July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017
At the edge of the Escrinet mountain pass, a culminating point on the road that ensures the connection between Privas and Aubenas, a relay antenna, a military-inspired cluster of buildings, a 30-by-30-step fence, well-known logos of Bouygues, SFR, Free, Orange…
This is where we decide to attack, where the technologies necessary to cover thousands of homes in fixed and mobile telephony, TV and Radio are concentrated. Where we can cause temporary syncope in the frantic flow of information and communications.
The cathodic decay, the radio stupefaction or the profound alienation caused by phones are untenable to us. Here, we do away with an argued criticism of the media because their obvious ravages force fools to defend them, rather than us to condemn them. We do not cherish the illusion of dismantling the enterprises attributable to the poisoning of consciences nor the hope of triggering a revival of these consciences. If some people rejoice in this short respite in communicational hell so much the better, the others are fucked. That they continue to pay their subscriptions, to buy new screens, to put shelves in the hands of children. We are not fighting for them; on the contrary, they are part of the problem.
Similarly, when the jailers searched my belongings at the entrance to the M.M.S., looking through my things they found papers with my writings and personal letters, which also included the general outline of “El Canero” newspaper. [A newspaper of prisoners’ writings, founded by Fernando.] They confiscated that from me and then began to behave violently, going through my personal correspondence and concluding with a threat directed at me, saying, “They can kill you for what you say” and “Stop already with your newspaper,” letting me know that by writing and expressing my ideas I violated the security of the institution and that is the reason why I should remain in segregation.
It’s worth mentioning that because of the earlier conflict, I couldn’t share a cell with anyone, one supposes in order to protect my life and safety. Yet even with that, upon arriving at the Hexagon Area they put me in a cell with eight other people who I don’t know and who inspire distrust in me. I hold the Technical Council responsible for what may happen, as this is once again a pretext to keep me in conditions of confinement and punishment.
July 20, 2017
A gang of wild youth who were being pursued by the local fuzz obviously have a wicked sense of humour. Trying to alleviate their boredom of living on a concrete housing estate in another metropolis in prison island, they were passing the time on dirt bikes when some outstanding citizen of the year called the cops. After escaping the feds who went to make house to house snitching attempts, the 30 strong gang returned to the unattended patrol car, promptly overturning the car. The feds returned and ran after the youth who where too quick for them vanishing into a nearby estate.
That’s what they get for trying to disturb the kids enjoyment!
Video:Free Ηριάννα: Anarchists smash one of the most expensive shopping streets in Europe (Athens, Greece)
A political positioning and taking responsibility
On Monday 17 July just 4 hours after the decision of the Court of Appeal to continue the detention of Irianna and Periklis, an immediate solidarity gathering-demonstration was called in Monastiraki square (a crowded square in the centre of Athens).
In just 3 hours there were at least 800 comrades from the spectrum of the Anarchist/Anti-authoritarian movement and the extra-parliamentary left, from mouth-to-mouth propagation.
On the demo’s way to Syntagma square (the central square of Athens, in front of the parliament), it was decided by part of the demo to make a simultaneous attack on the shops of Ermou street.
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A group of, predominantly African, migrants had announced since Monday 17-07 that they would start repeatedly protesting the prolonged delays in the examination of their asylum applications, as well as the horrid living conditions they face in the Moria detention centre. On Monday, the protest took the form of a sitting demonstration that blockaded the headquarters of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). On Tuesday, while the sitting demonstration resumed, again outside the EASO headquarters, which led the service workers to leave their offices, the authorities pointed out the protesting immigrants as those responsible for the delay concerning the processing of the asylum applications to the migrants who were not taking part in the protest, turning the latter against the protesters.
The quarreling between the two groups that ensued led to heightened tensions, and the protesting migrants walked out of the detention centre, blockading the road. During this protest, they once more faced the brutality of the police forces, who tried to remove them from the street chasing them to the inside of the centre and using tear gas and stun grenades. On their part, the migrants responded to this attack by throwing rocks, resulted to the initial retreat of the police forces, and to some damage to cars that were parked around the detention centre. Meanwhile, fire was started in order to set up roadblocks, some of which spread to the nearby olive fields. The police forces were amplified with more riot police and intervened in the centre’s interior, while at the same time two Petzetel-type firefighter planes threw water where fire had spread.
