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ABC-Moscow: Repressions summary for January-February 2014

From now on, we are going to publish summaries of repressions against anarchists, antifascists and social activists in Russia on a regular basis, as well as on how the state opposes our activity. In the January-February issue: sudden amnesty of antifascists in Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, attempt to ban "Avtonom" zine due to

Interview with a member of the fan club Gate 4 (PAOK Thessaloniki)

This time we interviewed a fan of one of the most famous teams in Greece. Two-headed eagles Thessaloniki  are one of the symbols of the city, along with the White Tower. This team was created by migrants from Turkey, people affected by genocide and nationalism. PAOK fans are known throughout Europe as one of the craziest, and the stadium in Tumba Derby Day turns into hell. Ladies and gentlemen, today we will focus on the black-and-white heart of Macedonia, the legendary club PAOK Thessaloniki.

 

Interview with a member of fan club Front Commun Montreal (Montreal Impact FC, ​​Canada)

North America is a region where football and fans culture  hardly developed. Sport in this region is very commercialized and turned into a passive contemplation of what is happening on the field. Football never here more profitable and therefore poorly developed .If you know about Mexican ultras lot of fan communities that the U.S. and Canada there is very little information. While still on hearing some group of fans of teams from Portland, Washington, Houston.

Disturbances lecture series: Pussy Riot and its prehistory - A short introduction to Russian activist art

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday
April 13th

Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm

Russian avant-garde was once highly political art – art of new
life and hope, that was born during and first years after Russian
revolution.

Stalinist reaction have destroyed these hopes as well as any independent
form of thinking – including avant-garde art.

Interview with a member of fan associations Gate 13 (Panathinaikos Athens)

Bring to your attention an interview with a member of one of the most famous and influential fan associations in Greece. Multiple champion Greece and member of European club Panathinaikos needs no introduction, and his fans known far beyond the country. Athens had once been known as the cradle of Greek culture and the birthplace of democracy. Now this metropolis known as political protests and football fights. And here it will be one of the protagonists of such confrontations Gate 13.

 

- Tell about history your club.

 

Interview with a member of Antifa league athens

Athens many known as the center of European protest, where anti-fascists and anarchists are a major political force. Even the word "anarchy" is of Greek origin. Greece is also very popular football, and formed many fans' groups supporting anti-fascist ideas. Here we will talk about one of the projects of the left movement in Athens, aimed at forming a new football culture without the influence of nationalists and big capital.

- Tell us how was founded Antifa League of Athens.

GNMP-2014

For the 24th to 28th of april 2014 the 3rd “good night macho pride” anarcha-feminist gathering is announced to take place in kiev, ukraine.

At the gathering will be theoretical and practical discussions related to anarchist and feminist topics such as relations and way of talking in groups, how to deal with insultings, consciousness of sexist behaviour and preventation against burnout. Beneath that it is a good option to get in touch with other anarcha-feminist groups and activists.

Anarchists from Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks.

Anarchists, organizers of demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks.

 

On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration "Against the war in Ukraine" supposed to happen in Petrozavodsk, for a peaceful solution of tense situation there and prevention of bloodshed continuation.

 

Interview with Che Guevara Club (Panserraikos)

Present to your attention an interview with a representative of Greece ultras. Here we will focus on the team from a simple provincial town of Serres.

- What the standings at Panserraikos this season? How many people keep coming to the games?
 

- Panserraikos has a bad season until now, but we are still in the middle of the season. We are 11th in points and there are 21 teams in the second division of Greek Football. In our ground we have about 2.000-3.000 fans in every game. In one game we had about 4.500.

Saint Petersburg: An artist and an anarchist have been discharged

Dzerzhinsky district court of Petersburg has freed from charge artist Petr Pavlenskyi and anarchist Yaroslav Gradil. They were charged with disorderly conduct for  their "Freedom" performance at Malyi Konyushennyi bridge. The message has came from Interfax with the link to activists lawyer Dinar Idrisov. Both have been freed from custody.
According to Administrative Offences Code article 20.1, they were faced up to 15 days of arrest.

