberate themselves from institutional racism and discrimination is clearly defined; in order to form a united block against suicidal acts and traumas in Isolation lagers. We demand solidarity and protest against the collective punishments through racist persecution of refugees in Germany. We demand the abolition of the Residence Obligation (Residenzpflicht) and the segregation of refugees in ‘Lager’ and camps and Deportation prisons. We stand for Freedom of movement for all, Stop deportation and all discriminatory laws against refugees. We are united against any form of colonial injustice and social exclusion of refugees and people without rights in Germany. "Main focus is to promote networking and Campaigns for Refugees Community unity and mobilise to represent our own VOICES” Donation: Förderverein The VOICE e.V. Sparkasse Göttingen Kontonummer: 127829 BLZ: 260 500 01 IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29 BIC: NOLADE21GOE The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena, Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena, E-Mail: thevoicerefugeeforum(at)gmx.de , E-mail: the_voice_berlin(at)emdash.org Internet: http://www.thevoiceforum.org
Updated: 1 hour 15 min ago

60. Serial Edition at Rebootfm: Celebrating 26 years of The VOICE Refugee Forum. Tune in to THE VOICES with Mbolo Yufanyi, and Co.

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:59

60. Serial Edition at Rebootfm: Celebrating 26 years of The VOICE Refugee Forum. Tune in to THE VOICES with Mbolo Yufanyi, and Co.
60. Serienausgabe bei Rebootfm: Zur Feier von 26 Jahren The VOICE Refugee Forum. Schaltet ein zu THE VOICES mit Mbolo Yufanyi, und Co.

Time/Zeit: 6pm/um 18:00 Uhr

On Reboot FM 88,4 MHz in Berlin & 90,7 MHz in Potsdam.

Beim Reboot FM 88,4 MHz in Berlin & 90,7 MHz in Potsdam.

Saturday 3rd of October 2020/ Samstag 3. Oktober. 2020

TOPIC OF THE PROGRAM/Thema des Programs:

Celebrating 26 years of The VOICE Refugee Forum, Germany. Where do we stand?
With the begin of this serial edition of The VOICES We will shed light on:

-FEAR - its root causes, effects and repercussion. Experiencing 26 years daily repression and persecution and the fight against them.

-The ROLES of White/German Networks and Civil Organisation and the society at large in enhancing or reducing the FEAR of migrant activists and

-The instrumentalisation of State apparatus in the Willkommenskultur/Welcome Culture propaganda to destroy Migrants Movements, to further isolate, racially discriminate, deport and kill migrants within and out os the German / European borders.

For more information, visit: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4729

Deutsch

Wir feiern 26 Jahre The VOICE Refugee Forum, Deutschland. Wo stehen wir?
Mit dem Beginn dieser seriellen Ausgabe von The VOICES werfen wir Licht auf:

-Die Angst - ihre Ursachen, Auswirkungen und Folgen. Wir erleben 26 Jahre tägliche Repression und Verfolgung und den Kampf gegen sie.

-Die ROLLEN weiß/deutscher Netzwerke und ziviler Organisationen und der Gesellschaft im Allgemeinen bei der Verstärkung oder Verringerung der ANGST von Migrantenaktivisten und

-Die Instrumentalisierung von Staatsapparaten in der Willkommenskultur/Welcome Culture-Propaganda zur Zerstörung von Migrantenbewegungen, zur weiteren Isolierung, Rassendiskriminierung, Abschiebung und Tötung von Migranten innerhalb und außerhalb der deutschen/europäischen Grenzen.

Weitere Informationen unter: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4729

Celebrating 26 years of The VOICE Refugee Forum.

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:11

In this month of October 2020, The VOICE Refugee Forum will celebrate its 26th anniversary. Through October to December 2020, we will organise virtual and real Series of Discussions, town hall meetings and political actions to commemorate our generational resistance and political motivation and inspiration of Refugee/Migrant Movements in Germany and beyond. Stay tuned.

„The #VOICERefugeeForum at 26: 26 years is not 26 secs, mins, hours, days, weeks or months! It is a quarter of a century plus one, a generation and in this time, we changed Germany and gave the Refugees not only a VOICE but a place in this society. Celebrate with us “ (Dr .Mbolo M. Yufanyi).

