May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016
12th May 2016: POLICE OPERATION UNDERWAY ON THE ITALY-FRANCE BORDER; DEPORTATIONS BEING CARRIED OUT
A massive police operation has been taking place along the Italy-France border from the morning, with police blocks on both sides, probably aimed at carrying out the deportation of migrants expelled from France towards other Italian cities. Already in the village of Latte, one of the last urban centres before France, there is a large block with police, carabinieri and finance police, with any single vehicle in the direction of the border being controlled. A little further on a couple of patrols are preventing anyone from getting to the upper border in Ponte San Luigi, where the centre of trans-border cooperation between France and Italy can be found. At the lower border in Ponte San Ludovico there is a massive police presence. The same goes for the French side, with huge deployments of men and means. To get to the upper border from Menton Garavan is all but impossible, as French police have declared passage is prohibited deue to an ongoing operation on the Italian side.
This morning two civilian buses were spotted in Ventimiglia, and were later seen at the upper border. An Italian comrade and a Belgian comrade trying to get to Ponte San Luigi were arrested and held in custody for a couple of hours so as to prevent them from monitoring the nature of this operation. Most likely, what’s happening is that mayor Ioculano’s demands and interior minister Alfano’s announcements are being followed by deportation of migrants expelled from France. We’re trying to make contact with the expelled migrants and find out how many they are and where they are to be deported to.
Against Alfano’s plan and his racist plot, let’s re-launch solidarity, let’s block deportation!
May 27, 2016
Two No border activists who had left Bologna yesterday to take part in a demo at the Brenner pass were arrested and released after several hours.
Hundreds had descended upon the border between Italy and Austria to protest against border closures in Europe. Violent clashes erupted between border police and demonstrators.
At the end of the day we learned that five people had been arrested and another eighteen demonstrators stopped. Police didn’t spare truncheons and dense teargas against demonstrators trying to cross the border.
Back from the day in Brenner, a wild demo went through the streets of the Bolognina neighbourhood in the evening, as demonstrators shouted ‘Tout le monde déteste la police’ and demanded the immediate release of the activists arrested during the demo in the morning. As they passed in via Matteotti some demonstrators upturned rubbish skips and tore off traffic barriers disrupting the city’s traffic.
In the afternoon of Sunday actions in solidarity continued with a short demo in piazza Maggiore. Soon after about fifty people went to via Ugo Bassi and stopped outside the
May 26, 2016
‘We will ensure that there is not one safe place left for them. our weapons are loaded
and ready to talk… if words make them sweat, actions will spill blood’ Sebastián Oversluij.
Today I write to you from captivity, Mauricio Morales. These words are from and for you and I hope they reach you.. How many years have passed since you physically abandoned this disgusting modern world? Does it really matter? Not to me. Time is just time and the future is uncertain, the attack is here and now… There’s the present to be set on fire and blown up! The present war!
For me you didn’t ‘fall in battle’. Because, dying while attacking authority is falling? no, in my opinion, and I believe that many repeat this phrase mistakenly. For me you died attacking authority, with dignity and pride. You died with the courage of the warrior you are, amidst the triumph of Power and the respect of those who consider you a comrade. I don’t idolise you or any other, even less do I cry for you. I honour your courage, your acting in total coherence with your words, ideas and practices; a fighter of praxis.
The intention of every action, the thinking behind it and its aims are different. I can speak for my own actions and reaffirm what I think and want, but neither I nor anyone else can speak for yours, only you can, and now this is not possible. I empathise with many of the thoughts you put down on paper. Just as I empathise with the courageous decision to undertake a whirling journey in the company of the Moon with the complicity of darkness, every thrust of the pedal taking you nearer to the objective, with the cold metal of a weapon rubbing on your skin. I empathise with the constant whisper: ‘death’, ‘prison’ and in your heart ‘make it’. That May 22 you faced death, I did so on November 19 and now I am confronting captivity, and I get a gust of joy and energy from the knowledge that comrades in affinity are still making a fool of authority and succeed in their actions. I like to know that in spite of the streets of the pestilential city being ‘controlled’ day and night, they continue to set fire to the guards of filthy, bastard, miserable authority all over the world.
