Still adding more tracks to this. This is BSP#34
Growing up close to the french-italian border with family on both sides, I had to have an identification card at birth, and letters from my parents to authorize my grandparents to take me across the border. It's this frustration of having this made up border (not that there are any natural ones) which made me want all of them gone. For a while it felt like Europe was striving towards that, in the name of neoliberalism, but seeing the abandonned border checkpoint of Saint-Ludovic east of Menton made me happy. It would have made me happier had it burnt like the one near Strasbourg during the 2009 demonstrations against NATO. I feel like european punx & radicals benefitted from that brief opening of borders, or at least the ones in the E.U.
Near the end of 2012, politicians on both sides of the border started to talk about bringing the cops and checkpoints back, in defiance of E.U treaties. Forward to 2015, there are about 300 armed governmental troops processing movement across that same checkpoint, on the french side alone. About a hundred meters on the italian side is the presidio permanente no border, the no border permanent camp, with a couple of hundred tents, refugees and activists. As a local person, I wanted to be able to help them in anyway I could, and as a punk, I wanted to find a proper way to applause this hundreds of people raised as one middle finger to french border enforcement.
In the morning of October 4th, 2015, in the process of making this compilation, the first camp was evicted and destroyed by Italian Carabineri, and another one was set up. They still need money & support and I hope to raise a couple hundreds of euros in order to help them.
If you like folk punk, here's a sampler of current bands & solo act out of the european DIY punk & hardcore scene playing folk and acoustic music.
If you don't like folk punk, all of the money raise will go toward helping the NO BORDER CAMP / PRESIDIO PERMANENTE NO BORDER VENTIMIGLIA
If you want to distro this, and give 100% of the sales benefit to the camp, get in touch.
If you want a copy of this, but cannot afford the suggested prices, get in touch
for more info about the camp : noborders20miglia.noblogs.org