October 7, 2017
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Italy: Update on Police Repression Against Anarchist Comrades in Florence

On the 1st of January 2017, following the explosion of a home-made bomb in front of the fascist bookshop in which a policeman from the bomb disposal unit lost a hand and an eye, several homes of comrades were searched. The police were hoping to find firearms and/or explosives. The searches didn’t lead to nothing except for the seizure of pamphlets, computers, clothing and other everyday objects. An investigation against persons unknown was launched with the intention to charge them with the offences “manufacturing, possession, and transportation of an explosive or incendiary device to a public place” and “attempted murder”.
The police began a separate operation called “Operazione Panico” (Operation Panic) on January 31st. At 12:30am the police knocked at the door of several comrade’s houses to notify them of the enforcement of ten provisional measures. These consisted of 3 people confined to house arrest, 4 people given orders to prevent them from leaving the city and also forcing them to return by evening to their houses and to sign on a daily at the police station. And finally 3 people were given bail conditions of signing on at the police station everyday.

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October 7, 2017
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G20 protest and state repression. Solidarity with Peike and other prisoners!

The G20 in Hamburg and the protests against it took place around two months ago already, but its aftermath is still in full course. Duringthe G20, political and economic leaders of the world gathered in orderto plan the continuation of their wars, exploitation of people and animals, and the destruction of the environment. To revolt against this is necessary and gives hope. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hamburg to obstruct these festivities for the elite. The German state, in an attempt to criminalise a few individuals, has now rapidly changed the topic to bottles and fireworks which were thrown (or not) during the riots. Not very convincing as a distraction for the real problems in this world.

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October 5, 2017
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Italy , Lecce : Idea and action: fair of anarchist publishing 7-8 October 2017

IDEA AND ACTION
Anarchist Publishing Fair
Two days of dissemination and propaganda of anarchist ideas.
Two days of books, meetings, presentations and discussions to speak of the history and actuality of anarchist ideas and action, of the indissoluble link that unites them and their ability to engage in world in the perspective of changing it.
Saturday, October 7th
15.00: opening of the fair and anarchist press stands
aperitif.
16.00: Propaganda and agitation today in fliers, aperiodicals and anarchist wall newspapers. Diffusion, themes, stimuli and analysis contained in them.
Chat with some editors of the pages and aperiodicals Frangenti, Metastases, Brecce and discussion.
18:30 Nestor Makhno: black flag in the Ukraine. Libertarian guerrilla and peasant revolution (1917-1921) by Alexander V. Shubin, Eleuthera Editions, 2012.
Presentation of the book by the translator Sara Baglivi followed by discussion.
21.30: benefit dinner.
Sunday 8 October
11.00 The importance of conserving publications of the movement by anarchist libraries and their fruition. 21 years of the anarchist library L’Idea of Rome.
By some of the comrades of the Biblioteca L’Idea, followed by discussion.
13.30: benefit lunch.
16.00: Anarchist intervention in a specific struggle.
Engaging in a widened opposition by bringing one’s own ideas, perspective and methods.
Talk by Alfredo M. Bonanno and discussion.
21.00: benefit dinner.
Piazzetta delle Giravolte – Lecce
Biblioteca Anarchica Occupata “Disordine” disordine@riseup.net
In the case of bad weather the initiatives will take place in the Library.
via: email
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October 5, 2017
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Italy,Bergamo :Confront the G7 Agriculture: October 14-15 -2017

Confront the G7 Agriculture: October 14-15, Italy
from Resistenze al Nano Mondo
translated by Earth First! Journal
On 14th and 15th October in Bergamo, the G7 agriculture will be held, a theatrical consensus where the “powerful” of the earth will flourish green colors of sustainability, organic agriculture, small and local productions, at km 0. What Happens And it will happen concretely, not solely in this summit, is throwing the small agricultural producers, territories, populations and natural ecosystems into the gloomy corners of the global market by continuing to feed and sustain agribusinnes.
The techno-industrial system can not be sustainable by its very constitution. Greening is part of the necessary garment with which power appears in these official occasions: green is the way it can cover and justify disadvantages of any kind.
If agriculture G7 takes place in Bergamo, we have to go to the Minister of Agriculture Martina. Even he, originally from these territories, may want to feel like “km 0” as the agricultural cultures he has never seen, but he likes to tell the story at every convention. He recently stated that his will, upholding the G7, is “giving voice to peasants, farmers and fishermen from all over the world to tackle key issues together.”
How can we think that the peasantry’s voice may be in the face of strong powers such as political, scientific, and multinational companies? The only thing that this statement implies, in our view, is rather the creation of new bodies and powers which, while claiming to represent people, crush any residual autonomy left and introduce new harms certified by the competent body of turn. When we do not take what we want but delegate some representative we do not buy freedom, we simply change our master. When these powers say that they want to cooperate with all stakeholders, it means that they are not just taking advantage of it, but they want more and more atomized people to participate in their exploitation on a voluntary basis: here is the triumph of democracy and progressive principles!
These new powers / bosses are thus welcomed by the old ones in the rooms of the palaces and together, they share what remains of a world increasingly scattered. The genetic erosion of agricultural crops has now shifted to the ever-more intoxicated minds of this techno-scientific system which on one side destroys life and on the other promises to “redo” nature in the lab through biotechnology and, today, Even with nanotechnologies, in a convergence that led us to synthetic biology.

