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August 31, 2014
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They are emptying Domokos prison in order to transform it into a C’type hellhole.- Greece


As of last monday 25/8/14, the security service started to empty Domokos
prison, in order for it to be transformed into a C’type hellhole,
according to the fascist law 4274/2014. On Monday Tuesday and Wednesday
they transferred about 100 prisoners to other prisons around the
country!

As soon as we got the information that the emptying procedure started in
Domokos we found the decision of the ministry of Justice dated August
1st 2014, which orders the “transformation of Domokos Correctional
Facility from type B to type C prison”.
This procedure is suppose to be completed within two months after the
fascist law is published.

According to safe sources, the whole procedure of evacuating Domokos
prison and transferring all prisoners intended for C’type prisons (first
in line are the prisoners sentenced for armed revolutionary action), is
suppose to be done by the end of september. This fascist law says that
the prisoners will be transferred to C’type prisons within 10 days from
the publication of the internal law. It is not a coincidence that they
are emptying Domokos in such a fast pace (30 to 40 prisoners a day).

FREEDOM TO ALL THOSE IN CELLS

COMRADES FROM ACT FOR FREEDOM NOW!

August 31, 2014
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Milan, Italy – 6th September: Talk with anarchist comrade Amadeu Casellas at Villa Vegan Squat

via: villavegansquat
Translated by act for freedom now
8pm, VEGAN APERITIFS AND FOOD
9:30 pm, TALK WITH AMADEU CASELLAS
 Former prisoner in Spain, anarchist Amadeu Casellas spent over 25 years in jail for robbing dozens of banks in the seventies and eighties in order to help workers’ and revolutionary struggles. He took part to several protests in prison and in recent years he’d been on hunger strike to claim the freedom he was being denied in spite of the fact that he had already served the maximum sentence established by the law.
Amadeu will talk about the autobiographical book he has just published, where he writes about some of the robberies he carried out and his experience as a prisoner.
 VILLA VEGAN SQUAT
Via Litta Modignani 66, Milan
Tube Affori FN – bus 40-41
http://villavegansquat.noblogs.org  – villavegansquat@inventati.org

 

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August 31, 2014
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Lecce, Italy – Solidarity with imprisoned anarchist comrade Graziano Mazzarelli. Freedom for all!

via: informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
 Lecce, Monday 4th August – In the afternoon a demo was held outside the prison in solidarity with all prisoners and with Graziano, who has been detained in solitary confinement since the day of his arrest.
At 7pm the demo moved to the centre of the city, where leaflets were handed out to passers-by.
Here is the text of the leaflet:

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August 31, 2014
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Filton, Bristol: ‘FAI “Sacco & Vanzetti” Circle of Propaganda by Life & by Deed’ take responsibility for an incendiary attack against BAE Arms Development Centre in the context of the NATO Summit (UK)

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In the context of the NATO summit in Newport, a cell of the Federazione Anarchica Informale (FAI) has struck BAE Systems in Filton, Bristol:
We mounted our attack against the BAE Systems arms factory in the Filton area of Bristol by setting a fire against the fuel tank outside the onsite Advanced Technology Centre (Impact Facility – High Power Electro Magnetic Facility section) on August 29th. Today we now announce carrying this out in the context of the NATO summit in Newport in five days. Britain is rife with military industrial complex structures all year round and everyone can draw her or his own conclusion.
BAE Systems are possibly the largest so called defence multinational and they are Britain’s largest manufacturing employer. Some of their major projects with the British Armed Forces alone are the NATO Eurofighter jets and nuclear submarines.
From artillery and aerial drones with specialist communication systems to the Israeli Air Force F16 fighter bombers and the shackles used on detainees in Guantánamo Bay you can find BAE Systems across the world behind imperialist conquest and the death or immiseration of millions. The company now has branches in criminal intelligence and investigation that deal with matters like cyber threats to the banking industry and was contracted by the European Union to devise the Strategic Crime and Immigration Information Management System : essentially an international police database. They are in line to profit from managing the transition of analytics from analysis of physical locations to analysis of individuals and how they interact for the advantage of law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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August 29, 2014
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Stop NATO Cymru Week of Action in Cardiff & Newport ,Wales – uk

All week: action camp at Tredegar Park near Newport, with gigs, workshops, skillshares.

