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Guerillas in Far East: some conclusions

This material does not express the views of members of Autonomous Action. Moreover, some statements are disputed. However, the article is written by a publicist, who is very close to our positions. Recent events (attacks on cops in Primorye, Perm, finally, in Kyrgyzstan) force us to pay close attention to the processes taking place here and now before our eyes.

The court banned the rally "for free public transport"

May 29 picket Square Povstantsiv Crimean group "Autonomous Action" launched a campaign "FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT. Carrying picket was timed to the intention of the city authorities to raise fares on public transport, in particular to raise fares in the city trolley with the current tariff 75 kopecks to 1 hryvnia. About these intentions deputy chairman of City Administration Igor Loktionov.

Statement by the anarcho-communists in South Africa over the "World Cup" soccer

This statement was posted yesterday on the website of the South African Anarchist Communist Federation Zabalata "(ZACF). It is not difficult to see that much is happening in South Africa, recalls the preparations for the Sochi-2014. Capitalism, as the saying goes, he and capitalism in Africa.

Statement by the anarcho-communists in South Africa over the "World Cup" soccer

This statement was posted yesterday on the website of the South African Anarchist Communist Federation Zabalata "(ZACF). It is not difficult to see that much is happening in South Africa, recalls the preparations for the Sochi-2014. Capitalism, as the saying goes, he and capitalism in Africa.

"The charge uncreative evil" or why the right copy aesthetics Left

Recently, some "friends" that we do not comrades, actively engaged in plagiarism. Of course, in politics there is no copyright. However, the very appearance of the right symbols, one to one copied from the leftist posters or shares raises the question. Why borrow from the aesthetics of the modern right-wing anarchist, autonomy and antifa? What do they have - there is no history of its own motion, which could serve as a model? Probably not. To mind "

"In Irkutsk, a war of management companies for the redistribution of property - are suffering residents of homes"

June 7, 2010 in the neighborhood Sunny, the city of Irkutsk was an attempt to raid the premises belonging to capture tenants № 1. The house is served by a management company "DOST", registered in Angarsk. Her tenants have chosen.

For that to die in peacetime? In Moscow Picket against appeal

Today, from 16:00 to 17:30 at the main military prosecutor's office anarchists and anti-militarist picket was organized against the draft. The picket was a reaction to the death of Omsk draftee Roman Suslov, who on May 22 was found hanged in a toilet train Moscow-Vladivostok.

Passengers near Moscow EMUs have expressed dissatisfaction with the policy of JSC "RZD"

June 7 in Moscow in a park near the headquarters of Railways held a rally against the sanctioned undo near Moscow electric trains. Mass cancellation of electric trains create a stampede in the suburban trains themselves and at the exit, people watch can not get to work and study. In the course of action was also competition for the best "rabbit ears".

In Tyumen, students require return transportation benefits

Tyumen, students continue to struggle against increasing fares on buses and for the return of student benefits. On Friday, June 4 they had in the downtown rally "hares", joined by the participants' blood pressure-Tyumen and vneorganizatsionnye anarchists. About 25 people in masks, in spite of rain, handing out leaflets and stickers, talked to passers-by and the cops.

Another murder committed by neo-Nazis in Moscow

On the 24th of May a group of young people were celebrating their friend’s birthday on the Moscow river embankment in the north-western part of the city. With the party coming to an end, the company started to dissolve while the rest, around 15 people and mostly girls remained to collect the rubbish. At this juncture they were attacked by a group of neo-Nazis (about 40 people) coming from the bridge, shooting their non-lethal guns and screaming «It’s them, get them!" According to the witness neo-Nazis sought to beat each and everyone. One of the girls got her back injured hit by a cobble. When the guys returned to the place most of them managed to get away from, they found their friend Dmitry Kashitsyn lying in blood. He got severely wounded. Dmitry died on the spot even before the police and the ambulance arrived. He was 27.

Call for international solidarity with the miners of Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo region

On the night of May, 8 a powerful explosion ripped through the Russia's largest coal mine Raspadskaya near the city of Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo region, followed by another methane blast 4 hours later. Several ground-based structures were destroyed by the double blast which also led to the ventilation system being rendered inoperative. The exact death toll is still unknown. Currently, official media reported 66 workers dead, 84 injured and 24 missing. A sudden excess of level of methane is said to have caused the explosion.

Anti-fascist hospital bill fundraiser

In December, anti-fascist comrade visited Moscow to play in a concert and was stabbed by a Nazi. He was made an operation, but soon a follow-up operation is needed, for which we are gathering money.  In case you are willing to donate, you may use yandex-internet money account  (4100165741055) or donate through ABC-Moscow (instructions available at http://wiki.golosa.info/en/index.php/Donate
 

14 antifa were lawlessly arrested by Special Police Forces, examined and tortured by members of Anti-extremism Department

1 of May in Nizhny Novgorod became a real show-off of police brutality.
 At 10 a.m. group of antifa were arrested by police officers at the Minin's square, took to the police division and called in question by members of Antiextremism Department. One of the members of Anti-extremism Department told the detained, that he don't give a damn for his rights and he's ready to wipe his ass with constitution. Detained were charged with unsanctioned action. But no action was there, those guys were going to take part in legal demonstration, which traditionally is held by the Left on Minin's square at 1 of May.
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A frameup against anarchist in Tyumen, Siberia

In evening of 14th of April officers of Center of Counteraction Against Extremism (“Center E”) in Tyumen region searched house and arrested for 48 hours local anarchist and member of Autonomous Action Andrey Kutuzov. According to friends of Andrey, pretext of the arrest was a leaflet, which Center E officers considered “extremist”. Friends of Andrey say that leaflet was planted during the search. Andrey Kutuzov and Rustam Fahretdninov were arrested in January of 2009 for “political vandalism”, eventually criminal case against them was closed due to “lack of proof”. This history resulted a criminal case against officers of “Center E”, who back then beat up one of the arrested. 
 

Andrey Mergenyov paroled

Recently we learned, that imprisoned anti-fascist Andrey Mergenyov was paroled. He was in prison since june 2007 after a fight with a Nazi in Saratov. Our congratulations for Andrey, but remember that there are still other prisoners in need of our support. 

 

For the occasion, please also change address of Aleksey Bychin, doing 5 years for a fight with Nazi who is also a police officer, in your prisoner lists as he has been moved to another subsection in the prison colony - letters sent to previous address will reach him as well, but with a substantial delay:

"Declare war to the war!" - Antiwar picket in Moscow

They don't want to talk about Afghanistan. In Russia people try to forget about events, that happened between 1979-1989, to forget how much people was killed and how much of them became disabled, how much soldiers blindly fought for the "great nothing" and how much of them had no choice. We recall those memories. In Afghanistan there are still military operations, but now due to NATO's forces. It's called as "control over sore points of Near East".

A letter from Andrey Mergenyov and other prisoner updates

Andrei Mergenyov is imprisoned in Saratov after a fight with a Nazi in June 2007. Recently we received a following letter from him, and we translated it just to remind you about one of the less known Russian anti-fascist prisoners.

Address of Andrey (note that this is a new address!): 

Andrey Mergenyov

Saratovskaya oblast G. Engels,

FBU IK-13

3 otryad 413116

You may also write address in cyrillic: 
Мергеневу А.К.

Actions vs. repressions

Short film Actions vs. repressions gives a voice to Russian anti-authoritarian activists from Autonomous Action of St. Petersburg and Ufa, Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow and St. Petersburg and Vsevolod Ostapov, who got brutalised by Police in April of 2007 and whose case became a rallying cry for a significiant campaign against police brutality in Moscow during last two years.

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