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Jena: Stop Deportation Parade! In Protest against the G20 Summit and the wars against Refugees!!

Stop Deportation Parade! In Protest against the G20 Summit and the wars against Refugees Jena

by Voice Refugee Forum Jena

Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 13:00

Jena Demonstration 24.06.2017 | Stop All Deportations | Smash the G20 Summit of Vampires and Mothers of all bombs

Refugee Solidarity Parade
Rally at 1pm | Demonstration at 4pm | Meeting point in Johannisplatz, Jena

At 5pm in JenaOptic in Carl-Zeiss Strasse, there will be a symbolic memorial in protest against the multinational military arms production and Weapon Export by JenaOptik on the war on refugees: With a solidarity parade to pay eternal respect to the victims of wars and the barbaric European migration regimes symbolized by the deadly, murderous and militarized control apparatus that is FRONTEX…

We demand a new order of solidarity in our struggles! „We are here because you destroy our countries“

We calling to protest the summit of G7 / G20 conference in Hamburg on the 6th and 7th of July this year. The So called „leaders“ of the WORLD war military arsenals are meeting to use the summit to clean the bloods on their hands, to celebrate their war crimes and to legitimize their global exploitation, the proxy wars and the terrors in the refugee countries.

The world leaders are too corrupted to ignore the wealth of the African nations and the refugee countries they have always exploited. They are the living Vampires and the mothers of all bombs.

We are here because you destroy our countries, seeking safety and security and not because we love your potatoes so much. Refugees do not create wars; on the contrary wars create refugees. Your economic and extensive political interests are creating and perpetuating wars in our countries, leading to its destruction and as well as our means of livelihood. We as refugees are the result of your continued colonial ideology and exploitation, your greed and gluttony that are boundless. You may fool your citizens with empty platitudes and lies, but you won’t fool us.

Join us, your struggles is all in our fight for justice

NO MORE WAR! NO FURTHER EXPLOITATION – STOP DEPORTATION

We demand an unconditional right to residence and safety!!!
Stop the Dublin deportation Regulation
We are here and we will fight and we are here because you destroy our countries.

Stop all deportation

We call on all well-meaning individuals to join the refugees in our struggle for human dignity and security, and show solidarity.

Refugee Demonstration – 24.06 in Jena
Refugee Solidarity Rallies and Parade – Lets organize to stop the deportations!

We want to invite you to our planning meetings and events taking place in June and July with the Refugee Community in Thueringen to mobilize against the German deportation regime.

Official Invitation
Even as we continue to pay eternal respect to the victims of the barbaric European migration regimes symbolized by the deadly, murderous and militarized control apparatus that is FRONTEX…

as we continue our struggle to build solidarity and empathy with our brothers and sisters who are being brutalized and dehumanized in mainland Europe – the fictitious home of democracy, freedom and human rights…

and in the face of the continued and intensified racist attacks on refugee accommodations and refugees – who fled imperialist and capitalist wars seeking safety and human dignity…. abetted by the state by its continued erosion of refugee rights in Germany…

We want to remind the state that we refuse to live in fear and will not be intimidated by their treacherous and cynical tactics and deceptions as we fight to reclaim our freedom and human dignity. Neither the state abdication of its responsibilities to guarantee our safety and security nor the fear mongering right wing and racist arsonist will deter us. We are here and we will fight and we are here because you destroy our countries.

We are planning and organizing political meetings, workshops and Seminars and a continued documentation of the everyday lives of refugee experiences in this country. There will also be protest, rallies and protest parade in the city of Jena against deportation.

Our call, our Demands
We call on all refugees to organize to stop all deportations.
To organize and protest the continued wars of exploitation and
We demand an unconditional right to residence and safety!!!

Please contact us if you are interested to participate and we hope to follow this up with details of the plans in the next weeks.

Your story is your weapon – speak-out in solidarity with the refugee community struggles and take back your freedom now to fight for justice!

We have a Mission to bring down the deportation regime.

Join us in this task by building your community to organize and mobilize with us to do it.

Share your stories and inspire and empower others with it.

No fear!!! Fear can only create a weakness that the authorities will exploit. Stand up and fight, and others will be inspired and build solidarity accordingly.

For Freedom of Movement
Campaign Against Deportation
Stop All Deportations
Bring down the deportation regime
No compromise with Deportation

We need donations and your solidarity to carry on and finance this struggle for justice.

