January 20, 2018
January 20, 2018
January 20, 2018
Like a flash of light in the unfortunate Christmas festivities, we publish news received by anonymous mail:
CAGLIARI VITROCISET VEHICLE ATTACKED FIRE TO THE ACCOMPLICES OF WAR.
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January 20, 2018
Anyone who doesn’t let himself/herself be exploited enough is isolated and inflicted more and more pressure.
Unemployment allowances and other social allowances are granted only to those who submit themselves: through sanctions and disciplinary measures, people are being watched, humiliated and compelled to accept precarious jobs.
The increase in “flexibility” and “self-optimisation” means more profits for some on the one hand and precarious jobs for the majority on the other. The fact that people fall into financial troubles is wrongfully attributed to individual incapacity. This makes fundamental critique and resistance difficult.
As a consequence we destroyed the glass of the entrance to a job centre in Kleinbasel on New Year’s Eve.
We hope the action will cheer up someone in the next days.
For a new year in the struggle!
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4th January, Hambacher Forest.
“2018 has begun – RWE are smashed!
We are a group of autonomous anarchists. We are nature defending itself, acting to protect the Hambacher Forest and the world from RWE and capitalism.
In this action, an area of RWE was destroyed. The area was previously part of the forest. RWE cut all the trees, destroyed the habitat of the living beings, built new structures, fenced it off, and observed it with cameras. These structures would help them to destroy the rest (226 hectares) of the 12,000 year old forest (originally 5500 hectares) for their profit with lignite/browncoal, which produces 90 million tons of CO2 per year. The area was fenced, with infrared cameras and alarm system guarded. In it were material containers and a generator. As partially readable in the police report, the fences were removed and the generator destroyed. Also attention was donated to the containers.
This area was opened by us again and given back to the forest. The material they used to kill the forest is now being used to protect the forest. The structures inside are no longer available to RWE, so they cannot use them to destroy the forest further. We left messages to RWE, expressing our feelings towards them.
After the successful resistance against the politics of the G20 this summer, we are calling for days of action in the week from January 28th to February 4th. During G20 in Hamburg we were active with many of you. We want to take that experience up and make it visible in many places with many different actions.
We have 2018 already and our friends and comrades remain in pre-trial imprisonment since the g20 summit. The image of the violent dangerous perpetrators is still stylized. Brutal Police assaults before, during and after the G20 summit are played down and supposed to be forgotten. The myth of civil war-like conditions in Schanzen district persists in public view and helpfully provide the court with a basis for their arguments to impose absurdly high sentences. This is to distract attention from the idea of the G20 to take place as a counterinsurgency exercise in the field of urban space. The strategy and escalation concept of the cops could only fail.
The “independent” judiciary goes all out in its interpretation of their laws to impose draconian punishments like Peike’s. He has been in custody since July 6th and for bad luck got the judge Krieten, who sentenced him to 2 years 7 months. Peike however filed an appeal which will start in February. Also various other appeal proceedings will start soon.
January 17th, 2018
At lunchtime today, the government finally announced that the airport project located in Notre-Dame-des-Landes has been abandoned.
We do note that the “DUP” will not be extended. The project will definitely be null and void by February the 8th.
This is an historical victory against a destructive project. This was made possible thanks to a long mobilisation that has been both diverse and determined.
First of all, we’d like to sincerely thank everyone that mobilised against this airport project over the past 50 years.
As regard to the future of the ZAD, the whole movement would like to confirm the following points:
– The need for the farmers and people that were expropriated to recover their rights as soon as possible
– the refusal of any eviction of those who came here over the last few years to live and defend the place, and who wish to continue living here and look after the area.
For as long as it has existed as an institution, school has been at the service of the management of the needs of the State and capital. It qualifies when there is a need for qualification, dequalifies when it is necessary to lower the cost of labour, and always teaches obedience and domesticates the savagery of childhood by integrating, whether by caning or alternative pedagogies, the need to accept this world and aspire to succeed. It is also the place where the possibility of revolt and refusal is played out, is always inevitably in crisis, traversed with tensions and contradictions inherent in this factory for the management of the unmanageable. From kindergarten to university, what goes on there, the relationships, the way adults, children, teenagers interact reflects this fundamental function.
