Are You Syrious?
The Balkanroute in 2019: Camps, Cops, and Corruption
We have been alerted, we have been warned: three significant outbursts of indignation and information from an overlooked flashpoint in Fortress Europe’s worsening border crisis: the Bosnian-Croatian border. Continue reading
When Governments Turn Against Humanitarian Volunteers
2018 saw a major backlash against human rights defenders advocating legal access to the asylum system in the EU. Volunteers and NGOs have been threatened, attacked, and legally prosecuted. Are You Syrious? (AYS) is one of them. Continue reading
Any Place For Me
“We thought there was much more respect for human rights in Europe, before leaving home. But considering what happened to us on the way, we are very, very disappointed.” Continue reading
Ferien in Rigonce!
Da war ein Spinnennetz auf einem Panzer. Da war ein Panzer. Ein Panzer. Kinder gehen in die Ferien, sagen die Eltern. Continue reading
Vacation in Rigonce
I look at her. I don’t have any more blankets. I cannot stop the toxic smoke. I cannot make her warm. We all look around ourselves. The kids are crying, some are sleeping, some people are standing at the fence and looking at the other side. I am so sorry, I say. Continue reading
The Antidote Writers Collective seeks to resist and counteract the poisons that course through the veins of our politics, our cultures, our movements, our relationships, ourselves.
We believe that a strong collective immune system is built through knowledge and understanding and that the struggle against division and repression requires building a new culture of discussion that goes beyond flat definitions, brittle ideologies, stubborn dogmas, idle preconceptions, and petty rivalries.
We will share knowledge with each other, aiming to build empathy, and in turn enable the emergence of genuine solidarity—one which does not demand uniformity across contexts, one which does not “include” you, but in which you include yourself.
In this spirit, we will provide a platform for a diverse set of voices, especially for those otherwise silenced or ignored in “mainstream” discussions. We want to hear from people engaged in radical struggles all over the world. We seek neither agreement nor conflict, but rather to identify issues at their roots, and to consider different radical approaches to their resolution. And though we at the Antidote Writers Collective have voices—and we will use them—we will not presume to speak for anybody.
On the contrary, we invite you to offer us new ways of thinking, new ways of seeing. It’s not about establishing a space for comfy ideological self-indulgence, but for questions, for a true diversity of voices and viewpoints, and for turning all of this into action.
One World. One Struggle.
TOPICS & VOICES
Alternative Structures Anarchism Anti-capitalism Autonomy Bureaucracy Climate Change Colonialism Corruption Countermedia Culture of Resistance Deutsch Ecocide Ecodefense Ed Sutton Education Greece Housing Justice Insurrection Islamophobia Kurdistan LeftEast Minneapolis Mutual Aid Neoliberalism No One Is Illegal No Pasarán! One World One Struggle Palaces & Vaults Philosophy Police & Prisons Political Prisoners Post-Socialism Propaganda & Disinformation Que Se Vayan Todos Racism Rojava Russia Russian Reader Self Defense & Non/Violence Smash the Patriarchy Solidarity Squats & Occupations States & Borders Street Movements Switzerland Syria This is Hell! Transcripts Translations Turkey Ukraine United States of America War & Empire Work & Wage
“… in the midst of putative peace, you could, like me, be unfortunate enough to stumble on a silent war. The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.” – Arundhati Roy
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