repression

Up Against the Wall - Anonymous

A short communique from 2003 about the construction of a wall to expand Israeli occupation and how anarchists can respond to this and other attempts to erect borders between peoples.

Brazil: popular revolt and its limits

Vitória 2011 bus fare protests

June 2018 marks five years since the wave of protests against the price of collective transportation, which shook the streets of hundreds of brazilian cities in 2013. At the heart of those riots was the Movimento Passe Livre (something like Free Pass Movement), an autonomous and horizontal social movement founded in 2005, which defended the gratuity of transport. Written in 2014 by two militants who later left the organization, this article reflects on the limits of that cycle of protests.

As #August21 prison strike approaches, repression against organizers escalates

A look at the co-ordinated clampdown targeting a number of prominent prison organizers in the run-up to the national prison strike set to begin on August 21st.

Iranian feminist sentenced to twenty years for protest against compulsory hijab

Shapark Shajarizadeh was one of 29 women who undertook individual protests against the wearing of the hijab in Iran in February. Last month her lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who specialises in human rights and also represented other women involved in the protests, was arrested.

Socialism With a Human Face or With Goose Pimples? - Karel Tynsky

An account by a Czech journalist of the trials convenved to punish those who took part in the protests of the Prague Spring.

Their Struggle is our Struggle - Andre Granou

A Czech worker argues with a Soviet Soldier

A letter by French Marxist Andre Granou on the escalating repression of Czechoslovak intelectuals and workers in the after math of the Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring.

An Open Letter to Angela Davis - Jiri Pelikan

Czechoslovak dissident and former member of the Communist party Jiri Pelikan wrote this open letter to Angela Davis requesting her support for Czechoslovak political prisoners. She declined.

1996: Killings at the Abu Salim Prison in Libya

An account of a bloody crushing of a prison mutiny by the Libyan security forces in 1996, resulting in the estimated deaths of 1,200 inmates.

1947: The February 28 Incident

An account of the brutal repression of anti corruption and police brutality protests in Taiwan by the Chinese (Republic of China) military and KMT occupation.