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.
#Brazil: Massive demonstrations in defense of education, against #Bolsonaro - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/05/19/brazil-massive-demonstrations-in-defense-of-education-against-bolsonaro/
#Austria: Government falls after video of leader #Strache of the fascist #FPOE - #Ibizagate #strachevideo #Strachegate #antifa - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/05/18/austria-government-falls-after-video-of-leader-strache-of-the-fascist-fpoe/
Isbel-malecon2-700x430.jpg Havana, Cuba – Following tensions around the cancellation of the state sponsored LGBT march and the effort by activists to call for an independently organized one, two anarchist and LGBT activists, Isbel Diaz Torres and partner Jimmy Roque Martinez, are believed to have been detained by Cuban authorities. The detentions are seen as an […]
56892261_2402885166389440_6694920322933587968_o.jpg IWW members in London are building a union for all workers in the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) industry. If you work in a language school anywhere in the UK and would like to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our facebook page. read more
incêndio-jirau.jpg From the management of June 2013 uprising to Bolsonaro’s ordered revolt. Was June of 2013 really "something democratic"? In that decisive month, thousands – and afterwards, millions – of people blocked streets and highways throughout the entire country, confronted the police, set buses on fire, attacked public buildings and pillaged stores. read more
Uber-strike-May 8.jpg On May 8th, workers are organizing a national single day strike against rideshare firms like Uber and Lyft. They’re calling on app users to join them by refusing to request rides for the duration of the 24 hour action. Salvo investigates what set the stage for this clash, how gig workers in precarious […]
IMG_7557.JPG Taking into consideration all the discussed above, the appropriate strategic question is the following one: if a strike-fund appears to be an organizational instrument that can help workers to improve considerably their working conditions at the workplace and enhance their class power collectively, why are not other trade unions making use of it too? […]
The post This Is America #73: ROAR Conference, Shallow ‘Socialism vs Capitalism’ Debate appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, May 17th, 2019. On today’s show we talk with one of the organizers of the Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism (ROAR) Conference (happening this weekend in the bay area of California) about […]
The post DeKalb Jail Blocks Number to Anarchist Black Cross appeared first on It's Going Down. The Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross (ABC), a prison abolitionist group which supports prisoners, reports that officials at the DeKalb County Jail outside of Atlanta have blocked prisoners from calling the group’s support number after demonstrations took place outside the […]
The post Summers County, WV: Mountain Valley Pipeline Worksite Shut Down appeared first on It's Going Down. Report from Appalachians Against Pipelines lines on recent lockdown against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. This morning, a pipeline fighter named Andy climbed an excavator at a Mountain Valley Pipeline work site in Summers County, WV, and locked themself […]
The post Hamilton Police PR Stunt met with Counter-Demo appeared first on It's Going Down. Originally published on North Shore Counter-info about a response to “Coffee With a Cop” events. Perhaps the easiest question ever asked: “Would you like your coffee with or without cops?” “Coffee with a Cop,” a public relations event by Hamilton […]
The post Final Straw: JPay in NC Prisons and Documentary on Anti-Racist Oi! Band “Negro Terror” appeared first on It's Going Down. Long running anarchist podcast and radio show The Final Straw presents a conversation with anarchist prisoner Sean Swain on JPay along with a segment on anti-racist Oi! band, “Negro Terror.” This week, we […]
The post Phone Zap: College Court Apartments in Olympia appeared first on It's Going Down. Members of Olympia Solidarity Network are calling on supporters to participate in a phone zap campaign. To read more about their campaign with tenants at College Court Apartments, go here. On May 2nd, Olympia Solidarity Network (OlySol) launched a campaign […]
The post A Parallel Movement Rising: On Mutual Aid and the Borderlands appeared first on It's Going Down. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) discusses the growing amount of mutual aid projects based in the borderlands. In the blur of heat rising from the searing sands of the Sonoran Desert, there is a cascade of drinking […]
The post Uprising at DeKalb County Jail, Georgia appeared first on It's Going Down. Perilous Chronicle documents the recent uprising at DeKalb County Jail in Georgia, right outside of Atlanta during a noise demonstration against horrific conditions people have been fighting against in recent weeks. For more background information, see our article here. Donate to […]
The post The Imperial Border & the Growing Attack on Migrants appeared first on It's Going Down. In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we talk with two long time organizers who have worked both with migrants who have traveled with caravans as well as those stuck in limbo at the border in […]
The post Reportback from Montreal’s May Day Against Borders appeared first on It's Going Down. A report a recent May Day actions that originally was published on Montreal Counter-Info. On May Day 2019 in Montreal there were four different demonstrations at different times and locations across the city. The CLAC (Convergence des Luttes Anti-Capitalistes) called […]
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.
