Month: March 2018

Investigation report of racist attack at Görlitzer Park, Berlin, on 18th March

From my own investigation and research so far, this is what I have discovered about the racist attack against black men at Wrangelstr., 10997 Berlin, FRIEDRICHSHAIN-KREUZBERG, on Monday 19th of March 2018, at about 8pm in the evening.

According to the first eye witness, by the name Lexos, a young Gambian man, narrated that the attacked came from the fight between one Senegalese guy and a Turkish guy, at Wrangelstr on Sunday, 18th of March 2018 in the evening.

According to the second eye witness called Pa Ebou Drammeh, also a Gambian born residing in Germany for almost 20 years, said that the young Senegalese man was standing in front of a building beside the street at Wrangelstr. The young Turkish guy was passing by, suddenly he intimidated the young Senegalese guy by asking him to leave that particular place without any reason.

And the Senegalese guy responded by saying: “Noooo, I am not going to leave, is this your father’s yard?“

Then the Turkies guy answered: “Okay, wait, let me come for you.“ And he came with the motivation of fighting this young Senegalese guy, while the Senegalese guy also picked up a stone and they scramble over each other angrily. The Senegalese guy hitted him with the stone. The police came and dispatched them immediately.

And the Senegalese guy escaped.

 

Lexos, the eye witness of the attacked on Monday, said: „I went to the kiosk, the Turkish shop where we use to buy our drinks and stuff, and I found the son of the shopkeeper called Musa, also a Turk who asked me: ‘Where are your black friends?’ I answered that they are standing outside. Then he said to me: ‘My mother said there was a fight yesterday,’ and I responded: ‘No, there was no fight.’ Repeatedly Musa said to me: ‘No, there was a fight.’“

According to Lexos, Musa went to call a group of 20 young Turkish men, all covered with masks, equipped with arms, knives, machetes, sticks and stones. Without describing anyone of them. A car drove towards the boys standing at Wrangelstr. The group randomly and unexpectedly jumped on them and started to hit them, running after them, beating them, and humiliating them without no one interfering from the neighbors.

According to Lexos and the second witness, Pa Ebou Drammeh, all the black boys escaped and ran away, because they were defeated by the gangs who came to the scene deliberately, and racially attacked them, and left so many severe injuries with blood.

“In fact, they hitted a 17-year old Gambian on head, and left him in a blood bath,“ said Lexos, the first witness.

Lexos continued: The police arrived at the scene 20 minutes after the attack. They met me, and I asked them to follow the gangs, but they just left right now. I directed them to their ghetto, they went there and came with three guys at the scene. They started talking with them, without involving any black person, just few minutes we saw them released by the police.“

Statement on police brutality in the reception center in Donauwörth on 14th of March

Deutsch unten —–

On Wednesday, 14th of March, police forces showed extreme brutality towards the inhabitants of the reception center and arrested at least 29 persons. This happened after a legitimate protest against an attempted deportation. The location of those who were arrested is still unclear. There was no violence against humans on the side of the refugees. The charges of “breach of peace” and “grievous bodily harm” are utterly unfounded and constructed and will need independent evidence.

Refugees and human rights organisations have been criticising the inhuman living conditions in the reception centre (EA) in Donauwörth for months. The minister of the interior, Herrmann, used the false accusations against refugees spread by police as a pretext to personally travel to Donauwörth on Friday to continue his electoral campaign with right wing demands such as more police and more deportations.

The refugees in the EA of Donauwörth have released a statement (see below), in which they reject the unfounded accusations against them, demand the release of the prisoners, the recognition of their asylum applications, working permits and protection from the police.

Antiracist innitiatives and human rights organisations are stating their solidarity with those involved and with their demands. In addition to this, these groups demand the dismissal of the social workers who have violated their mandate towards the refugees in the EA.

We, the refugees of Donauwörth, demand that the unfounded claims, that we used violence against the police and that we threw furniture out of the windows, are withdrawn immediately. The police came to deport our colleague and began knocking at the doors to all our rooms between 3 and 4 in the morning, as they could not find him in his own room. Around 100 people of different nationalities woke up and demanded with their voices to immediately stop the deportation. At around 2 pm more than 50 police vans and over 200 special police unit officers entered the camp armoured with pistols, tear gas, batons, knives, ropes, rifles, dogs and pepper spray. They locked us in our rooms and barred the main entrance. Everywhere in the house they blocked the passages while taking our personal details and searching our rooms. They were seeking at least 29 people with a list of names, which had been obtained that morning with the help of the social workers and security personell. They threw tear gas canisters into the camp and sprayed pepper spray into some rooms as well as into our eyes. Some people fainted, others jumped out of the windows to save themselves. Window panes had to be broken to allow fresh air to enter the rooms, as all the windows in the EA are locked.

