Whatever the outcome of the present chaos, the far right will grow and we need to oppose them

Parliamentary chaos and the looming No Deal Brexit have emboldened the far right. Whether it means marches, street violence or more directed and extremist acts, the next few months will almost certainly see an uptick in far-right activity. Although relatively small numbers of far right activists have counterprotested the #stopthecoup demonstrations so far, these small

Bulgaria: Jock Palfreeman denied parole

Last week in Sofia, Bulgaria, 32-year-old anti-fascist Jock Palfreeman was denied parole on his 20-year prison sentence for murder. Jock was convicted in 2009 of the stabbing murder of Andrei Monov and the attempted murder of Anton Zahariev. The death occurred after Jock went to the aid of two Roma boys who were being attacked

Is Antifa going in the hinterlands?

Note: for anyone who hasn’t yet encountered it, “the hinterland” is a term used by American writer Phil Neel to refer to places outside the big metropolitan centres of the global economy – see this interview for more on the concept. 12 Rules for What, a new-ish antifascist podcast, recently published an article in Freedom

Russia: “The Network” trial begins

Amid presence the courtroom of riot police, regular police, court bailiffs and supporters, the trial in the case of the Network begun in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, with a 24-year old programmer Viktor Filinkov and a 27-year- old Yuli Bayarshinov charged with involvement in the “anarchist terrorist community”. Filinkov and Bayarshinov are on trial by

Warsaw: students successfully block fascist demo

Warsaw University students had successfully blocked a fascist demo held at the gates of the university last Saturday. The far-right protest was formally organised by the Association of Polish Students. It featured a several dozen masked far-right activists from, among them the nationalist All-Polish Youth and neo-fascist magazine “Szturm”. They gathered outside of the university

Event invitation: All London Antifascist Assembly

On the afternoon of 10th February, London Antifascist Assembly, with support from a number of other activist groups, will hold the first All London Antifascists Assembly. Here is the call-out for this event: You are invited to the first London Antifascist Assembly meeting to discuss a new mass anti-fascist co-ordination. In 2018 we saw reactionary

Electric shock is our way of doing things: investigation into Russian antifascist political prisoners

Between October 2017 and February 2018, the Russian security services tortured several Russian anarchists and anti-fascists as part of an investigation into alleged terrorism offences. As a result, eleven people in St Petersburg and Penza have been arrested and charged in the “Network” case. They are being detained awaiting trial in 2019. Those tortured have