M2M’s Open Camp Radio in Ter Apel happened from May 14th till the end on May 23rd. We publish the recordings in four languages. English, Dutch, Arab and Somali.
We start with the high lights:
Doctor Co van Melle recording his own detention. (Dutch) click
The opening of the live radio with Ahmed Al Obaidy and Sam Saeed (English, Arab, Somali) click
An Eritrean woman telling the mayor , Mrs. Leontien Kompier, why she is here in the camp. click
Webradio Program on Friday Jan. 20th from 4 p.m. till late
Young Somali refugees who are forced to survive in the streets in Holland have taken the lead in organizing demonstrations and camps to demand their basic human rights. The Dutch right wing governments drive to harrass undocumented mighrants out of the country leads to thousands of humans from Somalia, Iran, Afghanistan, Guinee and other countries having to live on the street. There is no shelter for them in official centers and the charity shelters that existed before are at best full or had to close for lack of money. Or the first time in Dutch history a powerful and proud group of illegalized refugees has taken action in its own hands, demanding a chance to live.
On Friday 20th of January Dutch activists join hands with the Somali activists for a “Public Conspiratorial Meeting” on how to make a change in Dutch migration politics. Together we can walk tall!
No more human beings on the street without a chance to live here or in their homeland.
Join the show, come to Amsterdam on January 20th from 4 p.m. till after midnight.
Beat the Borders
Venue: OT301, Overtoom 301
Program and Info
Live stream with M2M Radio and on Radio Patapoe at FM in Amsterdam
Listen to Nuredin, Halad, Sarah and friends in Vught talking with Jo M2M:
part 1 Welcome!
part 2 Jump like a Somali!
part 3 Somali Anthem
Listen to the M2M Radio remix of the best action for free migration in 2011.
Click here please.
May 21st: Sedraoui is FEEE!
A judge ordererd his release after his laissez-passer expired. Sedraoui gained time by resisting his deportation. Also blood was found in his urine, which led the medicalÂ service to declare him “not fit to fly”.
Sedraoui is 14 months in prison. Three times they tried to deport him as an illegal alien. He resisted, once by swallowing a razor blade. He has been kicked around between 3 different prisons, being accused of organising resistance. He is resisting deportation to Morocco.
He is now at detention complex Schiphol Oost and gives us reports on his situation and on the situation in Block H.
April 27th, after the doctors visit,Â Sedraoui raconte in French.
Sedraoui needs treatment for his shoulder, that was injured by his guards.Â And he needs medical attention as a patient with Diabetes. He is losing his sight, being nearly blind in one eye. He wants glasses, to see.
His teeth are being pulled out one by one, without any replacement. He wants teeth, to eat.
And he wants all this fast, because in a couple of days the guards may kick him again, and kick him out of the country. To a place where he will surely not get the medical assistance he needs.
The World House Fusion Band
First gig at the OUTSIDE ART FESTIVAL
click to listen to part 1
listen to part 2
listen to part 3
Close to you Djallo Love song Wailer
In the World House in Amsterdam African and other musicians come together to play.
Listen to Papa Sakho talking with Smiles in the World House studio.
Listen to Deeq‘s song from Somalia
Come and see this African Fusion on Friday August 13th live in the garden of the World House!
Near Waterlooplein at Nieuwe Herengracht 20
July 2, 3 and 4Â 2010
Paintings from Africa and Holland
Saturday 3rd of July at 4 p.m.
With M2M, Migrant to Migrant Radio Teranga
Cheikh Sakho (Dakar 1960) brought his art to Amsterdam, to the Waterlooplein market and to the prison for undocumented migrants at Schiphol East. He survided the fire in 2005. He tries to make a life again.
Future Reggae Festival with the Mad Professor
Bus 82 of Connexxion brings you straigh to Cultural Freeport Ruigoord. This leaves from Marnixstraat (Amsterdam) via NS-station Amsterdam-Sloterdijk to Ruigoord and IJmuiden and back. Daily between 7 and 23 hours. t
Free entry with this invitation on Saturday 3rd of July
Today we received a phone call from Block C in detention complex Schiphol East. It was Blaise from Congo. Listen to his story of maltreatment by the Dutch military police. And how he resisted his deportation to Congo.
We wish Blaise and all detained migrants a merry Christmas…
Celebrating Migrants Day in Holland.Â With a great story by Sami Gathii
The Diaspora Forum for Development in the Netherlands staged a Dialogue between Migrant’s Organisations and Civil Society on the occasion of International Migrants Day.
Mr. Wim Stoffers, representing Oxfam-Novib, played the role of Devilâ€™s advocate regarding the issue of remittances. He stated that all the money migrants send home does not really do a lot for development.
Oxfam-Novib is the main funder of the DFD Platform so his provocative opening led to some debate.
Even more provocative proved Mr.Stoffers statement that migrants are not necessarily suited to do development work in their native countries, basically because they have often grown apart from their soil. “There is no special role for migrants in development.”
Grace Cabactulan of DFD responded to these critical remarks in a most elegant way: “You can’t question love. You cannot quantify affection.”
In the end they agree that you can organize it better, so affection becomes more effective.
Re-thinking the Schiphol Fire
PROGRAM (here in Dutch)
The Public hearing:
STREAM audio and video
Papa SakhoÂ tells us what we see
"After the fire we have to learn many things:
About what happened to the Schiphol People,
How they died in the fire.
And also about meeting the migrants.
Why the people move to die in the water.
To get a better life."
Proposal for a Momentary Migration Monument (Dutch)
By Tjebbe van Tijen Imaginary Museum Projects)
Final of the auction of the poster Reisbureau Rita,
by Jo van der Spek, Sander and Papa Sakho of M2M (Dutch/English)
Four workshopsÂ were held
Organized by: M2M and De Balie
Continue reading Illegal Tribunal, Nov.3rd De Balie