April 16, 2017
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Asunción, Paraguay – The joy of burning Congress – a symbol of state oppression

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The powerful in Paraguay are masters of everything, including social and political conflicts. They have many tentacles. They let people take part in these conflicts but only as spectators or pawns. Forced to participate in this way, the people sometimes awaken and reinvent the conflict according to their own interests and demands, breaking with what the elites expect of them, overcoming their assigned roles and dramatically changing the situation.
This is what we saw on March 31. The burning of the Congress was not part of the plans of the elite to handle its internal conflict, however it was the desire of the people to set fire to an institution that symbolizes decades of political oppression. The people decided to act on their own desires and experience the joyfulness of burning the Congress, by destroying all the pre-established plans and escaping the control of power and becoming one with the fire.

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April 16, 2017
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Austria,Vienna: Solidarity event with imprisoned comrades of Korydallos Prison at ABC Festival

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[Vienna] Solidarity event of “Anarchist Black Cross – Solidarity Cell” with imprisoned comrades of Koridallos prison (Athens) @ ABC FESTIVAL VIENNA (20. – 23. April 2017)

“As anarchists, we perceive the need of a multiform anarchist struggle, posing the issue of attack against state and vassalage that is imposed, with every means possible, here and now.” (from the self presentation text of the ABC Group)

In this event the comrades from “ABC – Solidarity Cell” will talk about the importance of solidarity with anarchist prisoners and the connection of struggles inside and outside the walls.
Further, the talk will contain a deconstruction of the meaning of the ‘anarchist movement’ and the myth of the district of Exarchia.
“(…) we do not consider that the action of our anarchist comrades is finished after imprisonment or repression.” (from the self presentation text of the ABC Group)
During the event there will be the presence of three anarchist prisoners, via Live-Connection, from Koridallos prison:

– Nikos Romanos
– Panagiotis Argyrou – CCF-Metropolitan Violence Cell/FAI-IRF
– Olga Oikonomidou – CCF-Urban Guerrilla Cell/FAI-IRF

They will talk about the following topics:
– The conditions in prisons and the situation of anarchist prisoners in Greece.
– The importance of solidarity assemblies for the anarchist prisoners and the connection of struggles inside and outside the walls.
– The choice and the importance of the armed struggle, the claim of responsibility for direct actions and the particulars of participation in armed organisations, and the importance and consignment of those choices. Continue Reading →
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April 12, 2017
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Madrid, Spain – Security company vehicle set on fire (27/03/2017)

At dawn last Monday (27th March 2017) a vehicle ended up carbonized in the university quarter of Madrid. Five litres of petrol were more than enough to put an end to its life. Then we just hope that the heat reached at the comrades kidnapped in the jails of the German State so as to give them strength, and that many other vehicles used by repressive forces, be they public or private, will have the same fate.
We despise this existent and all its structures and the people who protect it, and we’d like this attack to be seen as a small warming up and a warning. One of the many attacks that have taken place and will take place in anticipation of this summer’s G20 in Hamburg.
Insurgent cell for collapse
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croceneranarchica.
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!

April 12, 2017
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Modena, Italy – The concentration camps might just as well be reopened

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Thousands of people are seeking safety as they flee wars, devastation, the destruction of their lives. They are looking for better conditions in order to be able to survive on the margins of the rich world. The rich world’s answer is the erecting of insurmountable borders and reinforcing border control; it manifests itself by stirring racist ignorance and giving migrants the role of scapegoat. And also by waving the threat of imaginary barbaric invasions of ‘our civilization’. Finally by using the threat of terrorism. The State tricks the ‘good citizens’ and offers to protect them. In this way more conservative, reactionary super-nationalist and fascist spectres are being revived. Ugly police squads and the military are being let loose to watch over the cities: in stations, on trains, in the streets and at the borders.

