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Fri, 17/04/2015 - 02:05
Report on repressions, January-March 2015

We are proceeding with reports on repressions against anarchists and libertarian activists, as the authorities continue jailing and haunting our comrades.

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 04:01
The story about samba action against fascist conference in St. Petersburg and arrest that followed

I'm at home now after a night spent at the police department. Me and three of my comrades were arrested for showing our disapproval to Nazis, who came to the International Russian Conservative Forum that was held in Holiday Inn, St. Petersburg 22nd of March.

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 02:52
ABC Benefit in Helsinki Saturday 2nd of May 2015

Liquid Sisters ... 6792564120 Suspiria (Riot Girrl, Helsinki) Кобыла и Трупоглазые Жабы (Mare And The Corpse-Eyed Toads, post-punk, Moscow) Целибат (Celibat, post-punk, Nizhni Novgorod) Kombinator (post-punk, Moscow) At Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5b, Helsinki 9PM.  Tickets 6 euros. Possible profits will be spent for anarchist prisoners.  amr_hki[ÄT] for additional info.  Facebook:

Sat, 21/03/2015 - 15:59
A demonstration against far-right meeting in Holiday Inn of St. Petersburg

Let's stop the convention of fascists in Holiday Inn (St. Petersburg) Meeting at Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center (Elielinaukio 5), Sunday 22th of March 3PM On the 22 of March, the convention of European Neo-Nazi parties, is going to take place in St. Petersburg. The convention organized by Russian neo-fascist pro-Putin party “Rodina” (“Motherland”). The following European neo-fascist and ultra far-right organizations are taking part in the conference: Golden Dawn, Greece; National Democratic Party of Germany; Svenskarnas parti, Sweden; Attack (Ataka), Bulgaria; Freedom Party of Austria; Serbian Radical Party; Forza Nuova, Italy; and some others. The most astonishing is that exactly the hotel Holiday Inn, belonging to the Britain corporation...

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 03:51
Join international solidarity campaign for Alexander Kolchenko

Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow.

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 01:42
A memorial action for Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov in Helsinki

Today on 19 of January in Helsinki anarchists organised action in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasiya Baburova killed by nazis in the center of Moscow 6 years ago.

Wed, 31/12/2014 - 20:55
Russian imprisoned anarchist Ilya Romanov needs your solidarity

Ilya Romanov, a 46-years old Russian anarchist, has been under arrest for more than a year for now, from October 29, 2013. He is charged with an attempt of a terrorist attack (art.30 of 205.1 of Russian Criminal Code) and of illegal manufacturing of explosives (222.1 CC). He declares that his rigths are badly violated. In violation of the law courts held behind closed doors, the investigation takes unreasonably long, and all his complaints rejected. His imprisonment was continued till February 26, 2015. Ilya was arrested after he came to a hospital badly wounded after a self made firecracker suddenly went off in his hands. The accident happened next to a building occupied by Russian Army draft office. His left hand was torn off. The man was placed in hospital. He was interrogated by the...

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 21:02
A new criminal case started against Mikalai Dziadok

On November 20 Mikalai Dziadok was charged with malicious disobedience to the demands of prison administration (art.411). This became known from a state lawyer, who had been called to attend the procedure. The case was started on November 13. In the near future the anarchist will be transferred to the pre-trial detention centre as a defendant. Before that Dziadok had spent 8 days in a punishment cell, and was transferred to the solitary confinement. The prisoner must have been set free on March 3, 2015 after 4.5 year in prison. The new case can add a year to his final sentence. As you know, the presidential elections are to take place in autumn of 2015. Lukashenko does his best to neutralise his political opponents, especially anarchists, who fight against any power and are ready to act...

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:32
Aleksandr Kolchenko: I am not a terrorist. I am a citizen of Ukraine

The story of this interview is different from how interviews are usually recorded. The person answering the questions is in the place not very accessible for journalists – Lefortovo Moscow Pretrial Detention Facility that is still known as RF FSB SIZO (RF FSB SIZO - pre-trial detention facility of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation – transl.).

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 00:09
Preliminary program published: Second Baltic Anarchist Winter Meeting 4th of January 2015 in Helsinki

Program is preliminary, follow updates from this page.    11:00 — 12:15 Anti-eviction struggles in Milan   There are around 4000 flats occupied for housing purposes in Milan.

Sat, 08/11/2014 - 03:32
Appeal to support Ilya Romanov

Dear friends! We ask you to support Ilya Romanov, Russian anarchist accused of 'terrorism', who has already spent a year in prison. ABC-Moscow included him in the list of anarchist political prisoners.   On 26 October 2013 46-year-old anarchist Ilya Romanov was wounded in the city of Nizhnii Novgorod.

Sun, 12/10/2014 - 15:06
Prisoner support cafe in Helsinki 24th of October - freedom to Aleksandr Kolchenko

In Kupoli of Uusi ylioppilastalo Friday 24th of October 6-8 PM. Vegan snacks and letter writing to political prisoners.

Sat, 04/10/2014 - 21:31
Repressions against Crimean activists: political context

Supporting campaign for Crimean antifascist Alexander Kolchenko Alexandr Kolchenko and Oleg Sentsov will be under the arrest at least until the middle of April 2015.

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 19:34
From activist to "terrorist" - Jake Conroy lectures in Helsinki

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.

Sat, 12/07/2014 - 03:54
Moscow Anarchist Black Cross Repressions Review, April-June 2014

We continue our regular summaries on repressions of anarchists, antifascists, and social activists in Russia, on obstacles which police state creates for our activity.

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 02:11
Dzmitry Rezanovich got a fine and deportation from Russia

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.

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 23:45
Support Crimean anarchist Aleksandr Kolchenko, detained on terror charges!

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

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 03:18
ABC-Moscow: Repressions summary for March-April 2014

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.

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 14:35
Arrests, detentions and interrogations – World Hockey Championship 2014 in Minsk

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.

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 13:39
ABC-Moscow: Repressions summary for January-February 2014

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

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 05:30
Anarchists from Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks.

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

Sun, 23/02/2014 - 22:42
A solidarity action for Bolotnaya prisoners in Helsinki

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.

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 16:58
Anarchist Black Cross support event in Helsinki - #Freejoel!

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.  

Sat, 18/01/2014 - 20:25
Moscow anti-fascists amnestied

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.

Thu, 02/01/2014 - 03:30
Baltic Anarchist Winter meeting – program

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

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 03:36
Schedule of "Father frost against Putin"-festival, to take place in Helsinki 4th of January

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...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 05:55
A Call for Solidarity with the Avtonom-journal, several issues of which are now banned in Russia!

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.”

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 00:23
Varshavsky Warehouse Squat Case: St Petersburg Anarchist Black Cross statement on criminal charges against Denis Levkin

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).

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 04:58
Nizhni Novgorod: Anarchist Ilya Romanov wounded in an explosion at draft office

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.

Mon, 28/10/2013 - 05:15
Baltic Anarchist Winter Meeting 5th of January 2014 in Helsinki

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.

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