The collective C.P. Inde strongly protest against the installation of the razor-wire along the border with neighboring Croatia. We see this prime minister’s move as completely absurd and harmful. It is absurd and harmful to the people who are fleeing from war zones, where they have been victims of violence, poverty and persecution. It is absurd and harmful to the animals that die for no reason by wounds caused by razors when they become entangled in the wire, which prevents their natural no-borders moving around. And last but not least, it is absurd and harmful to all of us who live along the border, to all people who believe that the path to the future is towards a world without borders, not the world, surrounded by a killing wire.
We condemn the government of the Republic of Slovenia which shamefully exploits the spectacle of this so called refugee crisis to fill people with fear, which under the guise of “increasing security” stands as excuse for their all-present control over us all. Control has never increased security. Control only increases violence. Anyone who follows world events in recent decades can clearly detect and identify the strategies of spreading fear and simultaneously increasing degrees of control over people in some countries of Western Europe. All this is being done under the guise of increasing security. This agenda is being dilligently followed also by large and small dependent and biased media that create artificial hysteria and fear from this so called refugee crisis, which in reality does not exist. Rather, it is a humanitarian crisis from which the rich Europe, that has for centuries parasitically drew wealth from the countries which now refugees come from, would prefer to turn away. Would prefer to close its eyes, pretend not to see, set high walls, wire fences, all in order to avoid liability.
In fact, it is simple logic. We owe it to open the doors if we are human. Therefore, we repeat the questions that we as individuals and as a society have to ask ourselves when we think about current events. It is necessary to ask who is actually getting protection by the political, religious, capitalist and academic elites who foment the fear of migrants? Do they really protect us? Did the migrants legalize the crisis? Did the refugees introduce the golden fiscal rule, which snatched from us what little constitutive power that we had? Do really the migrants, foreigners and others control, restrict, sanction and bang on our pockets? Of course not!
In fact, this is probably one of the most progressive and empowered human movements in recent decades. People who are coming may very well be coming to us to help us. If we just realized that we are together in the same boat. That we can help ourselves only with solidarity and joint resistance against fascist repressive measures, such as the installment of razor-wire and closure of borders.
The collective C.P. Inde strongly protest against the militarization resulting in the installment of the razor-wire. We do not want to be surrounded by a wire that makes us all prisoners – both before and beyond the wire. Militarization is a dangerous process that – history has taught us – leads to a fascist totalitarian state. Militarization is dangerous because in addition to legality it also codifies the legitimacy of violence. Today, this violence is directed against newcomers, migrants, refugees. Tomorrow it will may easily be directed against all those who are fighting for freedom – it will be enough to be declared as “dangerous to security”.
In the present humanitarian crisis Europe has for the first time shown its true face. Schengen has clearly demonstrated its state of decay. Schengen borders protect only the capital. The dreadfullness of the system in which tomatoes and capital more easily cross borders than human beings has become totally clear.
The collective C.P. Inde is therefore calling for civil disobedience. Let’s join the protest against the wire, which will be held on Saturday, 12.19. at 11 am in Brezovica near Gradin and at 2 pm, in Dragonja. Remove the killer wire, if you can, where you can, when you’re able to. If you can not, demand the immediate removal! We will not be quiet until the last piece of the wire is removed and the last razorblade safely harvested and converted into something friendlier to living beings.
The Creative Platform Inde Collective