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September 15, 2014
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Announcement of relatives and friends of prisoners in Greece

Ttanslated by Act for freedom now!
Announcement of relatives and friends of prisoners
We are the RELATIVES and FRIENDS OF PRISONERS. We who one day were
violently deprived of the embrace, affection, protection, company the
friendship of the people who the state has deprived their freedom.
We, because of the voting of the monstrosity called the law for high
security prisons, decided to unite our forces, fighting with every
possible means to support them.
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September 15, 2014
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Berlin – Fire to Sodexo! Italian translation by eco-anarchist prisoner Marco Camenisch

Italian translation by Marco Camenisch  linksunten.indymedia.org
 Translated into English by act for freedom now
 For almost 20 years company Sodexo has been the target of people like us, who are struggling against the racist and neo-colonialist system. It started in 1997, when Sodexo offered to take on catering and other services destined to refugees in the knowledge this would result in a huge turnover. Since then Sodexo has been internationally known as a company who became a big multinational operating in many countries under low cost management, i.e. by racially reducing human life to a question of figures.
 After the justice sector was privatized in Great Britain, Sodexo took on the management of 5 prisons. In this case too, people without the status of citizens were put in the hands of private companies by the State in exchange of huge amounts of money. According to economy laws these companies gained total power in the exploitation of their resources. And they’ve been saving on human lives first and foremost (…)

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September 15, 2014
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Italy – Anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Xabier Gonzalez Sola is transferred to Rebibbia prison

From informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
Xabier Gonzalez Sola, a comrade from the Basque countries, has been on hunger strike since Sunday 31st August, when he was detained in Regina Coeli. He’s protesting at the solitary confinement regime he’s being inflicted. As a result of the hunger strike, Xabier was recently moved to Rebibbia prison. Unfortunately, in spite of the promises they made to persuade him to stop the hunger strike, it seems that even in Rebibbia Xabier is being held in solitary confinement.
To write to him:
Xabier Gonzalez Sola
C.C. Rebibbia
Via Raffaele Majetti 70
00165 Rome
Italy
Xabier has been held in custody since 31st July awaiting extradition for not complying with the obligation not to leave the country, Spain, where he’s on trial for belonging to the Black Flag collective and for inciting to committing crimes aimed at the subversion of the constitutional order.

 

 

September 15, 2014
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Brussels: Greek embassy spray-painted in solidarity with imprisoned comrade Nikos Maziotis

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In the night from Thursday to Friday (August 29th, 2014), as part of the International Week of Solidarity with anarchist prisoners, we painted FREEDOM FOR NIKOS MAZIOTIS on the embassy of Greece in Brussels.
Nikos Maziotis is an anarchist prisoner, member of the urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle. Imprisoned several times, he was arrested on July 16th in Athens.
source: bxl.indymedia.org
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September 15, 2014
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Attack against Greek consulate in Zürich (Switzerland)

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We attacked the Greek consulate in Zürich on September 8 as a delayed contribution to the international days of solidarity for anarchist prisoners. The official representation of the Greek state in Zürich was chosen for two reasons. First of all because Nikos Maziotis (militant of the Revolutionary Struggle) was recently arrested in Greece after a manhunt through Athens and after having being shot in the shoulder. This arrest follows a campaign by the state and the media in which Nikos and Pola Roupa have been declared as top fugitives and a huge bounty has been declared for their arrests. Despite him being arrested the media campaign aiming to negate his political identity continues.

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September 15, 2014
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Italy – Words by anarchist comrade Toshi on the protest in the prison of Aosta, where he’s being held.

From informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
 We received some extracts of a letter written by Toshi, an anarchist comrade held in the prison of Brissogne (Aosta) following the repressive operation against resistance to eviction orders (Turin, 3rd June 2014).  In recent weeks several prisoners had been protesting at the increase of the price of gas canisters imposed by IAS Morgante Srl (a subsidiary of giant Arturo Berselli Spa) by refusing to buy prison supplies.
Brissogne, 02/09/14

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September 12, 2014
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Bergamo, Italy – 20th September: presentation of Crocenera Anarchica editorial project at the anarchist workshop La Zona

From :.crocenera

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 20TH SEPTEMBER: PRESENTATION OF CROCE NERA ANARCHICA at La Zona, Bergamo

http://www.crocenera.org/

 With:

 From Argentina, sounds and colours by PROTESTANGO HIP HOP / SPOKEN WORD / BUENOS AIRES, an itinerant music and theatre show, born from the necessity of opposing social injustices in a libertarian perspective.