Graffiti Spotted in Cardiff City Centre ahead of the Summit

Sat 30th Aug, 1pm meet at Civic Centre Car Park, Newport – Radical bloc will join demo against NATO in Newport.
Sun 31st Aug, 3pm at the Security Gates nearest to the Nye Bevan statue (west end of Queen Street, opposite the Castle), Cardiff- Action against securitisation and policing.
Mon 1st Sep, 1pm at The Cenotaph, Newport – Sabcat day of action against austerity, benefit cuts and evictions. B.Y.O. Catmasks.
Tue 2nd Sep, 12pm At Home office and Border Force in Cardiff (31-33 Newport Road) – No Borders S. Wales and Stop NATO Cymru Day of Action Against Racism, Prisons and Borders.
Wed 3rd Sep – Day of skillshares and action training at the camp.
Thu 4th Sep – Stop NATO mass action to disrupt the summit. Further details near the time (via contacts below). Affinity group actions to help disrupt the summit also welcome!
Fri 5th Sep – Affinity group actions against capitalism, the state and
NATO; get together with your mates and organise your own action.
More details of all events will be available at the camp, and from:
network23.org/stopnatocymru anarchistaction.net
@anarchistaction 07440 192330 stopnatocymru@riseup.net

August 29, 2014
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Attack on Army Cadet base – Bristol – uk

We took action In the build up to the NATO summit who will meet in Newport to continue their power mongering disguised as benevolent international peacekeeping. To be clear, this ‘peace’ they want to keep is that of the capitalist order: the ‘peace’ of producing, consuming and obeying.
NATOs rhetoric of democracy and human rights hides its aggressive colonisation force as it moves into areas strategic for resources and political control. Meanwhile, on the ‘home front’ the role of suppressing the ‘internal enemy’ is quite clear. NATO, aware of the insurrection that flared up during the ‘Arab Spring’ just below the Mediterranean border outlined the ‘Urban Operations in the year 2020’ report envisaging “scenarios of armies engaged manually to suffocate the revolts of the poor in the suburbs of big western towns”. The powers that be are clearly honing this type of counter-insurgency warfare as much as interstate military conflict in the darkening future of further societal breakdown, economic and ecological catastrophes.
We chose the Army Cadet base in north-east Bristol, burning 1 car and 1 minibus. as an example of the ways in which militarisation works its way into the fabric of daily life. In recent years, Schools Commissioner Elizabeth Sidewell suggested that every school should have a combined Cadet force “to increase the armed forces everyday contact and influence with young people” in order to ensure the continued support of the population. The presence of the military even in schools is presented as just a natural part of ‘community’ and that competition, discipline and top down obedience are necessary characteristics.
We are in solidarity with those who took to the streets 3 years ago in August 2011, as well as those who have recently been on the streets of Ferguson, another area currently receiving military treatment. Following these insurrectionary moments the government saw one of the functions of its push for more cadets and military involvement in education in general as being to keep young people out of trouble and from being ‘anti-social’. The Phoenix School in Oldham, military academies and others are all manifestations of this promotion of blind discipline and nationalism.
FIRE TO THE MILITARY!