There is currently a massive population of “post-tariff” life sentence prisoners over-crowding British Prisons. Lifers who remain detained long beyond the time originally recommended by the judiciary or secretary of state, which includes prisoners sentenced under the IPP (‘Imprisonment for Public Protection’) Law. Although this law has been scrapped, it has left a legacy of thousands of prisoners still languishing in jail. Britain has more life sentenced prisoners than the whole of Europe combined, a consequence of a “lock em up and throw away the key” culture and mentality that pervades the bourgeois judiciary and justice apparatus, as well as a Parole Board that exists just to legitimise what is in reality the unlawful detention of thousands of prisoners. “Preventative Detention” was created by the Nazi Party in Germany in 1939 to “cleanse” society of anti-social elements and Britain is a zealous inheritor of that instrument of repression, while British prisons are now little more than modern day concentration camps, full of prisoners with no hope of release.
Appeal for solidarity against Davide’s punitive isolation
On July 18, a hearing was held at the Cagliari Court of Appeal for a complaint made by Davide against the conditions that he is being subjected to at the Augsburg Prison.
Via the details of the complaint we learned that Davide, who is already subjected to the Article 41-bis prison regime, is undergoing a very extreme torture, he was ‘sentenced’ to six months of punitive isolation.
Complete isolation, in an underground cell, no TV or radio, no contact with other prisoners and without ever seeing the sun. In addition to this his correspondence is subject to censorship. The only people he ever sees are the guards and his lawyer.
Unfortunately we have only just learned that he has been living under these conditions for two months now.
July 18, 2017
Here’s the PDFs for the most recent version of Return Fire, vol.4, of autumn 2016 – additionally with the supplement that accompanies it. Once again, 100 pages of passion, commentary, proposals and interview material. The supplement, Caught in the Net, is a survey of critical perspectives on what information age technology is doing to our cognitive abilities, our health more generally, and our capacity to rebel. It comes as a separate document, of another 28 pages. Both colour and greyscale cover options are available, for further reproduction and distribution.
To give you an idea, a few of the featured pieces are the Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare’s essay Panopticons Then & Now, arguing for a more sophisticated understanding of the surveillance State; On the Catastrophe of the Salmon Farms and Martime Devastation in the Patagonian Sea as recounted by members of Colectivo Critica y Accion following the events of 2016; words on avoiding needlessly repetitious deeds and indeed aiming to ‘hit where it hurts’ as highlighted in Dissonanz #34 by Taking Apart Authority; and Sold Out to the Industry tells of U.K. unionism cosying up to the fracking prospectors, from The Acorn.
Other articles we have condensed or synthesised are those such as the ‘Antagonistic Margins’ of seduction, contagion and queering the ‘terrortory’, by The Experimentation Committee; the presentation of “Another Figure of the Migrant” as theorised by Thomas Nail in conversation with the Hostis journal; or Ed Lord’s discussion of modernity and questions of psychological ‘disorders’, ‘A Profound Dis-ease’.
Plenty of direct attacks on structures of our enemies found their way into our Global Flash-Points listing, as usual, as did the lowdown on various trials and kidnappings of those we feel an affinity to in Rebels Behind Bars. Our review for the issue is a reappraisal of the John Zerzan essay, Animal Dreams, by Bellamy Fitzpatrick, as To Love the Inhuman, mindful of the recurrent pitfalls of certain aspects of anti-civilisation analysis. Verses of Hunter Hall, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Robert Hass and more made it into this round of Poems for Love, Loss & War.
Delving back to grasp Memory as a Weapon, in this section we’ve got stuff from “An Outragous Spirit of Tumult & Riot” during the Luddite rebellions against assimilation into the factory system of booming British industrialism (resurrected from the archives of Do or Die magazine) to A Shorter History of a Northwest E.L.F. Cell (sometimes exhilarating, sometimes dismaying) which was serialised in Tides of Flame, charting the rise and fall of one particular environmental guerrilla faction leading into the ‘Green Scare’ of a decade gone by; and that’s just a part of it…
As for the rest, grab a copy and see what moves you.
Comments, suggestions and submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Afterword: The timestamp on this volume means that some developments are not up to date in the online release. We’d encourage readers to research cases that interest them for updates, but for now we wanted to at least publicise the prison address for one anarchist who has since been sentenced to 7 years and 6 months for the Aachen case outlined in vol.4 (the second defendant, also arrested in Barcelona, was acquitted). She welcomes correspondence in English, Spanish, Italian or German; let’s not leave her alone. Inform yourself, arm yourself, reach out, make a fist.