 MONOLOGUES, RAP, BEATS, VOCAL EFFECTS, LIVE MIXAGE, ACCOMPANIED BY MELANCHOLIC TANGO PUNK TUNES…

 PROTESTANGO (Hip Hop / Spoken Word / Buenos Aires)

FOOD AND DJ SETS

 Audio: https://soundcloud.com/protestango

http://protestango.tk/

September 10, 2014
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Mexican prisons: “That which stagnates rots”, by the compa Carlos López “Chivo”

from contrainfo, transl. waronsociety:
For whoever has decided to pass from words to insurrectionary action and carry this in every scope of life where it is necessary to prioritize engagement in continual reflections and in this way reconsider again and again your thoughts, tools, and strategies of fighting. This is in order to not fall into the passive dynamics which are sterile and counterproductive when it is time to attack.
From here comes our necessity to revisit important themes that because we do not consider them something fixed, should always put up for debate and discussion.
In a manner of personal capacity and humility I take the work of re-positing what is understood by informality and insurrectionary anarchism-in a brief manner- with the intention that those who can identify can contribute and from their place, give it more depth and debate. At the same time I will make a small critique towards those anarchist currents who have been determined to treat us as “pyromaniacs without ideas”.
Around the world conflicts and tensions continue to be generated by anarchist compañerxs against the complex apparatus of domination, those whose struggle coincides with us do not stop filling us with inspiration, seeking in this way to extend and generalize the conflict in a manner of decided and destructive attack. The efforts of the compas who decide to start their projects based in the coherency of theory-practice and practice-theory (understanding that each complement the other) should be taken into account, not leaving them to be forgotten and putting them up for debate and discussion in a critical-constructive manner seeking in this way to learn from mistakes and successes to later take to the battlefield: social war. Continue Reading →
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September 10, 2014
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Italy – Anarchist prisoner Chiara Zenobi refuses to go to the exercise yard in protest at the solitary confinement regime inflicted on anarchist Graziano Mazzarelli.

From informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
 Since Monday 1st September Chiara Zenobi – NO TAV prisoner locked up in the prison of Rebibbia – has been refusing to go to the exercise yard in protest at the solitary confinement regime inflicted on Graziano Mazzarelli – NO TAV prisoner locked up in Lecce – since the day of his arrest, which took place almost two months ago.
Chiara’s protest will continue as long as Graziano is subjected to the isolation regime, a regime demanded by both the prison administration in Lecce and Turin prosecutors, which are shifting the blame to each other as often happens in such cases.
Updates will follow.
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September 10, 2014
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Twelve-hour riot after detainee dies at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre (Lincolnshire, UK)

From ABC Hurricane:
A brief spark of revolt was seen from those incarcerated in Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre near Lincoln after a Bengali man, who had been in the prison only three days, died on September 5.
Disorder broke out at breakfast on September 6 and staff were forced to flee, withdrawing to a “place of safety”.
A ‘Tornado’ team, or ‘national tactical response group’, was called into the prison to quell the riot, which lasted all day.

Solidarity with prisoners in struggle everywhere!

September 10, 2014
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Mexico: First communique of Wild Reaction (RS)

