.. feminist politics
.. theoretical discussions
.. radical critics on society
.. feministist militancy
.. emancipatory practice?
All genders welcome!
Today an event with the topic “Queer, Anarchism and Feminism” will take place.
An activist of crimethinc. will prepare an input and after that we will have a discussion.
The event will be in English.
7:15pm @AZ Conni
We live in a strange moment in the history of gender oppression.
Same-sex marriage is becoming legal in more and more countries, while restrictions on abortion and women’s reproductive autonomy are getting worse. Transgender people have become more visible than ever in the mass media, yet gender does not seem to be any less entrenched as a system of
domination in daily life. Why are all things gay and even transgender “trending”, while feminism continues to be marginalized? Could the logic of “diversity” and “inclusion,” particularly when applied to gay and transgender people in the global north, actually reinforce a repressive neoliberal agenda? How do radical queer/feminist concepts like sex positivity, polyamory, and challenging the gender binary relate to
neoliberal capitalism? And most importantly, what does collective resistance to gender oppression look like in the era of gay marriage and trans celebrities? Join a queer anarchist and feminist from the USA for provocative reflections on the politics of gender and sexuality today.
Joint call for action by the groups URA, e*vibes, AusserKontrolle und gruppe polar.
About a year ago the right-wingpopulist PEGIDA marched through Dresden for the first time. Since then there have been gatherings of racists on a daily basis somewherein Saxony. The number of attacks on refugees, their accommodations and their supporters are on the rise, leading to staggering heights, backed by a growing right-wing hegemony. The pogrom-like riots in Heidenau are a symbol of these developments. Over the last few months the anti-fascist interventions aimed at preventing the worst and supporting affected persons on sight as well as the protests of refugees. There are also positive developments: Everywhere people organize themselves in neighborhood-initiatives to support refugees. Many activists help refugees cross borders and thousands demonstrated, also in Dresden for a “culture of welcome”. However, all these initiatives fizzle out under the pressure of toughened asylum-laws and racist terror. They almost seem cynical against the background of tens of thousands of deaths at Europe’s external borders. On October 19, PEGIDA wants to celebrate its first birthday. For us this is a reason to once again concentrate on the heart of the racist beast and prevent Bachmann and his crew from taking even one step without being disturbed.
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