Direct solidarity with the refugees on the Polish-Belarusian border

For over a month, more and more refugees coming from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and many other crisis-hit areas or from regions where they are persecuted have been trying to cross the Polish-Belarusian border.

As a result of the activities of NGOs and independent activists trying to help legal and illegalized refugees, Poland imposed a state of emergency on the border with Belarus. This state of emergency makes any humanitarian activity impossible due to the actions of the army, police and border guards. As a result, people in the forests suffer from extreme hypothermia and hunger, they need immediate medical assistance.

Both Polish and Belarusian border guards carry out illegal push-backs – they bring apprehended people back to the border and force them to cross the border.
To date, 5 people have already lost their lives, or perhaps it would be better to write – they were left to die. . .

Lukashenko, on Putin’s leash, uses people as ammunition for his political blackmail and further destabilization of the situation in Europe. While right-wing ruled Poland looks the other way, the EU pays money for the inhumane practice at the border.

Despite state repression, there are still NGOs and activists in the immediate vicinity of the border, trying to offer first aid to the affected people.
The situation is critical, and as the weather worsens, more and more victims are to be expected – so let’s not kid ourselves that politics will change anything – LET’S ACT!

We’re collecting the essentials that will be transported to the border in the near future:
Charged powerbanks, empty unlocked phones, warm sleeping bags, NEW winter socks / scarves / hats / gloves, winter clothing, ibuprofen, vitamins, anti-diarrhea medications, heat lamps, high calorie foods with long expiration dates, camping stoves with gas cartridges, water filters, emergency blankets, small tents….

Please donate only fully functioning items!

Monetary donations are also accepted – we will use these for travel expenses, the rest will go directly to the NGOs on the ground.

MORE INFORMATION

COLLECTION SITES (until the end of October)

LEIPZIG

  • Info-Kiosk Tante Emma / Georg-Schwarz-Str. Wed 17-20
  • Baba Handmade Cafe / Georg-Schwarz-Str. 9. Mon-Fri 9-17
  • Pöge-Haus / Hedwigstr. 20. ring the bell!
  • Gleiserei / Eisenbahnstr. 150. ring !

DRESDEN

  • Malobeo / Kamenzer Straße 38 / Tuesday 4-7 p.m. and Wednesday 6-7 p.m.

DONATION (until end of October)

Bank account

Account holder: UGMR

IBAN: DE57 4306 0967 1216 4248 00

BIC: GENODEM1GLS

GLS COMMUNITY BANK EG

Purpose: Spende COLLECTION TRIBU.X

Friday, 01.10.- Sunday 03.10. – “UNRÄUMBAR”-Festival in Heibo – Soli-film for Ella

Close to Dresden there is a forest occupation (Heibo – Heidebogen) which is there to prevent a mine company from expanding an open-pit gravel mine and with this clearing a huge area of trees, contaminating the ground water and destroy the moors in the area.
During the weekend the activists in Heibo are organizing a festival called “Unräumbar”, so we want to collectively travel to the forest by bike and by train.

We are meeting at 16:30 in front of Bahnhof Neustadt, taking our bikes with us and catching a train at 16:49 (direction Königsbrück) to Ottendorf-Okrilla from where we continue biking to Heibo (ca 7km, 30 min).

At 18:30 a film “Ella – Repression Against Danni-Activist” begins and after there is some music planned. Continue reading “Friday, 01.10.- Sunday 03.10. – “UNRÄUMBAR”-Festival in Heibo – Soli-film for Ella”

Elephant in the room #24 – 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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Program for libertarian days is available in print and online

Last months we were working hard to make libertarian days 2021 possible. Through all the challenges we made. You can find final version of the program at our website: https://a-dresden.org/lita2021/

You can also subscribe to the program with your calendar app from our event calendar – https://a-dresden.org/events/

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Elephant in the room #23 – 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.