Prague, 27th of April – against the “National March for the Family”

+++ Info + Mobi event + Call + Bus trip to Prague +++

This year on 27th of April there will be a public counter protest against the “Pro-Life- March” in Prague, organized by our friends from Kollektiv 115.
Together with Pro Choice Sachsen and  URA, we call for bringing the protest and our demands for an emancipatory perspective instead of reactionary, sexist family ideology to an international level. We call for supporting our local friends* and comrades-in-arms in their feminist and anti-nationalist struggles.

Therefore we share the call of Kollektiv 115:

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A solidary und dynamic feminist struggle day!

On the occasion of today’s feminist women’s stuggle day, we wish you all strength and endurance; On the street, on strike, at home, on escape, at work, at school, in bed… Keep going!

As a small reminder: In addition to the actions taking place today, e.g. the demonstration to the women*’s jail in Chemnitz, there will be also a demonstration in Leipzig on Saturday with the motto “No Rollback! Hollaback! Fight Back!”. Who plans to launch from Dresden is invited to gather at the train station Neustädter Bahnhof at 11 am. A joint crafting for banner, signs etc. will take place at the Open Antifa Plenum on March 09th at AZ Conni (Rudolf Leonhardstraße 39). Doors open at 6 pm. Craftig starts at about 8:30 pm. Bring ideas, fabrics, colors and more.

The past night activists have already attached stickers, posters and slogans in Dresden Neustadt and surrounding areas. The shop window of the Dresden Kaleb e.V. was also marked with “My body, my responsibility, my decision” banner. The press release (german only) was forewarded to the Pro Choice Saxony alliance, which today also begins with the official mobilization to the demonstration in Annaberg-Buchholz on June 12th 2017.

Stay curious, stay tuned http://schweigemarsch-stoppen.de/

Enthusiastic into 2017

Hello everybody!

After a short reorganization we start with renewed enthusiasm into 2017 – we won’t relinquish streets, heads, politics and society to reactionary, anti-emancipatory and other right-wing players!

With this post we on the one hand want to let you know that we’re back in activism, on the other hand want to call you: stay briefed, stay crically, become active!

See ya in the internet and on the street, to the next soli-party or at the next orga-meeting for upcoming feminist actions.

With emancipatory regards,

your e*vibes from Dresden!

Feminist Solidarity after evictions in Greece

We would like to share the call for solidarity from “Feminists for migrant solidarity in Athens”. On the same issue, an office of the LINKE party (sister organisation of SYRIZA) was occupied in Dresden. Like the squatters demanded, Katja Kipping (Leader of the LINKE party) contacted SYRIZA officials to condemn the police action in Thessaloniki. (Declaration from the occupation in Dresden)

SOLIDARITY TO THE 3 MIGRANTS’ HOUSING SQUATS IN THESSALONIKI, GREECE

During the early morning of the 27th of July, riot police evicted 3 squats in the city of Thessaloniki, (Orfanotrofio, Nikis Avenue, and Hurriya) which were were being used for the housing needs of migrants and people in solidarity. Heavy police forces raided the squats and detained 83 people, out of whom 74 were later accused of “disturbing private peace”. Continue reading

Against sexualised violence and racism. Always. Anywhere. #ausnahmslos (“noexcuses”)

We also support this text Against sexualised violence and racism. Always. Anywhere. #ausnahmslos (“noexcuses”):

On the night of New Year’s Eve, numerous women were sexually attacked in public spaces in Cologne and other German cities.. These crimes demand thorough and comprehensive investigations. The prevailing impunity regarding crimes of sexualised violence must end.

We demand that the survivors receive the best possible care and support. We are in solidarity with those who have experienced sexualised violence and harassment.

Who we are (More info on this activist group)

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Let’s ruin PEGIDA’s birthday!

Saxony sucks

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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Donations for Röszke

Finally our donation is on its way to Röszke – or rather: it’s on its way to those great people who are in Röszke since several days, cooking for refugees. (this is their German FB page).

Please support this campain and, if possible, donate some money!
They’re not only in need of money, but also looking for people who can support them on site.

Spendenkonto:
Name: Residenzpflicht abschaffen GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
IBAN: DE 8143 0609 6782 1991 7100
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
Betreff: Budapest

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Connection European Struggles

We are excited to share the call for the CES conference in Sweden, which is organized by Första Linjen. We will also contribute to it – our workshop will be announced soon.

Conference 18-20 september 2015

In 2014 the first Connecting European Struggles conference was held in Lund, Sweden and gathered participants from multiple European countries in order to discuss, connect and mobilize around crisis politics. Now we are calling for the 2015 conference, this time in Malmö, which we hope will build on the previous one and be bigger, better and broader.

For the 2015 conference we have decided to highlight gender issues and feminism in crisis, a perspective that has mostly been lacking in many radical analysis and perspectives on our current situation. Continue reading

Labour of Love? – Searching for Feminist Answers to the Crisis of Reproduction

When it grew up, capitalism fell in love with unequal gender relations. Their relationship is somehow complicated, but flexible, and all in all it seems to be a strong and long lasting one. Still today production and reproduction are organized along gender categories, the production of economic value has its precondition in mostly unwaged ‘female’ reproductive work. (Without childcare, cleaning, shopping, cooking, sex, emotional support a.o. reproducing labour force, it wouldn’t be there.)

In the last decades many european feminists have thought it would be a key step in emancipation for women* to go to work (in sense of waged jobs). But as we can see now, when this is partly realized, in most cases women* work in the low-paid care sector, an ‘extension’ of housework in commodified form. And still, whichever job they have, domestic work seems to remain their task.
The result is an unmanageable overload. Some economically better-situated women* hire other (often immigrant) women* to do ‘their’ housework or childcare, frequently low-paid and under bad conditions of never-ending working days and personal dependency.
In times of crisis and austerity politics, when ‘welfare’ is out back into private homes, the whole precarious situation aggravates – we can speak of a crisis of reproduction.

What could be strategies concerning gender and work? What kind of struggles are going on in the different countries, what are the experiences or outcomes? How can low-waged care workers, how can unwaged reproductive workers organize? What could ‘working conditions’, ‘union’ or ‘strike’ mean referring to private households? How to relate to the state, should we call for public services or/and organize them on our own? What is the role of feminism in all this?

Therefor it could be inspiring to look back to the 70s’ ‘Wages For Housework’ campaign. We will read and discuss the short text ‘Wages Against Housework’ by Silvia Federici and its implications for today. What has changed, what hasn’t? How to take this discussion and our practices further?

Thursday: 5pm, Megali Panagia
at the Beyond Europe Camp in Greece