February 24, 2017
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Greece – Prison is good only for those who build them (4 years since the Velvedo double robbery)

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This February will mark 4 years since they were incarcerated. We must
have memory and we must honor our comrades.

Their are no choices, neither illusions, the choices are only two:
either spectators in the couches of a castrated life, or perpetrators of
incidents that form the development of history. The thought of freedom
is not enough, because on its own it can be a blossom, but freedom
itself is a seed. Thus, when you want to crush the state, everything in
your mind is a hammer. All you have to do is use it.

And this is exactly what our friends and comrades from Velvedo did, and
who now are hostage of the state prisons and who as of February have
been incarcerated for 4 years.

We are at war now and we must choose sides. No one can remain
un-involved. The illusions are gone, the facades have worn away. The
authoritarians admit that for emergency reasons, once more, that ideas
must be persecuted.

Nothing is over, everything continues, refusal, insurrection and
solidarity.

LONG LIVE ANARCHY SCUMBAGS!!

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February 24, 2017
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[Montreuil, 93] Small contribution to disorder in the 93 – France

Saturday 11, following the beautiful riot of Bobigny, we wanted to keep going  …
… and we burned a COFELY car in front of Fort de Noisy. COFELY-ENGIE is the owner of GEPSA, the leading private partner in the management of jails (for information)
A thought to the rebels in the 93, the mutineers in the prisons, as in Valencia, the beautiful burning of the cop car of last May 18. A complicit and solidarity greeting to the anarchists in prisons, in France as elsewhere.
Let’s spread the revolt!
[Published on indymedia nantes, Sunday 12 February 2017]
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February 24, 2017
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Supporting Prisoners of the Social War in France

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These past months, in different cities, including during unpermitted demos or riots, many of us have been thrilled by the number of offensive actions in the street. From clashes with the guard dogs of the state and property to the broken windows of shops and even the pillaging of their contents; from attacks on journalist-cops to overcoming the pacifiers of the day: all of this has shaken the arrogance of the powerful. In all forms of struggle — which aren’t limited to “social movements” — self-organization and direct action are indispensable if we are to break with the pacification world of commodities and with state terrorism. Because to claim that it’s unimaginable for individuals to directly oppose the existing order is just a veiled way of saying that social revolt is simply impossible.
Repression is not just the moment when the flashball or baton comes to strike recalcitrant bodies, it’s each moment of daily life under the domination of the State and Capital, through their thousands of omnipresent psychological and physical manifestations that coerce the poor into accepting a shitty life. It’s the prisons that lock up ever more people for ever longer sentences, in order to punish, isolate, break, and store them, out of sight of the peaceful consciences of good citizens. It’s also the outside prison, built from measures like electronic bracelets, house arrest, exclusion areas, bail conditions, and so on.

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February 24, 2017
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Toulouse, France : 60 behaviour detection cameras for June 2017

Sixty cameras will detect dubious behaviour in June 2017
Nearly 60 cameras of the Toulouse hyper-centre are to be equipped with a reconnaissance system that will alert operators in the case of suspicious behaviour.
After the 102 cameras used to remotely charge wrongly parked motorists, here are intelligent cameras, able to detect abnormal behaviour on the pavement.
Since January 16, 102 video-protection cameras in Toulouse city centre allow – among other things – to “hunt” motorists who park wrongly. In one click, the ticket is sent to the Rennes national processing centre. And the fine reaches the offender a few days later: from € 17 to € 135 depending on the gravity of the offence. Around thirty tickets per day, on average, have been drawn up over last month.
But by June 2017, the Toulouse City Council will go even further. It will equip nearly sixty cameras already operating in the hyper-centre, with artificial intelligence software. Thanks to this software, acquired from the IBM company for 150 000 €, the cameras will be able to detect unusual behaviour, and to warn the video operators.

