A solidarity voku for Russian antifascists

Monday 8 October 2018, A solidarity voku for Russian antifascists. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

“In the run-up to presidential elections and the FIFA World Cup, repressions against antifascists and anarchists started in Russia. In Autumn 2017, 6 people were arrested in Penza; several of them had weapons and explosives planted on them. FSB officers then tortured the antifascists right in the detention facility: they applied naked wires to the activists’ various body parts and turned the electricity on, they beat them up, hanged them upside down. While torturing them, the agents made the activists learn by heart the story the FSB needed: they were supposed to confess of having founded and belonging to a terrorist organization called “The Network”. In late January 2018, two more antifascists were arrested in Saint-Petersburg. They, too, were beaten up, tortured with electric current, and forced to incriminate themselves by confirming they were members of the ‘Network’.” [https://rupression.com/]

Currently, eleven people are behind bars and facing long sentences. Most of them are accused of being members of a non-existent terrorist organization and planning violent attacks against the state. It is clear, that the crimes the imprisoned people are charged with, are fabricated by the Federal Security Service. By inventing the story about the “Network” and torturing people to the point that they have no other option, than to make false confessions, the secret police are aiming to frame Russian anarchists as terrorists. The imprisoned antifascists and anarchists need support with legal costs and with drawing attention to the cases – the repression they have faced needs to stop.

Come express solidarity with the Russian antifascists and eat at Joe’s garage on the 8th of October! There will be more information available about the cases and a chance to write postcards or letters to the prisoners if you wish. All donations for the food go directly to rupression – a collective, that has been active in spreading information about the “Network” cases and supporting the tortured antifascists.
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Movie night: Strike (Eisenstein, 1925)

Sunday February 11th 2018: Movie night: Strike (Eisenstein, 1925). Doors open at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

Eisenstein’s first feature film the story of a bitter strike under Tzarist rule in 1903. Made just before Battleship Potemkin, this film introduces his style of dynamic juxtaposed editing, the focus on the individual and the crowd. Waves of movement, and poltical idealism.
Before the feature we’ll also watch “Gulmov’s Diary” a 4 minute short that was Eisenstein’s first film.

Silent | English intertitles and Russian intertitles with English subtitles | 89 minutes

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net