July 12, 2017
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The first trial and other news from the warsaw3 case (EN) – Poland

In the previous months many important things happened in the warsaw3 case that we would like to share with our non-polish speaking supporters. Many of the materials we were only able to translate now and we apologize for this long silence! Below you will find an update about the case from February to end of May 2017. Here you can also read the updated chronology of the events.
The first trial of the three warsaw anarchists took place on may 31st.
Our comrades acknowledged the charges (which are now: property destruction), but they did not plead guilty, as they don’t consider the action they took as something you can ‘be guilty’ of. They also revoked the testimonies they gave while they were held captive in July 2016. They gave new testimonies that are narrower than the previous ones. Two of them gave also a detailed description of tortures they had to endure after the arrest.
The three had chosen a common strategy for the trial in which they openly speak about political motivations for their actions and take responsibility for it. They wrote political statements about their motives, police and state violence but judge didn’t allow them to read it (every time they tried to talk about the political context of their action, the judge stopped them saying: “That’s for the final speech. Today we’re talking only about the facts”).
At the time of the trial there was a solidarity demo outside of the court, with a broader anti-police and against the new anti-freedom laws context. Although it wasn’t very big, we are happy to say it was well heard inside the court room. Our solidarity drums and slogans were louder than prosecutor’s indictment.

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July 12, 2017
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Anarcho-syndicalist Initiative “Rosinante”: “Hands off the occupation« Rosa Nera »Chania ,Grete – Solidarity with the social spaces of struggle”

On the occasion of reports that talk about transforming the building where occupation Rosa Nera is in a hotel, the Anarchosindicalists Initiative “Rosinante” has published the following announcement:
In the last week, in newspapers (Eleftheros Press, Kathimerini) and racist web sites belonging to the “New Democracy” appears the Rectorate of the Polytechnic of Crete to offer informal “in secret” auctions buildings of the city to tourism bosses. Among these buildings is the building of the Rosa Nera Occupation. This move is part of the wider attack on social and labor movements – and with the backs of the current government.

The occupation of Rosa Nera, for 13 years, is a working machine of support and organization for important aspects of social and labor movements in Chania. Through a libertarian and anarchist culture that supports the organization on the ground, the political work of occupation offers both a hospitable “home” for social struggles and a critical human potential for most social, labor, environmental and rightful claims in Chania.

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July 12, 2017
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Italy – Updates on Maurizio Alfieri and a letter by him

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We receive some extracts of a letter by Maurizio Alfieri, a prisoner on struggle, and updates on him:
Maurizio is totally isolated from the other prisoners; he was taken to a unit previously closed (probably unfit for living) and now reopened for him. As he was been taken to the visiting room the guards closed all the other prisoners’ peepholes. A serious matter concerning him is the attempt of the prison administration of Poggioreale to spread the rumour he’s collaborating with the justice system, but some of his friends imprisoned in Poggioreale are denying the false rumour.
Maurizio will be kept in solitary confinement for 3 months.
The hearing of 8th March is to be postponed following his lawyer’s request of legitimate impediment.
Extracts from a letter of 5th May from Poggioreale
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And the gentlemen at the Opera prison had ‘forced’ me to make troubles, because if they touch my Letters  I’ll start publishing everything, and for the moment they are behaving here, but let’s wait because it’s too early to say, and I’ll know it from the people in solidarity whom I always find wherever I go… I learned the ‘morsy’ alphabet, see what we have to do… like when we were at the elementary school…

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July 9, 2017
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Banner put in Polytechnic institute of Athens, in solidarity for the demonstrations against G20 in Hamburg – Athens

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With this gesture, we want to show our solidarity to the comrades all over Europe that visited Hamburg in order to demonstrate against the G20 summit. The actions that they have taken, have made an impact to all of us.
We want to send our strength and our combative solidarity, as the banner reads, to all of the anarchist comrades who have taken the streets and have taken actions these days. Also, to all of the arrested comrades. Solidarity from Athens.
Some anarchists and comrades from Athens
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July 9, 2017
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ATTACK G20: Plan B – Germany

