Looking at Anarchist solidarity with prisoners and exiles in the Soviet Union

In 2010 the Alexander Berkman Social Club and Kate Sharpley Library published The Tragic Procession: Alexander Berkman and Russian Prisoner Aid. It tells the story of the anarchist solidarity effort with their comrades in the Soviet Union (first in the Joint Committee of anarchists and Socialist Revolutionaries, and then under the wing of the anarcho-syndicalist

Bonn: former Iranian embassy squatted and evicted

The former Iranian embassy in Bonn was recently squatted in solidarity with political activism, feminist struggles and prisoner rights in Iran. Unfortunately it has now been evicted. It was occupied on International Women’s Day, Thursday March 8, and was raided by over one hundred riot cops one week later. Apparently the building no longer had

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

Greece Passes Gender Recognition Law

In October, the Greek parliament passed a bill enabling citizens to determine their gender identity without having to undergo any physical or psychological examination from the age of 15. The law, while not perfect (for instance, it bars access for legal gender recognition to transgender refugees and migrants), is a major step forward for Greece’s trans community.

Calls go out for emergency embassy protests for Manus refugees

As the Manus Island siege enters its seventh day, with around 600 interred refugees having barricaded themselves against dangerous removal to a temporary site where they fear violence from islanders, the Rise refugee team is calling for solidarity protests today at Australian embassies. RISE ex-detainees urgently request protests and other actions to be held next