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Press Statement of the Associaton of Bridging Peoples to Trump’s Travel Ban 1.2.2017

Protest against Trump's immigration ban at JFK AirportTrump’s order is a big danger for refugees as well as for human rights.  We are genuinely horrified and worried on the first 10 days of Government of the new US president. We condem Trump’s executive order.

The USA is mainly responsible from the chaos in the Middle East, in the Africa and in the Asia with military, political and economic interventions. Thus, the USA is mainly responsible from the refugee/immigrant crisis in the world.

As we all know migration is an unstoppable and inevitable natural phoneme. Human beings have always migrated and therefore this is not new. History has shown us that migration, which has lead to multicultural societies all over the world like USA. It is possible to have numerous cultures living side by side. Immigration is politically and socially controllable but the wars is turning immigration into a tragedy.

Since April 2011 approximately 7 million Syrians were forced to migrate as the civil war was intensified with the intervention of several states including the USA. The Syrian uprising has followed a number of other uprisings in the Arab world. We witnessed as the uprising turned into a proxy war with sectarian overtones. The People of Syria was not defeated in Syria and eventually forced into massive migration, instead, the People of Syria was defeated in Washington, Paris, Riyad, Ankara, Doha, Moscow etc; in the competitive nature of the power struggle in an increasingly volatile international system. This system is marked with an uncheckered drive to grab markets, establish zones of influence, plunder energy and natural resources, control energy routes, and maintain the “realisation-evaluation” cycle in military industry.

Who are these migrants? They are those who are stateless; those who lost their houses, jobs, and does not have a future in their homelands; those who are marginalized under the economic, political and cultural pressures enforced by neoliberal policies and have to leave their homes. 63.5 million people who have been displaced because of war, poverty, climate change, neoliberal policies, mass displacements, and cheap labor work transfers (slave trade) are defacto refugees who do not have a refugee status.

Yet the UN and EU continue in their failures to take any action to provide a life in dignity for these people. Just the opposite: Frontex (EU border security forces) and NATO ships forced refugees to the death boats or going back to their countries to die in the ongoing wars. This is a secret war by the richest of the world against the poorest of the world!

But migrants are fighting back! They demolished the borders, Lisbon Agreement and Schengen. And the most importantally of the movement is social solidarity networks. Despite Europe’s migrant policy, people from Greece to Germany supported and aided refugees to cross the borders in a serious and unexpected way. This solidarity movement is another reason for the fear of the coming of the refugees inside the EU. Now this solidarity is happening in the USA. Peoples of USA are running to air-ports to tell to migrants wellcome and to tell to Trump no!

The Anti-migrant wave in Europe and in the USA is not a new phenomenon. Perceiving refugees as a threat to security by criminalising them, militarisation of the borders, transferring refugees to subcontractor are the anti-migration policies in Europe and in the USA that have been lasting for years. This is what has been going on with Libya and Pakistan for years.

Solidarity of the people and the public friendship will be an obstacle towards the anti-migrant atmosphere in Europe and in the USA which/that causes fascist organisations to grow.

We must  defend absolute and unconditional hospitality for immigrants and refugees.

We must express our desire to establish a relationship with migrants, refugees, oprressed and  marginalised beyond and above the legalistic and institutional view of the world. By doing so, we can open a path for struggle against all oppression and exploitation.

We must say “welcome” to all migrants and refugees without ifs and buts.

We must welcome migrants and refugees unconditionally!

The ‘right to rights’ of these people who striped off from all basic rights is a right to exist without being pushed around or absorbed by dominant politics and powers. It is in fact a right to self determination and political existence.

No government including the USA can be allowed to strip off the refugees from their political rights and take away their existence as their own political subjects.

We must believe that being a political subject begins with having the right to self determination of ones own life.

We were all foreigners at some stage, and in future we could be foreigners in another country. That we were born on this land does not make us the owners. All land is for all people. Hence, real hospitality is about internationalism.

We must reject the definition of citizenship as being part of national identity.  We also must reject the ethnic and religious totalitarianism of nation states. Instead we must see nations as a political form that intends to live together in a diverse society and that welcomes the newcomers. “Civilization” began with settlement. By taking away someone’s right to settle down you take away their humanity. A nation is a collective of people settled together. Newcomers are not a danger or threat to the nation but an enrichment.


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Refugees & Queers: “Leaving the queer bubble” – PR und Medientraining

english version below Liebe Interessierte, wir freuen uns, Sie zu unserem Workshop: „Leaving the queer bubble“ – PR und Medientraining im Rahmen des Projekts „Refugees & Queers. Politische Bildung an der Schnittstelle von LSBTTIQ und Flucht / Migration / Asyl“ einzuladen. Die Fortbildung richtet sich an Multiplikator*innen, Bildungsarbeiter*innen und Aktivist*innen, die das Thema „Queer Refugees“… Read more »

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Soli Crêpes against repressioncrap!

for the 24.10: https://www.facebook.com/events/1186910981441970 for the 28.11: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492764560817537 (with english version down below) Soli Crêpes against repressioncrap! Am 05.10 (Do), 24.10 (Di) und am 28.11 (Di) gibt es ab 19:30 Vegane Crêpes in der B-Lage. Bei einer gemeinsamen Aktion werden manchmal nur einige verurteilt. Was nicht heissen muss, dass sie es alleine durchstehen müssen. Kommt… Read more »

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Inauguration Conference | Center for Intersectional Justice

Saturday 16 September 2017, 10 AM Access: ICI Berlin Pfefferberg area Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8 or Schönhauser Allee 176 U-2 Senefelder Platz Tentative Program (subject to change): MORNING 10:00 > Registration and Coffee 11:00 – 11:30 > Opening Address – Emilia Roig (Founder & Executive Director) 11:30 – 12:15 > Keynote Speech – Kimberlé Williams… Read more »

Center for intersectional justice Berlin

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Wegweisendes Urteil gegen den Einsatz für das Grundrecht auf Asyl – Haftstrafen für vier DemonstrationsteilnehmerInnen des March for Freedom

English Einladung zur Pressekonferenz, Montag 22.05.17, 11:00, Waldemarstr. 46 10999 Berlin   3 Jahre nach dem international organisierten March for Freedom wurden vier TeilnehmerInnen einer friedlichen Demonstration in Luxembourg-Stadt zu hohen Geld- und Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt. Der Verlauf des Prozesses und das Gerichtsurteil erscheinen bei nüchterner Betrachtung äußerst willkürlich und keinen rechtsstaatlichen Maßstäben entsprechend. Der March… Read more »

Daily Resistance Newspaper

Distribute the latest edition of Daily Resistance newspaper: Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria

Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria Dear people of the world, we have published the new issue of the newspaper “Daily Resistance”, and now it’s the time to bring the paper to the hands of people living in the lagers, by you! This issue comes “separately” in 7 languages This issue of Daily Resistance has a… Read more »

Daily Resistance Refugee Protest 2016 Bavaria
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Information-Comic “Stop Deportation” is out now!

The stop deportation info comic is finished, translated, and ready to spread. You can find it in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Romanes, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish here: http://oplatz.net/stop-deportation The comic contains useful and important information for people under threat of deportation, but also for people supporting them. Spread it and share the link in your… Read more »

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berlin news / Lager Mobilization – Wedding / Lager watch / LMNB - Lager Mobilisation Network Berlin

„Ihr beschützt uns nicht!“ Die Do-it-Yourself Praxis im Lager Niedstraße. Aus einem Interview mit einer Überlebensexpertin (*Name verändert)

English Ich treffe Nira in einem Park irgendwo im Südwesten von Berlin. Nira und ich haben beschlossen uns regelmäßig zu treffen und gemeinsam kleinere Artikel über die Situation in den Berliner Lagern zu schreiben. Dieses Mal wollen wir ihre Erfahrungen mit den Sozialarbeiter*innen in dem Niedstraßen-Lager teilen, ein Lager für Frauen und Kinder in Friedenau…. Read more »

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News / Workshop

Refugees & Queers: “Leaving the queer bubble” – PR und Medientraining

english version below Liebe Interessierte, wir freuen uns, Sie zu unserem Workshop: „Leaving the queer bubble“ – PR und Medientraining im Rahmen des Projekts „Refugees & Queers. Politische Bildung an der Schnittstelle von LSBTTIQ und Flucht / Migration / Asyl“ einzuladen. Die Fortbildung richtet sich an Multiplikator*innen, Bildungsarbeiter*innen und Aktivist*innen, die das Thema „Queer Refugees“… Read more »

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Soli Crêpes against repressioncrap!

for the 24.10: https://www.facebook.com/events/1186910981441970 for the 28.11: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492764560817537 (with english version down below) Soli Crêpes against repressioncrap! Am 05.10 (Do), 24.10 (Di) und am 28.11 (Di) gibt es ab 19:30 Vegane Crêpes in der B-Lage. Bei einer gemeinsamen Aktion werden manchmal nur einige verurteilt. Was nicht heissen muss, dass sie es alleine durchstehen müssen. Kommt… Read more »

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Kommt zur Protestmahnwache: Afghanistan ist kein sicheres Land

Wir nehmen unser Schicksal selbst in die Hand. تحصن اعتراضی علیه دیپورت به افغانستان را فعالانه حمایت کنید۰ ما میخواهیم خودمان سرنوشت زندگی امان را بدست بگیریم، نه اینکه قدرتمندان برایمان تعیین کنند۰ محل و روز تحصن اعتراضی۰ 21. und 22. September, 12.00-20.00 Uhr vor dem Auswärtigen Amt, Werderscher Markt 1 23. und 24. September,… Read more »

berlin news / News / Women

Inauguration Conference | Center for Intersectional Justice

Saturday 16 September 2017, 10 AM Access: ICI Berlin Pfefferberg area Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8 or Schönhauser Allee 176 U-2 Senefelder Platz Tentative Program (subject to change): MORNING 10:00 > Registration and Coffee 11:00 – 11:30 > Opening Address – Emilia Roig (Founder & Executive Director) 11:30 – 12:15 > Keynote Speech – Kimberlé Williams… Read more »

Center for intersectional justice Berlin
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Kundgebung gegen die Abschiebeflüge in den Kosovo, nach Albanien, Serbien und Afghanistan

Am Dienstag, den 12.9. um 17 Uhr am Flughafen Düsseldorf – Terminal B facebook.com/events Wir fordern die NRW-Landesregierung alle Abschiebeflüge abzusagen. Am 12. und 13. September 2017 sollen neben der Sammelabschiebung nach Afghanistan am Dienstag. auch Abschiebeflüge in die Balkanländer vom Flughafen Düsseldorf stattfinden.Wir rufen dazu auf, sich mit den Betroffenen zu solidarisieren und gegen… Read more »