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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
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In Solidarität wird hier das Statement sowie der Aufruf zur Demonstration am 17.01.2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:12
Bamberg Refugees

foto: br.de

In Solidarität wird hier das Statement sowie der Aufruf zur Demonstration am 17.01.2018 von "Bamberg Refugees" veröffentlicht:

Demonstration || Mittwoch || 17. Januar 2018 || 12:00 Uhr AEO (Abschiebelager) Bamberg

"Das AEO-Lager in Bamberg (Aufnahmeeinrichtung Oberfranken) ist schlimmer als Gefängnis. Wir, Geflüchtete, die im Lager leben, werden die andauernden Schikanen und die unmenschliche Behandlung nicht länger hinnehmen. Am Mittwoch den 17. Januar 2018 gehen wir raus und tragen unsere Forderungen auf die Straße. Unsere Forderung nach einem Leben in Würde. Wir rufen alle Geflüchteten in der AEO Bamberg, ebenso wie alle Unterstützer*innen, Helferkreise und Organisationen auf, sich unserer friedlichen Demonstration durch die Stadt Bamberg anzuschliessen."

Mehr Informationen finden Sie unter dem Facebook event: Bamberg Refugee Demonstration

Sowie hier in Ihrem Statement:

Gegen die Unmenschlichkeit! Stoppt das Lagersystem! Wir sind Geflüchtete, keine Gefangene! Against inhumanity! Stop the camp system! We´re refugees, not prisoners!

Wir sind Geflüchtete aus verschiedenen Ländern, die alle vor den gleichen Problemen stehen: Wir leben in der Aufnahmeeinrichtung Oberfranken (AEO), dem Lager von Bamberg. Wir haben nach Sicherheit und einem Leben in Frieden gesucht. Aber was wir hier erleben ist kein Leben. Deshalb stehen wir auf und wehren uns - gegen die Unmenschlichkeit und die Schikanen des Bamberger Lagersystems. Am Mittwoch den 17.01.2018 gehen wir raus und tragen unseren Forderungen auf die Straße. Unsere Forderung nach einem Leben in Würde. Wir rufen alle Geflüchteten in der AEO Bamberg, ebenso wie alle Unterstützer*innen, Helferkreise und Organisationen auf, sich dieser friedlichen Demonstration am Mittwoch, 17.01.2018, 12:00 Uhr, AEO Bamberg, (Erlenweg 4, 96050 Bamberg) anzuschliessen.

Unsere Situation ist folgende: Wir kommen traumatisiert und ausgelaugt von unserer langen und gefährlichen Flucht in Bamberg an. Uns wird keine Zeit gegeben um anzukommen, wir werden sofort zu einer Kommission geschickt, um interviewt zu werden. Eine Woche später halten die meisten von uns die Ablehnung ihres Asylantrags in den Händen. Ab diesem Moment ist es, als wären wir inhaftiert. Unsere Ausweispapiere werden uns weggenommen, alles was wir bekommen ist eine Lagerausweis, ausgedruckt auf einem blanken Papier. Sogar unsere deutsche Aufenthaltsgestattungen oder unsere Duldung, bei denen die eine hatten, werden für ungültig erklärt.

Wenn die Entscheidung über unseren Asylantrag negativ ausfällt, bekommen wir kein Geld mehr. Nicht einmal junge Mütter bekommen einen Cent, sie kriegen weder Babynahrung, noch können sie es sich leisten welche zu kaufen. Wir dürfen nicht arbeiten oder Bamberg verlassen. Unsere Kinder können nicht in die Schule gehen, da sie automatisch mit den Eltern abgelehnt werden. Wir dürfen keine Deutschkurse besuchen. Nichtsdestotrotz müssen wir monatelang hier bleiben, manchmal sogar Jahre. Einige von uns sind schon fast zwei Jahre hier. Die Lager-Security schikaniert uns und wendet Gewalt gegen uns an und wir werden von von der Polizei und den Gerichten zu Unrecht beschuldigt. Die Polizei kann jederzeit kommen um unsere Räume durchsuchen, oder um einen von uns abzuschieben. Niemand kann so leben.

Wenn wir von hier fliehen und in ein anderes europäisches Land gehen werden wir in das Lager nach Bamberg zurückgebracht, weil unsere Fingerabdrücke hier liegen und Deutschland darum bittet uns hierher zurückzubringen. Aber wenn Deutschland uns nicht will, dann lasst uns bitte in ein anderes Land gehen, das unsere Rechte anerkennt. Deutschland ist nicht das einzige Land in Europa.

Wir haben genug von diesem Lager. Wir können so nicht weiter leben – nicht einen einzigen Tag. Wir werden behandelt wie Gefangene, nicht wie Flüchtlinge. Das werden wir nicht länger akzeptieren! Wir haben nach Schutz gesucht, aber wir müssen immer noch für unser Recht auf ein Leben in Frieden und Freiheit kämpfen. Es gibt für uns keine Gerechtigkeit – unsere alltäglicher Kampf geht einfach weiter. Wir werden unseren Protest auf die Straße tragen – und wir werden nicht damit aufhören, bis unsere Situation sich geändert hat.

Wir fordern:

Viele von uns haben hier nur den weißen Lagerausweis, keinen deutschen Ausweis. Wir brauchen einen deutschen Ausweis und das Recht zu arbeiten

Bildung ist ein universelles Recht für jedes Kind auf der Welt. Unsere Kinder müssen in die Schule und auch wir Erwachsenen müssen uns weiterbilden dürfen!

Vielen von uns wird die elementare finanzielle Grundsicherung, die von dem deutschen Grundgesetz garantiert wird, verweigert – nicht einmal junge Mütter bekommen einen Cent für Babynahrung. Wir brauchen eine finanzielle Grundsicherung.

Wir bleiben hier für Monate, einige fast zwei Jahre. Wir brauchen Verlegungen! Das AEO-Lager in Bamberg muss geschlossen werden! Kein Lager nirgendwo!

Wir brauchen gute medizinische Versorgung.

Die andauernden Schikanen und die unmenschliche Behandlung von uns Geflüchteten (durch Securities, Polizei und Ämter) müssen aufhören!

Die Frauen brauchen eigene Räume mit Privatsphäre und Sicherheit

Keine Abschiebungen! Nicht nach dem Dublin-Verordnung und auch sonst nirgendwohin!

Schluss mit Rassismus!

Wir werden nicht länger zuschauen, wie wir gejagt, verfolgt, schikaniert und letztlich abgeschoben werden. Wir sind davor geflohen: vor Verfolgung, Folter, Armut und Krieg! Wir gehen nicht zurück! Wir werden für das Recht zu leben kämpfen – und für das Recht, wie Menschen behandelt zu werden. Wir sind hier – und wir werden bleiben!

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Solidarity With Protesting People At Deportation Camp Bamberg

In Solidarity the statement as well as the call out for demonstration on 17th of Jan. 2018 by "Bamberg Refugees" is published here:

Demonstration || Wednesday|| 17th of January 2018 || 12:00 midday AEO (deportation camp) Bamberg

"The AEO camp in Bamberg is worse than a prison. We, refugees living in the camp, will not take anymore the constant harrassment and inhuman treatment. Our demand is for a life in dignity. On Wednesday 17th January 2018 we are going out and taking our demands on the streets. We are calling for all inhabitants of the AEO Bamberg, as well as groups and individuals to join us in solidarity for this peaceful demonstration through the town of Bamberg."

More informations you get at Facebook event: Bamberg Refugee Demonstration

As well as in their satement:

Against inhumanity! Stop the camp system! We´re refugees, not prisoners! Gegen die Unmenschlichkeit! Stoppt das Lager System! Wir sind Geflüchtete, keine Gefangene!

We are refugees from different countries, who are all facing the same problems. We are living in the „AEO“ camp in Bamberg. We were searching for protection and a life in peace. But what we are facing is no life at all. This is why we stand up – against the inhumanity and harassment in the Bamberg Lager system. On Wednesday 17th January 2018 we are going out and taking our demands on the streets. Our demand is for a life in dignity. We are calling for all inhabitants of the AEO Bamberg, as well as groups and individuals to join us in solidarity for this peaceful demonstration through the town of Bamberg.

Our situation is this: We arrive in Bamberg traumatised and exhausted of long and dangerous travels. We are given no time arrive, we are immediately sent to a comission to be interviewed. One week later most of us receive a negative decision. From that moment on we are in fact imprisoned. Our documents are taken, all we get is a camp card, printed on a white sheet of paper. Even our German asylum seeker documents or our Duldung, if somebody had those before, are taken away.

After a negative asylum decision, we receive no money any more. Not even young mothers are getting one cent: They get no baby food nor can afford to buy some. We are not allowed to work or to leave Bamberg. Our children do not get access to school or education, because they get a negative decision as soon as their parents do. We are not allowed to study German. Nevertheless we have to stay here for months, even for years. Some are here for 24 months already. The camp security is harassing and using violence against us – and we get charged by the police and courts. The police can come at any moment – to search our rooms or to take one of us for deportation. Nobody can live like this!

When we escape and leave to another country we are brought back to the Bamberg camp, because our finger prints are here and Germany asks to bring us here. But if Germany doesn not want us, then please let us go to another country which repects our rights. Germany is not the only country in Europe!

We are tired of this camp. We cannot live like this – not even one more day. We are treated like prisoners, not like refugees. We will not accept this any longer! We were searching for protection, but we still have to fight for our right to live in peace and freedom. There is no justice to us – our struggle just continues. We will take our protest to the streets – and we will not stop it, until our situation is changed!

We demand:

Many of us are here without any German Ausweis, only the white camp card: We need a German Ausweis and the right to work

Schooling is a universal right of every child in the world: Our children need to go to school – and we adults also need to study

Many of us are denied the basic financial support that is guaranteeed by the German constitution – even young mothers do not get one cent for baby food. We need a basic financial livelihood

We stay here for months, some even 24 months: We need transfers! Shut down the Bamberg AEO-Lager! No Lager nowhere!

We need proper medical care

The constant harassment and inhuman treatment of us refugees needs to stop (by securities, administration and others)

The women need their own spaces of privacy and safety

No deportations, Dublin or other

Stop racism

We will not watch anymore how we are chased, harassed and finally deported. We escaped from that: persecution, torture, poverty and war. We will not go back. We will fight for that right to live – and to be treated like human beings!

We are here – and we will stay!

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Press and Community Communiqué: African Asylum seeker from Kenya reported missing and later found dead at Ostkreuz Bahnhof Berlin.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:13

African Asylum seeker from Kenya reported missing and later found dead at Ostkreuz Bahnhof Berlin.

Press and Community Communiqué of the Kenyan Community, PEACE and The VOICE Refugee Forum Berlin.
Berlin, 16th January 2018

Brian Nyawade Owino, an African Asylum seeker from Kenya went missing and supposedly later found dead. He came to Germany in August 2017, less than 5 months from the time of his death

Brian left his friend’s at about 2:45pm on the 29th of December 2017, to visit another friend but never arrived his destination. Reports coming to us is that his body was later found at the Ostkreuz S-Bahnhof on that same day at about 10pm. Causes of his death are still sketchy.

Brian was reported missing by friends of his Community and Asylum lager to the administration of the lager a few days after they heard nothing from him and his phone was off. This was unusual for him and his friends were worried, doing everything to find him.

https://vimeo.com/251314607

Reports also coming in to us from the Kenyan Community is that when Brian’s corpse was found, he had a document that indicated his address in Wünsdorf-Waldstadt in the lager where he lived and was registered but friends were only informed almost 2 weeks later, precisely on the 11th of January about Brian’s demise.

There are rumors going on about another African, of Cameroonian descent who is in coma somewhere in the hospital (not known) who might have also been connected to Brian’s demise. There are a lot of unanswered questions and The Kenyan Community in particular and the African/Black are calling on all who have any relevant information concerning Brian to contact us.

The Kenyan Community in Berlin is still in the process of Identifying Brian Nyawade Owino’s remains and hope that in the coming days they are going to get answers from the police in Berlin to further decipher the puzzle. We also hope that the video material of the said day of death from the S-Bahn Ostkreuz (Berlin) would still be intact and untempered with.

The Kenyan Community has called for a fundraising event on the 20th of January 2018 (Saturday) at the Kameruner str 5,13351 Berlin. Time of Event is 4pm to 6pm. This would enable the Community to send back the remains of Brian to Kenya.

You can contribute through this account information below, which was accepted by the Kenyan Community to be used for this urgency.

Name: FÖRDERVEREIN THE VOICE E.V. (provisory account for PEACE – Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment))
IBAN: DE21 2605 0001 0000 1400 61
BIC: NOLADE21GOE
Keywords: Brian Nyawade Owino

If you are in Berlin, you can also pass by the Massai Afroshop (Barfusstr 4, 13349 Berlin) anytime to contribute or donate in cash

You will be duly informed of the circumstances of our brother’s death the moment we know more.
Thanks for you support in advance.
On Behalf of the Kenyan Communities and African/Black Communities in Berlin/Germany

Stay ALERT and VIGILANT.

Touch ONE, touch ALL.

Some information that might be related to the case:
https://www.bz-berlin.de/liveticker/unglueck-am-ostkreuz

Contribution call: https://www.facebook.com/peace.int.org/posts/1711739402182328
https://vimeo.com/251314607

Allemagne- Cameroun: Rencontre avec Senfo Tonkam, un des anciens leaders estudiantins Camerounais des années 90, exilé, intellectuel et activiste politique :: GERMANY

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:11
French | English

Senfo Tonkam
English:
Interview with exiled Cameroonian former student leader and political activist
Sarraounia Mangou Tete (pambazuka.org press)

Dec 07, 2017

Senfo Tonkam still retains his anti-imperialist militancy and radical outlook after two decades in exile. The liberation of Africa, he insists, is not yet complete. The struggle continues. And no African will ever be free until all Black people everywhere in the world are free
https://www.pambazuka.org/pan-africanism/qa-senfo-tonkam-african-revolut...

Allemagne- Cameroun: Rencontre avec Senfo Tonkam, un des anciens leaders estudiantins Camerounais des années 90, exilé, intellectuel et activiste politique :: GERMANY

Mehr lesen auf http://www.camer.be/65411/11:1/allemagne-cameroun-rencontre-avec-senfo-t...

Q&A: Senfo Tonkam, an African revolutionary

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:28
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Senfo Tonkam

Interview with exiled Cameroonian former student leader and political activist
Sarraounia Mangou Tete (pambazuka.org press)

Dec 07, 2017

Senfo Tonkam still retains his anti-imperialist militancy and radical outlook after two decades in exile. The liberation of Africa, he insists, is not yet complete. The struggle continues. And no African will ever be free until all Black people everywhere in the world are free

Introduction

Back in the 1990s, political repression and persecution in Cameroon had reached a climax under the Paul Biya regime. Mr. Senfo Tonkam was at the time one of the leading student activists who had launched a successful nationwide mass movement to challenge the regime to introduce competitive pluralistic politics which respected the fundamental guiding principles of human rights and democracy. Under his leadership, the Cameroon student movement succeeded in rallying the masses to fight for a better system of governance but for this to succeed, they were convinced that another key priority was to free Cameroon from the neo-colonialist stranglehold of France.

