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System Fail #7: Brazil’s Little Flu

CW: Death, Police Brutality, Homophobia – Hardcoded subtitles
In this episode of System Fail we look at the devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the people of Brazil. We also speak with Brazilian-based anarchist Acácio Augusto, of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP).

Anarchist motorcade in solidarity with D. Koufodinas on hunger strike

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuO-KCChviw
While Athens is still on lockdown for the last 3 months, the right-wing greek government has used this time to act like a mafia organisation, settling scores with its perceived enemies, people, human rights and freedoms. In a violent legislative crescendo, the government aims to establish a junta-like police State when the pandemic lockdown eventually ends. From establishing police stations inside the greek universities to the banning of gatherings and protests above a certain number of people and the ban on the freedom of journalists to move freely and report the news, the ironically self-proclaimed “New Democracy” governing party has decided that hiring thousands of new policemen as the answer to everything, even the pandemic.

A Call For Solidarity with Belarusian Anarchists

from Kolektiva.media via Contra Info

Belarusian anarchists have been actively participated in the massive protests against Alexander Lukashenko's dictatorial regime that kicked off on August 9th. And for this reason, they are now suffering serious repression. Support their struggle. Learn how to help at: abc-belarus.org.

New year statement from anarchist collective Pramen from Belarus

solidarity

From Pramen

Dear comrades,

behind us 2020 – one of the most intense years in the history of Belarussian society and the anarchist movement. Solidarity became the main weapon in the struggle not only against the dictatorship, but also against the coronavirus. It was by collective efforts that we were able to overcome the first wave of the epidemic.

Arson Attack Against Police Health Clinic

from Contra Info via AMW

Arson Attack Against Police Health Clinic in Montevideo, Uruguay

Molotov cocktails were thrown at Police Health Center of the Ministry of the Interior in an attack that was claimed by anarchists in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Health Center is an “addiction control clinic” that is operated by the police.

Inside Kolektiva, the social media platform built by anarchists and activists

Inside Kolektiva, the social media platform built by anarchists and activists

In August, Facebook purged a number of anarchist news organizations and left-wing activists from the site under the guise of a larger ban targeting far-right extremists and QAnon conspiracy theorists.

Beating Our Heads Against the Wall– It Was Worth It

received via email

A short documentary about anarchist activites in Croatia. It's available here with English subtitles. It depicts a period of anarchist activities in Croatia (2008-2020), with a focus on the regions of Kvarner (Quarnaro/Carnaro) and Istria, but also on a larger scale across Croatia, and other countries such as Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. This document illustrates years of organisation, struggle, and lengthy legal proceedings.

Death to the State! Solidarity w/ Mónica and Francisco!

via Anarquía.info, translated by Anarchist News

Death to the State! Solidarity with Mónica and Francisco.

Throughout history, anarchists have always suffered persecution by the State. This is because the simple idea of a world, free and in solidarity, where the coercive power of the State is not only unnecessary, but undesirable, is in itself a threat for those who hold power. And those people who put these ideas into practice and confront State violence can take for granted that they will catch the attention of the State's repressive apparatus.

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