The international Camp and the Mesopotamian Social Forum (MSF) in
Kurdistan will take place! From the 25th till 30st of September 2009
(new date!) in Diyarbakir/ Southeast Turkey.
Despite the repression that predominantly members of the pro kurdish DTP
are exposed to ever since the communal elections in March 2009, the Camp
will take place as part of the Mesopotamian Social Forum. More than 700
activists of the DTP, the Kurdish Women's Movement (DÖKH) and the KESK
(union) got arrested. Most of them are still in prison.
One aim of the Camp and the MSF is to protest against this war! And to
make an exchange possible in between grassroots activists mostly from
Kurdistan, Turkey and Europe. For the MSF is being mobilized mostly in
the Middle East with the aim to "unite the powers against neo-liberal
politics, to exchange experiences of resistance and to join a common
process." (Sultan Toptas, speaker of the MSF committee)
Actions and Workshops are planned with topics such as Women's Movement
and feminist perspectives, unions and workers movement, Middle East,
world economic crisis, Internationalism, situation and struggles of
Queer-Lesbian-Gays-Trans, migration and racism, ecology and others.
Everyone is welcome to join! The Camp and the MSF depends on what
everyone adds to the process. More information about the program will be
found soon on our website.
>>From the 4th till 8th of October 2009 the IMF will meet in Istanbul-
protests against it are being organized!
Camp preparation meeting in Nürnberg: 25./26.7.09
Camp preparation meeting in Berlin: 8.8.09
Camp preparation meeting in Frankfurt: 21.-23.8.09