Marseille : manifs, occupations devant l’Ofii. Des demandeureuses d’asile réclament un toit ! // Marseille: Asylum Seekers Demand a Roof!

ofii3Depuis le 3 Novembre, un groupe de demandeureuses d’asiles afghanNEs – rejoint rapidement par des soudanaisEs –  a décidé de manifester devant l’OFII de Marseille pour demander l’accès au logement au CADA <Centre d’accueil de demandeurs d’asile> aquel ils ont droit en tant que demandeurs d’asile, mais dont ils sont prive’s depous plusieurs mois (plus d’une année pour certains).

“Nous demandons l’application de nos droits en tant que demandeurs
d’asile en France. Nous n’avons pas de logement (alors que certains
d’entre nous sont là depuis au moins un an)”

Leurs revendications de droit au logement sont soutenues par le
collectif El Manba/Soutien Migrant.e.s 13, dans la foulée des actions
collectives menées récemment en faveur du logement des personnes
migrantes mises à la rue à la veille de la trêve hivernale (demandeurs
d’asile, mineurs isolés étrangers, sans-papiers).

chronique chronologique :

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communiqué du 16 novembre:

Suite à la mobilisation de ce matin, L’OFII PROMET D’HÉBERGER LES DEMANDEURS D’ASILE SOUS 40 JOURS…
En attendant l’hiver commence et leur seule solution reste la rue !

Les demandeurs d’asile mobilisés ont rédigé un communiqué et souhaitent le partager :

” Sans réponse de l’OFII 10 jours après notre dernière mobilisation devant ses bureaux, nous nous sommes à nouveau rassemblés au 61 boulevard Rabateau ce matin-même, à partir de 10h, afin de demander le logement en CADA (Centre d’accueil des Demandeurs d’asile) auquel nous avons droit et dont l’attribution traîne depuis des mois (parfois plus d’une année).
Cette fois-ci nous avons pu nous entretenir avec le directeur de l’OFII, qui nous a dit avoir bien pris connaissance de nos revendications et nous a promis de nous proposer des solutions de logement dans les 40 jours à venir, à Marseille ou dans les alentours.
L’ensemble des personnes présentes, une cinquantaine, majoritairement des demandeurs d’asile afghans, pakistanais et soudanais, dont quelques familles, se sont identifiées sur une liste nominative en faisant référence à leur numéro de demandeurs d’asile.
Il va sans dire que durant ces 40 jours de recherche de solutions promises, nous n’avons toujours pas de solution d’hébergement : c’est le début de l’hiver et dans la rue, c’est la loi du plus fort que nous subissons.
Nous avons toutefois décidé d’accorder notre confiance au directeur de l’OFII, respectueux du travail de l’administration et du droit français. Réciproquement, nous attendons que nos droits soient aussi respectés et qu’il tienne les engagements pris à ce jour devant nous.
Dans 40 jours, nous ferons un nouveau point public de la situation pour les personnes signataires de la liste.
Le groupe d’Afghans.”
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Communiqué du 11 novembre:

Sans réponse de l’OFII à leurs revendications d’hébergement en ce début d’hiver, les copains demandeurs d’asile reconduisent leur mobilisation au 61 boulevard Rabateau.

Chacun est invité à venir les soutenir d’autant de manières possibles à partir de 10h ce matin! Thé, café, sandwichs, matos pour occuper la place!

Voici leurs revendications rédigées dans deux communiqués :

“Nous sommes venus ici pour demander un logement pour tous. En tant que demandeur d’asile en France nous avons le droit d’exiger une place en CADA. De même, nous avons droit à des cours de français. Nous somme toujours dans la rue, comment on peut faire pour passer l’hiver ? Nous attendons une solution de logement depuis des mois (de quelques mois jusqu’à deux ans) mais aucune solution a été trouvée. Nous allons continuer notre rassemblement ici et faire pression sur l’OFII et sur les institutions compétentes afin que nos revendications soient prises en compte.
Un groupe d’Afghans”

“Nous les personnes soudanaises, nous venons à l’OFII depuis un an et plus. Nous n’avons eu aucune réponse de la part de l’OFII depuis 10, 11, 9 mois. L’hiver arrive et nous habitons toujours dans la rue. Personne de nous a donné accès, ni à une maison, même temporaire, ni à l’école pour apprendre le français, ni à la gratuité des transports, ni à la carte de sécurité sociale. Pourtant ça fait partie de nos droits de demandeurs d’asile. Ce qu’on a c’est juste une adresse postale où on peut recevoir du courrier. Pourquoi ? C’est incompréhensible.
Le groupe soudanais”


