March 15, 2010
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Guardian: Undercover policeman reveals how he d UK's violent activists


RePost | 14.03.2010 11:13

Useful for those who want/need to know. Funny how these violent activists are not contrasted with the police, which the video links to the deaths of at least 3 people. His ‘chilling account’ is hardly chilling – he got involved in a few demonstrations that turned violent. Nothing that chilling. Still, the Guardian has a history of writing pro-police rubbish. Worth watching though, and it sounds like the undercover spy’s voice can quite easily altered to reveal the original voice should anyone have any questions about who he is….

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/14/undercover-policeman-infiltrated-violent-activists

“An officer from a secretive unit of the Metropolitan police has given a chilling account of how he spent years working undercover among anti-racist groups in Britain, during which he routinely engaged in violence against members of the public and uniformed police officers to maintain his cover.

During his tour of duty, the man – known only as Officer A – also had sexual relations with at least two of his female targets as a way of obtaining intelligence. So convincing was he in his covert role that he quickly rose to become branch secretary of a leading anti-racist organisation that was believed to be a front for Labour’s Militant tendency.”….

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/14/undercover-policeman-infiltrated-violent-activists

March 15, 2010
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A suspected member of Spanish terrorist group Eta has been arrested in London.

Eta petrol bomb attack file pic

Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua is accused of several petrol bomb attacks

Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua is accused of a series of petrol bomb attacks between 1999 and 2002 in the turbulent Basque region of northern Spain.

He is alleged to have taken part in the bombings of the homes of two town councillors, the offices of a daily newspaper and social security department, and a railway station.

It is the third such arrest in a week – a suspected Eta member was stopped at Lisbon airport on Friday, while another was caught in Normandy last Sunday.

Ibarlucea, 29, was detained in Soho, London, and is set to appear at the City of Westminister Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He will face deportation proceedings.

Scotland Yard said: “Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua was detained on behalf of the Spanish authorities under a European Arrest Warrant alleging ‘terrorist offences’.”

Ibarlucea was first arrested by Spain’s paramilitary Civil Guard in October 2002.

After being held in prison for four months, he was released on provisional bail by an investigating judge at the National Criminal Court.

But he failed to turn up for his trial in October 2006 and an international warrant for his arrest was issued two months later.

Eta has waged a 40-year campaign for independence in the Basque Country, an area that stretches across the French-Spanish border.

The group has been blamed for 828 deaths since its separatist campaign began.

This year, more than 30 suspected Eta members have been arrested, many in France which has long been used as an Eta hideout.

March 14, 2010
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Vandals hit police station, 11 patrol cars MONTREAL CANADA



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A group of 15 to 20 people vandalized the police station and 11 police cars on the corner of Notre Dame St. W and Dominion St. in St. Henri.

Updated: Sat Mar. 13 2010 11:40:11 AM

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Windows were shattered, computers damaged and graffiti was printed over 11 police patrol cars and a police station overnight Saturday.

Just after midnight, a group of 15 to 20 people vandalized the police station on the corner of Notre Dame St. W and Dominion St. in Little Burgundy. The building houses the traffic division for Centre-Sud and is not occupied in the evenings, explained police.

The letters FTP and ACAB, meant to mean “F— the police” and “All cops are bastards,” were also written in graffiti on the walls of the building, confimed police.

They broke windows of 11 police vehicles in the parking lot of the station.

“They damaged a couple of on-board computers. They also broke windows of the police station and wrote grafitti on some walls,” said Montreal police Const. Daniel Lacoursiere.

At least three on-board computers were damaged at a cost of $5,000 each, said police.

Neighbours called police

An eyewitness told CTV’s Derek Conlon the group was in the parking lot, where there were no bright lights or cameras.

A nearby resident, who preferred not to be named, said he heard noises from his home.

“We heard some noise, (which) sounded like glass breaking, but we weren’t sure. We stepped out on the balcony and saw 15 to 20 people running down the street, dressed in black, their faces coverd in black. It was a bit scary to see,” the resident told Conlon.