If yesterday’s school was the object of criticism which had its relevance and has been partially integrated (thus deactivated) in the school of today, school today just seems to leave those who are nevertheless aware of the disaster helpless. We are offended by various details without finding the means to question them, or even simply describe the reality of what is at stake.
France Blue Saint-Etienne-Loire / Monday, January 8, 2018
The 22 ticket machines of Crêt-de-Roc were vandalized in Saint-Étienne. The slots for the introduction of coins or blue cards were filled with expansive polyurethane foam. This product swells and hardens and is used to plug holes. The ticket machines are unusable. The City of Saint-Etienne complained and hopes the parking meters will be working again as soon as possible.
In this district of Crêt-de-Roc the contestation against the new parking plan is lively: here many free places have become paying since January 1st. A petition has been launched by residents of the neighbourhood to denounce this new organization.
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In the night from Thursday to Friday, in the vicinity of the TGV station, we hung a banner in solidarity with Lisa, the comrade imprisoned in Cologne for a bank robbery in Aachen, Germany.
On the banner you can read “Revolutionary Solidarity with Lisa, anarchist incarcerated for a bank robbery in Aachen (Germany).
Feuer allen Knästen (Fire to all prisons) (A) “.
Lisa has been denied her request for a review of sentence (to 7 and a half years’ prison) and to be transferred to a prison in Spain, in order to be less distant from those close to her. This news has made us angry and we do not intend to leave her alone in morbid silence of prison isolation.
Freedom for Lisa!
Freedom for all!
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The pacification of political movements has led to the almost total disappearance from our society of any revolutionary aspiration, replaced with a frenetic rush to occupy the warm and comfortable seats that power offers. This has led to a fierce struggle, often without quarter, to follow the current politician, who is raised to rank of political revolutionary in order to guarantee ‘antagonistic’ politicians an area of political acceptability within the institutions. As a result we witness the voluntary cancellation of any form of opposition in favor of cooperation and often collaboration with a political system that until recently was considered hostile. All these elements represent tangible facts that have negative reprecussions on what remains of the revolutionary or insurrectionary movement, if you prefer.
In a similar context, the last pockets of resistance, those who persist in considering the destruction of this political and economic system as unavoidable, are able to be identified and attacked more easily by the repressive apparatus of the state.
The huge amount of resources that the police and magistracy are able to call upon can be used entirely and with minimal resistance to annihilate a social enemy that now have increasingly reduced spaces to maneuver in.
Specifically, the anarchist movement is the one that is hardest hit by this repressive attack launched by the state. All this has been made possible by the widescale use of so-called criminal association laws that have continuously been adapted to the socio-political structure of the movement.
On 4th January 2018 about a hundred demonstrators blocked two Minermix cement mixers heading towards the TAP yard. The road block began at 5pm and managed to intercept two vehicles at crossroads between Melendugno and San Foca.
The block went on until 7.30pm. A couple of demonstrators also climbed on to the roof of one of the trucks and occupied it as the cement mixers’ water tanks leaked their contents on to the road. All attempts by police, carabinieri and finance police to clear a passageway proved fruitless.
When it became clear that the concrete was unusable the victorious demonstrators left of their own initiative. If cement is mixed for too long it cannot be used (normally after two hours). In fact the vehicles didn’t go on to the site but returned to their premises to pour out their cargo, now unfit for use.
On Sunday 17th December the third meeting to organize solidarity with the comrades investigated for the demo at Brenner was held in Monza. First of all the initiatives carried out on 12th December to link the remembrance of the Piazza Fontana massacre to the massacres carried out today by the Italian State against those trying to flee from Libya were gone over briefly. Even if they were mostly small initiatives, the good point is that they were held in a dozen cities simultaneously, at least breaking the deafening silence over what the Italian government and ENI are doing in Africa (among other things the meeting was held right in a disused ENI petrol station, which had been occupied a few days earlier).
