(eng) Paris 30/11-01/12 - Bulletin #1

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PARIS - NOVEMBRE 30TH - DECEMBRE 1ST - 1996

EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL MEETING
ABOUT IMMIGRATION STRUGGLES

Information Bulletin #1 - novembre 22th 1996

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P R O G R A M M E

30th of November
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-12hOO
Meeting with everybody coming from abroad or from other part of France in
the International Center of Popular Culture (CICP) : 21 ter, rue Voltaire,
75011 PARIS. Please, be careful and do not take Boulevard Voltaire, but rue
Voltaire. M=E9tro "rue des Boulets-rue de Montreuil".

-13h00
Meeting Place de la R=E9publique (Metro "R=E9publique") for the d=E9monstrat=
ion.

-14h00
Departure of the demonstration

-20h30
Back to CICP for dinner and evening

1st of December
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-10h30
Plenary forum with presentation of participants, contributions, and of the
three workshops.

-12h30
Lunch

-15h00-17h00
Workshops

-17h00-19h00
Plenary, reports of the workshops and common perspectives

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W O R K S H O P S

1) Integration, assimilation,
citizenship : which alternative ?

Differences and confrontation between the different models we can see in
some european countries :
-France and the model of integration by republican values
-English model of communautarism
-Germany and Jus Sanguinis
-etc...

What are our options of common life in breaking with the capitalist system
? How to conciliate the right for each culture to exist in the same time we
are fighting against all form of exploitation and domination ?
How to answer the question of identity, question of communautarian and
nationalist turning-back ?

Can we propose an active citizenship in reply of political visions from the
"social-democrats" and from the liberal-democrats ?

We will speak in this workshop about :

-The ten last years struggles in France (march for equality in 1983,
Convergence 84, etc...)
-Struggles of Immigrants Houses ("Nouvelle France" in Montreuil...)
-Denying of peoples living in France (Euzkadi, Brittany, Occitans,...)
relied to the building of French State.

2) North/South relations : separated development
and social apartheid

By their struggle, the "Sans Papiers" made clear their will to live where
they want. In a world where goods and money are going more freely than men
and women, the problematic concerns less the existence of immigration than
the inequal exchanges in an international level. To be more clear, between
the developped countries and the rest of the world.
Since the sixties, development has been the alibi of all the policies made
in the third world countries. "Poor countries" were supposed to arrive at
the same level than the "rich countries" by industrialisation and model
just copied on the occidental way.
Development was the background of colonisation. Will economic
mundialisation be the background of global development ?

Separated development is part of an ideological conception of relations
between societies, that means a hierarchisation of cultures and societies.
Does social apartheid, if it exists in an international level, exist also
inside the occidental countries ? Does the struggle of the "Sans Papiers"
express this apartheid which is concerning so far the "migrant" and the
non-guaranteed worker and the jobless ?

3) Struggles of the "Sans Papiers"
and european resistances against discrimination laws.

Since months in France, the struggle of the "Sans Papiers" have made
actual the old global fight for equality and the migrants' will to leave
clear and free. This struggle changed during those 8 last months. What have
been the different steps ? Which links with the people ? What have been the
difficulties ? Why this movement is no more an isolated one and why is it a
real social movement, able to attack the theorical basis of the capitalist
system ?

In regard of european laws, we can perceive that there is an urgent need to
construct an european solidarity : today, with Schengen and Dublin
treaties, the same laws are attacking all the migrants communities living
in Europe.
Quotas of foreigners by countries and by economic sectors seems to be a
will of some of europeans capitalists.

Capitalism never had any problem to organize through the borders. The goal
of the Bourgeoisie is to break all the different struggles ("Sans-Papiers",
workers, joblesses...) to control them and organize repression. How can we
make an unity of all struggles of all exploited against the common enemy
and organize in an international level ?

Delegations of the "Sans Papiers" de Saint-Bernard, of the 3rd parisian
collective, of residents from immigrants' house "Nouvelle France", of
Movement from Immigration and Suburbs (MIB), and maybe of collectif of
"Sans Papiers" from Nantes, Lille, Nimes... will be present.