Power took pleasure in celebrating your death, I am here to avenge you and defend your memory, brother, because tons of concrete and cold bars are not and won’t be eternal.
A warm embrace to the brother/sister who was pedalling with you that night, just as I greet all those who are facing the blows of Power, and have never disowned their bonds.
‘Back down? No. Not even when at the end of the road, with no means of escape, I find myself against the wall of death.’ (Severino Di Giovanni).
For words without action are rubbish, and given that I find myself physically limited by solitary confinement, I am going to start a hunger strike in memory of anarchists Mauricio Morales and Christos Tsoutsouvis on May 1until May 22.
FOR THE BLOODY MUTILATION OF EVERY FORM OF VILE AUTHORITY!
TO EVERY PRISONER OF WAR: A KISS AND AN EMBRACE.
MAURICIO MORALES, CHRISTOS TSOUTSOUVIS AND THE NUMEROUS BROTHERS WHO DIED DEFYING POWER: PRESENT!
FREEDOM FOR ALL PRISONERS!!!
Prisoner of war
Slaughterhouse/Maximum Security Prison
Santiago de Chile
Responsibility Claim for the destruction of CCTV cameras in the city of
A few months ago we decided to respond to the call for “camera hunting”
which started from actions of comrades in the city of Volos.
We purposefully chose to not claim the responsibility with a communique
at that time, aiming at continuing our action in the future. We decided
to publish our action now, after destroying more than 20 cameras at key
points of the city of Mitilini, with an ultimate aim of reigniting the
call against the social control it suffers through the existence of
cameras, cops, snitches and other mechanisms of oppression and control.
We salute the comrades from Volos, as well as every comrade who carries
out actions, independently of the size of the action.
The group “Weichan Auka Mapu, the Struggle in Rebellious Territory” reached out to País Mapuche in an email clarifying its position unto the current phase of the Mapuche-Chilean Conflict.
In their statement, they explain their political position. Further, they defend armed struggle, claiming more than thirty actions of sabotage in Williche, Wenteche and Lafquenche territory. The actions are claimed through their symbol, a Kultrún with an arrow and a hunting rifle. At the end of the communique, the actions that have affected the Chilean Catholic Church are clarified and also claimed.
The original communique is presented in the following:
Weichan Auka Mapu Public Statement, the Struggle in Rebellious Territory
“As savage Araucanians, they can be found throughout their fields, far from the reach of our soldiers, we have no other option…. That is, to burn their ranches, take their families, steal their herds. In other words, destroy everything that cannot be taken from them. Is it possible to conclude a war this way, or to reduce the Indians to a durable obedience?” Cornelio Saavedra, 1870.
WEICHAN AUKA MAPU
STRUGGLE OF THE REBELLIOUS TERRITORY
The current reality of our Mapuche Nation is a product of colonization. That is, to live in reservations and in poor urban peripheries, the implementation of large landed private estates on ancient Mapuche territory and its subsequent exploitation and destruction by forestry, energy and mining companies. These entities were able to instate themselves in our ancient territories, due to the theft and usurpation of land through a military occupation, only to later create laws that would legitimize the theft of our lands, which currently protect the invaders. That is, large landed estate owners, large companies, and their investors, which are currently protected under so-called “rule of law.” Consequently, due to the heretofore mentioned, the disintegration of one of our most essential forms of organization called Lof has been reduced substantially.
When you have been behind bars in isolation from the rest of the prison population, daily existence becomes difficult in such a small space, where society and its roles are intensified and adaption becomes a daily struggle to resist being swept by its morale and its desire to consume. Thieves, drug traffickers and murderers internalize the State and its Power, as with its authority.
I seek to reach out without ceasing to be myself, without the isolation that the police implements. We are not all that different, only that the chains that tie them down become ties that I do not wish to let go of, whereby tensions become routine. Life is unwrapped in what we are more than words can explain, but when will turns into a specific schedule to wake, eat and sleep, the battle against the established order begins in the abstract of ideas and in memory. It begins in the search for the smallest details or gestures of honesty not yet contaminated by competition between poor people, since the walls are great, the bars and locks are as well, and are in the hands of a physical enemy the size of a territory. I see going against it now as nothing but increases its power, therefore, I patiently wait the right moment for liberation, and in this way find the theory and practice in life itself.
