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(en) ROMANIA, NOBORDER CAMP IN TIMISOARA, 9-15 June - 2003 - Newsletter 1 UPDATE below*

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Wed, 21 May 2003 07:20:47 +0200 (CEST)

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> From "some anarchist creatures from wherever"
Starting with the mid 80's, Europe started to show it's border regime and
legislation. In 1990 Schengen covention was adopted, by wich common
standards on migration politic were established for all member states. All
the countries in the european Union, except UK and ireland, signed this
agreement. Starting with that moment, asylum seekers from outside EU
could ask for asylum only in the country they succeded to reach. This
thing made it impossible for immigrants to choose freely the resident
country in conformity with, for example, the language they knew to speak
or the place where their familly or friends were.

In 9-15 june, Timisoara, a city placed in the west of Romania, near the
borders with Hungary and yugoslavia, will be the scene of the first
Noborder camp from Romania. This camp will mean 7 days of actions,
discussions and workshops around the central problem - freedom of
movement and establishment for everybody. The camp aims to unite
activists, imigrants and artists from all aver Romania and Europe, to
create an environement for communication, exchange of informations
and debates about migration and border regime.

Preliminary Agenda

NoBorder timisoara will be a practical demonstration of collective and
participants abillities of organisation and administration of theyr own
actions durring the camp, on non-hierarhical basis and self-management.
This attemt asks for everybody's active participation, the camp being
planned as a diy project.

This agenda is only a general one, containing only major topics and
aspects; latter it will be split on hours. The actions, projects and
discussions which apear in the preliminary agenda can be modified
following the discussions and conclusions during the camp.

Main discussion points:

freedom of movement - fundamental human right; UN high
commandament for refugees

Schengen Information System - "electronic borders", social control

SIS is the central piece in the the border regime in Schengen region.
Projected for centralisation of the dates concerning immigrants and
refugees control, SIS is used also now for search and find the people
considered "dangerous". All 13 member states of schengen agreement
are participants in the SIS under legal but also logistic aspects. Altough
UK and Ireland are not a part of schengen space and so they are not part
of the same visa regime, an official raport shows that the two countries
have a in EU's efforts of stopping ilegal migration and organised crime.

SIS data base contains recordings made in each EU member state,
agencies from EU countries being interconnected through thousands of
terminals, this thing allows them to persons wanted for deportation or
arrest, or suspected for being a danger for national security and for
public order.

These data base contained at the end of year 2001, 10541271 recordings,
including also between 1.3 and 6 millions of names. Siemens and Nixdorf
and Bullroup have projected and offer for SIS infrastucture and also the
soft interface, and sema group is the one who's providing the SIS

In the present SIS 2 is being projected, which wil allow identification with
the DNA and biometric recordings (recognision by the iris).the dates held
by SIS are available for Europol and Eurojust. The number of the new
ebtries in SIS increased seriously after september 11 2001.

migration, globalisation, work

detention centers for imigrants, imigrants rights, international legislation
regarding imigration, romanian legislation regarding migration, detention
centers for immigrants in romania

refugees and imigrants are some of the most vulnerable members of
society. The number of asylum seekers in the detention centers has
grown very much over the past years. People who are not suspected for
commiting any crimes are locke dwithout trials, many times for many
months, in detention centers which are actually prisons from all points of
view. The incarceration is subjective, arbitrary, ilegal, useless and unjust.
People who have done nothing wrong are locked away for undefinite
periods waiting for the beureaucratics proceedures for solvng theyr
problems and demnds. Asylum seekers are put in domestic prisons,
facing inhuman treatment, racism and segregation.



capitalism, corporate politics, UE enlargement, the WEF, FMI, G8

the leaders of the (capitalist) world are preaching about a so-called "war
without ending' who's destination is to protect western values and
civilisation, to justify theyr military actions and the support they offer to
opressive regimes.

