On Friday, 15th of December 2017, 209 people from Sierra Leone in the transit camp in Deggendorf, Germany started a ‘strike of closed doors’. In protest, the children and young people refused to attend the German class as access to other educational institutions is denied. The adults haven’t left the accommodation and denied to work in the 80 cents jobs. On Saturday, 16th of December 2017 they started a hunger strike. The protest involves 44 children and young people, as well as 40 women (among them 12 pregnant women) and 125 men. The starting point of the protest was the violent deportation of a man from Sierra Leone on Friday morning, which was stopped in the last minute at the airport.
Today Arash Hampay is 19 days in hunger strike. Three imprisoned refugees in Moria (Lesvos, Greece), Amir Hampay (brother of Arash), Arash Bahroz and Hussein Kozhin are 20 days in hunger strike now. Statements by hunger striker Arash Hampay.
On May 22, 36 people started a protest against deportations, for equal rights for all and for the permission to work in front of district office in Ebersberg, near to Munich (Germany). One day later the protesters started a dry hunger strike. In Berlin refugees continued their protest in front of the lager at Brienner street.
In Berlin cops evicted refugees who were protesting against the conditions in the refugee camp at Brienner Street 16. The cops confiscated all sleeping bags and tents . People want to stay in the street. Urgent support needed. Please tell to everyone you know.
Three years after the internationally organizedMarch for Freedom, four participants in a peaceful demonstration in the city of Luxembourg have been sentenced to restrictive suspended sentences and high fines. The entire trial appeared extremely arbitrary and did not correspond to fair legal practices.
Times are gone, in which the German state presented itself as a refuge of humanity and of culture of welcome and in which it was comparatively easy to enter the country for refugees (partly also without registration). Nowadays agreements are made with governors like the Turkish president Erdogan, to prevent refugees from coming close to the German borders; to speed up the asylum procedure, more and more states are designated as secure countries of origin, so that people can be deported there without a so called individual case inspection; an annual maximum limit for asylum requests is discussed and incidents like IS attacks or sexual assaults on women are instrumentalised to stir up fear within society and to legitimate a harsh approach against any form of foreigner’s criminality.
Two and a half years after the internationally organized March for Freedom, six activists are going to trial. During the day of action on May 5, 2014 there were thirteen brutal arrests at a demonstration on the Kirchberg in Luxemburg. The demonstration was a protest against a meeting of European Union Ministers of Interior entitled “Fight Against Illegal Immigration”.
On 5th February 2017, most of the adults (about 200, editor Enough is Enough) among the 711 refugees residing in a state-run Camp in the former Athens National Airport (Camp Elliniko II), in the majority coming from Afghanistan, started a hunger strike to protest against their degrading living conditions demanding for their transfer to homes, papers and freedom of movement for all. As reported by one of the refugees, it is very likely that residents of the two other camps in Elliniko (the nearby Olympic baseball and a hockey stadiums) might join in the protest today.
Eleventh communiqué #Evade #Chile 2019: Call of a High School Student From the Front Line - #ChileResiste #ChileDesperto #antireport - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/11/22/eleventh-communique-evade-chile-2019-call-of-a-high-school-student-from-the-front-line/
#Santiago, #Chile: Nov 20th – 33rd Day of Social Revolt - #ChileResiste #ChileDesperto #antireport - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/11/22/santiago-chile-nov-20th-33rd-day-of-social-revolt/
Greek state escalates: 15 day ultimatum to the squats - Migrants on Greek islands will soon be imprisoned - #Exarcheia_Resist #NoBorders #RefugeesGR #antireport - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/11/21/greek-state-escalates-15-day-ultimatum-to-the-squats-migrants-on-greek-islands-will-soon-be-imprisoned/
Comrade-Malik-in-TDCJ-2019-1.jpg A short plea for help from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, an outspoken prison abolitionist organizer and IWW/IWOC member, along with some background. Previously published by the San Francisco Bay View and Abolition Media Worldwide. When I embraced this life as a freedom fighter and whistleblower, I knew there would come a time when the […]
aFICHE_internacionalista.jpg This past year we see revolts one after the other all over the world: revolts that lead Macron to visit the bunkers of the Elysée, that make Lenin Moreno move the seat of the government to Guayaquil, that assault the barracks and the headquarters of bourgeois parties in Iraq while reviving the memory of […]
el alto.jpg Statement from Colectivo Curva on the resistance of the people of El Alto in response to the ongoing coup attempt in Bolivia. Based in El Alto themselves, Colectivo Curva argue that the native peoples of El Alto remember their history of struggle against the Morales government: they do not fight for him and […]
The post Globalized Gaza: How Tech, Surveillance & Policing Flow from Occupied Palestine to the US Border appeared first on It's Going Down. In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Jamil of the Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance about how the proliferation of technology, surveillance, and counter-insurgency policing in the occupied […]
The post Proud Boys Help Defend Paramilitary Neo-Nazi Groups Online as Their Leader, Enrique Tarrio, Prepares Congressional Run appeared first on It's Going Down. The Proud Boys, a paleoconservative and pro-Trump street gang, has for months been using the social media app Telegram to mobilize its members and supporters to mass report journalists and antifascist […]
The post Communique from Miguel Peralta’s Support Group Following His Release appeared first on It's Going Down. Communique from the support group of Indigenous anarchist political prisoner Miguel Peralta following his release. After four years, five months, and two weeks in prison, on Monday, October 14, 2019, our compañero Miguel Peralta walked free from […]
The post November 30th: An International Night of Music to Benefit Rojava appeared first on It's Going Down. Across the world, on Saturday, November 30th, people are organizing benefit concerts for Rojava. Here is a statement from the organizers: We are a collective of internationals that after bearing witness to the atrocities of the fascist […]
The post Utah: Support the #StopthePollutingPort Defendants! appeared first on It's Going Down. Call to support those targeted for resisting construction of the so-called Inland Port in Utah. We need your help! Right now, ten people are facing felony charges from an action that took place in Salt Lake City this past July against the […]
The post Philadelphia, PA: Anti-ICE Protesters Disrupt Devereux Gala Against Detention of Migrant Children appeared first on It's Going Down. Report from recent action in Philadelphia against Devereux which has accepted a contract to open several migrant youth detention facilities. On Saturday night, over 100 Jews, immigrants, and allies marched in the streets as others […]
The post Why Fare Strike?: An FAQ on Upcoming Transit Actions in Seattle appeared first on It's Going Down. An FAQ guide to upcoming transit and fare strike actions in Seattle and beyond. A call for a November 29th Seattle Fare Strike has been released on Puget Sound Anarchists. A fare strike is a mass […]
The post Join Phone Zap to Support Political Prisoner Keith “Malik” After Transfer appeared first on It's Going Down. Report on anarchist prisoner Keith “Malik” Washington who currently has been transferred to a new prison after winning parole in 18 months. Malik needs support after the transfer and his support team is encouraging people to […]
The post Amherst, MA: Flyers Out Campus “Groyper” Troll appeared first on It's Going Down. Report from the UMass Amhert campus, where students are organizing against a far-Right “Groyper” troll. On November 12th, known far-Right troll, Louis Shenker, a student at UMass Amherst, disrupted the “Criminalizing Dissent: The Attack on BDS and Pro-Palestinian Voices” event, […]
The post CrimethInc. West Coast Tour: December 2019, ‘From Democracy to Freedom’ & ‘The New Upheavals’ appeared first on It's Going Down. CrimethInc. is launching a west coast tour! Come check them out as they give a variety of presentations on the tensions and possibilities faced by social movements in the current terrain. In December, […]
Can a system really be changed from within? Is false hope a form of manipulation? Alley and Rhyd discuss the American Situation, with an eye towards the larger problem facing climate activists around the world
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The official narratives of politicians, governments, and the media no longer hold the same power upon the people. Conspiracy theories abound. But aren't governments technically conspiracies? And revolutions...those are too. So how do we tell who's lying, who's in charge, and what's really a conspiracy and what's really just a theory? Or is that even […]
"We thought we had more time..." With more and more news that the climate collapse is accelerating, it's time we seriously look at the pretty little lies we tell ourselves to keep ourselves going. Alley and Rhyd discuss some of these, including the latest leftist delusion, "Fully Automated Luxury Communism."
