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[ 28. Nov 2008 // letzte änderung: 05. Dec 2008 ]

Chania Migrants on Hunger Strike

Migrants on hungerstrike in Chania, Greece

On November 11, 2008, 15 migrants in Chania, Crete, Greece, active members of the Crete Forum of Migrants, started with a hunger strike, demanding the legal status they are eligible for, fighting for dignity and equal rights, for them and their families, for all migrants within Fortress Europe. There is urgent need for international solidarity.

 

"...this will be a crack on the Fortress Europe walls...?

Since 11 November 15 migrants in Chania, Crete, Greece, active members of the Crete Forum of Migrants, have been on hunger strike, demanding the legal status they are eligible for, fighting for dignity and equal rights, for them and their families, for all migrants within Fortress Europe. 

You can read more about this :: here (their first public statement featuring their demands and the context of the struggle), :: here (a summary of events of the first 10 days), and :: here (for the last 5 days, 20-25 November).  

Full information in Greek in :: clandestina.org  and the :: Athens Indymedia

You can download and watch a video with hunger-strike footage :: here (no subtitled version yet, still worth-watching).

International public statements of support and solidarity, personal, collective or institutional, are very much and urgently needed.  

Please, forward them to the Initiative for Solidarity at protoboulia.metanastes.chania (at) gmail.com (this is the collective established for organizing and promoting the struggle).  

THE HUNGER - STRIKERS? DEMANDS ARE FAIR!

THEIR STRUGGLE IS A JUST CAUSE FOR ALL THOSE WHO OPPOSE FORTRESS EUROPE!

SOLIDARITY WITH THE CHANIA HUNGER STRIKERS!


Update 05. Dec 2008 :: The Chania hunger strikers have been granted residence permits!