Russia

Bolsheviks shooting anarchists - Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman

Letter from Emma Goldman and Alex Berkman written to warn workers of the persecution of revolutionaries in Russia by the Bolsheviks, originally published in Freedom in 1922.

Video footage of Pyotr Kropotkin's funeral

A photograph from Pyotr Kropotkin's funeral, 13th February 1921.

Video footage of Pyotr Kropotkin's funeral which took place from 10th to 13th February, 1921. It was documented by 'Section of social chronicles of all-Russian cinema and photo publishing'.

Animal Farm, a fairy story - George Orwell

Erroneously considered a damning of collectivism, Orwell's allegorical fantasy is a critique of the Bolshevist and Stalinist regimes set on a farm as animals attempt to create a society.

Two anarchists defending tenants from eviction are arrested in Moscow

On January 19th, 39 activists were arrested in central Moscow with anarchists among them. They were involved in a campaign protecting tenants from raiders. Next morning they were released, but two activists were then re-arrested and taken to the Khamovniki police station. They were detained for 48 hours with a criminal case under article 213 - hooliganism (5 year imprisonment) opened against them. The detainees' surnames are Pogosov and Polozenko.

Russian prisoners fight-back against corrupt and brutal screws

Hundreds of prisoners at Prison Number 6 in Kopeisk, in the Urals region of Russia, have fought fierce battles with screws and security forces and launched a rooftop occupation in a protest against draconian conditions, torture, extortion, and the use of solitary confinement. Four inmates have died at the prison in recent years following beatings from staff. The protest lasted for two days before the police and army special forces managed to regain control.

Anti-fascists of Kazan, Russia need solidarity!

Our friend Oleg is threatened with 5 years in prison, as he is facing charges according to statutes 213 (hooliganism) and 116 parts 2a, 2b (battery) of Russian criminal codex. This is already second such case against Oleg, first time he was charged 3 years ago.

New short films on Belarusian anarchist political prisoners Ihar Alinevich and Mikalaj Dziadok, Mikalaj transferred to high-security prison

Two new short films with English subtitles dedicated to Belarusian anarchist political prisoners have been released as part of the Belarusian series "Chronicles of the times of courts", one is dedicated to Ihar Alinevich and the other to Mikalaj Dziadok.

Police places pressure on relatives and friends of jailed Russian antifascists. Your support is needed

Antifascists Alexey Sutuga and Alexey Olesinov have already been in
the"Butyrka" prison in Moscow for more than half a year. Investigator Y.
Egorov, who is conducting the investigation, is expected to modify the
criminal case into a more serious one. The current criminal case was
instituted in April 2012 following section 213 part 2 of the Russian
Criminal Code (hooliganism motivated by political enmity, performed by
an organised group)

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