Culture of Resistance

#hulpTerApel | Tentenkamp in Ter Apel - Nog steeds geen oplossing | Tent camp in Ter Apel - Still no solution

19 mei 2012, english translation below.

Er zijn ondertussen 350 vluchtelingen in het tentenkamp in Ter Apel. Ze komen uit Irak, Somalië, Iran, Azerbeidzjan, Ethiopië, Eritrea en Afghanistan. Het kamp groeit elke dag. Nog steeds zijn de leefomstandigheden miserabel en is een oplossing voor hun problemen ver weg.

Het Rode Kruis had in eerste instantie toegezegd om hulp te bieden. Dit hebben zij vervolgens helaas weer ingetrokken. Vrijwillig hulpverleenster Marianne Bathoorn hierover: “Ik denk dat het gewoon verboden is, van boven af. Dat vind ik absurd. Het Rode Kruis moet gewoon onafhankelijk kunnen reageren op noodsituaties.”

Dinsdag 22 mei is er een debat in de Tweede Kamer. Hopelijk komen zij eindelijk met een oplossing en bieden zij onderdak en een veilige toekomst aan deze mensen.

English

There are now 350 refugees in the tent camp in Ter Apel. They are originally from Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Afghanistan. The camp grows each day. The living conditions are still miserable and a solution to the problems seems far off.

Initially the Red Cross promised help and support. Unfortunately, this was withdrawn. Voluntary social worker Marianne Bathoorn commented: “I just think it was prohibited, “from above”. I find that absurd. The Red Cross has to have the freedom to respond independently to emergencies.”

Tuesday May 22 the 2nd chamber debates the issue. Hopefully they can come up with a solution to offer these people housing and a safe future.

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One year ago in Spain, resignation was transformed into indignation and we took to the streets when nobody expected it. The message was clear, “We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers”.
The unprecedented success of a democratic demonstration without any support from political parties, unions and the media inspired a group of brave people to sit at a square in the center of Madrid to decide what to do.
From this starting point we gathered at the squares all over the country and abroad to talk about what we know and what we don´t, about what we feel, about how the crisis is a scam, about what the power is  hiding from us and we discovered, day after day, assembly after assembly, a capability to think critically and constructively that we thought we didn´t have. But we have it, and we have woken up.
 This year has been a massive learning experience for millions of people, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. We learnt how to get informed and inform others. We stopped evictions and marched from Madrid to Brussels to raise our claims. We created our own media and networks. We experienced the work that is necessary to reach a consensus in horizontal assemblies without leaders where everybody could participate democratically, but also how powerful and wise these consensus were.
 We felt the power inside us once we broke the chains of fear that the system constantly tries to introduce in our will. We broke the chains and nothing has been the same since then.
Along the way we have met incredible people; shared experiences, wishes and fears. Now we know we are not alone in this unfair world and there are many people willing to fight for a change. 
After one year we want to meet again, show our support to the ideals of the movement and share our time in the square one more time. There is still a lot to do.
Come and join us! DAM Square, May 15th 2012 at 19.00

Tuesday May 15th,19.00h: Manifestation for Solidarity with Spanish Indignados on Dam Square » Occupy Amsterdam

One year ago in Spain, resignation was transformed into indignation and we took to the streets when nobody expected it. The message was clear, “We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers”.

The unprecedented success of a democratic demonstration without any support from political parties, unions and the media inspired a group of brave people to sit at a square in the center of Madrid to decide what to do.

From this starting point we gathered at the squares all over the country and abroad to talk about what we know and what we don´t, about what we feel, about how the is a scam, about what the power is  hiding from us and we discovered, day after day, assembly after assembly, a capability to think critically and constructively that we thought we didn´t have. But we have it, and we have woken up.

 This year has been a massive learning experience for millions of people, from the Arab Spring to Wall Street. We learnt how to get informed and inform others. We stopped evictions and marched from Madrid to Brussels to raise our claims. We created our own media and networks. We experienced the work that is necessary to reach a consensus in horizontal assemblies without leaders where everybody could participate democratically, but also how powerful and wise these consensus were.

 We felt the power inside us once we broke the chains of fear that the system constantly tries to introduce in our will. We broke the chains and nothing has been the same since then.

Along the way we have met incredible people; shared experiences, wishes and fears. Now we know we are not alone in this unfair world and there are many people willing to fight for a change. 

After one year we want to meet again, show our support to the ideals of the movement and share our time in the square one more time. There is still a lot to do.

Come and join us! DAM Square, May 15th 2012 at 19.00

Tuesday May 15th,19.00h: Manifestation for Solidarity with Spanish Indignados on Dam Square » Occupy Amsterdam

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