<m2m-eng> EU Charter: protest 14th of July
Jo van der Spek M2M
jo at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 13 08:16:07 CEST 2009
Following the information on the EU charter, deporting African sans-paiers
to Africa from Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam, NL) due on the 15th, M2M
(Migrant to Migrant Foundation) has informed the detainees and called on
activists to stage a protest against the collective deportation of African
migrants from Europe.
We choose Tuesday 14th of July, the French national day of freedom, equality
and brotherhood to manifest our outrage at this EU-policy and our solidaity
with the detained migrants.
M2M is in close contact with people detained at Schiphol Oost and Alphen aan
den Rijn. See our web site and listen to them talking over he phone.
Since February a group of some 40 detained migrants has organized various
protests, including a hungerstrike. The active support from outside gives
them strength. Some of them have been released and feeds us with fresh
information on life in detention.
Together we have choosen the form of protest: a day of silence. The
detainees will not speak with guards, security, immigration services and
possibly also boycot refugee Council and lawyers.
We also informed collegues in Italy, France and Spain, in order to create a
On Tuesday small groups of activists will stand at the gates and fences to
salute the detainees. In silence, but visible. Hearing, seeing, silence.
(Dressed up as monkeys).
However, we have found no confirmation or additional information on this
We ask you to phone and write to your local and national authorities to
demand in formation on this flight. And to write a letter of alert to the EU
commissioner of Human Rights.
Jo van der Spek
Director of M2M Foundation
"promoting free communication of migrants"
no borders between us
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