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April 28, 2017
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Summary of session 17 in the Aachen case – Germany

[update] Summary of session 17

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April 28, 2017
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Ferrara and Ponticelli di Malalbergo (Bologna), Italy – National demo against vivisection and XIII Animal Liberation Gathering

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NATIONAL DEMO AGAINST VIVISECTION
Vivisection is certainly one of the most exemplary and hideous practices with which humans oppress other animals turned into sacrificial objects on the altar of techno-sciences. Every day an increasing number of animals are being locked up, poisoned, tortured, stripped from their habitats and killed. Other (transgenic) animals are being created in laboratories specifically for this purpose: real factories where animals are created on demand according to each laboratory experiment.

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April 28, 2017
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Vienna: Bank trashed

Last weekend the branch of Bawag-PSK Bank in Kuefsteingasse 37, 1140 Vienna was attacked with sticky stinky black liquids.
Banks are one important component of the whole capitalist system of exploitation. Behind every story they tell us, why we should store our money there, we will find out that the only aim is profit. Also they are deeply connected with the welfare of the state. They depend on each other like flowers on sun. If banks go bankrupt the state has to save them and also the other way round.
There’s no space for a deep analysis of the whole fucking system here, unfortunately.
If banks get attacked it’s also an indirect attack on the state!
Solidarity to the anarchists who are accused for bankrobbery in Aachen, Germany!
Solidarity to the squat in Kienmayergasse 15 that’s been evicted yesterday! (https://kienmayergasse15.noblogs.org/)
What’s the robbery of a bank compared to the foundation of a one?
[found here: https://linksunten.indymedia.org/de/node/209868 on 20.4.2017]via:solidariteit.noblogs.

April 28, 2017
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Foggia, Italy – Solidarity with the rebels of the CARA [asylum seekers’ reception centre] in Borgo Mezzanone (Foggia)

From Rete Evasioni
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ON THE SIDE OF THOSE WHO STRUGGLE IN THE GHETTOS, REFUGEE CAMPS, RECEPTION CENTRES FOR MIGRANTS, THE CPR CAGES [centres of early reception] AND HOTSPOTS
In the maxi-police operation that took place in the early hours of 30th March, with a deployment of 300 police units, including two helicopters, the State arrested 17 people who allegedly took part in the revolt of 27th October 2016 in the CARA of Borgo Mezzanone (in the province of Foggia).
The heavy charges of devastation and plunder, arson, bodily harm and resistance to public officials concern a total of 26 people, 9 of whom are still free because they were not found at the moment of the arrest.
As for today, 17 people are being held in the prison of Foggia.
The charge of devastation and plunder has already stripped many people of their freedom, including dozens of comrades who took part with us in some of the most conflictual demonstrations in recent years.
There are several cases where migrants were charged with this accusation: for example those who were involved in the revolt that destroyed the CIE of Crotone in 2012, and were later acquitted, and those who took part in the revolt of 29th December 2015 in the CARA of Mineo, a protest that originated from the same causes that led to the revolt in the CARA of Borgo Mezzanone last October.
While harshly repressing those who struggle, democracy is also constantly sharpening its juridical instruments in order to strike all migrants with an integrated system of laws and camps for migration management and control: in this way the migrants’ reception circuit is in continuous communication with the machinery of deportation.
In fact the reasons for the protest in the CARA of Borgo Mezzanone, totally hushed up by the media, were linked to the determination to obtain documents due to a huge number of failed applications for international protection; the demand to be allowed to prepare one’s own meals, given the very poor quality of the food they are forced to eat; to requests for pocket money, means of public transport to guarantee their daily movements and heating in the crumbling structure, considering the approach of winter.

