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

28 Nov

Perception and propaganda of abroad struggles by example of the Ukraine conflict

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.

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15 Jul

Clumsy is free, but the trial is not over.

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First day of Clumsy’s trial in Görlitz.

Last Tuesday was the first day of trial against the anarchsit Clumsy. He was arrested by the police after the eviction of LAutonomia and charged for an action during Ende Gelände where he and three other people locked themselves to the railroad to stop coal supply to the Schwarze Pumpe power plant. The charges for disruption of a public company’s activity are up to five years in prison, on top of that he is also charged with trespassing during the LAutonomia occupation.

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24 Jun

Ihar’s Alinevich “On the way to Magadan” is now published in German.

After more than 5 years of collaborative work on translation finally the book from Ihar Alinevich “On the way to Magadan” is now available in German! In the book former anarchist prisoner from Belarus Ihar Alinevich is describing his hardships during arrest in KGB prison in 2010-2011. Being kept in special prison for political targets of the state he was a subject to personal program of treatment with physical and psychological tortures.

During his stay in the prison he meets different people: starting from politicians from the opposition arrested after the presidential elections in Belarus in 2010, ending up with people from inside of the belarusian dictatorship, who were also repressed by Lukashenko’s regime.

The book describes the reality of political work and risks it applies for the activists in Belarus, and highlights the problems of the prison system and capitalism with describing some alternatives to it.

You can buy the book in Germany at black-mosquito or in Koenig-Kurt in Dresden

09 Jun

Prisoner Soli Dinner

26 June 2016 7pm DIY Eckladen, Rudolfstrasse 01097

In March, a wooden area was squatted in Lausitz to protest against coal mines in the region. By now, project LAUtonomia has been evicted. Activists got arested in the course of the eviction and around the mass protests by Ende Gelände in May. Tree are still in custody. One person has already started a two year prison term after violating his conditions of probation. Read More

05 Jun

Solidarity with Critical Mass Minsk from Dresden

On Friday May 27 a group of anarchists from Dresden took part in monthly Critical Mass event in our city to show the solidarity with the people facing repression for the same activity in Minsk. We went with posters “Я тоже критическая масса” and “Ich bin auch Critical Mass” through the city to inform people about the situation happening Belarus. Leaflets were given away to participants of the action and people passing by.

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30 May

Three LAUtonomia activists imprisoned

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The Repression against the climate movement in Germany is increasing, as more and more people join radical ways of resistance against the destruction of nature and environment.

Since several years already exists the forest occupation Hambacher Forest, this year activists started a new project LAUtonomia and occupied a forest in Lausitz. LAUtonomia was brutally evicted on 18 may. In the context of the project several people were arrested, before and after the eviction. Right now three activists are imprisoned.

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22 May

27.05 18:30 Solidarity with Belarus Critical Mass

A month ago critical mass in Minsk ended up with 4 people prosecuted for minor traffic violation and two people charged with violence against the police. The belarusian regime is using all the dirty tricks to discredit any social movement in the country. The road cops have reported that two people from critical mass have attacked them and ripped a jacked of one of the cops. This information came at the same time with information of police violence against participants – they were beaten up during arrest, in the police van on the way to the police station and afterwards in the police station. One person reported that he have lost a tooth during the beating. Right now one of the people is in jail waiting for the trial that can bring him up to 6 years in prison[1].

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