400 refugees, 7 floors, 1 home – Solidarity space in Athens’ City Plaza Hotel

Giorgos Velegrakis reports from Athens' struggles against EU immigration policy, and for the creation of a new political community. Since 2015 and the emergence of the refugee movement to Europe, Greece has become a major stopover on the journey of people seeking a better and safer life. Thousands of immigrants from Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Afghanistan … Continue reading 400 refugees, 7 floors, 1 home – Solidarity space in Athens’ City Plaza Hotel

Solidarity with Turkey’s universities and academics under threat

The ENTITLE (European Network of Political Ecology) collective is deeply concerned about recent infringements of academic freedom in Turkey and repudiates the purge of Turkey's universities. We are in solidarity with threatened institutions, academics and staff and call for the respect of institutional autonomy, freedom of speech and human rights. In the aftermath of the military coup attempt on 15 July, … Continue reading Solidarity with Turkey’s universities and academics under threat

Giulio Regeni – We need a bigger protest to express our indignation

I am not closer to Giulio if I am Italian, Marxist, or studying unions. I can be Giulio tomorrow just because I am a researcher. Last week Giulio Regeni, a colleague and fellow researcher on fieldwork in Egypt was tortured to death for days. His body was discovered on Wednesday 3 February 2016, dumped on … Continue reading Giulio Regeni – We need a bigger protest to express our indignation

In solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub

"With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we'll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?" [This piece was first published on November 30 2015, in custodians.online] In Antoine de Saint Exupéry's tale the Little Prince meets a businessman … Continue reading In solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub

Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing

Achieving substantial peace within Turkey and in the Middle East depends upon a thorough revision of war policies by all governments contracted with the Turkish regime and a genuine commitment to the de-escalation of militarization, including the cancellation of arms deals that support the violent suppression of democracy.  [The following statement was released on 17 October 2015 … Continue reading Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing