Saarlouis the 29th of May Call of the Protest March for Freedom for Action in Schengen (LUX) on Sunday 1st of June
On the 13th day of the Protest March we will reach the city Schengen through our third border crossing from Germany to Luxembourg.
After the press conference at 11 am we will cross the bridge from Perl to Schengen to start our action in this symbolic city for racist asylum and migration policies.
Schengen is the city in which the Schengen Treaty was signed. In Schengen the EU is celebrating freedom of movement and „Europe without borders“ as well as FRONTEX. It is celebrating the privileges of the European citizens while criminalizing migration.Therefore the Schengen Treaty on the other hand means the establishment of Fortress Europe, migrant defence and deaths at the borders of Europe and its seas as well the violation of human rights.
We call all refugees and solidarious groups to join us in Perl to cross the border together to reach Schengen. Through creative actions we want to celebrate there the freedom of movement for EVERYONE and at the same time we want to scandalize the killing militarization of Schengen’s outer borders. We want to abolish Frontex, the Dublin System and all anti-migration policies of Europe.
Also on the 5th and 6th of June the Council of the European Union will come together in Luxembourg Ville (Place de l’Europe 4) to discuss the Task Force for the Mediterranean, the Schengen System as well as the new executive director of FRONTEX. Therefore join also our action day on the 5th of June in Luxembourg Ville!!
Let’s come there together and smash borders and racism!!
Interconnected Refugee & Migrant Movements – Protest March against Fortress Europe! From Strasbourg to Brussels, May and June 2014
The European council and the European ministers of foreign affairs make
racist and prohibitive policies against refugees and migrants on a very
high level. In reaction to the recent admitted mass drowning in the
Mediterranean, they only concluded to arm the forces that control and
aggressively prevent people’s movement, such as frontex. They will hold
their next summit at the 26th and 27th of June in Brussels.
Different groups of refugee and Migrant movements in Europe plan a protest march
from Strasbourg to Brussels. This will begin shortly before the European
parliament elections at the end of May. The marching refugee and supporting
activists will walk about 450 km within one month. In an action week before
the council’s summit, we will raise our protest against the policies of
A group of people active in and supportive of the Refugee Movement
from Oranienplatz have started to mobilize for the march and prepare the
action. We would be happy about many different kinds of support:
share contacts with us:
to (international) refugee movements, help to make huge network possible
to people living in lager in Germany, for info events
to people/groups who could helporganize sleeping places along the route
we also need more contacts to trustworthy journalists and your support in raising media attention, accompany the protests with own media
organize decentralised actions, let’s have global action times!
contribute to the local actions
think about actions especially to support the massive border crossing (France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium)
organize transport for refugees in your region to take part in the march/action week/single actions
lend materials: busses/car trailers, big tents, kitchen equipment, sound systems, generator, media equipment, tools…
medical support & child care
produce mobilization material (movie, web propaganda, stickers, banners, poster, songs…)
spread flyers, posters, call; link our blogs (freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.org and asylstrikeberlin.wordpress.com)
we need a huge amount of money to finance 6 weeks of food for some hundred people! we also need money for tickets/public transport, gasoline, transport cars, renting/buying material, mobilization, anti-repression: please support us by donating, applying at foundations, organising soli parties etc!!!
take part in the Protest March! Starting around the 20th of May in Strasbourg
take part in the Action Week in Brussels 20th June – 27th June
For any questions or ideas, proposals or information you can reach us
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or meet us almost every Sunday at
3 pm at Cafe Kotti in Berlin/Kreuzberg, just ask at the counter for us.
The announcement of the UNHCR:
“UNHCR expresses its concern for the continued loss of human lives at sea, on the occasion of the incident in Farmakonisi.
A fishing boat with 28 people onboard (25 Afghans and 3 Syrians), including many women and children, was overturned and sank in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 21, 2014, in the sea area of Farmakonisi. 16 of those on board were collected by the Coast Guard. A woman and a 5 year old child were found dead near the Turkish coast, while 10 more people (2 women and 8 infants and young children) are missing. Continue reading →
We are asylum seekers, refugees, undocumented migrants, migrants from many European countries, we are Europeans with a “migration background”, we are all those who have no full priviledge of citizenship, but also citizens who share a common anger against the racist EU migration policy.
We decided to organize a European caravan which will go from the largest number of European countries towards Brussels (Belgium), where the European institutions are settled. Showing that we don’t respect the borders they impose us, holding us prisonners of the states borders and in the lagers, we will exercise our basic right of freedom of movement and adress our demands directly where the decisions come from.
We have a dream:
Freedom of movement and of residence for all asylum seekers
Stop the Dublin trap and the obligatory residence in Lagers throughout Europe
Permanent documents without criteria (not depending on working contracts or individual state prosecution)
Stop the imprisonment and deportation of migrants
Same working conditions for all
Same political, social and cultural rights for all: right to study and to work
Stop the European imperialist policies: no more free trade treaties and NATOwars
Abolish Frontex, Eurosur and other anti-migration policies and measures Continue reading →