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Posts Tagged ‘Migrants’

Solidarity to the fight of the Lumad people (Philippines)

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

We are currently supporting a campaign of the Lumad, an indigenous people who are victimized by atrocities of three institutions : the corporations, government military/para-military and left-wing insurgents (New People’s Army – NPA).

Our call is:
END LUMAD EXPLOITATION AND KILLINGS!
LET THE LUMAD SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!
CORPORATIONS, STATE MILITARY AND LEFT-WING INSURGENTS – KEEP OUT OF LUMAD ANCESTRAL LANDS.
DON’T BE USED BY LEFT AND RIGHT WING PARTIES.
FIGHT FOR AUTONOMY!

The Lumad comprise the indigenous people living in Southern Mindanao. They have become refugees in different parts of the country as they flee from escalating violence, rape and harassment.

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Public Statement


4 September 2015
– AIPP strongly condemns the continued brutal killings of Lumads in Mindanao of the Philippines at the hands of paramilitary groups and security forces. At least 13 Lumad human rights defenders and community members, including two children, have been killed in five incidents of extrajudicial killings and four massacres in the past eight months, with the recent killings of Emerito Samarca, Executive Director of a tribal school, and two other Lumad leaders in Surigao del Sur on 1 September. In the aftermath of the killings, more than 4000 Lumads evacuated to a neighboring village due to fear for their safety, and schools have been closed down. (more…)

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Incendiary Attack at Golden Dawn's “Bristol” café in Athens (Greece)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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The early hours of October 24th, we hit “Bristol” bar in Davaki Street, Ampelokipous with an incendiary device. This specific shop belongs to a well known member of Golden Dawn who was also a candidate in the local elections, Christos Zervas, and it is one of the Golden Dawn’s deputies and other fascists’ hangout.

This action is devoted to the memory of Pavlos Fyssas, of Shehzad Luqman and the other innumerable immigrants who were victims of state violence, expressed in the sea and land borders.

We carry on the antifascist struggle in the streets and in the squares and we wait nothing from the state “antifascism” and its fellow travelers, they are our enemies instead.

We don’t forget the struggle’s imprisoned and prosecuted ones.

Preventative arrests, persecutions and torture will not go unanswered.

(Anonymous claim of responsibility)

Translation by VbD

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Posted in Anti-Fascist, No Borders

Close the Camps – Mapping of migrant camps (Europe)

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Received anonymously from Sweden, the links and videos below concern some immigration detention centres there:

Close the Camps: Mapping of migrant camps is a site which aims to provide a dynamic and interactive mapping of migrant detention in Europe and beyond. Towards this end the site aims to:

• Record the sites, forms and conditions of migrant detention and their serious human consequences

• Enable access to information concerning migrant detention sites and contact with detained persons

• Mobilise all those who oppose migrant detention and removal measures to protect migrants human rights

Marsta:


http://bambuser.com/v/2940811

Uppsala Migrationsverket:
http://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.607989197016793415&pid=15.1&P=0

Flen:

yotube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpMHItiGNZA

Kallered:

vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/45368121


http://en.closethecamps.org/

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Action in Basel in solidarity with refugees in Berlin (Switzerland)

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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Early Tuesday morning (7 Oct. 2014), a German federal police car was set on fire at the Badischer Bahnhof (train station) in Basel. The car was completely destroyed. This action was in solidarity with the struggling refugees in Berlin and everywhere!

There, as here in Switzerland, people are degraded to problems for which a solution should be found. The solutions of politicians and authorities, as well as the cops as their henchmen, always mean confinement to detention centers, repression and often deportation to peoples’ countries of origin, or third countries.

The struggle of migrants, which they have determined for themselves against the systematic oppression they face, encourages us and at the same time, shows us the need for us to contribute to the sabotage of this repression machinery.

This action is also our response to the upcoming European police operation ‘Mos Maiorum’ (13th-26th Oct. 2014), which will attempt to have 18,000 police, in cooperation with Frontex, control and arrest as many people without residence permits as possible.

