September 21, 2017
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[September 27, Rho-Milan] Not just any meeting – Italy

Not just any meeting
27-28 September 2017
SingularityU Italy Summit – RHO
Singularity is a metaphor taken from physics by Ray Kurzweil, founder of Singularity University, to describe the technological process that will come to merge the human with technology. Therefore, the University of Singularity aims to prepare leaders to apply exponential technologies to respond adequately to the anthropological, social, ecological changes that the technologized world requires.
This is an objective that it is carrying out well of course, given that world leading transhumanist executives and researchers come out of it, and that some of them then join the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), one of the most important research universities in the world; the DARPA, a government agency of the US Department of Defence for the development of new military technology; Google; Microsoft, to name but a few…
Surely the fact that it is in Silicon Valley, on a piece of land of the NASA, and being partly financed by Google, is a further confirmation of how much the idea of the world it is proposing is shared with those who create and cause the conditions of the ecological and social disaster we find ourselves in. To this disaster then one would like to find a “solution”, putting something into it.

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September 21, 2017
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Brussels: Arson ravages future police station

In the night 02/09/2017 from Saturday to Sunday, persons unknown set fire to a building under construction on Avenue de Versailles in Neder-over-Hembeek, currently owned by the Foyer de Logement Sociale Lorebru. The building was due to house a new police station by December at the latest, but the damage caused by the fire is very great.
Investigators were unable to identify any suspects. The Brussels Public Prosecutor’s Office dispatched police forensics and a fire expert to the spot. The building is owned by Lorebru, but according to the Brussels Council for Green Spaces and Environment Khalid Zian (PS), it has meanwhile been ceded to the police of Brussels Capital-Ixelles to set up a new police station. The building was to replace four existing police stations.

via: cettesemaine.info
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September 21, 2017
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[Paris] Singing in the rain.

Project to build 33 new prisons. Inauguration of the Judicial City (Batignolles district) imminent. The state strengthens its repressive apparatus under the guise of humanization of confinement, of cops in their multiple forms and the legal crusher.
However, the gears of the judging and locking up machinery are not out of reach. A little research and the desire to act can get rid of fear and helplessness.
That is why, on the night of September 13-14, we broke the windows of the premises of the association Communication Insertion Formation Apprenticeship, located at 18 rue Carrières d’Amérique, and tagged “Investigators social collaborators of the cops”. CIFA has long had a partnership with the Interregional Directorate of Penitentiary Services in Paris and merged a few years ago with the Association of Applied Criminal Policy and Social Reinsertion (APCARS), which conducts social inquiries for judges.

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September 20, 2017
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France,Boëge (Haute-Savoie): Words and deeds. Tags and attempt to burn electric transformer.

Boëge (Haute-Savoie): Words and deeds. Tags and attempt to burn electric transformer.
Boege. Nocturnal incivilities near college
Dauphiné Libéré, 11/09/2017
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, the walls of the college Jean-Marie-Molliet were tagged. And not only, because the local Crédit Agricole was also “contaminated” by graffiti. Like the electric transformer blackened by smoke after, it seems, some tyres burned out.
The gendarmes have opened an investigation.
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http://cettesemaine.info/breves/spip.php?article2466&lang=fr
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September 20, 2017
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France,Besançon (Doubs): cutting the veins of commerce and alienation

Besançon – Acts of vandalism: Grande street deprived of Internet
Est Républicain, 16/09/2017
It’s a nasty blow: Saturday September 16 in the morning some of the residents and shopkeepers discovered that they had no internet connection. No access to the web, therefore, but also electronic payment terminals not working (and therefore the impossibility of accepting credit cards).
Bad business, on a Saturday.
The cause is known: during the night one or more vandals cut the Orange telephone cables that line the façades of the artery. Result: many homes and businesses without connection. At 14h, the technicians called to the area were on the job, without being able to estimate how much time it would take to repair.