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Since yesterday, the streets of Hamburg have been flooded with rage. The Altona fish market burned and cops were forced to hide. Normally, now is about the time we would expect to receive information about a meet up point for anarchist militants. But as the situation stands currently, and as we consider how the day went, the prospects for the night tempt us to stray from our original plan.
In our assessment, it doesn’t make sense to find a common meet up point right now, since we have so many people so well positioned. It makes more sense to converge in a larger district instead of doing the usual cat and mouse game with the police in the Schanze district. The amount of people that have been detained or arrested is surprisingly low, and we should ensure that it stays that way. At the same time, we must create moments that kindle a sense of confidence that will allow us to overcome our limits and to find the beach beneath the street.
If we wish to see the Capital in this city burn, and if we want to see the pigs that protect it run, the decentralized concept seems to be the best bet.
Because we’re all here, we’re all motivated, and we’ll see each other later in the darkness of the streets.
For the free floodwaters and for common revolt
ATTACK G20
**translator’s note- the meet up point idea refers to the common German practice of dispersing after the main demo, then meeting in smaller groups that attack and immediately disperse. Coutnerposed to that idea is the proposal to gather forces to defend neighborhoods for an extended period of time.
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July 7, 2017
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Crest, France – Incendiary Attack Against the Offices of Energy Company Enedis

A proposal for dialogue, solidarity and attack
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As individuals, it is difficult to speak of solidarity because we do not want to express it as a group, but to individuals whose feelings we feel would be sufficiently close to establish a dialogue.
We feel in solidarity with people who, through their actions and their discourse, seem to convey a will to fight in the here and now against power in all its forms.
For us the most sincere way of supporting individuals in revolt is to revolt ourselves and to attack. That people who consider themselves potential accomplices to be transmitted by force can allow our ethics and passions to guide our actions and not the fear and resignation brought about by repression.
Through the attack we want to break the isolation and express our anger and sadness. In times where distances are no longer counted, we reaffirm offensive and irrecoverable positions.
We believe that if we want to sharpen practices and critiques it can be interesting to share, to confront others. We are not interested in the idea of producing ideas labelled ‘anarchist’ that everyone can accept and adapt to their local discourse or context. We like the dissent and conflict that allow us to take a stand. We are as disgusted by the omnipresent apathy as we are deeply moved by the beauty of those who revolt without waiting for either objective conditions or the favourable social ground or the strategic moment. Our choices will never be convenient since they are always in motion. We have no one to convince, nor any desire to wait until we have a thousand plans, only the desire to meet other accomplices in the impatient and irrepressible urge to fight.

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July 6, 2017
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Hamburg, Germany – Arson Attack Against the Eidelstedt Porsche Center

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(H)eat The Rich! Attack G20! Against The City Of The Rich
Perhaps in a ‘mixture of serenity and determination’, we set fire to a large number of originally-packaged luxury cars this morning outside the Porsche Center in Hamburg Eidelstedt.
Before they put them in the streets, we decided to attack them preemptively in their freshly delivered new condition. Against the backdrop of massive homelessness (not just among the protesters at the summit!), in a city with the biggest and thickest money bags, the wealth displayed on the streets disgusts us. Within this context we would like to mention the currently under construction prestige project, the new Porsche Protz center being built in Hamburg.
We have also found ourselves together to defy the power fantasies of the Ministry of the Interior to suffocate any autonomy within a large city held in a state of emergency by a huge police presence. No, Andy fails. Militant resistance is possible, no matter how large the contingent of water cannons may be. Your need to violently control protests to present a delusion of a superlative police performance will only break your own necks.
With this small luxury fire we want to warm the hearts of all our friends from Europe who have made their way to Hamburg despite the media-mediated deterrence. It’s nice that you are here!
Kind regards to the anarchist prisoners!
Lemmy Grillmaster
(via Linksunten Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)

July 6, 2017
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Germany – Message to the Protesters Against the Hamburg G20 Summit from Imprisoned Comrade Thomas Meyer-Falk