from contrainfo, transl wos:
First communique.
Cuernavaca, Morelos
August 14, 2014
“The people who are pushing all this garbage of development and technological progress should be severely punished.”
- F. [a]
After a little more than three years of criminal-terrorist activity, the group “Individualists Tending toward the Wild” (ITS), begins a new phase in this open war against the Technoindustrial System, which we explain below:
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First of all, we want to explain that during all of 2012 and 2013, various groups of a terrorist and sabotage stripe were uniting themselves with the group ITS, so that now, after a long silence and for purely strategic reasons, we publicly claim:
1) The “Informal Anti-civilization Group,” which on June 29, 2011, took responsibility for the explosion that severely damaged a Santander bank in the city of Tultitlan, Mexico.
2) “Uncivilized Autonomous,” who on October 16, 2011 set off a bomb inside the ATMs of a Banamex, located between the cities of Tultitlan and Coacalco in Mexico State.
3) “Informal Circle of Antagonistic Individualists,” who in September 2009 set several wild horses free from a farm in Aguascalientes.
4) “Wild Indomitables,” who on October 16, 2011 left a butane gas bomb that did not detonate in a Santander bank in the Álvaro Obregón district of Mexico City. The act was never claimed until now.
5) “Terrorist Cells for the Direct Attack – Anti-civilization Fraction,” which in 2010 and 2011 left a fake bomb in front of the IFaB (Pharmacological and Biopharmeceutical Research), and detonated an explosive outside the building of the National Ecology Institute (INE), both in the Tlalpan district of Mexico City.
6) “Luddites against the Domestication of Wild Nature,” who during 2009 to 2011 had taken part in various incendiary attacks in some cities in Mexico State and various districts of Mexico City, claimed or unclaimed.
7) “NS – Fera – Kamala y Amala” which on December 9, 2011, left an explosive package addressed to the director of the National Institute of Psychiatry “Ramón de la Fuente” in the Tlalpan district, Mexico City. It was deactivated by the police bomb squad. On the 15th of this month, the same group warned through email of the presence of a car bomb in the institution’s parking lot, which, although it was a false warning, created terror among the officials of that center of mental alienation.

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September 10, 2014
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Ecuador: Action against the Spanish ambassador’s mansion in Quito

from contrainfo, transl. waronsociety:
In the early hours of Friday August 29, 2014 the ambassador of the Spanish state’s mansion walls in Quito were painted in solidarity with Mónica Caballero, Francisco Solar and the rest of the State’s prisoners. This action was framed inside of the International Week of Solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Although the damage was not much and due to logistical problems the actions was not carried out in all of its splendor, any attack against the State’s institutions and its representatives should be celebrated.The same night the Israeli embassy was attacked  as well, tearing down its dirty flag in support of the Palestinian people and the “Anarchists against the wall” organization.
Their mansions will be converted into their gallows, our prisons into their death sentences. From the city of Quito all support and solidarity with imprisoned compas.
Long live the vandal nights!
Long live the insurrection!
IDOOS
Dissident Individuals Occasionally Organized for Subversion
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September 10, 2014
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uk – Bristol: Responsibility claim for the burning of police vehicles in Keynsham by ‘Uncivil Disobedients / FAI’

From the midst of the terror-fervor, the advance of the surveillance state, and display of force by the law.

This is to report incendiary action bringing life to our hatred for the police, inkeeping with our wider effort for the eradication of authority and it’s civilisation and with not a step back before repression which fails to inhibit us…
It took place in Keynsham (on 3rd September) at the police-station where a fleet of support group vans and other marked force vehicles are kept close to the ring-road which skirts Bristol. We rigged all three mobile-CCTV vans at their charging station inside the perimeter to the side of the cop-den with short fuses, then more fuel in containers was primed to incinerate an extra riot squad minibus parked to the front after we’d left the area. When the fires were detected, the riot bus and at least one of the camera vans were already burnt. According to the media an individual was arrested shortly after, who they are probably even now dimly realising they have no evidence to charge because we alone are responsible for the blaze under their snouts.
The police-station is situated close to the massive Keynsham Police Centre due to now open which is also to assimilate the functions of the old Bath and Radstock stations as part of a newly-constructed series of the force’s multi-purpose detention suites, crime investigation centres, an operations base and the tri-force firearms facility which was burned down by the hands of anarchists one year ago.
Remember, the police state has still been found vulnerable.
Now is the time the government choose to escalate electronic monitoring and travel restrictions, and to roll out more obvious than ever occupation of several cities by the security forces, some against the backdrop of citizens herded through metal detectors and surrounded by fencing in open public places. Though enraged we’re neither shocked or indignant. The supposed ‘state of exception’ is the eternal trump card of democracy’s totalitarianism – this is a war, and why leave escalation in the opponents’ hands alone?

