.. 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.
On January 22, 2016 will be the first annual Trans* Prisoner Day of Action: an international day of action in solidarity with trans* prisoners.
We would like to join this day of action together with the Anarchist Black Cross Dresden.
Especially in Germany there is almost nothing known about trans* people in prisons and what they have to face there.
That´s why we would like to invite you to meet us together at the January 22.
We will watch a movie and discuss, exchange the knowledge we have to know hopefully more at the end, we wanna write letters to the prisoners and eat cake.
This grassroots project was initiated by Marius Mason, a trans* prisoner in Texas, US. This annual event is being lead by trans prisoners and their supporters from around the world. It is a chance for those on the outside to remember those behind bars, give real solidarity and support and raise awareness about issues facing trans* prisoners. It is a chance for those on the inside to have a voice and organize together.
For trans* people in prison, those problems, like the terror of scrutiny, disgust, isolation, harassment and sexualised violence are doubled by the physical and emotional restraints of a literal cage, which you can’t leave. For decades, early queer activists showed active solidarity and support for the ones imprisoned – they wrote letters, had marches, and demanded not just that they be treated with respect and dignity, but their total and unconditional release. Queer and trans* prisoners organized with each other and the outside world. Join us in reviving that tradition.
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.
Name: Residenzpflicht abschaffen GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
IBAN: DE 8143 0609 6782 1991 7100
If you are interessted in having some of those, just write us an email. We would be very happy to sent you some by mail.
This weekend, Första Linjen published the preliminary schedule for the conference.
The two events with our participation are:
Sat. 19th, 14:00-15:30, together with Feminist Fightback (England)
Fighting for Reproductive Justice – a review on feminist strategies and right-wing attacks
On this panel, activists from GB, Sweden and Germany will talk about the current situation regarding religious and state attacks on our reproduction. Focusing on access to abortion as a barometer of broader capitalist tendencies we will talk about how we can understand the increased level of anti-feminist mobilisations and discuss various feminist strategies in how we should respond.
Even though our actions mainly take place in Europe, we also plan to weave in some information on Latin American struggles.
Sun 20th, 13:30-15:00
Gender and Capitalism – an inevitable love? On the necessity of connecting feminist (and) anticapitalist struggles
After a short input on how we see the correlations of gender and capitalism, we want to split into smaller groups to read texts wich display different approaches to this topic. We would then love to discuss the necessity of connecting feminist and anticapitalist struggles as well as ideas on how those struggles and practices could look like across Europe, worldwide and on a daily basis.
This saturday during the Hechtfest (festival of the Hechtviertel), we’re having a stall with cocktails (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and lots of information at the az conni from 4pm. It’s a solidarity stall for our protest in Annaberg-Buchholz and we want to use the money to pay parts of the upcoming legal costs and lawyers’ fees. The police accuses a group of activists of having violated the assembly law by presenting a banner 50m away from the fundementalists’ march. We’re also looking forward to chatting with you!
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