For the freedom of their country, Tonkam and his fellow student activists paid the price, as the Biya regime retaliated with repressive measures. Tonkam and his colleagues were arrested, tortured, banned indefinitely from the university, persecuted and eventually forced into exile in 1993. Many students were brutally raped and killed by the security forces. Since then, Tonkam has lived as a political exile and refugee in Germany. He spoke to me about a number of issues in Cameroon, Africa and the world.

Cameroon’s “Anglophone problem”

Like several other African countries, Cameroon faces severe internal challenges that risk undermining the stability of the nation as testified by the recent developments in the so-called Anglophone parts of the country. What do you think about that? And what solutions could you propose for this problem?

TONKAM: First, starting with the victims of Biya’s killings and repression in the North West and South West regions as well as in other parts of the country including the Eseka railway tragedy caused by Uncle Biya and his imperialist master Bolloré in 2016, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences and my deep sympathy to the victims of these new displays of Uncle Biya’s cruelty and to the bereaved families. They should know that the sacrifices they have made and the blood they have shed were not in vain. In fact, they are another of the many seeds upon which the Kemetic Liberation will grow and acquire a strength so devastating that will sweep Uncle Biya and his western masters in an irresistible landslide and throw them all into the very hell of which they are the creatures.

Now, to answer your question, I should say that I never identify and I never define my people with or through the misidentities that have been imposed upon us by our rapist enslavers and imperialist oppressors! Unfortunately, the way things have happened has confirmed that, as long as our struggles will not be articulated and carried out by the deprived masses, progressive social forces and grassroots communities and revolutionary activists with an unshakable passion for African liberation and a clear understanding of world politics, they will always be hijacked by bourgeois and petty-bourgeois elites to advance their class interests.

Thus, it is almost certain that, one day or the other, the country’s Francofoolish elite will compromise with, make concessions to or yield to the demands of their fellow Anglofoolish elites. Both will share their blond wigs and celebrate their allegiance and alienation to the dialects, symbols, (anti)values and interests of their common western masters. So, when the people will relaunch the struggle to end western imperialist control and neocolonialist oppression of the country once for all (i.e. achieve true and complete liberation), you will see both the Francofoolish and the Anglofoolish comprador elites fighting together alongside their western masters to eliminate the Kemetic progressive masses and revolutionary activists. But, if the Francofoolish elites do not compromise with their Anglofoolish fellow bourgeois, the tragedy of the country is that, there is no organized force now that can stop Uncle Biya’s bloody madness and his determination to maintain his corrupt and bankrupt regime at all costs.

In other words, Mr. Tonkam, are you suggesting that what is going on in Cameroon now has nothing to do with the stability, integrity and unity of the country, but it is a mere conflict of interests among the country’s elites?

TONKAM: Exactly! That’s why I’m shocked by the blindness, naivety (or stupidity?) and fanaticism of some Francofoolish intellectuals who, in the media, aggressively dismiss their Anglofool counterparts and who keep asserting boldly and arrogantly that, “We will never accept that Cameroon be divided”. By doing so, they are legitimizing Uncle Biya’s criminal and bloody crackdown on our people and he is very thankful for that. Yet, this lazy, stupid, dictatorial and corrupt character has never showed any interest in the affairs of the country, only to mass murder our people, steal our money, embezzle our public funds and hide them in western banks! And once he will deal away with the Anglofool elites, he will turn against the very Francofools who would have been stupid enough to legitimize and support his crackdown on the Anglofool elites.

These are issues that should have been articulated and brought forward; for, they would have mobilized more people and revitalized the struggle to free the country. Unfortunately, blinded by their class interests (the Anglofool petty-bourgeois elites) and blinded by their reactionary nationalism (the Francofool petty-bourgeois elites, and both badly lacking a progressive mindset and a revolutionary agenda, all those who in the country had a stake in the end of the system, completely missed yet another opportunity to build a strong coalition that could have freed the country from Uncle Biya and his foreign masters.

If we understand you well, Mr. Tonkam, are you suggesting that the Anglophones and Francophones should have united against President Biya and they should have agitated for his departure?

TONKAM: No Francofools and no Anglofools, my Sister, but the Citizens of Kemet should have come together, joined hands, united and worked together to chase out the western oppressors and their local stooge Uncle Biya. Yes!

So, in other words you are saying that Cameroonians must start the liberation struggle again, like the Union des Populations du Cameroun (UPC) in the 50s and 60s?

TONKAM: Exactly, my Sister. That’s the eternal obligation of peoples who fight but don’t finish the fight with a successful outcome. Ancestor Bob and Sister Rita MARLEY say it very well: “Rise, Fallen Fighter! Rise and Take Your Stance Again! ‘Cause He Who Fights and Runs Away, Lives To Fight Another Day!”. Until and unless we understand that, we will never be free!

A last word on this matter, Mr. Tonkam. After the obvious incapacity of the opposition parties and the civil society to impose themselves as protagonists in the debate between the regime and the Anglophones, in view of what you have called the bankruptcy of President Biya’s regime, the contradictions of the Anglophone and Francophone bourgeoisie and petty-bourgeoisie, and the betrayal of former student activists, who can address this serious problem which might become a serious challenge to the survival of Cameroon as a nation?

TONKAM: The people. Yes, the citizens of Kemet, coming together, will certainly resolve this issue and all the other issues affecting this country and Africa.

No, Mr. Tonkam. I mean leaders, groups and organizations. Because even if the people can resolve a conflict, it takes leaders and facilitators to bring everybody around the table, work out solutions and broker agreements.

TONKAM: Since you are insisting, I would say this. The following historical leaders would have been helpful in finding a solution had they still been alive: Mongo BETI (writer and essayist), Hugo CHAVEZ (President of Venezuela), Ndeh NTUMAZAH and Ekemeyong MOUMIÉ (respectively Chairman and leader of the Cameroon liberation Party UPC). May they all rest in perfect peace. In their absence, I would strongly recommend the following personalities: Bayyinah BELLO (Ancestral Priestess, Ayiti), Mother JAH (Family JAH/Embassy of the Diaspora in Ouidah, Benin), Mamadou COULIBALY (Former Minister and Speaker of the Parliament in Ivory Coast), Nomzamo MANDIKIZELE, Mother of the Azanian Nation (Editor’s note: Winnie MANDELA, South Africa), Assata SHAKUR (former Black Power activist, political exile in Cuba), Kah WALLA (Chairwoman of Cameroon People’s Party), Eboussi BOULAGA (philosopher), Moukoko PRISO, (scientist and activist), Mbombog Mbog BASSONG (scholar and cultural activist), Comrade Affiong LIMENE (scholar-activist and community organizer), Chinweizu IBEKWE (scholar-activist). As a political party, I would recommend the true and historic UPC (Union of Cameroon Populations) and as an all-round organization I would recommend the SCNC (Southern Cameroon National Council). The only thing is that, to succeed, this gathering would have to undergo a healing process to free itself from the Pan-Obamanist curse, first.

Are you aware that the Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) was banned by the Cameroon government? And that Assata Shakur is still a fugitive under US laws and is wanted by the US government and security agencies?

TONKAM: Yes, and so what? A good revolutionary does not care about the legality or illegality of individuals, organizations, institutions, structures, or movements existing and operating in the context or in the environment in which she/he operates her/himself. The only thing that matters to a revolutionary is whether those individuals, organizations and structures are friendly, unfriendly, or neutral; allies or opponents; strong or weak; competent and effective or incompetent and ineffective.

And what about President Biya, the man in power?

TONKAM: The only meaningful thing this lazy, incompetent, corrupt, and criminal character can still do for this country is to take himself, his family and his foreign masters and go to hell with them all. (Laughter).

The Campaign to abolish the French colonial currency, Franc CFA

An international campaign is underway against the Franc CFA, the currency used in former French colonies. You were among the first to publicize this campaign across Africa and all over Europe and North America, but surprisingly as the campaign is attracting more Pan-African celebrities, you have not been participating in the various panel discussions and public events on this issue.

TONKAM: The French neo-colonial currency called Franc CFA epitomizes western economic enslavement of Africans. The campaign to abolish it actually started under the motto “NO TO FRANC CFA”, an the initiative of young activists from Benin. These are brave and committed activists who started a very good grass-roots mobilisation and a very commendable people-centered approach and mass-oriented vision for this campaign. But, as it was gaining momentum, it was suddenly hijacked by opportunistic Panafri-celebrities who changed the original motto into "ANTI-CFA” Campaign. And from there on, it has become a matter of showing off and parading, and posturing, what I call "Panafri-showmanship".

While the initiators of the campaign came to the realization that it would take regime change and revolution to succeed in abolishing the Franc CFA, these Panafri-elites have announced that they will draft a road-map to be submitted to the very neo-colonial dictators and rulers who serve and uphold the very same Franc CFA. In other words, we have here a typical example of such historical situations whereby revolutionaries have launched a movement, only for it to be hijacked by opportunistic reformists from the bourgeoisie and petty-bourgeoisie. Thus, the Pan-Africanist bourgeoisie and petty-bourgeoisie took control of a peoples’ struggle to market it as a bargaining tool with the very anti-people regimes and rulers that the masses are rejecting.

In fact, with the “NO TO FRANC CFA” campaign, the youth and the masses were out to confront and get rid of these unpopular pro-western puppet regimes and incompetent, corrupt elites. But the opportunistic, bourgeois and petty-bourgeois Panafri-elite is diverting, distracting, confusing, disempowering and halting these progressive youth and masses. The Pan-Africanist petty-bourgeois celebrities have misled and fooled the African progressive youth and masses into believing that there is a conjunction, similarity, community and commonality of interests between African peoples and African puppet regimes. In this manipulative fairy tale, our puppet rulers are (misre)presented as mere victims of western imperialism themselves, and the masses are asked to feel sorry for them and urged to stop fighting them; instead, they should reach out to them, support them and empower them so that they can allegedly resist the western predators.

In this game of Panafri-fools, the Pan-Africanist petty-bourgeois intellectuals and activists take central stage as key actors by imposing themselves as mediators between the masses and the regimes in power. Indeed, on the one hand, the masses think they are genuinely committed to African liberation; on the other hand, the neocolonial regimes are happy and thankful that the Panafri-elites are helping to stop the angry masses from overthrowing them. Nowadays, there are even media outlets, organizations, movements, intellectuals, writers, artists, and other celebrities who have become specialists in spreading this Panafri-confusion. Thus, they have been propagating, among other nonsense that, neocolonial bloody puppets like Uncle Biya, Uncle Derby, Uncle Obiang, Uncle Sassou are so-called “Pan-Africanists”. (Laughter) This is how the revolutionary demands of the progressive youth and masses were diluted and their campaign was transformed into gatherings to draft a roadmap at the intention of African puppet regimes and rulers. Yet, the first aim of a revolution and of revolutionaries is to defeat foreign oppression and get rid of their local stooges, not to be their technical advisors or their redeemers.

Our Pan-Africanist petty-bourgeois intellectuals and activists have misused and betrayed the struggle of our progressive youth and masses to transform it into a bargaining tool that they are now using to reconcile with the ruling comprador bourgeoisie by marketing themselves as technical advisers and consultants on monetary policy issues. And this is very, very sad, and terrible for Africa.

Is there no way to reverse this situation?

TONKAM: I am afraid, no! Because, to stop these reactionary drifts and slips of the Pan-Africanist petty-bourgeoisie, the youth and masses would need to be empowered. Yet, the Pan-Africanist petty-bourgeoisie overpowers them with the ageism argument, its capacity to get more visibility through media exposure and its global networks of friends and colleagues, its superior financial and material capabilities, its contacts and connections in the ruling circles in Africa and Europe, its intellectual reputation and scientific expertise that it keeps using to claim the leadership of the campaign (pretending that it is the condition to be ‘taken seriously’ by the public opinion, African regimes and western powers), etc.

Personally, I foresaw this mayhem coming, as I began to see many Pan-Obamanists appear all of a sudden in the campaign. Some of these are people who have lied, fooled, and betrayed the African masses in the last eight years; and now that their presidential hero is out of office, instead of keeping a low profile, repenting and apologizing to our people, they seize the first opportunity to hijack yet another struggle of our masses, hoping that people will not expose their contradictions and weaknesses and question their hypocrisy. If African progressive youth and masses do not quickly re-take control over the agenda, that will be a very serious setback for the struggle for African liberation.

There are also reflections underway among the anti-CFA activists to call for the boycott of French products. But many will remember that, it was under your leadership in the early 1990s in Cameroon that the student movement launched the first campaign to boycott French products in Africa ever.

TONKAM: Oh, yes! I remember this period very well, indeed! And it’s a pity that those who so bravely fought in those years have now turned into opportunistic, egoistic petty-bourgeois. The lesson then and now is that: in politics, it’s not enough having good ideas and the best plans; without the right people who are genuinely committed to work on them, determined to implement them, and if necessary ready to die for them, you will fail.

Mr. Tonkam, with regard to your rejection of Pan-Obamanists who have taken control over the anti-CFA campaign, I would like to point out that some of them are not Pan-Obamanists (as you put it). There is even one of the most famous among them, namely Kemi Seba, who, just like you, was harshly criticized for rejecting Obama by fellow Pan-Africanists. What is your comment on that?

TONKAM: I appreciate the fact that Kemi Seba and those you are talking about have maintained ideological coherence while most of our fellow Pan-Africanists were buying into the Obama hallucination. It proves that they are genuinely committed to the African liberation. But, it is precisely because of this ideological coherence that they should have understood that these progressive youths who launched the “NO TO FRANC CFA” campaign should have been supported and empowered to carry forward the struggle, instead of they (the Pan-Africanist Elite) coming and hijacking it. Celebrities and other veterans of the Pan-Africanist Movement should have remained in the background as supporting, advising and empowering elders to the young. Secondly, any genuine African freedom fighter should know that, in order to succeed, a revolution must be conceived of, planned and led by revolutionaries only. Thus, if the achievement of your revolution depends on people who have shown their moral weakness, political contradictions, and ideological incoherence by supporting paradigmatic enemies of the African liberation, then your revolution is doomed to fail.

Is that the reason why you left the Pan-Africanist Movement and are now proposing a new theory for African liberation and reconstruction?

TONKAM: Yes! For me, Pan-Africanism died when its most brilliant advocates endorsed Obama. If an ideology such as Pan-Africanism fails to prevent its key proponents from endorsing paradigmatic anti-African figures, then this movement and the ideology on which it rests has a serious problem. Thus, instead of fighting with my former Comrades over what is true Pan-Africanism and who is a genuine Pan-Africanist or not, I preferred leaving this chaos of contradictions behind me. So, we don’t need fighting each other anymore. Each movement does its things without others messing up with it. And should anyone succeed in freeing Africa, we will all be happy and enjoy.

Political quarrels within African diasporas in the west

Some Cameroonians in the diaspora have raised criticism of your lack of involvement in the Cameroonian diaspora politics. For instance, you are not seen intervening in Facebook, WhatsApp or any internet platform and social media and you don’t take part in their meetings. Why not?

TONKAM: First, I find it worrisome that everybody is now reducing politics to the petty-bourgeois agitation and self-aggrandizing posturing that one observes on internet and in the antisocial media. But not having much time to expand on it, I will leave this aspect out now. Many friends have just put my name in their forums without asking my permission, even as they know that I don’t share the views of most of the people on their platforms. I have not complained or withdrawn. But it’s true that I’m not an active member of these forums because they reflect the confusions, contradictions, weaknesses, reactionary turn, and anti-African direction that African politics has taken in the last decades.