The demands of our previous protests have been, and remain, the recognition of our asylum applications, the closing of the transit camps of transfer to private appartments and the right to participation. Furthermore we demand the release of the prisoners.

Demonstration “Frauen gegen Rassismus und Ungerechtigkeit”, Zerstörung eines Omnibusses

Presseerklärung von Women in Exile and Friends und Cottbus Nazifrei vom 12.03.2018

+++ 250 Menschen demonstrierten für mehr Gerechtigkeit in Cottbus
+++ Bus der Demonstrierenden wurde zerstört
+++ Blumentopf-Angriff auf Demo bleibt von Polizei unerwähnt

Anlässlich des ‘Internationalen Frauentages’ demonstrierten am Samstag, den 10. März, rund 250 Menschen durch die Cottbuser Innenstadt. Das Netzwerk, welches zur Demonstration aufgerufen hatte, machte in Redebeiträgen und Sprechchören deutlich, dass Rassismus in Cottbus und überall ein Ende haben muss. Der bunte Protest wurde durch Übergriffe von Gegnern der Demonstration überschattet. In der Nacht von Sonntag auf Montag wurde der von der Organisation Women in Exile genutzte Ominbus auf dem Oberkirchplatz in Cottbus schwer beschädigt.

Die Angriffe während und nach der Demonstration von Frauen und Geflüchteten zeigen erneut, wie hemmungslos in Cottbus gegen Andersdenkende vorgegangen wird. Vor den Augen der Polizei und trotz erhöhter Polizei-Präsenz in Cottbus wurde die Demonstration von zahlreichen Vorfällen überschattet.

Für uns ist klar, dass die Zerstörung des Busses ein gezielter Angriff war. Genau die rassistischen und frauenfeindlichen Zustände in Cottbus, die von uns kritisiert wurden, haben sich hier wieder einmal bestätigt. Wir lassen uns davon aber nicht einschüchtern und fordern die Politiker*innen der Stadt auf, endlich Position zu beziehen und einzugreifen, so Elizabeth Ngari von Women in Exile and Friends. Sie fährt fort: Die antirassistische Arbeit im allgemeinen und insbesondere für Frauen ist und bleibt notwendig!

Die Demonstration führte von Sandow in die Cottbuser Innenstadt. Am Blechen Carree fand eine Zwischenkundgebung statt, bei der eine Demonstrantin noch einmal explizit über die Rassismuserfahrungen berichtete, die sie täglich in Cottbus machen muss:

Nicht einen Tag kann ich in Cottbus ungestört auf die Straße gehen. Wenn ich mich in der Straßenbahn in meiner Muttersprache unterhalte, fordern mich fremde Menschen dazu auf, Deutsch zu sprechen. Das erlebe nicht nur ich so. Vielen anderen Frauen in Cottbus ergeht es ähnlich.

Auf der Route zum Ort der Abschlusskundgebung wurde die Demonstration in der Berliner Straße von einem Mann mit Blumentöpfen attackiert. Niemand wurde getroffen. Der Vorfall wurde der Polizei gemeldet und der Angreifer von Beamten gesichtet. Dennoch schrieb die Polizei im Nachgang, dass es während der Veranstaltung keine Vorkommnise gab.

Nur wenige Stunden später wurde der Begegnungsbus, der dem Jugendförderverein Chance e.V. gehört und mit dem einige Demonstrierende nach Cottbus gekommen waren, beschädigt. Der Bus konnte wegen eines technischen Defekts zunächst nicht weiter fahren und wurde an der Oberkirche abgestellt. Laut Aussagen eines Anwohners wurde der Auspuff des Busses bereits am Abend nach der Demonstration mit Bauschaum verklebt. In der Nacht von Sonntag auf Montag wurden dann die Scheiben eingeschlagen – vermutlich durch mindestens zwei Personen.

