|teleportacia on Mon, 6 Jul 1998 12:02:54 +0100|
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|Syndicate: Game Without Borders|
Call for antiracist camp and action at the german-polish-czech border July 24 - August 2, 1998. An alliance of antiracist and antifascist groups will organize a one week action-camp this summer near the town of Gц╤rlitz. The camp is one highlight of the campaign "Kein Mensch ist illegal" (No one is illegal) this year. The campaign was started in 1997, connecting the work of more than one hundred groups. The camp will be prepared by groups from all over Germany and the camp site area. Today's border consists no longer of the conventional defences. Politicians and authorities systematically prepare a climat of betrayal and uncertainty to make it impossible for refugees and immigants to cross the border. The idea is that those who aren't stopped by the paramilitary patrols still face a hinterland full of domestic deputies and stired up local people. Border means more than ever: chasing people who are trying to escape hunger, exploitation and war. They leave their homecountries because their chances there are zero. Many times the run is thousands of kilometers long and very strenuous. We appreciate these people's courage, perseverance and resolution. A mentality that refuses any solidarity and greeting, and blocks access by program is definately unacceptable to us. At the same time border means: broad brainwash activity meant to arouse the public opinon against immigrants. It has become more difficult not to be influenced by it. With the camp we want to stand up against the veiling and stupifying procedure of the political responsible and on the other hand support the people who want to or who have to oppose this machinery. Our means are education and objective information as well as tactical experiments and calculated irritations. We want to realize effective countermeassures to expose the barbarism of the border-regime and stop it wherever it is possible. The fight against borders is directed against infrared cameras, plastic fetters and the practices of observation. Further against narrow-mindedness, prejudice and racism. We know that this fight is never hopeless. Why to the border? There are about 10.000 policemen stationed at the borders to Poland and the Czech Republic at the moment to enforce the merciless border regime. The concept of "veil-investigation" (Schleierfahnung) is about moving patrols and far-fetched scenarios of threat. Demagogues deliver war-talk speaking of "open flanks" and "criminally organized migration". At the same time, any kind of self-organized entry is slandered as "alien smuggling crime", a hypocrisy which seems to gain ground even in left-wing and humanitarian circles. With the stiffening of immigration-laws natural acts of humanity have become offences under threat of heavy penalties. The law suits against taxidrivers of Zittau shall set an example to scare off any kind of help for migrants. The greasy campaign will probably gain force in election-period of 1998. Game without borders The aim of the camp is to disturb the borderline regime of the EU and Schengen states, at least get it into discussion. In preparation are: - happenings and interventions with a public impact - Spontaneous action to capture the attention of patrols and disturb the practice of control - discusssions in smaller groups and workshops - a wide program of raves, parties and concerts. Saturday, 4th July: Preparation meeting in Zittau. Registration necessary. Friday to Sunday, 24th to 26th July: The camp will start with a big rave organized by "Radical rave", a Berlin group well experienced in arranging such events. For the BORDERLINE international rave one or two thousand people are expected, including guests from Poland and Czechia. Monday, 27th July: First day of the camp, we want to present and publish our ideas and official programm to the people of the region. A comprehensive leaflet is in preparation to offer the people another view (of migrants!) and to declare opposition against racist agitation. A sight-seeing-tour with music wagon and speeches is planned for Goerlitz, the town near the campsite. Besides, we want to use the first day for internal discussion about the conception and ideas. The legal situation will be explained. We want to be open for new proposals and get to know each other a little better. Tuesday, 28th July: Flight assistance yes, denunciation no!. A monument for "The Unknown Flighthelpers" will be placed. The planned street theatre wants to provoke the so-called "Bц╪rgerwehren", these are groups of people organized by volunteers to control and help the border-police to catch refugees. Wednesday, 29th July: Border-law day. A demonstration in front of the court, where taxi-drivers have been sentenced for having transported "illegal migrants" into Germany, has been organized. We will also be able to visit the responsible judge. Finally: "Jailquake" in front of the Gц╤rlitz prison with music and speeches. Thursday, 30th July: Day of antifacist action. In the area exists an active structure of nazi-groups which is tolerated or even supported by many local people and also by local authorities. Demonstrations and other activities. Friday, 31st July : Against wo-men-hunters! We will organize protest against the german border-police (BGS). Demonstration at or blocade of the BGS station, helicopter port and police-school in Rothenburg to denounce the daily (mal)treatment of refugees and migrants. Saturday, 1st August: On the final day we play! A "game without borders": regatta on the border river Neisse and more activities in the border zone. And: Open-air cinema, camp paper, camp radio (bring tuners), internet activities ("hacking the borderline"), conferences, fitness, happenings, parties and concerts.