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April 18, 2015
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London, UK: Banner drop and posters in solidarity with the anarchist comrades on hunger strike and those fighting with all means in Greece

20150417_200216Banner text: ‘Either left or right – Governments are the only terrorists! Solidarity with the anarchist prisoners on hunger strike in Greece since 2/3/15′
20150417_20162420150417_215548On the evening of 17/4, a gesture of solidarity with the anarchist comrades on hunger strike in Greece and those continuing the attack on power inside and outside the prisons with all means was carried out in London.
There​ was a banner drop and leaflets were handed out at a point in the centre. The accompanying poster is being flyposted in various parts of the prison city, accompanied by leafletting of the same.
Solidarity with the struggle of the Greek comrades!
 Insurrection now!HUNGER STRIKE LEAFLET X.pmd - Copy
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April 18, 2015
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Chile – Words from anarchist comrade Juan Flores on the recent events in the Santiago 1 prison

 From RadioAzione via:publicacionrefractario
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now
 The inquisition has begun!!! Brothers and sisters: six months have already passed since the tempestuous and fatal day of September 18 when we were hunted down by the tentacles of the repressive octopus in a violent and resentful attack. That is how my bother and sister Guillermo and Nataly and I were abducted and subjected to the holy tribunal for the formalization of the charges, all based on the antiterrorism law, and accused of having placed several explosive devices in the capital, an accusation that we deny having anything to do with. Once again we see how power and its repressive forces points the finger at us and criminalizes our political ideas and idea of freedom, turning our arrest into unquestioning Social Peace before the citizenry.
Our brother Guillermo has been put under house arrest, whereas my beloved comrade and I have been sent to the cells of power, where we struggle every day against imprisonment and the distance from our loved ones…
Historically ‘we’ who don’t show an attitude of submission to power and the dominant system are struck by heavy repressive blows, and clearly this is not the first time that the State/Capital has unleashed political persecution against the most dignified men and women, those of us who are not prepared to be collaborators of the capitalist system, a system that has made the real meaning and essence of life disappear completely.
When one decides to reject any dominant and/or higher person and/or structure and sees freedom as the most precious thing that we can give to this sad history that ‘we have to live’, this is obviously independent of any situation or place dictated by circumstances and means being aware of the consequences… So, I am going to “relate” what happened on Monday February 23.

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April 18, 2015
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Solidarity from Brighton with the comrades detained in Spain – uk

Via:rablle

Last Sunday the 12th of April about forty people took part in a protest in Brighton against the repression in Spain. The action was an answer to the recent police action “Operación Piñata”, a massive and noisy raid against the Anarchist Movement in Spain. Now five people are in preventive imprisonment under solitary confinement.
From six in the evening people met at the Clock Tower, in the town centre, displaying banners, giving out leaflets and explaining to the public about  the repression in Spain and the conditions of our comrades. Slogans against the repression and against police and prisons were heard (some of them in Spanish). After half an hour activists decided to block the road for a few minutes, walking to Churchill Square, where a communique was read in front of the Santander Bank and O2 (Telefónica), two of the biggest Spanish corporations. Then the group made its way back to the Clock Tower where the action concluded.

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April 18, 2015
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France: masked mob attack UMP party’s offices in solidarity with Calais migrants

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, a masked mob of a dozen people entered the Toulouse offices of the right-wing UMP party and threw furniture, phones, files and papers out the window into the street. Graffitti bearing the words ‘Expulsons l’UMP’ (can be read as either ‘evict’ or ‘deport’ the UMP) and ‘Solidarité aux réfugiés de Calais’ were left on the wall. The group then did a runner but left a leaflet inside in case of any doubt as to their motives.
saccageumpsadtractThe UMP is the party represented by Natacha Bouchart, the Mayor of Calais who has maintained a lethal policy of harassment and evictions against migrants in Calais since she came to power there in 2008. In the latest round in the war against refugees in the port town, the numerous large squats and ‘jungles’ were visited by the police and threatened with eviction. The migrants left their squatted communities under the threat of violent force and moved to a ‘permitted’ scrubland (which used to function as the town’s dump), 10km outside the town. In the words of the comrades who took action today: “Down with borders! Death to nations and states!”
Translated from French mainstream media via:rabble

