Dear friends, welcome to another international mailout of Avtonom,
after a long break. This number is dedicated to our comrade Gosha
Volkov, killed in Perm in unclear circumstances in November 2004.
You may read a necrology of Gosha by Asper from our back cover, or
read more from a-infos: http://www.ainfos.ca/04/dec/ainfos00356.html
Avtonom is a journal once in a while published by of Autonomous Action,
which developed from a network to a libertarian communist federation
January 2002, after two years of existence. Currently Autonomous Action
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Avtonom #23 English summary. All articles in Russian language.
Page 2: "We are ice under feet of Major" on 10th anniversary of first war in
Chechnya, and 5th anniversary of second war in Chechnya. "Exploding
country" - editorial.
Pages 3-5: IVth general meeting of Autonomous Action (see
http://www.ainfos.ca/04/oct/ainfos00244.html), protests in Perm - dismantle
ecologically harmful governement officials! (see
Pages 6-7: case of Aleksei Cherepanov, fabricated against Autonomous Action
and Avtonom in Krasnodar.
Succesfull outcome of the anti-repression campaign was at least as much due
to crude mistakes by
Gosnarkokontrol and FSB as by public pressure. (Read
http://www.ainfos.ca/04/nov/ainfos00118.html for more)
Pages 8-10: Black Petrograd 2004 - festival (see
Pages 11-13: Shortly: Anarchist 7th of November actions around Russia,
exhausted miner died after a hunger
strike, action by union of nihilists in Vologda, protests against closing
down a tram line in Moscow, police
brutality lead to death in Moscow metro, protests against urban
densification in Moscow region of Krylatskoe and
in Nizhni Novgorod, meeting against anti-social reforms in Yaroslavl, German
Galdetskiy (who was shot after activism against rapes by police in Moscow
escapes Russia, anti-capitalist action in a lecture of chairman of Michelin
corporation in Moscow State Humanitarian University, picket against
conscription and army in Ivanovo, Gosnarkokontrol censors books, Belgorod
region forms a committee to fight against "amoral" music and behaviour in
Pages 14-18: 190th anniversary of Bakunin in his home village Pryamukhino
(see http://www.ainfos.ca/04/jul/ainfos00018.html), anarchist mayday in
Moscow, 3rd European conference of PGA in Belgrade
Pages 18-20: "Aegean sea belongs to its fishes", continuation of interview
of Mihail Protopsaltis on history of the Greek anarchist movement.
Pages 20-21: Protests against RNC in New Yourk 29th-31st of August (based on
article of A. Trocchi of CrimethInc.)
Anarchist Black Cross
Pages 22-23: Repression against Il Silviestre - journal in Italy, Matthew
"Rampage" Lamont, Rob los Ricos, lockdown in East Oregon Correctional
Radical lazybones #6 - paper version of http://antijob.nm.ru
Official tradeunions declare miners striking in Apatity as "terrorists",
black list of employers: ZAO "Sales", Mosdata.ru, new site in Rostov:
Mother of order # 8 - anarcho-feminist bulletin inside Avtonom
Pages 25-27: Book review of "Women's liberation movement in Russia.
Feminism, nihilism and bolshevism 1860-1930" by Richard Staits. Women's camp
Kind fists - skinhead bulletin inside Avtonom
Pages 28-30: Interview with "No Heads" (antifa oi! from Moscow), selected
fruits from fascist discussion boards describing anti-fascists and
Pages 31-32: Radio-hooligans, history of pirate radio in USSR and Russia by
Aleks, (see http://www.alter.most.org.pl/fa/php/showart.php?artid=224)
Pages 33-34: Kaluga highway, critical mass in Russia, scooterists campaign
against restrictions in Moscow.
Pages 34-35: "Reviews of mass media"
Pages 36-37: Banned substances and monopoly - Aleksander Bidin writes about
history of state drug policies
Zoners of conflict
Pages 37-38: Israel by eyes of an internationalist.
Pages 38-41: Ukraine - fragments of interview of Kiev activist Sergey by
Vlad T. published in Indymedia.
