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Thessaloniki Statement in solidarity to the 4 arrestees in Igoumenitsa, Greece
Originally published by Migrants Social Center Tsamadou 13a
We are all refugees. We are all Basque solidarians. We are all traffickers of solidarity.
The signatories of this letter express our unbridled solidarity and demand the immediate release of the two Basque activists and the 2 refugees who questioned in practice the racist border regime of the EU, who were arrested at the port of Igoumenits, and who are today threatened with heavy charges for “illegal trafficking of migrants” and with lengthy detention and deportation, respectively.
We would like to declare that this act of civil disobedience by Mikel and Bego, to transport refugees from Greece to Basque Country is an act that must not only not be persecuted, but which sets the example for humanity, solidarity and justice, in a Europe which more and more resembles the darkest times in its history, a Europe which builds fences and which marshals armed forces against refugees fleeing war, oppression, and poverty.
The arrestees Mikel Zuloaga, Begoña Huarte, Reza Ali και Ahmet Awais have earned our full respect and support. We will not accept the criminalization of solidarity, on the pretense of a crackdown on “trafficking”, which is met with heavy prison sentences. With them, we will fight against the barbarism of Fortress Europe, against the segregation of people by nationality, religion, gender, for freedom of movement and for the right to remain.
Antiracist Initiative (Thessaloniki)
Antiracist Initiative (Larissa)
Antiracist Initiative (Preveza)
Athens- Piraeus Antifascist coordination of committees- initiatives and collectives
Athens Migrant Social Support Network
“Ektos Taxis” (Teaching and learning group at the Thessaloniki Migrants Social Centre – Steki Metanaston)
Movement to Deport Racism
Thessaloniki Social Clinic (KIA)
Migrants’ Sunday School
Open initiative for a self organized Thessaloniki Pride
“Piso Thrania”- an initiative for education without discrimination
Thessaloniki Union of Booksellers’ and Stationers’ Employees
ROSSONERO- Social Center Trikala
Room 39 (Thessaloniki Support group for Migrants and the Homeless)
Solidarity Lesvos – PikPa