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via: cettesemaine.info
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September 20, 2017
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ATHENS, EXARXEIA – SOLIDARITY STATEMENT FROM A SQUAT ROSA DE FOC TO THE HUNGER STRIKERS NURIYE AND SEMIH

Act for free  Received on 16.9.17

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Hello everybody, friends and comrades. Everybody knows the politics in Turkey some more than others. I want to try to tell you, to help you understand about the situation in Turkey and I would like to ask for your attention and international solidarity in this matter. Turkey became a nation in 1923. Since this historical moment Turkey was caught in a history of facist military coups. In general they have been 8 facist coups and related to that ten thousands of revolutionary communists and anarchists were killed. In the last military coup ın 1980 almost one million people were tourted and detaıned ın prısons.Now, after 22 years Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who describes himself as a muslim, won the elections through manipulation and became the prime minister of Turkey.

He has influenced the mind of  most people in Turkey through elaborate promises and community schemes to ınfluence the mınds of the people. In the following elections he was elected again through further manipulation (different practices). He has begun to fight against the democratic powers in the society and put every critical voice in prison.

Through using military and police forces he killed thousands of kurdish people in the geographic area Kürdistan around Cizre and Amed (tür.: Diyarbakır – southeast). The outcome was destroyed cities and countless kurdish people and children kılled.

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September 20, 2017
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(A-Radio) B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world – Episode 4 (09/2017)

Dear all,

Episode number 4 (09/2017) of “B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the
world”, a monthly news program from the international network of
anarchist and anti authoritarian radios, consisting of short news
segments from different parts of the world, is now online.

Length: 47 min

You’ll find the audio here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2017/09/15/bad-news-angry-voices-from-around-the-world-episode-4-092017/

Content:
* 98fm: action and repression in labor, student struggles, anti-fascist
anniversaries around Greece
* 105fm: immigration struggles, resisting fascist attacks, gender
violence and other topics from Lesvos
* Radio Kurruf: resistance to and dangers of liquified natural gas
* Rosas Negras: violence against civil society and journalists in
particular in El Salvador
* A-Radio Berlin: the government ban of the leftist info platform
linksunten indymedia in Germany
* Dissident Island: resistance from the Campaign Against Arms Trade
(CAAT) to the London DSEI arms fair
* The Final Straw: autonomous Hurricane relief

Other audios from A-Radio Berlin in English (or Spanish) here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/”.

Or visit the new anarchist 24/7 online stream from the Channel Zero
Network: http://channelzeronetwork.com/

Enjoy!

A-Radio Berlin

September 20, 2017
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ATHENS- ANALYSIS AND STATEMENT OF VEGAN COLLECTIVE KITCHEN BY ROSA DE FOC SQUAT IN EXARXEIA AREA.

Act for free  Received on 16.9.17
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WHY COLLECTIVE KITCHEN?

1.We regard meal time as one of the most sacred moments of our life and a time of bonding in a friendly and more loose environment.Eating all together we break the privacy and the detention that the state already imposed to us years now.We understand and we like these moments to be not only for eating and laughing together,but also about exchanging ideas and visions,strengthening our relationships and encouraging political fermentation….We would like to regain the importance of common time cause thats how we understand the concept of community…

WHY IN A SQUAT?

2.Cause we found squats as the most liberated,self-organized,self-managed and collective battlegrounds where spreading can take place.Squats should promote collectiveness and give ground for common activities.Talking about many things and analyzing for example the situation of food and the direct relationship of it with capitalism.Point the political effects of it and try to solve these kinds of problems by proposing practical alternatives.We consider and we vision squats to be not only sleeping and relaxing escape lands or alternative lifestyle meeting points,but be self- education and theory/practice training centers.