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April 12, 2017
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Italy – The barbed wire circle is narrowing

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Severity and integration: these are the key words on the topic of immigration reiterated by Minister of Interior Minniti. Severity, against economic migrants not entitled to remain in Italy, integration for those fleeing wars.
Repeating these two principles, the PD party mayor of Bologna has expressed that he is in favour of the new plan for the management of migratory flows.
This plan is drafted with a bill that sees the conversion of the old concentration camps, CIEs, into CPRs, ‘Repatriation Centres’. The new structures will be spread over the whole country with a total of 1,600 places, and be smaller in order to be better controlled and run far from the urban centres out of sight of calm subservient citizens. As a matter of fact, they will be no different to the old CIEs, other than in name.
From what we know, at the last town hall meeting in Modena, the PD council reiterated the need for a migration management model capable of enforcing repatriation through detention in the new centres and the certainty of expulsion without taking energy and staff from the police force engaged in everyday repression in the region.

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April 12, 2017
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France, Besançon (Doubs): air hole in the windows of a collabo of the expulsion machinery

In the series “not all the cops are in blue” …
… Some have a uniform with a red cross, whose task it is to provide logistical and material means to the cops during round-ups, to sort and confine the undesirables in retention camps in Italy and Spain. .
This weekend we attacked the Red Cross office on Rivotte Street in Besançon. Words giving the reasons for our visit (“scavengers, expellers”) accompanied the impact on the two largest windows of this collaborators’ hole.

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April 12, 2017
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Greece Athens – 9th appeals trial hearing of anarchist-communist comrade Tasos Theofilou

Giant and Sylvia report from the court room
The hearing began with the reading of documents that are not relevant to this trial and concern people that in many cases have been acquitted. T. Theofilou’s name is not even mentioned.
The next document was Theofilou’s acquittal on the count of ‘resisting arrest”.
Then the prosecutor asked persistently to read aloud a list of objects collected from Theofilou’s house in Kalamaria, in order to show that Tasos was in possession of the official stamps of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Veterinary School. Although the presiding judge commented that the defendant is not facing any charges in relation to the stamps, the prosecutor, furious, kept insisting to have the documents read.
Strangely, the prosecutor said that a new document had been added to the case file in June 2016, which reveals that the finger prints of a man named Ioannis Chrysikos were found on one of the objects owned by Tasos and suggested that further investigation is now required to establish this man’s connection to the trial.  Tasos’ lawyer questioned the validity of this document in terms of the way it relates to the case and the failure of the authorities to inform the defendant of its existence. Then the prosecutor replied with a speech that made no sense. The prosecutor asked for an investigation to establish the criminal responsibilities of this man, who is not even facing any charges and probably just came in contact with the object.

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April 12, 2017
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UK – PDF: ‘Tool 4 Crowd-Control – Class War-Horse’ – Anarcho-nihilist zine from Dark Matter Publications

PDF: ‘Tool 4 Crowd-Control – Class War-Horse
A short anarcho-nihilist zine from Bristol about personal approaches to class warfare, living on the margins and kicking it till it breaks. You know the score.
This zine asks the question – If you are one of the ‘comrades’ who are always going on about the class-struggle, why don’t you get off your ass and do something instead of standing there criticizing at the squat/gig/bar etc?
Dark Matter Publications
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April 10, 2017
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France, Dijon (Côte d’Or): 9 cameras of the social landlord in smithereens

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Villéo had equipped the 14-storey building at 32, avenue du Lac, in the Fontaine-d’Ouche district, with nine video-protection cameras as problems regularly occur there. Between March 15 and 22, they were all destroyed. The inhabitants are exasperated.
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http://cettesemaine.info/breves/spip.php?article2209&lang=fr

April 10, 2017
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ABC Festival in Wien, Austria

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Members of the Free Sven and Natasha Support Group will be speaking at the ABC Festival in Austria this April! We hope to raise funds and generate solidarity for Sven and Natasha.
We will be speaking about “Learning from SHAC” and how we can build resilience to repression in our movements for animal liberation and other social change struggles!
via:http://www.freesvenandnatasha.org/abc-festival-in-wien-austria/
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April 10, 2017
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After Nearly Five Years, Animal Activists Sven and Natasha Have Been Extradited from the Netherlands to England

