Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included & puppet show with the Enormous Face

Monday September 11th 2017, Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included & puppet show with the Enormous Face, Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. From 9pm, puppet show on the stage!

All Included is a small campaign organization in Amsterdam that struggles for free migration and sustainable development. We support the migrants’ movement that fights for their rights.
The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. The repressive EU-deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible now because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization. The EU is pressuring African states to stop migration threatening with stopping development Aid: the Velletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

Puppet show with the Enormous Face

Kalan Sherrard aka Enormous Face, “Nothing Matters”, Avant-Garde Nihilist Subway Performer, located these last years in New York City is back in Europe. Kalan will be performing at Joe’s Garage his “non-narrative nihilist anarchist puppet show about literary theory” made of “things out of garbage and dead animals.
I’m also fundamentally almost against context and sort of not interested in describing what I do… I like to collect things that seem to weigh a lot semiotically and collage with them.”
I am currently on tour in Europe [Especially of Squats]! Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Amsterdam, Brussels, Charleville-Mezieres, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, Athens, Venice, Rome, Budapest, Prague, Vienna, [Hamburg, Dresden, Oslo, Stockholm?!] and Copenhagen are all on the roster (although some might get snipped) – Put me in touch with your people, especially squatters and DIY-anarcho folks, and just random intellectuals in the Olde Worlde. Wanna play as many squats as I can!”
https://www.enormousface.com/
https://enormousface.wordpress.com/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included.

What’s included?

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

http://www.allincluded.nl

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included – Music & performances with Efa Supertramp, Dancing Queer & Glittasphyxia

all-in-T-shirtThursday June 15th 2017, Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music & performances from 8:30 till 10pm with Efa Supertramp (punk folk singer, Cardiff), Dancing Queer (queer Egyptian belly dancer) and Glittasphyxia (spoken word/tales of a feral exhibitionist).

All Included is a small campaign organization in Amsterdam that struggles for free migration and sustainable development. We support the migrants’ movement that fights for their rights.
The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. The repressive EU-deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible now because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization. The EU is pressuring African states to stop migration threatening with stopping development Aid: the Valletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included.

What’s included?

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

http://www.allincluded.nl […Lees verder]

Benefit for the campaign against forced deportation to African countries with Bad Kitten

20170227_Bad_Kitten_All_IncludedMonday February 27th 2017, Benefit for the campaign against forced deportation to African countries with Bad Kitten on the stage. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9 till 10pm with Bad Kitten, folkabilly project existing since 2006. Tonight as a trio, a warped hillbilly rock out with singing saw, guitars and three 10 watt amps.
Bad Kitten http://www.hellucinations.info/
All Included http://www.allincluded.nl

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Movie night: Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso. (2015) by Moussa Ouédraogo & Hans-Georg Eberl

burkinafasoSunday December 18th 2016, Movie night: Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso. (2015) by Moussa Ouédraogo & Hans-Georg Eberl (70 min., english subtitles). Door opens at 20:00. Film starts at 21:00. Free admission.

“Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso” is a filmic document of remembrance of the popular insurrection in Burkina Faso on 30th and 31st of October 2014 against the dictatorial regime of Blaise Compaoré. The film approaches protagonists of the revolution and visits emblematic symbolic places. It asks about reasons and motivations based in the living conditions of the population as well as in memories of foregone struggles during previous decades.
Org.: All Included http://www.allincluded.nl/ […Lees verder]

All Included benefit, actions against Valletta by Afrique Europe Interact in Africa and Europe

Monday December 12th 2016, All Included benefit, actions against Valletta by Afrique Europe Interact in Africa and Europe. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Migration is felt as a problem, as a threat. Politicians are only reacting on the defensive without any vision. Too many deaths on our doorstep leads to deals with human rights violators such as Niger, Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Eritrea. Development aid is now – under the guise of saving lives – openly used to stop migration in countries of origin. Asylum seekers should be housed in overcrowded camps in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. No vision that goes beyond our borders and that offers perspectives for North and South. During the Dutch presidency of the European Commission in early 2016 All Included worked closely together with an initiative of 10 NGOs from West Africa concerning the pressure from the EU to close the borders between African countries. In April, we presented a declaration from these organizations to the dutch foreign minister Koenders just before his visit to West Africa. In September we held a public meeting on the impact of the Euro-African Valetta agreement from nov. 2015 for the population in African countries. Alassane Dicko Afrique-Europe Interact (section Mali) was our guest in Amsterdam visits (http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/category/actie/acties-tegen-eu-afrika-afspraken-valletta/).
In november 2016, we attended a large gathering of the Association Malienne the Expulsés (expelled migrants) in Bamako/Mali on deportations and the social movement in West Africa. Also, a meeting was held by the Malian Afrique-Europe Interact in Bamako where women’s organizations, fishermen, farmers, expelled migrants, residents against gentrification came together to support each other. Actions by Afrique-Europe Interact took place in Berlin and in Bamako in nov. concerning the pressure of Europe on the West-African countries on signing readmission agreements and accepting the European Laissez Passer (one way passport). […Lees verder]

Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included

NLbloedneusMonday July 11th 2016, Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

All Included is a small campaign organization in Amsterdam that struggles for free migration and sustainable development. We support the migrants’ movement that fights for their rights.