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September 17, 2017
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Greece – Riot erupts in Athens during Antifa protest for the murder of Pavlos Fyssas by Golden Dawn neonazis


On September 16, 2017 thousands of antifascists in Athens, Greece marched towards the headquarters of the “Golden Dawn” fascist party, four years after the murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by approximately 40 neonazi members of Golden Dawn, on September 18, 2013 in the Keratsini area of Athens.
When the antifascist protest in memory of Pavlos Fyssas reached the Golden Dawn HQ people were faced by dozens of riot cops protecting the neonazi offices, and a “wall” of riot cops buses blocking any access nearby. The protection of the murderer’s offices -that remain free during their judicial trial that has been going on for almost three years now, contrary to the majority of political prisoners that remain in prison for years until finally their trial takes place- ignited the people’s sentiment and escalated the protest into a riot. More antifascist protests have been scheduled all over Greece on September 18, 2017, the day when Pavlos Fyssas was murdered by the neonazis exactly 4 years ago to that day.
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September 17, 2017
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Basle, Switzerland – Two consecutive nights of fire against the world of authority (03/09/2017)

 

[In two consecutive nights flames devoured vehicles of this world of control and authority in Basle. In the night between Saturday and Sunday 3rd September, a plain clothes cops’ car was set on fire in via General Guisan. The attack was claimed in Barrikade.info. Then in the night between Sunday and Monday 4th September a company car, probably owned by Swisscom went up in flames in via Johanniter. This second fire hasn’t been claimed yet].
Basle police car in flames
The fire is also linked to the struggle against the extension of the prison of Bässlergut. In our opinion, the role of the police precedes that of the big building companies: it’s the police that hunt people in the streets in racist raids and fill up the prisons.
No more cops! No more police control!
For a hot autumn!

anarhija.info
Source: sansattendre
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!

September 15, 2017
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Updates on trial against on imprisoned anarchist comrade Riccardo Lupano – Hamburg ,Germany

Act for free  Received on 14.9.17

Updates on trial against the anarchist Riccardo
The date of the hearing against Riccardo, charged with criminal offences
relating to riot days against G20 in Hamburg in July, is set. It will be
held on 5 October at the Court of Hamburg.
We call on everyone to take part in solidarity presence, organised for
that day, in the courtroom (Riccardo will be there) and at the Court, as
well as in activities which will be promoted in Genoa during those days.
Updates will follow.
Meeting to discuss solidarity initiatives and updates:
Tuesday 19 september, 20.00 pm.
Il Mainasso — 6, Square Santa Maria in Passione — Genoa – Italy

September 15, 2017
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Basle/Zurich, Switzerland – Incendiary sabotage against the collaborators of the future maxi-prison of Bässlergut (08/2017)

Zurich: At dawn on Thursday 17th August 2017 machinery was set fire to on the building site of the Implenia company. Shortly before 5am, flames flared up in the “Greencity” building site in Leimbach, Zurich. Two bulldozers belonging to the company collaborating in the refurbishment of Bässlergut prison were completely destroyed by fire, while another piece of machinery was damaged. Cops and the local press stated: “the machinery didn’t catch fire due to a technical fault, the fire was started intentionally”. Material damage already amounts to several hundred Swiss francs. Marco Cortesi, a spokesman for Zurich police also mentioned fires that occurred in the spring and summer in Zurich (of a piece of machinery belonging to Implenia at the beginning of August and a van owned by the building company in June). However, in order to find the perpetrators of the recent fires, investigators say they are working on other leads, pointing to other incendiary sabotages that have hit infrastructures in the region, such as on the site of the future centre of justice and police at the beginning of July 2017, and a repeater used in the emergency radio system by the municipal police in mid-July 3016.
Zurich: In the night between 7th and 8th August a piece of machinery owned by the Implenia company was set on fire in Schlieren.
Basle: Last night [between Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August] three vehicles owned by ROSENMUND AG were set on fire in Basle. The company is involved in construction work at the prison of Bässlergut, which is why it has already suffered material damage many times. If the company stops this inhuman activity immediately, its vehicles will be allowed to be parked in the city in all safety. If the work on the new prison goes on, nothing will be over! Let’s attack Bässlergut!
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Source: Anarhija.info
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September 15, 2017
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Support the Bloomington ABC Anarchist Prisoner War Fund – USA

