fredag 21 december 2012

Translation: Four sans-papiers escape Palaiseau CRA


Four sans-papiers escape Palaiseau CRA

On Sunday night 4 sans papiers who due to be deported escaped the CRA de Palaiseau (Essonne), we learn from corroborating sources.

"Two Tunisiens, an Algerian and a Romanian fled after the deparuture of our teams", Pierre Henry, directeur général of the association France Terre d'Asile (FTA), who offer legal help to the detainee foreigners on site, told ATP.

The préfecture of Essonne confirmed this on Monday, and also added that two officers were slightly injured during the escape.

The police and gendarmerie are currently looking for the the four escapees, she added.

According to the préfecture and the associations, around 7pm on Sunday a officer was called by a detainee to the common room to sort out the TV reception. When he arrived, he was surrounded and knocked to the floor by 5 detainees. They took his magnetic badge which is used to access different parts of the CRA.

While the guard was held down by one detainee, the 4 others went to the delivery area of the centre and escaped. During this escape, the guard who had been attacked and a colleague who came to offer reinforcements were slightly injured, stated the  préfecture.

The police union Alliance added that the escapees then climbed a simple fence and disappeared in the direction of the sous-préfecture.

Interviewed on site, the detainee who had helped the escape of the four other 'irregular' migrants and had slowed down the action of the police was placed in custody, confirmed the préfecture.

The CRA of Palaiseau accommodates only men. It has a maximum capacity of 40 places. 750 foreigners in 'irregular situations' were detained there in 2011, in particular Romainians, Tunisiens and Morrocans.

Its particularity is that it is sited near the 'arrest house' ('maison d'arrêt') of Fleury-Mérogis, which receives numerous prison-leavers who are the target of an 'interdiction du territoire' (obligation to leave the country).

Renovated in 2011, the CRA is surrounded by a 4.5m high fence with movement detectors and surveillance cameras. 


fredag 7 december 2012

kass cirkulerar bland bloggar - helt gränslöst

som svar på:

Tycker att argumenten ovan presenterade i inlägget För öppna gränser är i stort sätt övertygande, men skulle vilja förstärka den sista punkten. 6. Det med att invandring skulle pressa lönerna är inte riktit. Snarare är det gränserna som pressar lönerna då: a) migrantarbetare (med eller utan ‘papper’) antingen inte har rätt att organisera sig fackligt/de nationella facken inte har gjort upp med sin interna rasism och inte vill organisera dessa, b) arbetare i olika länder, instängda bakom respektive gränser, sätts att konkurrera med varandra – ”Sverige måste vara konkurrenskraftigt”, istället för att gemensamt kunna sätta krav gentemot kapital/arbetsköpare. Gränserna är alltså i sig viktiga för att upprätthålla snedfördelningen av resurser inte bara mellan olika delar av världen utan också inom olika länders gränser. Att organisera sig nationellt blir i slutändan (vilket vi kan se nu i diverse västländer) att skjuta sig själva i fötterna då kapital kan utnyttja situationen genom att dra någon annanstans. Skyddet som statens gränser erbjuder blir därmed en loop som ger att vi behöver mer skydd – ett cirkelargument, så att säga.

Det går inte att införa fri invandring, därför att det vore dåligt för Sverige - so be it.

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torsdag 6 december 2012

no such goals [this book] suggests that such goals [recognition and inclusion] undermine the disruptive potential of trans resistance and also threaten to divide potential alliances among trans people, such as cross-race, cross-class*, and cross-ability alliances, as they have in Lesbian and Gay politics. Legal equality goals threaten to provide nothing more than adjustments to the window-dressing of neoliberal violence that ultimately disserve and further marginalize the most vulnerable trans populations.

Dean Spade, Normal life p.32

*here it is abit unclear to me what this would be, since the rest of the book not at all advocates class-peace/collaboration..


tisdag 4 december 2012

Hatar på nationalstaten med hjälp av Sassen:

Nationalstatens uppkomst i Europa ersatte stadsstaternas och stadsförbundens Globala handelssystem*, med system för global plundring.
 Det tidigare systemet byggde på ömsesidigt utbyte - där ingen stad hade ensam kapacitet att kontrollera/skydda handelsvägarna. Denna kontroll kunde byggas upp med hjälp av den suveräna territorialstatens framväxande byråkrati** för skatteindriving.
 Man började strida om de externa källorna till rikedom*** istället för de interna punkterna för dess ansamling.

