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Solidarity From #Wuppertal University to #RefugeesGR on Greek Islands: #OpenTheIslands!

As we are approaching the date that some of the Enough team will join the Cars of Hope collective to travel to Lesvos, Greece, more and more solidarity activities are taking place in Wuppertal, Germany. Today activists went to the university in Wuppertal to discuss the situation of refugees on the Greek islands. Many students supported the demand for the freedom of movement for all people and to open the islands.

Published by Enough is Enough. Written by Riot Turtle.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

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Solidarity From Wuppertal University to #RefugeesGR on Greek Islands: #OpenTheIslands!

As we are approaching the date that some of the Enough team will join the Cars of Hope collective to travel to Lesvos, Greece, more and more solidarity activities are taking place in Wuppertal, Germany. Today activists went to the university in Wuppertal to discuss the situation of refugees on the Greek islands. Many students supported the demand for the freedom of movement for all people and to open the islands.

Students sold wafer and the typical christmas hot wine punch. The profits will be used to support refugees on Lesvos and in Athens. Last Saturday activists of the Cars of Hope activists had a similar (with coffee, juice and pie) event in the Vohwinkel district in Wuppertal

During Erdogan’s meeting with Greek prime minter Tsipras both agreed on extending the EU/Turkey deal. The Greek state can now also deport people from the Greek mainland under the Turkey deal. Shortly after that the Greek government started to transport some of the refugees on the Greek islands to the main land. But thousands are still stuck on the islands and to open the islands just to deport people back to Tirkey is not a solution and has nothing to do with the freedom of movement for all people. 

During todays event in Wuppertal a lot of people asked questions about the EU/Turkey deal and the living conditions of refugees on the Greek islands. The border closures in the European Union and the increasing deportations in Germany were also issues that people discussed. For the Cars of Hope activists events like the one today and the one last Saturday are important to bring the issues in the heart of the beast; societies like the one on the German territory.

For the Cars of Hope activists its not enough to go on the Balkan route or other so-called hot spots (like Calais or Ventimiglia), another major issue is solidarity work in the ciies and villages where we live. In Wuppertal we also work together with refugees on eye level and in a self-organized structure.

I will join the Cars of Hope team that will arrive on Lesvos in the evening of December 17 and I will stay on the island until January 11. After that I will travel to Athens to work with refugees there as well. But I will also report a lot about our work and the situation of refugees on the Greek islands and in Athens on the Enough is Enough blog and other channels.

The work of the Cars of Hope collective is only possible with your help. Please support their work with refugees. You can join the Cars of Hope crowdfunding campaign (Bank transfer or credit card) at (scroll down for English): https://www.leetchi.com/c/soziales-von-cars-of-hope or donate with Paypal: carsofhopewtal@gmail.com

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2 thoughts on “Solidarity From #Wuppertal University to #RefugeesGR on Greek Islands: #OpenTheIslands!

  1. […] will support the Open The Islands campaign, just like we did in the Vohwinkel district and the university of Wuppertal, Germany. For me personally thats not enough, but its a first step towards a real freedom of […]

  2. […] will support the Open The Islands campaign, just like we did in the Vohwinkel district and the university of Wuppertal, Germany. For me personally thats not enough, but its a first step towards a real freedom of […]

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