October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017
Lucrosum et decorum est pro patria facere? [Is it profitable and proper to produce for the fatherland?]
At about 2 am on Monday 25th September the residents of Malines (a town half way between Brussels and Anvers) were woken by a string of detonations. As they looked out of their windows they saw a huge fire blazing in the buildings of a local company. In spite of the intervention of many fire brigade vehicles, nothing could be done. Of the 5,000 square metres of the company, nothing remained. Everything destroyed. A hard blow for Varec, a company that produces tracks for tanks and tyres for military vehicles and is a well-known supplier of the Armed Forces in the United States
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
At 5:40 am on Thursday 28th September the alarm went off at the site of a company in Genk (a town in the Flanders, not far from the border with the Netherlands). Here too fire completely devastated two buildings of the company. The damage is immense. Laboratories and offices were rendered unfit for use, all finished products were destroyed. The 40 technicians who worked there are now out of word. A hard blow for Teksam, a company that produces pneumatic telescopic masts and communication tactic masts for military purposes, sold to the armies of half the world.
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues
At about 8 am on Thursday 28th September a strange discovery was made by the workers of a company in Zeebrugge (a town in the province of Liege, in Wallonia). They spotted smoke rising from the roof of their factory. As they went up to have a look, they found gas canisters tied together and attached to a fuse. Army bomb disposal experts intervened on the spot and detonated the device. Prosecutors have opened an investigation. A bad surprise for Forges, a company that is part of the multinational Thales, specialized in the production of bellicose material such as ammunition, grenades and missiles.
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
They might not know Latin in Belgium, but at least they are starting to know that those who prepare for war will get war back.
Translated by act for freedom now!
The trial against Davide accused for attempting escape from the prison of Buoncamino (Cagliari — Sardinia) in 2010 is still on.
The next hearing will be held in October 26th, at 9 am in the Court of the Italian State present in Cagliari. Davide will appear at the hearing.
Davide informs us that he received 3 disciplinary reports in the weeks before.
He is subjected to the article 14bis [provision that allows the suspension of certain prison regulations] since the first week of May 2017, and it should end in the first week of November. At the moment, we don’t know if the 14bis will be extended.
Furthermore, Davide informs us that the strong censorship of correspondence with the anarchist comrades in AS2 [high security whing] of Ferrara prison persists.
Davide stays with head high and he sends a greeting to all anarchists who struggle in unconditional way.
The hearing started with the clashes between antifascists and the Y.M.E.T squad which had the task of private security for the parastate gunman Perrakis inside the court, during his testimony. During his testimony the squad had raised its shield against the defendants and their supporters who showed up in solidarity, creating a protective wall in front of him.
During his exit he was again escorted while the people threw coffee and spat on him. During the effort of the police to guard Perrakis a riotcop pushed down a comrade and an elderly person who fell down from 1,5 metre height causing him head injuries and a broken arm. In the meantime we managed to achieve that the trial would continue without the presence of Y.M.E.T. and the riot police, the second round of testimonies began.
That’s when Panayotis Rakovitis and Demetris Tzavellas were humiliated by the antifascists. They were so afraid they kept contradicting themselves. After their testimonies they tried, unsuccessfully, to leave unscathed through the crowd.
Then spoke the owner of the building where the office of the Golden Dawn is housed, who, pressurized by the climate in the court room and the defeats the party has had through the years, said openly that he wishes for the closure of the office. As AntifascistCentre Distomo we openly defended the choice not to leave any space for fascists and the possibility every antifascist has, to be outside the Golden Dawn office at any time.
We carried this understanding in action inside the courtroom by reversing the role of defendants into accusers.
Antifascist unity is the only way toward a toward a militant and physical attack against fascism.
Translated by Radio Fragmata.
Last September, at the 4th Military Prosecutor’s Office in Santiago, the refusal of the petition to prescribe the sentences made by our comrade Marcelo several months ago was notified.
Immediately, Marcelo appealed to this refusal, leaving the resolution of the appeal in the hands of the Martial Court, where it was reaffirmed in the first days of October.
These condemnations correspond to some causes originated by actions framed in his old militancy at the “Mapu-lautaro”, organization in which our comrade was an active fighter since a very young age and of which, while imprisoned, in 1995, he was expelled because of “anarchist deviations”.
Marcelo served his sentence without interruption for 11 years, two months and fifteen days from October 13, 1992 until December 28, 2003, remaining only his night prison until March 2005, when he granted the so-called “probation”, which obliges him to sign a document every week until completing 20 years of penitentiary control.