Contact details:
Refugee Community Jena
Email: thevoicerefugeeforum[@]riseup.net
The VOICE Refugee Forum – A Network of Refugee Community Initiatives in Germany

-Review on Break Deportation Culture – Deportation is criminal and we fight to stop it!
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4210
-The Political MOVEMENT – Appeal to Refugee Communities for Solidarity Network in Germany and Europe
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4099
-Nationwide Activists Meeting in Refugee Cities in Germany
Break Deportation Prepar-Tainment: Refugees Platform For Nationwide Activists Meeting in Refugee Cities in Germany http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4337

Refugee-Migrants Community Debate & Soliparty in Munich

Refugee Community Debate & Soliparty

Eng/Deut] 27-30.04 in Munich: Refugee-Migrants Community Announcement from Refugee Struggle For Freedom

Discussions and workshops on Solidarity, Networking, Mobilization and Community structure will begin:
At 4pm on Thursday , 27.04. To continue on 28-30.04 at 10.am in the morning.

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Saturday / 29.04.17 / 20 h/ Kafe Marat / Refugee-Migrants Community Debate & Soliparty

While the German politics declares states like Senegal, Afghanistan or Sierra Leone as “safe”, people from these countries have to deal daily with the threat of a deportation. They are taken the opportunity to work or to educate themselves.

The panel discussion is about their experience and their survival, as well as the political resistance against these conditions. A topic will be also the hierarchical structures within the antiracist struggles – why do refugees trust German activists often more than each other? Why do many ask for help instead of fight for themselves?

Representatives of The Voice Refugee Forum (Jena), Karawane Wuppertal, Refugee Struggle for Freedom (Munich https://refugeestruggle.org/de), Refugees for Change (Frankfurt a.M.) and “Street Roots” from Berlin will be discussing. After the discussion, there is music from:
– MC Faytal (Rap, HipHop)
– Teuglife Kane (Rap, HipHop)
– Bigger Arize (Raggae)
and DJs.

There will be also nice food from Sierra Leone!
Saturday 29.4.17 / 20:00 / Kafe Marat (Thalkirchnerstr. 104) / Entrance
3-5 Euro

Contact: Mustapha in Munich, tel.: 017626679536
The VOICE Jena: Tel. 017624568988

Donation code: “Refugee Munich”

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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Saturday / 29.04.17 / 20 h/ Kafe Marat / Refugee-Migrants Community Debate & Soliparty

Während die deutsche Politik Staaten wie den Senegal, Afghanistan oder Sierra Leone als „sicher“ deklariert, müssen Menschen aus diesen Ländern tagtäglich mit der Gefahr einer drohenden Abschiebung umgehen. Ihnen wird die Möglichkeit genommen, zu arbeiten oder sich zu bilden. Bei der Podiumsdiskussion soll es um ihr Erleben und Überleben gehen, sowie um den politischen Widerstand gegen diese Zustände. Auch die hierarchischen Strukturen innerhalb der antirassistischen Kämpfe werden thematisiert – warum vertrauen Geflüchtete deutschen Aktivist*innen oft mehr, als einander? Warum fragen Viele nach Hilfe, statt sich selbst zu verteidigen?

Es diskutieren Vertreter*innen von The VOICE Refugee Forum Germany (Jena), Karawane Wuppertal, Refugee Struggle for Freedom (München https://refugeestruggle.org/de), Refugees for Change (Frankfurt a.M.). und “Street Roots” from Berlin
Nach der Diskussion gibt’s Musik von – MC Faytal (Rap, HipHop)
– Teuglife Kane (Rap, HipHop)
– Bigger Arize (Raggae)
und Aufgelege.

Ausserdem gibt’s leckeres sierra-leonisches Essen!

Samstag 29.4.17 / 20 Uhr / Kafe Marat (Thalkirchnerstr. 104) / Eintritt
3-5 Euro
Contact: Mustapha in Munich, tel.: 017626679536
The VOICE Jena: Tel. 017624568988

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

Call for open meeting to Oplatz media group

Oplatz media group Workshop

Dear people,

As media group from Oplatz we want to invite you to our open meeting

every Sunday from 15h to 18h 
Friesenstr. 6
10965 Berlin
U7-Gneisenaustr.

As you know we are focused on giving the news about refugee struggles,
situation in lagers, initiatives against racism, figths against
deportations, for the right to stay, to get education, work and be able
to start a new life.

Our main goal is that the protagonist involved in all those situations
take the word, express themselves and tell the world.

