German territory: Yesterday (October 11, 2018), with a color action on Stuttgart’s Marienplatz, we drew our attention to the daily bloodshed on the walls of Fortress Europe. Every day countless people die while fleeing. Tomorrow, Sunday, Ocotber 14, there will be a demo in Stuttgart. The demo starts at 05:30pm (17:30) at Schlossplatz.
Three women attempting to reach Europe were found dead with their necks slashed close to the border of Turkey and Greece.
With more than 30.000 participants the “We’ll Come United! Anti-racist parade” in Hamburg last Saturday was probably the biggest antiracist demonstration which ever took place in Germany in such a mixed composition.
On Saturday the 3rd of November Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) will organise a nationwide demonstration in the Hague under the motto: ‘No one is illegal. Down with fortress Europe. Freedom of movement for all.’ Europe has closed its borders to refugees and migrants. That is why we want to make a clear statement with as many people as possible against fortress Europe and its migration policies.
In June we, Stop the War on Migrants, sent a letter to multiple associations and cultural institutions to ask them to drop their sponsor relationship with Thales. Thales is one of the biggest arms companies of Europe that produces a broad range of military and security products. With these products, Thales contributes to wars, repression and violence against refugees.
Yesterday, on the 11th of September, the Bulgarian Embassy in Vienna was marked by people with the message, “Freedom for Harmanli 21”. On the same day the court case against 21 people continued in the city of Harmanli, Bulgaria.
On the 8th of September around 40 antifascists held a solidarity demo at the Rotterdam/The Hague (Netherlands) Airport deportation prison.
Canada: In 2016 the federal government announced the construction of a new migrant detention center in Laval.
This prison, which is anticipated to hold up to 158 undocumented migrants, is intended to be built on Correctional Service of Canada grounds, right beside Leclerc prison, and is slated to open in 2021. While the Liberal government is attempting to spin this project as a more humane way to detain migrants, we call it what it is — a prison, and know that this is simply prettier window dressing on a violent system of imprisonment and deportation, one that keeps people locked in cages while tearing apart families and communities. We want a world without prisons or colonial borders, a world where people, not states, can decide how they can move and where they can stay. Stopping the construction of the Laval Immigration Detention Centre is one step in the struggle to tear down migrant prisons everywhere.
We republish the Alarm Phone 6 Week Report, 23 July – September 2, to give an idea about what happens at the outer borders of the European Union in a time period of 6 weeks. After the Alarm Phone report we published a short call about our work with S.O.S. Kladusa and Cars of Hope at the Bosnian/Croatian border. Winter is coming and we need your support.
Call for solidarity and international trial observation in Szeged, Hungary.