We have no direct collective relationship with others in the anti-repression field, although individually we might have some connections. In any case, we maintain fraternal relations with collectives such as the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) or the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund.
We think it’s important to organise something like this for anarchists because it’s a very easy and successful way of informing people about repression and involving them in direct financial support. And there are not enough ABC groups in the world where people can ask for support + local groups have a lot of pressure if the context is highly repressive and the movement is really small and poor. With the Fund they have easy access to international finance. Antifa fund doesn’t really help anarchists (only by coincidence), they focus on antifascism, antiracism, anti white supremacism and so on. If an anarchist burns something, they will not help.
The basic conditions are that we help anarchists who have suffered consequences as a result of their activism, or people who suffered because they were involved in anarchist activities, without being anarchists themselves. This can include state repression or payment of medical bills in case of health injury. Every case is seen into by the decision-makers individually, who can decide to help in exceptional situations that don’t fall under this rule, or to not support the case that is very much like what is described above.
Send us a message with a detailed description of the case you need support for, the projected amount of money that is needed to be spent on the case and a short introduction of yourself or your group. If you can provide links proving what you are saying, this is perfect. All requests will be checked by the admin for legitimacy.
You can send the message to our email firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our social networks. We strongly recommend using email and encrypt your communication. You can find out PGP key in the Contact section of the site.
You can send us requests in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Dutch at the moment. But if you are able to communicate in English, please do, because it makes the whole process faster.
Regardless of what you ask for, as a rule, we only can afford sending 10% of the current total amount of money in the Fund. If this sum is bigger that what you ask for, we send you a smaller amount. Sometimes, the decision-making crew can decide to send you more than 10%. We don’t announce the amount we can give you until the decision is made on your request.
The decision-making crew. It consists of people who donated at least 20 euros/dollars, or the equivalent to this in other currencies, per year. The admin receives your request and passes it on to the decision-makers. Once the decision is made, you will hear from the admin. The decision is made by consensus whenever possible. If within a week from the date of receiving the request the consensus is not reached, the admin initiates a simple majority vote the result of which become the final decision.
You can donate from 20 euros and become part of the decision-makers for one year. At the end of this term you will be asked to renew your donation. We encourage to give more money, if possible, because this is how the fund can always be full.
The decision-making can take from one to two weeks. By the end of this time, the admin should get back to you with an answer.
Yes, you can, but the decision can be influenced by the amount of times one case receives support. It depends totally on what the decision-makers think about it.
We are a collective that, as a matter of priority, and at least for now, only provides or facilitates aid in financial terms. Of course, we can advertise other fundraisers for the case, but as a Collective we will not get involved into supporting people on a regular basis. Our collective doesn’t replace local collectives, but tries to be a support for them.
For the moment, we will start with English as we don’t have the capacity of translating every request and all the communication of the decision-makers into other languages. Over time, if we find volunteers inside the decision-making crew, we might try to have the communications translated into other languages. But you can always use non-human translation tools to be updated. www.deepl.com/translator or http://www.online-translator.com/