No One Is Illegal
“As long as people are fleeing, we will try to rescue them.”
It’s shocking to see how much time and effort state agencies put into combating sea rescues. Continue reading
First Berlin, then the World
As long as patriarchy perpetuates the violent idea that men have more rights than women, no one will live in freedom. The moment for internationalist feminism is here. Continue reading
Projecting Fear, Projecting Folly
Right now we’re seeing increasing division and fear defining our politics. We can find another political narrative that re-frames that relationship. We may already be on our way, but it’s clearly not an easy task. Continue reading
What Happened to Open Borders and Abolishing ICE?
There is no correlation between harsh and inhumane policies meant to “deter” migrants and whether or not they will actually migrate. That’s a risk they are willing to take because they are running for their lives, and they still strongly believe that they can build a better life for themselves and their families. 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
#AbolishICE: Targeting Prison Profiteers
There are ways, beyond just personal consumer choices, to make your voice heard and say that if these companies are going to be complicit with ICE, they’re going to feel the effect. Continue reading
Tents and Drones, Open Doors
We are never expected to be active in shaping our lives. We are like shadows which don’t really exist. People do things to us without asking. Open Doors is just a small step to show what we are capable of. Continue reading
The Balkanroute, Three Years On
Traversing the Balkanroute is much more daunting now: double layered electrified fences, vigilante guards, virtually no state support for migrants. The biggest winners from the militarization of borders appear to be smugglers and corrupt government officials. Continue reading
The Camp System Coming to America
Is there somewhere we can put them where they won’t attract as much attention? That’s how Australia ended up with Nauru. I could see that happening in the US very easily and very quickly. Continue reading
Long term prison-abolitionist strategies are not necessarily the same as those we’ll need to free individual prisoners in the short run. But in Sara and Seán’s case as in any other, it is important that we have critiques of the oppressive nature of prisons in mind while thinking about the specificity of their context. Continue reading
Borders Are the Crisis
Movement is a part of human life, and it always has been. People move out of need, but they also move out of curiosity. Treating that as a problem to be gotten rid of is what causes these great crises. Continue reading
The rescue boat is still a long way off, at least two minutes away. I can see through the spray of the sea that it is coming as fast as it can. But it is too late for us. Continue reading
Them’s the Rules
For all the money spent by the EU supposedly to provide services for refugees, it is the refugees themselves who are carrying the burden of the mental health disasters in the camps. Continue reading
Calling Forth a New Internationalist Left
For migrants and their autonomous struggles, the factor of “race” is a social relationship through which “class experience” is made. Not the other way around. An internationalist leftwing counternarrative must take this as its starting point. Continue reading
The Freedom to Go Anywhere
As long as there are individual states, there will be borders that determine which state is responsible for which section of the Earth’s surface. But there is no reason to assume that these borders must be “closed.” 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.
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