Tag: Nigeria

STOP THE DEPORTATION OF NIGERIANS – FOR FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT!

Deutsch: Flüchtlingsprotest und Solidaritäts-Demonstration in Gotha zusammen mit The VOICE Refugee Forum
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4625

Refugee Protest and Solidarity in Gotha together with The VOICE Refugee Forum

Saturday, 10.08.2019 Gotha Train Station

10 am | RBB Solidarity Installation

2 pm | Rally

3 pm | DEMONSTRATION

Refugee Protest in Gotha: There will be Refugee Black Box Installation – Paint it Black! before the Demonstration on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 10 am

RBB Performance Gyration | Music and Cultural Programm till the end.

STOP THE TERROR OF DEPORTATIONS – BREAK THE ISOLATION!!

We Nigerians, refugees from Gotha, together with activists from The VOICE Refugee Forum are calling for your solidarity. We live here in the refugee lager in Gotha and are witnessing how our brothers and sisters are being deported at nighttime.

Most of us have a long journey to escape the horror that we have experienced. On our way, we survived the desert and the Mediterranean sea. Some of us survived as well the streets of Italy, where we looked for a small shelter to protect ourselves and children from the rain and cold winds. Now, we do not sleep because every night the police might come and deport us back to Nigeria or any other country. Our lives are dominated by the permanent fear that the German government is putting on us and our children.

This fear has increased since last year we heard that the Nigerian and German governments are talking to deport up to 30.000 Nigerian brothers and sisters from Germany. They are selling and pushing us without asking how and where we would like to live. They ignore our wishes to live a life in peace, security and dignity. We have not fled to here to live in an isolation camp in Thuringia. We want to shape our future and that of our children.

We cannot accept how we are pushed from one to another country and how
our lives are endangered. We cannot accept how unsafe countries and
societies are labeled safe and refugees are sent back there, as it is done for refugees from Afghanistan.

We call for a parade and demonstration with Refugee Black Box Installation and Performance here in Gotha. With our presence we show what the bureaucrats in both, the German and Nigerian, governments are doing: They destroy our lives. Since 2011 both governments have strengthened their cooperation. One of the main areas is migration. On the one side the people are biometrically captured by technology provided by Germany and on the other side Nigerian refugees are deported from Germany. The award for every deported refugee is economical contracts and money that is fed to a corrupt regime.
We call for other refugees to solidarize and build a common struggle against the inhuman attacks on us. The new laws are further cutting the minimum rights we had. We have no other opportunity than to stand up for our dignity and those of our children.

We ask all other refugees to build their own Refugee Black Boxes and installations to show the communities’ networks of solidarity. Let us know how you see the deportations and the isolation that you are forced to live in.

We call on all progressive activists, friends and sympathizers, refugees and non-refugees to join us in launching our campaign against deportation of Nigerians and to protest against the deportations and against isolation of refugees.

Bring your Refugee Black Box!

Send your solidarity message to us. If you are not able to come to make your own Black Box you can send a photo of your Refugee Black Box to the Facebook page of the Refugee Black Box:

https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeBlackBox or check your messenger for
@RefugeeBlackBox

If you cannot come you can give a small or big donation for our fellow sisters and brothers that want to come to Gotha from Erfurt, Jena or elsewhere but cannot afford the ticket due to the limited money they have as refugees. Donations, one Euro or more, can be transferred to the account of THE VOICE Refugee Forum given below.

RBB Press: Refugee Black Box is a political agenda.

Power to the people in the revolutionary form and not just as a slogan. The idea must be extended to all people of the world in a practical way. Slow but powerful and strong.

Solidarity is not only our weapon, but it is our resisted oppressed bodies.
Our presence is our resistance and our resistance is our solidarity.

The Refugee Black Box activists with African Community of Guineans in Jena, The Afghanistan refugee community and MOVE in Erfurt with the Refugee Cafe in Goettingen will be demonstrating with us.

Contact:

Gotha: Vivian Chikodinaka: Tel. +49 152 16380860, Prince Cassidy Presido: +49 152 14159888

Jena: The VOICE Refugee Forum +49 176-24568988, Oury Diallo: +49 151 54660418

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeBlackBox/

Donations to:

Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
Sparkasse Göttingen
Kontonummer: 127829
BLZ: 260 500 01
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE

We are grateful for any donation (tax deductible, donation receipt if wanted)!

In Germany A Passport From Nigeria Is Not Respected – Rex Osa, Activist

video on sahara-tv on embassy deportation crime with Rex Osa, Voice Refugee Forum

Germany based Nigerian activist, Rex Osa of the Voice Refugee Forum shed light on the harsh treatment Nigerian refugees and asylum seekers face in Germany and the little help the Nigerian Embassy in Germany provides. “Deportation we know is the culture in Germany,” explained Osa. He described the deplorable living conditions of refugees in Germany and the restrictions put on those with the status. “As a refugee in Germany you are not allowed to go outside your district. If you are by chance caught outside you are penalized,” said Osa, who accused the Nigerian Embassy in Germany of being involved in a “deportation scheme.”

another article on the topic at newspaper “der freitag” in german: Der Pass wird passend gemacht

 

The Struggles Continue: New Year’s Compliments in honour of Fela Kuti / Kalakuta Republic (MOP – Movement of the people)

Credit: The Voice Refugee Forum in Germany

german below

Greetings from Kalakuta Republic / The Unspoken Cultural Revolution from  Africa against the Military Brutality in 70s and 80s in Nigeria.

Feel free to listen and spread this call in honour of our historical struggles from Nigeria and Africa!

Gerichtsprozess gegen Aktivist_innen wegen der Besetzung der Nigerianischen Botschaft im Oktober 2012

Dies ist keine Verteidigung. Es ist die Verurteilung eines Gerichts.

Bevor ich mit Ihnen einige Informationen teile, möchte ich mich an das Gericht wenden, das mich als Herr Mahdiye Tayefeh Kalhori anschreibt. Ist das nicht ein Zeichen, dass das Gericht nicht ausreichende und richtige Informationen in der Sache verfügt? Wenn das Geschlecht nicht bekannt ist, werde ich dann automatisch als Mann eingestuft? Ist das nicht eine sexistische und patriarchale Sicht?

Damit das Gericht eine klare Sicht bekommt, möchte ich nun bezüglich der Protestaktion in der nigerianischen Botschaft einige Informationen hier öffentlich mit Ihnen teilen. Die Protestaktion vom Oktober 2012 [1]richtete sich gegen die Abschiebeanhörungen, die im normalen Sprachgebrauch auch als Botschaftsanhörungen bezeichnet werden, damit das Verbrechen der Abschiebung nicht benannt wird.