We claim responsibility for the arson attacks, which were realized on the 27th of February 2017 against the facilities of the French state in Athens, which are located on the junction of Didotou and Sina St. A group of comrades invaded into the complex and set fire to three buildings and two vehicles of the French Institute and the French School of Athens. We cannot stand silently by as our oppressed brothers and sisters in Paris are rising up against state terrorism.
European states sow xenophobia and hatred. By pushing islamophobia, they stir up a climate of war. They intensify militarization and spread it all across the globe, in every block of the capitalist metropolis. All this, so as to constantly degrade the life of the marginalized populations, both materially and in principle.
The suburbs of Paris, where the poorest populations live in a state of isolation, have turned into war zones. Just like the borders of Europe and N. America. A totalitarian war is waged every second that passes. On one side are the states, their institutions, their privileged executives and their faithful servants, who spread divide and impose segregation in an attempt to hold on to their power and profits. On the other side stand all of us, whose life and freedom cannot fit inside the profit machine. We are truly in a perpetual state of emergency. For the state to secure its continuation, it must practice systematic and unharnessed violence. Violent counterattack is the natural response. Insurrection, as is manifested in the flames of the confrontations in Paris, is the first step towards the dissolution of authority.
On January 9, 2013, 93 anarchists fight their way in against riot cops in and re-occupied Villa Amalias, after it was evicted on December 20th, 2012. After more than 4 years, the trial against the 93 anarchists will start on March 28th.
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On December 2012 as part of a far-right delirium, the State targets Squats and proceeds to evict several of them in Greece. On 20 December 2012 the State evicts one of the historical and oldest squats in Athens (since 1991) named Villa Amalias. In the morning of 9 January 2013, 93 comrades moving collectively and decisively fight their way in against riot policemen that continue to guard the building and succeed to retake the grounds, sending a message of resistance and solidarity, against the onslaught of State and capitalist barbarism. After a few hours special police forces invade the building and arrest the 93 activists.
After more than 4 years, (a usual State and judicial tactic to keep activists’s lives “imprisoned” in perpetual waiting) on March 28, 2017, the 93 are being taken to trial for the reccupation of Villa Amalias, because they dared to disturb the “peace” during the regime’s war and because they remained unruly against the imposed state of emergency and the authoritarian rules, whilst they declare that ‘for the “crime” of fighting for a world of equality, solidarity and freedom they remain consciously “guilty”’.
Solidarity to the 93 activists that retook the grounds of Villa Amalias Squat.
O compa da Distribuidora Anarquista Polaris (Pontevedra) compartiu por mail esta publicación recén editada, a partires da tradución que realizou do texto “Biocentric Anarchy” (Anarquía Biocéntrica) que como el di, expón a cuestión da liberación total (da terra e de todes os seus habitantes) desde un enfoque biocéntrico que cuestiona non só a explotación animal, senón a relación enferma que mantemos co planeta e coa vida natural no seu conxunto e con cada especie e ser vivo en particular, propoñendo o concepto da “anarquía biocéntrica” como un punto de partida desde o que empezar a cuestionarnos e a deconstruir a devandita relación cunha perspectiva interseccional e revolucionaria.
Dicir, por certo, que dadas as datas e a temática do propio material, optouse por dedicarlle a edición e publicación do mesmo á memoria do compañeiro Javier Recabarren, lembrando o seu compromiso pola liberación animal e o seu estilo de vida vegano, a pesar de ter só 11 anos.
A continuación, segue o texto da introdución. O compañeiro, por certo, infórmanos de que pronto haberá disponible unha versión en galego.
To anyone who wants copies for themselves, archives or distribution, the latest paper issue of the a-periodical Croce Nera Anarchica no.3 is still available. For info and copies write to our email address.
(You can download the PDF in the download section or directly from this link)
Hate the cops? You too? They get on your nerves, give you tickets, harass you, detain you, take you away, baton you, pepper spray you, or throw tear gas at you, beat you, spy on you, follow you, attack you, make you talk, handcuff you, throw you in a cage, burst an eye, terrorize you?
They feel important strutting in uniform to stick their nose in everyone’s business. They represent the authority of the State. They hold the monopoly of legitimate violence. They enforce law and order, threatening to steal your life and throw you in a cage. They are the watchdogs of power.
We, the partisan-anarchists, take responsibility for the symbolic attack on March 24, 2017 on the building of the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Belarus for the Gomel region.
