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New posters & handbills for June 11th

  • Posted on: 17 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From June 11th

One of the most important parts of the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners is that we bring our ideas about solidarity into the world. By keeping our imprisoned comrades’ names on our lips and on our towns’ walls, we strike a small blow against the system of disappearance embodied by the prison system.

“Are You a Bitch Yet?” FSB Makes New Threats to Framed and Tortured Antifascist Viktor Filinkov

  • Posted on: 27 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Viktor Filinkov

On April 20, 2018, the Russian Investigative Committee officially declined to open a criminal case on the basis of a complaint filed by Viktor Filinkov, one of the young men accused in The Network case, who alleged he had been tortured by FSB officers. Moreover, these very same FSB officers are permitted to visit him in remand prison. OVD Info has published, below, the account Filinkov gave to his lawyer of how the secret service officers who tortured him now talk to him.

Another Day, Another Broken Door: The Tower's Statement on Recent Events

  • Posted on: 8 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Early Friday morning, Hamilton police raided a home associated with some of those involved with organizing The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair. The door was kicked in, a flash grenade was thrown into the house, and a full swat team entered. With their assault rifles drawn, the swat team proceeded to pull everyone out of bed some of whom were naked, and with one exception, put everyone in handcuffs. Three people were detained and one person arrested. Cedar, a member of The Tower Collective and our cherished friend, was arrested, taken away, and currently remains in custody.

Ministry of information have blocked the mirror of the “Pramen” website

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

Over a year ago our website and group in vk.com (the most popular social media site in post-USSR countries) were blocked by decision of court, considering information on the website to be extremist. Several weeks ago new round of attack from Ministry of information came. The new group, created after the blocking, was blocked also. At that moment it had around 1450 subscribers.

The Met spychief who infiltrated Freedom Press

  • Posted on: 25 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News, Mar 24th

After an investigation tracking his articles through the paper and talking to old comrades, Freedom can today reveal at least some of the story of former spycop Roger Pearce as he used our paper to worm his way into Northern Ireland.

Italy – Updates on ‘operation Panico’

  • Posted on: 25 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom Now!

On 9th January, after about 2 years, the closure of ‘operation Panico’ was notified, so we had access to almost all the investigation files. After getting a genetics expert to examine the forensic report concerning the evidence, DNA sample-taking and relative tests, we considered the possibility of submitting a request for Ghespe’s release to the investigating judge. In fact, since the arrest was confirmed in August, the latter had put in question the accusatory framework of what, to us, seemed no more than a police reprisal along with the inevitable ROS. Therefore as a purely technical choice, we decided to request interrogations in order to slow down the judicial proceedings and the passage of the documents from the investigating judge to the judge for preliminary hearings.

“I can shoot you in a kneecap” – how Belarusian cops intimidate youth for alleged contacting with anarchists

  • Posted on: 5 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

We already wrote about a case of a “The network”, in which Russian secret service FSB is fabricating the case about “terrorist anarchists”, knocking out false evidence from the accused by beatings and tortures.

The main thing at that moment, in that situation, was to come out alive

  • Posted on: 3 March 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A recent public action in support of tortured anarchists in the city of Chelyabinsk has led to a backlash. Here, two people reveal how they were tortured by the FSB. (In picture: 14-15 February: the action outside FSB headquarters, Chelyabinsk. Source: Popular Self-Defence group / VKonktate.)

ATUBES: February 2018, Digest of the Anarchist Tubes

  • Posted on: 1 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Welcome to volume #4, issue #2 of ATUBES: Digest of the Anarchist Tubes; for the month of February 2018.

This month we're taking a closer look at 4 texts published on the website. Enclosed as a PDF, [Letter and A4 compatible,as well as an imposed PDF* of Letter and A4 compatibility] - the February Digest of the Anarchist Tubes.

Anarchists Yelena Gorban and Alexei Kobaidze suspects in Vandalism Committed Outside of United Russia Office Sent to Temporary Detention Facility

  • Posted on: 15 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

From avtonom.org

Yelena Gorban and Alexei Kobaidze, suspects in the vandalism case (Russian Criminal Code Article 214) opened after a protest outside a United Russia party office on January 31, have been sent to Temporary Detention Facility No. 1 (Petrovka) in Moscow, as reported to OVD Info by their defense lawyers, Svetlana Sidorkina and Maxim Pashkov.

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