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Daily Resistance picnic on Sunday, July 15th, from 15:30

Daily Resistance Newspaper

Dear supporter,

it is about two and a half years ago now that we have published the first edition of Daily Resistance. To celebrate that this newspaper still exists, we would like to invite all of you who were involved in Daily Resistance and made it possible as it is!

So to thank you all for your contributions, to socialize, exchange and simply to meet personally and not always only via e-mail, we invite you to a cosy PICNIC on July 15th from 15:30 at Tempelhofer Feld

On the east side of the small gardens, close to entrance Herrfurthstraße: https://goo.gl/maps/CK4zPaZE4rP2
If the weather should be bad, we will meet in Café Karanfil, Mahlower Straße 7.

We would be very happy to see you there and are looking forward to meet you soon!
In case the date is inconvenient for you but you want to join, please let us know!

Your Daily Resistance Editorial Group

Reflection on the crisis of racism in Germany and Europe: Refugee-Migrants struggle is the solution

Statement by Osaren Igbinoba of The Voice – Refugee Forum (Community Network)

Critics on crisis of racism in Europe: Refugee-Migrants struggle is the solution.

Most protests of the non-refugees and supporters’ struggles are often polarized to dominate and to neglect the autonomous struggles of the refugees political communities. Even demonstrations and Conferences continue to ignore the refugee community agenda for autonomy and liberation. We are resolute that the community agenda for autonomy and liberation is the Challenge of our Time! Taking our struggles beyond political socialization of the oppressed community is a task ahead of us.

My reflection:

When I read the titles of the protest calls „Against deportation, exclusion & AfD“ I had to take a long and deep breath, because I could not imagine AfD to be presented as the main problem of deportation and discrimination of refugees and migrants in Germany. It was like another beginning of the worst ignorance in the protest movement. It is totally wrong to ignore any political party in their crusade for deportation and social exclusion.

In my opinion we should do more to see the struggles beyond political socialization without clear positions for public interest in our protest against the deportation regimes and with deep reflection on the deportation culture of the German / European citizens beyond the the political establishment of any parties in Europe.

Instead I see the tendency of dancing to play the good cops and the bad cops and on the other side reducing the struggle to humanitarian politics between integration in the refugee lagers and deportation prisons without positioning against the crimes of deportation and racism politically.

The revolution and the change we want is in ourselves and not from any political establishments or party.

My general critics on the antiracist movement: It is time to open a new page on the actual polarization of the struggle against racism which was amplified with discussion on critical whiteness by ignoring the violence culture of whiteness against other race.

There cannot be concrete struggle aginst racism without reference to Black African People and Black African continent, it is same that you cannot speak of the holocaust without mentioning the Jews even if they were not the only victims.

Racism is the “subjugation” of the Black Africans worldwide that was executed by the European elites with their racist education. The gravity of racism is beyond just selections and discrimination. Racism was the “iron gate” to genocide and extinction of the Black race that led to the deaths of millions and slavery which were continued with colonial occupation.

Ignoring the root cause of racism is like escaping the reality of the struggle we stand to fight against.

“Is the AfD an alternative anti-deutsche? For their anti-Muslim movement to compliment their pro imperialist crusade” We need an answer.

Therefore I would like to appeal to all activists to do more by analysing the crimes of deportations and racism beyond political literatures and poetries, and not to polarize further our struggles in dignity.

I do welcome any comment on my critics, your contribution and your analysis of the crimes of deportation and racism for the “refugee black box” manifestation.

This text is not intentionally written to undermine nor to discredit the solidarity with refugees but we have a choice to empower the autonomous struggles of the refugee / oppressed communities in anywhere are organized.

Power up in your struggles and fire up in solidarity.

Osaren Igbinoba


Source: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4496

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.

Daily Resistance Monthly Editorial Meeting continues on July, 9

On July 9, 2018, the current editorial team of >Daily Resistance< will continue its new monthly meeting. It is the third in a series of social and working get-togethers that tries to bring together people who want to share their ideas about the newspaper, who want to contribute and who want to work on upcoming issues, workshops and interventions.