April 15, 2015
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CHILE – DAYS OF SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR IN CHILEAN PRISONS FROM 10 TO 20 April2015

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via;cettesemainejornada1DAYS OF SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR IN CHILEAN PRISONS FROM 10 TO 20 April
Call:
* To all our brothers and sisters, comrades, friends and lovers.
* For multifaceted complicity worldwide, attacking the existent of exploitation and misery, domination, capital and death.
* To the subversive, autonomous, libertarian, revolutionary, anti-authoritarian prisoners who do not deny their connections or beliefs and resist daily with dignity not only in words but above all with concrete actions.
“Whoever is afraid of freedom is proud to be a slave”
M. Bakunin
The struggle against power, domination and all the subjective symbolic, tangible and valuable means that nourish and support it requires above all the individual radical and unwavering decision to bring tension into all areas of life, turning this into a continuous path of liberation. There is no doubt that reaching this conviction, decision, choice, involves a process that each person lives as unique and unrepeatable according to the context and circumstances from which we opened our eyes to the struggle. Moving towards emancipation as a guiding principle for the destruction of class society is not an instantaneous or solitary process, although it can be individual: by the meeting of ideas, we build ties that bring us together in practice, generating points of affinity also with conscious minds that we do not know directly, but with whom we articulate a common path.
Thus when the social spectacle of the non-life they call democracy offers you the possibility of indignation and citizen participation through all its mechanisms of control, what it really wants is to extinguish any real possibility of rebellion of each one, right to their most inner consciousness. So, opposing the multiple formats of the ideology of the State-prison-capital with the offensive resistance of our convictions means going beyond all the margins, walls or borders between which they claim make us live in lind acceptance of their relationships of rotten power, their nauseating morality, their politics and world view.
Resisting the present state of things offensively clearly implies passing from words to action, from the banal slogan to rebel combat against the existing order, from simple empty critique to the proliferation of antagonism in the light of rebellion.
In this way, we, who have made steps to take back our lives by breaking the chains that oppress us, have been exposed to the unleashing of State repression and death. The law of domination, always ready to defend power, is always sharpened to condemn and punish those who rebel. Going into the substantial coherence between theory and practice has taken us through the darkest recesses of the police-prison architecture of the Capitalist State. We have not been the first or the only ones, and we will not be the last … However, with the present particularity of this universe of prisoners of war expressing different experiences of resistance to confinement since the end of the 80s in the insane prisons of high and very high security in Chile, Peru, Brazil and Argentina from the 90s up to today. Through juridical-political trials always moulded and forged in the interests of counter-insurgency …
Torture and repression have made the criminalisation of family and lovers of various entourages a constant. Rather than scare us, this has rendered more powerful that vital force that makes us insist and continue as individuals beyond the caricatural labels that have became part of the constant journalistic-police defamation. This includes the leftist sectarianism that only divides and splits continual attempts to widen the insurgent fringe from which are based various experiences that emphasize autonomy, direct action, mutual aid, affinity and horizontality in the struggle for total liberation.
The reality of the prisoners at war inside Chilean prisons cannot be falsified. There is struggle day after day, there is no silence, even less is there forgetting. Different generations of subversives meet with similar perspectives on this moment of struggle. That is why, in contributing to the breakdown of the fragmentation of spaces of affinity and those close to each prisoner, we want to realise concrete steps of convergence around common minimal points within a highly adverse scenario, but which will never be impossible, starting from individuality to the collectivisation of the struggle at all levels of reality. In this context, we are making an open call to to all possible initiatives of struggle against every expression of the prison society. We are calling to mobilize the imagination, the will and desire from March 10 to April 20.
We salute the dignified struggles that have multiplied these days in the Greek prisons, chapters that we have been living at close range with sincere affection.
We also greet the Mexico Negro that is rising and growing in the anti-authoritarian struggle, the compas in the prisons that through their writings and struggles are always in our hearts.
We greet the anarchist prisoners in the Italian prisons, our sisters and brothers Francisco and Mónica and the comrades arrested in the so-called Pandora operation.
We salute the dignified resistance of Mauricio Hernández against the insane punishment regime to which he has been subjected for 13 years in the Brazilian prisons.
We greet the autonomous Mapuche prisoners and their ancestral struggle for self-determination.
We greet Juan Flores and Nataly Casanova, on trial under the blow of the gruesome anti-terrorism law of democracy that allows everything. Recently captured Diego Ríos.
We embrace all the dignified prisoners of the Cages of the Planet, the fugitives, our dead.
With special eternal love for Eduardo and Rafael Vergara, Paulina Aguirre, Norma Vergara, Johny Cariqueo, Zoé Aveilla, Lambros Foundas, Mauricio Morales, Sebastián Overluij et Sergio Terenzi…
JEUNESSE (YOUTH) COMBATTANTE : INSURRECTION PERMANENTE
AS LONG AS THERE IS POVERTY, THERE WILL BE REBELLION
SOCIAL WAR AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY
INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY SOLIDARITY FOR THE DEMOLITION OF PRISONS
-Tamara Farías Vergara
-Alejandro Astorga Valdés
-Carlos Gutierrez Quiduleo
-Juan Aliste Vega
-Freddy Fuentevilla Saa
-Hans Niemeyer Salinas
-Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
-Alfredo Canales Moreno

