December 5, 2019
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Athens,Greece: From Theory to Practice – An Initial Response , Από τη θεωρεία στην πράξη – Μια πρώτη απάντηση…[GR, ENG, FR]

ENG] From Theory to Practice – An Initial Response
The entire state machinery of the Mitsotakis government, spearheaded by its repressive forces, is opposed to anything that challenges its impositions of normality. It uses the doctrine of “law and order” and the rhetoric of zero tolerance as a veil to cover and distract from its endless inconsistencies. It feeds its constituents the rhetoric of nation, security, legitimacy, and development while adopting models of polarization and paradigms of bygone eras. The purpose is clear: the attempted eradication of the structures of struggle and the destruction of the revolutionary movement, which stands against its development plans and any model of so-called urban gentrification. At the same time, there is a systematic effort to massively displace populations that do not “fit” into the increasing needs of capital and the bosses of the metropolis.
The effort to create an ideal consumer environment of both a passive and easily controlled population that serves the private interest is high on their agenda. On the one hand, airbnb, entertainment hotspots, shop windows, and hotels aim at the spectacle-ization of neighborhoods and the profitability of the few, while, on the other hand, cameras, drones, enforcement of all kinds, and the ceding of control of every [public and private] space to the police state for consumer control, surveillance, and commerce.
In synergy with the above, the Chryssochidis ultimatum cynically demands that we vacate the spaces of struggle by December 5th. It comes as the culmination of a period of intense repression, the evacuation of structures of struggle and solidarity, and the constant attack on sites of self-organization and for the fermentation of political discourse. To their supreme communicative stunt – aimed at spreading fear, targeting specific social groups, and depriving them of basic social needs – we respond with struggle. There is no possibility of our voluntary withdrawal from the struggle. We are unfazed by the growing climate of terrorism they are creating. We are ready – once again – to create bulwarks and stand against contemporary attempts to impose a Leviathan-state model. What the state does not understand is that despite our historical connection with Exarcheia and our survival in squats throughout Greece, we exist beyond that. Our collectivisation and self-organization flourish irregardless of space. Collective bodies will not be suppressed even if there is no roof to cover their heads.
In practice, we have opened and claimed the following spaces:
3 buildings in Gizi
2 buildings in Ilissia
6 buildings in Exarcheia
1 building in Victoria
1 building in Agios Panteleimonas
2 buildings in Kipseli
…this is how easy it is…
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[FR] De la theorie a la pratique, le premier pas d une reponse…
Tout l’appareil étatique du gouvernement Mitsotakis, ses forces répressives en tête, s’oppose à tout ce qui défie les normes qu’il veut imposer. La doctrine « ordre et loi » et la rhétorique de la tolérance zéro servent de voile et de distraction pour couvrir ses innombrables inconsistances. Il gave ses électeurs d’une rhétorique basée sur les concepts de nation, de sécurité, de légitimité et de développement tout en se servant de modèles polarisateurs et de paradigmes de temps révolus. Le but est clair : tenter d’éradiquer les structures de luttes et de détruire le mouvement révolutionnaire qui tiennent tête à ses plans de développement et toute prétendue gentrification urbaine. Dans le même temps, il s’efforce de systématiquement déplacer les populations qui ne « rentrent pas dans le moule » des besoins croissants du capital et des patrons des centres métropolitains. S’efforcer de créer un environnement idéal à la consommation pour une population autant passive que facilement contrôlable au service des intérêts privés est l’une de leur priorité. D’un côté, AirBnB, les zones de divertissement, les vitrines de magasins et les hôtels donnent nos quartiers en spectacle et ne profitent qu’à un petit nombre. Pendant que d’un autre coté, les caméras, les drones et tout autre type d’imposition cèdent le contrôle de chaque espace (public et privé) à l’État policier au nom du contrôle des consommateurs, de la surveillance et du commerce.
