<m2m-eng> Invitation for 20 January: Walk like a Somali!

Jo van der Spek M2M jo at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 16 10:33:17 CET 2012

Beat the Borders, Walk like a Somali!

Invitation for a Public Conspiracy in Amsterdam 20/1

Young Somali refugees who are forced to survive in the streets in Holland 
have taken the lead in organizing demonstrations and camps to demand their 
basic human rights. The Dutch right wing government's drive to harrass 
undocumented mighrants out of the country leads to thousands of humans from 
Somalia, Iran, Afghanistan, Guinee and other countries having to live on the 
street. There is no shelter for them in official centers and the charity 
shelters that existed before are at best full or had to close for lack of 
money. For the first time in Dutch history a powerful and proud group of 
illegalized refugees has taken destiny in its own hands, demanding a chance 
to live.

On Friday 20th of January Dutch activists join hands with the Somali 
activists for a "Public Conspiratorial Meeting" on how to make a change in 
Dutch migration politics.

Together we walk tall!

Date: January 20th 2012

Venue: OT301, address Overtoom 301, 1054HW Amsterdam

Open from 4 p.m. Till after Midnight

Public Debate starts at 8.30 p.m.

Program and Info at: http://www.vrijheidvanbeweging.nl/beattheborders

Entrance is free for the undocumented

Donations at the door

Bankaccount: St. M2M, Amsterdam ref: Walk like a Somali

"Mogadishu is one of the world's most dangerous places," said Leslie Lefkow, 
senior Horn of Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. "Returning people 
there is not just risky; it's a potential death sentence. The Dutch 
authorities should quickly reconsider this plan, which is at odds with their 
obligation to protect those whose lives are at risk." (July 2010)

Contact: Jo van der Spek, Migrant 2 Migrant Foundation


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