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Two Brest antifascists sentenced for fights with neonazis (Belarus)

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

In March two antifascists from Brest, Belarus were found guilty of attacking local neonazis.

Dzmitry Stsyashenka was accused of aggravated hooliganism for threatening to attack a neonazi with a knife last summer. He was sentenced to 4 years of custodial restraint.

Dzmitry Zvan’ko was accused of malicious bodily harm inflicted to a group of neonazis, who provoked antifascists on May 8, 2013. He was sentenced to 5 years of colony with reinforced regime. More on this story http://abc-belarus.org/?p=3156&lang=en

Both court sessions were closed because the complainants asked so.

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San Francisco: Attack on Nazi Publishing company (USA)

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

325 receives and transmits:

Last night the nazi publishers at counter currents got the message.
Bricks and paint bombs.

We got close.

We will get closer.

For antifascists in Ukraine, Sweden, and the world.

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Calais: Fascist attacks continue against Rue Émile Dumont, Coulogne & call-out for assembly (France)

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Read this: Calais: Communiqué from people inside Rue Émile Dumont, Coulogne

325 receives and transmits:

UPDATE 8AM Monday 24/2:

Local Calais media are reporting the demonstration of around 50 racists continued through Sunday. The fire brigade were called after a group of men were spotted nearby by neighbours with jerrycans of petrol to prepare more molotov cocktails.

ASSEMBLY AGAINST FASCISM AND FOR TOLERANCE. AND SOLIDARITY

Call-out from anti-racist residents of Calais.

Gathering with music and dance, words and food.

Saturday 1 March 2.30 PM. Place d’Armes, Calais.

We are indignant to see that hundreds of people are living in the street whilst houses are empty and abandoned. Indignant about the passivity or hostility of the authorities and for the demonstrations of fascist hatred in these last days.

These fascists do not represent Calais. There are also many more people who have been engaged for years, as individuals or with groups, in hospitality and openness.

Whether we are long term residents of Calais or passing through, we will come to share a moment of tolerance and solidarity.

More information: here and here.

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Sydney: Antifascist Actions (Australia)

Monday, February 24th, 2014

On the 26th of January in Brisbane, a few members of a fascist sect called the ‘Australia First Party’ attempted to disrupt the annual invasion day march held by the local indigenous community. On the same day in Canberra the fuehrer of the party, Jim Saleam (former leader of ‘National Action’ and ’Australian Nazi Party’) gave a podium speech at a protest against the new Bikie laws in Queensland. Back in December the party held a small rally outside the Greek consulate in Sydney in support of the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party. (more…)

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Calais: Fascists mobilise against squatters – International call-out for support and solidarity (France)

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Solidarity desperately needed in Calais to resist fascists mobilising against a squatted farm house. Up to 50 fascists have been present, throwing rocks & fireworks, with a few who have tried to smash their way in with a sledgehammer. Support needed!

See here and also here for more info and updates.

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Moscow anti-fascists amnestied (Russia)

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

On Friday 10th of January Basmanniy district court of Moscow ceased criminal case against Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov and Babken Guskasyan. All four were accused of “hooliganism”, a criminal offense which is included in the amnesty bill, approved as a PR stunt on initiative of Vladimir Putin himself in advent of the Sochi Winter Olympics – most known amnestied political prisoners being 30 detainees of the Arctic Sunrise ship of Greenpeace, and two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. Four anti-fascists had also other, less severe charges which fall under statutes of limitations. (more…)

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New animation film about anti-fascist resistance in Magdeburg (Germany)

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

‘Magdeburg is a city in the east of Germany: there is disruption created by an annual parade of fascists claiming to commemorate the casualties of an allied air strike that happened during the Second World War.

The emphasis they place on the nature of these casualties as victims could have the effect of distracting people’s attention from the atrocities performed by the Nazis themselves during the war, and from their role as the instigators of the conflict.’

