Czech: Interview with an activist detained during Operation Fenix

durand-web1Tomas Z. describes himself as an ecological activist from Olomouc region. His most “hardcore terrorist actions” include guerilla gardening ( he planted couple of plants to other person’s land without their consent) and unconventional creation of cyclepath. On April 28th he was one of eleven people detained by Counter Organised Crime Unit of the Czech Police (UOOZ) during the undercover operation called Fenix. The police is convinced that 30 year old activist is one of the leaders of Network of Revolutionary Cells (SRB). According to police, SRB supposedly planned to attack trains transporting either military equipment or Hyundai cars with Molotov cocktails. Detention of Tomas Z. was justified with his alleged connection to destroyed police car in the city of Litvinov. Tomas Z. proclaimed this allegation to be nonsense and absurd as well as his connection with SRB. During incriminated period he was not living in the Czech Republic and police was most likely aware of that. Following interview will shed the light on practises of police which seem to be filled with fabricated pre-requisitions for the detention, at least in his case. These practises are commonly employed by police in “war against terror” around the world and now successfully practised in Czech national security services.

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Anarchist Russian Farmer to Defend His Village Currency in Court

dc7128304_8482632Mikhail Shlyapnikov, a farmer in the isolated Russian village of Kolionovo, thought he had found a way to make economic transactions in the cash-strapped settlement easier: He began printing kolions, exchange notes to be used by villagers instead of cash.

One kolion equaled 10 kilograms of potatoes. In a village where residents would only get hard cash several times a year — during harvest and sowing — kolions would make the exchange of goods easier. Workers could plow a piece of land for a few kolions and then exchange them for vegetables, fruit or fish.

But in his attempt to establish a self-sustaining community with its own system of cashless transactions, Shlyapnikov attracted the attention of the government. Continue reading Anarchist Russian Farmer to Defend His Village Currency in Court

Call for solidarity with Czech anarchists

IMG_5057-833x540Taken from antifenix.noblogs.org

Prague, Czech Rebublic:

Police repressions, anarchists are charged with preparation of terrorist acts

“No repression can stop a longing for freedom!”

With ‘Operation Fenix’ came the biggest wave of police repressions against the anarchist and radical left movement in the recent czech history.

Taking people early in the morning hours, accusations of preparation of terrorist acts and confiscation of a server, which held several activists’ sites, all came with ‘Operation Fenix’ which started on Tuesday, 28th of April. Anti-extremist police is actively trying to frighten the anarchist and anti-authoritarian left scene and collecting information in a fishing expedition. Continue reading Call for solidarity with Czech anarchists

Mikalai Dziadok cuts his abdomen and arms in prison

dedokMikalai Dziadok protested against tortures by prison staff.

Mikalai Dziadok was transferred to correctional facility No.9 in Horki for his new prison term on May 12. On May 13, he was thrown into a punishment cell for five days. On May 19, he was transferred to a solitary confinement cell. Mikalai Dziadok spent the night in a very cold cell and asked to be transferred to another cell.

On the morning of May 20, the political prisoner cut his abdomen and arms to draw attention of prison officers. He received medical attention in a medical unit and was returned to the same cold cell where he remained until May 26. According to Valeria Khotsina, her husband already received four sanctions. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok cuts his abdomen and arms in prison

Searching for designers for ABC t-shirts and promo materials for week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners

fbd7d79ffc2bWe are searching for the designers who would like to help us with creation of promotion materials for ABC-Belarus and also for the weeks of solidarity with anarchists prisoners in august. The deadline for your layouts is 26 May. Those layouts we will pick up for out t-shirts and promo materials will get free t-shirt with any print they like as well as any printed by ABC-Belarus materials. The rest of the layouts will be published on our website.

If you need something extra for you work do not hesitate to contact us on our email or in the social networks.