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August 29, 2014
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Welcome to the new site of ABC Hurricane – uk

From ABC Hurricane
Warm greetings,
We are ABC Hurricane, a UK-based Anarchist Black Cross group that supports prisoners in struggle.
We have named the group ABC Hurricane in order to be non-location specific and to be accessible to anyone wherever they are in the UK or internationally. We see ourselves as part of the Anarchist Black Cross and part of the Black International of Anarchists of Praxis.
We formed during the Anarchist Prisoners’ Global Week of Solidarity this August 2014. This week highlights the different cases of our comrades across the world – some we know about, some we didn’t know about until this week. This is a time for our prisoners, ABC, solidarity, counter-info and action groups to organise, expressing practical solidarity and the desire to see the destruction of all prisons. We believe that solidarity is not just fund-raising or charity networking but should also have an element of action and attack against the existent.
All the people in the group have been involved in prisoner solidarity work for many years but want to push the trajectory of our group beyond that. We don’t see any difference between those social and political prisoners in struggle – almost all prisoners are political in this situation. We are for the class struggle but also for the destruction of the prisons and civilisation.
Over the next few weeks we will be creating and putting out images, publications and text, and we look forward to communication with rebels inside and outside the walls, and anyone that wishes to support our prisoners.
ABC Hurricane
abc-hurricane (at) riseup (dot) net
abchurricane.noblogs.org
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August 29, 2014
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Chile, Santiago:

from contrainfo transl. waronsociety:

Against the repressive kidnapping, in defense of our convictions.
On Wednesday August 20th, our anti-authoritarian feelings materialized in a new gathering of anarchist violence, agitation in solidarity, and attack against the repressive forces at Grecia Ave, on the outskirts of the Juan Gómez Milla campus of the University of Chile, in the so-called Macul con Grecia cordon.
Our objective: to spread and defend our anti-authoritarian ideas and practices through anarchic violence in the midst of an intensifying new context of repressive hostage-taking by power.

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August 28, 2014
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Six detained migrants, five Iranian and one Afghan, are still as from yesterday 25/8/14 morning on the roof of the Menoyia Detention Centre – Larnaca Cyprus


After consecutive incidents of suicide and self-harm of detainees in Cyprus prisons, five inmates of Iranian origin and another from Afghanistan, locked up in the Mennogeia detention centre in Larnaca, staged a protest on the roof of the prison building on the morning of August 25th, 2014 to demand the end of their detention. In Cyprus, as elsewhere, asylum seekers and other migrants are held for months on end. The migrant protesters informed supporters on the outside that there are people without criminal conviction who have been inside the same hellhole for 4.5 years.
A group of people in solidarity held a gathering in the proximity of the detention centre, shouting “Freedom” and slogans such as “The passion for freedom is stronger than all prison cells.”
After a 48-hour stay on the rooftop of the detention centre and negotiations with authorities, the migrant protesters were conditionally released.
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August 25, 2014
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Italy- A message on the NO TAV itinerant camping from imprisoned anarchist comrade Chiara Zenobi

From informa-azione.info

Translated by act for freedom now

We receive and transmit:
Even if it arrived late on the margins of other considerations, we think it important to publish a message written in the second half of July by Chiara and addressed to the participants in the NO TAV summer itinerant camping.
The lines that follow refer to the fact that among the scheduled initiatives some NO TAV activists had proposed to hand in a FREE MATTIA CHIARA NICCO CLAUDIO flag to the mayors of the towns concerned, a flag to be waved on the balconies of town halls. This initiative, as well as all the others, was discussed during meetings at the beginning of the camping; and it wasn’t carried out in the end, in respect of the different positions that animate the movement.

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August 25, 2014
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Spain – Update on anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

via: informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
We receive and transmit:
On Wednesday 6th August comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva went out of temporary solitary confinement (to which he had been subjected on 17th June in the prison of A Lama) and was moved to the prison of Topas (Salamanca), where he arrived on 8th August. He’s being held in a single cell. As soon as he arrived he was notified control on all forms of communication (by writing, telephone and visits).
The prison administration also makes recourse to a string of measures and harassment in order to take its revenge on those who like Gabriel, Francisco, Monica and many others refuse to submit.

