Thursday 31 October 2019

Moria Refugee Camp Lesvos Greece, where every day, its a battle to survive Weekly reports for Kath Duncan Equality & Civil Rights Network from residents inside the camp

29 September wasn’t a good day for Moria Camp and its residents. On this day’s afternoon all of Moria’s people disappeared between the violent smoke and deafening noise. There was a fire and the reason was the electrical connector. There were two firefighter trucks to harness the fire and two aeroplanes defiling the Moria’s sky. They fought against the fire from the sky and ground. 
While I had disappeared inside the smoke and fire, imagine the woman that had been stuck with two children inside container and agonized before her death. 
The people who had taking pictures abuse the opportunity to go inside some containers, tents and shops to glom something. The women cried and the children screamed for their parents among the crowd. The burned shops were robbed. 
The sky was full of smoke. The violent smoke floated some people on the air to levitate their soul on the sky. The firemen were busy turning the fire off. When, after one hour, the fire subsided a little bet. Several people who were next to the burned container drew the-woman’s corpse out from the burned piece of containers. The sounds of “Allah- O- Akber” repeated often in the crowd. 
I stared at a woman’s boney corpse whose meat has been going up with smoke into the sky. When someone wanted to put the corpse on the blanket to transfer, the bones burst and had to be collected togathers. I had seen several semi burned corpses next to the other container. They brought the wounded to the police car. When the policemen had seen the wounded, closed the doors and wanted to leave. The sounds “Allah- O- Akber” repeated again between the crowd and they started to throw stones into police cars. The police car’s glasses broke down and feel the ground. The police started to escape without wounded bodies. The people rushed the police car and yelled to transfer wounded into hospital and ask ambulance. They opened the car’s doors by force and put the wounded in and car get on its way. 
When demonstrative persons wanted to attack to the police, they used lachrymator to dispresed people.
Whatever the journalist didn’t allow to take pictures and making report directly, but the media reported the casualties at night: one died and two people wounded. Although the witness people mentioned 6 died and 13 people wounded. 
During the night started the “Allah- O - Akber” sounds again and people walked on the street with corpse and kept the placard, but encountred with lachrymator. The horer became more and more between the crowd. The violent people broke the offices’ doors down and robbed every things. Opened the offices with forced and started to sleaze. Every body glommed every things: blonkets, cloths and so on. Entered at banks office and broke the computers down.
They reviled European countries and Greece. screamed “Allah - O - Akber” and insulted to Greek administrative. After an hour the anti riot police surrounded the Moria Camp and didn’t allow to walk someone around. This riot continued up for two days inside and outside the Moria Comp. The people wanted to take care ad transfer people from this prison. After the two days the Greek administration promised to take care and transforer people from Moria to mainland.
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Moria, lesvos

Tuesday 29 October 2019

#Lesvos #Greece #moira #refugee exclusive article The Australian Teenage Angels of Greece

I welcome news media interested in publishing this exclusive story or others I have written from inside Greece’s refugee camps . Full sets of images are available ; direct mail me.
At 5.30pm on 29 August 2019, a team of Lighthouse Relief Volunteers, monitoring the Aegean sea from a look-out point on the Greek island of Lesvos noticed the outline of a flimsy plastic dinghy with barely enough buoyancy to keep those men, women and children on board above water.
These poor people, clinging to the sinking dinghy, their fragile hopes now completely eclipsed by pure terror , could see no sign of help or rescue. However, on a hillside on the north side of this beautiful island , a team of young volunteers , The Angels of Greece as the refugees call them , with Lighthouse Relief were heading to the shoreline.
These young Australians, boosted by further volunteers from around the world,have been here since 2015 and have established a grassroots charity whose 24/7 and highly effective rescue activity has supported thousands of people arriving on the shoreline . They are one of two grassroots NGOs remaining on the north of the island.
As the young spotters were raising the alarm, a further 12 vessels were spotted. The updates were urgently forwarded to the response team , for this was going to be an operation unlike any that had occurred since 2015. The Lighthouse Relief team rapidly moved into position while sending out urgent messages to mobilise the volunteers of Refugee Rescue , another grassroots organisation working on the frontline, and other main- stream aid organisations to warn them of the imminent arrival of so many more boats and people . Their tally of new arrivals assisted would be 546 men women and children rescued in just one night in a 30 minute opening.
Refugee Rescue launch their boat to safely, intercept the sinking dinghies and bring those clinging to life on board towards safe land while members of the Lighthouse Relief team stand in the sea to receive the refugees and escort them safely through the treacherous currents and the dangerous rocky coastline which makes this final part of their crossing just as hazardous as anything they have encountered so far.
 Once they are safely on shore , they are welcomed by other members of the team, who have organised dry clothes and hot drinks and are ready to offer physical and emotional support. They will then transport the newcomers to the first camp for registration and a health check before they are moved by authorities on to the refugee camp whose name has become synonymous with the misery of mass migration : Moria.
Today, probably many thousands of people owe their lives to the Teenage Angels of Greece , a group of teenagers and young people in their early twenties, most from Australia, who have paid their own way here to see what they could do to help establish a charity on the frontline of a global concern . Lighthouse Relief is the only group on Lesvos with a dedicated landing and spotting operation, seeking to stop the distressing images of bodies ,not so lucky to be spotted, washed up on the Europe’s beaches . Many would argue that grassroots groups like this are much more significant and effective than the mainstream and officially recognised aid agencies . Although they are much better funded and resourced , their work , which is in the most part restricted to the grudging and minimalist provision of containment and basic foodstuffs, is often inefficient. In addition, it is bureaucratically encumbered, wasteful, and far from well and humanly adapted to the real requirements of the people in need of help. There are certainly questions well worth pondering.Why should so many resources be given to slow , unresponsive, and seemingly complacent bureaucratic organisations? Why should an unacceptable high proportion of the money donated be used to pay wages and maintain organisations themselves? It is clear the majority of the truly effective, responsive , and cutting-edge work that genuinely saves and improves lives , such as the provision of meaningful education, welfare and wellbeing services supported by a responsive and innovative approach to logistics , are provided by grassroots activists who depend on crowdfunding and YOUR donation or their own friends and family to fund this extraordinary work. And this really is the work that counts . As well as spotting craft in trouble , bringing their human cargo safely to shore, and providing food and clothing , Lighthouse Relief , a group that really does stand out as a beacon of hope in appalling conditions, offer ongoing support, including safe and friendly spaces for children and young people who have been traumatised by their journey . ( Their two core programmes are based in Ritsona Camp ; child friendly space CFS and Youth Engagement Space ( Yes). ) Many of those who arrive have been abused physically and sexually , and many have watched those they love drown in front of them , powerless to help . In Moria camp alone, 500 of the thousands of children had already been orphaned by the time they reached the camp . Please, just think about that for a minute and let it sink in.
As I sit in Lighthouse Relief base at Skala, having coffee with Nick Powell, their communications officer , we discuss how the Kath Duncan Equality & Civil Rights Network can work constructively together with them on matters such as logistics, fundraising and other special areas of need that are not currently being addressed.In the course of our conversation , I ask him what his current priorities are. " Firstly , to raise awareness of what’s actually happening here; then to ensure that our operations can continue in a sustainably way for as long as there is a need". Nick says over 10,000 people have been supported by these young Angels of Greece so far, 10,000 men , women and children who will never forget the kindness of these strangers, these amazing youth of the Lighthouse Relief Project .Just £1 from everyone on this timeline will help us create a women's safe zone ; kids pop up school;Sports to tackle the violence & experts to tackle mental health with abused women & kids who have only known the misery of war .… via ⁦@gofundme⁩
To support grassroots work in Greece and help secure this other projects on the front line ,please donate by clicking on the link . Just £1 from everyone on this time line will help us create a women's safe zone ; kids pop up school;sports to tackle the violence & experts to tackle mental health with abused women & kids who have only known the misery of War .… via ⁦@gofundme⁩
People interested in the life and activism of the most important UK Civil Rights leader past 100 years LGBTQ Kath Duncan a new ,highly acclaimed , biography has just been published link here

