13.11. Anti-prison demonstration – For a society without prisons

contribution from Basisgruppe Internationalismus | part of Internationalist Center Dresden

Prisons are not a solution to social problems. Prisons are a means of enforcing domination and exploitation. They ensure that whoever is down stays down. We reject them and do not call for their social reform.

We will demonstrate on 13.11.2021 in Dresden for the abolition of all prisons! Meeting points: 3 pm at the deportation prison Hamburgerstraße, 5 pm at the Dresden Hammerweg Prison. Continue reading “13.11. Anti-prison demonstration – For a society without prisons”

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”

Anarchist May Day in Dresden 

1st May | 2 pm | Artesischer Brunnen Albertplatz

We gladly share the call of the AND (Anarchist Network Dresden) for May 1st and see you on the street!

May 1st is historically an important day of the workers‘ movement. 150 years ago people gave their lives to fight for an 8-hour day. Today many people can’t do much with this day. They work isolated and „flexible“ in precarious jobs, they exploit themselves or are exploited.

The past year has shown us once again that capitalism is an unjust system. The Corona pandemic has further exacerbated this injustice. The crisis makes many people poor. Especially people who have worked in precarious jobs before. People who have become unemployed and can no longer finance their living. People who have no official employment contracts and are exposed to arbitrariness. Continue reading “Anarchist May Day in Dresden “

Ralley on March 15 – International Day against Police Violence!

Rally Day against Police Voilence | March 15 | 4 pm | Jorge Gomondai Square

We share the call of our anarchist friends an invite to the rally. The Initiative for Peace in Kurdistan will be there with speeches on the criminalization of Kurdish people in Dresden, Germany and Turkey.

We call on you, come to the rally on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4 pm at George Gomondai Square!

The year 2020 was marked by the death of George Floyd and the discussion about police violence. However, this sad event was neither an isolated incident nor a new development. Police violence has existed as long as police have existed. Police stops and violence do not happen by chance. Mostly people who are affected are poor, people of color, black people, homeless people, young people, people who do not fit into gender norms, people with mental problems, political activists.

Police violence is structural – What does that mean? Continue reading “Ralley on March 15 – International Day against Police Violence!”

Call for solidarity – Germany finances, Erdogan bombs! – NOT WITH US!

Tuesday, 02.02.2021, the Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar meets with the German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin. Turkey seeks international partnerships to get backing for its, as propagated in Turkey, next military offensive on Derik and the Shengal. Still long not healed, are the wounds the German Leopard 2 tanks in north-east Syria, the population living there inflicted. Also in 2021 Germany supports an obviously fascist state in word and deed.

We demand Germany to stop the dirty politics with Turkey. Whether inhuman “refugee deals”, the silencing in an obvious international law war of aggression in northeast Syria 2018/2019 or the actively disgusting support through weapons deliveries, which have claimed countless human victims in their missions in the Turkish wars in Nagorno-Karabakh??? and northeast Syria.

What can we do? Continue reading “Call for solidarity – Germany finances, Erdogan bombs! – NOT WITH US!”

100 reasons to prosecute the dictator

With this campaign, we want Feminicide to be internationally recognized as a crime against humanity.

Add your signature to our demands.

No passage to feminicide.

100 reasons to prosecute the dictator

From the recent history of humanity, we know that nothing has lead to more catastrophe in human history than dictatorial regimes. As we know from the Armenian Genocide, from Holocaust, from the settler colonial genocides against indigenous peoples in the Americas, as well as from the many massacres in places like Middle East, including Kurdistan, humanity has had to cope with all sorts of genocides, especially in the past two centuries. Continue reading “100 reasons to prosecute the dictator”

World Resistance Day for Rojava – 2nd of November

Joint train journey to the demonstrations in Berlin
Meeting 8:30 train station Neustädter Bahnhof

Today we call for this year’s November 2 to be a day of global resistance against the Turkish war of aggression, to break the normal state of affairs and cripple life. Participate with creative and diverse actions of civil disobedience and come with us on the street!

The revolution in Northeast Syria will prevail, fascism will be smashed!

At 4pm on October 9th, the Turkish occupation army and its Islamist allies began their long-prepared war of aggression against the liberated areas of northern Syria.

At four o’clock sharp in the afternoon, bombs rained down on people in towns and villages on the border. Jihadist militias began their advance under the leadership of the Turkish army and tried to penetrate into the border area. Turkey is talking about a “military operation” aimed at “securing the border” and establishing a so-called “peace corridor”, but the fact is that the Turkish army and the Islamist mercenaries under its command are concerned with nothing less than the occupation of the mostly Kurdish populated entire area along the Turkish-Syrian border. The regime in Ankara speaks of the “fight against terrorism” and emphasizes that their war of aggression is not about the war on the civilian population, but indiscriminate bombing of civilian settlements, looting and mass deportations of hundreds of thousands of people, arbitrary executions and the brutal abduction of hundreds of civilians speak a different language. The further the war against northern Syria progresses, the more it becomes clear, what Erdogan is really about, namely ethnic cleansing through the violent expulsion of millions of people and the long-term demographic change of the entire region.
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Statement and call to action by the Internationalist Commune of Rojava

To all democratic forces: Defend the Democratic Federation of North-Eastern Syria! Statement and call to action by the Internationalist Commune of Rojava.

To all democratic forces: Defend the Democratic Federation of North-Eastern Syria!

Less than a year after the start of the criminal war of aggression against the canton Afrin, the people of North-Eastern Syria are again confronted with an aggression by the fascist state of Turkey and its Islamist allies. The threats of the Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan are no empty words, are not just election campaign propaganda and no mere provocations. With the assaults on the refugee camp Maxmur and several villages in Schengal on the 13th of December he has made this clear again. In fact they are the latest expression of the neo-ottoman expansionist aspirations of the AKP-MHP regime, and the open announcement of a murderous war of extermination against the revolution in North-Eastern Syria and in the entire Middle East.

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