April 11, demo at Okura Hotel: legal team

Legal team / Arrestee group during the demonstration at Okura Hotel tomorrow, Wednesday April 11:

This is a legal demonstration that is announced to the authorities so we don’t expect many problems. There is, however, always a chance that you might get arrested during this demonstration.

The legal support group is ready for you and you can reach them on: 0629296141. If you see any arrests taking place, please also inform them but be careful to not mention names during the phone call.

We have asked the lawyer Willem Jebbink to assist us in case of an arrest, his phone number is 0655791837. He and his colleagues will be ready and you can ask for him if you get arrested.

Furthermore, we will spread infosheets with legal information during the demo so that you know everything you need to know if you’re arrested.

Have a good one!

Final preparations for next Wednesday April 11: be part of the theatre and the noise

Picture:
making white suits and missiles as part of the theatrical demonstration Wednesday April 11 at Okura Hotel during Airbus’ shareholders meeting.

We need your help to make it work:

It can be difficult for people to imagine what a company like Airbus does, so we are going to point it out in a loud and visual way. In order to do this we need everyone to contribute to the theme of the demo.

We need some people to be dressed up in formal clothing (suits and ties etc). This is if you have you own formal clothes as we are unable to obtain more than white T-shirts. These people will be selling the shares we have created and represent the bureaucratic/profit based side of Airbus;

Picture: making the banner

We need some people to be wearing white paper suits (which we can provide) that will hold onto the missiles. This will represent the technological side of the company;

At the end of the demo some people will be covered in white sheets on the ground to symbolize the people who have lost their lives due to this dirty business;

Last but not least, there will be sirens and noise to start with as well, so pots and pans en drums etcetera: bring them along!

Our e-mail to Hotel Okura: cancel reservation of Airbus shareholders meeting

To: Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

Written to: events@okura.nl, info@okura.nl

Write your own e-mail or use this one as an example!
Or tweet, post on their facebook page: here’s how and where.

Subject: reservation shareholders meeting Airbus April 11, 2018

To whom it may concern,

On Wednesday April 11th, you are scheduled to host Airbus’ Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, which has taken place at your hotel every year now for several years.
In light of the information which will be laid out in this letter, we at Stop the War on Migrants call on you to cancel this event.

Airbus is the second largest arms producer in Europe and the seventh largest in the world. It makes profit selling aircrafts and missiles to countries at war, repressive regimes, and human rights abusers. In this way it fuels the crises that force people to flee their homes. Then, it profits again providing the EU with border security equipment meant to stop refugees and migrants. In recent years we have seen the increasing militarization of the EU borders, which is intended to prevent the entry of people forced to move due to crises often created, contributed to, or intensified by, Western/EU policy (including arms trade policy).

The result of this militarization has been ever more violence, brutality, and difficulty for migrants trying to reach Europe. Airbus has a direct role in perpetuating this violence and brutality: not only does it provide the EU with equipment, it is also a key player in the industrial lobby which pushes for the militarization of the borders. The company sees, in the further fortification of Europe, and the accompanying brutalization of migrants trying to enter it, an opportunity to increase its profits and please its shareholders.

On April 11th Airbus and its shareholders will celebrate the rising profits of their deadly business, paying no attention to the rising number of deaths in the Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa where their products are being used. We urge you, Hotel Okura, not to give them this platform to normalize and conceal the brutality they’re perpetuating, and to cut all ties with this company and the military and security industry of which it forms a vital part. Don’t give Airbus a platform to whitewash their bloody business at your hotel.

Regards,

Stop the War on Migrants.

Video: demo at TU Delft – Join the protest at Airbus shareholders meeting on April 11 in Amsterdam


April 11, 1 PM: demonstration during shareholders meeting of Airbus at Okura Hotel Amsterdam!

Video: demonstration on February 20 at the TU Delft against the cooperation between universities and weapons companies. TU Delft has been cooperating with Thales and Airbus on research and development of advanced military technology, such as radar systems and composites for military aircraft. Both companies were taking part in the career fair in TU Delft.

Now Airbus is welcomed to hold their annual shareholders meeting in Okura Hotel Amsterdam on April 11. Join the protest! In the run up: put pressure on Hotel Okura to cancel reservation AIRBUS shareholders meeting

Afghaanse vluchtelingen vragen Leidse universiteit om promotiebijeenkomst wapenbedrijf Airbus te annuleren

Bron: Doorbraak

Vorige week riepen we op om protestbrieven te schrijven tegen de promotie van het wapenbedrijf Airbus op de faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen van de Leidse universiteit. Morgen maart komt Hannah de Vries daar in het kader van een “CareerCollege” een praatje houden over haar werk voor het wapenbedrijf.

Namens 24 lidorganisaties schreef de Federatie van Afghaanse Vluchtelingen Organisaties in Nederland (FAVON) deze open brief aan de faculteit.

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Put pressure on Hotel Okura to cancel reservation AIRBUS shareholders meeting

In the run up to the Airbus Shareholders Meeting of April 11: putting pressure on Hotel Okura to cancel the reservation

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Let Okura know they should cancel the reservation and refuse Airbus as a client:
On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
By phone: (+31) (0)20-6787111 (general) / (+31) (0)20-6787790 (conferences and events)
By mail: info@okura.n (general) / events@okura.nl (conferences and events)

For twitter, use #stopthewaronmigrants. We are also now on twitter: https://twitter.com/War_On_Migrants

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Letter to TU Delft

Dear Tim van der Hagen (president of the executive board of the TU Delft),

On Tuesday the 20th of February, we were present at the Delftse Bedrijvendagen. We wished to voice our protest against the presence of large arms companies, Airbus and Thales. These companies profit from destabilizing the Middle East and North Africa, and from militarizing the borders of the European Union. They make our world less safe, and force the people fleeing the wars fuelled by the arms industry into ever more dangerous routes. These companies have no place in a university, recruiting students and developing arms technologies. Their future employees have a right to know about the nefarious practices their companies are involved in.

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Protesteer tegen de propaganda voor wapenbedrijf Airbus op de Leidse universiteit!

From: Doorbraak

Op 29 maart gaat Hannah de Vries namens het wapenbedrijf Airbus op de faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen van de Leidse universiteit een praatje houden over haar werk in human resource management. In het kader van een “CareerCollege” wil ze studenten aan die faculteit gaan voorspiegelen dat Airbus voor hen in de toekomst een aantrekkelijke werkplek zou kunnen zijn. Zo zet de universiteit haar deuren wagenwijd open voor een van de grootste wapenbedrijven ter wereld, die handelt volgens het motto “de ander z’n dood is nu eenmaal ons brood”. Maak bezwaar tegen de propaganda voor wapenbedrijven op de universiteit en stuurt ook een protestmail (zie hieronder).

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April 11: Demonstration & Die-In against Airbus and the militarisation of EU borders

Wednesday 11 April – 13:00 hrs. – Airbus’ shareholders meeting, Hotel Okura – Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam

Let Hotel Okura know they should cancel the reservation from Airbus!

Just in case: about legal team / arrestee group

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ARABIC TRANSLATION BELOW:
أوقفوا الحرب على المهاجرين

Theatrical demonstration and die-in against Airbus and the militarisation of EU borders.
– Also a facebookevent

– Follow us in the build up to this action on twitter and spread the word using #stopthewaronmigrants.
https://twitter.com/War_On_Migrants

– Help us spread the flyer and/or the poster, thanx!

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