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Solidarity statement to the Protest March 2016 München to Nürnberg from International Women Space, Berlin

Protest March Münich to Nürnbergby International Women Space

We send solidarity greetings to our sisters and brothers on the protest march from Munich to Nürnberg! It feels so good and inspiring to see the videos of this strong, angry and energetic protest!
This is a clear reaction to the racist asylum laws which are passed here in Berlin and effect so many refugees all over Germany and even all over Europe. Laws which practically abolish the right of asylum for a huge number of people. Laws which abolish the right of privacy and dignity, by reintroducing food packages, Residenzpflicht, mass-accommodation etc. pp. Laws which try to divide minorities, an old colonial strategy, by categorizing refugees into „good victims“ and „bad criminals“. Laws which criminalize „arabic men“ as rapists, abusing feminist demands and struggles for a racist agenda. Deals and treaties with dictatorships all over the world to be able to „control migration“. Fences and walls which are build everywhere with the support european taxes. Laws and treaties which lead to the highest numbers of death in the mediterranean sea this year.
This is a clear reaction and resistance to the right wing propaganda of AFD, Pegida, Identitäre Bewegung and many more. A propaganda which leads to increasing numbers of racist attacks on individuals, organizations and refugee accommodations. We ask ourselves, how it comes that attacks by foreigners are easily categorized as terrorist actions, where else systematically organized racist attacks on refugee accommodations are not?
We hear the stories from our sisters in the refugee-accomdations in Berlin and Brandenburg and we have seen all sorts of violence against refugee women committed in Germany. Women suffering from acute forms of depression and heavily medicated; women who tried suicide; women who became alcoholics; women who suffered and continue suffering from sexist and racist attacks in the streets, by having their houses burnt by right extremists groups, by racist and sexual abusive security personnel in the Heim where they live; women being humiliated in the Ausländerbehörder, women being threatened with deportation and it’s violent agents.
But as an answer to the violence and oppression we hear stories of resistance, we are resisting and won’t keep silent..!!! Women, who are breaking the isolation and silence by giving testimonies about their situations and bringing them into the public. A woman, which resisted her own deportation twice, facing strong police brutality. A strong demonstration, in the beginning of this year, organized by women in Hennigsdorf after two women have been attacked by an armed Nazi in the public. A protest bus tour organized by Women in Exile going through Germany. The Roma-protest in Berlin and Regensburg, which a lot of women joined with their forces and voices. Various forms of resistance by women in accommodations just by coming together, chairing their stories and creating solidarity..
We need a new feminist approach to the struggles! One that includes the refugee women and their stories of resistance and survival against patriarchy in whichever form it appears, wherever it’s been implemented against women. We need to be thoughtful and practical. We need to have more feminist groups ready to engage politically in the fight against racism, we need to fight a system that forces women to get pregnant or married in order to stay in Germany, we need to fight sexism not only when news come reporting about a group of refugee men attacking german women!
As Angela Davis told us on her visit to Berlin in 2015: “The refugee movement is the movement of the 21st Century. It is the movement that is calling for the rights of all”. Let us all join together in this movement and continue to create structures of resistance against all forms of oppression!


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News / refugee-struggle

Trockener Hungerstreik für Bleiberecht, Ebersberg, 23. Mai 2017

von Refugee Struggle for Freedom Seit heute morgen Dienstag den 23.05.2017 befinden sich wir uns mit 36 Protestierenden im trockenen Hungerstreik. Die Forderungen werden direkt an die Ausländerbehörde im Landratsamt Ebersberg adressiert, stellvertretend für alle asylrechtsrelevanten Organe. Wir sind die Geflüchteten von Refugee Struggle for Freedom. In 2012 begannen wir mit unseren Protesten. Bis heute… Read more »

german wide movement / News / refugee-struggle / Statements / Support/Solidarity

Protest in Ebersberg, 22. Mai 2017

by Refugee Struggle for Freedom Hi dear people we are 36 refugees from Refugee Struggle For Freedom and from today 22.5.2017 on we are protesting in #Ebersberg in Munich. What we need is your #solidarity. We are fighting for the right to stay and against deportations. It would be great if you share our post…. Read more »

Knowledges / refugee-struggle

Reflection: “Fear? Put it! A discussion on fear and how to overcome it in Refugee protest”

Bino Bwansi Byakuleka (Activist, Artist and Radio-Maker), Napuli Paul (Activist and Non-Violence-Trainer), Erez (Activist) and Lisa Doppler (Researcher and Activist) Lisa Doppler: In interviews we did some month ago you, Napuli, talked about the situation in Lagers where a lot of people get aggressive, start to hate everybody but also that this changed for a… Read more »

A discussion on fear

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News / oplatz

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 »

Ways to stop deportation

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Demo / deportations

Protest Gegen Abschiebung

Another group of our friends are being deported to Afghanistan on 24. October from Leipzig/Halle airport. Aghanistan is a war ridden, unsafe country. Deportation of people who seek for asylum to war zones to expose them to death and letting them to be killed there, is indeed a war crime and genocide. Therefore “Zendegi –… Read more »

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 »

News / Support/Solidarity

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 »

berlin news

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 »

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