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Protestation of the World March of Women Kenya for the release of Sharmista Choudhury

World March of Women Kenya would like to strongly condemn the continued harrasment of Women Rights defenders in India. As we feel this pain with sisters around the world, we would also like to condemn the new forms of violence against women and social activistst. We are living in a critical context right now…and militarism which continually makes the civic space limited and limited….making the civil society voices lower and lower because the political space of civil society  is shrinking on a daily basis. 

it is sad…and we condemn the harrasment as we also wish our dear sister Sharmista well. 

A united women force around the world will shield and help address issues of women indepth. 

Amandla!

Sophie from World march of women – Kenya

Tevgera Jinen Azad (TJA) from Northern Kurdistan: We condemn the brutal attack on Sharmistha Choudhury and leaders of Bhangor Movement!

World Women Conference activist and Bhangor Movement leader comrade Sharmistha Choudhury were attacked and abducted by gangs of the Ruling Party in West Bengal.

We fear that life of our sister Sharmistha and other leaders of Bhangor Movement are under threat.

We; as Free Women’s Movement (TJA) strongly condemn the brutal attack and abduction of Sharmistha and other comrades. We demand immediate release and call on the government to take action against these criminal activities.

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Sharmistha Choudhury: Other voices of protest

On the abduction, detention, torture and brutal attacks against activist Sharmistha Choudhury and the other leaders of Committee for Protection of Land, Livelihood, Biodiversity and Environment.

We, members of Netherlands-based group Women for Women and Children, condemn in the strongest possible terms the abduction, detention, sexual violence, torture and brutal attacks against World Women and Bhangar movement activist Sharmistha Choudhury and the other leaders of Committee for Protection of Land, Livelihood, Biodiversity and Environment last 23 April 2018 in Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

While waiting for the District Magistrate in Alipore to file their nominations for the upcoming panchayat elections in West Bengal, activist Sharmistha Choudhury and other candidates of Committee for Protection of Land, Livelihood, Biodiversity and Environment were brutally attacked and severely injured by the ruling party’s goons. To prevent them from physical filing their candidacy, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) goons did not only snatch and tear their documents, but they also abducted and detained them for hours. While in detention, Sharmistha was molested and tortured.

These violent attacks show the ruling party’s disregard for a democratic and honest elections, as well as their desperate moves to eliminate opposing parties such as Sharmistha’s. The Committee for Protection of Land, Livelihood, Biodiversity and Environment has been a staunch opponent of the installation of a gas insulated power Substation in a 13-acre land forcibly seized by TMC local officials in 2013 in Bhangar.

Likewise, these attacks directed at sister Sharmistha and the other candidates are clear violations of their human and constitutional rights.

We, thus, call for justice for sister Sharmistha and for the other leaders of the Committee.

We also call on the government of India to take immediate and necessary actions against the violence and brutality perpetuated by the TMC goons.

At same time, we applaud sister Sharmistha and her fellow leaders for their courage during those violent moments with those fascist TMC goons.

We commend them for their defiance and militancy as they fight their way to represent the people of Bhangar and West Bengal in the panchayat elections and eventually in the state government.

Women for Women and Children (WoW), The Netherlands, 27 April 2018

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Dear Suse,

Thanks so much for your up date regarding – Sharmista,  we Ugandan women we need a immediate realize  of  Sharmista  free Sharmista

We shall continue protesting

Concerned ugandan women, 25.04.2018

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wereldvrouwenconferentie – nl

Madam, Sir,

With great indignation I received the message that this week Mrs. Sharmistha Choudhury together with other activists of the Banghor Movement was abducted in the State of West Bengal. That’s still more regrettable while Mrs. Choudhury and the other  disappeared people are working for many years for the benefit of the people in their state and land and at least Mrs. Choudhury also at international level in the international movement of rank and file women. Furthermore we are concerned to learn that there are indications that people associated with the government or government party should be involved in the abduction of Mrs. Choudhury and her companions. How could this be possible in what is called the biggest democracy of the world?

That’s why we urge you to do all you can to investigate this cruel and illegal abduction and to bring all this people sane and save home again.

