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July 22, 2014
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Lightrail Station Attacked in Seattle – usa

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Lightrail Station Attacked in Seattle
On Friday July 18th, we attacked the Rainier Beach Station of the Seatlle Link Lightrail, by smashing the screens of the automated ticket machines and gluing the card slots.
The lightrail is one of the newest permutation of the cities displacement strategies and the site of a recent police killing. There have been 6 separate incidents of FBI harassment of Anarchists in the past 6 months.
Comrades have been detained, questioned and threatened. Seemingly the stops stem from the on-going investigations into anarchists in the PNW, of which the recent Grand Jury was one strategy. Our intention is to remind both the state and anarchists alike that we are paying attention to the patterns of repression forming.
They will not be ignored, and that our comrades are not alone.
If they continue to make it hard for friends and comrades to live, to travel-we will continue to mount attacks that return the favor in kind.

July 22, 2014
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Bologna, Italy – Update on the trial for the facts of Piazza Verdi.

Posted on 17/07/2014 by Velen(A)
Translated by act for freedom now
The facts of Piazza Verdi (by act for freedom now): on 13th October 2007 at around 4am a girl is sleeping in piazza Verdi in Bologna. Police on patrol decide that the girl’s behaviour is ‘abnormal’ and must be corrected by compulsory sanitary treatment (TSO), which means internment in a psychiatric hospital and forced administration of psychotropic drugs. The cops call the ambulance while keeping the girl under their custody against her will.

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July 22, 2014
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Savona, Italy – Three-day initiative at Margonara beach and benefit in solidarity with anarchist comrades Gianluca and Adriano

From RadioAzione
Translated by act for freedom now

WHERE THEY DEVASTATE WE REBUILD UP
 We’re meeting at Moloverde like every year, following the wave of protests against the project – by now almost extinct – for the construction of a tourist resort on the beach of Margonara, in Savona. After initiatives, concerts, BBQs and shared expereinces, we are thinking to rebuild what the usual speculators of the concrete industry have destroyed in the last years.

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July 22, 2014
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Poster in solidarity with Tamara Sol

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July 2014, Chile.

tamarasolalakalle0The text in the poster:

From words… into action!

Because dignity cannot be jailed, and solidarity will blow up the walls of the dark prisons!

Tamara Sol free!

In every part of the world, Sol we are with you!

July 22, 2014
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Athens: Nikos Maziotis transferred to Koridallos prison and Responsibility claim for Molotov attack against anti-riot squad in Exarchia

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A banner that reads “The State is the only terrorist – Solidarity with Nikos Maziotis” was placed outside the university premises in Alexandroupoli, the northernmost city in Greece.

STRENGTH TO COMRADE NIKOS MAZIOTIS

On Saturday morning, July 19th, 2014, an interrogator visited the room in Evangelismos hospital where Nikos Maziotis was being treated since July 16th, after the armed clash with cops in Monastiraki, which caused his injury and captivity. When the anarchist prisoner was asked what his name is, he did not answer anything. When he was asked what his profession is, he replied: “Revolutionary.” He refused to say anything else. The comrade was discharged from the hospital in the presence of his lawyers. In the same afternoon, he was taken to courts of Athens where the warrants against him were executed. He was then transferred to the ‘hospital’ of Koridallos prison.
Solidarity with Revolutionary Struggle members, Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa.
Honour forever to Lambros Foundas, who gave his life in struggle.
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In the early hours of Sunday, July 20th, we attacked the bastards of the MAT anti-riot squad with Molotov cocktails, at the headquarters of Greece’s socialist PASOK co-ruling party located in Charilaou Trikoupi Street, Exarchia, as a minimum act of solidarity with urban guerrilla fighter Nikos Maziotis…
The States are the only terrorists. Solidarity with urban guerrilla fighters!
Strength and solidarity to anarchist combatant Nikos Maziotis, and Pola Roupa who has a bounty on her head.

