Dispatch from 2013 Exarcheia
Now based in Minneapolis, Antidote is engaging with new struggles that echo in many ways the situation a cofounder encountered in 2013 Exarcheia. Lessons from Greece feel very relevant to people’s struggles in our new home, ten years on. Continue reading
Free the Moria 6!
After the fire in Moria in 2020: Six young migrants are made scapegoats of a failed EU migration policy – Call for fair and transparent trial for the Moria 6 on 6 March 2023 in Lesvos! Continue reading
Fortress Europe’s Border Crisis is Back, with a Violent Vengeance
As the rising specter of far-right and fascist elements in Lesvos triggers street violence and a collapse of public order, the EU has simultaneously lost all legitimacy as harbingers of human rights, justice, and the rule of law. Continue reading
Refugee Lessons: Greece 2019
Legal or not, we will never stop trying to fly, free like the birds in the sky. Continue reading
Cinema Utopia: The Antifascists
Antifascism is not radical. It is normal. Continue reading
Mahaa and Zaman
Testimonies of queer and trans refugees in Greece – Samos Chronicles Continue reading
Fortress Europe is Murdering Refugees
It is not only the cops leaving refugees broken and bleeding. Since the EU-Turkey deal, reported instances of self-harm in Moria have increased by six hundred percent, while there have been at least ten suicide attempts in the camp in recent months. Continue reading
Helping Refugees Means Fighting the State. And Vice-Versa.
We want people to participate, to share their experiences, to share their hearts, to take care of one another, and to build communities that can fight capitalism and fight the state. This is the first step. Continue reading
Life and Death, Love and Rage in the “Beautiful Prison”
We expect evictions of the remaining squats in the next weeks and months, and that the arrests, imprisonments, and deportations will keep going. But we are not ready to give up. We will stay here, we will keep fighting. Continue reading
Greece: Renewed State Attacks on Squats, Renewed Movement Defiance
In Athens alone, an estimated four thousand refugees live in squatted, self-organized structures. Continue reading
Dispatch from Samos: Greece is a Pressure Cooker
If there is nothing dramatic to report, there is no media. But to live with this tumor in our midst is distressing in the extreme for both the refugees and many islanders. The system is foul and dangerous and criminal. Change is desperately needed. Continue reading
What’s Greek is Global: “We’re All In It Together.”
“Europe—or at least our leadership—is following the script of the late 1920s, which with mathematical precision is going to lead to a major deflationary shock that the United States’ economic recovery is not strong enough to sustain.” Continue reading
Squat the Earth! We Will All Live Together!
Without foregoing for a moment our basic demand for open borders, we feel the need to gather our forces toward the creation of decent living conditions for refugees in our neighborhoods. Continue reading
Women in Flight
Structures like the women_*’s space in Athens offer women_* the chance to compare notes and talk openly about experiences of violence, provide a safe place where they can get some measure of peace and quiet and share solidarity. Continue reading
Frauen auf der Flucht
Flucht birgt für Frauen_* andere Gefahren und Realitäten. Darüber wird wenig gesprochen und noch viel weniger geschrieben. 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.
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Alternative Structures Anarchism Anti-capitalism Autonomy Bureaucracy Climate Change Colonialism Corruption Countermedia Culture of Resistance Deutsch Ecocide Ecodefense Ed Sutton Education Empathy 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 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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