Scandal about the planned deportation center at BER Airport – No deportation center anywhere!

Press release from 03.08.2022

“Today’s publications by FragDenStaat, rbb and the ARD political magazine Kontraste demonstrate the questionable means the Brandenburg Ministry of the Interior is resorting to in order to push through the construction of a deportation center at BER Airport, bypassing its own coalition partner and the state parliament. It is not only a political scandal to keep these plans secret even from the own finance minister. From the very beginning, the Ministry of the Interior intransparently cooperated with a flimsy investor, which is later presented as the supposedly only option.

The real scandal is that a deportation center is being built at BER in which refugees are deliberately isolated and locked up. Planned is a deportation detention center to hold 120 people and perspectively the center could even be expanded to a deportation prison,” says the press spokeswoman of the initiative “Stop Deportation Center BER” Alexis Martel.

“The shady deals of the company Harder & Partner were and are known to the Brandenburg Ministry of the Interior. Apparently, Jürgen B. Harder can determine the political conditions in favor of its new large-scale construction site “deportation prison”. This is in his interest: Because millions can be earned with the racist business.

While European governments are increasingly undermining the right to asylum, Brandenburg and the federal government are pushing for even more deportations. Since the plans for the deportation center became known, we have made it clear: No one is illegal. We stand against all forms of racist detention of refugees, whether it is called custody pending departure, deportation detention center or airport asylum procedure.

We do not accept the systematic racist oppression, deportation and discrimination of people! That is why we resist the detention and deportation of people and will prevent the deportation center at BER. Our resistance has only just begun.”

No deportation center at BER airport!
No deportation center anywhere!

Press contact:
Alexis Martel (Initiative “Stop Deportation Center BER”)
Email: stopdeportationcenterber@riseup.net
Twitter: @Abschiebez_BER
Instagram: @stopdeportationcenterber

More information:
https://fragdenstaat.de/blog/2022/08/03/ber-abschiebezentrum/
https://www.rbb24.de/politik/beitrag/2022/08/berlin-brandenburg-flughafen-ber-investor-stuebgen.html
https://www.fluechtlingsrat-brandenburg.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/22_08_03Kein-Abschiebezentrum-am-BER-in-Schoenefeld_2.pdf

About “Stop Deportation Center BER”
The initiative was founded at the end of 2021 to organize against the planned deportation center at BER Airport and to take the protest to the streets and online. Most recently, the initiative worked on a campaign against the questionable investment company “Harder & Partner” and called for an online day of action (see also https://dumpharder.neocities.org/).

DAY OF ACTION against DEPORTATION AIRLINES, 20 July

📣 DAY OF ACTION against DEPORTATION AIRLINES 📣
—-⌚️ Wednesday, 20 July ⌚️—-

European airlines are making profits with deportation charterflights from Germany. We will call out their racist deportation business until they #StopDeportation. Join the online action!

Use our Action Toolkit & Sharepics : https://cloud.balkanbruecke.org/s/rFAPPmqCtoGngDk

More info? Check the new website of Deportation Alarm ➡️ https://deportationalarm.com/

⚫️ uncensored data identifying the names of deportation airlines, so far kept secret by the german government
⚫️ detailed info on 206 deportation charterflights from Germany in 2021
Let’s stop deportation business!

Online Storm against Investor of Deportation Center BER

Today, the online storm against “Harder & Partner” is starting. This company thinks they can build a deportation center at BER airport in silence. But, no moment of rest for deportation profiteers! With your help, we will overwhelm online platforms and confront Harder & Partner, while informing all their clients of Harder’s cynical profiteering from deportations and racism.

Even if you have only 10 minutes, you can take meaningful online action. See here our action guide here, with tips and sharepics:
ACTION GUIDE ➤➤➤ https://dumpharder.neocities.org/

Do you have social media? Share our posts!
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Hashtags: #DumpHarder #DefundRacism #StopDeportationCenterBER

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Activist Recreation Day, June 25 at Tempelhofer Feld

Dear comrades and activists,

the No Border Assembly is organising for the first time a recreation day for activists. Therefore, we have the honour to invite you to take part in sportive activities on Saturday, 25th of June from 11-17:00 at Tempelhofer Feld (close to the table tennis tables).

We want to have lunch together, so you are very welcome to bring some food or drinks. And if you have badminton rackets, table tennis paddles, a frisbee or something else you would like to play, please bring it. Also, invite your friends and comrades!

We are looking forward to see you!

