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Welcome to Father Frost against Putin-concert in Helsinki, 12th of January

Where: Lepakkomies, Helsinginkatu 1
Entry €12 (standard) or €20 (support price)

Timetable:
8 PM Doors
8.30 :

"10 reasons to become a dictator", audiovisual performance

8:45 Cave Moss

Laid-back but energetic alternative rock from Helsinki
Aatu Kovanen : guitar & vocals
Iikka Puolakka : bass & vocals
Ahti Kulo : synths, percussions and vocals
Kalle Kauranen : drums

Program of Father Frost against Putin -festival 10 years celebration 12th-14th of January 2024 is now published

is now published. 

Father Frost against Putin -festival was organised first time 10 years ago. From 2014 to 2020 festival was organised seven times, and Russian grassroots organisations told about their activities and networked between each other. 

In Berlin will start a first presentation about Ilya Shakursky

Tomorrow, December 2 at 17.00 in Berlin (Kadterschmiede, RIGAER STRASSE 94) a first presentation about Ilya Shakursky. Ilya is a Russian political prisoner, participant of the , anarchist, anti-fascist and eco-activist. On February 10, 2020, he was sentenced to 16 years in a maximum security facility and also to a fine of 50,000 rubles.

Solidarity Festival on the occasion of the anniversary of the «Tyumen case»

Events by Autonomous Action and Moscow Anarchist Black Cross in International Anti-Authoritarian Gathering Anarchy 2023

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first anti-authoritarian international, international meetings are being prepared in the Swiss Jura mountains. They will take place from July 19 to 23, 2023. 

You may read the full information

As part of the gathering, we would like to announce two events, organised by Autonomous Action and Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow.

The Court began to consider the case against Roman Nasryev and Alexey Nuriev

On the night of October 11, 2022, fire was set to the administration office of the town of Bakal in Chelyabinsk region with Molotov cocktails. The building housed a military registration office.

On the same day, Roman Nasryev and Alexey Nuriev were detained on suspicion of arson. At first they were accused of "destruction or damage to property", but the FSB took over the case and the charges were reclassified to "terrorist act". Later an article on "training for the purpose of terrorist activity" was added to the charges.

The photo shows Nasryev on the left.

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Autonomous Action is an organisation of anarchists and libertarian communists, founded in 2002. Our goal is to create basis for a new culture, based on self-organisation, radical resistance against capitalism, fascism, militarism, sexism, homophobia and any other forms of discrimination. We are currently working to restore the libertarian and anarchist movement in Russia, after a period of stagnation and repressions.

Till all are free: a party will be held in Moscow as part of the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

On Saturday, August 27, 16-30 - 21-00, Moscow, "Tolko Sami" place (Shlomina, 6). As a part of the

Festival Feast After Plague (formerly Father Frost against Putin) is postponed to the next January

Unfortunately, we must once again delay our festival, this time due to war. Our concept was always to be an open meeting of Russian (and not only Russian) activists in Helsinki. But now borders are closed, and it is unclear if any open social activism in Russia will be possible from now on.

But we plan to organise our festival anyway. We still have spaces and organising group. Our preliminary new dates for the festival are 6th-9th of January 2023.

A call for solidarity actions for anarchists and anti-fascists suffering repression in Russia: February22-29

We must not forget the anarchists and anti-fascists suffering repression in Russia! We are calling for people to take action of all forms to express support for these prisoners, to protest the prison system, and to spread information about the use of torture as an instrument of repression in Russia.

Festival program published: Welcome to Father Frost Against 2020 - festival

«Дед Мороз Против»-2020

Father Frost Against is a cultural and political festival, focused on critical thinking, reflection and development of new activism strategies. Held in Helsinki, Finland from the 3rd to the 5th of January and organized by local activists, as well as participants from Russia and the post-Soviet space.

Helsinki without nazis – now and always!

Хельсинки без нацистов

We invite everyone to join us in Helsinki on independence day 6.12.2019 to build a world where there's no room for the far-right.

Millions of people around the world have taken action over the year and joined young activists in the fight for our environment, demanded their civil rights, and risen up against fascism, authoritarian governments, and capitalism. Meanwhile far-right street activity in Finland has withered from the weekly demonstrations of a few years ago to tragicomic blustering by a handful of people.

Festival program published: Father Frost against Putin 2019 to take place in January

Дед мороз против Путина

Next year, 2019, the Father Frost against Putin-festival will once again take place in Helsinki.  From the 5th to the 6th of January you can join discussions about the state of affairs in Russia and the x-USSR region, and get a chance to meet various social and political activists without the fear of police or special service operations. (fear of infringement from the side of police and special services). 

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