Call for participation in the demonstration within the framework of the Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Commemoration, on 9th January 2022 at 10 a.m. from Frankfurter Tor to the Memorial of the Socialists in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde and also on 15th January 2022 at 03:00 p.m. from Olof Palme Place to the Memorials in Tiergarten.
Against imperialist wars! For peace and international understanding!
103 years ago, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were murdered. They knew that war and capitalism are inextricably linked and were murdered by right-wing volunteer corps for their consistent struggle. Noske made the bloodhound.
At a time when US President Biden is openly promoting a »real war with another great power« – meaning China – the connection between war and capitalism is becoming clearer than it has been for a long time. A Third World War is looming. Two devastating world wars and the ravages caused by the more recent imperialist wars in the Near and Middle East show that imperialism is capable of all barbarism. German politicians from Green to Black, and not to be forgotten from the SPD, are again stirring up hatred against China and Russia and outbid each other with demands for armaments. We are the ones who are supposed to pay! From the end of the criminal Afghanistan mission, the cynical consequence is drawn to spend even more money for the Bundeswehr in the future. The main burden resulting from this NATO war policy is borne by the people of the attacked states: Hundreds of thousands of dead, millions of refugees. Tens of thousands of them died and are dying, recklessly accepted by the EU, in the Mediterranean. We show solidarity with the refugees.
But it is not only in the Hindu Kush, in Mali or in Syria that the population has to foot the bill. The deeper the crisis of imperialism becomes, the smaller the leeway for social policy measures and environmental protection and thus for concessions that are supposed to guarantee a »calm home front«. External military aggression is accompanied by falling standards of living and increasing repression internally. Whether attempted bans on progressive parties such as the recent attempted cold party ban of the DKP, attacks on anti-fascist organizations such as the VVN-BdA, withdrawal of non-profit status as with Attac, threatening bans such as that of the Red Aid or restrictions on the freedom of the press, as in the case of the junge Welt newspaper. All of this is reminiscent of Karl Liebknecht’s words: The main enemy is in one’s own country. Especially since German big business is increasingly striving for an independent world power policy and for the growing militarization of the EU.
Especially after the brutal police attacks on our most recent demonstration in January 2021, we say: Now more than ever! Our solidarity is stronger than state repression.
In this sense, we – leftists of different currents – will jointly and peacefully express our positions and demands on 9th January 2022.
We call for a broad alliance and a powerful demonstration.
LL Demo Organisation Committee, Berlin, September 2021
V.i.S.d.P.: Klaus Meinel, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 25, 10249 Berlin
We are an alliance of leftist parties, organizations and autonomous groups. Since 1996, we have been preparing the annual demonstration within the framework of the Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Commemoration. We combine the memory of the ideas of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht with the demands in the struggles of our time: We demonstrate for peace and international solidarity, against exploitation, against the dismantling of democratic rights and the increase of fascist dangers.
In spite of all!
Alliance for the preparation of the demonstration within the framework of the Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Commemoration
We kindly ask for donations to cover the costs of the annual Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Demonstration.
Laura von Wimmersperg
IBAN: DE92 1005 0000 6010 2191 81
Reason for payment: LL-Demo
Assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht by a band of soldiers of the Cavalry Guards Rifle Division.
Karl Liebknecht, together with 31 murdered comrades, is buried in Friedrichsfelde Cemetery. The funeral procession develops into a mass demonstration.
Rosa Luxemburg is buried next to the burial site of Karl Liebknecht. Tens of thousands form the funeral procession.
Inauguration of the revolutionary monument created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at Friedrichsfelde Cemetery.
Commemoration ceremonies took place annually at the tombs of the murdered revolutionaries
Organized commemorations of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were impossible. The revolutionary monument was destroyed by the fascists and the tombs of the murdered were levelled.
In the GDR, demonstrations took place every year on the second weekend of January to the Memorial of the Socialists in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde in honour of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.
The demonstration was at first replaced by a Silent Remembrance.
The Lenin Square Alliance organized a demonstration from the former Lenin Square to the Memorial of the Socialists in Friedrichsfelde to protest against the later realized intention of grinding the Lenin Monument and renaming the Lenin Square (now Place of the United Nations).
The Lenin Square Alliance concluded its activities and a Berlin-wide alliance was established, which since 1996 has organized the annual demonstration within the framework of the Luxemburg-Liebknecht Commemoration. Elements of the commemoration are also the Silent Remembrance and the Wreath Ceremony at the Landwehr Canal, which since 1987 is always held on the 15th January.
Short Information on the Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Demonstration on 13th January 2019
On 13th January 2019, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, more than 15,000 participants from all over the country demonstrated together with guests from other countries from Frankfurter Tor to the Memorial of the Socialists in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde. It was demonstrated – as Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting (rbb) objectively noted – for peace and international solidarity and against the dismantling of democratic rights. The demonstration went without incident and seamlessly proceeded into the Silent Commemoration of the Berlin Land association of the party DIE LINKE on the cemetery forecourt. The Alliance for the preparation of the demonstration within the framework of the Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Commemoration would like to thank all participants for their combative, disciplined, and good-spirited participation.
Berlin, January 2019
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 25
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