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August 25, 2014
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Greece: Correspondence address of anarchist prisoner Nikos Maziotis

via:contrainfo

Sending books to inmates is banned in Diavata prison, where Nikos Maziotis is currently incarcerated. So, the comrade can only receive letters (at best some news reports, too). It is obligatory to indicate a sender address, otherwise letters are not delivered.
To write to the comrade:
Nikos Maziotis
Geniko Katastima Kratisis Thessalonikis
57008 Diavata, Thessaloniki, Greece
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August 25, 2014
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Italy – Letter from anarchist prisoner Francesco Sala, accused of participating in an action of attack on a TAV yard in the Susa Valley. Plus: updates on anarchists Graziano Mazzarelli and Lucio Alberti, who were arrested along with Francesco on 11th July 2014.

From informa-azione

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Cremona, 2/8/14
 I was made to think that the situation of the place where I was to be transferred was pretty much uncertain. I have to admit that when I was taken to the registration office of the San Vittore prison and was told ‘Cremona’, I stared and repeated incredulous: ‘Cremona?’ I didn’t even know that there was a prison there!
During the journey I had the opportunity to get nostalgic: Piazza Napoli, Ticinese, the junction to Alessandria… Then I fall asleep and woke up in Caorso and a little later I was at my new abode. After spending what it seemed quite a long time in a very small and empty cell which only contained graffiti left by all the people who had passed from there, I underwent the usual medical check and search, and was told that I’d be placed in unit ‘C’, and they said this as if I must know what it was like.

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August 22, 2014
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First Interview of Nikos Maziotis a member of Revolutionary Struggle, an armed anarchist organization after his arrest On 16/07/14

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First Interview of Nikos Maziotis after his arrest published in the greek newspaper “Efimerida ton Sintaktion”
You are a member of Revolutionary Struggle, an armed anarchist organization. Why did you choose armed struggle as a method of action?
Armed struggle is an integral part of the struggle for social revolution. It is an integral part of a revolutionary movement that seeks the overthrow of capital and the state. There is an inseparable connection between the movement and armed struggle to such an extent that a movement to be truly revolutionary needs to include armed struggle in its targets. Throughout history there has never been a victorious revolution that was not armed. Armed struggle or in other words, armed propaganda, is a very powerful tool for the fight and its political messages can be very powerful, as long as there is an overall political conception and analysis about where we act, what we want and what we aim for. In Revolutionary Struggle we believe that armed action aims at dissipating to the greatest possible social and folk classes the necessity of social revolution and of the overthrow of capital and the state.
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August 20, 2014
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Spainish prisons: Update on Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar (July 26, 2014)

From contrainfo, transl wos:
On Friday, July 4th, as many of you already know, our compas went through a ‘Auto-Trial’ (Auto de Procesamiento) by the instruction judge of the National Court, which ended in them being tried for terrorism.
At the same time, they were obliged to be given a declaration the following week, on Friday July 11, in the National Court of Madrid. So, at the beginning of the week of the declaration they were transferred to Madrid–Mónica to the Soto del Real prison and Francisco to Navalcernero. Apparently the declaration was a mere formality, since the judge who is carrying the process forward wasn’t even there, nor was a legal secretary.

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August 20, 2014
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Canterbury: Anti-police and military graffiti scrawled on the window of the Army careers office – uk

 

via:inthebellyofthebeast

Offensive graffiti has been sprayed on the Armed Forces careers office in Canterbury.
The anti-military and police slogans were daubed in purple paint on the centre in St Peters Street overnight.
One read “F**k the Army” while another, scrawled on the door, read “ACAB” which is thought to stand for “All Coppers Are B******s” (oh really? haha)
Staff arrived at work this morning to find the foul-mouthed messages, but they have since been scrubbed off.

Army spokesman Sarah Kingshott said: “We can confirm the graffiti incident did happen.

