Palang Hitam / Anarchist Black Cross Indonesia has temporarily ceased activity due to problems with a former member who misused international donations. At present there is no anarchist organization supporting those facing repression, so support is being provided spontaneously and individually. Here is an update about the situation in several cities.
The Life and Times of the Elusive Latvian Anarchist Peter the Painter
Breviary Stuff Publications are soon to publish the researches of Phil Ruff which have identified Peter the Painter as the Latvian anarchist Jānis Žāklis (and given details of the rest of his remarkable life). The book launch, organised by the Bristol Radical History Group is happening at the Cube Cinema on Monday 3rd June 2019.
From Anews Podcast
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Editorial: Mutual Immolation Brigade by Dim
TOTW: Cops, Aragorn! and notnull
Anarcho-Communist Comrade Sentenced to 15 Days for Banner Action
April 30, 2019
In Almaty, at a city marathon, an anarchist activist was arrested and imprisoned for 15 days for hanging a banner that read “You Can’t Run Away From The Truth”.
From It's Going Down
This May Day was marked by everything form mass wildcat strikes by teachers across South Carolina, demonstrations against ICE in Portland, a noise demo outside of a jail in New York, student occupations and walkouts in Baltimore, New York, and Portland, and also clashes with the far-Right in Portland and New York. Anarchists, wobblies, and autonomous anti-capitalists of many stripes also held benefit events, BBQs, and participated in larger marches across the so-called US.
Re: Attack at Publico, bookshop of the Anarchist Federation in Paris
An anarchist comrade was violently attacked with a knife the afternoon of 2nd May 2019 in the FA bookshop Publico (Paris).
There is nothing to suggest the attack was targetting him in particular, but rather the organisation he represents and to which he belongs : the Fédération Anarchiste.