Become part of our team! We warmly invite everyone who feels eager to contribute as an editor, author, supporter, critique and much more. Let’s discuss and work on concrete tasks and steps (articles, distribution, networking, translations, funding, group structure…). We are curious to get to know you!

Come to Café Karanfil, Mahlower Str 7, Berlin (U8 Boddinstr)! The next meeting dates (every second Monday of the month at 20:00): July, 9; August, 13; September, 10

You can’t evict a movement! – Les exilé.e.s occupy a building of university Paris 8

This year, Paris is seeing one of its coldest winters in decades. The masses of snow have caused traffic and public transport chaos and have left thousands of people sleeping rough —many of them migrants— in life-endangering conditions. At the same time, the Macron administration is planning a further neoliberalization of France’s universities and keeps tightening French asylum laws and criminalizing supporters. Recently, in Nantes, Grenoble, and Lyon, refugees, students, and people in solidarity have started occupying university buildings converging these struggles. At the end of January, students protesting planned changes to university access and migrants fighting for a right to stay, housing and an end to the Dublin regulations have also joined forces and occupied building A of university Paris 8/Saint Denis.

Next Public Oplatz Meeting: Wednesday, 2 August, 18:00

Reclaim Oplatz!

Next Public Oplatz Meeting: Action instead of Bureaucracy!

Wednesday 2nd of August, 18:00 on Oplatz

Let’s make more plans for action and visible resistance.
Looking forward to seeing you,

Napuli and other Oplatz activists
Oplatz wieder zurückholen!
Nächstes öffentliches Oplatz-Treffen: Aktion anstatt Bürokratie!Mittwoch 2.8., 18:00 auf dem Oplatz

Lasst uns noch mehr Pläne für Aktionen machen und anderen sichtbaren Widerstand.
Wir freuen uns darauf Euch zu sehen

Napuli und andere Oplatz-Aktivist*innen

VICTORY: Judge Orders Treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Yesterday, Federal Judge Robert Mariani ordered the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to immediately give Mumia Abu-Jamal the life-saving latest direct-acting antiviral medications that have a 95% cure rate!

After a year and a half of constant legal battling, near death hospitalization, and agonizing chronic sickness, Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center and attorney Robert Boyle, and thousands of activists, on behalf of Mumia, have prevailed.

Mumia: Hepatitis C Gets A Knock Out Punch
Mumia’s Reaction After Court Orders DOC to Provide Care

From Bret Grote
Abu-Jamal v. Wetzel – Court orders hepatitis C treatment for Mumia!
Victory – late this afternoon Judge Robert Mariani of the federal court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ordered officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to treat Mumia Abu-Jamal’s chronic hepatitis C with the latest direct-acting antiviral medications that have a 95% cure rate.
This is the first case in the country in which a federal court has ordered prison officials to provide an incarcerated patient with the new medications that came on the market in 2013.
We expect an appeal, but for now this is a major victory.
Very honored to represent Mumia along with the impeccable Robert Boyle.
Much gratitude to the family and friends and supporters of Mumia who have rallied and fought for his health and his freedom – Pam AfricaJohanna FernandezSuzanne RossKeith CookWadiya Jamal, Noelle Harrahan and so many others.
Hasta la victoria siempre!

About the wind as our companion and the deportation prison in our heads. Looking back on two months of protest

protest-march-2016-munchen-to-nurnberg

The time has come to take stock of our struggle over the past two months, to know where we have been succesful and where we have lost time. This is the moment of truth.

I took part in the demonstration of 07.09.2016 which marked the beginning of our protest actions not only as a member of Refugee Struggle for Freedom but as a person, as a human being, but mainly because I belong to this world that belongs to nobody and that no one has contributed to create. You can talk about borders or illegal entries, but what about the overexploitation of our natural resources, what about Western puppet-politicians who are governing our countries and what about all that which exists but does not belong to us? No one talks about it, nobody, because we are used as objects when there is a need us – for example as cheap labor force, or as a scapegoat for social conflicts. But when there is no more need for us, we become the misery of the world.

