- Category: Texte - Article
- Published on Sunday, 21 February 2016 18:24
- Written by Anarchist Women
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The next issue of our monthly anarchist newspaper Meydan (Turkey/North Kurdistan) is going to be prepared by Anarchist Women only, as for all March issues. In this issue, we are going to focus on the systematic violence against women, on this violence becoming a state policy and we are going to talk about being a woman in war conditions that we are currently in.
The massacres in the North of Kurdistan has been steadily increasing especially since August, and these war conditions bring about many cases in which the women are used as tool for the war. As seen in many wars throughout history, women are forced to migrate from the lands that are looted by war in our geography.
Women are faced with rapes, tortures, they are massacred and their slayed bodies exposed on the streets, "completely naked".
While we, the women, are resisting the systematic violence on one hand, on the other hand, we are resisting against the state politics which are trying to turn our bodies into tools of war.
In this context, as we ask many women around the world, we are waiting to hear your messages against war, to publish them on our paper.
“What is the importance of resisting to the wars of states, while we, as women, are resisting against the violence of men, in other words, the war started by patriarchy? How should women create a struggle against war in practice?
How can women construct peace?”
We are hoping to have your replies with 200-300 words max., on 22 February, Monday, at the latest; in order to share your words with our readers on the March issue.
Long live the women’s solidarity!
- Category: IAF
- Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 17:20
- Written by IFA
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The member federations of IFA-IAF (International of Anarchist Federations) recognise the current struggles in Slovenia and express their full solidarity with the people who have risen up in a decentralised and widespread revolt against political elites and neo-liberalism.
This uprising started in Maribor in December 2012 and has quickly spread across the whole country. For us, the most inspiring part of this uprising is the opening up of a political space for non-hierarchical self-organisation. This is most visible in the popular assemblies and in the actions that have emerged from it.
The Slovenian state has now begun a large repression of activists including judicial trials with legal bills to pay. As IFA-IAF, we strongly condemn this repression by the State and we demand the immediate halt of all legal procedures against protestors. Police violence and legal persecution should stop immediately! We are witnessing very similar patterns of uprisings and oppression in Croatia and Bulgaria, and we express full solidarity to these as well. The uprisings in Slovenia are one part of the widespread and global struggle in Europe against capitalist devastation and ruling class repression.
CRIFA (Relations committee/Delegate meeting of the International of Anarchist Federations), 24th March 2013, Trieste (Italy).