In the nme of protecting "our way of life", through military campaigns,
they are actually trying to get unrestricted acces for western corporation
to all resurces they need. Through international financial and trade
institutions like the IMF, world bank, WTO, the west takes advantage of
the economic domination and power to impose the rest of the world
politics which will favorize theyr interests, leaving behind nations sinking
in debts and poverty. As a consequance, people from this kind of places ,
brought to poverty by western exploitation, are being forced to leave, to
imigrate looking for a better life, risking persecution and death.

pollution, animal rights

lead by their needs and desires to achieve always more profits and
bigger ones, capitalism extends globally, resulting in a process of
degradation of the environement in it's way. Abusive exploitations of the
naural resources, together with pollution and carbon emissions have
determined rapid changes in the global climate, more and more people
being forced to leave their homelands because of floods, deforestations,
and other forms of environement destruction. We're witnessess of the
mass extinction of many animal and plant species - of the ecosystem and
the traditional human society which is based on these things.

> Preliminary agenda:

8 june -the camp opens officially

evening - concert with severed head of the state from usa and some
romanian support band

9 june -arival of more people

evening - in/formal meeting and going over the program, organisation,
participants, actions...

later in the evening - "relax! you'r in romania" party

10 june

all day workshops on "noborder" issues (still not decided exactly what!)

evening - concert with molotov cocktail usa and barackca hungary and
romanian support band

11 june

all day workshops on "noborder" issues, still not established what yet.

evening - films

12 june

"let's meet romania, kids" day

workshops on different issues from here like:

gay/lesbian situatrion

rroma minority situation

rosia montana gold minning disaster

indymedia romania and ilegal radio from cluj

and maybe others

evening - concert with guardia nerra (usa-argentina) and romanian
support band

13 june

practical workshops

"diy must rule!"

preparation for the final action in 15

evening - films

14 june

ecological cleaning of the forest around the camp


"diy active-reactive squatting workshop"

a group who will get materials and together we will shere experience and
energy in trying to make the place liveable. the building we have.

it's possible to be a lot to work, so the group involved in this thing might
start from the 13.

evening-final details about tommorows action

15 june

time to take the streets day.

The thing is,that all those things hopefully will develope and many new
things will happen.All depends on people,which gonna come ,all depends
on you!!!

and finally,of course


we still look for people,which could prepare the workshops on issues
mentioned above,as well as on many technical skills.

Most important things we very very much need are:

-big mobile kitchen,or at least kitchen stuff for preparing large
meals(pots,gas cookers,etc.)

-small electricity generator

-2 camping/car toilets(they look like bag and we need it for the squat)

-1-2 bigger tents(for meetings,etc.)

Also,please bring any possible political
videos,books,zines,publications,etc.(the best would be in
english),because Infoshops in Craiova and Timisoara got recently open
,but due to isolation and financial impossibilities has yet not much to
offer,so they hope for any materials...

that`s for now,

some anarchist creatures from wherever

there was some missunderstandings, and now the unofficial program
has changed, so the agenda on the newsletter has changed alot.
for example:
- the concert just with molotov cocktail and barcka is in 11th
- the workshop at the building who needs reparations is almost 100%
off, because of the lack of money to get materials.
- there are some chances that the concert in the 8 won't happen
- there are chances for noborder football and badminton championship to happen
- we have the chance to rent to big army tents, and so the biggest
problem is now the kitchen, which if nobody answers soon that can
get a mobile kitchen, we'll organise one.
maybe there is a chance to use it after also for the polish antiborder
camp, if we can get a car from here to go there
- we always try to put updates at:
- soon there will be directions and maps there
- we still need people who can do workshops to give us a sign
- and also after the noborder meeting in timisoara we think it
would be better to have the workshops about romania in first 1-2
days, we'll need to see about this possibility
- we also need to know if there is somebody bringing video
projector, or should we get one from here?

we'll try to keep you informed aboout things here, but also
check from time to time these sites.

ps: a suggestion for the polish people, put your camp on the
noborder.org calendar... if you haven't done it already, it
might be usefull.


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