No progress in France regarding aliens (Roma community)

Posted on December 17, 2011

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I recently read a book by a Swedish working class-writer, Ivar Lo (funny, Lo is also the abbreviation of the workers head-union in Sweden) Johansson. His writing is a first class journey through the eyes of a working class hero and the struggle to hold the spirit high, although, being suppressed by the cigar-smoking fat-asses that has the key to the chains of the shackles. The book is describing the environment in France during the 1920’s, when Ivar was making his way through the country merely as a bum, working at different places. That is my begin of the journey through this post, were I would like make you aware of a France that has not developed since the 1920’s.

The working class-writer went to France to find happiness, work and in some way himself, through the life as a vagabond. In some way, he did find those things, but he also found an environment that was not favoring the vagabond-life he yearned for. He was harassed by the police, because he lacked the paper that was expected to be found on a stranger. It is in the last sentence you also will be able to found similarities with the nation France of today.

In the less powerful France of today, an alien has a reason to keep a low profile, especially if you are a member of the Roma community. The unfriendliness that is shown against these peace-seeking human beings is well under the international standard for a humane behavior. The Roma community is often evicted from the place they thought start a new life and deported from the country.

Human Rights Watch has a 19-page briefing paper that details the way in which a new immigration law, enacted in June 2011, falls well short of complying with France’s obligations under EU freedom of movement rules and international human rights law. Furthermore, it is not just a violation against the Roma community itself. The losers in this mischievous game that France is playing, are of course the children. This action will only estrange the Roma community all over the world.

Dear reader, I would like to ask you to take a stand against the stigmatization against the Roma community in France. Copy the message below and send it to:
The EU representative for France regarding Human Rights, nicole.kiil-nielsen@europarl.europa.eu

Write The Roma community in France or likewise in topic.

and to the France embassy accredited for your country, and in Sweden:

jeannine.kragen@diplomatie.gouv.fr otherwise check the embassies here:

http://embassy.goabroad.com/

Write For acknowledge: The Roma community in France or likewise in topic.

and to Your countries Foreign Minister, and for Sweden :

http://regeringen.se/pub/road/Classic/article/117/jsp/Render.jsp?a=70298&m=popup&l=sv

Write For acknowledge: The Roma community in France or likewise in topic.

Dear Representative (or Foreign Minister, Ambassor etc.),

It is with great concern for the well-being of the Roma community in France that I contact You. It has come to my knowledge, through reliable sources that You are evicting and deport members of the Roma community. These actions is against the obligations under EU freedom of movement rules and international human rights law that You have signed. You must take responsibility for this community.

Therefore, I would like to urge the French Government to:

Stop the evictions of people belonging to the Roma community;

Let the children go to school and give the adults a meaningful occupy;

Allow them to find a proper housing and give them access to health care;

Stick to the EU freedom of movement rules and international human rights law You have obliged Yourself to.

Yours Sincerely,

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