December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017
No ifs no buts
A trial is to begin on 16th November in Turin against 29 comrades accused of subversive association with intents of terrorism and other offences. Seven of these comrades have been in pre-trial detention since September 2016, in AS2 high security units.
Besides wanting to establish personal responsibilities in relation to various actions claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation in the last decade, the investigation subsequently expanded to the solidarity with the defendants and with the re-launching of practices of attack.
The investigation, which the inquisitors called Scripta Manent, is essentially based on a comparison between the claims of various attacks and pieces of writing by the comrades on trial, on the contacts between the latter and on the distinction between the good, the bad, the social, the radical, FAI members and so on, in the anarchist galaxy. One of the classic analyses devised in courtrooms and police stations.
The acrobatics used to attribute actions to the comrades develop according to the usual old script: if you express solidarity with a certain kind of actions and/or with an acronym that claims them you become a number one suspect, then you are put under investigation and finally you are put on trial. However it’s a script sufficient to impose pre-trial detention and a trial afterwards, in the hope – theirs – to create a void around these comrades, to foment taking distance, to confirm the thesis of the good and the bad.
December 8, 2017
On Thursday November 30th, at around 4pm, a dozen plain clothes and uniformed policemen from the cantonal police entered the premises of anarchist bookshop Fermento, on Josefstrasse 102 in Zurich, armed with a search warrant. The alleged crime: “Public instigation to commit crimes and acts of violence”.
As we have just learned, three policemen from the Criminal Investigation Department of the cantonal police already entered the bookshop ten days earlier. Then too using the same statement: the bookshop window would be an incitement to commit crimes and violence against businesses and individuals, to be seen in the context of the recent incendiary attacks against the construction of the PJZ [new palace of justice] and “Bässlergut” prison in Basel.
All this did not happen completely unexpectedly. Only a couple of days before, a long background article published by Schweiz am Wochenende and taken up by the Aargauer Zeitung urged that something be done once and for all against these anarchists, boasting of having discovered what everyone in Zurich can see: our shop window.
If the police acted on the impulse of Andreas Maurer’s piece – to call the journalist by his name – or if the latter had written under the pressure of someone else, we cannot know and do not care. The journalist’s role as cop has been openly demonstrated once again.
Let’s move on to the technical side:
In the first search, only the posters hanging from the window inside the bookshop were removed. Clearly the agents in question were not sure which poster contained the criminal message, so they took them all. One of these was an invitation to support our bookshop, which at the end of February will have to give way to yet another branch of Migros. We learned of the posters’ removal in amazement.
Warrior Up is a research project open to any anonymous input, turning an eye towards the infrastructures and extractive industries that the capitalist economy depends upon – how they function, and how they are vulnerable to direct action.
This project is inspired by the infrastructural sabotage carried out by indigenous warriors in the territory dominated by the Canadian state during land and water defense in the last decades. We want to be a resource for anarchists and other rebels carrying out actions against the economy of death – how can we make these actions more effective, safe, creative, and reproducible?
We need the help of all the brilliant troublemakers in the international anarchist space to make this resource more relevant and comprehensive. Please email us texts that have appeared in guides or communiques (or more obscure sources, like industry literature or counter-insurgency manuals) that can help us to better contribute to taking down the mega-machine. Translation of material that isn’t yet in English would be very appreciated – we can translate from French or Spanish if you direct us towards the texts.
The ‘Infrastructure’ page lists actions and research categorized by target (road, pipeline, electricity, rail, fiber-optic and communication infrastructures). The ‘Arson and Sabotage’ page lists techniques, and is also categorized by target (cars, buildings, heavy machinery). The ‘Guides’ page collects publications on arson, sabotage, blockades, security, and warrior fieldcraft. The ‘Maps‘ page lists infrastructure and extractive industry mapping projects.
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Greek flag burnt and ripped on top of Thessaloniki university
On 6th December the hooded ones descend upon the streets of Greece in active memory of the killing of Alexis Grigoropoulos that triggered the 2008 insurrection. In Thessaloniki the street battles were particularly fierce this year with the conflicts spreading beyond the usual one street of Agio Dimitriou.
Molotovs, flares, stones, ‘gasaki’ (camping gas cannister with a strong firecracker attached), firecrackers, even a water boiler was thrown at the riot cops. From above molotovs and explosives were thrown from the roof of a building on the corner of the university, with even a Greek flag burned and torn in front of the cops eyes, denting their national, racist, fascist pride. Mainstream media scum are reporting that one cop was injured by a flare and is still in a military hospital, but local info on the ground says it was an explosive that did the damage.
