Elephant in the room #34 – DIY Internet

In this episode we met with a tech comrade Bikepunk from France who is participating in the federation of small Internet Service Providers in the country. We will be talking about reasons behind DIY network approach and how simple people benefit from non-commercial network providers.

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Activists at the polish-belarusian border – A call for Solidarity #35

Since several weeks now the situation is becoming more and more dramatic at the polish-belarusian border. People try to cross and get pushed back by the polish border guards. Police, military and other forces hunting people in the forest to prevent them coming to poland. The weather is cold, the area swampy, people don´t have food, suffering from hypotermia, are injured from the fences and often get pushed back several times. More and more activists and NGO´s organize themself to help people to survive and give solidarity. How those work look right now and what do people experience through there stay at the border you will find in our show with three activists from different initiatives.

Contact to independent activist from no borders: borderofshame[at]riseup.net

Elephant in the room #33 – Belarus – EU refugee war

For many years authoritarian regime of Lukashenko was providing EU with border security. The deal was simple – dictator prevents refugees going through Belarus to EU and for that get’s money and trainings for the border guards. Despite sanctions from 2011 to 2015 Frontex was actively supporting belarusian border regime.

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Queer Uprising in Poland #32

Im letzten Jahr waren feministischer und queer-feministischer Protest in Polen sehr präsent. In Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass Polen ein sehr konservatives und katholisches Land ist, war dies eine ziemlich große Mobilisierung und ein Schub in Richtung Selbstorganisation. Der Protest war mit zwei Aspekten verbunden, zum einen mit der Änderung des Anti-Abtreibungsgesetzes und zum anderen mit der zunehmenden homophoben Propaganda.
In diesem Interview mit einem Transgender-Anarchist aus Warzaw blicken wir zurück und sprechen über den queeren Aufstand, die Repression und die Auswirkungen auf die queere Bewegung. Die Sendung ist wie alle Elephant in the Room Sendungen in Englisch.

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Elephant in the room #31 – Ukraine, antifascism and anarchism

A lot of leftists and antifascists believe that there is a fascist junta in Ukraine that came to power after 2014 Maidan protests.

To break that myth and talk in details about the current politics in Ukraine we got together with an anarchist comrade from the country who tells us a bit about what was happening in last years there, why the police is working together with local fascists and what anarchists and antifascists are doing to fight back.