International

Moscow anarchist philosopher to spend 6 days in Belarus jail for ‘swearing’

  • Posted on: 12 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Belsat

On October 10, Pyotr Ryabov was taken off the train after he had delivered a lecture in the Belarusian city of Baranavichy.

A day later, a Baranovichi court found Ryabov guilty of hooliganism and sentenced him to 6 days in prison.

Ryabov and one of his associates were charged with hooliganism. “He was accused of swearing and refusal to obey to the police requirements,” his friend says.

Athens: Regarding the letter-bomb attack against ex-prime minister and technocrat Loukas Papadimos

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Since the following news did not get a wide distribution outside Greece in the international counter-information networks when it appeared in May 2017, and as the corporate news also attempted to mitigate and ‘play-down’ the impact of this attack, we rely this info to highlight that everything continues and nothing is over.

Santiago, Chile: Report on the Police Operations Against the Mapuche Resistance

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

08.10.17: A few days ago an operation against the peñis (Mapuche brothers) in the ngulumapu (West Wallmapu) was executed by the Chilean State prosecutors with the support of the bourgeois media who with their news cameras are positioned on the side of the powerful. This time, the Power attacked 7 Mapuche comrades who fight against the loss of their culture, for their stolen land and freedom. This operation was named “Operation Hurricane” by the police, in complicity with the media, guided by the bumbling National Intelligence Agency (ANI) and of course financed by the Chilean State.

(via Contra Info, translated by Insurrection News)

Warsaw’s Anarchist Black Cross invites you to 4th Anti-Prison Days

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Dear Friends,

On 27th-29th of October ABC Warsaw invites you to join 4th edition of Antiprison Days in Warsaw. The main topic of this year is “Support your local ABC”.

Here in Poland, we see the need of discussion about the big role of anti-rep structures in our struggles so we would like to invite different people and groups to share their experience with repressions and how it was possible to deal with them. There will be also space to talk about difficulties in being support group and why and how anti-rep and anti-prison campaign is part of every social/land/climate/world struggle.

Raids and eviction as a tool of political repression in Belarus

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

We were covering the situation in Belarus in March this year during the big protests that were happening here against the policy of the state that was forcing people to pay a fine for being unemployed for longer than six months in a year. For now the protests are over, however pressure from the government on those who were participating in the events of last spring didn’t stop.

Iran: Sohail Arabi thirst strike briefly suspended after seizure (disputed)

  • Posted on: 8 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

it has been brought to the collective's attention that the source of this article may not be accurate and Sohail Arabi may not be an anarchist. Please consider the first comment on this post for more details

via Freedom News

Long-term anarchist political prisoner Sohail Arabi briefly started drinking water again on Thursday having experienced a seizure, one week into his total hunger and thirst strike.

Sohail, who has been imprisoned for writing “sacrilegious” essays on Facebook and for “insulting the supreme leader” of Iran, had already been on a lengthy hunger strike over torture in the notorious Evin prison where he is being held.

Hamburg [Germany] / Italy: Anarchist comrade Riccardo released from prison (05/10/2017)

  • Posted on: 6 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

from https://anarhija.info

The anarchist comrade Riccardo, arrested and imprisoned since 7 July 2017 for the days of riots against G20 in Hamburg, was released today (5 October), following the court decision that sentenced him to 1 year and 9 months, but with the benefit of suspended sentence.

Solidarity with the rebells of G20!

Freedom for all!

Italy , Lecce : Idea and action: fair of anarchist publishing 7-8 October 2017

  • Posted on: 6 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

from https://mpalothia.net/lecce-italy-idea-and-action-fair-of-anarchist-publ...

IDEA AND ACTION
Anarchist Publishing Fair
Two days of dissemination and propaganda of anarchist ideas.
Two days of books, meetings, presentations and discussions to speak of the history and actuality of anarchist ideas and action, of the indissoluble link that unites them and their ability to engage in world in the perspective of changing it.

Italy: Update on Police Repression Against Anarchist Comrades in Florence

  • Posted on: 6 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

On the 1st of January 2017, following the explosion of a home-made bomb in front of the fascist bookshop in which a policeman from the bomb disposal unit lost a hand and an eye, several homes of comrades were searched. The police were hoping to find firearms and/or explosives. The searches didn’t lead to nothing except for the seizure of pamphlets, computers, clothing and other everyday objects. An investigation against persons unknown was launched with the intention to charge them with the offences “manufacturing, possession, and transportation of an explosive or incendiary device to a public place” and “attempted murder”.

Anarchists on the Catalan Referendum: Three Perspectives from the Streets

  • Posted on: 3 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

Via Crimethinc.

On Sunday, October 1, the Catalan government held a referendum about Catalan independence from Spain in flagrant defiance of the Spanish government. Massive open clashes between Catalan voters and Spanish police took place throughout the region. A general strike is called for October 3 as a showdown looms between rival politicians and, perhaps, rival states. This situation poses complex challenges: how do anarchists show solidarity to partisans of Catalan independence against police repression without legitimizing nationalism, democracy, or a new Catalan state and its police? We spoke with several anarchists throughout the region and translated these three reports to offer insight into how Catalan anarchists are approaching these questions.

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