Free Ahmed. H! Next trial 15th of june

the flyer in PDF here:

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”We are not their slaves!” / ”Nismo robovi!”

We suggest you to read this text about the fascist EU asylum system based on a personal experience. This is also a  call to deepen our critical views and should encourage all of us to wake up from the ignorance and speak out against institutional racism and fascist policies.

Predlažemo da pročitate tekst koji sljedi u prilogu. Tekst je napisan na osnovi ličnog  iskustva i govori o fašističkom azilnom sistemu evropske unije. Takođe je poziv na produbljivanje kritičkog razmišljanja, i poticaj da se probudimo te progovorimo protiv institucionalnog rasima i fašističke politike.


HELLO FRIENDS;

Let me introduce myself as refugee number (13) as my name. I would have liked to put my real name not my family’s name but I had many problems and I still have!

I came from a middle eastern country escaping from a horrible dictatorship that never ended. And will not end as long as the global society is not educated enough to clean up the mess. To kill the ignorance, to fight physically if necessary to even protect themselves. Because for decades people are violently slaughtered. Historically SOCIETY has been prevented from knowing its rights and the basics of the humans’ liberties whatever your country, color, ideology, vision, religion and name. And that is why I always have problems with the systems which are fucking everything up. Wherever you are laws and rules which are made by the systems that are not for human beings, but it works for just some other species, not all the species!! There for of what I have seen, I know how the systems consider the people, whether these people are their own people or other people from different SOCIETIES as refugees or migrants. SO I AM A REFUGEE.

I heard a lot about the racism, capitalism and the nationalism of Germany and northern European countries, and Germany had done enough that is quite near the colonialism during the kidnapping of the “BLACK PEOPLE” from Africa the continent to the continent that called U.S.A by some European countries. As they took people as slaves from Africa as Africa and its culture weakened, and still until now as the consequences of these brutal crimes, especially with EDUCATION, health, and architecture. So not a big deal ): Northern Europe including Germany is messing up again! I compare this to the isolation, treatment and the deportation camps that were created for the JEWS. The sickness is still living in the cells! The history is repeating its self but in a slow motion!

The people are being manipulated and distracted. In the ignorance that well suited, as the beauty of understanding the media, and how it works. And how the SOCIETY considers everything else, as a result of that, the SOCIETY believes all kind of made up lyings, fake stories and events. Now the people in Germany are consciously and thoughtfully avoiding how other people just like them, who have hair like them, have legs and arms like them, have sex orientations like them, have colors like them, are being isolated and used as slaves for clear labor. Thanking back the state’s hospitality and the pride. What an ugly ego (?!), [I meant the majority of people in Germany]. Because, a lot of that majority see the wrong and avoid even to look at it, by doing this consciously and unconsciously they give the system more chances to FUCK UP the refugees by any law or rule, not considering that the system wants exactly that! The SYSTEM is already destroying its own people by spoiling the idea of privacy, the GLOBAL CLIMATECHANGE. Spying on them 24 hours through the surveillances’ cameras and the cell phones, even energy beaming them!! That is how people get distracted. These are my opinions and judgments…you could say I am wrong though! kiss my Ass.

The system has an awful procedure for the refugees. They told me that I am not allowed to have money more than 100 Euros, 150 Euros, or 200 Euros hmm as I remember. I said ‘I do not have that money’ They did not believe me, then they checked me physically. If I had more, they are allowed to take it ya.

HORST was my nightmare [the camp]. Here is the trick, the translator skipped some things that I said, so I had to be angry with him to fix the shit even though I asked for an ENGLISH interview. At the same time, there was a background song that says {I am a human after all do not put your blame on me}. They were playing such a song through
the radio or PC, I do not care, but it did not make sense to me in such a place. Why are they playing such a song, and it is in English? Why do they not want to speak English with me then?!

At one of the offices, I asked in ENGLISH about some translation and some documents. The employees were having fun talking in GERMAN, they stopped suddenly looking at their screens in complete silence. They Ignored me while I was asking them. So when I went louder by my voice, they could not keep their silence any more than just one employee said [ KEIN ENGLISH ], There were five of them. Then why the fuck they do that in such a job? [simple because they are fucking RACISTS]. I felt like I’m a stinky rat that must be gotten rid of…

The translator gave me a German paper to sign and he was the only one who was translating it to me even though I told him that I do not trust him or any other translator. So I had to sign it because they do not give it in any other language!!!!!!! FUCKING AWESOME.

