It would appear that Christmas has come early in Greece. Earlier today a ‘makeshift’ bomb that included dynamite exploded in the offices of the fascist ‘Golden Dawn’ in Asprogpyrgos – a suburb of Athens.
There were no casualties reported, but a huge hole was ripped through a wall, causing significant damage to both floors of the building.
A police officer who declined to be named has said that:
“The attack was most likely carried out by a far-left group. It was a powerful blast that caused a lot of damage. It looks like terrorism”.
On November 24 2012, three different demonstrations took place in Rome and in other cities.
In the morning, two separate rallies marched through the capital, both protesting against cuts in school budgets. The first was led by the COBAS union, which had called for a strike, while the second was a students’ rally.
A no-holds-barred, insult-laden attack on Leninism, featuring Lenin as the Virgin Mary, an extraterrestrial civilization in a distant galaxy that sends UFOs to the planet Earth to spread the gospel of socialism, “a bourgeois revolution without the bourgeoisie” (the Russian Revolution), Manichaean fairy tales, sacred scriptures, split personalities, Freemasons, zombies, and even Hardt and Negri, who, just like their predecessors in this hardly glorious tradition, have “always defended interests contrary to those of the proletariat”.
A look at some of the context behind the vicious attack by fascists on Tottenham fans in Rome before the teams met for their Europa League tie.
Considering last weekend's result, it feels pretty odd for me - as an Arsenal fan - to sit down and try to write something about Tottenham that isn't just about how shit they are. But that's what's happening. A couple of things have happened over the past few weeks that means gloating about a derby victory takes a back seat to the other stuff.
A critical look at some assumptions of communisation theorists - considering that their often determinist historical predictions are not the only possible outcomes. "Communisation resulting in a classless society is only one of the possibilities on the horizon".
It is now more than five years since the start of the financial crisis with no sign of respite from austerity and increasing insecurity. Neither the old left of unions and parties or the newer social movements of protest and direct action seem to be up to the task of offering a way forward.
Warsaw - The past days following the Nationalist riots of November 11, 2012 have been a time of solemn reflection for those of us in Poland and our friends watching around the world. We have awoken to a new reality, not in a hyperbolic or theoretical sense, but to a practical new reality of fascist terror on the streets of our cities, escalating exponentially. With burned out apartments, hospitalized anti-fascists, murders, mass nationalist marches through our cities, and now the formation of nationalist militias, and a call to overthrow the republic, we’re asking ourselves, just as our grandparents asked 80 years ago, ‘how could this be happening in our times?’
On Saturday a group of Polish activists were arrested in Frankfurt (Oder) just because they were Polish antifascists.
That day, German Nazis wanted to organize demonstration against Polish immigrants. The counter demonstration is supported both by workers, leftists and religious groups. Even the mayor of the town gave “support” to the demonstration. But the true about this “support” is a bit different.
Some brief observations regarding attitudes towards the repression of the far-right by state forces.
The following observations are in no way typical of the majority of anarchists, just a small minority I have encountered in recent weeks.
The last few months has seen a marked increase in the active interference by the Police in the activities of various far-right groups, such as the English Defence League, Infidels of Britain, National Front, and the Combined Ex Forces (CxF).
On 18th October, lenta.ru news service transmitted that judge Olga Koloverova refused to sentence the defendants in the so-called "Antifa-RASH" case in Nizhni Novgorod. The judge demanded that police re-investigate the case, in order to exclude contradictions, which are currently obvious.
According to the prosecution, participators of the extremist society "Antifa-RASH" planned to overthrow constitutional order and to establish anarchy. According to defendants, this is a fictional organisation made out by the political police force "E center", and it never existed.
An open letter, which is remarkable as it is the first time such many Russian journalists and other intelligentsia have taken an open position in support of the anti-fascist movement.
The crackdown against anti-fascists in Russia has recently gained
momentum. The country’s repressive law enforcement authorities view
involvement in the anti-fascist movement as a crime in itself.
Moscow anti-fascists Alexey Sutuga, Alexey Olesinov, Igor Kharchenko and
Irina Lipskaya are currently in jail in connection with dubious and