<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
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: 39.02.71.918 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
m2m at streamtime.org
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