Tag: Residenzpflicht

15 Refugee activists from The VOICE Refugee Forum Bavaria joined the start of the protest march from Munich to Nuremberg

Refugee Protest March from Munich to NurembergWe, 15 Refugees from The VOICE Refugee Forum Bavaria joined the start of the protest march from Munich with refugee residents from Dingolfing city , Passau city , Moosburg city and Gottfriedingerschwaige village , Loihcing village , Landau village .
The VOICE Refugee Forum Bavaria: In solidarity with protest march from Munich to Nuremberg in 2016 . For Freedom of Movement !!! March starts on 8th October in Munich to end on 21st October in Nuremberg.

We, 15 Refugees from The voice Refugee Forum Bavaria join the start of the protest march from Munich with refugee residents from Dingolfing city , Passau city , Moosburg city and Gottfriedingerschwaige village , Loihcing village , Landau village .

We starts our journey at 5 am yesterday, 8 October 2016 and reached round Munich about 7 : 30 am on Munich mian train station . We started the protest march at 2 pm with Refugees freedom struggle group . some of the refugees continue to moving with protest march from Munich to Nuremberg. Muhammad Ali Awan , Qasim Behbodi , Ali Naseeri , Ahmed Wafa , Muhammad Noor , Abu Khalid , Edward , Sunny Mehmood and many others participating in protest march .Our best wishes and Solidarity always with our Refugees .We will rise with freedom .

We are mobilizing more refugees to join the protest march in Landshut on 12.10.2016

We are calling on activists to support our participation and to join the protest march in solidarity with refugee struggles..
We demand for unconditional Residence – Stop all deportations – For Freedom of Movement!!!March starts on 8th October in Munich to end on 21st October in Nuremberg
Statement of The VOICE Refugee Forum Bavaria: In solidarity with protest march from Munich to Nuremberg in 2016 http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4248

Wir verlangen ein bedingungsloses Residenzrecht – Stopp aller Abschiebungen – Für Bewegungsfreiheit!! Der Marsch beginnt am 8.Oktober in München und endet am 21. Oktober in Nürnberg
Stellungnahme von The VOICE Refugee Forum Bavaria: In Solidarität mit dem Protestmarsch # München nach Nürnberg 2016 http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4249

The VOICE Refugee Forum Bavaria, für die The refugee-Migrant Political Community.
For More Information and Press Contact: : Muhammud Ali Awan, Tel.: 015218222548
Email. thevoicerefugeeforum@riseup.net. http://thevoiceforum.org

protocol #5 – forming a ‘lager mobilisation’ group in berlin

free all lagers.

this is our 5th protocol to form a “lager mobilisation”-group in berlin and maybe later on in brandenburg. again, around 19 people were there – thanks to u all. please add, correct and criticize in the comment section.

protocol #5 – forming a ‘lager mobilisation’ group in berlin
1. introduction
2. weekly action + URGENT ACTION
3. next meeting

13th october 2015, 7pm at migrationsrats office – www.migrationsrat.de

address: oranienstr. 34, 10999 berlin-kreuzberg, right backyard, 2nd floor, please ring the bell, if the door is closed
next to u-station kottbusser tor


Demo Thursday, September 24: Asylrechtsverschärfungen stoppen! لتوقيف تشديد قانون اللجوء Stop the tightening of asylum law!

( english below / العربية أدناه )

Wann: Donnerstag, 24.09.2015, 14:00 Uhr

Wo: Bundeskanzleramt, Willy-Brandt Straße 1, U Bundestag/ U/S Hauptbahnhof

Am Donnerstag, den 24.9. treffen sich beim sog. „Flüchtlingsgipfel“ die Regierungen von Bund und Ländern um die Asylgesetzgebung zu verschärfen. Unter dem Titel „Fehlanreize beseitigen!“ liegt ein Gesetzespaket vor, in dem der Aufenthalt Geflüchteter in Deutschland so unattraktiv wie möglich gestaltet werden soll. Geplant sind beispielsweise die Wiedereinführung der Residenzpflicht und Sachleistungen statt Bargeld, sowie schnellere Abschiebungen durch eine Ausweitung der Liste sogenannter sicherer Drittstaaten. Trotz humanitärer Hilfeleistungen der Bevölkerung gehören rassistische Mobilisierungen und Angriffe auf Geflüchtete weiterhin zum Alltag in Deutschland. Überdeckt durch die medial inszenierte „neue deutsche Willkommenskultur“ lautet die politische Antwort der Bundesregierung weiterhin Abschottung und Abschiebung. Deshalb werden wir unseren Protest vors Bundeskanzlerinamt tragen und deutlich sagen

Das Problem heißt Rassismus
Die Innenministerkrise lösen
Asylrechtsverschärfungen stoppen

Restriction instead of welcome: grand coalition decides package of measures against refugees

https://iwspace.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/proasyl.jpg?resize=327%2C246Translated by IWS from Pro Asyl: The federal government has agreed on Sunday in the coalition committee on a package of measures on asylum policy. Under the rubric “remove disincentives” several measures of deterrence policy of the nineties have been reactivated.
On Saturday, the government had allowed with a generous gesture several thousand refugees stranded at the Budapest Central Station to enter Germany, but already on Sunday the grand coalition presented a decision which contains numerous restrictive measures, among other things.