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October 5, 2017
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Greece, Athens: 1st announcement for the attack on neo- Nazis Golden Dawn offices in Aspropyrgos on 14/6/17 by Brigade “Shahzat Lukman”

1st announcement for the attack on Golden Dawn offices in Aspropyrgos.

On the afternoon of Wednesday 14/6, we visited the offices of Golden
Dawn at Aspropyrgos – the Nazi bastion in West Attica – and  attacked a group of executive members at the moment they were unlocking the place to open it.
It was a politically motivated action with a class necessity.

The “Stormtroopers” in Aspropyrgos have grown in audacity in their constant attacks on migrant workers, with simultaneous support and cover by the police and the junta-loving mayor. The organized forces of the movement had to give a strong response to their action. They had to be deactivated for a long time for the exploited in the area to be able to recover and for the world of struggle by helping each other, united like a fist to defend its class, to reassemble and attack back.
We struck the Golden Dawn scum in Aspropyrgos, carrying out our class
duty, shouting DEATH TO FASCISM as we crushed them. We acted as
necessary at the operational level for our plan to be met with absolute success.

The full text of the responsibility claim will be up in the following days

FIGHTERS IN THE STREETS, NAZIS AT A.E.

Brigade “Shahzat Lukman”

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October 5, 2017
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Spontaneous demonstration in Amsterdam in solidarity with G20 prisoners

Yesterday (30-9-2017) a manifestation took place in Amsterdam in solidarity with comrades who are momentarily in prison after the G20 protests in Hamburg (Germany) this July. After the manifestation a spontaneous demonstration started through the inner city of Amsterdam.
100 people took part in the manifestation in solidarity with G20 prisoners. There were speeches and music acts. After the manifestation about 50 people walked an unannounced demonstration through the centre of Amsterdam to Spuiplein.
Freedom for all G20 prisoners! Freedom for Peike!
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October 5, 2017
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Greece , Athens: Taking responsibility for Kerameikos metro station on 11 June 2017 by Anarchists

Taking responsibility for Kerameikos metro station
The city’s transport system is being restructured. Already all Metro and ISAP stations have had entrance and exit bars installed, new machines have been fitted on buses, ticket offices of the notorious e-ticket have been opened in stations and at various points in Athens.
In an environment of the State and the bosses’ total assault, to their attack on the world of work with wage cuts, dissolution of social security and funding cuts in social services, has been added the restructuring of the mass transit system. OASA claims it cannot cover expenses – at the same time executives are plundering its funds and giving millions of euros for the implementation of these measures (many thousands of euros will be given just for the advertising campaign of this restructuring to convince of its necessity).
 While the capital could not have the necessary profits without a fast transport network, for us the underdogs these measures lead to our exclusion from one basic need, transportation in the metropolis as without mass transport we cannot get to work, our education, our entertainment.

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October 5, 2017
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Chile, Argentina – For Anarchist Comrade Santiago Maldonado, Let’s Make the Police and the State Disappear!

Por El Companero Anarquista Santiago Maldonado [es]
This September 1st marked one month since the disappearance of the anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado at the hands of the police of the National Gendarmerie of Argentina. This took place within the context of the repression against a demonstration that included road blocks made by the Mapuche community Pu Lof in Resistance at Cashamen, in the Argentine province of Chubut.
While the anarchic agitation spread beyond borders, comrades in Argentina took to the streets to spread acts of revolt via propaganda and direct action. With arson attacks against the police, barricades and Molotov cocktails against government buildings, our comrades unleashed their rage at a situation that is as sad as it is real: the bastards have arrested and disappeared an anarchist comrade.
Because Santiago is an anarchist, and not just a young musician and artist, something the press and leftists conveniently leave out, in denouncing the state repression we make it clear that denial and silencing of the comrade’s political identity is another form of disappearance, erasing from the narrative the true motivations of his solidarity presence in the Mapuche community where he was at the time of his arrest. [1]
We have no advice for our comrades in Argentina, we believe in them and their conviction and autonomy to continue transforming their pain into rage, spreading chaos against the world of authority, and deepening and expanding affinities in concrete experiences of confrontation and agitation.
Simultaneously, coordinated informal international action since the announcement of Santiago’s arrest and disappearance sends a clear message: he is not alone.

