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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:32 pm    Post subject: 3rd international of migration-related actions Reply with quote

3rd day of Migration-Related Actions: 7 oct 2006 all over Europe
and beyond ...

19.Jun.06 - [this call is also available in french, spanish,
german, italian and
greek, see] "In the name of fighting clandestine
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
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
outside Europe, in African and east European countries (their

When 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
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
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
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
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
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
sites/symbols of the frontiers (airports, detention centers, embassies,

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

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

- 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

Signatories as of 22nd of september 2006:

Austria: | euromayday Vienna | révolté | Infoladen Salzburg |
Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft (Bundesvertretung) | Infomaden |

Deserteurs- und Flüchtlingsberatung | KOMAK MigrantInnen | IG
Bildende Kunst |
ATIGF | YDG - Neue Demokratische Jugend | Grundrisse | LEFÖ -
Counselling, Education
and Support for Migrant Women | eipcp vienna | GAJ Wien; Anatolische
Österreich; Rosa Antifa Wien (RAW); FZ-Autonomes feministische
FrauenLesbenMädchen-Zentrum; Ehe ohne Grenzen;


Organisation des Exilés Politiques Ivoiriens (OEPI) | Coordination
pour la
Régularisation (CRER)


Association Interfricaine pour la Promotion et la Défense des
Droits des Réfugiés
et Demandeurs d'Asile (AIPDRDA) | Le Conseil Africain des Actions
Concertées (CAFAC)
| Le Réseau des Alternatives Dette et Développement



Association des Amis des Familles et Victimes des Migrations
(AFVMC), Doula;


Action Canada pour la Population et le Développement | Coalition
d'Appui aux
Travailleurs et Travailleuses Agricoles migrants

Congo (RD):

Groupe des réflexions et d' appui pour la promotion rurale (GRAPR);
alternatives pour le développement (NAD)

Cote D'Ivoire:

Mouvement Ivorien des Droits de la Jeunesse (MIDJ) | Reseau Ouest
Africain pour
le Developpement(ROAD), Abidjan | Association de Soutien à l'Auto
Promotion Sanitaire
Urbaine(ASAPSU), Abidjan | Marche Mondiale des Femmes section Côte


Avà Basta, Corse | Association des travailleurs maghrebins de

(ATMF) | Réseau IPAM | Parti Communiste Français et son réseau
"Migrations et
citoyenneté | Association des Marocains en France (AMF) | GISTI (groupe
et de soutien des immigrés) | Collectif de soutien aux sans papiers
(MILLAU 12) |
Droits Devant !! | MRAP (Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l'amitié
entre les
peuples) | Alternative Libertaire | Les Verts; teachers union
SUD-Education; RESF
(Réseau Education sans Frontières); Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire;
(Assemblée Citoyenne des originaires de Turquie ); RACORT
(Rassemblement des
Associations Citoyennes des Originaires de Turquie); CSSP49 (Collectif
de Soutien aux
Sans-Papiers du Maine-et -Loire; Act Up-Paris; Femmes de la Terre;
Khamsa; Reseaux NoVox; Réseau Féministe "Ruptures";


Refugee Councils from Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein,
Hessen |
Action-Alliance against Deportations, Rhine-Main | no one is illegal,
Hanau | Cafe
Exil Hamburg | AGIS Darmstadt | Caravan for the rights of refugees and
Munich | NoLager Bremen | Kooperative Flüchlingssolidarität Hannover |
The Voice
Refugee Forum Jena | Initiative against the chipcard system, Berlin |
Caravan for the
rights of refugees and migrants, Hamburg | Kölner Appell gegen
Rassismus e.V. | Local
group of the "Society for Threatened Peoples", Hamburg |
Göttingen | Aktion Bleiberecht Freiburg/Südbaden | Bündnis gegen Lager


Network for Social Support to Immigrants and Refugees | Network for
Political and
Social Rights | Antiracist Initiative of Thessaloniki Turkish Minority
Moovement for
Human and Minority Rights | Greek Migrants Forum


Tavolo Migranti | ARCI | Associazione Todo Cambia, Milano |
Immigrati Bergamo | SINCOBAS; Colletivo No Border, Napoli; COBAS;
Workers of the World/Rete europea dei migranti e dei precari; Razzismo
Stop - Veneto;
Coordinamento migranti - Verona; Movimento antagonista toscano; Senza
Confine - Roma;
Federazione RdB-CUB; TPO - Bologna; AQ16 - Reggio Emilia; Laboratorio
Paz - Rimini;

Mali: CAD | Association des Initiatives de Developpement (AIDE),
Indymedia Mali; Foram (Forum pour un autre Mali); Retour, travail et


La confédération des élevés étudiants et stagiaires africains au
Maroc | Pateras
de Vida | Association des Sans papiers et des Démandeurs d'Asile au
Maroc (ASDAM) |
réfugies sans frontiere | alter forum | Attac Maroc | Chabaka Tanger |
Africa Maghreb pour le développement Maroc,

Nador| Collectif des refugiés au Maroc | Réseau des associations de

quartier du grand Casablanca | Conseil des Migrants Subahariens au
Maroc | AMDH |
Association national outre les frontieres (ANOF) | Africa Maghreb pour


Association Mauretanienne de Droits de l'Homme (AMDH)


"All included" | La plateForme Intercontinentale des MRE, Amsterdam


Le Réseau National Dette et Developpement (RNDD)


