Category: External contributions

The articles under this section are reflections on imprisonment and the system that provokes and supports it in general, as well as on closed centres in particular. They are rants, comments or information on migration policies. The content of each text at least partly coincides with the ideological core of Getting the Voice Out (mentioned in the introductory text), but is more or less different. The readers are invited to use this material as they wish, either reclaiming it or spreading it.

6 Decembre 2017 – “Saint Nicolas” Action at closed centre 127 BIS.

Update 5 december (Nl): De mensen opgesloten in her centrum 127bis waren van plan mee te betogen vanuit het centrum. Maar hun dagelijkse wandeling tussen 15 uur en 17 uur werd door de direktie afgelast. Zij zijn solidair en zullen … Continue reading

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Special flight,the deportation machine

« They asked me whether I was going to be nice to them. » Their words still resonate in his head. « You have to leave, you don’t have the choice. You are obliged to get on that plane otherwise … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: DEATH IN MORTON HALL DETENTION CENTRE

07/12/2016 Today we have received a phone call from someone in Morton Hall, who tells us that a man died yesterday in the detention centre. We have been told that yesterday afternoon, at around 3pm, the man started foaming at … Continue reading

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France: A POLICY OF SAVAGES

8th September 2016 Horror scene of deportations Wednesday 7th September – flight AF386 Paris-Bamako It is 1.30 p.m. when the police of the administration retention centre of Vincennes come to pick up Sekouba MAREGA to drive him to the airport … Continue reading

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Italy: Deportation to Sudan 24/08/2016

Today 12:45 deportation of 40 Sudanese are rounded up there two days before the center of the Red Cross Ventimiglia towards Sudan (Khartoum), via Turin Airport and the company “EgyptAir”. They were received by a judge and their deportation was … Continue reading

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France: Mesnil-Amelot : fire in the retention centre

Press release – 8th March 2016 Cimade https://paris-luttes.info/mesnil-amelot-feu-au-centre-de-5012?lang=fr *Fire in retention : the violence in retention has to end* Four arsons happened over the last days in the administrative retention centre (CRA) of Mesnil-Amelot. Among the three of them that … Continue reading

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Thousands of Refugees ‘Imprisoned’ in Immigration Detention Centres Across Europe

They carry euphemistic names such as “Immigration Removal Centre” in the UK, “Identification and Expulsion Centres” in Italy or “centers for the internment of foreigners” in Spain. Nevertheless, they should be called prisons. http://refugeestreets.com/2016/03/01/thousands-of-refugees-imprisoned-across-immigration-detention-centres-in-europe/

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How UK detention policy worsens migrants’ mental health

http://www.irinnews.org/report/101102/how-uk-detention-policy-worsens-migrants-mental-health SHARE Photo: UK Home Office Too tough inside: The inquiry is looking into the need to lock up so many migrants LONDON, 6 February 2015 (IRIN) – This month, the UK parliament is due to release findings of an … Continue reading

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Europe’s Deportation Machine

“The arrival of refugees to the EU is often chaotic and messy. But when it comes to getting rid of those who aren’t wanted, the system is extremely efficient.” http://www.zeit.de/feature/refugees-in-germany-deportation-flights-laws

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Solidarity evening 04/07/2015

The Ritabaga invites you on July 4th for a solidarity evening with the group Getting The Voice out (www.gettingthevoiceout.org) Start: 5 p.m Le ritabaga: Rue de Châtillon 65 à 5310 Liernu (sortie 12 E411) – projection of videos, presentation of … Continue reading

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Yearly demonstration at the Vottem closed centre: Fury from a few frustrated people

After a long energetic march that gathered hundreds of people on 22/03/2015, and after moving speeches and testimonies, we headed to the grid of the centre where messages of solidarity with the prisoners can be transmitted and where some usually … Continue reading

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URGENT APPEAL 20/03/2015 United Kingdom