Interview with fan-club White Angels (FC Zagreb)

This interview was conducted editors of zine . This information-analytical magazine about fan movements close to the left positions.

- Tell us about your city of Zagreb. What football traditions in your
city?

Zagreb is a capital of Croatia, and the biggest city with 700,000 people living in it, and around a million with the surroundings.

A solidarity action for Bolotnaya prisoners in Helsinki

We went and dropped two banners as a protest against .

A sentence for Bolotnaya case is expected next monday, 24rd of December.

Our action was also in solidarity for all political prisoners.

Freedom for all political prisoners!

Anarchist Black Cross Helsinki on Sunday 23rd February, 2014

 

Anarchist Black Cross support event in Helsinki - #Freejoel!

31st of January A-ryhmä and Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki organised a support concert  Helsinki, with Jyrki Nissinen & Isotissinen, Euro Crack, Bunny and Max Peezay from Sweden. 

In end of the event, a support photo was taken for Joel, who is imprisoned in Sweden for defending anti-racist demonstration in Kärrtorp of Stockholm last December.  

Disturbances lecture series: Capitalist Dynamics & the Gendered, Racialized Politics of Labour Contracts

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday
March 2nd

Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm

A discussion on Contract & Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia
(2012), with particular emphasis on changing forms of work, labour-time,
value theory and questions about the abolition of work.

Kaunas antifascists call for a protest against the LTJS march

On February 16, Lithuanian Nationalist Youth Union (LTJS – Lietuvių Tautinio Jaunimo Sąjunga) will organise the traditional march in Kaunas: once again, guised under Lithuanian flags, they will propagate xenophobic, racist, homophobic and sexist ideas. The crew of antifa.lt calls for all who see inherent fascism in the famous slogan "Lithuania for Lithuanians" to join the anti-march protest. Antifascists and their friends are to gather by Miesto sodas (opposite the municipality) at 3 PM.

Disturbances lecture series: Online-lecture on uprising in Ukraine: Background and perspectives

In Helsinki,  Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday February the 16th

Food served 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm (2:30PM Greenwich Median Time)

You may follow lecture online (both real-time and recording) at .

"Prison united all of us"

Interview with anarchist prisoners in the so-called "Bolotnaya Case", former sailor Alexei Polikhovich, 22 (pictured), and historian Stepan Zimin, 21. They are amongst the many people charged with participation in the May 6, 2012 clashes with police during an opposition rally in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square. Both face a sentence of five-and-a-half year in penal colony, having spent over a year in pre-trial detention.

AWU Statement on the Current Political Situation

The laws which were passed on January 16th showed that the faction of the ruling class which now controls the government is ready to install a reactionary bourgeois dictatorship on the model of the Latin American regimes of the 1970s. The “dictatorship laws” criminalize any protest and limit the freedom of speech; also, they establish responsibility for “extremism”.

Moscow anti-fascists amnestied

On Friday 10th of January Basmanniy district court of Moscow ceased criminal case against Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov and Babken Guskasyan. All four were accused of “hooliganism”, a criminal offense which is included in the amnesty bill, approved as a PR stunt on initiative of Vladimir Putin himself in advent of the Sochi Winter Olympics – most known amnestied political prisoners being 30 detainees of the Arctic Sunrise ship of Greenpeace, and two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot.

Baltic Anarchist Winter meeting – program

Program is preliminary, last minute changes are possible:

11:00 – 13:45 Presentations of projects and groups

13:45 – 14:45 Lunch

14:45 – 16:00 Feminist movement in Russia

16:15 – 17:30 Support in an anarchist community

17:45 – 19:00 Forest occupation struggle in Germany

19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

20:00 Evaluation discussion and continuation of BAWM

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