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April 26, 2017
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Responsibility claim for attacks on banks, DAP offices and Patras Events – PATRA CITY SOUTH GREECE

Responsibility claim for attacks on banks, DAP offices (right political party) and Patras Events (local news site)
The well-built fairy tale that steeps thousands of submitted consumers
into indifference and illusions, in our heads is equivalent with the
monster of dominant aesthetics, with the onset of hypocrisy and submission
culture.
A few days of consumerist mania are enough to substitute the miserable
daily life with illusions of instant freedom feelings that accompany
standardized entertainment.
All this heterogeneous and class diverse crowd which «have fun with their
soul» at the carnival, going in and out of shops of all kind with catchy
music, that consumes tons of alcohol in order to achieve the needed
‘style’, is nothing less than useful idiots which on their backs the
industry of meaningless entertainment is built. Big and small bosses,
university student fronts, drug-dealers, bouncers, they all gain from it
in their way by setting up a scene that fits them all: trends and
alternatives, posh and not, youngsters and family people, students of all
kind, patriots, hooligans. All with a common thing. The wandering of their
disguised misery and stupefaction.

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April 24, 2017
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Benefit gig for anarchist comrades in prison in Aachen Germany in south London on 29th of April – UK

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Solidarity with the anarchists
Accused of bank robbery in Germany
The anarchist comrades accused of participating in the expropriation of a bank office in Aachen in the month of November 2014 are still imprisoned in Germany awaiting trial that will start on January 23rd 2017. The dutch comrade, also judged for expropriation of a bank office on the same territory, is free at the moment, although the prosecutor has appealed the decision after the judge granted acquittal. (more info in English: https://solidariteit.noblogs.org/)
From Solidaritat Rebel, we want them to feel our solidarity for it to cross borders, bars and walls, and send them all our strength and complicity.
We want to unmask and point out three important protagonists responsible for the kidnapping of our comrades.
1) The prosecution: Pax Bank and its partners

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April 24, 2017
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Italy – A letter from anarchist comrade Anna Beniamino (Croce Nera Anarchica a-periodical, issue no.3, pages 2-4)

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SCRIPTA MANENT
The prosecution in Turin have decided to put an entire anarchist tendency on trial: anti-organisation Anarchism. This isn’t a sensationalist and defensive overstatement, it’s what Turin’s investigating judge, Anna Ricci, enacted with the arrest warrants issued in July 2016, and enforced in September, probably to avoid disrupting the summer holidays of some pubic official.
The inquisitors’ choice is clear from the ridiculous framework that appeared in the arrest warrant papers, a product of the deleterious encounter between the mind of some cop and the rushed reading of a wikipedia summary. The framework gives shape to a repressive-Manichean vision of a ‘social anarchy’, a good and harmless one, and an (anti-social and anti-classist) ‘individual anarchy’, violent and palatable to repression, whose method is the ‘anti-organization model’.
By making the necessary distinctions, this framework aims to define a specific camp, to create a cage, so that from a generic ‘insurrectionism’, (a sub-product of the anti-organization model), always violent and liable to punishment to varying degrees, sub-species can be pulled out to form different strands of the investigation1 for Italian cops: ‘classic insurrectionism’, ‘social insurrectionism’, ‘eco insurrectionism’ and the ‘informal anarchist federation’.

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April 24, 2017
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Italy – Updates on Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu

Comrade Davide Delogu tells us that his mail has been moving faster recently. He also received pamphlets with news, books, etc…
By contrast his piece in solidarity with the comrades imprisoned following operation Scripta Manent is still being blocked.
SEMPRI AINNANTIS!
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April 24, 2017
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June 11th International Day of Solidarity with All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

June 11, 2017
Communication is a Weapon
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By now it is a platitude to speak of the isolation and silence that prisons strive to impose. Every week another one of our imprisoned friends tells us that their mail is getting fucked with, the phones on their unit are “broken,” or that our publications are being rejected with no recourse.
For us, one of the most exciting elements of June 11, 2016 was the proliferation of words and ideas shared between and from anarchist prisoners.  Along with spreading material solidarity internationally and keeping the names of our comrades on our lips, our contribution to facilitating that communication is one of our most important tasks.
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April 23, 2017
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Mexico City: Explosive Attack Against EXXON