International solidarity with the detainees on hunger strike in the United Kingdom’s detention centres  Currently, hundreds of persons are on hunger strike in more than half of the UK’s detention centres. It is the biggest insurrection against the racist detention … Continue reading

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Mass protest inside migration detention centre GB

Mass protest inside Harmondsworth immigration detention centre 8 March 2015, 7.25pm e: detaineesriseup@riseup.net More than 200 people detained in Harmondsworth immigration detention centre are mobilising a hunger strike from 8.00am tomorrow, following a noise demonstration inside the centre today. They … Continue reading

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Mos Maiorum, more than 19,000 arrests

The European Union just released the results of Mos Maiorum, a huge raid operation carried out by 27 countries throughout Europe between October 13th and 26th under the supervision of FRONTEX. More here. The report by the Council of Europe … Continue reading

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ATTENTION: 15 days major European operation controls against “illegal” migration.

22/10/2014 WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014 – MEETING IN FRONT OF BRUSSELS GARE CENTRALE (main entrance) AT 4 PM let them hear our voice: we say NO to exclusion, we say NO to state racism! We reject foreigners’ hunting, police controls … Continue reading

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Ceuta and Mellila

Radiopanik: Four people go to Morocco to meet activists and Migrants in Ceuta, Mellila, Tanger, Nador, Oujda. Listen to radiopanik (FR) http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/la-voie-sans-frontieres/no-border-maroc/ Site of aktivists in Tanger (engl,fr) https://beatingborders.wordpress.com/informations-de-base-en-francais/ Site of migrants in Tanger (FR,engl): http://sexiondoundou.wordpress.com/

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De nos camps de concentration 22/04/2014 (FR)

Définition : « On nomme camp de concentration un lieu fermé de grande taille créé pour regrouper et pour détenir une population considérée comme ennemie, généralement dans de très mauvaises conditions. Cette population peut se composer des opposants politiques, des … Continue reading

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Soirée de soutien / Benefietavond 25/04/2014 (FR)

Ce vendredi 25/04/2014 une soirée de soutien est organisée à gettingthevoiceout pour permettre de continuer à soutenir les prisonniers de tous les centres fermés et leurs luttes, à la Parfumerie à Bruxelles. A diffuser partout! Programme A la parfumerie en … Continue reading

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Fire!

On 5 December, a detainee of the closed centre of Bruges was found dead in his cell. Although no light has been made yet on the circumstances of his death, one can but notice that another person has succumbed to … Continue reading

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Turn over in the closed centre

22/10/2013 Heavy repression of a demonstration of Afghans today in Brussels http://kabulblogs.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/belgium-police-charge-peaceful-afghan-refugees-in-belgium-today/ 170 very violent , many of them will be bring tomorrow to the closed centers. Today there were 50 Afghans in detention centers which 15 were arrested during … Continue reading

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Closed centre: shut up, you have no right, we are the law 30/09

They left their ties in search of no matter what, and after a long journey that may be disastrous, they find themselves face to face with the cold and cruel welcome of the West that goes on looting their home … Continue reading

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Au moins 19 Guinéens et une Sénégalaise expulsé-e-s – FR

Encore une victoire totale pour les Sages de l’Office des Étrangers et leur Oracle irréfragable : une fois encore, la Loi et les Citoyens leur auront donné satisfecit, et nul renégat n’aura osé s’écarter de Leurs Voies Impénétrables pour contester … Continue reading

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La guerre aux migrants a fait 18.000 morts au moins – FR

La semaine dernière, Frontex, l’”agence européenne pour la gestion de la coopération opérationnelle aux frontières extérieures”, annonçait fièrement dans son rapport annuel que “les franchissements irréguliers des frontières extérieures de l’UE ont été divisés par deux en 2012 grâce aux … Continue reading

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Vottem: how to foster employment in the region of Liège

The Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration is concerned about employment in Wallonia Maggie De Block paid a visit to the centre of shame in Vottem last Friday. It is interesting to see how the media call the centre … Continue reading

