Hundreds of protesters detained after massive wave of repressions in Belarus

March 25 was planned by some liberal opposition leaders as the day of the biggest protest against Lukashenko’s policies this year. The biggest one on the wave of the recent anti-governmental demonstrations that started in February this year. It ended with the biggest police mobilization in years bringing thousands of riot cops to Minsk and detaining hundreds of people preventive and during the demonstration. This Saturday capital of Belarus looked like a war zone created by the police.

Dmitry Buchenkov’s Lawyer: Prosecutors Should Stop Making Fools of Themselves

Lawyers of Dmitry Buchenkov, who allegedly attacked a policeman at a demonstration against voter fraudin May 2012,are hoping to prevent the case from ever going to the court.His lawyer IlyaNovikov is convinced that this case stands better chances than the previous Bolotnayacase trials.
 

Lecture 9th of April: The Ghost of Anti-Globalism

 

In Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor 9th of April.

 

Food served at 16:00, the lecture will start at 16:30

 

The 1999 WTO- summit in Seattle ended in dismay due to a falling out between the participants. At the same time tens of thousands of demonstrators took over the city. During the following years social movements tried to replicate the events in Seattle, but failed due to heavy police repression.

 

Belarus: Dozens of anarchists arrested in Minsk after anti-government protest

Today in three major cities of Belarus – Minsk, Mogilev and Grodno – people took the streets protesting against government attempts to collect tax off the unemployed (details of the story ). In Minsk, demonstrations managed to gather more that 1 500 people, in Mogilev and Grodno 1 000 each. These are the biggest protests those cities have seen in decades.

Anarchist Black Cross’s Annual Overview of Repressions 2016

The Russian authorities continue to prosecute and jail our comrades. In the summer and fall of 2016, demonstrations of solidarity with the convicts were held all across the globe. The anarchists are furthermore suffering repressions in jails, but keep the spirit up. If you think that we have missed something important in our article or are aware of other repressions, feel free tocontact us at   
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Disturbances-lecture: Architecture and politics

Architecture and Politics: Renovation, Co-Housing and Coops are essential to tackle our Democracy and Environmental crisis
Housing and the construction industry play a decisive role in going away from an extraction centered economy into a circular one.
Understand the historical background and how we can enhance daily political engagement via architecture.
The speaker: Pedro Aibéo (Architect, Civil Engineer, Researcher on Architectural Democracy, Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM Mexico, Chairman of the World Music School Helsinki)

Welcome to Father Frost against Putin IV Festival in Helsinki

From 7th to 8th of January 2017 fourth Father Frost against Putin-festival will be organised in Helsinki. Exact festival location will be announced later. 

 

 

As in earlier years, various Russian grassroot initiatives will present themselves in festival. You should visit festival, if you are interested on what has happened in Russian anarchist, feminist and queer movements

during year 2016.

 

All festival events will be open to everyone. 

 

Disturbances: Illegal graffiti fights against oppression

Food served 4PM, beginning of the lecture 4:30 PM
15-M is the most important protest in the Spanish history since Spain
gained democracy in 1977. 15-M began in 2011 at the square of Puerta del Sol in Madrid and spread rapidly into all cities of Spain.
Madrid’s public spaces are shaped through squatting, protest-camps,
marches, strikes, manifestations and graffiti.

"Avtonom 37": help us publish it!

"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;
  • who profits on Syria war;
  • what are the impressions about the Donbass war for an anarchist from Kiev and for a communist from Luhansk region;
  • about feminism in Muslim countries;

Disturbances: Anticapitalism in Finland + Rembetiko Party

Capitalism and markets have always been fought back. Reforming and countering market mechanisms has brought about welfare and innovation for example in all Nordic countries, but inherent problems of capitalism have not disappeared.
Markets centralize wealth, force people into poverty and foster strife and competition between people. At the same time, markets help propel the greatest environmental catastrophe humanity has ever faced - planetary climate change.