The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. The repressive EU-deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible now because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization. The EU is pressuring African states to stop migration threatening with stopping development Aid: the Velletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included.

What’s included?

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

http://www.allincluded.nl

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. From September, the people’s kitchen is also open on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Freedom of Movement! Equal Rights for All! All Included Benefit

NLbloedneusMonday April 4th 2016, Freedom of Movement! Equal Rights for All! All Included Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

All Included is a small campaign organization in Amsterdam that struggles for free migration and sustainable development. We support the migrants’ movement that fights for its rights.

The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. A deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization.

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included. […Lees verder]

All Included Benefit

20160216_transactMonday February 15th 2016, All Included Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

All Included Amsterdam for freedom of movement, the right of residence for migrants and fair development, is taking part in the action in Rabat/Morocco commemorating the 2nd anniversary of the massacre of Ceuta of the 6th of February 2014 when the Guardia Civil shot at least 15 sub-saharan migrants on Tarajal beach trying to reach the EU. “We are activists from collectives, associations, initiatives and various social movements. We fight for freedom of movement for all! We are from Cameroon, Syria, Mali, Eritrea, Senegal, Spain, Germany, Tunisia, Morocco, France and many more countries. We don´t accept any more deaths in the Mediterranean. We know it is possible to ‘live together’ and to consider a political system of equality and respect for human rights, because we have been building solidarity networks for years. The happenings on the 6th of February 2014, when the Spanish Guardia Civil killed at least 15 persons, who entered swimming to Ceuta, are not only spanish or morrocan issues, they are global issues. So, we united us in a common transnational struggle for the demilitarisation of the borders, the freedom of movement and global justice.”

LET US ALL JOIN THE 6TH FEB ACTIONS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR DIGNITY,
JUSTICE AND FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT!
STOP THE WAR AGAINST MIGRANTS!
NO WORLD WITHOUT MIGRATION!
NO BORDERS! […Lees verder]

Revolution with Bare Hands. The Trajectory of a People. The Burkina Faso

burkina_fasoSunday November 8th 2015, All Included film night. Documentary: Revolution with Bare Hands. The Trajectory of a People. The Burkina Faso. Film in French with German subtitles.  2015, 90 minutes, premiere in the Netherlands. Film director Moussa Ouédraogo from Ouagadougou got his visa refused to come to Europe. Co-director Hans-Georg Eberl from Austria will be present for a Q&A. Door opens at 8pm, event starts at 9pm.

Thursday November 12th, benefit for All Included. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

[english below]

De documentaire „Revolution à mains nus. Le trajectoire d’un peuple. Le Burkina Faso“ gaat over de Burkinese volksoproer van 30 en 31 oktober 2014 onder aanvoering van de Balai Citoyen (de volksbezem) van reggae muzikant Smockey en rapper Sams’K Le Jah. Deze mondde uit in de val van het dictatoriaal regime van Blaise Compaoré, president sinds 30 jaar, en in de mislukking van de militaire coup van generaal Diendere september jongsleden.
We zien de vrouwen, mannen en jongeren die betrokken waren in het verzet en die besloten geen wapens maar creatieve geweldloze acties te voeren. Ze spreken ook over hun hoop en verwachtingen voor een toekomstige samenleving. Hun visie worden aangevuld met de percepties van de Burkinese diaspora en kunstenaars die zoeken naar een universele vorm van expressie om emancipatie te bevorderen.

De film zoekt naar de achtergronden van het verzet, waaronder de levensomstandigheden en de herinneringen van strijd in het recente verleden. Jongeren, mannen, vrouwen zonder wapens zijn opgestaan tegen een dictatoriaal en gemilitariseerd regime. Gister werd generaal Diendere die twee weken geleden de macht greep in Burkina Faso opgepakt in de hoofdstad Ouagadougou.

Filmregisseur Moussa Ouédraogo uit Ouagadougou is een visum geweigerd om de premiere van de documentaire te presenteren. Mede-regisseur Hans-Georg Eberl uit Oostenrijk zal op de premiere aanwezig zijn voor Q&A met publiek.

more info on Burkina Faso:
http://afrique-europe-interact.net/1255-2-Volksaufstand-in-Burkina-Faso.html(francais)
http://afrique-europe-interact.net/1393-0-Putsch-in-Burkina-Faso-2015.html(german)
Halte au coup d’état militaire au Burkina Faso! http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/halte-au-coup-etat-burkina-faso/

org: All Included die deel uitmaakt van Afrique-Europe Interact

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Burkina-FasoThis is an invitation for the premiere of the documentary “Revolution with Bare Hands” about the resistance of the Burkinian people at the 30th and 31st October 2014 in Burkina Faso which has let to the demise of the dictatorial regime of Blaise Compaoré, who had been in power for almost 30 years and had participated in the assault of president Thomas Sankara.
We hear the voices of the women, men, youth who were involved in the upraising and who have decided not to use weapons but to resist against the dictatorial and militarist regime using creative non-violent actions.
They also talk about their hopes and expectations for a future society. Their views are supplemented with the perceptions of the Burkinian diaspora in Austria and artists who search for a universally understandable forms of expression to foster emancipation.