Auch Christoph Berndt, Vereinsvorsitzender von Zukunft Heimat, zeigte sich provokativ bei der Abschlusskundgebung auf dem Oberkirchplatz. Nachdem die Protestierenden lautstark gefordert hatten, dass Berndt die Demonstration verlassen solle, wurde er von der Polizei des Ortes verwiesen. Er beobachtete diese von einem entfernteren Punkt aus weiter.

Es zeigt sich, dass der Hass, der durch Zukunft Heimat und andere in die Stadt getragen wird, auch zu Gewalt wird. Was haben Menschen gegen Frauen, die vor Gewalt hierher geflohen sind? Warum sollen gerade sie wieder zu Opfern werden – im Alltag oder am Rande von Demonstrationen? Wir werden diese Frauen weiter unterstützen, um sich zur Wehr zu setzen gegen Gewalt und Unterdrückung – hier und überall!, so Luise Meyer von Cottbus Nazfrei.

Der bislang geschätzte Schaden am Bus beläuft sich auf mehrere Tausend Euro. Um finanzielle Unterstützung wird gebeten.

Spenden können auf folgendes Konto überwiesen werden:

Opferperspektive e.V.
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
IBAN: DE34100205000003813100
BIC: BFSWDE33BE
Betreff: Bus-Schaden Cottbus (bitte unbedingt angeben)

Kontakt:
Mail: info@women-in-exile.net und netzwerk@cottbus-nazifrei.info

ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Chapter “Migration” in the contract of the German Grand Coalition 2018-2021

Responsible politicians, from left to right: Horst Seehofer (CSU), Angela Merkel (CDU) and Martin Schulz (SPD)

– deutsch weiter unten / german below –

 

Below you will find the English translation of the whole chapter “Migration” in the coalition contract between the parties CDU, CSU and SPD. This contract will form the basis of German migration policy and its laws until 2021 or possibly 2022. It will also have a direct impact on the European Union‘s migration policy.

Here you can download the English translation of the contract, together with the original chapter (in German), directly as a PDF: http://oplatz.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GermanyGrandCoalition-Migration-English-Deutsch.pdf

We from LMNB translated the text into English with the help of the online translator www.DeepL.com and then proofread it. In case of errors please contact us.

 


 – deutsch / german –

Kapitel “Migration” im Vertrag der Großen Koalition Deutschlands 2018-2021

Weiter unten findet ihr die englische Übersetzung des gesamten Kapitels “Migration” im Koalationsvertrag der Großen Koalition zwischen den Parteien CDU, CSU und SPD. Dieser Vertrag wird die Grundlage der deutschen Migrationspolitik und deren Gesetze bis zum Jahr 2021 bzw. eventuell 2022 bilden. Zudem wird dieser Vertrag direkten Einfluss auf Migrationspolitik der Europäischen Union ausüben.

Hier könnt ihr die englische Übersetzung des Vertrages, zusammen mit dem Original-Kapitel (auf deutsch), direkt als PDF herunterladen: http://oplatz.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GermanyGrandCoalition-Migration-English-Deutsch.pdf

Wir von LMNB haben den Text mit der Hilfe des Online-Übersetzers www.DeepL.com ins Englische übersetzt und dann korrekturgelesen. Bei Fehlern meldet euch bitte bei uns.

 


– LMNB – Lager Moblisation Network Berlin, 07. March 2018

 


–> Full Englisch Translation:

  • Germanys Grand Coalition Contract (CDU+CSU+SPD – 2018-2021), original German document, PDF-pages 103-108: http://bit.ly/2Cq8jML

 

“VIII. Managing Immigration – Demand And Support Integration 

  1. Refugee Policy

4796 – Germany is committed to its existing legal and humanitarian obligations. We will not touch on the fundamental right to asylum: we are firmly committed to the right to asylum and to the catalogue of fundamental values contained in the Basic Law, The Geneva Convention On Refugees, the obligations resulting from the EU’s right to process every asylum application, The UN Convention On The Rights Of The Child and The European Convention On Human Rights.

4803 – We are proud of our country’s integration performance, especially its diverse volunteer work in the cities and communities. We agree that the integration capacity of our society must not be overtaxed. The ability to integrate is not only determined by the way in which immigrants are admitted and integrated into society, but also by our aspiration to take into account the living conditions of the people living here, especially in view of the immigration that has to be managed (e. g. provision of day-care centres, schools, dwellings).

4812 – That is why we are continuing our efforts to manage and limit migratory movements to Germany and Europe appropriately with a view to society’s ability to integrate, so that a situation such as 2015 does not recur.

