“For the majority of this show, we spoke with Sascha and Igor who live in Prague about Operation Fenix, which began in April 2015 when the police of the Czech Republic commenced an operation against the anarchist, anti-authoritarian and animal liberation movement. During the course of this wave of repression, there were a number of house raids during which equipment was confiscated, and it has since come to light that agent provocateurs were used heavily in the arrests which took place. In this interview, we talk about how anarchists in Prague are handling this scrutiny, as well as ways to combat divide and conquer tactics used by cops, how the media is weaponized against anarchists, and what someone might do about these things. ”
We decided to share an episode #17: Conspiracy! State Repression Strategies and Anarchist Resistance. The topic is very relevant to the situation in the Czech Republic and can answer many question some of us might have about police tactics, infiltration, spies, surveillance and connect our situation with similar ones regardless of how far away they took place. We highly recommend you listen to this episode and check out more of their podcasts and CrimeThinc. Ex-Workers’ Collective.
If you want to skip the hot wire and listeners’ feedback (which definitely does not hurt to listen to) and get right to the main topic you may start at 16 min.
The CrimeThinc. Ex-Workers’ Collective (a decentralized anarchist collective composed of many cells which act independently in pursuit of a more free and joyous world) is in Czech republic known as an anarchist book label, as a collective releasing the journal Rolling Thunder, pamphlets and other tools, collaborating on movies and presenting and bringing all the different projects into our cities like for example the recent To Change Everythingtour around central Europe.
The Ex-Workers’ Collective are spreading the message about different struggles which are unfolding around the world and describing the anarchist alternative to lives of servitude and strife. Besides the real world and their web the collective spreads the message through a series of podcasts.
A Podcast of anarchist ideas and action for everyone who dreams of a life off the clock.