This is a mirror of a call written by the communities most affected by the recent fascist, racist and misogyn terror in Hanau
After Björn Höcke called for a coup last Monday, Tobias R. got into his
car in Hanau and murdered ten people who were non-German in his eyes.
This violence is horrible, but nothing new, not even that migrant
people, families, communities are being hit and not protected. We are
familiar with this from the NSU murders, we have known it since the
families of the murder victims organised a demonstration in Kassel in
2006 demanding from the state to put an end to the racist series of
murders. The merciful verdict in the NSU trial, on the other hand, was
an encouragement to all Nazis to continue murdering. Since then there
have been countless other attacks and murders against migrants and Jews.
Already in Kassel, in Cologne, in Frankfurt, in Duisburg, in Halle… we
knew that we could not rely on the state, but had to defend ourselves.
Against the political system that is concerned after attacks, but still
doesn’t do by far as much against the right-wing terror as against the
migrants – the dead in the Mediterranean are the brothers and sisters of
the dead in Hanau.
We know that we can’t rely on those who have been talking about “Döner”
killings then and who are talking about “Shisha” killings today, those
who talk about “fear of foreigners” instead of naming racism – or who
once again fantasize about disoriented single offenders. That we won’t
rely on a sensationalist press and the politicians who are now
travelling to Hanau again to attend the spectacle, but who won’t take
the warnings and experiences seriously, won’t listen and won’t act. And
it is more than clear that the “horseshoe” theory of one of these
Hans-Georg Maaßens only has the purpose to trivialize the right-wing
terror and agitation – and to weaken the antifascist resistance against it.
We are taking the right to defend ourselves. We are calling on the
society in solidarity to demonstrate and to stand up with us for the
integrity of our lives and of our coexistence and to fight for putting
down Nazis and racists.
With these attacks everybody is meant, but we are hit.
But we are also saying that racism will not chase us away, but that we
have shaped and changed this society forever. For a migrant, Jewish,
black perspective. For the society of the many. The problem is not
migration, the problem is racism.
We call and urge everyone to turn their attention to the families and
relatives of the victims, to hear their voices, to state the names of
the victims. We stand with them.
We call for a nationwide demonstration in Hanau on Saturday at 14:00.
Starting point: Hauptpost am Kanaltorplatz (close to Westbahnhof). Those who
cannot come are called to hold decentralized protests at the same time.
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