So in these open meetings we invite you to come and share your
information, pictures, audios, videos, so that we can publish them.
If you are part of a group you can come and share your work, events, etc.

We can show each other hands on how to publish our own news in Oplatz!!
No matter what skills you have we’ll learn from each other.

Come and join us!, It’s going to be fun!

Best

Media Group Oplatz

Impressions of the expert conference “Protection of Refugees against gender-based Violence”

Conference “Protection of Refugees against gender-based Violence”

text in german

by International Women’s Space

There are two forms of violence, according to Jennifer Kamau, an activist of International Women’s Space Berlin, a political group. The first form hits people directly and comes from individuals and structures, while the second form occurs when the public looks away and stays silent. The latter is worse because it ends up accepting and reinforcing certain other forms of violence, in particular, (structural) racist violence.
Along with other activists, Jennifer visits women in refugee centres, bringing their first-hand experiences of violent abuse to the public. In her workshop titled “Self-organized groups and empowerment“, Kamau spoke passionately about violence against (refugee) women in Germany. She raised the question of human rights “Where are they? (human rights) “, she asked.
Jennifer Kamau’s workshop was one of many that were held at the conference titled “Protection of Refugees against gender-based Violence – Empowerment of Refugee Women “. It was organized by Frauenhauskoordinierung (Association of Women’s Shelters) in cooperation with leading German independent welfare organisations. The idea was to bring project funders and other stakeholders in this field to share/exchange information and network. Self-organisations and representatives of LGBTTIQ were also speakers at the event. The conference was part of a project funded by the Federal Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration. The project aims to implement measures to protect refugee women against violence and to empower them.
Since counselling and support structures for refugee women are not available everywhere, Frauenhauskoordinierung focuses on developing approaches for a better transition management. In order to provide such access, the support systems must be connected with the areas of migration and asylum.
At the conference, Heike Rabe of the German Institute for Human Rights spoke about the legal challenges and loopholes that exist in the current system at the interface between immigration law and violence protection. She raised the issue of how immigration and welfare authorities deal with women subject to the Residenzpflicht or residency requirement, who may want to move to another city or live in another federal state following incidents of violence at their centre. Heike Rabe believes the current immigration, asylum and benefit laws are sufficient. They ‘just’ need to be practised. She spoke about existing legal provisions by which the State can transfer residents and thus protect the survivor by separating her from the perpetrator. The Protection Against Violence Act and police powers to intervene apply at these centres. However, what is lacking is the effective application of the provisions stipulated in the immigration, asylum and benefits laws. Heike Rabe called for appropriate guidelines for authorities to assess cases of gender-based violence. On the other hand, it is important to have support systems that encourage women to assert their rights, she stressed.
Another speaker, Elisabeth Ngari, of Women in Exile spoke about “empowerment, victimisation, and solidarity“. She believes women refugees face double victimisation – first, as displaced people and then also as women. She therefore stressed the importance of empowering women refugees. Her organisation conducts workshops where women refugees talk about current topics, exchange information and discuss gender-specific issues. Women in Exile are a politically active group and have called for, among other things, the abolishment of all lagers in their campaign: “No Lager For Women”.
What can social work do or ‘offer’ in this context? Prof. Nivedita Prasad from Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin, who raised this question, has called for social work to be regarded as a human rights profession. Social workers must check that all women have access to protection measures and spaces. Empowerment must be integral to every social workers’ understanding of their profession. Nivedita Prasad also spoke about the dangers of racist exclusions, like the created separation of ‘us’ and ‘them’, the culturalizing instrumentalization of violence against women (e.g. Cologne incident on New Year’s Eve 2015), the ‘integration mania instead of inclusion’, as well as the intersectionality of sexualized violence and asylum. Ultimately, she said, it is important that every social worker starts with him/herself to make structural inadequacies, visible and public. How is racism dealt with in your field of work? When looking for a new co-worker, why do I not look for a multilingual colleague who I can engage with at eye level and instead go for “just“ an interpreter?
At the final panel, Denise Klein from agisra e.V., Cologne said that our current system of violence protection is a ‘two tier’ one. “We are the ones that created the collective centres and Asylum Seekers Benefits’ Law (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz), and now we see the consequences of that. If refugees had the same rights and liberties, then we would not need a special support system for them“.
According to Jennifer Kamau, it is time that white people took responsibility. “Africa is not poor. You took us all. You told us: here it’s better, so now we are here but we suffer from your system. Changing the structure in your country is not our but your task“, she stressed.
In conclusion, the conference sent a very strong signal by questioning structures that maintain white privilege. The idea was to come out of one’s comfort zone and use our position to fight for protection against gender-based violence and (structural) racism and to forge honest relationships based on trust with women refugees and stand in solidarity with their self-organized struggles. “If you want to change you have to start on your own, with whatever little you can do. But stop being silent about the things you see“, urged Jennifer Kamau.