THESE DAYS ARE FOR ALEXIS, FOR ALL KILLED BY THE KILLERS OF THE STATES, FOR THOSE INSIDE THE HELLHOLE PRISONS!
FOR A BLACK DECEMBER!
Text of a leaflet distributed and fly posted in the city and near the University of Salento
The fact that TAP is not only an energy infrastructure but it also involves the idea of a world was made even more obvious on 20th November, as parliament members, ENI and TAP executives and shit like that were gathered together during a conference organized at the University of Lecce. The conference was interrupted owing to protests inside and outside the hall and many showed indignation at the role of the University, openly lined up on the side of the powerful. However the fact that the University is not a cradle of free thought but a factory of technicians who are to run the world should be known to everybody. As they are constrained by exams, debts and credits, students have no longer the time to reflect, discuss, oppose. Except in rare and sporadic occasions, when the routine of classes and exams is interrupted by some awareness that can’t be postponed.
However universities are normally at the service of the most powerful. It is sufficient to think of the very tight link between University and war, of research financed for military and control purposes, of the interference that big lobbies have over universities so that they can influence studies which have undisputable scientific value but which actually serve the profits of some multinationals.
The same goes for the University of Salento, which invests all its energies in nanotechnologies and engineering.
Now the University of Salento openly collaborates with TAP, as it helps with the monitoring of the olive trees uprooted by the multinational to build the gas pipeline, hosts conferences whose speakers are persons involved in massacres like TAP country manager Michele Elia, and warmongers like ENI executives, whose responsibilities in Libya are strictly linked to the death in the sea of thousands of desperate people. Finally, through the voice of its professors like Boero’s, [the University] defends what can’t be defended by intervening in the press in order to give reassurances on the safety and utility of the gas pipeline and to give credibility to a harmful and imposed work that the majority of people don’t want.
Among other things Mr Boero can’t even claim to be impartial, as he has been given commissions directly paid by TAP for years; for this reason he’s simply an accomplice of the devastation that TAP wants to bring over the lands where it is to go through.
But if the university is no longer a factory of idea and agora of critical thinking, it can always become a place of conflict: between the builders of a world made of war and exploitation and those who want to destroy it.
And so against TAP, let’s block everything!
Enemies of TAP
Translated by act for freedom now!
Posted on 11/29/2017
Translated by act for freedom now!
On Friday 24th November, at around 7pm, about fifty demonstrators gathered outside the President hotel on Via Salandra in Lecce, which hosts the carabinieri mobile units coming from outside the region and deployed to watch over the TAP yard and the red zone in Melendugno. With whistles, stadium trumpets and cooking pans they gave life to a very noisy disruptive action, and through a loudspeaker they explained that there will be no truce for those who collaborate with and make profit from the construction of the TAP gas pipeline.
An hour later, the demonstrators moved to the streets of the historical centre and passed in front of the TAP premises, where eggs filled with paints were flown at the entrance door.
On Sunday 26th November the noisy demonstration was held once again.
in august, rome empty and it’s hot, smoking and drinking beer on the square gets boring quickly. to break with the repeated everyday life and feeling angry about too many prisoners of social war, one night we decided go around doing some damage. soon we ran into a vehicle of the diplomatic corps, and we torched it joyfully. it’s easy, all it takes is a pack of firecrackers!
with this action we wanted to send a solidarity greetings to all anarchist prisoners in jail.
especially, to paska e ghespe
and to riccardo, held in hamburg prison
gang of merry arsonists
[in the meantime, comrades paska and riccardo have been released, respectively, in november and in october; translator’s note]
Brasil – Últimas atualizações sobre a Operação Érebo em Porto Alegre
Sobre a Operação Érebo em Porto Alegre.
Em primeiro lugar, não há compas detidxs. Esclarecemos isso já as informações de ontem alertaram todxs, mas agora confirmaram que não há nenhumx companheirx detidx.
Aproveitamos esta comunicação para informar que os registros e apreensões continuam em Porto Alegre e em sua área metropolitana. O fato de que esses registros não sejam midiatizados como foi o primeiro nos deixou parcialmente desinformadxs. Existem compas que têm maior acesso a informações que facilitam solidariamente com as notícias, o que ajuda muito. Mesmo com isso, é importante, e isso é como a autocrítica, não seguir o ritmo imediatista das redes sociais, que às vezes provocam uma onda de alarme. Especialmente nos momentos onde há compas que ainda têm que enfrentar incursões e onde ainda não sabemos a magnitude do contragolpe do Estado.
