In Kupoli of Uusi ylioppilastalo Friday 24th of October 6-8 PM. Vegan snacks and letter writing to political prisoners.
Supporting campaign for Crimean antifascist Alexander Kolchenko Alexandr Kolchenko and Oleg Sentsov will be under the arrest at least until the middle of Junuary 2015. The investigation is classified by Russian special services.
Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer based in San Francisco, CA, USA, who will be doing a speaking tour in Europe in September.
We continue our regular summaries on repressions of anarchists, antifascists, and social activists in Russia, on obstacles which police state creates for our activity.
On 3 July Dzmitry Rezanovich was fined with 15 000 russian rubles and deportation from Russia. It is still unclear for how long it will be forbidden for Dzmitry to enter the russian territory. The deportation date was not announced yet and some sources point that it is possible only after the fine will be payed. The relatives already got papers to do so. We would like to thank everyone who supported Dzmitry financially and morally.
Aleksandr Kolchenko was detained in Crimea on the 17th of May 2014 on suspicion of participation in a "terrorist group," preparation of a terrorist attack
We continue to publish news about repressions against anarchists, antifascists and social activists and about the obstacles we face from the side of police state. In February, March and April issue you can read about Maidan ghost, letters from the prisons and senseless trials.
Several hours left before the official start of the World Hockey Championship 2014 in Belarus. Event that was planned in 2009 during another political thaw between the West and Lukashenko was constantly criticized by human rights and political organizations for support of Lukashenko’s political regime.
From now on, we are going to publish summaries of repressions against anarchists, antifascists and social activists in Russia on a regular basis, as well as on how the state opposes our activity. In the January-February issue: sudden amnesty of antifascists in Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, attempt to ban "Avtonom" zine due to
Anarchists, organizers of demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks. On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" suppose
We went and dropped two banners as a protest against treatment of Bolotnaya square demonstrators. A sentence for Bolotnaya case is expected next monday, 24rd of December. Our action was also in solidarity for all political prisoners.
31st of January A-ryhmä and Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki organised a support concert Helsinki, with Jyrki Nissinen & Isotissinen, Euro Crack, Bunny and Max Peezay from Sweden. In end of the event, a support photo was taken for Joel, who is imprisoned in Sweden for defending anti-racist demonstration in Kärrtorp of Stockholm last December.
On Friday 10th of January Basmanniy district court of Moscow ceased criminal case against Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov and Babken Guskasyan. All four were accused of “hooliganism”, a criminal offense which is included in the amnesty bill, approved as a PR stunt on initiative of Vladimir Putin himself in advent of the Sochi Winter Olympics – most known amnestied political prisoners being 30 detainees of the Arctic Sunrise ship of Greenpeace, and two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. Four anti-fascists had also other, less severe charges which fall under statutes of limitations.
Program is preliminary, last minute changes are possible: 11:00 – 13:45 Presentations of projects and groups 13:45 – 14:45 Lunch 14:45 – 16:00 Feminist movement in Russia 16:15 – 17:30 Support in an anarchist community 17:45 – 19:00 Forest occupation struggle in Germany
Program is preliminary, last minute changes are possible 10:00 – 11:15 Animal rights movement in Russia 11:30 - 12:45 Local environmental struggles in St. Petersburg 12:45 – 13:45 Lunch 13:45 – 15:00 Activism, human rights and queer movement in Armenia 15:15 – 16:30 Struggle for free spaces in St. Petersburg 16:45 – 18:00 Supporting Russian political prisoners 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner 20:00 – 21.00 A demonstration for political prisoners in Russia, gathering at statue of three smiths in beginning of Aleksanterinkatu street 22:00 – 02:00 Evening concert, featuring Lisichkin Khleb (Moscow), Mercedes Bentso (Itä-Helsinki) and Bolshevikings (Stockholm), DJ Lady Chatterleyn Rakastaja...
On Thursday the 28th of November, the Lenin district court of the city of Tyumen upheld the request of the prosecutor of said district in recognizing five articles of the journal Avtonom as “extremist.”
Denis Levkin has been imprisoned since February 2013. He was detained when the police stormed the squatted warehouse near the former Varshavsky Station in St Petersburg, Russia, and charged under article 318 part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code (use of violence dangerous for health or life against an officer).
