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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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#Stockholm: Support event for antifascists who are imprisoned in Russia!

Stockholm: On January 27, 2019 there will be an support event for the imprisoned and tortured comrades in the Russian cities St. Petersburg and Penza. There will also be a solidarity action in front of the Russian embassy.

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Russian antifascists under attack: urgent fundraiser launched

Russian anti-fascists are struggling against a brutal wave of repression which has featured kidnappings, savage beatings, torture and fabricated court cases.  Up to date, eleven antifascists are facing lengthy jail sentences. In response,  a group of activists centred in London and with the shared goal of organising solidarity action and fundraise for the release of the antifascist political prisoners is calling on everybody opposed to racism, xenophobia, fascism and the upsurge of far-right populism sweeping the world to help raise funds in solidarity with Russian comrades. Please donate now at the link below. Solidarity is a weapon.

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#GiletsJaunes: #Paris is on Fire

We (Libcom, EIE) are publishing this translation from Russian of the Internationalist Communists of Krasnoyarsk. We should warn readers that the latter is machine translated and we have not been able to verify its accuracy. The article has since been overtaken by events (e.g. at time of writing this 4 people have now died) and the opinions are those of the Russian comrades.

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#Kaliningrad, #Russia: Anarchist Vyacheslav Lukichev interrogated for 36 hours and beaten

A report, translated by the Russian Reader, on the ongoing repression against Russian anarchists. Russian anarchists have also published a call for international solidarity.

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#Helsinki: Father Frost Festival against #Putin 2019 to take place in January

Next year, 2019, the Father Frost against Putin-festival will once again take place in Helsinki.  From the 5th to the 6th of January you can join discussions about the state of affairs in Russia and the x-USSR region, and get a chance to meet various social and political activists without the fear of police or special service operations. (fear of infringement from the side of police and special services). 

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#London #UK: callout for solidarity with russian anti-fascists

We are an ad-hoc collective of anti-fascists in London who want to organise a solidarity event to support anti-fascists in Russia on 19th January.

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#Helsinki: Action in solidarity with arrested russian antifascists

October 28, 2018, Helsinki: 10 people took part in a solidarity action in front of the Russian Embassy, mostly anti-fascists and anarchists from Russia and some activists from Finland.

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#Russia #Rupression campaign statement about the accused in the Network Case

Russia: Rupression campaign statement about the accused in the Network case.

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#Kropotkin and #Lenin by David Shub

David Shub’s  essay on the relationship between Lenin and Kropotkin was was written shortly after the author’s biography of Lenin in 1948 and draws a striking contrast between the two famous Russian revolutionaries. While initially deferential to the gentle and polite Kropotkin – at the time far more famous and influential both inside and outside  Russia than the Bolshevik leader – Lenin quickly came to despise Kropotkin and his constant criticism of Bolshevism. The anarchist proclaimed Lenin’s government would be the “burial of the Russian Revolution”. Kropotkin’s predictions of the horrors of the Bolshevik State (“a Soviet Union only in name”)  came true even before his death in 1921, and foretold the horrors of the Stalinist regime to come. This pamphlet is a brief illustration of their strained relationship and history.

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