anarchists in trouble

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.

Iran: Sohail Arabi thirst strike briefly suspended after seizure (disputed)

  • Posted on: 8 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

it has been brought to the collective's attention that the source of this article may not be accurate and Sohail Arabi may not be an anarchist. Please consider the first comment on this post for more details

via Freedom News

Long-term anarchist political prisoner Sohail Arabi briefly started drinking water again on Thursday having experienced a seizure, one week into his total hunger and thirst strike.

Sohail, who has been imprisoned for writing “sacrilegious” essays on Facebook and for “insulting the supreme leader” of Iran, had already been on a lengthy hunger strike over torture in the notorious Evin prison where he is being held.

Turkey: Anarchist magazine distributors jailed for six months

  • Posted on: 16 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News dot org UK

Repression against the team at Meydan anarchist magazine in Turkey took another twist on Thursday after three members of the distribution team were jailed for six months each.

The three volunteers, Nergis Şen, Rıfat Güven and Zeynel Çuhadar were taken into custody (picture above) after the publication of Meydan Gazette issue 33, which called for an anarchist celebration of May 1st, on the grounds of a State prohibition on the event by President Erdogan’s increasingly hardline regime.

Looking back: three years since Eric’s arrest

  • Posted on: 16 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Support Eric King

Eric has been locked up for three years now, he was arrested on September 16th 2014. Between Kansas, Oklahoma, and now Colorado he has seen a lot of different jails and prisons and has had his share of struggles along the way. There’s no denying it has been a long road and unfortunately there’s an even longer road ahead.

Turin, Italy – Updates on the 3rd May arrests in Turin

  • Posted on: 5 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom!, (18/08/2017)

A court of review hearing, held to decide over Kam, Fran, Antonio, Beppe and Lorenzo ended a few hours ago. The charges that led the five comrades behind bars and banned Monica and Michela from the city were discussed, in order to decide if the measures imposed before the trial were to be modified.

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.

Argentina: Anarchist still missing after police raid against Mapuche activists

  • Posted on: 9 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

People were beaten, houses were burned, antique furniture burned, books were lost forever. Hurricane Gendarmerie went through the town of Cushamen last Monday causing devastation in the name of the Benetton fashion corporation, and one person is still missing — anarchist solidarity activist Santiago Maldonado.

Italy: To The International Anarchist Movement

  • Posted on: 7 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From anarhija.info

Update Croce Nera Anarchica: This morning 5th August there was the judicial hearing validation of the detained anarchist comrades. Six of the eight people arrested on 3 August morning were released today. The comrade Salvatore Vespertino is still in the prison of Solliciano in Florence. Also the comrade Pierloreto Fallanca remain inprisoned in Lecce. Updates will follow.

North Carolina social worker defies grand jury subpoena

  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Triad City Beat (NC)

Katie Yow, a 31-year-old social worker and anarchist, has been called to testify before a federal grand jury in Greensboro on July 31.

She won’t be complying. Instead, supporters from across the state will hold a rally in front of the federal building at 9 a.m. to express encouragement for her act of resistance.

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