Greece: Gare squatters say ‘The best days have yet to come’

February 4th: On February 2nd we took the initiative to burglarize our own house.

Who’s afraid of the Black Vests? The Gilets Noirs and the struggle for migrant rights in France

February 1st: On the 23rd November 2018, the Immigration Museum in Paris was occupied by 300-400 people, convening a general assembly on the oppression faced by migrants in France.

Brazil: Olive Garden urban occupation under threat of eviction

January 30th: Activists from the Black Flag anarchist collective report that the squatted site, which houses more than 200 families in the southern Brazilian city of Araquari, is fighting back against threats from the City Hall to send the dogs in.

Israel: co-founder of Anarchists Against the Wall arrested

January 23rd: Jonathan Pollak, a long-time anarchist, co-founder of Anarchists Against the Wall and Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested in Tel Aviv.

Poland criminalises hunt sabotage

January 22nd: The Polish parliament had voted through a new law effectively criminalising hunt sabotage.

Notes from the US

January 13th: Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks.

The Anarchist Era Collective’s statement on the assassination of an Iranian state terrorist

January 3rd: Qasem Soleimani has long tormented the people and we congratulate the survivors of his crimes in the Middle East, particularly Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Russia: prosecutor demands prison sentences of 6 to 18 years for anarchist defendants in “Network” case

December 28th: The prosecutor in charge of the so-called “Network” aka Penza/St Petersburgh case demanded on 26th December prison time between 6 and 18 years for seven defendants.

France: Far-right mob attack gay bar and left-wing hangout in masked rampage through Le Mans

December 16th: On Saturday night, a mob of forty far-right militants, carrying iron bars, baseballs bats and batons, rampaged through the city of Le Mans, France attacking the city’s only gay bar, as well as well-known left-wing haunt, Le Lézard.

Notes from the US: Land of the Free (citation needed)

December 16th: Louis Further rounds up some of the horror show that’s been ongoing in the background of US politics this month.