Alexei Gaskarov: Many People Ask Whether I Am Going to Take up Politics. But What Politics Are There Nowadays? Olesya Gerasimenko Snob November 1, 2016 Anti-fascist Alexei Gaskarov has been released from prison after serving three and a half years in prison for alleged involvement in the Bolotyana Square riot in Moscow in 2012. Snob asked Kommersant special correspondent Olesya Gerasimenko to meet with Gaskarov to discuss the Bolotnaya Square case, life and education in the penal colony, and the death of the protest movement. Alexei Gaskarov. Photo courtesy of Tanya Hesso/Snob “Why would they ask me about organizing a riot if they knew no one organized it?” Was your trial fair? I regret we agreed to be involved in it. Like Soviet political...
Dmitry Buchenkov, PhD in political sciences, antifascist, anarchist and boxing coach, has been under arrest for already more than three months in “Vodnik” remand prison. Investigators suspect him of participating in the riots of May 6, 2012 at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow. The absurdity of the accusation against Dmitry Buchenkov is quite evident: he had been in Nizhny Novgorod on that day, more than 300 km away from Moscow, but he was arrested anyway despite the alibi.
Russian authorities have upped the ante in their pressure on anarchists from “Autonomous Action” movement as of late – this includes a new prisoner charged with the Bolotnaya Square case, Dmitry Buchenkov, and an antifa activist Alexei Sutuga. The Insider found out why the Kremlin is all rage against the leftist anarchists, and we also talked to Sutuga’s mother. Buchenkov and Sutuga A new figure appeared last week in the Bolotnaya Square case: Dmitry Buchenkov, Ph.D. in political science, docent in the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I.Pirogov (the so called 2nd Med) was arrested charged with a standard set of accusations used in the May 6 case. Buchenkov was allegedly bashing coppers and participating in the riots....
Fans associations in Greece there are not only in big cities but also in a very small towns across the country. Most people strive to maintain the famous team, but sometimes ultras groups appear in the clubs of the regional leagues.
Austria does not have such a serious ultras scene in other countries. In general, it is known only derby between Rapid and FK Austria Wien. However, in small towns outside the capital are their local fan group. One of the largest provincial fan movements appeared in St. Pölten and at the same time its members are not alien to the anti-racist views.
The provincial Greek town of Agrinio can hardly something to interest demanding public. Essentially it stands out among thousands of other industrial cities only a local football club and its fan movement. Warriors can rightly be considered one of the top local firms in Greece, in his city they can to fight even with a famous Athenian hooligans.
Again we return to Greece. This time we will focus on the region of Thrace, which is on the east of the country. Xanthi town is one of the largest in the area, and the football club of the same name because of its achievements is often called the "Queen of Thrace".
Team Spartak Nalchik has never been a serious financial support like Anji Makhachkala, but his mark in the history of football in the Caucasus it postponed. We hope that the trend created in these years, will continue to evolve in Nalchik. At the very least, any precedent antifascist ultras in the former USSR and, especially, in Russia deserves a detailed review.
At this time we are back to Thessaloniki. This city is known for many football fans three clubs - PAOK, Aris and Iraklis. But the soccer city life does not end. And we want to introduce you to one of the many small football clubs in Thessaloniki. We go to the western part of Thessaloniki, to introduce you to the club Agrotikos Asteras, which is based in the area of Evosmos.
Again we return to Athens. Panionios is considered quite a serious team in the scale of Greece and has a very impressive fan base. However, with all of this club is very difficult to compete in popularity with three Athenian giants.
Once again, we had an interview with a representative of the Greek fan scene. This time we will focus on the Peloponnese and the small town of Pyrgos in particular. This area is known for its rich history in the ancient period, but about local fan movement is not so much information. Therefore we decided to fill this gap and talked to anti-fascists fan Paniliakos.
Here we'll discuss one of the fastest growing teams in recent years Greece Atromitos Peristeri. Fentagin fan movement is also becoming more numerous. They are largely known for their animal protection actions against the killing of animals for the European Championships in Ukraine and the Olympic Games in Sochi.
This time we interviewed a fan of one of the most famous teams in Greece. Two-headed eagles Thessaloniki are one of the symbols of the city, along with the White Tower. This team was created by migrants from Turkey, people affected by genocide and nationalism. PAOK fans are known throughout Europe as one of the craziest, and the stadium in Tumba Derby Day turns into hell.
North America is a region where football and fans culture hardly developed. Sport in this region is very commercialized and turned into a passive contemplation of what is happening on the field. Football never here more profitable and therefore poorly developed .If you know about Mexican ultras lot of fan communities that the U.S.
Bring to your attention an interview with a member of one of the most famous and influential fan associations in Greece. Multiple champion Greece and member of European club Panathinaikos needs no introduction, and his fans known far beyond the country. Athens had once been known as the cradle of Greek culture and the birthplace of democracy. Now this metropolis known as political protests and football fights. And here it will be one of the protagonists of such confrontations Gate 13. - Tell about history your club. - Panathinaikos was founded in 1908. Our emblem is a clover and the team's colours are green and white. Our traditional home stadium is Leoforos and we play there since 1922. The heart of Panathinaikos is in Athens but as i said we have fans everywhere in...
Continue acquainted with Greek fans antifascist. We interviewed fans of football club Niki Volos. This city is an important transport hub and one of the largest in the country. Niki Volos has the status of the second team after their eternal rival Olympiakos. - Tell us about your fan-club. How many of your fans? - In our fan club we have now about 150 fans. In our team we have 3 clubs. There is firm Blue Club and fan in Thessaloniki. But only our club is more close to the antifa idea. Our fan club is since 1996. we have that name from the color of our team blue and the logo of our team tha is a statue of an angel. We support from 1996 everywhere our team plays. and also in basketball and other sports as i say. We have a website www.blueangels.gr and fanzine. - Which...
