Free Afrin, keep holding on!

Solidarity Statement from …ums Ganze!-alliance to the Kurdish freedom movement.

The current situation in the Kurdish areas of Syria and Turkey is escalating further. The Turkish military is attacking the canton of Afrin in Rojava in co-operation with Islamist militias under the flag of the FSA (“Free Syrian Army”). In fact, these militia are battle forces trained in Turkey with the support of former soldiers of Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar Al Sham and Daesh. Since 2016 the “FSA” has basically only existed as a broad label which is used to cover different militias and forces. What is to be expected from the Turkish army’s allies if they win in Afrin, has been shown by their terrible and misogynistic desecration of the fallen YPJ-fighter Barin Kobanî. In Turkey, the repressive apparatus is being extended to its limits. Every comment against Turkish nationalist unity is being shut down immediately. Every day journalists, scientists, political opponents or simply anyone who is against the war is being villainised and arrested. A “free” and “independent” news coverage in Turkey has not been possible for a long time. Those media channels not completely behind Erdogan are being banned and/or censored. After the failed coup d’etat of July 2016 over 100 journalists were arrested, about 150 media channels closed and more than 700 press cards annulled. Critical journalists are being put under general suspicion. While the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel was released from prison quickly, Ahmet Altan, Mehmed Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and three further persons were sentenced to lifelong imprisonment under harsh circumstances. They are being blamed for participating in the attempted coup d’etat of 2016 and having connections to the Gülen movement. In general, the arrests against political opponents go on. Shortly, Amine Gündüz (DBP, Democratic Regions Party) and Aydın Üstün (HDP, Party of the People) and many other people from regime-critical circles are being arrested, thousands of others are already in prison.

Oury Jalloh is no Isolated Case!

Information event on December 7 in AZ Conni with the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh and the RAA Sachsen
Racist violence still is everyday life in our society. Attacks in the streets and on refugee accommodations, brutal isolation at the EU borders or police violence. The following denial, relativization and suppression are everyday life as […]

Solidarity without Limits — Nationalism is no Alternative!

Solidarity without Limits is calling for protests against the festivities of the anniversary of German unification in Dresden on October 3rd. You can read this call and find more information here:
On October 3, once again Germany wants to celebrate itself. This year, the main festivities of the anniversary of German unification take place in Dresden, […]

Call Out for the No Border Camp in July 2016 in Thessaloniki

Beyond Borders – make fortress Europe history
07/05 +++ AZ Conni +++ 4 p.m.
lecture, discussion, film screening
Call for the Camp by Beyond Europe
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 […]

Dresden goes Plauen — Putting the National Mob in its Place

Same shit like every year – 1st of May is approaching and so is a a neonazist large scale rally in the boondocks. Last year, 800 Nazis marched through Saalfeld, attacked non right-wing people and were able to make propaganda for their “national socialism”. This year, it is Plauen’s turn. Under the motto “Smash Capitalism […]

Unite Struggles – Overcome Patriarchy

Unite Struggles – Overcome Patriarchy | Leipzig | March 12, 2016 | 2 pm
Anouncement: Unite struggles – Overcome patriarchy(call in more languages)
Feminist struggles against local and global relations of exploitation and oppression have always been fought all over the world.
Today we are also taking the streets against these conditions. And we aren’t only fighting for […]

Call: Solidarity Must Turn Political

On February 6th, 2016 the Europe-wide action day „Solidarity without Limits“ against fortress Europe will take place. There is also going to be a nation-wide demonstration in Dresden. We want to use this day to strengthen the political solidarity with refugees throughout the world and to address the links between their reasons for fleeing and […]

About „Concerned Citizens“ and „German Welcoming Culture“

speech of critique’n’act at the demo against Pegida, Oct 19th 2015, Dresden

One year ago Pegida started in response to a demonstration by young Kurdish people against the violence of the Islamic State in Kobane. Instead of showing solidarity to the Kurdish people against IS-violence, at this point the demonstrations against „religious wars on German soil“ […]