April 22, 2018
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Solidarity with the persecuted migrants from Moria and P. Ralli the trial began today 20.4.18

After a series of difficulties and threats of postponement, the trial began regularly today.
As we have said before, the transfer of the trial from Mytilene to Chios can only be viewed as yet another tactical move of the state against the solidarity movement that has been developed for the 35 persecuted migrants. A move that aims at isolating the migrants from the wave of solidarity in Lesvos, creating crucial obstacles for those in solidarity, as well as for the witnesses, making it difficult for them to attend the trial.
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April 22, 2018
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Solidarity with the 35 Persecuted Migrants from Moria – lesvos island , Greece

On Tuesday July 18, 2017, police attacked a peaceful protest that took place in the detention center of Moria using tear gas and flash grenade grenades. Some of the protesting migrants resisted, responding with just a small measure of the violence they experience daily. Many hours later, while the interior of the detention centre had returned to what passes for “normality”, riot police and plain clothes officers started a raid. They beat people indiscriminately and finally arrested 35 people at random. Their sole criterion was skin colour, targeting only people of African descent. The arrestees were brought to the Central Police Department of Lesvos, where they were held without any medical help despite having suffered severe beatings. Severely beaten and terrified, the 35 accused were presented to an investigator to face serious charges, most notable among which was “life-threatening arson”. This accusation may result in many years of imprisonment, and simultaneously exclude the convicted from the asylum process. Thirty of them were placed in pre-trial detention, while the rest were handed restrictive orders of residence on the island.
On Friday April 20, the 35 accused will be tried in the Mixed Jury Court of Chios. All of them deny their participation in the events, and have presented proof of their innocence. The “war against migrants” is intensified, taking as its victims those already placed at the bottom of society. The policy of constructing spaces of exception at the European borders – spaces where all those who have not lost their lives during their passage will be detained and suffer severe dehumanisation and violence – is now present and expanding in the interior of Fortress Europe. At the same time, through a militaristic racist rhetoric, the national regime is drumming up consensus to the continuation and intensification of policies which further devalue those placed “at the bottom” of society. The only chinks of light breaking through this cloud of totalitarianism are the ongoing resistances that rise through the diverse, horizontal and unmediated struggles of those opposed to it.

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April 22, 2018
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“From what I understand, I was only arrested because I am a black man” – Greece

April 19, 2018
A new documentary by Fridoon Joinda was released yesterday about the case of the Moria 35. Watch it now in full length in English or English with Greek subtitles!
“They came to Europe to seek safety and a respectable life but now they are treated like criminals: 35 men are awaiting their trial on 20th of April. If they are convicted, they could be imprisoned for ten years. “From what I understand, I was only arrested because I am a black man”, Sekou Guindo explains.”
Please share the documentary! It is also possible to organize a screening in your city, just contact us or- even better-  the directors directly!
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April 22, 2018
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UK THOUSANDS OF PARTRIDGES FREED BY ALF April 17, 2018

received anonymously:
“Biggest release in the history of British animal liberation? On the evening of the 14th April 2018, our group entered onto the 1 and half acre site owned by ‘Southern Partridges’. There was a mix of older cages and newer ones, each cage typically houses 2 – 5 birds. The long rows of cages side by side on this site means that in total there are easily 20,0000+ partridges when the site is full.
The purpose of having this factory farm set up is so that many thousands of eggs are hatched onsite every week and are then sold on to shoots to just be used as live targets. Well, not any more.
The rows of cages go right up to the home of the owner, those last few rows of cages closest to the house were left due to concern over the noise of fleeing birds waking the occupants. A few rows of cages were also already empty, meaning in total between 12,000-16,000 birds were released. The older style cages had a slide wooden flap, the newer ones had a lifting metal flap, each one of us was opening cages at the rate of 60-80 a minute. We worked hard and in less than two hours we’d opened as many as we could, the air was thick with birds, partridges flew around us constantly. It was a truly uplifting experience knowing our evening’s work was saving all these individual lives from a hellish daily experience, not only that, but also none of their offspring would be taken and sold on to gamekeepers. That night we dealt a huge blow to the partridge shooting industry in the UK and those involved in this disgusting activity would be foolish not to expect more from us.
Until every cage is empty, Animal Liberation Front”
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April 22, 2018
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UK TWO DUCKS LIBERATED April 17, 2018