Alley and Rhyd discuss the problems of nationalism and explore the important differences between indigenous and colonized people's struggles for national independence and the far right and white nationalist struggles, and the role of global capitalism in the destruction of cultural differences.
What’s an Egregore? What’s an egregore got to do with America? And what really happened to the dude who made KONY2012? In the sixth episode Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth discuss how the ingredients of the ritual that manifested American make it impossible to change, and discuss how an egregoric understanding can inform resistance and […]
Why is being a "witch" suddenly popular? What does the rise of the witch identity mean for actual witches? Why our capitalists trying to sell us stuff? And what are the dangers of this trend? In Episode 4: The Witch, Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth look at the questions (and try to keep their focus […]
EPIC recommends this excellent new mini-series produced in Montreal called "What Happened to Prisoner Justice Day?" for anyone wanting to learn more about the history and context of the prison movement across so-called Canada since the 1970s. From the description: This is a mini series about the history of prisons in canada focusing on differences […]
Police are doing "Coffee With a Cop" events across the region, including in Chatham-Kent on May 22 or Windsor on May 30. They've been happening in Toronto and Niagara too. Holding a "Coffee Without Cops" event outside is an easy way to spoil their party and make space to critique the role police play in […]
Do you ever read your local paper and wonder why there aren't more articles favourably comparing school children to Donald Trump? Well, the Waterloo Region Record's got you covered. Yesterday, May 13, they ran an article called "Waterloo Region Youth Learn the Art of the Deal"; so lying, bravado, and sexual harassment, right? It described […]
Since 1873, the Canadian government has been using the RCMP and all police services at their disposal to forcefully invade indigenous territory, helping to steal their land for resources and aid in their assimilation. Out west on Wet'suwet'en territory in Northern BC the RCMP continue to harass individuals travelling to and from their homes, seizing […]
May Day in Toronto this year was marked by a couple of rallies, plenty of rain, and one bloody guillotine. It was my first May Day in Toronto, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but was excited for the opportunity to be explicitly and confrontationally anti-capitalist in the streets. May Day to me […]
It is hard to describe how awful the job is. Almost anyone could do it for a few minutes, even find it stimulating, nice bit of exercise, find a location, a bit of mental stimulation, almost a game. But give it an hour, the feet hurt, the knees hurt, the lower back hurts, the brain […]
With Nigel Farage staging a whirlwind tour across the south of Essex today (Saturday 18.5), it seems like a good opportunity to restate our position on Brexit which is basically this – a pox on all of your houses! We’ll try to clarify what we mean by this… The post There’s a third position that […]
The capitalist mode of production, characterised by exchange for profit, private property, wage labour and capital accumulation, has only existed for around 300 years. Since the late 19th century it has found its way to even the most remote corners of the Earth by the way of exploitation, dispossession and imperialist competition. The post Climate […]
Universal Basic Income (UBI) is quickly becoming a hot topic this presidential cycle due to the likes of Andrew Yang and his supporters. Since he began his campaign, many other candidates have been interrogated about their support for the idea and more and more are responding positively, even if half-heartedly. The post An Anarchist Case […]
Drivers for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are organizing and carrying out labor actions, including a strike in early May 2019. Drivers are upset about declining pay, lack of benefits, lack of job security, and efforts to replace them with self-driving cars. The post Uber and Lyft Driver Organizing News and Resources appeared […]