- Categoría: IAF
- Publicado el Martes, 25 Octubre 2016 08:33
- Escrito por IFA / IAF
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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
- Categoría: Texte - Article
- Publicado el Martes, 18 Octubre 2016 12:13
- Escrito por FARJ
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La Campaña por la Libertad de Rafael Braga llama a colectivos, movimientos y organizaciones populares de todo el mundo a unirnos en la Campaña Internacional por la Libertad de Rafael Braga
Es un llamado para que se lleven a cabo, en este Noviembre del 2016, diversas actividades en Brasil y otros países, para denunciar lo que le pasó a Rafael, bien como para promover la discusión de temas como el racismo, el genocidio de los negros, el encarcelamiento masivo, la selectividad penal, la lucha anticárcel, etc.
Las actividades pueden ser las más diversas, sean culturales, actos, debates, collage, esténcil, afiches, publicidad, actividades académicas y otras. Le pedimos a los grupos y/o personas que organizan alguna actividad, que nos envíen los detalles de esta por medio del FORMULARIO, para que se la pueda difundir e incluir en el calendario. Además de las actividades, también se puede apoyar la campaña con el envío de fotos de carteles en apoyo a Rafael Braga, o notas de solidaridad firmadas por colectivos.
- Categoría: Congrès, documents
- Publicado el Domingo, 07 Agosto 2016 13:38
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Their wars, our dead ! Against terrorism and for freedom of all people !
The federations of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) and the organizations participating in the Tenth Congress of the IAF, Frankfurt (Germany), 4-7 August 2016, stand against war. We stand against the terrorism which is used by states, with the help of the police and the army. We stand against the violence applied by nationalist and/or religious groups or by isolated acts from racist, homophobic, and/or fundamentalist individuals.
We oppose the murderous activities of these governments, groups, or individuals.
The media and states may use the word terrorism to condemn social movements, but this is not how we understand it. What we oppose is the use of violence and terror against civilians to create fear in the population and impose authority. This terrorism goes hand in hand with the strengthening of state security and authoritarian state policies.
In many countries a state of emergency has been declared, reinforcing the powers of the police and army, which serves mostly to repress social opposition. Walls are built to prevent the movement of people, detention camps are built, and governments, capitalists and smugglers take the opportunity to get rich at the expense of migrants.
Terrorism by religious and/or nationalist groups and state terrorism feed each other. For example, the arms deals by regional and world powers have skyrocketed since their involvement in foreign wars. These interventionist policies help to maintain the terrorism of religious and/or nationalist groups.
Meanwhile, capitalism continues its devastating work and those affected are always the same: the people.
We live in an era of global terrorist threat, of generalized war, and reactionary politics in which race, religion and terrorism are conflated. We fight to keep racism from spreading. We support the migrants who seek the freedom to move and to settle down. We stand in solidarity with those targeted on the ground of their ethnicity and beliefs.
That said, we stand by all those around the world who seek to shake off the influence of religion in their lives, actions, and thoughts.
Our struggle for freedom is directed against state, capitalism, and religion.