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Syndicate: mailradek no. 23 (on the state)

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      Text no. 84, part 1
Mailradek's constant reports about interrogations and arrests might seem
strange, for a couple of years ago we were free, pleased and rich, and we
thought it was going to last for long. Now we have to think what to do about
the situation we're in, and not only we, but also the intelligentsia,
because it is about to be in the same condition.  We don't yet understand
that the history is changing before our eyes, that the things we used to be
taught no longer exist, and that we are the ones who make history.
State repressions can be positive, because they give birth to the new
resistance. Anarchism can only comprehend itself now, when the enemy's face
can be seen, and it is his real face. Now one can see the cops not by our
own will, when arranging an action, but at one's own home, where they weren'
t invited and where they feel themselves comfortable. If you're searched,
interrogated, beated, put in prison, then it's the state.
Certain methonds are adequate for this new resistance. When choosing them,
no references to the constitution or law are possible, they are to be
ingored even more than they are ignored by the court and FSB. Law and the
way it is applied depend on certain political conditions, our goal is to
create new conditions and social parts. And there are at least two variants
so far: actionist media-politics and direct politics, and terrorism as one
of its forms.

INFO: The time has come to go on with the <Against all parties> program,
which was launched last autumn. According to the constitution, in case when
the number of votes against all parties exceeds the number of votes for the
party that holds the majority, the elections must be rearranged, and none of
the previous candidates can participate in this case. If it happens thus, we
can seriously damage the whole system, and if not, we still have a good
chance to spread propaganda and raise important issues concerning our
beautiful state. A group of activists which insists on anonymisation of the
radical politics and thus is nameless, is launching a massive leaflet and
actionist agitation campaign. A new compilation of sociological and
political articles under the title <Against all parties> is going to appear
in bookstores and on the mailradek site in November.
A press conference of eco-activist Vladimir Slivyak, human rights activist
Leo Levinson and lawyer Nicolay Grigoriev took place on the 21 October in
the National Press Institute. First of all the participants reported some
new facts concerning the strange circumstances aroung the arrest of Jacob
Kotchkarev: he was arrested at about 16:00 , and the record was only drawn
at 22:05. Suppose the transportation to the Nizni Novgorod police department
took about an hour, but where was he all the all the time after? There is a
suggestion that at that time he had been giving evidences involving special
means of interrogation. The experts admit that his condition, as described
by the lawyer, very much resembles that of a man influenced by amenazine
(during his first meetings with the lawyer he didn't say anything except
asking for some sugar). It is likely that he told the FSB investigators
something concerning the Krasnodar case and Moscow explosions, and we
clearly understand that he could just approve any information needed by the
judge. It is known that after some meaningful meetings with the lawyer he
rejected all the evidences concerning the drug charge, which is being
investigated by the police, not by FSB.
It is certain that the intelligence service agents suspect the nonconformist
to at least smoke  dope, thus planting a packet of marijuana is becoming the
easiest way to start a case. After the arrest the man is in their
possession, and they can use some special means, threat, blackmail etc. It
is known that the person charged for carrying a small portion of marijuana
is not only kept under arrest for a long time (if thus, the jailhouses would
be overcrowded), but is also being constantly interrogated by FSB, where he
is questioned about many things, but not drugs.
Larisa Shiptsova is working on organization a human rights defending group
capable of providing the lawyers for a political criminal cases. Seems like
it's an appropriate time for that.

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