Chers camarades et activistes,

No Border Assembly organise pour la première fois une journée de récréation pour les activistes. C’est pourquoi nous avons l’honneur de vous inviter à participer à des activités sportives le samedi 25 juin de 11 à 17h00 au Tempelhofer Feld (près des tables de ping-pong)
Nous voulons déjeuner ensemble, vous êtes donc les b

ienvenus et veuillez apporter de la nourriture ou des boissons. Et si vous avez des raquettes de badminton, des raquettes de tennis de table, un frisbee ou autre chose que vous aimeriez jouer, apportez-le. Invitez également vos amis et camarades !

Nous sommes impatients de vous voir !

International Demonstration on May 14th in Frankfurt (Oder): FIGHT FORTRESS EUROPE – Solidarity with ALL refugees at the EU external borders

INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION
on May 14th, 12:00
in Frankfurt (Oder)

Call DE/ENG/FR/FS/POL/ARB/
Poster
Route
Participants

FIGHT FORTRESS EUROPE – Solidarity with ALL refugees at the EU external borders

Don’t forget the people at the EU external borders – our looking away kills!

Images that reach us from the EU external borders – if they still reach us at these times – are more brutal than ever. Human suffering, that the European Union not only allows, but actively helps to produce and maintain.

People on the Polish-Belarusian border are held in the cold in makeshift tent camps or even left to fend for themselves in the middle of the forest. They are exposed to the brutal violence of the border guards, who beat them, take away their clothes, food and cell phones and leave them to freeze and starve to death in the forest. In the camps, they are held in inhumane, prison-like conditions and prevented from entering the European Union. The militarization of the Polish-Belarusian border has created another death strip on an external EU border. Illegal push-backs and denial of basic supplies force people to hold out in the border area and have already cost the lives of over 30 people.

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Rally 24.3: Stop BER Deportation Center


🕑 Thursday, 24.3 um 15:00
📌 Landtag Brandenburg (Am Alten Markt, Potsdam)

Germany is planning a new deportation center at BER airport. This Thursday, these plans will be discussed in Brandenburg parliament in Potsdam. The alliance “Abschiebezentrum BER verhindern” calls to gather at the parliament building during their session and raise our voice: Stop the construction of this deportation center!

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All Refugees Welcome! Solidarity instead of selective aid

The simultaneity of spontaneous support and the racist border regimes at Europe borders. 

We are people who have been working for the rights of migrants and refugees in the struggle against injustice and domination for several years. And we address all of you: who in recent weeks have picked up people at the border, opened your homes, collected donations, sacrificed time and energy. – Thank you!

We are thrilled by how many people are currently acting in solidarity in response to the war in Ukraine. Within a few days, stable networks have been built. It is just great. Let’s not leave it at that, Let’s create a long-term solidary process – a process in which we support each other and nobody is forgotten or left behind.

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Workshop: Support-groups for migrants

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Workshop, 26 March, 15:00

You want to get involved in fights for human rights and to support migrants, but you don‘t know how? Or you are already involved but you want to do more? This workshop is for you!

Activists, groups, collectives and individuals having experienced migration themselves or being active in supporting migrants, meet in a relaxed atmosphere, to share with you their experience on the topic. How to build support groups that accompany people who reach Berlin, on the long term. How to support them until they finally become autonomous and free from the German and European repression. What does this mean in practice?

This workshop will last 3 hours, there will be food at the end!! (vegan, on donation)

If you would like to attend this workshop please register here (please tell us how many people and if you need a translation): anti-ra_howtosupport[at]systemli.org

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Stop the BER Deportation Center!

The German government is planning a new deportation center at BER airport near Schönefeld. The new alliance “Abschiebezentrum BER verhindern” is organising to stop their plans! Join the first DEMO on Wednesday, 9 February at 16:45 to raise our voice against this project! We will march to the municipality meeting while Schönefeld politicians are discussing construction plans of the new center. Below you’ll find the callout as well as social media sharepics. Spread the word on all your platforms.

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#EvacuateRefugeesFromLibya – Social Media Campaign

[Deutsch unten, Français ci-dessous] #EvacuateRefugeesFromLibya
Show solidarity & join the social media action from 25.01. – 27.01. on Twitter (@SoliwRiL) & Instagram (@solidaritywithrefugeesinlibya). You can find more detailed info in the pdf: ENG_Call_EvacuateRefugeesFromLibya.

The peaceful, self-organized protest of African protection seekers in front of the UNHCR in Tripoli, Libya was brutally crushed after > 100 days. At least 600 people, including women and children, were taken to one of the notorious Detention Centers where rape, torture and forced labor are commonplace.
Germany is partly responsible for the deadly camp system in Libya and yet those responsible and the media remain silent.

Let’s join together to make the voices of @RefugeesinLibya heard in Germany and the EU!

#EvacuateRefugeesFromLibya #DefundLibyanCoastGuard #DismantleLibyanDetentionCenters #SafePassage #FortressEurope

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