kein mensch ist illegal hamburg

"Ihr sollt wissen, daß kein Mensch illegal ist.
Das ist ein Widerspruch in sich. Menschen können schön sein oder noch schöner. Sie können gerecht sein oder ungerecht. Aber illegal? Wie kann ein Mensch illegal sein?"

Elie Wiesel

Sonntag, 3. Juli 2016

Elie Wiesel und Kein Mensch ist Illegal ! know your history!

zum Tod von Elie Wiesel,  eine Erinnerung an seine Gedanke der das Slogan von 
kein Mensch ist illegal geworden ist : Elie Wiesel ist gestorben, KMII wird weiter existieren und dagegen kämpfen das Menschen in Kategorien sortiert werden, nach ihre Aufenthalts Status.
KEIN MENSCH IST ILLEGAL

                            Manifest 1997 

 „Ihr sollt wissen, daß kein Mensch illegal ist. Das ist ein Widerspruch in sich. Menschen können schön sein oder noch schöner. Sie können gerecht sein oder ungerecht. Aber illegal? Wie kann ein Mensch illegal sein?“ (Elie Wiesel)
.http://www.kmii-koeln.de/manifest-1997
Kein Mensch ist illegal ist einerseits ein zum geflügelten Wort gewordener politischer Slogan, andererseits (auch in der Kurzform kmii) der Name für ein bundesweites Netzwerk vor allem autonomer[1] antirassistischer Gruppen auf ehrenamtlicher Basis, aber auch von Kirchenasyl-Initiativen, das sich für Ausländer ohne Aufenthaltsberechtigung in Deutschland und/oder von Abschiebung bedrohte Migranten einsetzt. Das Netzwerk begann mit Kampagnen und politischen Veranstaltungen, um auf die Situation von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland aufmerksam zu machen.

Geschichte

Als Urheber des Slogans gilt Elie Wiesel. Er soll ihn 1988 erstmals auf Englisch („No Human Being Is Illegal“) auf einem Flyer der „National Campaign for the Civil and Human Rights of Salvadorans“ benutzt haben.[2]

Das Netzwerk wurde 1997 auf der documenta X in Kassel gegründet. In wenigen Wochen schlossen sich mehr als 200 Gruppen und Organisationen sowie tausende von Einzelpersonen einem Appell in Form eines Manifests[3] an, Flüchtlinge und Migranten unabhängig von ihrem Aufenthaltsstatus „bei der Ein- oder Weiterreise zu unterstützen, Migranten Arbeit und ‚Papiere‘ zu verschaffen, medizinische Versorgung, Schule und Ausbildung, Unterkunft und materielles Überleben zu gewährleisten.“ Der Verfassungsschutz kommentierte den Vorgang mit den Worten: „Es bildeten sich Bündnisse von kirchlichen und antirassistischen Gruppen, die bisher ein distanziertes Verhältnis zueinander hatten“.[4] Eine Akzeptanz für Aktionsformen, bei denen der Anspruch der staatlichen Exekutive in Frage gestellt wurde, Menschen abzuschieben, gab es 1997 bis weit in konservative Kreise hinein. So führten etwa die Nonnen des Klosters Burg Dinklage im Juli 1997 einen Sitzstreik gegen die geplante Abschiebung einer ukrainischen Familie durch.[5]
kmii startete nach dem Tod von Aamir Ageeb am 28. Mai 1999 die deportation.class-Kampagne, die Fluggesellschaften der Star Alliance, hier v. a. die Lufthansa, ins Fadenkreuz nahm, die sich an Abschiebungen beteiligten. [6] Die 2001 zusammen mit Libertad! durchgeführte Online-Demonstration war der Höhepunkt dieser Kampagne.
Bis 2004 gab es halbjährliche Bundestreffen bzw. antirassistische Foren von kmii, danach löste sich diese Struktur aber zunehmend auf. Zur selben Zeit stellte auch das internationale „No Border“-Netzwerk seine regelmäßigen Treffen ein.[7] Seitdem arbeiten kmii-Aktive in Ortsgruppen, deren Vernetzung weitgehend digitaler Natur ist.[8]
Der kmii-Ortsgruppe Hanau wurde 2012 von der IG Metall Mitte die Georg-Bernard-Plakette verliehen. Laut IG Metall erhalten diese Plakette Personen und Institutionen „für den Kampf zur Erhaltung der Demokratie“. In der Begründung werden von der Gewerkschaft Abschiebungen ausdrücklich als „bedrohlich“ bewertet, und kmii wird für seinen Einsatz für Flüchtlinge gelobt.[9]


