Barcelona squatted youth centre burned down in fascist attack

A squatted youth centre Ateneu Popular de Sarrià in Barcelona was burned ‘beyond repair’ in a fascist attack at early hours last Thursday. Five fire brigade teams were dispatched at around  4am, and the fire was  effectively extinguished by 8am. The structure of the building has suffered significant damage. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but some neighbors

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

What We Can Expect From Alt Right in 2018

In the last few years, a new kind of fascism emerged in North America and Europe. It was born online, and  to disguise its overt racism, white supremacism, neo-fascism and neo-Nazism, it called itself Alt-right. The term gained media attention and controversy during the presidential election campaign in the United States in 2016. However, eversince

Nantes: Students and refugees occupy the castle of Tertre

Since 26th November, students occupy the castle of Tertre in Nantes. The building, belonging to the University, was occupied with participation, and in solidarity with, the refugees. The trigger for action was Nantes left-wing local government refusal to house refugees, many of whom are unaccompanied children, and instead leaving fully functioning building capable of giving shelter

Brazil: Activists warn of fascist surge

On Sunday night the neighbourhood of Jardim América, Belo Horizonte found its horizon bounded by that orange cloud characteristic of a major fire — a two-storey building was in the process of burning to the ground. That building, constructed by street people and housing a public library of 1,000 titles mostly made up from books locals