I Am Angry
I am pleased that refugees from Ukraine are being helped. Refugees from Ukraine are seen as people, but refugees like me from Africa and middle eastern countries are not such ‘good’ humans. We are insulted! 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
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
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
There is no warning when a decision on asylum or detention on the island will be reached. There is a continual uncertainty. You hope, you despair, you go from moment to moment. Maybe tomorrow… Continue reading
Mahaa and Zaman
Testimonies of queer and trans refugees in Greece – Samos Chronicles Continue reading
Saad on Samos
Samos Chronicles: Two poems and the testimony of a Syrian stranded on Samos for nearly a year Continue reading
This Is Our Life Together
Long read: Observations from years of improvised refugee solidarity on the Greek frontier island of Samos Continue reading
Winter Is Coming Again, and Everything Is Still Fucked
Each day rolls into the next, and SNAFU remains the reality. We must all pull together. 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
As we see the razor wire fencing being fixed this week on Samos, we fear that the authorities are preparing for a tough strategy of removal. It is what we have come to expect. Continue reading
“The Idea of a Nobel Prize is Disgusting.”
We see heroism constantly. We witness amazing solidarities, full of compassion and care and love. And it is most evident among the refugees. It is their qualities which enable so many to survive and overcome. Our contribution is nothing compared to this. 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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