April 15, 2015
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Switzerland – Anarchist comrade Marco Camenish is being denied freedom once again

 Translated by act for freedom now
 Once again the Federal Tribunal rejected request of release on bail for Marco Camenish on 3rd December 2014, after the comrade has served 2/3 of the sentence, thus postponing his liberation to 2018.
 The request had already been rejected by the Administrative Tribunal of Zurich on 24th October 2013, on the grounds that the comrade had showed no signs of repent in the course of the years.
 The Swiss judiciary understanding of the case continues to follow the same line, as usual, and this is significant and conclusive as for the mechanisms of repressive revenge towards indomitable anarchist prisoners.

April 15, 2015
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Chile – A new arrest for the attack on the central police headquarters in Santiago

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by act for freedom now
On April 6 police arrested 25-year-old comrade Enrique Alfonso Guzman at the home of his family in Puente Alto.
The arrest is related to the case against Juan, Nataly and Guillermo, who were arrested on 18th September. DIPOLCAR and the ‘Procura Sud’ are accusing the comrade of having acted in the attack on the 1st ‘Commissariato’
at Santiago Centro along with Juan Flores.
Police had been tailing Enrique for 25 days before they arrested him.
On Monday 13th April we’ll know more precisely about the charges
against him. The court has ordered DNA testing on the imprisoned comrade.
Police had allegedly found a cigarette presumably belonging to Enrique in Nataly Casanova’s home on 18th September, bearing genetic samples similar
to that gathered after the attack on the ‘Commissariato’.
We still don’t know which prison the comrade is being held in, possibly ‘Santiago 1’ or Maximum Security (C.A.S.).

April 15, 2015
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Heraklion, crete – comrades anarchists and antiauthoritarians hung a solidarity banner in the central part of the city

Solidarity is our weapon.
Comrades, hold tight!
 Assembly of occupied syriza office, Heraklion
# hungerstrike2015

April 14, 2015
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Actividad 14 de Abril. En la lucha antiautoritaria: BUSCANDO -$hile

Biblioteca Antiautoritaria Sacco y Vanzett
En la lucha antiautoritaria:act-buscando-complices
BUSCANDO CÓMPLICES.
Martes 14 de Abril desde las 19:00Hrs
Pedro de Oña # 88 Nuñoa (Metro Irarrazabal)
*Conservatorio: ¿Como vamos superando los obstáculos de la lucha
anticarcelario dentro y fuera de la prisión?
*Música y Comida
*ESTRENO DOCUMENTAL, Video de la lucha internacionalista y
antiautoritaria.
Actividad Enmarcada dentro de la Jornada Anticarcelaria del 10 al 20 de
Abril.
*Convoca: Biblioteca Antiautoritaria Sacco y Vanzetti*

April 12, 2015
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Besançon : Banners in solidarity with the prisoners in struggle – France

by Attaque
Translated by Act for freedom now
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besanzon1Indymedia Barcelona / Saturday, April 4, 2015
Two banners were hung Saturday in Besançon (France). We send greetings
to the prisoners in struggle in Greece and Spain.
This small action took place in solidarity with the anarchist prisoners
on hunger strike in Spain and Greece, but also in support to the 37
comrades arrested in Operation Piñata.
Solidarity is our weapon!
Fire to all prisons!