We threw two Molotov cocktails into the window one of cabinet. At the time of the attack hundreds of thousands of people were spiritually with us throughout the country and beyond. This energy gave us great strength
Let’s note that it was not principally for us to attack specifically this building. Any other inspection would also suit: regional, city, district – it does not matter. Each of them deserved the people’s revenge. The tax authorities regularly called and sent out “letters of happiness” about levying a tax on the unemployed. At the very moment when the people in Belarus were crushed by economic extortion from the state and firmly said: “Basta! to tax and regime”; when protesters claim to state policy and are outraged by the work of tax inspections, the officials, sitting in the offices, continue to indulge the authorities in stealing money of workers and temporarily unemployed people. They do not think that they are in complicity with state racket, i.e. Crime, which includes a whole list of punitive measures against common people: blackmail, extortion, threats, repression, enforcement to social and economic slavery.
During the session of the 13th of March a “mosso d’esquadra” (the deputy inspector of the information brigade of the mossos d’esquadra, based in Sabadell was supposed to give a testimony concerning the part of the investigation related to the spanish state). That is, on the one hand, the obtaining of the DNA of our comrades, and on the other about everything related to the political “theories” concerning the financing of a terrorist organization.
At the beginning of the testimony the judge asked for his name and surname (as with all the other witnesses). The “mosso” only wanted to give his alias, Astor, saying that everything he did related to the case he had done as a cop and not as a person, hence he could only provide his “professional” identification. The defense lawyers demanded, in accordance to the German law, that he gives his full name. The mosso refused, backed up by the prosecutor, who said that this is no way to treat a guest. During the heated exchange between the defense and the prosecution the judge intervened, stating that the only case in which a witness is not obliged to identify themselves is when they fear for their physical integrity, something which has to be demonstrated with documents, and which the judge had discarded from the beginning.
A cage for people. A cage with barbed wire whose purpose is to limit
refugees and immigrants who have just arrived to Greece. A photo with a
cage that shows a situation which once more brings shame to those who
are managing the refugee issue: the state, the NGOs who stick their head
into the ground, and all those who know whats going on and turn a blind
According to everything being denounced, it was take a couple of months
ago in the Center of first reception and identification in Hios. Within
a massive building guarded by the police, their are two cages to hold
the new arrivals on the island. Men, women and children are pilled up in
the same place and, as is was denounced, there were cases where although
the people were told they would only remain there for a few hours, in
the end they kept them all night.
From the defense of Standing Rock to J20 and the airport blockades, the past four months have catalyzed resistance around the world and even inside the White House.
In response, the authorities are bringing felony charges against hundreds of people and preparing new laws to criminalize protest.
How effectively we support the arrestees will determine whether we can continue resisting.
We are calling for a week of solidarity April 1 to 7 to support everyone targeted for standing up to the Trump regime and rising fascism.
Set up an event to raise awareness and funds for their legal expenses. Put pressure on those responsible for this wave of repression. Educate people about the crackdown and how we can organize to resist it. Keep up the fight for those who are tied up in court.
March 15, 2017
21st annual march against police brutality
Hundreds of people gathered to denounce police brutality against indigenous people, people of color, women and the homeless. People marched despite a snow storm and some even brought skis. Masked militants attacked cops with fireworks, smashed a police cruiser and luxury shop windows. No arrests were made
On the 7th and 8th of July 2017 the G20 summit is supposed to take place in Hamburg. The heads of the governments of the 19 richest and most powerful states of the world, accompanied by 6.000 delegation members, surrounded and permanently photographed by 3.000 journalists and of course cordoned off and protected by an army of at least 10.000 police and secret service operatives.
All this is supposed to take place in the middle of Hamburg: in the exhibition halls, in the town hall, in the Elbphilharmonie. Large-scale and multilevel barriers, ID controls, evacuated appartments – the main victims will be the people in the Karoviertel and the surrounding neighborhoods. Especially those, that are already more exposed to frequent controls and harrassments because of the color of their skin, their legal status, their precarious social situation or other reasons.
Last night, 21/3/17 at around 10:30, six teenagers at the youth center in Val-Du-Lac, near Sherbrooke, decided to revolt against the authorities of the establishment. They threatened to smash everything inside and refused to collaborate with the intervention team at the center. Unsurprisingly, the institution called the cops. The six teenagers resisted their arrest, and will be charged with illegal assembly, assault on an agent, harassment, making threats, and obstruction of police work.