Eindrücke von der Fachveranstaltung „Schutz von geflüchteten Menschen vor geschlechtsspezifischer Gewalt“ am 23. September 2016, Berlin

Nach Jennifer Kamau, Aktivistin der Gruppe International Women‘s Space Berlin, gibt es zwei Formen von Gewalt: diejenige, die von Personen oder Strukturen ausgehend Menschen direkt (be)trifft und diejenige, die entsteht, wenn die Öffentlichkeit dabei wegschaut und schweigt. Letztere sei die schlimmere, weil sie bestimmte Formen von Gewalt – vor allem (strukturelle) rassistische Gewalt – akzeptiert und damit verfestigt.
Sehr eindringlich spricht Jennifer Kamau in ihrem Workshop zum Thema „Selbstorganisierte Gruppen und Empowerment“ über Gewalt gegen (geflüchtete) Frauen in Deutschland. „Where are the human rights?“, fragt sie. Gemeinsam mit anderen Frauen macht sie auf die Missstände politisch aufmerksam, besucht geflüchtete Frauen in Unterkünften und verleiht den unzähligen Geschichten von Gewalterfahrungen in Deutschland eine Stimme.
Es ist ein Workshop neben vielen anderen an diesem Tag auf der Fachveranstaltung „Schutz von geflüchteten Menschen vor geschlechtsspezifischer Gewalt – Empowerment von geflüchteten Frauen“, organisiert von Frauenhauskoordinierung in Kooperation mit den Spitzenverbänden der freien Wohlfahrtspflege. Es geht um fachlichen Austausch und Vernetzung von Projektträgern und weiteren Akteuren, die sich in diesem breiten Themenfeld engagieren. Selbstorganisationen und Vertreter_innen von LSBTTIQ* sind als Referierende und Expert_innen aktiv eingebunden. Anlass ist ein im Rahmen der Bundesbeauftragten für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration gefördertes Projekt, in dem Maßnahmen zum Gewaltschutz und zur Stärkung der Frauen umgesetzt werden.
Frauenhauskoordinierung richtet zudem den Blick auf die Erarbeitung von Ansätzen für ein erfolgreiches Übergangsmanagement, denn nicht überall sind das Angebot und der Zugang zu Beratung und Unterstützung für geflüchtete Frauen gesichert. Dafür sei vor allem die Vernetzung der Hilfesysteme mit den Bereichen der Migration und Flucht notwendig.
So spricht Heike Rabe vom Deutschen Institut für Menschenrechte in ihrem Vortrag über die rechtlichen Herausforderungen und Lücken an der Schnittstelle zwischen Ausländerrecht und Gewaltschutz. Wie gehen die Ausländer- und Leistungsbehörden damit um, wenn Frauen, die der Residenzpflicht unterliegen oder Wohnsitzauflagen haben, aufgrund eines Gewaltvorfalls in einer Unterkunft schnellstmöglich in eine andere Stadt oder in ein anderes Bundesland umziehen möchten? Nach ihrer Auffassung sind die bestehenden Gesetze ausreichend. Sie müssen „nur“ angewandt werden. Die Behörden haben die Möglichkeiten der Umverteilung und damit der Trennung von Täter und Opfer im Sinne des Schutzes der Betroffenen. Das Gewaltschutzgesetz und die polizeilichen Eingriffsbefugnisse greifen auch in den Unterkünften. Es fehlt aber zum einen an der effektiven Anwendung der Vorschriften im Aufenthalts-, Asyl- sowie Leistungsrecht. Hier wären sogenannte ermessenleitende Vorgaben im Fall von geschlechtsspezifischer Gewalt für die Behörden hilfreich. Zum anderen ist es wichtig, dass das Unterstützungssystem Frauen ermutigt, ihre Rechte geltend zu machen.
