August 21, 2017
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Germany – Letter from Hamburg from Billwerder Prison, by a French prisoner

HAMBURG SUMMER 2017: I AM THERE, I STAY THERE!
It’s been almost a month and a half since I was imprisoned during the twelfth G20 summit in Hamburg, in a city that was besieged and taken in hostage by the security forces, but which also saw an important local and popular protest.
Tens of thousands, if not more, flocking from all over Europe, and even beyond, converged, met, organised, debated and demonstrated together for several days in a great surge of solidarity. At all times aware of the possibility of suffering the violence and the repression of the police. A huge prefab police court had been built for the occasion, to punish any dissent against this international summit as quickly as possible.
My arrest, like that of many comrades, is based only on the sacred word of the police, of a brigade sent to infiltrate, observe and follow their “prey” (during forty-five minutes in my case, for a supposed throwing of a projectile…). Once isolated, they sent colleagues to arrest them, intervening quickly and violently, and leaving no loop-holes.

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August 21, 2017
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France , Bar-le-Duc: A lot of rage and some flames at ENEDIS

In Bar-le-Duc, in the night of 16 to 17 August, we burned several cars in the ENEDIS car park.
Especially for the link that this company has with the CIGEO project, the burial of radioactive waste at Bure being a necessary step for an increasing production of nuclear energy. But also for all the shit it represents, as the linky counters, power cut off for those who cannot pay, race for profit, in short.
In recent months, several attacks against ENEDIS have been claimed, we wanted to echo them, it made us happy, and ours is a nod to the people who came into play in order to carry them out.
We believe that there is no need to wait to be many to attack, that only a few can also do so, the possibilities are different, but no less pleasing. We welcome the recent attacks on the relay antennas, which open up new prospects for direct action.
With this attack we send all our solidarity to the comrades of Turin and Florence who are suffering repression in Italy because they don’t bow their heads, to Kara and Krem imprisoned in France for the burnt cop car, to Damien who we wish the best possible recovery, and also for the anarchist prisoners arrested during the G20 in Hamburg.
Some anarchists

Indymedia Nantes / Thursday 17 August 2017

via:  Attaque
Translated by Act for freedom now!

August 20, 2017
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Mexico: From North to South, the Obstacles and Harassment of the Prison System

Celia Zambrano and Ana María Castillo, the mothers of prisoners Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano and Fernando Bárcenas Castillo, as well as the “Free Luis Fernando” campaign held a press conference on July 28 to speak about the violence that their sons are suffering in prison, as well as to denounce the different obstacles that bureaucratic institutions have imposed on each of their criminal cases.
The prison system does not tolerate the organizing that these young people are doing, so it does everything possible to punish them and bring them to the limits of their resistance.
The defense team for Luis Fernando Sotelo, who was abducted by the state on November 5, 2014, accused of setting fire to a MetroBus during the fifteenth global day of action for Ayotzinapa, is waiting for a ruling from the judge of the Second Collegiate Court, José Antonio Montalvo Martínez, the deadline for which is August 2. Members of the “Free Luis Fernando” campaign are also waiting on this ruling for a direct protective injunction, which is the last recourse for the defense, after almost three years of irregularities and false evidence in a case that has proven to be manufactured.

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August 20, 2017
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USA ,Phoenix, AZ: Call for an Anarchist Anti-fascist & Anti-colonial Presence Against all Presidents

Anarchists & Indigenous Unite!
Call for an anti-fascist & anti-colonial contingent against Trump’s rally on Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm at the Phoenix Convention Center.
We will converge, in the spirit of solidarity and hostility to the current order, and as a physical body ready to act in self-defense and mutual protection of each other from cops, fascists, and liberal/radical “peace police.”
Below we address the reasons for an anti-fascist and anti-colonial presence, in addition to concluding details about gathering on Tuesday.
ANTI-FASCIST
Because we anarchists value the individual we refuse any ideological movement (whether it’s statist communism, free market capitalism, or national socialism) which seeks to amplify attacks on the individual through systematic coercion, brutality, and murder. It is obvious why we oppose fascism, why we should never confuse this pseudo-revolutionary movement of the Right with a project of liberation founded in solidarity with others also struggling for freedom (from authority, from god, from masters) rather than squabbling over which section of the elite to liquidate (colloquially known as “drain the swamp”).

