The Anarchist Black Cross is an international network of anarchist groups and individuals engaged in practical solidarity with prisoners and broader anti-repression struggles that started over 100 years ago. Read More
In the years since the end of the Cold War many new social movements have started peacefully, only to adopt a diversity of tactics as they grew in strength and collective experiences. The last ten years have revealed more clearly than ever the role of nonviolence. Propped up by the media, funded by the government, and managed by NGOs, nonviolent campaigns around the world have helped oppressive regimes change their masks, and have helped police to limit the growth of rebellious social movements. Repeatedly losing the debate within the movements themselves, proponents of nonviolence have increasingly turned to the mainstream media and to government and institutional funding to drown out critical voices. The Failure of Nonviolence examines most of the major social upheavals following the Cold War to reveal the limits of nonviolence and uncover what a diverse, unruly, non-pacified movement can accomplish. Critical of how a diversity of tactics has functioned so far, this book discusses how movements for social change can win ground and open the spaces necessary to plant the seeds of a new world. Read More
Several activists from Bielefed organized solidarity action with anarchists and antifascists tortured and prosecuted in Russia in last month. Since our last report on the situation – https://abcdd.org/2018/01/30/repression-in-russland-airsoft-der-pensaer-fall-des-terrorismus/ more and more people were detained all around the country with torture with electricity applied to them as well. Activist from Evgeniy Karakesh was as well kidnapped in Crimea under other charges connected with distribution of terrorist materials. Multiply anarchists and antifascists are leaving the country in fear for their health and health of their relatives (police and FSB have threatens many times consequences for those related with anarchists). And although elections ended up with Putin winning over 70% of votes repressions mass repressions against antifascists and anarchists are not expected to be over in foreseen future. Read More
In October in Penza (Russia) several people associated with anarchist movement were arrested on charges of forming up terrorist organization to overthrow Putin’s regime. After tortures with electricity and other methods all but one admitted their guilt. This came to light only in January, when several people associated with anarchist and antifascist movement disappeared in Petersburg. It turned out later that they were kidnapped by the Russian secret police FSB and tortured as well. After that they admitted that they are part of so called “Network” – terrorist organization that exists in multiply cities of Russia including Penza and Petersburg. This “network” was established to perform terrorist attacks during next president elections and soccer championship. Read More
9 years ago left lawyer Stanislaw Markelov and anarchist journalist Anastasiya Baburova were approached by the person in a mask next to the metro station. The person had a gun and executed Markelov at the spot. Anastasiya tried to stop the murderer and was shot as well. She died later in the hospital. Baburova was working at Novaya Gazeta as reporter and that day was together with Markelov after press conference. Read More
In last months we were working hard to go from Internet to the real world. As a result we made some things that you can use for your daily activism! Postcards that you can send to your friends and comrades in jail! In case you didn’t get some from Circle-A feel free to buy some from Koenig-Kurt, money will go to support ABC Dresden activity. Read More
This year, the International solidarity week for anarchist prisoners will be spent for the fifth time in 23rd to 30th August and we come stronger than ever!
Some political prisoners are already supported, but far from all of them. Also, the supported are usually involved in authoritarian politics and not grassroots activities. Anarchist prisoners are not often well-known people, even though they might be long term activists. Their ways to fight back oppressors and wrongdoings are not necessary following the current laws of their location, which is judged by some authoritarian organizations. The vast amount and diversity of cases of anarchist prisoners is surprising to many. Read More
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.