On 2nd of July evening, an assembly of about 75 people gathered in front of the Frontex vessel Valiant in the port of Mytilini and marching downtown. With slogans and banners they demonstrated against the arrest of the Sea Watch Captain Carola Rackete and demanded her freedom.Continue reading #FreeRackete reportback: Demo in #Mytilini , #Lesvos
Statement from No Border Kitchen Lesvos about the death of Jean Paul, a 24 year old man from Cameroon.Continue reading #NoBorders Kitchen #Lesvos: In memory and rage
An update from Lesvos (Greek territory).Continue reading No Border Kitchen #Lesvos: Winter Update
2018 and things haven’t changed, Europes borders keep being as deadly as in the previous years. So far this year, 2160 people have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea – 2 weeks ago, it was 2063. The emergency is still on. It’s time to react.Continue reading No Borders Kitchen #Lesvos: How many more deaths in Europe?
Statement by an anarchist who is active on the Greek Border.
Last night clashes broke out in the Moria refugee camp after cops hit a woman in the camp. On Saturday and Sunday there will be demonstrations across Europe at the second anniversary of the EU Turkey deal. One of the demonstrations will be at Lesvos. In April activists of the Cars of Hope collective will be on Lesvos to support refugees and document the situation.
During the last days we spoke with a lot of people who are forced to live in the Moria refugee camp. Their stories are showing the total chaos in the Moria refugee camp.
We would like to thank Arash Hampay for this video.
No Border Kitchen Lesvos currently supports 450 refugees to cook and subsist autonomously, at a regular cost of 20€ per person per month. We are a self-organized group of activists with and without papers from all over the world, with the shared aim of overcoming the borders and restrictions that impede freedom of movement. We fight together for a world where we all recognized equally as humans.
States and borders are dividing people. Dividing in them and us. When do we finally get rid of these tools of suffering and oppression? On December 17 I will travel to Lesvos, Greece, again and will stay there for almost a month. It seems a long time ago that I started working with refugees on the Balkan route, but actually its not. A little more than two years have past after I drove to Slovenia. A good friend wrote me in September 2015 about the situation on the Croatian/Slovenian border and asked me to come and support. A lot has happened since then…
Video by the author of this aricle, Riot Turtle, about the next campaign on Lesvos.
Lesvos, Greece: 14 of the refugees who were detained during the police operation on December 4 are still detained. Yesterday a group of women started to protest in front of the regional council building. The protesting refugees demand freedom of movement and want to leave the island.
Image by Twitter account @AHampay