Belonging and Participation in the Nordic societies

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Exploratory workshop organised by NordHOME
November 10-11, 2016, University of Turku, Finland​

This workshop seeks to question understandings of Nordic and national identities that rely on notions of homogeneity and to critically examine their effects on the lives of migrants and minorities. Moreover, it aims to open up discussions of how new understandings of belonging and forms of participation can be created in/through research, politics, activism and everyday encounters (in digital environments, city spaces, welfare practices etc.). How do​ migrants and minority organizations create spaces for participation in local, national and transnational politics? What kinds of notions of belonging and participation are created in policies, institutional practices and civil society mobilisations? How are power relations based on race, ethnicity, gender, class and sexuality negotiated in institutional encounters and social movement activities? How do discourses of societal security shape understandings of belonging and participation in the Nordic societies?

Cuando la intransigencia le gana a la política

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Este texto, en principio, iba a ser leído junto con otros manifiestos al término de la Manifestación por la Despatologización Trans de Barcelona, el pasado sábado 22. Lamentablemente la organización se negó hasta en tres ocasiones a incluirlo en la lista, detrás de las demás asociaciones que ya se encontraban en el orden de lectura, argumentando que “habíamos llegado fuera de tiempo”. Lamentamos profundamente que la inflexibilidad por “cumplir el programa”, se imponga a lo que otras transexuales tengamos que decir…

¿Derechos políticos o derechos de privilegiados?

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Hoy, en Barcelona, y otras ciudades de España, hay personas encarceladas en un CIE; encerradas gracias a leyes y cuerpos policiales racistas y clasistas que les intimidan, provocan y maltratan por no tener voz, por no tener derecho a circular y vivir dignamente, POR SER INMIGRANTES o hijos de inmigrantes. Los 68 presos en huelga de hambre en el CIE de Zona Franca piden que se les devuelva su libertad y su dignidad, igual que los compañeros del CIE de Aluche hacían la semana pasada…

Strike in asylum home Vič – Ljubljana

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Please READ the statement of asylum seekers from Slovenia.

It does not matter what was the reason for us to leave our homes or where we come from, but we are now in Slovenia and we want to live as a part of the society and the main problems that we are facing are the slowly procedures, the inefficient bureaucracy.

A lot of people are staying here for years, some 10 months or more and we are getting 18 euro per month which we are getting very rarely plus we are not allowed to earn our money by ourselves although we are doctors engineers, students of computer science, businessmen, economists, workers… but we are not allowed to work here and there is no support or help given to us by the government to teach us the Slovene language or to help us to be a part and continue our life in the Slovenian society.

The ministry of the interior affairs is intentionally slowing down the asylum procedures and because of that a lot of people are leaving Slovenia. In the last two years, every bureaucrat, decision maker, solves only one case per month!!! And only 11% of the asylum applications are solved positively! […]

Roots and Riots Festival

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26th – 28th of August 2016, Radical Queer Wagenplatz Kanal, Berlin.

Radical Queer Wagenplatz Kanal and International Women* Space are the two self-organized BPOC/WLT*I* groups that organize this festival. These two groups are focusing on political empowerment and self-organization of WLT*I * and WLT*I*-non-Citizen, who are affected by racism, classism, state nationalism, sexism and homo-trans*-inter* discrimination.

millionaires can be trans*// you are so brave*

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Exhibition 20 May 2016 – 13 October 2018
Schwules Museum*, Berlin

Framed by a program of performances, lectures and film screenings, millionaires can be trans* // you are so brave* is a multimedia exhibition that explores possibilities beyond traditional transgender narratives…

Welcoming Women in Exile on Tour2016

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Women in Exile & Friends are finishing their Summer Bus Tour 2016 in Berlin. Since 25th of July they have been visiting refugee women all over the country to fight for their rights and against the discrimination they face as women and as refugees. Berlin’s welcoming group for Women in Exile invites you to the rally when they arrive in Berlin!

Oplatz //Sat. 13.8 // 15h

No callar ante la injusticia: #LibertadManteros

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¡Libertad a los 5 manteros en prisión preventiva y al compañero encerrado en el CIE!

FIRMA DE APOYO PARTICULAR
ADHESIÓN COMO ORGANIZACIÓN, COLECTIVO, ASOCIACIÓN…

Envío de comunicados de apoyo a: traslamanta@gmail.com y sindicatomantero@gmail.com

El racismo institucional va mucho más allá de las políticas migratorias

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Desde la Red Tras la Manta hemos visto cómo, durante los últimos días, ha aumentado la represión a nuestros compañeros del Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes. El compañero Ndiaw Diakhompa fue hospitalizado e intervenido quirúrgicamente por la pierna que le rompió la Guardia Urbana de Barcelona el viernes pasado. Issa Seye, tras sufrir un montaje policial escandaloso, actualmente se encuentra en el Centro de Internamiento de Extranjeros de Barcelona, ciudad que supuestamente busca cerrar esta institución racista. Y hoy Lamine Sarr, portavoz del Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes, fue detenido junto a seis compañeros en una operación de los Mossos d’Esquadra.