Racism-a German Culture Thursday, Dec 16 2010 


We are here because we dared all risk to criticize bad governance in our Homeland. The only possible option was the modern democratic Germany where criticism is seen as beneficial to societal development. The reverse has been the case as we are criminalized through State promoted racial hatred.

On a day-to-day basis, we encounter unfriendly Character in disguise of being concerned about the abuses we face in this society. Our experiences has shown that the foreign officers regular enforcers of injustice are better than some members of the Society who actively engage in different Asylum supporting groups either to analyze our mistakes as a duty to serve injustice or as opportunity to ease boredom of Pension and otherwise. Although there is the saying that”None is better amongst the Siblings of the Snake” but the enemy you know is always better than the one you are not aware of.

Our routine complaints of mishandling based on racial hatred are taken too personal by many in the German society. We have become practical objects of racial profiling and the States tools for societal practice of dominance engineered by the State.

The resounding comments of our being here because we saw no Perspective in our Homeland is annoying because the need to emigrate is already a Perspective;- it is that perspective that motivates our endless strength through the Fortress and warms us up as we journey through hard winter weather. What more could be of a perspective as the Slogan” We are here because you destroyed our Country”?

We are seen to be asking for too much. Even real Germans cannot have it all hence we must accept the opportunity to live here quietly in peace and be grateful for the available offers from the State i.e, a Roof over ones head, Heater so as not to Freeze up, available rather than preferable food not to Hunger etc. but living quietly in Peace entails a lot component than that.

We are indeed really thankful especially to the Taxpayers endless sweat. But what we have always asked for is just “due dignity as Humans”. Could that be too much of a request?

It is also noteworthy to emphasize the fact that we neither didn’t sleep on Trees nor ate from Garbage dumps back Home. Winter is ruled out as most of us were fortunate to come from non Winter Zone and Pork meat would never be an option as our discipline.

Unfortunately, like we are partly blamed for the Massive unemployment, many Germans would have loved to place us as the cause of the Financial Crises if not that it would reduce their racist popularity and expose the obvious lies even to the Ignorant.

We are hunted with complaints of economic decline and the negative effects of Migrants on the Social Welfare fund without considering the millions wasted on the isolation, control, deportation and destruction of those seen as unwanted by the German State.

One thing remains clear, No matter what name we are called, we will never accept the position of beggars without choice because dignity is our bona-fide right and  no repressive instrument can erase that from our memory.

The mark of identity of Nigerians being very corrupt does not make all Nigerians feel insulted because it is a culture already imbibed in the system just like some Germans should also not feel offended to hear that Racism is a German culture.

Sarazin is famous with his idea at the moment because he wrote exactly the minds of a larger percent of the Germans. He is the new prophet of the Future Germany with his books selling widely.

Questions we have to ask our selves are;

What is actually new in Sarazin’s ideology?

Is Sarazin’s comment not just a re-echoing of the usual German Culture?

Rex Osa

The Voice Forum Bad. Wuett.

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Witthoh Isolation Lager – a place far away from everything Sunday, Dec 5 2010 


Essenspakete in Bayern sind extrem überteuert

Photos from Witthoh

The Asylum Lager in Witthoh – Immedingen is really a place far away from everything as one Refugee described it in a report published by the Fluechtlingsrat Baden Wurttemberg rundbrief. Further investigation as part of the mobilization of self organization of Refugee confirmed how bad it could be for the Refugees in that Lager.

A visit to Witthoh by an Activist of the Voice Refugee Forum and Caravan Network prompted individual interview of Refugees who emphasized the inevitable need for the Closure of the Lager. The innocent Victims earnestly called for solidarity against the German State Isolation and exclusion Policies.

Individual refugees also narrated their personal experiences ranging from unfairness from the Federal Office responsible for Asylum {BAMF} and other Authorities on the State and local levels {RP and Landkreis}. The aspect of right to privacy was very crucial as their letters were rather gotten through the district Official assign to the Lager. A practice that has always had negative impact on required urgency to respond to the appropriate Authority which sometime cause them to be criminalized with the so called “Obligation to co-operate with the authority’ Policy” {Mitwirkungpflicht} and the failure to meet the time frame for appeal against rejection from the Authorities.

