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Τετάρτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

[EN] OPEN THE BORDER TO WELCOME THE REFUGEES FROM TURKEY TO GREECE THROUGH EVROS

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KEERFA MOVEMENT UNITED AGAINST RACISM AND FASCIST THREAT
Open the border to welcome the refugees  from Turkey to Greece through Evros

A human caravan is on its way towards the land border with Turkey in Evros to avoid the endless drowning in the Aegean sea. Over a thousand refugees began a long march from Izmir to reach the Evros river and avoid so to have the fate of the shipwrecked in the Aegean sea.They are welcome! Now both the Greek and the Turkish authorities have to support them and not to send riot police to stop them at the border. The refugees demand to pass with the approval of the authorities and then be directed to other European countries through safe passages.Let the twenty young refugees drowned in Pharmakonisi and four new small dead "Aylans" be the last on the altar of racist Fortress Europe, closed borders and fences.
The fence in Evros was a racist gift of Greek governments in closing EU borders that pushed thousands of refugees into the hands of traffickers and their floating coffins bringing the death by drowning of thousands of refugees. Unfortunately the government of SYRIZA did not demolished the fence. Unfortunately the last year’s flood did not destroyed the fence totally. We need to knock down now the fence because every meter of it means more women and children refugees drown, on the Aegean or on Evros, from more dangerous passages.

We condemn the racist cries of neoliberals of new Democracy who aligned with Merkel in the new inhuman shift of closing the borders after the meeting of EU interior ministers. WE have to close the door to the neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn who scream hysterically against refugees seeking to send troops to the border to stop them!
The refugees shall not be a game on the diplomatic chessboard and economic rivalries of EU coalition of wolves. The refugees shall not be scapegoats for the failure of the system that brings austerity, poverty and unemployment.
The Left parties and trade unions is time to come forward to stop the criminal chase refugees in Evros and the Aegean sea. It is time to demand asylum to persecuted refugees and the opening of hosting centers and hotels with humane treatment, to facilitate the movement of refugees with public transport, trains and buses.
We call an international meeting against racism and fascism in Athens on 10-11 October to build resistance to fascism and coordinate actions of solidarity to refugees.
Petros Constantinou, coordinator KEERFA
15/09/2015