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Call To Action in Support of the Zapatistas

by Chiapas Support Committee

AN ATTACK ON THE ZAPATISTAS IS AN ATTACK ON US ALL

CALL TO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF THE ZAPATISTAS
WEEK OF ACTION: MAY 18-24 (DAY OF REMEMBRANCE MAY 24)
JUSTICE FOR GALEANO; STOP THE WAR AGAINST THE ZAPATISTA COMMUNITIES!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION

THE CALL

Summary of recent events:
On May 2, 2014, in the Zapatista territory of La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico, the group CIOAC-H, planned and executed a paramilitary attack on unarmed Zapatista civilians. An autonomous Zapatista school and clinic were destroyed, 15 people were ambushed and injured and Jose Luis Solis Lopez (Galeano), a teacher at the Zapatista Little School, was murdered. The mainstream media is falsely reporting this attack on the Zapatistas as an intra-community confrontation, but in fact this attack is the result of a long-term counterinsurgency strategy promoted by the Mexican government.

Given the experience of the 1997 massacre at Acteal, we are concerned about the mounting paramilitary activity against Zapatista bases of support. It is clear that if we do not take action now, the current situation in Chiapas may also lead to an even more tragic end.

Why this matters to us:


Since 1994, the Zapatistas have shown us the bankruptcy of the world that dominates us and, most importantly, the ability to organize ourselves into self-determining communities autonomous from the political class and capitalism. It is this capacity to show that another world is possible in the here and now, one not rooted in exploitation, dispossession, repression and de-valorization, but rather in liberty, democracy and justice, that has inspired us all. An attack on the Zapatistas is an attack on the other world that we have all tried to build along with them for the past 20 years.

What we should do:
We strongly denounce the murder of Compañero Galeano and the attacks against our Zapatista brothers and sisters. We denounce the deliberate destruction of the Zapatista clinic and school. We denounce the disinformation from the press regarding these attacks.

To denounce these aggressions and in support of our Zapatista brothers and sisters, the signatories below call on all Zapatista supporters, students, anti-prison activists, artists, intellectuals, teachers, academics, LGBTQ groups, anarchists, communities of faith, prisoners, communities and organizations of color, indigenous peoples, Chicanos, migrants and all those seeking a more just, non-capitalist world, to pronounce themselves against these attacks by the Mexican government on the Zapatistas and to hold events starting Sunday May 18th (e.g. demonstrations at Mexican consulates and Embassies, corporate subsidiaries, and banks supporting the Mexican government, teach-ins, discussion groups, concerts, informational sessions, or other civil actions that people deem appropriate for their city) and culminating with a day of remembrance on May 24th called by the Zapatistas in honor of the late Compañero Galeano.

Let’s make our dignified pain and rage another building block towards a movement that will directly participate, along with the Zapatistas, in creating this new world.

STOP THE AGGRESSIONS AGAINST BROTHERS, SISTERS, TEACHERS-VOTANES AND ZAPATISTA BASES OF SUPPORT.

AN ATTACK ON THE ZAPATISTAS IS AN ATTACK ON US ALL!

At http://www.anattackonusall.org/, read the full Denunciation and Call to Action in Spanish and English along with current signatories, sign on in support, and find or plan actions/events in your city.

Groups met  last night (May 15) in Oakland to plan actions. As of today (May 16), actions have been planned for May 20 and 22 in San Francisco and either May 23 or 24 in Oakland.

We’ll have a list of actions/events posted soon on this site.

Please make sure to send all information about events or actions around the country to the Enlace Zapatista webpage: laotra@ezln.org.mx and invitaciones.escuelita.srl@gmail.com.

“Like” the Facebook page “An Attack On Us All”, follow @AnAttackOnUsAll on Twitter and Instagram, and promote the hashtags #AnAttackOnUsAll and #ZapatistasNoEstanSolxs]

Next Anarchist Action Network Meeting in Bristol, 19/20 April

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No Border lasts forever conference

http://conference.w2eu.net/nblf3/call-en/Call (en)

 

No Border Lasts Forever Conference III:
Retrospectives and perspectives of the antiracist movements
21st-23rd of February 2014 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Studierendenhaus/ KOZ, Universität Frankfurt-Bockenheim, Mertonstr. 26-28

 

Two years ago, the last No Border Lasts Forever conference took place in Frankfurt.
Two years of ongoing struggles and changes in the antiracist and the self-organized migrants movements. Amongst these –
most notably – an uprising of refugees in form of many strong initiatives, transnationally – even outside Europe – as well as in
Germany.
Refugees marched from Würzburg to Berlin. Berlin has seen an occupied Oranienplatz for more than one year, putting the living conditions of refugees in Germany back on the political agenda. Lampedusa in Hamburg not only bridged the distance between the Mediterranean island and the Northern port city, but also built a strong urban alliance with a strong claim to a
right to stay.