En synergie avec ce qui a été précédemment mentionné, l’ultimatum de Chryssochidis demande avec cynisme que nous évacuions les espaces de luttes d’ici le 5 décembre. Cet ultimatum vient couronner une période de répression intense, d’évacuation de structures de lutte et de solidarité, et l’attaque constante contre les lieux d’autogestion et de fermentation de discours politique. Contre cette opération de communication suprême – ayant pour but de répendre la peur au sein de groupes sociaux spécifiques et de les priver de besoins sociaux basique – nous répondons par la lutte. Notre retrait volontaire de la lutte n’est pas une option. Nous sommes hermétiques au climat de terreur qu’ils mettent en place. Nous sommes prêt – une fois de plus – à dresser des barricades et tenir tête aux atteintes actuelles contre le modèle d’État-Léviathan. Ce que l’État ne comprend pas est que nous existons au-delà de notre connexion historique avec Exarcheia et de notre survie en squat à travers la Grèce. Nous n’avons pas besoin d’espace physique pour que notre collectivisation et notre autogestion s’épanouissent. Les entités collectives ne disparaitront pas même si elles n’ont plus de toit au dessus de leurs têtes.
Nous avons ouvert et cadenacé les batiments suivants:
3 à Gizi
2 à Ilissia
6 à Exarcheia
1 à Victoria
1 à Agios Panteleimonas
2 à Kipselli
…Parce que c’est si simple…
A première cible est de déconstruire la rhétorique étatique qui diabolise les espaces avec un potentiel d’autogestion occupés ainsi que leur utilisation. En réponse à l’appel panhellénique de passer à l’acte le 5 décembre, nous avons libéré 15 batiments (comme le nombre d’heures avant que votre destin s’accomplisse) dans les zones citées au dessus et avons accroché des banderoles sur lesquelles on peut lire « La propriété est du vol ». Nous avons réservé ces espaces pour qu’ils servent de réservoir d’options pour de futurs usages. Ceci est simplement un premier appel à la résistance et à la solidarité pour des camarades qui souhaitent créer des occupations et des centres de luttes. Tout cela pour que des sans-abri.e.s puissent répondre à leurs besoins sociaux, pour que les migrant.e.s qui s’opposent à être incarcérer dans des camp, et pour tous les opprimé.e.s. Nous voulons partager le concept d’appropriation des espaces vides comme moyen de survivre au travers de la lutte, en dehors de toute logique capitalistique stérile.
Par le biais de cette action nous déclarons que notre combat continue et refuse tout type d’ultimatum. Nous voulons être clair sur le fait que nous soutiendrons les squats et les espaces de lutte ainsi tout ce qu’ils représentent. À suivre…
– TOUT EST À NOUS, RIEN N’EST À EUX, TOUT CE QU’ILS ONT ILS L’ONT VOLÉ, SQUATTONS LES VILLAS ET LES ENDROITS ABANDONNÉS
GR:
Ολόκληρος ο κρατικός μηχανισμός της κυβέρνησης Μητσοτάκη, με αιχμή του δόρατος τις δυνάμεις καταστολής, στρέφεται ενάντια σε ο,τιδίποτε βάλλει την κανονικότητα του. Στα πλαίσια κουκουλώματος και παραγραφής των ατέλειωτων αυθαιρεσιών του, χρησιμοποιεί ως φενάκη το δόγμα “νόμος και τάξη” και τη ρητορική της μηδενικής ανοχής. Τροφοδοτεί τους ψηφοφόρους του με έθνος, ασφάλεια, νομιμότητα και ανάπτυξη, ενώ υιοθετεί μοντέλα πόλωσης και πρότυπα άλλων εποχών. Ο στόχος του ξεκάθαρος. Η προσπάθεια εξαφάνισης των δομών αγώνα και ακολούθως η κατάλυση του επαναστατικού κινήματος, το οποίο στέκεται απέναντι στα αναπτυξιακά του σχέδια και σε κάθε μοντέλο του αστικού εξευγενισμού. Ταυτοχρόνως, εκδηλώνεται μια συστηματική προσπάθεια μαζικού εκτοπισμού πληθυσμών που δεν “ταιριάζουν” στο ολοένα και περισσότερο προσαρμοσμένο στις ανάγκες του κεφαλαίου και των αφεντικών μητροπολιτικό κέντρο. Η προσπάθεια δημιουργίας ενός ιδανικού καταναλωτικού περιβάλλοντος που αποβλέπει τόσο σε ένα παθητικό και εύκολα ελεγχόμενο κοινό όσο και στην εξυπηρέτηση των ιδιωτικών συμφερόντων είναι ψηλά στην ατζέντα τους. Από την μια, airbnb, μαγαζιά διασκέδασης, βιτρίνες, ξενοδοχεία αποσκοπούν στη θεαματικοποίηση των γειτονιών και την κερδοφορία των λίγων. Aπό την άλλη κάμερες, drones, επιβολή κάθε είδους και μπατσοκρατία κάθε χώρου [δημόσιου και ιδιωτικού] αποσκοπούν στον έλεγχο και την επιτήρηση για την προστασία καταναλωτών και εμπορεύματος.
Σε συνέργεια με τα παραπάνω, λειτουργεί το τελεσίγραφο Χρυσοχοΐδη, που με κυνικό τρόπο απαιτεί την απομάκρυνσή μας από τους χώρους αγώνα μέχρι τις 5 Δεκεμβρίου. Έρχεται σαν επιστέγασμα, μίας περιόδου έντονης καταστολής, εκκενώσεων δομών αγώνα και αλληλεγγύης, και συνεχόμενης επίθεσης σε κοιτίδες αυτοοργάνωσης και χώρους ζύμωσης πολιτικού λόγου. Στο υπέρτατο επικοινωνιακό τους κόλπο – το οποίο στόχο έχει την εξάπλωση φόβου, τη στοχοποίηση συγκεκριμένων κοινωνικών ομάδων και τη στέρηση βασικών κοινωνικών αναγκών – εμείς απαντάμε με αγώνα. Δεν υφίσταται ενδεχόμενο οικειοθελούς αποχώρησής μας από τους χώρους αγώνα. Δε μας αγγίζει το εντεινόμενο κλίμα τρομοκρατίας που δημιουργούν. Είμαστε έτοιμοι/ες – για άλλη μια φορά – να δημιουργήσουμε αναχώματα και να ταχθούμε ενάντια σε σύγχρονα τεχνάσματα – μοντέλα Λεβιάθαν. Αυτό που δεν καταλαβαίνει ο κρατικός μηχανισμός είναι ότι παρά την ιστορική σύνδεση μας με τα Εξάρχεια και την επιβίωσή μας μέσα στις καταλήψεις σε όλη την Ελλάδα, είμαστε πιο δυνατοί από αυτό. Η συλλογικοποίησή μας και η αυτοοργάνωσή μας ανθίζει ανεξαρτήτως χώρου. Τα συλλογικά σώματα δεν καταστέλλονται ακόμα και αν δεν υπάρχει κεραμίδι να στεγαστούν.
Στην πράξη ανοίξαμε και αλλάξαμε κλειδαριές σε:
3 κτήρια στο Γκύζι
2 κτήρια στα Ιλίσσια
6 κτήρια στα Εξάρχεια
1 κτήριο στη Βικτώρια
1 κτήριο στον Άγιο Παντελεήμονα
2 κτήρια στην Κυψέλη
…γιατί τόσο εύκολο είναι…
Πρώτη στόχευση είναι η αποδόμηση της κρατικής ρητορείας περί δαιμονοποίησης των κατειλημμένων χώρων με προοπτικές αυτοοργάνωσης και η προσφορά τους σε βαλλόμενα από το κράτος υποκείμενα. Ανταποκρινόμενοι/ες στο πανελλήνιο κάλεσμα δράσης για τις 5 Δεκεμβρίου, απελευθερώσαμε 15 κτίρια(όσες και οι ώρες του Χρυσοχοίδη) στις παραπάνω περιοχές, αναρτώντας πανό με τον τίτλο “Η ιδιοκτησία είναι κλοπή” και σφραγίσαμε τους χώρους με δικά μας λουκέτα για να αποτελέσουν δεξαμενή επιλογών για μελλοντική ωφέλιμη χρήση. Αυτό δεν αποτελεί παρά μόνο ένα πρώτο κάλεσμα αντίστασης και αλληλεγγύης σε συντρόφους/ισσες που θέλουν να δημιουργήσουν καταλήψεις και χώρους αγώνα, σε άστεγους για την κάλυψη των κοινωνικών τους αναγκών, σε μετανάστες/τριες που αντιτάσσονται στον εγκλεισμό τους σε στρατόπεδα συγκέντρωσης καθώς και σε κάθε λογής άτομο της τάξης των αγωνιζόμενων – καταπιεσμένων. Θέλουμε να επικοινωνήσουμε το πρόταγμα της διεκδίκησής των άδειων χώρων με σκοπό την επιβίωση με όρους αγώνα έξω από τα καπιταλιστικά στερεότυπα.
Μέσα από αυτή την κίνηση δηλώνουμε ότι ο αγώνας μας είναι διαρκής και εναντιώνεται σε κάθε είδους τελεσίγραφα. Ξεκαθαρίζουμε ότι θα υποστηρίξουμε τις καταλήψεις και τους χώρους αγώνα και όλα αυτά που πρεσβεύουν. Έπεται συνέχεια…
– ΟΛΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΔΙΚΑ ΜΑΣ ΓΙΑΤΙ ΟΛΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΛΕΜΜΕΝΑ, ΚΑΤΑΛΗΨΗ ΣΕ ΒΙΛΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΓΚΑΤΑΛΕΛΕΙΜΜΕΝΑ
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December 5, 2019
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Greece: Call for a national day of solidarity with squats Thursday December 5th 2019