The result of our relentless focus on refugee community networking and solidarity with different activities in Jena and many other cities is evident in the breadth of refugee resistance all over the country. From Baden Württemberg to Bayern, from Hamburg to Sachsen, from Thuringen to Berlin and Bremen amongst others, these blocks of refugee resistance continue to draw inspiration from The VOICE as refugees continue to empower themselves to resist the continued cruelty and inhumanity that defines the German asylum system. The continuity of our struggles and the inspiration that others draw from our unwavering commitment is a testament to the legacies of The VOICE Refugee Forum which are worth celebrating 26 years on.

26 years of The VOICE Refugee Forum means 26 years of self-organization of autonomous refugee struggles: It means relentless struggles against deportation, social isolation, refugee lager, criminalization, residenzpflicht (restriction of refugee movement), police brutality, family separation, political prisoners, colonial injustice and the total rejection of paternalism. This has been a struggle based on SOLIDARITY – solidarity not only between refugees but also allies who reflect enough on their privileges while engaging with us to understand our principled positions. Yes, it is 26 years of solidarity, refugee autonomy, community and structural organization; consistent and active resistance against camps, through revandications and manifestations, protest and the enduring fight for freedom of movement and self-determination.

Since 1998 we had a common struggle with the “Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants”; in 2017 the RefugeeBlackBox was created as the heritage of the struggle of The VOICE Refugee Forum and the Caravan-for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants. Since then, refugees nationwide have taken to the concepts and ideas of the RefugeeBlackBox to deconstruct, unmask and unravel the sheer inhumanity of the European border regime championed by Germany, the cruel and callous asylum system in Germany that is a mockery of international protection for those seeking refuge, the barbarity of police brutality, and the endemic institutional and societal racism that is pervasive in Germany. Yes, 26 years of The VOICE means half a century of impacting the political culture in Germany.

The fight against deportation had always been at the Center of The VOICE‘s political activism.

Our 26 years of unwavering commitment to breaking the culture of deportation in Germany had many important steps:

-The VOICE and The Caravan congress, “Unite Against Deportation and Social Exclusion” (2000)

-The initiation of the concept of „Deportation is the last ring of the slavery chain“ and the Break Deportation Culture
(2014)

-The Break Deportation and Isolation network in Thuringen

-The initiation of the RefugeeBlackBox - Solidarity (2017)

Appellbrief an das Verwaltungsgericht Gera (Deutschland) für James Imudia OGBOMO anlässlich der Verhandlung im Asylverfahren am 6.7.2020

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:53

The Voice Refugee Forum
The VOICE Refugee Forum
Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena
E-Mail: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Tel.: 0049 (0)176 24568988
Http://thevoiceforum.org

5. Juli 2020

An:
Verwaltungsgericht Gera
Rudolf-Diener-Str. 1
07545 Gera

Ihr Zeichen/ Ihre Nachricht: 7294673 – 232
James Imudia OGBOMO (geb.: 17.07.1983) gegen Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Appellbrief an das Verwaltungsgericht Gera (Deutschland) für James Imudia OGBOMO anlässlich der Verhandlung im Asylverfahren am 6.7.2020

Sehr geehrter Herr Vizepräsident des VG Dr. Fuchs, sehr geehrter Herr Vorsitzender Richter, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

unsere Aufmerksamkeit wurde auf den Fall der oben genannten Person gelenkt, der bei Ihnen zur Entscheidung ansteht.

Wir, The VOICE Refugee Forum, schreiben Ihnen, weil wir Herrn Ogbomos Antrag auf Zuflucht, Schutz und Sicherheit in Deutschland unterstützen möchten. Wir kennen Herrn Ogbomo seit einigen Jahren und wissen um seine schwierige persönliche und gesundheitliche Situation.

Wie Ihnen vielleicht bekannt ist, ist The VOICE Refugee Forum die führende Flüchtlingsselbstorganisation in Thüringen und die älteste selbstorganisierte Flüchtlingsgruppe in Deutschland. Unsere Geschichte und lange Tradition des konsequenten Eintretens für die Rechte von Flüchtlingen hat uns beispiellose Glaubwürdigkeit und Vertrauen bei den Flüchtlingen eingebracht, die mit uns in Kontakt kommen. Dies wiederum ermöglicht uns, einige der schwierigsten Probleme, mit denen viele dieser Flüchtlinge konfrontiert sind, besser kennenzulernen.

