anarchists in trouble

Solidarity with Detained Cuban Anarchist and LGBT Activists

  • Posted on: 12 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation, Posted May 11, 2019 at 8:30pm EST

Havana, Cuba – Following tensions around the cancellation of the state sponsored LGBT march and the effort by activists to call for an independently organized one, two anarchist and LGBT activists, Isbel Diaz Torres and partner Jimmy Roque Martinez, are believed to have been detained by Cuban authorities. The detentions are seen as an attempt by the Cuban state to suppress and intimidate outspoken activists whom they see as leaders and vocal activists in the LGBT community in Cuba.

Italy : Text letter by Anarchist comrades Anna, Silvia and Agnese from inside l’Aquila prison High security section

  • Posted on: 11 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom!


Early wake-up call Saturday 6th April: 3 of us are transferred to L’Aquila from the AS2 section (high security) in Rebibbia prison in Rome. In practice the AS2 section in Rebibbia was shut down in the days following our transfer and may have been converted into an AS3 section given the overcrowded conditions for prisoners accused and/or convicted of criminal conspiracy – Art. 416 of the Italian penal code (a similar thing happened in March 2017 when the entire female AS2 section of Latina prison – communists and anarchists – was moved to Rebibbia and later converted into an AS3 section).

Indonesia: Post-May Day Update and Call for International Solidarity

  • Posted on: 7 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Abolition Media Worldwide

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.

Kazakhstan: Anarcho-Communist Sentenced to 15 Days for Banner

  • Posted on: 5 May 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

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”.

Argentina: Anarchist Prisoner Anahí Salcedo is Finally Receiving Medical Treatment

  • Posted on: 5 May 2019
  • By: thecollective


Three months after her transfer from Fernández Hospital to Ezeiza Prison, comrade Anahí was taken for exams, physiotherapy sessions and general medical consultations- some in prison and others in different hospitals, with secret transfers and special groups of cops for “terrorists”. Although we know that the terrorist is the State.

Bruxelles : Brief report of the trial against anarchists persecuted by the Belgian State

  • Posted on: 5 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom! - 29 and 30 April 2019

29 and 30 April 2019 the trial against the anarchists charged with “criminal association” and for a series of offences took place in Brussels.
Two defendants attended the trial in the Criminal Court Room. They refused to answer the judges’ questions.
The other ten accused did not show up. All were represented by lawyers.

Following the arguments of the magistrate Malignini of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office the lawyers then spoke. The magistrate requested the following sentences for the various defendants: