Moscow court approves extradition of Belarusian antifascist facing rioting charges

June 4th: Last week, the Moscow City Court ruled to extradite to Belarus an anti-fascist from the city of Brest Andrei Kazimirov.

France: Appeal trial for a group of activists showing solidarity with migrant people against far right ‘border defenders’ begins

June 1st: On May 27, hundreds of people gathered outside the court in Grenoble, France to show their support to “Briançon 7”: a group of individuals who are appealing their conviction for “facilitating the irregular entry of foreign nationals” into France in December 2018.

Athens: Embros theatre re-squatted

May 28th: Evicted on the morning of 19th May, Embros free self-managed theatre was re-squatted four days later by the means of a very large crowd and cheerful direct action featuring dancing, music and sledgehammers.

Athens, Greece: police evict squatted theatre Empros

May 19th: Earlier today, the Greek police evicted one of Athens’ more famous squatted spaces: the self-managed theatre Empros.  The historic building is located in the Athens neighbourhood of Psiri: one of the oldest and centrally located quarters of Athens suffering from a terrible case of gentrification in recent years.  The theatre, built in the 1930s and declared a

Notes from the US

May 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.

Russia: editors of radical student magazine arrested for posting a protest rights video

April 21st: Last week, the Russian authorities carried out searches at the offices of the student magazine DOXA and the flats of its four editors.

Notes from the US

April 15th: 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.

Cuba: Economic change and authoritarian stasis

April 10th: Octavio Alberola looks at the Cuban state’s post-Fidel shift towards a more privatised economic model and the way it has prioritised retaining elite interests while the masses remain locked out of the decisions affecting their lives.

France: Defending the workers’ gardens against an Olympic parasite

April 3rd: With massive building works for the 2024 Olympics being implemented, Parisians are organising against the systemic use of this “symbol of global unity” to bulldoze and remake communities for the benefit of elite interests.

Belarus: anarchist and antifascist Igor Bancer released from prison

March 26th: Belarussian activist, antifascist and the singer of street punk band Mister X– Igor Bancer have been released from prison following a court verdict sentencing him to 18 months of forced labour.