<m2m-eng> WE ARE HERE today
Jo van der Spek M2M
jo at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 12 22:06:02 CEST 2012
[WE ARE HERE is the name of M2M's Campaign with the movements of the
Refugees-on-the-Street in The Netherlands]
The situation on the 12th of September.
Today Dutch citizens can vote for a new parliament. Today more than 40
refugees on the street are camping for weeks already in Sellingen, but
the mayor told them to move out on Friday 14th. They will probably move
and walk on.
In Amsterdam a growing group of mostly African refugees started on the 4th
of September making camp in one tent in the Winter Garden behind the
Church charity organization calledProtestantse Diaconie. There is place
for 14 people, but many people come for help to the tent and to the World
House. It is a meeting place and a place to come together and find a way
to proceed together. Address: Nieuwe Herengracht 20, near Waterlooplein.
On Tuesday 18 the Somali group from AZC Almere goes to the court session
in The Hague to argue against the limitations on their movement (stamping
everyday, not moving out of town).
All of us are talking and working to move on together and there are
already some great ideas. There are good ideas for action, and for
On the 1st of September 30 people from the protest camp in Ter Apel and
some supporters came together to talk about the power of the camp and how
to build on that. One great idea was to create a Parliament of Refugees
for refugees of all nationalities, to find the common ground and purpose
and speak with one voice. The reports of the conference are available
for further debate. Please send a message to m2migrant at gmail.com to obtain
Together we can make the change that is needed in this country.
M2M makes connections
See for pictures our Community page: We Are Here at facebook.com/JoM2M
and our 2 web sites:
Jo van der Spek
Director of M2M Foundation. Migrant to Migrant.
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