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Czech Republic: Anarchist Igor Shevtsov be tried for arson of the house of Defense Minister and graffiti on the prison wall

The very first court hearing since the Fenix started will take a place in Czech Republic Prague city court on April 26-27th. The court is about the case of Igor Shevcov. An anarchist accused of fabricated attack on the house of minister of defense.

During this so called attack nothing was damaged and no one got hurt. In the time of incident – which the ministers son mentioned in his first testimony – Igor could not be physically near by the house.

Dmitry Buchenkov interviewed in prison: it turned me into a convinced revolutionary big time

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.

 

How do you spend your day in prison?

 

Sun 10th of April Disturbances-lecture: Reporters as the Guardians of Class Hegemony

In Mannerheim-hall of new student house. Food on offer from 4 pm onwards, Lecture begins at 4:30 pm.

Emilia Kukkala and Pontus Purokuru tell about their book "Guard Dogs of Class Hegemony: How Finnish Reporters Help the Elite Stay Elite".

Reporters most often give voices to those who possess the most wealth and influence. The media prefers to preserve the status quo rather than change it. There is a large number of people in Finland whose experiences the media does not reach or represent in any way.

Sat 26th of March Disturbances-lecture: The Arrival of Feminism at the Anarchist Movement - the Anarcho-Feminist Union 'Peppi' And Other Feminist Groups in the Activist Movement of the 1990s

Doors open at 4 pm, Lecture begins at 4:15 pm

The anarchist movement in Finland in the 1990s was largely organized by men. The Finnish Anarchist Union, FAU (Suomen anarkistiliitto, SAL), Kapinatyöläinen-magazine ("Rebel Worker"), solidarity demonstrations and panel discussions were dominated by men, and mostly men's voices were heard at anarchist meetings. Red anarchism in Helsinki, especially, leaned heavily on the traditions of the workers' movement which did include lofty speeches about women's rights but whose gender roles were, in practice, quite traditional.

Disturbances-lecture 30th of January: Economic or Political Organization -- or both? Anarchism and Trade Unions

On Saturday 30th of January In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Doors open at 6pm and the lecture starts at 6.15.

Finnish labor unions have been marked by power struggle between political parties for nearly a hundred years now. Revolutionary syndicalism, born in early 20th century France, tried to end inter-party arguments within labor unions. Revolution was to be achieved solely through economic means without political power struggles.

Disturbances-lecture Sun 17th of Jan: Finnish Anarchism in 1917

Russian anarchists in Finland 1917

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Food served 4PM, Lecture 4:30PM

What kind of effects did the Russian Revolution of March 1917 have in Finland? Why were there riots at the Helsinki Stock Exchange and why did the authorities eventually disperse the people's assemblies in August? This is the story of a year when everything felt possible. The event is the second part in a series of lectures about the history of Finnish anarchism.

The photo of the person allegedly similar to Dmitry Buchenkov has been found

"OVD-INFO" (russian NGO which observes police repressions) has found photos of Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012. In the center the person in black "which in Investigative committee (Russian analog of FBI) is considered to be Dmitry Buchenkov". According to Buchenkov's companions, it is obviouslu another person. Any person who has seen Dmitry Buchenkov at least once, would understand that there is different person on this photo. But our state and its repressive structures probably have "problems with sight", giving out a photo of the unknown person for a photo Dmitry.

Anarchist Dmitry Buchenkov: "I was arrested for my political convictions"

Human rights activists found the new person involved in "Bolotnaya Square case" who was looked for four days by relatives and the lawyer. I remember how three years ago we counted arrested of "bolotnik": the first, the second, thirteenth, eighteenth. Then some of arrested were released — it appeared that they have an alibi and on Bolotnaya Square on May 6 they weren't.

In the year 1968 - on nationwide strike and university occupation in Helsinki

Imagine the following situation. Due to a strike, public transportation is paralyzed all over the country. Some restaurants and shops shut their doors and 30,000 people are gathered in Helsinki to oppose the current cabinet’s austerity measures, despite of wind and rain. This (18th of September - trans.) is the first joint demonstration by all the confederations of labor unions in Finland since the last depression 24 years ago. “And now we are here again” is said on stage at the demonstration.

Statement of collective Anarchist Black Cross - Moscow: anti-fascist and anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg needs your help and solidarity!

Anarchist Black Cross Moscow (ABC - Moscow) is calling for solidarity to help the anti-fascist and anarchist Oleg Serebrennikov. For more than ten years, Oleg has actively participated in the anarchist and anti-fascist movements in Russia and in Izhevsk.

Notes from the general strike of 100 million euros

We flowed among the water and our co-demonstrators to the mass demonstration at the central railway station in Helsinki. We were there to oppose the redistribution of income from the poor and the middle income workers to the rich, and from employees to corporations planned by the cabinet of prime-minister Sipilä. There were more than 30,000 of us.

Court hearings on the case of political prisoner's Ilya Romanov to start June 16

On June 2 preliminary hearing regarding the case of anarchist political prisoner Ilya Romanov from Nizhnii Novgorod was conducted in Moscow District Military Court. Ilya took part in the court session via video conference link. The court rejected all the petitions of the defendant's lawyer, Evgeny Gubin, including the petition to cancel his "non-disclosure" pledge, which the investigating bodies made him to sign.

 

Rally against the police department of Yekaterinburg №5

In Yekaterinburg May 30, 2015 rally against the tyranny of the police. The occasion was a series of unjustified detentions of public activists cops of the Police Department №5, including anti-fascists on May 9 for a photo with a scarf Omonia at the monument to the heroes of World War II.

Mikalai Dziadok cuts his abdomen and arms in prison

Mikalai Dziadok protested against tortures by prison staff.

Viasna human rights centre learnt it from Valeria Khotsina, the wife of the political prisoner.

Mikalai Dziadok was transferred to correctional facility No.9 in Horki for his new prison term on May 12. On May 13, he was thrown into a punishment cell for five days. On May 19, he was transferred to a solitary confinement cell. Mikalai Dziadok spent the night in a very cold cell and asked to be transferred to another cell.

Anarchist Black Cross Helsinki statement on the benefit gig of May 2nd and National Boshevism

Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki organised a support concert 2nd of May with Liquid Sisters, Suspiria, Mare And The Corpse-Eyed Toads, Celibat, Kombinator. Three latter bands were from Russia and ahd over-lapping membership.

 

During and after the gig it became known that some members of the Russian bands had National-bolshevik sympathies, and eventually gig planned for Turku the following day was cancelled by organisers there.

 

A Troubling Arrest in Russia!

In Yekaterinburg (Russia) antifascists arrested for taking photos with an Antifa Omonia scarf!!!

Two residents of Yekaterinburg was a day locked in a cell at the police station – the young people were trying to be photographed on May 9 (Victory Day over Fascism) in front of a monument of antifascist warrior/athletes, holding an anti-fascist scarf from the club Omonia Nicosia.

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Антти Раутиайнен

In February, a critique of Moscow-based bands What We Feel(WWF) and Moscow Death Brigade(MDB) written by “Antifascist Subculture Worldwide”-collective appeared on the German website, Linksunten (in English). Both WWF, MDB (1) as well as 210 (2)  have since responded to the...

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Антти Раутиайнен

In February, a critique of Moscow-based bands What We Feel(WWF) and Moscow Death Brigade(MDB) written by “Antifascist Subculture Worldwide”-collective appeared on the German website, Linksunten (in English). Both WWF, MDB (1) as well as 210 (2)  have since responded to the...

2 years ago
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