Russia

Alexi Navalny is no “honest guardian” against Kremlin oppression, anarchists warn

Following political protests against corruption in Russia on March 26th which saw hundreds of arrests, led by lawyer and political figure Alexi Navalny, Russian anarcho-syndicalist group KRAS-AIT argues that for the country’s poor, his “responsible” free-market vision offers no respite.

Ukrainian crisis and the "Left": Necessary clarification

 Ukrainian civil war caused another heavy blow to those social forces in Russia, who call themselves "left", "anti-fascist" or "anarchist movement". Unable to withstand the tests about the infamous "national question", or more precisely the examination on internationalism, this milieu splinted into supporters of one of the bourgeois camp who grappled with each other in the struggle for power in Ukraine.

Camp of the «Radical» Opposition: First Conclusions

Now that the authorities have broken up the protest camp of the radical anti-Putin opposition at Chistye Prudy (Pure Ponds) in Moscow, the time has come to sum up the first provisional results of the new wave of political protests in Russia. The opposition intends to continue the protests, but it is now quite possible to draw certain conclusions and extract lessons of some sort.

Declaration of the Section of IWA in Russia about so-called “March of the millions” on 6th.of May, 2012

May 6 in Moscow, the so called “March of Millions” was held organized by Udaltsov, a Stalinist, Nemtsov, a Liberal, and Navalny, a Nationalist. The aim of this opposition was as usually one only: to conquest the power, i.e. to drive the actual authorities from Kremlin and to stand in their place.

Протест в Химки от МАТ: The case against social activist Alexey Gaskarov

To: President of Khimki Court

Mrs. S.B. Galanova

At present, Your court examines the case against social activist Alexey Gaskarov.

We demand the immediate release of Alexey Gaskarov and relieve him of all charges

To: President of Khimki Court

Mrs. S.B. Galanova

At present, Your court examines the case against social activist Alexey Gaskarov.

Призыв к международной кампании солидарности с Алексеем Гаскаровым - International solidarity with Alexey Gaskarov

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LIBERTARIAN ACTIVIST UNDER THE TRIAL NEAR MOSCOW

URGENT SOLIDARITY NEEDED!!!

Comraders,
 
On July 29, some people with different political views were arrested. They are suspected in involvement in an protest action in Khimky city near Moscow in previous day. Among them is well known libertarian activist and antifascist Alexey Gaskarov. They are charged without any proof in organization of attack against city administration building. The defendants face up to 7 years of prison on charges of «hooliganism» and organization of mass disorder. New arrests are going. It is obviously that the authorities try clearly to discredite and to crush oppositional movements in Russia. 

Statement of the Russian section of the IWA in relation to events in Khimki

We, militants of the Confederation of Revolutionary Anarcho-syndicalists (Section of the International Workers Association in Russia) are in full solidarity with the residents of Khimki and with environmental community, who protest against the barbaric destruction of the forest Khimki during the construction of railroad route. We consider for intolerable that the city authorities are using gang of neo-Nazi thugs to fight the defenders of the forest.

Moscow anarcho-syndicalists on Mayday

On Mayday of 2009, members of Russian section of IWA participated in some actions. A group of our members posted a banner «We are solidary with Visteon workers. IWA» facing of «Ford Motors» partner office at Volgogradsky prospect in Moscow. Nobody was arrested.

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