Present to your attention an interview with a representative of Greece ultras. Here we will focus on the team from a simple provincial town of Serres. - What the standings at Panserraikos this season? How many people keep coming to the games?
This interview was conducted editors of zine Left side terraces. This information-analytical magazine about fan movements close to the left positions. - Tell us about your city of Zagreb. What football traditions in your
In August, Pyotr Silayev was arrested in Granada, Spain by anti-terrorist special forces. He was then moved to Madrid, where the Audiencia Nacional was to make a decision about his extradiction to Russia. All this based on charges stemming from a demonstration organized by anti-fascists and enviromentalists against the city administration of Khimki, Moscow region.
Not so long ago, in Rostock, in the north-east of Germany, the anti-fascist festival "Riot in My Heart" took place. After the performance, band members from Los Fastidios(Verona, Italy) and the Stage Bottles (Frankfurt, Germany)as well as one of the organizers of the festival made a video message in solidarity with their comrades in Russia. This is a reminder for the Days of International Action in solidarity with Russian Antifascists which have been repressed by authorities, to take place from the 10th to the 17th of June. Various Moscow antifascists including Alexey Olesinov and Alexey Sutuga are being accused of having participated in a fight, which took place on the 17th of December 2011, at the club "Vozdukh." They are being charged with Article 213 Part 2 of the Criminal Code ("hooliganism"). They are also being charged with having caused bodily injury to a resident of Moscow on the 4th of December 2011. Neither defendant accepts this chargers and are pleading innocent. Pavel Krivonosov, Dmitriy Kolesov and Oleg Gembaruk (Nizhniy Novgorod "RASH-Antifa" case ) are being charged with article 213 (hooliganism), 282.1 (participation in an extremist community), 115 (causing bodily harm) and 116 (assault). They are accused of having participated in an extremist community, ostensibly created for the attack on neo-nazis (or "skinheads, football fans," as the investigators have called them) to incite hatred against a social group of "bourgeois-backed Citizens."
How long has Moscow ABC been in operation, and what does it do? There were previous anti-repression groups, but first incarnation under label of ABC-Moscow was set up in 2003 as a coordinating organ between existing groups, but around 2005 it had degraded to state of mere internet project. Around 2007, group was reorganised as an autonomous entity, and has been around ever since. Most of our activity is spreading information and solidarity calls, and raising channeling funds in benefit of repressed anarchist anti-fascist comrades. Occasionally we organise letter-writing and other such events.
TerraSelvaggia is an Italian eco-anarchist paper, which made this interview with Russian Campaign to Defend Khimki Hostages last September. Paper issue came up some time ago after the usual delays, so now it is time for online publication. Keep in mind, that this interview reflects the situation in Russian society last September – before the recent massive protest against election fraud.
I am often faced with one basic question: whether, if knowing the consequences I would still take the same actions I did last year. Of course I would. Yes, we all suffered the consequences, but we also proved that average people, when united are able to scare insolent bureaucrats. Nowadays in the Russia this is worth the effort. Who are the police investigators and field operatives? TThey are subordinates who are generally too frightened to admit that they are the slaves of their bosses, deceiving themselves that things are otherwise. Many of them have clearly understood that they have to make some junk and invent a sort of extremism. Maybe there are also sincere stupid people who believe in their work. These fools do not see the extremists in officials and instead search for them in housing districts.
Living in France politemigratsii famous Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich tells the publication Liberation of blind faith in technology. In the April 1986 accident at Chernobyl shook the world. Svetlana Alexievich, author of "Chernobyl Prayer", which deals with events in the world after the crash, said the warning, which has made us the story went unnoticed.
Interviews with party "Autonomous Action" A. Kutuzov "Man of the Week"
Video interview with anarchist at gogol.tv: "He goes into the past odious image of gangster-anarchist who created the Soviet literature and cinema.
February 11 at 22:00 Moscow radio AP story Vlad Tupikin. The activities of the movement "Keepers of the Rainbow" and its gradual decay. The emergence of street anti-fascism in the early 2000's, and the role of anarchists in the movement. First Moscow "Libertarian Forum". The organization of protests against the G-8 summit. The action in Khimki in summer 2010.
In Conversation with Raoul Vaneigem Hans Ulrich Obrist: I just visited Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau, who have written an appeal to Barack Obama. What would your appeal and/or advice be to Obama? Raoul Vaneigem: I refuse to cultivate any relationship whatsoever with people of power. I agree with the Zapatistas from Chiapas who want nothing to do with either the state or its masters, the multinational mafias. I call for civil disobedience so that local communities can form, coordinate, and begin self-producing natural power, a more natural form of farming, and public services that are finally liberated from the scams of government by the Left or the Right. On the other hand, I welcome the appeal by Chamoiseau, Glissant, and their friends for the creation of an existence in which the poetry of a life rediscovered will put an end to the deadly stranglehold of the commodity.
It seems that all of a sudden massive waves of protests are shaking the foundations of long standing oppressive regimes in the Arab world... were there any signs that these protests could happen?
"The most difficult obstacle faced by the Egyptian revolutionaries, was a precipice of communications. Western revolutionaries should exert pressure on their governments to not give the regime in Egypt to do so. It is now, but nobody can say what will happen in the long run.
Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war
Russian 'antifa' discrediting antifascism
Match report Dynamo Moscow - Omonia Nicosia 21/08/14
Interview with a member of the fan club Gate 4 (PAOK Thessaloniki)
On racism in the Russian antifa and hardcore subculture