Against the surge of state repression and the ultimatums issued by the far right political management, we call on all squatters, anti-authoritarians, grassroots militants across the country to take a step forward, take on initiatives for unity and action for the 5th of December, which is the last day of the ultimatum issued by the ministry of public order. Against the barbarity of authority and the repressive cadre, raise barricades of solidarity with all the oppressed, deploy numerous agonistic and mass resistance tactics which will tear their ultimatums. Because justice is on our side and we will win!
No surrender- No peace NO PASARAN!
Athens 5th of December: protest of solidarity with squats and people participating in social struggles at 6pm Propylaia panepistimiou street
Participation at the protest of the 6th of December, day of resistance and memory eleven years after the police murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos and the eruption of a social uprising.
NO PASARAN!

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December 4, 2019
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Argentina, Region of Buenos Aires: Incendiary attacks in solidarity with the revolt in Chile

From the territory dominated by the Argentinian State, region of Buenos Aires, we claim the placing of two incendiary devices, in solidarity with the revolt in Chile.
0ne at the Vea supermarket, in the street number 13, in the town of La Plata [about 50 km south of Buenos Aires. t/n]; and the other at Llavallol in the Lomas de Zamora area [about 20 km from the capital. n/t], in the in the complex that houses Easy and Jumbo [Easy is a chain store for DIY, gardening etc. products, Jumbo a chain of hypermarkets, Vea a chain of trendy supermarkets; the three belong to the holding Chilean Cencosud; t/n.], At the crossroads between Frias street and Antartida argentina.
All of these supermarkets belong to Chilean capital whose hands are covered in blood.
MAY THE REVOLT SPREAD!
FREEDOM TO ALL!
DESTROY WHAT IS DESTROYING YOU!
via: Attaque
Translated by Act for freedom now!

December 4, 2019
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Athens,Greece: Against the attacks of the State and capital, our uprising will become their nightmareCall for demos on 5th and 6th of December

Against the attacks of the State and capital, our uprising will become their nightmare Call for demos on 5th and 6th of December
On Thursday 5th December,the Ministry of Public Order’s deadline to “remove squatters” from their homes expires. On this day, we are calling on everyone to protest against the repression, not recognizing any decision of the state or ultimatum of the Ministry of Public Order. On Friday 6th November we also march in memory of the 2008 uprising for the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos.
The evictions of squats, the terrorizing of comrades by all means, the imprisonment of migrants in concentration camps, the criminalization of our street presence, and the cops in all the streets of the neighborhoods are not just targeting a specific part of society as the state, its mechanisms, and the media is trying to convince us. They concern each and every one of us. It is the beginning of a new attack against all of us, migrants, students, workers, unemployed, but also against all kinds of “illegal” in the eyes of power. An attack against a whole class of opposers. It is an attempt to isolate us and try to destroy us materially, politically and socially.

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December 4, 2019
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Paris: Town hall van burned in solidarity with people struggling for a free life, in Chile and elsewhere.

Paris: Town hall van burned

»The essence of solidarity is the continuation and hardening of the anarchist offensive …
Solidarity conveys the concrete message that everything continues “*

The social revolt in Chile makes us hope and gives us strength.
But dreaming in front of a screen, participating in the spectacle of this world, is not enough. We heard the calls for solidarity coming from the anarchists of Chile and we decided to do something, even small, against this world that exploits us and deprives us of freedom.

In this case, against the Paris town hall, that Hidalgo wants to provide with a municipal police (there is already the Sécurité of the city well present in the streets for harassing the poorest).
On the night of November 25th to 26th, a van of the town hall, Rue Duc (18th) , was set on fire .

Solidarity with people struggling for a free life, in Chile and elsewhere.

* Attaque Note: see for example “International call for a week in solidarity with the revolt in Chile”

actforfree Note : INTERNATIONAL WEEK IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE REVOLT IN CHILE.
via: Attaque
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December 4, 2019
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How to avoid or destroy DNA traces

To avoid or at least minimize the risk of leaving DNA tracks it is necessary to use new gloves, mouthguard, Hairnet or even better closed headcovering (e.g. bathing cap) and washed clothes with long sleeves and trouser legs. However, usually all the other People leave traces as well, means that on more or less public places it won‘t be enough of the cops to simply sweep the mixed dirt – also frequently touched things lead sometimes to mixed traces which can‘t be evaluated. But to rely on this can be dangerous: In some cases they make extensive analyses, and if your DNA is found between many others, it‘s still there.
Often they find DNA on the fibers of clothes. Also places where people did piss can be interesting for the cops. Very famous are the thrown away cigarettes and saliva remains on stamps and envelops. Also famous, but less interesting is the hair, it‘s only valid for DNA analysis if the root of the hair remains. Not helpful to confuse the cops is the DNA of non-human beings. But a specific dog can be identified through DNA what could be a hint for the cops. Continue Reading →

December 4, 2019
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Athens,Greece: from Anarchist Comrade Abtin Parsa about Ongoing Repression /Gr/En