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August 19, 2017
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Expropriation of OK super market, in Exarhia – Athens

 Few days ago we decided to join the operations that are taking place around the area of Exarchia contributing as we want and we can to liberate our neighborhood from the presence of the capitalist super markets…. But at the same time we understand and we like all the attacks by our comrades. Against the suppression that we feel every day on our skin or in a psychological way..from the mercenaries of the state..so called police. Against the gentrification of the area by luxury and expensive cafeterias etc..
We perceive Exarchia as a revolutionary field of resistance and we think that is unacceptable and a big contradiction to compromise with this situation.We are hostile to every form that is feeding capitalism. The gentrification is here..is an indirect attack to corrupt,infiltrate and poison the characteristics of this area.. It happened many times, in many places in the past.. An example is Plaza de Sol in Madrid.. A square that from instructional environment turned into a lifestyle meeting point.
So stop the invasion of our squats, of our neighborhood and open your fucking capitalist spots somewhere else, or we will be every time more active in the resistance.
FREEDOM FOR PANAGIOTIS Z.
FREEDOM FOR OUR COMRADES IN PRISON
GET THE FUCK OUT FROM EXARCHIA

 

 

 

 

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August 19, 2017
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A death on Thursday evening in Calais, France

06 SundayAug 2017
The violence of the border does not go on vacation.
Fisha, 22yo from Eritrea, died last Thursday 3 August around 11:40pm, hit on the highway by several vehicles after jumping from the van in which he was.
This is the seventh known death at the British border in 2017.
It’s not an account, 7 people it’s not a number, each of them it’s a person who’s dead.
 A solidarity gathering was held yesterday at 6:30 pm in Calais, as it takes place after every death caused by the border policies.
This year we also remember the death of:
Omar, a 17-year-old Sudanese miner, who was ran over by the bus he was trying to hang on, 22 July in Brussels;
A Polish driver who died after crashing into a barricade on the highway, June, 20;
Kim Le, an person from Vietnam, who committed suicide in the hospital on Wednesday, May 31;
On Tuesday, May 2, an exile who died in the Gare du Nord train station, in Paris, burned by the electricity on the roof of the Eurostar where he had managed to climb;
An Afghan migrant who died following an attempt to cross on 11 March;
Johnsina, a 20-year-old from Ethiopia, who died on Saturday (January 21st) around 8 am, hit on the highway by several trucks.
via: passeursdhospitalitesenglish.

August 18, 2017
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Molotovs, Tear Gas, and Water Cannon at Anti-Nuke Protest in France

from Attaque
translated by Earth First! Journal
Incidents broke out Tuesday (August 15th) in Bure (Meuse) on the sidelines of a protest against an industrial nuclear waste storage center in Cigéo. Witnesses say that the cops used a water cannon, deafening grenades, and tear gas against some of the 300 to 1,000 protestors. The majority of the demonstrators were “helmeted, hooded, dressed in black and armed with stones, sticks, shields …”, assures the prefecture of the Meuse, according to which the opponents threw stones, “prepositioned as a preventive measure.”  A little further on, they threw Molotov cocktails.
The local authorities said that two mobile cops had been wounded by a “craft engine launched by the opponents.” [??] As for the demonstrators, they would count at least three wounded (one at the ankle, another at the chin, a third at the ribs), according to the firemen.  Another report lists “six seriously wounded,” and “thirty lightly wounded.” […]
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Bure (Meuse) : Heurts à la manif contre la poubelle nucléaire
Posted on 16 août 2017 by Attaque
extrait du Monde / mardi 15 août 2017
Des incidents ont éclaté mardi 15 août à Bure (Meuse) en marge d’une manifestation contre le projet de centre industriel de stockage géologique (Cigéo) de déchets nucléaires. Des témoins disent que la gendarmerie a fait usage d’un canon à eau, de grenades assourdissantes et de gaz lacrymogène contre une partie des 300 à 1 000 protestataires. La majorité des manifestants était « casquée, cagoulée, vêtue de noir et armée de pierres, bâtons, boucliers… », assure la préfecture de la Meuse, selon laquelle les opposants ont jeté des pierres sur des gendarmes « prépositionnés à titre préventif », puis un peu plus loin leur ont jeté des cocktails Molotov.
Les autorités locales ont précisé que deux gendarmes mobiles avaient été blessés par un « engin artisanal lancé par les opposants ». Quant aux manifestants, ils compteraient au moins trois blessés dans leurs rangs (l’un à la cheville, un autre au menton, un troisième aux côtes), selon le compte rendu de leurs appels aux pompiers transmis par la préfecture. Un bilan contesté par le collectif des opposants au projet Cigéo, qui recense plutôt « six blessés graves », ainsi qu’une « trentaine de blessés légers ». […]

