Justice for George Floyd – fight the racist state, its cops and white supremacy!

After a white cop in Minneapolis, Minnesota suffocated the Afro-American George Floyd under the eyes of three of his colleagues, half the country is on fire. It was not the first racist murder by the US police, it was not even the first one this year and not the last since. It was just one too many.

The night after George’s murder, protests broke out in all kinds of cities across the United States and quickly increased. The protests were organized from within black communities in big US cities and quickly met with a huge wave of solidarity. After Trump had feigned sympathy and demanded an investigation into the murder, the mask has now fallen: Swinging his Bible, the autocrat declares the protests to be terror, against which he now wants to bring in the military, after the National Guard has already been mobilized in most states. Following the motto “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”, Trump wants to put a stop to the social uprisings. In the same breath, he wants to blame antifa directly for the protests, whom he has long since known to be communist and anarchist agitators. Fair enough! But while the truncheon orgies continue on the streets of America, Trump leads a campaign against those who stand in the way of the unchained state power.

The authoritarian Republican bloc in the US has long since mobilized all its media power to shift the discourse: Instead of racist cops and structural violence, FOX News discusses looting and terrorism. In trying to divide the protest into peaceful and violent, the Liberals, as so often, willingly let themselves be pulled in front of the Republicans’ trolley and toot the same horn: While armed sections of the Ku Klux Klan have opened the hunt under the eyes of the police, the Liberals on both sides of the Atlantic emphasize how important it is to remain non-violent. As if this is an option against police state and gangs of nazi thugs!

Trump had already made it clear in his presidential election campaign that he would not only stand for complete neo-liberal unleashing, but would also be prepared to use the strong state to beat this order into existence with all necessary force. The social distortions in a country where half the population considers health insurance to be Stalinist cannot be ignored. The COVID crisis has only exacerbated these differences: More than 20 million people lost their jobs and the foodbank queues stretch for miles. While it is the role of the state to ensure the normal accumulation of capital in times of peace and crisis, particularly exceptional situations such as this one show the other side of the coin: where integration fails, terror must be unleashed!

Meanwhile in Germany a whole sea of crocodile tears is being shed. From the conservative paper FAZ to the left-liberal Taz, from Christian Democrats to the Left party everyone agrees that one cannot handle justified anger in this way. Forgotten are the beatings of the G20 summit, the state’s involvement in Nazi networks, forgotten the evictions, deportations, deaths in police custody, etc… We write this declaration in solidarity one day after the 53rd anniversary of the murder of the student Benno Ohnesorg by the bullet of a German policeman.

It is not new that for the state no means are too drastic in the fight against insurrections to secure its monopoly on the use of violence. We send greetings of solidarity to our comrades and friends on the streets of American cities, who are showing practical solidarity against the state’s power!

From Germany & Austria to Minneapolis: Fight the Police! Solidarity beyond borders! Black lives matter! Abolish the system from below!

Call for Demonstration in Dresden: Sea bridge – create safe ports!

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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Stand up against summit of far right in Prague

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Against the politics of fear: Stand up against summit of far right

Prague will witness a gathering of the representatives of the Europe of nations and freedom (ENF) fraction, which regroups the right-wing populist parties in the European parliament on 15th and 16th of December. This grouping is constituted, among others, by the french National front (FN), the dutch Freedom party (PVV), the Free party of Austria (FPÖ) or the Italian Northern league (LN). The event is organized by the Czech Sovereignty and direct democracy (SPD) party of Tomio Okamura. Of the most notorious leaders, participation has thus far been confirmed by Marine Le Pen (FN) and Geert Wilders (PVV). It is as of yet unclear whether the leader of the Austrian FPÖ H. C. Strache, currently engaged in government-forming negotiations with the Popular party (Austrian christian democrats), will also be present.

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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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The empty promise of “integration” Work and employment opportunities for asylum (Arbeitsgelegenheiten Asyl (AGH-Asyl))

Guy Louis Debord “Abolition du Travail Aliéné” / “Abolition of alienated labor” from 1963. A picture and a political campaign at the same time. Both where directed against wage labor so against the abstraction of a meaningful act or action into exploitable work – therefore abstract work.

Prior to the conference „Do it yourself – Concepts of grassroots organization, community organizing and autonomy“, the Internationalist Centre Dresden analyzises the new „job opportunities for asylum“ (80 cents jobs for refugees) and comes to the conclusion, that there is a necessity of a mutual organization of refugees and unemployed, to escape the exclusion of society resulted by the work fetishism.

 

„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)

 

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Stop deportations. To Afghanistan or elsewehre!

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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

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IZ goes NBC

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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 to No Border Camp

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Thessaloniki [Greece]

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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No to deportations in our neighborhoods! All stay!

Invitation for an assembly against deportations.
12th of May / 8 p.m. / AZ Conni / Rudolf Leonhard Strasse 39

After a meeting on Tuesday with several people from Morocco that are in danger of getting deported, we would like to invite you for an open assembly. The affected people live in the Heim Fritz Reuter Straße 21 in the Dresden neighborhood of so called Hechtviertel. They want to get organized with us and resist politically. We agreed on three proposals for actions, we just shortly mention:

1) Telephone chain in case of emergency
2) Constant rally / picket in front of the Heim
3) Demonstration followed by a press conference

At the meeting we’ll tell you details about the planed actions and discuss it together. At the moment people of the Heim talking about the different proposals. It could be that point 2 wouldn’t be realized. Nevertheless we would like to ask you or your groups to think about, if you could manage to take over a shift at such a picket against deportation.

Out of Controll (AusserKontrolle)
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Solidarity without limits – action day against Fortress Europe!

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On the 6th of February plenty of right-wing populists, neofascist movements and parties will come together in different places around Europe to take to the streets for their reactionary idea of  superior “people” and “nations”. On the one hand we don’t want to accept this and therefore we call you to counter them firmly together taking a stand for political solidarity! On the other hand we want to proclaim this day Europe-wide as a day of action against Fortress Europe!

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