the state

“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


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.

Review: Private Government

  • Posted on: 6 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Anarchist Writers by Anarcho (Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:50)

This is both an important book which raises a key issue and one which simply states the obvious. It is both a well-researched work and one which ignores a school of thinkers who were pioneers on the subject. It is one which both challenges assumptions and takes them for granted. In short, it is both perceptive and frustrating.

Russian State Crackdown of Anarchists and Antifascists

  • Posted on: 6 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

Starting November, 2017, Russian FSB (the successor to the KGB) initiated a violent crackdown on anti-fascist and anarchist activists. Starting in Penza, the repression has spread to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and most recently Crimea. Activists are accused of participation in non-existent “terrorist cells” for activities as innocuous as hiking in the woods and practicing woodland survival skills and playing with airlsoft guns, plastic toys purchasable from any toy store.

Text about the wave of repression in connection with the resistance against the G20 summit in Hamburg

  • Posted on: 3 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

From contra info
Summary for our internationalist comrades
Prisoners * Conditions in the prison * Trials * Video- and Photo publications * House raids

The G20 summit and the euphoric days in the streets of the Schanzenviertel were shaped by the massive anger and motivation to attack, which we did not expect since Heiligendamm and Frankfurt.

The wave of repression that followed afterwards, and actually had already started before the summit with the implementation of the new §114ff and preventive policing, reached its climax with the publication of dozens of mug shots, by the special commission „Soko Schwarzer Block“ on December 18th, 2017.

The wave of repression, remained rather unnoticed from comrades in others countries who fought with us on the streets and euphorically followed the riots in the media. They told us, that they did not receive any information on the prisoners, the condemned and the persecution mania by the state.

The Undying State: An Anarchist Examination of 2018

  • Posted on: 28 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down by Ami du Radical

Errico Malatesta wrote that an organ of the State, deprived of its original function, will either wither and die or, when possible, construct a new function for itself. “A police force where there are no crimes to solve or criminals to apprehend,” he said, “will invent both, or cease to exist.” As we speak, this eventuality is fast approaching the political landscape of so-called America.

A Nihilist Speaks with the Devil: A Rejoinder on the 25 Theses on Fascism

  • Posted on: 18 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Anti-fascist News

This article is an addendum to the recent piece written by Shane Burley for the Institute for Anarchist Studies, Twenty-Five Theses on Fascism. The below article builds on that discussion, and responds directly to a criticism published here.