Active solidarity with all struggling migrants in Berlin and everywhere!

translated from: http://switzerland.indymedia.org/de/2014/10/93441.shtml

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Another sad story – G4S and Jimmy Mubenga (UK)

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Another sad story, one that passes from time to time on the liberal media; a migrant is killed during deportation. Did this one starve themselves, sew their lips together, swallow razor blades in some private detention centre hell? No, Jimmy Mubenga was killed by three G4S security guards on a plane full of people during an episode of ‘legal restraint techniques’ that they inflicted upon him until he died. The Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS) decided not to prosecute the murder.

“Please, please, they are killing me.” cried Mubenga repeatedly to the passengers on the plane. Jimmy had a wife and a family that the UK Border Agency had snatched him from earlier. They would never see him again. And on the plane, the people saw him murdered by those “just doing their job”, and didn’t do anything about it. Now it’s more grief, as if death weren’t enough: the “inquest” of “British justice” rubber-stamps the approved killing and serves more white justice to black faces. (more…)

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Welcome to Britain

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Britain, like any other country of the western world, is a huge prison for thousands and thousands of people who come here in search of a better life, the so-called ‘asylum seekers’. It’s not by chance that so many desperate people try to enter the U.K. as well as the other rich countries. They can’t do otherwise. In their homeland not even the basic conditions of surviving are left.

The globalisation of capital requires the maximum production at the lowest cost. That’s how the bosses move the centres of production from one country to the other searching for the cheapest labour cost. And that’s also the way they spread poverty and desolation and rob millions and millions of their resources. When the occasion occurs, the bosses and their armed mercenaries invade other countries to steal their oil or in order to keep some geopolitical context in equilibrium. (more…)

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Bristol: FAI / Borderless Solidarity Cell torch 6 vehicles at UKBA crime team building & smash Tascor transporters (UK)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Hidden inside a quiet business park in Portishead, just outside Bristol, is a UK Border Agency office from where an immigration crime team work with police, including launching raids in the south-west. We visited Thursday night into Friday (with the death of anarchist Carlo Guiliani in combat with police during the G8 summit 12 years ago still fresh in our minds) to set fires that damaged the building and burnt 6 vehicles stationed there – 3 cars, 2 blacked-out people carrier vans (known to be used for dawn snatches of immigrant family groups) and 1 large van. The border regime mercenaries draw the attention of our total contempt the same as any other cop does, and now this long arm of the State has felt that we are close and we don’t stop.

A couple of weeks earlier, high noon on Sunday 2nd at a Tascor corporation depot at a Cribbs Causeway/Patchway area trading estate, 2 minibuses with barred passenger windows had their windscreens smashed and multiple dents to the bodywork of the cabs. Tascor (formerly Reliance Secure Task Management) work for the Border Agency and Border Force to ‘escort’ detainees between immigration prisons and to their deportations, utilizing the consequence-free violence their position furnishes them with such as during the recent forced removals of Marius Betondi and Raul Ally, and are the largest private sector provider of this ‘service’ worldwide (having taken over these duties in the UK from Group 4 Security in 2011). They also run designated holding rooms and short-term holding facilities throughout the UK as well as for UK border forces in Calais and Coquelles, France.

Capitalism profit greatly from a pool of cheap migrant labor, including known ‘illegals’ who are even more vulnerable to the bosses’ blackmail. The State criminalizes those they decide are non-productive, utilizing poisonous nationalism to further divide the exploited (like the recent wave of hatred against anyone thought to appear ‘Muslim’) and to win elections. The ‘lucky’ migrants get to arrive in the slums of alienated Western society and are thrust into competition with other urban poor, the ‘unlucky’ or unprofitable in deportation prisons, in both cases governed by fear and racialized policing. However this sorting of human bodies doesn’t always go as smoothly as planned: mass hungerstrikes in Dutch detention facilities and heavy rioting on the streets of Sweden are recent instances of refusal to submit to such degradation.

