[noborders-brum] {Spam?} [Fwd: [noii-uk] final version of the call for 7th of october]

Shiar shiar at riseup.net
Mon Jun 19 11:02:24 UTC 2006

dear all,  following now the final version of the call for 7th of october.
 it includes some slight corrections from teresa and the demand for an  
end  of immigration control in the sentence before the final demands.  and
in the reference to US we had to cancel the date of september   (which  is
not confirmed!), but of course we kept the general reference.    so it
would be very important now to collect as much signatures as  possible and
as soon as possible. some groups and networks already  explained their
support and it would be nice to have a first list   before  thursday and
to add it at the end of the call, before some of us want   to  promote the
call - as mentioned before - in the coming meetings in   madrid, 
barcelona, rabat and cecina.    simultanous we have to translate: marine
talked about french version, i  heared from paola, that an italian version
is in work and the main  question, who can do it in spanish within next
days?    finally we will put the call
 soon to some websites like   www.noborder.org  and  www.nolager.org, but
all of you are asked to promote and to  distribute our call now.    best
greetings,  hagen

final version:
Call for a 3rd Day of Migration-Related Actions -  on 7 October 2006, all
over Europe and beyond ...    "In the name of fighting clandestine
immigration, governments are  adopting repressive policies and are
expanding the frontiers of wealthy  nations through centers of detention,
ejections, expulsions and  selection of the labour force." (from the
migration-related Appeal of  Bamako/Mali at the Polycentric World Social
Forum in January 2006)    The European migration regime makes migrants
'illegal'. One of the main  measures of the European Union authorities
against the movements and  struggles of migration is currently the
establishment of camps and  other instruments of migration control outside
Europe, in African and  east European countries (their 'externalisation').
 thousands of migrants and refugees collectively stormed the border 
fences of the Spanish enclaves in Ceuta and Melilla in October last 
year, the crucial demands for freedom of movement and for equal rights 
were clearly brought to public attention, at least for the moment. The 
inhuman, barbaric reactions, the fatal shootings and mass deportations 
to the desert, mirrored the escalating level of conflict and the crisis 
of the European migration regime.    But there is an ongoing process
undermining this migration regime, not  only from 'outside' the borders,
but also from the inside. All over  Europe, almost every day, there are
social and political struggles,  protests and campaigns against camps and
deportations, for asylum  rights for women and men, for legalisation, for
European citizenship  rights based on residence rather than nationality
and against the  exploitation of migrant labour. These struggles go far
beyond any  narrow understanding of European identity.
   Our new joint call for a Day of Action follows the mobilisations on 31 
January 2004 and on 2 April 2005, when we held the first and second 
days of action on migration in more than 50 cities across Europe. At 
the European Social Forum in Athens in May 2006, the issue of migration
 for the first time had its own thematic 'axis'. A growing network of 
migration-related initiatives decided in the final assembly to take 
another step and coordinate actions around 7 October.    Taking into
account specific regional and national conditions and the 
circumstances of various struggles, our Day of Action aims for 
resistance at European and even transcontinental levels. Our 
mobilisation will make the first moves towards Europe-wide central 
activities in order to develop the idea of a common demonstration in 
2007, either in Brussels or at another place of public interest. Our 
aim is to address Europe as a whole and not only national governments. 
  In addition the chosen
 date in October is a reminder of the events in  Ceuta and Melilla in
2005. We will make a particular effort to build  cooperation with
initiatives in Africa. A simultaneous day of actions  in European and
African cities in October would help to promote an axis  on migration in
the next World Social Forum, which will take place in  Nairobi (Kenya) in
January 2007. This corresponds with the Bamako Call  which we have
already quoted from: 'In the period from the Bamako Forum  to the one in
Nairobi, we propose a year long international  mobilisation in defense of
the right of all people to circulate freely  around the world and to
determine their own destiny... Finally we call  for an international day
of mobilisation that could take place in the  sites/symbols of the
frontiers (airports, detention centers, embassies,  etc.)'.    Above all,
we are determined to stress the global dimension of migrant  struggles
today. Thus, we intend to connect our Day of Action with the
 initiatives and ongoing mass mobilisations of the American migrants 
movement in the next future.    The 3rd Day of Action will be directed
against the denial of rights,  against the criminalisation of migrants
and against all immigration  controls, articulating clear demands within
the framework of freedom of  movement and the right to stay:    - For a
European unconditional legalisation and equal rights for all    migrants 
- For the closure of all detention centers in Europe and everywhere  -
For an end to all deportations and of the externalisation process  - For
the uncoupling of the residence permit from the labour contract   and   
against 'precarity'.

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