The man said he called 911.

Police arrived ten minutes later, but the vandals were gone, said the neighbour.

No arrests have been made so far.

Lead up to anti-brutality march

The annual police anti-brutality demonstration takes place Monday, and police say they anticipate the possibility of more vandalisms leading up to the event.

The demonstration against police brutality, which has become marked violent altercations between protestors and police, led to over 200 arrests last year.

March 14, 2010
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news from the press


Grigoropoulos judge quits trial

The judge presiding over the trial of two policemen charged with the murder of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia in December 2008 quit yesterday, complaining that the prosecution lawyers had cast doubts about her impartiality following her questioning of testimony given by a witness to the shooting.

“I cannot take anymore. My impartiality has been questioned before the trial has even begun,” Angelita Papavassileiou, said. She condemned the behavior of lawyers on both sides, accusing them of “turning this court into a wrestling ring even though I know you drink coffee together.”

Papavassileiou’s withdrawal came after the two prosecution lawyers said they would quit due to the judge’s interpretation of some laws.

It is unclear who will preside over the court on Wednesday when the trial is to resume with testimony from a friend of the dead teenager who had been with him on the night of the shooting.

March 13, 2010
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for lambro


For the guerrilla Lambros who was killed by enemy bullets. A reflex – a sample of our tangible anger on hearing the news of the murder.
Yesterday morning found the path destroyed and set on fire!10 goverment CARS and 2 luxury vehicles and ONE security van in many different areas of THESALONIKI. These for the moment … THE WORST IS COMING !!

March 13, 2010
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more from the media press

Police forensic experts yesterday were comparing the fingerprints and DNA of a 35-year-old man killed in a shootout with police in southeastern Athens on Wednesday with forensic evidence gathered from the sites of various terrorist attacks and bank robberies.

Police were examining the contents of a cell phone and laptop found at the home of Lambros Fountas in the district of Ambelokipi, near central Athens. Officers also raided the homes of Fountas’s relatives and those of individuals believed to have had links with the 35-year-old. Among the individuals summoned by police to testify is a woman alleged to have been romantically involved with Fountas over the past three years. According to sources, the woman claims to have had no inkling of the 35-year-old being involved in terrorist activities.

Police yesterday also interviewed the director of a private diagnostic clinic in Ambelokipi where Fountas worked. According to the director, Fountas had asked to take Thursday off, saying that he had to take his mother to her hometown. This revelation is believed to have confirmed police suspicions that the 35-year-old had been involved in plans to carry out a terrorist attack on that day.

Fountas and another two suspects were seen trying to steal a car from the southeastern district of Dafni early on Wednesday. Fountas was killed in a shootout with police who surprised the suspects.

Based on the results of forensic tests carried out on evidence found at the scene, police believe that one of the other two suspects had participated in a recent attack carried out by Revolutionary Struggle.

March 12, 2010
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LAMBROS OUR COMRADE!


The struggle of those who fight against all forms of power, who are anxious that each moment should not be wasted and who stubbornly maintain the belief that we are capable of creating a free and non-authoritarian world, is as distant from any kind of mythology or fiction as the earth is from the moon.

This struggle has had, has and will have countless casualties; dead, captured, and people who desist because they lose hope or compromise themselves because the powers that be have found the low or high price to buy them off.

Those seeking saints, martyrs or messiahs, or heroes and mythical beasts, are ultimately no different from those who do not miss the opportunity to point the finger at the scoundrels, the black sheep, the criminally suspect and those who politically have already lost. Both the superior beings depicted by one side and the extremist creatures from the other are equally expendable. In either case the purpose is to keep everyone sedated and docile, despite what the proponents of either side might claim.

