March 12, 2017
March 12, 2017
A translation of the second piece of writing by a comrade on the run since July 2016, a piece published in “Dissonanz” (No. 39 – November 2016), a Zurich anarchist paper.
Click here to read the first piece written by the comrade and an article on the raids linked to the case.
Fleeing the future
[Received via email]
A black mantle. A great unknown. Something that has been frightening me lately: the future. Up until now it had had quite a pragmatic role in my life. It forced me to arm myself with means such as planning, efficiency and calculation so as to be able to shape my revolutionary everyday life as well as possible. Only rarely did I stop to think about the future, or feel uneasy or frightened by it. Of course such feelings overwhelmed me at times, when I allowed the madness of this world to overcome me or when my life was touched by some crucial event. But I always told myself that it’s pointless hiding one’s head in the sand.
During today’s session two street cleaners testified that on the day of the robbery they found a bag in the vicinity of the bank. One of them didn’t even see what was inside and barely testified. The other, upon emptying it in his cleaning cart, saw that there was a gun inside and warned the police. He was not certain whether there had been a sports bag with a plastic bag inside or whether there had been two bags.
The two cops that responded to the street cleaner’s call and who closed off the area surrounding the bank following the robbery, also took the stand. They said that they did not touch the bag and that one of the street cleaners had done so (with work gloves).
Furthermore, the judge has read various forensic reports concerning the material that was inside the bank (tools, tie-wraps, a cutter that contained a finger print, etc.) and a report to determine whether the traces found on the safe and on the entrance door to the apartment (adjacent to the bank and the worker’s entrance) coincided with the tools found inside the bank. This last report is not conclusive.
The next session will take place on the 2nd of March at 09.00.
On the night of January 28, we burned two vehicles of the company Prosegur near their headquarters in the Bellvitge neighborhood of Hospitalet. We do not think it necessary to justify this attack on these wretched guard dogs.
To carry out this action we have resorted to an old, well known method used by anarchists. The device consists of a small bottle filled with gasoline, a wick with some matches around it.
We want with this little gesture to send all our love and strength to the anarchists accused of having expropriated a bank in Aachen and who have been on trial since January 23rd.
Long live anarchy !!
[Translated from Spanish from Indy Barcelona, 15 Feb 2017]
In 2015, a comrade from Amsterdam was arrested. She was accused of having participated in a robbery in 2013 against the Aachener bank in Aachen. After a few months spent in preventive and several weeks of trial, she was finally acquitted and released. Nevertheless, it can be assumed that the Aachen Prosecutor’s Office will appeal this verdict and go to the revision court.
In April and June 2016, two other comrades, this time from Barcelona, were arrested and incarcerated by the spanish state, accused by the same prosecution office of having participated in another bank robbery. The two were then extradited to germany in June 2016, where they have since been under the U-Haft regime (investigative preventive prison). The trial against them began in January 2017 in the Aachen Justice complex and it is scheduled to run until May 22, 2017.
It does not come as a surprise to us that those who oppose and fight against the misery of this world forged on domination are attacked, prosecuted and punished. We are not interested in discussing about guilt or innocence, it is the language that belongs to our enemies and we refuse it. Our enemies follow the logic of separation and categorization of individuals, in order to then have the possibility of locking up the undesirables. We share with the accused comrades an aversion to this system, and towards the prison system which perpetuates the distinction between good citizens and those who deserve to be punished.
It has been five months since I returned to inhabit the cells of the Maximum Security Section of the High Security Prison and I think it is necessary to refer to both the personal and the prison scenario. The reasons for not writing before are obviously personal; but more than anything it is due to the belief – despite being convinced that sharing experiences generates inexhaustible links – that the virtual platforms and their set of communications is far removed from the real and approaches an abstract idea of the day to day life of jail and that of the individual. Irreducible? Yes, whether or not there is a swing of emotions, neither conviction nor mind falters, but that disgusting idea of the steel martyr behind the bars must fall. By the suicide of the image and the fetish, by the real destructive complicity.
“Pessimism is the opium of intellectuals, optimism belongs to the stupid. A fanatical and dreamy realism, the awareness that we do not fit into this world, the values we will defend in each moment, plus the complicit warmth of those we love and cherish.”
Five months ago, a bit about detention:
March 10, 2017
We will not hesitate to speak about Lambros Foundas, despite the asphyxiating ringer that the governmental repression wants to create.
It is difficult to accept that we will never see comrade Lambros again.
