WELCOME THE REFUGEES
KICK OUT NAZIS, POLITICIANS, AND COPS
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Union Square, NYC
Call for a No Borders and Antifascist contingent to the 9/12 Syrian Refugee solidarity demonstration
In Budapest, Lampedusa, Lesvos, Berlin, Calais, Kobani, Manus Island Melilla, the Negev, Yarmouk, Rafa, Santo Domingo, San Antonio, and Nogales, we see the same crisis, the same dehumanizing rhetoric. We are told those fleeing violence and poverty of in Latin America, North Africa, and the Middle East are contagions of instability, that in order to defend our national character, we must build walls and detention camps, and ruthlessly exploit the chosen few we allow in.
They call this the worst refugee crisis since World War II. And today, just as Jews, Roma, Queers, and others were turned away by the Allies, the thousands of Syrian, Iraqis, Kurds, and Afghans now fleeing ISIS, Assad, and Erdogan are labeled pariahs and infiltrators. In Turkey, Hungary, Germany, Britain, Sweden, France, Greece, Israel, and the United States, nationalist politicians and fascist groups have used the crisis to heighten the friend/enemy and inside/outside rhetoric that props up their disgusting militarism, bigotry, and ethnic cleansing.
Over the last four years, sections of the United States have begun to wake up and take to the streets, confronting the bourgeois state and the murdering racist police that protect it. In New York this Saturday, hundreds will call for the United States to take in Syrian refugees. We will stand with them to push that rhetoric even further:
– Solidarity with all those displaced by bombs, markets, or discrimination
– Abolish borders, and the nationalism and racism that depend on them
– Free entry for Syrian refugees, and everyone else!
Invite friends! Bring your crew, signs, banners, noisemakers, or just yourself and your energy to Union Square at 12pm sharp, you’ll know us by the antifa and black flags!