 

communiqué du collectif Manba (CSM13) du 4 novembre en soutien à la mobilisation devant l’Ofii

Un toit c’est la loi…. Et l’hébergement d’urgence aussi. Pour toutes et tous, avec ou sans papiers. Depuis 2012, c’est même reconnu par le Conseil d’État comme un droit fondamental. Pour ce qui concerne les demandeurs d’asile, on y ajoute quelques textes, conventions et règlements. C’est un droit pour tou-te-s. Une obligation pour l’Etat. Sauf qu’en pratique, avec ou sans papiers, majeurs ou mineurs, Afghans Soudanais Syriens et autres demandeurs d’asile de tant de pays differents, avec ou sans bébé malade de 9 mois, tout le monde est à la rue. Hébergements jamais donnés, ou non renouvelés. Le 115 avec la gale et les puces. Restaient les squats… Ca, c’était avant que les squats ne soient expulsés.

Les humains viennent demander des comptes à l’OFII. La rue c’est la mort. L’hiver arrive. L’OFII décide qu’ils sont fermés. Ils ne dialogueront avec personne. Même pas une petite tentative, non. Wallou, mafichi, rien, niet, néant.

Les flics passent. Premier avertissement: il faut dégager le passage. Mais puisque le passage n’est pas encombré? Ça doit signifier qu’il faut dégager tout court. Rester invisible. Ne pas avoir le droit d’exister.

De Calais à Vintimille, de Paris à Marseille, la solidarité avec les migrants ne tarira pas. Ils font pousser des barbelés? Cultivons les tenailles! Pas un pas en arrière. Solidarité avec les demandeurs d’asile en lutte pour leurs droits!


communiqué du 3  novembre:

Un groupe de demandeurs d’asile afghans a décidé de manifester devant l’OFII de Marseille jeudi (aujourd’hui) pour demander l’accès au logement au CADA auquel ils ont droit en tant que demandeurs d’asile, mais dont ils sont privés  depuis plusieurs mois (plus d’une année pour certains).

“Nous demandons l’application de nos droits en tant que demandeurs d’asile en France. Nous n’avons pas de logement (alors que certains d’entre nous sont là depuis au moins un an). L’Etat français doit nous considérer comme n’importe quel autre réfugié et nous donner tout ce à quoi nous avons droit.
Le groupe des demandeurs d’asile afghans de Marseille ”

Leurs revendications de droit au logement sont soutenues par le collectif El Manba/Soutien Migrant.e.s 13, dans la foulée des actions collectives menées récemment en faveur du logement des personnes migrantes mises à la rue à la veille de la trêve hivernale (demandeurs d’asile, mineurs isolés étrangers,  sans-papiers).

A LEUR DEMANDE, SOYONS NOMBREUX A LES SOUTENIR !
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Pour rappel, notre collectif a déjà dénoncé à plusieurs reprises les manquements de l’Etat et des institutions en matière de logement, y compris quand il s’agit de mineurs isolés étrangers, et alors que le rythme  des expulsions des lieux occupés d’habitation s’accélère à Marseille (menées manu  militari et hors de tout cadre légal, sous les invectives racistes de la police).

Depuis plusieurs mois, il dénonce aussi le discours mensonger du gouvernement sur une prétendue politique d’accueil des exilés, servi en vernis à l’expulsion du  campement de Calais, alors qu’elle ne trouve aucune application dans la réalité,  bien au contraire, et que les libertés élémentaires des migrants sont de plus en  plus gravement atteintes.


En lien,  un son de la manif du premier jour ( 5 min) pour partager l’ambiance et la détermination.

Vous pouvez écouter aussi le début du journal de midi30 de vendredi sur galère où des manifestants sont venus raconter la situation et leurs revendications

Doc vidéo sur la manif du lundi 7 novembre (Primitivi)

 

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ENGLISH:

Since 3 November, a group of Afghani asylum seekers – quickly joined by Sudanese (asylum seekers) – has decided to demonstrate in front of the OFII of Marseille to request access to housing in the CADA (Reception Center for Asylum Seekers) to which they are entitled as asylum seekers, but of which they have been deprived for several months (more than a year for some).

