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August 31, 2015
by actforfreedom

Besançon: No vacation for the SP evictors

by Attaque
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Indymedia Nantes / Saturday, August 15, 2015
During the night of 31 July – 1 August 2015, we made a detour through the Avenue de la gare d’eau where the local Socialist Party premises are located. Equipped with spray paint, we completely covered the facade with slogans against borders and deportations.
This action was carried out to express our absolute hatred of power which, whatever it is, engages in a constant harassment of the undocumented: raids, imprisonment, deportations throughout the territory, from Calais to the French-Italian border between Menton and Ventimiglia. When this is not to put them into the hands of humanitarian scavengers and the left such as the Red Cross, Emmaüs, France Terre d’Asile, green and leftist fronts that work closely with the cops and authorities sorting, dividing and locking up migrants.
This gesture of solidarity with migrants is only a fragment of a fierce struggle against the State, its borders and every cog in the deportation and detention machine (companies that collaborate with it are many and vulnerable and everywhere: VINCI, DE RICHEBOURG, COFELY GDF SUEZ, La Poste, BNP PARIBAS, BOUYGUES, etc …)
No rest for those who expell!
To be continued…
Some enemies of borders and authority


August 31, 2015
by actforfreedom

Italy – The heart’s protest From Brecce no. 3*

*Brecce [opening gaps] is an anarchist mural paper fly-posted on the walls of Lecce (southern Italy) ‘to question things, disrupt, pluck out, open up gaps. Above all in our minds and hearts, and then in the place where we live. An ambitious project, a simple instrument. And in using both we are speaking to anyone who can understand the anger we carry inside, and the dream constantly in our thoughts.’ (From the editorial of Brecce no. 1)
The heart of Mohammed, a 47-year-old Sudanese man, made an extreme and final protest when it stopped beating, exhausted by fatigue, dust and heat. A few days of outrage, a little grief and pietism by the good souls of society, then back to normality. No need to be surprised because this man’s death is totally part of the normality of this world, the normality of the exploitation of poor devils carried out by the bosses backed by Governments and local administrations (both left and right-wing), and by nonBrecce 3_0_Page_1-profit associations that have allowed the situation to remain unchanged while coming out with so many fine words.
This death in the tomato fields is not something extraordinary due to conditions of slave labour, but is a normal consequence of capitalist exploitation. Mohammed was not one of the many invisible ones without papers, but a man who was more or less legal with a stay permit, who perhaps couldn’t have a work contract owing to his status as a stateless person due to the judicial limbo one finds oneself in when claiming asylum, where it is impossible to get a contract. The fact that this particular boss had already been arrested for exploitation in the fields shows his lack of astuteness, at best, but doesn’t change anything of the appalling normality of this kind of death.
What is the difference, in fact, between an exploiter of Africans in Nardò [Lecce] and an exploiter of Chinese workers in the infamous Foxconn in Shenzhen, a dormitory-factory where I-phones are produced and dozens of people have committed suicide in the space of a few years? The difference lies in the geographical distance that separates the exploiters from the exploited, because Steve Jobs (and his heirs) are located on the other side of the world from those they kill in order to extract profit. It’s a bit like war: Isis fighters who slaughter people close up and get stained with blood are terrorists, armies that bomb from afar are bearers of democracy. In reality, minus the nuances, there’s no difference.
The difference is also in the sociological – so to speak – distance that separates a tomato from a telephone; the harvesting of the former is linked to the soil and implies hard and retrograde work conditions, while the production of the latter is synonymous with progress and civilization. None of those who are going faster and faster with their little finger on the screen are wondering how many dead the new amazing app that they boast about to their friends has left behind. In this world of commodities made of production and consumerism, and its Republics based on work, there are no bosses with tender hearts or cruel slave traders, but always the insuperable class division between bosses and servants, exploiters and exploited.
In the midst of all this the only possible protest seems that of a heart that stops beating, because now many don’t have hearts any longer; or rather, as the poet said, their hearts are shaped like moneyboxes.
Brecce no.3, August 2015
Translated by Act for freedom now!
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August 31, 2015
by actforfreedom

Halkidiki, Greece – Two comrades locked up awaiting deportation following their refusal to have their fingerprints taken

