Sommerpause

Sommerpause!

So, nun, abseits vom immer währenden Wahlkampf sind unsere Büros nun bis 31.08. in einer Sommerpause und wir damit auf Standby. Wenn ihr wichtige Anfragen habt, meldet euch über unser Kontaktformular auf unserer Website. Aber rechnet bitte mit längerer Antwortzeit und nicht ganz so schneller Interaktion, wie ihr’s vielleicht gewohnt seid. Bis später!

 

 

Selbstverständnis

Das linXXnet ist vieles: Nachbarschaftsladen, Anlaufpunkt, Wohnzimmer für unterschiedliche Politgruppen, Plenumsfabrik, Copyshop, Vereinsberatungsstelle, Transpilager, Veranstaltungsort, Verleihstation, Flyerablage, Ausleihstation, Internetcafe, Politreklametafel…

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Aber das linXXnet ist noch mehr: Ein Haufen von Leuten, die hier Politik machen, auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen, an unterschiedlichen Orten und mit verschiedenen Themen. Linke Politik in ihrer ganzen Bandbreite wird hier von mehr als 100 Leuten gestaltet, die regelmäßig in einem unserer Büros ein und aus gehen. Denn seit Sommer 2015 ist das linXXnet auch nicht mehr nur an einem Ort. Seit Eröffnung des INTERIM by linXXnet in Lindenau besteht das linXXnet aus zwei Büros, betrieben und belebt von einem Kollektiv von Aktivist_innen.

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Betrieben wird das linXXnet mit seinen zwei Büros von gut 20 Menschen, manche davon in öffentlichen Funktionen, als Abgeordnete oder Stadträt_innen, manche als außerparlamentarische Aktivist_innen, manche als politische Bildner oder Aktivist_innen in der LINKEN, im Ehrenamt wie beruflich, zwischen fast alt und sehr jung 50 und 20 Jahren alt, die basisdemokratisch und ohne Hierarchien gemeinsam ein Kollektiv bilden. Wir sind in und bei der LINKEN, manchmal aber auch ganz weit weg von ihr. Wir versuchen auf Augenhöhe mit außerparlamentarischen Gruppen und Einzelpersonen Politik als Ermächtigung zu begreifen, unterstützen diese aber auch in ihren Projekten. Darum steht das linXXnet mit seinen beiden Büros und allem, was dazu gehört auch allen offen, die sie für ihre politische Arbeit benötigen.

Wir sind ein offenes Abgeordneten- und Projektbüro. Politik ist für uns aber nicht das egoistische Verwirklichen oder das isolierte Treiben einzelner „Politiker“, sondern immer und überall ein gemeinsamer Prozess des Unterstützens, Ermutigens und Aufbauens neuer Handlungsmacht. Das linXXnet hat darum schon eine gute Hand voll Abgeordnete umfasst, ohne jemals nur ein „Abgeordnetenbüro“ zu sein. Stattdessen verwirklichen wir im linXXnet jedes Jahr dutzende Vorträge, Seminare, Lesungen, Demos und Partys – all das, womit Leute Lust und
Kraft haben.

Was geht, Grx?

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Marco
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Grx

Der Montag der Herzen: Dienstag! Eine neue Folge, die zweite nach der sogenannten Sommerpause (haha) und Marco nominierte Grx für diese Folge. Es geht um Ursprünge des “Aufreger-Jingles”, Wahlwerbung, Videos und Privatradio. Und das klingt so.

Was geht, Marco?

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Fabian
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Marco

Und plötzlich war Sommerpause, die noch plötzlicher wieder vorbei ist! Und damit, völlig außerhalb der Reihe, beginnen wir den Podcast-Reigen wieder. Fabian war mit Marco unterwegs und das klingt so.

Camps and House Rules – Get Information!

In a successful cooperation of DIE LINKE / The Leftist party in Saxony, we can present: an analysis of house rules in refugee camps! Why? Because it is the house rules in the camps that make life difficult for the people. The analysis is in the shape of traffic lights, so you can compare it easily.

It is clear: not once the color green appears. This means that room searches are constantly taking place. This is a violation of Article 13 of the German Basic Law. It guarantees the protection of the home. People are thrown out of the camp because they are said to have violated the house rules. Not even the everyday consumption of food is always possible. There is a lack of concepts to protect against violence, and when they do exist, they are often enough to make one’s hair stand on end. They do not meet the minimum standards of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and UNICEF.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

With this page we now give all activists in Saxony, refugees, advisors, volunteers, city and district councillors and journalists a basis to find out what the status of basic rights looks like in your area. And: we show how to act against restrictive house rules and thus against camps per se.

On this info page we provide…

  1. The traffic light analysis
  2. All house regulations of the state, the cities and the counties
  3. All what you need to become active legally and politically against the camps
  4. Our #CampTours
  5. A short background: what are camps?
  6. What we stand for: camp policy turns to actual housing policy!

But now, the…

I. Traffic light analysis

It turns out that Saxony’s house rules are particularly restrictive. Everything is red, except for the yellow violence protection concept, which, again, does not deserve the name. With regard to the municipalities, there are strong variations. Some have house rules for all shared accommodations, others have different ones specifically for each one.

