We share here the report of a companion from Rumania who constitutes the ongoing anti-abortionist marches by the orthodoxian church and the way too minor protests against. We solidarize with their struggels and with this want to call attention. So please share this article!
Against every fundamentalism!
The time has come again: on 19/09/2915, the next ‘March for life’ takes place in Berlin. Thousands of fundamentalist Christians and pro-lifers will be marching in Berlin, proclaiming their anti-feminist and reactionary positions.
For this reason, the “What the fuck!” federation calls for a demonstration for bodily autonomy and for the blockade of the ‘March for life”.
Demonstration “What the Fuck!”: 19/09/2015, 11am, station S Anhalter Bahnhof (this station has a lift)
call (in German)
Mobivideo (in German)
Demonstration “Bündnis für sexuelle Selbstbestimmung“: 19/09/2015, 11:30am, Brandenburger Tor
May 6th, 7pm
AZ Conni, Dresden
We want to do a short input about christian antifeminism and fundamentalism and discuss together about what it means to us individually, for our social life and our political struggles. Why do we even have to deal with christian fundamentalism and how can this work? We also want to focus on reproductional rights and analyse how they became one of the main battlefields of fundamentalist movements (s. „Schweigemärsche“). Annaberg-Buchholz is on the 1st of June, christian fundamentalism, unfortunately, is all the year…
P.S.: half of the talk will be in English and half in German
In the end we will give some information about the action planned in Annaberg-Buchholz.
The fight concerning repoductive rights is an international one. Even so the situation is mostly different in each country it is possible to find similarities. One example is the Pro Choice – Action against a religious, right wing demonstration on May 9th in London.
The group Feminist Fightback organizes a counter action.
Here is their announcement.
A religious anti-abortion group are planning a procession from a church in east London to a nearby abortion clinic. We can’t let this go unchallenged – they might have a right to express their opinion, but they don’t have a god-given right to stand outside a clinic, peddle lies and intimidate and harass people. As well as making sure people can access the clinic safely, we want to do a lively action that makes a stand against the religious right-wing and their anti-women views that are dressed up as concern and counselling.
More details to follow but pls save the time and date! The location is near a tube station in East London.
There will be a banner and placard making session on Tuesday 28th April at the Common House 7-9pm. We can use the riso printer to print off your own ‘pro-choice’ designs. We will also discuss plans of action for the day.
Spread the news to all your networks!
Abortion is not just a ‘women’s’ issue. And not just about a woman’s individual ‘right’ or ‘choice’**, which is hard to come by in a capitalist system, especially for black and working class women who always bear the brunt of such policies – either by not being able to access abortions if they want one, or being forced to have one because the state doesn’t want them to reproduce, or having to have one because they can’t afford to have a baby. As communists/anarchists/socialists of various types, we should all recognise the importance of reproductive justice, linked as it is to capitalist production and control over working class bodies. We all have an interest in defending ourselves against the state and religious powers.
Abortion is a class issue! All genders welcome!
On June 1st fundamentalist christians and other people want to march through Annaberg-Buchholz. They support the so called “pro life”-movement.
From now on you will be able to purchase tickets to go to Annaberg-Buchholz by bus at the book shop “König Kurt” at AZ Conni.
More information in English will follow soon.