 I spent at least 8 hours at the last interview. I was super sick so I gave them what the doctor wrote to me to put it in my file. guess what? They did not put that in my file even though I told my lawyer, they still have not put it in my file. It was not in ENGLISH as I asked, they did not give a shit about what I asked. I had given them personal information twice and that proved who I was, they do it by such communications between them and the person’s GOVERNMENT if that possible. It is always possible except if you are Syrian or Iraqi, so I am not both.
The interviewer had done many written mistakes, the interviewer doesn’t fucking type, just speaks through the Mic then automatically writes the words. It took two times to correct the written mistakes. The mistakes can really screw up your whole life but they do not care about our lives. Anyway, they are just faking it, in the third time I asked to see it again then the interviewer was fed up and said that [ I will recheck it at the next Monday then I will send you the interview ].. (shortcut).
There was no time left to check it again for real. I did all that because I know my rights as a human being and the law here for the refugees and their limited rights. Even though I used as much as I can of those limited rights, I was lucky with that! WHAT ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THEIR LIMITED RIGHTS. THIS IS A CALL FOR THE ACTIVISTS PLEAS HELP PLEAS HELP!

I went to the hospital many times, and the nurses or the doctors sort people in lines while the German people are watching the line show of the refugees and how they were looking at us like we were nasty animals. I had been in the hospital, there I got a racist treatment by yelling at me in German, and one nurse touched my chin talking to me in ego and mentioning DEUTSCH LAND many times. She did the same to a refugee old man but did not touch him. A doctor came to me after I wrote some polite words to stop them from being racists. The doctor put it away by himself without asking me then I put it back then he tried to convince me to put it away but I refused. Then he asked me if I eat meat or not, I told him that I am a vegetarian and I do not eat meat then he asked me about my religion. I said . that I do not believe in GOD and it is the way to the FASCISM, then he said “ cool because we do not know what to do with these Muslim people they do not eat meat, our meat? Ha, ridiculous “.(shortcut).

Back to the camp. I forgot to mention that there is no privacy at all and no keys for the rooms. Public toilets and sinks are broken and some bathrooms’ doors not working. Moving out from that shitty place to another place where are two roommates with me. I got this paper after my roommates read it, one of them went [ Ooof FUCK ME ]. (shortcut).

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The other one said [what the FUCK is wrong with these people we are not their FUCKING SLAVES]. The senses that I got were mixed between sadness and laughing hysterically the feeling was more sad, they laughed too. Our situation as refugees is horrible but at least still some fun left. We are trying to find a way out of being depressed. The system thinks that we are OK with such racist behaviors, and we must be thankful for that we are here and alive. {Being treated without humanely}. In HORST the security staff checks every day.
They target anyone who is not organized or having some dust under her/his bed or kind of trash, as a result to cut money of the social money. They allow work for refugees in HORST but for 1.30, 1.50 or 1.80 something like that per hour!! IT IS FUCKING SLAVERY. And finally, the foreign authority did not want to give me the permission to move by the public transportation and travel to another place. [FUCKING AWESOME]

That is a shortcut of what I saw and experienced during the procedure.
HORST IS SUCH A HORRIBLE PLACE; SCHWERIEN IS SO ISOLATED IN THE FOREST, IT IS SAD AND SCARY. MY FRIENDS; YOU ARE A MINORITY, BUT BY PEOPLE LIKE YOU THE HISTORY HAD BEEN CHANGED, AND STILL AS LONG AS YOU RESIST. BUT PLEASE,
PLEASE EDUCATE YOUR SELVES MORE. DO NOT STOP EDUCATING AND RESISTING…..

I AM NUMBER 13>

 

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We are human, so what is border?

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Transnational Protest at the Hungarian-Serbian border

(srpsko-hrvatski u nastavku)

Transnational demonstration against the the EU border regime and its
actualization in the prisons and the militarized border of Hungary!

April 15th, Röszke/Horgos border crossing

https://www.facebook.com/events/1321782624534459

The Hungarian state continues to take an especially visible role in the
deathly puzzly of Fortress Europe, guarding capitalist means of
production in white hands. As the latest piece in the puzzle on March
15th the state passed legal changes which mean that ALL
people seeking asylum will be detained in prison-containers at the
Hungarian-Serbian border. It also means that the only place to apply for
asylum is in the two transit zone-prions at the border, where only 10
people per day can enter. Everybody who enters the country through other
parts of the fence — proud private property of the Hungarian state–
can be pushed back from the whole territory of Hungary to the Serbian
side of the fence again.

