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July 29, 2014
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ens (89): Serial night riots in the ZUPs (urban development zone) since the beginning of the month – France

via: Attaque
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 In a statement, Maire Louise Fort “denounces and condemns in the strongest terms the serious incidents that have taken place [...] in the neighbourhoods of Champs-Plaisants and Chaillots: firefighters and police attacked, cars and skips on fire. ” The deputy mayor of Sens adds: “These incidents are not new because they occurred following recurrent stone throwing at buses last May and July last.
These extremely serious acts cannot go unpunished because the main victims are the police, the bus drivers, the firefighters and the residents of these neighbourhoods. ”
On the night of Monday 14th, rue de Londres, two vehicles were set on fire, requiring emergency response and security police around 5 am, Tuesday, July 15. In the adjacent Avenue de la Marne, firefighters also had to overcome a lot of garbage burning in the middle of the road. The work of “about twenty youths” according to residents. [...] New incidents have occurred, particularly in the area of Champs-Plaisants in Sens, during the night of Wednesday, July 16. Cars and a bin were set alight. After a quiet night, Champs-Plaisants was again in flames during the night between Wednesday 16 and Thursday, July 17.
Vehicles and a bin were set alight between 10 pm and 3 am. Firefighters intervened rue Boileau around 22:45, rue de Rome around 1:30, avenue de l’Europe around 1:45 et rue Racine around 3 am, for fires in skips and three vehicles. A fourth car was burned by the fire spreading. A car was also burned rue de la Fosse-aux-Saumons and a garden shed, at Boutours. [...] Within a few minutes, the windows of three buses of the Intercom network (transport network of the town of Sénonais) were shattered Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
The scene involving a group of a dozen young people took place in the late afternoon, Avenue de la Marne. It was the second act of incivility in less than two months.
The public transport network has decided to not serve the area for a week, forcing users to make a mile walk to catch the bus.

July 29, 2014
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Italy- Words from anarchist comrade Graziano Mazzarelli from the prison of Lecce

 From informa-azione.info
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We receive and transmit a letter from Graziano from the prison of Lecce:
 Prison of Lecce 17/07/2014
 Hi everybody,
I’m very well, and 4 guards on the cross won’t be enough to put me down! I’m in the C2 unit of the prison where all the other prisoners are ex 41bis or men who made troubles among social prisoners; there’s no snitch and this is good.  However I now know everybody and have no problems; I even got a nickname, ‘GRAZIANO LU TERRORISTA’ [Lecce’s dialect for Graziano the terrorist], all over the prison.

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July 29, 2014
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Greece: Grenade attack against SKAI Media Group (Athens, 12/07/2014)

Pin Pulled Grenade
Inter Arma received and translated:
RESPONSIBILITY CLAIM FOR SKAI
SCUMBAGS – PIMPS – JOURNALISTS
“Media are to democracy what tanks are to dictatorship”
We “Nihilists’ Cells” take responsibility for the grenade attack against the headquarters of SKAI pimp-channel, in the early hours of Saturday 12/07.
In the age of media empire a lot are being written just to say a few and hide the most. Journalists appear as the exclusive owners of the truth. Whatever doesn’t “play” on TV cameras, it simply doesn’t exist. It’s being deleted… silenced… hidden…
Just like the biggest hunger strike (4,500 prisoners) ever made in greek prisons against the law for maximum security prisons. The tidings of the hunger strike was squeezed among advertisements for mobile cellphones, detergents, electrical appliances and the world cup’s carnivalesque rhythms, in order to be frittered, slaughtered and, finally, completely silenced.
The prisoners’ fight against being buried and forgotten living-dead inside hundreds of tons of concrete and banisters looks like it doesn’t match the TV narrative of life. Where the lie builds your ideological castles, there is room only for fear and for the stupefaction of the society of the spectacle. Images of people searching the garbage for some food, interchange with flashy fashion shows and charity events, while the news about the thousands of suicides of neo-desperate ex-bourgeois are being forgotten in the aftermath of lifestyle gossips in an endless TV bargain of social aphasia… And life goes on outside the TV screen in a black-and-white background. Mass way of thinking and emotions with users’ guides… this is the social factory of the media.
SKAI and its group of lackey and pimp journalists are carrying on the propaganda of conservatism and fear. Spinster witches (I. Mandrou), submissive counselors (A. Portosalte), agents (Papachelas), disgusting fawners (G. Aftias), newly minted pretentious cocky dastards (T. Chatzis), hysterical bankers (M. Papadimitriou), under the instructions of a smuggler (Alafouzos), praise and sanctify the authority’s orders, sending for Inquisition whoever dares question it.
We could say thousands of words about the salaried TV-attorneys. But no sheep was ever saved by bellowing. In the battle against the existent wins not the one who speaks “well”, but the one who turns his words into action. That’s why we don’t like garnished speeches, complicated analyses, social rhetorics and pompous political terms, in order to “justify” our actions or to become likeable for the masses.
We are with the minority of those who are indifferent to the objective conditions and the intermediate levels of “social revolution” and we bring the immediate experience of the anarchist insurrection HERE and NOW…
From the razor’s edge where we look for the authentic experience of attack, we send our greeting and our complicity to the COMRADES of the C.C.F.-Imprisoned Members’ Cell and to Andreas and Spyros who are being held in Korydallos wing A, to comrade Olga of C.C.F. and to all those friends in prisons who do not knee in front of the tyranny of the authority and the decay of time. Solidarity and Strength to the illegal sector of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, to Comrades in Germany, Italy, Indonesia and England who reinforce “project Phoenix”, to the international network of FAI/IRF and to the fugitive urban guerrilla Chr. Ksiros.
THINK REVOLUTIONARY – ACT AGRESSIVELLY
“Nihilists’ Cells”
PS (1). The presence of some random by-passers and the danger of injuring them forced us no to express the range of attack we had planned and limit ourselves to the throwing of that specific grenade… But next time we will not content ourselves with a simple intimidating symbolism…
PS (2). Every arrest of an urban guerrilla, like the arrest of N. Maziotis, is one more reason for the sharpening of the attacks. Strength and complicity with the comrades who take the political responsibility of choosing the armed struggle.