"The dark ages were really only dark for the rich..." With more and more reports that "civilization" may end because of catastrophic climate change, we may be entering into a new "dark ages." But is that really something to fear? Alley & Rhyd discuss the previous dark ages, as well as recent moments of civilizational […]
Hannah Arendt, bell hooks, Slavoj Zizek...just a few names on an ever-growing list of philosophers that good leftists aren't "allowed" to read anymore because of something "problematic" they said. In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss the "canceling" of artists, philosophers, and other creators and trace the roots of our obsession with "right belief" to […]
The revolution won't be tweeted... From toxic "social justice" crusades to internal sabotage, "internet leftism" is destroying itself and fueling the far-right. In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss the mechanisms of these problems and their roots in our alienation from ourselves and each other, and propose solutions to help the Left remember […]
What's the relationship between anarchism and art? How do we create the kind of world we want to see? And how we learn to believe that we are "good enough?" In this episode, Alley and Rhyd talk with guest Margaret Killjoy and share stories of how they became who they are.
While many people have begun to use Globalization and Globalism inter-changeably, they are absolutely not the same thing. In this episode, Alley & Rhyd discuss the damage done by global Capital, the history of Globalization, the anti-semitic conspiracy theories of Globalism, and the solution: Internationalism.
"I have met my own people, and I hate them all." --Claudia, from Interview With The Vampire In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss their own journeys into Paganism and witchcraft and how they differed radically from the "business" of Paganism and witchcraft in America.
condo developer skale was attacked last night. their 'project' at queen and gladstone "a provocative and innovative symphony of metals, glass and brick" is another attack on the community of parkdale. these streets this neighbourhood is not a "world-famous centre of cool and creativity" it is (was) our home our community that we are being […]
We are members of Rising Tide Toronto, a grassroots group dedicated to Indigenous solidarity work in Toronto. It has taken us a while to write something about one of our members, Dave Vasey, because in addition to being our co-organizer and co-conspirator, he was also our friend. We are still devastated by his sudden death […]
In the face of inequalities and crisis, why can Canadians barely be bothered to protest? Why not revolt? Ok, as we knock out another issue in the Leveller temporary production zone (AKA one lucky editor’s apartment), we’re just spitballing… Read More ...
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Wachowski’s pioneering film The Matrix, a 1999 sci-fi masterpiece that seems more prophetic than ever. Here in 2019, machine learning and surveillance capitalism are increasingly feeding off of the raw material of human lives, simultaneously enslaving and entertaining us – and mirroring the film’s premise. ‘Surveillance capitalism’ […]
A couple dozen Ottawa residents braved the dipping temperatures and frigid downtown winds to rally at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) on Albert Street on Nov. 13. Tenants of Sunset Heights Apartments at 2880 Carling Avenue and their supporters with ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) were challenging an application filed by […]
Liberal reformers in New York City are pushing for skyscraper jails to replace the notorious penal colony on Rikers Island. Supporters of the plan claim these facilities will be humane and rehabilitative, functioning as “justice hubs” and “sites of civic unity” tying communities together. Meanwhile, abolitionists organizing under the banner #NoNewJails demand the closure of […]
via Canadian Dimension by Chris Dixon This column is part of #ShutdownWTO20, a collection of histories and reflections from people directly involved in organizing the Seattle mass direct action in 1999. November 30, 2019, will mark twenty years since “Seattle 1999.” This week of mass direct action, involving tens of thousands of people, successfully undermined […]
There is a growing feeling, among those who have the responsibility of managing large economies, that the discipline of economics is no longer fit for purpose. It is beginning to look like a science designed to solve problems that no longer exist. The post Against Economics appeared first on Infoshop News.
Nancy Moran has found clues to evolution in some unlikely places. Some 20 years ago, living in Arizona, she would frequent a Mexican restaurant in Tucson for more than its food. She regularly climbed the fire escape behind it to visit the upper branches of a hackberry tree—along with all the insects lurking there. One […]
As the student debt crisis continues to mount, major financial institutions are making record profits from student loan asset backed securities. The post Wall Street has been gambling with student loan debt for decades appeared first on Infoshop News.