4817 – With regard to the average number of immigrants, the experience of the last twenty years and the measures agreed and the directly manageable part of immigration – The Fundamental Right To Asylum and the Geneva Convention On Refugees (GFP) remain untouched – we note, that the number of immigrants (including war refugees, temporarily protected persons, family latecomers, relocation, resettlement, minus repatriations and voluntary departures of future refugees and without labour migration) will not exceed the range of 180.000 to 220.000 annually. The following package of measures also serves this purpose.

4827 – A commission of the Federal Government is to be set up, which will deal with The Framework Conditions Of Integration Capacity and submit a corresponding report to the German Bundestag (Parliament). We are strengthening migration and integration research.

4832 – We want to fight the causes of fleeing, not refugees.

4834 – Therefore we want to:

– Improve development cooperation;

– provide adequate funding for UNHCR and the World Food Programme (WFP) and ensure continued funding;

– Expand the commitment to peacekeeping (e. g. strengthening international police missions);

– a fair trade and agricultural policy (fair trade agreements);

– increased climate protection;

– a restrictive arms export policy.

4844 – We will establish a commission on “Causes of Fleeing” in the German Bundestag, which will make concrete proposals to the Federal Government and the Bundestag.

4847 – We advocate a common European asylum system and are therefore actively involved in the process of reforming the Dublin procedure. A fair distribution mechanism for those in need of protection, the issue of human rights in third-countries and the principle of the first country of entry for asylum seekers must play a major role here. It must be clear that an indefinite appeal to another country of first-entry is not possible. The question of establishing the unity of the nuclear family will have to be taken into account when defining the right of self-management. For distribution to work in practice, there must be effective mechanisms to prevent secondary-migration. 4855 – To this end, we want in particular to harmonise asylum procedures, including standards for the provision and accommodation of asylum seekers, and to ensure that full benefits are only granted in the assigned EU Member State. In this sense, the Federal Government will coordinate its position at EU level in the negotiations. This also applies to joint implementation of asylum procedures, mainly at the external borders, and joint repatriation from there. European Human-Rights-Standards are observed.

4864 – We support an EU policy to prevent criminal traffickers and smugglers from deciding who comes to Europe. We want to exclude incentives that result from minors being sent off on the dangerous journey by their parents at the risk of endangering the best interests of the child.

4869 – We want to further expand our cooperation with UNHCR, IOM, countries of origin and transit. Ensuring Freedom Of Movement within Europe requires effective protection of the European external borders. To this end, we want to develop Frontex into a genuine border police force. Until the protection of the EU’s external borders functions effectively, internal border controls are justifiable.

4875 – We support European decisions on the distribution of refugees (relocation) and make an appropriate contribution to admission quotas for those in need of humanitarian protection (rescue clause). However, the scale of this legal access, for humanitarian reasons, must depend on the size of the access for all those seeking humanitarian protection.

4881 – With regard to the question of Family Reunification, reference is made to the law extending the suspension of family reunification to beneficiaries of subsidiary protection. Details are regulated by a federal law still to be enacted.

4885 With regard to this regulation on family reunification in the case of subsidiary protection from 1 August 2018, it has been determined that the inflow is limited to 1,000 persons per month and that the Hardship Provision (Härtefallregelung) in accordance with §§ 22 and 23 of the Residence Act applies beyond this quota. The further elaboration of the law is the responsibility of the coalition parties and their parliamentary groups.

4891 – 1. This family reunification is only granted:

– in the case of marriages which have been entered into before the escape,

– no serious crimes have been committed,

– they are not dangerous persons,

– a departure is not expected in the short term.

4897 – 2. with the new legal regulations we want to avoid incentives for minors to be sent forward by their parents on a dangerous journey in the future, at the risk of their parents.

4901 – 3. With the solution found for family reunification, subsidiary protected persons will henceforth have a non-hazardous possibility of family reunification within the framework of the quota. Classification in accordance with the GFK should be carried out properly

 

4906 – 2. Labour Migration 

Our country needs a large number of suitable and qualified specialists. No job should remain unfilled because of a lack of skilled workers. We have already considerably improved and simplified the recruitment of skilled workers to Germany in recent years. This demand is expected to increase in the next few years due to our good economic development and the declining number of young people entering the workforce.

4914 – For this reason, we will work out a set of rules for managing immigration into the labour market and the associated right of residence and return in a legal framework oriented to the needs of our economy. Such a law will bring together the existing regulations, make them more transparent and, where necessary, make them more efficient.

