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This week we’re featuring more segments from other audio projects. Property is theft. In context of this, the far right has been organizing a call-out for anti-immigrant demonstrations across Europe for February 6th. In response, immigrant solidarity, anti-border and anti-racist groups are organizing a show of force against the xenophobic right.
Firstly, we’ll listen to a five minute segment recorded by Crna Luknja, or Black Hole in the Slovene language. Crna Luknja is an anarchist radio show on Radio Student in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The audio is an interview with folks at the self-organized refugee squat called Orfanotrofeio in Thessaloniki in Greece. It tells the story of the refugees and activists and their struggle to organize and hold the squat against efforts by the police and the Greek Orthodox Church.
Next, Anarchistisches Radio Berlin held an interview with an anarchist member of the Passe Livre movement in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Passe Livre movement is an autonomous movement pushing for the foundation of free mass transit. The weight of an increase of cost of transportation falls mostly on the poor and differently abled folks who don’t have cars and frequently must travel long distances between their homes and employment, when they’re able to get it. In 2005 the Passe Livre movement began, trying to spread toll hopping and other direct action tactics and has continued for 11 years in various forms. The conversation covers changes in tactics, responses to repression and some of the cityscape of Sao Paulo, including the recent school occupations by students and other “Rights to the City” struggles such as squatting and anti-gentrification movements.
Lastly we’ll hear is a segment recorded again by A-Radio Berlin out of Germany. The audio is a recording of part of a presentation by Cilip magazine of Kate Wilson, a long-time anarchist and activist from the U.K. about her longterm friendship and romantic relationship with Mark Kennedy, an undercover police officer who had infiltrated protest groups between 2003 and 2010, when he was unmasked.
During the half hour, Kate talks about the infiltration, the difficulty of finding out and verifying his capacity as an undercover cop and agent provocateur, of losing a trusted friend and confidant and some lessons she’s taken from the betrayal.
More audio from Anarchistisches Radio Berlin can be found at http://aradio.blogsport.de/ in German, English, French & Castellano Spanish.
Stay tuned next week for an interview with anarchists in Prague about Operation Fenix, an oppressive government initiative which specifically targets anarchists.