July 29, 2014
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HMP Ranby: Prison Riot as Prisoners Take Control of Cell Block – uk

 

via:inthebellyofthebeast
26th July
Prisoners at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire – dubbed the prison with the worst conditions in the whole country – took over a wing of the prison at 1pm today.
The Prison Officer’s Association (POA) has told IBTimes UK that there is an ongoing “serious disturbance” at the prison as 120 prisoners have “taken control” of a part of the prison where cell accommodation is located.
At least one fire has been started and dealt with inside the prison since the incident began, Glyn Travis from the POA said.
At 4.15pm on Saturday specialist prison guards, similar to riot police who deal with disturbances in prisons, were deployed.
Staff on weekend leave have also been called back to work to help negotiate with prisoners during the stand-off.

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July 28, 2014
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Chile: If we risk our lives, it is because we know that its the only way to make them ours.

Via contrainfo

Translated by Act for freedom now!

During the first two weeks of May 2014, according to the Press, were placed ten explosive and incendiary mechanisms.
We write this text in order to claim the responsibility for one of those mechanisms. For security reasons we will not reveal which one of all it was, but it seems necessary to us two months after our cancelled action, to underline the existence of various groups with the intention and commitment to attack.
We believe that if we do not communicate, the opportunity to share ideas and experiences that could be discussed and be useful to other groups and comrades. By saying the above we are not pretending that this is the right way, but rather that it is necessary to analyse and cultivate the mutual opinion exchange that contributes to the sharpening of actions.
If the matter was to only claim successful attacks, we would have to hide other actions that failed, resulting in the discrediting of the courage and decisiveness of individuals ready to attack.
Our action was no triumph, but neither do we feel defeated. All this motivates us to look for improvements that will lead us to the realization of our aims. Through this text we want to contribute to the dialogue concerning the necessity to balance between the availability for attack and the efficiency of our attack.
That is to say, between the materialism of action and the ideas that support it. The use of weapons or/and violent actions do not have a political content on their own, the ideas they are based on are those that give them such a character
. We recognize the necessity of justifying the memory and militant solidarity, feeling very close to the actions of comrade Mauricio Morales and the comrades in the “security” case, and we will never remain unperturbed before the convictions imposed by society on our brothers and sisters.
Until next time
Action Group Nikos Romanos

July 27, 2014
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Two further arrests for FAI/ELF actions in Avon & Somerset (UK)

VIA:325

The corporate press of the British regime are spewing police press releases claiming that they have arrested two young men for actions carried out by cells of the Informal Anarchist Federation / Earth Liberation Front. None of the young men have been reportedly charged yet and details are kept to what the police are willing to reveal. The police are not willing to publicise further details for fear of giving the ‘oxygen of publicity’ to the new anarchist urban guerrilla and the insurrectional fire of resistance. When info is scarce, these moments are for sharpening our determination towards the clash with the security forces, organising and developing our intentions, and preparing counter-plans to their repression. It’s not for spreading statements of victimisation and cowardice like the civil anarchists and their ‘social activist’ allies.