https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kein_mensch_ist_illegal

Dienstag, 17. Mai 2016

FC Lampedusa Hamburg und Yorkhire St.Pauli FC Freundschaftsspiel

Am Samstag den 14.5. trafen sich der FC Lampedusa Hamburg und Yorkhire St.Pauli FC zum Freundschaftsspiel
auf den FC St.Pauli Plätzen an der Feldstrasse. Pünktlich zum Anpfiff fing es erst mal an cats and dogs zu regnen,
aber egal, für Fussball, Fun and Friendship ist das Wetter nie zu schlecht.
Obschon der FC Lampedusa ein paar seiner jungen, talentierten Spieler nach England ausgeliehen hat,
hatte Yorkshire St.Pauli keine Chanche. Am Ende schlug Kondition, Erfahrung mit 10:1
Über alle Generationen und Sprachbarrieren hinweg freuten sich über 30 Spieler und eine tolle Schiedsrichterin über den gelungenen Auftackt des Geburtstagswochenendes von YSP, einem FC St.Pauli Fanclub aus Leeds und around.
Danach gabs lecker Kola, Limo und Bier für die schon Grossen im Museeum des FCSP.
Sonntag guckten wir noch Alle zusammen das letzte Heimspiel am Millerntor
und sagen Danke für das tolle Wochenende

Euer FC Lampedusa Hamburg

Freitag, 22. April 2016

REFUGEE ACCOMODATION CENTER CITY PLAZA ATHENS


Since the morning of 22/4/2016, the abandoned Hotel “City Plaza” in the centre of Athens has been turned into an Accommodation Centre for Refugees. Currently refugee families from different nationalities, together with hundreds of people of solidarity are working collectively for the cleaning, repairing and organization of space, so that it can open soon as a project of self-organization and solidarity, as a center of struggle against racism and exclusion, for the right to free movement, decent living conditions and equal rights.
The Solidarity
Itiniative for Economic and Political Refugees invites everyone to practical and material support of the Accommodation Centre “City Plaza”.
For practical reasons for the next few days and as long as there are works in progress in the building, it will not be possible to accommodate more refugees.

