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Stop Valetta: Bus-demonstration 11 of november 2016 to several African embassies and to the GIZ in Berlin

As Afrique-Europe-Interact we want to ask you for the support of a bus demonstration, which will take place on the 11th of November in front of several African embassies and the GIZ. The background is the Valetta process, which is becoming more and more violent and with which the EU does not only want to close the flight and migration routes in African countries, but also massively push deportations from Europe. Corresponding to this it was decided at the latest meeting of the EU Heads of state and governments on the 21th of October 2016, to implement the so-called migration partnerships with among others the African states Niger, Nigeria. Senegal, Mali and Ethiopia as quickly as possible. According to the EU-Comission one should do this with a “mixture of positive and negative stimulations”, in order to “reward the efforts of those countries, which are willing, to effectively work together with the EU, and in order to make sure that there are consequences for those, who refuse this”.

We have to go on the streets against such politics – immediately, loud and with many! Because it is a fact, that these measures do not stop the refugees and migrants, but extremely aggravate their situation. More people will die on the refugee routes, which are becoming more and more dangerous; the violence will also increase, not least against women and girls; in addition the costs for the traffickers will increase, which will once more exacerbate the situation in the countries of origin. Not less dramatic is the deportation terror in Europe. It does not only violate the rights of refugees and migrants, also their families and friends are extremely negatively affected in social and economic regards.

It is against this background, that on the 11th of November (that means on the anniversary of the Valetta summit) Afrique-Europe-Interact – together with other groups – will as well demonstrate in front of the embassies of Niger, Mali and Morocco as in front of the GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation). We want to demonstrate in front of the African embassies, because the governments in Africa are the only ones who can still stop the EU. But only if they do not let themselves be blackmailed or even bought, which unfortunately still happens much too often. In front of the GIZ we will demonstrate because the GIZ does not only operate state development projects, but is also responsible for the expansion of the border regime for example in Sudan and Eritrea. In addition the state development aid is increasingly attached to the condition to actively support the EU migration politics. In this sense we ask the GIZ, to say loud and clearly "NO" also in this country.

For the 11th of november we have rented a double-decker bus with 70 seats. All are welcome – the participation is for free (donations are completely welcome however). Meeting point is 9.30 a.m. at Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg. From there we will drive to the different embassies and the GIZ. The event will last until about 4 p.m., but of course not all have to participate in the whole tour:

09:30h - 10:15h: Meeting at Oranienplatz

11:00h: Manifestation in front of the Nigerien embassy: Machnower Straße 24, 14165 Berlin

12:30h: Manifestation in front of the Malian embassy: Kurfürstendamm 72, 10709 Berlin

14:00h: Manifestation in front of the Moroccan embassy: Niederwallstraße 39, 10117 Berlin

15.00h: Manifestation in front of the GIZ: Reichpietschufer 20, 10785 Berlin

16:30h: Lunch and public discussion event in Kreuzberg or Neukölln

In this sense: Who wants to have a place in the but please get in contact with us, so that we can easily plan: (if wanted more places in cars are available).

Stop deportation terror! For global freedom of movement!

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