The "dead" are coming


"The Center for Political Beauty" launches subversive campaign in Germany: The German government’s worst nightmare is coming true: Over the next few days, refugees who drowned or starved to death at Europe’s external borders on their way to a new life, will be brought to Berlin.

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The Arrival

The German government’s worst nightmare is coming true: Over the next few days, refugees who drowned or starved to death at Europe’s external borders on their way to a new life, will be brought to Berlin. The aim is to tear down the walls surrounding Europe’s sense of compassion. Together with the victims’ relatives, we opened inhumane graves and exhumed the bodies. They are now on their way to Germany. Their relatives decided what will happen to them once they arrive.

This is where you will find out where exactly in Berlin the victims will appear. We will re-transform Europe into a continent of immigration. Please note that due to the explosive nature of the intervention, we will only announce the arrival of the bodies 6 hours in advance (especially bearing in mind the authority of the German Federal Police, Ministry of the Interior, Chancellery and Federal Border Guard). Please donate here for the transport and burial of the victims.

1st + 2nd victim  Yesterday, Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 10am

Where? Berlin-Gatow Cemetary, Maximilian-Kolbe-Str. 6, 14089 BerlinWho? Muslim burial of two victims of Europe’s military isolation (mother and two-year-old child, drowned) We are expecting members of the Federal Ministry of the Interior’s Office for the EU’s external borders and Europe’s defense against refugees

“Not really, right?“

 Yes! In light of the mass drowning in the Mediterranean, Germany’s Federal President Joachim Gauck said exactly one year ago: “The pictures of coffins in the hangars of Lampedusa airport do not fit to the image that Europeans have of themselves“. Nothings has happened since. Instead, the cemeteries at Europe’s external borders are filled to the brim. Looking at pictures is not enough, it seems.

 We are now taking the problem to Germany where most important decisions against Europe’s humanity are taken.

 Months of research at Europe’s external borders, cemeteries and looking for relatives lead to this one announcement: The victims are on their way to the German capital. We will welcome them. The victims’ last resting place must be our political unrest. The political turmoil caused by the intervention will have consequences far beyond the most powerful EU member state. What is more, we could stop the bureaucratic cruelty of a psychopathic Minister of the Interior.

Call for the March of the Determined

 Even if we will be cautious when it comes to announcing exact dates: this Sunday we call on Europe’s civil society to gather in Berlin. Accompany the victims to the Federal Chancellery and lay the foundations for an unprecedented burial ground: a memorial for the victims of Europe’s military isolation under a grand arch that says To the unknown immigrants.

 There aren’t enough cemeteries in Italy and Greece due to the vast amount of victims of Europe’s War of Defense.  There is, however, still sufficient space right in front of the political decision-makers (a loophole in Berlin’s burial law makes it possible: this is why it was legal to bury resistance fighters under the Neue Wache Memorial).

 Help and take part in the transformation of the Chancellery’s forecourt. Bring flowers, shovels, pickaxes or even jackhammers! Sunday, 21 June, 2 pm.

Starting point: Unter den Linden 4 next to the Neue Wache Memorial, Berlin.

The March of the Determined on 21 June 2015 will be headed by several excavators  equipped with demolition hammers in order to transform the Chancellery’s forecourt into a Memorial for the victims of Europe’s military isolation.

The redesigned forecourt will have direct access to the Chancellery
: the graveyard To the Unknown Immigrants. Chancellor, cabinet and visitors now literally have to walk over dead bodies.

This is how Europe is treating its victims

 On 30 May 2015, the media reported the recovery of 17 victims. What they didn’t anticipate: this time we were prepared to keep track of what exactly happened to these victims. At first, they were placed into coffins for pictures at the harbour. Then they were put into garbage bags and thrown on top of each other in a cooling chamber in the Augusta hospital. Against all decency. These are pictures which you were never meant to see. The black puddle on the floor is the blood of 17 people. We will not show pictures of the interior of the cooling chamber. Those who want to see them will find them in the papers.