Ilya Romanov, a 46-years old Russian anarchist, was wounded on 26th of October 2013. According to authorities, this happened when a homemade bomb suddenly went off in his hands.
The first Baltic Anarchist Meeting was held in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2012. The meeting was attended by many anarchists from many countries and the atmosphere was good and exciting. Second gathering will be arranged 5.1.2014 in Helsinki, a day after Father frost against Putin-festival.
It is estimated that during Russia's New Year's holiday Finland is visited by hundreads of thousands Russian guests. Only in Helsinki there will be at least 130.000 visitors. Many of them want to make rebellion plans to get rid of Putin's regime and they 'hide' their visit as a normal family holiday without anykind of control by FSB or Center of Extermism.
In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday November 3th Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm Theme of the lecture is social role of imprisonment and ideologies behind it, and mechanism of power in the prison system. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/442929619150473/ Disturbances is an open series of lectures and discussions at the crossroads of society, philosophy, history, economy and resistance. We are already aware that we can not live as before, but we do not know what the future holds. Others are stuck in the past, but we only want to understand it. Even a small disturbance of an initial condition can lead a system into a completely different state. Our speakers are Finnish and international anti-authoritarian researchers and activists....
On Tuesday, October 1, Moscow’s Basmanny District Court extended until February 6, 2014, the arrest of Alexei Gaskarov, whom police investigators suspect of involvement in the “mass riots” on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012.
Yauhen Vas’kovich spent 10 days in a punishment cell at the beginning of August. He regularly writes and calls his mother. The prisoner prefers not to have a lawyer, because he thinks it is pointless. The next date with relatives is planned on January.
In Thursday 3rd of October, local activists learned that four anarchist anti-fascists arrested in Kazan have been released court pending. According to one of the comrades, during the arrest everyone was heavily pressured to sign a confession during the period of arrest. Activists spent around half years in remand. Due to bad arrest conditions, some of them got health problems. It is expected that court will begin approximately in one month. Comrades in Kazan are still in need of financial help for lawyer costs and other costs of the criminal case. You may donate to Kazan anarchists via Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow (instructions: http://wiki.avtonom.org/en/index.php/Donate). Updates and previous news on the...
In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday October the 6th Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm Friedship-, collaboration ja mutual assistance -netwotk (YYA) promotes peaceful cooperation between the people of Russia and Finland supporting revolution in Russia (why not in Finland too?)
He will be under police supervision for 6 months after the release. Aliaksandr Frantskevich, who served his term in correctional colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy, was released early in the morningof 3rd of September. His mother and activists of opposition organisation met him outside the prison. He will go to Navapolatsk to register with the police. Frantskevich was arrested in connection with the “anarchist case” on September 3, 2010.Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok and him were tried in the Zavadski distirict court on May 27, 2011. The activist was charged with violating part 2 of article 351 of the Criminal Code (deliberate destruction of computer information) and part 2 of article 339 (hooliganism). He was charged with carrying out attacks on government buildings and...
This video is filmed at Bike rally for Russian political prisoners arranged in Helsinki Finland on 7th September. Many of the by-passers cheered when the bike rally passed by. The demonstrators ringed their bells, chanted and played drums.
We invite everyone who are concerned of political situation in Russia to join us for bicycle rally, which starts from 3 Seppää statue in Mannerheimintie saturday September 7th 4 pm. We will provide flags that you can stick to your bike. But we really appreciate if you bring your own sign or flag for your bike.
On 22 August 2012, the anti-fascist Pyotr Silaev was arrested in Grenada. He is an activist in anti-governmental protests, and the author of the book “Exodus” (published in Finland, Greece, Italy and Germany), under the pseudonym DJ Stalingrad.
Four anarchist anti-fascists from Kazan, Oleg Kapustyanov, Ruslan Rostov, Timur Dornonin and Artyom Sher are currently in remand prison. Fifth suspect, Dmitri Ilichev is under traveling restrictions. Goal of the imprisonment is to pressure them to plea guilty.
Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war
Repressions against Crimean activists: political context
War against war! Statement of leftists and anarchists on the confrontation in Ukraine
Anarchism in the context of civil war
Support Crimean anarchist Aleksandr Kolchenko, detained on terror charges!