We don’t want a world where the tyranny of immigration bureaucrats can mean the difference between life and death, and unique beings are categorized and labelled to wring the maximum profit and subordination from us all. We don’t want the indignity of every movement being scrutinized for the purposed of social control and enclosure, whether at borders, on the housing estates, in school or at work.

The legend has it that ‘we’ are lucky to live here, under democratic totalitarianism with some comfortable cages and technological addiction to escape from reality. But infact we are surrounded by depression, divides of wealth and race and gender, devoid of any earth-based selfsufficiency and dependant on the very machine we hate. This machine is only fuelled by rampant exploitation here and largely in the countries that migrants have fled from, creating a disgusting feedback loop as industrial civilization consumes everything in its path. We want to demolish the myth that there is any good place to be within a global system of interconnected misery.

Our struggle is far from the calls for peaceful (re)integration of ‘illegals’ into this faceless society. We also don’t want to set ourselves up as advocates of homogenized groups of migrants, nor to sanctify them all for their specific oppression. Instead of abstract humanitarian charity, we search for the rebel affinity that may be found with migrants who maybe want more than a different regime, and who breach borders, wound guards and destroy prisons from the Mediterranean to Australia; that may be found in the hearts of those who self-organize, with or without accomplices.

Borders are just one significant expression of the currently dominant order, in a world of divisions both physical and psychological, of walls segregating populations, classes and imaginations. Our attack carries the seeds for another world. One where each and every creature is free to roam as they choose. Our borderless solidarity bursts out like our flames for people struggling for life unchained, for Gabriel Pombo da Silva, the CCF imprisoned members, comrades raided in Belgium, Marco Camenisch, Henry Zegarrundo, the anarchists held in Italy and Denmark, the dignified criminals, lawless fugitives, rebellious migrants and other socially disaffected who arm their rage to fight for liberation.

We would consider this our leaving gift to the UK Border Agency, due to be renamed and reorganized in the future – except it turns out it’ll mainly be “the same jobs”, “in the same places”, “with the same mission”. We know that their same regime of exploitation will continue more adapted and integrated, so likewise our war is perpetually against all forms of categorization and control that attempt to hinder free movement and wild life on Earth. Nothing is over, everything continues.

Borderless Solidarity Cell (Informal Anarchist Federation)

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Stockholm: Direct actions during the No Border camp (Sweden)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Migrationsverket

From IMC:

19 & 24 June 2012

In the night of June 19, we targeted the office of Commuter Security Group situated in Solna (north of Stockholm)

We accuse CSG for providing « security » in Detention Centers in Sweden, participating in repression against migrants, especially in Marsta Detention Center, which has a capacity of 100 detainees.

By helping Swedish Migration board organizing imprisonment and deportation, CSG are involved in a global racist machine which every day murders and makes suffering thousands of people. (more…)

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Pictures of migrant deported with insulating tape on the mouth and plastic straps at the wrists (Italy)

Friday, April 20th, 2012

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Cops in plain clothes to go unnoticed deport their ‘human parcels’, well wrapped with tape on the mouth and plastic strips at the wrists, to Tunisia. All this happens amid the indifference of both the passengers and Alitalia staff, whose reaction could have stopped the deportation. The only person who protests at the treatment inflicted on the two migrants, who is also the author of the pictures (F. Sparandeo), is silenced by the hangmen as the latter repeat that it is routine police operation.

Click here for the pictures.

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Squalid press releases… Opportunistically orchestrated (Italy & beyond)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Translated from informa-azione.

From terrorists to repugnant individuals, the words used by the press to describe anarchists may change but the substance of the police operations against them remains the same. In a time when growing social uneasiness is swinging between the possibility to stir conflicts against those responsible for total exploitation and the risk of generating a great number of little wars among the poor, it is important for politicians and bosses to spread the idea that those who oppose the misery of the present are worthless madcap people who are threatening everybody’s ‘security’. (more…)

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Lampedusa – Migrants in revolt destroy the detention centre (Italy)

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Owing to the recent conflicts in North Africa, thousands more migrants, in addition to the many desperate people trying to reach Europe every day, have no other choice than to escape from their countries. Many die drowned on the sea bed along with the crammed ships on which they travel.