After midnight…
IN RESPONSE to the call for action in solidarity with the anarchists of the Aachen case, on April 16, 2017, at approximately 01:30AM we placed an explosive device that detonated at the facilities of the oil company EXXON in Mexico City, located at North 59, Vallejo Industrial Colony.
EXXON is an oil and chemical corporation based in Texas, USA which constitutes in itself a complete criminal, murderous, genocidal, ecocidal state. It’s long and devastating history has spared no bloodshed with death, torture and exploitation wherever it’s tentancles reach. And then, when the cries of the massacres they cause are silent, they dig the graves with exactly the same machines they use to suck the sweat of the Earth and human beings.
But now it is their turn. Take our offering of hatred and rage! …Because nobody is untouchable! Because we are not intimidated by the heavy silence that you have imposed on your crimes based on fear and violence, and we are not intimidated by the premiere of your Secretary of State…
Are you celebrating your three license agreements for gigantic blocks filled with hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico seabed? We celebrate sabotage, let the anger spread! There are no small actions, the frontal attack and the chaos arrives!
I. And they continue on the same path…

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April 23, 2017
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UK -Informer’s house vandalised along with Police Horse Transporters by Eco-anarchist vandals – FAI/IRF

18th April – we thought it long overdue that ‘Julie’, a police informer in Yatton, near Bristol, received a home visit to remind her that we do not forget nor forgive. Badger stayed at Julie’s house after being invited there by her when he was first on the run. Badger is wanted for the smashing of the Bristol Post newspaper offices in 2011 and the burning of a transmitter. As a minimum gesture of solidarity to wanted anarchist Badger, we painted “snitch” there and sabotaged her vehicle. We hope she crashes and is paralysed. Julie lives at 3 Barberry Farm Road where she resides with her partner and children. An older washed-out queer peace activist type of person, but actually just a disgusting betrayer and one who abused the trust put in her. Julie thought she could save herself from police attention by informing, but found that the pigs wanted more.

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April 23, 2017
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Belgium Liège, – The Beauty of a Burning Police Station

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We are not soldiers.
We are criminals.
We have no fatherland, no higher cause, we do not follow any directions other than those of ourselves.
On the other hand, we are fighting.
To find our lives, explore our freedoms.
We fight the misery of our lives, the oppression of morals, and the grids that imprison us.
On the night of April 18, we set fire to a police station in Liège (Belgium). It was completely destroyed, devastated by the flames.

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April 20, 2017
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Thessaloniki -Taking responsibility On Friday 10/3 at 00:30 – Greece

Central Ministry of Central Macedonia and Thrace with molotovs.
This action is a minimal answer to the reforms in education that the government plans to make. Reforms that will lead to even greater poverty of the student community. Our opposition to these reforms is included in the wider struggle against the state, capital and its educational system.
An educational system that serves the interests of our oppressors and repressers, perpetuates social inequalities and subjugates students’ personalities with the goal of creating an obedient and uniform mass. A mass that bows its head, does not react or resist.
We, from our side, are determined to fight by all means for our life, education, freedom and dignity. Until the social revolution and anarchy.
Anarchist Students
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April 20, 2017
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Thessaloniki-Τaking responsibility for sabotage 12 ATMs.

On Thursday February 16, another Halloween, a day of celebration
and festivals, people coming out into the streets and the shops,
forgetting about their usual problems, like being drugged and sedated
as the system wants them to be. All of these festivals are
decompression valves that capitalism offers us. Excessive consumption of
clothing, alcohol and food are just some of its elements, so that on these Hide
days the capitalist system gets a boost through the market while
discouraging anyone from exploding their accumulated rage against
the repression and misfortune that encompasses them.
We, from where we stand, decided to spend our time differently that
day, breaking the norms and doing something that pleases us by
sabotaging 12 ATMs.
We chose to do it in the most central part of the city (Aggelaki,
Egnatia, Tsimiski, Agias Sofias, Venizelou, Svolou),
disturbing a little at least the normalized flow of money in the heart of
the most capitalized area of Salonica. Besides, banks have always had a
supplementary if not central role in empowering the labour production
system.
Solidarity to all political prisoners
Struggle by all means
Until anarchy.