The fight of The network of the revolutionary cells (SRB) against Prague restaurant Rizkarna lasted over a year. The owner of the restaurant Vladimir Krulec didn’t pay wages to his employees. He finally admitted defeat. After pressure of SRB he payed owed wages to some of the employees who worked there.
SRB organized different sabotages of the restaurant since March 2015. Four times restaurants’ cars were set on fire. Few times the restaurant was disrupted with the Butiric acid. There was also dozens of forced evacuations witch caused enclosure for the public. The sabotages were an extensive loss for the business. The threat of more damages finally made Krulec to admit his defeat. He did what SRB wanted him to: to pay those owed wages.
The victory of SRB was a product of enforcement. We defined the goal of the struggle and through the direct actions we made Krulec to accomplish it. There was no space for concession. There was no mediation through bureaucracy or politicians. No negotiation or concessions in order to find a compromise. This we commit to others. We prefer the logic of permanent conflict that makes our enemies to do what we need.
There were other direct actions before SRB started its actions. Protests, happenings, pickets or occupations of the restaurant. These were organized by other groups and under specific circumstances it could’ve been successful. But it didn’t lead to a success and that was the reason why SRB started their actions. It was designed to intensify the pressure on Krulec. The autonomous actions and used methods were enforced by circumstances but are not the universal model for all situations.
Organizing pickets can be sufficient for some other struggles. In that case there is no need to set cars on fire. But where the moderate protests are not working the sabotages can be a good way how to win such fights. This one is a good example. Let it inspire ourselves and let’s take advantage from the gained experience. Let’s analyze it and utilize it for the future fights.
Network of the revolutionary cells (SRB) – 23. 5. 2016
May 23, 2016
It was more than expected that the choice of that specific target would give plenty of “food” for slander on the State’s side. Did the terrorists want victims? Was their aim to terrorise society? And what did they succeed in doing, what was the point of all this? What ethic and what values can these people have in order to hit a mall, yes indeed a mall! They put little kids in danger?
Anyhow, we were always from the other side… and our question is, which frayed values and what misled ethic tolerates the existence of monstrosities like Malls? The target of course is presented as an organised recreation space for shopping, wandering around and tasteless entertainment. A small oasis in the modern nightmare. But is that really what it is?
Because for us, behind the broken shop fronts lies a different story. That of an economic giant that is doubly helpful to power and capital. It brings wealth and satisfies the thirst of all the greedy money-grabbers and on the other hand creates apathy and ignorance in exchange for a few moments of forced emotions, fake satisfaction and total control. A well-fixed fairytale that doesn’t allow the indifferent consumers to ask themselves one very simple question: the movie I’m watching, the drink I’m having, the shirt I bought are really just another innocent relaxed part of my day? Because if someone digs a bit deeper, they will find well-buried pieces of a little more monstrous puzzle, a mosaic of blood, pain, exploitation and slaughter of human beings of another world, of a ‘lesser god’. Because these are the four ingredients of their much-needed development and economic property. So if some insist on seeing fancy shop fronts, catchy movies and having a relaxed chat over coffee, then their sensitivity and honesty only reaches as far as their eyes can see. For us, this Mall and every mall is a massive graveyard of human and real values.
That’s why we hit it.
Violence, exploitation and the plunder of whole populations in “developing countries” as the most exploited lands are provocatively called by the capitalist elite, make up a condition about which only a few are interested and even fewer act against.
At a time when the directors of multinational companies and the legal mafia of powerful economic lobbies are washing their hands with the blood of economic slaves, non-governmental organisations exculpate the mass extermination that is taking place by philanthropic programmes and humanitarian campaigns.
Those murdered by capitalism are buried in the foundations of shopping malls.
Millions of workers, among them also children, are murdered every year in some “labour accident”.
Workers commit suicide by the dozens in factories like Foxconn where glamorous products of Apple are produced.
Animals are skinned alive in order to become fur after a torturous life confined in cages as products.
Children starve in the “third world” in order to become cheap labour hands that produce the raw materials of the forged consumerist bliss.
