Russia

A look at Leninism - Ron Taber

A Look at Leninism by Ron Taber

Published in 1988 this work by Ron Taber takes a critical look at Lenin and the early Bolshevik parties ideology dubbed "Leninism".

Review: Mother

A book review highlighting the utopian overtones of Maxim Gorky's 1906 novel Mother

Russia: police search Kirov anti-fascists' homes in trumped-up case

At six in the morning of November 27, a series of searches at homes of
eight members of anarchist group Autonomous Actions were carried out in
the Russian city of Kirov by police officers who were accompanied by
operatives of the anti-extremism E Centre. Officers seized all computer
equipment, such as system units and printers, as well as music CDs and
books.

Leninism, a fascist ideology - Miguel Amorós

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”.

Moscow anti-fascist may become permanently disabled in pre-trial detention

Health condition of anti-fascist Alexei Olesinov, who is held at
Moscow's Medvedkovo pre-trial detention centre as a suspect in the
"Moscow antifa case" for allegedly participating in a brawl, has sharply
deteriorated. Independent expert evaluation, conducted by the Pavlov
State Medical University in St Petersburg, confirmed that Olesinov risks
becoming permanently disabled.

Moscow court holds first hearing in "antifascist extremist community" case

After two weeks ago the case against Nizhny Novgorod antifascists (the
Antifa-RASH case) was sent back to prosecutor's office "to remove
doubts, irregularities and obstacles" by a court, which is not likely to
hear that case again, the case against Moscow-based antifascist Igor
Kharchenko may set a precedent. The case, which is being heard by
Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky district court, includes charges under Article
282, Part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code (participation in extremist
community).

Moscow: Police threaten violence against parents of arrested anti-fascist

Anti-fascist Alen Volikov, who is under arrest at Moscow's Butyrka
pre-trial detention centre, was visited by police operatives on November
13, and subjected to psychological pressure aimed at making him admit
his guilt. Volikov's lawyer Farid Murtazin reported that the operatives
made threats of violence against his family members. The officers said
that they would not leave Volikov's parents alone, and would set Federal
Security Service (FSB) officers on them.

A victory in Nizhni Novgorod of Russia - case against anti-fascists was returned to investigation

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.

Stop the crackdown against Russian anti-fascists!

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.

Anarchist Synthesis

In 1924, Sebastien Faure invited Voline to Paris, where he assisted him in the publication of the Encyclopedie anarchiste. Both Faure and Voline were advocates of "anarchist synthesis," which sought to synthesize all that was best in the various strands of anarchist thought and to unify the anarchist movement, while trying to avoid what Voline regarded as the sectarian party spirit of the Platformists. The following excerpts are from Voline's entry under "Anarchist Synthesis" in the Encyclopedie Anarchiste.