Yesterday our comrades from the group Eklat in Muenster demonstrated with over 100 People for the immediate evacuation of all refugee-camps on the European borders. They made clear, that solidarity does not know any borders. While the demonstration was forbidden because of corona at first, it was allowed under strict conditions later on. We share with you a video and the speech held at the rally:
"Egal ob trotz oder gerade wegen Corona. Es bleibt dabei: fight fucking fortress europe. Lasst uns gemeinsam unsere Wut und Ohnmacht über die Verhältnisse in Entschlossenheit und Kraft wandeln. Lasst uns mit dem Abriss dieser zutiefst unvernünftig eingerichteten Welt beginnen! Das Fass ist schon lange übergelaufen. Evakuiert Moria. Öffnet die Grenzen. Schafft sichere Fluchtwege. Jetzt."- unser Redebeitrag auf der Mahnwache von MS Seebrücke und Bündnis gegen Abschiebungen Münster – I love Bleiberecht Münster(hier zum nachlesen: https://eklatmuenster.blackblogs.org)/redebeitraege/)
Gepostet von Eklat am Mittwoch, 8. April 2020
Fight Fucking Fortress Europe! Evacuate Moria!
While Germany is delivering fine speeches about solidarity everyday no one seems to give a shit about the situation at Fortress Europe’s borders. There are no words for our anger. We have long seen the straw that broke the camel’s back. Evacute Moria – now! Open all borders. Make safe escape routes happen. Now.
While Germans are praising themselves for their so-called solidarity, the other side of the medal looks rather dark. Those who have been outside the society, those who are put down to the end of the value chain can tell a totally different story. Their passports decide who belongs to society and who doesn’t. Suddenly not only their rights in but also their lives are being discussed and mostly not even being taken into consideration. We’ve seen the ‘arguments’ before: From “maybe we should stop rescuing people in the Mediterranean” to “who cares if there’s a Corona outbreak in the refugee camps?” No one seems to care nowadays.
The camps are by definition locations where everything is up for discussion – even the mere survival of people. The first case of Corona has just been reported from Moria but physical distancing, personal hygiene and medical are being made impossible or inaccessible. A situation which puts the majority of the people in the camps into the virus’s “risk groups”. Without being clear about it and maybe even without the intention, the solidarity which has been developing around the society’s health situation becomes the moment of rediscovering the national community which is being declared and risen up as a community of fate. 200.000 people declared as ‚Germans‘ from all over the world have been fetched home by an air bridge: back home to the world’s champion of artificial respiration. Back to the county that can easily overcome the crisis, that can easily pull through the #FlattenTheCurve and that will yet benefit from the crisis again. Meanwhile the borders have been closed overnight and the humanitarian right to stay has been suspended. Far right positions seem to become facts and are covered up with a little help from the so-called centre of society. Justified as being only emergency measures that helps the national community that has no capacities to help anyone else during the crisis. See-no-evil, hear-no-evil and speak-no-evil. Let’s make Germany’s priorities clear for once and all: It’s impossible to help the people in Moria while borders are being opened in order to save the German asparagus. Fuck you.
The truth about the so-called solidarity is simple: It’s the negation of solidarity for many – not only for a few. In fact, you can’t call it solidarity at all. Because it means not only accepting the gap of opportunities and chances between people and that some are reduced to their plain survival. But we can’t even take the latter one for granted anymore. While everyone is on their own – there can be no talk of solidarity anymore. It’s the mere opposite: the backlash in to nationalists’ dreams, into the barbarian national community. What have been our demands ever since becomes now even more urgent: The photos and news from Lesbos have transformed our calls for open borders, freedom of movement and a better, totally different world into concrete, crucial claims. There are not abstract anymore, nor can they be called radical.
Because no matter if it’s despite or rather because of Corona. We say it clear: fight fucking fortress Europe.