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The Anarchist Red Cross became Black

Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:28 pm

the reason for the creation of the Anarchist Red Cross is not in dispute. It was formed after breaking away from the Political Red Cross (PRC). The PRC was controlled by the Social Democrats and refused to provide support to Anarchist and Social Revolutionary Political Prisoners, despite continued donations from other Anarchists and Social Revolutionaries. As one former Political Prisoner and member of the Anarchist Red Cross stated,"In some prisons there was little distinction made between Anarchists and other Political Prisoners, but in others Anarchists were refused any help." The newly formed ARC considered these actions criminal and vowed that any prison where Anarchists were in the majority, the ARC would provide support to all Anarchist and Social Revolutionaries Political Prisoners.

Because of their support for Political Prisoners, members of the group were arrested, tortured and killed by the Tsarist regime. The organization was deemed illegal and membership was reason enough for arrest and imprisonment in Artvisky Prison, one of the worst hard labor jails in Siberia. ARC members and prisoners who managed to escape from prison fled from Russia creating chapters in London, New York, Chicago and other cities in Europe and North America.

The 1917 Revolution caused a celebration throughout the Socialist, Anarchist, and Communists communities. The ARC liquidated and members began to make plans to return to Russia in hopes of participating in the new society. Sadly, their return was met by Bolsheviks repression, similar to that of the Tsarist era. After a few years of hibernation, the group was forced to resurface to assist the Political Prisoners in the new Bolshevik society. Once again the organization was made illegal and membership meant imprisonment and/or death.

During the Russian Civil War, the ARC's name changed to the Anarchist Black Cross to avoid confusion with the International Red Cross, also organizing relief in the country. It was also during this period that the organization organized self-defense units against political raids by the Cossack and Red armies.

During the next 7 decades the group would continue under various different names but has always considered itself part of the Anarchist Red Cross/Anarchist Black Cross formation. ABC's support for Political Prisoners spread to the four corners of the globe. What was once a typically Russian-Jewish organization, now had many faces and ethnicities.

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Thu May 05, 2011 11:35 pm

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the organization will be a high school student, occasionally Juju, talk about the dialect, talk about home, improve and get a feeling, but also mutual help, really is a good idea to use the fashionable word speaking, is a win-win situation, is win. Cold call to President Jiang, the students, telling him he has a will, be a little late, by the way, the reason this event from what the owner did not know he actually is one. Eat for the river to the three seniors and graduate students for graduate this cold farewell.
This year, the river is very busy winter project, frequent travel, but added several times has been the absence of activity. But this one since it is the owner, to embarrassed to go. But think of funny, actually require owners to arrange guests to treat you today, and then call or e-mail notification. Six forty, cold river when the door opened the box, which has been eating a full swing. A large table, enough to have, a personal line, was wholly unknown some unfamiliar faces.
President is a thin guy with glasses, junior year. He was very warm welcome to Jiang, cold feet, big brother so hard, please,wow gold, really busy man ah. Freshman sophomore Shidishimei have not seen it, to give us a presentation. In addition to President of the students here, the cold river, and only two relatively mature senior.
A guy named Peng Shuai and the river is cold a department, school went to a research institute of Shanghai and Nanjing, the other girl is the electronic system, called Lin's case, in the past talked to several gatherings. Cold river on a very good impression of his trains, that she is not a pretentious and very sensible girls. He remembers the first time to attend secondary.

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Fri May 06, 2011 3:57 am

So we are all spammed by this message because we work in an open forum.
Too sad.

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Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:49 pm

The ukrainian ABC founder:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Taratuta
(among the rare known women of RCW)

http://www.abcf.net/losangeles/makhnos-black-cross/

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