On February 16, Lithuanian Nationalist Youth Union (LTJS – Lietuvių Tautinio Jaunimo Sąjunga) will organise the traditional march in Kaunas: once again, guised under Lithuanian flags, they will propagate xenophobic, racist, homophobic and sexist ideas. The crew of antifa.lt calls for all who see inherent fascism in the famous slogan "Lithuania for Lithuanians" to join the anti-march protest. Antifascists and their friends are to gather by Miesto sodas (opposite the municipality) at 3 PM.
Final court statement of anarchist Alexandra Dukhanina (Naumova), charged with violence against police during an opposition rally in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, made in a Moscow court on February 5, 2014.
In Helsinki, Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday February the 16th
Food served 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm (2:30PM Greenwich Median Time)
You may follow lecture online (both real-time and recording) at http://bambuser.com/channel/A-ryhma.
Interview with anarchist prisoners in the so-called "Bolotnaya Case", former sailor Alexei Polikhovich, 22 (pictured), and historian Stepan Zimin, 21. They are amongst the many people charged with participation in the May 6, 2012 clashes with police during an opposition rally in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square. Both face a sentence of five-and-a-half year in penal colony, having spent over a year in pre-trial detention.
The laws which were passed on January 16th showed that the faction of the ruling class which now controls the government is ready to install a reactionary bourgeois dictatorship on the model of the Latin American regimes of the 1970s. The “dictatorship laws” criminalize any protest and limit the freedom of speech; also, they establish responsibility for “extremism”.
On Friday 10th of January Basmanniy district court of Moscow ceased criminal case against Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov and Babken Guskasyan. All four were accused of “hooliganism”, a criminal offense which is included in the amnesty bill, approved as a PR stunt on initiative of Vladimir Putin himself in advent of the Sochi Winter Olympics – most known amnestied political prisoners being 30 detainees of the Arctic Sunrise ship of Greenpeace, and two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot.
Program is preliminary, last minute changes are possible:
11:00 – 13:45 Presentations of projects and groups
13:45 – 14:45 Lunch
14:45 – 16:00 Feminist movement in Russia
16:15 – 17:30 Support in an anarchist community
17:45 – 19:00 Forest occupation struggle in Germany
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 Evaluation discussion and continuation of BAWM
Support in an anarchist community – workshop description:
Program is preliminary, last minute changes are possible
10:00 – 11:15 Animal rights movement in Russia
11:30 - 12:45 Local environmental struggles in St. Petersburg
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 Activism, human rights and queer movement in Armenia
15:15 – 16:30 Struggle for free spaces in St. Petersburg
16:45 – 18:00 Supporting Russian political prisoners
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
New Student House, Kupoli: Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor
Food is served 16:00, lecture at 16:30
A mix of people have been conquering bread for the past three years on the outskirts of Helsinki using anarchist principles. They have a vision of community-reliance. How food, energy and housing can be produced in cooperation between people living in the countryside and those in the cities. They want to build a life and production worth defending.
On Thursday the 28th of November, the Lenin district court of the city of Tyumen upheld the request of the prosecutor of said district in recognizing five articles of the journal Avtonom as “extremist.”
Some claim, that anarchism opposes violence, as for anarchists means and ends meet. But only second statement is correct, wherease first is not. This because in anarchism violence is not only means, but in a certain sense a goal in itself.
With this, I do not mean childish boasting about hanging last bourgeois to guts of last priest or anything like that. Destruction of class enemies as individuals is not a revolutionary goal. As Kropotkin wrote, one may hardly avoid some excesses from side of most angered people, but obviously it is goal of anarchists to minimise them.
Denis Levkin has been imprisoned since February 2013. He was detained when the police stormed the squatted warehouse near the former Varshavsky Station in St Petersburg, Russia, and charged under article 318 part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code (use of violence dangerous for health or life against an officer). St Petersburg anarchists have taken an active part in occupation and defence of the warehouse, and the St Petersburg Anarchist Black Cross cannot ignore the trial in Levkin's case, which is now under way.
