Russia

The Fatal Charm of the Millennium

New York Review of Books January 1976

The New York Review of Books
Aileen Kelly
January 22, 1976 Issue

Bakunin and the Historians

Anarcho Syndicalist Review 2015 Winter 63 with follow up to summer 1992 review

Libertarian Labor Review (later renamed Anarcho Syndicalist Review)
Summer 1992
https://syndicalist.us/2013/05/27/bakunin-and-the-historians/
“Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, the anarchist, was a political thinker; his reputation, based partly on his appetite for action and partly on unsympathetic historiography, obscures this…” Robert Cutler opens the introduction to his anthology of Bakunin’s writings with these words. Another historian, Nunzio Pernicone, deplores the modern fashion of “Bakunin-bashing.” And Arthur Lehning, in a 1978 review of the historical literature, refers to a conspiracy of silence...

Network Case Suspects Go on Hunger Strike

   Andrei Chernov in court. Photo courtesy of Mediazona and OVD Info.

OVD Info
December 2, 2018

Dmitry Pchelintsev and Andrei Chernov, residents of Penza and suspects
in the so-called Network case, have gone on hunger strike, claiming
remand prison officials and FSB officers have intimidated them during
their review of their criminal case file, something to which they are
entitled by Russian law. Several Penza suspects in the case have claimed
they have been put in solitary confinement, handcuffed to radiators, and
threatened with violance.

Festival Father Frost against Putin 2019 to take place in January

Father frost against Putin

Next year, 2019, the Father Frost against Putin-festival will once again
take place in Helsinki. From the 5th to the 6th of January you can join
discussions about the state of affairs in Russia and the x-USSR region,
and get a chance to meet various social and political activists without
the fear of police or special service operations. (fear of infringement
from the side of police and special services).

The untold history of armistice and the end of World War I

‘The best antidote to ideology is detail,’ writes Paul Mason. And the detail that’s missing this Armistice Day is that working people, when they take power into their own hands, can end whatever catastrophe is imposed on them.

Sobre el ataque contra la FSB en Rusia

Hoy (31-10-2018) un joven anarquista ruso, murió en un ataque a los cuarteles generales del FSB en Arkhangelsk. El FSB ha conseguido su objetivo, forzando a los jóvenes rusos a ataques con bombas en lugar de participar en la organización pública.

Russia: Free the “Network” Prisoners

Note from the Russian Reader:

Once upon a time in another fairy tale kingdom, I made a silly
resolution that I would grow a beard and keep it until my sisters and
brothers in HERE Locals 34 and 35 won their strike against Yale
University and got a new contract.

The strike ended ages ago, and the unions won their contract, but I
still have the beard.

No Justice, No Peace: Petersburg’s Kangaroo Courts Revisited

 Photo by David Frenkel.

Russian political prisoner Yuli Boyarshinov, a “suspect” in the FSB
frame-up known as the Network case aka the Penza-Petersburg “terrorism”
case, lookng like a human being amidst the combined armed guard of
regular police and riot police at Petersburg’s Dzerzhinsky District
Court this past Friday.