“We demand the enforcement of our rights as asylum seekers in France. We do not have housing (although some of us have been there for at least a year).”

Their demands for housing rights are supported by the Collective El Manba/Soutien Migrant.e.s 13, in the wake of the collective actions recently carried out in favour of housing for migrant people (asylum seekers, isolated minor foreigners, undocumented migrants)  placed on the street on the eve of the “winter truce” (a pause in evictions in France during the winter months).

Chronology:

Statement of 16 November:

Following the mobilization this morning, OFII PROMISES TO HOST ASYLUM SEEKERS WITHIN 40 DAYS …
Meanwhile the winter begins and the street remains their only solution!

The mobilized asylum seekers have drafted a communiqué and wish to share it:

“Without a reply from OFII ten days after our last mobilization in front of their offices, we again gathered at 61 Boulevard Rabateau this morning, from 10 am, to request housing in CADA (Reception Center for Asylum Seekers) to which we are entitled and whose allocation has lagged for months (sometimes more than a year).
This time, we were able to talk to the director of the OFII, who told us that he had taken note of our demands and promised us to offer housing solutions in the next 40 days, in Marseille or surrounding area.
All those present, about fifty, mostly Afghan, Pakistani and Sudanese asylum-seekers, including some families, identified themselves on a list of names with reference to their asylum-seeker number.
It goes without saying that during these 40 days in search for promised solutions, we still do not have an accommodation solution: we are at the beginning of winter and in the street, we suffer under the law of the strongest.
We decided, however, to give our confidence to the director of the OFII, respectful of the work of French administration and law. In return, we expect our rights to also be respected and that he will fulfill the commitments made in front of us on this day.
In 40 days, we will make a new public point on the situation for the people signed up on the list.
The group of Afghans.”
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Statement of 11 November:

Without response from the OFII to their demands for accommodation at the beginning of winter, the asylum seeker friends renew their mobilization at 61 Boulevard Rabateau.

Everyone is invited to support them in as many ways as possible from 10am this morning! Tea, coffee, sandwiches, materials for occupying the place!

Here are their claims written in two statements:

“We have come here to demand housing fall all. As asylum seekers in France, we have the right to demand a place in CADA, likewise, we have the right to French language courses. We
We are still in the street – how can we spend the winter? We are waiting for a housing solution for months (from a few months to up to two years) but no solution has been found. We will continue our gathering here and put pressure on the OFII and the relevant institutions so that our demands are taken into account.
A group of Afghans ”

“We, the Sudanese people, have come to the OFII for a year and more. We have had no response from OFII for 10, 11, 9 months. The winter is coming and we still live in the street. No one has given us access, neither to a house, even a temporary one, nor to a school to learn French, neither to the free transportation, nor to the social security card. Yet, it is part of our rights as asylum seekers. What we have is just a mailing address where you can receive mail. Why? It’s incomprehensible.
The Sudanese group”
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Statement from the Collective Manba (CSM13) of 4 November in support of the mobilization infront of the OFII

A roof is the law …. And emergency accommodation too. For all, with or without papers. Since 2012, it is even recognized by the Council of State as a fundamental right. As far as asylum seekers are concerned, there are some added texts, conventions and regulations. It is a right for all. A duty of the State. Except that in practice, with or without papers, adults or minors, Afghanis Sudanese Syrians and other asylum-seekers from so many different countries, with or without a sick 9-month-old baby, everyone is out on the street. Accommodations never given, or not renewed. The 115 <accomodations> with scabies and fleas. There remained squats … That was before the squats were evicted.

The humans come to hold the OFII accountable. The street is death. Winter is coming. OFII decides that they are closed. They will not talk to anyone. Not even a small attempt, no. Wallou, mafichi, nothing, niet, nil.

The cops go by. First warning: you have to clear the passage. But since the passage is not blocked? It must mean that you have to simply go away. Stay invisible. Not having the right to exist.

From Calais to Ventimiglia, from Paris to Marseille, solidarity with migrants will not dry up. Are they growing barbed wire? Grow the pincers! Not a step back. Solidarity with asylum seekers fighting for their rights! ———————————————————————————————–

Statement of 3 November:

A group of Afghan asylum seekers decided to protest before the OFII in Marseilles on Thursday (today) to request access to housing in the CADA (Reception Center for Asylum Seekers) to which they are entitled as asylum seekers, but of which they have been deprived for several months (more than a year for some).

