Greece. Lesvos. The world as we have known it is currently being reshaped by a pandemic. This ongoing situation is being exploited to amplify existing inequalities, increase forms of social control by the state, close borders, and push through measures that would have otherwise been met with heavy resistance. Those already with the least before the pandemic–the poor, the elderly, survivors of domestic violence and gender-based violence, homeless people, people struggling with addiction, and migrants– are now even more exposed, with fewer and fewer support structures still operating.Continue reading Support Lesvos Mutual Aid and Solidarity Network
Glasgow. Scotland. Early this morning (Thursday 13 May), as Muslims in the Southside community of Pollokshields celebrated Eid al-Fitr, Home Office officials arrived in Kenmure Street to enforce Priti Patel’s “hostile environment” and detain two refugees. Neighbours got the word out, and very quickly the community, tenants’ groups, and anti-eviction groups gathered to prevent the UK Border Force Immigration Enforcement van from leaving the street.Continue reading Glasgow: this is what we can achieve!
Greece. We need free access to medical care that gives us the ability of choice, of support, of making our decision, of safe pregnancy, of facilitating a decision to terminate it and decent conditions in any kind of gynecological examination. For migrants and locals, towards the self – determination of our bodies.Continue reading Greece: Migrant women lives matter!
Echt. Netherlands. Today, at 24th of April, we with a group of comrades went on a Demo in front of AZC Echt to show our solidarity with refugees who are struggling there in inhuman conditions.Continue reading Netherlands: Report back from solidarity demo at AZC Echt
Rotterdam. Netherlands. Detention Centre Rotterdam (DCR) was opened 10 years ago. For the last decade this prison – the first correctional facility in the Netherlands built and maintained with a public-private partnership – has served as a base for deportations. Dutch and European migration policies cost thousands of lives, while lining the pockets of the rich and arms dealers. This must stop now!Continue reading Rotterdam, Netherlands: Demonstration May 30, 2021 – Close DCR: No One Is Illegal!
Innsbruck. Österreich. Wir waren am 30.01.2021 Teil der Grenzen Töten Demo in Innsbruck und wurden festgenommen. In Österreich formiert sich gerade verstärkt eine Bewegung gegen das europäische Abschiebe- und Grenzregime. Dieser Text ist ein Beitrag, der diese Bewegung stärken soll. Wir sprechen nicht im Namen aller von Repression Betroffenen.Continue reading Gedanken zur Zerschlagung der Grenzen Töten Demo in Innsbruck am 30.1.2021
Since the eviction of the Casa Cantoniera on the 23rd of March, the situation has worsened on the border for people attempting to cross it. There is no longer an option of resting or reflecting free of police controls or the prying regulations of associations and NGOs in the upper Susa Valley; without the availability of a place to meet, rest, fuel up, or have a minimum of access to material things, the possibility of organizing has become much more scattered to say the least.Continue reading The situation on the french-italian border after the eviction of the Casa Cantoniera in Oulx – Post Eviction Update, April 2021
Lesvos. Greece. A podcast by Radio Free Mytillini: episode #4.Continue reading Radio Free Mytillini episode #4: Migration struggle on Lesvos over the last 20 years [Part 1]
Berlin. Statement on an action against the EU border policies in front of CDU headquarters in Berlin.Continue reading Mud in front of the CDU: Against the compartmentalization policy of Europe!
The following text is an attempt by some of the people that were involved in the occupied Casa Cantoniera to analyse the eviction of our space and reflect on the past years of our presence in this part of the border.
Now, more than ever we want to call everyone to come to the border in order to show that the eviction of our spaces, the repression of people on the move and people in solidarity with them, will not stop us from expressing and exercising our resistance. We are trying to regroup and organize presence in the border. We don’t know yet which form this will take, because it depends on what is going to happen in the next days and weeks. If you are interested and want to stay updated, write an email to email@example.com (pgp key on request).Continue reading After the eviction of Casa Cantoniera: They can take our spaces, they can criminalize and imprison us, but they cannot bury our ideas and they cannot silence the truth