These are images of the squats on Lesvos where I find myself living. The refugees living here prefer to live in these windowless shells of buildings than in the government run camps, which are nearly at double capacity, with people sleeping OUTSIDE on the ground! Large NGO's are busy in the camps, but there … Continue reading Lesvos – Winter is coming
A view on the life of a volunteer helping the migrants in Serbia, and their struggle to stay alive while crossing the border to hungary.
Arriving on Lesvos to distribute fishing equipment this week we could not know what would await us. There had been a flare up between locals and police over the building of the new closed prison camp on the island to house new arrivals, but as we made the ferry trip from the main land to … Continue reading Lesvos fascist uprising feb/2020
After a week of road blocking actions aiming to disrupt the set up of the largest arms fair in Europe, we aim to block the access to the East approach to the conference center today as we feel the level of complicity this country plays in arming some of the world's worst dictatorships is completely … Continue reading Stop DSEI arms fair protest 2019
Extinction rebellion protests have been occurring over London and worldwide this week. In London protestors have been occupying 4 sites for almost a week - parliament square, Waterloo bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch. This has done an incredible job of disrupting the routine of London and getting people to slow down and pay attention … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion
In August after a spell fundraising back in the uk, 3 of us from the Belgrade campaign drove through Serbia, Bulgaria and down through Greece’s main land to Athens, where we stayed in the imfamous squat district for a week. We headed to Lesvos and established a space in one of two large industrial building … Continue reading 2017 Direct Action Volunteers & Refugee Art Trail are born…
Arriving at the Italian French border last night was like going back to the Calais 'jungle' but in snow. 300 plus people shelter from the biting snow under a motorway bridge in tents and tarpaulin structures and huddle around fires of plastic, old blankets and what ever else will burn. There are a rag tag … Continue reading Ventimiglia – Italy. Refugees need support in freezing conditions… 1/3/18
So with a heavy heart I left a job 90 percent finished at One Happy Family day center, the two classrooms having taken our team of 2 iranians, an Afghan, an Algerian, a Jew and I with other volunteers only 1 week and one day to nearly finish. I'm sad at leaving so many lovley … Continue reading On leaving Lesvos and The next chapter, rescue work off Sicily with Life Line
Wood burners, welders, and donations for fire wood needed on lesvos in squatted refugee accomadation...
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Update on refugee art trails works on Lesbos, and an appeal for fishing equipment to distribute.