Call made by Assembly for a Demilitarised Nicosia on facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/718230014959390/
Why is there a border dividing this city?
Do we really want to harm each other?
Were we ever as different as they taught us to be?
This city wasn’t divided because of the different languages we spoke; it was a power struggle between competing elites.
For a few it was more preferable to have all the power in half an island than share the power in the whole island.
Our daily lives is not their playground. Nobody should be forced to live under constant threat, to live in a city with 5 different armies pointing their guns at us, supposedly protecting us from each other.
Somehow they find space for all their armies in a single strip, but when we try to meet, they dare tell us we block the street.
We are against all nationalist and imperialist armies, post-colonial military forces and alliances, as well as states’ repressing mechanisms and authoritarian institutions. Nobody should be a soldier of power elites, never and nowhere.
Time to reclaim what the armies took from us; Our city,our neighborhoods and our lives.
This month on the 28th lets experience Nicosia as we deserve it.
Faneromeni Square at 14:00, or
Sarayönü Meydanı at 14:30
We will walk through the streets of our city, sing a song or two, have a good time and meet at 16:30 at Home for Cooperation (opposite the UN Holiday Squat).
Open discussions, live music, and certainly NO ARMIES!
Assembly for a Demilitarized Nicosia
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In the divided socio-political landscape of Cyprus and in the power-driven international media sphere, emerging issues of local and global social movements, public contestations, and continuous attempts of ecological destruction are censored systematically, or vocally constrained to a point of silence. This presents a political concern to which we address, by generating an independent means of communication across social, cultural and economic divisions. In our own media sharing platform, we intend to disseminate information from the location 35°0'N 33°0'E, Cyprus, to the world.