You can see the full film here:- https://vimeo.com/71367150

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Left Wing Student Union Activist Attacked by Far-Right Again: Second Attack in Just One Month (Ukraine)

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

On September 11, another activist of left wing student union “Direct Action” was attacked by a fascist paramilitary group with their faces covered. The attack happened in a public place in the city centre, near the subway station. The activist was not robbed, and the attack was video recorded by the offenders. The activist fainted and the passerby witnessed the attack called the ambulance and the police. Pavlo Myronov is in the hospital with a brain concussion and partial memory loss. (more…)

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Anti-Fascist Network statement on Saturday 7th September EDL demonstration (UK)

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

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The Metropolitan Police arrested over 280 anti-fascist activists, local community members, and passersby in East London on 7 September, as up to 700 English Defence League supporters were allowed to march over Tower Bridge and rally at Aldgate without encountering any mass opposition.

A large community demonstration was restricted to Altab Ali Park, well out of sight of the EDL’s march route and rally point. A bloc of around 600 within the demonstration, coordinated by the Anti-Fascist Network (AFN), attempted to hold a march to get within sight of the EDL’s route and present a visible opposition, which was then blocked and kettled by police. Despite police attacks the front of the AFN bloc did manage to get within sight of the EDL march, meaning the only political opposition the racists saw on the day was a direct result of the AFN mobilisation. (more…)

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London: September 7th / Resistance to fascism & racism in the East End (UK)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

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Antifascist Attack in Bristol (UK)

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

At 3am on Tuesday morning (August 6th) the County Sports Club on Colston Street was attacked. 4 windows were smashed each with 2 panes and SMASH FASCISM was painted on the wall. On July 13th the County Sports Club allowed Close Shave to play, a fascist punk band that have played regularly with Screwdriver and on the bill of Rock Against Communism. Their lyrics advocate bringing back the death penalty for immigrants and gays amongst other things.

Let this be a warning when polite requests fail. Anyone supporting or promoting the racism, homophobia and totalitarianism of the far right (or left) deserves this kind of treatment.

For freedom of movement and freedom of sexuality!

For freedom.

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Anarchist anti-fascists from Kazan need your solidarity (Russia)

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Four anarchist anti-fascists from Kazan, Oleg Kapustyanov, Ruslan Rostov, Timur Dornonin and Artyom Sher are currently in remand prison. Fifth suspect, Dmitri Ilichev is under traveling restrictions. Goal of the imprisonment is to pressure them to plea guilty.

Universiade, Nazis and police

This year Universiade, the international competition of the university sports, which finished 17th of July, was organized in Kazan. For the mainstream media, this was a merry and long waited sports event. But for inhabitants of Kazan, it was a torture, and for social activists of the city, it was a plain hell.

And the hell began 3th of April, when officers of Kazan «E-Center» (Center of Counteraction against Extremism») searched homes of four anarchist anti-fascist students — Dmitri Ilichev, Oleg Kapustyanov, Ruslan Rostov and Artyom Sher. All four were arrested. Only in the police station they were told that they were suspected of having taken part to a fight which took place one month before. (more…)

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David Irving holocaust denier giving a UK tour (19th-31st) August 2013

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Stop David Irving

Graff above done in Newcastle upon Tyne. Video:- http://youtu.be/HH5GaY9CURM

For more information visit:- http://neantifascists.wordpress.com/

David Irving is visiting the UK in August (19th-31st) 2013.
(more…)

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London: English Defence League in Tower Hamlets – Sat 7 Sept 2013 (UK)

Monday, August 5th, 2013

One month to go and it is time to get mobilising for the biggest turnout possible against the EDL in Tower Hamlets.

The racists are mobilising nationally to descend on London’s East End but they won’t get to intimidate people and parade their hatred through the streets unopposed. (more…)

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For Clément: with rage in our hearts, never forget, never forgive (France)

Friday, June 21st, 2013

From sudsciencespo:

Wednesday, June 5. Only a few days have passed, yet it seems like it has been an eternity. Since the death of Clément, we have been caught in ceaseless currents of grief. Nothing, perhaps not even the years and the experience that we do not yet have, could prepare us for the death of a friend and comrade. In spite of this, we have not been granted time for mourning, as the murder of Clément was a political murder. And a murder such as this requires a political response.