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September 6, 2014
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Italy – 7th September: demo outside the migrants’ detention centre of Ponte Galeria (Rome)

Translated by act for freedom now
On Sunday 7th September a demo has been called in solidarity with the imprisoned immigrants of Ponte Galeria.

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September 6, 2014
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Italy – Prisoner on struggle Maurizio Alfieri’s declaration to the court via video-linking.

From informa-azione.info
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It is with significant delay that we received the declaration Maurizio made to the court via video-linking on 9th May in Trieste. Sadly there was no demonstration of solidarity in the courtroom because lawyers were sure the trial would be postponed. After having escaped prison and court, Maurizio’s words can now be heard.

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September 4, 2014
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A night in Bagcılar…we were at the foot of the Beast (Turkey/Istanbul)

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A night in Bagcılar…we were at the foot of the Beast

Even though, the deepest darkness of the night is thought to hide all of this system’s infamies, it also becomes accomplice to some furious hookers who want to destroy this shit before the dawn. Although street lights, shop lights, surveillance cameras and MOBESEs sure- the eyes and ears of the State- prowl to betray us by giving a feeling like we’re under the surveillance of a rapist, this can not prevent us from transforming our rage against this rotten system to action by coalescing with shadows which remain for us from the night.

Here is that one of nights again, in Istanbul/Bagcilar, we attack a yellow beast, which has only task to dig concrete disintering the land, which takes active role in clear-cut of forests and in urbanization of last places remaing without concrete, by cutting the blood stream and defusing the connection between its organs.

We took this action in order to contribute the “Anarchist Prisoners Global Week of Solidarity (23-30 August)”. First, we dedicate this action to anarchist comrade Tamara Sol Farías Vergara who is now in prison under charge of shooting and wounding a security guard of a bank, then Nikos Maziotis who is now in prison after arrested in an armed conflict, claiming the tradition of not to surrender and his partner Panagiota Roupa who is on the run now. Also we dedicate this action to all anarchist and anti-authoritarian prisoners around the world who are fighting against the institutions of domination.

“We were awake last night, with the dawn somethings were going wrong somewhere.”

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September 3, 2014
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Italy – Freedom for Carlo Seppia! Freedom for the rebels of 15th October 2011

From Rete Evasioni

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What you’re about to read is a story like many others. Take 5 minutes and read it carefully because even if it’s a story like many others, it offers an outstanding example of how guards and judges operate.
Carlo is one of the many comrades who rebelled against state violence on 15th October [2011] and today he’s being inflicted the judicial persecution of the State.
Carlo was arrested on 27th October 2011 after the clashes in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome, and was accused of aggravated resistance and devastation.

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September 3, 2014
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Homes and Vehicles Vandalized in Madison in Solidarity with Italian Anarchists – usa

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From WKOW

On the night of the 27th, we vandalized houses and vehicles with spray paint on the east side of Madison in solidarity with Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito, the Italian anarchists who are serving prison terms for their alleged involvement in a 2012 attack on Roberto Adinolfi, the managing director of Ansaldo Nucleare, an Italian nuclear power company.

 

September 3, 2014
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Greece: A few words related to the call for a week of actions in solidarity with anarchist prisoners

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Every society you build will have its fringes, and on the fringes of every society, heroic and restless vagabonds will wander, with their wild and virgin thoughts, only able to live by preparing ever new and terrible outbreaks of rebellion!
Renzo Novatore

We are writing this text to all anarchists and rebels, in and out of prison walls throughout the world, in response to the international call for a week of actions for anarchist prisoners (August 23–30). A coordination of actions through calls of this type is needed, all the more so at the international level, urging individualities and collectives to act as they can and feel, and to express and diffuse the anarchist struggle for liberation. However, we should not depend on only these calls to get our voices heard and our actions shown. So, taking for granted that we are at a raging war, and having chosen this side, we are confronted with an enemy who has every means to beat us in our every step of attack.
Armies, cops, control technology with cameras, advanced surveillance, storage of DNA samples and fingerprint profiles, the media, and so many other institutions and mentalities constitute domination that we are hostile to. In this war, the only certain thing is that we will have prisoners, or even victims, and that’s where the verification of the battle itself lies.

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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).

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