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July 27, 2014
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Hands off anarchist Nikos Maziotis, member of Revolutionary Struggle.Greece

Anarchist comrade Nikos Maziotis is transferred to Diavata prisons
After a phone call we were informed that Nikos Maziotis was transferred to Diavata prisons.
his transfer of the injured comrade, when a series of medical examinations and operations are to be carried out,
is a clearly vengeful act of the state.
HANDS OF THE FIGHTERS

July 27, 2014
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Italy – Anarchist comrades Gianluca and Adriano sentenced.

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Rome, 18th July 2014.
At the first grade abbreviated procedure trial, anarchist comrades Gianluca Iacovacci and Adriano Antonacci were sentenced to 6 years and 3 years and 8 months respectively by judge Simonetta D’Alessandro, following a string of actions of sabotage and attack against ENI, ENEL and banks carried out in the Castelli Romani area between 2010 and 2013 . The charge of association with purposes of international terrorism was confirmed. Gianluca individually claimed some of the attacks signed by FAI and refused a defence lawyer. Both comrades refused to attend trial held via video-linking.
Gianluca Iacovacci
CC Alessandria
Via Casale 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italy
Adriano Antonacci
CC Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italy

July 27, 2014
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Santiago: Action at the Chilean-Hellenic Institute in solidarity with Nikos Maziotis

via : contrainfo

SOLIDARITY KNOWS NO BORDERS…
FREEDOM FOR NIKOS MAZIOTIS!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014, Santiago
Anarchist Nikos Maziotis had gone into hiding two years ago, when he did not present himself in court during the trial in which he was later convicted for armed struggle actions as member of the anarchist urban guerrilla organization Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas), in which he proudly admitted his participation. From counter-information sites of affinity, we learned that Nikos Maziotis was seriously injured the day before, July 16th, in a shootout with police in the area of Monastiraki, central Athens. The comrade was in Evangelismos hospital, and was transferred to Koridallos prison hospital on Saturday, July 19th.
As soon as we were informed of the situation, in the early hours of Thursday, July 17th, we placed a banner in solidarity with the comrade, threw various fliers and painted some slogans outside the Chilean-Hellenic Institute, located in República Street, central Santiago.
From a distance we send a fraternal embrace to the compañeros who are incarcerated for their membership in the anarchist urban guerrilla of Revolutionary Struggle, and also to the compañera who is still on the run. We are aware of all the strength they have, that their morale will not drop, and of the dignity with which they have confronted Power and its prosecution.
Love and solidarity from a distance!
We don’t recognize any border!
Revolutionary Struggle Collective (CLR)
lucharevolucionaria[at]riseup.net

July 27, 2014
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Italy – Letter from anarchist comrade Chiara from Le Vallette prison, Turin

Via: macerie
Translated by act for freedom now Le Vallette prison
 It’d take too much to talk about the countless things that have been said and done in solidarity with us. It’s easier to gather suggestions, cheerful and serious thoughts, a bit of sweet nostalgia and some perplexities, and write them down on these pages.
 A continuous and impressing sequence of public and private messages, initiatives, individual and collective actions have been characterizing the recent months. This flow of love has always kept our hearts warm and filled our stomachs with butterflies, sensations that no words can describe. None of us has ever felt ‘worn-out’ or exhausted by imprisonment. Prison is the same short circuit of reasoning and humanity for all those who have to cope with it, and unlike us most prisoners face it without love, economic or legal support or anyone publicly shouting for them.
There was not a single moment when we felt victims, even if someone (incredibly few, to tell the truth) has naively and wrongly described us as such, and has turned to the press or even politicians, to which we have never wanted to ask for anything.

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July 27, 2014
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‘Nihilist Sect of Free Death’ takes responsibility for several unknown incendiary attacks in Rome and issues opening statement (Italy)

From:325
We receive and transmit with the following editorial note:
With regard to “warning signals” or “phone calls” prior to explosive attacks, this is part of the tradition of many countries’ urban guerrilla groups, and it aims to prevent unnecessary loss of life and injuries. Many of these radical groups don’t need to issue warnings for their attacks, as they are carried out with a different set of operating parameters – often targeting property in such a way that unintended harm does not result to humans or non-human animals. There is also security, logistical, technical and repressive factors, but generally speaking, the nihilist, anarchist and anti-civilisation tendencies are separated from authoritarianism, conservatism and fascism by this regard, by the priority placed on rejecting any attack which has as a result indiscriminate loss of life and mass injuries for the base population. We presume these parameters are the “encrypted codes” which the Nihilist Sect of Free Death refers to in the communique below.
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July 27, 2014
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Italy – Communiqués in solidarity with the comrades arrested on 11th July in the context of the struggle against the TAV

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 Lecce, solidarity from Occupied Binario 68
 11th July, 4am: State violence has yet again stricken the struggle against the TAV devastation. In Milan and Lecce police raided the homes of three comrades on orders of Turin prosecutors Rinaudo and Paladino, the same men responsible for the repression that has been unleashed against social struggles for a long time, as demonstrated by the eviction of occupied spaces in Turin on 3rd June and the arrest of Chiara, Mattia, Claudio and Niccolò (9th December 2013) following an action of sabotage on a TAV construction yard.
 For twenty years Val Susa inhabitants and comrades in solidarity have been struggling – with any means necessary – against a project devised by tycoons and backed by the EU in defence of the truncheons of the Italian State.

