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23/10/16

CONVOCATION 30 October 2016: OPEN THE BORDERS! REFUGEES ARE WELCOME!


WE DON'T WANT FORTRESS EUROPE!
OPEN THE BORDERS!
REFUGEES ARE WELCOME!


Gathered in Belgrade, on the 25th anniversary of Women in Black of Belgrade, activists of the network from Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, as well as from the countries of the former Yugoslavia: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia,

We express:

A request to stop the war in Syria and elsewhere - because the responsibility for the war, suffering and destruction shall be borne also by the European countries that are exclusively lead by their geostrategic interests and profits from the sale of weapons;

The deepest indignation against the closure of the borders - wire fences, persecutions, deportation, humiliation of refugees fleeing from war, poverty, repression;

Opposition to shameful decisions and agreements of the EU and other European countries - Turkey and some African countries - because it is a flagrant violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the laws on asylum and foreigners in the EU and other European countries;

The sharpest protest against the racist, xenophobic, fascist campaign against refugees in the media, in the statements of officials, including part of the population...

Stop the War, Not Refugees!
Stop the construction of wire fences and walls - open the borders!
Stop the trade of arms and human beings - invest in peace, not in war!


We use this opportunity to reaffirm:

Solidarity, responsibility, support with women and children who are the most vulnerable part of the refugee population, but also with the men who refuse to be cannon fodder in wars, seeking refuge in European countries;

Welcome refugees - with dignity and equal treatment, integration and regulation of the status of refugees;

We want another Europe - supportive, open, without wires and borders!

We also demand the Spanish government to welcome the refugees it has assumed to; to stop the sales of arms, fences and wires and not to consent racist, fascist and xenophobic campaigns.

PEACE AND SOLIDARITY ARE EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY!!!