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]

"In the name of fighting clandestine immigration, 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 the 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 control outside Europe, in African and east European countries (their 'externalisation').

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 public 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 narrow 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 the 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 demonstration 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 with 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 the sites/symbols of the frontiers (airports, detention centers, embassies, etc.)'.

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 future.

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 stay:

- 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 'precarity'.

Signatories as of 6th of october 2006:

a continously updated list of signatures can be found on the pajol website as well

Anatolische Föderation Österreich | ATIGF | d.construction.site | Deserteurs und Flüchtlingsberatung | eipcp vienna | euromayday Vienna | FZ-Autonomes feministische FrauenLesbenMädchen-Zentrum | GAJ Wien | gale Kunst/Fragen der Zeit | Grundrisse | IG Bildende Kunst | Infoladen Salzburg | Infomaden | Initiative Ehe ohne Grenzen | KOMAK MigrantInnen | Lagergemeinschaft Ravensbrück und Freundinnen | LEFÖ Counselling, Education and Support for Migrant Women | no-racism.net | Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft (Bundesvertretung), Werkstatt Frieden & Solidarität | révolté | Rosa Antifa Wien (RAW) | underdog filmfest | YDG Neue Demokratische Jugend

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

Association Interfricaine pour la Promotion et la Défense des Droits des Réfugiés et Demandeurs d’Asile (AIPDRDA) | Conseil africain des actions concertées (CAFAC) | Réseau des Alternatives Dette et Développement (RECADD)

Association des Amis des Familles et Victimes des Migrations Clandestines (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); Nouvelles alternatives pour le développement (NAD)

Cote D'Ivoire:
Association de Soutien à l’Auto-Promotion Sanitaire Urbaine (ASAPSU), Abidjan | Coordination Jeunes de la FNDP | Marche Mondiale des Femmes section Côte d’Ivoire(MMF-CI) | Mouvement Ivoirien des Droits de la Jeunesse (MIDJ) | Réseau Ouest Africain pour le Développement (ROAD), Abidjan

9ème collectif de sans papiers (Paris) | ALIF sans papiers | Coordination nationale des sans papiers (CNSP) | CSP92 (Collectif des sans papiers des Hauts-de-Seine) | CSSP49 (Collectif de Soutien aux Sans-Papiers du Maine et Loire | Collectif de soutien aux sans papiers MILLAU (12) | ACER (Association pour une citoyenneté européenne de résidence) | ACORT (Assemblée Citoyenne des originaires de Turquie ) | RACORT (Rassemblement des Associations Citoyennes des Originaires de Turquie) | Association des Marocains en France (AMF) | Association des travailleurs maghrebins de France (ATMF) | Act Up-Paris | Alternative Libertaire | association KHAMSA | Attac-France | Avà Basta, Corse | CNT Région parisienne | Collectif Vamos | Droits Devant !! | Femmes de la Terre | GISTI (Groupe d’information et de soutien des immigrés) | MRAP (Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples) | Relais Etrangers (Rennes) | Réseau Education Sans Frontières (RESF) | Réseau Féministe Ruptures | Réseau IPAM | Réseau NoVox | Réseau Ras l’Front | Fédération des Syndicats SUD-Education | Union syndicale Solidaires | Parti Communiste Français et son réseau Migrations et citoyenneté | Les Alternatifs | Les Verts | Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire | revue Afrique XXI

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

Antiracist Initiative of Thessaloniki | Assemblées des Migrants : Volos, Chania | Greek Migrants Forum | Migrants Forum of Thessaloniki (9 organisations de migrants, ainsi que des organisations locales) | Network for Social Support to Immigrants and Refugees | Network for Political and Social Rights | Turkish Minority Movement for Human and Minority Rights

Africa Insieme | Antigone | AQ16, Reggio Emilia | ARCI | ASGI | Associazione del Bangladesh in Italia | Associazione Lavoratori Pakistani in Italia | Associazione Todo Cambia, Milano | Attac Italia | Beati Costruttori di Pace | Centro socio-abitativo Ararat (Roma) | CGIL | Chiama L’Africa | COBAS | collettivo noborder Napoli | Coordinamento immigrati Bergamo | Coordinamento migranti, Verona | EMMAUS Italia | Federazione RdB-CUB | FIOM | FLC Cgil | IWW-Invisible Workers of the World/Rete europea dei migranti e dei precari | Laboratorio Paz, Rimini | Laici Missionari Comboniani (Palermo) | Movimento antagonista toscano | PRC | Razzismo Stop, Veneto | Redazione Terre Libere | Rete Antirazzista/Venezia | Senza Confine, Roma | Sin.COBAS | Tavolo Migranti | TPO, Bologna | UIKI (Ufficio d’Informazione sul Kurdistan in Italia)

AME (Association des maliens expulsés | Association des Initiatives de Developpement (AIDE), Bamako | CAD | FORAM (Forum pour un autre Mali) | Cellule Indymédia du Mali (IMC - MALI ) | Retour, travail et dignité

Africa Maghreb pour le développement | alter forum | AMDH | Association Africa Maghreb pour le développement (Nador) | Association des Sans papiers et des Demandeurs d’Asile au Maroc (ASDAM) | Association nationale outre les frontieres (ANOF) | Attac Maroc | Chabaka Tanger | Collectif des refugiés au Maroc | Confédération des élèves étudiants et stagiaires africains au Maroc | Conseil des Migrants Subahariens au Maroc | Pateras de la Vida | réfugiés sans frontière | Réseau des associations de quartier du grand Casablanca

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)

