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 battle. 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.
THE PROTEST OF REFUGEES IN EUROPE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 3RD OF DEZEMBER IN BRUSSELS 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 before. 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 http://www.refugeetentaction.net/index.php?lang=de