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Section of I.W.A. in the region of Russia about the last protests for Navalny

Russia. Statement by the russian section of the International Workers Association (I.W.A.) on the Navalny protests.

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Letter from Russia – On the Protests of January 23

CrimethInc received the following report secondhand from anarchists in Russia, describing the situation there during the protests of January 23, in which tens of thousands across the country rallied in response to the arrest of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny—expressing anger that runs much deeper. It had been our hope that sooner or later, the unrest from Belarus might spill over into Russia—this is certainly the best hope for rebels in Belarus and elsewhere around the sphere of Russian influence, as well as all who suffer under Putin. We publish this here in the interests of fostering international perspectives among all who endure the consequences of capitalism and state power. May even revolt deepen and spread.

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“Now and then the flame dies down, but solidarity is a stream of sparks” – An interview with Ilya Shakursky, imprisoned in the infamous “Network” case

ILYA SHAKURSKY, an antifascist political prisoner in Russia, appeals to you in this interview to write to him, and to others imprisoned in the infamous “Network” case. Please see a note at the end about where to send messages.

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Anarchist Comrade Alexey “#Socrates” #Sutuga Has Passed Away in #Moscow

Moscow. Russia. On the morning of September 1st, 34-year-old anarchist Alexey ”Socrates” Sutuga died, due to severe head injuries, in the intensive care unit of the Sklifosovsky Institute. For more than a week, doctors fought for his life, but the injuries were too serious.

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Solidarity is fragile – thoughts on the “Network” case from ABC #Dresden

Around a month ago before the whole Europe was locked down by the national states, anarchist movement in different parts of the world was shaken by the news from Russia around “Network Case”. Liberal news portal “Meduza” published information that some of the defendants from Penza were involved in murder of two people while they were on the run. This information brought back the topic of how we organize our solidarity and what are the limits of our solidarity. Although we are not located in the region, we have a connection to our comrades in Russia. We organized many solidarity events for those prosecuted under “Network” case in the city of Dresden. For example, an evening at the end of December, where we encouraged people to write to Russian Anarchists and Antifascists in prison.

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Statement by the Russian section of the I.W.A. in connection with the introduction of a house arrest regime in Moscow and several other regions of #Russia

Moscow. Russia. April 2, 2020. The authorities finally threw off the democratic mask. By order of the authorities of Moscow and dozens of other regions, residents, under the pretext of an epidemic of coronavirus, are forbidden to leave the apartments in which they live.

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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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