July 19, 2014
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Mexico: New letter from compa Carlos López “Chivo”

From contrainfo, translation waronsociety:
I start this letter by sending a sincere greeting to the compas outside these walls, hoping that the unisonous rhythm of rebellion continues to beat in their hearts and that this is reflected in their daily actions.
Last week I was very happy to receive a small but important detail which the compañerxs got to me in prior warning. Amidst the monotonous and heavy daily life of imprisonment, one hopes that “something” outside of the routine will happen, and this is why at more or less  the indicated time I set my gaze on the sky and the greeting arrived in the form of fireworks.
In each one that exploded I could feel your greetings and care. It was impossible to physically see them, but I could feel them close by, and in that moment I could feel complicit in your solidarity-action, to the point of imagining your smiling and mischievious faces, laughing to yourselves at any possible risk, and it left me clearly feeling that when a compañero or compañera is kidnapped by the state, the fight is extended from both sides–inside and outside–of the walls, and each side, from their possibilities uses attacks which can make the fight more effective (here I want to make it clear that for me attack does not only signify the destruction of something material, but also the iconoclastic disobedience of that which is imposed within a system).
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July 19, 2014
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Switzerland – Greetings from anarchist comrade Marco Camenisch

 From informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
We receive and transmit words from anarchist prisoner Marco Camenisch:
Greeting letter to the compas of ‘NO CURE, FUCK YOUR CONTROL, a meeting against prison and social control on the occasion of the 6th international symposium of forensic psychiatry’ in Zurich.

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July 19, 2014
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Chile: Update on the situation of Tamara Sol – harassment and punishment

From instintosalvaje, translated by waronsociety:
Note by Instinto Salvaje: Our solidarity with our compañera Tamara Sol Farias Vergara is unrestricted, therefore we cannot be quiet about the situation that is happening with our compañera and her family. We only wish to express our irreducible love for our sisters and brothers in prison and for their families and close circle. And to our enemies we want to make clear our hatred with a few words and in each action that each individual and compañerx deems fitting.
To our friends, compañeros and compañeras:
We are the family of Tamara Sol Farías Vergara. As you are already aware, Tamara has been a prisoner in the San Miguel prison since January 22, 2014. In visitation on Monday, June 16, which was a family-only visit, we had serious problems with gendarmería due to the humiliating treatment we were submitted to. The guard who reviewed Tamara’s grandmother, Luisa, who is 75 years old, made her get naked and do squats, reproaching her that she was wearing a lot of clothing. It is worth mentioning that the place where the prisoners receive their families is a gymnasium with a roof but open on both sides, where the wind and rain come in, getting the entire floor wet and creating an extremely cold and damp atmosphere. Then this same official shouted at another inmate’s visitor because her months-old baby was soiled during the review, shouting at her that this could not be, that she had to change her before coming in! This mother arrived in tears to the gynmasium designated for visitation.
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July 18, 2014
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Germany-Switzerland: Hunger strike in solidarity with inmates in Greek prisons

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Inter Arma received:
Update on the planning of a hunger strike in solidarity with inmates in Greek prisons, in Germany (18-20).
 In Germany, the participants in the solidarity hunger strike are until now Oliver Rast from Berlin, Ahmet Düzgün Yüskel as well as Andreas Krebs. Andreas, in his early 40s has been in prison for over 16 years. He is a rebellious prisoner and participated in several hunger strikes and also tried to escape 2 times. He has achieved, that in the Aschaffenburg jail over 20 prisoners declared their solidarity with the solidarity strike. He has also written to prisoners in 2 other prisons. Thomas Meyer-Falk, imprisoned since 1996 and now in security detention in Freiburg, has written a solidarity message for the solidarity strike on July 18 to 20. Marco Camenisch, imprisoned in Switzerland and in jail for more then 20 years, will participate as well.
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The call:
“To all fellow prisoners,
This is about the hunger striker prisoners in Greece
In Greece since June 23 thousands of prisoners fight back with a hunger strike against laws establishing High-security prisons.
At the protest already almost 4000 of about 12,000 of those imprisoned in Greek prisons are taking part.
Therefore, for solidarity and sympathy, a nationwide hunger strike is invoked.
Already in Berlin and some prisons in Bayern was the start date of 18-20 July recognized.
Gez. Prisoners’ union
Andreas Krebs
Marco Camenisch
Oliver Rast
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Source of the call: 325

July 18, 2014
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Athens: Anarchist gathering in solidarity with Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis

via:contrainfo

The State and the Capital are the only terrorists

Immediately after the armed clash of July 16th in Monastiraki, that led to the injury and captivity of anarchist fighter and Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis, the propaganda apparatus of the establishment of permanent state of emergency unleashed a communications war.

