by Women Defend Rojava Dresden
by Women Defend Rojava Dresden
contribution from Basisgruppe Internationalismus | part of IZ
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 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”
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.
Our friends from the Internationalist Commune of Rojava asked us to support and publish their campaign “Make Rojava Green Again”. Hereby we do so and hope for positive feedback and huge support. At the very end of the text you find brochures in several languages.
Five years have passed since the beginning of the Rojava Revolution. Beginning with the heroic resistance of Kobani, the YPG/YPJ have pushed the reactionary gangs of ISIS back again and again. At the same time, the people of Rojava have successfully resisted all hegemonical attempts to corrupt the revolution. Inspired and shaped by the ideas of Abdullah Öcalan and the struggle of the Kurdish freedom movement, Rojava is a revolutionary project with the aim of challenging capitalist modernity through women’s liberation, ecology, and radical democracy. Despite the ongoing success of the Rojava Revolution, the people remain under pressure; the war against ISIS, the daily terror attacks by the Turkish state and the economic embargo, are obstacles for building up a new society. In this situation, Rojava needs worldwide support more than ever.
An evening of Solidarity for Rojava
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.
We publish here a recording of our comrades from Plan C from UK. Together we are joining the Antiauthoritarian platform against capitalism Beyond Europe. As we, they had a information event about Rojava and the current situation in the Kurdisch regions of Turkey. Have fun while listening!