August 17, 2017
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USA – From the Streets of Seattle: Solidarity with Cville, Tactical Reflections, and Liberals Still Fucking Suck August 16, 2017

Submitted Anonymously
This article discusses the demonstrations that took place in Seattle the day after the Charlottesville murder and details the actions of anarchists and antifascists to confront the Alt-Right group the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer, led by Joey Gibson. 
On Sunday, August 13th, hundreds of people converged in the streets of seattle in opposition to the rising fascist tide. Many were responding to the white supremacist attack that killed 1 anti-fascist and injured many more in Charlottesville, Va, but this was not all that was going on. The event was planned a while ago when Patriot Prayer, the theocratic ultra-nationalists who have been bringing violence to communities all across the PNW holding space for neo-nazis and white nationalists (while conveniently elevating people of color to positions of extreme visibility and tokenism as a guard against these accusations, as if people of color haven’t been complicit and actively involved in white supremacy before) had planned a rally, and people were determined to shut them down.

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August 16, 2017
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São Paulo, Brazil: Banner in Solidarity with Disappeared Anarchist Comrade Santiago Maldonado (Eng/Port)

Received and translated by Insurrection News on 13.08.17:
Stateless solidarity from the territory dominated by the Brazilian state.
We respond to the call for solidarity with the anarchist Santiago Maldonado who disappeared more than ten days ago.
On the night of 12/08 we hung a banner from a busy bridge located in the center of the city of São Paulo.
Lechuga, as he is known, was abducted by the gendarmerie at the beginning of the month of August. Lechuga is a comrade of the anarchist milieu and supported the Mapuche in the territory of Toma.
He has been missing since the invasion and repression of Mapuche territory in the province of Chubut, Cushamen on 01.08.2017. He was last seen being held in the grip of the gendarmerie after suffering brutal violence. Once again, the repression against the Mapuche struggle leaves its victims. Meanwhile the hunger strike by Facundo Jones Huala continues…

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August 16, 2017
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Genoa , Italy: Sabotage in solidarity with imprisoned comrades (08/2017)

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August 15, 2017
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Communique concerning the disappearance of the compañero Santiago Maldonado in Argentina

Act for free Receive by email: and translated:
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Santiago Maldonado “el Lechu”, anarchist comrade in the defence of the Mapuche people, has disappeared at the hands of the Argentinian Gendarmerie
On August 1, 2017, the repressive forces of the Argentine state raided with brutal violence the Lof of Mapuche Resistance of Cushamen, province of Chubut, in the south of the country near the Chilean border. This territory, originally of the Mapuche people, was taken by the government to make it available to capitalism and devastation.
And so continues the harassment and plunder that the indigenous population faces from the formation of the Argentinian and Chilean states (borders, moreover, that do not correspond with the ancestral indigenous territory and because of which they cannot move freely). Plundering that already began much earlier, from what they call the “discovery” of America: the beginning of a colonizing massacre that has never ended and which without criticism or responsibility, is still being taught as an achievement in the schools of the Spanish State. Any type of devastation serves as a business: logging, oil extraction, hydroelectric power plants, the infinite hectares of transgenic crops, or as in this case: animal exploitation, as these lands were appropriated by the Italian company Benetton (Land Company of South Argentina) and on them they exploit one hundred thousand Sheep for the production of wool.
The Gendarmerie entered the community firing lead bullets and rubber balls, assaulting people and burning their belongings.

