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Together, Solidary, Indivisible! – Call for a ” Thuringia in solidarity “.

The 5th of February 2020 in Thuringia was a dam break. Through the election of a prime minister with the help of the votes of the AfD, for the first time since 1945 a fascist party was able to co-determine the government of a federal state.

However: on the very day of the election, thousands of people had gathered in the streets and squares throughout Thuringia and beyond in many cities nationwide and protested for days. The successful protests culminated on February 15 in the largest demonstration since 1990 in Erfurt.
We achieved that Kemmerich, the prime minister by AfD grace, had to resign and a government could be formed without the participation of the fascists. Because this election by CDU, FDP and AfD was an attack on all who do not fit into the worldview of the extreme right – and this was understood nationwide. It was an attack on all who fled misery and war to Thuringia, an attack on workers rights, an attack on cultural and religious freedom, an attack on women’s right to self-determination, an attack on LGBTQI* rights, an attack on nature and climate justice, an attack on the good life for all.

The society of solidarity that came together in a flash and across a broad spectrum made it clear loudly:

We stand indivisible (#unteilbar) with each other.
Not with us!
No pact with fascists!

We now want to build on this and go further – because we know the importance of the state elections in Thuringia, but also in Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. That is why we have now come together again as Solidarisches Thüringen (Thuringia in Solidarity) in order to make our demands clear in the long term, together with activists from and for an East in solidarity.
We are trade unions, activists against deportations and for the rights of refugees, anti-fascists, cultural initiatives, social associations, activists from the climate movement, migrant self-organizations, activists from the LGQBTI* movement, feminist initiatives, citizens’ alliances, youth associations, activists for a just world economy and many more.

Indivisible, we stand up for solidarity for others and the good life for all, with different positions, but united in the cause.

What we do

In the coming months, we will make Thuringia in solidarity visible in many places. We will

  • stand up for good working conditions for all.
  • insist on the fair distribution of the costs of the corona crisis.
  • make a strong case for the importance of a lively socio-culture for all of us, including the protection and preservation of existing cultural spaces and enterprises.
  • make visible that climate change continues to threaten us all and that a socio-ecological transformation is more urgent than ever.
  • make clear that gender relations are still unequal, especially during the crisis, and that women are again increasingly being forced into care work
  • demand equal rights and a life free of discrimination for queer people
  • demand a humane asylum policy and stand up for the rights of refugees, whether in Suhl, Moria or Lipa.
  • oppose racism and anti-Semitism everywhere and continue to demonstrate against right-wing rock concerts and prevent Nazi marches.

We will do everything at all times to ensure that fascists never again join the government in Thuringia.

The injustices in our society were intensified many times by the Corona crisis and became visible like under a magnifying glass. While some were able to massively increase their wealth through the crisis, many are left behind. A decision must now be made on the possible ways of fairly redistributing the wealth. Who bears the costs of the crisis? Who benefits at the expense of whom? Now it will be revealed whether we manage to set out together on the path to an anti-racist, social and climate-just society – for a better life for all. Even in the crisis we show that solidarity is possible – we do not let ourselves be played off against each other.

Solidarity means standing up for the concerns of others, even if you yourself are not directly affected.

Especially in these times of “keeping our distance” it is important to stick together and help each other as much as we can. Whether old or young, employed or unemployed, families or singles, workers in the parcel service or the catering trade, or the single parent in the home office, the pandemic has made it clear that every social group needs the support that is right for them. But unfortunately, by no means everyone gets the help and solidarity they urgently need. This is particularly clear for socially less visible groups such as refugees, the homeless, people with disabilities or sex workers.

Only together will we achieve the good life for all. Thuringia in Solidarity thrives on our commitment and that of all of us. And so we are all called upon to join in: in networking with other activists, in mobilizing in our neighborhoods in the city and the country, in taking to the streets. We stand up for solidarity instead of exclusion in Thuringia and beyond, for an open, solidary and free society.

On February 5, 2021, we started to create a bond of solidarity in Thuringia with our #MehrBlumen (“more flowers”) action in front of the Thuringian Parliament and we invite you, together with your alliances, initiatives, associations or circles of friends, to organize events and actions everywhere this year to make Thuringia visible as a place of solidarity.

First signatories

Sign our Call !

So far signed by
117Felix Brand
116Hannes Gottschalkver.di-Gewerkschaftssekretär
114Dr. Margit PetterDomäne Schaumburg
113Bernd SpitzbarthIGM
112Monika StollDIE LINKE
111Steffen TrummerDIE LINKE
110Dr. Volker SteinkeDie LINKE Kyffhäuserkreis
109Marcel BuhlmannDIE LINKE. Greiz
108Juri HeinzeLinke
107Simone Nordheim
106Hans und Johanna HelchWutha-Farnroda
105Ingeborg GiewaldCuba si Thüringen
104Wolfgang Haupt
103Klaus Börngen
102Sigrun Heimbürge
101Justin Reißmann
100Michaele SojkaLINKE. Altenburger Land
99Katharina König-PreussMdL DIE LINKE Thüringen
98Katharina König-PreussMdL DIE LINKE Thüringen
97André Peschau
96Hartmut Werner
95Peter FranzVVN-BdA, Prager-Haus Apolda
94Manuela Scharfenberg
93Enrico ScholzAus Schmölln
92Hubert KawatersDie Linke
91Helmut KulawikStadtrat Saalfeld/Saale Fraktion DIE LINKE
90Kurt QuenzelDie Linke Sömmerda
89Annett Neumann
88Jürgen ReußDIE LINKE Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
87Jan Sauer
86Markus HochbergDIE LINKE. Jena
85Simone Albrecht
84Martin HeinzeGotha - Die Linke
83Frank SchaftBarchfeld-Immelborn
82Sven SchlossarekRock am Berg Merkers e.V.
81Melanie TippelDIE LINKE Arnstadt
80Robert Teichmann
79Volkmar Häußler
78Anja MüllerDIE LINKE
77Wolfram SpillingDie Linke Thüringen
76Gudrun Kittel
75Markus Malsch
74Hans-Joachim WernerDie Linke
73Steffen MuchDIE LINKE-Kreisverband Saale-Holzland-Kreis
72Michael SchadeDIE LINKE Weimar/ Apolda
71André EckardtDie Linke. Stadtverband Gera
70Nadja JereschinskiBildung vereint e. V., Gotha, KommPottPora e. V., Gotha
69Doris Wiegand
68Ralph LenkertDie Linke im Bundestag