A journey parallel to dystopia

This alphabet soup is the narration of a sound journey in space and time. It is loosely based and inspired on events occurred during summer 2020. It has been written for the love of writing, and with no other intent.

Traveling alone is a unique way to travel, because it brings the journey to the center of the experience. The partial lifting of the lock-down in some European areas opened a small window of opportunity for the author to encounter people and groups.… Continue reading

MRCC Bremen protest and video streaming

Last weekend (2020-04-25), Alarm phone, Seebruecke (sea bridge) and RoR Bremen have come together for a short protest action in front of Bremen Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.

During the action, we have been observant of “corona” social distancing regulations given by Bremen public order office: Wearing masks (not a bad thing for an activist ;)) and keeping 2 m distance, not exchanging items (meaning, also not exchanging instruments/whistles). All together, we were about 25 people – including 2 banner carriers, 1 person giving a speech, 2 filming crew, people from the other groups and spectators.Continue reading

Free the Sambistas in Belarus-Down with all governments

“Parasites” law triggers mass protests in Belarussian cities, hundreds of arrests in response

Since several weeks, unprecedented mass protests are going on in several cities in Belarus. The trigger of the unrest is the decree #3 – a law which demands a tax from people who are not working, because they are considered social parasites. In less than a month the focus shifted to a general discontent against the government and the consequences of 23 years with president Lukashenko in power.

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Anarchy – Order without leadership!

Why we leave the autonomous center KTS and why there are now 2 RoR groups in Freiburg!

To prevent rumours and to clarify our situation, we decided to publish this statement:

As great parts of SamBasta (former RoR Freiburg band), how we consisted until a few months, we, the authors of this text, continue as active Rhythms-of-Resistance (RoR) [1] band. But we don’t see our band as part of KTS anymore.… Continue reading

The story about samba action against fascist conference in St. Petersburg and arrest that followed

I’m at home now after a night spent at the police department. Me and three of my comrades were arrested for showing our disapproval to Nazis, who came to the International Russian Conservative Forum that was held in Holiday Inn, St. Petersburg 22nd of March. If you don’t know what was hidden behind their “traditional values” discourse, you can read this article.

Three agogos, three drums and one little pot – this was what we used to make sure Forum members would hear our unwelcoming call.… Continue reading

Erdoğan is right! We do not care about fıtrat!

A day before 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, President Erdoğan made a statement about the difference of nature or disposition (*fıtrat*) between women and men. Previously, in 2010, he had stated that he did not believe in equality between women and men due to their dispositions. We replied to this statement by saying that “the more you tell us not being equal with men, the more we get killed.”… Continue reading

RoR echos from Finland

Its summer in Finland. We sit in a circle with seven people from RoR Helsinki, and a few guest sambistas. Questions are put on the table, and soon after come the answers, from different directions. Here an attempt to capture some of what was talked. Thanks to everyone that participated:

1. How is RoR Helsinki? Can you describe it for us?

We sound good. We rehearse on Mondays, at 19:00, and as far as we can remember it’s always been that way.… Continue reading

International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

In summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners.

They found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades. Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ’political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change. At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades.… Continue reading

President Dilma and Senator Aécio Neves will be responsible for a bloodbath!

7th August 2014, Brazil.

Minas Gerais state government has announced in August 6th that 8.000 families that live in land occupations named Vitória, Rosa Leão and Esperança will be displaced from their houses, located in Belo Horizonte. As these families don’t have any other place to go, they are going to resist against the police forces. This situation had made us to write this international claim, in order to report a huge massacre to come.… Continue reading

Let’s mark, block and sabotage GÜZ!

Call for the 3rd War-stars-here-camp 17th-25th August, near Magdeburg, Germany

War starts here. Nowadays politicians are clear and open about their position: there shall be no more restraint from German ground when it comes to military operations. No more war – a major lesson learned from German history – is outdated. Germany defends its claims to power and secures its wealth by all means.

Militarization of society proceeds on all levels.… Continue reading