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P R A C T I C A L T H I N G S

- For accomodations and lunches, comrades from abroad and from the
countryfields are asked to make us know how many persons will be present.
Travels cannot be reimbursed.

- Participating or interested groups are invited to sign an international
leaflet (see below or on http://www.ecn.org/sans/spvol).

- All written contribution is welcome(and its translation, please). We will
make a packet (multilingual if we can!!!) which will be given to all
participants.

- Many WWW sites are containing informations about the struggle of the
"Sans Papiers", in different languages (Italian, Wolof, French...) :

Manifestazione europea a Parigi
http://www.ecn.org/sans

Site "Des papiers pour tous"
http://www.anet.fr/~aris/dppt.html

Site "Les Africains sans-papiers de St Ambroise"
http://bok.net/pajol/

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L E A F L E T ( P R O J E T )

AGAINST STATE XENOPHOBIC POLICY
=46OR REGULARISATION OF ALL ILLEGAL MIGRANTS (SANS-PAPIERS)

The Schenguen Convention, and the Trevi and Dublin ones, make clear that
the european immigration policy leads towards the implementation of an
"Fortress Europe", with no opening to aliens. Netheless, because of their
own history of immigration struggles and political situation, the different
member states of the European Union do'n't carry out the samme policy.

Limited acces to citizenship in Germany (jus sanguini), new laws of
regulariztions in SSpain, Portugal and Italie, mass criminalization and
savage repression in France, rigth to vote in local elections in
Netherlands : the position of the immigrant population in the differents
states is more or less safe. But it does'nt prevent the anti-immigrant
policies to start to coordinate at an european level, by example with the
use of european charter planes to deport illegals immigrants.

IMMEDIATE REGULARIZATION OF ALL ILLEGALS IMMIGRANTS
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A residence permit of 10 years for all the foreign residents in the
European Union.

REPEAL OF XENOPHOBIC AND RACISTS LEGISLATIONS
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Against the offense of "illegal residence" and against the second class just=
ice.

RIGTH TO POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ASILUM
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Active solidarity withe the victims of neo liberalism.

SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR ALL
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Against social apartheid and exclusion logics.

=46REEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR MEN, WOMEN AND IDEAS
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Against the borders sealing implemented by Schengen convention.

A CITIZENSHIP FOR MEN EN WOMEN
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=46or a direct and inter-cultural democraty.

AGAINST NEW WOLD ORDER
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=46or a fair share of world wealth.

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Q U I ?

- Participation (France) :

Scalp-Reflex - Paris (France)
R=E9seau "No Pasaran !" (France)
Organisation communiste libertaire - Ile de France (France)
Collectif "Des papiers pour tous!" - Paris (France)
Collectif "Apache" (France)
Comrads from various "sans-papiers" comitees.

- Annonced participation :

Razzismo Stop - Padoue (Italy)
Razzismo Stop - Trieste (Italy)
Centro sociale occupato "Pedro" - Padoue (Italy)
Infodiret(t)e - Ecn - Padoue (Italiy)
European counter network - Milan (Italy)
Collectif anarchiste de Gand (Belgium)
Comite' des re'fugie's pour le droit d'asile - Bruxelle (Belgium)
Confederacion sundicale "Solidaridad Obrera" (Spain)
Argib - Bonn (Germany)

- Are interested but can't come in Paris :

Anti-racist action - Toronto (Canada)
Magazine El Nuevo Topo (US)
Comrads from Rome (Italy)

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C O N T A C T S

Commission immigration, Scalp-Reflex,
21 ter, rue Voltaire, 75011 Paris - France
Te'l : 33-1-43-48-54-95. Fax : 33-1-43-72-15-73

European Counter Network - ECN - Paris
e-mail: counter@francenet.fr
http://www.anet.fr/~aris/

Collettivo infodiret(t)e - ECN - Padova
e-mail: hobo@ecn.org
http://www.ecn.org/pad/