After the raid of the anti-terrorist unit on 11th NOV 2019 inside my house in Ano Patissia, I am again being watched by them and there are again undercover cops near my house (new information concerning the moves of the cops will be published).
Solidarity to comrades who have been prosecuted for being involved in the case of Revolutionary Self-Defense and for fighting against state terrorism.
Abtin Parsa 2/12/2019
Greek:
Μετά την επιδρομή της αντιτρομοκρατικης υπηρεσίας στις 11 Νοεμβρίου 2019 στο σπίτι μου στα Άνω Πατήσια, είμαι ξανά υπό παρακολούθηση και υπάρχουν ξανά ασφαλίτες γύρω απ’το σπίτι μου (νέες πληροφορίες που αφορούν τις κινήσεις των μπάτσων θα δημοσιευτούν).
Αλληλεγγύη στα συντρόφια που έχουν προσαχθεί για την υπόθεση της Επαναστατικής Αυτοάμυνας και για τον αγώνα τους ενάντια στην κρατική τρομοκρατία.
Abtin Parsa 2/12/2019
via: Athensindymedia

December 4, 2019
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Arson Attack on Car of Turkish Consulate in Genoa, Italy

Anarchist Cell Lorenzo Orsetti claimed responsibility for the arson attack on a car that belonged to the Turkish consular body in Genoa, Italy on November 29.
The following is from their statement:

The military in the streets of Genoa, on whom do they make war?
You cannot understand war unless you live it with your senses.
Seeing mutilated bodies, breathing in the acrid smell of blood or sulfur from fired bullets, the clatter of bombs that demolish buildings or the writhing of sheet metal, is something that most of us Westerners born after the second global conflict, have succeeded in see only on TV.
We have absolutely no idea what it means to have war at home.
In Genoa, in the very central Castelletto in the early afternoon of November 29 [2019], while Black Friday is raging, we took the trouble to burn a car.
It belonged to the Turkish consular body.

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December 4, 2019
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Thessaloniki, Greece: Incendiary Attack Against NATO Barracks (NRDC-GR, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece)

 “…we call on all comrades to not speculate and neglect their resistance. The course of our struggle is clear and we will continue to follow our plans. Whatever the plans of the rulers are, the resistance will have the last word.”
– Internationalist Commune of Rojava
The war waged by the Turkish fascist state against the rebellious Kurdish forces is constantly raging, even though the international community is provocatively silent and the media buries into oblivion thousands of crimes which take place in the territories of Syria. In this war the NATO forces have a clear position. Turkey as a NATO member is attacking with the full support of the North Atlantic Alliance, which supports this invasion morally, militarily, financially and politically by clearly prioritizing one ally’s relations with the rest of the Alliance’s trust despite any “disagreements”. NATO Secretary-General Yen Stoltenberg himself says that…
“Turkey has allowed the use of bases in allied countries in the fight against “terrorists” such as ISIS, making it clear that Turkey’s allied interests and continued efforts to join Turkey forces are an incompatible priority at all costs and of great consequence for the people.”
Our answer is clear. We claim responsibility for the incendiary attack against the NATO barracks located at the NATO Headquarters (NRDC-GR, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece) at the intersection of Kaftantzoglou and Lambraki Streets in Thessaloniki on the morning of November 14. At the strict command of the NATO headquarters itself, our attack was concealed from the public sphere and the media for purely diplomatic reasons. This is not the first time that NATO has chosen to hide its losses and its operational insecurity against revolutionary sentiment. A year ago it followed the same pattern following the campaign that carried out militant and comrade-led initiatives against the headquarters’ facilities and vehicles on December 6th. Our attack, with an array of 3 low-power incendiary and explosive devices, took place just hours before US Ambassador Jeffrey Pyatt arrived in the city of Thessaloniki to join other government and diplomatic officials of the political establishment for the Thessaloniki Summit.

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December 4, 2019
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Avis de tempêtes #23bis – spécial révolte au Chili

Avis de tempêtes – bulletin anarchiste pour la guerre sociale n°23bis (28 novembre 2019) vient de sortir.
Pour lire, imprimer et diffuser autour de soi ce numéro spécial titré “Danser avec  les flammes. Une chronique de la révolte en cours au Chili (octobre – novembre 2019)”, on pourra le retrouver ainsi que les précédents sur le blog :

https://avisdetempetes.noblogs.org

“L’ampleur de la révolte au Chili n’est pas liée à tel ou tel serrage de
vis, à tel ou tel groupe, mais à quelque chose de bien plus profond : la
soif de liberté. Une liberté partagée qui ne pourra que passer sur le
cadavre de la domination — des églises aux partis, de l’économie à la
politique en passant par le patriarcat — pour s’affranchir des chaînes
de l’existant. Une liberté contagieuse qui ne peut avancer qu’en
détruisant tout ce qui fait la misère de nos vies, à travers un négatif
d’où pourra surgir quelque chose de complètement différent. Et certes,
sans pitié et sans égard pour l’ordre actuel qui nous écrase.”