From the summer 2015 and on, Europe and Greece have been found unable to respond to the issues emerging from the largest refugees’ wave in their territory, since the World War II, in the source of which there can be found the declaration and act of war, on a military as well as an economic level, from the countries of the North to the countries of the South, which has lead their populations to poverty, fear and oppression.
This fact has created two very distinctive and opposed tendencies: the first is expressed by the activation of racist reflexes, which can be found in the core of the European continent: fences and walls have been built; FRONTEX and NATO have been invited in order to “protect” the borders; deportations and brutal oppression of refugees.  It is clearly expressed through the racist agreement between the E.U. and Turkey, which violates the Geneva Convention and every humanist value, as it copes with the refugee issue as if refugees were a merchandise that can be part of a transaction; it also leads to an unthinkable number of deportations towards countries in which their life and freedom is compromised.
The second tendency is the one expressed by the huge wave of solidarity in Greece, as well as in Europe. Millions of people were found side by side with the refugees in their battle to cross the borders and overcome all kinds of difficulties through their journey. People in solidarity in Athens, in August 2015, took immediate action in Pedion Areos, thousands of people from all over the world have come to Lesvos and other Aegean islands, in order to contribute to the efforts of the people there. Europe has known the largest wave of solidarity and mutual aid in the last decades. This mobilization is bearing the hope for a resurgence of the society, in order to erase the danger to see Europe becoming a “Dark Continent” again.
The Solidarity Initiative for Economic and Political Refugees has taken action, for quite some time now, within this movement of solidarity, in the centre of Athens. It has brought out the fight of the refugees; stopped the efforts to create “apartheid” areas, without the presence of refugees; pointed out the responsibilities of the Greek government, which not only did they fail to secure the accommodation, protection and free passing of the refugees, but also signed the racist agreement and took the responsibility to implement it.
From now on, our needs go to a different level. Europe’s political agenda of closed borders basically determines the conditions under which a number of political and economic refugees, who initially had the intention to move on towards northern countries, are now stuck in Greece. Without foregoing for a moment our basic demand for open borders and our fight against closed ones, we feel the need to gather our forces toward the creation of decent living conditions of refugees in Greece, in our neighborhoods, with full rights in all social services.
In this framework, all along with our constant demand for immediate accommodation of the refugees, not in camps, military or not, but in appropriate buildings with full infrastructure, where they will be able to move freely in and out, we decided to occupy this building: on the one hand, we wanted to contribute, within our grasp, with a solution to the problem; on the other hand, we felt the need to have a place where information and coordination for refugees’ issues would take place.
Our decision does not release the Greek or any other government from their responsibilities to immediately provide all refugees with accommodation and protection. However, it points out that solidarity can be the driving force which will stand up against any racist plans of the European countries and it will see to the protection of all refugees, in the direction of full integration, next to the local workers and oppressed people. There have been several attempts, right after the racist agreement between E.U.-Turkey, from the media and the government, to demonize and attack solidarity, which was considered to be responsible for the fact that the refugees stand up for their rights.
It is rather clear that if the status of exception, which has been planned for the refugees, proves to be successful, it will be used as a model to other parts of the society, which, during the last years, have experienced the brutal agenda of poverty, oppression and exclusion.
We declare that we will stand to the side of the refugees, people in solidarity and workers who, during all these years, have fought for the rights to education and health, accommodation and food for refugees, against the criminal politics of closed borders, which, up to now, has killed thousands of people, against ghettos far from the city centre, where refugees will be “invisible”.
The Solidarity Initiative for Economic and Political Refugees invites the workers in solidarity to participate in this effort, in the Refugee Accommodation Center City Plaza and every other independent solidarity structure.
Let’s create a world of mutual aid and co-existence.
Against racism, solidarity. We will all live together.
- Down with the shameful agreement between E.U.-Turkey. Open borders, safe passages for refugees.  
- Full legalization of all refugees. No deportation to Turkey or elsewhere.
- Accommodation for all refugees in appropriate buildings, within the city core. Requisition of hotels and empty houses for refugees’ accommodation.
 - Free access to health and education services for all refugees. Participation of the refugees’ children to programs of school insertion.
- Closing of all detention centers, no exclusion of refugees from the cities.
- No criminalization of the solidarity movement.
Solidarity Initiative

for Economic and Political Refugees

Samstag, 16. April 2016

Pope visit in Lesvos yesterday and what he has not seen

Todays visit from the Pope and the Patriarch spread a message of peace and brotherhood throught Lesvos.
Platanos Refugee Solidarity, Lesvos 

In order for this message to be well delivered, traffic was forbidden in many parts of the island and where permitted, police officers outnumbered civilians by far. Greek police evacuated the area around the port where the religious leaders and the Prime Minister gave a speech. They allowed entry only to local actors and to residents who seemed "quiet", whilst blocking entry to people who either had participated in previous demonstrations, or they were considered suspicious for participation in today's protest. Specifically, a solidarity member of Platanos with a journalist card was blocked to pass, while other journalists were entrying normally.
Four volunteers (of which two members of platanos) who managed to enter the harbor got arrested because they had brought in their bags two small banners proclaiming "Condemn the deal". Later on, the police arrested 5 more activists who attempted to lift a banner, while outside the port the coastguard seized another banner from the protestors.
The whole 9 volunteers were detained for over 3 hours before letting them free without charges.

