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Epidemics and Revolution (I): Notes on the cholera riots 1830-1831

The second cholera pandemic in Russia (1826-1837) and the fifth cholera pandemic in Italy (1881-1896) are notable, not simply for a similarity in terms of the cost and suffering of human life, but for the various moments of resistance and popular revolt that were mobilized at the very moment when the fear of death (as condition) and the fear of contagion (as affect) gripped and enraptured the everyday life of each, respective, population.

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Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in #Russia – A Call

Penza. Russia. The Volga District Military Court, [sitting in Penza], has [convicted and] sentenced seven defendants in the Network Case. Now there is a call for solidarity actions from February 22 – 29.

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Elephant in the room – repressions against anarchists in #Russia and cooperation of liberals and nazis in #Thuringia #Germany

Podcast Elephant in the room – interview on recent sentencing of anarchists in Russia. Second part of podcast we talk about cooperation of liberals and nazis in Thuringia, Germany.

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#Penza, #Russia: 86 Years in Prison for 7 Defendants in Network Case – Defendants in Network Case Receive Up to 18 Years in Prison

Penza. Russia. February 10, 2020. The Volga District Military Court, [sitting in Penza], has [convicted and] sentenced seven defendants in the Network Case.

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#Moscow, #Russia: Pre-Trial Detention of Anarchist Comrade Azat Miftakhov Extended Until April

Moscow City Court has extended the term in custody of mathematician Azat Miftakhov, charged with disorderly conduct, as reported in Novaya Gazeta‘s live blog from the hearing.

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Russian territory: 18 Years in Prison for Being Tortured by the FSB

Russian territory. The state prosecutor has asked the Volga District Military Court to sentence the five defendants in the Penza portion of the Network Case to between six and eighteen years in prison, according to a member of the campaign to support the defendants who was present in the courtroom.

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Repression against Russian anarchists

Repressions against Russian anarchists, March 2019. Over the past few years, a campaign of repression by the police and special services has been launched against anarchists in Russia. The situation of repression is constantly changing and being updated, and therefore we have prepared this list of cases against anarchists over the past few years, which is relevant for March 2019.

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#Russia: New repression against Russian anarchists

On February 1, in Moscow, Russian FSB has raided several flats and arrested 10 people under « conspiracy charges ». All of them were later released, after all-day interrogations and physical tortures, except one person, Azat Miftahov. 

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Russian security services may have used agent provocateur to frame up anti-fascists

A Russian newspaper has published evidence that the FSB used a neo-Nazi agent provocateur to try to entrap defendants in the “Network” case, who were then arrested and tortured.

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Electric shock is our way of doing things: investigation into Russian antifascist political prisoners

Between October 2017 and February 2018, the Russian security services tortured several Russian anarchists and anti-fascists as part of an
investigation into alleged terrorism offences.

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