Humans are dismembered by bomb fragments and machine guns in war operations of Nato in which the Greek State also participates.
All have become monoliths with tons of cement beautified with bright labels in order for you to forget, to disorientate you.
Shopping centres are industries that produce controlled desires and galleys for salaried slaves. That’s why they have been built like concentration camps, with surveillance cameras and private cops scanning the whole place. All behaviour necessarily rotates around consumption. In this prison, the supposedly free visitors get used to and adjusted to authority. Shopping centres have a central position in the submission of the culture of control. Our attack on Mall is also a blow against the sovereignty of the norm, a blow to police surveillance and prohibition, showing that the determination and inventiveness of people in revolt is stronger than the control systems.
Mall, the biggest shopping centre in South-East Europe, was built as an Olympic games project in a property that was granted by the State in exchange for 15 days’ accommodation of journalists for the Olympics, which, by the way, never happened because the construction was not completed. The way that the underground bridges leading to the parking lot are entangled with the lines of the electric and suburban trains and the street signs which purposely lead to it, symbolise the way that the economic, political and judicial authorities are entangled. It is a project of the Lamda Development company, which belongs to the economic empire of Latsis, who got rich at the time of the German occupation of Greece.
After the sentencing comrade Monica Caballero had been held in solitary confinement in a temporary location for a long time; at the beginning of May she was taken back to the jail of Villabona in Asturias, where she had already been and where she can see Francisco.
The comrades’ current address:
Mónica Caballero Sepúlveda
Francisco Solar Dominguez
Finca Tabladiello s/n
33422 Villabona Llanera, Asturias.
The ALF set fire to a shooting range used by hunters in Banteln (Hildesheim) on the night of May 6-7. (photo: Hildesheimer Allgemeinen Zeitung)
Full claim of responsibility (German):
“alf renoviert schießstand
nachdem wir in den vergangenen monaten bereits zwei schliefenanlagen in hildesheim und göttingen besucht hatten, haben wir in der nacht von freitag auf samstag den schießstand am oberg in banteln (kreis hildesheim) kostenfrei renoviert. schließlich sollten sich die jäger beim übungsschießen am darauf folgenden samstag auch so richtig wohlfühlen können. dem betreibenden verein raten wir den schießstand weiter zu betreiben, wenn auch interesse an renovierungen im privaten bereich besteht.
nachdem wir das renovierungsbedürftige objekt über mehrere wochen hinweg beobachtet hatten, konnten wir endlich loslegen. wir hoffen verklebte schlösser, ein auf fußantrieb umgestellter rasentraktor und die nutzung der schießbahnen als lagerfeuer konnten den jägern einen warmen empfang bereiten, damit sie mit „Freunden und Bekannten einen erlebnisreichen Tag auf diesem schönen Schießstand“ (webauftritt des vereins) verbringen und ausgiebig „reale Drückjagdsituationen üben und sich perfekt auf die Jagdsaison vorbereiten“ (webauftritt des vereins) konnten.
die drückjagd ist eine tolle beschäftigung für alle, die es unterhaltsam finden, hunderte individuen mit hilfe von so genannten jagdhunden in die enge zu treiben und dann zu ermorden. neben den hunderten toten ist es auch für die überlebenden ein aufregendes ereignis. endlich ist die eigene bezugsgruppe wieder übersichtlicher und auch die verwaisten kinder freuen sich, dass sie endlich auf sich allein gestellt sind.
an dieser stelle ein großes dankeschön, von uns an euch, für all eure mühen! und bitte achtet gut darauf, dass ihr euch nicht gegenseitig über den haufen schießt. da wären wir wirklich sehr traurig, wenn wir euch bei diesem mordsspaß nicht auch weiterhin unterstützen könnten.
wir werden die mitglieder des vereins auch weiterhin engmaschig betreuen, wenn der schießstand weiter betrieben werden sollte. denn auch wir wünschen uns, dass weiterhin geübt wird individuen zu jagen, damit auch die nächste reale ermordung wie geplant von statten geht und zwar egal aus welcher noch so sinnlosen und inakzeptablen motivation heraus.