Solidarity and affectionate greetings from prison! When the representatives of the G20 nations meet in Hamburg, the elite of the prison companies, which are represented by Merkel, Trump, Putin and Erdogan, will also meet.
Now, at this moment, many tens of thousands of prisoners in Germany, France, UK and Turkey are behind bars, as well as millions in the US, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia etc!
And also in Hamburg right now are thousands of people in the prisons of the supposedly ‘free’ Hansestadt. To make room for even more, a detention center for up to 400 extra prisoners was built. 100 judges volunteered to legalize the arrests by police during the summit.
Whoever attacks the G20 also attacks the prison-industrial complex. A system based on exploitation and oppression. A system in which the police, the judiciary and the economy work hand in hand. A system that intimidates and permanently removes people from the political process, but still ‘recycles’ them economically.
To all of you in Hamburg, for active and combative hours and days!
Hearfelt greetings from Freiburg’s prison
Thomas Meyer-Falk
(Long-term prisoner since 1996)
(via Freedom For Thomas, translated by Insurrection News)

July 6, 2017
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Aachen case – Thank you!

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“Desde el corazón, muchas gracias a todxs por el apoyo que he recibido
bien como por todo el calor y amor que he sentido, lo cual, mucho ha
contribuido para hacer mas fuerte mi resiliencia contra la opresión a
que estaba sometido.

¡No estamos todxs, faltan las personas presas!
¡Presxs a la calle!
¡Fuerza a todxs que afrontan la opresión!
¡Prisión, demolición y reflorestación!

El secuestrado desde 21/06/2016 al 07/06/2017 del caso Aachen

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Desde o coração, muito obrigado a todos e todas pelo apoio que recebi,
assim como todo o calor e amor que senti, que muito contribuíram para
reforçar a minha resiliência contra a opressão a que estava submetido.
Não estamos todos faltam as pessoas presas!
Liberdade presos!
Força a todos os que afrontam a opressão!
Prisão, demolição e reflorestação!

O sequestrado desde 21/06/2016 a 07/06/2017 do caso Aachen

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From my heart, thanks to everyone for the support that was given to me,
as all the warmness and love that i felt. This was essential to
strenghten my resilience against all the oppression I was summited

We’re not All, the prisoners are missing!
Freedom to All prisoners!
All the strength to those who face oppression!
Prison, demolition and reforestation!

The one kidnapped from 21/06/2016 to 07/06/2017 at the Aachen case

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July 4, 2017
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Anathema A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical Volume 3 Issue 4 – USA

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Volume 3 Issue 4 (PDF for printing 11 x 17)
Volume 3 Issue 4 (PDF for reading 8.5 x 11)
In this issue:
  • An Anarchist Response to Anti-Gentrification Attacks in Philly on May Day
  • Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners
  • Krasner Wins Primary
  • What Went Down
  • March for Immigrants
  • Philly Anarchists Fuck Up Gentrification on May Day
  • Why Did Anarchists Destroy Downtown Olympia?
  • Violence Exposed at Local Fraternity
  • In Reply to the Science March
  • Delaware May Murder Again
  • We Will Not Win
  • Health is in You
  • Pure Black: an Emerging Consensus Among Comrades?

July 4, 2017
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Paris, France – The case of the police car set on fire May 2016 – Demand for release rejected (16/06/2017)

On Friday 16th June a hearing took place to demand the release of the comrade imprisoned last February for the police car set on fire in May 2016 in Quai Valmy, Paris.p-f-parigi-francia-caso-della-macchina-di-polizia-1
Unsurprisingly, the judge refused. The prosecution’s arguments are based solely on the comrade’s presence in demos after the events he’s accused of, and that he could escape trial; the judge agreed without hesitation, stating that our friend has never expressed himself on the case and that there was a risk of him not turning up for trial. This would justify the decision to keep the comrade at the disposal of Justice, i.e. in prison.