December 4, 2019
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Chile: Communique from the comrade Juan Aliste Vega (24/10/2019)

Revolt, new generation and autonomous subversion

An awakening by a new lucid generation willing to break the alienation and anaesthesia of the citizen. Cultivated by power for decades. A capitalist project founded on dictatorship sustained with the coating of democracy, democracy with the stench of teargas and fascist politics. Thus fear continued to seep into lives, being an unequivocal extension of a military police state. Power’s instruments of dominion are embellished with shop windows and consumption (90s). The dominant axis oil the media providing them with bread and circuses, promise with speeches and harangues selling life improvements and offers of supposed equality and justice. With the political casing of their democracy and the mixture of individualism, consumerism, cocaine and teargas they ensured control and their social peace, and for generations a few have enriched themselves in passing at the expense of the misery of many. The above is just to locate the detonator ignited by this new generation in Revolt that has left fear behind, distancing itself from the citizen plague, passing over the arrogance of power and attacking it with the rebel vitality that flows and connects in complicity to subvert.
The bottom line is not to make this or that claim. The rot has already set it and is the system, the way of life and those who support it. The Revolt is conquering everything that has been silenced by power and its governments on the job, it is lucid action unmasking the plague of capitalism imposed on lives. October 18, 2019 marks a different explosion, a revolt we are not extraneous to.

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December 2, 2019
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Comments Off on Keratsini, Greece: Office entrance of ND (right ruling party) was built

Keratsini, Greece: Office entrance of ND (right ruling party) was built

On 25.11 we visited the local offices of ND (New Democraty – right/far right ruling party in greece) in Keratsini as a minimal response to the recent repressive wave launched by the state against the occupiers, the immigrants and all who are fighting. We wrote slogans on the walls, we threw leaflets and built the office entrance, as they seize the squats and emptying the building, they build doors and windows.

AGAINST THE «LAW AND CLASS» DOCTRINE

SOLIDARITY IN MIGRANTS AND SQUATS

NO ULTIMATUM WILL TERRORIZE US

OUT ON THE STREETS TO CRASH THE (STATE) REPRESSION

ALFABLOCK
Original posted 29/11/2019
via athens.indymedia.org
Translated by mpalothia

December 2, 2019
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Turin, Italy: Five banks damaged in solidarity with the accused in the trial for the “Renata” operation (November 27th, 2019)

Turin, Italy: Five banks damaged in solidarity with the accused in the trial for the “Renata” operation (November 27th, 2019)

Damaged five banks in solidarity with comrades from Trentino hitted by “Renata” operation. Turin. November 27th.

via: insuscettibile di ravvedimento

November 30, 2019
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Athens,Greece:Demonstration in solidarity with Vancouver Apartman squat and calls for participation on Sunday 1-12-2019

Athens,Greece:Demonstration in solidarity with Vancouver Apartman squat and calls for participation on Sunday 1-12-2019

[ENG] The open assembly of squats, collectives, internationalists, migrants and solidarians supports the demonstration in solidarity with Vancouver Apartman squat and calls for participation on Sunday 1-12-2019 at 12:00 in Kipseli square.
– Solidarity to the squats
– Against the devaluation of our lives and the displacement of our bodies
[FR] L’assemblée ouverte des squats, collectifs, internationalistes, migrant.e.s et solidaires soutient la manifestation en solidarité avec le squat Vancouver Apartman et appelle à y participer ce dimanche 1-12-2019 à 12:00 place Kipseli
– Solidarité avec les squats
– Contre la dévaluation de nos vies et le déplacement de nos corps
[GR] Η Ανοιχτή συνέλευση καταλήψεων, συλλογικοτήτων, διεθνιστών/ριών, μεταναστών/ριών, αλληλέγγυων στηρίζει την πορεία αλληλεγγύης στην κατάληψη Βανκούβερ Απαρτμάν και καλεί για συμμετοχή την Κυριακή 1-12-2019 12:00 στην πλατεία Κυψέλης.
– Αλληλεγγύη στις καταλήψεις
– Ενάντια στην υποτίμηση των ζωών μας και τον εκτοπισμό των σωμάτων μας
Ακολουθεί αυτούσιο το κείμενο της Ανοιχτής συνέλευσης αλληλεγγύης στην κατάληψη Βανκούβερ Απαρτμάν: https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1601378/

November 29, 2019
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Comments Off on Athens, Greece – Attack against Eurobank in Ambelokipoi (17th November 2019)

Athens, Greece – Attack against Eurobank in Ambelokipoi (17th November 2019)

