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
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
“When someone can no longer go forward, you carry them.”
“Some trauma just stays. My engagement in struggle helps me overcome my own. But I have friends who are still suffering. It’s hard.” Continue reading
Chronicle of a Deportation
One deportee’s firsthand account of this traumatic and humiliating experience, in all its enraging detail Continue reading
How to Build an Invisible Prison
People issued bounding orders are being criminalized and humiliated, receiving a punishment amounting essentially to indefinite detention. Continue reading
Oft haben Menschen Angst vor Macht, vor der Regierung, vor herrschenden Meinungen. Aber wenn sie nie jemanden sehen, der keine Angst hat, werden sie Mut nicht lernen und ihre Meinung nicht wirklich ändern. Deshalb muss Mut sichtbar sein. Continue reading
“No Different Than Slavery”
“My message to those who think the situation in Eritrea “has improved” is that right now, at this very moment, thousands of innocent Eritreans are suffering silently in jails and prisons, while their best years slip away.” Continue reading
Kurdish Refugees: UN Issues Condemnation of Switzerland
Why should the UN have to tell Switzerland it has to protect the persecuted? Why doesn’t Switzerland do so on its own? 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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“… 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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