4920 – Decisive factors for moving to Germany are the needs of our national economy, qualification, age, language as well as the proof of a concrete job and the securing of income.

4924 – We understand skilled workers to be both university graduates and immigrants with qualified professional training (Berufsausbildung) or pronounced practical professional knowledge. An equivalence test of the professional or academic qualifications of the skilled workers should be carried out without long waiting times. Priority is not given to a Priority-Examination (Vorrangprüfung) unless the state governments in districts with high unemployment do not wish to adhere to the priority examination. This does not affect the examination of working conditions for equivalence by the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur Für Arbeit.).

4933 – With a cleverly managed immigration policy for skilled workers, we support the creation of jobs in Germany and noticeably reduce the attractiveness of illegal and uncontrolled immigration.

 

4941 – 3. Successful Integration 

People with an immigrant background belong to our society and shape it. Their representation at all levels in companies, social institutions and above all in the public sector must continue to be improved.

4947 – We will bundle the diverse integration measures in a nationwide strategy based on the principle of “demand and support”, bring greater transparency into the network of existing integration measures, significantly improve coordination between the Federal Government, the Federal States and municipalities and therefore achieve a more efficient perception of existing responsibilities. We want more success control and will intensify integration research and measurement in the sense of a real integration monitoring in order to make visible the successes of integration policy and correct undesirable developments at an early stage.

4956 – For example, we want to improve participation in healthcare provision (especially in the nursing care sector) especially for the first generation of migrant workers in the 1950s and 1960s, irrespective of their cultural origin and status. With a view to preventive and early detection measures as well as rehabilitation, the stakeholders in the health care system should increasingly present multilingual health-promoting services that actually reach those affected.

4963 – We will ensure continued funding of the ongoing measures to relieve the burden on countries and municipalities with regard to refugee costs (integration lump sum, accommodation costs, unaccompanied minor refugees) in the years up to 2021 with a total of a further EUR 8 milliard and redesign them more efficiently together where necessary. We are examining additional financial incentives for voluntary community involvement in successful integration work.

4970 – We are committed to integration for those with a long-term perspective. This includes language and work. The integration courses introduced in 2005 are the central starting point for all further integration steps. We want to further improve the quality and efficiency of these courses, especially with a view to better target-group orientation. A greater differentiation of courses according to previous knowledge is necessary. We will demand greater participation in language learning. We want to provide additional impulses for language acquisition, expand assistance and make consistent use of sanctions. In addition, we also want to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitalisation in integration policy and make digital offers for orientation and integration courses possible. Finally, we want to remove the provisions of the Integration Act and evaluate the residence regulations in a timely manner.

4983 – We want to standardize the conditions for access to training and career preparation services and harmonize them with legal access to the labour market for tolerated persons (Duldung). At the same time, particularly those who are not expected to leave the country in the short term should be offered opportunities for language learning and employment in accordance with the principle of promoting and demanding language learning and employment. To this end, a proposal is to be drawn up on how this group can be granted access to language courses and employment without any consolidation of residence rights and equality with those who have a legal residence perspective.

4993 – For those who have been tolerated for many years and who meet the integration requirements in terms of § 25a and b of the Residence Act, we want to develop improvements and simplifications for residence, training and labour market integration. In this way, we also want to provide clarity for those affected with regard to their future in Germany.

4999 – We want to apply the 3+2 regulation for apprentices uniformly throughout Germany. This regulation aims to provide access to qualified professional training with toleration. This objective must not be undermined by the excessive application of employment law for tolerated persons. We also want to apply this regulation to state-approved helper training, as far as a qualified training in a deficient occupation is able to follow. A training commitment must be available. In all this, we want to avoid additional burdens on social security systems.

 

5008 – 4. More Efficient Procedures 

People seeking protection in Germany need asylum procedures that are handled quickly, comprehensively and legally. In future, their processing will be carried out in central reception, decision-making and repatriation facilities in which BAMF, BA, youth welfare offices, the judiciary, foreigners’ authorities and others will work hand in hand. Arrival, decision, local distribution or repatriation (AnKER) should take place in the ANKER facilities. An independent and comprehensive counselling of asylum procedures must be guaranteed. An agreement is reached between the Federal Government and the Federal States on the question of competence and sponsorship.

