This is a call to everyone affected by the EU war against migrants and refugees – at the external borders, and within it’s political and social system.
On 6 of February 2014, many migrants attempted to use collective action to cross the border of the enclave of Ceuta (one of two borders of the European Union on African soil) across the sea. The Spanish Guardia Civil fired on the swimming migrants with rubber bullets and tear gas. Moroccan police, supported by local racists, also participated in the murderous hunt of migrants. At least 15 people were murdered that day, and 50 people are still missing. Dozens more were injured and illegally pushed back to Morocco.
One year after the killings, the families of the victims, witnesses and those struggling for human rights for all, will commemorate this massacre.
This is one step on the way towards the creation of a transnational action platform for migrants, refugees and solidarity initiatives. We will come together to denounce all the crimes and injustices that we are faced with.
Don’t wait for others to rise up, do it yourself!
The Action Days will be four days of Commemoration, Actions and Work during the 5th – 8th of February 2015, including the following:
- Arrival of delegations from 9 EU countries and Tunisia.
- Video screening
Information and discussion about the proposed agenda of the meeting.
- 10am Press Conference
- 11am Demonstration STOP THE EU WAR ON MIGRANTION
from the Spanish Embassy to the Maroccan Embassy, to the Bundesrat, finishing at the Auswärtiges Amt (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
- 7pm Event / Discussion
With friends of those murdered during the massacre. Presentation of images and videos of our brothers, followed by an open discussion.
- 10am – 2pm / 4pm – 6pm Workshops:
- EU war diplomacy
International agreements: Dublin 3, bilateral agreements relating to deportation, the militarization of the border, the humanitarian rhetoric of the EU, ‘Sea rescue operations’, visa policy, and legal action against the EU.
- Internal strategies of persecution
The different immigration laws in the EU, structural discrimination for the exploitation of illegalized migrants’ labor, institutional strategies for deprivation of rights: the Duldung in Germany, homelessness in Italy. Lampedusa in Hamburg, Lampedusa in Berlin.
- Transnational actions and campaigns
Caravan of Sans-Papiers and Migrants 2015 Bamako – Tunis.
- EU war diplomacy
- 7pm African music and culture.
- 10am General Assembly of the CISPM
Discussion about new meetings and shared campaigns.
- 3pm Departure of the delegations.
CISPM « International Coalition of Sans-Papiers and Migrants Berlin »: Droit des Migrants – Voix des Migrants – Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants – ARACEM Association of Deportees of Central Africa in Mali – Africa Europe Interact – (Open List).
004915213033001 / 004915210257497(English/French)
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