The Last Queen of Scotland
The Last Queen of Scotland

Wednesday 9 October 2019

National Protest Campaign #EndPoverty #MakePovertyHistory Lead by Kath Duncan Equality & Civil Rights Network 2020

14 Million in poverty . 1.5 Million destitute , highest number UK Homeless since 1930s enough is enough . National Year of action 2020 join us 

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Ray Barron- Woolford

Chief Executive Officer at Kath DuncanEquality & Civil Rights Network
Press Release Monday 7 October 2019 From Kath Duncan Equality & Civil Rights Network 
The Governments own figures confirm that today in 2019 a staggering 14 Million people in Britain are living in poverty 1.5 Million the government rates as destitute , the numbers of people dyeing homeless in the nations doorways & street corners not seen since the 1930s an International disgrace , so the true figure is probably much higher , the cost to ALL tax payers by failing to address this rising inequality & poverty say the highly respected Joseph Rountree Foundation in the number one book on this , Food Bank Britain is £69.2 Million a year as a total public service cost , money as a nation we can no longer ignore and a demographic of people voiceless and feeling abandoned and yet as the late great Nelsen Mandela said " Poverty is man made and can be unmade " so true & the bases of this new Nation Wide Campaign of action, Protests , Rallies & Marches across the Uk in 2020 .
2020 will be the year we remember the birth of the Uk Communist party that from 1920 - 1933 was at the forefront of standing up against poor housing, inequality , low pay, welfare reform and poverty in all its forms so although we are NOT party political in any shape or form , We intend to recreate the Hunger Marches and put right a terrible injustice in which the TUC in 1933 turned away the Hunger Marches for no real reason than they were lead by the Communist Party a decision that has allowed poverty 7 inequality to continue unchallenged since & campaign for ALL political parties to appoint a Minister-Shadow 4 Poverty to oversea every Gov and party policy and how each can address this rising inequality as a priority .
Our campaign seeks the support of every political party in the country as we say enough is enough and on the spirit of 1933 March again across our green and pleasant land demanding that every political party appoints a minister 4 poverty to oversea how every policy each party has will impact on addressing and Making Poverty History .
We are Today announcing our plans to re-establish the 1933 Hunger Marches , rallies and protests across the UK in 2020 .
The Hunger Marches will start with Scottish Grassroots organisations marching on Kirkcaldy in Scotland the home of the Uk most Important Civil Rights leader & one of the leaders of the Hunger Marches of the past 100 years Kath Duncan ( a new biography that covers the history of Hunger Marches and more of the life of this inspiring working class hero The Last Queen Of Scotland is on sale now )
Kirkcaldy Scotland , will see the first March of 5 start in summer 2020 to recreate the March of 1933 on to Deptford, Lewisham in South East London to be linked up with 4 other national marches to highlight a different aspect of Poverty .
The Other 4 Marches Will be lead by grassroots , Women. LGBTQ . Homeless . Disabled groups to highlight their struggles , stories , campaigns and abuse of their civil liberties 
People, Groups Organisations wanting to take part, Sponsor this Nationwide action , help in any form should email Twitter account @EcrnKath text 07871187162 
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