Elisabeth Ngari von Women in Exile referiert über „Empowerment, Viktimisierung, Solidarität“. Sie spricht von der doppelten Viktimisierung, der geflüchtete Frauen durch die Fluchterfahrung und das gleichzeitige Frausein ausgesetzt werden. Empowerment von geflüchteten Frauen sei daher sehr wichtig. Women in Exile führen daher Workshops mit anderen geflüchteten Frauen durch; hier wird den Themen der Frauen Raum gegeben, es werden Informationen geteilt und aktuelle Probleme diskutiert. Damit diese Themen auch in der Öffentlichkeit hörbar werden, sind Women in Exile politisch aktiv und fordern unter anderem im Rahmen einer Kampagne: „Keine Lager für Frauen“.
Was kann Soziale Arbeit in diesem Kontext tun bzw. „leisten“? Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad von der Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin appelliert an eine Soziale Arbeit als Menschenrechtsprofession. Jede_r Sozialarbeiter_in muss prüfen, ob Schutzmaßnahmen und -orte verfügbar und zugänglich für alle Frauen sind. Empowerment gehöre zum Grundverständnis einer jeden Sozialen Arbeit. Sie spricht aber auch von Hindernissen, die sich vor allem in der gefährlichen Praxis rassistischer Ausschlüsse wiederfinden. So zum Beispiel durch die häufige diskursive Trennung zwischen „wir“ und „den anderen“, die kulturalisierende Instrumentalisierung von Gewalt gegen Frauen (Beispiel Köln, Silvester 2015), die „Integrationsmanie statt Inklusion“ sowie die Intersektionalität von sexualisierter Gewalt und Flucht. Wichtig sei es letztendlich, dass jede_r Sozialarbeiter_in bei sich selbst anfängt und versucht strukturelle Defizite sichtbar und öffentlich zu machen: Wie wird mit Rassismus in meinem Arbeitsumfeld umgegangen? Warum suche ich bei der Stellenbesetzung nicht eine_n mehrsprachige_n Kollegin_Kollegen „auf Augenhöhe“, sondern „nur“ eine_n Dolmetscher_in?
Auch auf dem Abschlusspodium wird es deutlich: Es gäbe aktuell einen Gewaltschutz „zweiter Klasse“, so Denise Klein von agisra e.V. in Köln. „Wir haben die Massen- und Gemeinschaftsunterkünfte und das Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz geschaffen – jetzt sehen wir die Konsequenzen. Wenn Geflüchtete die gleichen Rechte und die gleiche Freizügigkeit hätten, dann bräuchte es kein gesondertes Unterstützungssystem.“
Laut Jennifer Kamau ist es – schon längst überfällig – an der Zeit, dass weiße Menschen Verantwortung übernehmen. Schließlich betont sie: „Africa is not poor. You took us all. You told us: here it’s better, so now we are here but we suffer from your system. Changing the structure in your country is not our but your task.“
In diesem Sinne hatte die Veranstaltung eine sehr eindringliche Note, die ans eingemachte weiße Privilegiennest ging. Es sollte darum gehen, die eigene „comfort zone“ zu verlassen und eigene Machtpositionen im Kampf für Schutz vor geschlechtsspezifischer Gewalt und (strukturellem) Rassismus zu nutzen. Es geht auch darum, ehrliche Vertrauensbeziehungen zu geflüchteten Frauen aufzubauen und sich mit bestehenden selbstorganisierten Kämpfen zu solidarisieren. „If you want to change you have to start on your own the little you can do. But stop being silent about the things you see“, so Jennifer Kamau.