Can you be more specific, please?

TONKAM: In short, in almost all African countries and their expatriates abroad, activists and intellectuals are divided into two groups. The first group champions democracy, human rights, civil liberties, civic rights, and are staunch critics of African regimes. They fight primarily for freedom from local dictatorial and incompetent rulers. In Kemet, for instance, their motto is “All but Biya”. They are pro-western and Eurocentric to the point that, if you didn’t know that they are Blacks, you sometimes would think these are whites spitting their imperialist venom on Africa. They would usually brag with their western passports and speak and misbehave as if they were given a mandate by western countries to defend Europe, western stolen ‘welfare’, and western culture against fellow Africans. Thus, they usually go as far as to call for the deportation of other Africans from their European heaven and arrogantly ask those who criticize European racism and imperialism to leave western (‘their’) countries if they are not happy with western policies.

The second group is made of culturally-conscious Blacks who argue that westerners are the primary causes of the African suffering through their racist actions and imperialist policies. Thus, they fight for African independence, with emphasis on the spiritual and cultural liberation as first steps and conditions to achieve complete liberation. They tend to see African dictators as mere victims of western imperialist powers. As such, they often speak and act in a way that tend to make trite, ignore and forgive the crimes of African regimes and they would argue and justify the repression of human rights activists in a cynical way that sounds like complicity with or support to African neocolonial and dictatorial rulers. When you hear them speak, you could think it’s the spokesperson or information minister of one of these dictators who is spitting his neocolonial venom on opponents. Their motto: “Rather than having another puppet of westerners, we better leave Biya in power!”. Thus, they usually go as far as to pretend that the fellow Africans who have naturalized and got western passports are no more Africans, and they should shut their mouth when we discuss African affairs. They call for their deportation from the African paradise and arrogantly ask those who criticize African regimes and leaders to leave African (‘their’) countries if they are not happy with the policies and the situation there.

So, where do you stand? What do you think?

TONKAM: In my view, both groups are reactionary and hypocritically dangerous, as the outcome of both stances is the status quo of oppression and enslavement of our people. Indeed, you cannot seriously pretend to be fighting dictatorships in Africa without confronting the very western imperialists who have imposed these dictatorships upon us after committing horrible genocides on our populations. On the other hand, you cannot seriously pretend to be fighting western imperialism by tolerating, being complacent towards or being reluctant to overthrow the Uncle Toms and puppet regimes that these very western imperialists have imposed upon us. In fact, the two groups know this very well; simply, their class interests being linked to or depending on either western interests or Uncle Tom’s regime, they are not willing to jeopardize the interests by attacking the very patron who grants and safeguards these class privileges. The first group is made mainly of the African cosmopolitan/globalist bourgeoisie and universalist petty-bourgeoisie, while the second group comprises mostly the reactionary nationalist bourgeoisie and the chauvinistic/jingoist petty-bourgeoisie. The opposition between both groups is only cultural and spiritual, the one being reactionary Eurocentric while the other is reactionary Afrocentric. As such, they represent no threat either to western oppressors or to the lackeys and Toms whom these western predators have imposed in power in Africa, as both groups are their parasitic appendices.

In African history, these two groups represent and embody three of the worst forms of collaborationism that have harmed our nation most badly in the past and today, on the continent and in the diaspora. The first one is the classical Uncle Tom (epitomized by Uncle Biya, Uncle Ouattara, Uncle Nguesso today, like Ahidjo, Bongo, Houphouet-Boigny, Eyadema, etc. yesterday). The second is the Mandela Syndrome (Uncle Mandela, Uncle Soglo, Uncle ATT yesterday, Uncle Gbagbo, and African opposition parties today) and the Obama Curse (Uncle Obama and what I have called the Pan-Obamanists today, i.e. those Pan-Africanists – liberal, leftist, nationalist or/and afrocentric who have endorsed Uncle Obama).

In this situation, it is obvious that as people who have dedicated their life and are determined to completely liberate Africa (meaning: defeating her foreign oppressors and their local neocolonial stooges), we have no place between these two groups. On the contrary, since we are equally rejecting and fighting their patrons, sponsors or masters, there is the serious risk that both groups could ally to fight us. Indeed, as they belong to the same bourgeoisie and petty-bourgeoisie, they know each other very well to understand that they represent no serious threat to one another. On the contrary, they need each other and they feed each other to survive, while the triumph of our struggle (the end of western imperialism and the end of Uncle Biya’s and other puppet regimes) would mean their mutual end as parasitic and profiteer classes.

So, what will your relationship with those fellow Cameroonians be in the next months?

TONKAM: Oh! You know, after I’ve survived the criminalizing and demonizing campaigns launched against me by my former Pan-Africanist and Afrocentric friends for rejecting their presidential hero Uncle Obama (the Pan-Obamanists). I’ve imposed upon myself a new policy in my relations with Sisters and Brothers who have different/opposing views. I don’t argue with them anymore, I don’t fight with them, I leave them alone to do their things and I don’t allow them to intervene in my things. If they need me and they invite me to assist them or exchange views with them, we set clear conditions for the cooperation, I do my thing and I leave. I don’t interfere with nobody’s business and I don’t meddle in nobody’s agenda. Thus, I hope our relationships will remain cordial, respectful, friendly as usual.

But, Mr. Tonkam, as we are living in the IT-age, please allow me to insist on this matter. The Cameroonian diaspora in various parts of the world is perceived to be one of the most vibrant and dynamic as well as the most enterprising. Many Cameroonians in the diaspora also hold high positions in global business, communications and media outlets, and academic institutions such as universities among various other domains. Thus, they are opinion makers/shapers that could help advance your vision for African liberation. By staying away from such forums and platforms, are you not concerned that you will not get your message through to the Cameroonians and in the end, you might be forgotten?

TONKAM: Don’t worry, my Sister. My fight is not about not being forgotten. We want the liberation of Kemet and the liberation of the whole of Africa (Nubia-Kemet). This is what we should not forget. Our individual fate is nothing and it is senseless if it’s not put in the service of our People and our Great Continental and Global Nation.

I seize the opportunity of your question to pay tribute to the hard-working Kemetic diaspora and other African diasporas and to congratulate them for their outstanding socio-economic achievements and academic and cultural successes in these hostile Babylonian Western, Arab and Asian countries. They are a living proof of the fact that we are a resilient, strong, hard-working, successful and conquering people, and nothing or nobody can prevent us from achieving what we want for ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s put the same skills, energy, resilience, stamina, and determination in our struggle to free Kemet and our entire continent from their foreign oppressors and their local stooges and rebuild them for the benefit of our children.

In this regard, my only message to our people (diasporan and continental) will be this one that I posted months ago, in one of the Kemetic forums you are certainly talking about. It’s a call to avoid the artificial divides that our foreign oppressors and their local stooges create among us to weaken us and maintain their domination upon us and their control over Africa. It reads:

“The blessing of being a Black (Nubian-Kemetic) is an Ancestral Right that nobody can deny or take away from another Nubian-Kemetic citizen in any circumstance and under any excuse whatsoever. This is all the more important since one knows the history and the actuality of the oppression of our people by these western criminals, genocidaires, rapists, predators, and barbarian enslavers. On the other hand, we must never forget that the invention, the use, misuse, and abuse of the passport argument is a form of what is called “reactionary nationalism.” Indeed, it was the weapon of our worst anti-African rulers (forged under the guidance of their Western masters) to exclude our true leaders and heroes/sheroes from the affairs of our countries, as they were persecuted and forced into exile for fighting uncompromisingly for the true independence of Africa. This proves that the best Daughters and Sons of Africa are not necessarily those with African passports, and those with foreign passports are not automatically bad Daughters and Sons of Africa. So, by embracing the jingoistic / tribalistic passport rhetoric today, we put ourselves in the worst side of history. Our Sisters and Brothers and their Children who possess western passports (no matter whether by birth or naturalization) are as much African citizens as you with your Kemetic passports and me with my refugee passport. As such, they have the right to monitor, judge, criticize or approve, reject, or support the situation and the policies in place in Africa and to involve themselves in the local affairs of the Continent. In the liberated Africa that is about to rise out of the multifaceted struggles of our valiant people against our external enemies and their local stooges, we will enjoy the same rights (and of course we will also have the same duties) regardless of the color of our passports, the colonial dialects, and the African languages we speak.”

The crisis of African education: the Cameroon case

Mr Tonkam, to talk about your country’s educational system, we have chosen three topics on which our readers would like to hear your comments. The first one is President Biya’s so called “gift” to students of the tertiary education sector in the form of 500000 computers. What do you say about that?

TONKAM: The dictator and his surrogates think that they can keep fooling the people as usual. Fortunately, despite the regime’s televised propaganda, our people have understood this maneuver and nobody will be thankful to him. In fact, the whole thing has flopped due to the bureaucracy and endemic corruption of his system. They promised to deliver these computer “gifts“ between February and March this year. The Kemet masses (Cameroonian masses) are aware of the dangers of a deceitful promise and megalomaniac action that will cause more foreign debt to the country. But the worst is the issue of the protection of our personal data.

What do you mean by that?

TONKAM: There is a serious risk to our national security because the foreign power who will manufacture these computers has a unique chance to prepare them in a way that will allow this external power to steal the personal data of millions of Kemetic youth and their families, hence jeopardizing the safety and the economy of the country. This is another reason for us to speed up the removal of this sell-out dictator. Fortunately, the time is coming when Uncle Biya will have to explain where he got all that money for this so-called “gift”.

The results of the GCE Advanced Level examination of last year have just recently been published and it appears that the best performing students were from the Western province; that is, they are Bamileke. Some observers have presented this as yet another piece of evidence showing that the Bamileke are smarter than the rest of the country’s population. What do you think about that?

TONKAM: I respond that this tribalistic rhetoric is a reactionary behavior recurrent among the African bourgeois and petty-bourgeois as they fight each other for power, privileges and resources. Convinced that they cannot reach the allegedly superior level of their white masters, they turn against their fellow Blacks, using any achievement whatsoever for self-aggrandizement at the expenses of others. It is typical of alienated and enslaved minds to make such comparisons that allow them to claim that they are allegedly superior than other fellow Blacks. Note that they never dare comparing with the white oppressors, because they have internalized their inferiority so much so that, in their mind, whiteness is the highest limit and greatest measurement of all things, as well as the model to emulate and the ideal to live up to. What we must tell these reactionary characters is to leave African children alone to enjoy themselves and perform, without their performances being misused for the sake of tribalistic propagandas, reactionary class interests and artificial divides. Lastly, if we should make comparisons, we must show our children that they are much better than the white oppressors. First, it is factually true that African students perform better than Westerners, Arabs, Asians, and Jews especially when they are put in the same learning and studying conditions. So, they should cast away their inferiority complex and take pride in themselves, their parents, and their heritage. That’s how they can become excellent soldiers of the African Revolution.

You are certainly aware of the power struggle that is currently undermining the private university called “Université des Montagnes”. Can you give us your views on this?

TONKAM: I know the Université des Montagnes, but I’m not part of it in any capacity whatsoever. In fact, I was approached and asked to support the project when they started putting it in place, but I refused to participate for many reasons: a) to me, education is a public good; as such it is the duty of the state to provide it, especially higher education; b) private university reproduces class inequalities and worsens social injustice, as not all students can afford to pay the required fees to study there: c) lastly, in a neocolonial dictatorship, for a private university or school to exist and survive, the owners, teachers and students must be silent or accomplices of the ruling regime. Indeed, should they raise their voice against the government’s policies, they run the risk of being persecuted and their university shut down. Period.

Thus, it is no surprise that private universities operating under a neocolonial system have never taken a critical stand or issued a critical statement or made an action in condemnation of the abuses and crimes of the regime in power. So, it is no surprise that Kemetic private universities have never supported the victims of Uncle Biya’s crimes, even if they are youth, students, intellectuals, and scholars fighting for academic freedoms and better living and working conditions for pupils, students, and academicians. In fact, private universities (it includes religious ones) groom the prototypical coward, lawless, faithless, opportunistic and comprador elites who expect others to sacrifice and die for them and their families, and they will come and enjoy the fruits of other people’s martyrdom.

Does that mean you are against private schools and universities in Africa? In the absence of a functioning public education system, are you saying that private entities or people should not be building schools and universities to provide a good education to children?

TONKAM: The first problem is that these private schools do not offer an African-centered education that will transform our children into proud African Princesses and Princes who will love their Blackness, celebrate their African heritage and who will be committed to fight and are determined to sacrifice to free Africa from foreign predators and their local stooges. On the contrary, they promote an alienated, elitist, and anti-African miseducation aimed at white-washing our children, hence grooming comprador elites who will continue to serve foreign masters tomorrow, like their parents are doing today. Indeed, private schools are privileged spots and exclusive zones from which the children of the rich look down upon their disadvantaged brethren who cannot enjoy similar elite education, and this makes them think they are special and that their destiny is to rule over the poor under the pretext that they have an allegedly ‘better education’. This cannot be allowed to continue in Africa.

In fact, the essential point is that our intellectuals and activists who advocate private education are afraid to confront the state, as they are aware that this might be dangerous and lethal. They are not ready to give up their petty-bourgeois privileges and to die for ensuring universal education to all African children. They therefore implement projects in a way that will not pose any challenge to the neocolonial regime in power and its western masters. Thus, they can pretend to have contributed to the education of the children while in actuality they are making good money, as this type of private education is costly and only the wealthy parents can afford it for their privileged children. It is nothing about philanthropy and national interest: it’s all about business and domination of the very bourgeois class which is responsible for the collapse of the state and of the failure of the public education system. In this context, what will then happen to the immense majority of families who cannot afford these private universities? Are they not entitled to good education also, as citizens of this country? What type of society do we want to build if we ensure education just to a privileged few and not the majority?

Lastly, let’s make something clear: Education is a public good, even the most sacred good in a nation, as it is the value and institution that binds all the citizens together, regardless of their socio-economic status, gender, linguistic and geographical background. It is only through education that you bring everybody together as one and make them share the same set of values and principles on which the nation is built. Thus, you ensure the continuity and eternity of the nation. It is therefore no surprise that, to oppress a people, foreign powers always distort, weaken, destroy, and take control of their education system. It’s about controlling our minds and spirit, as this will make it easy to control our culture, our bodies, our labor, our lands, our resources, and our riches. As Brother Lerone BENETT rightly said: “He who controls minds has little or nothing to fear from bodies. This is the reason Black people are not educated or are miseducated” (Lerone BENETT, The Challenge of Blackness, 1972). He continues thus: “An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor (…) The question of education for Black People … is a question of life and death. It is a political question, a question of power (…). Struggle is a form of education –perhaps the highest form.” In other words, education is a matter of national sovereignty and national defense. In fact, education is the first line of defense in any war. For, if your education system fails, then your nation will fail. But if your education stands, the nation will stand. Better, if your education prevails in the minds and heart of the people, then, no matter what happens, the nation will eventually prevail over her foreign oppressors. It is about the future of a nation; as such, education cannot be left in the hands of private interests.