“We demand the enforcement of our rights as asylum seekers in France. We do not have housing (although some of us have been there for at least a year). The French state must consider us like any other refugee and give us everything we have a right to.
The group of Afghan asylum seekers in Marseille ”

Their demands for housing rights are supported by the Collective El Manba/Soutien Migrant.e.s 13, in the wake of the collective actions recently carried out in favour of housing for migrant people (asylum seekers, isolated minor foreigners, undocumented migrants)  placed on the street on the eve of the “winter truce” (a pause in evictions in France during the winter months).

AT THEIR REQUEST, BE NUMEROUS TO SUPPORT THEM!
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As a reminder, our collective has already repeatedly denounced the State’s and institutions’ failures to provide housing, including in the case of unaccompanied foreign minors, and whereas the pace of evictions from occupied dwellings accelerates in Marseille (carried out in a military manner and out of any legal framework, under racist the insults from police).

For several months we have also denounced the government’s deceitful rhetoric about an alleged policy of welcoming the exiles, served in vain for the eviction of the Calais camp , whereas it finds no implimentation in reality; quite the contrary, and that that the basic freedoms of migrants are increasingly seriously violated.
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A link to the sounds of the first day (5 min) to share in the atmosphere and determination.

You can also listen to the beginning of the Friday midi30 new on galère, where protesters came to tell the situation and their demands.

Doc video on the demonstration of Monday 7 November (Primitivi)

No Deportations to Sudan!

Update from Nov.17: the deportations are postponed pending a hearing that will take place on Saturday but it still makes sense to contact the prefecture or prepare other plans for the possibility the deportations will still take place. For further details see Passeurs d’Hospitalite.

Update from Nov. 18: It’s true the flights are cancelled for now but the information that the hearing will take place on Saturday was false, according to La Chapelle Debout (see more details there). To keep informed on updates you can text “stop déportation” to 07 68 77 97 16

Update from Nov. 21: Two of the persons who were under a risk of deportation are now free but one other still have a plane scheduled on Tuesday the 22nd at 9.20pm, same flight as last time passing by Doha. Qatar Airways phone number is : (+33) (0) 170950580. See Passeurs d’Hospitalites

Update from Nov. 23: Baker refused to board the plane yesterday, and wasn’t forced to. He remains at immanent risk of deportation, however. See Passeurs d’Hospitalites.


Deportations from France to Sudan are scheduled to take place this week: One of them is already planned for tomorrow evening from Paris to Doha, likely on a flight by Qatar Airways. We are calling on people to contact the Pas-de-Calais Prefecture and Qatar Airways, or to autonomously think of other ways to disrupt the deportation! (Info below or in French on Passeurs d’Hospitalites)

Sudan has seen decades of civil war (deeply linked to the aftermath of over half a century of violent colonial occupation by Britain and Egypt before its independence in 1956), systematic persecutions of people, rape, aerial bombardments, destruction of means of living and mass killings at the hands of a brutal dictatorship and militias.

The president, Omar al-Bashir, has several arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court out against him for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, yet states including France still continue to threaten and sometimes achieve forced returns of people despite well documented evidence of a real risk of immediate imprisonment, persecution, torture or death. So far these deportations are still exceptional in France but further deportations could set a dangerous precedent. Recently deportations to Sudan have been ramped up throughout the EU, especially from Italy, where a new agreement between Italy and Sudan was signed in August. The EU, led by Germany, has not only ignored the systematic violence taking place in Sudan, but is in fact eagerly pursuing collaboration with the dictatorship, delivering cameras, scannners, and other infrastructural support to Bashir’s regime to keep refugees trapped in the region.

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Vincennes Detention Center in flames after revolts against a deportation this July.

The information we have is that the person concerned will leave Vincennes detention center tomorrow at 15h, and take a flight later in the evening to Doha. As this is the only flight scheduled to Doha from Paris that evening, it is likely this one (but we emphasize that this is not confirmed):

9:20 PM departure CDG – DOH
Flight Number 3538
Operated by Qatar Airways 38

Another flight is planned for Nov. 19.