Justizvollzuganstanlt (JVA) Köln
50827 Köln – Germany
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Indymedia Nantes / Friday 14 July 2017
Damien Camelio, imprisoned in Fleury-Mérogis since the beginning of December 2016 for damage during the wild demonstration of April 14, 2016 during the “Work movement!” was released on June 29.
He had been sentenced on January 19 2017, beyond the requisitions of the procurator, to ten months with a committal order (so remaining in Fleury where he had been since he was arrested on 8 December) and € 14,000 damages and interest for civil claims.
Freedom for all,
Fire to the prisons!
Liberté pour toutes et tous,
Feu aux prisons !
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Four vehicles of the Fabricom company burned in Saint-Gilles Monday morning (26 June) in solidarity with the anarchists in the firing line of the anti-terrorist law in Belgium.
To send strength and courage to all those who carry the rage of revolt in their heart.
It is very little, but making some noise around this affair, fighting isolation, not letting fear muzzle us, that’s already a few non-negligible points.
Fuck the Law!
Translated by Act for freedom now!
In the last weeks four ATM machines were set on fire in solidarity with the accused of and the one sentenced for bank robbery in Aachen
solidarity and strength for them
solidarity and strength for all who are on the run
As international collective, self-organized and based on anarchist and anti-authoritarian principles we believe that the international solidarity represents the strongest weapon that the movement has. We are all aware that this weapon can be used at different levels, from words to direct actions.
As living squat and self-educational center Rosa de Foc of Exarchia, we believe that is essential to express our solidarity to all the squats and battlegrounds that are under attack from state apparatus of repression. Especially, for affinity in ideas and practices, we want to assert our vicinity to the squat XM24 of Bologna. A squat that resists to the power’s oppression for 15 years, in constant struggle to create a concrete alternative to the dominant lifestyle that repress and humiliate an increasing number of individuals. We feel close to XM24, a place where, thanks to the many collectives acting inside it, during the years it were built a big number of projects, alive and active, which have made a shelter against the gentrification and the monetization of our neighborhoods. At the same time it isn’t just a provider of ‘alternative services’ but it has maintained alive his fighting and rebel soul that doesn’t surrender to the current situation.
Welcome to Greece, 2017. Here, you can swim into our lovely blue sea, visit the picturesque sights and enjoy the amazing Mediterranean sun. It goes without saying that all facilities and services provided are in position of covering all your needs. Exotic cocktails, traditional food, tours and transfers, parties to dance the night away, you name it. And, of course, always with a smile, the most essential feature of the famous Greek hospitality.
A smile, however, deeply covered in hypocrisy for years, and only apparent wherever there is the slightest chance of profit. A smile which, in the name of money, does whatever it takes in order to sweep the real situation under the mat.
They will never show you the appalling conditions under which people in touristy hotels and restaurants work. No one will ever say a word about the thousands of refugee and immigrant deaths during their attempt to cross the sea
and finally arrive in the so-called civilized West.
No one will ever mention the concentration camps that have been “offering hospitality” to those who managed to survive. You will not be able to admire the magnificent military technological achievements that take off from Souda, killing the people of the Middle East. You won’t feel the wretchedness of the homeless and the needy, piling up in the streets of die big cities. You won’t experience racism and xenophobia prevailing in large parts of the society (obviously, only towards the poor). You won’t be able to perceive the obscene policy of our “radical Left” government, which has been withdrawing, one after the other, whatever is left from our labor achievements, or listen to what several “philanthropists” , businessmen and industrialists have to say, complaining about the country image, demanding a ban on all demonstrations.
That is Greece today, no matter how fancy the packaging that foreign and local rulers are trying to wrap around it. What we need is to get over with the rotten capitalist system, which has always been laying tremendous social/class inequalities and is being fed by draining the subject classes.
Thus, we have to fight it, in every part of the world ,
until its total overthrow.
Smash the fences of shame
build solidarity bridges
Fernando is an anarchist compañero, a prisoner in North Prison in Mexico City since 2013, who since his detention has been active in various projects. Much of his time in prison has been spent in solitary. Since the last hunger strike he participated in with three other compañeros (Miguel Peralta, Abraham Cortés and Luis Fernando Sotelo) as part of a struggle launched from various prisons in September 2016, Fernando Bárcenas was transferred to a solitary unit in the prison and has been held there for more than nine months as punishment for his rebellious existence and for being a compañero who continues to support the fight for total freedom with proposals and actions.
