"Avtonom" magazine is the most well-known and fancy anarchist paper of the exUSSR, published since year 1995. Now, the next, 37th issue is ready to be published. It will tell you: how the state is destroying education system; about sweatshop exploitation in "Magnit" chain stores;
31 may 2016 Taganrog City Court Judge Georgy Serebryanikov sentenced 31-year-old local resident Elizaveta Tsvetkova to a year of corrective labor for disseminating leaflets criticizing the police, reports Caucasian Knot. As published on the court’s website, the verdict stipulates that fifteen percent of Tsvetkova’s wages will be docked by the state for a year. The activist has also been charged 6,000 rubles in court costs. Serebryanikov found the defendant guilty under Criminal Code Article 281.2 (incitement of hatred or enmity toward the social group “police officers”), which stipulates a maximum punishment of four years in a penal colony.
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....
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.
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.”
Some claim, that anarchism opposes violence, as for anarchists means and ends meet. But only second statement is correct, wherease first is not. This because in anarchism violence is not only means, but in a certain sense a goal in itself.
It is by now obvious that Russia is drowning ever-more deeply within a swamp of fascist dictatorship. Riding the wave of xenophobic hysteria which has flared up prior to the Moscow mayoral elections, a true concentration camp for migrants has been opened.
Региональный спецвыпуск газеты "Ситуация" № 38 посвящен борьбе с уплотнительной застройкой в Челябинске.
(This is a partial English translation of a program, aired in Dozhd TV channel 17th of August, which is embedded below.) Center of Counteraction Against Extremism ("E-Center") in the city of Vladimir did not liked amateur movie "Russian anti-racist skinheads", and they opened a criminal case against makers of the film. According to them, film incited hatred against "social group of skinheads and nationalists".
Kharchenko Igor Olegovich FKU SIZO-2 UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve ul. Novoslobodskaya d. 45 127055 Moskva Russia
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."
9th of March there was a benefit evening in Lund, a student city located in Southern Sweden. One of the topics of the event was repressions against antifascists from Nizhniy Novgorod.
13th of February, a known Moscow anti-fascist Alexey Olesinov was arrested in St. Petersburg with charges of “hooliganism”, related to incident in Moscow club “Vozdukh” 17th of December.
7th of February Serbian at the Serbian embassy of Moscow, a solidarity picket was organised against renewed court process of the Serbian anarchists, so called "Belgrade Six". Picket was organised by Moscow group of Autonomous Action, and was joined by members of Russian section of International Workers Association, and other Moscow anarchists.
Backside of the cover: Digital weapon of the proletariat. Announcement of the antijob.anho.org – collective on campaign to record violations of the workers rights and to publish them online. Page 1: Editorial Valeri Listyev. , with a very brief analysis of the current situation. Society Page 2: Into the wild. Teenage anarchist writes about her collusion with the Russian juvenile institutions. Page 4: School of slavery and obedience. Heller criticizes modern system of education. Page 8: Discourse of glamour as a semiotic system of the social reality. An attack against production of images. Page 12: Arab spring – from bourgeois revolution to bourgeois massacre. Sakharniy Holm is frustrated on how things went in Libya.
Page 2: An Invitation to anti-fascist demonstration of 19th of January to commemorate our comrades Stanislav Markelov and Anastasiya Baburova, murdered that day back in 2009. Page 3: Editorial: A struggle with the unknown. Valeri Listyev writes about uncertainities of the current situation. Society Page 3: Army of Clowns against assault rifles. A short history of Rebel Clown Army and other creative anti-militarist initiatives in UK, USA, Israel and Russia. Page 4: On voluntary basis. A piece by I.P. on necessity of communitarian experiments. Page 6: Touchy patriotism. Pyotr Ryabov writes about artificial creation of patriotic mythology in today's Russia.
Today, two years have passed since our comrade Ivan Khutorskoy was murdered in Moscow. On occasion, we publish an article which was written for Avtonom journal in Russian, and translated for Abolishing the Borders from Below in English. “You are made of some different fabric. You are way more prepared than me for this kind of shit. I figured it out, when you told me by telephone, that Vanya is not anymore” - a young comrade put it like this once, in the frame of one discussion. We were standing on the platform of a metro, wagons of steel were scurrying on metallic rails. Their metallic clamps were squeezing my insides. Yes, my young friend, I am definitely ready for this shit. Upon the death of Vanya, in spirit I was already in my 4th decade, although my physical age will correspond to that much later. My twenties I had spent in a skinhead-casual frenzy, spiced with an anarcho-communist baggage of ideas. For me, all those years passed side by side with two guys. One of them left all of that behind a long time ago, now he is more into stuff like wifes/mistresses/kids/cars. Another one was Vanya. If I will be alive, healthy, and out of jail my fourth decade will not be boring either, but it will not be the same.