Please contact the Pas-de-Calais Prefecture to demand that they cancel their decision to deport:

By telephone : (+33) (0) 3.21.21.20.00

By fax : (+33) (0)3.21.55.30.30

The prefecture contact from : http://www.pas-de-calais.gouv.fr/Contactez-nous

To challenge the government and the people in charge of the Ministerial Cabinets:

jean-pierre.jouyet@elysee.fr, sylvie.hubac@elysee.fr, premier-ministre@pm.gouv.fr, manuel.valls@pm.gouv.fr, bernard.cazeneuve@interieur.gouv.fr, thierry.lataste@interieur.gouv.fr, eric.morvan@interieur.gouv.fr, pierre-antoine.molina@interieur.gouv.fr, gabriel.kunde@interieur.gouv.fr, sec.chefcab@interieur.gouv.fr, raphael.sodini@interieur.gouv.fr, muriel.nguyen@interieur.gouv.fr, luc.derepas@interieur.gouv.fr

Or contact Qatar Airways (unconfirmed but likely operator of the flights) to demand they refuse to operate the flight:

http://www.qatarairways.com/fr/fr/contact-us.page

Or on twitter with @qatarairways / #qatarairways

Eurotunnel: death at the fences, profits for Goldman Sachs

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Death at the fences, profits for Goldman Sachs

At least 15 people were killed in or around the channel tunnel in 2015. Some were electrocuted, some run over by trains, some chased by police into traffic near the entrance. All these deaths were a direct result of people trying to get past the intensive security put in place by Eurotunnel, funded by the British and French governments, to stop them reaching England.

Responding to these deaths, Eurotunnel apologised for the inconvenience caused to its passengers. Its boss Jacques Gounon explained that the migrants dying at his door are “very far from poor unfortunates who seek refuge in England and have a right to a humanitarian approach”, but instead are “veritable commandos, well coordinated” who seek “to make politics and destabilise the government.”

Also in 2015 Eurotunnel, which runs the tunnel under a concession lasting until 2086, made a €100 million profit. €97 million of this was paid out as a dividend and handed straight to its shareholders, international investment firms led by major shareholder and creditor Goldman Sachs. Despite this record year, Eurotunnel is demanding millions more in compensation from the governments for “lost earnings” due to the “migrant crisis”.

But just what is the Eurotunnel company, and how has it come to play a key role in the militarisation of the UK/France border?

The new report on Eurotunnel by Calais Research Network profiles the company’s business and growth strategy; its owners, decision-makers, and powerful political connections; its history and crucial role in the border system at Calais; and some issues for its future development. Read it in full here.

Key Points

  • Eurotunnel has played a key role in the militarisation of the border from the start. The treaties that originally exported the UK border to France, bringing a new world of barbed wire and police patrols to Calais, emerged from negotiations around the tunnel. The governments outsource border security to the company, handing over tens of millions to fund a 300 strong private security army headed by an ex-police chief and ex-army colonel, and to install an array of surveillance and security technologies.
  • Eurotunnel is where political, financial, and military interests come together at the heart of the Calais border system. Directors include politicians from both sides of the channel, including disgraced British ex-ministers Patricia Hewitt and Tim Yeo and local Pas de Calais heavyweight Philippe Vasseur, alongside the likes of arms industry fixer Lord Levene (chair of General Dynamics UK, and former National Armaments Advisor), and the infrastructure boss of Goldman Sachs.
  • Nearly 3/4 of the company’s income comes from its 90+ year tunnel concession. Almost half of revenue is from the “Shuttle” train transporting cars and trucks, another quarter from access fees paid by Eurostar and freight train operators. These revenues are regarded as highly stable: so long as trade flows freely across the channel, Eurotunnel is on to a sure thing. The biggest cloud on the horizon is the great unknown of Brexit.
  • Eurotunnel is now highly profitable, after a difficult start when it was held down by massive debts from the tunnel construction. Debt restructuring in 2007 reversed the company’s fortunes — at the expense of thousands of small shareholders who saw their holdings slashed in value. The company is now the property of international investment funds, first amongst them Goldman Sachs with 15% ownership, who extract big dividends and pay minimal tax.
  • Eurotunnel still has outstanding debts of around €4 billion, and is currently looking to refinance these at lower interest rates.
  • The man who pushed through the 2007 Goldman Sachs deal was Jacques Gounon, who has been at the helm since then unchallenged as both chairman and chief executive.
  • Eurotunnel had a record year in 2015, despite terror scares and the “migration crisis”. This hasn’t stopped it announcing plans to make a €29 million claim on the governments for “revenue losses due to migrant pressure”. Back in 2009 it won a €24 settlement from the two states in a secretive ISDS court ruling about earlier costs related to border security in 1999-2002. This is on top of the undisclosed millions transferred every year by the governments for border security outsourced to Eurotunnel.
  • Although the company’s income from the tunnel is stable, it offers limited growth. So Eurotunnel is seeking to expand into new business areas, including expanding its own rail freight business. Other new schemes include a golf course and “eco-village” development near the French tunnel terminal at Sangatte; the Eleclink electricity grid interconnector; and participating in a failed bid for London City Airport.

