Sunday 29th November from 6pm to 9pm.
On the 25th of October E.A.S.T. (Essential Autonomous Struggles Transnational) had its first public assembly. About 70 women, workers, migrants, activists participated from several countries: Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Georgia, the Balkan route, Italy, UK, Germany, and USA. Starting from different conditions and struggles during the pandemic, we discussed how to break isolation in a moment when women, migrants, and workers are supposed to put their lives and health in danger, to ‘naturally’ fill the gaps of collapsing healthcare and welfare, to work interminable shifts or have their wage cut in order to reconcile working at home and outside, while being left without state aids and documents. We published a common statement signed by dozens of collectives to stand together with Polish women who went on strike for freedom of abortion, saying that the attack on women is a way to consolidate hierarchies and divisions. The strike was a success: hundred thousand of women took to the streets showing their ‘essentiality’ and the Polish government did not go further with the abortion ban.