We share the call for a demonstration by the Saxonian Refugee Council
** 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!
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The conference is organized by a group of around thirty people including activists from afrique-europe-interact, corasol, glokal e.V., Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie and others. As a group, we decide by consensus, using methods of grass roots democracy.
| 6.-8. October 2017 | Leipzig
| 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.
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On Wednesday the 27th of July three self-organized projects from Refugees and other activists in Thessaloniki were evicted by Cops. The eviction went along with the complete destruction of the Ofranotrofeio, a house jointly occuppied and managed by refugees and other activists. These projects were a token of political solidarity and self-organization. The Orfanotrofeio in specific was contact point for refugees, international activists and many more. The projects and his activists are our friends and comrades. You got our solidarity and support – you are not alone!
Below you see the pictures of the destroyed Orfanotrofeio. Declare your solidarity, take the streets – against the fortress and their fans.
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For over six months, we have been working to establish a place where women*, queer, trans, and nonbinary people can meet and organize in a safe environment. Away from the usual male dominated spheres, this project is organized with a radical, antiracist, antipatriarchal, and queer feminist framework to fight for the liberation of women*, with and without papers.
Our project has been highly successful in bringing together many diverse women* living in Athens. We forged a community which is welcoming to migrant women*, who must not only endure the harsh realities that most migrants face, but also must navigate the specific societal oppressions that come with their gender and the intersection of their gender with their race, nationality and religion. Through self-organization, we regularly hold assemblies, events, discussions, film screenings, and moments for casual socializing. Twice we have been forced to relocate our project: one time due to manarchism and the second time by the police, directed by the logics of property and ownership. Despite this, we will continue to resist all efforts that prevent us from taking up the space in society that belongs to us.
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Since 07/11 the Internationalist Center Dresden is on the way to the No-Border-Camp (NBC) in Thessaloniki. Starting from Frankfurt/Main we’ll go via Milan and Ancona to Greece where on 07/15 the NBC will start. Through the Group “AusserKontrolle” (Out of controll) we were part of the prepetation assembly. At the place we’ll get activly involved in the creation and set up off the camp via the antikapitalist and antiauthoritorian plattform “Beyond Europe”.
At the NBC, hundreds of people come together to share the experiences that have been made over the last months in particular since the “Summer of Migration”. All over Euope and beyond there are Networks of Solidarity thatl strengthen themselves and fight together against boarder fences, isolation and nationalism. Together they are a transnational movement looking for joint strategies to open up free spaces in order to crack and abolish the European boarder regime. In opposition to a selective Europe and the developments of the last summer, the No Border Camp stands for a further moment of solidarity and the struggle for the freedom of movement. At the camp, common spaces, sharing knowledge and direct actions will be set up to strengthen the movement further.
We share the ideas of the No Border Camp and consider it as a chance to continue working on issues we’ve been dealing with since our “delegation tour” to Greece past winter. Once again, we will get engaged in the current situation of refugees, particularly in Thessaloniki, and report it back to you. Since our tour, we have been intensively dealing with the appropriation and shaping of autonomous spaces. In the city itself, Orfanotrofio, a house squatted by both refugees and other activists as well as the social center Micropolis are examples for diverse solidary networks and self-managed spaces. Furthermore, we want to deepen the networks we’ve been build up so far and looking to set up new ones. Again its suppose to be focussed on the self-organised projects by refugees and activists of the antiauthoritarian space. Following our journey in January, we organised Soli-Parties, wrote articles for the antiracist zine ZAG and antifacist zine AIB (will be published in the next edition), did lectures, shared messages of solidarity and were part of the European-wide Actionday for “Solidarity without Limits” on February 2nd 2016.
With the intension to connect glocal – global and local – fights of emancipatory manner, we are currently working on the idea of “social centers for all”. So far, we’ve been researching practices and possibilies of social centers nationwide to bring up the idea of building a center such in the city of Dresden. In Thessaloniki, we want to take the chance to deepen our engagements with such projects, update our knowledge and looking for common strategies. Therefore, we will discuss these topics with comrades from Italy, Greece and Germany. We will keep you updated on that issue and report – at the latest – in a workshop we will hold at the Rudolfstraßenfest (3/09/16, Rudolfstraße, 01097 Dresden) to discuss our newly gained knowledge with you. Lookoing on the named practices, we are still working on a paper for an antiauthoritarian internationalism that hopefully will be published in September 2016.
Convoy of Solidarity from Frankfurt/Main [Germany] via Italy to
Fortress Europe starts here. We already want to politicise the journey to the No Border-Camp in Thessaloniki and therefore we will organise a convoy from Frankfurt am Main, Germany via Milano and Ancona, Italy to Thessaloniki. Together with Italian groups and collectives we are planning different antiracist actions and stops in Italy. We then take the ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa, Greece.
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July 29 2016 // 8 PM // AZ Conni // Rudolf Leonhard Straße 39
Dear friends, dear comrades,
as you have probably already heard, the big No Border Camp will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) from July 15 to July 24. Our group AusserKontrolle helps organize this camp within the Europe-wide anti-authoritarian platform Beyond Europe.
There are just a few weeks left and that is why we want to invite everybody who is interested to join us on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 PM at AZ Conni. At this meeting together we can discuss the journey to Greece, the program and different open tasks.
We’re looking forward to see ya!
Dresden Internationalist Center’s Events
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.
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