Susann Thiel

Die Fachveranstaltung “Schutz von geflüchteten Menschen vor geschlechtsspezifischer Gewalt” hat am 23.9.2016 in Berlin stattgefunden.

Im folgenden finden Sie ein Bericht über die Veranstaltung. Einen weitereren Bericht gibt es auf der Seite der Beauftragten für Migration, Flucht und Integration.

2nd transnational refugee tour in London

Freedom of movement world tour Freedom of Movement tour London flyer

Migrant-led activist group from Oranienplatz in Berlin are now touring the world, or at least some of it. Here to connect the movement across borders, the first stop is London!

Gain and share insights and experiences during these events.

Where are these places?

LARC (London Action Resource Centre): 62 Fieldgate St., E11ES

SOAS (University of London):

Thornhaugh Street, Russel Square, WC1HOXG

Thursday 26th January, 6pm:

Screening of Island 36 documentary followed by discussion at LARC

Friday 27th January, 10:30 am:

Workshop on migrant activism and anti-colonialism at LARC

8pm: Screening of Island 36 documentary followed by discussion at SOAS

What?

We plan to travel through England, Spain, Italy, Uganda and South Sudan to meet refugees and migrant activists. We want to share our experiences at info panels, workshops and film screenings and build a movement across borders!

Who?

We are from the self-organised Refugee Movement Berlin that started occupying Oranienplatz in central Berlin in 2012 to demand our rights. Even after the eviction we continue fighting. This is the second transnational refugee tour to make our voices heard!

Why?

We believe in freedom of movement for everybody, meaning the right to choose where to go and where to stay whenever you want. With transnational exchange of ideas we can fight deportation, stop detention, resist being held in refugee camps, end isolation from the communities and throw the fear away! Together we are strong!

 

Find our events:

Follow on Facebook

Phone: (+44) 07424643883

Languages: We speak Arabic, English, German, French

Island 36 documentary trailer:

How to support?

Donations sustain this activism. Any support you are able to give will be greatly appreciated and wisely used!

Use www.transferwise.com to avoid the costs and the faff of the banks:

Blacks and Whites Together for Human Rights e.V

IBAN: DE39 4306 0967 1174 7644

BIC: GENODEM1 GLS

 

 

Break the Deportation DNA Chain: “Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted” – Beyond the Court rooms!

Break the Deportation DNA Chain: "Refugee Black BoxOfficial Announcement: Break the Deportation DNA Chain: “Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted” – Beyond the Court rooms!

27th to 29th January 2017 in Jena, Thuringen

“Our main focus of discussion will be breaking the deportation chain from within; with discussions on strategies of Break Deportation Acts: Our historical backgrounds and past political struggles against deportation and social exclusion will be the guide to our continued engagement for justice and human dignity.”

The VOICE Refugee Forum, Activists of the Refugee-Migrant Community Network together with Anti deportation activists will be presenting and discussing the very first agenda and plan of the project event: ” Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted” in Jena, over the weekend of the 27th to the 29th.

This is a Prepar-Tainment weekend meeting for the political project event:
“Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted”

What do we want to talk about?

Our main focus of discussion will be breaking the deportation chain from within; with discussions on strategies of Break Deportation Acts: Our historical backgrounds and past political struggles against deportation and social exclusion will be the guide to our continued engagement for justice and human dignity.

We want to discuss how we, the refugee-migrant community activists in Germany overcome the different faces of injustice in Europe. We will speak about our experiences, the struggles and campaigns of the refugee community against the deportation cultures of the German and European racist nationalism, against social exclusion in Germany. About how we fight against the abuse and violation of our rights, the corruption of the deportation system, societal ignorance including German elites and politicians vis-à-vis human dignity and freedom of movement.

Prepar-Tainment Agenda

Friday and Saturday (27th and 28th):

There will be Workshops and Podium discussions. During discussions the Photo Exhibition of the Refugee Community Strike protest “We will Rise” by the Oplatz Refugee Movement will be part of our political arena with Street theatre, Rallies and Demonstration. In the evenings after discussions and workshops, there will be Solidarity Music and Concerts.

Saturday evening:

Cultural Contributions and Solidarity Live Concerts in Café Wagner, Jena. Also on the list are:

– Schwabinggrad Ballett together with the performance group Arrivati who call themselves „autonomous collective of refugees and People of Colour“, from Hamburg.

– System D „a crossing borders musical experience, challenging the oppression, political situation, borders control: Reggae is not dead.“ (Leipzig)

Sunday: Continuation of the discussions and perspectives on the way forward

“Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted” is a political experiment and a process to re-create our alternative space and critical enlightenment, through the Refugee Political Solidarity X-Ray on the decades of refugee struggles against the centuries of colonial injustice of deportation.

The concept is a process of inspirations from struggles like: The Caravan Internation Refugee Congress Jena – “Unite against Deportation and Social Exclusion” – the beginning of the Residenzpflicht campaign in 2000, Oury Jalloh’s death in Police Cell No 5 in Dessau and the ensuing court trial in 2008, the Caravan Festival on Colonial Injustice in Jena 2010, Break Isolation Refugee Camp in Erfurt with the preparation of the Refugee Protest March from Würzburg to Berlin in 2012 and the Refugee International Tribunal in Berlin in 2013, which were organized by The VOICE Refugee Forum and The Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants. (See links below) It is in the spirit of continuity of The VOICE Refugee Forum struggles since 1994 from the Mühlhausen refugee camp.
Refugee Black Box actions are planned to expose the ignorance of the society on the abuses and crimes of deportation regimes and to make the colonial injustices of the system visible.

