September 8, 2017
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Responsibility claim on August 29th, Thessaloniki – by workshop of destruction “the anti-greek”

On August 30th the “Sacred Battalion” (fascist group), called for one
more fascist fiesta, always under the protection of the cops. The
location of the event was again announced 2 hours before the event.
The main speaker was Dimitris Valasidis, ex-military man who was seen
arguing with garbage bins on Tsimiski street during last years gay pride
parade.
Another guest was also Nikos Vasiliadis, professor of modern history in
the International and European Studies department of Macedonia
University.
We perceive the battle with the fascists is not a separated practice of
some specialists but a part of our daily struggles.
So on August 29th we visited Vasiliadis office in Macedonia University
completely redecorating it. An action that was withheld by all mass
media.
FASCISTS WE WILL CRUSH YOU
SOLIDARITY TO ALL SQUATS THREATENED WITH EVACUATION
P.S. Freedom to the italian anarchists Pierloreto Fallanca and Salvatore
Vespertino who are imprisoned for the placing of a bomb at a fascist
bookstore in Florence, where one cop lost an arm and an eye.
workshop of destruction “the anti-greek”
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September 8, 2017
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Santiago, Chile – Incendiary Action on the Eve of a New September 11

On September 1st, about 50 encapuchadxs (hooded ones) erected barricades and clashed with police with Molotov bombs in front of the UMCE (Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences). The action was framed within the context of the eve of a new commemoration of September 11, 1973, the day that the military dictatorship began in Chile.

Some unknown comrades also erected barricades outside the Faculty for Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Chile and at JGM (Juan Gomez Millas Campus, University of Chile).
The action ended without anybody being detained.
via: Insurrection News

September 8, 2017
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Mexico – Two New Texts from Anarchist Prisoner Fernando Bárcenas (Eng/Esp)

Received and translated on 04.09.17 by Insurrection News:
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31/AUG/2017
First of all, this is a clarifying letter. I think for some people it is difficult for them to understand positions, ideas and forms of struggle that violently attack the values of this society.
So, in this sense I want to clarify, when I say that I reject all forms of mediation and that I deny having representatives, I do not speak only of organizations and political parties, but also of anyone who tries to control my life and use my situation as a prisoner to manipulate and / or negate my words and thoughts.
However this reflection is much deeper than you think, because in the environments of people supposedly aware of the dominance many authoritarian values unintentionally prevail and unconsciously disturb and contribute to the people who are meant to ‘help’ them to achieve their freedom.
One of these forms, for example, is the attribution to the family of prisoners, the power to decide what is good or right to exercise pressure or not in the sense of progress in the liberation of comrades or the extension of the revolt against prisons ‘outside’ the walls.

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September 4, 2017
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Hamburg (Germany): The state takes revenge on the G20

Article posted online 30 August 2017
From this Monday, August 28, almost two months since the end of the G20, the trials began against the accused persons, all of whom are being held on remand in Hamburg.
Two trials are already over and further court appearances are expected in the coming days.
1st trial (28/08/2017): 2 years and 7 months’ imprisonment for one alleged rioter.
Dutch, 21 years old, he is accused of throwing two bottles at a cop during the “Welcome to Hell” demo of July 6. The charges are “serious assault and battery of a policeman”, “violent disorder” and “rebellion”. The judge hit hard and inflicted a prison sentence of 2 years and 7 months. This sentence goes way beyond the request of the prosecutor, who had asked for one year and nine months.
The judge justified their decision with the new law aimed at strengthening the protection of agents of the State on duty *, which came into force on 30 May 2017.
Many people (families, people close to him and those in solidarity) were present in the courtroom in support of the accused. On another note, the accused chose to remain silent right through the trial, and to cover his face completely in order to avoid the scavengers of the press present in number in the court.
During the deliberations, some reaction from the supporters broke the silence of the courtroom. The father of the accused let go: « they want our son to pay for what happened these four days in Hamburg  ».
The height of ridicule was reached when the “wounded” riot policeman, 30-years-old from Berlin, came to testify stating that, despite the fact that the bottles had touched his leg and head, having felt a shock at the level of his helmet, he had managed to catch up with the alleged launcher and arrested him. He went on to say that, at the time of the arrest, the accused adopted a fetal position, which constitutes an act of resistance.