The New Democracy party, in the wake of SYRIZA’s social-democratic strategy, has placed its bets on pointing out an internal enemy so that it can proceed seamlessly with management adjustments of domestic capital that go unnoticed and without reaction. Thus, the issue of Exarchia,”confronting lawlessness in neighbourhoods and universities”, the imposition of the “law and order” doctrine, is high on the right-wing agenda, investing in the most cannibalistic and conservative characteristics of the local population and by building a cover-up strategy for the ever-increasing degradation of the labour force. A strategy of making the dead, tortured and excluded at the borders, on the sea, at workplaces, on metropolitan roads, detention centres and prisons, invisible. A strategy that would turn the public eye to the antiauthoritarians’ conflicts with the cops and the attacks on the symbols, structures and people of power, characterizing it as the dominant, structured form of violence, and therefore the most prominent threat that lies over mainstream citizens’ heads.
The wording used by the dominant authoritarian narrative is not chosen by chance, depicting occupations (outlaw dens), social centres in universities (hideouts), people fighting on the street with cops (vandals), people who capitalism’s violence turned away from their homelands to try to find a better fate here (illegal immigrants), armed guerrillas and radical expropriators (terrorists, robbers and murderers). And linking all these expressions with the “Exarchia” abstraction. We will not go into the history of Exarchia, the struggles, the relationships, the roots that have developed within them. All of this has, for a long time, been analyzed much more delicately and thoroughly. We only want to say that, in the “Exarchia” abstraction, the intended figure of the enemy within, the subject who must be crushed, destroyed, imprisoned, exiled, excluded from the normality of bourgeois democracy, takes a specific form and substance. The subject who must firmly and unambiguously confirm who holds sovereign power, who defines the basis on which relations between people are built, but also with their environment, resources, the goods they produce, time and space.
Exarchia is, after all, the urban space and anthropologically defined point that highlights what modern capitalism fears, what modern western States fear. Places of self-organization, the expropriation of resources, space and time, anarchist propaganda and the diffusion of anti-authoritarian theories on a social basis, direct action and guerrilla-type attacks in the metropolitan field, the realization that we are two parallel worlds on a collision course, the conclusion that capitalism is not the end of history: this is what they are afraid of. And that’s what they want to strangle. Exarchia is the visible and embodied symbolism of what they want to stifle. That is the reason for all the manic repression against the structures, the means and the subjects of the antiauthoritarian struggle.
We saw this repressive rampage explode on the bodies of those arrested on November 17th 2019 and those gathered in solidarity at the courts the following day, pouring out on the pavements and streets of Exarchia together with the blood of people tormented by the uniformed trash lingering on the TV channels in an atmosphere of “victory for democracy” and “sweep of the anarchists”. Against this state-endorsed rampage, we believe that our answers must be prudent, taking into account more and more factors, in order to be as dangerous and effective as possible in our actions. Completing the mosaic of the anarchist presence on the street that day and following the logic of hitting where they are not expecting us and gathering their forces, early in the evening of November 17th, we smashed the windows and the ATM of Eurobank on Mihalakopoulou street in Ambelokipoi. We thus wanted to remind them that they can’t have eyes and ears all the time everywhere, and that when we define the place and time of the conflict, it turns out that their metropolitan grid, their repressive structure, and their political fame & status are fragile and vulnerable.
The present action was a signal of solidarity and complicity with the rebels of Chile. It was also a cry of solidarity and strength to our fugitive, persecuted and incarcerated comrades.
PS. Dimitris Armakolas, always present in revolutionary memory.
Friends of assymetric violence
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Actforfree notes: Dimitris Armakolas [comrade who died after falling and receiving an electroshock while climbing to hang a banner in solidarity with an anarchist imprisoned in Athens on November 10, 2018. t/n.] He is always present in revolutionary memory.
source
via: ragnarok.
Translated by Act for freedom now!

November 29, 2019
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Comments Off on The Future of ‘Return Fire’ (& vol.5 chapterised along with old volumes, vol.6 and vol.7 themes announced, submissions and collaboration invited, website launched) – U.K./international

The Future of ‘Return Fire’ (& vol.5 chapterised along with old volumes, vol.6 and vol.7 themes announced, submissions and collaboration invited, website launched) – U.K./international

—[PLEASE SPREAD WIDELY]—
Samhain, 2019
Welcome to our latest update of workings in the world of Return Fire, where we are still determined to bring you our thoughts and selections of theory, actions, reviews, poems, conversations, history, interviews, criticism, announcements and repression news – feeling our way towards anarchisms that indigenise. We will proceed in a fairly unorthodox (to anarchists) way, and one that despite the cynicism of our days we will try not to be embarrassed by, however trite it may seem (to those same anarchists).
1. Acknowledgments and Gratitude
We thank and acknowledge the various powers, processes and entities with which we find affinity, that house us in this world. At this turning of the wheel, we contemplate the boundaries stretching and flexing between the known and the unknown, the familiar and the strange, the imaginal and the dream. We thank everything we feed from (whatever toxicities it has been through to end up in the form it often reaches us in), and everything we will sooner-or-later go on to feed. From the seas to the cliffs, from the lichens to the wildflowers, from the heron to the bat, to our human families and collaborators, and the ancestors (also of our path and our place) for their various lessons, protections and warnings – we even acknowledge our enemies for the advice we find within the hostility provoked between us. We also acknowledge that we are here and writing from within a dense meshwork of energy exchanges, relations of care and support, and enablement that comes from people (of all species and forms) near and far to us in our everyday lives. Whether or not they share (all) our goals or tensions, this project is (also) in a state of becoming because of them.
2. The Project So Far
We completed the first volume of Return Fire in early 2013 (followed by its online version by the end of that year, which has continued to accompany each release it its own timeframe). Return Fire started as fanzine of comprehensive non-leftist (and non-rightist) anarchism as it stands in this decade; with heavy anti-civilisation leanings, but with an awareness of its origins beyond this.