With a long term concession on key trans-national infrastructure, backed by two governments and one of the world’s most powerful investment banks, with powerful friends on the board and even a state-subsidised private army, Eurotunnel’s future seems assured. But nothing is for sure, and the last section of the report profiles some challenges for the company’s future.

Will Brexit lead to a trade downturn? Will security problems return on the tracks and roads that lead to the tunnel? Will workers stay quiet if there are new “restructurings”? Will dependence on specialist suppliers be an issue? Can Eurotunnel keep local authorities sweet as it continues to expand its terminals and facilities? How will it fare as it moves into new riskier ventures?

An Update on Some of the Companies Collaborating in the Calais Eviction // Mise à jour sur quelques entreprises qui ont collaboré à l’expulsion de Calais

The Calais Research Network has created a list of some of the many companies that profited off of the eviction in the last weeks, razing the camp and dispersing people across France. This is an update to the longer list of companies implicated in Calais border violence that the group released last month.

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VINCI

A subsidiary of VINCI, the SNH (Sogea Nord Hydraulics), has again played a major role in evicting the jungle, destroying people’s shelters and clearing the rubble of those that had already burned. The company served the same function during the eviction of the south part of the camp earlier this year. According to the CGT Union of VINCI, which publicly opposed the company’s role in the eviction, workers were advised to wear neutral clothes during the destruction of the camp so that they wouldn’t be recognised in the media.

Now that thousands of people have been displaced from Calais, some of the police forces involved have been freed up again. The threat of eviction still hangs over ZAD, where VINCI has long hoped to construct an airport. The eviction there was purported to have been postponed due to the difficulty of organizing two major eviction operations simulataneously. A similar strategy as seen in Calais has been planned for ZAD, however. Around the jungle, a special zone was announced barring all unauthorised persons from entry, making the camp into a playground for the police to test out new repressive tools for accelerating the state’s response to ‘infractions’ against order.

Sorting Centre

Joly Location
353 CD 940 Bleriot Plage 62231
Joly rented out the warehouse nearby the jungle that was converted into a sorting center for sending people on buses throughout France. The company generally provides equipment such as bulldozers and building material in the area (but we are not aware of any of their equipment being used in the eviction).

Transport to CAOs

Local bus companies organised trips from the jungle to centres throughout France also profited from the evictions, leading local newspaper La Voix du Nord to cynically praise the eviction for its contribution to the local economy.
The companies below were legally requisitioned by the prefecture to provide buses for the eviction, with funding coming from OFII. (See here, here, here, and here) :

Littoral Nord Autocar
251 Avenue Henri Ravisse
Z.A.C. TRANSMARCK
62730 MARCK
Tel.: 03.21.46.39.39

Voyages Moleux
ZI de l’inquieterie
24 rue de la Capelle
62 280 Saint Martin Boulogne
Tel. : 03 21 10 34 34

Autocars PORTAL
ZI. des Dunes Chemin du Pont Trouille 62100 Calais
Tel.: 03 21 35 13 79
06 09 62 51 45
Fax: 03 21 82 32 70
E-mail: autocars.portal@wanadoo.fr

Voyages Inglard
Route Départementale 943, 62921 Aire-sur-la-Lys, France
Tel.: 0321954430
E-mail: inglard-airesurlalys@selectourafat.com

Made Tourism
Route de Bourbourg
62162 Vieille-Église

Voyages Cattteau
BP 357 – 59463 Lomme cedex / Locaux : Avenue des Marronniers – 59840 Pérenchies
Tel.: 03 20 92 45 11 – Fax 03 20 22 01 45
Email: contact@voyages-catteau.com

