Tag: Corona

Conference on the refugees’ situation in Germany (24/25 October in New Yorck/Bethanien)

picture of demonstration banner against lager and deportation

We have a conference about refugees mainly from Schaumberg / Niedersachsen to discuss the refugees’ situation: what is the refugees’ situation in the camps right now considering coronavirus and how should the activists and others support? If there is any new development on refugee issues?

As we know, the systematic isolation of refugees, deportations and rejected applications put refugees under constant stress. They reinforce isolation from the EU by combining all functions of immigration and refugees’ control such as the Dublin III regulation. Refugees are permanently exposed to external and internal controls, authorities; institutions have constant access to their private life. This creates frustration and aggression for refugees, and even conflicts between refugees to fight each other as the order of the day. Refugees are presented to the population as a danger, as illegitimate supplicants – but asylum is a human right!

People who support refugees are criminalized. Refugees and activists are often played off against each other. But there is resistance. Not only in Berlin, but everywhere where they are exposed to repression and discrimination, refugees come together and fight for their rights. Together with local initiatives, they break the isolation and form networks of solidarity. This creates access to legal support. that many people in the asylum and residence are otherwise denied.

Above all, however, these activist networks stand for a very concrete political vision of living together in solidarity, which represents an alternative to the anti-migrant, nationalist, racist and patriarchal patterns of thought and action of right-wing movements and parties.

Unfortunately, many of these solidarity initiatives and self-organized movements are often poorly networked and have few resources. There is also a lack of concrete strategies and methods, both regarding the internal conflict dynamics in heterogeneous groups and regarding dealing with state repression, police violence, right-wing agitation, and deportations. Better networking, the exchange of experience and awareness are required here. This is important now. Therefore, coming together to discuss and share the experience is our strength.

The event will take place on 24 and 25/10/2020 from 12 AM to 3:PM in New Yorck / Bethanien (Mariannenplatz 2a, Berlin-Kreuzberg). Due to coronavirus we can have only have 10 people on board. Others will participate online, using skype etc.

Each participant has to write him_herself in a list. The distance rules must be maintained. Wearing a mask is recommended.

Please contact us through bw.humanrights@yahoo.com, if you want to participate.

Ce qui se passe dans les camps en Grèce est une tragédie

de Ben / di Ben

Italiano vedi sotto

Il n’y a pas des mots pour décrire la souffrance des gens. Des femmes enceintes, des enfants petits, des malades se trouvent sans soutien dans des camps. Les conditions de  vie ne sont pas imaginable. L’hygiène est impossible – comment respecter s’il n’y a ni du savon, ni des douches? Déjà, les réfugiés qui arrivent dans les camps de misère en Grèce sont en risque de maladie a cause de leur trajet difficile. Si le virus de Corona arrive dans les camps, beaucoup d’eux vont mourir. Ce sont encore plus de morts à la responsabilité de l’union européenne. L’Union européenne doit ouvrir ses frontières. Maintenant! Il y aucun jour à perdre. Ouvrez les frontières! No borders, no nations!


Quello che sta succedendo nei campi in Grecia è una tragedia. Non ci sono parole per descrivere la sofferenza della gente. Le donne incinte, i bambini piccoli, i malati sono senza sostegno nei campi. Le condizioni di vita sono inimmaginabili. L’igiene è impossibile – come si può rispettarla se non c’è sapone, non ci sono docce? Già i rifugiati che arrivano nei campi di miseria in Grecia sono a rischio di malattia a causa del loro difficile viaggio. Se il virus Corona arriva nei campi, molti di loro moriranno. Ancora più persone moriranno per mano dell’Unione Europea. L’Unione europea deve aprire le sue frontiere. Ora, ora, ora, ora, ora! Non c’è giorno da perdere. Aprite le frontiere! Niente frontiere, niente nazioni!

REFUGEES IN CORONA DAYS

Editorial to Daily Resistance #7

This time, we publish our newspaper – which is the own voice of the refugee movement – as a special issue. It was seen during the Corona virus epidemic that again the lowest classes are the most at risk, as in any case.

Refugees were put at risk, were isolated and received racist, discriminatory treatment because of the epidemic. On the border of Turkey and Greece they were reduced to a puppet of capitalist policies. They could make their voices heard outside though thanks to their different kind of actions like in Moria, Halberstadt, Ellwangen. Especially the activities regularly held in Halberstadt refugee camp were effective.

The importance of publishing Daily Resistance and delivering it to refugees was revealed once again during Corona times. The characteristic of capitalism that destroys nature and humans was more visibly questioned. Solidarity networks formed by workers and oppressed people in Corona days came to the fore as an organizational model. The refugee movement takes its place in these solidarity networks with Daily Resistance newspaper.

Turgay Ulu, April 2020, Berlin


KORONA GÜNLERİNDE MÜLTECİLER

Mülteci hareketinin kendi sesi olan Daily Resistance gazetemizi bu sefer özel sayı olarak basıyoruz. Corona virüsü salgınında görüldü ki gene en alt sınıflar her durumda olduğu gibi en çok risk altında bulunanlardır.

Moria, Halberstadt, Ellwangen gibi eylemler sayesinde seslerini duyuran mülteci kampları dışında görünmeyen bir çok mülteci kampında mülteciler korona virüsü nedeniyle riske atıldılar, izole edildiler ve ırkçı, ayrımcı muamele gördüler. Türkiye ve Yunanistan sınırında kapitalist politikaların oyuncağı durumuna düşürüldüler.

Özellikle Halberstadt mülteci kampında daha öncesinden düzenli olarak yaptığımız etkinlikler etkili oldu. Mülteciler seslerini değişik eylem yöntemleriyle duyurdular.

Daily Resistance gazetesinin basılıp elden mültecilere ulaştırılmasının önemi korona virüsü salgını sırasında bir kez daha açığa çıktı. Kapitalizmin doğayı ve insanı yok eden niteliği korona günlerinde daha çok sorgulanır oldu. Korona günlerinde işçi ve ezilenlerin oluşturduğu Dayanışma Ağları bir örgütlenme modeli olarak öne çıktı. Mülteci hareketi de Daily Resistance gazetesi aracıyla bu dayanışma ağlarında yerini alıyor.

Turgay Ulu, Nisan 2020, Berlin

DR #7 published!

Update (10 August): The issue has been delivered and can now be picked up in Café Karanfil! You can also download and read a digital PDF version here:

The issue consists of stories, statements and testimonies of people in isolated European lagers during Corona times. Languages of the texts this time: Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, Italian, English, Farsi, German, and French. The articles will be subsequently published as single posts oplatz.net in upcoming weeks.

Get your copy at Café Karanfil (Weisestraße 3, 12049 Berlin) from August 11th or write to us for bigger orders: dailyresistance@systemli.org