#RefugeesGR Amir Hampay Released From #Moria Prison; Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein Still Imprisoned

Enough is Enough!

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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On the Question of Allies

Warrior Publications

warriors-out-fort 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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South Africa and Social Death Beyond Mandela with Frank Wilderson

South Africa and Social Death Beyond Mandela with Frank Wilderson

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.

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Exploitation of Refugees Left, Right, and Centre

Exploitation of Refugees Left, Right, and Centre

The Despatch Box

mariam 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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Egypt: Hunger Strike in Qanater Women’s Prison


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.

We are:

Mahinour Al-Masry

Rafidah Ibrahim

Alaa Alsayed

Asmaa Syed Salah

Esraa Khaled

Rana Abdullah

Sarah Abdullah

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

How the Syrian Revolution has transformed me

Random Shelling قصف عشوائي


The world revolves around Palestine, or so I thought until 2011.

The Palestinian cause, I argued, was the litmus test for anyone’s commitment to freedom and justice. Palestine was the one and only compass that must guide any Arab revolution. Whether a regime is good or bad should be judged, first and foremost, based on its stance from the Palestinian cause. Every event should somehow be viewed through a Palestinian lens. The Arab people have failed us, and we inspired the entire world with our resistance.

Yes, I called myself internationalist. I claimed to stand for universal and humanist ideals. I blathered on and on about breaking borders and waging a socialist revolution.

But then came Syria, and my hypocrisy and the fragility of those ideals became exposed.

When I first heard the Syrian people in Daraa demand a regime reform on 18 March 2011, all I could think about…

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منتقمو دلتا النيجر يحذرون شيفرون           NDA warns Chevron

Shahid Bolsen


لاحظوا أخر بيان صادر عن منتقمو دلتا النيجر وفيه يحذرون شركة شيفرون من محاولة القيام بأية إصلاحات للمرافق التالفة في أحدث هجوم لهم، ويحذرون أي مقاول محتمل من قبول القيام بهذه المهمة.

هذا البيان يكشف أن منتقمو دلتا النيجر على ما يبدو لديهم نظام فعال نسبيًا لجمع المعلومات الاستخبارية والتي تمكنهم من معرفة خطط شيفرون في الدلتا، وطبعا من الواضح أن هذا يعتبر عنصر أساسي في أي حركة حرب عصابات ناجحة، فإما أن منتقمو دلتا النيجر لهم مؤيدون ومخبرون يعملون في شركة شيفرون، أو ربما ببساطة لديهم معلومات من المقاولين المحليين الذين تستعين بهم شيفرون لأعمال الترميم والصيانة، وفي كلتا الحالتين الأمر مثير للإعجاب.

هذا البيان يوضح هدفهم بشكل أكثر من رائع:

“شيفرون ظلت تعمل في منطقة دلتا النيجر لأكثر من 40 عامًا ولم يحدث أبدا أن انقطع عنهم تيار الكهرباء في أي يوم، بينما ظلت المجتمعات المضيفة والقرى مفتقرة لجميع وسائل الراحة الأساسية….”

هذا هو نوع من الخطاب الذي…

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