Disturbances lecture series: Political prisoners in Russia

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday October the 6th 

Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm

Friedship-, collaboration ja mutual assistance -netwotk (YYA) promotes peaceful cooperation between the people of Russia and Finland supporting revolution in Russia (why not in Finland too?)

Belarusian anarchist political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich released

He will be under police supervision for 6 months after the release.
Aliaksandr Frantskevich, who served his term in correctional colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy, was released early in the morningof 3rd of September. His mother and activists of opposition organisation met him outside the prison. He will go to Navapolatsk to register with the police.

Bike Rally for Russian political prisoners 7th of September 2013, Helsinki, Finland

This video is filmed at Bike rally for Russian political prisoners arranged in Helsinki Finland on 7th September. Many of the by-passers cheered when the bike rally passed by. The demonstrators ringed their bells, chanted and played drums. The route started from Kolmen sepän patsas and ended in the Russian embassy in Tehtaankatu, where the demonstrators cycled around the embassy and afterwards listened few speeches of the situation of the political prisoners in Russia. Mainly the demonstration rally went well and with good ambience.

Black Petrograd festival in St Petersburg, Russia, on November 2 - 4, 2013

Black Petrograd festival will take place in St Petersburg, Russia, on November 2 - 4, 2013.
The 10th annual anarchist festival will take three full days. This year, the programme will include less lectures and discussions, and more trainings and workshops, as well as presentations of libertarian projects and some interactive games. And naturally a gig by anarchist bands.
Requests, offers and applications to participate are accepted at4petrograd2013@gmail.com

Bicycle rally for Russian political prisoners in Helsinki, Saturday 7th of September 4 PM

We invite everyone who are concerned of political situation in Russia to join us for bicycle rally, which starts from 3 Seppää statue in Mannerheimintie saturday September 7th 4 pm. We will provide flags that you can stick to your bike. But we really appreciate if you bring your own sign or flag for your bike.Same day before the rally we have info about political prisoners in Russia between 13.45-15.45. 

Aleksey “Raskhod” Raskhodchikov, anarchist, antifascist and musician was beaten and arrested

Aleksey “Raskhod” Raskhodchikov, anarchist, antifascist and musician was beaten and arrested by police at night of 23 of July 2013 in the center of Murmansk city. On the main square policemen surrounded a group of punk-rockers and without any reason asked for IDs. Raskhod tried to ask for documents of police officers, but he was beaten and arrested.

A call for an international campaign against concentration camps in Russia

It is by now obvious that Russia is drowning ever-more deeply within a swamp of fascist dictatorship. Riding the wave of xenophobic hysteria which has flared up prior to the Moscow mayoral elections, a true concentration camp for migrants has been opened. It is being filled through an all-out hunt for ‘non-Europeans’ conducted on the streets of Moscow.

My adventures with Interpol

On 22 August 2012, the anti-fascist Pyotr Silaev was arrested in Grenada. He is an activist in anti-governmental protests, and the author of the book “Exodus” (published in Finland, Greece, Italy and Germany), under the pseudonym DJ Stalingrad. Pyotr took part in the infamous protests in Khimki, which for some protestors ended in jail or hospital (as it did for the renowned journalist Oleg Kashin, who was attacked with baseball bats near his home).

Disturbances lecture series: Building student movements - experiences from the Quebec student strike of 2012

In Helsinki 12th of May, Kupoli of Uusi Ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor). Lecture starts at 6 PM (this time no food will be served).
A special quest from Quebec visiting Helsinki will give a talk about escalation of tacticts/building movements within student politics. Topics of the talk will include endorsing a diversity of tactics, co-optation by electoral politics and more liberal forms of activism, boardening struggles and neighbourhood assemblies and why movements like this have the potential to happen anywhere.

Anarchist anti-fascists from Kazan, Russia need your solidarity

Four anarchist anti-fascists from Kazan, Oleg KapustyanovRuslan RostovTimur Dornonin and Artyom Sher are currently in remand prison. Fifth suspect, Dmitri Ilichev is under traveling restrictions. Goal of the imprisonment is to pressure them to plea guilty.

Support Irina Lipskaya, imprisoned anarchist and anti-fascist from Moscow

27th of June 2013, arrest of Irina was prolonged until 2nd of October. She was arrested 2nd of July 2012, so now Irina has already spent more than one year in prison without a court! Arrest of Irina was prolonged due to dubious claims of her alleged "victims" that they still have not acquintanced themselves with the results of the investigation. 