Some ecstatically speak of those ‘sacrificed’, while the others piously try to measure the political loss. It is of little importance whether this convergence is achieved due to fanaticism or delusion, ignorance or expediency, for reasons of political visibility and survival or practising dogmatism. Those who are supposed to object shout to convince everyone that they have unfinished business with them, but this fraud is difficult to conceal. But so be it. This scenario is true and played to death, but the beaten path is always the most secure. Always? Or maybe it is not?

The following words, and those preceding them, are not the product of an obligation or sense of duty. Nor are they part of any revolutionary obituary. They are far away from and hostile to any attempt to mythologizing, ownership, engaging or disengaging, against the mud slung and the depreciation, which authority is already trying to spread after the disclosure of the identity and photograph of a dead “terrorist” following a gunfight with cops in Daphne. Lambros Fountas, who fell dead in a shootout with the crew of the police squad car in the area of Daphne is known for his anarchist activities.

From his years as a high school student he was socially active and would later join the anarchist group MAVRO AGATHI (Black Thorn), who issued the DROMI TIS ORGIS (Streets of Rage) ‘zine/pamphlet/serial. He was active and participated in marches, rallies, social conflicts, demonstrations, flyposting, discussions and social events.

(Streets of Rage) ‘THE MAGAZINE

He was one of the thousands of young people not enrolled at the time with any political youth party involved in the student occupations, demonstrations and clashes prior to and after the murder of Professor N. Temponera in Patras. Those young people were inspired by the insurrectional events of January 1991 as well as anarchist ideas and practices that they appropriated with a vitality which words are incapable of describing. The anarchist group Black Thorn, until its dissolution, participated in the Co-operation of Anarchist Groups and Individuals for Social Solidarity and Diverse Action.

During the occupation of the Polytechnical University of Athens in 1995 for the anniversary of the 1973 Uprising, Lambros Fountas was among the 504 who were arrested by the repressive state forces that invaded the university grounds on the morning of November 18th. He was, therefore, among so many young people of a generation that the politically correct were quick to describe as lost. Among all those who chose their partners’ hand and travelled the 1990s from protest to protest, from roadblock to roadblock, standing in solidarity with passion in every social aspect, who chose to confront power with their rights and their wrongs, their differences amongst themselves and their stubbornness, confounding the authority that wanted them to simply be passers by in the social struggles. Not that there weren’t any such people. Quite the contrary. Since then I have met up with Lambros and been side by side many times in marches, roadblocks and clashes.

We solemnly believe that what the people who fight leave behind them, is what they really contribute and is not superficial to the liberation process from the shackles of oppression and exploitation. This is a legacy that transcends any needs, decisions and choices.

Because the means are not an end in themselves and don’t differentiate those fighting, but rather reveal possibilities, they don’t sanctify those who choose one or another form, nor do they put anyone on a pedestal. There are no unknown comrades who have been unfairly lost. Nor is the point principally, in these situations, the search for operational errors.

Equally, however, we do not agree with the logic that explanations are the privilege of priests, initiates or those well-educated in internal affairs or with those who deal with cases and craft scenarios all the time, that the answer may begin and end with motto: loss is a necessary evil. Our position must be straightforward and outspoken.

We close, saying goodbye to Lambros with an Indian wish (and certainty):”The next time (we meet) will be better!”
“Anarchist Archive of Athens 11/3/10 complitle translationfrom actforfreedomnow in memory and honor to my friend and comrade lambro.

March 12, 2010
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After the end of the big demo in Athens a group of people approached the Ministry of Culture in Bouboulinas from the back street (Zaimi), walked into the parking and set on fire a STATE VAN which was parked in the internal courtyard of the Ministry.

in memory of the comrade Lambros.

Everything continues …

March 12, 2010
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Raids on houses and surveys

According to some MME.attack in 7 houses already done by the police prosecutor present on the occasion of the tussle in

Daphne, which resulted in the death of Lambros tassel from the bullets of the cops. They argued that journalists,

investigations will continue throughout the night, and outside of Athens have been raids on houses and Thessaloniki, Crete, Larissa.

