International

Portugal: Viva Javier Recabarren, anarchist!

  • Posted on: 21 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

He roamed the streets of Santiago do Chile with full conviction of what he felt, against a terrorist police, against a society that mistreats and tortures human beings and other animals. His deep revolt against the grids of cages and prisons arose directly from his heart. Wild and free, he wandered his brief anarchist life like a comet, bright with love and rebellion. The comrade Javier Recabarren dies, ran over by a killing machine in the same street where he fought so many times (18 mars 2015). An indomitable wisdomof the acracy ran through his veins, in a young 11-years-old body!

Porto, Portugal: Invitation to Anarchist Encounter of the Book – 4 to 6 May

  • Posted on: 21 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

On the 4th, 5th and 6th of May in Porto (Portugal) there will be an Anarchist Encounter of the Book taking place. This aims to be a moment to share and exchange materials, experiences and communication.

Not only is it important to strengthen ties and create new forms of collaboration with each other, this meeting intends to be a place for the diffusion of our presence and our ideas.

[Russian Federation] Support political prisoner – anarchist Evgeny Karakashev

  • Posted on: 21 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

On February 1st, 2018, Evgeny Karakashev was detained by police officers in Yevpatoriya. Journalist Alyona Savchuk wrote in Facebook that on the day of his arrest, Karakashev was searched. “They took him tough: some men in civil broke into, did not introduce themselves, immediately laid him on the floor, grabbed, handcuffed him behind his back. Evgeny says that he stayed in handcuffs until the temporary detention facility. On his right forehead is a huge abrasion. Only in the evening Karakashev could call a friend and ask to find a lawyer”, – says Savchuk. – “The investigator Abushayev said that he does not remember how lon Karakashev had been handcuffed – 5 minutes or 3 hours, and that Karakashev voluntarily agreed on «offer» to go to police department”.

Solidarity actions with anarchists from Russia

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

Since October 2017 and until today, Russian authorities have launched a massive crackdown on an anarchist movement. Arrests and searches took place in Moscow, Saint-Petersurg, Penza, occupied Sevastopol and Evpatoria. By now more then 10 people are behind bars. Most of them evidenced about torturing. Read more here: [1]

Rest in Power Anna

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Our hearts are heavy with sadness today as this weekend we learned of the death of our friend and comrade, Anna Campbell.

Anna was killed in a missile strike in Afrin while fighting with the YPG.

Anna was a core member of the Empty Cages Collective and an active organiser in many anti-prison projects and campaigns, including Community Action on Prison Expansion, Smash IPP as well as Bristol Anarchist Black Cross. She made organising a joy.

She was a dedicated anarchist deeply committed to fighting for liberation. Her list of engagement in social struggles is long, from hunt sabotage to student occupations. She was a passionate feminist and proudly queer.

Several tortured anarchists flee Russia

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

While international media and liberal politicians delight in the spectacle of the Russian presidential election, Russian and Belarusian anarchists and antifascist continue to struggle with massive repressions by the intelligence service, the police and the judiciary. There are several reports from activists who have fled Russia as a result of arrest and torture

Brazil: Interview on the Assassination of Marielle Franco

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

We conducted this interview with our Brazilian comrades with the Rio de Janerio based political organization Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro (Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro or FARJ), which is a member of a alliance of similar organizations across Brazil, the Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (Brazilian Anarchist Coordination or CAB). We discuss Marielle Franco’s legacy, Black struggles in Brazil, and the political context of her assassination.

Mexico: Letter and Call for Support to Free Anarchist Prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Below is a translation of a call from the Free Luis Fernando Sotelo Campaign regarding an organizing meeting in Mexico City and actions that those from afar can take to support his release. Fernando is an anarchist political prisoner jailed since 2014. Following the call is a new letter from Fernando.

French anarchist sabotage trial turns to farce

  • Posted on: 19 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Ten years after being rounded up in a well-publicised raid by anti-terror police, defendants in a trial for the alleged sabotage of a rail line did their best to ridicule the prosecution and show their lack of respect for the court this week. The case, which started out as an accusation of a terrorist plot, appears to have been sparked in part by reports from a British undercover cop who has since been exposed by environmental activists.

Santiago, Chile: Anarchist Compañero Juan Flores Sentenced to 23 Years

  • Posted on: 19 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

On March 15, 2018, the sixth oral criminal court again decided on the life of a person. Imbued with their supposed moral superiority and with the penal code in hand, they performed their mathematical calculations to decide the time in which an individual should remain kidnapped in prison.

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