Time & Location
About the Event
1. What’s happening in the world that we need to react to? (this may very well include the mass uprisings in the USA)
2. How did the last meetings go? (Italy, Black Lives Matter and Arab Uprisings)
3. Coming meetings: Annexation West Bank plus British railway worker (together with die LINKE Wedding)
4. Jerome’s suggestion of a meeting on France / comparison with what’s happening in the USA, possible meeting with Ray Goodspeed (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners)
5. Report back from Web team
6. Summer Camp in Hermsdorf? Can it happen? If so, who can create a draft programme?
7. Money. We have some. What do we want to do with it? (Report from Ferran)
8. Do we want to support the resolution at the bottom of this invitation? Do we want to suggest amendments?
The LINKE Conference decides:
After decades of dispute, the Middle East conflict has still not been resolved. Despite innumerable diplomatic initiatives and negotiations, the Palestinian hopes of national independence and for an improvement of their quality of life have not been realised. The strongest military power in the world – the USE under Trump – justifies and supports prime minister Netanyahu’s strengthened politics of occupation and annexation of Palestinian areas. The German government condemns the increased building of settlements, but it still sends weapons and military equipment to Israel, with which it has a permanent, close military cooperation. Because of this, people in Palestine require international solidarity in their fight for national determination, including from die LINKE.
For this reason, die LINKE stresses that it
• supports the aim of Palestinian civil society – an end of the occupation and the building of settlements in Palestinians areas, the removal of the Separation Wall, the recognition of equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees.
• Does not support the campaign “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” in Germany, but still rejects the characterisation of this campaign as anti-semitic. We stand clearly against banning meeting rooms and other repression against the campaign, which massively restrict freedom of discussion in the discussion of human rights.
• Stands with determination against anti-semitism, anti-Muslim racism, antiziganism (prejudice against gypsies and travellers) and every other form of racism and exclusion. This also applies to individual people who operate with anti-semitism inside the BDS spectrum.
Human rights are indivisible