Act for free  Received on 14.9.17

Since October 2015, Bloomington Anarchist Black Cross
(https://bloomingtonabc.noblogs.org/) has been providing consistent
monthly funds to anarchist prisoners throughout the United States via
our Anarchist Prisoner War Fund. We are now asking for help keeping this
project going strong into the future.
We have specifically chosen comrades who were receiving very little
money or support from the outside, who have no familial support, or who
were otherwise in need of monetary aid. These funds have been essential
when some comrades did stints in solitary due to activities surrounding
the September 9th prison strike, aiding their survival in the most
oppressive conditions. We also emphasize support for rebellious
prisoners who have maintained the struggle behind the walls. We want to
make it clear to our comrades in prison and those taking action on the
outside that they can continue to struggle without fear of abandonment
if they are caught.

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September 13, 2017
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Canada,Montreal -Arson of two luxury cars in St-Henri

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
Inspired by the riots in Hamburg, we burned two luxury cars outside of a condo in St-Henri during the night of July 13.
In a neighbourhood where people have to choose between food and rent, don’t be surprised when we set fire to your flagrant displays of class privilege.
We used a simple method: fire sticks half-covered in fire-paste. All the material can be found in a camping store. We lit the fire-paste covered end and placed it in the top corners of the car’s grill, between the headlights. We used two sticks per car. The fire is mostly invisible until plastic or motor oil catches fire, giving you time to leave unseen. Be careful: the fire can easily spread to cars parked close-by.
The police who violently enforce gentrification had these encouraging words to say:
“[Montreal police Cmdr. Sylvain Parent] said police have increased their visibility in the neighbourhood in response to the attacks, but it’s hard to stop people who want to commit crimes. “If there’s someone who wants to do something and they see a police officer pass, they’ll wait until we pass by,” he said. “If they really want to do something, they’ll do it anyway.”
Until next time,
Black Masked Winners (BMW) / Anarchistes Uni.es Dans l’Insurrection (AUDI)

September 13, 2017
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Greece,Thessaloniki-Responsibility claim by Anarchist cell – Destruction of the existent

Thessaloniki-responsibility claim
We are confronting technology to the extent that it is a tool in the hand of the bosses and capitalism, taking away our capabilities practical or not. Their target is to establish any kind of technology as crucial for each one of us, to enslave each mind and body to one or the other technological means that at first sight makes our lives easier and more pleasant.
The real consequence on the other hand, is the destruction of social and human relations and of the earth and nature. All of this for the development of robust social control and making profits.
An inner part of the technological complex is telecommunications, which cause people many harmful symptoms.
Telecommunications are part of a totalitarian plan for control, where recording communications feed the data banks of states for domestic security reasons. The national and multinational corporations that have monopoly of these tools cooperate with the state, collecting data and actively take part in that repressive system.
Moreover, the telecomunications of today, within cutting-edge smartphones and web social networks, develop fake relationships away from what we consider the reality of social relationships, allowing us to communicate more when at the same time we meet each other less and less.
On the evening of the 3rd to 4th of May we got in and incinerated the box of the high voltage electronic transformer at the OTE building at Sykies. It is the same building in which the telecommunications antennas are stationed. In this way we tore a hole in the invisible network that is all around us.
Anarchist cell – Destruction of the existent
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Translated by ”midnight express”for act for freedom now!

September 13, 2017
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Greece, Grete island -A solidarity banner for the silenced linksunten.indymedia.org at a central point of the old city of Chania

Counter-information is NOT repressed NOR censored

In the times when the Internet is an essential element of our everyday life, the defense of its openness is and should be the critical  point of  its management  and thats one reason why we support any counter-informational voice
 Counter-information is , has been and will be the main pillar of promoting and managing the word and acts of political movements, the ones that oppose to the state and capital. It is essential to defend in every way – natural and online – any healthy contra-information source such indymedia.org & linksunten.indymedia.org are
 Therefore, and as a minimal act of solidarity, we hanged a solidarity banner for the silenced linksunten.indymedia.org at a central point of the old city of Chania
  Non-negotiable solidarity with linksunten.indymedia.org

Initiative from apatris.info
 text in Greek here

 