Updates from Skouries, Halkidiki:
When things turn bad for the State…
In these times when lands are being increasingly exploited in the name of the profit of those who occupy the higher ranks of capitalist society, several struggles self-organized from below have developed to oppose projects of devastation.
For years the struggle against the gold mine in Skouries has seen the testing of new technologies of control and repression, such as DNA samples also taken with force, restriction measures such as obligation to keep a distance of at least 4 kilometres form the yard site, and the raid carried out by MAT in the village of Ierissos in the spring of 2013.
On 23rd August a demo was held on the mountains of Skouries with determined and numerous people trying to get close to the yard site defended by hundreds of men in uniform. At the end of the demo a coach that had just started off to the camping in Ierissos was stopped by the forces of order, who once again confirmed their role by pinning a demonstrator to the ground and breaking his leg with truncheons. Then we 78 people who were there were taken to the police station; 74 were released after being photographed, having their fingerprints taken and being notified charges of participation in violent protest.
As 4 of us refused to have our fingerprints taken, and 2 also their personal details, we were kept under arrest until the summary trial on the following day.
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August 30, 2015
by actforfreedom

Germany – news of attacks – August 2015

Leipzig solidarity court attack
  The court in Leipzig was attacked in solidarity with all those affected by repression, whether incarcerated for carrying out acts for getting by (theft, ruses in supermarkets, robberies …) or attacks against domination (attack on a comico, patrol vehicle arsons, etc …)
 “The court in Leipzig was attacked on August 14, 2015. The tools were various fire extinguishers filled with paint and hoods for sufficient anonymity. The intention was the solidarity struggle against repression and marking of the court as the crystallization point of State repression. Paint was used because it is difficult to remove from the old stones of the building.
 We believe that repression is not only the State’s attack on emancipatory movements as we can observe quite rightly in Leipzig (proceedings against the opponents against the LEGIDA racist movement march or the arrest of 6 people on Thursday of last week accused of the attack on the police station of Eisenbahnstrasse).
 Repression affects many people and is a founding pillar of the social order. Repression is on the one hand the constant threat of violence and on the other its realization. Racist police checks every day in public places and railway stations are only the visible tip of the iceberg. [...]
 For us, this action is directed against the greyness of everyday life, against repression and the State.
Solidarity with all those affected by the repression!
For emancipation and social revolt! “
 Translated by linksunten
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Bremen revenge attack on a fascist bar
On the night of 11 to 12 August in Bremen, a pub on the corner of Verdener strasse frequented by neo-Nazi hooligans at Peterswerder was attacked: paint of different colours was projected against the facade and windows were shattered. The tag “no bistros for Nazis” was also written on the front of the bar.
 Recently, neo-Nazi hooligans organized an attack from the bar against antifa Ultras after a football match at Weserstadion. Following this attack, the antifascist Valentin was imprisoned.
From the press via chronik
Berlin: energy company vehicle burned
On August 6, 2015, a vehicle of the energy company ‘Vattenfall’ parked in Pintschstraße at Friedrichshain went up in smoke. A ‘Mercedes’ car parked next to it was also damaged after being licked by the flames. This company is regularly targeted with similar attacks.
From the press via chronik
Berlin: patrol under a rain of stones
During the night of Friday, August 7 at around 2:30am, a police patrol came under a rain of stones in the district of Schöneberg. The damage to the police vehicle is considerable. The group of rioters, dressed in black and wearing balaclavas, managed to escape by running towards Gleisdreieck Park.
From the press via chronik
Leipzig: police patrol vehicle on fire …. and the business premises of ​​the head of the racist party ‘AFD’ ransacked
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In the west of the city in Weißenfelser Straße on Thursday, August 6 around 2am, the local business of the federal head of the racist party of AFD Frauke Petry (and CEO of the company targetted) was attacked: as well as the oil-change oil spilled over the facade, windows were smashed, the inside the premises ransacked and a vehicle of a security company parked outside damaged.
An hour later in the east of the city, a police car parked outside the police station of Eisenbahnstrasse was set on fire. Unfortunately, the cops got hold of six people accused of the fire. Aged between 16-23 years, three of them are unknown to the cops. The cops are trying to pin on them the various attacks that took place during that same night.
The police station in question was opened there about a year ago to allow the cops to have an increased presence in this sector and to be able to intervene more quickly. It has already suffered several attacks. Last year, two officers were assaulted while they were on duty and the tires of a police car had been slashed.
From the press via linksunten indymedia
Translated by Act for freedom now!