At Sendlinger Tor, I felt very integrated because we were able to experience the realities of life outside the camps, with people of good will who supported us. Even though we had to deal with Nazis and other troublemakers, it was better than being locked up in the camps.

The walking route to Nürnberg made me and many others come to life again. We were able to savor nature, far from everything, with the pure wind, which knows neither race nor nationality and who has guided us with its rhythmic breath through the cities of Germany. Crossing these cities was like crossing borders. If only the world could be like that! For all the benefits of the world are created for humans. Birds know no boundaries, but we, human beings with consciousness, deprive other human beings of their right to move, to come and go freely, and this leads to fear of being arrested or mistreated.

On our return from Nürnberg, we had to go on hunger strike because it was the only way to make ourselves heard. It was a lot harder because there are a lot of ill people among us who, despite their illnesses, went on a hunger strike even though it could have had an adverse effect on their health. On the fifth day we announced that the next day we would also stop drinking. That same afternoon, the police came suddenly with 600 police officers to end our strike. Some of us stayed, others went to the other side of the street and climbed the trees. As those who stayed there, how could we have resisted 600 policemen? We, 60 refugees at the end of their forces?
On the other side of the street I could hear the cries of my friend who had been kicked by the policemen. And as if the brutal repression of the police was not enough, each refugee who took refuge in the trees will be liable to a very high fine.

It was to be expected that the police would suddenly come to put an abrupt end to our hunger strike, we had to expect to be held responsible for all the problems of others simply because we opposed to all the German institutions that want to destroy us or have already destroyed us for quite a long time. It is always said that solidarity must be lived together. That is what we did. We fought alongside unions and independent social groups without asking for anything in return. Now we need you. So, help us!

I have my own problems, my own worries, but it is nothing compared to the daily difficulties my brothers encounter. They are afraid to start a new life from zero in another country. They are afraid of being expelled and confronted with their past. And this fear is well founded. One of our brothers was deported to Afghanistan, another to Senegal, a third has left on his own, and seven others have been transferred to the Bamberg camp.

Even though we are not in detention camps in order to be deported, our thoughts and daily fear is worse than a modern prison. What have we done? What is our sin? Is it a crime to flee from war, misery, poverty, repression? Do people deserve this condemnation and the exclusion from all systems?

We, the people of the Global South, are the victims and the scapegoats of all time. We were sold as slaves, forced into the liberation of Europe during the two wars, colonized and stripped, and yet our zest for life is stronger than all the evil we have been subjected to in the past and that we still suffer today. You may find it difficult to put yourself in our place, to listen to our voices, to feel our suffering, to understand our struggle “Freiheit – freedom, kein Mensch ist illegal”. We do not want to be concentrated in camps like a herd that is given the opportunity to drink, we want to be an integral part of society with the right to go and to come, the right to education but also the right to work. We all know that with all these rights inequalities will still be visible to the eyes of all. Like the struggle of women against sexual inequalities. That is why we will continue to fight. The truth is that having a residence permit does not mean you’re off the hook. On the contrary, it is only the beginning of the fight against inequalities.

In conclusion, let me say that leaving borders open means giving back to humanity its right to free movement everywhere on earth, but first of all let’s open our hearts and free them from racism, colonialism and trivialities of this world such as money and power.

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Du vent comme notre compagnon aux centres d’expulsion dans nos têtes. Rétrospective sur deux mois de protestes

Le moment est venu de faire le point sur notre combat des deux derniers mois, de savoir où on a réussi et sur quoi on a perdu notre temps. C´est le moment de vérité.

J´ai pris part à la manifestation du 07.09.2016 qui a marqué le début de nos actions de protestation non seulement en tant que membre de Refugee Struggle for Freedom mais en tant que personne, en tant qu´être humain, mais surtout parce que j´appartiens à ce monde qui n´appartient à personne et que personne n´a contribué à sa création. Vous pouvez parler de frontières ou d´entrées illegales, mais qu´en est-il de la surexploitation de nos ressources naturelles, qu´en est-il des politiciens occidentaux, marionnettes régissant nos pays et qu´en est-il de tout ce qui existe et qui ne nous appartient pas? Personne n´en parle, personne, parce qu´on nous utilise comme des objets quand on a besoin de nous – par exemple comme main d´oeuvre bon marché ou comme bouc émissaire des conflits sociaux.  Mais quand on a plus besoin de nous, on devient la misère du monde.

