Call for Demo AGAINST THE SHIFT TO THE RIGHT IN STATE AND SOCIETY on 23.03.2019 in Frankfurt am Main
– Joint bus journey from Dresden and Leipzig –
On 23.03.2019 a demonstration will take place in Frankfurt am Main against the SHIFT TO THE RIGHT IN STATE AND SOCIETY. It starts at 14.00 and we want to travel together with a bus from Saxony. The bus will leave Dresden and make a stopover in Leipzig.
It is our special concern to be represented with people from Saxony at the demonstration and to draw attention to the right-wing structures within the state at state level as well as to the social conditions in a conservatively shaped region. Especially in view of the upcoming state elections in September and the numerous Nazi mobilizations that have taken place recently, it is important to show that we as a nationally organized left-wing movement oppose the right and show solidarity with those who are particularly threatened by it.
Saxony in particular has repeatedly attracted attention in the entanglement of state authorities, above all the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the police, with right-wing networks. The failure or the deliberate concealment and misconduct in dealing with the NSU, which for years found shelter in Chemnitz and Zwickau, the order of the police tank “Survivor” with the striking embroidery on the seats reminiscent of Nazi symbolism, or the numerous right-wing populists and Nazis in uniform, are just a few examples of this. The fact that in the next few months a police law will be passed which is in many parts illegal, unconstitutional and hostile to freedom is another reason to take a stand against the authoritarian turn right now.
A strong shift to the right, anti-feminism and racism can also be observed in civil society. Pegida in Dresden, the solidarity of new rightists, neo-Nazis and AfD in Chemnitz last year and the repeated attacks on fugitives and (supposed) migrants, as in Heidenau and Freital, as well as on left-wing projects and people, are also here only the tip of the iceberg of deeply rooted conservatism and right-wing ideology in large parts of society.
This is not by chance, but the logical result of a political failure of the CDU, which has ruled since reunification, with its trivialization of right-wing activities and actors in administration and jurisprudence, the repression of left-wing solidarity projects and the precarization of many people in the new federal states through the dismantling of the welfare state.
Despite all this, there are many who oppose these developments with solidarity and progressive alternatives. Precisely for this reason our criticism of discrimination, state repression and a state that supports these conditions will not fade away. We remember the victims and the deeds of the so called NSU, the threat to the lawyer Seda Başay-Yildiz, the “Hannibal Network” in the Bundeswehr, and demand a consistent processing of the incidents, the recognition of the systematics instead of the trivialization as “individual cases”.
The call and more information about the demonstration can be found here:
We go out on the street on 23.03. to show solidarity with the victims of racist violence!
We protest against the structural systematics of the authoritarian formation of state and society!
We will not leave the Enlightenment to those who threaten our friends!
NSU 2.0 make the process!
See you in Frankfurt!