April 12, 2015
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La Possession (Réunion): A Vinci crane set on fire

by Attaque

Translated by Act for free!

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We still do not know the cause of the fire that destroyed the GTOI crane
at the construction site of the new coast road during the night from
Sunday to Monday. An expert has been appointed and is expected to visit
the La Possession site very soon to examine the machine. This expertise
will support the findings of the police in charge of the investigation.

For now, there is no evidence to decide whether it is a question of a
voluntary or an accidental fire. But the timing, a Sunday, late at
night, when the crane had not been operating for at least 24 hours,
makes the origin suspicious.

Around midnight the fire started in the engine, which had the effect of
cutting the cables holding the crane up. The latter then collapsed,
crushing a truck parked nearby. The crane is completely destroyed. An
investigation has begun, entrusted to the research brigade of
Saint-Paul.

April 12, 2015
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Spain – Words from Chilean comrade Francisco Solar concerning‘Operation Pandora’

Via: RadioAzione
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now
Received from Pubblicacion Refractario: Hallucination, intimidation and control. Written by comrade Francisco Solar on the arrests for “Operazione Pandora”.
‘Are we persecuted? Well, it’s logical that we are persecuted because we are a constant threat for who represents the system. In order not to be prosecuted we would have to adapt to their laws, comply with them, integrate into the system, let bureaucracy penetrate our spinal cord and become perfect traitors… but is that what we want? No. So our everyday actions have to be nourished with our creative imagination. Our strength is our ability to resist. We can fail but must never bow down to anyone.’ Buenaventura Durruti.
There can be many and varied explanations for the repressive blow of December 16th, just as the general and specific causes that intertwined to create a delirious net of power leading to the arrest of our friends and comrades are many.

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April 10, 2015
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Mexico: Carlos López “Chivo” subtracts himself from judicial control

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Translated by act for freedom now

Fire-Leaves-Art.jpg 2From some corner of the world: a letter from comrade Carlos López “Chivo”

 Comrades, I am writing these few lines to let you know about my present condition of life, which I have decided upon from a very particular perspective following a series of situations that have arisen in the recent context of individual and / or social struggle and the repression against it.
 There is a long list of comrades who have been harassed and investigated for anarchist activity recently in this country, more specifically in the centre and the south, putting them under surveillance to observe their movements and the people with whom they organize, sending vile bastard informers to gather information, accusing foreign comrades of financing struggles and so on. Also at the time of the arrest that led me to prison with my comrades in affinity Amélie and Fallon, there was an attempt to link many people of the libertarian / anarchist milieu with our case (5E), upturning some houses to find “evidence” (without success) and thereby have more arguments to mount a serious blow within the anarchist scene.

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April 10, 2015
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Greece: Incendiary attack against ATMs (Athens, 04,06/04/2015)

Inter Arma received and translated:
“And I find nature silent as a grave while the ticking of the law and the clock sounds” Nietzsche
For our brothers and sisters inside and outside the walls, we don’t forget that every day that dawns is closer for the walls of captivity to be thousands of debris and with anarchy as a weapon again and again to find ways to remain true and increasingly dangerous. For all the repressive assholes of the authoritarian complex, for every guard of every authority, cops, petty bourgeoisie, loyal employees, judges and statists, the snitches and the repressive moves against us are sad like what they serve and represents only their fear. The democratic illusions of the society and every society they claim meet all the time with the hatred that we have for them. Our passion for revenge, our fiery actions and the hate that we have inside us is not devoid by any authority. With these words we salute the hunger strike of anarchist prisoners and members of the Network of Fighting Prisoners that continues for 36th day, the anarchist Spyros Mandylas, the victory of the unrepentant Conspiracy of Fire and the fighter Spyropoulou with our attack and sabotage on 4/4 and 6/4 against three ATMs of Emporiki, Piraeus Bank and the Post Office on the junction of Amalias and Ermou streets.
Victory to the hunger strike
Fire to the prisons normal and special
Death to the statists.
Terrorist shout