We have also spotted buses from:

Delgrange voyage
22 Boulevard Sainte-Barbe, 59122 Dunkerque, France

Mariot Voyages
2, rue de la Paix, 59480, La Bassee, France

Voyages Mullie
Address: 246 Rue de Condé, 62160 Grenay, France
Tel.: +33 3 21 29 02 36

Dumont

L’Oiseau Bleu

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L’équipe de Calais Research Network a listé certaines des nombreuses entreprises qui auront profité de l’expulsion ces dernières semaines, de la destruction du camp àla dispersion des gens dans toute la France. Ceci est une mise à jour de la liste plus complète des entreprises responsables de la violence de la frontière à Calais que le groupe a publié le mois dernier.

VINCI

Une des filiales de VINCI, SNH (Sogea Nord Hydraulique), a encore joué un rôle majeur dans l’expulsion de la jungle, détruisant les abris et dégageant les décombres de ceux déjà brûlés. L’entreprise avait rempli la même mission durant l’expulsion de la zone Sud au début de l’année. Selon la section CGT de Vinci, qui s’est publiquement opposé au rôle de l’entreprise dans l’expulsion, les travailleurs ont reçu l’ordre de porter des vêtements neutres pendant l’expulsion afin de ne pas être reconnus dans les médias.

Maintenant que des milliers de personnes ont été expulsées de Calais, une partie des forces de police impliquées sont de nouveau disponibles. Une menace d’expulsion plane encore sur la ZAD, où Vinci espère depuis longtemps construire un aéroport. L’expulsion y avait été repoussée soi-disant du fait de la difficulté de mener deux opérations majeures d’expulsion en même temps. Une stratégie similaire à celle de Calais a cependant été prévue pour la ZAD. Autour de la jungle, une zone spéciale a été annoncée interdisant l’accès à toutes les personnes non autorisées, transformant le camp en une cour de récréation pour la police où ils soient libres de tester leurs nouveaux outils répressifs afin d’accélerer les réponses de l’Etat aux “infractions” à l’ordre public.

Centre de tri

Location Joly
353 CD 940 Bleriot Plage 62231
Joly a loué le hangar proche de la jungle qui a été converti en centre de tri pour emmener les gens dans des bus à travers la France. L’entreprise fournit généralement de l’équipement tel que des bulldozers ou des matériaux de construction dans la région (nous ne savons pas si certains de leurs équipements ont été utilisés dans l’expulsion).

Transport pour les CAO

Les compagnies de bus locales qui ont organisé des départs de la jungle pour des centres à travers la France ont aussi profité de cette expulsion, ce qui aura valu les cyniques louanges du journal La Voix du Nord quant à cette expulsion pour ses contributions à l’économie locale. Les entreprises ci-dessous ont été réquisitionnées par la préfecture pour fournir des bus à l’expulsion, financées par l’OFFI. (Voir ici, ici, ici et ici)

Littoral Nord Autocar
251 Avenue Henri Ravisse
Z.A.C. TRANSMARCK
62730 MARCK
Tel.: 03.21.46.39.39

Voyages Moleux
ZI de l’inquieterie
24 rue de la Capelle
62 280 Saint Martin Boulogne
Tel. : 03 21 10 34 34

Autocars PORTAL
ZI. des Dunes Chemin du Pont Trouille 62100 Calais
Tel.: 03 21 35 13 79
06 09 62 51 45
Fax: 03 21 82 32 70
E-mail: autocars.portal@wanadoo.fr

Voyages Inglard
Route Départementale 943, 62921 Aire-sur-la-Lys, France
Tel.: 0321954430
E-mail: inglard-airesurlalys@selectourafat.com

Made Tourism
Route de Bourbourg
62162 Vieille-Église

Voyages Cattteau
BP 357 – 59463 Lomme cedex / Locaux : Avenue des Marronniers – 59840 Pérenchies
Tel.: 03 20 92 45 11 – Fax 03 20 22 01 45
Email: contact@voyages-catteau.com
Nous avons aussi repéré des bus des compagnies suivantes :

Delgrange voyage
22 Boulevard Sainte-Barbe, 59122 Dunkerque, France

Mariot Voyages
2, rue de la Paix, 59480, La Bassee, France

Voyages Mullie
Address: 246 Rue de Condé, 62160 Grenay, France
Tel.: +33 3 21 29 02 36

Dumont

L’Oiseau Bleu

Raids, raids and raids

As we had already said, the policy of the french State in Calais now is one of true appartheid. It is impossible to walk down the street and not be witness of racial profiling episodes, arrests, or at least to notice the massive police presence.