The first days of November 2007 for Marcelo are marked for him by his participation on the Bank Security robbery, along with other other comrades, action in which a cop died and that caused an answer from the State without precedents. Marcelo decides to assume clandestinity, and in February 2008, in his absence, he has his “probation” revoked.
In March 2008, he is detained in Argentina and in September 2014, he is sentenced to 14 years for 2 bank robberies.
Warsaw’s Anarchist Black Cross invites you to 4th Anti-prison Days!
The topic of prison system in Poland is still considered a social taboo and it is still common to paint a black picture of those behind bars. At the same time, the authorities are enforcing the policy of fear to justify the implementation of gradually more strict laws aiming at all those opposing their authoritarian intentions.
In west Europe and the us the anti-prison campaigns are naturally connected with social fights in others fields: fighting for workers’ laws, fighting against land usurpation and elimination of small farmers, supporting immigrants, protecting environment, fighting for the tenants rights and many more. In Poland if this topic exists at all, it is still a newborn rather than taking its toll.
Meanwhile, only in 2016 in Poland more then 70 thousand people were imprisoned in 64 remand centres and 84 prisons.. What that system actually generates is more pathology, deprivation of dignity, violence and modern slavery. This is not a joke – as many as 22,5% of those imprisoned are forced to work for free, and the new amendment to the prison system law, that have been forced through not long ago, will increase those numbers fast. Those imprisoned will have to work even more for the glory of capitalism, for the growth of “our” economy, similar to the prisoners building Kulczyk’s the so called “Highway of Freedom”. Does it constitute to conditions in which they are kept? By no means. They are still treated as an underclass, dregs of society to be ashamed of, to be stripped of what is left of their humanity, to be humiliated, beaten, abused, and deprived of hope. Is it still unbelievable that statistically every second day someone behind bars tried to commit suicide?
Call and invitation for 8th Anarchist Book Fair of Porto Alegre, October
28th and 29th. 2017
We invite all who share, live or want to know more anarchist ideas and practices to build the 8th Anarchist Book Fair of Porto Alegre, to be held on October 28th and 29th. 2017
Do you love freedom and want to be free of the bonds of this system? Participate! Bring your banking, publications and ideas, organize a debate or talk, a video projection, a workshop or other activity!
Anarchist Book Fairs occur around the world and are traditional meeting places, fraternization, reflection, debate and organization. They bring together people of diverse tendencies who seek anarchy and new ways of living and relating, free of oppression and hierarchies. The Anarchist Book Fair of Porto Alegre, along with that of São Paulo, are the oldest in the territories occupied by the Brazilian State and have taken place since 2010.
During the first week of October, 2017, persons unknown were able to enter the University of Chile’s science faculty at the Juan Gomez Milla Campus on Macul and Grecia avenues.
After having previously identified a laboratory for animal experimentation, the unknown persons entered it, released the animals imprisoned there (mainly rodents) and destroyed the infrastructure of the lab along with all the ‘research’ documents that were inside it. The unknown persons managed to escape without being
detected or identified.During the days that followed, it was confirmed that 120 laboratory rodents were released, they were being experimented on to test the physiological effects of climate change. The ‘Institutional Committee for the Care and Use of Animals’ (CICUA) – the name of the organization responsible for approving, supervising and certifying the use of animals for experimentation – stated that the animals were not being abused, and also noted that “most of the released rodents suffer from afflictions and will not survive for long since they require the assistance of humans for their well-being and survival”.
Here is the third edition of the Anarchist Wallpaper! This time on surveillance, the dragnet law and the necessity of sabotage. Download the wallpaper, print and circulate it!
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Sabotage the surveillance state! Let’s all be perpetrators.
On surveillance, the dragnet law and the necessity of sabotage.
You are being watched; on the street, at the train station, on social media, through your phone calls and e-mail correspondence. The state and its collaborators desire total control, whether you’ve ‘done something’ or not, everyone is a suspect. As per the 1st of January 2018 the intelligence agencies will be granted new powers. They are permitted to expand their information collecting beyond specific suspects and so implement mass surveillance. In the eyes of the state everyone is a suspect. So let us all be perpetrators and accomplices!
Last June the First Chamber approved the so called ‘dragnet law’. This law gives intelligence agencies more powers than they already had. They will be able to monitor and store digital data on a massive scale. They will also be able to hack all automated devices such as phones, laptops and tablets without a person being a ‘suspect’. A secret DNA database can be created to store anyone’s DNA, again without being ‘suspected’ of having done something. All stored data can be shared with foreign intelligence agencies without prior analysis by the domestic intelligence agencies.
