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Nazi Attack Against Russian Antifascists, State Repression Against Anarchists in Chile

*The following scenes are from an attack on antifascist football fans from FC Karelien carried out by right wing and fascist hooligans in Russia last weekend. Its really difficult to watch „your side“ get beaten so badly, and the footage really left us all here with a very tight knot in our stomach. In all honesty, we can be thankful that, for some reason, the Nazis seem to be perfectly happy still hitting people with the chairs, even though a lot more damage could have been done.
The other question we all had to ask ourselves watching the footage…it isnt precisely news that fascists in Russia are dangerous. Why do the antifascist fans seem so terribly unprepared for a possible confrontation?

You can read an account of the incident (in German), as well as of another similar if not worse attack in the Ukraine on the same weekend here. Images of the attack as well.

In order to not end on such a bad note, here is some nice footage from the „nostalgia vault.“ This is from 2001 or 2002 in Peoria, IL. It was primarily the work of the very effective Chicago area ARA, and from the time when US cops still hadnt really understood that they should separate Nazis and antifascists *before* we fought each other. This allowed for some glorious victories, such as this one, Wallingford on the east coast, and finally the near historic routing of the Nazis in York, PA in 2002. After that, it started getting much more difficult to get to them.
And while we are on the subject, here is a rough cut of a coming documentary on the Minnesota antiracist skinhead „gang“ The Baldies. One of the first left wing skinhead groups in the US, and also the impulse behind the creation of the continental Anti Racist Action.*The Chilean police carried out a broad wave of raids against anarchist militants, raiding 17 houses and arresting 14 people. The raids and arrests are in connection with a series of bomb attacks against state institutions. Proceedings against the arrested comrades have already begun, and the details of the situation can be read here in English and a very summarized account here in German.

There is apparently even a German connection to this wave of repression, as the Chilean security forces have asked the BND for information on possible German fundraisers of the alleged group.

And finally, for the weekend: Didnt make it in time, and apparently the demonstration was cancelled because the Nazi who registered it was too drunk to be accepted as a liason by the cops.

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