The push-backs, which are nothing less than legalized state violence,
are already happening since the fence was built in September 2015 and years before that. Day by day people get beaten up, humiliated, attacked with dogs and robbed
by the police in their attempts to cross the border. Without even the
need for masking, the special unit of the police in charge of this
violence is called the border hunter unit. 2 months of ‘training’ are
enough to be equipped with weapons and sent to the borders, with the
licence to protect white supremacy, at the frontiers of fascist Europe.

NO to the prisons guarding white Europe!
NO to the web of violence and militarized borders!
No to the criminalization of migration!
NO to the legalization and normalization of fascist politics!

PROTEST on the 15thof April on the Hungarian side of the border, at the
Röszke/Horgos border crossing! Further directions later:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1321782624534459


POZIV NA TRANSNACIONALNU DEMONSTRACIJU NA MAĐARSKO-SRPSKOJ GRANICI

Transnacionalna demonstracija protiv graničnog režima EU i njegove aktualizacije  u obliku zatvora i militarizovanih granica!

15. April Horgoš/Röszke prelaz

https://www.facebook.com/events/1321782624534459/

Od 15. Marta je promenjen zakon u Mađarskoj koji nalaže da će SVI ljudi koji
zatraže azil biti zatvoreni u kontejner- zatvore na srpsko-mađarskoj
granici. Takođe novim zakonom dve tranzitne zone na granici će biti  jedina mesta gde ljudi mogu zatražiti azil, a gde samo 10 ljudi svakog (radnog) ima dozvolu za uđe u tranzitnu zonu. Svako ko uđe u zemlju van ovih zona, ‘ilegalno’ biće izguran sa čitave teritorije Mađarske nazad na srpsku stranu ograde.

Ova nasilna vraćanja se događaju još otkad je ograda izgrađena u septembru 2015. a i  godinama pre toga. Ljudi prijavljuju ozbiljno nasilje koje sprovodi mađarska policija,
uključujući sate mlaćenja, ponižavanja, napada psima i pljačkanje. Zakonske promene sistematski legalizuju nasilje, specijalne policijske jedinice, takozvani GRANIČNI LOVCI  nakon 2 meseca treninga se naoružavaju i šalju  na granicu, misijom da brane belačku superiornost na granici fašističke evrope.

Mi protestujemo protiv bilo kakvog zatvaranja migranata i ljudi koji traže
azil!
Mi protestujemo protiv nasilja mađarskih (i svih ostalih) vlasti na granicama! Mi protestujemo protiv dehumanizirajuće državne propagande!

NE zatvorima koji “čuvaju” belu hrišćansku Evropu!                                                                  NE nasilju i militarizovanim granicama!                                                                                       NE kriminalizaciji migracije!                                                                                                           NE legalizaciji i normalizaciji fašističle politike!
Priključite nam se 15. aprila na mađarskoj strani granice!

Za više detalje pratite facebook stranicu.

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8. mart dan solidarnosti sa borbama žena protiv patrijarhata, terora vlasti i kapitalizma

Dok su plaćenici premijera delili ruže                    na trgovima Beograda, misleći da mogu         kupiti žene sa jednim bednim cvetom,         nekoliko stotina žena i solidarnih muškaraca        je izašlo na ulice da bi pokazali snagu  solidarnosti i borbenost protiv tlačenja, eksploatacije, muške dominacije i patrijarhata,  nasilja nacionalnih država i diktature kapitala.

Odajemo čast svima koji ustaju i bore se protiv ropstva (žena i svih potlačenih) širom sveta.    Duhovi svih žena spaljenih na lomačama su sa nama!  Svaki dan 8. mart!

 

Protestni marš je zastao ispred zgrade vlade i ogromne reklame za vojsku na kome žena u uniformi predstavlja “rodnu ravnopravnost”  današnjice (i žene mogu da budu profesionalni vojnici, mogu da učestvuju u vojnim okupacijama i da ubijaju pod plaštom neke zastave). Okupljeni  su uzvikivali slogane protiv militarizma i ratova,  kao i  zahteve : “Ne privatizacijama! Ne rasizmu! Ne nasilju! Ne zatvaranju granica!” .

