January 12, 2018
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Letter from Rodrigo Lanza from the Spanish prisons

Once again from the dungeons of the State, the belly of the beast. In first instance and FIES I write these words, isolated but not alone, because I know that our values ​​are far stronger than these bars that I have in front of me, that our love for freedom is a thousand times more worthy than their hatred and that there is not a wall that can separate us from our own.
I believe in many things and two of these have always been that anti-fascist self-defence is the most legitimate struggle and that a State that promotes fascism, racism, homophobia and a long etcetera will ruthlessly attack those who defend themselves. After being insulted in a racist way, attacked from behind by a man holding a knife and following a tragic ending, the machine starts rolling, the State becomes strong and knows that a lie told a thousand times becomes truth, at least for the majority who need it.
The attacker becomes the attacked, they invent a ridiculous excuse for the aggression (the braces) that does not even appear in the police investigation, the knife disappears and they try to hide the fascist and racist links. They shoot with their best weapon: patriotism. The danger on television is me, and they will tell this lie a thousand times, because they can and because they need it. I feel terrible impotence knowing myself a pawn in their game, but I do not despair, I know from experience that the truth comes to the surface, even if history is written by the powerful, the winners … for now.
I know that we will make more noise than them, that our bonds and solidarity are worth much more than their media and their walls. I continue to believe now more than ever in legitimate self-defence, in anti-fascism, in my brothers and sisters in the street, in our struggles, in my family, in my principles.
For all this and more, although I am here and after all that I am experiencing, I continue to feel lucky, because I know I can count on you, like you on me.
From the dungeons, isolated, but not alone.
Rodri

Lettera di Rodrigo Lanza dalle carceri spagnole
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January 12, 2018
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Montichiari, Italy – Damage and graffiti to a carabinieri monument

From the local press we learn that the monument to the Carabinieri  in the “Caduti di Nasiriya” park [commemorating the ‘Fallen of  Nasiriya’ in Iraq in 2003, when 13 Italian carabinieri, 4 Italian soldiers and 2 Italian and 9 Iraqi civilians were killed] was the target of three vandalistic attacks in the last month.
Between 16th and 17th December graffiti was left on the base of the monument: “Carabinieri in line”, which was claimed by anarchists. Between 30th and 31st December a marble sign in remembrance of carabinieri was smashed.
Between 3rd and 4th January graffiti was left on the monument: “Carlo Giuliani Park. Cops Murderers”.
It seems that the surveillance cameras system in the park is not working and it will be a difficult task to identify those responsible.

Montichiari – Danni e scritte a monumento dei carabinieri
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January 11, 2018
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Greece: Gathering of Solidarity to the Termita Squat in Volos city.

In the morning of 04/01 in Volos, there was a coordinated operation to evict the Termita Squat. The eviction was made by the University of Thessaly and the police force of Volos and other forces of the region. During the eviction 3 comrades were arrested and released some hours later with the accusation of disturbance of domestic peace and the 6 buildings were demolished right after the operation.
We put here the text of Termita Squat that explains why it was targeted by the state and the university of Thessaly:
Squats are our liberated grounds, liberated from state control, in order to house our needs and desires; they are the structures which connect the struggle to society, which embody the vision of freedom and solidarity. They are meeting points for all those who question state and capitalism, who choose to collectivize outside the institutional framework. They are the ground on which communities of struggle are built, on terms of participation and equality. All this means that squats are not spaces of an alternative lifestyle, but a refuge in the midst of a war, for all those who are besieged by the world of authority. Especially for migrants, outside of self organized communities, the state maintains a special regime of repression: persecution, incarceration and deportation.

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January 11, 2018
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Athens, Greece :[Video] New Year’s Eve Out of Korydallos Prison, 2018 – By Radio Fragmata

On the evening of 31 December 2017, some 300 comrades gathered outside the walls of Korydallos prison in Athens to join their voices with those of the prisoners.
Similar meetings took place outside the prisons of Larissa, Volos and the immigration detention centres in P. Rallis in Athens
From 16/10 the new Penitentiary Code is under public scrutiny, and in response to this legislative abortion, a coordinated mobilization of captives has been launched at national level.
The mobilization includes the women’s and men’s prisons of Korydallos, Stephanou Patras, the prisons of Chania, Larissa, Malandrinos, Domokos and Corfu.
On 28/10, comrade D. Yagtzoglou was arrested with a warrant issued by special investigator E. Nikopoulos for the case of the parcel bomb in Papademos, and is now detained in Larissa’s prisons under a regime of physical and political isolation.