The vibrations of his social and individual action and the continuous consistency and continuity in conscience, the life attitude, social solidarity, the collective struggles and the multiform action rendered him always dangerous for every authority and the state. A dangerous enemy of the state and every dominating mechanism, an individual with a passion for freedom, that penetrated the thought of everyone that was near him, a friend close to the heart of those who fought with him. He dissolved with the depth of his thought and his attitude hallucinations and self-delusions. To walk along together with comrade and friend Lambros was a process of anarchy and freedom, a process of deep human knowledge and freedom.
This is why they could never “strike him in the mind”. His sensitivity for each person that needed solidarity took the dimension of a daily behaviour, attitude of life, revolt, of a dynamic blow against the state, the relations of imposition and the relations of exploitation of people by people.
There are certain people so old that it seems they come from the future. Because, those of who stood side by side and together with Lambros had the conscience that in “our time” we had to give a battle with an enormous depth in the time of history, with continuous fights and conflicts for the liberation from the dominating bonds.
A history so long that it made us already touch upon a step further, constantly, with dignity and self-activity, breaking the ringer of fear that they manufacture and lurks, experiencing the need of anarchy.
In any case, Lambros Foundas lives in the flaming hearts of those who fight continuously for dignity and freedom.
The memory of the rebels that die is incarnated in our small and big revolts.
S. from act for freedom now!
March 9, 2017
SANTIAGO – Chilean Anarchists, Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar, arrived this morning at Santiago’s International Airport, after having been expulsed from Spanish custody and deported back to their home country.
Monica and Francisco had been charged under Spanish Anti-terrorism legislation for the alleged bombing of the Basilica del Pilar Church in Zaragoza, on Oct 2nd, 2013, and were arrested a month after the incident. Spanish prosecution initially sought a 44 year sentence for the accused, but instead received a 12 year sentence in 2014. The Defense took Monica and Francisco’s case to the Spanish Supreme Court, where the sentence was further reduced to 4 and a half years this past December, having dropped one of the initial charges. At the time, the Spanish Supreme Court recognized that the intent of the bombing was to cause structural damage to a religious symbol and thus were charged for loses and damages.
March 9, 2017
March 8, 2017
Down with patriarchy – words from inside prison
Here we publish a letter of our anarchist comrade who is locked up in German prison, in Köln, since several months. She is accused of bank robbery in Aachen and she is already facing the trial. She wrote this letter in the context of 8th of march, the international Day of women struggle.
Down with patriarchy
On the social, racist and patriarchal problems faced by women in prison
It is generally well known that German society is rife with inequality. The upper classes are secure and cared for, they have no existential concerns and, despite all the wider problems of the world, they are able to offer their children a promising future which is not available to the under classes. Whilst a small minority of people are able to get richer, the majority are left to exist on the bare minimum, working for a shitty low wage and constantly being pushed towards pointless consumption so that the profit driven system that we live in can continue to function. While some sun themselves on their extravagantly expensive yachts in the Mediterranean, or get flown around the globe in their private jets, many cannot afford to go on holiday once in their lives, or to pay their rent or electricity bill or to buy a couple of new teeth. While the super-rich save their abundant wealth from taxes by securing it in off-shore tax havens or mailbox companies, for which they never face any serious judicial proceedings, the poor are doing months or years in prison for fines or petty crimes- for sums of money that the rich spend in minutes on a daily basis.
This night of thursday february 10th between livron and allex (26) we burned 2 cars of the national front and left “a dirty facho” on the facade.
solidarity with the rebels of aulnay sous bois
and with the compa krem compa incarcerated in fleury for the case of the burning cop car.
accomplices without any doubt
and incendiary solidarity.
see you soon.
[Published on indymedia nantes, Friday, February 10, 2017]
Translated by AFFN
BOLOGNA 27/1/2017 – During the evening, Post office* attacked with sledge hammers. Garbage containers in flames right in the middle of the adjacent Beroaldo Street. A tag against detention centres (CIE) and deportations was left.
A reminder: this is a subsidiary of La Poste Italian, Air Mistral, responsible for the expulsion of undocumented migrants by plane.
[Translated from Italian by AFFN
On the evening of the 28th of February, six Securitas (private security company) vehicles were torched at Anhalter railway station. Securitas have been gaurding the entry to the occupied school on Ohlauer Strasse in Kreuzberg, Berlin for two years, forcing the remaining refugees to a jail-like existence. Through constant displays and harassment of the residents, their number has been constantly reduced – many have disappeared in jail, have been deported or have a house ban.