Like Marcus Garvey said, “Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent”.

Like in a tribunal, it is about charging the system and giving a platform to the afflicted to bring their own charges to public awareness. In addition, it has elements of a festival with its cultural space. The idea parodies the black boxes of aircrafts. It contains sensitive information that are vital to its functionality. The afflicted can submit their charges and these would form the basis of the next protest actions against the pervasive colonial injustice.

Join us in the 2017 grassroots struggles of the refugees community movement, to make “Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted” a concrete and empowering political solidarity weapon.

“By coming together, we will continue to learn from each other, develop our strength by continued self-empowerment to break the deportation culture and to overcome the different faces of injustice in Europe. Most of us are victims of war. Some of us lost our families; many of us are separated from their children, wives and husbands, while countless number of us died on the journey to Europe under the watchful eyes of FRONTEX. As a result, many of us remain traumatised today. Yet, instead of being given the necessary therapeutic and other support, we are discriminated against, subjected to brutal and greedy exploitation and exclusion, various forms of psychological torture and expected to gratefully accept our unspoken label of subhuman or „Untermensch“ in the name of refugees because we don‘t have bombs raining on us.” – Review on Break Deportation Culture – Deportation is criminal and we fight to stop it! http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4210

Deportation and its corruption of legal systems and regimes are criminal. Stop the deportation system! Fight racist nationalism!

Lets shake things up! – Bring down the deportation regimes! Stop the deportations!!!

Please make donations, engage and work with us for an independent refugee community and Join us for the 2017 grass root struggles of the refugees communities on our movement to make “The Refugee Black Box ” a concrete political solidarity weapon.

The events will be financed by public donation and solidarity contribution only.

Förderverein The VOICE e.V., Sparkasse Göttingen,
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29 Code „Break Deportation“

http://breakdeportation.blogsport.de | http://thevoiceforum.org | http://thecaravan.org

Corrected: Break Isolation Refugee Camp in Erfurt with the preparation of the Protest march from Würzburg to Berlin in 2012

Links:
Flüchtlingskongress vom 21. April bis 1. Mai 2000 in Jena
The Caravan Internation Refugee Congress Jena 2000 – “Unite against Deportation and Social Exclusion”
https://www.nadir.org/nadir/kampagnen/karawane-kongress/

Refugee Struggle against Residenzpflicht 2000
Einblick in den Kampf gegen die Residenzpflicht
http://residenzpflicht-apartheid.net/download/residenzpflicht-reader.pdf

Oury Jalloh Campaign Revisited – Break the Silence Archives 2005 – 2009 (English and German) http://thevoiceforum.org/node/1213

“Unite against colonial injustice in commemoration of the victims of Fortress Europe” http://www.karawane-festival.org

Break Isolation – Refugee Protest March from Würzburg to Berlin! http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2683

Refugee International Tribunal in Berlin in 2013,
http://www.refugeetribunal.org/

Break Deportation Arena and Campaign to Break the deportation Culture

the-voice-refugee-forumUpcoming events with The VOICE Refugee Forum:

Hello All,

Your are invited to join us in building “Break Deportation Arena and Campaign to Break the deportation Culture” in Germany

There will be open meetings of Break Deportation – Refugee Community to discuss the upcoming events in Thueringen.

Starting tomorrow, on Saturday, 26.11.16 in Jena at 3pm. “Break Deportation – Refugee community monthly Meeting” – There will be a meeting of refugees from Jena, Erfurt and Chemnitz to organize politically against the deportation of Haliti family. To discuss the solidarity call and refugee mobilization program for “Roma – Black Box Solidarity – Power by Break Deportation – Refugee community network” with political and light cultural events on the 17.12.16 in Erfurt.

08.12.16. at 6pm in Jena: 1st open preparatory meeting for Break Deportation Solidarity Action on the 28th of January 2017 in Jena.

17.12.16 in Erfurt: “Roma – Black Box Solidarity” – Power by Break Deportation – Refugee community network with political and light cultural program on the 17.12.16 in Erfurt.

09.12.16 at 6pm in Jena: Meeting of break deportation activists with the activists of refugee struggle for freedom and their supporters from Leipzig

16-18.12.2016 is a proposed meeting of refugee-migrants community meeting in Jena.