Living Situation of Refugees

The food distribution is operated in the Point Store System as one amongst several practices in Baden Wurttemberg. The Shop is opened for 3.5 hrs,  2 times Weekly {Monday and Tuesday} and every Refugee has 600 points allocated to them, unlike Biberach Riss where Refugees are allocated 500points taken from the Drei Konig Company delivery Truck three times weekly {Monday, Wednessday and Friday}bc.

The food available was associated with total unfairness ranging from neither Milk Products that were already 5 days expired nor 2 days to expiration. Yogurt expired since May 2009 was also amongst products offered to Refugees who owed their trust to the perfection in Germany and cared less to taking note. Available Sausages were neither with manufacturing nor expiration dates. More obvious and unbelievable was the availability of Contaminated Bottled water estimated at more than 30percent. One could not imagine the level of infection the Refugees would have been going through over the years. {Confirmed Fact with evidence}

According to the food didtributing Officer, the expiry dates are only to control its availability in the Supermarket, they are still safe for use even up to Two weeks after, I do consume expired product he said!!!.

The Question now would be, “How do you then categorize the Point Shop?

Could it be in any way connected to a Supermarket or otherwise?

Witthoh Accommodation facility houses far more than 100 Refugees with only 4 available Washing machines but at this time of investigation, one amongst the 4 machines was out of Order.

As the normal design from the German Asylum Policy in Germany, the Witthoh Refugees lamented the usual forced habit of sleeping eating all day, we are interested in working even on 1 Euro basis, but the Officials do not allow it. We have even resorted to search for these Jobs ourselves but the Officials finally would allocate it to others. This is total hatred and discrimination according to the Refugee Victims. The District- Tuttlingen is bent on destroying us day by day, we cannot envisage our Future in any positive direction; we are tired of it all and cannot live here anymore.  We are calling for Solidarity from all. This Witthoh Lager has to be closed!!!!!!!!!!

Another painful tragedy with a family with 5 kids abandoned in the Witthoh Lager and meted with real show of discrimination. The eldest daughter who is 7 years old has to be withdrawn from the school because of her poor German language ability; she is to join her younger ones in the Kindergarten which is totally unfair and illegal. By normal Standard, she needed extra support to catch up quickly with her peers as her right not only based on international Standard as a refugee but also based on the German acclaimed Constitution on the rights of Children residing in Germany.

The Wife as a nursing Mother has the Permission to work while her husband would love to find a Job but has no permission.

What a high degree of hatred and wickedness as one refugee continuously emphasized, why should this Family be put here in this Lager even if not for the parents, but at least for the sake of the innocent Kids. It is really ridiculous from the Tuttlingen District.

The Bathing water in the lager is not Hygienic as Refugees complained. We are faced with body scratching after we use the shower and even a Doctor confirmed the cause to be based on the use of unhygienic water.

Refugees complained about problems associated with breathing after staying so long in their Rooms especially when they wake up in their Rooms. The building is in itself too Old and should have been built with outdated materials. According to the Refugees, It is extra ordinarily critical in the Core of the winter. One part of the Building is totally inhabitable hence we have to squat with friends on the other part of the building, thus compounding the problems of congestion in rooms. We are scared of such out come again as the winter is taking off gradually.

Most of the Refugees have to pay fines based on the criminalization with the so Called Residentpflicht Gesetz. Just sight seeing to Witthoh would tell that no normal Human can stay in Witthoh for so long. It is better to be criminalized unjustly than staying here traumatized and destroyed lamented the Refugees.

The Refugees demand immediate Closure of the Witthoh Lager and the abolition of all forms of discrimination

Support the struggle against Isolation and Exclusion of Refugees

Kontakt:

Rex Osa

For:

Fluechtlings initiative Baden Wurttemberg

Tel.:     017627873832

Email:  thevoice_bdw@yahoo.de

Biberach Refugees’ Critics makes no difference to the authorites and the politicians Friday, Dec 3 2010 


Five months after Biberach Refugees expressed their feeling of abuse and inhumanities from the District Authority, not even the least of change has been offered not withstanding all promises by the Authorities to look into it.

