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Thanks a lot!

Their names are Blaise, Mohamed, Ricky

Three among the thousands of migrants in detention in Holland.
Blaise just spent 2 weeks in isolation. This was his punishment for fighting against his deportation.
Mohamed is now almost one year detained at Schiphol Oost. He will be out on the street without money or rights. He has to rely on friendship to survive.
Ricky is a traumatized victim of the Schiphol Fire, and once again detained to be deported. He has a criminal record, which weighs heavier than the responsibility of the state for the fire that caused his trauma.

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Ricky at the commemoration, showing where he was in the Schiphol Fire.

Detained migrants need to speak with friends, lawyers and doctors. With persons they can trust, can listen, understand and even act sometimes.
Like anybody else they need to talk with their families around the world.
They call on M2M to ask for help, to find their way out of injustice.
For themselves and for their brothers on the block.
And they ask M2M to give them phone cards.
M2M is doing just that since March 2009.

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M2M, Migrant to Migrant,  organizes awareness and support for the detained migrants in Schiphol Oost, Alphen aan den Rijn and Zaandam. We record their calls, we visit them, we make them part of the commemoration of the fire and we receive them when they are released. In return they are enabled to acted, like they did in solidairity with Ahmed Issa during his trial.
Sali, the young guy from Ghana, never gave up and kept the spirit high. He made a rap for Ahmed Issa which he performed in the Worldhouse, after his release, and on the phone to Ahmed Issa in Libya:

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Sali was arrested again at Amsterdam Central Station on Sunday 27 th of December, together with a friend. He is now in detention in Zaandam.

M2M is here to make  connections, to communicate, as migrants to migrants. We do this without a penny of subsidy, as an independent foundation.

about M2M

M2M received in the last years some 700 Euro from Dutch speakers to contribute to the costs of telephone calls.

Now we ask our English readers to make a similar contribution.
Please donate 10 euro to M2M so we can continue to provide this human right to communicate.

Our bank account is on the contact page of M2M

You can also buy a card (Cobra, LIPS, Eurocity) yourself and mail the code to M2M

thanks a lot!

“Who knows where we are, when we are here?”

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a view from the Worldhouse hosting M2M Radio, Nieuwe Herengracht 20

The next campaign:

Welcome Ahmed Issa!

Ramadan Mubarak!

After the trial of last week, the verdict will be pronounced on September 3rd at 1,30 p.m.. Guilty or innocent? That’s the question for the judges. But according to the Dutch alien law Ahmed Issa is still a sans-papier, an irregular migrant. So he may be transferred to the detention complex to be deported after all. What’s at stake here?

  • What did the Schiphol People have to say after the trial? The Balie Conference, August 14
  • Listen to Jo and Sakho, directors of M2M in public conspiracy with Ben.
  • Sali salutes Ahmed Issa from inside the prison at Schiphol Oost

The National Ombudsman says that the police raid on an African Party in cafe Het Vervolg (June 2007) was an abuse of power. Roy of  All Included and Regina of the African Roots Movement give us their story and their comment. Hello Nigeria! Hello Zuid-Oost!

M2M Radio joined the Kerwin Memorial on Thursday evening in the Vondelpark at the Mama Baranca statue. Kerwin Duinmeijer was knifed 26 years ago and left bleeding to death by cab drivers.

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Friday live at the Worldhouse

On Friday M2M will be live in the Worldhouse, located at Nieuwe Herengracht 20 (Metro Waterlooplein).

  • Launch of the next  campaign
  • Welcome AHMED ISSA!

  • After the trial of last week, the verdict will be pronounced on September 3rd. Guilty or innocent? That’s the question for the judges. But according to the Dutch alien law Ahmed Issa is still a sans-papier, an irregular migrant. So he may be transferred to the detention complex to be deported after all. What’s at stake here? And what did the Schiphol People have to say after the trial? And what do we do about it?
  • The National Ombudsman says that the police raid on an African Party in cafe Het Vervolg (June 2007) was an abuse of power. We invite the complainers to give us their story and their comment. Hello Nigeria! Hello Zuid-Oost! All Included!
  • M2M Radio joined the Kerwin Memorial on Thursday evening in the Vondelpark at the Mama statue.
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