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September 4, 2017
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‘About the holidays in Hamburg’: selfies, disorders and the tyranny of images (09/08/2017)

A month ago in Hamburg, Germany, a G20 summit was beginning, and with it mass protests against it, with demands for a more ‘human’ running of capitalism, up to the total destruction of the system in order to build a more ethical world where there would be a place and respect for all, where there would be no repression or hierarchy, where the earth would be protected and the insatiable thirst for empty benefits on which this society is based would disappear from our values and life goals.
 You can read about what happened during the 3 days of the summit and the demonstrations in many websites, including this blog, if you look in the corresponding posts (starting from the month of July, for those who are curious); and as I couldn’t go to Hamburg (and I’m sorry about that) for reasons that are irrelevant here, I won’t comment on what happened or go into detail. The comrades who were there have talked about that and continue to do so.
I’d like to talk about a particular aspect of those demonstrations, which I think occurs too often in this kind of context, and which seems a serious problem, at least to me, and one that annoys me. It’s what is known as the ‘tyranny of the image’.

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September 4, 2017
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Turin, Italy – Updates on the 3rd May arrests in Turin (18/08/2017)

A court of review hearing, held to decide over Kam, Fran, Antonio, Beppe and Lorenzo ended a few hours ago. The charges that led the five comrades behind bars and banned Monica and Michela from the city were discussed, in order to decide if the measures imposed before the trial were to be modified.
Even if the hearing was held behind closed doors we learned that a large assortment of cops was in the courtroom: plain clothes officers from Porta Palazzo police station, Digos officers, screws, [prosecutors] Padalino’s and Rinaudo’s bodyguards and a bunch of carabinieri. They were all there to highlight the power that they hold in a courtroom. Power transferred through court papers and the reconstruction of that night’s events, like the events of many other nights, days and moments spent in a corner of some police station or in the streets during a police check. Anything that happens before and after, the cause and the effect, are mixed up to create a tale that is more effective on paper, the assessment of the charges and the weight of the sentence.

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September 3, 2017
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Beautiful like a cop car in flames -France

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via: Attaque
Indymedia Grenoble / Tuesday 15 August 2017

Posters put up in the streets of Saint-Malo, Rennes, Paris, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon and Besançon, in solidarity with the comrades Kara and Krème, still incarcerated in Fleury-Mérogis for the case of the cop car that was burned on the quai de Valmy on 18 May 2016 in Paris.

BEAUTIFUL LIKE A COP CAR IN FLAMES

  Spring 2016: the rage in the streets shakes this resigned country, as has not happened for more than a decade. The umpteenth law that shortens a little more one of our many chains – wage slavery – is the drop of water that makes the vase full of exploitation, state of emergency, all police power, paranoia, virtual life and future promises that look too much like this dreary present. The cities of France are criss-crossed by devastating demonstrations, small moments of life are built on the destruction of what oppresses us every day.

On May 18th in Paris, a wild demonstration responds as it should to a rally of cops complaining that everyone hates the police. A screen-printed car of the cops is attacked, its windows broken, one of the cops takes a few blows, then the car goes up in flames. Immediately thereafter, and during the ensuing year, nine persons are charged for this joyous bonfire. Some of them have spent long periods in prison, while another remains untraceable for Justice. All will go on trial in Paris from 19 to 22 September.
Two anarchists, Kara et Krème, are still in prison.

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September 3, 2017
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Solidarity demo in Amsterdam for NoG20 prisoners

On the early evening of Thursday August 31st a #noG20 arrestees solidarity demonstration took place in the center of Amsterdam.
Background:
A 21-year old person from Amsterdam has been convicted to two year and seven months in prison. He is accused of having thrown two empty beer bottles at the police after hundreds of riot police blocked and attacked the “Welcome to Hell” demonstration on the evening before the G20 summit in Hamburg last July (see here: https://vimeo.com/224524911).
There was no real evidence against the Dutch comrade. The main proof being two police testimonies that described the individual who threw the bottles as a person with dreadlocks. The 21 year old that was convicted on Monday has no dreadlocks. Another 108 people are currently still awaiting trial, including one 33 year old person from Nijmegen.
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September 1, 2017
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Argentina: September 1 – International call to protest for Santiago’s return