anonymous report, from Unoffensive Animal:
“We liberated these ducks in defiance of the law as a stand against the industry that seeks to exploit them for their flesh and against the capitalist system that allows injustices like these to happen.
We reject all forms of exploitation and we seek to dismantle capitalism in favour of a fairer, more equal society where exploitation like this will be a thing of the past.
In solidarity with La Zad and all the arrested comrades during the police attack this week.
Smash cages, burn prisons, dismantle capitalism.”
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April 22, 2018
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UK ONE LAMB LIBERATED April 5, 2018

anonymous report, from Unoffensive Animal:
“Answering the call to action two days ago we have liberated a lamb and taken them to freedom.
In remembrance of Tom Worby and to make people realise that animal liberation won’t arrive by itself.
It has to start somewhere, it has to start somehow. What better place than here? What better time than now?
ALF”
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April 22, 2018
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UK DUCK LIBERATED April 10, 2018

anonymous report, from Unoffensive Animal:
“We decided to target a high end farm. This particular farm sells each corpse for in between 100 and 200 pounds. During the reconnaissance trip we discovered multiple birds dead and rotting on the ground, with mud up to the ankles as bedding. We decided to take one that would not have survived without the care of a loving home.
We want to dedicate our action to Osman Evcan, a comrade locked up in prison who is undergoing a hunger strike to receive vegan food.
Smash all prisons. Smash all sheds.
ALF”
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April 22, 2018
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Sweden: From Malmö to Nantes and beyond, let’s ZAD the Earth!

From Malmö to Nantes and beyond, let’s ZAD the Earth!
For almost 50 years protests against a major capitalist infrastructure project (i.e. airport construction) has been raging in the heart of France. In 2009 the protesters decided to occupy the land and created a so called «ZAD» (Zone to defend). The occupied area consists of a variety of biotops such as wetlands, fields and forests contributing to a high biodiversity with protected species of both newts and bats. For years local farmers, anarchists, activists and others (with diverse ideological backgrounds) have achieved to defend the area from exploitation by using a diversity of methods and tactics such as mass and militant direct actions. This diversity has been the core of the successful struggle for the ZAD.
The repression from the police has been immediate and violent clashes with the protesters broke out. In early 2018 the French government announced that it would no longer pursue the construction of the new airport, and the victory for the ZAD reached the world. However, this time the riot police attacks the area in order to evacuate the squats and the farms, and restore «normality». SödrⒶ Klubben stands in solidarity with the people in la ZAD of Notre Dame Des Landes who during the last weeks are fighting against the french neoliberal demand to return to the existing order. The victory of not constructing the airport is not the end of their struggle but just the beginning. Now is the time to maintain and expand self-organised autonomous zones!
Södr Klubben
gatorna.info
via: mpalothia.

April 22, 2018
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Attack on Construction Vehicle in Solidarity with the ZAD and Camp White Pine -USA

Attack on Construction Vehicle in Solidarity with the ZAD and Camp White Pine
Dear international anarchist thugs, illegalists, casseurs, and defenders of wildness,
we are reporting live from Philadelphia. An attack has just been made, throwing a wrench in the cogs of the machinery of progress… well more literally some wires were cut and windows smashed on one of their bullshit bulldozers.
We have word that this attack was done in solidarity with the ZAD and Camp White Pine (hi! 😉 both of which are facing their own local bullshit bulldozers. The attackers have also sent rebel greetings to area anarchists who’ve been keeping it live (and especially those who share the specifics of their attacks to allow others to reproduce them).
Fuck work
Fuck progress
Signing off for now,
Team Illegal
via: earthfirstjournal.

April 19, 2018
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Spain, Madrid : ATM burnt in solidarity with the anarchist comrade convicted in Germany for expropriating a bank

The early morning of April 11 a Bankia ATM in Vallekas (Madrid), on Carlos Martín Álvarez street and painted in solidarity with the comrade.
The attack justifies itself: banks are one of the main engines of state society and capitalism. The investments in prisons, juvenile centres or arms industries; grant credit to companies and states; evict and speculate with the housing, complicity with gentrifying processes among others many responsibilities in the gears of capitalism, give good proof of that … The banking system throughout its network has always been one of the greatest enemies of the exploited, and therefore, of the Anarchists, as exemplified in expropriations and sabotage which have accompanied the anarchist struggle throughout its history.
Against the submissive leftist panorama (that reaches libertarian environments) that uncritically adds itself to controlled, civic and citizen protest, is clamouring for the freedom of dirty police and politicians in full catharsis of citizenist nationalism and many others swimming in the self-complacency of victimization in social networks, we are not renouncing attack.
This small show of solidarity serves as an expression of affection and encouragement for Lisa and for the rest of anarchist comrades retaliated by the State, in Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Turkey, Chile, Mexico, Russia and around the world.
Solidarity is attack!
Strength to Lisa!
Long live anarchy!