The crisis of African student leadership

Mr. Tonkam, some of your former colleagues of the Cameroon student movement are saying that you are no longer interested in the affairs of your country. Apparently, whenever they try to get you involved in activities and actions to bring change back home, you always turn them down.

TONKAM: (Sarcastic laughter) Did these former comrades tell you how they came to Europe? Did they tell you who helped them escape police, military and secret police hunting them? Did they tell you who helped them get asylum status, resident permits in various West African, European countries, and the USA? Did they tell you who secured them scholarships, grants, accommodation, etc.? Now, can they show you a single activist whom they have helped the way I helped them? Can they tell you of any successful action, activity, or project that they have carried out alone or together to advance the liberation struggle back home or in any other African country or to advance the rights of Blacks in these western hells where they enjoy golden exile?

It must be known that when I arrived in Europe, I immediately and consistently fulfilled my mission, which was to assist my Comrades on the continent and help them in every way possible (financially, materially, logistically, socially, academically, diplomatically, etc.). With the help of committed diaspora Sisters and Brothers, I succeeded in securing asylum status, resident permits, scholarships, grants, accommodation, resettlement schemes for hundreds of them and student activists from other African countries. But no sooner had they arrived in western countries (in golden exile), they showed their true face of opportunistic, egocentric, treacherous, mean, sneaky and traitor characters, as some of them verbally attacked me and my diaspora friend who helped bringing them to Europe. They even went as far as threatening to murder me in my own house where I have welcomed and lodged them until they could get their own accommodation. They did all this just because I had reminded them of their duty and promise to also assist other persecuted student activists and the student movement back home.

These ungrateful characters have been in exile for over 20 years but have done nothing to assist other politically persecuted comrades and the student movement back in Kemet (Cameroon). Generations of student activists, human rights activists have been persecuted all over the continent but what I did to assist them, they never reciprocated by helping others in return. From time to time they would create phony organizations, issue press releases, parade in the media, organize one or two demonstrations just to make the people back home think that they have remained politically active; but in fact, these gesticulations are just publicity stands. Nothing serious or substantial in the struggle to free Kemet from western imperialist oppressors and Uncle Biya’s dictatorship. Even when they were bored and decided to come together to spend time, it never worked due to their lack of commitment and seriousness and their big egos, their ethical weaknesses, and their material and financial greed. It was only when they wanted to attack me that they could work together.

Why do you think your former colleagues of the student movement are slandering your name?

TONKAM: I think it’s because by making the people believe that I have abandoned the struggle, they appear as the true freedom fighters. In their mean and sneaky mind of opportunistic traitors, they think that to embrace and celebrate them as ‘heroes’, the people must reject me as ‘quitter’. Thus, they prevent the people from knowing that the true reasons why Senfo TONKAM is not with them anymore is because they are opportunists, careerists and traitors. For, if it’s true that I have abandoned the struggle, then it’s clear that the people would not trust me anymore. As such, the people will not waste their time asking me (the alleged quitter) about them (the alleged “freedom fighters”). In other words, for these opportunistic, manipulative, disloyal, and deceitful characters to occupy the stage and parade as the so-called ‘Great Combatants’, Senfo TONKAM must be erased from the memories and the hearts of the people.

I’m fed up with these lies and slanders, now. So, I thank you for this opportunity to set the record straight once and for all. I can no longer accept that such petty characters slander me and malign my reputation. I want to let my people know that Senfo TONKAM has not changed. On the contrary, if it had not been for the betrayal by my former comrades, I would have been back home long ago to finish the struggle we began more than 20 years ago. I’m deeply sorry that the agenda for the complete liberation of our country has been delayed due to such opportunistic, careerist, egoistic and mean characters. But, one day I will be back home and together, we shall free our Ancestral Land and rebuild it for the well-being and prosperity of our Great People.

Mr. Tonkam, I can understand your anger, but you cannot deny that your former colleagues have asked you many times to join and help them in some of their actions and campaigns

TONKAM: (Laughter) Sorry to laugh, my Sister. But this is so ridiculous that I couldn’t help. It’s true that many former Comrades came to beg me to support their fight in many occurrences, but it was only after they were outmaneuvered, overpowered and crushed down by Uncle Biya and/or western oppressors, or after they realized that their allies they counted on were not reliable. But since they had slandered my name, they were embarrassed to call upon me in the first place. But when they realized that they badly need me to succeed, then they came to me.

However, being mean-spirited and arrogant as petty-bourgeois opportunists are, they don’t even think that, in view of their opportunism and betrayal of the previous years and decades, decency commands that they first prove to me that they have become genuine while politeness obliges that they apologize for abusing me and my friends who helped them enjoy golden exile. Lastly, honesty commands that they tell the truth to the people back home over their abandoning the struggle and betraying me. Of course, they are not ready to do that because they are afraid to lose their fake reputation, the trust and the esteem of the masses and the members of their movements back home.

A good example in this respect is this former student activist and his friends who have tried to get me involved in some political struggle back home, and they arrogantly brag that "we are trying to bring Senfo back to the struggle". I would have laughed if people had not been arrested, tortured and murdered by Uncle Biya. I have been fighting since I was forced into exile in the 1990s, while he has been enjoying his golden exile and sleeping, with no concern whatsoever about the suffering and struggle of our people back home. Yet, today he comes and pretends he can teach Senfo TONKAM how to fight, just because in the meantime, he has awakened from his opportunistic sleep to ‘discover’ his new mission as a Eurocentric guru and human rights advocate. The most revolting thing about this case is that, he is one of those former comrades that I helped come to Europe, get asylum and rebuild their lives in Europe, but who turned around and insulted my friends and me, and threatened to kill me in my own house where I was accommodating them.

Today, the other one who also turned against my friends and me, insulted us and also threatened to kill me in my own house, has also awakened from his opportunistic sleep to ‘discover’ his new mission as an Afrocentric guru and anti-Franc CFA campaigner. But when demonstrations erupted in the South-West and North-West provinces of Kemet, they both publicly displayed an acrimonious enmity and mutual hatred, missing no minute to insult and abuse each other publicly in anti-social media, with their supporters often calling on me to settle the conflict between them.

But, I’ve no time to waste meddling in the rearguard fights that are opposing two opportunistic renegades and I’m not stupid to ever work again with such sneaky quitters, wicked traitors and opportunistic ‘freedom fighters’ of the 25th hour. I really feel sorry for the people who, back in the country and abroad, have put their trust in them and are looking up to them as representatives, spokespersons or leaders.

What has become of your former colleagues of the student movement of the 1990s onwards who came to Europe and which lessons do you draw from this experience?

TONKAM: Most of my former comrades are all over Europe, Canada, the USA, etc., enjoying a comfortable golden exile, forgetting what we have done for them in terms of assistance and help to escape persecution, survive hardships, and rebuild their lives. They have violated their promise and shamelessly betrayed their pledge to help other persecuted student activists back home and to advance the struggle to free our country and our continent. Today, they are wealthy businessmen, professionals, academics, workers and all are enjoying a good life. But, unlike me who dedicated all my resources and energy to support them (as well as hundreds of other fellow student activists from other African countries) they have worked only for themselves and their families.

In fact, their behavior has made me realize that it is not because people are young and fight oppression that one should think they are beyond ethical flaws and less morally bankrupt than the neo-colonial and gerontocratic ruling clique that is mismanaging our countries and selling out Africa today. The fact that, after benefiting from the struggle to achieve petty-bourgeois status, my former comrades of the student movement have systematically used their newly acquired resources and class privileges for their own selfish ends and egoistic interests, proves that, had they been in power, they would have lacked the commitment to public interest and they would have been as nepotistic and corrupt as the ruling elites that they were fighting.

To conclude on this topic, I would like the Kemetic and African people and media to know that I’ve mandated none of my former comrades from the student movement to be my spokesperson! Thus, next time you want to speak with them, please ask them to tell what they are doing themselves, not Senfo TONKAM. Why are they spending so much time, spitting so much venom, and wasting so much energy slandering my name? Let them show you what they have done or what they are doing themselves for other persecuted student activists, for their country and for Africa. Only when each of them would have done the 1/100th of what I’ve done for them, for our country and for Africa and the diaspora can they dare pronounce my name. And only when all of them together would have done 1/50th of what I’ve done for them, for our country and for Africa and the diaspora can they dare talk to you about me.

Beyond this conflict with your former colleagues, there is something that you cannot deny Mr. Tonkam: Research on your commentaries shows that you never speak only about your country of origin, Cameroon, but you always talk of Africa in general. What comment can you give on this?

TONKAM: First, one should question all those who seek to malign me for putting the focus on the whole continent. One should ask them what they have achieved in focusing on their individual country? Nothing! How successful have they been with this chauvinistic way of looking at the Black condition? Complete failure! Our people should clearly understand that, there will be no peace, no stability, no freedom, no justice, no well-being, no prosperity, and no happiness for Kemet, unless and until Africa as a whole enjoys peace, stability, freedom, justice, well-being, prosperity, and happiness!

One of the weaknesses of the Pan-Africanist struggle in the last decades has been that progressive forces have not been able to build a strong network of progressive organizations and movements fighting at the continental and global levels. This explains why it has been easy for the western predators and their local puppets to weaken, dismantle and crush any resistance in each African country. Yet, had we build such networks on the continent and in the diaspora, the imperialists and their local stooges would never have had enough resources and capabilities to crush us all down everywhere at the same time. This is an important lesson for the future of our struggle: please, let nobody fool you by making you believe that what is happening in any given Black country (be it in Gabon, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Uganda, Madagascar, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, etc.) or in oppressive countries where our people are held in captivity (USA, EU, etc.) does not affect you in Kemet. Until we live up to our Ancestresses’ and Ancestors’ Vision of Togetherness and Unity as a Race, as a People, and as a Nation, we will all fail!

World: Africa in face of Trump presidency

There is a lot of discussion underway in Africa over Trump’s foreign policy with many Pan-Africanists, anti-imperialists, Afrocentrists, positively welcoming his election on the grounds that his protectionist agenda and his declared will to refrain from intervening in other countries’ internal affairs is good news for Africa. What is your view on that?

TONKAM: (Laughter) This is yet another instance of the incredible naivety of Pan-Africanists. Normally, they should know that, western leaders are the most deceitful, morally bankrupt, corrupt, manipulative, criminal, cruel, and cynical characters on earth and that one cannot trust them, especially when it comes to Africa and Africans. This is all the more shocking and incomprehensible since they have just been victims of the Obama hallucination. Thus, one would have expected that they would not trust any western leader any more, but assess his true agenda towards Africa not based on his speeches and rhetoric but based on the strategic role that Africa plays in the upholding and consolidation of western imperialist hegemony all over the world. And since we all know that western hegemony rests on the exploitation of Africa and the enslavement of Africans, it is impossible for any western leader not to implement an oppressive, exploitative, imperialist, and criminal policy towards Africa. Period!

Thus, one should question the sanity of such Pan-Africanists who parade on TV channels to pretend that Trump’s victory is ‘a God-given’ opportunity to Africa! How naïve can these people be! This is even crazy when one knows that Trump has clearly expressed his will to crack down on Cuba and Venezuela. And these are the same people who supported Obama. This proves that the Obama curse is still very much present in the minds of many Pan-Africanist intellectuals. Now is the era of the Panafri-Trumpists. With this confused mindset, how can we free ourselves? Poor Africa! Thus, it was right to leave the pan-Africanist movement behind me and move forward to set up a new Theory of African liberation and Reconstruction.

Thank you, Mr. Tonkam

* SARRAOUNIA MANGOU TETE is an international correspondent/political analyst on African affairs based in Paris, France.
https://www.pambazuka.org/pan-africanism/qa-senfo-tonkam-african-revolut...

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Dessau: La presse de The VOICE et de PEACE International - Oury Jalloh 2018

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:54
Oury Jalloh Dessau

UmbruchPhoto: Ali et Ali activistes de la communauté des réfugiés de Hambourg et Iéna à Dessau.
Fotos unter: http://www.umbruch-bildarchiv.de/bildarchiv/foto3/070118oury_jalloh/inde...

Dessau: La presse de The VOICE et de PEACE International - Oury Jalloh 2018

"Nous avons déclaré depuis le début de nos appels et campagnes depuis 2005 que Oury Jalloh a été assassiné mais très peu nous ont crus. Maintenant, le courant dominant parle de meurtre alors que nous souffrons des cicatrices infligées par l'Etat et la société, en l'espace de 13 ans "(Mbolo Yufanyi du The VOICE Refugee Forum et de PEACE International) …

http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4452

Le 7 Janvier 2018, il y a 13 ans depuis que Oury Jalloh, un de nos frères de la Sierra Leone fût brutalement assassiné par les propres mains de la police allemande dans la ville de Dessau, en Allemagne. Depuis 13 ans, The VOICE Network et the African/Black Community est aux cotés de l'initiative à la mémoire de Oury Jalloh et soutient son appel pour « VERITE, JUSTICE et REPARATIONS » en particulier avec la famille de notre frère. Près de 13 années se sont écoulées et le gouvernement allemand comme la police répondent par: « MENSONGES, INJUSTICES et BRUTALITÉS continues »

.Heike Geyer, la procureur en chef de la ville de Halle annonçait dans son communiqué de presse du 12 Octobre 2017, qu’elle avait, après un examen attentif des données disponibles [...] « ​​fermé l'enquête au sujet du décès de Oury Jalloh » parce que soi-disant, il n'y a pas suffisamment de preuves, depuis « une multitude de possibilités sont concevables » et que par conséquence un suicide ne peut pas être exclu.
Nous devons nous rappeler que le jour de l'assassinat de Oury Jalloh le 7 Janvier 2005, une hypothèse avait déjà été mise en place et documentée avant le début de l'enquête sur le crime:
« Maintenant, je vais au sous-sol, où un habitant noir africain une cellule s'est immolé dans une cellule de détention.» Ce sont les mots des premiers enquêteurs de la ville de Stendal qui ont plus tard détruit plus d'une heure de preuves de la vidéo de la cellule où notre frère fût assassiné.
D’après les différentes enquêtes et rapports sur l’incendie, indépendamment organisés et sponsorisés par l'Initiative en Mémoire de Oury Jalloh et suite aux récents rapports des médias nationaux, notre frère ne pouvait pas s’être suicidé.

La majorité des experts dans les domaines de la protection incendie, de la médecine et de la chimie ont conclu que l'état de la cellule et du corps après l'incendie ne peut être expliqué sans l'utilisation de petites quantités d'accélérateurs tels que l'essence légère, selon Monitor. En outre, la théorie du suicide par immolation peut être aussi bien rejeté: "Oury Jalloh était au début du feu probablement complètement dans l’incapacité ou même déjà mort", que cite le « Süddeutsche », journal du 16.11.2017
En suivant la chronologie de l'histoire allemande notamment en ce qui concerne l'Afrique en particulier mais aussi l'Europe, nous ne sommes pas surpris du crime odieux perpétré par la police allemande et dissimulé par son système judiciaire. Il y a un proverbe africain qui dit: «Quand vous suivez le chemin de votre père, vous apprenez à marcher comme lui.

Cette réalité coloniale continue, reflétée par le meurtre organisé de (être) migrants en Méditerranée, les pratiques de déportations, les enquêtes contre les proches des victimes de la NSU ou la montée de l'AfD et d'autres entités de droite en Allemagne et en Europe, la criminalisation des réfugiés, en particulier des Africains, rendant plus important que jamais que les Africains/Black people se rassemblent pour défier et combattre ces maux du 21ème siècle.