International call to protest for the return of comrade Santiago Maldonado. He disappeared at the hands of the Argentine State during repression in the Mapuche community on August 1st, in Cushamen’s Lof resistance (Chubut-Arg.). This fact demonstrates the infamy of the State and its executioners yet again.
On 1 September ONE MONTH will have passed since the disappearance of “Lechu” “el Brujo”. A month during which the State and its media have justified the disappearance on several occasions, and on others changed the information, blaming the Mapuche community and his family.
MAY RAGE AND ACTIONS BE UNLEASHED!
SOLIDARITY DOESN’T DISAPPEAR!
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GESTURES OF SOLIDARITY
La Paz, Bolivia: Incendiary attack against the Argentine embassy for Santiago Maldonado
Porto Alegre, Brazil: Simultaneous actions against the Argentine consulate and in the streets of the bourgeois Porto Alegre. Santiago Maldonado has disappeared and we are not indifferent.
In simultaneous actions, the Argentine consulate in Porto Alegre was attacked with bottles of  paint, while Goethe Avenue, a regular route for most of the bourgeoisie and exploiter inhabitants of Porto Alegre, was paralyzed by flames of contempt and the revolt of barricades. Flyers and a banner calling for Santiago’s return and solidarity with the Mapuche activists were left at both the consulate and in Goethe Avenue.

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September 1, 2017
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Wallmapu – 47 Logging Trucks Destroyed as The Trial of 10 Mapuche Comunerxs Begins

During the night of August 19, 18 logging trucks burned in Wallmapu. The action this time was claimed by the group Weichan Auka Mapu in solidarity with the 10 comunerxs that faced trial the next day.
The torched trucks were still smoking when a strong security presence was put into operation at the court of Temuco to begin the great judicial theater. The aim is to use the anti-terrorist law to condemn the incendiary attack that caused the death of the landowner Luchsinger Mackay on January 4th, 2013.
The indicted are: José Tralcal Coche, Juan Segundo Tralcal Coche, Juan Segundo Tralcal Quidel, Luis Sergio Tralcal Quidel, José Arturo Córdoba Tránsito, Aurelio Catrilaf Parra, Eliseo Catrilaf Romero, Sergio Catrilaf Marilef, Sabino Catrilef Quidel and Francisca Linconao.
During the first week of trial, a new attack again ignited the capitalist interests in Wallmapu. 29 trucks were cremated. Leaflets left in the sector clarified the authorship and intentions of the massive attack: “No to the Luchsinger Mackay frame-up. Freedom to all P.P. (political prisoners). Fire and sabotage to the forest industry”.
It is expected that the inquisitorial process will last for a couple of months.
Solidarity with the prosecuted Mapuche comunerxs!
Down with all the prisons!
(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)

September 1, 2017
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UK – QUAILS LIBERATED

anonymous report, from frentedeliberacionanimal.net:
“East UK Two quails liberated // solidarity liberation and report.
The night of the 13th we entered a quail’s eggs production facility. Security measures were weak and the animals shown feather loss and blood from infections.
We didn’t doubt but to take two beautiful quails with us who will now live a life without exploitation.
We act without fear and in solidarity to a comrade arrested for the liberation of a pig. We intend with it to show that things might retaliate.
We want to insist to the cops, the judge and the system that animals aren’t commodities, that animals aren’t property and that animals will be free.
We are watching and we are ready to stand in solidarity with any arrestees and any prisoners who suffer repression form the state.
Until all cages are empty, all prisons are empty and everybody is fed.
Freedom, love and solidarity!”

September 1, 2017
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Solidarity Action for Prisoners in Turkey and Worldwide

Some activists have written on the wall “Son Kafes Yikilana Kadar” Osman Evcan and Diren Coskun in Sachsen Anhalt territory of Germany. That means “Until the last cage is destroyed”
Vegan-Anarchist Osman Evcan will protest “Feast of Sacricife” which is a part of slaughter and exploitation culture with 3 day hunger strike.
Diren Coskun Vegan-Anarchist and activist from Keskesor LGBTT
Link for Osman Evcan
http://sosyalsavas.org/2017/08/osman-evcan-vegan-anarchist-prisoner-is-going-on-a-hunger-strike-during-feast-of-slaughter/

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via: solidarity.international/

September 1, 2017
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Chronology/Kronologi (UPDATE ON RESISTANCE AGAINST New Yogyakarta Internasional Airport) Indonesia

