Athens. Just one day after cops terrorized Exarcheia, they continued their assaults on Victoria square. Greek police brutally attacked homeless refugees who were send away from the Moria camp on Lesvos. Among the attacked refugees were many women and children, the cops were trying to force them to Amygdaleza camp.Continue reading #Athens July 4, 2020: Greek riot cops attacked and terrorized #RefugeesGR on #Victoria square [Videos]
Throughout the first half year of 2020 a lot of things that where already set in motion been brought to the next level. With a brand new floating fence and an extension of the covid-19 related measures in Moria the greek goverment continues this escalation. Looking back at the first half of the year we can safely conclude that the greek goverment and their european sponsers have done everything in their power to make the situation for migrants as worst as possible. The continued tolerance of the situation and practices of the greek goverment by the european “community” is not a suprise. Slowly we are seeing the true face of the people in power. As the events follow eachother, seemingly forever escalating to a level that is worse then the previous. And in silent apathy the “community” shakes it’s head and continues. When will it end?Continue reading Racist Europe gives commands, the coast guard has blood on its hands
Athens. Greece. At 4:30 in the morning on the 17th of June, squads of riot police surrounded Plateia Viktoria and forced around 16 sleeping families — about 71 children and 44 adults — onto busses. They were taken to the Eleonas Refugee Camp. The families had spent the last several days resisting attempts to put them onto busses. They wanted homes and safety. They didnot want to go to another refugee camp. All of the families had spent months in Moria living indirty and dangerous conditions. They had arrived in Athens a few days earlier and slept onthe pavement of the Plateia. The families asked why they were being punished, abandoned,and denied basic human rights.Continue reading #Athens, #Greece: Statement on the events of the last weeks in Viktoria square and the migrant struggle
Lesvos. Greece. Pushbacks. That will be the word that describes the situation on the Island at the moment. Almost on a daily basis, dinghy’s full of people are being pushed back. Without any consideration for safety, diginity or self determination the hellenic coast guard has been illegally denying people their right to request asylum. To them, these are not people, but only an annoying nousance that has to be kept out of the country at all costs. The pushbacks are not only happening at the sea, but the very idea of allowing migrants to be in europe is being pushed back. The physical presence confined to camps, out of sight and out of mind. Recently the goverment announced that they will strive for all refugee camps in greece to be turned into closed structures. This until “the flows form the opposite Turkish shores stop, so that the issue can reconsidered again by the goverment”. All but rhetoric, because we know the flow will never stop until there is no more structural inequality, racism and war, and they will never open the camps once they are closed. How will this ever end, when the nations of this world continue to profit of the misery and death that they cause?Continue reading No Border Kitchen Lesvos: About the situtation in #Lesvos
UPDATE After government circles repeatedly insisted in recent weeks that the EU-China summit in Leipzig should take place as planned, the German government spokesperson announced on June 3, 2020 that the summit would be postponed.
A new date should be found fast. Leipzig is to remain the host city. It took some time to realize that even heads of state and government and several thousand employees and journalists cannot be protected from the coronavirus at such an event. It was probably also important to the German government and the European Council that it did not look as if the postponement of the summit had anything to do with the current decisions of the Chinese state leadership. Despite the new security law for Hong Kong, there was only increased commitment for the summit.
Postponed is not abandoned.
In spite of the uncertain date, we are sticking to it:
When the time comes, come to Leipzig to attack the summit together with us! No rest for the rulers – not here in Leipzig and not elsewhere! No to the EU-China Summit!
More information will follow. The preparations continue!
Call by Kein Gipfel (No Summit) for counter actions against the EU-China summit in Leipzig, Germany, from September 13 until September 15, 2020 (postponed).Continue reading #Germany: Against the #EU – #China Summit in #Leipzig
Take part in the action week from 24 April to 1 May! We share with you the call for action by …ums Ganze! from Germany/Austria.Continue reading Call for Action: Evacuate #Moria – Shut Down Capitalism
March 18, 2020. It happened as it was to be expected: Four years of standing on the sidelines have resulted in a catastrophe. 40,000 human beings, penned up in hopelessly overcrowded EU-hotspot centres like Moria on Lesvos Island, living under squalid living and hygienic conditions, will soon face the deadly disease.Continue reading #RefugeesWelcome! Don’t shoot! Stop Europe’s trend towards fascism!
March 25, 2020. German NGO Mission Lifeline reported today that there was no water in the Moria camp today. While European governments advice their population to wash their hands again and again to protect themselves for a coronavirus infection, they leave refugees in the overcrowded camps on the Greek islands alone. Several NGO’s and European doctors demand to bring refugees to safety immediately.Continue reading #SOSMoria, #Lesvos: Emergency call by European Doctors – “If Europe looks away now, this situation could escalate to become a medical disaster”
Greece. March 23, 2020. While the Corona crisis is keeping Europe in suspense, the suffering of those seeking international protection and the humanitarian disaster at Europe’s borders are fading into the background. In Camp Moria on Lesbos alone, designed for a maximum of 3,000 people, over 20,000 people are currently living without adequate access to water, basic hygiene facilities and medical care. To counteract the spread of COVID-19 and its disastrous effects in good time, the people on the Greek islands must receive immediate medical assistance, and overcrowded refugee camps must immediately be evacuated. The cruise ships which are idly moored in European ports offer the best conditions for this.Continue reading #Seawatch: Send decommissioned cruise ships to evacuate camps in Greece
Edirne. Turkey. March 18, 2020. A group from our Association traveled to Edirne on March 7, 2020, to witness the terrible situation of refugees at the border and to distribute supplies contributed by our volunteers and supporters.Continue reading Report from the Turkish-Greek border #Edirne