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Meet the New Solidarity Structure – International Anarchist Defence Fund

Worldwide the forces of repression are cracking down on anarchists. In
the summer of 2017 a few activists discussed the idea of creating an
International Anarchist Defense Fund (A-Fund) and today it’s finally in
action.

Submitted to Enough is Enough by International Anarchist Defence Fund.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Meet the New Solidarity Structure – International Anarchist Defence Fund

Worldwide the forces of repression are cracking down on anarchists. In
the summer of 2017 a few activists discussed the idea of creating an
International Anarchist Defense Fund (A-Fund) and today it’s finally in
action.

Our collective support structure provides support to anarchists around
the world who are persecuted or find themselves in a difficult life
situation because of their political ideas or activities.

We are very much different from other solidarity structures in the way
that we offer direct involvement into distribution of funds instead of
usual charity-style solidarity. The Anarchist Defence Fund incorporates
the model of solidarity introduced by the International Anti-Fascist
Defence Fund.

We think it’s important to organise something like the international
A-Fund because it’s a very easy and successful way of informing people
about repressions and involving them into direct financial support and
solidarity. There are not enough ABC (Anarchist Black Cross) groups in
the world where people can ask for support, and most local groups have a
lot of pressure, if the context is highly repressive or if the movement
is really small and lack funds to support local anarchists. With the
Fund, they have easy access to international finance from anywhere.

We are a collective structure because anyone who makes an annual
donation of $20U.S./€20/£15 can join the decision-making body that
determines if a certain request is supported by the Fund. Decisions are
taken online by consensus, or by a simple majority vote if consensus is
not possible.

Join us in the struggle for a better world and supporting comrades who
strive for the same goals! You can donate to the Fund and become part of
the decision-making crew, or even join the collective which is keeping
the whole structure going. Donations will help us a lot especially now
that we are just starting. We are welcoming any attempts to collect
money for the fund in places you live by organising benefits or other
means necessary.

We are also already open for requests for support, though you should not
expect the support to be substantial until we are able to build a strong
base of donors.

Until all are free!

Find us:

Official website & store: https://afund.antirep.net
Email: a-fund@riseup.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/defence_fund
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntAnarchistDefenceFund/
Telegram channel: https://t.me/anarchistfundinternational
Diaspora: afund@diasp.org
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AnarchistFund/

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