U znak solidarnosti sa  ljudima bez papira protestni marš je prošao pored takozvanog  “Afghan park”-a ( park kod ekonomskog fakulteta) i Miksališta da bi se digao glas protiv ilegalizacije i kriminalizacije migranata i migrantkinja. U pratnji bubnjara i ritmova pobune, lokalci i migranti su zajedno uzvikivali “Ne ogradama! Ne zatvorima! Stop deportacijama! No one is illegal! Azadi! ( Sloboda na farsi, urdu, pašto, kurdskom)”

Protest se završio u ulici Kraljevića Marka u prostoru Magacin-a, da bi revoltirani uputili poruku podrške umetničkim kolektivima kojima prete izbacivanjem iz tog prostora.

Prenosino saopštenje ženskog anarhističkog kolektiva Anarşist Kadınlar iz Turske povodom 8.marta.

We are the women, we are the ones who are ignored, humiliated, deferred
because of being women since the birth till the death, where ever we are. We
have to be in solidarity as women against the patriarchy!

We are the ones who are exposed to the harassment, rapes, violence of men
from every class and every culture. We are the ones whose lives are stolen
by being slaughtered. We have to be organised to live!

We are the ones who are repressed during the “state of emergency” in our
geography by the conservative policies of the state. We are the ones who
are taken into custody, tortured and capted. We have to resist in every
circumstances. We have to struggle against repression, attacks and massacres!                  We have to go in the streets and try to create the liberty!

We have to create the liberty with our own will, with our own strength,
with our self-organisations. We have to be in the streets in this 8 March
in whole over the world. We have to shout slogan as “Long live the
solidarity of the women”.

Long live 8 March, Long live Freedom!

Anarşist Kadınlar

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Statement of the protesting imprisoned refugees in Hungary

All solidarity with the protesting people in Békéscsaba prison. They announced to start a hunger strike tomorrow.  Read their statement below and spread the voice of resistance!


A distress call to all human rights organizations in the world we are
refugees in prison
BMH MOBK
5600
BEKESCSABA
UT 10 KETEGYHAZI.
HUNGARY
Named (Closed camp)

I am Zanyar Faraj delegate all refugees I send my voice to the press,
psychologists and human rights worldwide
I have spoken with all Refugees who are here in order to reach officials
there are important points will talk about it, please read this report
very well
1-We are refugees, not criminals, we ran away from our country because
of war and death, but were surprised that the closed camp and we have
been here for six months ago and do not know our destiny
2-If the Hungarian government does not want refugees Why arrest them and
force them to imprint asylum and leave them in prison
3-Most of the refugees are suffering from the disease and some need
surgery and psychological condition is very bad and some of them thought
to commit suicide because of the bad situation in this closed camp and
doctors in this Camp know it, but they are content to give them sleeping
pills
4-Because of this ill-treatment of refugees it will generate a state of
violence and neurological diseases and This pressure will be born Rose
bad feedback .that affect their lives in the future
5- We do not like war, not love problems love peace and human rights
have fled from our country because of the war and came to your country,
but this government Hungaria put humanity under the feet and the
psychological war against Refugees
6- We ran away to your country in order to get the safety and stability.
But the Hungarian government has put us in prison without guilt, and you
are giving decisions do not benefit from them something
7- Finally this sit-in as refugees we want to send our voice and our call
to all the world to liberate us from this injustice

 

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Ne postoje partikularne borbe…

Nekoliko reči o militarizmu, nasilju režima granica i kapitala

(see english translation below)

Fabrike municije u Kragujevcu neprekidno proizvode oružje i drugu opremu puneći džepove ratnim profiterima, podržavajući tako ubijanje civila. Većina oružja proizvedenog u Srbiji izvozi se u UAE (razume se pod kontrolom SAD) i možemo zamisliti gde odatle odlazi… Vlada Srbije sa ponosom najavljuje da će do jula biti završena nova fabrika municije u Užicu i da već ugovara poslove sa internacionalnim igračima1.

U isto vreme vojna i bezbednosna industrija kao i nacionalistički političari širom Evrope dobili su ono za šta su se zalagali godinama: Od oktobra 2016 “Evropska agencija za graničnu i obalsku stražu” (European Border and Coast Guard Agency) zadobila je više moći od Frontexa2. Kocka kapitalističke igre se vrti….

