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Five injured after attack on Greek anti-fascist center

Five people were injured and two taken to hospital after Golden Dawn attacked anti-fascist social center in Piraeus in Greece. The attackers smashed their way into the Favela Free Social Centre wearing helmets and chanting slogans in support of the extreme-right part. They screamed “you are going to die” before beating those gathered there for

Italy: arson attack on CSA Magazzino47 Social Centre

Last night the fascists broke into CSA Magazzino47 social centre in Brescia, Italy, and set fire to it. They forced entry through a window and used gasoline to set the social centre bookshop on fire. Fortunately, no one was injured during the attack or due to fire. The situation was quickly contained by a community center’s member

Russia: arrests and torture of anarchists and antifascists

Two people in St Petersburg and five in Penza (a city in western Russia) are under arrest, while many others have been connected to their cases as witnesses. The arrestees are charged with article 205.4 of the Russian Criminal Code: participation in a terrorist organisation. On January 24, 23-year-old antifascist Viktor Filinkov had disappeared at Pulkovo

Greece: Libertatia occupied centre burned by fascists

Members of a mass nationalist rally in Thessaloniki attacked and burned a squatted social centre Libertatia in the city today, though fortunately no injuries have been reported. The building was however completely destroyed in the fire, despite of residents from a neighbouring block of flats and the fire brigade trying to extinguish it. The two-storey building

National Action’s fate – Nazi ideology, Anti-fascism and the State

This article by Mark Hayes examines the emergence of a relatively new (and short-lived) Nazi organisation in Britain – National Action (NA). A considered analysis of primary source materials reveals that NA articulated an uncompromising version of Nazi ideology, and the group engaged in high profile activities that captured the attention of the mainstream and social

Gabriel Kuhn on fascism, Mao and anti-imperialism

Anarchist writer and activist Gabriel Kuhn has translated and edited a number of books, most recently Antifascism, Sport, Sobriety. This interview is the second part of a longer conversation held with Freedom reviewer Luther Blissett. Part One can be found here. Luther Blissett: When looking at liberation movements and struggles for social justice, especially non-pacifist,