The world has not stopped out of respect for our tears, so we, out of respect for Clement, cannot stop in turn. We need to raise our heads, turn our pain into anger and our rage into strength. We want the immense pain, the irrepressible anger, rage, and strength which live in these words, to give Clément’s death the meaning he would have wanted to give it: a political meaning. (more…)

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Alexey Sutuga released pending trial (Russia)

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

19th of June Moscow city court accepted appeal of criminal investigators to release Alexey Sutuga trial pending with a condition of a bail. Three Moscow anti-fascists, Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga and Alyon Volkov have been were arrested since February, April and November of 2012 respectively, charged for accusation of Hooliganism (statute 213 part 2 of Russian criminal codex), for events of 17th of December 2011 in club Vozdukh. During anti-fascist concert far-right supporting security attacked spectators, and claimed anti-fascists having initiated the violence. Later on, all three were charged with additional case of beating up a young fascist 4th of December 2011 (statute 111 of Russian criminal codex, grievous bodily harm). (more…)

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Support Dmitri Zvanko, anti-fascist prisoner from Brest (Belarus)

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Dmitri Zvanko – is anti-fascist from Brest. He was arrested 9th of May 2013, as one of 5 anti-fascists who were suspected of fighting with far-right activists the day before. Arrested anti-fascists were beaten up and put under psychological pressure by cops, Dmitri filed a complaint about his treatment although he was pressured not to do so. On the 19th of May four of the arrested were released, but Dmitri was charged with statute 339.3 of the Belarusian criminal codex (malicious hooliganism with a group of people), which carries a prison sentence from 3 to 10 years. Lawyers are afraid that statute 147.2 (grievous bodily harm) may be added, which would mean a prison sentence between 5 and 10 years.
For support for the legal costs of the arrested, contact ABC-Belarus:
belarus_abc(A T)riseup.net

Address for support letters:
Dmitri Nikolayevich Zvanko
SIZO-7, ul. Sov. Pogranichnikov 37
Belarus

Send a letter online:
http://abc-belarus.org/?page_id=579&lang=en

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Anti-fascist Alexey Olesinov released pending trial in Moscow (Russia)

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

On the 7th of June, anti-fascist Alexey “Shkobar” Olesinov was released pending trial. The Moscow city court made a decision on appeal against his detention, filed by Olesinov’s lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina. The court released Olesinov, as the most serious charges against him (causing grievous bodily harm, statute 111 of the Russian criminal codex) were dropped in late May.

The lawyer of Olesinov said that the police investigator responsible did not even appear in the court.

The release of Olesinov means that it is highly likely that his co-defendant Alexey Sutuga will be released as well. However, unlike Olesinov, Sutuga has no permanent registration in the Moscow region, which means that it is highly likely that a bail of up to one million rubles (50,000 euros) will be demanded. For more information about fundraising for the bail of Sutuga, check here.

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Paris: Young antifascist beaten to death by fascists (France)

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Via contra-info:

Short statement about the comrades’ death:

“In the night of Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, as he was leaving a clothes store near the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris, Clément Méric, 18, antifascist and trade-unionist, was beaten to death by members of a far right group. He had left the city of Brest to study political science in Paris. He fell victim to the growing violence of the far right, which has increased over the last months. He died from his injuries at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital the same night.

All our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones to whom we express our complete solidarity.

His friends and comrades”

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Full statement : Newcastle 14 anti fascist defence campaign (UK)

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

325 receives and transmits this statement. We have total solidarity with the arrested anti-fascists, but we state our position against the defence of “democracy” as is advocated in the following statement, in accordance with our anarchist principles.

At approximately 12:40 on Saturday 25 May 2013, 14 anti-fascists were arrested outside the Haymarket metro station in Newcastle as they were about to join the Newcastle Unites march against the English Defence League (EDL). The youngest of those arrested was just 15. There is substantial evidence that members of Newcastle Unites played a part in the arrests. All those arrested had their homes raided while they were in custody, and police have seized mobile phones, computers, cameras, notebooks and political literature. The protesters were released without charge 10 hours later, in the middle of the night at a police station on the outskirts of Newcastle. They have been bailed until 7 August 2013. (more…)

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