It’s heartwarming to see acts of resistance faced with these institutions which are put in place to break these youth, both physically and mentally, and which try to reinsert them into society.
SOLIDARITY OFFENSIVE WITH JUAN, NATALY AND ENRIQUE
During the early hours of September 18, 2014 a large police operation ends with the arrest of comrades Nataly and Juan Flores, both of whom are formalized and charged under the Anti-Terrorism Law for the placement and detonation of explosive devices at a subway station, Subcentro in “Escuela Militar” and two police stations.
Months later Enrique Guzman is arrested, linked by the miserable South Prosecutor’s office as the setter of the explosive against the First Police Station. With this detention the Power aims to attack the solidarity and the bonds of complicity that arise from it, seeking to isolate the comrades in prison.
The comrades from the beginning have been defiant against the Power, the press and the police, and in prison they have remained intact in their anarchic convictions, assuming the prison as a combat space, and annihlating their walls through writing, confrontation gestures and hunger strike of more than fifty days.
On March 17, we set fire to two police cars in Hamburg. Right near the residence of Mayor Olaf Scholze we burned the vehicle of his guards on Schmarjestraße. In the Hindenburgstraße in front of the office of the police union (GdP) and directly in front of the police, a GdP van was torched.
The police union and their national chairman Kirsch threatened after the riot in Hamburg on 21.12.2013 that “Next time we will use sharp shooters!” A warning of an escalation in Hamburg, with reference to the clashes in Genoa and the assassination of Carlo Giuliani, was issued in a similar manner by the Confederation of German Detectives. It is quite clear that in the event of a loss of control during the G20 summit that dead demonstrators cannot be ruled out. The daily victims of the cops are seen as necessary collateral losses for this system.
On Sunday, March 12, we entered the house at 641 Coronel João Manoel street, near the start of the hill. The house was abandoned three years ago and it is in the middle of the historical center of Porto Alegre, it forms part of the inheritances of two of the most bourgeois families and owners of the city for centuries: Chaves Barcellos and Wallig.
We are absolutely certain that we are irritating the powerful who have already appeared to threaten us and very ludicrously invite us to be part of their alternative capitalism projects. Our answer is unanimous: we are anarchists and squatters, and we will not have any conversation with the bourgeoisie at all.
When we realize the authoritarian and patriarchal nature of present-day society, we understand genders as impositions through which individuals are forced to play certain roles within the network of domination.
Certainly, this society continues to impose on those who are born as ‘women’ an inferior position to those born as ‘men’. This is why every March 8, when the ‘International Women’s Day’ is commemorated, many people, mostly women, take to the streets to express their discontent at this situation of inequality.
The most well-known historical commemoration of March 8 are the events that occurred on that day in 1908, when 146 women workers at a cotton factory in New York were burned to death in a fire caused by the bosses after the workers refused to end their sit-in protest against low wages and the infamous work conditions that they were suffering under.
These words come with some delay due to the restrictions on communication in the Spanish extermination centres. On 7th March 2017 Mónica and Francisco were finally released to Chile where they were greeted with a huge media spectacle and threats of repression. Today, at last, they are back in the streets with their dignity intact.
In the struggle to break with the system we seek and create forms of relations that are contrary to imposition and authority. Forms that make us feel at ease to realize autonomously, in our proposals and in our acts of daily conflict. With this feeling we understand that affinity is the most appropriate way to relate to one another as anarchists. It’s not the result of empty slogans repeated ad nauseam, but shared practices and visions that have helped create lasting relations of brotherhood and comradeship, that go beyond simple friendships.
March is a month that is particularly full of milestones that invite us with special strength to take to the streets and spread the anarchic agitation, with memory and solidarity as insurrectionist tools of action.
Among these milestones is the so-called ‘Women’s Day’ (March 8), a day that like other commemorations has been assimilated by reformism and the market, offering us the possibility to spread anti-patriarchal ideas and link them with anti-state and anti-authoritarian critiques, marking our differences with social-democratic, leftist and / or authoritarian feminism.
Another important event that occurred in March was the ‘Pampa Irigoin massacre’ (also known as the Puerto Montt massacre), which occured on March 9, 1969 under the government of Eduardo Frei Montalva. By order of the Minister of the Interior, Edmundo Pérez Zujovic, police agents murdered nine villagers who had illegally occupied a plot of land to live with their families outside the city. As revenge for what happened, Pérez Zujovic was assassinated in June 1971 by members of the armed left-wing group Organized Vanguard of the People (VOP).