repression

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.

Abahlali baseMjondolo leader S’bu Zikode’s life is ‘in grave danger’

S'bu Zikode

Abahlali baseMjondolo continues to be subject to assassination in Durban. This article, from the Daily Maverick in Johannesburg, reports on recent threats to the movement.

Reflections on the Kisumu Massacre, 1969

In October 1969 Jomo Kenyatta visited the Russia-built Nyanza Provincial General Hospital in Kisumu. During a protest against the visit, the presidential escort and paramilitary forces opened fire on the crowd, killing more than 11 and injuring hundreds. The piece was written following several police killings in the wake of the 2017 Kenyan presidential elections.

Urgent Call for Solidarity Actions from the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association

The Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association have made an urgent call for solidarity in response to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice taking repressive measures against their members and suspected members.

How the NKVD framed the POUM

POUM headquarters

An extract of the memoirs of Jesús Hernández, a leading member of the Spanish Communist Party and minister in the republican government during the Spanish civil war, explaining how Soviet secret police framed and persecuted the anti-Stalinist communist group the POUM during the conflict.

Another Abahlali baseMjondolo leader assassinated in Durban

S'fiso Ngcobo

Last night S'fiso Ngcobo, chairperson of his local Abahlali baseMjondolo branch was assassinated in Durban. Earlier in the day Ndumiso Mnguni, also an Abahlali baseMjondolo member, was shot and seriously wounded by Municipal security guards.

Franco Serantini Poster Archive

Posters commemorating Franco Serantini, a 20 year old Italian anarchist who was arrested on the 5th of May 1972 at an anti-fascist demonstration in Pisa.

He was beaten severely by police in custody, and died inside the prison two days after his arrest, on the 7th of May 1972.