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.
With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.
Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

All Included, Plantage Doklaan 12, 1018 CM Amsaterdam
http://www.allincluded.nl

Benefit for All Included, Concert Qaraba Ensemble

20150713_Benefit_All_Included_Concert_Qaraba_EnsembleMonday July 13th 2015, Benefit for All Included, for freedom of movement and fair development! Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. After the voku, concert Qaraba Ensemble, Rebetiko songs, traditional Greek songs.

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

All Included, Plantage Doklaan 12, 1018 CM Amsaterdam
http://www.allincluded.nl

After the food, concert with Qaraba Ensemble. Yannis Karampatzias together with Dine Qaram Baar and Charis Konstantinou, trio guitar, bouzouki and potirokoboloi.

Qaraba was founded in 2012 in Prague by Yannis Karampatzias. He performs on a variety of Greek and Turkish traditional stringed instruments including saz baglama (taburas), lavta (Constantinople lute), tzuras and baglamas. In 2013 together with violinist Milan Jakes (CZ), guitarist Thomas Opata and Geraldine Baar on koboloi they formed the Qaraba Ensemble. The repertoire includes traditional folk music from the Asia Minor to the Black Sea focusing on melodies from Smyrna (Izmir) and Constantinople (Istanbul) of the early 1900’s, Rebetiko songs (undergound musical genre that was born at the end of the 19th century in hash dens and prisons of the Greek urban centers), Byzantine and Ottoman classical compositions emphasizing on the art of taxim (form of improvisation on non-occidental musical scales known as ‘makams/maqamat’).
Qaraba Ensemble http://qaraba.cz/music/ […Lees verder]

Benefit for International Conference of social actors in Congo DRC

Thursday May 15th 2014, Benefit for International Conference of social actors in Congo DRC, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Since 1996 a war torns, rapes and kills people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Several conferences of different political views have been organized without success. A big UN mission said to stabilize the region has been operating over the last ten years while the situation is only getting worse.
Thus, not to be responsible for non-assistance to people in danger facing history, we have seen fit to organize an international conference on social actors with the aim of creating a permanent social body in all of its aspects in order to promote social dynamics at the national level and lobbying at international level.
This conference will bring together the Congolese living in Europe and those living in Congo. We will associate partners of the African, American and European civil society as to benefit from their expertise in the peaceful resolution of problems.

All Included / Afrique-Europe Interact
http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/conference-congo/
http://www.afrique-europe-interact.net/?article_id=113&clang=1 […Lees verder]

Steun Choucha Vluchtelingen Benefiet

Tunis_refugees_March_2013

Thursday April 18th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Steun Choucha Vluchtelingen Benefiet, 19:00 pm.

Support Choucha refugees! 41 refugees in hunger strike in front of UNHCR office in Tunis since 29 March 2013. UNHCR camp near Libyan border to be closed in May 2013 leaving 200 plus refugees with nowhere to go. UNHCR, finish your job!

Two years ago NATO (-countries) declared war against the Gaddafi regime and bombed the country. Hundreds of thousands of people fled Libya, among them many migrant workers and refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 20.000 were placed in the UNHCR Choucha camp just over the Tunesian border. Most refugees left Tunisia. The majority returned to their countries of origin, not all of them voluntarily. Some returned to Libya, where the rights of migrants are still being violated. Others tried to reach Europe by boat, risking their lives. About 2600 people were accepted by European countries, the US and Australia (“resettlement program”). […Lees verder]

Benefit for Migrant Protest Camps

Mo./Ma. 5 november 2012: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit vluchtelingen-tentenkamp Osdorp (gevolgd door vertoning docu “Groeten uit Ter Apel”) georganiseerd door All Included, 19PM

Op maandag 5 november wordt de documentaire “Groeten uit Ter Apel” in Joe’s Garage in Amsterdam getoond. Deze audiovisuele compilatie kwam tot stand in samenwerking met de vluchtelingen die deelnamen aan het tentenkamp in Ter Apel in mei 2012 (meer info: http://blik-vanger.eu/). De documentaire begint om 20u/20.30u en wordt voorafgegaan door een solidariteitsmaaltijd. Opbrengst van de avond gaat naar tentenkamp Osdorp (http://wijzijnhier.org). […Lees verder]