Também queremos insistir que esta incursão tem suas próprias particularidades mas, como anarquistas, não precisamos ter (e esperamos não ter) compas detidxs para seguir manifestando nosso abraço solidário.
Brasil – Últimas actualizaciones sobre la Operación Érebo en Porto Alegre
Sobre la Operación Érebo en Porto Alegre.
Antes de nada, no existen compas detenidxs. Esclarecemos esto ya que la información de ayer nos alertó a todxs pero ahora confirmaron que no existe ningunx compañerx detenidx.
Aprovechamos esta comunicación para informar de que los registros y aprehensiones continúan en Porto Alegre y en su área metropolitana. El hecho de que estos registros no sean mediatizados como fue el primero nos deja parcialmente desinformadxs. Hay compas que tienen mayor acceso a la información que facilitan solidariamente las noticias lo cual ayuda mucho. Aun con eso es importante, y esto va como autocrítica, no seguir el ritmo inmediatista de las redes sociales, que a veces provocan una oleada de alarma. Sobre todo en momentos donde hay compas que aun tienen que enfrentarse con allanamientos y donde aun no sabemos la magnitud del contragolpe estatal.
También queremos insistir en que esta razzia tiene sus propias particularidades pero, en tanto que anarquistas que somos, no necesitamos tener (y esperamos no tener) compas detenidxs para seguir manifestando nuestro abrazo solidario.
Desde el Sur
Brazil – Latest updates on Operation Erebo in Porto Alegre
About Operation Erebo in Porto Alegre.
First of all, there are no comrades detained. We clarified this already when yesterday’s information alerted everyone, but we now have definite confirmation that no comrades were arrested.
We are using this message to inform everybody that the raids and seizures continue in Porto Alegre and in its metropolitan area. The fact that these raids are not publicized as the previous ones were has meant we have not been as well informed this time. There are comrades who have better access to information which makes it easier for them to share the news, which helps a lot. Even so, it is important, and this is some self-criticism, not to get caught up in the instantaneous tempo of social media, as this can sometimes cause a wave of panic. Especially in times where there are compas who haven’t yet faced raids / repressions and when we still don’t know the magnitude of the State’s counterattack.
We also want to point out that this latest raid has its own peculiarities, but, as anarchists, we do not have to have (and hopefully will not have) arrested / detained comrades to continue to manifest our expressions of solidarity.
From the south
(via Turba Negra)
Translated by insurrectionnewsworldwide.
Inspired by our comrades’ fighting determination in Greece, which represents a challenge to the reigning permanent order we sabotaged a TELEKOM vehicle last night [16th-17th November 2017].
17th November is a historic day in Greece, which takes extreme left and anarchist movements to the streets. As the military junta decided to attack the Polytechnic in Athens with armoured vehicles on 17th November 1973 thus killing over 20 people, it contributed in part to create the foundations of the anti-authoritarian movement in Greece, the very foundations that still exist today. Every 17th November the victims of that massacre are traditionally remembered with stones and molotov cocktails.
Anarchist subversion allows us, even in Hamburg, to show solidarity with the friends who struggle in Athens. We refuse to think in terms of national borders. That’s why a day like 17th November is a day that shouldn’t create disorder only in Greece but also here. For we are not interested in knowing whether the enemies speak German or not. For hatred towards the different is the very problem, a policeman is the very problem, the state itself is the problem, dominion in itself is the problem. And as dominion is everywhere so is our subversive action. Freedom’s enemies can be found anywhere, it’s sufficient to keep one’s eyes open. Deutsche Telekom provides the servants of the State with vanguard technologies and helps the doing of police pigs, coast guards and jailers. The maintenance of power is like a clock mechanism, our mission is that of sabotaging it.
May we breathe free again in the shadow of destruction.
Let’s revolt in order to breathe.
To quote the Telekom advert: ‘For a world without borders’
Translated by act for freedom now!
We do not want to be governed by information – and to the satisfaction of the managers‘ faces, blissfully grinning at the thought of the dull masses who are storming the shops on Black Friday like controlled zombies. In solidarity with amazon’s fighting workers and in support of Block Black Friday, we attacked three express vans labeled with „AZ Amazon“ and „drs amazon“ in various ways during the night of November 23 – burned down, stabbed tires, smeared with paint and left the call: „strike!“.
