** 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.
„A twenty-first-century left must seek to combat the centrality of work to contemporary life. In the end, our choice is between glorifying work and the working class or abolishing them both. […] Yet the latter is the only true postcapitalist position.“
(Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, extracts from Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work)
In recent years, a great number of people from insecure countries have sought asylum in Germany. However, the German government decided, in dubious cooperation with these countries, to send many of asylum seekers back. It won’t matter whether you have fled Afghanistan, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iraq or any other oppressing government. The German government has always tried to show that most of those countries are safe and secure places. In these countries, thousands of people are killed and lots of incidents of human rights violation take place on a daily basis. We left our insecure countries just to find a safer place on Earth to live. Your humanitarian support could be a guarantee for us to have a peaceful life, therefore we ask you to take to the streets, together with us. Against a deportation policy of violence. For a joint living in safety and freedom.
Date: Saturday, December 17th 2016, 12:30 Place: Theaterplatz, Dresden
16.6 // 19 Uhr // AZ Conni // Rudolf-Leonhard Straße 39
During the last couple of weeks we have started the fight against the deportions of the refugees from Fritz Reuter Strasse 21. After our last meeting we made a citywalk and thought about further actions. You can read about what we did until now at our homepage iz-dresden.org
But the fight continues! One of the ideas that we have is to make an ongoing rally in front of the accomodation. We would like to discuss inputs to how we realize this, and any further ideas you may have. Hence we would ask all of you, to think about if you are ble to participate and take shifts during the on going rally, and any other suggestion you may have, to the fight against deportation.
We are looking forward to see a lot and hear all of your ideas.
In Mytilini, the capital of the island Lesbos, we meet Fatima and Assad. Both of them have stayed for some days in the NoBorder Camp. They share their experiences of the flight, the situation in their home countries and the expectations towards an Europe, which refuses the entry for both of them. Continue reading “Delegation trip Greece [personal stories I]”
Today a group of four persons of the “Internationalist Center” Dresden are on the way to Greece. In cooperation with the Dresden-Balkan-Konvoi we like to collect information about current situation of refugees in Greece and self-organized solidary groups and projects.