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February 24, 2017
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ITALY, GENOA – SABOTAGED ERICSSON RELAY TOWER

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GENOVA – ERICSSON RELAY TOWER SABOTAGED IN SOLIDARITY WITH GREEK PRISONERS POLA ROUPA AND KOSTANTINA  ATHNASOPOULOU AND THE PRISONERS OF OP. SCRIPTA MANENT. AGAINST THE STATE. AGAINST TECHNOLOGY. AGAINST ARMCHAIR ANARCHISTS.
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February 24, 2017
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Greece, Athens – Sixth appeals trial hearing of imprisoned anarchist-communist comrade Tasos Theofilou

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The 6th hearing of the appeals trial of the anarchist-communist Tasos Theofilou at the Appeals Court of Athens, concluded today with the testimonies of the final prosecution witnesses. A high-ranking member of the counter-terrorism unit was the only witness who did not participate in the trial as he was allegedly abroad. It does not come as a surprise that, once again, none of the witnesses recognized Tasos Theofilou as one of the perpetrators of the robbery and the violent act that followed.
The first testimony was given by a woman who was standing outside the branch of Alpha Bank and witnessed the embroilment and the escape of the perpetrators.
Presiding Judge: What do you know about the case?
Witness: I was there by accident, around 8 o’ clock in the morning.
Presiding Judge: What did you see through the blinds?
Witness: I saw that it was busy and it was out of the ordinary so I decided not to go in. A van was parked on the right side of the bank. Then 3-4 people whose appearance was very strange came out. They were wearing clothes that were strange for that time of the day. Their faces were not revealed. There were many gunshots.

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February 22, 2017
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*Anarchy & Antispeciesism: for total liberation* anti- info evening on 2nd of March in South London – UK

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Why is speciesism an issue for anarchists, and how does it intersect
with other kinds of authority?
Talk & discussion on speciesism from an anarchist perspective. For
corpse-crunchers and vegans alike, but please come with an open mind.
6.30pm, Thursday 2nd March, Blacksheep Bookshop, 258 Creek Rd, London,
SE10 0SW

February 22, 2017
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Germany ,Berlin – Arson attack on a police station against the Police Congress & the G20 Summit

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18.02.17: On February 21/22 the European Police Congress will take place for the 20th time in Berlin. On this occasion at the Berlin Congress Center (BCC), war mongers, human hunters and security fanatics meet to propagate their despicable machinations.
In addition to Thomas Thomas de Maizière, the Federal Minister of the Interior and Hans-Georg Maaßen, the President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, agents and guards of all types will be represented by Europol, Frontex, BKA, LKAs and many other authorities. Also present will be lobbyists, entrepreneurs and war ministries such as Heckler & Koch, Taser, Rheinmetal and developers of monitoring software and communications technology such as SAP, IBM and Vodafone will also be present.

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February 22, 2017
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UK – HMP Berwyn sabotaged during construction – Prison structurally unsound

It is important to announce one week before the opening of HMP Berwyn that two of the houseblocks in the prison are structurally unsound due to sabotage in 2015.
After our action in May 2015 where machinery was sabotaged, we knew that to regularly attempt to attack the prison would be impossible due to the prison walls being built around the site. After intensive research, it soon became apparent that we could have a dramatic effect with little effort.
In July 2015, a strong acidic powder was poured into the excavations of the groundfloor slabs of two of the prisons’s houseblocks. This has made two of these buildings structurally unsound – their foundations will eventually crumble and the buildings could collapse over time.
Given that the strength of these slabs has been greatly reduced, intrusive investigations and a full re-build of these houseblocks would be necessary before attempting to cage people in these buildings.
This action is dedicated to every human being that has died in the prison system at the hands of the State.
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February 19, 2017
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Chile – Sentences against the comrades of the PDI case are pronounced

amaru31Today, 31st January, in the third oral tribunal of the penal section, the disgusting authority issued verdicts against the 5 comrades accused of an incendiary attack on the inquisitors’ dungeon carried out in November 2014.
With the bourgeois morals and laws on their side, the judges decided on the comrades’ lives as follow:
*Natalia Alvarado: acquitted of all charges
*Maria Paz Vera: acquitted of all charges
*Manuel Espinoza: guilty of arson in residential area, acquitted of the charge of transporting an incendiary device and of attempted murder

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February 19, 2017
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SPAIN – Anarchist prisoners Mónica Caballero & Francisco Solar to be expelled from Spain and released in Chile soon

According to corporate media in Spain and Chile, the Audiencia Nacional (National Court) of Spain decided on January 30 to commute the rest of Mónica and Francisco‘s sentence to expulsion. The lawyers of the comrades are thought to have requested for article 89 of the Spanish Penal Code to be invoked which allows for foreign citizens serving more than one year’s imprisonment to have their sentence replaced with expulsion from the Spanish state. The comrades had their original sentence of 12 years reduced on appeal to 4 years and 6 months last December which means they have now served more than a third of their sentence.
It is expected that following police bureaucratic processes that the comrades will be flown by Spanish police to Chile where they will be handed over to Chilean police and then released back onto the street.
More news as it becomes available.
via:insurrectionnewsworldwide.