Continuing terrorist campaign of “anti” terrorist

According to several media and leaks of national security, as such, upon being informed of his death Lambros tassel that fell

dead after shootout with cops in Daphne, continuing ‘at home’ inquiries (as baptized state raids) .

There has already been invaded and investigations in 15 HOUSES have questioned 20 people and became a home invasion inKiato, after the generous subscriptions citizen residents whose interrogating terrorism.

Kiato, after the generous subscriptions citizen residents whose interrogating terrorism.

March 12, 2010
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From anarchist comrade Giorgos Voutsis Bogiatzis

11 Μarch 2010

a few words from prison

Comrade Lambros was a real fighter and an example for all of us. True rebel, sworn enemy of inaction. Austere, sober, selective, determined. UNTIL THE END, HEAD of himself. Furthermore, he did not fall into the trap of making a contract with his life. A contract with life is for those who get divorced into the selection of the legal transaction.
Consider these not-so-grand, but honest words, as a last farewell to a comrade and freedom fighter

Let history speak …
March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010
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lastnews from 11 march in greece and more fotos



  • Gathering – Demonstration in Siteia on Crete island. Workers of public and privete sector, doctors, builders, farmers, teachers, pupils, students, self-employed, unemployed participated in the protests against the government’s and EU’s economical measures. 95% of the privete companies around the area were closed for the day, participating in one of the biggest mobilizations during the last years.

  • Demonstration in Veroia town. The syndicalist leaders for one more time under the target and the slogans of the demonstrators.
  • Demonstration in Irakleio on Crete island. Around 1000 persons, base’s unions, students, workers, anarchists, out-parliamentary communists demonstrated through the center of the town. Also, many slogans against the leadership of syndicalists. “Plaisio” company got blocked from the demonstrators because the bosses did not let the workers to strike. Many banks in the central street also smashed. Two teams of special pigs’ forces tried to attack the block but were pushed away by the people on the streets.
  • Demonstration in Volos town. The protestors gathered at METKA factory (watch older update) and blocked the entrences, so the workers could participate in the actions despite the bosses’ tactics to forbid the right for striking. The syndicalist leadership demonstrated with 50 persons ceperatly from the main block of the protestors. Some hundreds of students, pupils, workers, out-parliamentary communists, anarchists demonstrated through the town against the government’s and EU’s economical measures. Two cameras were smashed on Iasonos street and the pigs tried to attack but they were pushed away and many slogans were shouted in front of the offices of PASOK and Nea Dimokratia while undercover cops were following in the near. Many multinational companies which forbid the workers to strike were also blocked from the protestors.
  • Two demonstrations in Mytilini on Lesvos island, one from PAME (bureaucratic syndicalists) and one with independent base’s unions, students, etc. The second demonstration, behind a plakat on which was written “Capitalism is not to be reformed, only to be destroyed”, directed through the centre of the town, posters were rised up on banks, leaflets were spreded to people, walls of government buildings were sprayed and attacked with colour-bombs.
  • Demonstration under rain in Ioannina town with participation of 1500 persons and heavy presence of special pigs’ forces.
  • Gathering also on Naxos island against the economical measures.
  • Demonstration in Thessaloniki with more than 7,000 people. Basic needs products were expropriated from two super markets and given to the people around. One camera burnt and many eggs, stones and paint were thrown against government buildings and ministries. Also smashed the offices of church institution, Vodafone company, cash machines from banks, fast food companies.

Fotos: https://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1142165

  • 150,000 people participated in the three different gatherings at Athens to demonstrate against the government’s economical measures. The city full of undercover pigs and special pigs’ forces who attacked the protestors with teargas before the beginning of the demonstration trying to brake the body of the demonstration into several different small blocks. The pigs started attacking also in many different parts around the downtown with teargas, by beating up people but also in many cases driving, for one more time, against protestors with their motorcycles. It seems that the masses of people on the streets made them afraid, so they used tones of teargas and sound-flash granades since the beginning in order to terrorize any single person who resists. Strong clashes all around the centre of Athens, many protestors were heavily injured by cops but also in many cases the cops lost their motorcycles and other equipment. Many multinational companies, banks, street cameras, luxurious cars were also smashed by protestors. According to first information 11 people have been arrested.

