A report, translated by the Russian Reader, on the ongoing repression against Russian anarchists. Russian anarchists have also published a call for international solidarity.
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).
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.
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.
Russia: Rupression campaign statement about the accused in the Network case.
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.
“Even if the dictatorship of the party were an appropriate means to bring about a blow to the capitalist system (which I strongly doubt), it is nevertheless harmful for the creation of a new socialist system. What are necessary and needed are local institutions, local forces; but there are none, anywhere.”
After admitting his guilt to the police during the investigation, Arman Sagynbaev, one of the people arrested in Russia in relation to the “Penza case“, refused to plead guilty in court and explained that he was forced to his initial confession under torture.
Through radical protest of the 1990s and 2000s to the repressive machine of today, Romanov’s biography shows how the Russian government’s attitude to protest has hardened.
Dublin: Demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm.