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Activist in Myanmar: living under constant threat

6 October 2021

Unity “You could describe the currrent period in Myanmar as very hopeful, but at the same time most grim. Never have I witnessed my country in such a united front against the military. Only now do I really understand the struggle of ethnic people and their grievances. It was only when the country was shattered […]

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“The spirit of resistance is unbreakable”

5 October 2021

So what is your connection to Myanmar? “When the coup started, I immediately reconnected with friends and former students in Myanmar. I lived and worked there from 2011 to 2016; about three hundred activists took part in courses I organized on transition to democracy. They are all in action now, organizing protests and other actions, […]

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On Europe’s painful silence – testimony of a Belarusian activist

4 October 2021

Het Actiefonds supported various action groups that continued to fight at the risk of their own lives against the oppressive regime of this dictatorial leader. We spoke to an activist who wishes to remain anonymous, from a small town in eastern Belarus. Can you briefly describe the situation in Belarus before the elections in 2020? […]

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Rheinmetall Entwaffnen action video!

25 January 2021

Activists from environmentalist, antifascist, queer, feminist and peace movements all participated in the blockades against a large arms factory in Kassel. “The blockades of the arms factories of Rheinmetall and Kraus-Maffei-Wegman  in Kassel started in the early morning. Production came to a standstill. It was communicated to the workers that the blockades were not directed against the employees, but against arms production. The demand to stop arms production in Germany and elsewhere includes the demand to create equal and meaningful jobs.” After the successful blockade, the different groups then formed a spontaneous demonstration. A recap of the successful, disruptive day of protests has been made, […]

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Malawi: public debate on legalizing abortion while government postpones voting

4 November 2020

The majority of abortion procedures in Malawi are performed under clandestine and unsafe conditions. Complications from abortions have been estimated to account for between 6% and 18% of maternal deaths in Malawi. Abortion is only legal in Malawi to save a woman’s life. A national debate is currently being held on whether or not to […]

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RAINBOW MARCH – Stop forced encampment policy LGBTQIA+ refugees

4 July 2020

Unsafe situation “The police had failed to guarantee the safety of the refugees and had therefore decided to move them elsewhere. But the camps where the refugees were taken were the same ones they had fled a few months earlier. After a few extremely violent incidents, the organization had indicated once again that they could […]

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Black Lives Matter: call and statement

4 June 2020

We call on everybody to show their solidarity by joining the protests in whatever way they’re able. Het Actiefonds supports social movements and activists all over the world. At this moment we want to finance as many anti-racist direct actions as possible. Apply now via our website. You have our support. No justice, no peace.

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The threat of COVID-19 to the green agenda: an interview with Malaysian climate activist Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar

29 May 2020

“The past three months have been quite difficult for us young climate activists in Malaysia. We had massive plans in the pipeline for this year to push the climate agenda in the Malaysian parliament. But those plans are now put on hold.”   How has the COVID-19 crisis affected Malaysia? How are you coping? Right […]

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This system is untenable and indefensible: beyond the pandemic, beyond capitalism

14 May 2020

Relations between global capitalism and the COVID-19 pandemic I believe that there are four ways in which the emergence of COVID-19 and the unfolding of the pandemic are related to global capitalism in general and to neoliberalism in specific. First, the way it has entered human society. Like Ebola and Sika before it, COVID-19 entered […]

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A crises-spawning social system: on the relation between the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis

8 May 2020

COVID-19 and climate breakdown: two crises of the system To relate the corona crisis to the climate crisis means to critically reflect on the relationship they both have with the design of our social system. I mean with this that both crises teach us that there are risks to how we organise structures such as […]

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