We ask for solidarity actions with social centre "Gromada" in Cracow

Squat "Gromada" was created in the centre of Cracow, near the main railway station, in the district, which is particularly attractive for developers.  For many years the building was empty, so it's condition is getting worse and worse. On the 12th of July group of activists in Cracow announced the official opening of the socio-cultural centre in this building. The event was accompanied with the Cracow Rhythms of Resistance. Activists organized a picnic for neighbours.

Solidarity action with Alexey Gaskarov in Helsinki

In the end of the international solidarity week for Alexey Gaskarov and prisoners of 6th of May, a group of supporters in Helsinki locked the car entrance of Russian embassy in Helsinki - as long as our comrades are in captivity, the cars of Russian diplomats should stay in captivity as well.

Support Dmitri Zvanko, anti-fascist prisoner from Brest

Dmitri Zvanko  – is anti-fascist from Brest. He was arrested 9th of May 2013, as one of 5 anti-fascists who were suspected of a fight with far-right activists the day before. Arrested anti-fascists were beaten up and put under psychological pressure, Dmitri failed a complaint on his treatment although he was pressured not to do so. 19th of May four of the arrested were released, but Dmitri was charged with statute 339.3 of the Belarusian criminal codex (malicious hooliganism with a group of people), which carries a prison sentence from 3 to 10 years.

Anti-fascist Alexey Olesinov released pending trial in Moscow

7th of June, anti-fascist Alexey "Shkobar" Olesinov was released pending trial. Moscow city court made a decision on appeal against arrest, filled by Olesinov's lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina. Court released Olesinov, as most serious charges against him (Causing grievous bodily harm, statute 111 of the Russian criminal codex) were dropped in late May. 

Solidarity is needed - please help to get Alexey Sutuga out from prison on bail!

Member of Autonomous Action, anarchist Alexey Sutuga has been remanded for more than a year. Police has intentionally delayed the investigation, they were only working on the case for the first 2-3 months of the arrest, and since then investigation has stalled. Formally Alexey is accused according to statute "hooliganism" of Russian criminal codex, for having taken part to a fight during an anti-fascist concert.

Letter of anarchist Alexey Sutuga from prison to comrades in struggle

It is late, but I still want to congratulate all the comrades and friends with May Day and the Day of Liberation of the world from the Nazi threat in the memorable days of 1945. The symbolism of the holidays for me is still an important part of those ideas that I live for, although already the second year in a row I am unable to take part in their celebrations. But even in prison, they are life-affirming, as most of the people who surround me here could stand with me in the same column in freedom, shoulder to shoulder.

Welcome to Against prison system-festival in Helsinki 8th 9th of June 2013

Short program summary
Saturday 8th of June
-Short introduction and discussion about Prisonless utopia - anarchist solutions to criminality at 5 pm.
-Documentaries at 7 pm.
-Bands starting at 9 pm.
Sunday 9th of June
-Food 3 PM
-Talk Struggle against prisons in Spain 4 PM
-Gig in the evening
More detailed program
Saturday 8th of June
On saturday June 8th in Kupoli, Helsinki University (Mannerheimintie 5b, 7th floor) 

Resistance to the nordic mining boom – action camp in Finnish North Karelia starting the 18th of June 2013

Talvivaara’s nickel-uranium mine has caused the most serious environmental damage in the finnish history in decades. The mine has been continuously polluting the amazing waterscapes of eastern Finland. More and more people and organizations are demanding closing of the mine and the locals can’t use water from several lakes anymore, but it doesn’t seem to have any impact in a country where the finance elite knows that the government is in their service.

Disturbances lecture series: Queerfeminist activism

In Helsinki 26th of May, Kupoli of Uusi Ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor). Food served 3 PM, lecture starts at 4 PM.
Peijakas! is a queer feminist club and collective which has been organizing gender non-conforming clubs and other events in Helsinki for almost four years. The goal of Peijakas! is to provide an enjoyable space
and a great party for queers, feminists and their friends.

Demonstration in Helsinki for political prisoners in Russia

On anniversary of protests in prior to inauguration of Putin in Moscow, a demonstration for Russian political prisoners was organised in Helsinki by Free Pussy Riot Helsinki and local group of Anarchist Black Cross. From 4 to 6 PM info stall was held in statue of Three Smiths in the very center of the city.

Demonstrate for Russian political prisoners in Helsinki 6th of May!

In winter and spring of 2011-2012, biggest protest movement since times of the collapse of the Soviet Union gathered tens and thousands of people to streets of Russia. For a while, movement was tolerated by those in power. But 6th of May 2012, a day in prior to inauguration of Vladimir Putin, authorities moved to crush the movement.