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Russia: Prison sentences for “terrorist” graffiti

Alexander Snezhkov in pre-trial detention

A military court has sentenced the Chita anarchists – 19-year-old Alexander Snezhkov and 16-year-old Lyubov Lizunova – to six years and three and a half years in prison, respectively. Vladislav Vishnevsky, who was involved in the same case, was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor. All three were convicted under articles

Support Russian anti-war prisoners

The Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow, established in 2003, has supported Russian anarchist and anti-fascist prisoners continuously for almost 20 years. After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, the anti-war movement spread to every corner of Russia with demonstrations and direct actions. During the first 3 months of war, more than 16 000 people were

Report: Medical Self-Defence Network work in Ukraine

CONTENT WARNING: Highly graphic images of war injuries Freedom republish Medical Self-Defence Network‘s (MSDN) report: Since March this year, I came to work as a frontline medical volunteer in Ukraine, because we as MSDN see it as very important from perspective of critical solidarity, to be able to put in practice alternative medical structures, and

“Leftists” outside Ukraine are used to listening only to people from Moscow: Interview with anarcho-syndicalists in Eastern Ukraine

Yavor Tarinski from the Greek libertarian journal Aftoleksi interviews two anarchists from eastern Ukraine. They themselves were politically active for decades in eastern Ukraine until before the 2014 invasion – where the possibility of any unmediated political action collapsed. They are both what many people tend to simplistically call “Russian-speaking” citizens of Ukraine. This interview

An anti-fascist message from the shadows of Central and Eastern Europe

In this long read Czech Antifa explain their perspective on the Ukrainian conflict, critique primarily Western logics surrounding much of the debate which has emerged, and address what they see as forms of colonial hangover which have hamstrung responses to Russian imperialism. Russian imperialism brings fascism and genocide, disguised in the language of anti-fascism, to

Ukraine video dispatch: The recovery in Kharkiv

Alexis Daloumis reached the frontline city shortly after Ukrainian forces had pushed the Russian Army out of artillery range, and reports on the situation as it recovers from the assault. This is the third video dispatch produced by Alexis. The first (here) interviews eastern-European anarchists on their views about the war. The second (here) focuses