- Category: IAF
- Published on Sunday, 04 December 2016 08:29
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As International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA), we support the demonstrations planned to take place during the inauguration of Donald Trump, 20 January 2017.
It should go without saying that we do not support Hilary Clinton or any other politician : we know they are both faces of capitalism, racism and war. But the inauguration of Trump means the legitimisation of white supremacism, neo-nazism and mysoginy.
We don't give a damn about élections ; the change we fight for will be archived only by ourselves, trought direct action.
We expect nothing from politicians but suffering, exploitation and oppression.
We stand with all those experiencing police attacks, racist murders and sexist violence.
CRIFA, Marseille, 3-4 December 2016
- Category: IAF
- Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:33
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Since the coup in Turkey and the imposition of the state of emergency, we have seen increased repression of many groups and movements operating there. This is not only aimed at the organizers of the coup, but a wide repression of democratic, socialist, Kurdish groups and including our anarchist comrades of the DAF (Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet / Revolutionary Anarchist Action).
On two occasions, in 2010 and 2012, DAF has already been investigated by the state as a terror organization but these cases were dropped. Now, because of the state of emergency, the ability of DAF to organize is even more difficult. Their newspaper Meydan has been closed down and three new investigations have been started. This has also had serious economic impact for DAF.
In recent years DAF has been involved in many struggles including Gezi Park and supporting the Kurdish revolutionary process in Rojava and Bakur including refugee support. They are involved in workers’ and youth movement activities, ecological actions and anti-militarism, opposing patriarchy and supporting the LGBTI movement, and have been developing practices of collective living and economy and self-organisation.
IFA has already been involved in the solidarity movement with Rojava in many respects and in close cooperation with DAF. Now, due to the changed situation in Turkey, we must expand our support to DAF in more concrete ways. We also have to be vigilant of the real possibility of increased repression of DAF and the wider anarchist movement in the region and to be able to respond rapidly with strong solidarity actions. IFA is committed to this and we call on all friendly organizations to join us and also provide financial solidarity to DAF.
To support the call for solidarity & concrete support, you can contact the IFA secretariat
- Category: IAF
- Published on Sunday, 15 May 2016 13:39
- Written by CRIFA
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The CRIFA in Ljubljana reaffirms solidarity with refugees and migrants. Many of our federations (especially in Europe, including the Mediterranean and the Balkans regions) are involved in concrete solidarity with refugees by hosting people, helping them with medicine, legal processes, developing self-organisation and organising demonstrations.
We fight against far-right activists who are taking advantage of the situation to develop their xenophobic agendas. We oppose nation states, which are encouraging nationalism, building walls and closing borders, the same states that support global capitalism and free movement of money or trade agreements which exploit people inside national borders.
In sight of this situation we also see good examples of solidarity and we support these initiatives. Moreover, we continue to fight against the idea of borders and to support freedom of movement in general. People must be able to move and live wherever they want to.
At this moment, the media is focussed on war refugees (Syria) but we know that migration will continue for many reasons. People have always moved to change their lives, whether it is to escape bad situations or to try and improve their living conditions. We strive to live together and share the world’s resources in the face of states, ideologies and religions that create division and confrontation.
Participants of the Relations Commissionof the International of Anarchist Federations/ Commission de relations de l'Internationale des Fédérations anarchistes (CRIFA) meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23/24 April 2016.