August 28, 2015
by actforfreedom

Spain – “Seven years buried alive in Gomezuela’s dungeons” (Biofilo Panclasta – ES)

A week of solidarity and mobilization for anarchist prisoners will be held from 23rd to 30th August; on the occasion a series of pamphlets and books concerning anti-prison and the debate on prison abolition has been created.
“Seven years buried alive in Gomezuela’s dungeons” is one of the few works written by a popular legendary character of anarchism, Máximo Lizcano (Biófilo Panclasta), on the years he spent in Venezuelan prisons without trial from 1914.

This work represents only a part of the history of “Gran-Colombian”
anarchism, but it is also a unique tale on the prison system, the first one
among those written during the long period of Juan Vincente Gomez’ dictatorship.

This second edition was created with the complicity of Clemente Perez, who did everything to get a copy from the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam; the text was edited by Corazón de Fuego Records and Indubio Pro Reo in Colombia and Venezuela, the prologue was written by Rodolfo Montes de Oca.

LINK pdf
This publication was made for the total liberation and the end of trials for:
Ignacio Muñoz Delgado, Javier Pino, Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova, Sergio Álvarez, Natalia Collado, Enrique Guzmán, Guillermo Duran,
Manuel Espinoza, Víctor Zuñiga Quijada, Felipe Román Toledo, Natalia
Alvarado Gattas, María Paz Vera, Diego González, Hans Niemeyer Salinas, Tamara Sol Farías Vergara, Marcelo Villarroel and the prisoners in the Caso Security (Chile);Fernando Barcenas, Abraham Cortés
y Coordinación Informal de Presxs en Resistencia (México); Mónica
Caballero, Francisco Solar, Claudio Lavazza, Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, Enrique Balaguer Pérez, Paul Jara Zevallos, Javier García Castro, José María Pirla Oliván, Honorio Gómez Alfaro, Noelia Cotelo Riveiro, Jorge Linares Izquierdo and Javier Grijalbo Adan (Spain); Marco Camenisch (Switzerland); the prisoners of the “Breite Strasse” case and Thomas Meyer-Falk (Germany); Silvia Guerini, Costantino Ragusa, Billy Bernasconi, Francesco Puglisi, Sergio Maria Stefani, Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai (Italy); Argiris Dalios, Fivos Harisis, Giannis Mihailidis, Dimitris Politis, Grigoris Sarafoudis, Nikolas Romanos, Grigoris Tsironis, Evi Statiri, Spyros Christodoulou, Argyris Ntalios,
Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Tasos Theofilou, Nikos Maziotis, Kostas Gournas, Spyros Mandylas, Antonis Stamboulos, prisoners of the Network of the Prisoners in Struggle (DAK) and CCF prisoners (Greece); Operación Fénix (Check Republic); Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Artsiom Prakapenka, Pavel Syramolatau, Aliaksandr Frantskievich and Jauhen Vas’kovich (Byelorussia); Ilya Romano, Stepan Zimin, Alexey Polikhovich and Aleksandr Kolchenko (Russia);
Nicole Kish (Canada); Taame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara (New Zealand) José Manuel Del Moral (Venezuela)

For the end of judicial persecution against: Felicity Ryder, Gustavo Rodríguez and Carlo “el chivo” López.

In memory of Sacco and Vanzetti: ¡Basta ya de criminalizar las ideas!

Translated by Act for freedom now!