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November 29, 2019
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Comments Off on Athens, Greece: Anarchists march against political suppression (in Solidarity to ASOEE Steki) [video]

Athens, Greece: Anarchists march against political suppression (in Solidarity to ASOEE Steki) [video]

On Friday 15 November anarchists marched in Athens city center following the recent events of riot police invasions and attacks on students of Athens University of Economics.
The chain of events was set in motion by the police when on Saturday 9 November 2019 scores of policemen invaded the university grounds of Athens University of Economics to evict an anarchist student place, as a publicity stunt that went sour, because they found nothing of criminal importance.

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November 29, 2019
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Italy : A letter from Amma

Notes: On November 12, 2019, Amma, Uzzo and Patrick were transferred from the “Le Vallette” prison (in Turin) to house arrest, with no other special restrictions
A letter written in mid-October

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A CALL FOR ANARCHIST SOLIDARITY
I’d like to make a few preliminary remarks to explain what I mean by the word “solidarity”, distinguishing it from how I see the concept of “closeness”. This preamble, which serves as an introduction to my text, doesn’t wish to undermine any anarchist comrade’s way of acting, but rather to raise a critique as a contribution to the discussion between individualities who find themselves struggling against our enemy, so as to refine and sharpen our ideas and the practices that ensue.
I often see anarchist comrades, some of whom I consider very solid because of reasoning and struggles shared throughout time, being trapped in the logic of representation intrinsic to moments – such as “demonstrations” called “communicative” (1) or certain gatherings outside the prison walls.
In the first case, from my point of view (my calling it “point of view” doesn’t mean reducing it to an opinion, but disclosing the will to question the idea that derives from it, even for those who want to silence this discordant voice by calling me a priest, holder of the truth, dogmatic and so on), and I am giving of points of view as I consider myself an individualist and consequently unique and at the same time refuse objectivity and absolute reality because what happens or simply is, is elaborated by each one in a different way, even if imperceptibly (2), these “demonstrations” are the result of a political logic, which doesn’t belong to me as an anarchist, a logic which aims to gain consensus concerning for example the harmfulness of nuclear power instead of sharing a reasoning that leads to identifying a problem as such.

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November 29, 2019
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Comments Off on Italy: Anarchist Giuseppe Sciacca was arrested (November 26th, 2019)

Italy: Anarchist Giuseppe Sciacca was arrested (November 26th, 2019)

We learn that on the morning of November 26th anarchist comrade Giuseppe Sciacca was arrested by the DIGOS (“political police” of the Italian police forces) of Turin, in the province of Verona. At the same time as the arrest, the house where he resides was searched. It is not currently known whether other searches have taken place.
The accusation is of “manufacture, possession and transport of explosive material”, for the sending, in 2016, of an explosive envelope to Ladisa, the company that managed the canteen in the CPR (“temporary stay center”, prison for migrants) of Turin. An episode already disputed, together with others, to those arrested last February 7th within the repressive operation “Scintilla”; in fact, a note from the Turin police headquarters defines arrest as a sort of extension of this operation.
Below is Giuseppe’s address:
Giuseppe Sciacca
Casa Circondariale Montorio
via S. Michele 15
37141 Verona
Italia – Italy
via:: insuscettibilediravvedimento

November 29, 2019
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Comments Off on Toronto,Canada : skale: a symphony of brick and glass

Toronto,Canada : skale: a symphony of brick and glass

condo developer skale was attacked last night.
their ‘project’ at queen and gladstone “a provocative and innovative symphony
of metals, glass and brick”
is another attack on the community of parkdale.
these streets this neighbourhood
is not a “world-famous centre of cool and creativity”
it is (was) our home our community
that we are being (were already) pushed out of by developers
yuppie businesses and scumbag landlords.
this violence
this trauma
is tearing apart communities
and lives.
so that the rich can steal our homes
a playground for capital
while we are left to die.
grassroots artists created
another symphony of brick and glass.
rocks were thrown through several windows of the sales office.
this was done to send a message.
gentrifiers not welcome
yuppies not welcome
no more condos
stay the fuck out of our neighbourhood.
Anonymous submission to North Shore