There was this side note in the media, as once again a „terrorist“ was arrested – Amazon proposes the potential terrorist customers in the search for hydrogen peroxide already the next ingredients for the big bang – thanks to the algorithm …
The basic bet of Amazon and Co. is that with all the feedback-loops, the sensors, microphones, cameras and data, you can not only add value but end up with the technological attack on your body and your actions. There is a twofold of constantly consuming and steering on the one hand and the control and delimitation on the other: let it be the emotion detection with cameras, which take already place in the shops, smartphones as perceptual aids, Google Home or the scary spy dolls in the nursery.
Consumers of the global flow of goods are supposed to be rewarded for unsolicited emotion capture with personalized and controlled advertising. While on the faces of all those who are up to doing something criminal, the tension may become apparent before the impending shoplifting or shearing, out of the rut of normalization.
December 6, 2017
2 December 2014 ~ Aerial view of the massive solidarity protest to anarchist Nikos Romanos that is on hunger strike since 10 November, where. 8.000 -10.000 people marched in the streets of Athens, Greece. 3 other anarchists are also on hunger strike in solidarity to Nikos Romanos. Nikos Romanos is demanding to be able to make use of educational leaves to attend university classes, while by studying in prison he has succeeded in the admission exams. Any other prison inmate is entitled to university prison leaves that Romanos is denied, because of his anarchist political beliefs.
The greek State also punishes him because of his defiant stance in denying to attend an award ceremony where the greek Minister of Justice handed awards to prison inmates that succeeded in the university ebtrance exams. Nikos is currently in Athens general hospital Gennimatas, under a strong custody of the police. Physician Pantelia (Lina) Vergopoulou, who visited him on 28/11, reports that the comrade remains in a critical condition with life-threatening complications.
Anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis is also on hunger strike since November 17, 2014, as a form of solidarity with the struggle of Nikos Romanos. Few days ago, Yannis Michailidis also needed to be hospitalized, after he was diagnosed with bradycardia. Yannis is currently in Piraeus general hospital Tzaneio, under a strong custody of the police. Politis and Mpourzoukos are also on hunger strike since December 1.
Athens Warzone – Front line view of the fierce riots in solidarity to anarchist Nikos Romanos (2/12/2014)
December 6, 2017
6 December 2008, few minutes after 9 pm – Time Zero of the December Revolt. Two policemen shoot against a group of youngsters hanging out on a Saturday night, at the heart of the Exarcheia district of central Athens, an area with a long history of insurrection against authority and riots for socio economic and political grounds, inhabited mainly by anarchists, anti-authoritarians and liberals. The police bullet finds in the heart and kills 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.
As soon as the news of Alexis’ murder spreads mainly through the internet, hundreds of people from the rest of Athens gather at Exarchia, which is circled by hundreds of riot policemen and that in turns infuriated people and the neighborhood quickly goes “on fire” with flaming barricades and stone attacks against the police, that lasted all throughout the night. Almost from the same night, the Exarcheia riot spreads all over Greece, with attacks against police stations, even in greek villages. Protests and demonstrations, which escalate to widespread rioting rock Greece every day and night for the weeks to come, while public buildings are being taken over and occupied by protesters in dozens of cities and towns around the country.
Outside Greece, solidarity demonstrations, riots and clashes with local police also take place in more than 70 cities around the world, including London, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Dublin, Berlin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, the Hague, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Cologne, Seville, Sao Paulo, as well as Nicosia in Cyprus, and Paphos proving for the first time before the “Arab Spring” that people could spread the news and react through protests for the same matter around the globe, from San Francisco to Wellington and Buenos Aires to Siberia. While the unrest was triggered by the Alexis Grigoropoulos murder by police, the reactions lasted for so long simply because they were rooted in deeper causes, like the coming economic crisis a year later, which was already being felt by poorer classes and younger generations through rising unemployment rate and a feeling of general inefficiency and corruption of the authorities, institutions and right wing politicians of the Greek state (mainly New Democracy and PASOK political parties).
On Tuesday 24th October 2017, several comrades tried to enter an empty house to make it their home, but the property was equipped with an alarm system. All the comrades managed to flee except one, who was arrested and detained. The cops launched a burglary investigation, even though the house was unoccupied and the owners themselves later acknowledged that nothing had been taken.