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October 4, 2017
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UK – HUNTING STANDS DISMANTLED.

anonymous report:
“at the end of august we irreparably dismantled deer hunting highseats in woodland owned by the norfolk wildlife trust
in solidarity with all ALF and everything else attacking this animal murdering civilisation
ALF”

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October 4, 2017
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Paris: Chronology of solidarity actions with those accused in the burned police car case

Translated from paris-luttes.info
by borderedbysilence.
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The trial is ongoing for nine people accused of participating in the burning of a police car on May 18th 2016 in Paris. Because solidarity attacks continue to occur throughout the French territory around the trial dates, here is an attempt at an exhaustive chronology of direct actions carried out in solidarity with those accused in this case.
All links in this article are to French-language communiques unless stated otherwise. All actions are in France unless a country is indicated. Since most of the texts linked to have not been previously translated, we opted to simply translate a sentence or two from each one to give a sense of the action, in addition to providing the link. All italics are translators notes.
Many of these actions specifically name Kara and Krem, two anarchists still in custody in this case. Krem was based in the Paris area prior to his arrest, while Kara is from the United States. Their verdict is expected on October 11, 2017.

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October 4, 2017
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Greetings in front of the prison in Billwerder, Okt. 1st 2017 – Hamburg , Germany

UNITED WE STAND! FREE THEM ALL, NOW!
Hello people,
you in there and you out here.
It’s us again – your friends, your comrades, your companions, your siblings.
You are sitting in there since almost three months, incarcerated behind these huge walls, with unbelievable reasonings and accusations. Most of you don’t own a german passport or have no address of residence accepted by court. All of this seems to be sufficient to be locked up in this deeply racist class society.
Two of our young comrades are held prisoners in jail for juvenile delinquents at the island and are facing partly intensified terms for visitations. They as well can be sure of our full support and solidarity.

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October 2, 2017
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Italy – Bugs in Lecce

Few things in life are certain. For anarchists, besides death there’s the certitude of being constantly monitored, spied, being submitted to video surveillance and eavesdropping. Because of this certitude, one acts consequently and takes the necessary measures. But there are times when one notices something strange, and decides to find out what it is. That’s why we decided to do a rather superficial check on the rooms of our anarchist place one evening, and found what seems to be a bug inside an electric plug, although it wasn’t connected to any network.
Its precise functioning isn’t clear: either it contained a sim card through which some busybody could get connected to hear someone’s discussions, or a power supply battery. On one of the edges could be read the acronym ABG. Pictures of the object in question are attached.
Biblioteca Anarchica Occupata “Disordine” – Lecce
22nd September 2017

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October 2, 2017
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Lecce, Italy – Demo outside the prison

Saturday 30th September from 4:30pm, demo outside the prison of Lecce
FREEDOM FOR PASKA AND GESPE!
FREEDOM FOR ALL!
‘Now you are alone, your friends have gone and won’t come back.’ This is a banal provocation that some ‘brave’ screw addressed to Paska, imprisoned in the Borgo San Nicola jail since 3rd August. Ridiculous provocation, normal routine also for many other prisoners and which we are only mentioning to draw attention our comrade’s situation as he’s still detained.
On 3rd August 2017 Florence prosecutors began an operation with the arrest of 8 comrades between Florence, Rome and Lecce. The charges – attempted murder, aggravated damage and transport of an explosive device – led to raids coordinated by the police in three places: the Riottosa squat in Florence, a comrade’s home in Rome and La Caura squat in Lecce. The police operation refers to an explosive attack on the bookshop Il Barghello, linked to Casapound, in Florence (1st January 2017), where an incompetent bomb disposal expert was injured, and to an incendiary bottle against the carabinieri barracks in Rovezzano, Florence (21st April 2017).