Yours,

Jan Verheul

Rotterdam

The Netherlands

25.4.18

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25.4.18

Martina Stalleicken, frauenpolitische Sprecherin der MLPD

Soeben erfahren wir von der feigen und ungeheuerlichen Attacke auf Sharmistha Choudhury. Sie ist Revolutionärin, Aktivistin der kämpferischen Frauen und Umweltbewegung. Als solche kenne ich sie persönlich und ist sie auch in Deutschland und natürlich international einer breiten Öffentlichkeit bekannt. Bereits im Januar 2017 wurde sie als eine der Führerinnen einer Volksbewegung ‘für Land, Lebensgrundlagen, Ökologie und Umweltschutz’ gegen eine von der Regierung forcierte Starkstromtrasse in West-Bengalen verhaftet – eine Bewegung, die Tausende in der Region vereint. Ein wichtiger und mutiger Kampf, für den hier besonders viele Frauen stehen, unter ihnen Sharmistha. Bereits hier hat eine breite internationale Solidaritätsbewegung erfolgreich den Kampf um ihre Freilassung unterstützt. Wir haben Erfahrung und werden nicht zögern, die Attacke auf Sharmistha breit öffentlich bekannt zu machen und genau verfolgen, wie sie aufgeklärt und Sharmistha wohlbehalten wieder zurückkehren wird und die Verantwortlichen zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden.

Militant Women’s Council Germany: Protest declaration in regards to Sharmista Choudhury

Protest declaration

In the name of the Women’s Political counsel we protest against the brutal attacks and the kidnapping of our friend Sharmista Choudhury and ather leaders of the Bhangor-Movement.

Sharmista Choudhury is an well known woman here in germany, she often visited our Women’s Political Counsel, the greatest self organized women event in germany. She is an aktivist of the worlwomen’s conference movement and we work strongly together.

We ask the government to take action against these criminal activities.

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From Switzerland: Solidarity is the tenderness of peoples – Immediate reconnaissance and release of kidnapped Sharmista in India

With absolute horror and great anger we learned about Sharmista’s kidnapping and other guides last night. We know Sharmista as a combative and very committed woman.
Her struggle for the environmental and popular movement “For land, livelihoods, ecology and environmental protection” is obviously also the reason for the cowardly attack on her and that she was attacked and abducted by thugs of the ruling party TMC.

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Protestation: Kidnapping of Sharmista Choudhury

for download: 18-04-25 Protest declaration Sharmistha – European Coordinators

dear friends,
today we turn again to you with an urgent request for solidarity
Our activist and world woman Sharmista was kidnapped in Westbangal/ India by hooligans and brutally beaten up. We fear for her life.
Sharmista is a leader of the movement for the protection of people, livelihoods and the environment.

Please write protests to me to forward. Currently I have no mail address from India.

long live international solidarity, Suse / European coordinator from Germany

E-Mail addresses to send the protestations to:

 info@cpiml.in ; redstarhindi@gmail.com ; cpimlredstarcentral@gmail.com

Government of India:

cm@gov.in

india@gov.in

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Halinka Augustin/ Netherlands
Susanne Bader/ Germany
European Coordinators of the world womens conferences of the grasrootswomen

25.4.18

We, women of the World Women’s Conference, strongly condemn the brutal attacks on and abduction of our activist Sharmistha Choudhury and the other leaders of the Bhangor-Movement.

Sharmistha is an activist of the World Women’s Conference, that will organize a worldwide protest against this abduction.

 

We demand the immediate release of Sharmistha and her fellow activists. They must be released unharmed.

We call on all democratic forces in India and abroad to take to the streets for the release of the kidnapped leaders.

We demand the government to take immediate action against these criminal acts.

We call on the women of the world – help to free our activist Sharmistha!

She must be released at once to join our ranks again!

Halinka Augustin/ Netherlands

Susanne Bader/ Germany

 

send your protest to: susannebader-ek@web.de

Solidarity to Joly Talukder!

European Coordinators of the World Women’ s Conferences of grassroots women

Dear friends,

we learned that our worldwoman and coordinator of Asia, Joly from Bangladesh has been arrested today and taken in solitary confinement. Let´ s send a solidarity and protest note to her union. Please spread this message to many other people you know. Thanks for solidarity.

