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[fw] Europe-wide Day of Action: For the Freedom of Movement - against Global Migration Management

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    [fw] press-release Europe-wide Day of Action For the Freedom of Movement - against Global Migration Management Between the 11th and the 19th of October various
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      press-release

      Europe-wide Day of Action

      For the Freedom of Movement - against Global Migration Management

      Between the 11th and the 19th of October various actions will take place
      in
      different European cities. Different initiatives intend to protest a
      repressive migration- and asylum policy, meant to be alined throughout
      Europe.
      The groups, all part of the noborder network, will demonstrate against
      detention camps and new restrictions along the border. Equally for the
      first
      time an international agency will be the target of the protest: the IOM
      (International Organisation for Migration), with its headquarter in
      Geneva,
      Switzerland and a widespread network of over 100 field offices all over
      the world.
      "The IOM is responsible for many projects that aim to control, to
      criminalize and to "repatriate " illegalized refugees and migrants and
      that
      match the interests of European Governments," explains Rose Kemper of
      one
      noborder group. "Under the pretense to combat trafficking of human
      beings
      and in particular of women ", Kemper continues, "the IOM first of all
      aims to destroy the routes for people to flee, as well proven through
      the
      IOM projects in the Ukraine."
      Moreover the IOM is accused to recruit cheap labor forces from Ecuador
      for
      the Spanish Government, the Roma National Congress accuses the IOM for
      the
      removal of the Roma people from Western Europe. And Amnesty
      International, as well as BBC journalists and the human rights
      organisation
      Refugee Collective Action critise the IOM over its role in Australia for
      a
      breach of the Geneva Convention because they erected and run the
      possibly
      most terrible refuge camp worldwide, that on the Pacific island of
      Nauru.
      The IOM represents all aspects of migration management: a brutal policy
      of
      exclusion, internment and "repatriation" of unwanted immigrants and a
      policy
      of recruitment and exploitation of "useful (temporary) workers".

      Next week the IOM will be confronted with protests against their
      activities
      at least in Vienna, Helsinki, Kiew, Moscow, London and Berlin, partly
      with
      manifestations in front of their offices.
      An action in Warsaw is meant to criticize new visa restrictions which
      Poland
      will implement in order to receive their membership in the European
      Union.
      In Dover and Sangatte, on the channel between England and France,
      demonstrations will take place against the inhuman situation in
      detention
      camps and the role of the iom in this.

      further informations: www.noborder.org
      contact: iom@...
      phone: 0049-6181-184892


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      Antirassistische Gruppe
      Für Freies Fluten
      Metzgerstr. 8
      phone/fax 0049-6181-184892
      D-63450 Hanau
      ag3f@...
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