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
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
Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian filmmaker and critic of the Kremlin government who is incarnated in Russia, entered 100th day of hunger strike yesterday. Sentsov, a Crimean native, has been on hunger strike since May, demanding that Russian government releases all political prisoners. He was arrested and charged in May 2014 with heading a terrorist group that
Last Friday, ICE detained a local activist from Occupy ICE San Antonio in retaliation for his political work. 18 years old Sergio, AKA Mapache, was detained as he left the occupy camp to go for a morning walk. According to fellow anti-ICE protesters, three vans ambushed him at the road by the camp before an ICE
Four people were arrested for helping migrants cross the border into France. It is the latest case over citizens providing aid to refugees in France. The activists were arrested on Tuesday in relation to the solidarity march organised in April by the activist group “Tous Migrants”. In response to the arrests, the activists held a
As we reported last week, 69 people were arrested during the Mayday demonstration held in Yogyakarta . Some of them are still in police custody and were not brought to court since their arrest. Here is an update on this case sent to Freedom by our friends from Palang Hitam ABC Indonesia. As of May 1st,
On Tuesday, two people were arrested in A Coruña in relation to the events that occurred during the eviction of A Insumisa social centre. The arrests follow the social centre eviction conducted in late May when the local police turned up at the door, and were met with locals gathered outside to defend the space.
Six people were arrested at a protest outside the ‘Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability Fair’ (DPRTE) at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Tuesday. The protesters were arrested for alleged aggravated trespass after an entrance to the arena was blocked. Campaign groups Cardiff Stop the Arms Fair, Welsh Kurdish Activists and members of Cardiff
While international media and liberal politicians delight in the spectacle of the Russian presidential election, Russian and Belarusian anarchists and antifascist continue to struggle with massive repressions by the intelligence service, the police and the judiciary. There are several reports from activists who have fled Russia as a result of arrest and torture. Aleksei Shestakovich
Several historians managed to put together a list of 2,964 people murdered at cemetery of Almudena in Madrid during the first years of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. The 2,934 people were executed by Franco’s regime in Madrid after the civil war. After ten years, most of the bodies were exhumed and buried in mass graves.