The area where Fernando is held is filled with the constant conflict and tension of solitary, which is worse in his case since they never pass up a chance to harass him. All of this has caused health problems for our compañero, putting at growing risk his emotional and physical health. The situation has worsened in recent weeks, which is why we are sending an urgent, widespread call to demand an immediate end to Fernando Bárcenas being held in solitary and to extend our solidarity with him. We also ask all to be on alert and to spread this information and that which will come out in the following days.
We want Fernando Bárcenas in the streets
Until all are free
Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Norte
Calle Jaime Nuno no. 155
Colonia Guadalupe Chalma, Cuautepec Barrio Bajo
C.P. 07210 Gustavo A. Madero
Ciudad de México
Telephone: 5306 4540 / 5306 2540
“They protest against the energy that flows under their house, but inside of the house they want it!” yells the stuffy national-popular bourgeois in the spring of 2017 seeing what’s upsetting a small village in Puglia and spreading out to the rest of Italy. Fights erupted between police and opponents in front of the future construction site of the TAP (Trans-Adriatic Pipeline), the new gas pipeline which will link up Europe with the endpoint in Turkey of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline that’s connectect with the gas fields in the Caspian Sea. The new gas pipeline will cross the north of Greece into Albania, where it will continue through the Adriatic Sea to finally reach the shores of Lecce in Italy, where it will connect with the existing gas transport network.
The TAP project, as most other energy projects, are considered of utmost “strategical” importance by power. A fair enough reason for enemies of power to have a look at the ongoing struggle against this TAP, put together this collection of texts from anarchist comrades active in the conflict and broaden up the horizons as to favour direct intervention against everything that keeps the energy of power flowing.
On the night of June 30 within the context of the month for anarchic agitation for Earth liberation, we decide to organize our rage to carry out an incendiary attack against the Agricultural Service (SAG) and the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC).
The motivations for carrying out this direct action are varied…in the first place, we seek to combat the speciesist actions of the SAG, who propose the supposed salvation and preservation of nature via the intervention of the human plague, thinking that this bastard species has the authority to decide how an animal should live, where it should live and how long it should live…we have never been and never will be the saviours of the Earth, but quite the opposite, today we are its greatest destroyers. To avoid this fatal destiny there are two options, to eliminate ourselves as a species, or we can make an effort to return to our origins, the same origins that we have forgotten thanks to the false progress of capitalism and anthropocentrism.
insurrectionnewsworldwide Received on 12.07.17:
Fuck Without Fear Queer-Anarcho Collective Protest/ Action Against VicPig State Terror, Naarm / Melbourne, so-called Australia
On 11 July, 2017, the Fuck Without Fear Queer-Anarcho Collective, held a hastily convened protest/ action at 5pm, during peak commuter hour, on the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street; directly outside a central Melbourne/ Naarm aptly-named “beat” Police Station.
We held banners saying: “Flaccid Pigs Shoot First”; “Shoot Police Violence Dead”; and “How do we resist Police Terrror? Revenge 1 for 1!”. We also carried placards, “Fuck Without Fear”, and chanted “Straight or Queer, Fuck Without Fear”; “How do we stop this? Copus Interruptus!”; and “Fuck the Police, A.C.A.B.”.
July 14, 2017
A drilling rig owned by one of the polluting scum fracking firms has been seriously vandalised, intended to stop the embryonic shale industry on prison island.
Between 18 and 24 May, a facility near Chesterfield run by PR Marriott was infiltrated, prison islands largest onshore deep drilling company, which stores and maintains the rig on behalf of scumbag shale gas firm Cuadrilla. Once inside, they caused what the authorities described as “a large amount of criminal damage” to the rig. The rig was attacked with sledgehammers to smash its touchscreen computers and windows. Components were drilled out, while pneumatic pipes and electrical cables were cut.
In January, Cuadrilla started work on a site in Fylde, Lancashire, where later this year it wants to destroy the enviroment by fracking the first well in the UK since 2011. Anti-fracking campaigners have staged daily protests outside the fences of the site on Preston New Road. Protesters have also successfully pressured subcontractors into ending their agreements with Cuadrilla.
July 14, 2017