The arrested comrade, Alfidel, doesn’t have papers and has no way of proving his identity. He was given an immediate trial at the TGI de Créteil and sentenced straight away to one year in prison for burglary without stolen items, and is currently imprisoned in Fresnes pending appeal.
The imprisonment of Alfidel is the latest chapter of his turbulent life, in which he has had to constantly struggle against oppression by successive authorities.
Born in Chad in the 80s, whilst still a minor he took part in a rebellion against the dictator Idriss Déby. Severely wounded and only partially treated for this (he still suffers the effects of his injuries), he was imprisoned until groups seized control of the capital, N’Djaména, and opened the prison gates. He escaped to Libya, but the civil war there and the fall of Gaddafi forced him to flee again, particularly since black people have been severely persecuted for their perceived collaboration with the Libyan dictator (in fact, Idriss Déby had sent troops from Chad to support his mate).
Tautology – an illusory definition that simply restates in different words what should be the object of an explanation. An embarrassing banality at times passed off as original thought. In the political field it is the beautiful progressive souls who often fall victim of it, the same ones who were once the electoral base of the leftist parties and today are the unskilled labour for the various citizenist movements. They notice that rain is wet, they launch appeals against speculator bankers. They realise you get burned if you put your hand in the fire, they thunder against war massacring civilians. In recent times – from Catalonia to Salento – they are overflowing with indignation. They’ve suddenly realized that the State doesn’t serve its citizens, that it’s the citizens who are in the service of the State! They, who so often looked on policemen with gratitude, imagining them helping old ladies to cross the road, can’t come to terms with seeing them facing them with shields and truncheons as they invade a referendum polling station or a little seaside town in order to prevent electors from voting or the inhabitants from moving around.
As the summer with its influx of tourists to attract, entertain, never frighten, is over, the TAP construction works have started again in Salento. And as the yard is located in an isolated area, the honest swift workers at the service of TAP quickly erected a robust enclosure to delimitate a “red zone” which can no longer be crossed, watched over by public and private security that have blocked all the access roads, including the country ones. Then, to be even more secure, strict controls have been extended to the nearby town of Melendugno and the surrounding roads, thus preventing the free circulation of traffic. The beautiful souls are astonished, they didn’t expect that (neither they nor the mayo,r who is on their side). So they changed their mantra, from the denunciation of this public work «because it is dismantling the social state» they have passed to the denunciation of the «suspension of the state of rights».
A week ago we had yet another demonstration of how the Libyan Coast Guard is no more than the watchdog of Fortress Europe, whose task is not to give succour to the shipwrecked but to do the dirty job of preventing migrants from leaving Libya alive. The Libyan Coast Guard is currently being trained by the European Naval Force, according to an agreement signed by Admiral Enrico Credendino and Commodore Abdalh Toumia, the Libyan Coast Guard chief.
On 6th November, in international waters 30 miles off the Libyan coast, a dinghy with 145 migrants on board started to take in water. When a German NGO and the Libyan coast Guard arrived on the scene, there were already dead bodies in the sea. The Libyan Coast Guard positioned near the dinghy didn’t respond to the radio appeals of the NGO; on the contrary, instead of making an effort to save the migrants, they launched insults and objects at the volunteers who were succouring the migrants far away from the dinghy and prevented them from getting near it.
The migrants who managed to get on to the Libyan vessel in spite of the difficulties were greeted with insults, threats and also punches, kicking, beating with whips and sticks, particularly those who wanted to go to the German NGO because they had seen their children and friends on the volunteers’ boat or because they didn’t want to go back to the Libyan camps where they could expect torture and beatings. On seeing his wife on the other side, one of the migrants on the Libyan vessel struggled with the sailors and went down; at this point the Libyan Coast Guard set off with the engine full throttle, thus consigning the man to an uncertain fate.
In the location of the massacre there was also a helicopter of the Italian Navy and a French war ship, which did nothing more than express some not very convincing formal complaints to the Libyans at the end of the ordeal.
It’s believed there were over 50 dead, including a two-and-a-half-year old child.
Translated by act for freedom now!
Received and translated by Insurrection News on 01.12.17:
With the anarchist Sebastián Oversluij in our memory, four years since his death in combat in Chile during an attempted bank expropriation in December 2013.
With swollen hearts, remembering the anarchist comrade Alexandros Grigoropoulos, seven years since he was murdered in Exarcheia, Greece by police bullets in the year 2008.