A Sendlinger Tor, je me sentais très intégré parce qu´on a pu vivre les réalités de la vie en dehors des camps avec des gens de bonnes volontés qui nous soutenaient. Même si nous avons eu à faire á des nazis et autres faiseurs de troubles, c´était mieux que d´être enfermés dans les camps.

La route à pied jusqu´à Nürnberg m´a fait revivre ainsi que beaucoup d´autres. On a pu savourer la nature, loin de tout, avec le vent pur, qui, lui, ne connait ni race, ni nationalité et qui nous a guidé avec son souffle rythmique à travers les villes d´ Allemagne. En traversant ces villes, c´était comme si nous traversions des frontières. Si le monde pouvait être comme ça! Car tous les bienfaits du monde sont crées pour les humains. Les oiseaux ne connaissent pas de frontières mais nous, êtres humains dotés d´une conscience, nous privons d´autres êtres humains de leur droit de bouger, d´aller et de venir librement et cela entraine la peur d´être arrêté ou maltraité.

A notre retour de Nürnberg, on a dû entamer la grève de faim parce que c´était le seul moyen de se faire entendre. C était très plus dur parce qu´il y a beaucoup de malades parmi nous qui, malgrès leurs maladies, ont fait quand même la grève de la faim alors que ça pouvait nuire d`avantage à leur santé. Le cinquième jour, nous avons annoncé que le lendemain, nous arrêterions aussi de boire. L´après-midi même, la police est arrivée subitement avec 600 policiers pour mettre fin à notre grève. Certains d´entre nous sont restés sur place, d´autres sont allés de l´autre côté de la rue et sont montés dans les arbres. Nous qui étions restés sur place, comment aurions-nous pû résister face à 600 policiers? Nous, 60 refugié(e)s à bout de forces?
De l´autre côté de la rue, je pouvais entendre les cris de mon ami qui avait reçu des coups de pied des policiers. Et comme si la répression brutale de la police ne suffisait pas, chaque réfugié s´étant réfugié dans les arbres sera passible d´une amende très élevée.

On devait s´y attendre que la police arriverait soudainement pour mettre fin de façon brutale à notre grève de la faim, on devait s´y attendre d´être pris comme responsable pour tous les problèmes des autres, simplement parce qu´on s´est opposé à toutes ces institutions allemandes qui veulent nous détruire ou qui nous ont déjà détruit depuis bien longtemps. On dit toujours que la solidarité doit se vivre ensemble. C´est ce qu´on a fait. On s´est battu aux côtés de syndicats et de groupes sociaux indépendants sans rien demander en retour. Maintenant nous avons besoin de vous. Alors, aidez-nous!

J´ai mes propres problèmes, mes propres soucis mais ce n´est rien par rapport aux difficultés quotidiennes que rencontrent mes frères. Ils ont peur de recommencer leur vie à zéro dans un autre pays. Ils ont peur d´être expulsés et d´être confrontés à leur passé. Et cette peur est bien fondée. Un de nos frères a été expulsé en Afghanistan, un autre au Sénégal, un 3ème a quitté le pays par ses propres moyens et 7 autres ont été transférés dans le camps de Bamberg.

Même si nous ne sommes pas dans des camps de rétention afin d´être expulsés, nos pensées et la peur quotidienne est pire qu´une prison moderne. Qu´avons-nous fait? Quel est notre péché? Est-ce un crime de fuir la guerre, la misère, la pauvreté, la répression? Mérite-t´on cette condamnation et l´ exclusion de tous les systèmes?