NEW PRISONER: JOSEPH BUDDENBERG
Joseph Buddenberg #12746-111
3901 Klein Blvd.
Lompoc, CA 93436
In early 2016, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane signed non-cooperating plea agreements in which they pled guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Joseph and Nicole were accused of releasing thousands of animals from fur farms, and causing damage to other businesses associated with the fur industry, in the summer and fall of 2013.
In May, Joseph was sentenced to two years in prison. Nicole will be sentenced in June.
Support websites: https://supportnicoleandjoseph.com
The above was cut short, the judge having raised the issue of the language in which the prospective trial should take place. Indeed, all of those potentially charged declared nothing during their hearings, but most of them had nothing to say … in Dutch! While the procedure was continued in French…
Not knowing how to solve this “problem” at the time, the Chambre du Conseil was postponed.
No new date has been set as yet.
So those indicted went straight into a new phase of “judicial temporality.”
Yet it is up to us to keep an eye on this story – without alarmism or catastrophism – not to let justice work away stealthily without any solidarity being shown towards these comrades.
Moreover, if the allegations date back a few years, the world hasn’t changed that much and it is always time to rebel!Whether it’s following the revolts in the prisons taking place atnthis moment, outrage at the law known as the “45 hours”, movements of contestation in closed centres, the ever worsening living conditions or the daily humiliation imposed by good morals …
Reasons and opportunities abound.
Solidarity in struggle.
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Notes more info : Brussels – About the forthcoming antiterrorist trial against anarchists and anti-authoritarians in Belgium – PDF
We are living in times of social isolation: if we still have space in our lifes for something else other than work and consuming, routine and entertainment, apathy and distraction, we are trying to flee our isolation through escaping into virtual communities and digital parallel universes. However, we are offered several seemingly different opinions, media and protest groups, for upon which we can decide as allegedly free individuals. But to find a way, not only to „like“ someone and to let ourselves be represented by others, seems not to be something graspable for the most people. When we instead think, write and speak on our own and relate with other people, we are able to self-define the „Why“ and „How“ of all this. This means as a consequece to act also according to that.
Different anarchist initiatives developing in the german speaking areas, are creating their own ways and possibilities and are communicating their ideas through various methods, being in offensive conflict with those in Power. Despite all existing difficulties, communication is the basis for every controversy and discussion, every critique and vitality. To take the spreading of ideas into one’s own hands and to organize this, without loosing the own autonomy, has always been a basis of anarchist projects and fights. We are convinced, that only in this way are we able to find out, in what kind of reality we find ourselves and where possible focuses are located.
We invite everyone, who is interested to discuss and argue about ideas and perspectives of a life without domination, about means and methods in our struggles, about consequences, problems and obstacles. Everyone, who shares the rejection of delegation and centralisation, bureaucracy and technological dependence, of every personality cult and every cooperation with formal organizations and parties. Everyone, whose horizon embraces a world of self organized solidarity and self determination.
Instead of providing a service and consumable events we want to exchange and spread printed publications and make them accessible. We want to get to know each other, talk about experiences and discuss without the fear of conflicts. Bring your publications and your proposals for the program! Represent your publication(s) and the thoughts behind, let’s bring life into the world of letters and put ideas into practice!
from Black Shuck
translation and notes by Earth First! Journal
[Originally titled “Turnout (funeral): Of the referendum and environmental disasters” in reference to the defeated April 17 referendum to repeal the law which allows existing drilling concessions within 12 miles of the coast to remain valid until the fields are depleted.]
In conjunction with the referendum on drills, inscribed in the “bread and circuses” of those who still deceive themselves thinking democracy has value, black spot is poured into the river bed Polcevera, in Gen-the-salt-of-the-earth-ova, and now reaches the sea, suffocating all life. [On April 14, 2016, a refinery near Genoa leaked hundreds of tons of oil into the river Polcevera, reaching the Mediterranean.] Whether it’s oil, as in the case of drills, or crude oil, as in the case of Cornigliano in Genoa, what might seem a mere coincidence is nothing more that the unequivocal outcome of a “magnificent” progress destined to implode, to self-destruct, and to decree the destruction of the living.