Garder la mémoire et se battre pour la justice pour Oury Jalloh, Layé Kondé, Mariama Sarr, Christy Schwundeck, Dominique Kuomadio (la liste continue) et tous les autres est une question d'autodéfense..
Plus nous sommes unis pour défier et nous défendre et nos valeurs contre ces monstres du 21ème siècle, mieux nous pouvons exposer les failles d'un ordre mondial et des systèmes qui nous a fait du tord comme à l'Humanité en général et qui veut nous détruire ainsi que l'Humanité si nous ne les arrêtons pas.
OURY JALLOH N'EST PAS UN CAS INDIVIDUEL – PERSONNE NE SERA OUBLIÉ!

RESPECTEZ NOTRE EXISTENCE - OU – ATTENDEZ-VOUS Á NOTRE RÉSISTANCE!
A la Black Nation en Allemagne: Tous à la manif Oury Jalloh le 7.01.2018 à Dessau
The VOICE Press - Our community is the media
"Oury Jalloh Struggle Lives On ! – Demonstration on 07.01.2018 in Dessau"

La presse de The Voice- Notre communauté c'est notre média

Police invaded refugee accomodation lager in Nordlingen ( Bavaria)

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:02
Nordlingen Refugee Community

Police invaded refugee accomodation lager in Nordlingen ( Bavaria) ...living in Germany without passport and the fear of not knowing what next.....

The Germany police officers invaded the Nördlingen refugee heim in Am Hohen weg 2 at 04 am to 12.00 noon ...the situation was uncalled for and inhuman to us the refugees in the hiem....This is injustice to humanity. We Say No To Deportation !!!

This are some of the rooms in the refugees camp and this how they turned the rooms upside down and they did find anything.......
We say no to injustices !!
We say no to inhuman !!
We say no to deportation !!
We stand for love !!
We say no to war!!
We are telling the German government to stop all they act of deportation .
WE SAY NO TO DEPORTATION.

They were here in a large number at 4am ...force all the door open and hold us in hostage two two police in one room so that nobody could go out of the room even not to go to toilet.. ..with dogs and after turning all the rooms upside down nothing find .some of us was being taking to the police station for fingerprint and foto I was ask to remove my clothes for further foto than i ask why all this?I was told because l was living in Germany without passport...right now l am here with fear of not knowing what next.

I will sent you some foto of some the rooms they turned upside down.
Thanks
Imhens Lucky Imhens‎ to NÖRDLINGEN REFUGEES INITIATIVE :OUR RIGHT !OUR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE !!!
This are some of the rooms in the refugees camp and this how they turned the rooms upside down and they did find anything.......
We say no to injustices !!
We say no to inhuman !!
We say no to deportation !!
We stand for love !!
We say no to war!!
We are telling the German government to stop all they act of deportation .
WE SAY NO TO DEPORTATION.

Imhens Lucky Imhens‎, NÖRDLINGEN REFUGEES INITIATIVE :OUR RIGHT !OUR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE !!!

Nordlingen Refugee Community
Our community is our media

Cambodia Campaign Meeting with Kahn Chhun "We Need Freedom" in Erfurt

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:14
Cambodia - We want freedom

The Voice Refugee Forum – Cambodia Campaign

„We need freedom“ with Kanha Chhun

11th January 2018, 20h - Retronom in Johannesstraße 17a, 99084 Erfurt

We would like to invite you to understand the situation in Cambodia better. The prime minister of today served as a commander during the regime of the Khmer Rouge. In this time about one quarter of the Cambodians was murdered, amongst them people of the family Chhun. Hun Sen went in exile and later invaded Cambodia together with the Vietnamese military. Although there was a peace treaty in 1991, the civil war continued. 32 years after, Hun Sen is still in power, political opponents are persecuted and oppressed, independent media are being censored or shut down. Several times Hun Sen threatened to fight all political opponents and declared that the peace treaty was dead.

Kanha Chhun, a mother of 2 children in Erfurt and member of The VOICE Refugee Forum will give an impression of the tragic history and the present situation of Cambodia. She will also report about her experiences in the land conflicts - the sister of the dictator Hun Sen has stolen land from her family. The protests against it lead to her political persecution and finally to the escape to Europe.

In our common discussion we want to reflect together how we can organize practical solidarity.

Online and press reports:

Campain with Kanha Chhun - „We Want Freedom“ - After 32 years Hun Sen is still in power
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4428

»Das Regime greift alle an, die sich wehren« („The regime fights everybody who resists“)
Interview with Kanha Chhun on the political situation in Cambodia and her own situation in Germany by Peter Nowak (Neues Deutschland) (German language) https://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/1074155.kambodscha-das-regime-g...

»Solidarität ist notwendig« („Solidarity is necessary“)
Small Talk with Kanha Chhun on the situation of the opposition in Cambodia in junge welt (in German language)
https://jungle.world/artikel/2017/51/solidaritaet-ist-notwendig

The VOICE Campaign on Cambodia
http://thevoiceforum.org/search/node/cambodia

Demonstration in Berlin on the current situation in Cambodia -
9th and 10th Deceber 2017| khmer + english http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4430

[ thevoiceforum.org | breakdeportation.blogsport.de ]

Cambodia Campaign Meeting with Kahn Chhun "We Need Freedom" in Erfurt
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4454

Cambodia - We want freedom

The Voice Refugee Forum – Cambodia Campaign

„We need freedom“ with Kanha Chhun

11th January 2018, 20h - Retronom in Johannesstraße 17a, 99084 Erfurt

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Germany

Cambodia Now! „We wollen freiheit“ mit Frau Kanha Chhun - Nach 32 Jahren ist Hun Sen immer noch an der Macht

The Voice Refugee Forum – Cambodian Campaign

„We need freedom“ mit Kanha Chhun

11. Januar 2018, 20 Uhr | Retronom Erfurt

Wir möchten dich einladen die Situation in Kambodscha besser zu ver­stehen. Unter den Roten Khmer hat der heutige Premierminister Hun Sen als Kommandant gedient. In dieser Zeit wurden etwa 1/4 der KambodschanerInnen ermordet, dazu zählen auch Personen aus der Familie Chhun.
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4428

Justizskandal angeprangert Dessau: Mehr als 4.000 Menschen forderten Gerechtigkeit im Fall Oury Jalloh

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:46
Oury Jalloh Dessau 2018

Justizskandal angeprangert
Dessau: Mehr als 4.000 Menschen forderten Gerechtigkeit im Fall Oury Jalloh

"Zahlreiche Organisationen hatten zuvor ihre Teilnahme an der Demo angekündigt. Am Freitag abend erklärte die Initiative »The Voice Refugee Forum«, man habe von Anfang an ausgesprochen, dass es sich im Fall Jalloh vermutlich um Mord handele. Nur wenige hätten das in den ersten Jahren nach dessen Tod geglaubt, sagte Mbolo Yufanyi von The Voice. Staat und Polizei hätten bislang »mit Lügen, Ungerechtigkeit und andauernder Brutalität geantwortet«." - Pressemitteilung von PEACE (Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment) Netzwerk und The VOICE Refugee Forum Netzwerk in Deutschland http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4451

»Oury Jalloh – das war Mord«, lautete auch dieses Jahr der Slogan, mit dem in Dessau an den Todestag des Flüchtlings aus Sierra Leone erinnert wurde. Am Sonntag kamen nach Angaben der Organisatoren mehr als 4.000 Menschen in die Stadt in Sachsen-Anhalt, in der Jalloh vor 13 Jahren, am 7. Januar 2005, in einer Polizeizelle verbrannte. Das waren so viele wie noch nie. Auf einer friedlichen Demonstration forderten sie eine Wiederaufnahme der eingestellten Ermittlungen in dem Fall.

Viele Jahre lang hatte die Justiz an der These festgehalten, der 36jährige habe sich, gefesselt an Händen und Füßen auf einer feuerfesten Matratze, selbst angezündet. Zahllose Indizien und inzwischen auch Beweise sprechen dagegen, was mittlerweile auch Oberstaatsanwalt Folker Bittmann anerkannt hat. Er hatte sich deshalb im April an Generalbundesanwalt Peter Frank gewandt. Der übergab das Verfahren im Juni an eine Kollegin Bittmanns in Halle, die es wiederum im Oktober einstellte (jW berichtete). Die Initiative im Gedenken an Oury Jalloh prangert in dem Fall Behörden und Politik an, die »rassistische Gewalt des Staates« gezielt vertuscht hätten.

Zahlreiche Organisationen hatten zuvor ihre Teilnahme an der Demo angekündigt. Am Freitag abend erklärte die Initiative »The Voice Refugee Forum«, man habe von Anfang an ausgesprochen, dass es sich im Fall Jalloh vermutlich um Mord handele. Nur wenige hätten das in den ersten Jahren nach dessen Tod geglaubt, sagte Mbolo Yufanyi von The Voice. Staat und Polizei hätten bislang »mit Lügen, Ungerechtigkeit und andauernder Brutalität geantwortet«.

Ebenfalls am Sonntag veranstalteten Antifaschisten in München aus Anlass des Jahrestages einen »Stadtrundgang gegen den rassistischen Normalzustand«. Sie erinnerten auch daran, dass in einem ersten Prozess im Jahre 2007 die beiden angeklagten Polizeibeamten freigesprochen worden waren. Auch im nachfolgenden Revisionsverfahren habe die Justiz die These vertreten, Jalloh habe sich selbst getötet. In Dessau wie in München protestierten die Demonstranten zugleich gegen eine unmenschliche Asylpolitik, rassistisch motivierte Morde und die für Tausende Schutzsuchende tödliche Abschottung der EU an ihren Außengrenzen, gegen moderne Sklaverei in Libyen sowie polizeiliche Repression gegen Ausländer und Deutsche mit Migrationshintergrund. Solche Zustände basierten auf einem »weltweiten kapitalistischen System, das durch militärische Einsätze und den Ausbau von Grenzanlagen gesichert wird«, erklärte die Dessauer Bürgerinitiative.

Die AfD hatte zu einer Gegenkundgebung aufgerufen, an der sich nach Angaben der Polizei rund 100 Personen beteiligten. Nach Ansicht von Landespolitikern der rechten Partei werden die Kundgebungen zur Erinnerung an Oury Jalloh Jahr für Jahr genutzt, um »Justiz und Polizei zu diskreditieren«, es handle sich bei ihnen um »politisch extrem aufgeladene« Demos. (jW)

Press Release of PEACE (Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment) Network and The VOICE Refugee Forum Network in Germany

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:15
Oury Jalloh Dessau

Press Release of PEACE (Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment) Network and The VOICE Refugee Forum Network in Germany to the dramatic stopping of the investigations and 13th memorial anniversary of the murder of our brother OURY JALLOH.

Berlin, 05.01.2018

“We stated from the beginning of our calls and campaigns since 2005 that Oury Jalloh was murdered but very few believed us. Now the mainstream talks of murder while we suffer from scars inflicted on us by the state and the society, in the span of 13 years” (Mbolo Yufanyi from The VOICE Refugee Forum and PEACE International)

"The VOICE Press: Oury Jalloh Struggle Lives On ! – Demonstration on 07.01.2018 in Dessau"

On the 7th of January 2018, it will be 13 years since Oury Jalloh, a brother from Sierra Leone was brutally murdered at the hands of the German police in the city of Dessau, Germany. For 13 years, The VOICE Network and the African/Black Community has stood besides the Initiative in remembrance of Oury Jalloh and supported its call for “TRUTH, JUSTICE and REPARATIONS”, especially to our brother’s family. Almost 13 years have gone and the German state and Police have responded with “LIES, INJUSTICE and continuous BRUTALITY”.

The Chief Attorney Heike Geyer from Halle announced in her press release of 12 October 2017, that she had after careful examination of the available evidence [...] “closed the investigation of the death of Oury Jalloh" because allegedly there is not sufficient evidence and new knowledge to his death was not to be expected, since "a multitude of possibilities are conceivable" and consequently a suicide cannot be ruled out.

We should remember that on the day of the murder of OURY JALLOH on January 7, 2005, a hypothesis was already established and documented before the beginning of the crime investigation: "Now I'm going to the basement, where a black African denizen in a detention cell has lit himself." These were the words of the first investigators from Stendal who later destroyed more that 1 hr of video evidence that they collected from the cell where our brother was murdered.

From the different fire investigations and reports independently organised and sponsored by the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh and also following recent reports from National media, it could not have been possible for our brother to commit suicide

The majority of the experts in the fields of fire protection, medicine and chemistry came to the conclusion that the condition of the cell and the body after the fire can not be explained without the use of small amounts of accelerators such as light gasoline, according to Monitor. In addition, the theory of self-burning is as good as to rule out: “Oury Jalloh was at the beginning of fire probably completely incapacitated or even already dead", quoting Süddeutsche newspaper from 16.11.2017

Following the chronology of the German history especially with respect to Africa in particular but also Europe, we are not surprised of the heinous crime carried out by the German police and covered up by their justice system. There is an African Proverb that says, "When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him."

This continuous colonial reality, reflected through organized killing of (to be) Migrants in the Mediterranean, the deportation practices, the investigations against relatives of the victims of NSU or the rise of the AfD and other right-wing entities in Germany and Europe, the criminalization of refugees especially Africans, make it more important than ever for African/Black people to come together to challenge and fight these evils of the 21th Century.

Remembering and fighting for justice for Oury Jalloh, Layé Kondé, Mariama Sarr, Christy Schwundeck, Dominique Kuomadio (the list goes on) and all the others is a matter of self-defense.

The more united we are in challenging and defending ourselves and values against these monsters of the 21th Century, the more we expose the cracks of a world order and systems that have failed us and Humanity in general and will destroy us and Humanity if we do not stop them.

OURY JALLOH IS NOT AN INDIVIDUAL CASE — NO ONE WILL BE FORGOTTEN!

RESPECT OUR EXISTENCE – OR – EXPECT OUR RESISTANCE!

Black Nation Germany: Auf zur Oury Jalloh Demo am 07.01.2018 in Dessau
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4450

Pressemitteilung des Zentralrates der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland
Solidarität mit der „Initiative zum Gedenken an Oury Jalloh“ gegen rassistische Bewegungen“
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4446

Aufruf zur Demo am 07.01.2018 in Dessau
Update on: https://initiativeouryjalloh.wordpress.com/

Our community is the media!

Contact for Reference and inquiry:
Dr. Mbolo Yufanyi
+49 (0) 1708788124.

Reference:
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/tod-von-oury-jalloh-ard-bericht-oury-...
https://www.facebook.com/monitor.wdr/videos/1609164162455851/?fref=mentions
https://www.zhaw.ch/storage/shared/sozialearbeit/News/gutachten-entwickl...
https://vimeo.com/79113052

Pressemitteilung von PEACE (Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment) Netzwerk und The VOICE Refugee Forum Netzwerk in Deutschland

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:04
Oury Jalloh Dessau

"The VOICE Presse: Der Kampf für Oury Jalloh lebt weiter – 07.01.2018 in Dessau"

Pressemitteilung von PEACE (Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment) Netzwerk und The VOICE Refugee Forum Netzwerk in Deutschland zu dem dramatischen Stopp der Ermittlungen und dem 13. Jahrestag im Gedenken an dem Mord an unserem Bruder Oury Jalloh.