September 13, 2017
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Anarchistische Bibliothek Fermento – Zürich

Receved 10.9.17
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PROGRAMM SEPTEMBER 2017
Das Staatsmassaker der Piazza Fontana
Mailand, Italien, Herbst 1969. In einer Bank an der Piazza Fontana
explodiert eine Bombe mit 15 Toten. Anarchisten werden verhaftet, einer
von ihnen, Pinelli, stürzt aus dem Fenster des Präsidiums und stirbt.
Das Konstrukt ist schlampig. Der Hauptangeklagte, Valpreda, wird zwei
Jahre später freigesprochen. Schon nach wenigen Stunden denunzierte ein
anarchistisches Flugblatt: diese Bombe hatte der Staat gelegt.
Tatsächlich, wie heute feststeht, arbeiteten Faschisten und Männer des
Geheimdienstes seit Längerem daran, mit diversen Bomben auf öffentlichen
Plätzen ein Klima der Angst zu erzeugen, um ein hartes Regime zu
legitimieren. Gleichzeitig konstruierten sie eine Fährte zu den
Anarchisten. Viel stand auf dem Spiel für den Staat in diesem Moment.
Die starken Studenten- und Arbeiterkämpfe im “heissen Herbst” setzten
ihm zu. Das Gespenst der Selbstorganisation ging um. Er setzte also zum
grossen Streich an, und auf der Piazza Fontana zeigte er sein wahres
Gesicht: eine Bestie, die bereit ist, willkürlich Leute zu opfern, für
sein scheeles politisches Kalkül.
Der Kommissar, welcher Pinelli verhörte, Luigi Calabresi, von praktisch
allen Anarchisten als Verantwortlicher für seinen Tod denunziert, fällt
drei Jahre später, beim Verlassen seines Hauses, unter den Schüssen
eines Revolvers. Ein italienischer Anarchist, Alfredo M. Bonanno,
veröffentlichte viele Jahre später ein Buch mit dem Titel: “Ich weiss,
wer den Kommissar Luigi Calabresi getötet hat”.
Angesichts der soeben erschienenen deutschen Übersetzung (im Fermento
erhältlich), möchten wir über die darin aufgeworfenen Fragen
diskutieren, angeregt durch jene mehr und weniger fernen Ereignisse, die
nicht nur die italienische Gesellschaft aufrüttelten, sondern überall,
auch heute noch, eine gehörige Lektion erteilen über die Natur des
Staates, jeden Staates.
Donnerstag, 14. September, 18:00 Uhr
Armut und Gesundheit
Alle nicht-vererbbaren Krankheiten kommen bei Armen häufiger vor als bei
Reichen: Infektionen, Stoffwechselkrankheiten,
Herz-Kreislaufkrankheiten, Unfälle, Süchte – Alle! Arme sind das ganze
Leben lang öfter krank und sterben deutlich früher als Reiche.
Wie hängt der sozioökonomische Status mit Gesundheit und Krankheit
zusammen? Was sind die möglichen Gründe? Wie können diese überwunden
werden? Und nicht zuletzt: welche Ansätze zu konkreten Kämpfen gibt es?
Zu Beginn wird David Winizki, Arzt für Allgemeinmedizin und
pensionierter Hausarzt, zum Thema referieren. Danach ist Raum zur
Diskussion.
Donnerstag, 21. September, 19:00 Uhr
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Anarchistische Bibliothek Fermento
Josefstrasse 102
8005 Zürich
ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN:
Mittwoch: 12:00 – 19:00
Donnerstag: 14:00 – 21:00
Freitag: 12:00 – 19:00
Samstag: 14:00 – 19:00
fermento.noblogs.org

September 13, 2017
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AFICHE: SANTIAGO MALDONADO PRESENTE!

