Dresden. German territory. Mobi video and call for participation in the antifascist protests and the feminist action week as well as the action week of Dresden Nazi Free around February 13, 2020 in Dresden.
Originally published by Indymedia DE. Translated by Enough 14.
February 13th marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. Like the years before, this is taken as an occasion to indulge in a staged victim myth, which fascists of all kinds can dock at – from the bourgeois “middle”, to the AfD, to the classic boot nazis. Together with well-known neo-Nazis, historical revisionism will be celebrated at a very high level in Dresden in 2020. On February 13th, during the municipal commemoration at the Heide Cemetery, the names of victims of the air raids on Dresden will be read out for the first time, apart from the names of Jewish people, also the names of Wehrmacht soldiers and other Nazi perpetrators. An equalization which is to be firmly rejected.
On the evening of the 13th the fascists of the AfD try again, like in the previous years, to dock to the citizens of Dresden and its traditional victim myth. Let’s disturb them and show that not only the classical boot nazis are the problem of this city. The civic commemoration around February 13th should also be abolished, so that the neo-Nazi march, which has been taking place for years, can be deprived of its breeding ground in civic society. There are repeated calls in urban society and in right-wing circles for the establishment of further memorials for the victims of the bombing. Thus, in addition to the events in the city, the victim myth around February 13th is not only staged and celebrated, but constantly expanded. In recent years, in contrast to various disruptive actions, civil remembrance has been disturbed, in some cases considerably – let’s continue with this!
In 2010 and 2011, the neo-Nazi march was successfully prevented. We owe this to a broad mobilization of many anti-fascists, which reached beyond the borders of Saxony. In the following years, one of the biggest neo-Nazi marches in Europe became one with an almost insignificant size.
However, almost simultaneously with the emergence of numerous right-wing mobilizations in recent years and the strengthening of AfD, the neo-Nazi march has been growing again for several years. This year we expect more than 1000 fascists. They are well networked throughout Europe with Holocaust deniers and historical revisionists. In Hungary, openly fascist symbols and Hitler salutes are shown in Wehrmacht uniforms in commemoration of the Waffen-SS (“Day of Honour”). The protagonists and organizers of the Nazi march in Dresden are regular guests of this and other extreme right-wing events in Europe.
It is therefore to be expected that the central Nazi march on February 15 will attract many militant neo-Nazis from Central and Eastern Europe as well as broad sections of the right-wing conservative middle classes, even from beyond the city limits of Dresden. Let us build on the larger and smaller successes of past years. Let us confront old and new fascists on the streets of Dresden on February 13 and 15.
Now is not the time to give way, but to feed up.
We call on all anti-fascist forces to come to Dresden on February 13 and 15. We demand Unteilbar (In English: undividably, a antifascist coalition dominated by liberals, Enough 14) to postpone their demonstration in Erfurt until February 16th, so that we can really take part undividably in the protests in the streets of Erfurt against the FDP’s pacing with the fascists of the AfD.
Prevent Nazi marches – abolish commemoration!
Hit the fascists where you meet them.
Dresden Nazifrei: https://dresden-nazifrei.com/aufruf2020/
Feminist blockades https://femblockdd.blackblogs.org/2020/01/aufruf-2020/
Overview article about antifascist and right-wing events around February 13 at the URA: https://ura-dresden.org/ubersichtsartikel-zu-den-aktionen-rund-um-den-13-februar-2020-in-dresden-naziaufmarsche-verhindern/
Call of Dresden affinity groups: https://de.indymedia.org/node/61826
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