The long-standing course of action of the comrade himself, but also the positions and the trajectory of the Revolutionary Struggle organization speak for themselves, and reveal the values and objectives they stand for in the struggle against the Capital and the State, for social revolution.

Solidarity with urban guerrilla fighters
Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa

Back off, snitches! Onward, comrades!

Gathering on Saturday, July 19th, 2014, at 12pm in Evangelismos Park (opposite the hospital where the captive comrade is) in Athens

Anarchists.

July 18, 2014
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July 17, 2014, Koridallos prison court declares anarchists Grigoris Sarafoudis and Giannis Naxakis ”guilty” of the robbery in Pyrgeto, ”Guilty”, because they are anarchists! – Athens

In the terror court 17.7.14  for the robbery in Pyrgeto: guilty, because they are anarchists!
Prosecutor : trying the case of the robbery in Pyrgeto, Larissas, surpassed all limits and threw away every pretence in the Korydallos terror court.
While he admitted that during the hearing there was no evidence of guilt concerning the accused Grigoris Sarafoudis and Giannis Naxakis, anyway guilt was implied in the indictment “You cannot ignore the fact that the defendants are related to the anti-authoritarian, anarchist movement”!
Sentences :FOR ANARCHIST FIGHTERS GRIGORIS SARAFOUDIS AND GIANNIS NAXAKIS 16 years prison.
The TERROR COURT rejected the request for attenuating Grigoris Sarafoudis and imposed the same sentence as Giannis Naxakis with the following Sentences:
- 10 years for robbery -
Six years for participation in a terrorist organization (C.C.F.)
- 5 years for stealing car – 2 years for guns possession.
After the merger, a total of 16 years imprisonment for each.

July 18, 2014
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On 16/07/14 in the center of Athens anarchist Nikos Maziotis of the Revolutionary Struggle group was arrested after a armed clash with anti-terrorist cops forces.

On 16/07/14 in the heart center of Athens anarchist fighter Nikos Maziotis was arrested after a armed clash with anti terrorist forces cops during which he was injured.

Solidarity is one of our many weapons against State totalitarianism and social indifference.

Our glass is spilling over with tears for the convictions and murders of our comrades,

bullets in their bodies,

the brutal repression of the anarchist movement,

and the apathy of the masses.

The passion for freedom is stronger than all cells,

and will be forever as long as they persecute us.

Practical solidarity with anarchist revolutionary Nikos Maziotis.

Multiform Revolutionary Struggle,

to the end.

Comrades in solidarity

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Whether outside or inside prison the struggle for us is a matter of honor and dignity and will continue.

The revolutionary struggle continues.  NIKOS MAZIOTIS

July 16, 2014
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Update on the trial of the Velvedo robbery case – Athens – Greece

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Update on the trial of the Velvedo robbery case.
On July 4th continued the terror-court in Koridallos for the robbery in
Velvedo, with the reading out of the indictment documents, a procedure
that began in the previous session. Two sessions came before that, in
which the witnesses that were examined were the cops of the DIAS group and
cops from the cop car that sped to arrest comrades G.Mihailidis, N.Romanos
and A.D.Bourzouko
. All these witnesses, in order to cover the torturing
that took place in Veria police station, testified that in order to
immobilize the comrades they clashed with them and in the scuffle the
comrades were injured.

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July 16, 2014
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Italy – 3rd July 2014: solidarity with the comrades on trial following the clashes of 15th October 2011 in Rome

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On 14th April 2013 investigating judge Amoroso put 15 people on trial on charges of devastation and plunder and 3 on charges of attempted murder following the day of struggleof 15th October 2011 in Rome.  
Since then, an important trajectory of struggle and solidarity has been going through the city of Rome and many other Italian cities. Each hearing has been accompanied with demos outside courts and comrades in solidarity showing up in courtrooms. A defence committee was formed in order to respond firmly to the machine war set up by prosecutors, Digos, ROS, public and private companies and the Ministries of Defence and Finance, which are civil parties against the demonstrators on trial.