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October 2, 2017
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Rennes, France – EDF Vehicle Torched in Response to Police Repression Against the Bure Anti-Nuclear Struggle

Action in support of the comrades raided in Bure.
In response to the searches in Bure, EDF (French nuclear electric power company, largely owned by the French state) was heated up. An EDF car was set on fire during the night of Friday, September 22 outside the EDF center near the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security) and the Chamber of Agriculture.
At the scene one could read: STOP THE SEARCHES IN BURE! Solidarity with the struggle in Bure, and the comrades who are undergoing repression. HANDS OFF BURE!
To be continued…
(via Attaque, translated by Insurrection News)

October 2, 2017
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Bern, Switzerland – Solidarity attack on the German embassy (29/08/2017)

Last night [between 28th and 29th August] we attacked the German embassy in Bern with paint. The action was carried out in solidarity with all the rebel people wounded, imprisoned and sentenced following the G20 summit in Hamburg, and also with those who oppose the criminalization and banning of the Linksunten.indymedia platform. The people who don’t allow themselves to be pacified with existent conditions are being persecuted and punished with even greater firmness.
Over thirty people are still being held in jail, many for futile reasons. Others are still suffering the consequences of the repression. Some on a physical level, because of truncheon blows and fractures; others on a psychological level because of the cops’ savage attitude. The fiery assault on the demonstration Welcome to Hell and the many serious injuries inflicted in Rodenbarg (on the occasion of the block on Friday 7/07) are just a few examples.
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October 2, 2017
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Call for a day against Benetton in Italy and Europe

we receive and spread:
A greeting to all,
We are the Milan Network in defence of the Mapuche people.
On August 1, 2017, there was a violent raid without warrant of more than a hundred gendarmes in Pu lof in resistance at Cushamen, Mapuche communities in Argentina. They entered the community firing rubber and lead bullets and seized a comrade in solidarity, Santiago Maldonado. From that date, nothing has been known of Santiago. For weeks the State has denied any responsibility for what has happened.
For the Argentinian State the territory where Santiago disappeared is owned by the Benetton group. In fact it is land that the State seized from the indigenous peoples during the desert conquest (1872-1884), a genocide financed by British companies which received an enormous amount of land for the invasion, later bought by Benetton in the ’90s.

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September 29, 2017
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Bang Up and Smash: Women’s Prisons, Probation and Bail Hostels , by Asbo – UK

BANG UP AND SMASH: WOMEN’S PRISONS, PROBATION AND BAIL HOSTELS
Bang-up and Smash is an overview of women’s prisons in the UK, and a political analysis of their physical and ideological construction.
From the moment of arrest, to coming home, Bang-up and Smash uses first hand experiences to critically engage with the procedures, concepts and apparatus the state relies on, and the economics behind the expansion of the prison industrial complex.
Bang-up and Smash  is a practical guide to women’s prisons in the UK, and a rallying call to attack. Solidarity is a weapon, and abolition is not enough…
See Active Distribution for free pdf download or order print version
http://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/books/4325-bang-up-and-smash-by-asbo.html
Also download pdf from Empty Cages website http://www.prisonabolition.org/bang-smash-womens-prisons-probation-bail-hostels/
For more information email  asbo.hmp@riseup.net
Copy left. Share, discuss, dismiss…. comments welcome. Please circulate.
ASBO

September 29, 2017
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We Can Still Be Worse: Reflections Following the Disappearance of Santiago Maldonado

ByAnonymous Contributor   
via: itsgoingdown
On August 1st, members of the Pu Lof Mapuche community in resistance in the Cushamen province barricaded National Route 40, along with allies in solidarity. They cut off traffic in solidarity against the legal proceedings confronting el Lonko Facundo Jones Huala (for the second time). Minutes later, buses and trucks arrived carrying about thirty border police armed with rifles. The Mapuches began throwing rocks, responding to the presence of the bastard forces of order. The border police advanced under the hail of rocks, burning the precarious houses and belongings of the Lof, forcing them to retreat across a river. Among them was Santiago Maldonado (“Lechuga” or “el Brujo”), who fell behind the rest. Some of the inhabitants of the Lof saw that the border cops grabbed Santiago; others testified as to hearing the police say they “got one.”
Afterwards, images and testimony began to circulate about how Santiago was missing, and that it seemed the border police had taken him away in a “unimog” all-terrain military vehicle. The authorities were silent through this whole process.
On Friday, August 4, various anarchists and individuals in solidarity entered the seat of government in Chubut province, demanding Santiago’s return. The place was ripe for destruction. Computers, notebooks, windows, and decorations were all angrily destroyed, and fliers and graffiti were left behind referring to the repression in Cushamen.
On Monday, August 7, a gathering was called in the Plaza del Congreso, bringing various organizations and groups together with Santiago’s family. The gathering ended up being quite large, and many comrades showed up. Enraged not only because of what had happened, but also because the political apparatus — getting ready for their elections — had been distributing fliers for their Leftist Front. On the same day, after the gathering, Entre Ríos street was cut off, and rocks, poles and firecrackers were thrown at the infantry, two city police and one National Congress guard who had been stationed nearby. Afterward, two police motorcycles were set ablaze. In the end, the group dispersed, without any arrests or injuries on our side.

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