August 28, 2015
by actforfreedom


Common struggles of locals and migrants for a world of freedom, equality and solidarity
“The fight has only one way. The way of fighting against the daily exploitation and the walls of racism, struggling for the legalisation of all migrants without any conditions required, for equal rights among local and foreign workers, for a life with values and dignity are the next steps. Together with the antiracist and pro-migrants movement, we will go through this difficult but only road, the road of struggle.”
Extract from the final text of the hunger strike of 300 migrants
(March 2011)
The letter you are holding in your hands is a minimum mean of communication and expression of our solidarity. We are “Musaferat”, a group of people in Mytilene against detention centres for migrants and refugees, against the exploitation and the enclosure of those driven away from their countries to seek freedom and security in Europe. We are not a charity group or an NGO, neither we have nothing to do with the Greek State and its mediums. We are against any form of dominance and form our own word and actions.
We examine the conditions which have driven you as well as many others to leave from your homeplaces. Civil wars, military interventions of NATO and Europe to Asia and Africa, looting of natural resources by the “civilised West”, that lead to poverty, misery and fleeing. The same states who are responsible for all those, at the same time they create the so-called “Fortress Europe” which is trying to keep migrants across the borders. The same states who together with the modern human smugglers are responsible for the thousands of migrants that are drowned in shipwrecks across the seas of Europe, for the enclosure of thousands of people in concentration camps, for the modern slavery in fields, factories, houses and brothels.
We are not going to make suggestions or give you advice for the continuation of the difficult trip you have ahead of you. We are sure you know what to expect and even more certainly you will have to live from close by what Fortress Europe means. From our side there is only one proposal; the only road to freedom that you seek, passes by from the struggles that we are giving ourselves. Nobody is going to save us if we ourselves do not rise up, like the examples that other migrants gave as in several occasions at the past. If you ask, you will hear about the struggle of 300 migrants that moved on a hunger strike some years ago demanding legal documents, for the struggles of some Egyptian fishermen in Thessaloniki and of that of some workers in strawberry fields in Peloponese against the conditions they were encountering, for the struggles that locals and migrants gave and managed to close the previous detention camp on the island where you currently are, etc
We are writing to you this letter to let you know that there are people here who count themselves on an equal position with you, because the enemies we both have are common: The bosses who steal our lives, the states who keep us submissive for the interests of “the above”, racism, fascism, xenophobia, the border, the war…
In all these, we respond with common struggles of locals and migrants for a world of freedom, equality and solidarity.

August 28, 2015
by actforfreedom

Chile: Coordinated incendiary attacks against telecommunications infrastructure by FAI-IRF

Insurrection News received and translated:

I. “This instant that won’t be forgotten
So empty when thrown back by the shadows
So empty when rejected by clocks
This wretched moment taken by my tenderness
Stripped naked, naked of the blood of the wings
Robbed of eyes to remember the angst of yesteryear
Of lips to scoop up the juice of the violence
Lost in the tolling of frozen belfries.”
In the current context of recent state reforms that have resulted in increased sentences for the possession and use of incendiary devices and/or explosives, coupled with the many cases of imprisonments related to insurrectionist violence (bombings, burning of buses and incendiary actions by encapuchados outside universities), one might be made to think that there is no longer any space for offensive actions against Dominion and it’s normality, the perfect excuse for those who have always found justifications for postponing their own revolt against the existent.
However, the long history of revolts, rebellions and conspiracies shows us that the systems of domination have always been and always will be vulnerable, and that it is always possible to find space for revolt and direct attack against the structures, symbols, institutions and representatives of oppression.
But something else is also true, and this is that the vulnerability of Dominion only becomes evident when our acts of disobedience and our desires for freedom slip through the fissures in the dominant social order; striking it, wounding it, becoming uncontrollable and dangerous to their plans of domination.
That is why we are still here and why we will remain here, continuing to defy authority by spreading with our actions the idea that the insurgent rebellious will depends on acts of revolt that do not stop.
II. “But for us everything changed when we decided to live like warriors instead of slaves. We honour our grief and frustration, our loneliness and insecurity, by neither suppressing or surrendering to them: we take these broken pieces of self in our hands to craft victim into fighter, and stand proud as antagonists in this world. To attack what attacks us.” – FAI-IRF comrades in the UK
The relationships of authority, power and submission have expressed themselves throughout history and in the present via a multiplicity of practices, models and systems of domination.
Throughout the exploitation and dominion over nature and over human beings and other animals, each model of domination (patriarchy, caste system, industrial/financial/technological/capitalism etc) materializes by means of authoritarian relations between individuals sustained via interaction with a wide range of buildings, objects, goods, infrastructure and representatives such as politicians, businessmen, police officers, military men, journalists, scientists, lawyers and other servants of the powerful as well as drug traffickers, Johns, clergyman and so on who are able to do what they please in order to maintain their privileges largely due to the absence of insurgent activity combined with the apathy, fear and/or complacency of the civil and exploited masses.
Therefore every action that aims directly at the representatives of dominion and/or at it’s industrial and technological infrastructure, although it may not in itself tear down the whole of dominion, still interrupts and obstructs the flow of information, goods and social relationships that enable the everyday continuance of the imposed order.
It is the multiplication and proliferation of these types of actions that makes them a direct threat, something that only be achieved by breaking the lethargy and taking to the streets armed with our desire for freedom and a determination to leave concrete wounds in the network of domination.
III “…only when we decide to put our lives totally at stake, when individually or with our comrades in affinity, we strike power right where we can do more harm, only then do we have total control of our lives and are able to say with joy and serenity that we are making our revolution. By realizing a perspective of direct attack we are freeing ourselves from the obstruction of defensive struggles and opening infinite possibilities of action and freedom.”  - Nicola Gai, a member of Olga Cell, FAI-IRF
How can we sit and watch the days go on and on without acting, without going on the offensive, without taking an active role in the struggle against domination?
For us this intolerable which is why opted for the risk of anarchy rather than living our lives removed from struggle waiting for future insurrectionist moments.
Because it is our actions in the present that are the only things that we have to demonstrate who we are and what we want.
Because it is in the polymorphic offensive action and the attack on the expressions of dominion where our present existence acquires real meaning.
On this occasion, united as groups with similar affinities, we coordinated our forces with a common objective.
Without annulling the particularities or the autonomy of each group, we freely agreed to act in a coordinated manner on the morning of Tuesday, August 25 by installing three incendiary devices with chemical delay mechanisms.
One of them was successfully installed in the underground wiring of the fiber optic network of Entel, the main telecommunications company in Chile. This attack was carried out in the center of the city of Santiago on Avenida Alameda.
The other two incendiary devices were installed within the structure of a cellular phone tower in the community of La Reina, at the intersection of Mariano Sanchez Fontecilla and Troncos Viejos. One of the devices was placed in the electrical feeder of the tower and the other was installed in its cables. Both devices were activated successfully at approximately 2AM, resulting in serious damage to the target.
We claim these coordinated actions as a minimum expression of experimental forms of attack that seek to hinder by means of sabotage the normal functioning and technological progress of the current system of domination. By building on the connections between our groups rather than the differences we are creating the possibilities of actions in the present, through trial and error, always cautious with our steps.
We know that we are not the first and that this has been a path forged with fire and gunpowder by other groups in this territory. There has already been more than 15 years of attacks by autonomous and anti-authoritarian groups in post-dictatorship Chile.
We send greetings to all the comrades locked up inside the prisons of Chile and around the world, to all the groups of anarchistic action and to all cells of the Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front.
Anarchist arson attack cell “Fire and Consciousness,” Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front, Chile.
Grupo Kapibara
Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front, Chile.
Other actions by our groups:

August 26, 2015
by actforfreedom

Police station attacked by United Anarchist Attack in Taksim (20 July 2015) – Turkey


On 20 July 2015, the day the Suruç (Pirsus) massacre happened, thousands of protestors who were outraged against massacre took the the Taksim streets and attacked intensely by police. After the police attack, there were some clashes with police.
United Anarchist Attack militants who lost their anarchist comrades in Suruç massacre, attacked to the police station in Cihangir during these clashes. They smashed the windows of police station and police cars in front of building with stones and sticks. After this publishing, United Anarchist Attack declared that they will not forget comrades Medali, Vatan, Alper, Evrim and Serhat and they’ll always remind them to everyone

August 25, 2015
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Propaganda En memoria del compañero anarquista Sebastián “Angry” Oversluij, Chile

En memoria del compañero anarquista Sebastián “Angry” Oversluij,
difundimos folletos que toman ilustraciones y frases que el compañero
plasmó en sus canciones. Cualquiera puede imprimirlos y nosotros/as ya
lo estamos difundiendo entre compañeros/as y espacios afines.
Invitamos a visitar nuestro blog, el cual funciona hoy como un archivo
de la memoria en torno al compañero Angry, en donde todos/as pueden
encontrar sus dibujos, reflexiones y los discos de sus proyectos
Pronto actualizaremos el blog con motivo de los 2 años desde que el
compañero fue asesinado al momento de asaltar un banco.