 No-one was meant to see the victims

  Sample 2 

 Sidiro, Greece: in August 2010, German activists discovered a mass grave with more than 200 bodies. Women, children and men who drowned while trying to cross the (at the time by German policemen) heavily guarded Greek-Turkish border. Even though the local government had ordered a cleansing and burial of the victims according to Muslim traditions, the undertaker buried the bodies along a sandy path in an area that is difficult to reach – where they lie to this day. Authorities later on turned the area into a burial ground.

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The experience of Greece demonstrates the importance of building a pan European movement based on values of solidarity and deep democracy. Thank you for doing so much to organise this .
Hilary Wainwright| Red Pepper magazine |

"This is sheer unbridled sadism. The Greek people are being punished for the failure of the neo-liberal consensus to avert the hideous and increasing forms of inequality which were always inscribed within its mandate. Nothing can explain why the most powerful countries of Europe should want to continue to impose on Greece policies which have brought it to the brink of collapse, other than the desire to precipitate a true collapse which they will then take as the proof that only their vicious system could have saved it - a self-defeating argument and a blatant lie. We can only speculate what unconscious links there must be between the forgiving of Germany's post-war debt, of which it remains the beneficiary to this day and without which it would not be in a position to dictate its terms, and its refusal to countenance any such forgiveness, let alone the paying of war reparations, to Greece. No logic can explain it. We have entered the realm of the cruellest social fantasy. The irony is that the whole of Europe will now suffer. But our hearts go out to the Greek people who will suffer - who are already suffering - most."

Jacqueline Rose, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Étienne Balibar :"The struggle of the Greek people is the struggle of all European democrats, of all those who believe in human progress . In the case of a potential defeat all European peoples would pay the price. In the case of a potential victory, as limited as it may be, all European peoples would benefit. That's why it is necessary for those French and European forces who have hope in the renewal of democracy to positively answer the calls of Syriza to build European solidarity around Greece and the Greek people. The perspective of a referendum urgently requires the reinforcement of this solidarity"

Slavoj Zizek: "The struggle that goes on is the struggle for theEuropean economic and political Leitkultur.The EU powers stand for the technocratic status quo which is keeping Europe ininertia for decades. In his NotesTowards a Definition of Culture, the great conservative T.S.Eliot remarkedthat there are moments when the only choice is the one between heresy andnon-belief, i.e., when the only way to keep a religion alive is to perform asectarian split from its main corpse. This is our position today with regard toEurope: only a new "heresy" (represented at this moment by Syriza) can savewhat is worth saving in European legacy: democracy, trust in people,egalitarian solidarity. The Europe that will win if Syriza is outmaneuvered isa "Europe with Asian values" (which, of course, has nothing to do with Asia,but all with the clear and present tendency of contemporary capitalism to suspenddemocracy). We from Western Europe like to look upon Greece as if we aredetached observers who follow with compassion and sympathy the plight of theimpoverished nation. Such a comfortable standpoint relies on a fateful illusion- what goes on in Greece these last weeks concerns all of us, it is the futureof Europe which is at stake. So when we read about Greece these days, we shouldalways bear in mind that, as the old saying goes, de te fabula narrator."

 "The behavior of the Troika today is a disgrace. One can scarcely doubt that their goal is to make it clear that defiance to the northern banks and the Brussels bureaucracy will not be tolerated, and that thoughts of democracy and popular will must be abandoned. Other than power, there is no reason to continue with the shameful farce in which French and German banks profit from the suffering of the people of Greece."The debt should have been radically restructured long ago, or simply declared “odious” and cancelled. Today, Greeks are offered a miserable choice between two painful alternatives. One can only hope that their brave resistance to the brutal assault will encourage global solidarity that will save them and others from the harsh fate dictated by the masters."

Noam CHOMSKY | United States | MIT


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