Prošle nedelje premijer Srbije, Vučić, predao je papir austrijskom kancelaru Kernu, moleći ga za carinski savez u cilju organizovanja kretanja robe (veliki deo ove robe je vojna oprema) preko granice. “To je moja ideja. Uručio sam ‘papir’ kancelaru Kernu, a ideja je da se napravi slobodna trgovinska zona i carinska unija, čime ćemo postati veće i atraktivnije tržište. Time bismo približili naše teritorije i zemlje na Zapadnom Balkanu, čime naši kamioni ne bi gubili po 20sati na granicama, već bismo smanjili čekanje na dva-tri [sata], a time bismo postali mnogo veće i atraktivnije tržište za investitore”, rekao je Vučić3.

Njegova prezentacija u toku priprema za izbornu kampanju ove godine nalik je sapunskoj operi, dok je istovremeno na hiljade ljudi zaglavljeno u Srbiji zbog ovih istih granica za koje kapitalisti žele da budu otvorene radi protoka kapitala.

Takozvana “izbeglička kriza” je nestala iz vesti ali je konstantno prisutna tamo gde ljudi pokušavaju da pređu militarizovane granice na kojima ih zaustavljaju, muče, ponižavaju i vraćaju nazad. Mađarski pogranični lovci i policija kao i hrvatska pogranična policija pokazali su novi nivo sadizma poslednjih meseci. Mučenje, kao što smo izveštavali i ranije i ilustrovali fotografijama povreda, često se sastoji od teranja ljudi da skinu odeću, polivanja hladnom vodom i primoravanjem ljudi da neodeveni čekaju na snegu i hladnoći po tri sata. Nije lako dokazati teška prebijanja koja se događaju jer granična policija najpre oduzima i lomi mobilne telefone, nakon čega počinje prebijanje metalnim palicama i drugim sredstvima. Posebno užasavajući način mučenja je premlaćivanje po bosim nogama. Nakon procedure mučenja polomljene telefone vraćaju, osim, naravno, ako naiđu na neki bolji model.

U Beogradu i drugim gradovima u srbiji država mora da se dokaže kao gospodar. Žandarmerija cirkuliše u velikim automobilima koje finansira EU, potpuno beskorisno u centru grada ili stoji ispred skvotova u kojima žive migranti u blizini železničke stanice. Ovo je deo operacije takozvana „ podrška susednim ne-EU zemljama koje su zatražile asistenciju na njihovim granicama kao i udruživanje službi međudržavnih vlasti protiv kriminalnih prelazaka granica.”4

Kako kažu naši drugari iz musaferat grupe:”Vojske na ulicama metropola došle su da još jednom dokažu očigledno, a to je da je ‘mir’ integralni deo procesa militarizacije.”

Dok veliki protesti protiv korupcije i mafijaškog sistema sadašnje vlade rastu, nivo prve zgrade BW (Belgrade Waterfront) sve je viši i viši. Mogli bismo pomisliti da će biti sve bolje, svetlije i lepše u Beogradu. U stvari, svesni smo da je džentrifikacija samo deo govnjive rupe u kojoj se nalazimo i ni jedna fensi zgrada ne može da sakrije opresivnu, anti humanu agendu države. Radnici IMT-a u protestu5, beskućnici na ulicama većih gradova, kao i ljudi u selima, razmišljaju kako će platiti vodu koja je privatizovana i ne mire se sa normalizacijom kapitalističkog nasilja.

Ograde su postale činjenica koju ne možemo ignorisati, ali one nisu jedina mesta na kojima se primenjuju nasilje i izolacija. Diskurs humanitarnih kampova stigao je i u srbiju. Ne možemo dovoljno puta ponoviti da kampovi nisu bezbedna mesta za ljude. To su ne-mesta koja nas podsećaju na kolonijalizam i  “vreme fašizma”. Prakse tih vremena, zapamćene kao “mračno doba” ljudske istorije, neodvojivi su deo savremenih kapitalističkih, takozvanih demokratskih država. Neki od ljudi koji su izbegli tokom poslednjih ratova u bivšoj Jugoslaviji, npr. iz Hrvatske u Srbiju, još uvek žive u kampovima, i mnogi nemaju nikakve papire. Treća je to generacija onih koji su bili prevareni nacionalističkom retorikom i obećanjima bolje budućnosti i leptirova.