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July 4, 2017
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Komotini, Greece – Poster in solidarity with the comrades arrested following “Scripta Manent” (06/2017)

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Solidarity with the comrades arrested following Operation Scripta Manent
Anarchy cannot be silenced
10 100 1,000 FAI/IRF Cells
Utopia A.D. Anarchist Squat

July 4, 2017
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Zurich, Switzerland – Incendiary attack on a notorious collaborator of the future maxi-prison in Bässlergut (20/06/2017)

In the night of 20th June an incendiary device was placed under a van of IMPLENIA Company. IMPLENIA is involved in the work for the extension of the Bässlergut prison in Basle. All the companies, institutions and ImpleniaZurich-300x147individuals that plan, build and run camps and prisons are co-responsible for the keeping of repressive structures.
The fire is also in solidarity with the anarchist comrade sentenced for bank robbery in Aachen and with all the comrades struck by operation “Scripta Manent” in Italy.
For more splendid night fires!
For the destruction of the prison society
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Translated by act for freedom now!
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July 4, 2017
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Trentino, Italy – TV, radio and telephone repeaters sabotaged

downloadTrentino – From the local media we learn that during the night between 6th and 7th June several repeaters and management cabins were set on fire on the Finonchio Mountain. Radio and TV (RAI) plants, mobile phone structures (Telecom, Vodafone and Wind) and a couple of repeaters used by the armed forces were burnt out. The damage was massive, over a million euros, and State TV stations stopped functioning over the whole area for several hours. “Stop censorship against the comrades in AS2. With Fran and the comrades in Aachen.” and “Today we are silencing you. (A)” was sprayed on the spot.
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July 4, 2017
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Meanwhile in ‘prison city’ Germany… co-ordinated national arson attack on ‘capitalism’s central nervous system’

rostockGerman cops are investigating a string of arson attacks that have paralysed parts of the rail network across the country. Overnight fires at signal boxes and cable ducts caused huge delays on rail routes in and out of Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Dortmund, Leipzig, Bremen and Bad Bevensen, caused by “unconventional explosive and incendiary devices”.
In a statement uploaded on Indymedia on Monday morning (19th June), a group called Shut Down G20 claimed responsibility for the attacks, describing it as “an assault on capitalism’s central nervous system”.
Large-scale protests and days of co-ordinated direct action are organised in the lead up and during the G20 summit in Hamburg from 7-8 July, which will be attended by dictators of the unfree world including Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
More info on protests and actions planned at G20 summit in Hamburg: g20tohell.blackblogs.org
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July 4, 2017
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Naples, Italy – Anti-prison demo in solidarity with Maurizio Alfieri

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Naples – 24th June – 2pm
Anti-prison demo outside Poggioreale (Piazzale Cenni opposite the court)
On the side of those who struggle
On 24th June we’ll be outside the walls of Poggioreale prison to reconfirm our solidarity with Maurizio Alfieri and all the prisoners who don’t bow down and struggle for their dignity every day in the state’s cages.
Maurizio was transferred to Poggioreale from the prison of Opera in Milan; he was deported as a form of punishment after he struggled with other prisoners. They staged a protest and also collected hundreds of signatures to get better life conditions for all without giving in to the blackmail of bonuses. In prison even a shower with hot water can be a conquest to be achieved with hard struggles. That’s why those who continue to struggle in jail are being repressed with transfers hundreds of kilometres from home, beatings and the application of the notorious article14bis, a means for further isolation within the prison, even harsher than 41bis but one that strikes indiscriminately the entire prison population. The transfer to Poggioreale didn’t come by chance; the Neapolitan prison is one of the worst in Italy as prisoners and their families know well. On the occasion of Maurizio’s coming they reopened the basement of the Avellino section, where there are cells reserved to those serving a very rigid confinement regime.

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July 4, 2017
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Milan, Italy – Benefit gig for the comrades arrested following operation Scripta Manent at Villa Vegan

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Saturday 1st July
La Casa del Disastro [House of Disaster] and Occult Punk Gang present:
IL CONCERTO DEL DISⒶSTRO! [The gig of disaster] Vol. 2
A benefit event for the comrades arrested following operation “scripta manent”
From 10pm (sharp):
 ODIO
D-beat raw-punx – Oakland, California
KALASHNIKOV Collective
Romantic punx indigenous
 CERIMONIA SECRETA
A punk band
 BRIGADE BARDOT
Anarco-disco schlager
Villa Vegan Squat
Via Litta Modignani 66, Milan

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