London demo callout: solidarity with jailed Russian anti-fascists

A new group intending to provide solidarity with persecuted Russian antifascists and anarchists was formed in London last week. They are organising their first event this Thursday at 6.30pm at the Russian Ambassy in London. Here is the demo callout. This month seven Russian anti-fascists were jailed with lengthy sentences ranging from six to eighteen

Russia: thousands sign open letter in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists

On February 10th, seven Russian anarchists accused of participation in “the Network” group were sentenced for terrorist offences to a total of 86 years imprisonment. Freedom News covered the details of the case and the accusations here. The sentences were harsh. Dmitry Pchelintsev received 18 years, Ilya Shakursky 16 years, Arman Sagynbaev 6 years, Andrei

Israel: co-founder of Anarchists Against the Wall arrested

Jonathan Pollak, a long-time anarchist, co-founder of Anarchists Against the Wall and Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested in Tel Aviv. Pollak’s arrest follows a criminal action filled against three activists involved with Anarchists against the Wall in February 2018 by Israeli far-right nationalist group Ad Kan. The other two persecuted activists are Kobi Snitz and

Russia: prosecutor demands prison sentences of 6 to 18 years for anarchist defendants in “Network” case

The prosecutor in charge of the so-called “Network” aka Penza/St Petersburgh case demanded on 26th December prison time between 6 and 18 years for seven defendants. If convicted, all but two will serve their sentences in a high-security prison colony. The Network case had begun in October 2017, when the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB)

Solidarity for West Papua is overdue

“Those Papuans of yours are some 700,000 and living in the Stone Age” said John F Kennedy in 1963, as he approved an agreement to hand over control of West Papua to Indonesia, ceded from the Dutch. That figure the US president so glibly negated an entire people with was a few hundred thousand off

Statement against repression of resistance in Greece

After being identified following the attack on the Greek Parliament building on May 21st – an action in support of Dimitris Koufontinas, a comrade imprisoned for life who is on a hunger strike – two activists must collect 60,000 euros before 14 June, otherwise they will spend 10 years in jail. Link to the financial