Event was held near the building of the visa center in Greece on November 9 at the day of United Action. Halkidiki is located in the north of Greece, and it is Aristotle’ homeland. This is one of the main recreational areas of the country, which is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Harming the environment, the
Eldorado Gold Company shows the hypocrisy and greed of capitalists. In the pursuit of profits, they will stop at nothing.
Around 3:45 pm the participants of the independence march attacked Przychodnia social centre. It is owing only to our own determination and calmness that we managed to resist the nationalist aggression. A few people were injured but nobody's life is in danger.
Ilya Romanov, a 46-years old Russian anarchist, was wounded on 26th of October 2013. According to authorities, this happened when a homemade bomb suddenly went off in his hands. The accident happened next to a building occupied by Russian Army draft office.
Local police stated that the homemade bomb exploded early in the morning on saturday in the hands of anarchist. His left hand was torn off. The man was placed in hospital.
Ilya Romanov was interrogated by the police. He claimed the “homemade explosive device” was in fact a firecracker.
4 of November in Yekaterinburg was held an antifascist action. This day Russian neo-nazis traditionally organizing so-called "Russian March". In fact, Russian holiday called "Day of National Unity" is the day of nazi riot and xenophobia.
We took to the streets on that day in order to show the righ-wing scum that not everyone will be tacitly support the further transformation of Russia into a fascist state. We used the banner "No to fascism of all kinds", because Chauvinism has different manifestations and it affects both the ruling elite and the poor.
Nominal cost of the money - 2 hryvnias, cost - 20 hryvnias (around 1.80 euro), alltogether 30000 coins printed.
Artists: Front side: Taran Vlodomir, Žaruk Oleksandr; Backside: Nataliya Fandikova.
Sculptors: Volodimir Vem'yanenko, Anatoliy Dem'yanenko
The first Baltic Anarchist Meeting was held in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2012. The meeting was attended by many anarchists from many countries and the atmosphere was good and exciting. Second gathering will be arranged 5.1.2014 in Helsinki, a day after Father frost against Putin-festival.
It is estimated that during Russia's New Year's holiday Finland is visited by hundreads of thousands Russian guests. Only in Helsinki there will be at least 130.000 visitors. Many of them want to make rebellion plans to get rid of Putin's regime and they 'hide' their visit as a normal family holiday without anykind of control by FSB or Center of Extermism.
In Helsinki, Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday November 17th
Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm.
In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday November 3th
Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pmTheme of the lecture is social role of imprisonment and ideologies behind it, and mechanism of power in the prison system.
Autonominen opisto, October-November, 2013
The power of the precariat? is a seminar which deals with the struggles and modes of organization of precarious workers. What are central struggles today in the view of the societal change and improvement of human life? And what kind of modes of organization are born in these struggles?
On Tuesday, October 1, Moscow’s Basmanny District Court extended until February 6, 2014, the arrest of Alexei Gaskarov, whom police investigators suspect of involvement in the “mass riots” on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012. Gaskarov has been charged with violating Article 212, Section 2 (participation in mass riots) and Article 318, Section 1 (use of violence against authorities) of the Russian Federal Criminal Code.
Yauhen Vas’kovich spent 10 days in a punishment cell at the beginning of August. He regularly writes and calls his mother. The prisoner prefers not to have a lawyer, because he thinks it is pointless. The next date with relatives is planned on January.
Newcomers' evening of A-ryhmä will take place in Kupoli of Uusi ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor), on friday 4th of October from 6PM.
We will present activities of A-ryhmä and make plans for the rest of the years. We may also discuss about other topics concerning A-ryhmä and anarchism. Snacks and beverages will be served.
In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday October the 20th. Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm
Why schools are even more harmful than prisons? Can there be learning without teaching? Lecture presents criticism of the education system, experiences of an alternative school and its limits, and a few views of what learning could be at best (in anarchist context). Speaker has worked as a teacher in a street school in Mexico, school assistant in Finland and is currently doing research on normality and marginalisation in schools.
On September 11, another activist of left wing student union “Direct Action” was attacked by a fascist paramilitary group with their faces covered. The attack happened in a public place in the city centre, near the subway station. The activist was not robbed, and the attack was video recorded by the offenders. The activist fainted and the passerby witnessed the attack called the ambulance and the police. Pavlo Myronov is in the hospital with a brain concussion and partial memory loss.