Nous, les gens du Grand Sud, nous sommes les victimes et les boucs émissaires de tous les temps. Nous avons été vendu comme esclaves, emmenés de force dans la libération de l´Europe pendant les deux guerres, colonisés et dépouillés et pourtant notre joie de vivre est plus forte que tout ce mal qu´on nous a fait subir par le passé et que nous subissons encore aujourd´hui. Vous avez peut-être du mal à vous mettre à notre place, à écouter nos voix, à sentir notre souffrance, à comprendre notre combat „Freiheit – liberté, kein Mensch ist illegal“. Nous ne voulons pas être concentrés dans des camps comme un troupeau que l´on abreuve, nous voulons faire partie intégrante de la société  avec le droit d´aller et de venir, le droit à l´éducation mais aussi le droit de travailler. Nous savons tous qu´avec tous ses droits il restera encore des inégalités visibles aux yeux de tous. Comme le combat des femmes face aux inégalités sexuelles. C´est pourquoi nous continuerons de nous battre. La vérité est que le fait d´avoir un titre de séjour ne veut pas dire qu´on est tiré d affaire. Au contraire, ce n´est que le début du combat face aux inégalités.

Pour terminer, je veux vous dire que laisser les frontières ouvertes, c´est redonner à l´humanité son droit à la libre circulation partout sur terre, mais tout d´abord ouvrons nos coeurs et libérons les du racisme, du colonialisme et des futilités de ce monde tel que l´argent et le pouvoir.

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Vom Wind als unserem Begleiter zum Abschiebeknast in unseren Köpfen. Rückblick auf zwei Monate Protest

Jetzt ist es an der Zeit auf unsere Aktionen der letzten zwei Monaten zurückzublicken um zu sehen wo die Erfolge waren und wo wir unnötig unsere Energie verschwendet haben. Es ist die Zeit der Wahrheit.

Ich habe an der Demonstration am 07.09.2016, mit der unser  Protest seinen Anfang nahm, nicht nur als Mitglied der Bewegung Refugee Struggle for Freedom sondern auch als Person, als Mensch teilgenommen. Als Mensch gehöre ich zu dieser Welt, aber diese Welt gehört niemanden, sie wurde nicht von Menschen erschaffen. Ihr könnt über Grenzen und illegale Einreise reden aber was ist mit der Ausbeutung unserer Bodenschätze, was ist mit den Marionetten westlicher Politik, die unsere Staaten regieren, was ist mit all dem, was unser ist, uns aber nicht gehört?  Niemand erwähnt das, niemand. Wir werden wie Objekte benutzt wenn man uns braucht – zum Beispiel als billige Arbeitskräfte oder als gesellschaftliche Sündenböcke. Wenn man uns aber nicht mehr braucht, werden wir zum Elend der Welt.

Am Sendlinger Tor habe ich mich sehr integriert gefühlt, weil wir zusammen das Leben außerhalb der Lager erleben durften, mit Unterstützer*innen und Menschen mit guten Absichten. Obwohl wir auch mit Nazis und Anderen mit weniger guten Absichten konfrontiert waren, war es auf jeden Fall besser als in den Lagern eingesperrt zu sein.

Der Weg nach Nürnberg hat mich und viele anderen wieder zum Leben erweckt. Wir konnten die Natur spüren, weit weg von allem, mit dem Wind als Begleiter, der keine Grenzen und auch keine Staatsangehörigkeit kennt. Er hat uns durch deutsche Städte geführt und es war, als ob wir über Grenzen gingen. Wenn die Welt so sein könnte! Sie ist für uns Menschen erschaffen worden. Vögel haben keine Grenzen aber wir, Menschen, obwohl wir einen denkenden Verstand besitzen,  entziehen anderen Menschen das Recht auf Bewegung, auf freie Wahl des Aufenthaltsorts und so entsteht Angst vor Repression und Festnahme.

Nach unserer Rückkehr aus Nürnberg haben wir den Hungerstreik angefangen. Es war für uns die einzige Möglichkeit. Es war sehr hart weil viele von uns krank sind. Trotz ihrer Krankheit haben sie beim Hungerstreik mitgemacht, auch wenn dies ihrer Gesundheit geschadet hat.
Am fünften Tag haben wir angekündigt, am Tag darauf auch auf das Trinken zu verzichten. Am Nachmittag kam unerwartet die Polizei mit 600 Polizisten um den Hungerstreik zu beenden. Manche von uns sind da geblieben wo sie waren, andere sind auf die andere Straßenseite gegangen und auf Bäume geklettert. Wir, die geblieben sind, wie hätten wir uns gegen 600 Polizisten wehren können? Wir, nur 60 Asylbewerber*innen am Ende ihrer Kräfte.

