** Sea Bridge– SOLIDARITY WITH MISSION LIFELINE **
* Sunday, July 29th // 2pm // Alaunplatz Dresden-Neustadt *
Join the demonstration for a safe Mediterranean by sea rescue! For a humane policy and against the dream of the fortress Europe. The dream of all those right wingers, who want to seal off Europe completely. We want to walk through Dresden on Sunday, July 29th, demonstrating our conviction with all distinctness, accompanied by fine beats.
Why this demonstration?
In the last four years, more than 16,000 people drowned in the Mediterranean by trying to reach Europe’s shores according to UN’s numbers. But instead of expanding sea rescue and supporting private NGOs, EU and national governments go for blockade and criminalization. Now, the rhetoric is followed by action: rescue ships are not allowed to leave the ports anymore. By applying juridical tricks and open racism, rescue ships are restricted to the ports, the supporters are doomed to watch helplessly. Parallely, dreadful news reach us almost every day, reporting of ever new ship accidents with many people dead in the Mediterranean.
We cannot keep watching at these inhumane events for just one more day!
| A conference with up to 300 people coming from different activist contexts – freedom of movement, anti-racisms, agriculture, degrowth, climate justice
| With talks, workshops, theatre, concerts, networking possibilities and several formats for exchange
What is the connection between the debate around a just design of migration and the one around an ecologically and socially just economy?
What are the connections between alternative concepts such as „Degrowth“ or „Post-Development“ and a postcolonial perspective on causes of flight?
This conference wants to focus on the links between flight, migration, self-determined development and ecological crises. We want to connect these seemingly independent topics within a broader context in order to build bridges between the different political struggles and movements.
February and March have marked one of the most active protest period in the recent history of Belarus. Thousands of people were protesting not only against the infamous unemployment tax but against dictatorship of Lukashenko. People in the cities all around Belarus have organized their local gatherings and planning further steps in their struggle. Anarchists played an important role in those protests in several places. Reaction from the state followed – hundreds of people arrested and sentenced to short term arrests of 10-15 days, several are now prosecuted for planning riots.
The incidents after No Border Camp affected us deeply. The evictions of several self-organized solidarity-projects in Thessaloniki, Athens and Mytilini were a hard blow to the desire for a good life for all. However, our comrades still fighting on. But we as well will not give up! Therefore we want to discuss further about self-managed spaces and possibilities of common organization togehter with you. For this we are looking forward to two events on the topic of “Social Centers”.
25/08 5pmRudolfstraße/Ottostraße:barbecue + solidarity-bar and lecture
Cafe und Bar Wulberts / 19 Uhr / 30th of July / Rudolfstraße 2 / Dresden
We warmly invite you for the tomorrows event at WULBERTS. We would like to talk with you about the revolution in Rojava and the democratic confederalism. There will be a film screening and information tables. with books and leaflets. Our comrade Ahmado is a refugee from Afrin, Rojava (Northern Syria) and will present his sociocritical rapps. Kurdish food will be served as well. The Internationalist Center is part of the campaign Dresden helps Kobanê and will give informations about the current solidarity work.
In May, two comrades from the antiauthoritarian platform Alpha Kappa (Αντιεξουσιαστική κίνηση, Antieksousiastiki Kinisi, antiauthoritarian movement) are on a tour to inform about the camp and call for action. Alpha Kappa is part of the Beyond Europe network and of the local camp assembly in Thessaloniki. We want to inform you about the ideas of the Camp and the Beyond Europe Barrio and discuss it with you. Furthermore we will show a short film about the Beyond Europe Camp and the actions that took place in 2015.
The famous narrative of Europe sounded like a fairy tale and a happily-ever-after: peace after two World Wars, “understanding between peoples” and “prosperity for everyone”. In 2016 this myth has once again proven to be a farce. The divide between the rich and the poor continues to grow in this systematic crisis ofcapitalism. To speak of “democracy” is nothing but cynical and European integration is nothing more than a bad joke. Across almost all regions reactionary forces are gaining strength, borders and walls are once again being built up and become increasingly militarized.
Especially at the external borders more and more people from all over the world are hindered from continuing their flight. We all have seen it. The “Balcan route” is blocked. Borders are closed. The suffering in the refugee’s home countries also stems from the aggressive politics of European states and produce apocalyptic images from “inside” and “outside”. The situation in Eidomeni and on the Greek islands is alarming. This catastrophe is man-made and comes as no surprise. While we live in prosperity, tens of thousands of people are forced to wait in the rain and mud. This treatment of refugees is without any doubt inhumane, other words would not do this situation justice. Last summer Greece was made to choose between bankruptcy and continuing with the austerity measures imposed by the EU which caused poverty and desperation for hundreds of thousands. Now, Greece has become Europe’s bouncer, cooperating with the autocratic Turkish regime.
But there are also many people, who actively fight against this policyof marginalization and exclusion in this capitalist Europe. From the 15th to the 24th of July a No Border Camp will take place in Greece. On the campus of the University of Thessaloniki we want to create a space to discuss, exchange ideas, network and carry out actions.
There is again lots of talk about Greece: As an EU external border Greece confronts fleeing people in a direct way with the “fortress Europe”. The country is a neoliberal experimental laboratory for European and German saving doctrine that deprives many people’s social and financial security. When we want to develop shared strategies against bulkheading and authoritarian austerity policy, we have to try to understand the surroundings of political work in Greece.
We already announced in our report of the delegationtrip to greece, that we would like to discuss the ideas of “social centers for all” in Dresden. We are glad to invite you to our open forum and would be happy, if many interested people joined the discussion.