Afrovasca | Asamblea por la Regularización sin Condiciones / Barcelona | Asamblea Social de Rivas (Madrid) | Asamblea Social Universitaria (Barcelona) | Asociación Argentina en el País Vasco Arvas | Asociación Cultural INKARRI (Madrid) | Asociación Cultural La Dinamo, Madrid | Asociación de Chilenos en España (ACHES), Madrid | Asociación de Chinos de Euskadi | Asociación de Ecuatorianos residentes den Bizkaia “Asoecuabizca Pachamama” | Asociación de emigrantes de Ghana en el País Vasco “ASUMDWE NE NKABOM” | Asociación de Emigrantes de Guinea Ecuatorial en el País Vasco “12 de Octubre” | Asociación de Emigrantes Filipinas en el País Vasco “Pagkakaisa” | Asociación de Inmigrantes Marroquíes en Euskadi “AZRAF” | Asociación de Inmigrantes Marroquíes “AL KHAIMAH” | Asociación de Inmigrantes y Refugiados en el Estado Español, ENTREIGUALES, Madrid | Asociación de Malíes de Bizkaia “BENKADI” | Asociación de Senegaleses | Asociación ESPACIO DE SOLIDARIDAD (Madrid) | Asociación Hispano Americana (ASOHMA), Madrid | Asociación Hispanolatinoamericana “AHISLAMA” | Asociación Humanista Bakau | Asociación Mujeres del Mundo-Munduko Emakumeak Babel | Asociación Nô Pintcha | Asociación TANGRA (Madrid) | Asociación vasco-Senegalesa “SENEVASCA” | ASOCOLVAS | Associació Papers i Drets per a Tothom (Barcelona) | Ateneu Candela /Terrassa | Bilbo Etxezabal | Caravana Ninguna Persona es Ilegal, Sevilla | Caritas Diocesana de Bilbao | Casa Argentina de Málaga | Casa de Nicaragua de Terrassa | CC.OO. | Centro Internacional para la Promoción y la Investigación los Derechos Humanos (CINPROINDH) | Centro Social-Casa de Iniciativas, Málaga | CGT-Andalucía | CGT-Catalunya | Círculo Solidario de Euskadi-Euskadiko Elkarbidea | Col.lectiu Intercultural de Terrassa | Colectivo de Colombianos Refugiados en España (COLREFE) | Colectivo Desequilibris | Colectivo Entránsito, Málaga | Colectivo Zapatista de Granada | Comisión Española de Ayuda a Refugiados (CEAR) | Comité Madrileño por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos en Colombia (COMADEHCO) Madrid | Comunidad Sociocultural Marroquí en Euskadi “Al Manar” | Coordinadora de Inmigrantes de Málaga (CIM) | Cruz Roja | Derechos para Todos y Todas (Madrid) | El Frijol Rebelde (Soli Guatemala) | E.L.A. Sindikatua | Espai per la desobediencia a les fronteres (área metropolitana de Barcelona) | Etorkinekin Bat | Federación Centro de las Culturas | Federación de Inmigrantes de Marbella | Federación Estatal de Asociaciones de Inmigrantes y Refugiados (FERINE) | Foro Alternativo de la Inmigración (Valencia) | GOIZTIRI | Grupo Cultural y Social Latinoamericano “Inti Llacta” | Grupo Folklórico Chileno “Chile Lindo” | Hegoa | Ideasur | Igualdad sin Distinciones | Indymedia Estrecho | Intersindical Canaria | Izangai | Izquierda Unida | Izquierda Unida (Málaga) | Misiones Diocesanas | Médicos del Mundo | Observatorio de Derechos Economicos Sociales y Culturales (DESC), Barcelona | Observatorio del Sistema Penal y los Derechos Humanos (OSPDH), Barcelona | Oficina de Derechos Sociales, Sevilla | Partido Humanista | Plataforma de Solidaridad con los Inmigrantes /Málaga | Red Precari@s en Movimiento | Sindicato de Obreros del Campo (Andalucía) | Sindicato de Obreros del Campo (SOC) /Almería | Solidaridad Internacional | SOS Racismo, Madrid | Tejedoras de Redes | UGT | Zubietxe | Zutalur

ingen människa är illegal(no one is illegal network)

Collectif des Sans-Papiers de La Côte | collectif vaudois de soutien aux sans-papiers | comedia, le syndicat suisse des médias | comité vaudois 2XNON aux lois contre l’asile et les étrangers | coordination asile Vaud | l’autre syndicat de La Côte

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United Kingdom:
Barbed Wire Britain | Birmingham NoBorders | Bolivia Solidarity Campaign | Campaign to Close Campsfield | Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq | Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre | Fight Racism ! Fight Imperialism ! (FRFI) | Hackney Refugee and Migrant Support Group | Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization (IRMO), London | Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) | Justice for Cleaners | Latin American Community Association | Latin American Workers Association, London | No Borders Glasgow | No Borders London | no one is illegal | Stop Deporting Children | The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) | Todas las Voces Todas radio show, London | Zimbabwe Action Group

United States
National Alliance for Immigrant Rights (NAIR)

European/transnational organisations and Networks:
Frassanito-Network | Europäisches BürgerInnenforum/Forum Civique Europeen; Next Genderation | NextGenderation

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 Nyandoro | Italy: Il Sottosegretario per i Diritti e le Pari Opportunità Donatella Linguiti; Luigi Ciotti (Presidente Libera), Enrico Panini (Segretario Generale FLC CGIL), Eugenio Meandri, Eros Cruccolini (Presidente Consiglio Comunale di Firenze), Moreno Biagioni (Consulta Immigrazione ANCI Toscana), Graziano Zoni (EMMAUS Italia), Hamadi Zribi.