Berlin, 05. 01.2018

„Von Beginn haben wir in unseren Aufrufen und Kampagnen seit 2005 behauptet, dass Oury Jalloh ermordet wurde, doch wenige glaubten uns. Nun spricht der Mainstream von Mord, während wir immer noch unter den Narben leiden, die uns vom Staat und der Gesellschaft im Lauf von 13 Jahren zugefügt wurden.“ (Mbolo Yufanyi von The VOICE Refugee Forum und PEACE International)

Am 7. Januar 2018 sind es 13 Jahre, seit Oury Jalloh, ein Bruder aus Sierra Leone durch die Hände der Polizei in der Stadt Dessau in Deutschland brutal ermordet wurde. Dreizehn Jahre lang haben das The VOICE Refugee Forum Netzwerk und die Afrikanische/Schwarze Community an der Seite der Initiative in Gedenken an Oury Jalloh und insbesondere an der Seite der Familie unseres Bruders gestanden und ihren Aufruf für „Wahrheit, Gerechtigkeit und Reparationen“ unterstützt. Fast 13 Jahre sind vergangen und der deutsche Staat und die Polizei haben mit Lügen, Ungerechtigkeit und andauernder Brutalität geantwortet.

Die leitende Staatsanwältin Heike Geyer aus Halle hat in ihrer Pressemitteilung vom 12. Oktober 2017 angekündigt, dass sie nach eingehender Untersuchung der verfügbaren Beweise […] die Ermittlungen zum Tod Oury Jallohs eingestellt habe, da es offensichtlich keine ausreichenden Beweise gebe und neue Erkenntnisse zu seinem Tod nicht zu erwarten seien, da eine Vielzahl von Möglichkeiten denkbar sei, weshalb folglich ein Selbstmord nicht ausgeschlossen werden könne.

Wir sollten uns daran erinnern, dass schon am Tage des Mordes an Oury Jalloh am 7. Januar 2005 eine Hypothese entwickelt und dokumentiert worden war, bevor die Ermittlungen zu dem Verbrechen überhaupt erst begonnen hatten: „Ich begebe mich jetzt in den Keller, in dem sich ein schwarzafrikanischer Bürger in einer Arrestzelle angezündet hat.“ Dies waren die Worte des ersten Ermittlers Stendal, der später Videobeweismaterial von der Dauer von über einer Stunde zerstörte, das man aus der Zelle, in der unser Bruder ermordet wurde, geholt hatte.

Nach den verschiedenen Brandgutachten und Berichten, die von der Initiative in Gedenken an Oury Jalloh unabhängig organisiert und gesponsert worden waren und auch nach neuesten Berichten nationaler Medien war es ausgeschlossen, dass unser Bruder Selbstmord begangen hätte.

Die Mehrheit der Experten auf den Gebieten des Brandschutzes, der Medizin und der Chemie kam zu dem Schluss, dass der Zustand der Zelle und der Leiche nach dem Feuer nicht erklärt werden kann, ohne dass – nach Monitor – geringe Mengen von Brandbeschleunigern wie Leichtbenzin benutzt worden wären. Mehr noch: Die Theorie der Selbstverbrennung ist so gut wie auszuschließen: “Oury Jalloh sei bei Brandbeginn wahrscheinlich komplett handlungsunfähig oder sogar bereits tot gewesen.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 16.11.2017)

Betrachtet man den Verlauf der deutschen Geschichte, insbesondere in Bezug auf Afrika, aber auch Europa, sind wir nicht überrascht von dem abscheulichen Verbrechen, das durch die deutsche Polizei begangen und von dem deutschen Justizsystem gedeckt wurde. Ein afrikanisches Sprichwort sagt: „Wenn du der Spur deines Vaters folgst, wirst du gehen wie er.“

Diese kontinuierliche koloniale Realität, die reflektiert wird durch die organisierte Tötung von Migrant*innen im Mittelmeer, durch die Abschiebepraktiken, die Ermittlungen gegen die Angehörigen der NSU-Opfer, den Aufstieg der AfD und anderer rechter Gruppierungen in Deutschland und Europa, die Kriminalisierung von Flüchtlingen und insbesondere von Afrikaner*innen, macht es umso dringlicher für Afrikanische/Schwarze Leute, zusammenzukommen und diese Übel des 21. Jahrhunderts herauszufordern und zu bekämpfen.

Sich an Oury Jalloh, Layé Kondé, Mariama Sarr, Christy Schwundeck, Dominique Koumadio und all die anderen – die Liste ist noch länger – zu erinnern und für sie zu kämpfen ist eine Sache der Selbstverteidigung.

Je vereinter wir sind in dieser Herausforderung und in der Verteidigung unserer selbst und unserer Werte gegen diese Monster des 21.Jahrhundert, desto mehr entlarven wir die Risse in einer Weltordnung und in den Systemen, die uns und die Menschheit im Allgemeinen im Stich gelassen haben und die uns und die Menschheit zerstören werden, wenn wir sie nicht stoppen.

OURY JALLOH IST KEIN EINZELFALL – KEINER WIRD VERGESSEN WERDEN!

RESPEKTIERT UNSERE EXISTENZ – UND RECHNET MIT UNSEREM WIDERSTAND!

Black Nation Germany: Auf zur Oury Jalloh Demo am 07.01.2018 in Dessau
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4450

Pressemitteilung des Zentralrates der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland
Solidarität mit der „Initiative zum Gedenken an Oury Jalloh“ gegen rassistische Bewegungen“
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4446

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Quellen:
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/tod-von-oury-jalloh-ard-bericht-oury-...
https://www.facebook.com/monitor.wdr/videos/1609164162455851/?fref=mentions
https://www.zhaw.ch/storage/shared/sozialearbeit/News/gutachten-entwickl...
https://vimeo.com/79113508

Black Nation Germany: Auf zur Oury Jalloh Demo am 07.01.2018 in Dessau

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:08
Oury Jalloh Dessau

Am 7.Januar 2005 wurde Oury Jalloh, ein junger Afrikaner aus Sierra Leone/Guinea, brutal und unrechtmäßig verhaftet und an Armen und Füßen auf einer feuerfesten Matratze gefesselt und verbrannt.
12 Jahre lang wurde der rassistische Mord staatlich vertuscht, dem Ermordeten die Schuld gegeben, Angehörige und Aktivist*innen missachtet und verfolgt.
Wir selber müssen es in die Hand nehmen für Gerechtigkeit zu sorgen, rassistische Gewalt und weiße Vorherrschaft konsequent bekämpfen und beenden.

Oury Jalloh - Ermordet von deutschen Polizisten!

*Touch One - Touch All!*

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-gZOZa2H90

Pressemitteilung des Zentralrates der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland
Solidarität mit der „Initiative zum Gedenken an Oury Jalloh“ gegen rassistische Bewegungen“
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4446

Schließt euch zusammen und kommt zur Demonstration in Gedenken an Oury Jalloh!

Aus Hamburg fahren wir am Sonntag, 7.1.2018 mit Bussen nach Dessau.
Treffpunkt: 7 Uhr S-Bhf Sternschanze
Tickets gibts u.A. im Schanzenblitz (Bartelsstraße 21).

weitere Infos & Anreisen:

https://initiativeouryjalloh.wordpress.com/mobilisierung-2018/

Call for Global Solidarity Now with the Protesters in Iran

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:37
Iran Protest

English after German
فارسی بعد از انگلیسی

Solidarität mit den protestierenden Menschen im Iran

In den letzten Tagen waren wir Zeugen großer Proteste im gesamten Iran. Auslöser dieser Proteste sind der immer größer werdende wirtschaftliche Druck auf die Bevölkerung aufgrund der neoliberalen Politik des iranischen Regimes und deren Auswirkungen, der immer weiter ansteigenden Armut, Arbeitslosigkeit und Inflation. Die Proteste breiteten sich rasant im ganzen Land aus und wandten sich schnell gegen die autoritäre und tyrannische Führung und das Staatsoberhaupt an sich. Diese politische Orientierungen und Forderungen nach Gerechtigkeit und Befreiung zeigen sich in verschiedenen Slogans, wie „Brot, Arbeit, Freiheit“ und „Tod dem Diktator".
Genauso schnell wie sich die Proteste ausgebreitet und radikalisiert haben, wurde auch die staatliche Repressionsmaschinerie in Gang gebracht, um Demonstrant*innen in allen Städten anzugreifen. Berichten zufolge wurden bisher mehr als 21 Menschen getötet und mehr als 400 Menschen inhaftiert. Es ist jedoch anzunehmen, dass die Statistiken der Toten und Verhaftungen wie üblich unvollständig sind und die Welle der Unterdrückung viel größer ist, als in den Nachrichten widergespiegelt wird.
Trotz brutaler Repressionen auf den Straßen und Massenverhaftungen von Protestierenden ziehen sich die Menschen nicht zurück. Im Gegenteil: die Proteste weiten sich weiter aus und wenden sich immer radikaler gegen das ganze Establishment.
Die Proteste sind in einer Zeit entstanden, als die Reformer*innen den Menschen weismachen wollten, dass jegliche Veränderung nur durch sie möglich wäre. Dabei sind bis heute keinerlei Veränderungen durch das derzeit regierende Reformlager, in das die Bevölkerung viel Hoffnung gesetzt hatte, herbeigeführt worden. Diese Proteste sind ein Bruch mit dem Diskurs des Reformismus im Iran und eröffnen die Möglichkeit einer emanzipatorischen Bewegung.
Im Gegensatz zu dem, was die Regierung darzustellen versucht, sind diese Proteste klar gegen jegliche Einmischung und militärische Intervention von außen gerichtet. Sie sind selbstorganisiert und unabhängig.
Wir sind ein Netzwerk aus politischen Aktivist*innen aus dem Iran, die es als unsere Aufgabe sehen, diese Proteste und ihre Forderungen zu unterstützen und alle Menschen, die für Soziale Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit sind, dazu aufzufordern, sich auf die Seite des unterdrückten Menschen im Iran zu stellen.

Hatef Soltani | Amir Reza Rezaei | Asal akhavan

Solidarity with the Protesters in Iran
In the last few days we have witnessed a number of protests all over Iran. People under crushing pressure of the neoliberal politics of the Iranian regime and its ensuing massive poverty, unemployment and inflation, took it to the streets and demonstrated their discontent and rage. The wave of protests rapidly spread throughout the country, where slogans defying the authoritarian regime, the supreme leader and the ruling government were chanted. The political stance of the current uprising is largely oriented towards social justice and freedom as manifested by a variety of slogans such as “Bread, Job, Freedom” and “Down with Dictators”.
The rapid course of events from the start of uprising to its dissemination and radicalization was paralleled with the speed with which the machinery of the state repression and terror assembled itself and began to brutally attack and shoot the protesters in all cities of Iran. According to the reports so far, 21 people have been shot dead and more than 400 people have been arrested. The reported statistics regarding the number of people killed or detained seems to be incomplete as the wave of repression and crack down on the protesters is much larger than what is officially reported in the news.
Despite the brutal repression and mass arrests, protesters have not withdrawn from the streets but instead protests are spreading out even further and the demands of the movement are becoming increasingly more radical, targeting the totality of the political status quo and the entire regime’s establishment.
The current protests are happening in an era in which moderate reformism that capitalizes on the economic and political reforms has been advocated as the only possible alternative to the current status quo. Instead of following this path, the movement has fundamentally moved beyond the reformism framework, and in doing so has opened up space for emancipatory political possibilities and a radical change to the current state. Obviously, such a perspective is, in its essence, in sharp contrast to and incompatible with the demands of the political groups and views that seek a “regime change” project implemented and pushed forward through external powers and foreign military interventions. In contrast to such a political stance and the way that Iran’s government tries to picture this movement, the protests are clearly against foreign military interventions but are rather self-organized and independent.
We are a network of political activists from Iran living in Berlin, who see it upon ourselves to support and stand in solidarity with the protests in Iran’s streets, to voice their right to protest and their progressive demands and to actively oppose their repression. By echoing the demands of the protests happening in Iran, we call all people who care and struggle for social justice and freedom and all organizations and groups who struggle for social justice to stand in solidarity with the repressed protesters in Iran.

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همبستگی با معترضان در ایران

چند روز گذشته شاهد اعتراضاتی به وسعت همه‌ی جغرافیای ایران بودیم. مردمی که زیر فشار کمرشکن حاصل از سیاست‌های اقتصادی نولیبرالی، و تشدید روزافزونِ فقر و بی‌کاری و گرانی به ستوه آمده‌اند، خیابان‌ها را تسخیر کردند و خشم‌شان را بر سر حاکمان فریاد کردند. این اعتراضات به‌طور بر‌ق‌آسا در سرتاسر کشور گسترش یافت و به‌سرعت با شعارهای سیاسی علیه حاکمیت خودکامه و مستبد، و علیه رهبر و رئیس دولت همراه شد. جهت‌گیری و خواسته‌های عدالت‌طلبانه و آزادی‌خواهانه‌ی خیزش سراسری از جمله در شعارهای متنوعی مانند "نان کار آزادی" و "مرگ بر دیکتاتور" تبلور یافته‌اند.

با همان شتابی که اعتراضات گسترش یافته و ماهیت رادیکال به خود گرفته، ماشین سرکوب دولتی هم به کار افتاده و در همه‌ی شهرها به معترضان حمله کرده است. بر اساس خبرهای رسمی تا این لحظه 21 نفر کشته شده‌ و بیش از ۴۰۰ نفر بازداشت و زندانی شده‌اند. البته قابل‌ پیش‌بینی است که همچون همیشه آمار کشته‌شدگان و دستگیری‌ها ناقص بوده، و موج سرکوب بسی بیشتر از آن چیزی است که در اخبار بازتاب می‌یابد.

اما با وجود سرکوب خشن در خیابان‌ها و بازداشت فله‌ای معترضان، مردم به جان آمده از شرایط موجود همچنان در خیابان‌ها هستند و نه‌تنها در برابر سرکوب دولتی عقب‌نشینی نکرده‌اند، بلکه دامنه‌ی اعتراضات رو به گسترش است و لحظه به لحظه خواسته‌های جنبش رادیکال‌تر شده و کلیت نظم موجود را هدف قرار داده است.

در زمانه‌ای که امید بستن به جریان اعتدالی برای پیشبرد رفرم‌های اقتصادی و سیاسی تنها تغییر واقعی در ایران معرفی می‌شد، شاهد جنبش پویایی در خیابان‌های ایران هستیم که وجه مشخصه‌ی آن عبور از گفتمان اصلاح‌طلبان و گشودن امکان‌های رهایی‌بخش و چشم‌اندازی برای تغییر رادیکال در وضعیت است. روشن است که چنین چشم‌اندازی برای تغییر رادیکال و امکان جنبشی رهایی بخش ضرورتاً در تضاد با خواسته‌های نیروهای سیاسیِ پیش‌برنده‌ی پروژه‌های «رژیم‌ چینج» قدرت‌های جهانی است، نیروهایی که نه به مبارزات مترقی مردم، بلکه به مداخله‌ی نظامیِ تباهی‌ساز قدرت‌های جهانی امید بسته‌اند.

