Moscow Anarchist Black Cross is reorganised

Date:

After almost three years of prisoner support activity by various
concerned individuals only, Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow was finally
reorganised as a functioning group last summer, as criminal persecutions
against anarchists in Russia reached their highest level in years.
After almost three years of prisoner support activity by various
concerned individuals only, Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow was finally
reorganised as a functioning group last summer, as criminal persecutions
against anarchists in Russia reached their highest level in years.
Previous concepts of collective membership of existing anarchist groups
proved itself not capable of encouraging initiative, thus new group
consists of individuals only, and is completely independent of any
existing anarchist groups (although our webpage is still hosted by
Autonomous Action). ---- Our focus of activities remains the same as
focus of the group that existed 3 years ago - we focus on support of
anarchist and anti-authoritarian prisoners, we translate informations
about repressions worldwide to Russian and from Russian language, we
encourage people to write letters of solidarity, we raise funds for
legal costs by various means, we also have an an idea to publish our own
zine. We have already organised solidarity for anarchist class war
prisoner Pavel Delidon, for St .Petersburg anarchists whom state
attempted to frame up for bombing "Nevskiy Express" train with other
Moscow anarchists.

Our contact (please update, if you published our old contact anywhere!):

P.O. Box 13
Moscow, Russia
109028
(please do not write name of the group to envelope!)

http://www.avtonom.org/abc

myspace: www.myspace.com/abcmsc

e-mail: abc-msk (at) riseup (dt) net (PGP key available at
http://www.avtonom.org/index.php?nid=538)

WebMoney (http://www.wmtransfer.com/eng/addfunds/)

US$: ---- Z260630952047
Russian ruble: ---- R321197368781
Euro: ---- E311886845482
Ukrainian hryvnias: ---- U237258703810
Belarussian ruble: ---- B477420859355

Below is our introductory text - it is mostly the same as that of the
previous group.

About Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow

After heated years 1905-1907 thousands of anarchists and socialists were
sent to labour camps and exile, first groups of Anarchist Black Cross
(until 1919 called Anarchist Red Cross) were founded 1906 to support
them. Organisation became international the next year already, when a
group was set up in London. Although contact with anarchist political
prisoners of the Soviet Union was lost in 1930's, international
organisation has continued its activity in various forms ever since.

Russian anarchist movement newborn in 1980's was immediately targeted
with repressions, and during the following 15 years several succesfull
and unsuccesfull campaigns against repression were organised. But during
first years of the 21st century these initiatives disappeared completely
from Moscow, and in summer of 2003 it was decided to refound Moscow
group of ABC, since still no-one is protecting anarchists against
repressions except anarchists themselves.

We support all anti-authoritarians, who are persecuted due to their
political activities or acts which do not contradict ideal of anarchism.
And whenever possible, we support also prisoners who became
anti-authoritarians during their sentences, so-called "social prisoners"
who were forced to break laws for subsistence or in fight against
despotism of the ruling class, and prisoners who fight against the
prison-industrial complex from inside. As anarchists we are against all
prisons. We believe in direct action for destruction of the capitalism
and the state. We are not a human rights organisation, since our goal is
not defence of the laws but their destruction. In some cases we may
support prisoner for purely humanitarian reasons.

Most elementary form of help is writing to prisoners, since the main
goal of power is to isolate our comrades from the movement. We are
publishing list of addresses of the political prisoners, so that anyone
could send letters of support. We also have a support fund, which helps
with legal costs and supports prisoners materially, fund also finances
litterature to prisoners, such as journals Avtonom and Pryamoe Deystvie
which we send for free to all those prisoners in the former Soviet Union
upon request, who are not enemies of the anarchist movement. We try to
react quickly against all repressions against authoritarians all around
the world, and we are connected to Black Cross groups all around the
world. We are not only reacting against most outrageous acts against our
freedom, we also distribute information on alternatives of the prisons,
cops and electronic surveillance of the everyday life. We also try to
prevent repression, this is why we distribute information about
behaviour in interrogations, during arrests and other similar situations
among the revolutionary movement.

Moscow group of Anarchist Black Cross is a structure independent from
all other anarchist groups, it is organised by people who do not feel
indifferent about repressed anarchists. We invite anyone to support and
to participate to our work - most elementary form of support is to write
to prisoners and to distribute our materials. It would be even better if
you could participate to our projects, or to set up your own Black Cross
group in your area - for

WSM social media posts Powered by Juicer

 

 

 

Like what you're reading?
Find out when we publish more via the
WSM Facebook
& WSM Twitter