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Dmitry Buchenkov, anarchist and last Bolotnaya square defendant, goes into exile (Russia)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

from 325.nostate.net

Last Bolotnaya Square Defendant Flees Russia

RBC
November 9, 2017

In an interview with Current Time TV, Bolotnaya Square defendant Dmitry Buchenkov said he has left Russia for a European Union country.

He said he has applied for political asylum in this country. Buchenkov failed to say exactly where he had gone.

All power to the imagination?’ – Text by persecuted anarchist comrade of Anti-Fenix, Lukas Borl (Czech Republic)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

https://en-contrainfo.espiv.net/

When extensive strikes and workers’ and students’ riots took place in France at 1968, one of the slogans back then was “All power to the imagination”. Czech police and courts now have their own interpetation. They assert their authority through fostering their own imagination.

Texts on the recent repression against autonomous media projects in France

  • Posted on: 6 November 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Over the past couple of months, there have been several acts of repression aimed at autonomous media project in the territory controlled by the French state. Below are two translated texts dealing with this.

The first discusses criminal charges brought against an anarchist comrade for texts published on the long-running anarchist website cettesemaine.info. This site recently decided to stop publishing, while making clear that it is not because of the repression they face, but rather with the limits of counter-info projects and dissatisfaction with how much importance the internet is given in the anarchist space. The comrade's trial is this Wednesday, November 8, in Paris.

The second is from Indymedia Nantes about their decision to ignore a legal demand from the French cybercrime division ordering them to remove communiques about attacks and announcing contingency plans in case their site is blocked in the coming days.

Other Rojavas: Echoes of the Free Commune of Barbacha

  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Crimethinc

The autonomous region of Rojava has gained international visibility as a beacon of struggle against the Islamic State and other forms of autocratic power, an experiment in which many anarchists are currently participating. Yet Rojava is not the only region in which a struggle for self-determination has expanded to open a path towards total liberation. In north Africa, in the region of Kabylia, an ethnic minority oppressed by racism and state oppression has initiated in a series of revolts comparable to what the Kurds have accomplished in Rojava and the Zapatistas in Chiapas. Throughout decades of struggle, they have established zones of autonomy and built bridges to others in revolt, in hopes of bringing about “a genuine emancipatory social revolution.” Read on to learn about this underreported struggle.

On Pluralism, Tolerance, and Tracking: The Advancing Persecution of Anarchists in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  • Posted on: 31 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On the morning of October 26, 2017, a Civil Police (Policia Civil) investigation led by a delegate defined as an expert on crimes of intolerance, started with search and seizure orders in the cities of Viamão, Novo Hamburgo and Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
The search warrant led to the invasion of the former headquarters of the Federation Anarchist Gaucho (currently the anarchist social center), the Pandorga Squat, the headquarters of the Parrhesia Collective and the houses of several militants.

Statement from Porto Alegre Anarchists regarding operation Erebo

  • Posted on: 27 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Police started the so-called “OPERATION ÉREBO” aiming to prosecute anarchists in Porto Alegre city, in the southern region of the territory under the domain of bra$ilian nation-state. This operation is an attempt to arrest anarchists who supposedly took part in informal activities since 2013.

About this case, we have nothing to say but what is necessary:

Catalan parliament passes resolution declaring independence

  • Posted on: 27 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

source: https://www.thelocal.es/20171027/breaking-catalan-parliament-passes-resolution-declaring-independence

Catalonia's parliament passed a motion to declare independence from Spain after a tense debate that resulted in some opposition politicians leaving the chamber in protest.

Following a request from one of the pro-independence MPs, parliament speaker Carme Forcadell read part of the preamble from the motion, in which a declaration of independence is made.

Brazil: Police Raid Anarchist Residences & Spaces on the Eve of the Anarchist Book Fair in Porto Alegre (RS)

  • Posted on: 26 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Insurrection News

This morning (October 25th) the civil police in Rio Grande de Sul executed several search warrants on residences and collective spaces in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre (RS) to collect materials for investigation. Police allege that the addresses are linked to a group that would have carried out attacks on vehicles, political party headquarters, police stations, banks and car dealerships. The action was violent and the police assaulted the people who live in these spaces and took some of them to the police station.

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