23 October, Nijmegen: meeting about anti-fascism and migrant struggles in Greece
|The original text in Dutch|
On October 23th Doorbraak organizes a meeting in Nijmegen with the Assembly for the Circulation of Struggles (SKYA). Members of this Greek organization are active in a range of struggles against capitalism and migration control. Among others, they support the struggle of refugees, and they are actively resisting workfare. On the meeting two members of SKYA and two activists from the Notara Housing Squat for Refugees and Immigrants will speak about the struggle against the rise of fascism and about supporting migrants and refugees.
Sunday 23 October
Van Broeckhuysenstraat 46
The meeting will be in English.
|Doorbraak organizes two meetings in the Netherlands with SKYA
On Sunday afternoon, October 23rd, there is a meeting in Nijmegen on antifascism and the struggle of refugees in Greece. On Thursday evening, October 27th, the meeting in Amsterdam focusses on he struggle against budget cuts and workfare in Greece.
On September 22nd, two Doorbraak activists spoke in Athens at a meeting organized by SKYA. Their talk was about the struggle against workfare in the Netherlands. Here is their story in English and in Greek.
The economic restructuring in Greece that’s implemented under pressure of the EU has enormous consequences for the people living in Greece, and of course particularly for the working class, refugees and immigrants. Because these last groups are being excluded from almost all official aid, activists are building support networks with them. The EU and Greece are together militarizing its outside borders, therefore more immigrants try to enter Europe from Turkey will die. In the meanwhile racism is increasing and fascist movements gain strength. Activists of SKYA will speak about resistance against fascism and migration control while trying to build solidarity together with migrants and refugees. Also, how do they relate to the unions, ngo’s, the Left-wing SYRIZA government and other authoritarian Left-wing parties and organizations? The migrant solidarity activist will focus mainly on the direct support networks that are being organized from various squats in Greece.
In previous years Doorbraak organized interesting and inspiring meetings with the French group RTO, the German group FelS, and the British group Boycott Workfare.
(Translation by Repelsteeltje)