This is a group for people who identify as Eastern Mediterranean, culturally, ethnically, or however this relates to you.
While the Western colonial project makes a point of appropriating our cultures and histories as one of its founding pillars while at the same time strengthening its military grasp over the region, radicals and anarchists in the West fetishize and appropriate the region’s present-day revolutionary and anti-imperial struggles. This two-pronged attack from the west is something that calls for a re-conceptualization of the Eastern Mediterranean and the way those of us in the west, particularly in the United States, relate to it in a way that is anti-colonialist, anti-imperialist, anti-Zionist, anti-orientalist, anti-authoritarian, anti-heteronormative, anti-racist, and anti-oppression.
We are not the Empire’s creation myth. Our history belong to us because we have decided it is so.