Anarchists


via: https://contramadriz.espivblogs.net/2018/04/11/quema-de-cajero-automatico-en-solidaridad-con-la-companera-anarquista-condenada-en-alemania-por-expropiar-un-banco/
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April 19, 2018
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Comments Off on Besançon , France : At sunrise, Wednesday, April 11th. The white facade of the premises of the MP Fannette Charvier is not as bright as usual.

Besançon , France : At sunrise, Wednesday, April 11th. The white facade of the premises of the MP Fannette Charvier is not as bright as usual.

Indymedia Nantes / Thursday 13 April 2018
And for good reason:
Tags several metres long in large black letters cover the facade:
  • “For all of your work … TAKE ZAD UP YOUR ARSE”
  • “Macron out (dégage), resistance and sabotage”
  • “ZAD will win”
We hope that this little action will send strength and courage to the barricaders of the blockage resisting the gendarmes!
zadvaincra
[zadwillwin]
via: attaque.
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April 19, 2018
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Germany , Berlin : Raid in Rigaer94 – Arrests spark resistance

Three weeks ago the current reinforcement of the siege of Berlin-Friedrichshain’s Nordkiez culminated in yet another crazy raid in Rigaer Str. 94, at the center of the so called “danger zone”. Two residents were imprisoned. The riot police is nearly 24/7 stationed in front of the squat and they make checkpoints in different streets. Undercover cops try to infiltrate the area.
At approximately 8 o’clock in the morning on 29th March 2018 our dear friend Isa was assaulted and arrested by special forces. 350 pigs were luring around the neighbourhood and waiting for him to be alone, walking his dog, Raf. Only then they dared to approach him. They ripped off his keys and entered Rigaer94 to raid his home. Dozens of pigs supported with ballistic shields and backed up by helicopter entered his flat, seeking to humiliate his teenage daughters, who, too, rank very high on the pigs’ personal lists of enemies of the law and order. Isa is accused of selfdefence against a drunken idiot, which attacked his family with a bottle and ended in hospital. He is also accused to have used pepperspray against a mad pig, which tried to enter the door of Rigaer94.
After two long years of round the clock siege, this is the most recent climax of escalation and police terror in our Kiez. The answer won’t be violent enough.
 In the course of the action another resident of Rigaer94, Michal, was arrested. They both are kept imprisoned in JVA Moabit. Since eight month in prison is Nero, sentenced for attacking a helicopter with a laserpointer.
Resistance

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April 19, 2018
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Hamburg, Germany – Stones against Haspa premises and fire to a garbage container

Hamburg, 18th March 2018
In the night of 16/03 a flaming barricade was erected on the crossroad Grindelallee/Renzelstr and Haspa windows were smashed.
Leaflets were thrown, reading: ‘Freedom for prisoners! Fire to the prisons! Freedom for Nero!
Subversive solidarity means attack!’

via: chronik 18th March 2018
Italian translation by mc
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April 19, 2018
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Comments Off on Italy, Against TAP and its accomplices

Italy, Against TAP and its accomplices

Leaflets given out on Friday 16th March during a NO TAP demo in Lecce

Against TAP and its accomplices
In the Melendugno surroundings (Lecce) construction works for the TAP gas pipeline are devastating a vast area planted with ancient olive trees.
A year ago, from March 2017, the local population started to mobilize, first against eradication of the olive trees and then against the [TAP] site itself, patrolled by hundreds of police and protected by cement barriers and barbed wire.
Barricades, road blocks, traffic disruptions, occupations of trucks and other forms of resistance have taken place in recent months, thereby increasing reliability for the struggle by the many enemies of the devastation planned, which at this stage consists of a huge task of cement construction which at a later stage will involve the digging of a tunnel under San Foca beach.
At the same time the awareness that one must put oneself at stake directly in order to stop the [TAP] work is growing, without compromise or mediation, without delegation, independently from the institutions and political parties, by self-organizing one’s struggle.

