Last month, Freedom reported on the plight of 32 people from Afghanistan seeking asylum in the EU imprisoned on the Polish-Belarus border and left there without food, shelter or medical assistance for weeks. These people are the victims of a diplomatic spat between the dictatorial regime of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and the EU.Continue reading Murder by negligence on EU border [Poland, Belarus]
Two parallel stories are escalating in the Greek news these days. Both are of historical significance, but with very different volume of coverage. They are stories of two very different men, who share no resemblance but their first name. The men are Dimitris Lignadis and Dimitris Koufontinas, and their trajectories, already connected by means of sheer timing, could end up affecting each other, in the vilest manner. The former was until two weeks ago the Director of the National Theatre and is as of three days ago (20/2/21) arrested under multiple accusations of rape, paedophilia and child rape. This is the story that is dominating the news cycle. The latter is a former leading member, prime executioner and main political defender of the urban guerilla group 17th November. He is on hunger strike since the 8th of January, and thirst strike as of yesterday. This story is being covered sporadically. For now… On one hand, both are somehow connected to PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his family. And on the other hand, they are conntected with the corrupted function of the Greek justice system.
But first, some background context for the international audience.
London. UK. The Paddington Green police station squat was evicted. The operation saw more than 60 bailiffs, private security and, of course, the cops themselves, storming the building just after 7am. The residents have managed to resist for long enough to secure the time needed to gather their belongings.Continue reading #London, #UK: #Paddington Green police station #squat evicted
Brazil. Activists from the Black Flag anarchist collective report that the squatted site, which houses more than 200 families in the southern Brazilian city of Araquari, is fighting back against threats from the City Hall to send the dogs in.Continue reading #Brazil: Olive Garden urban occupation under threat of eviction
Athens. The Greek state’s long anticipated attack on the rebellious district of Exarcheia began with the eviction of four occupied spaces and a provocative and dangerous attack on the social centre K*Vox.Continue reading #Greece: Why is the state attacking #Exarcheia?
Rozbrat, an anarchist squatted space in Poland, has called for solidarity in face of eviction threat.Continue reading One of the oldest European squats calls for solidarity in face of eviction threat
In April 2017, Anna Campbell made the journey to Rojava to fight with the YPJ in defence of the revolution and the Kurdish people. Eleven months later in March 2018, she was killed alongside Sara Merdin and Serhilden by Turkish Forces while defending Afrin. Their bodies were never recovered.Continue reading Immortal: A tribute to Anna Campbell and Haukur Hilmarsson
After months of clashes, “Act 12” of the main Gilet Jaunes (yellow vests) marches today is setting itself squarely against police and fascist violence – and calls are growing for a general strike.Continue reading #GiletsJaunes: #ActeXII rallies in face of repression
London: An event touted as the “bookfair of the right” has been cancelled yesterday morning (January 26) before it was due to take place, after activists pressed the venue over its hosting of a fascist-filled event on International Holocaust Memorial Day.Continue reading #Antifa #London: Far-right bookfair cancelled after local pressure
London, January 19: Hundreds of people turned out today for a solidarity demo organised by a coalition of London groups in aid of Russian anti-fascists who have been facing a brutal wave of repression by the Kremlin — which saw four new arrests occur earlier today.Continue reading #London: Hundreds turn out in solidarity with Russian anti-fascists