The dragnet law is a big step for the state towards total control and fits in the recent trend of repression such as forced identification, camera surveillance and preventive stop and searches by the police. The new law, like others in recent years, is enforced with the excuse of security risks and the growing need to protect citizens from terrorism. The actual implementation of this law can be found in poorer neighbourhoods, and will be used against people who do not conform to the white status quo. In poor neighbourhoods like the Schilderswijk in The Hague camera surveillance, stop and searches by the police and intimidation are rampant. The information collected by new state methods will be used against people who resist this harassment. A growingly repressive state does not ensure less terror attacks, quite the opposite. A repressive state ensures exclusion and protects only those who claim to have financial interests; government institutions, big companies and powerful institutions. The rest of us are considered a constant threat and to be constant suspects while we are chased, controlled and humiliated. The mechanisms of state control seem to be untouchable, but nothing is further from the truth. Every system has its weaknesses and every system is susceptible to sabotage.
A control mechanism developed and created to protect a system that only protects the interests of capitalist institutions is a direct attack on us. And an attack on us cannot remain unanswered. Let’s take down the cameras on street corners that form the eyes of the state. Let’s burn the cables and power supplies of the servers and computers that monitor and store our information. Let’s attack the companies who make their profits through this control mania. Let’s sabotage the state so we can live. If we are all suspects, let’s all be perpetrators!
Freedom for Peike!
During the G20-protest last July in Hamburg thousands of people took to the street to protest the meeting of the leaders of the 20 most industrialised nations. The protests encountered heavy police repression that started a riot. The German state seized this opportunity to attack and criminalise autonomous structures.
The German news website Indymedia Linksunten has been banned. More than 100 people were arrested under whom Peike from Amsterdam. Peike was the first to go on trial and was sentenced to 2 years and 7 months imprisonment for allegedly throwing two beer bottles at police officers. The prosecution demanded 1 year and 7 months, the judge made it 2 years and 7 months. Peike is momentarily imprisoned in Hamburg. Freedom for Peike and all the prisoners! For more information see: http://www.freepeike.noblogs.org
via: Autonomen Den Haag
October 20, 2017
10.10.17: To the rebellious compañerxs
I write to all those who build their paths of autonomy, to remember that within these walls we try to steal our precious time from the machinery, generating moments of clarity in a suffocating world…that is how, in recent years, proposals for resistance have emerged, from isolated struggles in forgotten areas, screams that are lost in the darkness, to moments of informal organization in the daily life of the open regime, in other words in the general population, where almost three years agao the idea emerged to create an alternative space where prisoners could show that there is already enough of such annihilation, we know that the prison system is designed to subject our minds and bodies to the structure of commerce, so we are not going to ask them to change, we know that money is the language of the powerful and for that reason we have no requests, we just want to self-manage our lives within these walls because we know that all their social rehabilitation programs seek to create are submissive, repentant, guilty beings who will accept slave labor at the hands of prison officials.
October 20, 2017
October 11, the city court of Baranovichi, Belarus, sentenced Russian anarchist Pyotr Ryabov. Petr, an anarchist philosopher and a lecturer of the department of Philosophy in the Moscow State Pedagogical University was sentenced to 6 days of prison for “minor hooliganism” and “distribution of extremist materials” (statutes 17.1 and 17.11 of the Codex of misdemeanors of Belarus). The court has declared the Belarusian anarchist journal “Svoboda ili Smert issue 6” (published in 2007) an extremist material. However, these were trumped up charges: the real reason of the arrest was the lecture on anarchist movement. Ryabov came to Baranovichi to give this lecture.
Ryabov was arrested on his way back to Moscow at the Baranovichi train station. He was supposed to give a talk at another event in Moscow.
After the sentence, Ryabor declared a hungerstrike.
Information provided by Pramen anarchist group
(September 23rd, Exarhia) Gathering, demo and attack on Exarhia police
(October 7th, Pedion tou Areos) Demo towards GADA [Athens police HQ],
attack on riot cop units on Harilaou Trikoupi street and clashes in
On September 16th 2017, a day of protests in memory of Pavlos Fyssas who
was murdered by neonazis of the Golden Dawn, 16 year-old Kostas B. was
arrested during the clashes in Exarhia.
The 16year-old was tortured before he was even transferred to GADA
(athens police hq). The oppressive brutality however did not stop there.
The result was him being beaten even worse within this frame of torture.
Specifically, Kostas B. was tortured in duration and systematically
after his arrest while he was handcuffed behind his back. While he was
cuffed on the ground almost unconscious by the continuous blows by the
riot cop unit that arrested him on the corner of Harilaou Trikoupi and
Valtetsiou street, cops stamped on his hands trying to break his fingers
and kicked him in the head until he eventually passed out.
According to confirmed reports, he was unconscious while being
transferred to GADA but before they took him to the cells he regained
consciousness inside the cop car and was injured by another passing car
in his attempt to escape.