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July 16, 2014
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Italy – More arrests in the struggle against the TAV

Via: informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
This morning (11th July) three anarchist comrades were arrested between Milan and Lecce, and another one was raided.
The three are accused of taking part in the attack on the yard in Chiomonte in the night between 13th and 14th May 2013, the same episode following which Chiara, Mattia, Claudio and Niccolò were jailed in December 2013.
We don’t know much about the charges yet. In the press we read: damage, arson, violence on public official, possession and fabrication of explosive devices. Therefore it seems that prosecutors from Turin have been forced to rule out the charge of terrorism, following a previous sentence from the court of cassation that cancelled this charge in Chiara, Mattia, Claudio and Niccolò’s case.
 Updates will follow
Comrades from Milan
 Update: the arrested comrades are Francesco Sala, Lucio Alberti (from Milan) and Graziano Mazzarelli from Lecce (who had been living in Milan but was on holiday in Lecce on the day of the arrests).
These are the addresses of the comrades:
Graziano Mazzarelli
Casa Circondariale
Via Paolo Perrone 4
Borgo S.Nicola
73100 Lecce
Italy
Lucio Alberti
Francesco Sala
Casa Circondariale San Vittore
Piazza Filangeri 2
20123 Milan
Italy

July 16, 2014
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Turin, Italy – Solidarity presence at the trial against anarchist comrades Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò

via : informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now

 Poster reads:

The repressive activity of Turin prosecutors continue. After the arrests of December 9 [2013], another three NO TAV comrades were jailed [11th July 2014] following an episode occurred in the night between 13 and 14 May 2013.

On our part, once again, we want to express solidarity with all the imprisoned and investigated comrades. We want to reconfirm that the yard in Chiomonte must be sabotaged and the construction of the TAV stopped, and that repression won’t stop our struggle.

We believe it is important to attend the next appointments in great numbers, starting from the sessions of the trial against Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò due on 14th and 16th July.

Neither the bunker courtroom nor the men of the Turin court will take us away from our comrades.

No one is left behind.

ACCOMPLICES OF ANYONE WHO RESISTS AND ATTACKS HARMFULNESS

AGAINST THOSE WHO DEVASTATE AND PLUNDER THE LAND

FREE CHIARA, CLAUDIO, NICCOLO, MATTIA, FORGI, FRANCESCO, LUCIO E GRAZIANO

FREEDOM FOR ALL

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A march against the TAV will start on 14th and 16th July, when the two last hearings of the trial against Chiara, Claudio, Mattia e Niccolò will be held before the summer break. The comrades have been imprisoned since 9th December [2013], far from their loved ones, struggles and beloved valley. The trial will take place in the bunker courtroom of the Le Vallette prison, where 53 of us have also been on trial for over a year and a half, whereas the trial against the 4 comrades started off on 22nd May, and where the years spent in the defence of the Susa Valley from the TAV and from the devastation and militarization that this big and useless work involves, translate into charges and sentences..

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July 16, 2014
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Chile: Flyposting against snitching, torture and isolation

via: RadioAzione
Translated by act for freedom now
 
Note from RadioAzione: We decided to publish this text because it talks about a topic which should interest any anarchist individuality. It is about foul deeds occurred last year in Bolivia. But it is only a piece of the puzzle concerning snitching and other disgusting practices that are too often concealed by the anarchist and libertarian movement all over the world. I call that ‘defence of Christian brotherhood’. It’s no different from catholic forgiving (if it exists among Catholics). The truth is concealed and so much shit is spread against comrades only because the latter have different positions, or because one has no other argument of discussion than name a comrade as a snitch when he/she has never been such.
In this cold and rainy night we decided to break up the monotony of the city and share the warmth coming from our black heart.  .

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July 14, 2014
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Dundee: Police officer’s car set on fire

 

via:inthebellyofthebeast

 

Three people have been charged after a car burst into flames in the driveway of a policeman’s home.Police Scotland issued a statement in the early hours of today confirming that two men, aged 30 and 52, and a 30-year-old woman had been charged.The trio were expected to appear at Forfar Sheriff Court later today.They were held in connection with a fire in the early hours of Monday, June 23, at the home of a serving police officer.The Evening Telegraph understands that the policeman involved was part of a group of officers working on a specific inquiry over the past few months.
source: local media scum