“It wasn’t just the careers office that was affected. Because other shops were involved, it has become a police matter…”
It is thought the neighbouring Barretts car showroom was also targeted by vandals, but no one was available for comment.
source: local army & police daily

August 19, 2014
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Anarchists Sabotage Equipment at a Mcdonalds Construction Site in Portland

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Earlier this week, several pieces of heavy equipment, including a dump truck
and water pump, located at the construction site of a Mcdonalds restaurant
off 29th and Powell in S.E. Portland, were sabotaged by having bleached
poured into their fuel tanks.
Through the hyper exploitation of an ever growing precarious workforce, the
wholesale slaughter of billions of sentient animals, and the destruction of
ecosystems and wild spaces–Mcdonalds has always been a global symbol of
capitalist exploitation and ecological destruction. Mcdonalds also acted as
a sponsor of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil which has lead to the forced
displacement of thousands of people and the implementation of economic
austerity on an already hyper-impoverished area of the world. We act in
solidarity with all those internationally who struggle against austerity and
imperialism; for a world without borders, prisons, and nations states.
This simple, easily reproducible act, is dedicated to the 5E3 prisoners
Amelie, Carlos, and Fallon and to the silent ones on the run and in forced
exile.
-some anarchists

August 19, 2014
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Spain: Reflections on anarchism…Francisco Solar Dominguez from inside Villabona prison in Asturias

from instintosalvaje, transl wos:
I have been thinking about the coherency and consistency of anarchism, to determine what it is that ultimately motivates us to declare ourselves anarchists and not something else, what is it that leads us to leave a life where one of the most recurring themes are the police, surveillance, and prison, aspects that obviously no one likes but are always around because they mark our daily lives. I believe that anti-authoritarianism is central in this feeling, is what along with the intent of freedom differentiates us politically from other political currents as well as inside of our own anarchism. And it is that anti-authoritarianism implies a break with the entire existent and the ideas which are its sustenance, within which the “judeo christian” paradigm of progress is found entrenched in the majority of occidental thought, whether revolutionary or not. Therefore, is it necessary to break away from the judeo christian tradition of thought? Obviously. If anarchism intends to break with the existent in can not be part of the reproduction of one of the pillars of oppression: holy thought. Continue Reading →

August 13, 2014
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Attack on targets related to prison: Barrage on Bazaar in Athens – Greece

Translated by Act for freedom now!

With this act of ours, we are contributing to the constellation of
struggles inside and outside the walls that are developing against the
new law for prisons.
Highlight of the mobilisation was the hunger strike with the
participation of over 4.500 prisoners in all the prisons of the Greek
territory. One of the biggest strikes in numbers by global standards,
that lasted one week, overcoming all the organisational difficulties
within the prison environment.
The demands of the hunger-strikers included the withdrawal of the law
and others related to the terrible conditions of detainment. Conditions
that have been demonstrated in the recent past with riots and struggles
like those of drug-addicts and of prisoners with serious chronic health
problems against the non-existent health care of the prison hospital.
Prison is not just a status-quo out there somewhere for some who made a
wrong choice or were unlucky enough to end up in prison. Prison is the
invisible fence that continues from that thing we can call society as we
live it, it’s the continuous way to control and channel the poorest ones
and the oppressed social groups.

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August 12, 2014
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Greece- Interview with anarchist comrade Kostas Gournas by Soccorso Rosso Internazionale [International Red Aid]

 From RadioAzione
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This is and interview that S.R.I made with Kostas Gournas, a comrade of
Revolutionary Struggle locked up in the prison of Koridallo, Athens:
1) What can you tell us about the current situation in Greece?
Greece is experiencing the biggest crisis in times of peace, a crisis
composed of multiple aspects. The turmoil that has been unfolding in the
country for 5 and a half years is something that one would expect only
in times of war. The global financial crisis of 2008 drove Greece to the
frontline of the debt crisis in Europe and led to the adoption of a
selective insolvency model in order to enforce extreme austerity
measures in the Eurozone.
In no other country has ‘shock treatment’ of these proportions been imposed in such a short time, and this treatment
has produced disastrous effects on society, even worse than those
brought about in Latin America during the first experiments of the
neoliberal school. Austerity measures have devastated the country’s
economy, destroyed 25% of its gross national product, created about 2
million unemployed and forced the majority of the population into a life
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