Analysis

The Eleonas’ August!

At the western edge of Athens, several hundreds of refugees live in the camp of Eleonas. It was planned to be evicted on August 16, 2022, against the residents’ wishes. Over the past few weeks, they have built a strong resistance against racism, physical violence, threats against their children, blackmailing, misinformation, and worsening food and medication shortages from the camp management, police, and municipality. I joint the struggle and here is my story on the event.

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Analysis

Iran: a battle for freedom and equality

The state murder of a 22-year-old women named Mahsa for inappropriate wearing hijab sparked the a big uprising that now we must call it revolution.

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Analysis

Smuggling as a Collective Enterprise

Bringing migrants to the Ethiopia-Djibouti border is not a simple task as there are several checkpoints along this migration route. Smugglers carefully work with different actors. They may secure support from border agents at various checkpoints, or they may use diverse transport strategies. Smugglers often transport migrants during the night, and they do not always take their clients by themselves, but instead use a variety of methods, depending on the context.

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Two pictures, Two cities

The scene is painful, the murderer of the people is dancing. Alongside this horrible image, patriotism and nationalism also has its own manifestation. Where the riot police are happy for Iran while they are shedding Iranian blood on the ground! He is singing the praises of the people, as if he wants to say: “I killed and I am happy to kill.” In their side, those who rebel against God’s government are not Iranians! However, this symbolic scene also announces the fall of the regime in the most pitiful way.

A large labor camp called Tehran

The governor of Tehran said last year that 23% of the total population of the outskirts of Iran’s cities are in Tehran. He said that 4.5 million people of Tehran live in dilapidated buildings on the outskirts of the city. At the same time, half a million people of this city live in settlements that are illegal according to the municipality.

The uprising in Iran & the struggle against all imperialisms: Woman, Life, Freedom!

For weeks, Iranian society has been taking to the streets in general revolt, fully aware of the brutality the regime is unleashing on them. We consider it crucial today to give the public stage to the people who are there themselves to convey directly to us the climate and what is happening, breaking the chain of various fake news that find the space to reproduce. For this purpose, four different online publications (Ελευθεριακός τόπος & εκδόσεις Αυτολεξεί, OmniaTv, Elaliberta, Περιοδικό Τέσσερα) join together and proceed to organize the event-discussion: “The uprising in Iran & the struggle against all imperialisms: Woman, Life, Freedom!”

Mahsa, Hijab and Iran

women had fewer opportunities to enter the labor market and their position at production and economy were more restricted. During primitive accumulation, Silvia Federici calls this “the devaluation of women’s work”. Through which Iran’s Islamic capitalism wants to make “motherhood” a major part of a woman’s social responsibilities. Even the sale of birth control devices was criminalized by law.

Distress Geography

The result of such a situation is a desperate and naked life. It will be as though you are a prisoner trying to find a place between “humans” and “animals.” It is a situation that is characterized by a decline in morals. You will become a target for all kinds of attacks, a miserable entity that begs for basic needs, just a number throughout all levels of government.

The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

The story contained in the ancient petrous bone is one of continuous movement – ancient people around the world mixing and merging. Physical differences, like skin color or height, are simply the shifting modifications of the human body reacting to different environments. Rather than homo sapiens, a more fitting name for us would be homo migratio.