II. All house regulations of the state, the cities and the counties

…links for your own research and as a basis for becoming active:

III. Lager Watch – Become active yourself!

First of all: in Saxony, some preliminary work has already been done so that house rules can be attacked. The Sächsischer Flüchtlingsrat e.V., the Antidiskriminierungsbüro e.V. and the Leipziger Initiativkreis: Menschen.Würdig. have published a legal review. In it, the lawyer Martin Wiesmann states:

“Such restricitions of fundamental rights are only tenable in prisons. There, they take place on the basis of a law passed by parliament. House rules cannot justify intensive restrictions. The possibilities for sanctions are not constitutionally tenable at all. The way the house rules are designed, they regularly violate Article 13 of the German Basic Law – the protection of the home.”

Martin Wiesmann in Legal Review on “House Rules in Camps” published May 26th 2021 on a press conference by Antidiskriminierungsbüro Sachsen, Sächsischem Flüchtlingsrat and Leipzig Initativkreis: Menschen.Würdig.

So far, so clear the need for action. How can the legal opinion now be applied in practice? Basically, it is quite simple, because even a room search is the violation of fundamental rights. All that is needed for this is the following:

  • a description/ reconstruction as precise as possible of the event in which fundamental rights were interfered with – > signed with the following contents:
    • Where exactly (room, gate, yard, etc.)?
    • Who (social workers, security, …) and how many?
    • When?
    • What happened?
    • How long did the incident last?
    • What reasoning was given for the human rights violation?
    • The whole thing should fit on half to one full A4 page, that’s all it takes.
  • Power of attorney for a lawyer – > we are in contact with a lawyer who is informed about these proceedings and willing to conduct them before the respective administrative court in Saxony. Write to us for this at camptours@linxx.net.

Get started!

Lager Watch is a campaign all over Gerany [https://lager-watch.org/] that aims to end all camps. The house rules have been crystallized as a good target for this. Therefore: become active yourself, don’t wait for us! The human rights violations concern us all. What can YOU do? The following is written in the call of the campaign:

“How to start?

  • Find out where the nearest camp is located. This can be a reception center of the country, but possibly also a large shared accommodation in the responsibility of your city or your district.
  • Get in contact with the residents! Talk to them, give them a voice, publish videos, interviews, support residents in organizing and making demands!
  • Document encroachments of basic rights like searching rooms, violent securities, sanctions like a house ban and more. Talk to the affected people about whether they agree to a publication.
  • Organize the house rules of the respective camp! This has been done in some federal states, for example, through contacts in the camps – house rules must be posted. Or win over members of parliament or city/county councils and ask them to send a request to the city or state government asking for the publication of the house rules. Possibly the refugee council of your federal state has already been able to research house rules.
  • Initiate your own legal opinion on the respective house rules!
  • Bring the criticism to the press! Put refugees in touch with journalists so that they can report directly on what is going on behind the camp fence.
  • Draw attention to the conditions in the camp with actions, rallies, flash mobs, social media campaigns.
  • AND LAST but not least, join our nationwide networking to get an overview of what’s going on elsewhere, what strategies are being used in other communities or states. “

IV. linXXnet #CampTours

linXXnet Camp Tours #1 – 17.06.21, Dölzig
The first video of #CampTours. Interviewed: Ibrahim, resident of Dölzig Camp.

We have started #CampTours! Mohsen and Mark from linXXnet first drive to the reception facilities of the Free State of Saxony and talk to the people, go into their rights and how they can enforce them. Because: in a repressive system, this is deliberately not done by authorities and operators, even responsibilities are concealed. Many residents in Dölzig, for example, are not aware that they have to contact the state administration – not Malteser – if they want to submit an application. And: the house rules are to be attacked. For this, we encourage people to file lawsuits against violations of fundamental rights – legitimized by the house rules. Soon we will also deal with the common accommodations of the municipalities :)) All videos are available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Bz-5NMbEI

 

V. Background: What exactly are the camps?

Currently, the State of Saxony maintains ten camps labelled reception facilities. Current occupancy figures are compiled by the Saxon Refugee Council on the basis of Jules Kleinen Anfragen in the state parliament:

More graphics, also on the decentralized accommodation rate or on deportations, can be found here. Jule repeatedly asks the state government questions about many other aspects of camp accommodation, such as special protection needs, staff training, or the relationship between the state directorate and camp operators. Do you have specific research interests and hope to find answers in the inquiries? Write to us at camptours@linxx.net.

Regularly, people can be obliged to stay in the camp for up to 18 months for the duration of their asylum procedure – and even longer if they are rejected. In the case of people from countries that are labelled to have “poor prospects of staying,” this can even be up to 24 months.

If the desired “transfer” to one of the 13 counties or cities takes place, a rude awakening may follow. Because people do not have a choice where they are transferred to. And: it may be that the person is transferred to a shared accommodation. This may or may not be bad. Some shared accommodations consist of lockable apartments with their own kitchen and bathroom. Others, however, like the reception facilities, cannot be described as anything other than camps.

 

 

VI. Then camp policy turns to housing policy!

Basically, we demand that refugees can also live in their own apartment, from the first day of their arrival. An own apartment offers the necessary privacy and is an essential basis for a self-determined life. Social support is already offered in many districts and municipalities, also decentralized or/and contact points in the social space. In Saxony, the city of Leipzig alone understands “decentralized accommodation” to mean living in one’s own apartment with one’s own rental contract.

The development of the decentralized accommodation rate – with Vogtland as the long-time front-runner and Bautzen as the perpetual taillight – here:

Was geht, Jules?

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Grx
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Jules
Da ist er wieder, der Montag der Herzen, also Dienstag. Am Ende der letzten “Staffel” traf es mit der Nominierung für deses Mal Jules. Natürlich geht es um DHL, den Flughafen, also #cancelLEJ, aber auch um Stadtbezirksbeiräte und Parkbänke. Und das geht so.

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