Ovo je legat sistema kampova: to su mesta na kojima komesarijat protiv izbeglica i policija imaju potpunu kontrolu nad telima i životima ljudi. Izolovani na prenatrpanim mestima bez nade, oni su uhvaćeni, a država se jako trudi da naglasi, služeći se lažima, kako je na tim ne-mestima bezbedno i koliko im se pomaže. Važno je naglasiti da je ženama i pripadnicima LGBTQI populacije posebno teško da prežive u kampovima. Međutim, istovremeno, treba istaći koliko je pogrešna i diskriminatorna prezentacija singl muškaraca, kao potencijalnih vojnika koji su mogli da ostanu da brane svoju zemlju ili kao onih koji su po prirodi jaki i mogu da izdrže svako direktno i indirektno nasilje režima granica. Hladnoću, kišu, stres,glad, nedostatak odeće i kontakta sa familijom, bolesti… Sve ovo je bazirano na patrijarhalnom pogledu na društvo i društvene odnose. Ove konstruisane predstave nesalomljivog muškarca potrebno je demontirati i prevazići.

Tekući rat protiv migranata, kreiranje i proganjanje drugosti putem medija i državnih institucija služe utvrđivanju državne moći iznutra. Ove prakse i argumenti neophodni su vladajućim elitama, da bi nas odvratili od razmišljanja o bedi u kojoj se nalaze mnogi od nas. Potrebno je sprečiti organizovanu solidarnost koja bi dalje rezultirala borbom protiv militarizma, nacionalizma i granica.

Kao što uvek biva kada su na delu opresija i porobljavanje, pojavljuju se protesti i pobuna. U kampovima, u zatvorima, u samoorganizovanim prostorima u kojima se ljudi okupljaju. U januaru, velika grupa ljudi u skvotiranom skladištu odbijala je hranu danima ne bi li ukazali na to da su oni samoorganizovani pojedinci koji pozivaju na slobodu kretanja i dostojanstvo, ne na sažaljenje i milosđe. Protest u Harmanliju, u Bugarskoj6, još je jedan primer snažnog otpora sistemu militarizacije i granica, nakon kojeg je sledila okrutna kazna za učesnike protesta.

Zbog svega ovoga, važnije je nego ikad da se držimo zajedno, lokalci, putnici, … i da delimo duh revolucionarne solidarnosti. To je pitanje borbe za dostojanstvo. Naši prioriteti su rušenje militarizovanog sistema moći koji utiče na sve nas i koji nas razdvaja na izolovane pojedince, sabotaža kapitalističke infrastrukture, i podrška onima koji se odupiru.

februar 2017. no border kolektiv, Beograd

 

5 http://www.masina.rs/?p=3640

6 http://bulgaria.bordermonitoring.eu/2016/11/24/the-provoked-riot-in-harmanlis-refugee-camp/

Drugi izvori:

http://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28137004.html

https://www.panarchy.org/goldman/patriotism.html

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There is no single-issue struggle…

Few words on militarism, border violence and capital

The ammunition factories in Kragujevac, Serbia, are constantely producing weapons and supplies filling the pockets of war beneficiaries, supporting the slaughter of civilians. Most of the weapon export from Serbia is going to UAE, an from there we can imagine where they end up… Until July of this year serbian govermnetn s proudly presenting that the new municion factory in Užice will be completed and has already deals with international players1 . At the same time the military and security industry as well as nationalist politicians all over Europe got what they have been pushing for years: Since October 2016 a “European Border and Coast Guard Agency” has been launched2, with more powers than Frontex. The dice of capitalist game is rolling…

Last week the serbian prime minister Vučić handed over a „paper“ to the austrian  chancellor Kern, begging him for a customs-union to facilitate the movement of goods (a high number of it is military „goods“) over the border. Vučić said “(…) the idea is to form a free trade-zone and a custom-union, through this we will become a bigger and more attractive market.Whith this our territories and the countries of the Western Balkan would become closer to one another, which would have the result that our trucks would not lose 20 hours at the borders, but we would reduce the waiting to two-three hours and this would make us a bigger and more attractive market for investors.”3

A soap-opera-like presentation in preparation of his election campaign for this year while thousands of people are being held stuck in serbia due to these same borders that liberal democracy needs to be open for a flowing of capital.