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In July of 2012, Sven and Natasha were arrested for “conspiracy to blackmail,” a charge stemming from their efforts to shut down Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory and the target of the worldwide campaign known as Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC). Since the police raid in Amersterdam that lead to their arrest, they have been awaiting extradition to the United Kingdom, where they face up to 14 years in prison.
On February 18, 2017, Sven and Natasha’s support site announced that they had been extradited on their European arrest warrant:
Yesterday British Police came to extradite them from the Netherlands. After a night in the police station, they were released from court this morning. They now await their first court hearing in late March.
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April 10, 2017
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Anarchist Bookfair Stockholm 2017 – Sweden

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 (ENG) The 10th of june 2017 will see the Anarchist Bookfair return to Stockholm! The bookfair will be open from 10.00-18.00 and consist of seminars, panel discussions, workshops and film screenings. You’ll also find food, books and the company of radical politics from all over the world. This year the bookfair is held at Midsommargården, Telefonplan.

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April 10, 2017
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Ferrara Prison [Italy]: Update on censorship / Anarchist comrade Nicola Gai in isolation (31/03/2017)

We learn from the correspondence with anarchist comrades in the AS2 [high security] of Ferrara prison, that with the renewal of censorship [March 6th] for another three months, the grip on their correspondence started again, and many letters are seized.
In addition, they tell us that comrade Nicola Gai could be in isolation. We are waiting to get all the facts, as soon as the prison visits will be done.
via:anarhija.info
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April 10, 2017
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Sardinia, Italy – Update on anarchist comrade Davide Delogu from Sardinia and some words dedicated to him and others anarchist prisoners: SEMPRI AINNANTIS!

The trial against Davide, due on 9th March in the court of Cagliari, was postponed to 17th May. Davide is accused of attempted escape from the prison of Buoncamminno.
Sempri Ainnantis!
«… dreams are to be made true here in the present time and not in a hypothetical future, given that the future has always been sold by the priests of all religions and ideologies so that they could steal from us with impunity. We want a present time that is worth living and not simply sacrificed to a messianic wait for the future Eden. For this reason we wanted to talk concretely about anarchy to be realized now, not tomorrow. The “everything now” is a bet, a game we play and whose stake is our life, everyone’s life, our death, everyone’s death…»
Pierleone Mario Porcu
We know people… quiet and loquacious, shy and bold, humble and arrogant people…
People who live obedient like sheet, and others who don’t hide themselves in betrayal, they look into your eyes and stay always side by side no matter what. We know people who dream without imagination and live without dreaming, people whose eyes are used to stare below and whose ears are used to take orders such as “wake up”, “work”, “pay”, “buy”, “believe” , “respect”…
We know many people alone in the crowd, patiently waiting for an answer to their prayers till the end of their lives, for an eternal tomorrow, for better days, for a bright future.
But those who wait for a better life tomorrow are already dead today.
We know many individuals but only few of them are our comrades. Indomitable and unrepentant anarchists are shouting “a slow death or else the anarchist struggle here and now!”
And we are shouting with them, this is the only path of struggle we think worth the joy to take.

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April 8, 2017
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Taking responsibility for OTE telecommunications parking – Thessaloniki

Tuesday 7/3
The days when our comrades fell into enemy hands, tortured, isolated,
The days when revolutionaries bled and gave their life for freedom
are deeply engraved in our memory.
Our days will engrave deep wounds on the body of power.
The gas canisters at the OTE parking, on Tuesday’s dawn, at
K.Karamanlis street  in Thessaloniki are dedicated as:
-A minimal tribute to revolutionary member of R.S. Lambros Fountas
-A minimal act of solidarity to the anarchists on trial for
the Velventos expropriation case
Anarchist Formation of Counterattack
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April 8, 2017
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News about imprisoned anarchist comrade Damien – France

