||In the night between the 20th and 21st of November 2014, we smashed the windows and covered the entrance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) headquarters in Geneva with paint as an act of solidarity with the migrants they survey and try to control.
Posing as a humanitarian organization, the IOM actually supports their funding member states in maintaining their borders and economic interests at the cost of human lives and freedom. In addition to states, their corporate donors: Chevron, DOW, and UBS all have their starring roles in ecological and economic catastrophes that displace people from their homes.
We attack the IOM for closely working with Frontex to build up “Fortress Europe“, their involvement in (Australia’s offshore) detention prisons, providing states with data on migration routes and migrants’ identities, their so-called “voluntary return programs“ that bribe migrants to return to their points of origin, and for all other material and technical support they provide in the international regime of migration control.
This was only a small act of solidarity, but the nights are cold and dark and we rather smash any part of the state’s constructed borders and the glass buildings of their guardians than to sleep through the winter.
We remember the 19 July 2013 riot at the Nauru Detention Center and it reminds us that the only response to that kind of imprisonment is destruction.
No person is il/legal! Close the camps!
p.s. Greetings to our unknown friends that seem to have been out in Geneva at around the same time painting the French Consulate blood-red in memory of Rémi F!