The so called„refugee crisis“ has dissapeared from the news. The crisis  is the normality in which  people who attempt to cross the militarized border are being stopped, tortured, humiliated and pushed back on the border. In this the hungarian border hunters  and police as well as the croatian border police have shown a new levels of masochism in the last months.

The torture  – that we have reported on before, publishing pictures of injuries – often consists of forcing the people to take of their clothes, putting cold water on them and then forcing them wait 3 hours in the snow or cold. Additionally there is severe beating that is hard to show proof because the borderpolice takes away peoples phones and smashes them,then the beatings start. With iron sticks or other tools . One specially disgusting way of beating is taking off the shoes of people and beat the bare foot. After the procedure the phones are given back. Exept if there is a better phone than of course it disappears.

Also in the city of Belgrade and the other cities around serbia, the state has to proof itself as the master. Gendarmerie is circeling in big  EU-financed-cars useless around the city center or staying in front of the migrant-squats next to the train station. In their terms this is an “operational support to neighbouring non-EU countries who ask for assistance at their border and share intelligence on cross-border criminal activities with national authorities4

As our comrades from musaferat-group have once put it: Armies in the streets of metropolises came once more to prove the obvious: that «peace» is an integral part of the military process.

While huge protests against the corruption and mafia system of the current government emerged, the level of the first BW (=Belgrade Waterfront)- builduings get higher and higher. We are supposed to think that everything will be better, brighter, nicer here in  Belgrade. But in fact we are aware that  this gentrification is part of the shithole we are in and no fancy buildings will cover the state and its oppressive anti-human agenda. The protest of the IMT-workers5 and the homless people in the bigger cities,  those in the village thinking about how to pay the water that is being privatized,  all this is showing that capitalist violence is still not accepted as a„normality“ .

The fences have become a fact that we can not ignore but also they are not the only place where isolation and state violence is applied. The humanitarian camp-discourse has also arrived in serbia now. As we can not repeat often enough: camps are not safe places for people. They are nonplaces that remind us of colonialism and other fascist times.Practices from those times , remembered as „dark times“ in history, as essential elements in the modern capitalist democratic state. People from the so called Balkan-wars (for example refugees from croatia who fled to serbia) are many still living in camps, some of them still don’t posses any documents. A third generation of people who have been fooled by a nationalist serbian state that was promising them own apartments and butterflies.

This is the legacy of the camp system:  a place where the state (in serbias case the Commesariat against refugees and the police) have the total control over the body and the life of peoples. Isolated in crowded places of not-hope – people are being held, and the state and its trying hard to emphasize the lies about how „safe“ it is for people there,how much they recieve „help“. Especially for women and LGBTQI people its a very difficult place to survive.

This has to be emphasized BUT at the same time the way how „single man“ on the move are always presented and disadvantaged in the system. As well as the potential soldier in the naional-militarist state, the„man“ is apparently „by its nature strong“ and can survive easily all the direct and indirect violence that comes from the Fortress (sleeping in the cold and rain, not having food or clothes,not bein in contact with family, sickness, …) – All this is based on a patriarchal view of society and social relations. This constructed image of a „unbreakable“ man needs to be dismanteled.

The ongoing war against migrants, the creation and persecution of the “other“in media and state-institutions is also having a function for securing the state power internally: This arguements and practices are necessary for the ruling elite in order to distract from the misery many of us live in. A concious solidarity should be prevented which would have as a result a war against patriotism and its militarism.

As it has always been where slavery and oppression rule: From time to time protests errupt. In the camps, in the prisons, in the self-organized spaces where people gather. A big group of people in the squatted warehouseswas refusing food for several days in january in order to call attention on the fact that they are selforganized individuals calling for freedom to move and dignity, not for pity or charity. The protests in Harmanli, Bulgaria6, was another example where resistance against the military-border-state-system is strong. It was followed by a wave of violent state-oppression.

All this makes it more important than ever for us to stick together locals, passengers,newcomers and share the spirit of revolutionary solidarity. This means fighting for dignity! Abolishing a military system of power that affects all of us and the individualization of  all of us.Standing together with people who resist and sabotaging the capitalist infrastructure is and must be our priority.

Febuary 2017, no border collective, Belgrade

other sources:

http://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28137004.html

https://www.panarchy.org/goldman/patriotism.html

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