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HERE THIS SUNDAY 15 APRIL. or THE MAGIC OF THE ZAD!

  • Posted on: 15 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Zone A Défendre

Despite the state of siege imposed by the government, a crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 people has succeeded, whatever the cost, in reaching different points of the ZAD this Sunday. This afternoon new groups are arriving all the time. Since this morning, the state has done everything possible to break this huge surge of solidarity: there are road blocks and checkpoints everywhere; police checkpoint policeman at the exit lanes of the motorways, asking drivers not to to try to go to the solidarity gathering. This is the first time that the state has tried to prevent a big demonstration of this kind on the ZAD, and to wind up the tension. But here the collective spirit has not allowed itself to be intimidated by any such thing: the ZAD’s supporters know the country paths, and the fields, and they have been moving in groups in order to get round the police blockades. The movement that succed in forcing the abandonment of the airport project is here again today, in all its strength and diversity, to defend the ZAD.

Libera Infoshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Is Fundraising for a New Space

  • Posted on: 13 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Libera Community Space is organized by a group of anarchist-minded people in a horizontal and egalitarian way. We promote issues such as gender & sexual liberation, economic equality, and other socio-ecological issues, be it in forms of writings, arts, or social movement.

Bookfair dumps academy venue over military massacre links

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Organisers with the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair have announced they will refuse to hold this year’s event at secondary school the City Academy following revelations that its parent Trust is sponsored by arms-merchant Rolls Royce.

Rolls Royce is heavily partnered with Turkey building jet engines for its military aircraft, and has faced strong criticism for effectively enabling autocrat Recep Erdogan in his vicious campaign against the Kurds in northern Syria. Thousands have been killed by the Turkish assault against Afrin and surrounding villages.

French police clash with eco-activists as they clear abandoned airport site

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

NOTRE-DAME-DES-LANDES, France (Reuters) - French police fired teargas and stun grenades and were pelted with stones during a dawn swoop to clear eco-activists and anarchists from a site in western France that had been planned as a new airport.

The site in Notre-Dame-des-Landes had been squatted for years by opponents of the plan to build a 580-million-euro ($710 million) airport which the government decided to drop in January.

‘Reforming has done nothing. That’s why I’m an anarchist.’ An interview with Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Benjamin Zephaniah is still angry. The legendary novelist, actor, playwright, poet and musician has spent a career raging against the racist machine – and he’s not about to stop any time soon. As a young black man growing up in the 70s and 80s, he saw more than his share of police violence – and spent a stint in prison himself. Those experiences informed a body of work which pulls no punches in its critique of institutional racism.

The Appelistes playing the filth to the filth

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

However, it’s not just the official state cops that have been attacking those who don’t want to negotiate with the state. On March 20th, 5 masked people, armed with baseball bats and teargas sprays, raided a squat on the ZAD. This squat opposed the divide-and-rule compromise with the state, which involved legalising some people’s land and houses, but not others. These scum beat up people at the squat and then kidnapped the most outspoken opponent of the compromise, tied up his hands and legs, blindfolded him and gagged him with duct tape. They put him in the boot of their car and drove off.

Belarusian anarchists: Lukashenka’s political opponents or criminals?

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Belarus Digest, March 20th, 2018 (MSM)

On 12 March 2018, a Minsk court sentenced Sviataslau Baranovich to three years in prison. He admitted that he had hit police officers in civilian clothes during the brutal arrests of anarchists.

In recent years, the anarchists have become the most persecuted group opposing Alexander Lukashenka’s regime. They remain the most extreme organisation with a capacity to organise street protests and radicalise them.

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Ministry of information have blocked the mirror of the “Pramen” website

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

Over a year ago our website and group in vk.com (the most popular social media site in post-USSR countries) were blocked by decision of court, considering information on the website to be extremist. Several weeks ago new round of attack from Ministry of information came. The new group, created after the blocking, was blocked also. At that moment it had around 1450 subscribers.

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