Vor diesem Hintergrund sind wir mit der gesundheitlichen Situation von Herrn Ogbomo sehr vertraut geworden. Seit seinem ersten Kontakt mit uns war klar, dass er neben einer professionellen medizinischen Behandlung die soziale Unterstützung einer Gruppe brauchte, um das Risiko einer Selbstverletzung und eines möglichen Selbstmordrisikos aufgrund seiner Fluchterfahrungen zu minimieren. Wir haben daher versucht, ihm diese soziale Unterstützung zu bieten, indem wir ihn nach Möglichkeit in unsere Aktivitäten einbezogen haben, um ihm bei der Verarbeitung seiner Fluchterfahrungen zu helfen. Wie sein medizinischer Bericht deutlich zeigt, nimmt er hochdosierte, sehr starke Medikamente ein. Dennoch sind diese Risiken nach wie vor vorhanden und würden mit der anhaltenden Bedrohung durch Abschiebung noch erhöht.

Wir sind daher der festen Überzeugung, dass das Gericht der Gerechtigkeit und der Menschlichkeit dienen würde, wenn es Herrn Ogbomo endlich das Recht auf Niederlassung und Aufenthalt gewährt, damit er sein Leben in Würde und mit der Gewissheit, in Deutschland in Schutz und Sicherheit zu sein, wieder aufbauen kann.

The VOICE Refugee Forum
Letter: Court Appeal of The VOICE Refugee Forum on James Imudia OGBOMO - Refugee Asylum Application Process in the Administrative Court of Gera on the 06.07.2020, in Germany.

The Voice Refugee Forum
The VOICE Refugee Forum
Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena
E-Mail: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Tel.: 0049 (0)176 24568988
Tel.: 0049(0)3641-9278815

5th July, 2020

An:
Verwaltungsgericht Gera
Rudolf-Diener-Str. 1
07545 Gera

Ihre Zeichen/ Ihre Nachricht:
7294673 - 232

Re-James Imudia OGBOMO, DoB: 17.07.1983 vs the Federal Republic of Germany

Ladies and gentlemen, dear Dr. Fuchs, dear Chief Judge,

Our attention has been drawn to the case of the above named individual currently pending your adjudication.

We, the VOICE Refugee Forum are writing to you to support his application for refuge, safety and security in Germany. We have known Mr. Ogbomo since the last couple of years and his difficult personal and health situation.

As you may be aware, the VOICE Refugee Forum is the foremost refugee self-organisation in Thuringen and the oldest self-organised refugee group in Germany. Our history and long tradition of consistently advocating for the rights of refugees has earned us unparalleled credibility and trust with refugees who come in contact with us which in turn, enables us to be more acquainted with some of the deepest problems that many of these refugees encounter.

It is against this background that we have become very familiar with the health situation of Mr Ogbomo. Since his initial contact with us, it was clear that he needed group and social support in addition to professional medical treatment to minimise the risk of self-harm and potential suicide risk arising from his flight experiences. We have therefore tried to provide this social support by engaging and involving him in our activities where possible to help him process his flight experiences. As his medical report clearly shows, he is on high dosage of very strong medications and yet, these risks are still there and would be heightened with the further threat of deportation.

We are therefore firmly convinced that the court would be serving justice and humanity by finally granting Mr Ogbomo the right to settlement and residency as a way to rebuild his life in dignity with the assurance of safety and security in Germany.

The VOICE Refugee Forum
Email: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Tel.: 0176 24568988 | http://thevoiceforum.org

Appeal Letter of The VOICE Refugee Forum on the Court hearing of James Imudia OGBOMO's Refugee Asylum Application Process in Gera

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:52
James OGBOMO

Foto: James Imudia OGBOMO
Updated
See(pdf)Attachment Below in Deutsch:
In der Verwaltungsstreitsache James Imudia OGBOMO, geb. am 17.07.1983 gegen die Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Walter, Universitätsklinikum Jena
Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Appeal Letter of The VOICE Refugee Forum on the Court hearing of James Imudia OGBOMO's Refugee Asylum Application Process in Gera, on the 06.07.2020 in Germany.

The VOICE Refugee Forum
James Imudia OGBOMO
E-Mail: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Tel.: 0049 (0)176 24568988
Tel.: 0049(0)3641-9278815

5th July, 2020

An:
Verwaltungsgericht Gera
Rudolf-Diener-Str. 1
07545 Gera

Ihre Zeichen/ Ihre Nachricht:
7294673 - 232

Re-James Imudia OGBOMO, DoB: 17.07.1983 vs the Federal Republic of Germany

Ladies and gentlemen, dear Dr. Fuchs, dear Chief Judge,

Our attention has been drawn to the case of the above-named individual currently pending your adjudication.

We, The VOICE Refugee Forum are writing to you to support his application for refuge, safety and security in Germany. We have known Mr. Ogbomo since the last couple of years and his difficult personal and health situation.