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August 25, 2015
by actforfreedom

Cyprus: Two dogs liberated from cage

CYPRUS: Two dogs were liberated after they were kept incarcerated by some scumbag on the island in a miserable, filthy cage, in terrible conditions and amid extreme summer heat, without food, with only slight dirty water, condemning them to a slow and painful death. Now they can live out the rest of their lives joyously without fear and pain.
Axes and cutters will always be our allies.

August 25, 2015
by actforfreedom


anonymous report:
“Today we superglued a sainsburys cashpoint near hanham in bristol. We did this as they sell milk  from the badger cull zones despite being asked not to! We hear the animal rights militia are planning to start poisoning sainsburys  milk within the next few days if sainsburys do not stop selling milk from the zones.
We hope for all concerned that they stop soon!
Any individual or business involved in the cull needs to stop now or start shitting themselves!”
via: biteback

August 25, 2015
by actforfreedom


received anonymously:
“Recently we visited the Sainsburys supermarket at the top of Gloucester road in Bristol. There is a campaign asking Sainsburys to stop selling milk from the badger cull areas. Sainsburys don’t appear to be listening. We glued up their cashpoint by putting a store loyalty card covered in super glue in to the machine-the card was swallowed and will have stuck to the inside of the machine costing thousands of pounds to fix. We hear rumours that other groups are planning much more exciting actions so we urge sainsburys, for the safety of your staff and customers, to stop selling milk from the cull zones. We will attack  any business or individual involved in the cull in any way we can.
As the start of the cull draws close we need to step things up and we will punish all involved – maybe not today,maybe not this week  but at some point we will come for you. You have chosen this but you can walk away from i anytime…pull out of the cull or else!

August 23, 2015
by actforfreedom

Liffol-le-Grand (Vosges): Andra engineer gets a visit – France

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Vosges Matin  / Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Opponents of the Bure landfill site attack the Vosges home of an employee with paint and faeces on the night of Sunday to Monday.
Members of the VMC (Vladimir, Martine and Co) camp of “anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian” opponents to the landfill of radioactive waste in Bure, in the Meuse, took a step into violence and intimidation during the night from Sunday to Monday.
They went to the home of an engineer of the Andra (National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management) in Liffol-le-Grand, near Neufchâteau, to dump faeces on the landing and paint the walls fluorescent green. They then aired footage of this action on their site to glorify it. It shows a particular individual, from behind, in front of the door of the house soiled and stained with paint.
This aggression was aimed at Emmanuel Hance, the engineer in charge of land transactions of Andra. The victim had not been chosen at random. The “VMC collective ” accuses him of being the one who travels around the country to establish the land required for the laboratory Cigéo (industrial centre of geological storage).
In its morning prose yesterday, “the automedia” of VMC did not hesitate to attack the engineer on the web, wondering how he had not been attacked before!
Emmanuel Hance, who declined to speak publicly about the attack, has, however, not lacked courage. He came yesterday morning to the camp of the opponents installed on the grounds of a sympathizer, at Luméville-en-Ornois (55), asking for explanations. They, who nevertheless claim to be “hundreds”, felt threatened … “This same individual invited himself to our camp this morning shortly before 8 am and gave non-veiled threats against us …” they say. [...]

August 23, 2015
by actforfreedom

Grigny (Essonne): Cops ambushed – France

via: Attaque
Translated by Act for freedom now!
 Le Parisien / Monday, August 10, 2015
 Thirty attackers with faces covered attack a police car in Grigny, on Saturday evening, around 10:45 p.m..
 There were no injuries. This Saturday evening, around 22.45 pm, a police patrol crew in Grigny, was attacked in the sensitive sector of Grande-Borne. Embarking agents were initially surprised by five young people. Soon, thirty additional attackers, hooded or masked, came out of hiding and attacked.
 The attackers threw stones at the vehicle several times. The left front window was broken, and mortar traces were visible on the left rear window. There were eight impacts on the vehicle in all. The attackers were still being sought Monday.