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August 15, 2017
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(Indonesia) Urgent: Companera Anzi Matta seriously injured in motorbike accident

Unfortunately, tragedy has struck again in our community in Indonesia. Our friend Anzi Matta was in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday 26 July. Her left arm is severely broken in several places and she desperately needs surgery to repair it. The estimated cost is about 20 million rupiah, approximately $1,500 USD. That is a year’s salary or more here. She needs this surgery urgently and as quickly as possible to save her arm. She will also require physical therapy to regain mobility. We are fundraising here as well, but we need all the help we can get.
Anzi is not only an activist, but also a writer, artist, and illustrator. She has written several articles for national and local news outlets on various community issues such as LGBTQ solidarity, and helped co-found the Bukan di Dapur (Not in the Kitchen) collective in 2015, a project concerning food sustainability and gender issues. From her close friends to homeless strangers on the street, Anzi always shares whatever she has. She has also contributed to many projects like providing books for community libraries and prisoners and helping small independent publishers. Her current collective project is to make a public kitchen to feed the homeless community in Yogyakarta.
From Eat, Anzi’s partner:
“Anzi is a passionate in terms of her political convictions and she also a loving partner and has a beautiful personality. “
We hope our friend won’t have to be permanently disabled due to a lack of funds. Even $5 can make an enormous difference.
Solidarity for Anzi!
Kalau di Indonesia dan mau transfer langsung, silahkan kontak.
Please donate here:
https://gogetfunding.com/save-anzis-arm/

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August 13, 2017
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UK -‘Darko Mathers was not an Eco-Fascist’ by L

“Indiscriminate violence by individuals tormented by social reality is becoming more common, rocks off overpasses, murder sprees, random ultraviolence – and shows the alienated and hopeless rage of imprisoned beings. In this existential absence others smile, arm their conscience and go into revolution. Some would rather aim their rage at those who are most responsible for their misery and at the infrastructure of the system they hate.”
“We participate in the social/class war as rebellious individuals with an interest in going beyond – forward into permanent revolt, anarchic revolution.”

Darko Mathers
Our Vessel is Revolution, Our Guiding Star is Anarchy
It’s been three years since my close friend and comrade Darko Mathers died, the last time I saw him we finished the collection of texts against civil anarchism and shortly after he was dead. It was not a shock to me. Many of my friends are dead or have gone to prison and as I’ve gotten older I value my experiences of them and our shared memories much more as those remembrances deepened and so I began living differently. I respect my memories of this young comrade and I strive against the conditions of his death.

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August 13, 2017
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Italy – Solidarity with anarchist Panagiotis Z. in Athens

ARRESTED FOLLOWING A MERE SUSPICION
ANOTHER ANARCHIST IN THE CAGES OF ‘DEMOCRACY’
‘First of all, they came to take the gypsies
and I was happy because they pilfered.
Then they came to take the Jews and I said nothing,
because they were unpleasant to me.
Then they came to take homosexuals,
and I was relieved, because they were annoying me.
Then they came to take the Communists,
and I said nothing because I was not a Communist.
One day they came to take me,
and there was nobody left to protest.’
Brecht

 

On Tuesday 25th July comrade Z. Panaghiotis was stopped outside a friend’s home in Athens as he was going to a supermarket by no less than 40 digos officers, and then he was taken to the police station where the arrest was confirmed.
The reason for the arrest is unbelievable: the police are accusing him of giving a false address, which allegedly allowed him to avoid an arrest warrant for three months. Up until 25th July Z. didn’t have the slightest notion of such a warrant. The accusation seems to be based on ‘possible’ possession and throwing of explosives during a demo in Athens in 2012.
Z’s lawyer got vague and confused information from the police, long after the arrest. The following day the court ordered remand in custody until the next hearing, and justified the measure – for lack of real evidence – with the fact the comrade failed to declare his address to the municipal administration! How many of us could be arrested in this way?

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August 13, 2017
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PARIS – La Chapelle: Defending women or attacking the poor?

