Tag: Brussels

Mali ambassador refuses to address demonstrators on alleged deportation deal

14.03.2014, Berlin, 6.30pm

Press Statement from FREEDOM MARCH TO BRUSSELS/BERLIN

freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.org

At 11 AM on 13.03.2014, when our demonstration was scheduled to begin in front of the Embassy of Mali in Berlin located on the first floor of a commercial building in Kurfürstendamm 72, there were merely one or two visible German police officers stationed in front of the entrance and only few more were nearby. This was a notable contrast to the majority of registered demonstrations by refugee protests in Berlin. Even as groups of mostly young and outraged demonstrators started to pour in over the course of the next hour, the police neglected to upgrade the security at the entrance. It should have been little surprise to anyone when approximately a third of the 60 protesters went into the building, in an attempt to ask the highest representative of Mali in Germany to issue a public statement on an alleged deal between the two governments: “development aid” in exchange for “deportation aid”. A controversial article published on March 5, 2014, on the news site Malijet.com (http://www.malijet.com/actualite-politique-au-mali/flash-info/95195-immigration_en_allemagne.html) accuses her “Excellency” of being complicit in this state-organized human trafficking. According to the journalist, she pushes her most destitute compatriots into signing a voluntary deportation agreement by offering them a ridiculous sum of 800€ and by threatening that if they refuse the offer, they will have to leave Germany.

Network to mobilize for the European Parliament elections in 2014

Meeting on the 14th of December in New York Bethanien at 3pm

Solidarity with migrants – against exclusion and oppression!

The Oranienplatz Refugee Strike together with an international network of sans-papiers and refugees initiated since 2 months a European network to build a great march to Brussels in may 2014.

Today, we are calling for solidarity to organize the resistance: all Groups who feel politically concerned by the abolishment of the minimum score in the EU parliament that will let extreme right parties enter the EU assembly, by Frontex and Dublin II, by the racist and excluding policy of the EU and the rise of fascist forces throughout Europe!