International

Belgrade Six finally cleared of terrorism after eight-year court battle

Serbian anarchists were celebrating yesterday as the Belgrade High Court finally cleared six people of trumped-up “international terrorism” charges after an eight-year legal battle.

Belgrade’s Higher Court’s ruling means that members of Serbia’s Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative (ASI) and several other activists have been formally exonerated of guilt for an attack which took place against the Greek embassy in Belgrade in 2009.

Sanja Dojkić, Ivan Savic, Ratibor Trivunac, Nikola Mitrovic,… Continue reading

Argentina: Final decision on worker-occupied Bauen hotel due next month

What promises to be the final showdown for Argentina’s most famous worker-occupied site will be happening later this month when Hotel Bauen‘s status is brought to the Senate for what they hope will be a confirmation that the business has been finally expropriated from its former owner.

The hotel, founded in 2003 when 20 people seized control of their former workplace in Buenos Aires, is now run… Continue reading

Strike for Democracy in the US

Since the day of the election of Donald Trump to office, demonstrations in the USA have continued in response to growing outrage at the right-wing policies and rhetoric of a man who seems destined to ignite previously unknown levels of solidarity across the US.

Since January discussion on social media, with Strike4Democracy (S4D) picking up the lead, has been focusing upon a general strike with a provisional date now identified… Continue reading

Louis Further: Notes From the US

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

The Run ’em Over law

In the middle of January, the legislature in North Dakota took an extraordinary move to confront those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They tried to make it legal to injure or kill them! Included in the wording of House Bill 1203 [… Continue reading

Romanian anarchists on anti-corruption protests: It’s elites vs elites

Romania has been seeing some of the largest demonstrations in its recent history over a law being proposed by the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) which decriminalises some forms of political corruption. In this in-depth analysis, Romanian anarchist-communist group Ravna examines some of the forces vying for political power which underlie much of the fuss. 

Here we will try to put forward some ideas from an anarchist communist… Continue reading

Turkey: State paramilitaries are destroying Syrian refugees’ tent homes in İzmir

As of February 8th, refugees living in tents in the Torbalı and Bayındır districts of İzmir are being evacuated in accordance with district governorate decisions through the intervention of its gendarmerie State paramilitary force. The tent areas are being removed. Thousands of refugees, who left their countries because of the civil war in Syria, have been struggling to survive as seasonal agricultural workers and living in the tent camps, constructed… Continue reading

France: Hundreds rally against police violence as Senate offers officers near-total immunity

As people poured onto the streets of cities including Paris, Nantes and Rennes last night to demand justice for Theo, a 22-year-old social worker who was allegedly beaten and raped with a police baton, the French Senate has been examining/considering a new “public security” bill. The new set of guidelines are likely to extend the use of firearms, offer police immunity against prosecution over violence and broaden contempt… Continue reading

Greece: Elleniko refugee camp comes out on hunger strike

A majority of the adults being held at Elleniko II refugee camp in the former Athens National Airport are refusing to eat in protest against conditions at the site — and confronted Minister of Migration Mouzoulas earlier today, according to migrant support network infomobile.

More camps at nearby former Olympic buildings, including the baseball and hockey stadiums, are on edge and may come out in support… Continue reading

Greece: Anarchists call for solidarity as deaths mount at refugee camps

In this statement originally posted to the website of anarcho-syndicalist organisation Rocinante on February 2nd, the Greek group is calling for solidarity with refugees who have been dying at camps on the border with Turkey.

A barbarity against human existence itself is evolving in Greece. A serial crime, brought about by the racist policies of the Greek government. Refugee camps located throughout the country are structurally linked to… Continue reading

France: How union leaders destroyed the movement against El Khomri

A militant reflects on the struggle against the Socialist Party’s El Khomri law attacking working rights, which brought 1.2 million workers into the streets last year and sparked widespread resistance.

Unions played a key role last spring in the movement against the “work” law. But their political gymnastics of collaboration with the government cost us the fight. Let us organise ourselves now, autonomously, to control our political… Continue reading