April 10, 2015
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Greece: Incendiary attack against Piraeus Bank (Chania, 05/04/2015)

Inter Arma received and translated:
“Every society you will build will have its limits. And outside of every society’s limits, the rebellious and heroic vagabonds will wander along with their wild and virgin thoughts… still planning new and terrible outbreaks of insurrection”
(Renzo Novatore)
Authority will ever remain authority. No matter what kind of mask it may have, it never stops being stimulated by the frightened eyes of those who watch begging for a few sunbeams in their blank and colorless everyday life. As for our current rulers, they know this well. They know that in order to achieve social compromise they only need to feed their citizens with false hopes of change. The judicial authority as another Inquisition, instead of sending the rebellious ones to burn, buries them in the deepest dungeons of the “correctional” system. They forget, however, that as long as there is oppression, there shall also be the crazy ones, the misfits, those who don’t comply with rules and will not stop, against the times, claiming everything.
At the dawn of Sunday 05/03, we placed an incendiary device at the lobby of the central building of Piraeus Bank in the city center. This action was a practical solidarity sign for the political prisoners who are on hunger strike, fighting for:
- The abolition of paragraphs 187 and 187A of the counter-terrorism law
– The abolition of the aggravating provision for acts carried out with covered characteristics
– The abolition of type C prisons
– The abolition of the provision that imposes violent DNA taking
– Access and analysis of the genetic sample by an expert biologist of the accused one’s trust if he/she wants it
– The abolition of samples’ analysis in which more than two person’s mix is included
– The immediate release of Savvas Ksiros in order to get the treatment he needs
For the torturing waiting and the trial of physical, ethical and psychological extermination of the hunger strikers and also for whatever happens from now and on, the only ones to blame will be the sadists of judicial authority and their political supervisors.
Nothing shall remain unanswered…
IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION OF THE HUNGER STRIKERS’ DEMANDS
QUICK RECOVERY TO THE MEMBERS OF CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE, AGGELIKI SPYROPOULOU, KOSTAS GOURNAS, DIMITRIS KOUFONTINAS AND NIKOS MAZIOTIS
THE WAR RAGES
UNTIL THE DEMOLISHION OF THE LAST PRISON
LONG LIVE ANARCHY
Our name, our actions

April 7, 2015
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Screws badly beat detainee in Brook House migration prison – uk

Via:rabble
The recent wave of hunger strikes and other protests in UK migration prisons has subsided, as prisoners have been silenced, moved between prisons, and humiliated and beaten. This report from the Anti Raids Network is just one of many cases of how people are treated in detention centres and during deportation attempts.
Tahar Khalifa beaten by guards in an attempted deportation on Tuesday 31st March.
On Tuesday, 31st March, Tahar Khalifa, detained at Brook House detention centre [one of the two migration prisons inside the perimeter of Gatwick Airport], was forcibly removed from the centre in an attempted deportation to Tunisia, on flight TU791 at 1745hrs. As he was going up the stairs to the plane he was physically assaulted and beaten by the guards.
In a statement Tahar says that there were multiple officers trying to get him up the stairs; one was choking him, another was twisting his upper body. Tahar was handcuffed at the front and one officer was holding him by the wrist and pulling very hard.

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April 7, 2015
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Down with the fences Several hundred people responded to our call-out for an “Eviction Eve solidarity demo”.

bits of ropeSolidarity with the remaining residents, who are still living in the enclosure (aka “First Development Site”), and will be for months to come.
For the past few weeks, the presence of the fences and security guards has made life intolerable for these people.
They have been asking why they’re no longer able to get in and out of their homes using the most convenient routes, and the nearest gates. Despite having guards stationed at each gate 24 hours/day, legitimate residents have been forced to make an arduous detour – of up to half a mile – each time they enter or leave (!) the area, leaving some house-bound.

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