Added to the intervention in Libya there is now another one in Niger, again under the pretext of the ‘struggle against human traffickers’. A military intervention – decided hurriedly before the end of the legislation, as proof of the interests at stake – with quite an emblematic name: ‘operation shutters’. Now that the role of Italian capitalism has been reaffirmed in Libya, they are now looking at the bordering countries in the south, thus making the ex-colony an open prison.
13.01.18: During the early hours of January 12, 2018 a series of explosive and incendiary attacks shake the capital just 3 days before the arrival in Chile of Pope Francis, rotten leader and head of an institution stained with blood and founded on torture, looting and inquisitions.
1) Arson attack against the Santa Isabel de Hungria Parish located on 99 Las Catalpas street in Central Station commune.
Anonymous attackers jumped the fence at around 00:15hrs leaving an incendiary device that managed to seriously damage the door and a stained glass window. The fire was extinguished by priests and neighbours preventing the Parish from being completely burned down.
At the scene leaflets claiming the action were found, GOPE (Special Operations Group Police) and Labocar (Scientific / Forensic Police) quickly arrived but were unable to make any arrests.
2) Explosive attack on the Capilla Cristo Chapel located on 2167 Peninsula street in Peñalolén commune.
At around 03:10AM, an explosive device consisting of gun powder compressed inside a fire extinguisher detonates damaging part of the external gate and a side wall next to the main door.
Leaflets claiming the action were found at the scene. GOPE and Labocar personnel arrived to examine the remains of the device without being able to make any arrests.
3) Explosive attack against the Emmanuel Chapel, Santos Apóstoles Parish located on 4068 Salzburg street in the commune of Recoleta.
At 3:20hrs an explosive device consisting of gun powder compressed in a metal cylinder is detonated after unknown attackers picked the lock of the entrance door to the chapel, damaging the door and breaking glass.
from Musaferat blog
The period of time that followed the previous update has been tense in every sense of the word. The expectedly increased autumn arrivals, combined with the Greek state policy of caging the migrants on the islands, have brought back to life images of living hell in the detention centres of the islands. Local racist and fascist voices, freed from the “compassionate” gaze of summer visitors, found once more the time and place to impose on public space. Local authorities decided to reshuffle the deck, claiming the major political benefits that they could extract from the situation. Two new deaths were added to the already long list of deaths in the detention centres on the island. At the same time, once more, there were some migrants who, defying threats and repression, stood tall.
The situation in Lesvos and detention centres
Moria’s detention centre keeps surprising us with just how much worse it can get. In the end of November there were more 7,500 people waiting in Moria, when the facilities of the centre are suitable for accommodating just 2,500. As a result, thousands ended up staying in summer and makeshift tents, even in the fields around the centre, at a time when rain, heavy winds and low temperatures had begun. The food provided is minimal and really bad, forcing most of the migrants to try and cook on their own on makeshift stoves. Hygiene conditions are deplorable, with about 30 shared toilets in an abject state to be used by almost everyone, and with access to water and electricity often limited to just a few hours per day. The people who stay there still face serious security issues, with frequent violent outbreaks, and the centre’s police forces leaving helpless attack victims without taking any kind of precaution. All this amplifies the feeling of desperation that is shared by most of them, all in the uncertainty concerning the process of their asylum applications. Applications that are being processed extremely slowly, with negative decisions being issued most of the time. The migrants’ main hope is that they will be granted “vulnerability status”, so that they can either be moved to the Kara Tepe camp which helps decompress Moria’s detention centre, or, at best, have their geographical restrictions for the island lifted off, so that they can be moved to mainland Greece.
