THIS IS NOT A COUP – London Screening and Q&A with director Aris Chatzistefanou

Fri 10 June 2016 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

For more information and tickets see here: http://thisisnotacoup.com/

 

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Refugee Fundraise

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The situation is dire. The decision of the EU governments to close their borders intensified the humanitarian crisis in Greece, where thousands of migrants fleeing persecution and war arrive every day. Please help us relieve some of that pressure.

Anti-Fascist Action for Greece commits that all funds will go to solidarity structures that are actively involved in supporting the refugees. The money will go towards clothes, food, and other basic supplies.

https://fundly.com/humanitarian-refugee-crisis-in-greece

(photo: Marios Lolos)

Screening of ‘Golden Dawn – A Personal Affair’

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What’s in the mind of the neo-Nazi next door?

https://goldendawnapersonalaffair.com/

Sunday, 22 May 2016, at 16:00

The screening will be followed at 17:30 by a Q&A session with the director of the documentary, Angelique Kourounis.

Khalili Lecture Theatre
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

For a map see here

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696091600632588/

 

AAfG Statement – April 2016

We are living through interesting times, where politics and the community have begun to acquire ‘meaning’ again, where people are re-establishing their philosophy of life, and where what was perceived as reality for many years, is now slowly evaporating. It is a state of affairs in which nobody knows in what type of world we shall wake up next.

Those of us who have spent the last 3 years actively participating in AAfG have seen these changes affecting us, our friends, and the society around us. But through these times when everything was rapidly changing and we were debating the best way forward, we knew that the only real answer was to stop navel-gazing and keep acting, keep moving, and keep fighting for a free world, emancipated from any source of fascism, totalitarianism, and authoritarianism – not just in Greece but everywhere.

That is why we have been involved in many acts of solidarity, and we have organised anything from rallies, to film screenings, to an exhibition of drawings from migrant children in detention centres, to music events – and we are actively working on more actions. But this has not been in a ‘straight line’. We are a group of persons without a hierarchy, we do not have a ‘party line’, and we do not subscribe to any regimented political position. We are a broad front of individuals who collectively work together for what we believe, and each one of us brings something different and new. And this has been our greatest strength these last three years.

And at a time where the refugee crisis, the austerity agenda, and the rise of racism and neo-fascism in Europe are reaching their peak, at a time when ‘civilised’ Europe is asked to prove whether it has ever had a Renaissance or it never left the Dark Ages, we remain adamant to our ideals and founding statement, and mobilise in whatever way we can to continue our struggle, from our side of history.

And to this fight we aim to be true, credible, and independent, following our pathway as set by our own judgment and collective consciousness, and without hesitating to re-evaluate our position according to ‘now’ and to adjust our direction accordingly – instead of persisting on an imaginary predefined path.

If you agree with our aims and modus operandi, then join our struggle for a world where nobody feels it is necessary to tread on others in order to survive. A world emancipated from any source of fascism, totalitarianism, and authoritarianism.

 

In Solidarity,

Anti-Fascist Action for Greece
https://aafguk.wordpress.com/

 

Actions: Migrants & Refugees

Please check out the below events about migrants and refugees due in the next few days as well as some fundraising pages that support various projects targeted to these groups.

a) Stand Up to Racism has called a vigil outside Downing Street at 6pm on this Thursday, 21st April, in response to hundreds of refugees drowning and to demand that the British and other EU governments change their policy on migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1285785904783104/

b) Stand Up To Racism is organising a summit to bring together trade unionists and others to report back on their recent delegation to Calais, discuss latest developments across Europe and mobilise for a convoy to Calais in June. Sunday 24 April, 11am-5pm, Student Central, Malet Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/478267459030689/

c) A fundraising page has been set up to support a project that distributes bananas to babies, children and breastfeeding mothers in Idomeni. You can find out more about this initiative in these links:
https://www.gofundme.com/TeamBananasIdomeni
https://www.facebook.com/Team-Bananas-247906508876382/?fref=ts&pnref=story

d) Another fundraising page has been set up to support a team that will travel to Calais on 30 April to distribute supplies to the people living in the camps.
Here is the link: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/tocalais