February 19, 2017
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Italy – Updates on anarchist comrade Davide Delogu from Sardinia

We learn from Davide that in spite of the fact he’s no longer subjected to censorship, his incoming and outgoing letters are delivered very slowly. He has asked for news and anarchist materials; the pamphlets with various news (actions of attack, claims, communiqués, updates) we sent him he didn’t receive, nor were they seized, the arseholes must have thrown them away directly.
We remind that Davide, after two years in the 14bis regime, is now being held in the prison of Augusta (Siracusa) run by dog Antonio Gelardi.
Davide’s address:
Contrada Piano Ippolito 1
96011 Augusta (SR)
Italy
SEMPRI AINNANTIS FINTZAS A SA LIBERTADE
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February 19, 2017
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Chile – Bombs Case II – Trial date set against anarchist comrades Juan, Nataly and Enrique

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After years of initiating investigations and arrests for attacks on police stations and Santiago Metro infrastructure in 2014, the nauseating southern district prosecution office has decided to set a date to begin the trial under the anti-terrorism law.
The prosecution will have 186 witnesses, 87 experts, 231 documents and 648 pieces of evidence to be presented before the altars of the democratic inquisition on March 24, 2017 when the trial against the comrades will begin.
Like other mega-legal processes, the trial is expected to last for a couple of months.
There is an urgent need to build revolutionary solidarity to confront the judicial machinery that is trying to swallow the lives of Juan, Nataly and Enrique.
(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)

February 19, 2017
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Florence, Italy – Repression against anarchists

170321366-75f7554c-0444-49bd-a06d-418bee539864-620x341A repressive operation was carried out on 31st January in Florence; the charge is criminal association relating to a number of episodes that took place in the city in 2016, and involves 35 comrades being investigated, of whom:
3 under house arrest
4 with compulsory residence orders
3 with obligation to report to the police station daily
Moreover at 9am of the same day 250 cops raided Villa Panico squat, evicted the squatters and sequestered the place.
Updates will follow as soon as possible.
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February 19, 2017
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Greece , Athens – Fifth appeals trial hearing of imprisoned anarchist-communist comrade Tasos Theofilou

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The fifth hearing of the appeals trial of Tasos Theofilou took place on Friday 10.02. During the hearing, none of the prosecution witnesses recognized Tasos Theofilou as one of the perpetrators.
Also, Theofilou came to court unshaven for the past 8 days in order to expose another contradiction of the case against him: according to CCTV footage and eye-witnesses the robber was clean-shaven. Eight days following the incident, Theofilou’s beard as it appears in mugshots, could not have grown the size it was in that short period of time.
The first witness was Christos Kefalas, resident of Paros island. His testimony was about seeing an abandoned motorcycle in the area of Limanaki and how it seemed suspicious. Next was the testimony Nikolas Skouloudis, assistant electrician, employed by a previous witness. This witness described everything he saw from the moment the robbers came out of the bank. He mentioned they were all wearing hats, glasses and scarves.
He also said that he could not recall any specific characteristic of the man who shot Michas.
“I heard gunshots and saw Michas approaching and punching one of the robbers. The robber fell on the ground after the blow. Then the other two robbers were onto Michas, an embroilment erupted and the one lying on the ground possibly shot Michas. I have no recollection of the type of clothing he wore.”
Then he was shown the notorious hat and the witness said that the colour did not remind him of anything.

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February 19, 2017
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Still Cameras, Still Targets

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Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
Anarchists hate cameras. We love games. That’s why some friends in the Sud-West took up the call to play CAMOVER. Masked up in black (obvi), we bagged a bunch of nosey CCTVs and painted over many others. No Face No Case! Shouts out to hommies in Hochelaga throwing down. Keep the good work up and the snitch cameras down.
From one participant:
CamOVER!? No Question. We hit the street four deep, two on the lookout, real casual, walkies and cigarettes, and got to bagging. Rope lines snaking through the air, cracks off streetlights as cams tumble down, we caught a side-eye from a citizen passerby and got back at it, like, FUCK YOU&YOUR CAMERAS. We dipped when the cops rolled up, stashed the cams alley-side, and swooped em up the next day.”