Kass,  under läsning av: Makt Territorium Rättigheter, S. Sassen

*får väl tillägga nu att detta ju byggde på mer lokal plundring, av arbetar- och bonde-befolkning, som typ all handel/privategendom gör...

** denna 'byråkrati' hade också en ansenlig mängd blank-vapen att skramla med.

*** dvs kolonialism skapade 'fred' på hemmaplan, typ.

In front of the EU parliament..

In front of the EU parliament in solidarity with the striking
asylum-seekers and the illegalized in EU
The persistence of the common conditions of misery and calamity which
asylum-seekers suffer from and the likewise mechanisms which makes a
human, first of all a fugitive, a homeless and an asylum-seeker; and
forthcoming making them illegal humans, leaving them defenseless and
marginalized through the bureaucratic labyrinth and organized
discriminations, has caused the protests and struggles of the
asylum-seekers and the illegalized ones to rise anywhere. In different
European countries and even in Australia, the asylum-seekers and the
illegalized have rendered their just demands in the streets and the public
spaces. Their pains and wounds, so deep that they haven't returned to the
camps even under the “Legal” and “continuous” oppression of the police and
the organized threats of the sovereign state institutions. They have
gradually found one another and through gatherings and partaking of their
experiences, have realized the possibility of protest and resistance. They
have been gradually aware of the same processes in the other cities and
countries and have been inspired by one another in the horizons of this
Undoubtedly, in order to affect the barren political state and defeat the
indifference of the “Majority”, mesmerized by the repetition of the
reconstructed facts of the mainstream media, it's necessary for all the
inferior classes to unite in their battles and by strengthening the
collective self-confidence, call the people under the oppressions to these
struggles. The battles of the asylum-seekers and the illegalized ones, is
not only apart from this condition, but also it's now the time to make the
voices from different parts of Europe be heard in the first step, because
these struggles, according to their common origin can be organically
interconnected, build a series of transboundary protests, which based on
the same problems and ideals, can target a common aim.
According to such a belief and in order to make such communications
possible, we; a number of asylum-seekers and activists of the Berlin
Protest March (who have passed the past eight months in the streets and
tents, alongside our friends to achieve their ends), by our share have
tried to communicate with some other asylum-seekers in some other European
countries personally. In a two-week trip, we have managed to meet the
asylum-seekers in strike, in Amsterdam, Den-Haag, and Vienna and exchange
useful experiences. Now we are glad to inform those who follow the
movements that in these camps, there exists a high motivation and desire
to join these battles. So all of us, alongside one another, and by the aid
of all those who feel this struggle to be theirs, are willing to take the
struggle of the asylum-seekers and the illegalized ones over the national
borders, so that by creating the organic joints in a transboundary
solidarity, the struggles get a new spirit. We have no other choice to be
free but to face the EU with the inevitable consequences of the its
non-equal, unjust and discriminating policies. This step is absolutely
essential to be taken in the very year when the EU has won the Noble Peace
Prize for all these policies.
In addition to what has been mentioned on the importance of solidarity
with these struggles, what has made us to start our unlimited strike in
front of the EU parliament in Bruxelles today (December 3rd 2012) is
particularly the protest against the violent (and of course “legal”)
oppression of the asylum camps in Amsterdam and Brandenburger Tor in
Berlin and their dismantling. With this symbolic protest, we are to show
the Public, how the civilized European governments are stifling the
oppressed people. We humbly ask all activists and the conscious people to
join the protest and amplify the voice of the voiceless ones.


After Friday’s suppression in Amsterdam, where we were denied our right to
protest, and after yesterday’s suppression in Berlin at the Brandenburg
Tor, after the suppression in Vienna which is a nightmare for the refugees
there, we - the protesting refugees – realised that this system is not
willing to grant certain fundamental rights to the refugees. What is more,
instead of abolishing those laws which are effectively oppressing us, the
system in Europe wants to drive us out. Therefore, we took to the streets
to make our demands happen. Now, we will raise our voices even louder than

We invite you to our press conference: On the 3rd of December 2012 at
11 am in Brussels, in front of the European
Parliament, in the centre of the John Cockerill park.

We invite all of Belgium’s media to come to the press conference to report
on the protest of refugees in Europe.

Mohammad Kalali
Arash Dosthosein
Ashkan Khorasani