If we were able to identify more deeply with society’s slaves we would now complain that ‘guarding’ costs millions of euros for taxpayers. But no. Then we would have to complain about the bad working conditions in the security sector. On the contrary we are working on the destruction of the bridges of this society, which are still being preserved via the security sector in order to integrate even the partly autonomous milieus with reluctant practice.
From the local media (Lecce Sette, 13th February) we learn that the TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) premises were attacked with molotov bottles:
“Two molotov bottles were thrown last night in Melendugno (Lecce), against the premises of TAP, a company set to build a gas pipeline in Salento: one of the bottles exploded and caused damage outside the hangar hosting the local premises of the company in the industrial area, whereas the second bottle remained unexploded. [LecceSette]”
Translated by act for freedom now!
Turin, 15th February 2017
The appeal trial against Silvia, Billy and Costa took place this morning.
In the grounds for the first-grade sentence the inadmissibility to carry on the proceedings owing to a fault in the jurisdiction had been pointed out, which can be only appealed through the court of Cassation. The appeal submitted by the prosecutors was therefore rejected and forwarded to the Cassation for a final decision.
The Cassation will have to deliberate on the validity of the appeal; if it is not considered valid everything will end there, otherwise there will be an appeal trial.
Translated by act for freedom now!
March 3, 2017
E.L.F. Thessaloniki – Responsibility claim
Because of the call from South America against the new destructive plans
I.I.R.S.A. which had as its primary concern the development and opening
of trade between developed roads, telecommunications, sea and air
networks, we decided to take action. On Wednesday 15/2, at 2am, we
torched two excavation machines, in the center of Thessaloniki.
The new profitable plan will proceed to a massive destruction of the
Amazon which includes deforestation, elimination of the fauna and flora
and the persecution of indigenous populations, as well the pollution of
the waters aiming at the economic growth of the industrial complex. A
complex that is inextricably connected with authority and dominance,
while simultaneously being diffused within society, which in turn feeds
it, mostly willingly. A society that reproduces the social standards
that have been enforced, that perpetuates the regime of waged slavery,
that is the observer in the onslaught of dominance. A totality clouded
by propaganda, formed to follow the journeys dictated by subjugation.
Against their miserable journeys, we propose the anarchist revolutionary
action. The spreading of discourse and action, and the destabilization
of social peace, order and security.
Just like dominance, thus the material targets are everywhere. The
authoritarian complex consists of different but interconnecting
institutions and structures. The bet for us is the attack on
here-and-now, against every aspect of authority, and the maximization of
direct actions, so our strikes can be as chaotic and effective as
Against development projects and structures of the techno-scientific
For the destruction of civilization.
Strength to the anarchists hostages of war
An incendiary signal to all comrades who fight authority with all means.
Fire to the machines.
LONG LIVE ANARCHY
ELF- cell of anti-civilization agitation.
Translated by AFFN
March 2, 2017
About 50 people, yesterday 29/1/17 during a concert in Thessaloniki university, destroyed pillars and mobile network antennas, while the clashes and damages were expanded to other targets also.
March 1, 2017
Comrade Marios Seisidis is tried for the robbery of the National Bank of
Greece on Solonos street in January 2006 as well as participation in six
more bank robberies. The development of the story since then is outlined
through lengthy imprisonments, persecutions, targeting, and outrageous
bounties on comrades heads. A merciless hunt by the state against those
comrades who were accused of participation in the “robbers in black”
case as well as against the anarchist/anti-authoritarian milieu.
M.Seisidis avoided arrest for 11 years, in a dangerous journey of
guarding his freedom.
In a final attempt to incriminate Marios, since not the slightest
indication of the comrade’s participation in the charges attributed to
him, came up in the preliminary hearing, and since the journalistic
fabrication of the group of “robbers in black”, the baton is passed on
to the (anti)terrorist force which cooperated tightly with the special
appeals interrogators, with sole evidence an alleged dna sample. We,
with solidarity as our weapon, we stand as a dyke to these machinations
by the state and we will not allow our comrade to the mercy of the
predator hands of repression.
MOTORBIKE DEMONSTRATION – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST
PRE-GATHERING AND P.A. SYSTEM, AT EXARHIA SQUARE AT 18.00 ATHENS.
GATHERING SOLIDARITY FRIDAY 3TH OF MARCH APPEALS COURT (LOUKAREOS STREET) 9.00 ATHENS
Assembly for solidarity to M.Seisidis.
Translated by AFFN
March 1, 2017