February 15, 2017
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Germany – Claim of responsibility and Statement by Wildfire Cell

Claim of responsibility and Statement – Wildfire Cell
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“It’s about time that we burned this country, this artificial world; it’s the onset of the black fire that will consume their businesses and industry of the filthy techno-industrial society. It is now time to articulate a direct and cold criticism, away from fantasies, put it forth, and present strikes.”
As the plague of modernization runs rampant in the urban-cemetaries of technological mass-society, suffocating our existence more and more with every passing day, we press on with our personal war against civilization and the hordes of submissive cowards who recreate and uphold it with their everyday acts of servitude and compliance.
New innovations in the realm of technological control and domination advance daily, with most welcoming the proliferation of “smart” technologies and the total digitalization of life’s every aspect. In the name of “convenience” the hyper-civilized masses mediate the entirety of their worthless lives through screens and receivers, feeding the industrial leviathan with an endless stream of data. Data which with the aid of corporations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Vodafone, Sony etc. is used to further state and governmental surveillance programs, solidifying and enforcing the illusions of “social peace” and control.
Mobile phone antennas, besides functioning as important pieces of technical infrastructure for the smooth-functioning of society and the process of mass stupification also emit massive amounts of toxicity in the form of radiowaves and microwaves, resulting in tumors and brain damage in creatures dwelling nearby and are known to interfere with the navigational senses of birds and insects, leading to mass die-offs of entire colonies of bees and thus causing irreparable damage to existing ecosystems.
We know that by destroying these antennas and severing a couple of veins of the telecommunications sector we do little to harm the corporations who own these devices, but we create moments of pleasure and egoistic satisfaction in our lives, breaking with the routinization of life when spending time in the cities and aiming to cause stress and discomfort amongst the techno-junkies of the repugnant masses by disrupting the increasingly normalized and manufactured “need” for constant connectivity.
In the late hours of 2/2/17, accompanied by our furious hatred of society and a deep love for the aforementioned non-human animals, we spread our fire to the icy streets of Leipzig, Germany. Hooded and masked, we lurked under the cover of darkness and headed for our first target, a cluster of well-hidden antennas owned by Vodafone. We put the torch to a number of cables that ran up the side of a brick chimney between some houses and a vegan hipster cafe. The flames climbed all the way up the cables to the antennas, engulfing them completely and scattering flames and sparks across an area of 60 meters. This was achieved by covering the bottom of the exposed cables in flammable gel and then placing two slow-burning incendiaries between the cables. We lit them up and set off laughing to ourselves as we disappeared once more into the night.
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February 14, 2017
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NORTH GREECE – RESPONSIBILITY CLAIM, KAVALA 26/1/2017

On January 5th Pola Roupa and Kostandina Athanasopoulou, members of the
R.O.Revolutionary Struggle, are arrested. The anti-terrorist dogs raid
the house where Roupa and her child were living, terrorizing her 6year
old son. as if this was not enough,the scum of society, the cops snatch
and kidnap the 6year old. The despicable government of Syriza-Anel
inaugurated a new practice of revenging and exterminating the enemy. The
following days there was a “struggle” by some parts of society as well
as portion of prisoners with sole demand the child’s release.

The members of R.S. pay the price of the anti-state armed struggle. They
deal with the state in its most vengeful form, because through these
actions they managed to harm, to a greater or lesser degree, the class
of bosses and disrupt their calmness proving that the enemy is not
invincible. They decided to return some of the violence the lower layers
have received in the previous years by domestic and foreign politicians
and technocrats.

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February 14, 2017
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GREECE – Responsibility Claim for the destruction of a ticket machine for electronic tickets , glufada Athens

On the night of Monday 6/2 we destroyed the facade of the new ticket
machine at Tram station “Vergioti Square”. This machine would have
printed the new electronic tickets, which are also a part of the
generalized state oppression of our freedom of movement. We should not
accept to pay for our daily transportation, we should not tolerate the
turnstiles at the Metro stations, ticket inspectors and the new
snitch-tickets.
We call groups and individuals to carry out respective actions so we can
factually sabotage control and oppression in mass transport.

FREE MOVEMENT FOR ALL

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