Even the acclaimed improvement of the Food delivery could also not be accomplished by the District Officials rather, the Drei Konig Food distributing Firm continues to Wax stronger in its dominance i.e the continuous supply of substandard food quality and further imposition of  Identity Control at every food collection exercise{as the usual punishment for resistance in democratic Germany}.

The continuous scandal of these inhumanities from the District Administration caught the attention of the SPD Senator – Hon. Martin Gester who squeezed out about two {2} Hours to meet personally with the Refugees and some Officials of the district Administration. Hon. Gester at the end of the meeting promised to present the Plight of the Refugees to the District Parliamentary Council for discussion with regards to Food Voucher as his recommendation.

The CDU Senator Mr. Joseph Rief also visited the scene of the food distribution and saw for himself the failures that the Refugees had always complained about. One could see Mr. Rief as an expert in accessing Good quality food, but not withstanding his observation, he responded that the Refugees prefers to live with the Packet food distribution system.Where he got that misinformation from is still unknown and considering the fact that he ignored speaking with any of the Refugee during his visitation portrayed no positive expectation from him.  It is also important to note that Mr.Rief`s interest to visit the scene was not based on humanitarian concern but rather to fulfill all righteousness based on pressure from the Weberberg Radiators reports {www.weberberg.de}.

The Green Party and the FDP were never heard off in the whole discussion although they express a manifesto that speaks in such direction.

The District Boss Mrs. Alger during her meeting with the Refugees promised to forward the ongoing Complaint to Ministry of Internal Affairs, but our expectations were not short from an absolute negative response because her letter would definitely have taken the bureaucratic tune that speaks a negative response in advance rather than expressing the actual humanitarian need in this regard..

The inhumanities ranges from the abuse to human dignity of the Victims and the insincerity of the Authorities to its citizens on how much Taxes Payers money is wasted unjustifiably based on hatred for Refugees.

The whole problem lies within the powers of the District Administration because they are responsible for recommendation to the higher Arm of Government rather than dodging responsibility and asking the poor Refugees to turn to the Politicians. This was also confirmed by an FdP Parliamentarian – Mr. Dieter Kleinmann in a Plenary Session organized by the Refugee Council in Stuttgart. The unanswered Question is “Who is then responsible”.

Such experiences confirm how much the World Class Democratic German Society hates us not only as Refugees but also as Migrants. Some Refugees who still had an iota of trust for the so-called democracy could now see the obvious and never could imagine discrimination and Racism against us in this society.

Matter of Urgency

The core of winter is approaching fast and more than 60 percent of Refugees including little Kids rejected the usual offer of substandard and Stigmatizing Cloths and Shoes from the District through the Questionable Drei Konig Company. One could not imagine the existing corrupt collaboration between the District Authority and Drei Konig Company with more than 15 years bad record to its Client {District Authority}. Nevertheless, the District Authority continuous protection of the Drei Konig Monopolistic position remains Questionable.

The Refugees found nothing reasonable to pick out amongst the Cloths which included some stuffs that were repeatedly offered with escalated prices{as Points}. Those Refugees who collected the offers were either persuaded by district Officials or scared of drastic Repercussions through indirect threats on the position of their Asylum Application. More also, the available offers were more of Summer Stuffs except for the Large Stock of Stigmatizing Jackets.

The way forward for the Refugee Struggle in Biberach and Baden Wuettemberg is slated for discussion on 18.12.10 in the Conference on Racism and Discrimination in Jena.

We demand immediate withdrawal of the Transaction with the Drei Konig Company!!!

We demand immediate provision for the Purchase of Winter Cloths and Shoes for the Refugees

We demand the abolition of Food Packet System!

We demand the abolition of the Present Clothing Procurement System!

We demand the abolition of movement restriction fpor Refugees!

We demand the right to human dignity for Refugees!

Rex Osa

For:

The Voice Forum {thevoice_bdw@yahoo.de}

Fluechtlingsinitiative Biberach {fluechtlingsbc@web.de}

Tel. Contact: 017627873832