We see ourselves as an emancipatory project that supports the ongoing migrant struggles for a dignified life for all, freedom of movement and the appropriation of mobility through humanitarian aid and autonomous public relation work at Europe’s external borders.
Our approach is to provide direct support work as undogmatically and pragmatically as possible and to apply concepts that establish solidarity-based networks of mutual assistance and are directed to the concrete needs of the people and structures that are in our area of operation. We do this by providing vital and mobile infrastructure in the form of power supply, food distribution and initial medical assistance from our operational vehicle, that we have built exactly for such missions.
An additional focus of our work relates to the public visibility of grievances caused by European migration policy, the European border regime and its numerous repressive apparatuses. As a consequence, we therefore want to document border violence, human rights violations, and individual experiences of refugees and collaborate with international grassroots networks to do so.
We understand the racist order of nation-states and the capitalist economic logic with its associated interests as causal for the current situation at the European external borders and want to confront this with a solidarity-based response. As a result of our political claim, we consider it necessary to criticize state actors and their accomplices and to question cooperation measures with them, but without making our work impossible. We feel therefore connected to actors and social movements that advocate for the decriminalization of migration, anti-racism and legal escape routes, and are committed to the principles of international solidarity.
Despite our motivation for practical anti-racist work and necessary solidarity at the external borders of Europe, we are aware that our activities do not take place in a theoretical vacuum. Hence we acknowledge that we are surrounded by social power imbalances and privileges that need to be reflected and questioned. We consider this to be crucial for our work and position ourselves against white charity ideologies and all forms of white saviorism. Accordingly, we want to implement our work with a self-critical approach, flat hierarchies, trust and respect, and open spaces for criticism and discussion.
NO BORDERS. NO NATIONS.
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR ALL !