Anarchist comrade Damien, who is imprisoned at Fleury-Mérogis, has informed us that two investigations have been opened against him. One concerns a collage of anti-electoral posters (‘We Will Not Vote’ and ‘To End The Illusion of Democracy’) that were pasted on the wall of the prison courtyard and the other concerns an act of sabotage carried out against a production line in one of the prison workshops (where, via providers like Iccub, products of brands such as Hachette, Bourjois Parfums, Yves Rocher and Post-it are packed by prisoners).
Three other prisoners are also accused of sabotage.
In solidarity with them, tags appeared on the walls of the prison courtyard: ‘Fire To The Prisons’ and ‘A screw who commits sucide is partially forgiven’.
The comrade and the 3 other suspected saboteurs are currently awaiting prosecution.
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April 8, 2017
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Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Damien Camélio – France

There are days in prison where anger and hatred, mixed with a feeling of helplessness reach the maximum. The police arrested Comrade XXXX, who is currently imprisoned here in Fleury, but in another building, which prevents us from having any contact.
The comrade is held under pre-trial detention in building D2, on charges related to the barbecue with bleusaille sauce case. I do not know the exact content of the charges, but I do know that he is being held on a criminal warrant. So he is also likely to be accused of attempted murder of two representatives of order.
These accusations are absurd because we know, and the justice system also knows, that the intention behind this beautiful act of insubordination was not to burn the cops who were sitting in the burning police car but to scorch them a little, literally, just to soften their flesh. Be that as it may, I don’t care whether the comrade is guilty or innocent of the facts of which he is accused. It is enough for me to know that he is an anarchist to feel solidarity and it is enough for me to share the facts in order to feel complicit with him.

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April 6, 2017
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UK – Vodafone antenna sabotaged in Bristol

Vodafone antenna sabotaged on the 9th of March in Bristol.
Roughly three weeks ago a mobile phone tower operated by Vodafone was sabotaged with fire in Barton Hill, Bristol. This attack against the ever encroaching technological wing of capitalist infrastructure was inspired by recent similar actions in Italy. Across Europe, Vodafone has ‘proudly’ had a wide variety of contracts with a number of different police forces for a long time.
This phone tower, on Queen Anne road, is/was located in front of Kenneth Steele House, the serious crimes unit of Bristol police near Temple Meads train station in Bristol. This is not only a hit to the company but to the pride of the cops and their facade of control. A ‘warm’ greeting to them.
As well as this a G4s car was sabotaged just over a week ago in St George, Bristol.

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April 6, 2017
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Solidarity to Reker Ahmed , against racism and fascism – South London ,Croydon -UK

angry-croydon-544x976On 31st March, a young boy, Reker Ahmed, was brutally beaten by a gang in the area of Croydon whilst waiting for a bus. The gang (of almost 25) approached the boy and after asking where he was from, chased him and attacked him, leaving him with life-threatening injuries. He was only 17 years old and currently applying for asylum in the UK. This attack occurred on the Shrublands Estate, in Shirley, a diverse working-class area and its significance was felt by the local community.
In response to this racist and xenophobic violence, we chose to decorate the neighbourhood with our outrage. In offering a message of solidarity here, we demonstrate our solidarity everywhere; from the U.S to Greece, from Belarus to the Middle East; for all victims of the State, of the border regime and for all victims of hate crime.

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April 6, 2017
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Germany – Aachen trial summary of sessions 13 ,14 , and 15.

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During the session on the 31st March the court looked at all the physical proof that was found inside the bank (tools, tie wraps, a hammer, a chisel, etc.) and inside a plastic bag found outside which the prosecution attributes to the robbery (clothes, sunglasses, a wig and two guns). They also talked about the data found on various computers that were confiscated during the raids: documents, web pages, personal photographs, etc. although the prosecution has concluded that these were not relevant for the case.
The session that was planned on the 3rd of April has been cancelled. The next session will take place on the 7th of April; the LKA cop responsible for the German investigation will testify on this day, as well as read out the Spanish part of the investigation which the deputy inspector of the mossos d’esquadra could not do because he refused to identify himself with his full name.

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