Tag: freedom not frontex

Still marching for freedom – Ein Gespräch mit Aktivist*innen

Still marching for freedom

von No Border Frankfurt

“Still marching for freedom” – Transnationaler Kampf für globale Bewegungsfreiheit und gegen Repression

Wann: Samstag, 24. Februar 18:30 – 20:30 Uhr

Wo: Klapperfeld Ex-Gefängnis, Klapperfeldstraße 5, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

Im Jahr 2014 organisierten verschiedene Gruppen aus der refugee-Bewegung den march for freedom von Straßburg nach Brüssel. Damit wurde der Kampf für Bleiberecht und gegen das europäische Grenzregime auf eine neue Ebene gehoben und Bewegungsfreiheit konkret durchgesetzt.
Während dem Protest gegen ein EU-Innenministertreffen in Luxemburg zum Thema illegalisierte Migration kam es jedoch zu massiven Polizeiübergriffen.

Sechs Aktivist*innen wurden anschließend wegen “bewaffneter und geplanter Rebellion” angeklagt und im April ’17 ohne konkreten Tatnachweis pauschal zu sechs Monaten Haft auf Bewährung verurteilt. Die noch ausstehenden Kosten des Verfahrens, für Anwält*innen und Fahrtkosten liegen vorraussichtlich bei rund 14 000€.

Ein Großteil der Verurteilten befinden sich weiterhin im Asylverfahren und ist durch das Urteil akut von Abschiebung bedroht. Ende Februar 2018 wird der Revision-Antrag verhandelt.

Bei der Veranstaltung werden die Aktivist_innen auf das Verfahren gegen sie eingehen und die Bedeutung des march for freedom.

Es wird aber insbesondere auch um die aktuelle Geflüchteten-Bewegung gehen, vom Widerstand gegen Abschiebungen nach Afghanistan bis zum Einfordern von gleichen Rechten für Alle in solidarity cities.

Kein Mensch ist illegal – Bleiberecht überall.
No border lasts forever.

Texte von den Angeklagten:
https://oplatz.net/?s=luxemburg

https://twitter.com/hashtag/luxtrial?src=hash
March for freedom: https://freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.org/

OPEN BORDER CARAVAN from Berlin, September 24th – 27th

Open borders caravan

Open borders caravan

 

(german below)

Leipzig and Vienna showed us how to do it – in Berlin we want to follow their example. Together with many international friends, comrades and other people we will help refugees to cross the borders. Instead of only watching, we want to practically support the refugee struggles on the European borders by organizing shuttle service.

While still talking of welcoming culture, the closure of the border was already being prepared. The armed federal police closed the border in Bavaria while the humanitarian catastrophe in the border areas of Serbia and Croatia, in the camps of Hungary and along the transit routes intensified. This closed border policy inside the Fortress Europe will not stop anyone from fleeing, but will lead to even more misery, fear and death. In this moment, it becomes obvious that the warm words of welcome of these last days were of little value. Therefore, our answer can only be practical help to cross the borders!

Contact:

openborders@posteo.de

Caravan Phone 01578-6424265 (contactable thursday)

Follow on Twitter: #openborderscaravan

International call and overview over the convoys from different cities, you will find here: Facebook

Liveticker: Balkanroute border monitoring

Jungle World article

 

 

Declaration by International Coalition of Undocumented, #Migrants, #Refugees and #Asylum Seekers (CISPM)

Final Declaration of the International Days of Rome (Italy) – 13th to 16th of November

The international days of meetings and actions organized in Rome from the 13th to the 16th of November by the International Coalition of Undocumented, Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CISPM) have seen the participation of representative from different collectives of France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Germany, Tunisia, Nederlands, Poland and Italy.

These days took place in a context in which Europe has chosen to deal with this economic and social crisis by accentuating austerity policies imposed by the European Central Bank and discriminatory measures and fear mongering politics of the European Union and its member countries towards Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-seekers (Dublin III, the different bilateral agreements and other anti-migrants measures).

We are among those who believe that these policies are not at all “solutions”, neither for the economy in crisis, nor in the daily life itself in all its complexity, even when everything is done to speed up privatization, liberalization markets, dissolution of the labor code, operation and relocation of workers, eradication of public service, and ultimately enriching the richest! From our side, we cannot accept that our situation of Migrants is exploited for electoral purposes, especially when our lives are spent in the calculation of loss and profits of a selfish world in organized bankruptcy.

We are convinced that the unique cure to point the political responsabilities of so many injustices and inequalities, is the unity among migrants, workers, precarious, undocumented migrants, refugees, students, unemployed, asylum seekers and each victim of the crisis… and because the war among poors or exploited only is useful to those who exploit, here in Europe or anywhere else.