Tag: MarchOfHope

Antiracist day of action on 5 September 2020

Germanwide call for decentralized protests

On September 5th we all go out into the streets together and show loud and clear what kind of society we want to live in: a society without racism! Exactly five years after the “March of Hope”. Because September 2015 was a ray of hope. A historical breakthrough against the border regime, not only on the Balkan route. A dynamic of coming and welcoming that we will not forget. And for which we continue to fight: despite and against the continuous backlash of racist laws and agitation.

Every day we experience it anew: racism hurts, racism kills. Whether it is the policy of sealing off Europe’s external borders, letting people die in the Mediterranean, racial profiling in the city centres, the forced placement of refugees in camps, deportations and detention, the search for accommodation and unequal treatment on the labour market, in schools and universities, the arbitrariness of authorities, in barsat the barroom and on the Internet. It is precisely this policy that lays the foundations for racist murder and terror. Racism structures and permeates our society and must be simultaneously fought and unlearned by all of us.

But everywhere, people resist and fight for an open and solidary society and against racism. Every day, on a small and large scale, practical and political. We fight for the right to freedom of movement, for equalrights for all. We struggle for people to be rescued from distress at sea and we fight with Black Lives Matter against racist controls and police violence. With the demand for housing and solidarity cities and safe havens for all. With the resistance against deportations, with church and citizen asylum. With protests against all forms of racist discrimination and exploitation. And as MigrAntifa against right-wing violence. We are many and we are loud, we fight in cities, in villages, on the streets and in private and we do not give up!

Migrant struggles have shaped our society for decades and have become part of the history and reality of our cities. Here and now we are already on the way into the society of the many and we cannot be stopped!

Our anti-racist resistance is both a concrete practice and a living vision. We struggle for cities of solidarity in an open Europe. Against exploitation and exclusion. For the right to stay, to come and to go. For equal rights. For all.

More info: https://www.welcome-united.org/de/aktionswoche/alliance-call-2020/

“March of Hope” > zu Fuß auf dem Weg von Belgrad zur kroatischen Grenze

Am Freitag nachmittag, 11.11.2016 haben sich 200 Geflüchtete zu Fuß auf den Weg gemacht und hoffen auf Einlass an den Pforten der Festung Europa – an der kroatischen Grenze. Unterwegs auf der Autobahn zwischen Belgrad und Zagreb, eskortiert von der Polizei. Hinter ihnen bilden sich kilometerlange Autoschlangen. Stimmung ungebrochen. Geflüchteten hatten sich auf den Weg gemacht, nachdem eine ihrer Hauptunterkünfte in Belgrad einen Tag zuvor geräumt worden war. Der Protestmarsch wurde seit dem Start von der serbischen Polizei begleitet, zwischenzeitlich in Richtung Bahngleise und dann über freies Feld geschickt. Am 13.11.2016 haben die Geflüchteten die kroatische Grenze erreicht und harren nun dort aus. Unterstützung in Form von Decken, Essen und menschlicher Solidarität ist von Menschen vor Ort unterwegs, wird von der Polizei aber bisher nicht durchgelassen. Aktuelle Berichterstattung unter dem Twitter-Hashtag #MarchOfHope

Hungary: #MarchOfHope — Refugee Resistance Against Border Regime

After being forced off trains by Hungarian police, more than 1,000 refugees decided to travel from Budapest to Vienna the only way they can – on foot. Since trains are still prevented from leaving Keleti station, which has become a refugee camp, refugees determined to leave decided to walk all the 134 miles to Austria. They are men and women of all ages, children, babies, and several people who are disabled or who arrived injured in Hungary. The local police unsuccessfully tried to stop them outside Budapest city limits, after they crossed the famous Elisabeth Bridge. Further up along the way, Hungarian citizens are offering them food and help, encouraging them to go on. One of the men leading the march is carrying an EU flag.

Latest News On Twitter: #MarchOfHope