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
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
08 Dezember 2016 | 5 pm | malobeo, alternative cafe & anarchist library Kamenzer Straße 38
movie screening and discussion
People without personal connections to the area usually have to rely on the media and the perception of outside political groups when learning about struggles abroad. In our reception of the sources available to us, we often try to form an “objective” perspective and forget that we see things through a filter of our local political schema. We listen to established “experts” and don’t see our prejudice stemming from colonial/imperal perspectives.
Anarchist movement in Mexico have a long lasting tradition starting from mid 19th century up till today. The anarchists were among people participating in Mexican Revolution, creation of syndicalist union (CGTConfederación General del Trabajo) in the region and many other activities that had an impact of Mexican society. Nowadays the anarchist influence can be seen in EZLN and communities of Oxaca.
This evening a person from anarchist movement from Mexico will talk about the situation in her country and which struggles anarchists are involved in. We will screen a movie having a closer look on social movements in Oxaca. After that we will have a space and time for questions and discussion.
After presentation there will be a letter writing to the anarchist prisoners around the world.
THE PRESENTATION WILL BE IN ENGLISH.
Fundraising infoevent on current situation with anarchist movement and repressions in Czech Republic
At the end of april cops from Czech raided several flats and social center in different cities of Czech Republic calling it “Operation Fenix”. As a result of this operation 11 people were detained, servers of some anarchist projects in the country were confiscated creating further problems for anarchists in the country. Since than most of the people were released and only two remain in custody. Several different people were charged with terrorism, possesion of explosives or not reporting the known crime.At the end of June one more person was arrested in connection with attack on building of ministry of defence.
Right now anarchists in Czech face a lot of legal costs as well as neccessity in solidarity from people from around the world.
During our event we will have a presentation from our czech comrades about situation in the country with anarchist movement as well as detailed overview of Operation Fenix. After the presentation there will be a place for questions and discussions.
For visitors of the event soli bar will be opened at 14:00. The presentation will start at 15:00 There will be cakes available as well to raise some funds for our comrades facing repressions of the state.
More information about situation with repressions in Czech available at antifenix.noblogs.org
THE PRESENTATION WILL BE IN ENGLISH.