never mind our hairy pits but be aware of the tyrany around us that is constantly limiting our agilty. borders in mind and in reality oppress, discriminate, compare, judge, dominate, despise and control many aspects of our lives already. if you haven’t started to tear those borders down yet, now is the time.
reclaim your lives and help others to reclaim theirs!
tomorrow, january 30th, we are going to play our first official show in graz/gradec. in addition to some performances, that will make you think and challange your still existing borders and live music from five quite different bands on stage, there will be the possibility to support a project on the island of Chios. by eating home made vegan sweets and drinking hot punsh and tea for free donation you can help the collective on the island to establish an infrastructure for refugees arriving on boats – more information on the project will be available at the show and you will find the official promo text of the project further down in this post!
we hope to see many people who will celebrate with us and the other bands tomorrow. let us demolish the borders in and around us together.
Info on the Soli Cafe on Chios:
In the first week of January we occupied a house on the Greek island of Chios in order to support people fleeing from war, persecution or poverty, who arrive from Turkey. Since then we have been working on fixing the building in order to open our doors to the public soon.
In the weeks before we have experienced that the aid supply by NGO’s, IO’s, the Greek government and the EU is inadequate. These organizations fail up until this date to fully respond to basic humanitarian needs.
We work to provide a space where Refugees are not seen as people of second class or downgraded, where self-sufficiency and organization is possible and supported.
This includes a 24-hour food-supply, a chill out-area, a safe place for women and children and common activities like cooking, painting, or watching movies. We aim to provide a place, where people can meet on an eye-to-eye-level, regardless of nationality, gender, sexuality or religion.
In contrary to the official organizations present on the island, we strongly disagree to and reject the registration process, that separates migrants by nationality and leads to illegalizing and deporting people. We fight for the freedom of movement and a world without borders.
Everybody feel welcome to come and past by.
We call for your support, for people helping, for money and equipment donations.
You can contact us via mail:
You can donate money to:
IBAN: NL06 INGB 0007 1702 49
Payment reference “SoliCafe”