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April 19, 2018
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Bologna, Italy – Action against DAB-Integrated Systems

We receive and spread:
N THE NIGHT OF 21ST MARCH THE COMPANY “DAB-SISTEMI INTEGRATI” IN VIA NICCOLO DELL’ARCA IN BOLOGNA RECEIVED A VISIT. THE COMPANY SECURED THE LATEST CONTRACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF DOZENS OF CCTV CAMERAS FOR THE TOWN OF BOLOGNA, MANY OF WHICH ARE DESTINED TO BOLOGNINA. A COMPANY CAR’S TYRES WERE ALL SLASHED AND WINDOWS BROKEN. WRITTEN ON THE WALL ‘LET’S SABOTAGE CONTROL (A)’

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April 19, 2018
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Italy – ENI’s business

Posted on 2018/04/04 by Comunella Fastidiosa
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In April 2016, Saipem (a firm linked to ENI) secured the contract concerning the offshore part of the TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) project, a gas pipeline which from the gas field in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan will reach San Foca on the Salento coast after passing through Greece and Albania.
The gas will then flow into the Snam (Pipeline National Company, separate from ENI only in form) network. From Brindisi up to Minerbio (Bologna) the gas pipeline, under a different name and Snam management, will go through the Apennines in order to get to Austria.
Since December 2017 Saipem has been working in the TAP site in Melendugno, preparing for the pipeline installation, protected by massive police deployments whose task is to fend off the strong local opposition to this project of devastation and plundering of the land.
Saipem main shareholders are:
ENI Limited Company: 30.54%
CDP Equity Fund: 12.5% (80% Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, 20% Banca d’Italia)
The reference shareholder for ENI Limited Company is the Ministry of the Economy and Finances, which holds a 4.34% quote directly and a 25.76% quote indirectly through the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.
Here are links to more information on ENI’s business:
 https://comunellafastidiosa.noblogs.org/files/2018/04/gli-affari-di-Eni.pdf
https://comunellafastidiosa.noblogs.org/files/2018/04/Volantone-Libia.pdf

April 18, 2018
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Comments Off on In Lyon, we shut down the Bastion! – France

In Lyon, we shut down the Bastion! – France

We apologize to the Town Hall for not having filed a building permit but last night we built a wall to close the social bastion to build a better future! Let’s open the borders, wall up the bastions of fascism!
To begin with we apologize to the town hall for not having registered building permit.
But we are among those who think that dealing with the town hall is at best, a sign of weakness at worst, a sign of treason. We expect nothing from these institutions.
Moreover, the administrative procedures are always long and at present, we are in a hurry.
There are those (elected or members of the government) who take tweezers to talk about the Bastion Social case, GUD, identities, etc … we take the trowel, the hammer and the brush in hand.
Since the installation of the Social Bastion in Lyon fascist aggressions have increased in our city but not only that.

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April 17, 2018
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Barcelona, Spain – Explosive attack on a Mercedes showroom (01/04/2018)

In the night between 31st March and 1st April, at midnight, we placed a homemade device made of two gas canisters with 100 grams of gunpowder as detonator, on a Mercedes showroom on Via Augusta 238.
We don’t think it necessary to justify an attack on a Mercedes showroom in a wealthy neighbourhood of Barcelona.
In spite of the hysteria of antiterrorism control, attack is possible. With the means that one has at one’s disposal, in the awareness that any action counts and we are all indispensable.
Freedom for the imprisoned comrades.
Long live anarchy!
Bastards&Blasphems

anarhija.info
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April 17, 2018
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Comments Off on Lecce, Italy – On the latest night against TAP: and updates on free comrade Saverio now!

Lecce, Italy – On the latest night against TAP: and updates on free comrade Saverio now!

In the night between 10th and 11th April the TAP began to prepare the bases for the extension of the work along the 8 kilometres of track between the thrust shaft tunnel located in San Basilio and the area designated for the reception terminal. In the early hours of the night, therefore, about forty TAP opponents gathered together.
Antiriot police and Digos were already lined up in great numbers to guarantee the transit of the vehicles carrying more tons of cement barriers. The vehicles came up against several blocks in the middle of the main road, with placing and throwing of stones to slow down police charges against the demonstrators.
The long night of struggle continued between the provincial road and the entrance to Melendugno, until another police charge resulted in the arrest of two female comrades and a male comrade. After identification, the latter was the only one to be held and be taken to the police station where he was put under arrest. The charges the local press is squawking about are resistance, violence, aggravated bodily harm, dangerous throwing of objects and violation of an order banning him from the municipality of Melendugno.
Saverio is now locked up in the Lecce prison, where in the afternoon of Wednesday 11 a large number of people in solidarity gathered shouting anger and love for our comrade, in a demo animated by music, chants, amplified greetings and fireworks.

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