 

In Baden-Württemberg a group of Afghan refugees from Hungary reclaimed their mobility and questioned the Dublin regime in
the process. The Refugee Tribunal in Berlin denounced the inhumane migration policies of the German state systematically. In
Bavaria, an ongoing campaign of hunger strikes, marches and  occupations mobilised many refugees and challenged both Residenzpflicht and Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz along a strong claim for the right to stay.
In Lagers across Germany, self organised protests and tours aimed at breaking the isolation. The resistance against deportations is ongoing and intensifying. The new visibility of refugees’ struggles is not confined to Germany, protest camps springing to life in the very centre of large European cities such as Amsterdam and Vienna. While a series of revolts and hunger strikes taking place in many prisons along the European border, we see “no fingerprint” demonstrations in Lampedusa, sit-in-protests in Tunis and ongoing collective storms against the fences of Ceuta and Melilla. At the moment we experience a transnational perpetuation and condensing of the struggles for freedom of movement.

 

At the same time, we are faced with the continued cruelty of the European border regime, resulting in death and suffering. In spite of
the public attention to the tragedy in Lampedusa in October 2013, initiatives such as a strengthening of Frontex and the stablishment of the European Surveillance System EuroSUR are being pushed forward.
Across Europe we witness a surge in racist and populist mobilisations, threatening to revert important victories and achievements of the last decades.
These developments require a re-construction of a political space of communication, debate and solidarity in order to advance the antiracist struggles and gain the potential to give collective responses acknowledging the multiplicity and diversity of struggles. The
conference should offer a space for productive discussions, a space where we can discuss visions, victories, strategies, challenges and failures in a manner of solidarity.

 

The conference is prepared by antiracist, self-organized refugee and migrant groups and transnational networks.

 

Initial signatures and preparation groups:
Activists from Asylumstrike Berlin, Lampedusa in Hamburg, The Voice
Refugee Forum, Caravan Munich, Welcome to Europe, Afrique Europe
Interact, no one is illegal Hanau and Darmstadt, Teachers on the Road
Mainz, Noborder Frankfurt, Action alliance against deportations
Rhine-Main, NoLager Bremen, Youth without Borders (JOG),Women in Exile
and friends, Halk Evi Darmstadt, Refugee movement Sachsen-Anhalt, Aktion Bleiberecht
Freiburg, Refugee Council Hamburg, No Lager Halle,
Infomobile Greece

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Anti-censorship protest

Anti-censorship protest

by RedHack to take place on Saturday, Jan, 18th @6pm in Taksim Square, Istanbul and other major cities.

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Organising for AFem2014: an anarcha-feminist conference in London…
Madrid: Solidarity event for long-term anarchist prisoners

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by actforfreedom On Saturday, January 11th,

the squatted social centre La Gatonera, located on 9, Amistad Street in the district of Carabanchel, Madrid, hosts an info event in solidarity with anarchist prisoners facing long sentences worldwide.We meet at 18:30 and begin counter-information talk, with the aim to publicize some of the cases of brothers and sisters who are incarcerated in the democratic dungeons of different States for many years already. Following a presentation of the cases of Claudio Lavazza and Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (prisoners in the Spanish State), Marco Camenisch (imprisoned in Switzerland), Thomas Meyer-Falk (captive in Germany), Marie Mason and Eric McDavid (imprisoned in the United States), and José Miguel Sánchez Jiménez (prisoner in Chile), we freely discuss ways to strengthen and extend solidarity ties, also through structures of counter-information and factual support, with prisoners of social war.The evening includes solidarity cafeta, with vegan sandwiches to kill hunger.We want to make this meeting an opportunity to break the silence in which they try to bury anarchist prisoners, to diffuse their words, and propagate the fight with all means possible against the prison society and those who sustain it.By the way, this is a self-organized event so we hope we can count on your support, both in terms of physical presence and active participation, as well as free donation for imprisoned comrades.Prisoners to the streets! Streets for the insurrection!Contra Info