Von der anderen Straßenseite konnte ich die Schreie meines Freundes hören, der die Tritte der Polizei abbekommen hat. Zusätzlich zu der brutalen Auseinandersetzung mit der Polizei erwartet jeder von denen, die auf den Bäumen waren, eine hohe Geldstrafe.

Wir hätten wissen können, dass der polizeiliche Angriff, also die Räumung des Hungerstreikes, die darauf folgende Repression plötzlich kommen würde. Wir hätten wissen können, dass wir als Schuldige für alle Probleme aller hingestellt werden würden, aus dem einzigen Grund, dass wir es gewagt haben gegen die deutschen Behörden zu protestieren. Gegen die Behörden, die uns vernichten möchten und auch seit langem bereits vernichtet haben. Es wird immer gesagt, dass Solidarität gelebt werden muss. Wir haben darauf geantwortet. Wir haben an der Seite von Gewerkschaften und gesellschaftlichen Gruppen gekämpft ohne etwas im Gegenzug zu erwarten. Jetzt brauchen wir Sie. Mögen Sie uns nun zur Seite stehen!

Ich habe meine persönlichen Problemen aber sie sind nichts im Vergleich zu dem Leid, das meine Schwestern und Brüder täglich erfahren. Sie haben Angst, ihr Leben in einem anderen Land von Null wieder anzufangen. Sie haben Angst, abgeschoben zu werden und mit ihrer Vergangenheit konfrontiert zu werden. Und tatsächlich wurden in den letzten Wochen ein Bruder von uns nach Afghanistan abgeschoben und einer in den Senegal, ein anderer hat aus Verzweiflung das Land selbst verlassen. Sieben weitere Freunde wurden in das Abschiebelager nach Bamberg gebracht.

Aber schon bevor wir in Gefängnisse und Abschiebelager eingesperrt werden, leben wir in einem modernen Gefängnis. Der Abschiebeknast in unseren Köpfen, der uns jeden Tag begleitet und in uns arbeitet, ist der schlimmste. Was ist unser Vergehen? Was haben wir getan? Ist es ein Verbrechen, dem Krieg, dem Elend, der Armut, der Gewalt entkommen zu wollen? Ist es gerechtfertigt, uns deshalb aus allen Systemen auszuschließen?

Wir, Menschen aus dem Globalen Süden, sind die Opfer und Sündenböcke aller Zeiten. Wir wurden als Sklaven verkauft, gezwungen in den beiden Weltkriege für die Befreiung Europas zu kämpfen, wir wurden kolonialisiert und geplündert. Unsere Lebensfreude ist aber stärker als alle Demütigungen, die wir in der Vergangenheit und bis heute noch erfahren. Es ist für Euch vielleicht schwierig uns und unseren Schmerz zu verstehen, unsere Stimmen zu hören, unser Kampf und Motto „Freiheit – liberté, kein Mensch ist illegal“ nachzuvollziehen. Wir möchten nicht wie Tiere in Abschiebelager eingezwängt und gefüttert werden, wir möchten ein vollständiger Teil dieser Gesellschaft sein, wir möchten das Recht haben, uns zu bewegen wo wir hin möchten, wir möchten das Recht auf Bildung aber auch das Recht auf Arbeit haben. Auch wenn wir diese Rechte genießen werden noch Ungerechtigkeiten in der Welt bestehen. Wie der Kampf von Frauen gegen Geschlechterungleichheit. Deswegen werden wir weiter kämpfen.  Die Wahrheit ist, dass eine Aufenthaltsgenehmigung nicht die Lösung unserer Probleme ist. Es ist nur der Anfang des Kampfes gegen Ungerechtigkeiten aller Art.