For a Black December!
While democratic and civilized totalitarianism advances, expanding its control and surveillance mechanisms, devastating territories, attacking liberated spaces and hunting down insurgents throughout the world, imposing punishments and long sentences of imprisonment against the enemies of domination.
While in Italy our comrades are launching blasphemous attacks against the judges and reaffirming their anarchist convictions during the trial by the repressive operation Scripta Manent.
While thousands of prisoners in struggle are mobilizing in Greece in response to the attempts of the power to asphyxiate prisoners with a new penitentiary code.
While in Chile the power tries to strike its blow of revenge demanding long sentences in the trial against the anarchists Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova and Enrique Durán.
While in Argentina where you can still feel the rage and pain from the murder of comrade Santiago Maldonado, and then the police murdered the Mapuche warrior Rafael Nahuel while the government militarizes its territories in preparation for the next G20 summit.
While in Brazil, police intelligence tries to halt the anarchist struggle via Operation Erebo, accusing comrades, anarchist spaces and libraries of being behind the beautiful incendiary flashes that in recent years have spread in an intentional way against political party headquarters, police barracks and various power structures.
While all this is happening, in various parts of the globe anarchic minds explore practical and offensive responses to the constant aggression that represents the very existence of power and authority.
From the dignity of the prisoners struggling in the prisons of Bulgaria, to the burning cars in France and the call to action in the Czech Republic. From Belarus to Australia, from Mexico to Belgium and Germany. From Bolivia to the United Kingdom, Finland, Russia, Indonesia, Spain and the whole world, the yearnings for freedom are expressed, shouted, conspired and acted upon without bosses or hierarchies, opening the way to anarchy here and now.
That’s why December continues to be an invitation for insurgent communication via the wild heat of the offensive action against power.
For all our imprisoned and persecuted comrades. For all those that rise up and take action against domination by attacking their structures and their representatives.
May solidarity with our comrades become action. May the memory of Sebastián Oversluij and Alexandros Grigoropoulos ignite barricades and feed fires and explosions against power and their defenders. Let the enemy feel the siege of revolt in every neighbourhood, in every cell and on every corner.
For a Black December, long live anarchy!
Our state of health has detiriorated and Pola Roupa is on the verge of hypoglycemic shock with 49 mg/dL blood sugar levels (Note from Insurrection News: generally less than 70 mg/dL is considered hypoglycemia and can quickly become a medical emergency). They said she should be put on serum but she refused it. We refused to stay in the hospital and demanded to be returned to prison, because the agreement we had made for phone communication with our child and for communication with our lawyers was violated by Kragiannis, second in command of the external guard who spoke on behalf of the prosecutor Savaidis.
Prosecutor Savaidis is obligated as supervisor of the prisons to get in contact with prisoners, but has repeatedly refused to reply to us, or to answer our request, indicating that there will be no open communication with prisoners. We denounce this attitude. We remain firm in our demands and continue the hunger strike.
Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis
[via Athens Indymedia, translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras and Insurrection News]
December 2, 2017
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[Portugal] Theme park and living laboratory; the future of (two)
[Italy] Against the TAP, let’s block everything
[USA] A Year Of Making Noise
[Argentina] For the anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado
[Chile] To have one’s sight on the enemy
[Spain] The nonsense of privacy and the necessity of action
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December 2, 2017
On Sunday, the 26th of November, OPKE units and plain cloth officers entered the Gare-Squat in Exarchia. Although there was resistance from the inside, the eviction was completed in the afternoon with four people being arrested, who were in the house at that time.
The eviction of Gare is directly connected with the attempt of the state to raise the pressure on the resistance before December 6th and to occupy strategic points. The 6th of December is the anniversary of the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was shot by a cop nine years ago in Exarchia. Since then, every year on that day it comes to riots and fights with the cops, where they try to take over the neighbourhood confronting a massive resistance, terrorizing it with chemicals and detentions.
As active friends and comrades of Rigaer Straße in Berlin, we are in solidarity with the fight for Exarchia, as a self-organized and ungovernable district. Our aspirations, our concerns and straits, but especially our hopes connect us in the fight for a life without authorities. The Gare-Squat, as an active part in this fight, plays an important role for the local structures with an international orientation and their history is our history. Because of this reason, the eviction and the permanent siege of the house, as well as the daily police-terror, is an attack on us.