The hypocrisy of todays visit culminated in the detention centre of Moria, a place that was designed for 1500 people but now 3000 people are detained there in horrible conditions. Most of them are sleeping outside on the ground without even a blanket, without any care for the sick, the children or pregnant women. In order to prevent the Pope and the media from seeing this reality, authorities had hurriedly transported 1000 people to the reception centre of Karatepe and locked all the other detained refugees in the back. The visit took place at the front part of the centre, where authorities brought less only those refugees who had been chosen beforehand as they do not suffer the same terrible conditions as those stuck in Μoria .

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/refugee-crisis-lesbos-detention-centre-whitewashed-amid-last-minute-preparations-for-popes-visit-a6985781.html

In this way, the Pope met refugees who were carefully selected from vulnerable families of Kara tepe, people who had been registered before the agreement between EU-Turkey, who were living in an open centre and not in a prison, and who are not in the point of being immediately deported.
This staged spectacle included banners held by refugees saying "Pope is Hope" etc.
The whole day the Media reported about Pope's and Patriarch's "historic" visit to Lesvos, emphasizing the pro-refugee stance of Greece compared to the bullyish Europe who is building fences and closing borders.
Obviously they did not say a word about the closed border in Evros which has resulted in hundreds of dead people in the Aegean, not a single word about the terrible living conditions in Idomeni, not a word about the horrible detention centres and the illegal, according to international law, deportations carried out by the Greek state.

