We understand militancy as the ability to defend oneself not just physically but mentally against hegemonic ideology, as well as the ability to make alternative ways of living conceivable and practicable.
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.
Other fears are more essential than the fear of death. The fear of standing alone, or the fear that what you’re doing is futile. Those kinds of fears are more real, and are much more present in Europe than here.
It was normal people who took to the streets, attacked the police, and defended themselves against eviction. This resistance stopped a plan for two hundred forced evictions. It was a spontaneous coming-together in the neighborhood, among people who up to that point weren’t really organized.