Avtonom #29 English summary. Theme of the issue - Democracy

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Avtonom #29 English summary. All articles in Russian language

Page 2: Introduction to theme of the issue

Front cover:  Anarchist block in social march of Minsk 4th of November 2007, riots in Copenhagen.

Page 3: Anarchists and ecological activists  protest in Angarsk
Page 7: Necrology of Ilya Borodaenko. Struggle against urban densification in Moscow.
Page 9: Alterkom against union – student struggle in Petrozhavodsk
Page 10: Olympic thrills – anarchist campaign against Olympic games in Sochi
Page 12: How FSB attempted to frame up anarchists, but failed. Article about Nevski Express-case.
Page 13: No borders, no nations, stop deportations – anti-border camp in Uzhgorod of Ukraine

Theme of the issue - democracy

Page 16: Power of the people. Democracy in Athens of antiquity, written by Andrei Budaev.  
Page 19: Electionary dialectics. Life in pre-election Russia by Polina Eliseyeva. Democracy and anarchy – two opposites or two steps in the same road? A lengthy response by Pyotr Ryabov to article “Democracy and dicatorship – two sides of despotism of capitalism” by Mitya from Avtonom #28.
Page 25: Barbarians – a disordered insurgence. Selected parts of crushing assault on “Empire” of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt by Italian insurrectionalists Crisso and Odoteo. Full English version of the article is available online in  http://www.geocities.com/kk_abacus/ioaa/barbarians.html


Page 28: Neo-liberalism in Belarussian style. Our Minsk correspondent writes about the recent reforms in Belarus and crumbling of the social state there.
Page 31: Tougher than you: Vladimir Spirin revenged to coppers who ruined his life by throwing a grenade to a pig shop in Yekaterinburg. Three cops were seriously wounded.
Page 32: Manager of elite restaurant encourages crippling of workers. While agent of antijob-website was working as a journalist, he got a rather honest interview about realities of the restaurant business.

Practical anarchy

Page 34: A struggle for Ungdomshuset in Kopenhagen
Page 38: Kopi Fight Club. Interview of autonomous group practicing their own mixture of martial arts in famous social center of Kreutzberg region in Berlin.

History of libertarian resistance

Page 40: Shifu – an article about anarchism in China.
Page 41: Symbols of anarchism. Shortened article previously published in journal “Naperekor” in 1990's.

Anarchist Black Cross

Page 44: Moscow Anarchist Black Cross is reorganized. Fistfight in defence of rights – case of Pavel Delidon.
Page 45: Open letter to victim Tatyana Fedorovna Sbitneva from accused Pavel Delidon. Available online in English in http://www.avtonom.org/index.php?nid=1032.
Page 47: We all are 129A! New repressions in Germany. Addresses of imprisoned anti-fascist comrades in Minsk and Olga Nevskaya, imprisoned for NRA case.


Page 48: Hardcore and other impediments to anarchy. A controversial opinion piece by comrade Listyev.
Page 50: Delete your blog and get to the street. Another opinion piece by Listyev against distorted realities of the cyberspace.

Mother of order – anarcho-feminist section

Page 51: More love – an introduction to polyamory.
Page 53: Women of Israel – for peace and against sexism. By Arina Mayhova

Other Culture

Page 56: Movie and book reviews of Daring days and Dirty Pretty Things (movies), The Coast of the Utopia (a drama by Tom Stoppard this review is available online in English in from http://avtonom.org/index.php?nid=1687), and books “The prison house” by John King and  “Not Born to Kill” by pen-name Georgi Operskiy  Last book is a curious version by a racist St. Petersburg cop on how police hunted armed Nazi group of Dmitry Borovikov, containing fantastic statements which attempt to cover the fact that authorities imprisoned plenty of innocent people before the group of Borovikov was caught down. But it is a mystery also for author of the book why police eventually executed Borovikov upon his arrest.

Page 59: Our contacts

Back cover: Praying Putin in Okhotniy Ryad

Author columns

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
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