29-8-2017
From 08.00 this morning, Communities who joined in refusal (PWPP or Community Against Eviction – Kulon Progo) of the new airport development began gathering near heavy equipment located on the border of Glagah-Palian in order to block the equipment that will destroy the coastal areas. Fish farmers also participated to confront the heavy equipment that will destroy their ponds. At around 10.00am, approximately 500 police moved the people who were occupying the heavy equipment. The community was forced to retreat. The eviction and destruction of community land with heavy machinery continued from 11.ooam.
ps: To all India comrades, we urge you to make international solidarity against New Yogyakarta International Airport that are funded by India corporation http://www.gvk.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GVK_(conglomerate)
Warga yang tergabung dalam penolakan bandara PWPP Kulon Progo dari Jam 08.00 mulai berkumpul di dekat alat berat yang terletak di perbatasan glagah-palian,untuk menghadang alat berat yang akan mengeksekusi lahan pesisir, warga petambak pun ikut untuk menghadang alat berat yang akan mengeksekusi tambak-tambak mereka. Sekitar jam 10,00 WIB aparat kepolisan kurang lebih 500 personil datang dan menghalau warga yg menduduki alat berat dan warga pun dipaksa mundur. Esekusi pun berjalan sekitar pukul 11.00.

 

via: Indonesian Counter-Information, Social War, and Analysis   more updates and photos:

August 28, 2017
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Italy- Updates on operation “Scripta Manent”

On 23/8, mail censorship expired for anarchist comrades Alfredo Cospito, Nicola Gai, Danilo Cremonese, Valentina Speziale, Anna Beniamino, Alessandro Mercogliano, Marco Bisesti. Turin prosecutors can’t renew it but the prison can for ‘security reasons’.
Some of the letters were unblocked and are circulating more quickly. But we don’t exclude that letters might be blocked again.
CNA
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August 28, 2017
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Italy – Updates on the arrests in Florence

Today 25/8/ the court of review decided over anarchist comrade Salvatore Vespertino, and the result will be known in a few days. In the meantime through his letters Salvatore asks for anarchist publications and tells us that hard cover books are not handed out.
As far as anarchist comrade Pierloreto Fallanca is concerned, we learn that he’s subjected to censorship, and that the investigating judge issued another order of remand in custody for criminal association, thus withdrawing the charge of participation in the 1st January attack in Florence for which he had been originally arrested.
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 via: croce nera anarchica.
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August 28, 2017
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Greece – for the Thirteen years of prison to Irianna (14.06.2017)

This is a communique from Irianna B.L’s partner, Konstantinos Papadopoulos:
14th March 2011. Anti-terrorism squads raided the house I was renting in the neighbourhood of Cholargos in Athens and arrested me as a suspected member of the revolutionary organization ‘Conspiracy of the cells of fire’. That night Irianna had the bad luck to sleep at mine. She was taken to the police station and interrogated, fingerprinted and submitted to DNA samples taking. She was released on the same day.
I was released on bail 3 days later.
10th November 2011. According to the reconstruction of a ‘witness’, who was never to be seen again, not even in the trial, weapons were found, which were never used, in the Polytechnic of  Zografou in Athens.
11th January 2913. Irianna was arrested as a member of the conspiracy of the cells of fire and for illegally transporting weapons on the grounds of a tiny DNA trace found on a magazine which was part of the lot of weapons located in the Polytechnic. A year and a half since those weapons were found and after the police had had her DNA for two years.
Irianna was released on bail, this time, without the judge of the special tribunal making her details or picture public. The task was instead undertaken by the then minister of citizens’ protection Nikos Dendias with an informal communique.
All this occurred during my trial, with everything this could involve for its result. The tribunal finally established my being not guilty, even with the prosecutor’s assent, after the latter ascertained that the only relation I have with the conspiracy of the cells of fire is mere friendship with some of its members, in the context of the antiauthoritarian movement, something which I’ve never denied.

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August 27, 2017
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Besancon, France – Freedom for the Hamburg G20 prisoners (08/2017)

Early last week messages of solidarity with the many people imprisoned for having participated in the Hamburg’s revolt on the occasion of the G20 summit were sent all over in the heart of this gloomy city. At the entrance of the city centre, the gigantic mural of the Agricultural Bank, a symbol of the rich’s arrogance and the power of money over our lives was targeted with paint. Also, several graffiti reconfirmed our unconditional solidarity with those who rebelled at the beginning of the month of July against the world of exploitation and domination. Finally, several parking meters were sabotaged with paint, and Parkéon was left in darkness for over 24 hours at least.
A special thought for Riccardo, whose letter we appreciated.
Freedom for the G20 prisoners! Freedom for all!
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via: anarhija.info