Abortions take place every day. Every year millions of people worldwide have abortions and will never talk about this experience. Because: to consciously decide to have an abortion is still frowned upon, ostracized and evaluated in many places. People are excluded, shamed, condemned and punished for it.
Silence is maintained.
We say: enough! Let us break the silence together and talk about our experiences. Let us share our experiences with others as naturally as the decision to have an abortion should be. Let us abolish shame, guilt, stigma and condemnation.
Our decisions are clear!
They are our bodies and our lives! And our reasons and stories are as diverse as we are.
Tell us about the procedure as it was for you. And how you felt about it. What sucked? What was desperate? Who and/or what stood in your way? Judging your decision? Insecure? …strengthened? What gave you strength? Who and/or what was important? Who was there? How do you feel about it today? What do we have to stand up for? What must change? What has to be considered?
Design a postcard or take a photo of yourselves with your statement. Send us video clips, audio clips. Send us letters. Send us your text.
Let us break with silence and stigma!
Bini Adamczak: “The pandemic teaches us how vulnerable we are and how interdependent. And it teaches us that we can only act collectively and in solidarity – Merkel says accordingly. As if she had not only experienced socialist socialisation, but also studied feminist philosophy. What a pity that the declaration falls on the same day that Germany suspends the humanitarian admission of refugees and forces further deportations. But an ethic of vulnerability that excludes some of the most vulnerable is a lie. A solidarity that is to be forced into the borders and the service of the nation is not.”
We too feel that we should show solidarity especially during this time.
We have printed posters, stickers and flyers that draw attention to this fact. We will distribute them in #Dresden. Feel free to join us or print them out yourself and distribute them around you!
On 25.05.2019 we all drive together to Annaberg-Buchholz (Erzgebirge). There we demonstrate against a march of christian fundamentalists. Come with us and get one of the coveted bus tickets. You can get them in the Biospäti (Rudolfstr.6, daily from 4pm – 1 am) or at Dicker Schmidt .
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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:
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/
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
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.
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.
Germany is not the solution! Continue reading
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.
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