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.
Migrant-led activist group from Oranienplatz in Berlin are now touring the world, or at least some of it. Here to connect the movement across borders, the first stop is London!
Gain and share insights and experiences during these events.
Where are these places?
LARC (London Action Resource Centre): 62 Fieldgate St., E11ES
SOAS (University of London):
Thornhaugh Street, Russel Square, WC1HOXG
Thursday 26th January, 6pm:
Screening of Island 36 documentary followed by discussion at LARC
Friday 27th January, 10:30 am:
Workshop on migrant activism and anti-colonialism at LARC
8pm: Screening of Island 36 documentary followed by discussion at SOAS
We plan to travel through England, Spain, Italy, Uganda and South Sudan to meet refugees and migrant activists. We want to share our experiences at info panels, workshops and film screenings and build a movement across borders!
We are from the self-organised Refugee Movement Berlin that started occupying Oranienplatz in central Berlin in 2012 to demand our rights. Even after the eviction we continue fighting. This is the second transnational refugee tour to make our voices heard!
We believe in freedom of movement for everybody, meaning the right to choose where to go and where to stay whenever you want. With transnational exchange of ideas we can fight deportation, stop detention, resist being held in refugee camps, end isolation from the communities and throw the fear away! Together we are strong!
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