YALLAH, AVANTI, HAYDI – LET’S GO INTO A SEASON OF SOLIDARITY!
LET US CONNECT ANTIRACIST STRUGGLES AND FIGHT FOR AN INDIVISIBLE SOCIETY FOR ALL!
Our Autumn of Solidarity started six years ago during the “Summer of Migration 2015”, when the wall of European isolation was torn down by refugees at the borders of the EU! On September 4th 2021, we are continuing our Autumn of Solidarity at the mass demonstration of the #Indivisible alliance. We are keeping up the pressure – with our countless antiracist, decolonial, queer-feminist, antifascist, and migration, housing and climate-related political and social struggles.
In 2015, our siblings set out to cross national borders, overcome the highly militarized border guard organization ‘Frontex’ and to demand their right to free movement and asylum. Meanwhile, the majority of society got ready to bid them “Welcome” in solidarity! Migrant organizations, refugee initiatives, solidarity networks and other initiatives and groups were founded to support migrants in arriving safely and living and working in humane conditions in Almanya.
A lot has happened since the Summer of Migration 2015! One the one hand, our antiracist-indivisible struggles, our voices, networks and migrant life in Almanya have become stronger, but on the other hand, we were faced with political pressure, oppression and violence!
INSTITUTIONAL RACISM, ANTISEMITISM, AND RIGHT-WING TERRORISM KILL!
After the fire at the overcrowded refugee camp Moria on Lesvos in September 2020, Seehofer and the likes have vehemently refused to take in refugees who were now houseless in life-threatening circumstances, and to evacuate these inhumane camps. They even forbid the German states from taking in refugees under their own voluntary asylum programs. These racist politics further legitimized letting people die in masses in the Mediterranean, while perspectives for long-term residence are dismantled, and deportation policies are strengthened here. Sea rescue is being criminalized – Germany and the Berlin Senate are deporting people to Afghanistan, the most dangerous country in the world, in the middle of lockdown.
These policies add further fuel to the fire of right-wing hostility in our parliaments and on the streets! Terrifying right-wing terrorist attacks in Almanya have demonstrated to everyone without mercy that racism kills inside the country, too. AfD politicians spread racist and antisemitic conspiracy myths and act as parliamentary wing of right-wing terror. Migrant lives are not safe, because there was never a de-nazification of German authorities. We mourn 159 victims who were killed in police custody, like in Dessau, Kleve, Delmenhorst. Politicians and national security agencies refuse to disarm and fight right-wing networks to this day.
We mourn our siblings who were murdered by racists in Hanau, Halle, Kassel and Munich. The victims will not be forgotten and live on through our struggles! Together with our friends in Hanau, we demand remembrance, justice, consequences and that cases are solved in their entirety. We will not be silent, we will not be intimidated and we will continue to fight for a diverse society of solidarity.
WE ARE HERE – AND WE ARE HERE TO STAY!
This is why we are looking at the big picture: we demand a good life for all! During the covid pandemic we have witnessed whose life counts and whose doesn’t. Politicians have consistently decided to quarantine refugees in insecure, crowded camps. Doors were closed instead of evacuating and providing decentralized housing for refugees and houseless people alike!
While some were able to retreat into safe homes, working class migrants were forced to harvest asparagus and strawberries or cut meat into bite-sized pieces for Tönnies for sub-minimum wages. For many people, migrants or not, the pandemic meant working themselves half to death as underpaid cleaning or care staff. They had to continue to work the supermarket registers, deliver food to our doorsteps and clean and care for others, often in illegalized status.
All this, despite the fact that people living, working and paying taxes in Almanya in the third generation do not get to participate in the democratic process if they don’t have German citizenship. Excluding almost ten million people from elections and referendums is undemocratic and institutional racism.
Ecocide has long been a reality of life for people of the Global South and one of the main reasons for migration, which is why the struggle for climate justice is inseparable from anticolonial struggles. Post-colonial plundering of fossil resources in the Global South had already robbed many people of their livelihoods and living spaces long before the pandemic. The pandemic has amplified this chain of global injustice. The lack of solidarity in the distribution of medical supplies and patent laws purely driven by profit, not by health care concerns, are parts of this continuity. National borders stop neither climate crises nor pandemics! We urgently need solutions on a global scale for all!
GAME OVER! WE DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO A CAPITALIST-RACIST ‘NORMAL’!
Our diagnosis is as follows: we are living in highly charged times, everything is still wide open, and our struggles, visions and alliances will determine the future! We urgently need to start our journey towards a society of solidarity for all! On September 4th 2021, we will be in Berlin to make a clear statement – that we have brought light into the dismal darkness every single day through our struggles and our hard-won solidarity, and that we will continue to do so no matter what!
VAMOS, ALLEZ, چلو چلو
COME JOIN THE ANTIRACIST BLOCK OF THE #UNTEILBAR #INDIVISIBLE DEMO ON SEPTEMBER 4TH!
– Legalization now! For the right of residence for all!
– Evacuation now! For the right to housing for all!
–Against the dying in the Mediterranean Sea! For the right to sea rescue!
– No democracy without our votes! For the right to vote for all!
– No deportations! For the right to free movement for all!
– Abolish the German Verfassungsschutz! For the de-nazification of all authorities!
– Disarm nazis! For a safe life for all!
– Against exploitative working conditions! Basic universal income for all!
– No profits with health care! For the right to social support systems for all!
– Against the exploitation of ecosystems and the people of the Global South! Climate justice for all!
ABA – Aktionsbündnis Antirassismus,
ABA – TK (Türkiye-Kürdistanli Göcmenler Platformu),
Afghanischen Aufschrei Düsseldorf,
AG Asylsuchende SOE e.V.,
AG Right to the City for All der Kampagne Deutsche Wohnen und Co. Enteignen,
Alarm Phone Berlin,
Asmara’s World e.V.,
Bundesweites Aktionsbündnis ‚NSU-Komplex auflösen‘,
Community for all,
Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen e.V.,
Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie,
Ihr seid keine Sicherheit!,
Initiative Amed Ahmad,
Initiative Duisburg 1984,
Initiative für die Aufklärung des Mordes an Burak Bektaş,
Initiative gegen das EU-Grenzregime in Afrika,
International Women Space,
Interventionistische Linke Berlin,
ISD-Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland Bund e.V.,
Jugendliche ohne Grenzen,
kein mensch ist illegal – Hanau,
KOP-Kampagne für Opfer rassistischer Polizeigewalt Berlin,
Kotti & Co,
Nicht ohne Uns 14 Prozent,
OMAs gegen Rechts Berlin,
Solidarity City Berlin,
Verein für die solidarische Gesellschaft der Vielen e.V.,
We‘ll Come United,