August 23, 2015
by actforfreedom

Chile: Words from anarchist prisoner Sergio Álvarez in memory of Sebastián ‘Angry’ Oversluij

SEM_ANG_2BInsurrection News received and translated:

Greetings comrades, I write these words and give them all my love in response to the call for a week of action in memory of our fallen brother in combat Sebastián Oversluij that was carried out this week.

In my current position as a prisoner it has been hard to find out many details about this but in the context of the individual and collective actions undertaken by comrades outside there arises in me the need to contribute, although it is a minimum gesture of solidarity, it is important to use whatever weapons are available to continue in a combative manner to remember a comrade who gave his life and his death in the struggle against Power, Authority and all of it’s Domination.

This is why on Thursday along with comrade Ignacio Muñoz who is imprisoned in module 34, we fasted in solidarity, understanding that our bodies can and should be positioned as one more front from where we can attack. And although fasting or hunger strikes did not correlate with the character of this particular call for action which was  more focused on street graffiti, banners, posters, leaflets etc; I believe that each individual with every one of their circumstances, possibilities and contexts should contribute instances that arise from their memories and seek to generate a projectuality of the conflict.

This is how I have understood this gesture for Angry, as an exercise of combative memory, for although we have only known each other in a tangential manner, we were able to connect via the tensions that mobilize our bodies, via the principles that guide us, each on their own path towards total liberation.

I value these instances but I feel that to be limited to only one type of action, as in this case the visual propaganda, is to mute the potentiality of actions that can be born of impulses and feelings of complicity with Angry that range from how to breathe this dirty air up to the exercise of the nihilistic / anti-authoritarian / anarchic minority violence.

I believe that it is necessary to multiply each of the methods that we have to confront Power, therefore it must be remembered in a practical way how the comrade died – expropriating a bank in rejection of wage-earning work, and how he aspired to live life free and autonomously in direct combat with the values and conventions imposed by the society of domination. That’s why I believe that these moments are opportunities for meeting accomplices and creating informal affinity networks to enrich and nourish us. Well, this is all that I have to say for the time being. A huge hug to those who continue to fight both in the prisons and on the street.

Sebastián Oversluij “Angry” present!

Long Live Anarchy

Missing and waiting for a new meeting with you my brothers and sisters.

Sergio H. Álvarez
Anarchist Anti-Authoritarian & Nihilistic Prisoner
Module 33, Santiago Prison Number 1

(Original Spanish version of this text can be read HERE)


August 23, 2015
by actforfreedom

Rouen: Resistance to arrests, 4 cops in hospital -France

via: Attaque
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Normandie-News / Sunday, August 16, 2015
Hot shot in the district of Hauts de Rouen (Seine-Maritime), Friday, August 14, 2015, mid-afternoon. A call out goes wrong, four policemen injured.
The violent scene took place in the middle of the afternoon, in the district classified as Priority Security Zone (ZSP) of Hauts-de-Rouen (Seine-Maritime), between rue Le Verrier and l’avenue de la Grand’mare. Around 15h15, Friday, August 14, 2015, specialist officers from the BST wanted to control three youngsters 15, 16 and 17 years. According to reports, they were involved in a robbery case, and possible sequestration, which had taken place the day before in the city centre of Rouen. [...]
Shots, projectiles thrown: four police officers injured
Friday afternoon, the call out is going wrong. When officials want to take them away, the three minors in question rebel, and other neighbourhood kids – about twenty – intervene.
Four policemen, who received blows to the face in particular, are taken to hospital. Law enforcement cars are also object of missile throwing. Two young suspects are brought to the police station, the third will be delivered by his family in the evening.
A young local man of 20 years suspected of involvement in the clashes was also arrested in his apartment in the Hauts-de-Rouen. Two miners are convened before the juvenile judge on September 22. The other three in question are to be presented Sunday morning before the prosecutor of the Republic of Rouen.

