Yesterday 15/1/2019, Cypriot Conscientious Objector Halil Karapaşaoğlu has been arrested and taken to prison to serve a 20 day sentence for refusing to pay a fine for not attending reservist service call ups. This is happening just days after a draft amendment law to recognise conscientious objection has been submitted to parliament. The Initiative for Conscientious Objection in Cyprus calls on the international community to show their … [Read more...]
Syspirosi Atakton (CY)
We consider ourselves as part of a wider anarchist/antiauthoritarian movement willing to deconstruct and undermine the structural forms of the current socio-political system and put into practice alternative forms of socio-political organisation. Based on our local experience we are participating to an international antiauthoritarian network, trying to circulate the ideas of self-organization, self-legislation and solidarity. Read the whole text...
On this 8th of March, Beyond Europe takes an antiauthoritarian, anti-capitalist and anti-nationalist stance in the feminist struggles. This means that we are moving beyond traditional borders and radicalizing hegemonic narratives. The traditional approaches that link patriarchy either only to the state or capitalism need to be overridden so that they can be considered antiauthoritarian. By drawing attention to the facts that patriarchy is the … [Read more...]
Last May, Syspirosi Atakton published a short note about what we called a worrying development, when Cyprus Police used summary procedures to block access to a harmless prank website by using unrelated laws to compel internet service providers to make it happen. We ended our note with a call to all radicals and progressives not to get used to the creeping totalitarianism just because it comes in tiny, easily digestible chunks. Only a few … [Read more...]
We share with you the common statement from the Demilitarised Nicosia/Cyprus assembly that Syspirosi Atakton is participating with other groups from the north and south side of Cyprus. Together they organized the march on the 27th February. Common statement after the Demilitarised march on the 27th February 2015! (cyprios and turkish follow) Peace will come only when all armies leave For the past 10 years we 've been having separate, … [Read more...]