5018 The Federal Republic of Germany has made a unique humanitarian commitment in recent years. We offer protection to people affected by war and persecution. We have the right to know who wants to live in our country; for this purpose there are special obligations of cooperation by the arriving people. First of all, this concerns the comprehensive identification: name, origin, age, fingerprint. If the identity is unclear, we would like to expand the possibilities for the authorities to ascertain the identity of the person concerned and more effectively counteract any misrepresentations. The comprehensive identification determination takes place in the AnKER facilities.

5027 – After the age rating, unaccompanied minors are taken into custody by the youth authorities and adults remain in the ANKER facilities. If there is any doubt as to whether they are young people or adults, the age rating is determined by the responsible youth welfare office with the participation of BAMF in the AnKER facilities.

5033 – In order to preserve the chance of successful integration and to comply with European legal requirements, the obligation to remain in the AnKER facilities must be limited in terms of time and quality. As a rule, the period of residence should not exceed 18 months in both the host institutions and the AnKER institutions (§ 47 Paragraph 1a and 1b Asylum Act remains unaffected by this) and, in the case of families with under-age children, as a rule, six months. All in all, gender- and youth-friendly accommodation must be guaranteed.

5041 – We aim to divide up only those municipalities where there is a positive prognosis for the future. If possible, all others should be returned from these facilities to their home countries within a reasonable period of time.

5045 – At the latest three years after a positive decision has been taken, a review of the granted protection is required. Binding obligations to cooperate on the part of the parties concerned shall apply to this test procedure. For this purpose, teachings are to take place.

5049 – Enforceable persons obliged to leave our country. Voluntary return and consistent deportation are essential. Voluntary return has priority. We want to further reduce existing obstacles (e. g. determination of identity, acceptance by the countries of origin, passport replacement procurement, work of the Potsdam Clearing House, ZUR). We are launching a quality offensive for the work of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

5056 – In the interest of those who are really in need of protection and acceptance among the population, we want to make a greater distinction between those who are obliged to leave the country, whether they are prevented from leaving the country through no fault of their own, or whether they have to be attributed the missing possibility of enforcing their obligation to leave the country. This distinction also has consequences, for example with regard to the purchase of services. We will meet the corresponding need for change.

5063 – The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees must be informed as early as possible about the initiation of criminal proceedings. To this end, we will amend § 8 Paragraph 1a of the Asylum Act.

5067 – Anyone who abuses his right of residence to commit crimes must leave our country. This also applies to cases of social benefit fraud and violations of the Narcotics Act, insofar as these have led to a conviction of at least one year.

5072 – We will make deportation detention and custody pending deportation, including the appeal proceedings, more practicable, lower the conditions and determine them more clearly. The aim is to significantly increase the feed-in quotas for repatriation measures.

5077 – For the purpose of speeding up procedures, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and other countries with a regular recognition rate of less than five percent are designated as safe countries of origin. This does not affect the individual’s right to be examined on a case-by-case basis. At the same time, special legal advice is provided for special vulnerable groups of refugees, taking into account their special protection worthiness.

5084 – We will strengthen the Central Register of Foreigners (AZR) in order to be able to obtain more reliable information, to provide all relevant authorities with uncomplicated access and also to be able to use it for better control of repatriation and voluntary departure. In cooperation with the federal states, we will further develop it into a central foreigners’ file system that meets the current requirements. As part of this training, we will also better reflect the number of persons actually due for repatriation.”

 

 

Demo: „Frauen* gemeinsam gegen Rassismus und Ungerechtigkeit“

source: Women in Exile & Friends

Appel en français || Позвоните по-французски || farsi || arabic

Am 10.03.2018 Demo in Cottbus

Gemeinsam mit der Bahn!

Wer mit der Bahn fahren will, kommt mit uns im RE 63968
START: ab Alexanderplatz 9:42h, ab Ostkreuz 9:49 – GLEIS 1
Ankunft in Cottbus 10:59h.
Es gibt (ca. 11:10h) ein Bus-Shuttle vom Bahnhof zum Auftaktort (Muskauer Platz); oder ihr nehmt den Bus oder die Tram 2 (Achtung: wg. Baustelle am Hbf Cottbus sind die Haltestellen in die Bahnhofstr. verlegt).
Mit dem Brandenburg-Berlin-Ticket sind es nur 29,-€ für 5 Personen (Hin und zurück!). Schließt Euch zusammen.