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THE CARICOLE CENTRE FROM THE INSIDE

What follows is not the description of a futuristic movie, nor is it the description of a well hidden place in a remote region of a totalitarian country or a far-fetched story; what follows is the description of a place … Continue reading

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Against the use of local administrations by the Immigration Office (EN)

Against the use of local administrations by the Immigration Office (EN) Sign the petition ici The Belgian Immigration Office has put, as part of a trial, a permanently-based officer in all large towns in order to carry out its SEFOR … Continue reading

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Contre l’instrumentalisation des administrations communales par l’Office des Etrangers (FR

The Petition signez la pétition ici L’Office des Etrangers (OE) a mis, à titre d’expérience pilote, un de ses agents en permanence dans chacune des grandes villes afin de mener au mieux l’opération SEFOR (« sensibilize follow up and return ») de … Continue reading

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Fifteen deportation attempts

It has become dreadfully common to hear about or follow deportation cases. You know, the deportation of people who, for different reasons and life circumstances, wish to settle, some for some time, others for a long time, or perhaps for … Continue reading

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New closed center Caricole (FR)

Alleluia, gloire à Maggie et à ses prédécesseurs de tous bords : grâce à leurs efforts conjugués, leur pugnacité et leur obstination devant l’évidence, la nouvelle taule appelée si gentiment La Caricole devrait ouvrir ses portes en ce jour de grâce. … Continue reading

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BALKANISATION (FR)

Balkans is a strange region regarding to the European Union. Region eligible for integration into the Union, but for now fragmented and fragmentation compounded by the EU on behalf of issues of migration and border surveillance.   Greece is threatened … Continue reading

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Politique d’asile et de Migration : un plan en demi teinte (FR)

sourceVendredi, 30 Mars 2012 15:41 30 mars 2012 –La Ligue des droits de l’Homme (LDH) accueille de manière douce-amère le plan présenté au conseil des Ministres par la secrétaire d’Etat chargée de l’asile et de l’immigration. Si notre association ne peut … Continue reading

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Closed center of Vottem: Solidarity? (FR)

QUE FAIRE? Ce 18 mars 2012 à Vottem la police fédérale a mis le paquet, 2 autopompes barrant la route, robocoffs en nombre dans et autour du centre, flics en civile partout, hélicoptère tout au long de la manifestation.   … Continue reading

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Noborder Trial 8 february : “la justice c’est moi…”

The morning of 8 February 2012, in one of the smaller courtrooms tucked away at the back of the Palais de Justice of Brussels, the latest scene of a pantomime that has been running now for more than a year. … Continue reading

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Brique par brique (FR)

Brique par brique… En janvier 2012, le nouveau centre fermé de Steenokkerzeel, dit “Caricole”, fermera ses portes. Ce nouveau centre fermé au bout de la piste de l’aéroport a pour but d’enfermer les plus récalcitrants parmi les sans-papiers que l’Etat … Continue reading

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Et pendant ce temps là… 18 décembre, journée mondiale des migrants ! (FR)

Alors qu’à Bruxelles on organise des films, des discours et des débats comme l’Assemblée populaire « Migrants acteurs de citoyenneté »,… Pendant ce temps là… les personnes désireuses de manifester leur solidarité avec ces mêmes migrants, qu’ils aient ou non … Continue reading

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There cannot be democracy without global freedom of movement

The dynamic of the Arab spring is emanating into the entire world. The movements of revolt in the Maghreb encourage and give hope, not only because despotic regimes that have been believed invincible were chased away. Although the direction of … Continue reading

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Soutien aux insurgés (FR)

CELA SE PASSE PRES DE CHEZ VOUS dans « LES PRISONS POUR  ÉTRANGERS » LA RÉVOLTE, LA PEUR ET LA RÉPRESSION aussi chez nous ! Prisonniers dans un centre fermé, trois « sans papiers » débutent une grève de la … Continue reading

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