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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.

G20 protest and state repression. Solidarity with Peike and other prisoners!

  • Posted on: 8 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom!

The G20 in Hamburg and the protests against it took place around two months ago already, but its aftermath is still in full course. Duringthe G20, political and economic leaders of the world gathered in orderto plan the continuation of their wars, exploitation of people and animals, and the destruction of the environment. To revolt against this is necessary and gives hope. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hamburg to obstruct these festivities for the elite. The German state, in an attempt to criminalise a few individuals, has now rapidly changed the topic to bottles and fireworks which were thrown (or not) during the riots. Not very convincing as a distraction for the real problems in this world.

For Anarchist Comrade Santiago Maldonado, Let’s Make the Police and the State Disappear!

  • Posted on: 30 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

This September 1st marked one month since the disappearance of the anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado at the hands of the police of the National Gendarmerie of Argentina. This took place within the context of the repression against a demonstration that included road blocks made by the Mapuche community Pu Lof in Resistance at Cashamen, in the Argentine province of Chubut.

The Problems of Liberal Anti-Fascism

  • Posted on: 23 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Gods and Radicals
Some Starting Thoughts

I write this piece not to drive people away from anti-fascist movements or to create sectarian division. But, I write this piece instead to draw attention to flaws in our movements and push us—collectively—to be better. If we wish to truly defeat fascism, it cannot come at the expense of the peoples and movements most affected by them and indeed, will not come through means that lack a grounding in material reality (ie. through liberalism).

Hamburg (Germany): The state takes revenge on the G20

  • Posted on: 5 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom!, Article posted online 30 August 2017

From this Monday, August 28, almost two months since the end of the G20, the trials began against the accused persons, all of whom are being held on remand in Hamburg.

Two trials are already over and further court appearances are expected in the coming days.

Antifa: US security agencies label group 'domestic terrorists'

  • Posted on: 4 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Independent (UK)

Department of Homeland Security has reportedly been warning about growing threat of violence between left-wing anarchists and right-wing nationalists since early 2016

US security officials have classified the left-wing group Antifa as "domestic terrorists", confidential documents have revealed.

Germany, in a First, Shuts Down Left-Wing Extremist Website

  • Posted on: 28 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times

BERLIN — An influential website linked to violence at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg last month has been ordered to shut down, in the first such move against left-wing extremists in the country, officials in Germany said Friday.

Venezuelan Anarchist framed, detained and tortured by Maduro’s police

  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Sharp and Pointed (translated from the original in Spanish)

(We received this a few days ago from our Venezuelan comrades connected with El Libertario. It begins with a note from our compañeros/as announcing a series of pieces on the current rebellion and repression — arrests, beatings, and torture — of anarchist and other protesters by the “leftist” Maduro regime, and expressing thanks to those who spread this information.

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