Zum Schluss möchte ich euch noch sagen, dass wenn man die Grenzen öffnet, bekommt die Weltbevölkerung ihr angeborenes Recht auf Bewegungsfreiheit wieder zurück. Dafür müssen wir aber erst unsere Herzen öffnen und von Kolonialismus, Rassismus und Belanglosigkeiten wie Geld und Macht befreien.

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

Daily Resistance Refugee Protest 2016 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 difference with the ones before. For this issue we made a complete translation of the articles into 7 different languages. And we distribute them separately. You can have a look at the pdf file for each language:

This issue comes with a comic and poster

Additionally the newspaper comes with the “Ways to stop deportation“ comic for all languages except Urdu and Kurdi (Sorani).
And in the middle of the newspaper there is a colored poster about the Bavarian Non-citizen group „Refugee Struggle for Freedom“ with photos of their latest actions.
This issue has 5 pages: 2 pages about the Noncitizen rise up in Bavaria + 2 pages the stop deportation comic + 1 page of poster

This issue is now ready for distribution!

We are looking for people who have contact to people living in Lagers and so-called refugees and can help to spread Daily Resistance.
It is one thing to produce this paper, print it, hand compile it (!) but a totally different one to get it out into the world.
Join us and spread the newspaper to the newcomers and others concerned!

How can I distribute the newspaper?

Please send us an email on dailyresistance@oplatz.net .
In the email please write:
1- Your postal address
2- Your telephone number
3- How many copies from each language you would like to receive
We would like to ask you to tell us in which languages you would need the newspaper. Because we print different languages separately and for reducing the costs we try to give to each person just the language they want, unlike the mixed format of last issues.
Later on in January we will post you the newspapers.

Daily Resistance is for free.

It is important to us that you understand, that you can get the newspaper if you don’t have money – especially if you live in a lager yourself and like to distribute there.

It’s a focus issue on the Non-citizen Rise up in Bavaria

In the last autumn there was a big Non-citizen rise up in Bavaria.  After one month of mobilisation in different lagers, it has been decided at the non-citizen meeting on the 6th and 7th of September 2016 in Munich to make a demonstration and a protest camp at Sendlinger Tor. The aim was to draw attention on the political situation of non-citizens. The camp had a legal permission for more than a month and up to 100 protesters took part in it during day and night.
After 3 weeks of occupation, the people decided to make a march from Munich to Nuremberg to bring their protest further. They started on 8th of October from Munich. After walking 10 days, they made 200 kilometers to Nuremberg. They had a strong demonstration in front of the BAMF (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge), calling for their and our demands. As the reason and demand of the protest, they write:
We want for everybody in Germany to have the right to stay, right to work and right to study here. Also, we want the right to choose freely our living place. Our main demand is having the right to stay here. All of other demands can become possible afterwards. They are all civil rights and are just possible when we are accepted as members in this society.
Here in Berlin, working on the Daily Resistance newspaper, we decided to put the focus of this issue on the new protest in Bavaria. We find it important to echo their valuable message to the other people/non-citizens living in the lagers. The articles in this issue are a selection of statements of protestors in the last 3 months and all are written by the non-citizens. 
 

Daily Resistance is the newspaper of “Refugee Movement”

We are a mixed group of people and activists in Berlin who fight against isolation and lagers in oranienplatz and other places.
Daily Resistance is a periodical newspaper on actual paper written by refugee activists aimed to reach people in lagers. We want to inform them on the state of resistance in Germany and to empower them for their everyday resistance against the system.
After publishing  the first and second issues, we have received a lot of positive feedback. Many people started to write for the newspaper or distribute it in lagers. Initially, we printed 2000 copies. Soon they were all gone and we realized we have to print more. In the end, we distributed more than 5000 copies in Berlin, Munchen, Jena, Erfurt, Bremen, Darmstadt, Kiel, Hannover, Delmenhorst, Landshut, Oldenburg … also in Manchester and Vienna. In Thessaloniki, people managed to throw packages of newspapers over the fences of a closed lager. This is all incredible and gave us the energy to continue. We like to thank everybody who moved the newspaper forward and invite all to join in the fight of breaking the isolation in lagers.
This is a communal newspaper, from people for people.
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