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Debate: What to do When Volunteers Become Lackeys of Authorities?

An interesting article about working with refugees on the Balkan route. Working for authorities or working with refugees.. that’s an important difference.

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#Roeszke11 Second Level Court Verdict: Show Trial in #Szeged, #Hungary

On February 28th 2017 the second level court hearing against ten of the Röszke 11 – all but Ahmed H., who was sentenced to ten years of prison in a separate trial – was held in Szeged. The only person remaining in Hungarian custody and therefore present at the court hearing was Yamen A. The other nine people have left Hungary some month ago and claimed asylum in other European countries. Albeit two of them left Europe under the “voluntary return” act due to the immense pressure imposed on them and the threat to deport them back to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation.

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#Hungary: Free #Roeszke11! Appeal of #YamenA Starts At February 28th

Two of the so-called Roeszke 11 are still imprisoned in Hungary. Ahmed H., a Syrian man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on “terrorism” charges during November of 2016.  Yamen A. was sentenced to to 3 years the next month. Yamen’s appeal against his sentence will start on February the 28th. The other 9 people of the Roeszke 11 were released after they finished their sentence and left Hungary.

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#NoBorder #Antifa: International Call for #18M – Global Day of Action against Racism, Fascism and Austerity

Stop this crime! Solidarity beyond borders is our answer!

International Call for the 18th of March – Global Day of Action

against racism, fascism and austerity

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#VolemAcollir Hundreds of Thousands Chanted “Open The Borders!” in #Barcelona

Up to 300,000 people (according to organisers) took the streets of Barcelona yesterday. Police authorities estimated that about 160,000 people joined the protests. The huge demonstration demanded that the government of Madrid immediately meets its pledge to take in thousands of refugees. People were mobilised with the slogan volem acollir (“We want to welcome them” in Catalan).

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#OverTheFortress #EUTurkeyDeal March 18th 2017: European Day of Action

International Call of City Plaza (Athens, Greece), March 18th, 2017:  European Day of Action

In the gloomy sky of Europe, Resistance is the shining light 

On 18 March 2016, following the brief summer of refugees and the diverse wave of solidarity on the Mediterranean islands and in the European mainland, the EU-Turkey agreement of shame is signed, in the purpose of «managing refugee flows» and further  securitizing the ‘forbidden’ European borders. The Balkan route is sealed and thousands of refugees are trapped in Greece, cramped inside population clearing houses, away from the public eye and doomed to the spatial and temporal inexistence of daily life in the camps.

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#RefugeesGR Update: Freedom for Mahmoud A.

On Thursday 8th of February, Mahmoud A. was brought for his interrogation with the prosecutor in Kilkis in Northern Greece. He is accused of having organized a demonstration in the refugee camp Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian Border on 10th of April last year. The prosecutor is trying to hold him accountable for the events of this day, where the Macedonian Military and Greek border police was attacking the protesting refugees and migrants with tear-gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades. He is therefore accused of having spread a leaflet that is calling for the action, suborning people to illegally passing the borders and being a threat for national security.

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#Montreal: Banner reading “ #Trump Fasciste, #Trudeau Complice!”

Montreal, February 13, 2017 — As of 8:30am this morning, at the height of morning rush hour traffic, a large banner reading “Trump Fasciste, Trudeau complice” [tr: “Trump fascist, Trudeau accomplice” is hanging off the Trans-Canada/Metropolitan Highway in Montreal, facing Justin Trudeau’s new constituency office at the corner of Crémazie and Christophe-Colomb.
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#AfghanistanIsNotSafe Thousands Joined #StopDeportations Demos In #Germany

In Germany thousand of people took the street and demanded to stop deportations to Afghanistan. The German federal government started to deport Afghan war refugees, but some German states are now considering to stop deporting people back to the Afghan war zone.

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Image: Stop deportations demo in Düsseldorf, Germany on Saturday.

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#EvimizNeresi? #Turkey: State Paramilitaries Evict Refugee Camp

As of February 8th, refugees living in tents in the Torbalı and Bayındır districts of İzmir are being evicted in accordance with district governorate decisions through the intervention of its gendarmerie State paramilitary force. The tent areas are being removed. Thousands of refugees, who left their countries because of the civil war in Syria, have been struggling to survive as seasonal agricultural workers and living in the tent camps, constructed through their own efforts, in rural areas of İzmir.

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