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January 10, 2018
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Aachen, Germany – Revision of comrade Lisa’s sentence of 7 and a half years has been refused

Posted on 08/01/2018
This December the BGH (Federal Court) refused a revision of the sentence of our comrade Lisa. The sentence of 7 and a half years’ prison is therefore final.
The comrade wishes to be extradited to Spain as soon as possible, in order to be closer to her comrades. For now she remains imprisoned in the prison of Cologne.
On the other hand, that same month we learned that the Judiciary of Aachen has withdrawn its appeal against the acquittal of the Dutch comrade, after almost a year of waiting.
We are therefore very happy to have some good news at least! (more information can be found in solidariteit.noblog.org)
Our best weapon is solidarity!
source: solidaritatrebel.noblogs.org

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January 10, 2018
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Villa Francia, Chile – 4 comrades arrested for carrying a weapon during the commemoration of Matías Catrileo

Posted on 08/01/2018
During the afternoon of January 3, 2018, a new political-cultural initiative was carried out in the village of Villa Francia in commemoration of the murder of Mapuche comrade Matías Catrileo at the hands of the bastard police.
During the initiative, anonymous hooded persons carried out an act of armed propaganda then withdrew from the area.
It is at that moment that plainclothes police who were in the vicinity of the initiative and in the village arrested comrades Fernando Droguett, Tomas Montenegro and Maitu Garay, who are accused of possession of two artisanal guns, a starting pistol, ammunition and a bulletproof vest. The police also arrested Gonzalo Toros Fernández – accusing him of being linked to this armed propaganda act, 62 year old Gonzalo is a former MIR member – and broke into his home, where according to press and police reports there was allegedly saltpeter, potassium, coal, sulphur, electric circuits with timers and mobile phones, as well as screw connectors.

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January 10, 2018
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Kiel, Germany – A NPD nazi member’s car damaged

16th December 2017
The last weekend before christmas we gave a present to the NPD fascist Herrmann Gutsche. Polyurethane foam and holes in the tyres of his Citroën guarantee festive days full of meditation.
Gutsche well deserved this antifa present. Since 2008 he’s been trying to make nazi propaganda in the municipality even if he can no longer count on the local NPD association to support him. Municipal elections are due on 16th May 2018.
There’s not time to wait for next christmas to give  AFD and NPD fascists presents.
Talk about it, study the situation and attack!
The nazi pigs must pay for their nazi shit. Yesterday, today, tomorrow.

via:roundrobin.info
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January 10, 2018
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Italy – Maurizio Alfieri transferred to Carinola prison in Caserta

Prisoner Maurizio Alfieri has informed us that at the end of December he was transferred from Poggioreale prison, where he had been in solitary confinement since April, to the prison in Carinola in the province of Caserta .
To write to him:
Maurizio Alfieri
Via San Biagio 6
81030 Carinola
Italy

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January 10, 2018
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Milan, Italy – New Year’s Eve at San Vittore prison: graffiti on the walls and fire crackers for the jailers

From the local media we learn that at about 9pm on 31st December, a wild demo went around the walls of San Vittore with graffiti on the walls and slogans for the prisoners. Then some pranksters among the demonstrators slipped a few fire crackers through the prison guards’ post box; two screws who were there were taken to hospital for an ENT check and later discharged with a 10-day prognosis.

https://roundrobin.info/2018/01/milano-capodanno-san-vittore-scritte-sui-muri-petardi-secondini/
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January 10, 2018
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Turin, Italy – Municipal policemen’s private cars damaged

1st January. Some private cars belonging to municipal policemen, recognizable by the Municipal Police tag, were damaged on New Year’s Eve in Via Bologna. The perpetrators, probably two people, were masked and seen on a CCTV camera. Windscreen smashed, scratches on the car body and some jumping on the bonnet for a joyous and vandalistic beginning of the year.

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January 10, 2018
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Saronno , Italy – Presentation of the book Noi fummo i Ribelli, noi fummo i Predoni [We were the Rebels, we were the Marauders] by Belgrado Pedrini

To carry on the antifascist discourse in Saronno, to give space to past events not only as historical memory but above all as an inspiration for action today – the presentation of this book, edited by “El Rùsac”.
From the back cover
“My libertarian maturity came from a scientific and personal analysis that I had made in my youth, and my revolt was soon channelled against authority, fascism, capital, the State, abuse, the exploitation of man over man, against all the things that didn’t let me breathe and feel myself an individual.”
Belgrado Pedrini’s story is not only being reprinted to talk about his actions, but to show the way that and the feelings with which these actions were carried out. Many comrades’ stories are thrilling and adventurous, but if they remain in the reader’s imagination, the meaning of their actions, the passing on of their experiences, becomes mere literature.
Simplicity, modesty, constant revolt and unconditional solidarity with those who suffered, led Belgrado to difficult dangerous roads.