Freshman Adventure 2016: Escape from the innovation university

In Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor) 28th of September 4-8 PM
Innovation university is not for average people. It is place for the toughest teams, to create synergy that produces billions.
Studies have been streamlined, demands are tough but flexible. You and your team have 15 minutes time to graduate and launch your career as new startup billionaries.
Is your subject productive or redundant?
What are your three points?
Are you ready to succeed?

Finnish nazi group killed bypasser during their street event

According to still not fully confirmed information the Nazist Finnish Resistance Movement (Suomen Vastarintaliike, SVL) killed a bypasser during their street event on the 10th of September, near Helsinki Railway Station. The next day SVL published on their website a picture and a video featuring the person they assaulted, along with a text glorifying their violence. According to the victim’s family, the young man that SVL assaulted died in hospital last night, September 16th at 10 PM, from the serious injuries he received.

Moscow Anarchist Black Cross: Animal defender and eco-activist Elena Nadezhkina from Russia is seriously ill, she needs help and solidarity

Elena Nadezhkina took part in different animal defence-, eco- and social actions, international solidarity actions and many others. Until 2009 she volunteered for several years: rescued dogs and cats and found homes for them.  Moreover, Elena participated in ecological projects: campaign against deforestation, campaign for political prisoners of the Khimki forest defence and other social actions.

Dress like Alexander Berkman

Only most outrageous agent on bourgeoisie would claim Oscar Wilde, Alexander Berkman or rest of the anarchists lacked style 100 years ago.
But since then, anarchist swag has been lost and movement is in a crisis.
Change will come Wednesday 10th of August in anarchist Black Kallio festival in Helsinki, from 4 PM at infoshop Mustan Kanin Kolo (Hämeentie 26). 

Belarusian prison. Untouchables in the prison hierarchy.

The topic of prison caste system is often raised in the media in recent times, it is often discussed in connection with the political prisoners. However, almost all who write on the subject, know about it at best from the stories of former inmates or use common social stereotypes. As a result, there are often a lot of blunders and false representation.
The aim of this article is to illuminate some aspects of this complex and multifaceted phenomenon the informal hierarchy in Belarus prisons.
 

Sweden: solidarity actions with russian anarchists and antifa in Malmo and Burlenge

Within days of  actions with the anarchists and anti-fascists imprisoned in Russia actions in the city of Malmyo in the south of the country and in at the youth festival  "Peace & Love Festivalen"  in the city of Burlenge have taken place.
In Malmyo on the building opposite to the central railway station two banners have been hung out: Destroy police stay (Down with a police state) and Free Putins's prisoners (Freedom to Putin's prisoners).

France: Solidarity action with the Russian anarchists in Lyon

From 1 to July 10, 2016, a call to action in solidarity with anarchists and antifascists imprisoned-e-s in Russia was made by the Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow. Indeed, the political and repressive situation in Russia is very hard for our comrades fighting for anarchism and fascism (and more generally for all those fighting for human rights), and many of them found themselves es imprisoned in high security prisons or labor camps because of their activism, often condemned es for terrorism or violence.

Helsinki joined international days of action for Russian political prisoners

After Tel Aviv, Helsinki joined the solidarity campaign. A picket in the center of the city was organised. 1st of July, in the opposite side of the railway station, around 10 anarchists stood with a banner "Freedom to Crimean prisoners" (Vapaus Krimin vangeille) with pictures of Oleg Sentsov and Alexandr Kolchenko, and "Freedom for all political prisoners" (in English). Few hundred leaflets were spread. Goal of the action was to spread information about constant repressions in Russia against those in disagreement with Putins politics, and against ongoing bloodshed in Ukraine.

Crimea: Simferopol held an action of solidarity with political anarchist and anti-fascist prisoners (photo/video)

July 2nd, in Simferopol near the FSB and Crimean prosecutor’s offices activists held pickets as a part of International Days of Solidarity with political anarchist and anti-fascist prisoners. Authorities had not confirmed pickets, and police had been at the venue.
Despite these facts, activists uncovered placards near the FSB office. After 20 minutes of quarrels with the police, activists decided to change their position and met Crimean prosecutor’s office with a single picket.