ما شبکه ای از فعالین سیاسی مقیم برلین، اینجا جمع شده‌ایم تا با خیابان‌های به‌پا خواسته‌ی ایران همبسته شویم، از محتوا و مطالبات برحق مبارزات‌شان دفاع کنیم و علیه سرکوب‌شان بایستیم. ما با پژواک فریاد عدالت‌خواهی ستم‌دیدگان ایران، از همه‌ی انسان‌های آزاده و برابری‌طلب و تشکل‌ها و جنبش‌های عدالت‌خواه دعوت می‌کنیم که در کنار سرکوب‌شدگان ایران قرار بگیرند.

Hatef Soltani | Amir Reza Rezaei | Asal akhavan

فراخوان به تجمع در برلین:

«در حمایت از جنبش اعتراضی مردم ایران»

Aufruf zu Versammlung
Solidarität mit Protestbewegung in Iran
Ort und Zeit: Dienstag 02.01.2018, um 15 Uhr, vor Brandenburger Tor

در چند روز اخیر در بسیاری از شهرهای ایران مردم در اعتراض به نابسامانی های اقتصادی و اجتماعی به خیابان ها آمدند. تا کنون تعدادی کشته، زخمی و دستگیر شده اند.
گردهم می آئیم.

زمان: سه شنبه، 2 ژانویه 2018، ساعت 15
مکان: برلین مقابل دروازه براندنبورگ

#تظاهرات_سراسری
#Internationale_Solidarität mit #Iran
#International_Solidarity with #IranProtests

Hintergrund zur Versammlung gegen die Diktatur in Kambodscha am 9.12.2017 vor der Botschaft

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:49
Cambodia - We want freedom // Wir wollen Freiheit

[Englisch down] Hintergrund zur Versammlung gegen die Diktatur in Kambodscha am 9.12.2017 vor der Botschaft

Anlässlich des Verbotes der CNRP und dramatische Entwicklung in Kambodscha fand eine Versammlung vor der kambodschanischen Botschaft am 9. Dezember 2017 statt. Mit der Verhaftung und Verfolgung von Politikern, der Auflösung der maßgeblichen Oppositionspartei CNRP sowie der Einschränkung der Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit ist die demokratische Grundordnung erheblich zerstört worden. Unter anderem wurde ihren Toten wie Kem Ley, Chea Vichea, Chut Wutty, Sam Buntheon gedacht, aber auch vielen weiteren wie den Arbeitern die von der Regierung Hun Sen erschossen wurden. Es wurde die Freilassung von allen politischen Gefangenen gefordert. Kem Sokha, Tep Vanny und vielen weiteren die sich für die Menschen in Kambodscha einsetzen. Es gab auch Versammlungen in Kambodscha: Communities Celebrate International Human Rights Day. http://www.licadho-cambodia.org/flashnews.php?perm=223

Mehr Informationen zu Kambodscha und die Situation:http://www.licadho-cambodia.org
Schaue: http://www.thevoiceforum.org/

Komm zur Veranstaltung: The Voice Refugee Forum – Cambodian Campaign – 11.1.2018 – 20 Uhr – Retronom Erfurt
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4442
http://breakdeportation.blogsport.de/2017/12/29/englisch-down-hintergrun...

Englisch:

Background to the assembly against the dictatorship in Cambodia on 9.12.2017 in front of the Embassy from ụn·schein·bar on Vimeo.

On the occasion of the prohibition of the CNRP and dramatic developments in Cambodia, a meeting was held in front of the Cambodian embassy on 9 December 2017. The arrest and persecution of politicians, the dissolution of the leading opposition party, CNRP, and the restriction of freedom of expression and freedom of the press have all significantly destroyed the basic democratic order. Among others, their dead were remembered like Kem Ley, Chea Vichea, Chut Wutty, Sam Buntheon, but also many others like the workers who were shot by the government Hun Sen. All political prisoners were requested to be released. Kem Sokha, Tep Vanny and many others who stand up for the people of Cambodia. There were also meetings in Cambodia: Communities Celebrate International Human Rights Day. http://www.licadho-cambodia.org/flashnews.php?perm=223

A video of the meeting on December 10,2017 in front of the Chancellor’s Office will be coming soon.

More information about Cambodia and the situation: http://www.licadho-cambodia.org>
Look: http://www.thevoiceforum.org/

Come to the Event: The Voice Refugee Forum – Cambodian Campaign – 11.1.2018 – 8pm – Retronom Erfurt
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4442
http://breakdeportation.blogsport.de/2017/12/29/englisch-down-hintergrun...

Deu/Eng] Für Spenden // Donation: Die Gemeinschaft ist die Bewegung! // The Community is the Movement!

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 23:05
The VOICE Donation Call

English: Thank you!
Fulltext: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4441

Deutsch: Danke!
Die Gemeinschaft ist die Bewegung – Lasst uns weitermachen! Lasst es uns einfach tun! The VOICE Refugee Forum....Volltext: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4443

Thuringen Presse zur letzten Demonstration der The VOICE aktivistinen der Flüchtlingsgemeinschaft in Apolda gegen die Ungerechtigkeit von Abschiebung und sozialer Ausgrenzung:
TLZ:
http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/leben/detail/-/specific/Demo...
OTZ Presse:
http://m.otz.de/web/mobil/greiz/detail/-/specific/Rund-50-Fluechtlinge-u...

Spenden für die Kampagnen der Flüchtlingscommunity zur Beendigung von Abschiebungen und sozialer Ausgrenzung:
Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
Sparkasse Göttingen
Kontonummer: 127829
BLZ: 260 500 01
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE
Wir sind dankbar für jede Spende (steuerabzugsfähig, Spendenquittung auf Wunsch)

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Die Gemeinschaft ist die Bewegung – Lasst uns weitermachen! Lasst es uns einfach tun!

Liebe alle,

bitte leitet unsere Jahresendgrüße im Vertrauen auf deren weitere Unterstützung an andere Gemeinschaften weiter; für eure bisherige Unterstützung von The VOICE Refugee Forum sprechen wir euch allen unsere besten Wünsche aus!

Revolutionäre Grüße: Wir haben unsere Arbeit erledigt! Danke euch!

The VOICE Refugee Forum

“Wir mögen nicht beisammen sein, aber alle zusammen sind wir mehr!“ - Die Gemeinschaft ist unser Netzwerk und unsere Verbindung in den täglichen Kämpfen der Flüchtlingsgemeinschaft gegen die Ungerechtigkeit von Abschiebung und sozialer Ausgrenzung.

Lasst uns weitermachen! Lasst es uns einfach tun!

Die Gemeinschaft ist die Bewegung!

Wir hoffen auf weitere Spenden und auf eure Unterstützung bei der Weiterverbreitung dieses Dokuments zu den Gemeinschaften von Flüchtlingsaktivist*innen und Anti-Abschiebungs-Aktivist*innen!

Wir verbleiben in Solidarität mit den Flüchtlingskämpfen.
Volltext: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4443

Beste Grüße
Osaren Igbinoba

English: Revolutionary Greetings: The JOB IS DONE! Thank you! The VOICE Refugee Forum ... Fulltext: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4441

Thueringen Press in (German) on the last Demonstration of The VOICE refugee community activists in Apolda against the Injustice of deportation and social exclusion;
TLZ:
http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/leben/detail/-/specific/Demo...
OTZ Presse:
http://m.otz.de/web/mobil/greiz/detail/-/specific/Rund-50-Fluechtlinge-u...

Donation for refugee community campaign to end the Injustice of deportation and social exclusion in Germany
Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
Sparkasse Göttingen
Kontonummer: 127829
BLZ: 260 500 01
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE

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The community is the movement - Let us continue and Just do it!

Dear all,

Please extend our end of the year Salute to more communities in trust to support us as we call for our best wishes to you all and for your support to The VOICE Refugee Forum.

Revolutionary Greetings: The JOB IS DONE! Thank you!

The VOICE Refugee Forum

“We may not be together but we are more altogether" - The community is our network and the connection in the daily struggles of the refugee communities against the injustice of deportation and social exclusion.
Let us continue and Just do it!

The community is the movement.

We keep our hope for more donation and for your support to spread this document to activists' communities of refugees and anti deportation activists.

We remain, In solidarity with the refugee struggles.... Fulltext: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4441

Best regards
Osaren Igbinoba

Pressemitteilung des Zentralrates der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:54
Oury Jalloh Dessau

Pressemitteilung des Zentralrates der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland

Bitte weiterleiten!!!

Solidarität mit der „Initiative zum Gedenken an Oury Jalloh“ gegen rassistische Bewegungen“

Berlin, 30.12.2017

Am 07.01.2018 werden die Initiative zum Gedenken an Oury Jalloh und ihre Unterstützer/innen zum 13. Mal in Dessau für die Aufklärung des Todes von Oury Jalloh demonstrieren.

Die aus unserer Sicht rassistische und neo-nazistische Partei AFD macht gerade Stimmung gegen diese traditionelle Gedenkdemonstration und versucht enige Dessauer*innen zum Aufstand gegen die Demonstration von afrikanischen/Schwarzen Menschen und ihren Unterstützer*innen zu mobilisieren. Zu diesem Zweck hat die AFD in Dessau eine breite Verleumdungskampagne gegen die Trauerveranstaltung vom 07.01.2018 der Initiative zum Gedenken an Oury Jalloh gestartet.

Aus diesem Anlass ruft der Zentralrat der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland alle Dessauer*innen auf, sich klar von den aus unserer Sicht rassistischen Ansichten der Partei AFD und von jedweder neo-nazistischen Vorstellung zu distanzieren.

Wir rufen Mitglieder der afrikanischen/Schwarzen Community, alle Unterstützer*innen und anti-rassistischen Bewegungen auf, ein klares Zeichen zu setzen und massiv in Dessau für die Gedenkdemonstration zu erscheinen.

Wir werden uns von der rassistischen Verleumdungskampagne der AFD in Dessau nicht einschüchtern lassen.

Wir fordern die Dessauer Polizei auf, alle Maßnahmen zu treffen, damit wir nicht von der AFD und denjenigen unter deren Unterschützerinnen und Unterstützern, die ebenfalls rassistische Inhalte propagieren, bei unserer Demonstration provoziert werden.

Für die afrikanische/Schwarze Community gilt, dass Oury Jalloh ermordet wurde. Diese Empörung der afrikanischen/ Schwarzen Community wird auch auf dieser Demo klar ausgedrückt.

Wir bestehen darauf, dass die Ausübung unseres Rechts auf freie Meinungsäußerung und auf körperliche Unversehrtheit auch durch die Polizei ermöglicht und geschützt wird.

Wir fordern weiterhin, eine lückenlose Aufklärung der Todesumstände von Oury Jalloh.

Moctar Kamara

Vorsitzender

Zentralrat der afrikanischen Gemeinde in Deutschland e.V.

Presse
Oury-Jalloh-Demo in Dessau AfD kündigt Gegenkundgebung im Stadtzentrum an
https://www.mz-web.de/dessau-rosslau/oury-jalloh-demo-in-dessau-afd-kuen...
AfD plant Gegendemo zu Oury Jalloh Demo in Dessau
https://perspektive-online.net/2017/12/afd-plant-gegendemo-zu-oury-jallo...
Attacke von rechtsaußen
Feuertod von Oury Jalloh: Sachsen-Anhalts AfD ruft Gleichgesinnte zum Stören der Gedenkdemonstration Anfang Januar in Dessau auf
https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/324386.attacke-von-rechtsau%C3%9Fen.html

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PRESSEMITTEILUNG: SIERRA LEONE IMMIGRANTS BASIERT IN DEGGENDORF, DEUTSCHLAND

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 00:45
Protest in Deggendorf: Sierra Leoneans Refugee Camps (Bavaria) In Germany!*

SIERRA LEONE IMMIGRANTS BASIERT IN DEGGENDORF, DEUTSCHLAND

Tel .: +4915213007704
       +4915219359230
       +4915214459646

PRESSEMITTEILUNG

Die Flüchtlinge in Deggendorf haben sich am 15. Dezember das Recht genommen, für ihre Würde in Bezug auf die schreckliche Situation in Deutschland zu verlangen.
Am 15. Dezember 2017 begannen mehr als 209 Menschen aus Sierra Leone, darunter Männer, Frauen und Kinder, eine Demonstration mit Hungerstreik, ohne 80-Cent-Jobs und ohne Schulbildung für die unmenschlichen Bedingungen und gegen Ablehnung und Abschiebung. Dies geht bis zum 20. Dezember 2017 mit einem Protest über Deggendorf, dem andere Flüchtlinge und Immigranten aus anderen bayerischen Lagern beitraten. Die Proteste erhoben Einwände gegen die andauernde Abschiebung, Ablehnung, Mangel an guter medizinischer Versorgung, 24 Monate im Lager, miserable hygienische Bedingungen und die Verweigerung der normalen Schulzeit, die friedlich endete.
Die Verhandlungen wurden mit unseren Forderungen wie folgt geführt:

• 24 Monate Aufenthalt: Wir, die Flüchtlinge, forderten, dass 24 Monate Aufenthalt in Transitlagern durch die Regierung abgeschafft werden sollten.
• Ungültiger Ausweis: Flüchtlinge mit ungültiger Ausweis werden neu bewertet und bitten um ein gültiges Dokument für die Zeit unseres Aufenthaltes in Deutschland.
• Dublin-Bestimmungen: Die Flüchtlinge beantragen, die Abschiebung im Rahmen der Dublin-Bestimmungen einzustellen.
• Formale Bildung: Asylsuchende in Deggendorf fordern unabhängig vom Alter eine formale Bildung, damit sie sich nach ihrem Aufenthalt im Lager in die deutsche Gesellschaft integrieren können.

PRESS RELEASE: SIERRA LEONE IMMIGRANTS BASED IN DEGGENDORF, GERMANY

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 00:41
Protest in Deggendorf: Sierra Leoneans Refugee Camps (Bavaria) In Germany!*

SIERRA LEONE IMMIGRANTS BASED IN DEGGENDORF, GERMANY

Date.27th December,2017.
Tel.: +4915213007704
       +4915219359230
       +4915214459646

PRESS RELEASE

The refugees in Deggendorf have been denied the right to demand their dignity in relation to the horrible situation in Germany.
On this basis, on 15 December 2017, more than 209 people from Sierra Leone, including men, women and children started a hunger strike demonstration, with no 80-cent jobs and no education for the inhumane conditions and against rejection and deportation. This goes until 20th December 2017 with a protest across Deggendorf, other refugees and immigrants from other Bavarian camps joined. The protests raised objections to the ongoing deportation, lack of good medical care, 24 months in the camp, miserable sanitary conditions and the denial of normal schooling, which ended peacefully.
The negotiations were conducted between the BAMF, the police and Landrasant with our demands as follows:
• 24 months stay: We, the refugees, demanded that 24 months stay in transit camps should be abolished by the government.
• Invalid card: refugees with an invalid ID card will be re-evaluated and ask for a valid document for the duration of our stay in Germany.
• Dublin Provisions: Refugees request to stop deportation under the Dublin provisions.
• Formal education: Asylum seekers in Deggendorf demand formal education regardless of their age, so that they can integrate into German society after their stay in the camp.
• Work Permit: Refugees get a work permit as soon as they are relocated to community centers so they can take care of themselves.
• Medical Assistants: Refugees lack sufficient medication for certain illnesses and urge the government to help cure all illnesses of the refugees.
• Children: The asylum seekers with children are moved earlier in community houses for reasons of hygiene and health reasons.
• Female genital mutilation: Asylum seekers know that female mutilation is banned in Germany and that those affected are afraid of intimidation in their countries and therefore cannot be dismissed or deported.