Oury Jalloh Remembrance, a refugee from Siberia-Leone/ Genuine Conakry in West Africa was murdered 2005 in Police cell No. 5 Dessau
07.01.2017: Refugee community mobilization to Dessau: Our community is our defence – Oury Jalloh Remenbrance is a struggle for our protection
in Germany.

28.01.2017: Reclaim the city of Jena – Break Deportation Solidarity Action in Jena. (Break the culture of deportation and Lets celebrate our struggles.) End of March in Erfurt.

Your are invited to join us in building “Break Deportation Arena and Campaign to Break the deportation Culture” in Germany

For more information, please contact:
Email: thevoicerefugeeforum@riseup.net


Please Donation // Bitte Spende:
English:
The VOICE Refugee Forum is an independent community network of refugee political activists who are fighting for the respect of our human rights in equality, freedom and human dignity:

Deportation is criminal! We Fight to stop it!!

We unite against Deportation and Social Exclusion to break the isolation culture of lager control of refugees and by detention or imprisonment, by racism and discrimination in  Germany.
We stand for organized refugee grass root resistance and campaigns against the oppression and the repression of the refugee communities, including the fight against colonial injustice in Germany and Europe

For the basic existence of life, in human dignity and For Freedom of Movement

Donation for refugee community campaign to end the deportation and social exclusion in Germany  http://thevoiceforum.org/node/3913

Deutsch:
The VOICE Refugee Forum ist ein unabhängiges Community-Netzwerk von politischen Flüchtlingsaktivist_innen, die für die Wahrung ihrer Menschenrechte in Gleichheit und Freiheit sowie für ihre Menschenwürde kämpfen:

Abschiebungen sind Verbrechen! Wir kämpfen, um diese Praxis zu beenden!

Wir stehen vereint gegen Abschiebung und soziale Ausgrenzung, um die Kultur der Isolation, des Rassismus und der Diskriminierung durch die Kontrolle von Flüchtlingen in Lagern, durch Abschiebungen und Inhaftierungen in Deutschland zu durchbrechen.

Wir stehen für organisierten Graswurzel-Widerstand und Kampagnen gegen die Unterdrückung unserer Flüchtlingsgemeinschaften und für den Kampf gegen die koloniale Ungerechtigkeit in Deutschland und Europa
.
Für ein Leben in Menschenwürde, für Bewegungsfreiheit

Spenden für die Kampagnen der Flüchtlingscommunity zur Beendigung von Abschiebungen und sozialer Ausgrenzung
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/3915

Thank you all!
In solidarity,
The VOICE Refugee Forum

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

Reward 2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum – The refugee political resources
in
Germany http://thevoiceforum.org/node/3904
Belohnung 2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum – Die politischen Ressourcen der
Flüchtlinge in Deutschland http://thevoiceforum.org/node/3905

protocol #9 – forming a ‘lager mobilisation network’ in berlin

 

Lager mobilisation

lager mobilisation network Berlin

this is our 9th protocol to form a “lager mobilisation network” in berlin. again, around 25 people were there – thanks to u all. please add, correct and criticize in the comment section.

next meeting tuesday/dienstag, 10th november 2015, 7pm / 19 uhr
at migrationsrats office adress: oranienstr. 34, 10999 berlin-kreuzberg right backyard, 2nd floor please ring the bell, if the door is closed, next to u-station kottbusser tor


protocol #9 – forming a ‘lager mobilisation network’ in berlin

1. introduction of the network for our new freedom fighters
2. reports
3. women in the lagers + lager buisness-report
4. demo of the so-called refugees
5. what to do in emergency cases (mass deportations are to expected)?
6. redistribution of donations
7. organizing a legal work shop for us and how to spread it further in the lagers?
8. next meeting

The Refugee Conference

Our three days long refugee conference came to an end. The most important aspect of this conference was that from beginning to end, all its planning and organization were all under the initiative of refugees. Compared to our previous conference, the number of refugees in the total number of participants was significantly higher. However the number of participants of the conference in general was lower than what we expected. Many speakers also asked “why the participation to the conference is low”.

Already one of the aims of our conference was our movement to pull itself together, breathe and gain dynamism again. In fact the low attendance to the conference is not a thing that cannot be understood. The state wants to suppress our movement. Yet they could not manage to completely liquidate our movement however by dividing our power, they made it a bit disorganized.