As attachment we have a proposal to send to her union. Also you can send it to the court.

militant greetings, Suse Bader (Germany) and Halinka Augustin (Netherlands)

Solidarity addresses can be sent to the following address:

Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, Mukti Bhaban, 2 Comrade Moni Shingha Road, Dhaka-1000

Here you can leave solidarity addresses on the homepage of the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre: http://www.gwtuc.org/contact-us-2/ (try several times if necessary)

 or send an E-Mail to  Monzur Moin: monzurmoin@gmail.com

Protest declaration

We demand that Joly Talukder and seven other union leaders of the Garments Workers Trade Union Centre will be released immediately !

We have learned that Joly, the general secretary of Bangladesh Garments Workers Trade Union Centre and other seven leaders of this organization have been arrested and sent to jail today, 1 April 2018.

We also learned that Joly Talkuder is in solitary confinement. This is a monstrosity.

All accusations against Joly Talukder and her colleagues are fabricated lies.

We demand the immediate release of Joly Talukder and her colleagues!

Joly Talukder is one of the respected coordinators of the World Women’s Conference and we protest vehemently against the solitary confinement of Joly Talukder !

We will distribute this protest declaration internationally.

 

 

 

Protestation against the arrest of Sharmista Choudhury!

European Coordinators
Suse Bader/ Germany
Halinka Augustin / Netherlands
January 29, 2017

cm@wb.gov.in
cm@wb.nic.in
info@cpiml.in

 

Protestation against the arrest of Sharmista Choudhury! 

We have just heard about the arrest of our activist and companion Sharmista Choudhury, one of the leaders of the people’s movement for „land, livelihood, ecology and environmental protection“ by the Indian police! We as worldwomen demand her immediate release and complete integrity!

We heard about the brutal and coward ways of the police against the activist, about the murder of two activists and injured others.

We demand that the police will be hold accountable and punished for that.

We demand that the bereaved are supported financially.

Our deepest sympathy is with the relatives of the victims. We hope that the injured will recover soon!

Sharmista Choudhury is an activist of the worldwomen’s movement – behind her stand the worldwomen from all continents. We let the Indian government and its police know: Who attacks one of us, attacks all of us!

These news will go around the world!

We demand the immediate release of Sharmista and protest against the oppression of the protest movement!

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European Coordinators congratulate Women’s March in the USA

European Coordinators in the World Women’s Conference process

Halinka Augustin / Netherlands
Suse Bader / Germany
Deputy European Coordinator
Zaman Masudi / Germany

24th January 2017

 

Women’s March on Washington – America’s women start a mass march!

 

Congratulations to the American women for their powerful, self-confident and meaningful march on the capital against the new president Donald Trump, his cabinet and his policy.

With around 1 million participants you made history! 

As European Coordinators in the Worldwomen’s process we are sending our militant greetings from continent to continent to all activists of the Women’s March on Washington!

This mighty mass demonstration united women of all ages, strata, professions and nationalities across the whole country! Women stood up on a massive scale!

Often they took on long and tiring journeys to speak with a united voice:

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Resolution concerning the election of Donald Trump as 45th president of the USA

Resolution concerning the election of Donald Trump as 45th president of the USA donaldtrump

The first meeting of the World coordinators for 3th World Women’s Conference has registered that Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the USA. Trump is the representative of the imperialist superpower USA. He stand for its extreme anti-women, racist, fascistic and aggressive wing. One reason for his election is the fact that the candidates were like  pest and cholera and Trump pretended the be the outsider outlawed by establishment and Hilary Clinton was no alternative for the women.

With his racist, mysoginistic and sexist statements Trump has declared war on working class, and particularly on women. We world women  accept the gauntlet and declare:

  • Relentless struggle against Trump and the aggressive US-politics!
  • Women’s power against sexism, racism and patriarcal aggression!
  • Now, more than ever!
    We stand up for women’s future!

Gelsenkirchen, November 9th, 2016

Resolution adopted on the 1st meeting of the wwc coordinators after 2nd world women conference