August 23, 2015
by actforfreedom

Desperate situation for migrants in Greece

As everyone focuses on the third memorandum with its debts and endless debates another crisis continues on. All across Europe, from Greece to Italy and Kos to Calais, people trying to move across supposedly open modern borders are being abandoned, abused or murdered. Over summer the situation on the Greek islands has got worse as more people fleeing war and poverty arrive with nothing.
Normally the Greek islands are more than equipped to deal with the arrival of several thousand foreign people during the summer months. There are hotels, over priced restaurants, and plenty of entertainments for tourists and yet for people fleeing war there are only police batons, threats and deprivation. On the island of Kos in recent days the police have threatened refugees with knives, dispersed them with fire extinguishers and batons and corralled hundreds into an overcrowded and under supplied stadium. Personally I find the last image the most shocking- in the past stadiums have quickly become the sites of genocide.
It is estimated that over a 100,000 people have arrived in the territories of the Greek state so far this year. It isn’t really surprising that the currently bankrupt Greek state is struggling to find the resources to help these people, assuming it ever intended to anyway. However, they seem to be able to find extra riot police to confront the refugees easily enough. Many of the islands close to the Turkish coast are now hosting several thousand people on their way through the Greek territories and other than trying to police the situation the state seems to have little idea what to do.
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August 20, 2015
by actforfreedom

UK – Letter from Anarchist Prisoner, Emma Sheppard, in support of the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

week_bannerLetter from Anarchist Prisoner, Emma Sheppard, in support of the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners.
For more info on Emma’s case see:
“The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings for freedom”
– Maya Angelou
Our fearful trill is the combination of frustration, despair, indignation and defiance. The “Incentives and Earned Privileges” scheme that dominates prisons today goes a long way to silencing our songs through its passive coercion and pastoralism, but they always erupt sporadically.
“We count ourselves among those rebels who count storms, who hold that the only truth lies in perpetual seeking”
– Madya Tulokonnivan (Pussy Riot)
Being in prison has made me feel humble. My fixed-term sentence is short, and unlike many, I have a release date. I am humbled by the fire and conviction which fuels long term anarchist prisoners, and the many rebels in prison who are “perpetually seeking” in their own ways, free from (and often unknown to) the anarchist subcultures. Quietly rejecting and challenging authority everyday in a way to keep sane inside. These rebels and actions give me hope.
“Tigers are more beautiful than sheep but we prefer them behind bars”
– Bertrand Russel
I do not consider myself a tiger! But as Michael Gove said in his first speech as ‘Justice Minister’: “Civilisation depends on clear sanctions being imposed by the state on those who challenge the rules”. So they put us behind bars and try to drown us in petty regulations. But being here has just made me stronger and given a depth of my understanding of concepts such as privilege and solidarity. They labelled us ‘criminals’ and try to shame us into compliance, or rely on other prisoners to do their work – policing, pandering and grasping of imagined rewards and “earned privileges”. But knowing I am not alone in my struggle gives me strength and vigilance.
Gove has begin to change the rhetoric surrounding prisoners: we are now potential assets, we are to quote him, “a literally captive population”. He is promising early release for those who ‘show their chained attitude that they wish to contribute to society’.
We are led through our time by those benign dictators, our ‘Offender Managers’, who calmly construct our sentence plans and ‘therapeutic’ programmes (also known as prisons-within-prisons). The Prison “Service” is like an abusive partner: offering calming reassurances whilst deliberately alienating, excluding, and physically and mentally controlling us. This can never be a therapeutic environment.
Martin Luther King said we are all “caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. What affects one directly affects all indirectly”. These networks bear down on us in biased and relentless ways. Prison is often the final step for those who have been excluded and controlled by the wider mechanisms of the state their whole lives. The numbers of deaths (at the hands of the screws, filth and suicides) in custody and on the streets continue to rise, discussed and minimized. Self harm is rife within women’s prisons.
The Ministry of Justice plan to sell off many parts of the prison estate, its so called ‘dark corners’ (many of which happen to be in prime locations). Gove claims that it is this cleansing desire and economic, which is driving the developments. But whether its the Queen or rich landlords who will benefit, or the Ministry, is irrelevant… It’s all capitalist expansion.
“Whoever has passed by the front of a court house or prison and his look didn’t darken at the thought that he could be there as a culprit, then he did not live his life with integrity and dignity”
– Quote from Greece, unsure of author
I hope that I can serve the rest of my time and license with integrity. I mourn the loss of my anonymity every day. Writing can be terrifying, especially with limited resources, but I will finish with a quote from Audre Lorde:
“When we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
or welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it’s better to speak
we were never meant to survive”
Solidarity to all anarchist prisoners and everyone harmed by the prison system.
With love and rage,