About three thousand people without documents have been stopped, six hundred in 2017 alone, since strict controls by three police forces (Italian, German and Austrian) began in the Brenner Pass three years ago. Because of facial control done in Verona and Bolzano stations (in particular preventing anyone with black skin from boarding international Verona-Monaco OBB trains), many migrants are trying increasingly dangerous ways to get past the police, by walking along the railway or hiding on freight trains. For this reason six people have died so far, either crushed by trains or, as happened to a boy two weeks ago, electrocuted by high voltage over freight wagons. Not to mention those who almost die from exposure while attempting to cross the Brenner Pass on foot. They didn’t erect a barrier in Brenner, but the murderous shadow of that border extends over a much wider territory.
For this reason on Friday 5th January a group of comrades blocked the 5.59pm OBB train to Monaco. Speeches on the megaphone, smoke bombs and a banner on the railway, which read: “At Brenner and elsewhere, borders are killing people”. Talking of the vast grey zone of collaboration with the control and deportation machine, it must be noted that the train driver, annoyed at the protest, repeatedly tried to silence the megaphone speeches with the train signal. “But just like certain people did in the thirties to… ?” That’s what they did.
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13.01.18: The latest information is that the comrade Tamara Sol made an escape attempt on January 12, 2018, leaving her with injuries caused by the latticework of razorwire and spikes that are mounted on the perimeter walls of the prison, as well as being assaulted by the prison guards.
Despite her wounds, the comrade has no life threatening injuries and after being held incommunicado in isolation, the comrade was transferred to Rancagua Prison, a prison that is notorious for its harsh conditions of confinement.
We will provide further updates as soon as more information becomes available.
Revolutionary Solidarity with Tamara Sol!
Strength, fortitude and tenacity for Tamara, her family and close friends!
In the face of the extermination centres and the torture of the prison guards: Riot and escape one thousand and one times!
(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)
13.01.17: URGENT!! We were informed this morning that Tamara Sol was involved in an ATTEMPTED ESCAPE from Valparaíso Prison!!!! She is badly wounded, brutally beaten by Gendarmerie and is currently in isolation, incommunicado and awaiting tansfer to another prison.
Tamara has been under sanctions and without visits since early January following a fight, where she was the only one punished. It should be noted that this happened after having VERY GOOD CONDUCT and meeting her WORK REQUIREMENTS to get prison pivileges.
We call on you all to be attentive to what happens with our beloved Tamara and to the actions that we decide to take as a family to safeguard the integrity of our beloved daughter / granddaughter.
Here’s a little provincial tale. One that you can tell or not bother to. One of those things, serious and funny at the same time, which show the kind of world we live in … even in the provinces.
Let’s begin: a comrade of ours recently bought a new car. It should be said that he’s never been lucky with cars; not exactly concerning their mechanics but rather because of the insistent pranks of some joker. Once, for example, the comrade found a GPS for recording sound and movement inside the clock, and when this disappeared rancorous searches by the digos gave no results. Again, with a different car, a requisition of the vehicle (for administrative reasons) couldn’t be carried out because a pretty little device had been left in it by the forces of order…
And so on and so forth…
Of course, these stories might seem normal to us, but, if you look around you, it’s not all that normal…
For months the signs left by power spies seem to be anything but rare occurrences. As happened in some other cities during the noisy Christmas period, in Trentino too we found out who was hiding behind the strange note placed on two comrades’ cars. A couple of months ago we found microphones and GPS installed on the cars (photos1, 2, 3).
But another finding, decisively more disquieting, shocked us a little bit more. A few weeks later, in fact, we found a micro camera in the kitchen-living room of a home (photos 4 and 5).
All this was placed in a corner of the room, then covered with mortar leaving only a microscopic hole for the camera (photos 6, 7, 8, 9).
We think this second “surprise” is a step not to be overlooked. And it is therefore important to understand up to which point the dirty jobs made by Digos, or Ros according to the case, can stretch as they spy the comrades’ lives and private spheres. (Updates will follow)
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January 12, 2018
From the local press we learn that a ‘Firtree of legality’ set up by the Italian Police association in Piazza Ferrara, in the heart of Corvetto, was not appreciated this year either. A group of masked people set it on fire on New Year’s Eve.
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