LET'S UN!TE Zürich: UN!TE - Antifaschistisches Musik- und Polit-Festival
Die Situation in der Welt spitzt sich zu: Neben Krieg, ökologischer Krise, Rassismus und Verarmung der Massen erleben wir eine zunehmende Stärkung rechter Kräfte, die eine rassistische, patriarchale und umweltzerstörerische Politik fordern und oft auch linke und radikale Kämpfe unterwandern.
Zum allerletzten Mal findet dieses Festival auf dem besetzten Koch-Areal statt: einem organisierten und nicht-kommerziellen Kulturraum für alternative und autonome Bewegungen. Der Raum wie auch das Festival beruhen vollständig auf ehrenamtlicher und aktivistischer Arbeit.
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Das UN!TE Festival findet im Rahmen des antirassistischen Septembers statt – zusammen mit der Demo Rassismus tötet - justice4nzoy am 3. September und den Enough Aktionstagen vom 14. bis zum 18. September auf dem ParkPlatz und an der ASZ.
Gemeinsam gegen Rassismus - Verbinden wir die Kämpfe!
In addition to war, ecological crisis, racism and the impoverishment of the masses, we are witnessing the increasing empowerment of right-wing forces who call for racist, patriarchial and environmentally destructive policies targeting and often also dividing left-wing and radical struggles.
History has painfully taught us that this is what colonial, fascist and various racist and patriarchal movements can lead to. More than ever, we need to reflect on our positions in capitalist and colonial historiesand the ties that generated not just our wealth and privileges, but also our exploitative banking and deadly weapon industry, our prison and migration system.
Forceful deportation and imprisonment of migrants is an everyday institutionalact hidden and ignored by the dominant groups of society. Hardly any other country has more deportation agreements than Switzerlandleading to harm, violence and death. Too many people such as Hervé Mandundu, Lamin Fatty and Nzoy Roger were killedby police and border guards and beaten up by Securitas. While societal and political cleavages are used to divide us, we highlight the need to share space, come together and listen to each other and learn from our differentpolitical and social struggles.
We see united struggles as vital in our common fight against structural oppression, institutional violence, and everyday hate. We also believe that changing society needs to come from belowthrough joining forces and practicing allyship with marginalized struggles near and far. This also means taking seriously movements and demandsof LGBTIQ+, women, Black people and people of colorwho suffer disproportionately from individual and institutional violence as, for example, the Black Lives Matter movement and the collective ni una menos have shown. This fight against the patriarchy is more important than ever andbecomes apparent when looking at the US and its supreme Court.
These forces go hand-in-hand with the demands to militarize statesand increase funding for police that violate, imprison and kill people. Let's fight such oppressions by uniting forcesand making a step towards reimagining a common future together. Let's connect, dance and discuss. With this festival, we aim to unite antifascist, anticapitalist and antiracist groups in our fight against right-wing, racist, (neo)colonial and capitalist forces.
Acknowledging the complexity of the positions, struggles and various financial resources of political groups, we will learn how we can support each other and be in solidarity with various struggles. For the very last time, this festival takes place at the occupied Kochareal:an organizing and non-commercial cultural space for alternative and autonomous movements. It is the biggest squat in Switzerland, which will be evicted at the end of the year. The space, as well as the festival itself, relies entirely on volunteer and activist work. The variety of political music, ciphers, theater, films, campaigns and spaces will give insights into a variety of current strugglesand show ways how we can show solidarity.