Mittwoch, 13. April 2016

IDOMENI: INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EU VIOLENCE

We, the independent volunteers of the Shorba Crew and other groups in Idomeni have not been starting protests in the camps and strongly resent accusations by the media that we are 'fake volunteers'. Since January, The Shorba Crew have cooked over 500,000 meals and served them in and around Idomeni camp. Media and police has accused volunteers of starting the protests in camp which have been responded to with the sickening and indiscriminate violence of the FYROM border forces. As a result volunteers have been subject to intensified police harassment.
Yesterday (12/04/16) three volunteers were illegally detained while driving to the Idomeni camp. The reason given was to provide identification - something that we all do regularly on site.
At Evzoni Police Station, with no reason of suspicion given, the car was searched. A small knife was found in the vehicle - they were on their way to serve at a tea tent which uses fresh cut ginger.
A female member of the group was illegally forced to strip for a complete search, again without pretext. Phones were taken. The owner of the car was beaten then handcuffed and taken to another room by four other police and loudly threatened with more violence while his friends had to listen outside. He has since been taken to Kilkis and remains in police custody until at least tomorrow morning. No reason has been given for this violent detainment and violation.
Over the course of the day other vehicles were stopped, searched and volunteers were taken to the station and/or interrogated on the spot with varying degrees of intimidation.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
We are independent volunteers who are unpaid for our work in and around Idomeni Camp.
We live in and around villages in Idomeni and Polycastro where we enjoy a healthy relationship with local people, groups, and businesses.
We are from Greece and all over the world, the situation in the camps is a world problem not the Greek people's to shoulder alone.
We have been cooking and serving food in the camps alongside other groups since January and have seen them expand to the current situation. Two months ago The Shorba Crew were the only source of hot food in the camps and at one point were cooking and serving upwards of 10,000 meals a day.
We are diverse in our approach and also provide humanitarian support with clothes, camping and cooking equipment, music, childcare/educational areas and charging stations.
We all work together to bring some humanity to an inhumane situation.
WHY WE ARE NOT ORGANISING PROTESTS OR SAYING THE BORDER WILL OPEN
We have been in the camps for months now and have formed a close relationship with the community residing there. Many individuals have become our friends and valued members of our crew.
We have worked to provide accurate information in relevant languages about the overwhelmingly confusing and overloaded bureaucratic processes by which people can access the Greek asylum system, seek relocation or apply for family reunification. This is the only way people can hope to leave.
We have seen the situation in the camps develop into the current humanitarian nightmare as the EU has created a bottleneck by closing the Greece/FYROM border and the entire Balkan Route. This has denied people any freedom of movement to seek protection and security.
We firmly believe the borders will not be re-opened in the current political climate.
We have long seen the brutality the forces guarding the FYROM border are capable of.
We are aware they have a firm mandate, logistical support and crowd control equipment supplied from member states of the EU to maintain their southern borders. They will enact this with whatever force they decide necessary - with very little international oversight, control or enforcement of laws regarding violence inflicted on non-agressors.
We have never advocated or encouraged any mass crossing of the border as we are aware of the hopelessness of this kind of action and the violence it invites from border control forces.
We are completely against the building of false hope and the disappointment and injury it has resulted in.
We have not organised any protests and have strongly attempted to discourage them. When we became aware of the river crossing flyer being circulated in Idomeni, we immediately informed Doctors Without Borders and UNHCR then attempted to communicate as much as possible it was untrue and dangerous.
We have been portrayed as being present at all the protests. This is easy to do because we are in camps every day and when we become aware of protests, we act to minimise harm.
We strongly resent accusations we are fake volunteers here to cause trouble.
Further we regard it as incredibly racist and patronising to imply that people need 'western activists' or 'fake volunteer groups' to organise protests for them. Some people have been stuck here since January, struggling to maintain their dignity in abysmal living conditions without prospects of any improvement. We perceive these acts of protest to be ones of frustration and desperation as the reality sets in that Fortress Europe has locked its doors.
MEDIA PERSECUTION FUELS POLICE REPRESSION
Due to constant persecution by the media our work has become much harder to perform. Baseless allegations of which we have heard nothing official have continually appeared on national television networks. As this has become an increasingly politicised issue our group and others have experienced more targeting and harassment from both media and the police.
We were raided at gunpoint by Greek police in late January and have experienced media harassment in our homes, vehicles and while serving food in the camps.
We have so far refused to respond to most media questions as they are invasive, biased and seem unlikely to give us a fair hearing.
We continue to release regular online statements, videos and pictures concerning our activities and position regarding these issues. These have either been too hard for members of the media to locate or they have chosen to deliberately ignore them.
As many groups have experienced in Greece there is an increased atmosphere of suspicion towards volunteers being promoted by the media and political motivation being created to criminalize refugee support. We have already experienced this repression over the last months, and yesterday, as a result of media allegations it has increased.
We condemn the EU policies creating the inhuman situation at their borders.
We condemn the violence against those who are seeking safety.
We condemn the media organisations responsible for these biased and poorly researched articles and their shallow and sensationalist representation of the situation.
We condemn the use of state (police) violence to repress volunteers who are attempting to show the people in the camps that they have not been forgotten.
And we thank the people who continue to support the work of all volunteers, both inside and outside the camps and the walls of Europe.
-Independent Volunteers of Idomeni, Aid Delivery Mission, The Shorba Crew.

http://www.statewatch.org/news/2016/apr/eu-med-crisis-news-ind-vol.htm

Dienstag, 12. April 2016

Idomeni the day after...

This is just a small number of shells that brought tears to so many eyes in‪#‎Idomeni‬ last week. What Macedonian police did to the refugees was unacceptable. AYS strongly condemns using teargas, rubber bullets and shock grenades against the victims of war and other unarmed people. We also condemn closing of international borders for those who seek safety. But at the same time, we must accept the reality: Macedonian border will not open any time soon. Those who try to breach it will never be able to fight military ammo. Both kids and grownups choked on teargas for so many times already. Let's try to prevent more tears together: by fighting rumors with facts. The sad fact is - the border remains closed.
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Photos by: Giannis Papanikos, Fotomovimiento
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