As you may be aware, the VOICE Refugee Forum is the foremost refugee self-organization in Thuringen and the oldest self-organized refugee group in Germany. Our history and long tradition of consistently advocating for the rights of refugees has earned us unparalleled credibility and trust with refugees who come in contact with us which in turn, enables us to be more acquainted with some of the deepest problems that many of these refugees encounter.

It is against this background that we have become very familiar with the health situation of Mr. Ogbomo. Since his initial contact with us, it was clear that he needed group and social support in addition to professional medical treatment to minimize the risk of self-harm and potential suicide risk arising from his flight experiences. We have therefore tried to provide this social support by engaging and involving him in our activities where possible to help him process his flight experiences. As his medical report clearly shows, he is on high dosage of very strong medications and yet, these risks are still there and would be heightened with the further threat of deportation.

We are therefore firmly convinced that the court would be serving justice and humanity by finally granting Mr Ogbomo the right to settlement and residency as a way to rebuild his life in dignity with the assurance of safety and security in Germany.

Contact to James Imudia OGBOMO
Tel. 0049 15218152765
Email:
Rudolstadt, Thueringen

The VOICE Refugee Forum
Email: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Tel.: 0176 24568988
Http://thevoiceforum.org

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Court Appeal of The VOICE Refugee Forum on James Imudia OGBOMO - Refugee Asylum Application Process

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:05
Imudia OGBOMO

Court Appeal of The VOICE Refugee Forum on James Imudia OGBOMO - Refugee Asylum Application Process in the Administrative Court of Gera on the 06.07.2020, in Germany.

The Voice Refugee Forum
The VOICE Refugee Forum
Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena
E-Mail: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Tel.: 0049 (0)176 24568988
Tel.: 0049(0)3641-9278815

5th July, 2020

An:
Verwaltungsgericht Gera
Rudolf-Diener-Str. 1
07545 Gera

Ihre Zeichen/ Ihre Nachricht:
7294673 - 232

Re-James Imudia OGBOMO, DoB: 17.07.1983 vs the Federal Republic of Germany

Ladies and gentlemen, dear Dr. Fuchs, dear Chief Judge,

Our attention has been drawn to the case of the above-named individual currently pending your adjudication.

We, the VOICE Refugee Forum are writing to you to support his application for refuge, safety and security in Germany. We have known Mr. Ogbomo since the last couple of years and his difficult personal and health situation.

As you may be aware, the VOICE Refugee Forum is the foremost refugee self-organization in Thuringen and the oldest self-organized refugee group in Germany. Our history and long tradition of consistently advocating for the rights of refugees has earned us unparalleled credibility and trust with refugees who come in contact with us which in turn, enables us to be more acquainted with some of the deepest problems that many of these refugees encounter.

It is against this background that we have become very familiar with the health situation of Mr. Ogbomo. Since his initial contact with us, it was clear that he needed group and social support in addition to professional medical treatment to minimize the risk of self-harm and potential suicide risk arising from his flight experiences. We have therefore tried to provide this social support by engaging and involving him in our activities where possible to help him process his flight experiences. As his medical report clearly shows, he is on high dosage of very strong medications and yet, these risks are still there and would be heightened with the further threat of deportation.

We are therefore firmly convinced that the court would be serving justice and humanity by finally granting Mr Ogbomo the right to settlement and residency as a way to rebuild his life in dignity with the assurance of safety and security in Germany.

The VOICE Refugee Forum
Email: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Tel.: 0176 24568988
Http://thevoiceforum.org

Der Kampf von Flüchtlingen braucht Geld!

Die Karawane ist maßgeblich auf Spenden angewiesen. Unsere Organisation besteht überwiegend aus Flüchtlingen, die (wenn überhaupt) nur über sehr geringe finanzielle Mittel verfügen. Aus diesem Grunde haben wir 2008 den „Förderverein Karawane e. V.” gegründet. Unser Verein ist als gemeinnützig anerkannt und kann deswegen auf Wunsch Spendenquittungen ausstellen, so dass sie steuerlich absetzbar sind. Wenn bei der Überweisung die Adresse mit angegeben wird, verschicken wir die Spendenbescheinigung automatisch spätestens am Anfang des Folgejahres.

Kontakt: foerderverein(at)thecaravan.org

Unsere Bankverbindung lautet:
Förderverein Karawane e.V.
Kontonummer
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GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
BLZ: 430 609 67

IBAN: DE28430609674030780800
BIC: GENODEM1GLS

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