Pages 41-44: "Not a liberal democracy, but a harmonical society of free
individuals" - commentary
on Ukraine events by member of Avtonom editorial collective (see
Page 45: "Games of shame", anarchist protests against olympic games in
Page 46: "Masters of football" by Man on a terrace, "Sport and politics" by
Pages 47-49: Translation of "the anarchosyndicalist answer to corporate
globalization" by Brian Oliver Sheppard (original:
Pages 50-54: Mikhail Bakunin today (140 years from birth of Mikhail Bakunin)
by Pyotr Ryabov
Pages 54-55: "Positive vibrations in the north", interview with reggae-band
Jahngle from Murmansk
Video and books
Pages 56-62: "People I know" of Dan Oligrant, "the Gospel according to
snake" by Pierre Bordague, Edgar Lorentz Doctorow, review of anthology of
Bob Black published in
Russian, anarchist press in Russia 2004, "How to make word to weapon of the
proletariat" on publishing your own
Pages 63-64: Contacts, necrology of Gosha Volkov and poem "Black flag" by
Pages 4-6: Russian news - Workers strike in city of Kropotkin against
takeover of their factory, rebirth of squat Pekarnia with new name - Klizma,
Anti-repression action in Krasnodar, concert for anarchist political
prisoner Dimitri Ryabinin in Moscow, informal meeting of Autonomous Action
in Moscow, African students protest against racist murder in Voronezh,
hungerstrike in Sankt-Petersburg prisons, Seminar on ecological sabotage in
Nizhni Novgorod, scandal in Kem of Karelian republic, action against fascist
Movement Against Illegal Immigration in Moscow, anarchists in Nizhni
Novgorod and Moscow demonstrate against new forest codex, anti-fascist
demonstration in Sankt-Petersburg, "Case of doctors - 2".
Pages 7-8: Reports from anarchist and anti-authoritarian activities against
War in Chechnya in 60th anniversary of deportation of Chechnyans and
Ingushetians 23rd of February 2004. Movie screenings in Kazan, graffiti
action in Rostov-na-Donu, guerilla theatre in Yekaterinburg, pickets and
meetings in Izhevsk and Samara, non-legalised demonstrations in Vsevolzhk
Page 9: Announcements of (then) upcoming actions - Marihuana march in
Moscow, festival for 190th Jubilee of Bakunin in his birthplace Pryamuhino,
general meeting of Autonomous Action coming up in Ivanovo next August,
radical ecological protest camp coming up in Perm, 3rd European PGA
conference coming up in Belgrade in July.
First hand account
Page 10: Ukrop's impressions from Nestor Makhno 115th birthday march in
Moscow 8th of November 2003.
Theory of resistance
Page 11: Critique of bourgeois concept of human rights by Mihail Magid.
Page 13: Translated fragments from Situationist classic "On poverty of
student life" by Mustafa Hayati, previously unpublished in Russian language.
Page 15: "A place under the sun", on grassroots community groups organising
against excessive tightening of urban planning in Moscow.
Zones of conflict
Page 18: "Mikluho-Maklaya street", on life of foreign students in Moscow
Page 19: "I'll change my rifle for a ticket to Tambov", on graffiti by
Russian soldiers located in Chechnya. Graffiti from which header of the
article was painted by soldiers to a dormatory wall in Oktyabrski suburb of
Page 20: A call for an international day of action against war in Chechnya
by Moscow anarchists.
Page 21: Was Bakunin a nationalist? Mihail Magid comments: "...anarchists
take position against anti-german and anti-semite feelings of Bakunin.
Today, nationalism of Bakunin may only attract fascists from NBP and other
Page 22: "Language of hostility". On media image of illegal immigrants by
Mother of order - anarcho-feminist bulletin inside Avtonom
Page 25: "A ring of powerlesness". On anarchist position on abortion.
Page 26: "A slap to the face of the social taste" - anarcho-feminists
demonstrate in Moscow 8th of March
Page 27: "Say NO to barbie dolls" - an article about internet-movement
unforeseen in Russia to have Alena Pisklova, normal-looking Moscovite to
represent Russia in Miss Universum contest coming up in Equador. Organisers
of the interenet-voting eventually fraudulently moved Alena Pisklova from
the contest when it became evident that she would gain a landslide victory.
The results of the first 30 years of “democracy” in Ukraine are, to put it mildly, unconvincing. The economy and the media are in the hands of rival oligarchs, corruption is at staggering levels, economic development lags behind many African countries, and in addition, the country has become the...