The number of dead or wounded in Afghanistan remains at record levels, but the European Union is deporting refugees to Afghanistan under the pretext that the country is “post-conflict”. The EU’s policy is immoral, cruel, and disingenuous.
Image: Banner says “Afghanistan is not secure! Stop the inhuman deportation- and border policies”
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Statement by hunger striker Arash Hampay, who’s brother was released from the Moria prison camp yesterday. Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein are still imprisoned. The hunger strike continues. The hunger strikers are calling on activists overseas to show their support by fasting for 24 hours and publishing their action on social media with hashtag #freedomstrikelesvos
Image: Arash Hampay during a medical check-up in the Mytilini Hospital His friends insisted that Arash went to the hospital because he started to vomit after drinking water. Image by Twitter account@AHampay
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Conspiracy At Fort Michilimackinac, by Robert Griffing.
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, December 22, 2016
Ally: to unite or form a connection or relation between… to form or enter into an alliance (two factions allying with each other). Merriam-Webster Dictionary
There’s been some discussion over the last couple of years about the concept of allies and I thought I would throw my opinion into the mix…
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Dr. Frank Wilderson joined us again to discuss South Africa beyond Mandela, Afro-pessimism, Anti-Blackness, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Winnie Mandela and more. We talked also about armed struggle, political compromise and suppressed concepts and histories related to South Africa and the world. For our earlier conversations with Dr. Wilderson please visit our archive here at IMixWhatILike.org.
By Mariam Tuma
Since the “beginning” of the European Refugee Crisis, a term problematic in its own right, we have been bombarded with mass media campaigns trying to propagate a particular narrative on the issue. The construction of loaded terminology evoking particular emotions, ideologies, and reactions has characterised the very foundation of reporting on the issue.
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Since the State Security Prosecution Department banned visits for Dr Basma, she started a hunger strike a week ago.
However, the Qanater prison administration, here, ignored her protest and pleas completely. Consequently, we – her mates in Qanater Prison – have decided to show solidarity by joining her hunger strike.
Asmaa Syed Salah
Despite differences in our ideological orientations and intellectual affiliations, we will not give up the right of any detainee.
Therefore, we decided to start a hunger strike, here in prison, until Dr Basma is given her most basic human right – to see her children.
We will continue our strike until the implementation of the court’s decision to allow her visiting rights. Although some of us already suffer ill health, and Dr Basma is undergoing important heart check-ups, the prison administration continues to refuse formal complaints and statements to prove the hunger strike action. This makes us wonder: “Is it carelessness? Or orders from National Security (State Police)?!”
We suspect National Security (State Police) intervention in the non-implementation of the court’s decision. Hence, we will continue our strike, insisting on our demand, until the end.
People of conscience and goodwill understand that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. Dr Basma suddenly found both herself and her husband accused in a big sham lawsuit, deprived of seeing their two young children, who have no-one to look after them.
Let us hope the voice of conscience, humanity and justice will be louder than all voices of injustice and oppression.
Qanater Female Political Prisoners