This resulted in him being immediately transferred to KAT hospital and
be put in intensive care. In order for his organism to recover from the
ferocity of the blows and because of the multiple fractures, he was put
into an induced comma for a few days. Of course the effort to cover-up
such an incident by the government apparatus is not at all accidental,
since they feared the reactions that could arise from a “new
Grigoropoulos”, they acted immediately. As it became known, the minister
of Public Order Nikos Toskas, went to the hospital within an hour. This
tactic continues till today with the persistence to not publicizing
material from Alexandras avenue and the withholding of the forensic
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Blows of avenging hammers
In the night of Monday to Tuesday, we destroyed several windows of the business school, located just a few steps away from the chamber of commerce, industry and tourism.
This small attack on a facet of this world of exploitation and submission is a wink to those accused of the burning of the police car in quai de Valmy, in particular to Kara and Krem. Meanwhile, it has been learned that the two comrades remain in jail. We will therefore continue to attack domination and not watch justice do its work in silence.
For a world without cash or cops!
Published on indymedia nantes, Thursday 12 October 2017]
NdSAD: it seems that this attack was mentioned in articles in the local press on the degradation aimed at the parliamentary permanence of Fanette Charvier, member of the LREM party, the same night. One can read one of them on the website of Attaque. This communiqué therefore provides some details on the attack and its motivations, as well as put an end to the insinuations of journalists as to possible (limited) paint damage on the IMEA business school.
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Here are two communiques by Ghespe, written with a month between them.
I was arrested along with 7 other people in the umpteenth Digos and ROS operation. Imagination never fails that scum (wish their health also failed them) and anyone who even just glanced at the newspapers knows very well how they went crazy this time too. But it must be said that although the papers read like a thriller (pretty third rate), they mention 3 events that have little to do with the imagination: the Molotov that flew over the Carabinieri barracks in Rovezzano in April, the ‘device’ that exploded at the casapound bookshop ‘il bargello’, where a specialized police bomb disposal expert lost an eye and a hand, and the fact that all those arrested are anarchists. Up until now Paska and I are the only ones to be held in jail.
One of the things in the papers that struck me, but didn’t surprise me, can be found between the lines of the document of validation of the arrest: …the overall behaviour of the person under investigation and the fact he continues to mingle in anarchist milieus… Personally, as I live my anarchist tension, I’ve always taken the possibility of imprisonment into account; and now, without any victimization, here I am! What to say… the struggle continues in every kind of prison… for anarchy.
Our passion for freedom is stronger than any cell.
I’ve been in the 5th unit since the first day of my imprisonment, and didn’t go through ‘arrivals’. I’m starting to get used to the place and to know the other prisoners. At first the unit was quite animated, with daily uproar even if mainly between prisoners (sic!). Food is not edible 3 times out of 4 and on Sundays there’s no dinner, so those who can’t buy anything…
Kaliméro Saturday 14 October
Saturday 14, benefit vilaine kantoch , for the support fund for prisoners of the social war.
There will be an info kiosk of books and pamphlets. We can also discuss, including the verdict of the flaming copmobile affair.
Kalimero besides is sending some dosh to Kara and Krem, who have been sentenced respectively to 4 years, two of them suspended, and 5 years, two and a half suspended.
Appointment from 1 pm at the Hotel des Vil-e-s, 55 avenue de l’Union Soviet
Vegan food, rage, joy …
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
In the early morning of September 30, with the help of a fire extinguisher filled with paint, we repainted brown the exterior façade of JS RP Tech Informatique, owned by Robert Proule, located at 6117 Bélanger. Robert Proule is an active member of La Meute, involved with security.
Contrary to what they chant in the media, La Meute is an Islamophobic and racist group, using a media strategy to spread far-right, anti-immigrant, conservative ideologies, and which promotes white supremacy. Almost all public personalities of the right-wing in Quebec are members. Its idols being politicians like Marine le Pen and, Donald Trump. La Meute, with populist discourses that democratically demand the “freedom of expression”, revives the currents of the far-right in a frightening way. Several members are inspired by figures advocating for racist murder and the return of slavery, such as the KKK or Adolf Hitler.
A man in St Helens, Merseyside managed to climb onto the roof of the local cop shop on 9th October triggering a stand off for 9 hours with cops. The man sprayed graffiti on the walls including ‘Fuck the police’, then started throwing objects at the cop station breaking windows, also upon cops and their vehicles below.
The stand off ended in the early hours of the morning, resulting in the mans arrest for vandalism that included damage to the station, cops vehicles, a cop station cell and also for attacks on the cops themselves.