Torture and one person missing: new wave of repressions against Russian anarchists

At early hours of Friday 1st February, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) raided several flats in Moscow, arresting 10 people under “conspiracy charges”. All but one were released following “all day interrogations and physical tortures”. The person remanded in custody is a Moscow State University student Azat Miftahov who is accused of being a member

Ukraine: arrests and repressions of anarchists

This article was originally published in Ukrainian media outlet Zaborona. We translate it with their permission. In December 2018, Ukraine’s Security Services (SBU) conducted searches at the homes of seven anarchists. According to the activists, SBU officers forced two anarchists to sign a cooperation agreement, and one of the activists had her passport confiscated. Who

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

Indonesia: hundreds of Papuans arrested over self-determination rally plan

Indonesian police and military troops arrested hundreds of Papuans on Monday in order to prevent them protesting in demand of the release of political prisoners and for the support of Asian, Caribbean and Pacific states self-determination. The arrests follow a series of non-violent protests organised by West Papuan activists. More than 300 people were arrested,

New report highlights the scale of repressions against activists in Poland

Polish direct action group “Obywatele RP” (Citizens of Poland, ORP) released a report on repressions of activists taking action against the Polish government. According to the report, in the last 18 months, Polish authorities conducted 625 investigations and 449 interrogations, while Polish courts issued 333 judgements against the total of 526 peaceful protestors. Those numbers

ICE and the Impact on Communities of Colour

In the last 20 months of the Trump administration, we have seen a continued targeting of communities of color throughout the United States. Trump and his administration of white supremacists have demonstrated that they will work tirelessly to make good on the campaign promises that galvanized much of the conservative base, from the U.S./México border