08 Jun

Political and social situation in Russia

The presentation about economic and sociopolitical situation in Russia will be held by two anarchists from Irkutsk (Siberia) who are part of anarchist, animal rights and social initiatives. They are also defendants in the recent case of ‘wounding religious feelings’ which is a criminal offence in Russia.

Since Russia is very wide and boundless, they will try to tell about the situation in the country in general, but also accentuate the talk on the happenings in its Siberian part.

You will learn about the post-Soviet heritage, the economic crisis in Russia, relationship between the political regime and the opposition, the anarchist movement and repressions of the state.

03 Apr

Recent protests and repressions in Belarus

February and March have marked one of the most active protest period in the recent history of Belarus. Thousands of people were protesting not only against the infamous unemployment tax but against dictatorship of Lukashenko. People in the cities all around Belarus have organized their local gatherings and planning further steps in their struggle. Anarchists played an important role in those protests in several places. Reaction from the state followed – hundreds of people arrested and sentenced to short term arrests of 10-15 days, several are now prosecuted for planning riots.

During the evening we will have a presentation about the country, actual situation there and political struggle inside. After presentation there will be a chance to ask your own questions about the situation. We will be also gathering money for those affected by repressions – for fines, parcels and some money support in case people loose their jobs or don’t get paid. Presentation will be in english with german translation if required.

Saturday 08.04.2017 17:00 – 19:00 Malobeo, Kamenzer Straße 38

27 Mar

Repression in Belarus – rally in front of the embassy in Berlin

Tuesday, March 28, 10:30

Hundreds of protesters, journalists and passers-by were arrested on Saturday during the non-violent protests against the regime in Minsk. The arrests are accompanied by severe beatings, tortures, humiliations and house raids. Set up court trials end up in short-term prison sentences for almost everyone arrested. Riot police and military equipment were used to suppress the protests. Read More

27 Mar

Hundreds protesters detained after massive wave of repressions in Belarus

March 25 was planned by some liberal opposition leaders as the day of the biggest protest against Lukashenko’s policies this year. The biggest one on the wave of the recent anti-governmental demonstrations that started in February this year. It ended with the biggest police mobilization in years bringing thousands of riot cops to Minsk and detaining hundreds of people preventively and during the demonstration. This Saturday capital of Belarus looked like a war zone created by the police. Read More

20 Mar

Interview with belarussian activist

The interview with an activist from belarus was recorded on the 19th of March. She gives us the context for the ongoing protest, pictures its development and tells us about the aims of the protest. She also explains who is attending the protest, what this means and what is to expect from it in the future. Read More

17 Mar

Trial marathon in Belarus – 52 people jailed – Interview with activist

The 16 march was a marathon of trials in Belarus. Over 50 court hearings took place indifferent cities and 52 protesters are jailed. After the violent detention of the anarchist block, its supporters and bystanders after the demonstration on 15 march in Minsk and the detentions of people after demonstrations in other cities yesterday 52 people were sentenced from 12 to 15 days in prison, at least 25 anarchist among them. Read More