El 1 de Agosto del 2017 desaparece Santiago Maldonado. Lo último que se supo de él, es que estaba apoyando al Pu Lof mapuche de Cushamen (que se encuentra resistiendo a los embates del Estado argentino y la ocupación por parte del conocido Grupo Benetton)cuando llegó a reprimir violentamente Gendarmería Nacional, bajo el mando directo de la ministra de Seguridad de la Nación del gobierno de Macri, Patricia Bullrich.
Tras estos hechos los gestos de denuncia y solidaridad no han tardado en aflorar. La desaparición de Santiago no puede pasar desapercibida, es necesario sacar a la luz tanto el caso, como a los responsables y continuar la lucha por la recuperación de los territorios usurpados por el Estado y el capital.
Sin duda alguna el ataque de las fuerzas represivas continuaran ejerciéndose, seguirán encarcelando, desapareciendo y asesinando a compañerxs en las diferentes trincheras que hoy manifiestan el descontento y la lucha contra los Estados. Para esto tenemos que tomar medidas, tenemos que proyectar la lucha que llevamos en nuestros
territorios, tenemos que prepararnos, estar alistadxs, porque seguirán viniendo golpes. Tenemos que aprender a darlos de vuelta. Nada se puede esperar de la justicia.
Las necesarias marchas, los urgentes mítines, la imprescindible propagada no son la única herramienta para que sientan nuestra rabia ni para concretizar nuestras ideas ni acabar con el Estado y su sistema de miserias. Porque la desaparición de Santiago tiene responsables con nombres y apellidos. Tienen sus sucursales por todos lados. Hay que saber golpear.
instintosalvaje.

September 11, 2017
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Anarchist paper Vetriolo issue 1 is out, autumn 2017 – Italy

Actforfree received and Translated to English
We published issue 1 of anarchist paper Vetriolo at last. At the same time we also printed issue 0 for those who have recently asked for copies, as it had been out of stock for a while. After several months of censorship the contribution anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito wrote last winter for the previous issue has arrived. His letter had been blocked and seized on order of inquisitor judge Sparagna, the “scripta manent” operation’s instigator.
In this new issue there’s space for analysis on questions that were raised in the previous one, in particular the questions of cities, political alliances and internationalism, the history of the exploited’ movement and the continuation of an attempt at the analysis and elaboration of an anarchist theory of the State. Moreover we also treated other questions: a critical reflection of the concept of consistency; another one on survival in urban spaces and the changes that the latter undergo; an article of analysis on technology, in particular robotics, from an ecological point of view and in terms of its social and antisocial consequences. We dedicate an important part to the issue of “war”. With our often bitter tone and polemic articles we always welcome discussion and growth within the revolutionary anarchist movement.
In this issue:
A window on the pigsty
Against war, against peace
Times maduri
Action and reaction
In the name of consistency
The only possible administration
Betray the doing
Technological domination between ideology and reality
Recreation hour
A contribution on political alliances and internationalism
The State is not an app
A story on the left
Alfredo Cospito’s words from the prison of Ferrara
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For copies and contacts: vetriolo@autistici.org
One copy: 2 euros. For distributors, five and more copies: 1.50 euros. Postal fees: 1.30 euros. Postal fees in Europe: 3.50 euros. Free for prisoners.

September 11, 2017
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Orbeil (Puy-de-Dôme), France – Summer barbecues of repeaters (22/08/2017)

As you reach to the top of the hill there’s the Great Bear right above your head. And then, below, you see the lights of Issoire, which make war on the stars in the sky. And above all, above everything, there’s a repeater next to you, which reminds you that you didn’t come to recite poetry. Light up the fire…
In the early hours of 22nd August we set fire up there on the hill. In Moidias, two repeaters that serve the telephone line from Issore to Brioude and the broadcasting of many radio frequencies went up in flames. As we couldn’t turn off the city lights, at least we switched off the smartphones .
Because this world is too narrow, it aims at the normalization, control, sterilization and digitalization of any individuality. Because we wanted to give ourselves a breath of air, feel alive rather than suffocate. True, this desire for destruction could have been satisfied with an attack on Red Cross premises, a breeding farm or a migrant detention centre. We attack so as not to be yet another architect of power’s structures. We attack for immediate pleasure and not for a hypothetical radiant future.

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