We call on concerned academics around the world to sign the petition to Administration of Tyumen State University and Russian higher education authorities. Andrey Kutuzov is a Russian anarchist academic who has been teaching linguistics at Tyumen State University (Western Siberia). He is also an activist and participant in grassroots movements. 7 September 2011 Andrey was dismissed by Gennady Chebotarev, the rector of the University. We believe that Andrey was dismissed because of pressure from the local authorities on the university administration. The official reason for the dismissal was declared “committing an immoral deed” referring to the recent case of repression for his political activities.
Ecological and human rights activists and social organisations are welcome to the camp. The camp program will include protests against the destruction of forests in the Moscow region, workshops and trainings.
At the present moment by The Anti-Extremist Center of GUVD (General Directorate of Internal Affairs - SM) in Nizhniy Novgorod Region detectives a criminal case is fabricating against Artem Bystrov, who was arrested on April 26,2011. He is incriminated the article № 213 part 2 (hooliganism committed by a group of persons on preliminary arrangement by hatred or hostility toward a particular social group). Two of suspects yet couldn't be arrested. It is worth noting that victim itself — a nationalist D.Redkin, doesn't have any claims to people arrested on April 26 and refuses to take part in confrontments. The case was filed seven months after the accident. It was filed by pressure at the victim and the witness. The investigation is proceeded with gross violations and falsification of evidence. For example during the rummages the membership cards of non-existing organisation “RASH-Antifa” with photos and serial numbers, evidently made by Center “E”(The Anti-Extremist Center - SM) detectives, were planted in to the suspects' homes. <
28th of April, hip-hop musician Andrei "KUBA" Kravchenko was kidnapped by police in Moscow in university, where he was about to pass his final exams in faculty of PR. He was handcuffed and taken to police station of "Bogorodskoe", from where he was further sent by airplane to his hometown, distant city of Chita in Siberia. 30th of April, Andrey was interrogated in criminal case against local anti-fascist activists, and eventually released court pending. Case dates back to September of 2010, when a group of local Nazis, lead by Semen Murzin, claimed to local polcie that they had been beaten up by anti-fascists. Five anti-fascist were charged with "hooliganism", but eventually three of them have been requalified from suspects to witnesses.
Presentation of the new organization took place at a concert in support of Barnaul anarchists, which was held on April 16. Group ACHK-Irkutsk acted as the organizer of the show, and some of us have been involved and in the music program. Seven groups and projects from Irkutsk and Angarsk presented a wide palette of musical styles - from dub to noise.
Perm left today organized a picket near the building of regional prosecutor's office for civil and political activists who are persecuted for political reasons, including - "Khimki hostages Alexei Gaskarova, Maxim and Dennis Solopova. To support the accused in the destruction of Khimki administration came in 1915 the anarchists and Trotskyists.
April 6 at 18:00 at the building edge prosecutors Permian left picketed against political repression in Russia today in the All-Russian day of united action to defend the anarchists Alexei Gaskarova, Maxim and Dennis Solopova accused of organizing the demolition of the city administration Khimki, in response to repression against defenders Khimki forest on July 28 last year.
April 1, Irkutsk anarchists held a rally to support their comrades from other cities who are persecuted for their beliefs and action. The anarchists took to the picket with the slogan "I looked at this banner? Now you - an extremist!
Picket in support of Andrei Kutuzov held on March 24 Tyumen "Autonomous Action". Per share, in the past on the area of unity and harmony, it's about fifteen people, not counting journalists. The activists unfurled a banner "Free Andrew Kutuzov" and "No to political repression!".
That took a third "Autonom-party". In one of the last evenings of winter to the presentation of the 32 nd of "autonomy" has gathered 150 people.
The events of the last month in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, make you think. End of history, as predicted by the bourgeois philosopher Fukuyama did not happen. The Arab world is rebelling. In Russia, it would seem, the question of revolution is not on the agenda. On the one hand. On the other hand, in the Caucasian republics still exists, the guerrilla movement.
program "Day of the deserter, 2011. February 19 12:00 - 13:00 Registration of participants. 13:00 Opening 13:15 - 15:45, "Why did I have served / not served in the Army." Seminar-diskussiya.Forma conduct. Those who wish to sit in a circle and share their impressions about how they "mowed" or "mowed down" from military service.
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.
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