From today's negotiations with the BAMF, we are optimistic that the authorities are not prepared to deal with the plight and to change the isolated situation of the refugees in Deggendorf.
With our understanding of this part, we call for nationwide solidarity for our fight against refugee persecution in Deggendorf and throughout Bavaria.
A meeting is scheduled for 13th January, 2018 in Munich. But more information about the venue will be communicated later as it finalizes.

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Joseph John Alpha

Die Gemeinschaft ist die Bewegung – Lasst uns weitermachen! Lasst es uns einfach tun!

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 20:06
community voice

Die Gemeinschaft ist die Bewegung – Lasst uns weitermachen! Lasst es uns einfach tun!

Liebe alle,

bitte leitet unsere Jahresendgrüße im Vertrauen auf deren weitere Unterstützung an andere Gemeinschaften weiter; für eure bisherige Unterstützung von The VOICE Refugee Forum sprechen wir euch allen unsere besten Wünsche aus!

Revolutionäre Grüße: Wir haben unsere Arbeit erledigt! Danke euch!

The VOICE Refugee Forum

“Wir mögen nicht beisammen sein, aber alle zusammen sind wir mehr!“ - Die Gemeinschaft ist unser Netzwerk und unsere Verbindung in den täglichen Kämpfen der Flüchtlingsgemeinschaft gegen die Ungerechtigkeit von Abschiebung und sozialer Ausgrenzung.

Lasst uns weitermachen! Lasst es uns einfach tun!

Die Gemeinschaft ist die Bewegung!

Wir hoffen auf weitere Spenden und auf eure Unterstützung bei der Weiterverbreitung dieses Dokuments zu den Gemeinschaften von Flüchtlingsaktivist*innen und Anti-Abschiebungs-Aktivist*innen!

Wir verbleiben in Solidarität mit den Flüchtlingskämpfen.

Beste Grüße

Osaren Igbinoba
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Liebe Aktivist*innen und Unterstützer*innen!

Wir haben unsere Arbeit erledigt! Danke euch!

Im Jahr 2017 gelang es uns, mehr Flüchtlingsgemeinschaften in mehr Städten und Dörfern in Deutschland zu erreichen und wir wollen mehr tun als nur dies. Es kann niemals wahre Demokratie ohne Bewegungsfreiheit geben. Bewegungsfreiheit ist die Wurzel von Migration und Migration kann nicht gestoppt werden, nicht einmal durch das höchst abscheuliche Konstrukt der durch Deutschland angeführten EU.

Das deutsche Boot ist voll, heißt es. Ja, das deutsche Boot ist voll tiefstem Rassismus und höchster Heuchelei. Wenn die verfassungsmäßig garantierte Menschenwürde nichts bedeutet, solange es Flüchtlinge betrifft, muss nicht nur eure Vernunft, sondern euer Verstand in Frage gestellt werden. Die Verschmähung und Verleumdung von Flüchtlingen, so wie sie bei den letzten Wahlen beobachtet werden konnte, bekräftigt dies. Es war im Wesentlichen eine Glorifizierung des Wettrennens nach unten zu stinkenden Grund mit dem Motto: „Wer kann am fiesesten zu den Flüchtlingen sein?“ Und trotzdem wollen sie uns glauben machen, dass sie in unseren Ländern Kriege führen, um dort Menschenrechte durchzusetzen. Doch sie helfen nicht nur der anhaltenden Versklavung von Afrikanern in Nordafrika und anderen Orten, indem sie das System begründen, das diese schrecklichen Verbrechen erleichtert; sie kollaborieren mit den Autoritäten in jenen Ländern, damit diese Verbrechen fortgeführt werden können. Wie Menschenrechtsgruppen und vor allem Amnesty International jüngst betont hat: Die EU ist verantwortlich für das, was im Nordafrika passiert.

Ja, nicht einmal täglicher Rassismus und Diskriminierung, die so sehr in die gesellschaftliche Struktur in Deutschland eingewoben sind, können die natürliche Kraft der Migration verhindern. Über Jahrhunderte sind Deutsche und Europäer generell in großen Scharen aus einer Reihe von Gründen aus diesem Kontinent geflohen – einschließlich Krieg, Hunger, religiöser Verfolgung oder einfach „um ein besseres Leben zu führen“. Wie oft ist ihre historisches Erinnerung beladen mit dem Lob von Tapferkeit, visionärer Kraft, Fleiß, Voraussicht und all den Superlativen, die man sich vorstellen kann. Jetzt, da ihre ökonomische und politischen Interessen, getankt mit ihrer übermütigen Gier, unsere Länder zerstört haben und die meisten von uns gezwungen sind, unsere Länder zu fliehen, um menschliche Würde, Sicherheit und Schutz oder – schlimmer noch – ein besseres Leben zu suchen, ist Migration zu einem Verbrechen geworden. Ein Verbrechen, das alle Sorten von Bestrafung hervorruft, einschließlich der Duldung dessen, dass man ertrinkt, während wohlmeinende Individuen davon abgehalten werden zu helfen.

Migration hat zu tun mit Ko-Existenz, und es gibt kein Land ohne eine Geschichte der Migration. Man kann Migration nicht stoppen. Je eher dies verstanden wird, desto besser sind die Chancen auf eine humane Migrationspolitik statt der momentanen Besessenheit, Migration zu stoppen, die unter Garantie versagen wird.

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Wir wollen euch für die enorme Unterstützung danken, die ihr uns dieses Jahr gegeben habt, sei es offen oder anonym. Alles wurde wohl verwendet und dokumentiert. Davon wird unser Netzwerk in Deutschland und darüber hinaus politisch und finanziell unterstützt.

Wie in den vergangenen Jahren waren wir in der Förderung von Ansätzen der Selbsthilfe für Flüchtlinge und Migrantinnen aktiv und die Förderung unsere Menschenrechte war das Herz unserer Aktivitäten und unseres Engagements, das durch über unseren Verein Förderverein The VOICE e.V. Göttingen finanziert wurde.

Wir waren erfolgreich in unseren Kämpfen, indem wir mehr Flüchtlinge erreicht haben und eine selbstermächtigende und ein unabhängige politische Netzwerkarbeit unserer Gemeinschaften initiiert haben. Wir hoffen, dass dieser Erfolg zu einer Roadmap für die Stärkung der Flüchtlingsgemeinschaft führen wird. Mit der anhaltenden Unterstützung der Karawane für die Rechte der Flüchtlinge und Migrantinnen in Hamburg und Wuppertal ist es uns gelungen, Flüchtlinge nicht nur in Thüringen, sondern auch in Sachsen-Anhalt, Baden-Württemberg, Niedersachsen, Berlin, Hamburg, Bayern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Sachsen, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein und Hessen zu erreichen - in vielen, vielen Orten im ganzen Land!

Der generelle Schwerpunkt unserer Arbeit in 2017 kann mit den folgenden Punkten zusammengefasst werden.

die Organisation von Konferenzen, Seminaren, Treffen und Zusammenkünften für Flüchtlinge zum Austausch von Erfahrungen, zur Weiterbildung, zur Information über die rechtliche Situation in Bezug auf ihre Lebenssituation und zu den Möglichkeiten politischer Selbstorganisation

Erleichterung der Teilnahme von Flüchtlingen in soziokulturellen und politischen Programmen und an Veranstaltungen zur Verteidigung der Menschenrechte

Erleichterung von Mobilität und Kommunikation von Flüchtlingen zur Überwindung der Isolation und zur Förderung politischer Ermächtigung durch die Unterstützung bei Reise-, Internet- und Telefonkosten

Unterstützung von Flüchtlingen und Migrantinnen zur Erlangung ihrer legalen und politischen Rechte

Öffentliche Aufklärung zu Schlüsselthemen wie Lebensbedingungen und Menschenrechtsverletzungen an Asylbewerbern, rechtliche Situation, Rassismus

Ermahnung der so genannten deutschen Demokratie durch die Aufdeckung von Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit wie rassistische Polizeibrutalität, Isolierung von Flüchtlingen und Abschiebungen

“Wir mögen nicht beisammen sein, aber alle zusammen sind wir mehr!“ - Die Gemeinschaft ist unser Netzwerk und unsere Verbindung in den täglichen Kämpfen der Flüchtlingsgemeinschaft gegen die Ungerechtigkeit von Abschiebung und sozialer Ausgrenzung. Lasst uns weitermachen! Lasst es uns einfach tun!

Wir danken euch allen nochmals für eure Spenden und die Unterstützung unserer Kampagnen. Noch viel mehr kann getan werden, wenn ihr uns dauerhaft unterstützt und mit der Flüchtlingsgemeinschaft in Deutschland Solidarität zeigt. Power für die Break Deportation Community in Thüringen!

Unsere Medien sind unsere Gemeinschaft!

Unsere Stärke ist unser Netzwerk!

Unsere Netzwerk wird geleitet durch unsere Prinzipien!

Schließ dich uns an, unterstütze uns und wir werden niemals aufgeben!

Mit eurer Solidarität geht unser Kampf weiter!

The VOICE Refugee Forum!

Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
Sparkasse Göttingen
Kontonummer: 127829
BLZ: 260 500 01
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE

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Presseberichte: Kampagne mit Frau Kanha Chhun - "We Want Freedom"

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:08
Kambodscha Kampagne mit Frau Kanha Chhun -

Kambodscha Kampagne mit Frau Kanha Chhun - "We Want Freedom"
- Nach 32 Jahren ist Hun Sen immer noch an der Macht

11. Januar 2018, 20 Uhr | Retronom Erfurt:
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4428
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Presseberichte

Kanha Chhun ist in Shihanoukville, Kambodscha geboren. Die heute 36-Jährige musste im Mai 2014 vor ihrer drohenden Verhaftung fliehen. Sie lebt in Erfurt und engagiert sich bei »The Voice Refugee Forum«. Anfang Dezember protestierte sie mit weiteren kambodschanischen Oppositionellen in Berlin gegen das Verbot der größten Oppositionspartei CNRP. Mit ihr sprach für »nd« Peter Nowak.

Presse: Politik Kambodscha

»Das Regime greift alle an, die sich wehren«
Kanha Chhun kämpft aus Deutschland gegen das Verbot der größten kambodschanischen Oppositionspartei
https://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/1074155.kambodscha-das-regime-g...

Small Talk mit der kambodschanischen Oppositionellen Kanha Chhun»Solidarität ist notwendig«Mit dem Verbot der größten Oppositionspartei und der Verhaftung ihres Anführers Kem Sokha bereitet sich die kambodschanische Regierung auf die Wahlen im Juli kommenden Jahres vor. Im Mai 2014 musste Kanha Chhun vor ihrer drohenden Verhaftung fliehen. Heute lebt sie in Erfurt und engagiert sich im »The Voice Refugee Forum«. https://jungle.world/artikel/2017/51/solidaritaet-ist-notwendig

The JOB IS DONE! Thank you! The VOICE Refugee Forum

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 00:45
community voice

Dear Activists and Supporters,

The JOB IS DONE! Thank you!

This year in 2017, we were able to reach more refugee communities in more cities and towns in Germany and we want to do more than just that. There can never be real democracy without freedom of movement. Freedom of movement is the root of migration and migration cannot be stopped even by most obnoxious construct that is the EU led by Germany.

The German Boat is full they say. Yes, the German Boat is full of deep racism and top hypocrisy. When the constitutionally guaranteed human dignity means nothing when it concerns refugees, then not only your rationality but your sanity is questionable. The refugee malignment and denigration as witnessed in the last election attests to this. It was basically a glorification of the race to the stinking bottom on „who can be more nasty to the refugees?“. Yet, they want us to believe that they are prosecuting wars in our countries for humna rights. Not only are they aiding the continued enslavement of Africans in North Africa and other places by funding the very system that facilitates those horrible crimes, they are directly collaborating with the authorities in those countries to perpetuate those crimes. As Amnesty International (of all groups) recently pointed out, the EU is responsible for what is happening in North Africa.

Yet, not even the daily racism and discrimination that are so woven into the societal fabric in Germany can hinder the natural power of migration. For centuries Germans and Europeans in general fled in droves from this continent for a variety of reasons – including war, hunger, religious persecution or simply 'to seek a better life'. More often than not their history record is loaded with accolades of bravery, visionary, industrous, foresight and all the superlatives you can think of. Now that their economic and political interest, fuelled by their wanton greed have destroyed our countries and most of us are being compelled to flee our countries and seek human dignity, saftey and security or 'worsestill' better life, Migration has become a criminal act. A crime that attracts all sorts of punishment including being allowed to drown while well-meaning individuals are being prevented from helping.

Migration is about co-existence and there is no country without migration history. You can't stop migration. The earlier this is learnt, the better the chances of humane migration policies rather than the present obsession to stop migration that is guaranteed to end in failure.

We want to thank you for the tremendous support you have given us this year, openly and anonymously, they were all well received and accountably documented. This goes to your political and financial support to our network in Germany and beyond, your generous tokens were well spent.

As in previous years, we have been active in the promotion of approaches to self-help for refugees and migrants and the promotion of our human rights was at the heart of the activities of our engagements financed through our the association Förderverein The VOICE e.V. Göttingen.

We have been successful in our struggles in reaching more refugees and in initiating an empowering independent political community networking in Germany. We hope that the success will lead to a roadmap of the refugee community empowerment in 2018. With the continuous support of the Caravan for the rights of Refugees and Migrants in Hamburg and Wuppertal we were able to reach refugees not only in Thüringen, but also Sachsen-Anhalt, Baden-Württemberg, Niedersachsen, Berlin, Hamburg, Bavaria, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Sachsen, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein und Hessen and many other places all over the country!

The general focus of our work in 2017 could be summarised with these points:
the organization of conferences, seminars, meetings and get-togethers for refugees for the exchange of experience, further education, information about the legal situation related to their specific life situation and the possibilities of political self-organization
facilitating the participation of refugees in socio-cultural and political programs as well as human rights defense events
facilitating the mobility and communication of refugees to overcome isolation and promote political empowerment by assisting in travelling, internet and telephone costs
support for refugees and migrants at legal fees
public enlightenment campaigns on key issues, such as living conditions and human rights abuses of asylum seekers, legal situation, racism, Calling the so-called German democracy to order through the exposure of crimes against humanity like racists police brutality, refugee isolations and deportations

“We may not be together but we are more altogether" - The community is our network and the connection in the daily struggles of the refugee communities against the injustice of deportation and social exclusion. Let us continue and Just do it!

Thank you all again for your donations and campaign support - A lot could still be done with your continued support us and solidarity with the refugee community in Germany.

Our community is our media!
Our strenght is our network!
Our network is guided by our principles!

Join us, support us and we'll never give up!

With your solidarity, the struggle continues!!!

The VOICE Refugee Forum

Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
Sparkasse Göttingen
Kontonummer: 127829
BLZ: 260 500 01
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE

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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.
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