In Liguria, the beaches recite memento mori ecocide: the sea, depending on the currents and tides, vomits blackness on the sand, regurgitating chemical poisons such as factories Stoppani–which closed in 2003, but continues to pollute the underground–or the waste of the catastrophic accident of the tanker Haven, which, back in 1991, exploded, sweeping in a fiery hell seafarers and much of the flora and fauna surrounding it.
Damage caused by the pipe rupture of the Ipolm oil plant
Such incidents are not the exception, but the established and accepted norm, with the threadbare adage of “collateral damage,”–a system that has as its primary objective the indiscriminate and senseless exploitation of the earth and all life that breathes, in the name of profit for a few masters. If you are silent, you are definitely complicit; those who give the illusion of imposing their own choice in a voting booth are not only–more than ever–poor guileless ingenues but are chained to the same system that claims to laughably unseat a “Yes” and “No.”
Passive indifference and pseudo-democracy fills the mouth with propaganda slogans that call on the vote “to save the sea.” These are naive–we shed a sarcastic smile–practices by those who can only remember the delicious served-up prize from the master at the end of a training exercise.
If we want to destroy the system that destroys us, we must necessarily become aware of ourselves and of the actions with which we can really have affect. The sea will not be saved by delegating owners to certain state and, consequently, those who have subjugated all governments. Go ahead and vote, get off the streets to demonstrate together with your green Heart Association, with the blissful belief to revolutionize the world by perpetuating the same practices that condemn it to ruin.
The sea dies every day, not only because of the drills, but especially because of socially accepted forms with which the marine ecosystem is taken advantage of–first of all, through fishing. It shines a glaring contradiction: the slaves think citizens feel qualms if the ecosystem is threatened by the incompatible infrastructure of an economic-energy system, but do not consider it to be the slightest problem if the ecosystem dies to fill up their belly. And if eating oil is the bitter nemesis of who eats suffering, there is no denying the fact that it is always the weakest who lose: the fish first; the less fortunate, afterwards, because they can not afford healthy food, which is destined only to the rich.
The fundamental error is that every political-ecological question, from “No” to the great works in the referendum on the preservation (sic!) Environment, is always framed in an exclusively anthropocentric manner. The devastation of the territory, natural disasters or yet another threat to the survival of an animal species (typically, a domesticated species in the genus; species arbitrarily deemed worthy to live) are always addressed as if the stakes concern only the human game, as if they relied only on the needs, self-interest, and instinct of abusing human animals. Never, or rarely, do we identify ourselves with other animals, and further with the Earth as a whole, that occupies the last rung in the hierarchy of the world; thought to have been “created” and made available to us, such as the most sinister of anthropocentrism: clear Catholic characters who view it as instruments for use and consumption for our species.
If we really want the destruction of this system, we must all look beyond our backyard, understand that the problem is not only jeopardizing our lives, but rather it is a risk for the very life of the planet in which we, and all the other creatures, live, that, like us, have dignity and deserve to live, to feel emotions and feelings, to enjoy the freedom.
The change, real change, can become a reality in the street, in the woods, in the sea and in the life of every one of us: only by destroying anthropocentrism.
When the earth cries out for vengeance, it’s up to us to take up arms.
Notes from Act for freedom now!: Italy – Black Shuck: a new blog for animal, human and Earth liberation
Traducción al inglés del texto “Ya se habían tardado: Reacción Salvaje en respuesta a Destruye las prisiones”. Texto que data del 26 de febrero de 2015, y que sin duda fue uno de los más importantes aportes al naciente eco-extremismo.
Traducción a cargo de Palmer Amaranth.
Disponible en español aquí:
Translated from Spanish by Palmer Amaranth
Having read the Venezuelan anarchist Rodolfo Montes de Oca interviewing “Destruye las Prisiones” [Destroy the Prisons] (DP) – the anarchist anti-prison insurrectionist tendency publication -, Wild Reaction will offer some responses, comments and contemplations. This isn’t from a desire to start a long and tedious discussion about the ways in which each develop their violent projects against the system, it’s just a quick response to what seems important for us to mention (once again), since it is obvious that, after many communiques and many contributions in regards to the terrorist tendency against the techno-industrial system and civilization, there are still some who do not fully understand or who misinterpret our individual positions.
