February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017
Issue 0, winter 2017, of anarchist paper Vetriolo is out
We have given life to this new editorial initiative as we are convinced that it is important for anarchism of action to also make a theoretical effort. So what we have managed to put together is a paper of both agitation and analysis, one of critique and confrontation. Critique, because we aren’t giving up thinking with own heads, irreducible regarding school but thirsty for study; confrontation, because for us the aim of argument is qualitative growth alongside those who, discussing and getting angry, go part of the way with us.
The Turin court of appeal has set a hearing for the appeal submitted by prosecutor Arnaldi di Balme on 15th February.
In the first grade trial last March a sentence of inadmissibility of the case was pronounced, according to a clause called “Ne bis in idem”, i.e. the impossibility a defendant being tried twice for the same case.
Not content with the Swiss result for which we were convicted for the specific case and acquitted of the charge of importing explosive material, and not content with not having found any organization in Italy or elsewhere, the Turin prosecutors closed the investigation centred on 270bis (subversive association with intent of terrorism) and instead demanded the three of us be put on trial on the following charges: articles 110, 280 of the penal code, ‘because in complicity with one another, by the name of ELF-Earth Liberation Front, a movement inspired by radical environmentalism, and with intent of terrorism, they carried out actions intended to damage the property of others through the use of explosive or otherwise deadly devices’; articles110, 81,61 of the penal code, ‘because in complicity with one another, with multiple actions in the same criminal plan… they illegally held explosive material, which they transported to a public place from Valchiusella to Bergamo and then to Switzerland’; articles 110, 648 of the penal code, ‘because in complicity with one another, aware of its criminal source, they received material for explosive devices from unknown individuals, the result of illegitimate expropriation from an unidentified company licensed to use explosives’. The charges are aggravated by intent of terrorism.
Today 2/2/ the second session of the trial against the comrades accused of robbing the Pax-Bank branch in Aachen (Germany) in 2014 took place.
The prosecution called 3 witnesses: two cleaners and a passerby, who supposedly saw people behaving suspiciously and alerted the police.
In general the version of the facts detailed by the two workers concerning the first moment was quite different and sometimes contradictory. They remembered a different number of individuals participating in the robbery: the first one indicated that there was a woman in a red wig (although she did not recognize the wig from the photos that the judge showed her) and that 3 or 4 individuals present, while the second witness stated having seen a group of 6 people in total, and could not recall whether there were 1 or 2 women. The first witness testified that the woman simply showed her a gun without ever pointing it directly, while the second one said that a gun was pointed to her head, however she was hesitant when questioned by the judge, who asked her whether she had been threatened to be killed had she screamed.
Mexico City: Explosive-incendiary attack in solidarity with the prisoners in Aachen
Reasons to fight, we have plenty. We have taken into account the need to act directly against Capital, every time we find more reasons to continue fighting. A few weeks ago for example some comrades were accused of armed robbery in Aachen, Germany; and understanding the bureaucratic process of the ‘legitimate justice’ of the bourgeoisie, they were deprived of freedom. We must not forget, as has already been mentioned in these spaces of diffusion, that expropriation is a just, direct action and part of the history of every revolutionary movement. Emphasizing the slogan: “What crime is it to expropriate or set fire to a bank compared to founding it?”
The rage and anger have made us stronger. We can no longer afford to give ourselves the luxury of remaining in the passivity and conditional comfort that imprisons us in a ‘reality’ imposed by a group of murderers.
February 11, 2017
Our ideas are too big to be locked up
Benefit night for the anarchist comrades imprisoned in German jails and accused of robbing a Catholic bank in Aachen
Friday 10th February at 10am, XM24, via Fioravanti 24, Bolognina
R.Y.F (Restless Yellow Flowers)
Entry 3 euros
No authoritarian, macho, trans-homophobic or racist attitude will be tolerated
Fried panzerotti and hot wine
On 13th March and 23rd June 2016 two operations coordinated by the Catalan police (Mossos d’Esquadra) and the German police ended with raids and the arrest of two anarchist comrades in Barcelona.
After a short time spent in solitary confinement in Spanish jails, the comrades were extradited to Germany, where they are currently locked up.
The charge is robbery on Pax-Bank, a Catholic bank in the city of Aachen (Aquisgrana), dating November 2014.
Far from embracing the logic of guilty/innocent or good/bad, a judgement we leave to the court and mass media vultures, we want to support the comrades, who are to face trial in Germany from 23rd January to 25th January.
Translated by act for freedom now
Clashes continued in several french cities tonight 8/2/17 . The clashes started on Saturday after cops beaten and raped 22 year old Theo in Aulnay-Sous-Bois (15 kilometers north of Paris) on Thursday.
Written by Riot Turtle
Yesterday we reported about the assault by cops on Theo and the clashed that followed after that. Tonight protests were reported from Paris, Aulnay-Sous-Bois, Rennes, Nantes and other French cities.
“January 26th. Milano hinterland. Two phone masts burned, one in Paderno Dugnano and the other in Bollate. Attack Power now, and its increasingly widespread technological and telecommunicational control. Active solidarity with the anarchists locked up for op. Scripta Manent.”