11.30 Uhr Muskauer platz  in Cottbus Sandow

Anlässlich des 08. März, dem internationalen Frauen*kampf-Tag veranstalten wir, Women in Exile and Friends, zusammen mit weiteren Bündnispartner*innen eine Demonstration im südbrandenburgischen Cottbus. Wir wenden uns strikt gegen die rechtspopulistisch entfachte, medial aufgegriffene und verwaltungspolitisch getragene Hetze gegen Geflüchtete. Diese Hetze folgt einem konservativen und rechten Frauenbild, treibt einen Keil durch die Einwohner*innenschaft der Stadt Cottbus und provoziert somit eine gezielte Spaltung.

Warum Cottbus?

Südbrandenburg im Allgemeinen und Cottbus im Speziellen sind seit langer Zeit als rassistische Hochburgen bekannt. Der Verein Opferperspektive meldet seit Jahren zunehmende Gewalttaten in dieser Region. Der neurechte Verein „Zukunft Heimat“ marschiert seit über einem Jahr regelmäßig durch die Cottbuser Innenstadt. Die offizielle Bekanntgabe des Aufnahmestopps für Geflüchtete aus der Erstaufnahme-Einrichtung in Eisenhüttenstadt ist ein falsches und auch gefährliches Signal und spielt den Rassist*innen in die Hände. Daher ist es wichtig, jetzt in Cottbus auf die Straße zu gehen und zu zeigen, dass es reicht. Denn, es geht nicht um Geflüchtete, es geht um offene rassistische Hetze und Gewalt.

Eine Stadt im Griff der Angst

Seit Monaten, wenn nicht gar seit Jahren, haben besonders geflüchtete Frauen* und Kinder aufgrund verbaler und physischer Angriffe Angst, ihre Wohnungen zu verlassen. Klingelschilder von Geflüchteten und Migrant*innen werden beschädigt, so dass Briefe nicht ankommen. Kinder werden in Schulen diskriminiert. Dies führt zu steigender Isolation. Integration scheitert auf allen Ebenen, da das Problem verkannt wird. Rassismus wohin das Auge reicht! In der Stadt herrscht ein Klima der Angst. Der Druck auf Flüchtlinge und insbesondere auf Flüchtlingsfrauen* ist massiv. Die Angst ihre Stimme zu erheben ist allgegenwärtig.

Für Feminismus ohne Rassimus!
Eigentlich wollten am 10.03 auch wieder rassistische Gruppen durch Cottbus marschieren. Unter dem Motto “Die Freiheit der Frau ist nicht verhandelbar” suggerieren sie feministische Ansprüche. Feminismus fordert die Abschaffung von Ungleichheit und somit gleiche Rechte und Freiheiten für alle Menschen, egal welcher Herkunft.
Darum lasst uns gemeinsam am 10.03. deutlich machen: Feminismus geht nur ohne Rassismus!

WERDET LAUT gegen Rassismus, Unterdrückung, rechte und rassistische Gewalt!
Lasst uns Druck auf die lokalen Behörden aufbauen!
Lasst uns gemeinsam für den Feminismus kämpfen!

Wir rufen alle Gruppen und Menschen, die für Feminismus und gegen Rassismus kämpfen auf, es klar und deutlich zu sagen:

Für das Recht, zu Kommen!
 Für das Recht, zu Gehen!
 Für das Recht, zu Bleiben!
 Für das Recht auf Selbstbestimmung!

Bei der Abschlusskundgebung wird  Babsi Tollwut spielen!

Wenn man sie fragt (und wir haben sie gefragt), beschreibt sie ihre Musik so:
„Musik ist für mich die Liebe meines Lebens, mein persönliches Empowerment und gegenwärtig meine Form von queer-feministischem Aktivismus. Darüber hinaus verfolge ich mit meiner Präsenz einen Gegenbeitrag zu männlicher Dominanz und Homophobie in der HipHop-Szene .

‚Babsi Tollwut‘ ist mein musikalisches Alterego, mit dem ich gegen gesellschaftliche Machtverhältnisse und Normierungen musikalisch ankämpfe um politische Kämpfe zu supporten. Dies tue ich mit Verzweiflung, Wut und Humor.“.

Update: Die Rechten haben ihre Demo-Ankündigung für Cottbus für den 10.3. zurück gezogen. Scheinbar haben sie kalte Füße bekommen.
Ein Grund mehr um viele zu sein und laut zu sein.
Seid am 10.3. in Cottbus dabei!

