- Categoría: IAF
- Publicado el Domingo, 15 Mayo 2016 13:39
- Escrito por 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.
- Categoría: Statement of others organizations
- Publicado el Sábado, 14 Mayo 2016 22:15
- Escrito por LGBTI Peace Initiative
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LGBTI Peace Initiative is a group of activists who have been involved in various social and grassroots movements with anti-sexist, anti-fascist and anti-capitalist agendas. After the Suruç Bombing on July 20, 2015, the war between Turkish state and the Kurdish Freedom Movement escalated, the politics of the ruling party AKP (Justice and Development Party) lead to the death, injury, imprisonment and torture of our friends.
With the elections in June 7, 2015, a pro-Kurdish party, HDP, gained 80 of 550 MPs, despite attacks against the party and its supporters during electoral campaign period, including multiple arson attacks to party buildings and a bombing in the rally in Diyarbakır, on June 5, killing 5 people. The visibility gained by the minority and progressive groups of Turkey with the success of HDP frightened AKP, which lost its absolute majority in the parliament for the first time since 2002, the year when they first came into power. Nonetheless, none of the parties in the parliament were able to come up with a coalition, hence the parliament not being able to function lead to another general election on November 1, 2015.
Right after the deadly suicide bombing in Suruç district of Urfa, a town 10 km from Kobanî, Turkish government one sidedly ended the ceasefire with the outlawed Workers’ Party of Kurdistan (PKK). The bombing lead to the death of 33, the majority of whom were university students. On 10 October, in Ankara, another bombing lead to the death of 102. Those who were killed in this attack, were gathered for the “Labour, Peace and Democracy March” to protest against the growing conflict between the Turkish Armed Forces and PKK.
After highly controversial elections, AKP once again gained the power in 1 November 2015, as the ruling party.
- Categoría: Statement of others organizations
- Publicado el Martes, 03 Mayo 2016 06:25
- Escrito por Anarchist Revolution With Action- DAF
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As in last years, we were in Taksim Square against all prohibitions of state, all violence of police and all efforts of capitalists.
This year, Turkish State has declarded that it wouldn't have permitted the Taksim Square for Mayday Demonstrations (as in last years), one week before Mayday. State has showed another place for the "celebration of Mayday". This "demonstration space" became a discussion between the revolutionary organisations.
Although, there have been a "legal celebration for Mayday" in Bakırköy. The revolutionary organisations were in Taksim Square. (In 1977, the bloody Mayday have been occured in this square and this square is become a symbol of resistance.)
As DAF, we were in the square from the early hours of 1st of May. 3 DAF member who are also member of Construction Workers Union, were in the square with the pancard "Fight, street, resistance; Long Live Mayday" at 08:30. They have achieved to get inside the square from the building site which is near the square. They have been taken into custody by police.
At 10:00, DAF cortege was in Mecidiyeköy where the march to Taksim started in. We have walked against the prohibition of the state with our pancard "To Anarchist Revolution With Action". We kept walking with the Construction Workers Union against the restrictions of capitalists. The polices of the state tried to block the march wiht teargas, plastic bulets and violence... 3 comrades have been taken into custody brutally by police.
We haven't participate the "Mayday celebration of the state", and we won't.
They won't frustrate us from our struggle. We will keep on struggling against state and capitalists.
To Anarchist Revolution With Action- DAF