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On Fri, 15 Oct 1999 21:07:23 +0200, "[ueber die grenze]" wrote:
EUROPEAN ACTION MAP v. 0.1
This morning we had the honor of receiving a phone call from the head
of the Finnish Foreign Ministry's Department for Press and Culture and
responsible for the press department for the EU summit in Tampere.
Apparently, EU representatives do not enjoy our site, which they may
feel infringes on their lack of humor. We were kindly asked to replace
the appropriated frameset of our site.
Today, with the start of the official EU summit in Tampere, various
actions are going on all over Europe and specifically in Tampere: more
about the Counter summit and the demonstration in Tampere from
tomorrow on and almost in real time on our site.
Our aim is to collect and publish on the net all available informations about the ongoing activities against Fortress Europe and for the
freedom of movement. Here some spotlights:
In Frankfurt, early morning today activists blocked the Frankfurt
airport by hanging large bunches of air balloons, wrapped in aluminum
foil, all around the airport. With these 150-meter high ‘agitators’
hanging in the entry and exit ports of the runways, they protested
against the everyday reality of deportations at the Frankfurt airport.
In Poland, an action against the headquarters of the Polish border
police for the Western region took place in Krasna Ojanskya near
Zielona Gora. Demonstrators shouted anti-repression slogans and put up posters
throughout the town. A small group made a small attack on the border
police headquarters with tear gas grenades.
In Berlin a few dozen activists held a rallye in front of the
departure gate of the airport Berlin Schoenefeld. Simultaneously a 15
meter long banner was fixed on the roof for more than one hour.
In Koblenz (Germany) around two hundred activists demonstrated in
front of the headquarters of the german border police (BGS).
In Paris 120 people invaded the international zone of the airport
Paris Roissy. Other actions were planned all over France.
In Switzerland rallies were held in seven different cities.
In Italy there were actions at least in in Milano, Firenze and
This is only a very preliminary overview. We expect much more actions
to have happened all across Europe. Please send to us reports, pictures
and all material about the different actions.
Cross the border is an international group of activists - actually
from Finland, Bulgaria, FR Yugoslavia, Britain, Italy and Germany. Our
european action map is a project, which means basically a first
attempt, in order to represent the europe-wide grassroots activities in a
decentralised, but nevertheless effective and coordinated way. Of
course, we have to struggle with a lot of difficulties and all the
problems of synchronisation, but we hope it might reveal a new
dimension of networking, activism and concrete media work.