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Audiovisual installation brings activism from Lesvos to Nijmegen

Last weekend visitors of De Kaaij dived into the world of autonomous living on Lesvos. The gate to this peculiar world was a metal container under the bridge. This container housed an audiovisual installation featuring a fragment of Laura’s documentary “Lesvos: beautiful prison”. Once you step into the container, you immediately feel confined by its… Continue reading Audiovisual installation brings activism from Lesvos to Nijmegen

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Film fragments of autonomy. Lesvos in Nijmegen.

Lesvos is coming to Nijmegen! As you know, two of our group have been to Lesvos. Now, Laura is about to finish the movie and we are going to screen fragments on the Kaaij on the first weekend of September. As the dear Miro put it: “On Lesbos, where refugees are marginalized, our Laura courageously… Continue reading Film fragments of autonomy. Lesvos in Nijmegen.

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Lesvos documentary soon in Nijmegen- article in VOX

On Lesbos, where refugees are marginalized, our Laura courageously creates spaces of hope through activism. In a forthcoming documentary, she will not only show us the horrid conditions on the island, but also the power of solidarity, humanity and cooperation through the compelling stories of five women. Read Laura’s interview in Voxweb and stay tuned… Continue reading Lesvos documentary soon in Nijmegen- article in VOX

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Save No Border Kitchen Lesvos — fight for refugee autonomy

Hello friends, it’s Laura, I’m sharing here this video with you, featuring some of the footage shot during our stay on Lesvos. From personal experience I can tell you that it would be pretty bad, if No Border Kitchen Lesvos couldn’t continue doing their job- which is fighting for human rights and the autonomy of refugees.

They cook every day vegan hot food and give our foodboxes with ingredients to cook for 350 ppl, worth $7000 monthly.

Their urgent crowd-funding campaign is now LIVE!

–> youcaring.com/nbklesvos <–

Please read, donate and share to help them hit the ground running!

“No Border Kitchen Lesvos currently supports 350 refugees to cook and subsist autonomously.

We work alongside refugees failed by the broken asylum system and the bloated NGOs, standing with them as they self-organise and live outside the detention regime at Moria prison camp.

But our bank account will run empty this week. Unless we raise at least $7000 in the next two weeks we will have to shut down or reduce our operations, leaving hundreds of vulnerable refugees without access to urgently-needed support.”

Save No Border Kitchen Lesvos — fight for refugee autonomy!

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Thanks from our side again to everyone who supported our campaign and project in order to be able to go to Lesvos, work there and film in the first place: Thanks crowd, thanks Alert Youth Fund.

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Individuals fight like lions for dignity on Lesvos, prison island.

Some friends from our justpeople collective were supporting at the greek border for two months. Laura gives a personal account on what she feels, being back now. Hello! I have been back in the Netherlands for about two weeks now. Time to let some thoughts and emotions settle. I’ve seen the darkness of enforced EU… Continue reading Individuals fight like lions for dignity on Lesvos, prison island.

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You want a bag made of lifejackets? It’s a beauty!

Hello Nijmegen. Would you like one of these amazing bags? They are made of lifejackets and create job opportunites for refugees and locals on Lesvos. Very good initiative against the waste problem on the island! Write us until Monday 08:00 am which one you’d like to buy, we pick them up at Mosaik Support Center and bring them on our way back to the Netherlands.

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The party that rocked our world

Did you avoid the heat during the last couple of days? Well, we didn’t. We were on fire preparing and running a party and dinner in De Grotebroek, the autonomous social center in Nijmegen.  Last Saturday witnessed a blend of vegan gastronomic taste and DIY music entertainment with  political activism. During eetcafe  50 people enjoyed 3-course meal including… Continue reading The party that rocked our world

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Just Party I One World Soliparty this Saturday, 27th of May.

• justParty people! Bring your vibes and come join us for a great evening and night! • 19:00 // Vegan dinner at De Klinker Nijmegen for €7,50 (3-course) + donations 21:00 // Bands – Papas Kopen Tandenborstels // Mandeleo 00:00 // DJ’s – Hermelin // Swingmar & Blau Nightly love // Vegan cakes & snacks… Continue reading Just Party I One World Soliparty this Saturday, 27th of May.

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Eating together- Rare moments of freedom on Lesvos.

Some friends from our justpeople collective are supporting at the greek border for a little over a month now. Laura gives a personal account of  what is happening and what they have been doing on Lesvos. We’ve now been here for a month. With one month to go we arrived in the middle of the… Continue reading Eating together- Rare moments of freedom on Lesvos.