Free Caucasus committee


Agence Internationale pour le Développement du Sénégal (AIDE)


Coordinadora de Inmigrantes de Málaga (CIM) | Casa Argentina de
Málaga |
Federación de Inmigrantes de Marbella | Centro Social-Casa de
Iniciativas, Málaga |
Colectivo Entránsito, Málaga | Red Precari@s en Movimiento | Oficina de
Sociales, Sevilla | Caravana Ninguna Persona es Ilegal, Sevilla |
Indymedia Estrecho
| Asociación Cultural La Dinamo, Madrid | Ateneu Candela, Terrassa |
Intercultural de Terrassa | Colectivo Desequilibris | Casa de Nicaragua
de Terrassa |
El Frijol Rebelde (Soli Guatemala) | Tejedoras de Redes | Federación
Centro de las
Culturas | Partido Humanista | CGT-Andalucía | Colectivo Zapatista de
Granada | Espai
per a la Desobediencia a les Fronteres (área metropolitana de
Barcelona) | Asociación
Humanista Bakau | Plataforma de Solidaridad con los Inmigrantes, Málaga
| Asamblea
por la Regularización sin Condiciones, Barcelona | Sindicato de Obreros
del Campo
(SOC), Almería | Federación Estatal de Asociaciones de Inmigrantes y
Refugiados –
FERINE | Colectivo de Colombianos Refugiados en España – COLREFE |
Comité Madrileño
por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos en Colombia - COMADEHCO (Madrid)
| Asociación
de Chilenos en España – ACHES (Madrid) | Asociación TANGRA

(Madrid) | Derechos para Todos y Todas (Madrid) | Asociación
Cultural INKARRI
(Madrid) | Asociación ESPACIO DE SOLIDARIDAD (Madrid) | Asociación de
Inmigrantes y
Refugiados en el Estado Español – ENTREIGUALES (Madrid) | Centro
Internacional para
la Promoción y la Investigación los Derechos Humanos – CINPROINDH |
Hispano Americana – ASOHMA (Madrid) | Comisión Española de Ayuda a
Refugiados – CEAR
| SOS Racismo - Madrid | Asamblea Social de Rivas (Madrid) | Foro
Alternativo de la

(Valencia) | Sindicato de Obreros del Campo (Andalucía) | Izquierda

(Málaga) | Associació Papers i Drets per a Tothom (Barcelona) |
Asamblea Social
Universitaria (Barcelona); Afrovasca; Asociación Argentina en el País
Vasco Arvas;
Asociación de Chinos de Euskadi; Asociación de Ecuatorianos
residentes den
Bizkaia “Asoecuabizca Pachamama”; Asociación de Emigrantes Filipinas en
el País Vasco
“Pagkakaisa”; Asociación de Emigrantes de Guinea Ecuatorial en el País
Vasco “12 de
Octubre”; Asociación de emigrantes de Ghana en el País Vasco “ASUMDWE
Asociación de Inmigrantes Marroquíes “AL KHAIMAH”; Asociación
“AHISLAMA”; Asociación de Inmigrantes Marroquíes en Euskadi “AZRAF”;
Asociación de
Malíes de Bizkaia “BENKADI”, Asociación de Senegaleses; Asociación
“SENEVASCA”; Asociación Mujeres del Mundo-Munduko Emakumeak Babel;
Asociación Nô
Pintcha; ASOCOLVAS; Bilbo Etxezabal; Caritas Diocesana de Bilbao;
CC.OO.; C.E.A.R.;
Círculo Solidario de Euskadi-Euskadiko Elkarbidea; Comunidad
Sociocultural Marroquí
en Euskadi “Al Manar”; Cruz Roja; E.L.A. Sindikatua; Etorkinekin Bat;
Cultural y Social Latinoamericano “Inti Llacta”; Grupo Folklórico
Chileno “Chile
Lindo”; Hegoa; Ideasur; Igualdad sin Distinciones; Izangai; Médicos del
Misiones Diocesanas; Solidaridad Internacional; UGT; Zubietxe; Zutalur


ingen människa är illegal(no one is illegal network)


noborder Kiev

United Kingdom:

The Campaign to Close Campsfield | Barbed Wire Britain | Noborders

| no one is illegal | No Borders Glasgow | Stop Deporting Children

Birmingham NoBorders | Latin American Workers Association, London |
Refugee and Migrant Organization (IRMO), London | Todas las Voces Todas
radio show,
London; Justice for Cleaners; Zimbabwe Action Group; Justice for
Cleaners; The
National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT); Joint
Council for the
Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI); Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq;
Solidarity Campaign Hackney Refugee and Migrant Support Group; Day-Mer
Turkish and
Kurdish Community Centre; Latin American Community Association - LATCA

European Organisation and Networks:

Frassanito-Network | Europäisches BürgerInnenforum/Forum Civique
Europeen; Next


France: Jérôme Dablain, Anaik Pian, zita.trancart, Pierre
Cordelier, Huguette
Cordelier, Hyacinthe ROBERT, Sylvain George, Jean Claude Mavungu,
Zine-Eddine Mjati,
Monique Crinon Cedetim, Baeza Laure,

Maroc: Hamid Harbal, Mina Tafnout,

Suisse: Francisco Merlo,

UK: Nicholas Ndebele, Moses Makhula, Floyd F. Mutambiranwa, Godfrey
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