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Political position from Migrant Coordination (Italy): 700 deaths for freedom in the Sicilian channel

mar-rossoSeeing the massacre in the Sicilian Channel, we migrants, on the front lines of the daily struggle against the government of mobility and movement, declare that in the war of borders we side with the women and men who seek freedom. Whatever the reason: escaping war, dictatorial regimes, persecution or simply the desire to change life.

We fight every day to guarantee our rights against institutional racism, which seeks to silence us and make us no more than labor force to be silently exploited. Through assemblies, demonstrations and strikes we organize to demand freedom for all, against exploitation, precarity and racist laws like the Bossi-Fini legislation. We are here and here we fight. But we know that our condition comes from having crossed a border, a border that continues to follow us in the residency papers in our pockets and the daily racism we face. For this reason we struggle so that all the women and men who like us must move to conquer a future for themselves can do it without being blackmailed or forced to seek help from criminals to reach their objective.

Seeing the massacre in the Sicilian Channel we say clearly that the “organizations without principles” are many: human traffickers, The European Union, the Italian State, the governments that use migrants as an exchange commodity. European policies, which continue deny freedom to thousands of women and men, are the main reason it is today impossible to reach the Italian coast safely. Those who want to go on vacation can take a ferry, those who wish to find a better life must seek out human traffickers.

If the Mare Nostrum operation had for a time limited the number off deaths, the effects of its end and the beginning of patrolling operations of the Schengen area’s southern borders coordinated by Frontex are evident. Those who now express sadness on camera that speak of migrants as a European problem are the same that said that Triton would be a step forward: merchants of death and killers of freedom. If the rumors of a naval blockade of the Mediterranean were to be confirmed, the result would be that we migrants would end up as the expendable pawns of a game of cops and robbers, between the “forces of good” of the democratic EU and the “evil agent” human traffickers. Two different sides, but both without moral principles.

Faced with the political crimes committed by governments on both sides of the Mediterranean we demand the right to move across borders by any means, without dying.

http://coordinamentomigranti.org/2015/04/20/700-deaths-for-freedom-in-the-sicilian-channel/


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Demonstration “Free the Röszke 11 – Solidarity with Ahmad and all of the accused

Friday, October 28 // 7:00 PM / 19.00 o´clock Unter den Linden 76 (close to the Hungarian embassy) // Berlin After the hungarian government closed their borders to migrants in September ’15 people started a protest at the border crossing Roeszke which got trapped by police. They caught 11 persons who couldn’t come away fast… Read more »

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Refugees occupy Sendlinger Tor Platz – Munich

Since Wednesday refugees have been occupying the Sendlinger Tor Platz in Munich and protest for the right to stay/ Bleiberecht. This is their statement from yesterday: “We Are One During the day we counted 98 refugees! That means that 98 people without permission to stay (Bleiberecht) decided to be here despite racist insults and step… Read more »

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Voices from Idomeni (Movie)

We put together our talks with people who were stucked behind the border in Idomeni. In the summer 2016 there were more than 10000 people stucked behind the border as the Greek government closed the border under the pressure of Germany. People occupied the rail way protesting for opening of borders. They have got attacked… Read more »

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Demo 10.12. Keine Abschiebungen nach Afghanistan!تظاهرات برای ماندن افغانها در المان، دیپورت را متوقف کنید!

Afghanistan ist alles andere als sicher. Seit mehr als drei Jahrzehnten sind Menschen auf der Flucht vor Terror und Krieg. Keine Abschiebungen nach Afghanistan! Demonstration am 10.12.2016, um 12:00 Uhr, U-Bahn Turmstraße, Berlin Der nun seit fast vier Jahrzehnten andauernde Krieg in Afghanistan hat 6 Millionen Menschen weltweit in die Flucht getrieben, und 2015 mehr… Read more »

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Tag gegen Gewalt an Frauen* Internationalistische Frauen DEMO Freitag, 25.11.2016, 16 Uhr, Turmstrasse (U9)

Organizers: Frauen * von Ezidischer FrauenRat Berlin, Frauenrat Dest Dan, International Women Space, Interkulturelle Frauenzentrum S.U.S.I, Frauen aus Rojhilat, Sozialistischer Frauenbund Berlin-SKB, Women in Exile & Friends, JXK – Studierende Frauen aus Kurdistan, FrauenRat der PYD Berlin (Rojava Frauen), Frauenrat der HDK Berlin, Lara e.V „From feminicide to selfdefence” along the motto of the current… Read more »

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Protest March Munich to Nuremberg

8th of  October 2016, Munich 33th day at Sendlinger Tor 1st day on Protest March We need your financial support for our protest march from Munich to Nürnberg – read more about it on our web page: refugeestruggle.org Spendenkonto: Account name: Refugee Struggle for Freedom BIC: GENODEM1GLS IBAN: DE 97 4306 0967 8229 1322 00… Read more »

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Aufruf zur Demonstration: Keine Abschiebungen nach Afghanistan

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Roma-Black Box Solidarity – Break Deportation Aktion in Erfurt

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Vorbereitungstreffen für das “Break Deportation Solidarity Aktionswochenende” Januar 2017

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Right to stay for Hikmet! Bleiberecht für Hikmet!

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The break out from the Lager at Osloerstr 23 #CloseTheCamp #LagerOsloerstr23

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Break Deportation Arena and Campaign to Break the deportation Culture

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