Women* – Together against racism and injustice–

Update: The racist group drew back their demo announcement for the 10/3/18. Apparently they became cold feet.
One more reason to be loud and to be many!
Join us in Cottbus on the 10th of March!

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Demonstration on the 10.03.2018 in Cottbus

Together by train!

Who want to come by train can join us on RE 63968 to Cottbus.
START: Alexanderplatz 9:42h or Ostkreuz 9:49 – GLEIS 1
we reach Cottbus at 10:59h.
In Cottbus there is a Bus-Shuttle to the starting point of the Demo (Muskauer Platz) at 11:10.
Or you can take Bus or Tram 2 direction Sandow – please note that because of construction the station is moved to Bahnhofstr..
With Brandenburg-Berlin Ticket you only pay 29,-€ for 5 persons (going and coming).

So come in groups!

11:30  Muskauer platz  in Cottbus

Marking the 8th of March, the International Women*s Day of Struggle we, Women in Exile and Friends together with other allies are organizing a Demonstration in Cottbus, south Brandenburg.
We are turning against the hatred against refugees caused by right populist, spreaded by media and carried out by the politics.
This hatred follows a conservative and right conception of women and is systematically provoking a separation between Cottbus citizens.

Why Cottbus?

For a long time south Brandenburg in general and Cottbus especially are known as racist centers.
For years the organization Opferperspektive (victims perspective) is registering rising violent attacks in this region.
The new right organization “Zukunft Heimat” (Future Homeland) is marching for one year regularyly through the center of Cottbus.
Thus the offical announcement that no more refugees from the central-receiving center (Erstaufnahmelager) in Eisenhüttenstadt will be allocated to Cottbus, is a dangerous signal and playing to the right wings hand.
Enough is enough! It is important to go on the streets in Cottbus now.
It is not about refugees, it is about racist hatred and violence!

A city gripped in fear

In Cottbus refugee women* and children fear going out of their flats because of verbal and physical attacks.
Name plates of flats owned by refugees and migrants are sprayed over and the postal service cannot find their names on the given address that means they hardly get their post. Children going to public schools are openly segregated and discriminated. They are allocated their own classrooms, which leads to isolation and makes one automatically to ask what became of the integration policies.
Racism as the core problem is not named.
The city is gripped in fear and huge pressure is made on refugees, especially on refugee women*. The fear to speak out is everywhere.

For a feminism without racism!

On the same day (10.03) of our demonstration, racist groups of women and men will also march in Cottbus. Going round pretending to be fighting for women with the motto “freedom of women is not negotiable” they will be selling their racist propaganda.
Feminism demands the abolition of injustice thus the same rights and freedom for all people, regardless of their origins.
Let’s make it clear on the 10th of March that Feminism is not including racism!

SPEAK OUT against racism, opression, right and racist violence!
Lets make pressure on the municipal authorities to take action !
Let’s fight together for feminisms!
 
We call on all groups and individuals fighting against racism and feminism to join us in Cottbus, to say it loud and clear!
 Right to come!
Right to go!
Right to stay!

Kampf ums Bleiberecht von Roma – Ausstellung des ROMA CENTERS GÖTTINGEN

Roma Antidiscrimination Network RAN
Liebe Leute,

das Roma Antidiscrimination Network (RAN) des Roma Centers Göttingen hat eine Ausstellung rund um das Thema Bleiberechtskämpfe von Roma entwickelt. Zu sehen sind Fotos von Besetzungen und anderen Aktionen in Deutschland und von der Situation abgeschobener Roma in Serbien, Kosovo und Mazedonien.

Abschiebungen von Roma sind in Deutschland nach wie vor an der Tagesordnung – für Mittwoch, den 27. Februar ist die nächste Sammelabschiebung nach Mazedonien und Serbien angesetzt.

Die Ausstellung findet derzeit in Celle statt und wird ab 15. März in Berlin zu sehen sein.

Wenn ihr die Ausstellung auch in eure Stadt holen wollt, schreibt uns gerne an.

Viele Grüße

eure Mitarbeiter_innen des RAN

PS: Wir freuen uns, wenn ihr den Flyer an viele Interessierte weiterleitet.

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Roma Antidiscrimination Network RAN
Roma-Center Göttingen e.V.
Am Leinekanal 4
37073 Göttingen
T: 0551-388 7633
www.ran.eu.com
www.roma-center.de