March 11, 2010
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Two Dead in Brazil Disturbances

March 12th, 2010

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SAO PAULO – Two civilians were killed and a police station was burned to the ground during a clash between residents and cops in the northern Brazilian state of Para, authorities said.

The spokesman for the state Public Safety Office, Emanuel Villaza, told Efe that two police officers were wounded in the incident in Tracuateua, a town 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Belem, Para’s capital.

Police fired their guns “in legitimate self defense,” he said.

Villaza said that while leaders of the crowd said they wanted police to hand over a suspect in a deadly robbery, the real purpose of the protest was to drive out the cops.

He said drug traffickers paid the mob to attack the police station.

Authorities reached that conclusion based on the use of Molotov cocktails, which Villaza described as unprecedented in a spontaneous protest, and on the failure of the crowd to go after any of the prisoners released from the burning police station.

“The author of the robbery-murder had been transferred to Manituba, 100 kilometers (away). The thing about the lynching was an excuse by criminal groups to make the police station disappear,” the spokesman said.

Police have identified the ringleaders and will soon ask a judge to issue arrest warrants, Villaza said. EFE

March 11, 2010
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in Dafni shootout……

A 35-year-old man who was killed during a shootout with police in the southeastern Athens neighborhood of Dafni early yesterday is thought to have been involved in Greece’s domestic terrorist scene, source said.

Lambros Fountas was shot dead when he and an accomplice were seen by two police officers in a patrol car at 4.40 a.m. as they attempted to steal a parked vehicle.

Fountas had been known to police since he was arrested during disturbances at the National Technical University of Athens in 1995. He allegedly had contact with members of the Exarchia-based anarchist movement and had been on the anti-terrorist squad’s watch list for a long time.

The suspect with whom Fountas was allegedly attempting to steal the car managed to evade arrest but based on forensic tests carried out on evidence found at the scene, police believe that the second man had taken part in a recent attack carried out by Revolutionary Struggle.

The urban guerrilla group has carried out a number of attacks in recent years, including firing a rocket-propelled grenade at the US Embassy, murdering a witness protection officer and detonating a car bomb outside the Athens Exchange.

Sources suggested that the two men had been stealing the car so that it could be used in an imminent strike.

According to the police, the two suspects had already broken into the Seat Ibiza when a patrol car pulled up a short distance away. One of the officers turned on the siren, prompting Fountas and his accomplice to jump out of the vehicle and begin shooting at the policemen. The officers took cover behind their patrol car and in the ensuing exchange of fire, the 35-year-old was killed.

A Zastava handgun, with two bullets missing from the chamber, and an assault grenade were found in his possession. He was also carrying a walkie-talkie and wearing two pairs of leather gloves. Police also searched Fountas’s home but did not reveal if they had found any clues.

THE ONLY TERRORIST IS THE STATE! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS..

HAVE A NICE JOURNEY MY COMRADE LAMBRO!

March 11, 2010
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NEWS UP DAYS GENERAL FROM THE STREETS OF ATHENS ,SALONIKI FROM THE DEMOS GENERAL STRIKE 11/3/10

15.37 GMT+2 Street-fighting has moved to Exarcheia; the riot cops have just stormed the area’s square; people are gathering in the Polytechnic.

14.30 GMT+2 In Athens, clashes with the police in Omonoia square (cenrtal square of Athens), many groups of demonstrators moving in different places. Extent use of tear-gas in a large area.

14.22 GMT+2 Back in Athens, a team of the Delta motorcycle force was attacked by demonstrators while trying to make an arrest. At least one more demonstrator has been arrested on Stadiou Avenue this time, after being heavily beaten by riot and motorcycle cops.

