23 | 10 | 2019

The Meeting of European Communist Youth Organizations (MECYO) is an important annual initiative to increase the exchange and discussion between communist youth organization struggling in Europe. The 15th MECYO took place in Linz, Austria, on June 29-30 with the participation of 17 communist youth organizations. This year, the meeting was hosted by the Communist Youth of Austria (KJÖ), in coordination with the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA).

Convoy of HopeIn the morning of September 14th, the »Convoy of Hope« startet from Leipzig, followed up by cars from Dresden, Prague and Vienna. Destination was the boarder location Nickelsdorf (Austria), where thousands of refugees arrived, who where brought to the border by Hungarian authorities after eviction of the camps in Hungary. Since today, September 15th, the criminalisation of refugees and their supporters in hungary are increasing. »Coming from Germany, a series of reactions of compartmentalisation started. One border after the other gets closed. Everyone tries to get from Austria to Germany as fast as possible. Today we helped hundreds of exhausted on a stage of their journey, because when injustice becomes law, Refugee support becomes duty«, says Jan Liebig from the »Convoy of Hope«.

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