August 13, 2017
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Italy – updates 10/08/2017 on anarchist comrade Davide Delogu

The Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu, after three months in isolation, has today started to get two hours a day in the exercise yard. He is only allowed to see the prisoners working in the wing. He will continue to be held under Article 14bis [‘hard prison regime’] until September.
CNA

Solidarity with Davide: Cagliari, Sassari, Kurdistan
30th July 2017
On the last day of the week of mobilization we have received more photos of initiatives in solidarity with Davide; a mobile gathering in Cagliari, graffiti on the walls of Sassari and even graffiti in Kurdistan.
Via Manno, Cagliari
Bastione di San Remy, Cagliari.
Sassari.
via: nobordersard.

August 13, 2017
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Italy – Updated addresses of the comrades arrested on 3rd August

We are updating the addresses of the comrades remanded in custody following a police operation carried out on 3rd August in Florence, Rome and Lecce.
(In particular we are giving the correct address of the comrade arrested in Lecce)
SALVATORE VESPERTINO
C.C. Sollicciano
Via Minervini 2r
50142 Florence
Italy
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PIERLORETO FALLANCA (PASCA)
Borgo San Nicola 4
73100 Lecce
Italy
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via: CNA

August 11, 2017
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France,Toulouse: Solidarity flames

Fire of a SPIE truck in the night of August 5 to 6 in Toulouse
In the night of 5 to 6 August in Toulouse, we burned an SPIE truck, a company which builds jails among other misdeeds.
By this humble act we wish to send a message of solidarity to some anarchist comrades.
First of all, to the 8 comrades who were arrested in Italy on 3 August in the investigations of two attacks (one at a Casapound bookstore where a cop was relieved of one hand and an eye while trying to defuse the device, the other on a carabinieri barracks) and the many others in other antiterro investigations.

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August 11, 2017
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“Sad” by Eat (Indonesia)

‘Triste’ – crítica del compañero Eat a la tendencia eco-extremista y al grupo ITS en México” [es]
It is sad to see “them” resorting to such incoherent, deluded, and even ahistorical if not unfactual analysis of contemporary anarchism and its various movements, successes and failures. It is even more sadder that the critique was poorly written. If the FAI never accomplished anything as the critique said, it is because FAI ideas were and are always to be put on trial of practice and its diverse variants. There is no monopoly of narrow individualism in the FAI as far as I comprehend it, as it is just an idea to encourage anarchists to attack with informal and antiorganisationalist forms (even this also is always within a context), because “it” [FAI] doesn’t believe in the binary logic that this critique does. While the critique seemed, at first, to try to dismiss a binary vision of the world it falls on the same mistakes when it doesn’t even know nor understand how they or their moralistic-triumphant-over-others-methods originated and empowered.

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August 11, 2017
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Chile – Update on Anarchist Prisoners Nataly, Juan & Enrique; on trial since March 24, 2017 (Eng/Esp)

Received and translated by Insurrection News on 30.07.17:
The trial against the compañerxs began on March 24. It was expected that the trial would be long and exhausting, and it has been so far, since the prosecution had announced the presentation of 186 witnesses, 87 experts, 231 documents and 648 pieces of evidence.
As was previously reported at the beginning of the trial, the accusations of and convictions sought by the prosecution are as follows:
* Enrique Guzmán: Accused of making the explosive device used at Police Station No.1 in Santiago Centro. This charge has been formalized under the anti-terrorism law and the prosecution are demanding 10 years imprisonment.
* Nataly Casanova: Accused of making the explosive device used at Police Station No.1 in Santiago Centro, of placing the explosive device in the subway car at Los Dominicos metro station and possession of material for the preparation of explosives. The charges have been formalized under the anti-terrorism law and the prosecution are demanding 20 years imprisonment.
* Juan Flores: Accused of placing the explosive device used at Police Station No.1 in Santiago Centro, of placing the explosive device in the subway car at Los Dominicos metro station and the placement of the explosive device at Subcentro. The charges have been formalized under the anti-terrorism law and the prosecution are demanding life imprisonment for him.
At present the compxs are facing the daily ordeal of attending the trial. They are taken from their cells very early each day for the start of the trial sessions at approx. 9AM and then are returned to their cells at 2PM.
In the courtroom they are seated together however they have no contact with each other as a cop sits in between each compx to separate them.
A long and strenuous phase of the trial has been the presentation of evidence by part of the prosecutor’s office (DNA, traces, items seized in raids etc) as well as the current phase of statements by witnesses for the prosecution.

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