Deterrence policy as in the nineties
To avoid alleged “disincentives”, asylum seekers will in future have to stay six months instead of three in the Erstaufnahmelagern (first Reception Centers). The measure will be accompanied by the decision to impose again the Residenzpflicht to the people crammed in the Erstaufnahmelagern. The residence obligation (Residenzpflicht) that forbids them to move freely in the Federal territory. Furthermore the refugees will again receive vouchers and food parcels – according to the motto: Eat what comes from the office. In this way several instruments of deterrence and exclusion policies of the nineties, which had been liberalized step by step only in recent years, are reactivated.
The six-month placement in first Reception Centers will exacerbate the already disastrous accommodation situation. To increase the accommodation capacity two or threefold of the existing facilities will create unbearable living conditions for thousands of people, fuelling conflicts within the facilities themselves, marginalizing and stigmatizing those affected. The promise of the federal government to increase the capacity of the Reception Centers of about 45,000 to 150,000 will be impossible to achieve in the short term.

Refugee School and University Strike on April, 24th

— english below —

SCHULSTREIK | 24. APRIL | 11 UHR | ROTES RATHAUS.

MAHNWACHE  | 15 UHR | EU-VERTRETUNG, Pariser Platz

Eine einfache Frage: „Was ist der Unterschied zwischen 6m² und 8m²?“ 6m² … so viel steht einer*m Geflüchteten in Deutschland als Wohnraum zu. 8m² … so viel steht einem deutschen Schäferhund per Tierschutz-Verordnung zu. Doch das wird sich bald ändern! Ab dem Jahr 2016 stehen den Menschen, die auf ihrer Flucht vor Hunger, Krieg, Ausbeutung usw. über die Mauern Europas bis nach Deutschland kommen, 7m² zu. Im Gegenzug wird durch die Asylgesetzverschärfung die Chance auf einen gesicherten Aufenthaltsstatus in der BRD noch weiter verringert. Die Verfahren zu Abschiebung und Abschiebehaft werden so angepasst, dass sie in Zukunft noch schneller noch mehr Menschen abschieben können. Das Arbeitsverbot, mangelnder Zugang zu Bildung usw. wird dabei weiterhin aufrechterhalten.

Während die Parteien à la CDU, SPD und Grünen die rassistischen Gesetzte machen, hetzen auf der Straße neue rassistische Bewegungen wie Pegida, HoGeSa oder „Bürgerbewegungen“, wie in Marzahn, Köpenick und Buch. Und sehen ihr ach so christliches „Abendland“ in Gefahr vor sog. „Überfremdung“.

Ihnen ist es egal, dass bei der Flucht nach Europa seit 1990 weit mehr als 28.000 Menschen starben, die EU ihre Außengrenzen immer weiter abschottet und private Grenzagenturen riesige Zäune, Gefängnisse und Flotten aufbauen. Ihnen ist auch egal, dass vor allem deutsche Konzerne und Politik für die Fluchtursachen verantwortlich sind. Deutschland, als drittgrößter Waffenexporteur, verdient an jedem Krieg fleißig mit. Gleichzeitig erzwingen sie die Öffnung der Märkte in ehemaligen kolonialen Ländern, sodass Konzerne ohne Einschränkung die lokale Wirtschaft für ihre maximale Gewinnausbeutung benutzen können. Das erzeugt vor allem Armut und somit Abhängigkeit. Wo das Wichtigste der Profit ist, gibt es keinen Platz für Solidarität. Ihnen ist auch egal, dass seit der Krise des Kapitalismus der Konkurrenzkampf zwischen den wirtschaftlich starken Nationen (auch Imperialist_innen genannt) zunimmt, da jeder seine eigenen Profite sichern will. Das bedeutet mehr Krieg und mehr Ausbeutung. Weltweit sind deshalb so viele Menschen auf der Flucht wie seit dem 2. Weltkrieg nicht mehr. Allein in Syrien sind es 9 Millionen. Im Juni wollen sich genau diese Industrienationen in Bayern treffen um beim G7 Gipfel die Welt erneut unter sich aufzuteilen.

Wir haben keinen Bock auf Rassismus in der Schule, wir haben keinen Bock, dass unsere Freunde isoliert in extra Klassen gehalten werden um dann mit 18 abgeschoben zu werden. Wir finden es zum kotzen, dass die Asylgesetze weiter verschärft werden, statt Geflüchteten ein würdevolles Leben zu ermöglichen!