I have received fragmentary information that in the prison of Alessandria Marco has opposed the installation of bocche di lupo [special windows that prevent prisoners from seeing outside] destroying some furniture in the cops’ offices.
The inquisitor Sparagna [the prosecutor in charge of op. Scripta Manent] has already got us used to his dragging in the mud. His attempt to divide us on the pretext that Marco is the partner of my ex-partner has been going on for 5 months now, keeping Marco in “isolation” from me and his other comrades because of the absurd and spurious fear of my hypothetical retaliation.
Note of Croce Nera Anarchica: We receive and publish this text of anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti, even though a considerable delay (the letter was written on January 1st) due to the censorship imposed to comrade
Irremediably on the unexplored and iconoclastic path of a free life, on Friday December 30th I put together joy and rage, which I will continue to treasure, and I threw them at the windows of prison guards office of the unit.
If only one comment could include the essence of everything that went on during the fourth hearing of the trial of the anarchist-communist Tasos Theofilou at the Appellate Court of Athens on Friday February 3d , then that would be one the defendant’s counsel Annie Papparousou had made, summarizing that “the defendant’s arrest occurred at the suggestion of counter-terrorism police and was not evidence-based.”
Indeed, the examination of two high-ranking officials of the counter-terrorism police, which participated in the spying of, among others, Sakkas and Karagiannides, and claim to have recognized Theofilou as an unidentified male who met with the two men in Kallithea and Agrinio long before his detention and arrest in August 2012, reveals that no illegal acts were committed while Theofilou was being watched by the police. This is why he was never placed under arrest. Moreover, there was no evidence of his connection with the organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
Two more prosecution witnesses testified on Friday: Tasos’ landlord from Lamia and an eye-witness who saw the embroilment among the victim, Demetris Michas, with one of the robbers on the 10th of August 2012. None of the two revealed any incriminating piece of information against the prosecuted anarchist, a fact that infuriated the prosecutor and the civil party. The aggressive treatment of one of the witnesses by the prosecution, was very shocking, since the verbal attack the witness was subjected to clearly served the purpose of intimidation.
Video with some basic information on Tasos’s arrest and imprisonment
through a series of obvious fabrications and amateur manipulations.
Tasos’s arrest is part of a determinate crusade against the anarchist
and revolutionary movement, launched and further orchestrated by the
“Law & Order” lobby of the country: journalist milieus, the
Counter-terrorism Service, prosecution investigators and wannabe
As of now – beginning of 2017 – Tasos’ appeal process is taking place.
Armed with an incendiary device, we rode through the streets of Berlin on a frosty night looking for a target for which we could say that we are fighting the struggles of our unknown comrades against the CIGÉO nuclear dump in the woods of Bure, in the ZAD and against the French state of emergency as a whole and express our solidarity.
We also support other anarchist interventions on the continent of Europe, such as Revolutionary Struggle in Greece.
WE ARE THE ONES WHO WILL BRING THE CURTAIN DOWN
We claim responsibility for the 6 following arson attacks.
– A bank at Petralona a few streetss next to the consumer neighborhood of Gazi.
– The security agency FALCON at the main and busy Kifisias Avenue, which is being advertised by the journalistic trash of the television.
– A post office Savings Bank at the seemingly police state Aleksandra’s Avenue.
– 3 diplomatic corps vehicles
Cities are history‘s theatre. They are the places where life performs disciplined social roles, played by law abiding citizens or happy slaves in the reflection of digital communication displays’ and storefronts of consumption, while walking predetermined paths from wage-slavery to paid entertainment. Each move we make is controlled by the vigilant eyes of thousands of cameras on the streets, roadblocks by uniformed police and cops’ motor patrols.
February 8, 2017
“Operación Buyo” is not as dark as you think
After being informed today of the closing of “Reporting Restrictions”, we are notifying anyone interested that Maria Otero, the woman mistakenly considered to be an anarchist comrade and who has given the name of Gabriel Pombo da Silva, accusing him of possessing a cache of weapons, did not “limit” herself to lying … she is currently an official collaborator of Justice. A role that she has assumed given the impossibility of finding any glimmer of freedom by other means.
As anarchists as we are not interested in the investigative details in our possession until now (which of course we will not spread); precisely these details, however, give us confirmation of how this informer, in all the many and heavy cases of repression that have involved her personally, has always struck deals with “justice”, not doing even one day in prison (she lied when she told us that she had been inside for a few months).
The well known strategy of leaving her free movement has allowed the repression to open investigations and / or incarcerate other people in recent years. In the present case, she was fully aware of being under investigation but was moving freely even in some “places of struggle”: which allows the usual “competent authorities” to consider her, as well as linked to the two of us, “close to anarchist circles”. In our view, although she is imprisoned, she continues to be a dangerous loose cannon.
Investigations are still open and Gabriel, although free, is accused of being the “leader of an anarchist cell preparing to attack.”
All this does nothing but give us the sad dimension of how it is always easier to be surrounded by people like Maria in question: neither the first nor the last of those who have sold out in this not at all new liberticidal world.
6 Febuary 2017
Gabriel and Elisa