28 years of PKK ban in Germany – Call for a nationwide demonstration and week of action in November

contribution from Basisgruppe Internationalismus | part of IZ

demonstration | 27.11.2021 | Berlin

Lift the ban of PKK!

End the war – promote a political solution!

In November, 28 years will have passed since the German government of this time imposed the ban on the activities of the “Kurdistan Workers‘ Party” (PKK). Since then, German policy has not only continued this ban, but has constantly tightened it. Currently, 11 Kurdish activists are being held as political prisoners in German custody. In general, from 2016 to 2020, there were a total of 786 preliminary proceedings for membership of the PKK and support of the movement.

The dimension of the political, cultural, but also physical and psychological consequences of this repression against Kurds, which has been going on for decades, is unprecedented and now affects several generations, who know no other reality without persecution. This period is marked by: Thousands of court cases, hundreds of arrests, countless raids on associations and private residences, refusals of naturalisation, threats of deportation, revocation of asylum status, instrumentalisation of Kurds as key witnesses in so-called terror trials. Continue reading “28 years of PKK ban in Germany – Call for a nationwide demonstration and week of action in November”

Call 18.07.2021 – Day of the Revolution! Demo in Dresden

Demonstration | 18 July | 1 PM Altmarkt | Revolutionary Festival of Possibilities| 3 PM Alaunplatz

Call to demonstration on the day of the revolution in Rojava: United in the struggle for liberation – defend the revolution and disarm the FRD!

At the anniversary of the social revolution in the Democratic Federation of North-East Syria/Rojava, we call everyone to take to the streets together! On 18.07.2021 we will demonstrate united in the struggle for liberation, in defense of the democratic, feminist and ecological revolution in the Middle East and worldwide! We protest against the war of the fascist Turkish government, of Erdoğan and its support by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany. This threatens not only Rojava. The south of Kurdistan is also being attacked by Erdoğan and his German supporters. These attacks are not only directed against our Kurdish friends, but against the idea of a better world and thus ultimately against all of us. Let us therefore show our global solidarity with all liberation movements and struggles for the good life for all! Continue reading “Call 18.07.2021 – Day of the Revolution! Demo in Dresden”

Program Internationalism Festival°2

Finally the time has come! Here you can find most of the program of the second Internationalism Festival! It will be updated and completed in the next weeks! To give you an idea of what you can look forward to, here are already the fixed events!

Some things we want to say in advance:

First, we are very sorry that we have to hold the festival online. You can find the exact details here. Due to the uncertain Corona situation we had to make this decision during the planning process. Even though it might be possible to meet again with restrictions at the beginning of June and the weather is tempting us outside, we hope for your numerous participation! Get together, watch the events together (if this should be possible again), take the computer out into the countryside…there are many ways to make online formats more enjoyable for you!

Because of the online format, many networking and sharing opportunities are eliminated. We have decided to include many lectures and workshops in the program and to move pure networking and sharing formats to the summer. We hope for your participation and ideas on how we can make this happen together!

We have a very colorful program, yet many perspectives are missing. So we are looking forward to your ideas and future plans, understand the festival as an invitation and call to think further and to network. Continue reading “Program Internationalism Festival°2”

Public Viewing Internationalism Festival°2 in AZ Conni

On Friday, 4.6. you can watch the Internationalismus Festival°2 together via stream at the AZ Conni (Rudolf-Leonhard-Straße 39, 01097 Dresden) from 16 o’clock! So come by and watch the program together!

What you need to know to visit the AZ Conni you can find out here.

Furthermore we want to point out the Freifunk Dresden. If you don’t feel like sitting inside in front of the computer in this good weather, you can find here on the map, where there is free internet in Dresden! Go out together, use the Freifunk and see you at the Internationalism Festival°2!

How to Workadventure

The whole Internationalism Festival°2 will take place in Workadventure. Here you can find a detailed instruction how it works. If you have technical difficulties, you can have a look at the pdf:

Behavior and togetherness in the workadventure during Internationalism Festival°2

We want all participants to treat each other with solidarity and respect. We use Workadventure so that, despite the online implementation, encounters are easier. However, not every participant wants to interact in the same way. Even if everything seems playful, the avatars are representing real people! Continue reading “Behavior and togetherness in the workadventure during Internationalism Festival°2”

Internationalism Festival°2 Warm Up Event “Refugee activism from a feminist perspective” with Women in Exile

lecture | 26.5. | 7pm | online

As a warm-up event for the Internationalism Festival N°2 we invite you to “Refugee Activism from a Feminist Perspective”.

Lecture with activists from Women in Exile in English with German interpretation.

Registration under anmeldung[ät]iz-dresden.org Continue reading “Internationalism Festival°2 Warm Up Event “Refugee activism from a feminist perspective” with Women in Exile”

Registration to Internationalism Festival°2

In this text you will learn everything you need to know about registration. First of all: You have to register via email before the festival to get the links to the online rooms and to participate in the whole festival.

You can also do that during the whole weekend!

You do not need to register for the individual events. Unless it is a workshop with a limited number of participants, then you will find a note in the event descriptions.

Registration:

Send us an email to anmeldung[ät]iz-dresden.org (PGP Key) from now on.
We don’t need any data from you, you don’t have to tell us your name etc.
We will send you the links shortly before the festival. Afterwards you can decide for yourself whether you want to participate in the events via WorkAdventure or directly via link in the online space (BigBlueButton, Jitsi etc.). Please indicate the need for translation in your email! Continue reading “Registration to Internationalism Festival°2”

Update: Online Festival! – But how?

The Internationalist Center is located in the building complex of the housing and cultural cooperative Zentralwerk. We actually wanted to hold the festival on this site. Due to the uncertain Corona situation, we had to make the decision to hold the festival online. Therefore we invite you to experience the Festival°2 with us in the online world of the Zentralwerk. For this we will use WorkAdventure together with you.

In addition to the various educational offerings, our festival should be a place to meet new people, to network, to simply get into conversation. But how is that supposed to work when everyone is at home behind their laptops, computers and smartphones and you can’t spontaneously meet at the bar or strike up a conversation in the exhibition?
For lectures, panels or workshops, we have all used many media in recent months, but getting to know each other usually came up short. That’s why we are organizing the Internationalism Festival°2 with WorkAdventure. Continue reading “Update: Online Festival! – But how?”

Update: Internationalism Festival°2 becomes Online Festival!

Due to the unpredictable situation of the Corona Pandemic and the resulting restrictions we decided with a heavy heart to let the Internationalism Festival°2 take place online. This means all lectures, workshops and other contributions will be offered online and you can participate from home. We regret this decision, because the festival is all about networking and exchange. Nevertheless, we cannot continue to hope that by June the situation will have improved so much that we will be able to hold the festival as we had hoped. We are trying to offer an online variant that will make participation varied and easily accessible. We will present you soon what exactly this looks like!
We also plan to continue networking and sharing beyond the festival weekend and catch up on parts of the program in the summer. One advantage is that people who are not from Dresden can participate more easily!

We will keep you informed about all further news!