We know that the police keeps on arresting people, at least at the train stations of Calais, Hazebrouck and Lille, that most of our non-white friends who live in Calais are controlled several times a day, whether with or without the good papers, and that from Calais people are brought to several deport centers around France.

Here is a brief overview of the arrests we witnessed last week, when we were monitoring different places in Calais. Part of the information reported has been collected by people who run a number for legal support; another part comes from people we know. It is sure the list is incomplete: more people have been arrested, and we didn’t hear about it.

Arrests on the 3rd of November

-15 people arrested around the central train station

-1 minor arrested near Coquelles

Arrests on the 30th of October

-1 person registered as underage arrested in the central train station, then released

Arrests on the 29th of October

-1 person from Kuwait arrested in the city

-8 people arrested in town around 4.30pm

-1 Afghan minor person arrested in Fontinettes train station around 6.30pm

Arrests on the 28th of October

-3 Afghan people who were supposed to go to a CAO arrested in town, at night, two of them might be deported to Italy on October 31st

Arrests on the 27th of October

-2 activists arrested and put in custody in L‘Ecole des Dunes in the Jungle because they didn’t have authorization, around 10am (they are now released without charges)

-a group of minors taken by the police around 11am in the jungle

-3 people violently arrested and put in custody during a press conference around 11.30am (they are now released without charges)

-3 people arrested in town around 4pm

-1 person arrested in front of the central train station around 5.30pm

-7 people arrested in Frethun train station around 6pm

-2 Afghan people arrested in town, near the Jungle around 7.30pm

-3 young Eritrean and Oromo people arrested near the central train station around 8.30pm

-a group of young people chased by 15 cops in full gear in front of the town hall and 2 of them arrested around 9pm

-3 Sudanese people with bracelets for underage/minors arrested while on bikes in Rue Mollien (between the town and jungle)

-1 person arrested in the train station

-1 person arrested near the jungle

-1 person arrested

-1 Eritrean minor person arrested

-1 person arrested in the central train station

-2 persons arrested in the central train station

Arrests on the 26th of October

-6 or 7 people controlled by the police and at least one of them arrested

-1 young person arrested by the PAF in the Frethun train station

Arrests on the 25th of October

-4 people arrested under the bridge in the jungle, including 3 Afghan people who stayed in deport center

-7 persons arrested in the Frethun train station (more than 30 people put in deport center)

Arrests on the 24th of October

-more than 10 people controlled and taken by the police in the central train station, including 4 still in deport center

Updates from the eviction

Some updates from evictons-

1. There are rumours that everyone will start to be moved from the site tomorrow, that means those in Salam (the Jules Ferry Center), the container and all over the site. They are moving people from other CAO’s to make space for the minors and those still in the in camp.

2. On the 27th of October many people were arrested two or even more times in one day. After they were released, they came back to the city and some were arrested again.

3. People of colour with papers, or those already asking asylum in France have also been checked by the police sometimes up to 10 times a day.

4. People being checked have been surrounded by many cops and cars. For example they used two big police cars for 1 guy. Another example is that they used 15 policemen to arrest 2 minors.

5. Two guys wanted to take the bus and ask for asylum in France but they were caught by the police one day before the first bus. They were released 4 days after the last bus, they said they wanted to claim asylum in France and to take the bus, but because the police kept them they lost the last chance to go to a CAO and they lost their belongings.

6. On the 29th of October, in the night, one 15 year old boy was pushed to the ground and punched by a security guard inside the container camp – they destroyed his wristband, he was a minor. There have been reports of more cases like this.

Soutenir les personnes en Centre de Rétention // Supporting people in Detention

Pour tou-tes cell-eux qui ont des proches en centre de rétention ou qui voudraient soutenir les peronnes victimes de l’enfermement raciste des personnes qui n’ont pas les “bons” papiers, voilà un guide succinct de soutien aux personnes en rétention en france.

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///////////For everyone who has close ones in deport centers or who would like to support the people who are victims of the racist incarceration of those who don’t have the “good” papers, here is a short guide to supporting people in detention in France.

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