Demonstration and Networking Meeting/Discussion on Friday 27.03.2015: With Refugees from Schwäbisch Gmünd

Stop Abuse! Legalize the so Called “tolerated” refugees in Germany! Stop Destroying Refugees’ Perspectives!
 
  • 2 pm Manifestation: Tiergartenstr. 15, 10785 Berlin – Landesvertretung Baden Württemberg
  • 6pm Sofra – Meeting and Eating: Köpenickerstr 189, 10997 Berlin – TEK (U1 Schlesisches Tor)
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Refugee Tour – Solidarity Call for Civil Disobedience from Refugee Initiative Schwäbisch Gmünd

Leke Aremu, Farook Khan, Raphael Paul, Frankline Ndam, James Ogoloma

While we await any attempt to force us into imprisonment as we excise civil disobedience against Apartheid “Residenzpflicht”, we shall embark on a Tour all over Germany to damask the repressive policies against Refugees in Germany.

The Tour will serve as a platform for exchange amongst Refugees with a critical view to the 2015 deceptive Asylum “relief” in comprehensive relation to the horrific Asylum “Compromise” of 1993 up to the hypocritical decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court in 2012.

In this tour, refugees will be informed about the “Adverse faces of Germany” enforced through arbitrary powers at different levels, the system of Refugee Isolation and control, the continuous exploitation of Refugees here and beyond the borders of Europe. Their propaganda is built on the grounds of ignorance of a “civilized” society and at the expense of Refugee’s human dignity.

Now is the time to mobilize Refugee’s solidarity and empower networking within our communities through the intimate understanding that we all face the same problems – even though the situations might appear to be different.

Our experiences have confirmed that nothing good can be expected from Imperialist States like Germany except by direct confrontation and scandal.

As your responsibility to support the revolution of the oppressed you should mobilize refugees and organize discussion events in your region. Announce your dates so as to enable us plan our schedule. We will be glad to join you for exchange.

The fight against "Residenzpflicht" has to go on! / Der Kampf gegen die Residenzpflicht muss weiter gehen!

For 25 years refugees have been fighting against “Residenzpflicht” (residence obligation). Now it has been changed again, and again politicians claim that it is abolished and many people believe them.

With our protest we triggered a, for a long time overdue, debate about “Residenzpflicht” on a national level. We showed clearly that this law is incompatible with a life in dignity. But a bit of loosening and compromises… That’s not what we have been demonstrating and struggling for for years. We have been fighting for the abolition of “Residenzpflicht”.

The facts: 

For asylum seekers in the reception center the obligatory residence stays limited to the district of the alien’s department (Ausländerbehörde) for three months. In Brandenburg for example this is the urban district Eisenhüttenstadt. They are only allowed to leave the district if the department sees “compulsory reasons” (“zwingende Gründe”). Personal needs, like seeing relatives again after a long time, are not considered.

CALL FOR DEMONSTRATION: We are all Oranienplatz and we will stay all!

This is a call for a big Demonstration on Sunday, 15th of December!

We start at Oranienplatz. From there we will go together to Alexanderplatz. There is the administration office of the Senator of Interior Frank Henkel. (Senatsverwaltung für Inneres, Grunerstraße Ecke Stralauerstraße). And we will stay for a rally over night until the ultimatum will be taken back.

We are asylum seekers in Germany. Fourteen months ago, we decided that we would no longer accept our miserable living conditions. We decided to rise up against our accommodation in isolating Lagers and against the daily discrimination we face.

We organized ourselves, escaped the Lagers, disregarded the Residenzpflicht, and began our march from Würzburg to Berlin. Arriving there, we occupied the Oranienplatz and then the former Gerhart Hauptmann-School soon after, in order to intensify our protest against German and European asylum policy.

CARAVAN FOR EQUALITY, DIGNITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

CALL FOR ACTION AND MOBILIZATION

We are asylum seekers, refugees, undocumented migrants, Europeans with a «migration background», we are all those who have no full citizenship. We are those who wear the label «not from here». Our real or supposed origin is an argument to deprive us of many rights. Yet our life is here, and like everyone else we just want to build a decent life for us and our families.

29.11. Pressrelease by the refugee activists from oranienplatz and the occupied school

We asylum seekers in Germany and refugees from lampedusa want to use this statement to set a sign against the attemts of separation from certain media and politicians and to clearify our situation. Especially since the failed eviction of our camp in kreuzberg on sunday the 24th of November 2013 we are confronted with a massive change in the way the media reports about our protest. The demands to abolish Lagers and Residenzpflicht, to stop all deportations, for the unlimited right to stay, the right to work, study, and choice of housing, and freedom of movement were set up within a common discussion of refugee activists.

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