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Statement of collective Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow: anti-fascist and anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg needs your help and solidarity!

oleg_1Anarchical Black Cross Moscow (ABC – Moscow) urges to show solidarity and to help the anti-fascist and the anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg. On an extent more than ten years he actively participated in the anarchical and anti-fascist movements in Russia and in Izhevsk.  Long time he cooperated with collective ABC – Moscow, helped detainees and the arrested anti-fascists and anarchists with Izhevsk, looked for for them lawyers, informed the public and activists on the repressions untied by police against anti-fascists in the city.  He actively participated in solidarity actions in support of the imprisoned anti-fascists and social activists. Because of the serious problems with health which arose after attack of neo-Nazis on Oleg in 2004 the help is now necessary need for him. Continue reading Statement of collective Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow: anti-fascist and anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg needs your help and solidarity!

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

Москва: начался суд по делу в отношении антифашиста Алексея Сутуги

sutugaЗамоскворецкий районный суд Москвы 23 июля начал рассматривать уголовное дело в отношении 28-летнего антифашиста Алексея Сутуги по кличке Сократ, обвиняемого в нанесении побоев и хулиганстве. Поддержать подсудимого пришли его родители и сестра, а также друзья-антифашисты. Явились на заседание и двое потерпевших — Рустам Мирза и Вячеслав Белов.

Защита Сутуги с самого начала процесса попыталась вернуть дело обратно в прокуратуру, заявив соответствующее ходатайство: некоторые материалы дела, по мнению адвоката Владимира Самохина, могли быть подделаны. Continue reading Москва: начался суд по делу в отношении антифашиста Алексея Сутуги

По делу Ильи Романова проводятся экспертизы

romanovУже более восьми месяцев нижегородский анархист Илья Романов находится в СИЗО Нижнего Новгорода по сфабрикованному делу о «терроризме». Адвокат Ильи, Евгений Губин, был вынужден дать подписку о неразглашении, практически нет никакой информации о ходе следствия. Но, по словам Ильи, следователи упорно пытаются создать доказательства его причастности к «теракту»; из бытовой истории со взрывом петарды сделать «ужасное преступление» – каковым в глазах общественности всегда является террористический акт.

В частности, у совершающего теракт должна наличествовать цель: намерение запугать власть или население. Вот ее-то следователи и ищут с упорством, достойным лучшего применения. Continue reading По делу Ильи Романова проводятся экспертизы

Repressions against Crimean activists: political context

kolchenko6Background

Crimea peninsula in the Black Sea was a part of RSFSR(Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) and then since 1954 a part of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which were both members of USSR. After USSR collapse in 1991 the new independent state Ukraine received the territory of Crimean peninsula. Though, under the treaty between Ukraine and Russia there were considerable contingent of Russian navy on the territory.

On March, 2004, Russia redeployed supplementary units to Crimea and effectively annexed it, taking the opportunity of destabilization in Ukraine after Maidan protests. The considerable part of Crimean population concerned about possibility for nationalists to come into power in Kiev. They believed in promises to improve the economic situation in republic and supported the annexation. Most of Crimean population watch Russian TV-news which is continually broadcasting propaganda. On 11 March, 2014 the Supreme Council of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol town council signed a declaration of independence of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. The meeting of parliament was classified, the building was blocked by militants without decoration. At least such atmosphere can signify that deputies were under political pressure and the very secure of the quorum on that historical meeting can raise doubts.

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