After a long period of planning, scheming and dreaming we’re happy to finally be able to launch our new website. It’s a work in progress so come back for more updates.
If you’re looking for any materials that were available on the old website you can still access everything here at http://archive.eyfa.org.
On November 10 the verdict of the European Commission (ECSR) about right for shelter becomes public. Amsterdam proposed night shelter for refugees. This leaves people on the streets, in the cold, for most of the day. Carrying their belongings.
Shelter is no objective but a means. A means to work on a real future and a life with human dignity.
To make this clear, refugees of We Are Here decided to organise a march from Amsterdam to The Hague. They will walk from the city council in Amsterdam, to the Parliament in The Hague, symbolizing the responsibility for this group that was constantly passed on between major and government without offering a solution. On 20th of November parliament talks about shelter and return.
On the way there will be several actions and activities. Everybody is free to join!
There is an election for the next UK Parliament in May 2015. The new Parliament will be making a final decision on whether to go ahead with replacing the UK Nuclear weapons system. Scotland already has a majority of people against nuclear weapons and with the upsurge in political involvement and several different anti-nuclear political parties to vote for is well covered. HOWEVER, the rest of the UK need a wake up call.
Organized by a small handful of zine-enthusiasts, the Zine Fest Berlin is back for it’s fourth year in a row this year on 8-9 November.
Focusing on the subversive culture of self-made publications aka “zines*”, the Zine Fest will provide a platform and meeting place for
zine-lovers and small self-publishers across an international crowd. Zines are part of a subculture of Do-It-Yourself, an idea where the
relation between production and consumption has shifted. Zines are individual autonomous voices, and the Zine Fest wants to bring them to
the public and celebrate how special they are!
*A zine is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals.
10-17 November 2014 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Regional feminist solidarity meeting emerged as an idea to bring feminist activists together to discuss and strategize around our security/well-being, solidarity efforts and movement-building. Here “feminist activist” means affiliating oneself with feminism(s) whether one’s activist work and group named feminist or not. As there are very few opportunities for us to support each other, reflect and discuss our needs/issues outside of professional skills-building, networking and collaborating primarily for our communities and our causes as community members, this meeting is an attempt to address our needs collectively as feminist activists and connecting with each other as feminist movement(s).
8 – 16 November
Ecodharma, Catalunyan Pyrenees
In whatever ways we envisage contributing to the wellbeing of our world, it’s likely to mean collaborating with others. But groups are not always easy. They can feel frustrating, draining and unproductive. Meetings drag, personalities clash, power conflicts arise, chaos reigns and all this gets in the way of achieving what the group or organization set out to do at the beginning.
This training, set in a wild and remote part of the Catalunyan Pyrenees, will help you to learn how to better collaborate, co-exist, organize, communicate and make decisions together. Whether you are already working or living in a group or wanting to initiate something, this course will help you set up conditions for ongoing collaborative work.
Costs are on a sliding, needs-based scale from 200 – 850 euros for this 8 day residential training.
For more information visit www.ecodharma.com/courses-events/2014/10/08/transformative-collaboration
The protests at Oranienplatz, at the occupied school in Ohlauer Straße and now at Gürtelstrasse have taken the struggle against racism and capitalism in the city to a new level. We, refugees and urban activists, fight together against conditions in which our need for housing, freedom of movement, solidarity, and a self-determined life are suppressed by the government and the police.
2015 Climate Conference in Paris: No second Copenhagen for the climate movement! Where, how and when can we mobilise our collective resources in 2015 to demonstrate our resistance?
In Northern Morocco, many illegalised migrants and refugees are stuck, waiting for a chance to cross over to Europe. These past months, racist harassment has increased, particularly in Boukhalef, a quarter on the
outskirts of Tangier.
In the night between the 29th and 30th of August, this culminated in the stabbing of a young Senegalese migrant named Charles. The migrant community immediately responded to the murder by taking to the streets, protesting against this extreme form of racism.
In the last weeks many of us had to face a lot of police violence. Some of us got broken hands and others broken legs and even some got hurt their heads. You can see that with your own eyes and you can hear of them how it happened.
In the next days the fascists will come to Calais to meet and demonstrate here. There is no shelter for us to be secure and to hide from them. We can not trust the police to protect us from them as we experienced already so much violence from them. Migration is not a crime and each and everyone of us has reasons why we had to leave our countries and our families and why we are here now. Europe is always talking about Human Rights and freedom but we can not find this here.
This is why we want to demonstrate and bring our demands on the streets. Therefore we are happy to invite you to our demonstration on friday, the 5th of September 2014, starting at 3 p.m. at Salam, the food distribution place.
We think your presence is very important to spread our message everywhere and show the reality that we have to face.
We will make a press conference after the demonstration to give space for personal talks and your questions.
The migrant communities in Calais.
For Central and Eastern European Organizers
September 9-13, 2014
As global temperatures rise, we see a new urgency for social and political action. The fossil fuel industry is polluting our bodies, our land, our atmosphere and even our democracies. We are up against the richest corporations in the history of money – to stop them we are going to have to get creative!
Read more: http://beautifultrouble.org/creative-action-training-budapest
A Moroccan activist from AMDH (Moroccan Human Rights Association) has been sentenced to one year in prison after denouncing torture. We are calling for people to show solidarity, and protest in front of the Moroccan embassy for liberation of all political prisoners in Morocco.