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Program of The VOICE Conference: In Memory of Oury Jalloh – On Racism, Police Brutality and Discrimination in Germany

Reinforced resistance against institutionalised racism - The declaration of The VOICE Refugee Conference 2010 in Jena
jungewelt- presse zu - Flüchtlinge beraten über Widerstand gegen Behördenwillkür (The VOICE Refugee Conference)

The VOICE Conference: In Memory of Oury Jalloh – On Racism, Police Brutality and Discrimination in Germany
Flüchtlinge organisieren sich -Delegierte aus Asylbewerberunterkünften mehrerer Bundesländer treffen sich in JenaVon Gitta Düperthal

Discussions on:

Ongoing Racist Integration debate
Hatred Campaign against refugees and Migrants and
Position Paper Presentation

You are all cordially invited to the above named conference in Jena. Scheduled for discussion are:

The Racist Integrations Debates and the Hate Campaign against Refugees and Migrants in Germany.

Presentation of the position paper from the Wuppertal "KARAWANE" with Dr. Araz Ardehali and Ralf Santa Lorenco from The Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants in Germany - We are a nationwide network made up of refugees, migrants and antiracist groups


We have
learnt to develop more on trust and confidence in our commitments for justice and political empowerment within the communities of the karawane Network

Proposal for events on victims of police brutality will be presented for next years in each Caravan group in Germany.

Despite, and perhaps because we do not expect any justice from the new trial in the Oury Jalloh murder, the trial must also be specially observed by an independent group of legal practitioners, human rights activists and affected persons. This Observation of the process is not to be understood as a legitimization of the cover-up done by the Court but as a delegation to document the trial and its results.

We will follow both cases very critically and are still demanding truth, justice and compensation for the family of Oury Jalloh and Laye Alama Condé.

The cases of Oury Jalloh and Laye Alama Condé are merely two cases that did not get justice in their judicial proceedings, but they are only a part of many cases of police brutality which ended with death; N'deye Mareame Sarr, Halim Dener, John Achidi, Zdravko Nikolov Dimitrov, Aamir Ageeb, Arumugasamy Subramaniam, Dominique Koumadio and many others are victims of the German police and its racist impunity. Majority of these other cases were not even brought to the Court.

Almost 6 years after the bestial death of Oury Jalloh in cell No. 5 in Dessau we continue to say: Oury Jalloh - that was murder!
and demand: Break the Silence! Truth! Justice! Compensation!“
Link: PM - Verschiebung und Verschleppung des LG Magdeburg im Fall Oury Jalloh

Reports from the lagers and the refugee community initiatives in Germany

Discussions will start with the Lager Struggles of the Caravan Local Networks to evaluate the discriminatory policies on migration control in relation to the ongoing racist Integration debates. We shall also discuss how to strengthen solidarity in our call to protest police brutality and repression, State role on institutionalized violence.

We are Solidarity to break the fear and silence of exploitation, discrimination and racial profiling of Refugees by the German State, including the deportation mechanisms in Germany.

Report on lager Struggles will be presented by Grass root initiative delegates like; Rex Osa from Refugee Initiative, Biberach, and other delegates from Baden Wurttemberg and Salomon Wantchoucou; Refugee Initiative, Möhlau, Wittenberg

Karawane Solidarity Initiative for struggles of refugees on hungerstrikes in Bayern.

Press Initiative in Refugee Heims:
Activist Testimonies from State Officials Practices of discrimination during Lager Visitation in Thueringen will be discussed with Dr Maqsud Agaev (Apolda) from the Refugee community initiatives in - Thueringen and Clemens Wigger, FS Uni Jena (The VOICE Support Network)

Delegates from other communities in Thüeringen, Berlin, Brandenburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Baden Württemberg, Bayern and NRW will participate in the conference

„Lets make the refugee lager to be HISTORY of the past in Germany“ - The German Lager Mentality is an act of forceful execution of the violation of human dignity.

This Lager control mentality of the German Asylum system has a long and dubious history with far reaching Consequences of isolation, stigmatization persecution exploitation, enslavement and domination of the people classified as either not directly useful or those that are out rightly unwanted.

-We demand for the abolition of lagers,
-We demand deportation stop.
-Abolish the apartheid Residenzpflicht in Germany.

links: Lager and control mentality:
The VOICE Refugee Forum Network: On Colonial Injustice and the Continuity of Barbarity in Germany The VOICE Online - The 'Fortress Within': Restriction of Movement and Refugee Self-Organisation

Presentation of the forgone discussion on “Caravan Tribunal and Refugees situation in Germany. „Unite Against Colonial Injustice“

The background of the Tribunal is based on the slogan- „we are here because you destroy our countries“based on the exploitation and destruction of our home Countries that has led to our flight and then the conditions we are subjected to in this system i.e deportation stop, Police Brutality, Residenzpflicht,Gutscheine etc.

The structure should create the space for Refugees to tell their detailed stories from the reason of flight to the situation they are faced with here.

Date : 18.12.2010
Time : 10 – 22 Hours
Place : FSU Carlzeiss Str. 3 in Jena


10:30Hrs: Presentation of The Conference by Osaren Igbinoba

11:45 – 13:40Hrs: Discussion and reports in groups

13: 45 -14:30Hrs: FOOD

14:30 – 18.00Hrs: Discussion with delegates and the groups presentations

Oury jalloh memorial

Refugee community initatives in lagerPresentation of Caravan

Tribunal on Refugees situation of in Germany - "Unite Against Colonial Injustice"


The racist integration debates
The next events

End of the conference

Make Donation to support the Refugee Community in the lagers/camps in Germany! - Break the Isolation! Close all lagers!

The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena
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Co-organisation: "Karawane für die Rechte der Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen mit Arbeitskreis Politische Bildung des Sturas der FSU-Jena

FaxKampagne: English - German
*New developments concerning the arrest warrant against a black father and activist
The black child in Germany - A Video Doku-Interview

Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Für den neuen Prozess um den Feuertod des Asylbewerbers Oury Jalloh in einer Polizeizelle sind zunächst 21 Verhandlungstage geplant. Die Vorsitzende Richterin der 1. Strafkammer am Landgericht Magdeburg hat verschärfte Sicherheitsbestimmungen angeordnet, wie das Gericht am Dienstag mitteilte. Erster Verhandlungstag ist der 12. Januar. Der aus Sierra Leone stammende Jalloh war Anfang 2005 bei einem Feuer in einer Ausnüchterungszelle in Dessau gestorben. Das Feuer soll er selbst entfacht haben. In Magdeburg sitzt ein Polizist auf der Anklagebank, der in einem ersten Prozess freigesprochen worden war.

More Links on Isolation policies:
Witthoh Isolation Lager – a place far away from everything in Baden Württenberg

The Grass-root role of refugees self organization in Germany

Position Artikel: Die KARAWANE und The VOICE zu Residenzpflicht

Residenzpflicht: Bundespolizei untersagt Flüchtlingen Teilnahme an Karawane-Konferenz

Integrationsdebatte: Beim bundesweiten Treffen des KARAWANE Netzwerks in Berlin - über die aktuelle Hetzkampagne

»Die Behörden spielen mit unserer Gesundheit« Im Flüchtlingslager Zella-Mehlis

Ein Besuch im Winter: Besonders günstige Wohnbedingungen in der GU Zella-Mehlis

"Viele Leute sind schon krank!" - Kein warmes Wasser und defektes Heizsystem in Zella-Mehlis Asylbewerberheim