In Italy, North African migrants escaping from the recent conflicts are kept in a ‘legal limbo’ waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. This can take months, during which time migrants are compelled to live in designated structures. In most cases they are finally moved to so called CIE (prisons for immigrants), where they are held captive in appalling conditions for months on end before being deported to their countries.

Lampedusa, an isle off the cost of Sicily, is the final destination of most boats of immigrants coming from African countries. The local immigration detention centre has been the scene of a great number of revolts throughout the last years, including a fire that partially destroyed it in February 2009.

On 20th September Tunisian migrants forced to reside in that centre held a demonstration and took to the streets. Some of them took hold of three gas cylinders from a nearby restaurant and threatened to make them explode. Anti-riot cops heavily charged the demonstrators while a number of inhabitants of the island joined the cops in the ‘manhunt’ against the immigrants. Protests also broke inside the detention centre, where migrants clashed with the police and set fire to the place. Two thirds of the structure became unfit for use and the local airport had to close down owing to the smoke provoked by the fire.

Here is a communiqué from Macerie:

Once again Lampedusa is burning. Any sincere enemy of borders and deportations is thrilled by this nth fire ignited by anger and will of freedom, and at the same time he or she is shaking with rage at the words of mayor De Rubeis [the mayor of Lampedusa]: ‘This is a war scenario. There is a population who can’t stand it any more, they want to take to the streets armed with truncheons and defend themselves’. These words sound like proper incitement to civil war and, as we all know very well, they can be taken very seriously. At this point, any sincere enemy of borders and deportations can’t stop at contemplating ‘others’ anger’, no matter where it comes from. It is necessary to be ready with ideas and proposals, which are up to the seriousness of the situation and, most importantly, to its potentials. ‘Up to the situation’ simply means this: whoever gave some generically antiracist speech at some hypothetical meeting, a speech full of all the banalities of the case (‘we too were migrants, we have to welcome them’, and so on) and proposed, for example, to hand out leaflets outside the town hall, he or she would run the risk to be slapped in the face, which is maybe what they deserve. On the contrary, if the problem was ‘the very existence of the detention centre’ and the proposal was ‘let’s destroy what is left of it and let’s prevent it from being rebuilt’, then the real possibility would occur that a number of angry inhabitants of Lampedusa, angry at both the government and the immigrants, decide to set De Rubeis’ truncheons aside and instead grab crowbars, batons, pickaxes and everything is needed to finish off the work of destruction that migrants in revolt have already started.

Macerie
20th September 2011

www.autistici.org/macerie

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Migrants rebel against the racism of Rosarno (Italy)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

On January 9 and 10, hundreds of immigrants rose up in Rosarno, a little town in the south of Italy. After some were shot at with an air rifle, the insurgents, armed with sticks and stones, blocked the main roads by building barricades. From the centre of Rosarno, windows of shops and businesses were shattered, barricades were set alight and there were hard clashes with the police …and some of the local population demanding that ‘all blacks be expelled from Rosarno’. Some citizens used their cars to run down immigrants, others armed themselves with batons, axes and guns to quell the revolt. (more…)

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In the World of Bosses – We are all Immigrants (Greece)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Solidarity!

The forced migration from the “developing” world to that of the “civilized” West is something indisputable. The anti-terrorist witch hunt by the dominants and the pounce on natural wealth in every corner of the planet, led to the uprooting of thousands of people, either by military or economic terms. One of the destinations for this migration is also Greece, which through international state agreements, is directly responsible for the economic exploitation and military conditions that led these people to imigration, trying to to escape poverty, in response to this blackmailing dilemma of death or flee.

IN THE WORLD OF BOSSES WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS

The forced migration from the “developing” world to that of the “civilized” West is something indisputable. The anti-terrorist witch hunt by the dominants and the pounce on natural wealth in every corner of the planet, led to the uprooting of thousands of people, either by military or economic terms. (more…)

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