No pasarán: neo nazi march successfully blocked by citizens of Warsaw, Poland

May 2nd: Mayday march organised by Polish fascists under the slogan “National Workers Day” was successfully stopped by the coalition of antifascist groups and the citizens of Warsaw.

Poland: Anger as hipster clothes firm patents “Women’s Strike”

April 26th: Last week saw a series of deletions of some groups and fan pages using the name “Dziewuchy Dziewuchom” – an umbrella term for a large grassroots group of women who organised the recent Polish Women Strikes.

Netherlands: harsh sentences for squatters

April 25th: The six squatters who occupied a water tower in Utrecht last October to mark 7 years since squatting were made illegal in Netherlands were sentenced this week.

Friends of Haukur Hilmarsson call for help bringing him home

April 24th: Iceland has been shocked to hear of the death of Hilmarsson, a well-known anarchist activist caught in a Turkish airstrike just outside the Kurdish enclave of Afrin — now his friends are calling for help confirming his death/finding his body and say they may travel to Syria to get him.

Notes from the USA

April 23rd: 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.

Germany: European neo-nazis gather to celebrate Hitler’s birthday

April 21st: European neo- nazis are gathering in Ostritz: a sleepy German town of 2,300 people near  Polish and Czech borders, to celebrate 129th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

Berlin: Protest against gentrification and rent hikes draws 25,000

April 20th: 25,000 people demonstrated in Berlin last Saturday against rising rent prices and the lack of housing.

Mexico: teachers strike against education reform

April 13th: The CNTE teachers’ union called a 48-hour strike in southeastern Mexico, paralyzing traffic for hours in the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

Canada: police crackdown on Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair organisers

April 9th: On early hours of last Friday, Hamilton police raided a house associated with some of the people involved in organizing The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair.  In a statement released by Hamilton anarchists, they report: The door was kicked in, a flash grenade was thrown into the house, and a full swat team entered.

Amsterdam: asylum seekers squat 12 buildings

April 4th: Last weekend a group of asylum seekers squatted 11 homes and a shop on Rudolf Dieselstraat in Amsterdam Oost.