Thus said, lets kick over the traces:
A. New stage
Ever since the first Wild Reaction (RS) communique we’ve said bluntly that the conformation of several groups into one would be a new phase. New in what?
DP assumes that the new phase would be one of actions, something we never said. The new stage in our struggle against the techno-industrial system, civilization and progress, regarding action, has been in the re-appropriation of sabotage as a form of attack, maintaining the terrorist positioning of individualists tending towards the wild (ITS).
This stage lived by RS also comes with a form of discourse (as DP rightly mentioned), wanting to leave behind the “kaczynskian” past, striving for the realization of a different tendency, unique in its kind, in Mexico and in the world, which we’ve been successful in consolidating.
It would be worth mentioning that this stage is divided into sub-phases, the first being the threat-propaganda, which worked well when issuing the first communique (YES, with the fucking machine guns and all!), calling the attention of the press and the federal government.
The second was when we returned to use the butanes, the nipples, the bomb threats, fire and the masses to generate destabilization, we returned to our old, homemade and immediate weapons for public demonstration of the multi-functionality of RS factions, it worked.
May 19, 2016
These last two months (March-April) the streets of major cities in
France have been transformed into fields of resistance, where mass
protests and clashes are taking place in the framework of the general
strikes which are against the new labour legislation of the government.
Barricades, luxury cars and police cars burnt, cops and
undercovers beaten, banks smashed, people masked up with stones in their hands,
are some of the images that prove to us that in every corner of the
earth the war against the state and capital still rages and that nothing
“We ask for nothing, we are taking it all”, “No insurrection without
fire”, “Destroy wage slavery” etc, are some of the chants from the
black bloc and the anarchist groups that clash and express their
refusals in the street.
As was expected, all that’s taking place could not be without the
labour leaders and reformists who speak of provocateurs, liken the black
bloc with the fascists, condemn the violent practices against the state
and at the same time have relations with the police. Because,
fortunately or unfortunately, pacifists and deniers of violence – whose
existence clearly favors the rulers – are a global phenomenon. The time
is near when they will get what they deserve.
At the same time, the forces of oppression use plenty of teargas, brutally beat
protesters and arrest people. In a nutshell, they do everything under
the orders of their superiors in order for them to protect their bosses
and the peaceful citizens-subjects.
It is more than obvious now that the economy is collapsing, resulting in
it showing its real face: Hunger wages combined with wretched working
conditions, that contribute to an inhumane middle ages-like work
environment, where the worker is the modern slave on the production
line. At the same time, repression intensifies and strengthens, in order
for the police-state in the streets to become a daily routine and
for whoever seeks the attack on the world of authority to hesitate to take
End the false dilemmas. Whoever chooses inactivity, chooses their
The moment is now, the place is here. From the streets of France to the
alleyways of Chile, from the mountains of Mexico to the avenues of Athens.
The whole world is a field of unrest!
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May 19, 2016
May 1, 2016. Like every Sunday there is the market at la Place des Fêtes. Like every May 1 it is the super-market of the libertarian organizations. Always the same routine, the same resigned faces, the same sad slogans, the same mythomaniac banners (“Kill Capitalism,” “Strikes, looting, sabotage”). This year some individuals decide to break this routine, and anarchism invites itself to the libertarian procession.
From the start the walls are tagged. The first to inaugurate the march, “Neither God nor master” (soon followed by “Neither cops nor prophets“), exhibited anarchist ideas in their entirety, without populist mutilation. Because yes, anarchist ideas are not adapted to suit the client, and poor neighbourhoods are not spared the religious pest (nor anti-theist anarchist ideas which have been expressing themselves for 150 years). Another tag said “If God existed we’d have to stone him” because no, for us Bakunin (and others) is not used for publishing successes or to prop up shelves. While some consider anti-theistic ideas a luxury reserved for a few internal discussions in the “enlightened” milieux, if we bear in mind that the oppressed often forge their own forms of authority themselves (mafia, religion, clannishness, machismo) below the forms of authority affecting all in varying degrees, we anarchists are and will remain against all authority.