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April 20, 2017
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Greece – On Saturday 1/4 a protest was held at Monastiraki against the 7th international fur exhibition in Athens.

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Two banners were held up saying:”No tolerance to the fur
industry and to every authoritarian practice”(anarchist meetings for
the total liberation of animals and earth) & “All the values of
civilization are factories of mass encapsulation”(Entropy).
3 different texts were handed out from the groups Entropy,
initiative of individuals from Housing and Struggle Squat, Matrozou
45 and anarchist meetings for the total liberation of animals and
earth.
Protest lasted for about 2 hours.
Co-protesters
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April 20, 2017
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Barcelona, Spain: Attack on Lufthansa offices

On the morning of March 28, we decided to break the window of the offices of Lufthansa (the only ones in the city) located in Bailén street in Barcelona.
This is an airline that is carrying out expulsions and extraditions, like that of our anarchist comrades arrested last year in Spain and currently incarcerated in Germany. At this moment there is the trial going on where they are accused of having robbed an agency of the Pax Bank in the city of Aachen.
For the extension of solidarity and direct action!
Fire to all prisons!
For anarchy!
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From the Spanish of Indy Barcelona by Brèves du désordre, March 31, 2017
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April 20, 2017
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Thoughts and Reflections from Athens,The Anarcho Tourist Review Issue 2, March 2017

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Clearly we are living in critical times. Even from abroad, it’s clear to see that the election of Trump, coming as it does in the epicenter of Imperial power, signifies that we are at a major historical turning point. One might even say that the post-modern era is ending. All the beliefs and practices that we once presumed normal are dissolving and giving way to a social outlook that may previously have been dismissed as irrelevant.
For one, Trump’s victory totally stunned an impotent post-modern Left, but it did not really surprise any of us. To be honest, those who predicted otherwise were shocked, first and foremost, only with how out of touch they were with social reality. This is the first time in recent memory that a Western superpower has elected a head of state that represents such a clear departure from the politics of ‘business as usual’, even though this new direction is doubtlessly towards something quite foreboding. What is now undeniable is that, rather than going with a more conventional option, people are evidently calling for something much crazier.

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April 20, 2017
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An Imagined Dialogue with a Supporter of Taking People’s Picture – Paris

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Counter-arguments for those who no longer want to contribute to the spectacle of the end of the world, but to the end of the world of the spectacle
Translator note: translated from a pamphlet found in Paris and available online. There have been several texts circulating in the past month critiquing cameras in demonstrations, some online and some distributed as leaflets in the street. This one is perhaps the fullest articulation of the anarchist (but not just) argument against filming revolt.
Me: Stop filming or I smash your camera.
“But pictures are just raw information. They only show facts.”
The photographic re-transmission of facts depends on the point of view in which the person taking the picture situates themselves, which makes it subjective even though it claims objectivity. Proof through pictures is a lie, not so much because it speaks falsely but because it claims to be true. To try to be a spectator, neutral and exempt from the power relations at play can only be an illusion, because it is in itself a way of taking sides, though indirectly. In this way, no one taking pictures can be considered outside the action, they are in it, but on the wrong side: the one that fixes what’s in motion, virtualizes what’s living, spectacularizes rage and passion, and generally participates in neutralizing the subversive potential of attack. Among those taking pictures, some are clearly our enemies, because they declare themselves as such (cops, official journalists, video surveillance cameras…). Others claim neutrality and participate in “pro” and “anti” propaganda, like the more or less independent news agencies (Taranis, RT, Linepress, Street Politics, Remy Buisine) (1). And finally, there are others claiming to be friends or activists involved in documenting struggle, and even some people doing illegal stuff themselves and filming it for a few minutes of virtual glory and many hours of very real hardship. To be clear, ALL of these cameras deserved to be smashed, but especially those that pretend or claim to be on my side. I say this not because I want to engage in dialogue, but to make my reasons clear.

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