I’ve been meaning to do a proper round-up for a while now, but been seriously lacking time and energy lately. I’m still pretty low on both, but just wanted to quickly plug some practical things you can do that would be useful:
Firstly, while I’m still not entirely sure what I think about the ongoing social experiment in Rojava, Plan C’s fundraising drive is the most direct attempt so far by UK libertarian lefty types to properly engage with the situation in a way that might have some kind of impact. It’s also been impressively successful so far, but there’s a lot of rebuilding and medical care needed, so if you have any spare cash knocking around you might want to consider sending some of it their way. Similarly, if you want to help support freedom of movement you could donate to this lot who’re heading out to the Balkans to keep the routes into Europe open.
If you’ve not got much cash to spare, why not send out a few happy new year/season’s greetings cards to folk who’re locked up and might be feeling isolated? In particular, you can write to Pete Simpson, a Cardiff comrade who’s currently being held in remand awaiting trial on charges related to a May Day demonstration:
Peter Simpson A6060CF, HMP CARDIFF, Knox Rd, Cardiff, WALES, CF24 0UG
Overseas, you could also write to Josh Williams, who’s just been handed an eight-year sentence as a result of his participation in the Ferguson uprising:
Josh Williams #1292002
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628