14.20 GMT+2 In Thessaloniki today’s demonstration is reported much larger than last general strike. A first report on IMC claims 6-7,000 demonstrators; two chain supermarkets and one large confiserie were looted. One CCTV camera was smashed; riot cops tear-gassed the demonstration at that point, but the demonstrators remained calm. Also, during the demo, many ATMs, a fast-food chain store, vodafone, and a church’s store were smashed.

13.57 GMT+2 Riot police have once attacked the demo, toward its end, at the corner of Panepistimiou Avenue and Sina Street. At least five detentions, the demonstration has been broken off.

12.38 GMT +2 The riot police (MAT) attacked the demo almost as soon as it set off, it seems. There is MAT forces on all the side streets of Patision Avenue; they have tear-gassed the demo. There are clashes around Stournari Street right now.

12.03 GMT+2 A reminder for anyone who might be in Athens at the moment: There are absolutely no buses and only line 1 (green) of the Metro is functioning today; the other two lines (underground) and the tram network are all closed down by the strike. Additionally, line 1 is closed in its Piraeus extension for works and reports say there are no replacement buses today, so access to the centre for people coming from the direction of Piraeus will be hard.

March 10, 2010
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Support Rozbrat!





Rozbrat Collective needs support from any groups, movements and people who feel Rozbrat Squat is close to them. We already announce that on the day of the auction there will be a demonstration and we invite you all to come. On our website www.rozbrat.org you can check latest news on the legal situation of Rozbrat and on the initiatives connected with “Rozbrat stays!” action. We count on your support and help. If you want to support our squat which is threatned with eviction, you can donate some money to this bank account:

BZWBK SA PL50 1090 1447 0000 0001 0910 8536, Stowarzyszenie Inicjatyw Społecznych Ulica, ul. Pułaskiego 21a, Poznań, POLAND, SWIFT:WBK PPL PP /Write: Rozbrat stays/


On Monday, 8th March, about 50 people from Rozbrat squat Collective made a demonstration in front of the gate of Poznan International Fair Center, where a congress of local councils from all over Poland was taking place. Shouting slogans “City is not a company. Rozbrat stays!”, the anarchists blockaded the gate. Many cars with the officials were forced to turn back.

After a while, the protesters decided to walk inside the premises of the Fair, they were not stopped by anyone. Then, they tried to go inside the building where the congress was taking place. They were attacked by the police. Some of the anarchists were heavily beaten up, 37 were detained and driven to three different police stations. Most of them are already released with minor charges. From the information we were able to gather, 3 people will be charged with an attack on a functionary, those three are still in jail.

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We want to invite you for the info meeting about Rozbrat demonstration and the situation of the place on 10th March (Wednesday) at 9 p.m, just after Vokü at Kopi – Berlin, Germany. There will also be a projection of the film.

The auction of the grounds where Poznan’s Rozbrat squat is situated will take place on 26th March at 10 a.m. Since January 2008, when the bailiff came to the squat for the first time, we have managed to keep the squat, through different legal actions and protests. If nobody buys the ground on 26th March, the next auction will take place within the next 2-3 years. That is why this is a critical moment for us.

March 9, 2010
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Tesco smashed and sprayed in Fishponds, Bristol ENGLAND


Tesco Metro attacked with brick and spray paint at 2 am this morning – windows smashed and ‘no more Tesco’ sprayed on both sides of store

At 2 am this morning, Tesco Metro on Lodge Causeway was attacked with bricks and spray, with broken windows and “no more Tesco” sprayed on both sides of the store.

This action is not to pressure not to build more Tesco stores, but as a total rejection of all they represent. We see Tesco as extreme form of the capitalist domination that entraps and enslaves us all.

Our message is simple: if you build up, we smash down.

For a world free of capitalist exploitation and authoritarian rule (A)