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January 10, 2018
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UK , January 2, 2018 : 10 CHICKENS RESCUED

reported anonymously:
“On New Year’s Day the ALF entered a chicken facility in the north of England and liberated 10 chickens from a life of suffering and misery.
The ALF started 2018 the same way they want to end it, with animal liberation.
Get active. Take action. Empty all cages.”
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January 10, 2018
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UK , December 25, 2017 – PIGS RESCUED JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

received anonymously:
“The ALF entered a pig farm and liberated two piglets waiting to go to the rearing unit in a few weeks time, by the time they reach slaughter age they would of been destined for peoples barbecues in the form of sausages and pulled pork but instead they were granted a reprieve, just in time for Christmas. What better wish could you ask for in the holiday season?
Merry Christmas from these 2 little piggies. They will never be going to market.”
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January 6, 2018
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Cremona, Italy – ENI petrol station attacked

In the night between 11th and 12th December we sabotaged an ENI petrol station in Cremona. A few petrol pumps out of use and a self-service pump no longer fit for use. We did it because the government rapes and abuses human beings in Libya on behalf of ENI. Moreover ENI devastates the world and collaborates with the construction of TAP in Salento. This is enough to destroy the deafening silence.

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January 5, 2018
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Ukraine , Kiev : Armed Action by Anarchist group “Revenge of Marusya Nikiforova”/ FAI

New Year’s walk “Marusya Nikiforova”
I left the house when lights were burning in all the windows.
I felt the streets were waiting for me.
Taxi are passing, but I have nothing to pay, and I don’t need them, I
walk alone …
I saw the night, walked all night until morning.
On New Year’s Eve from 2017 to 2018, instead of sitting in a concrete cell and drinking, I decided to take a walk in one of the districts of the of Kiev. I really wanted to walk in these hours through the streets and dark alleys. I wanted to throw out my anger and revenge.
I took out a firearm pistol and ammunition from the hiding-place. I wiped them so that there were no biological marks left on the bullets and shells. I loaded 12 bullets into the catridge. One bullet was
immediately sent to the chamber, so it’s calmer for me. Then i put the gun on the safety catch and placed in a holster, which was reliably fixed on the belt. Under my long jacket the holster doesn’t stick out. To access the gun quickly don’t fasten the jacket. But I like to walk like this since childhood, as well as to live freely.
In fact, I rarely carry a gun. This is very dangerous and risky. This requires serious responsibility. It is difficult to decide on this for someone who has no experience of using it in real conditions, who, without a permit for weapons, doesn’t overstep this ban, being afraid of possible punishment from the state. It is also difficult for those who have a sequence of criminal cases initiated by the authority. Therefore, deep down I respect people who, for their own defense and for achieving freedom, never part with weapons. The only exception is police and other servants of state regimes.

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January 5, 2018
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Paris, France: Diplomatic Vehicle Torched in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

Paris: Fire to all States and their Minions
On the night of December 27 to 28 we set fire to a car of the diplomatic corps at 17 Rue Laugier in Paris.
It does not matter what State it belonged to, they are shackles impending freedom and we hate them all.
In the capital’s wealthy neighborhoods there are foreign diplomatic corps cars on every street corner. They are recongnizable by their green plates with orange numbers and letters.
All it takes is a little determination and some firelighters…
Solidarity with the comrades facing trial in Italy for Operation Scripta Manent. Solidarity with Lisa, imprisoned in Germany accused of robbing a banks and with Konstantinos in Athens arrested on October 28, accused of several bomb attacks. Solidarity with Krem who is still in prison for the burned cop car case.
Fire and flames for this world, freedom for all!
Reindeers on the Loose
(via Attaque, translated by Insurrection News)

January 5, 2018
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USA : Call for an International Day of Solidarity with Inauguration Day Defendants on January 20, 2018

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On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people greeted President Donald Trump’s inauguration with large protests ranging from creative blockades to militant street actions. Among the demonstrations that day was an “anti-capitalist and anti-fascist bloc” led with banners reading “No Peaceful Transition” and “Make Racists Afraid Again”. In response to the protest, police violently attacked and encircled nearly ~230 people, arresting them for allegedly committing or being in the proximity of property damage.
After a series of indictments and legal maneuvering, around 200 people were ultimately charged with six felonies (5 counts of property destruction and inciting a riot) and two misdemeanors (engaging in a riot and conspiracy to riot) each. This means that each of these people are facing 61 years in prison.
This unprecedented case is important because it is an attempt by the United States government to clamp down on the disruptive protests that spontaneously occurred in response to Trump’s election. The charges are intended to stifle active resistance and to send the message that resistance will not be tolerated at a time when it is needed more than ever. In many ways, the case is an experiment in expanding the repressive powers of the state, with prosecutors seeking to charge everyone as a group for the same handful of broken windows based merely on presence. Moreover, the police and other state actors are trying to redefine basic political organizing — holding meetings, planning protests, and marching as a group — as an act of conspiracy. This is part of an ongoing trend on both the national and international level of escalating repression directed at social movements in so-called “democratic” states. If the United States is successful in prosecuting social movements in this way, it will likely encourage other governments
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