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July 24, 2014
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Statement by Thanasis Sarafoudis – Greece

Thanasis Sarafoudis, father of comrade Grigoris Sarafoudis who was sentenced to 16 years in prison with no evidence,
made this statement when the trial ended:
“It is a irrational, weird, but above all unfair decision. With no proof, as the prosecutor mentioned in her statement, he was found guilty of participation in a terrorist organization, without there being a terrorist act. ‘Long live the system’. Once more it tries to close mouths and marginalize whoever resists, having a different opinion than them. I am not simply proud of my child. It is my honour to be his parent, and that ny children fight for equality, justice and solidarity. We will fight for him till the end.”

July 24, 2014
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Gathering with p.a system for Marinos Mitsopoulos Heraklion, Crete – Greece

Today 22.7.14, a solidarity gathering was carried out for Marinos Mitsopoulos, who is held in Alikarnassos prisons and is deprived of his conditional release since he has served the 3/5 of his sentence.

The text by his fellow prisoners was read out where they declare they are going on food abstention standing next to Marinos who has stitched his mouth closed since 13.7 demanding his release.

A banner was also put up for anarchist urban guerilla Nikos Maziotis.

July 24, 2014
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In solidarity with  Anarchist fighter Nikos Maziotis, 2 banners were put up in Thessaloniki on Navarinou square and the footbridge in front of “Macedonia Pallas” hotel.

COPS, JOURNALISTS SNITCHES AND BOSSES,

THE BLOOD OF REVOLUTIONARIES WATERS THE TREE WE WILL HANG YOU FROM.

STRENGTH AND SOLIDARITY TO NIKOS MAZIOTIS AND THE WANTED REVOLUTIONARIES.

July 22, 2014
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Lightrail Station Attacked in Seattle – usa

Act for free  receive and transmit:
Lightrail Station Attacked in Seattle
On Friday July 18th, we attacked the Rainier Beach Station of the Seatlle Link Lightrail, by smashing the screens of the automated ticket machines and gluing the card slots.
The lightrail is one of the newest permutation of the cities displacement strategies and the site of a recent police killing. There have been 6 separate incidents of FBI harassment of Anarchists in the past 6 months.
Comrades have been detained, questioned and threatened. Seemingly the stops stem from the on-going investigations into anarchists in the PNW, of which the recent Grand Jury was one strategy. Our intention is to remind both the state and anarchists alike that we are paying attention to the patterns of repression forming.
They will not be ignored, and that our comrades are not alone.
If they continue to make it hard for friends and comrades to live, to travel-we will continue to mount attacks that return the favor in kind.

July 22, 2014
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Bologna, Italy – Update on the trial for the facts of Piazza Verdi.

Posted on 17/07/2014 by Velen(A)
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The facts of Piazza Verdi (by act for freedom now): on 13th October 2007 at around 4am a girl is sleeping in piazza Verdi in Bologna. Police on patrol decide that the girl’s behaviour is ‘abnormal’ and must be corrected by compulsory sanitary treatment (TSO), which means internment in a psychiatric hospital and forced administration of psychotropic drugs. The cops call the ambulance while keeping the girl under their custody against her will.

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July 22, 2014
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Savona, Italy – Three-days’ initiative at Margonara beach and benefit in solidarity with anarchist comrades Gianluca and Adriano

From RadioAzione
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WHERE THEY DEVASTATE WE REBUILD UP
 We’re meeting at Moloverde like every year, following the wave of protests against the project – by now almost extinct – for the construction of a tourist resort on the beach of Margonara, in Savona. After initiatives, concerts, BBQs and shared expereinces, we are thinking to rebuild what the usual speculators of the concrete industry have destroyed in the last years.

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July 22, 2014
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Poster in solidarity with Tamara Sol

via:interarma

July 2014, Chile.

tamarasolalakalle0The text in the poster:

From words… into action!

Because dignity cannot be jailed, and solidarity will blow up the walls of the dark prisons!

Tamara Sol free!

In every part of the world, Sol we are with you!