While some prey on the windows of the anarchist library La Discordia (cf. Imposing moral order with a hammer – Communiqué from La Discordia), anarchists identify their enemies clearly and act accordingly.
This time, as always, some did not follow the advice of the respectable casseurs, and did not limit themselves to banks, job agencies and McDo’. Some joyous revellers decided to go after all the windows of domination along their way. When it comes to the enemy, we’re not picky.
Many are also the people to show their enthusiasm and approval during the march where Bouygues (prisons constructor), an SNCF [state railways] agency (co-responsible for the deportation of undocumented immigrants, and “co-builders” of borders), the banks BNP Paribas, Crédit du Nord, Crédit Mutuel, CIC, a MoneyGram agency, a real estate agency, a college of business finance, management and accounting, a Franprix, McDo’, had their windows smashed; billboards were ransacked, a Campanile hotel was tagged “Collabo of expulsions” and “Down with borders” (we know, for example, that it is the Campanile, Kyriad and Première Classe hotels of the Louvre group Hotels Group that host the CRS operating in Calais). A bouquet garni of tags flourishes throughout the march, including: “Fuck success Long live anarchy” on the walls of “ La fabrique du succès, business incubator,” “No God no master” on the walls of a church, “Down with all religions”, “Money is rotting our lives, death to capitalism”, “As long as there money there will never be enough for everyone” on a bank, “Work is the worst cop, Let’s destroy both”, “Labour Day, Alienation Day”, “The world of work in ruins or nothing”, “Fuck the journacops”, “No law no labour, shambolic revolt”, “Rage, trickery, rebellion”, “Suicided cop half forgiven”…
“Let’s work to destroy the world of work” could be read on a wall, what’s more, our ambition is to put an end to this world of authority and this intervention in the procession, only a few, shows that small minorities do not need the masses, just massettes [club hammers]
Translated by Act for freedom now!
May 17, 2016
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now
‘No, we do not want to catch up with anyone. What we want to do is to go forward all the time, night and day, in the company of Man, in the company of all men. The caravan should not be stretched out, for in that case each line will hardly see those who precede it; and men who no longer recognize each other meet less and less together, and talk to each other less and less.’ Frantz Fanon, The wretched of the earth
In the night of 21st April 2016, all the windows of La Discordia were smashed with a sledgehammer. Next to them was written one word: ‘racist’.
This is the third time our premises have received this kind of night visit.
Yet again they picked on La Discordia because it publicly expressed a revolutionary non-negotiable refusal of the political blackmail of religion and racialism, which has been weighing on the extreme left since the massacres of 2015 in Paris. It is a question of forbidding a discourse, arrogating oneself the power of deciding who can speak and what they must say. As a whole it is about mafia power games to impose political hegemony over a movement in decline, with the usual moral weapons of guilt and resentment. And while everybody has more or less expressed their support in the face of the two previous ‘attacks’, it is solidarity that we are calling for today. Visible public solidarity where each can put something of themselves rather than all tag along behind the same flag, as our present enemies are doing. So we are not asking anyone to line up behind La Discordia or its particular anarchist perspectives, but rather to widen the question, express the fact that this refusal doesn’t just belong to a few but to all revolutionaries, that it is fundamental to all emancipatory thought.
Why these attacks? Because La Discordia is one of the few places of the movement where anti-religious and coherent antiracist positions (i.e. against any idea of ‘race’, even if it comes from the left) are expressed and discussed publicly without condescension to those who have made condescension their total relation to politics, the new demagogues. The great participation in the debates dealing with these questions, as well as the many discussions with comrades who are more or less close, suggest that there is a widespread perception that something pernicious is taking root in the French ‘radical’ milieu. There can be found defenders of religion and faith, there can be seen forms of separation on biological and genetic criteria that nobody has chosen… Things that dictionaries plainly call segregation. However, one also sees more and more comrades who are aware of these dangers and take a stance. Sadly very few of these positions are exposed publicly. This allows some enlightened upstarts, who believe they are the avant garde of some pseudo-subversive identity current, to think, how strange, that La Discordia is alone in criticizing the idea of ‘race’ and rejecting religion. In a word: they pick on us also due to the silence of too many others on these subjects.
May 17, 2016