12th of February 2017, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Food served 4PM, lecture 4:30 PM In the 19th century the tsar of Russia ruled one of the most glorious countries in Europe and it was because of the tsars army that the european autocrats could still stay in power. Still at the same time Russia was one of the most underdeveloped countries in Europe as it only abolished serfdom in the 1860s. Tsars of Russia believed that they were ruling by divine right and were very hostile to any new reforms. You could end up in Siberia for just toasting the revolution in Poland. This year Finland is celebrating the 100th year of it’s independence, but the independence of Finland or any other Central European country would have not been possible without the revolution in Russia. The freedom of...
Alexei Gaskarov: Many People Ask Whether I Am Going to Take up Politics. But What Politics Are There Nowadays? Olesya Gerasimenko Snob November 1, 2016 Anti-fascist Alexei Gaskarov has been released from prison after serving three and a half years in prison for alleged involvement in the Bolotyana Square riot in Moscow in 2012. Snob asked Kommersant special correspondent Olesya Gerasimenko to meet with Gaskarov to discuss the Bolotnaya Square case, life and education in the penal colony, and the death of the protest movement. Alexei Gaskarov. Photo courtesy of Tanya Hesso/Snob “Why would they ask me about organizing a riot if they knew no one organized it?” Was your trial fair? I regret we agreed to be involved in it. Like Soviet political...
"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;
According to still not fully confirmed information the Nazist Finnish Resistance Movement (Suomen Vastarintaliike, SVL) killed a bypasser during their street event on t
Elena Nadezhkina took part in different animal defence-, eco- and social actions, international solidarity actions and many others.
Between 1st and 10th of July, international days of solidarity for political prisoners of Putin's police state took place in 22 cities of 10 different countries.
A new BBC documentary on Russian dissidents features anarchist Alexey Polihovich and wife of antifa prisoner Anna Gaskarova.
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.
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. Some were convicted on the basis of confessions obtained under torture, others on facts which they were not even present .
After Tel Aviv, Helsinki joined the solidarity campaign. A picket in the center of the city was organised.
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.
In the Spanish capital Madrid, anarchists and anti-fascists joined the campaign of solidarity with political prisoners in Russia
31 may 2016 Taganrog City Court Judge Georgy Serebryanikov sentenced 31-year-old local resident Elizaveta Tsvetkova to a year of corrective labor for disseminating leaflets criticizing the police, reports Caucasian Knot. As published on the court’s website, the verdict stipulates that fifteen percent of Tsvetkova’s wages will be docked by the state for a year. The activist has also been charged 6,000 rubles in court costs. Serebryanikov found the defendant guilty under Criminal Code Article 281.2 (incitement of hatred or enmity toward the social group “police officers”), which stipulates a maximum punishment of four years in a penal colony.
Doors open at 4 pm, lecture begins at 4:15 pm At the Disturbances lecture of the end of May, we delve into the historical roots of communization theory and offer some practical coconuts to crack in order to end the capitalist way of being.
In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Food served 4PM, Lecture 4:30PM Eetu Viren represents book Seutu joka ei ole paikka, co-authored with Jussi Vähämäki.
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.
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.
Doors open at 4 pm, Lecture begins at 4:15 pm How were squatting, zines, demonstrations and other civil action executed in the Finland of 1980s and early 1990s and what was accomplished with them? Kaide, a civil activist who was involved at the time, tells about the beginnings of a period of large societal change. Horke Lavento tells what it was like to discover anarchism in Southeast Finland in the 80s and how anarchism started to be perceived as something else in the Finnish 80s than odd behavior or terrorism. How was the Finnish Anarcho-syndicalist Federation founded and how were the first connections established to anarchists abroad? Lecture on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/204029206634787/ Disturbances is an open series of lectures and discussions at the crossroads of...
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".
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. In 1995, Peppi, an anarcho-feminist union, was founded to tackle these problems, and the individuals involved wanted to approach feminism as a matter of class and race in addition to opposing...
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.
At the beginning of December, Dmitry Buchenkov became the latest person in Russia’s ‘Bolotnaya Case’, a series of investigations and trials into Russia’s opposition now in its fourth year. Buchenkov, a 36-year old history lecturer at a Moscow medical university, is the 31st defendant in Bolotnaya. More than two hundred people were detained in the initial case, which stretches back to the ‘March of the Millions’, an opposition demonstration on the eponymous square in May 2012. The protest was timed to coincide with the inauguration of Vladimir Putin’s third presidential term, and this didn’t go unnoticed. During the sanctioned demonstration, the police cut off the square, in effect ‘kettling’ the protesters. Scuffles started between police and protesters, and a pitched battle of sorts began before the crowd was violently dispersed.
Russian authorities have upped the ante in their pressure on anarchists from “Autonomous Action” movement as of late – this includes a new prisoner charged with the Bolotnaya Square case, Dmitry Buchenkov, and an antifa activist Alexei Sutuga. The Insider found out why the Kremlin is all rage against the leftist anarchists, and we also talked to Sutuga’s mother. Buchenkov and Sutuga A new figure appeared last week in the Bolotnaya Square case: Dmitry Buchenkov, Ph.D. in political science, docent in the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I.Pirogov (the so called 2nd Med) was arrested charged with a standard set of accusations used in the May 6 case. Buchenkov was allegedly bashing coppers and participating in the riots....
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. Disturbances is an open series of lectures and discussions at the crossroads of society, philosophy, history, economy and resistance. We are already aware that we can not live as before, but we do not know what the future holds. Others are stuck in the past, but we only want to understand it. Even a small disturbance of an initial...
"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.
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. Then trials of those who really was on Bolotnaya Square, but those crimes which were charged began, didn't make at all — that is police officers didn't beat, to them didn't hurt, and only protected from them those whom police officers rigidly detained.
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.
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. He has worked with the ABC – Moscow collective, and has aided detainees and arrested anti-fascists and anarchists within Izhevsk, helping them look for lawyers; he has been very vocal concerning police and state repression against anti-fascists in the city; he has also actively participated in solidarity actions in support of imprisoned anti-fascists and social activists. Due to serious problems with his health which arose after an attack by Neo-Nazis on Oleg in 2004, he is in dire need of help. Please share the story Oleg's case within your communities, organize solidarity concerts and events, and/or even write a letter to him for support. Additionally, it is simple to transfer funds to his fund (see the bank accounts provided below)
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. STOP, as the demonstration (TN: 18th of September 2015) was called, was the largest in Finland for decades. It was the biggest that I have personally ever attended in this country and possibly the biggest demonstration of labor unions since the 1950’s. It probably is the first one in the 21st century that saw a lot more people than it seemed it would judging from the Facebook event. So everything isn’t yet organized through...
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.
Detainees in the case of serial murders in Irkutsk were neo-Nazis
Dmitry Buchenkov interviewed in prison: it turned me into a convinced revolutionary big time
Russian 'antifa' discrediting antifascism
Interview with a member of the fan club Gate 4 (PAOK Thessaloniki)
Statement of collective Anarchist Black Cross - Moscow: anti-fascist and anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg needs your help and solidarity!