UNITED AGAINST THE ISOLATION OF REFUGEES – CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

Rally

on Sunday, December 16th
14h, Friesenplatz Cologne

With barely rising numbers of asylum seekers in Germany this autumn, there is the well-known reflex of discrimination, hate campaigns, scenarios of crises, resistance and hasty deportations. This we cannot accept.

For 7 months self-organized refugees have been protesting against their isolation and deprivation of rights in Germany and Europe. They began with a hunger strike in Würzburg, after the suicide of one of theirs, and in September started a  march of 600 km to Berlin in order to be listened to and to achieve promises from politicians in power which enable them to live a life in freedom and dignity. But the struggle is hard: In spite of massive support in other German and European places, in spite of broad media coverage and single offers of talks, their personal situation is aggravated by camping in  cold tents in Berlin, by harassment and the danger of prosecution because of the breach of Residence Obligation and by negative official reactions.

We declare our solidarity with these protests and call for support on a

   Rally

on Sunday, December 16th

14h, Friesenplatz Cologne

  • FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT – STOP THE DEADLY REGIME OF FRONTIERS
  •  ABOLISH  RESIDENCE OBLIGATION
  • STOP DEPORTATIONS
  • CLOSE ISOLATION CAMPS
  • THE RIGHT TO STAY – STOP THE SYSTEM OF SHORT-TERM PERMITS

Supporters (as of Dec, 3d): AGIF - Föderation der ArbeitsmigrantInnen in Deutschland, Anarchistische Stimme, ATIF- Föderation der ArbeiterInnen aus der Türkei in Deutschland, Interventionistische Linke Köln, Karawane für die Rechte der Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen Wuppertal, Kölner Netzwerk "kein mensch ist illegal", Rom e.V., TÜDAY- Menschenrechtsverein Türkei/Deutschland e.V.

(If you want to support the rally please send a short mail!)