refugees

UK Asylum Policy: No Sanctuary from Capitalism

Asylum has long been a thorny issue for the British ruling class. As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention the UK is obliged to grant asylum when, in the opinion of the Home Office, an asylum seeker has demonstrated that they have a well founded fear of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. Yet asylum seekers are continuously vilified in the popular press as criminals and scroungers overwhelming the benefits system, the vitriol often being fuelled by the cynical statements of government ministers.

Refugees resist: The State Murders - Black Flag

Semira Adamu was killed by Belgian immigration authorities

Article from Black Flag #215 1998.

More White Laws: New Labour and asylum seekers - Black Flag

Racists in government don't talk about "illegal immigrants" any more. They talk about “bogus asylum seekers". This is a useful code for squeaky clean racists like Jack Straw and Mike O'Brien. They don't need to talk about being swamped by an alien culture, the press know what to do and oblige with stories of hordes of asylum seekers in Richmond [about seven in fact] or tidal waves of Slovak Roma at Heathrow, and threats and attacks on asylum seekers start to rise again. But, of course, they haven't played the race card.

EXARCHIA: Solidarity to squats and all spaces of struggle- ASSEMBLY Announcement

Solidarity to squats and all spaces of struggle in Athens

The state and capital always attack the freedom of the social base, steal its labor and resources. In recent years we have experienced one of the most violent attacks through the massive impoverishment of people who are already oppressed and exploited.
On the other hand, there has been widespread social resistance and solidarity. People have created a variety of self-organized spaces such as housing infrastructure, social medical centers, community kitchens, open parks and public spaces which are just some of the main examples.

Erisian Mysteries: The art of squatting, resistance and solidarity in Exarcheia, Athens

An anthropological essay by Katelyn Squires on the anarchist activity in Exarcheia, Athens.

On capitalist restructuring in the SYRIZA-ANEL times: It is not humanitarianism, it’s capitalist restructuring, stupid!

It is not humanitarianism, it’s capitalist restructuring, stupid!

After the polarized days of the 2015 referendum, the period that followed the Greek government has normalized many of the rupture points it supposedly had with the “institutions” and became a submissive student without causing considerable reactions domestically, at least so far. In our analysis, the failure of the previous cycle of struggles (roughly between 2008 and 2012) precedes the rise of the SYRIZA-led government...

Syriza 2018: a Blast from the Past

A brief reminder. In January 2015 Paul Mason proclaimed on his Twitter account: "come to Athens – the revolution is happening". It is 2018 now, and three years later it is Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, who is ecstatic: "You did it! Congratulations to Greece and its people on ending the programme of financial assistance." What happened?

Greece: anarchist refugee squats prepare for State onslaught

A new spate of recent evictions and interventions by the Greek State against refugee solidarity occupations run by the anarchist movement in Athens has prompted callouts for a major emergency gathering today.