“Our friendliness has nothing to do with our being women*. We were also kicking around other ideas. The occupation could have gone down quite differently.”
Why should the UN have to tell Switzerland it has to protect the persecuted? Why doesn’t Switzerland do so on its own?
We have failed in our initial attempts at political intervention. The situation of migrants has continued to deteriorate since summer 2015, and has gotten progressively more insulated from public scrutiny.
Patience and self-irony are prerequisites to being able to acknowledge arguments against activist rituals and the atrophy of debate.
We knew even before the NSU that neo-Nazis don’t shy away from killing people. Violence is part of their ideology. Writing “Jena is colorful” on the streets with chalk is nice, but not enough. Nazi activity has to be confronted, and limits imposed.
“Everything we need is already inside of us as black people. It’s absolutely necessary that we recognize our very rich history of rebellion in this country, one that we can learn from and build off of, and that we can use right now in this moment.
Ajour Magazin spoke to one of thirteen illegalized refugees who decided that to get out and be part of society is more important than complying with the state; they moved into a derelict house in central Zurich.
Why the radical right should not be given a platform, ever.
In Athens alone, an estimated four thousand refugees live in squatted, self-organized structures.
Revolutionary processes are long term, with ups and downs. It’s not the end of this history. We should have hope even in these catastrophic times, and it’s very far from being the end.