The 28th of July 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, and the 1st of August is the date of entry of the German Empire into the latter. Already since the beginning of the year, the media and society are showing increased interest in the topic. However, the coverage is mainly focused on the course of the war and a superficial review of its causes.
The war didn’t just break loose all of a sudden. It was planned, prepared and realized. In every war, there are certain people, systems and ideologies that profit from hostilities and seek for warfare, be it nationalist and chauvinistic hallucinations of power in parts of the population, or profits of the arms industry, or the regulating function within the states.
While taking a look at the present, we want to work out the differences and similarities in militarism and warfare. Of course, as anarchists, we want to use this anniversary to show that we fight against all forms of militarism, nationalism and capitalism. To achieve peace, the existing conditions must be changed radically.
The antimilitarism campaign in Dortmund will start on Friday the 1st of August with a manifestation at the Katharinentreppen (across the main railroad station) at 6pm. On Saturday and Sunday we will hold several readings, presentations and a workshop (only in German language).
For further information please check our site: krieg-dem-krieg.fda-ifa.org
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