January 14, 2020
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Athens,Greece: Recapture of Matrosou 45 and Panetoliou 21 Squats in koukaki area

We are tearing down walls for freedom
The recapture of Matrozou 45 and Panetoliou 21 is an act against the fear imposed by state repression. It is a signal of resistance and a rallying cry for escalation. Let us not leave our neighborhoods and nature in the heat of development plunder. Do not accept the displacement of our lives. Keep the parks, squares and hills free. Let us oppose the mercenaries of the state. Let us intensify the struggles against the exploitation of labor. Let us completely take up the struggle for survival and freedom. The struggle is neither legal nor illegal.
Together with dozens of anarchist / antisocial companions, we are taking back the community’s homes in order to meet housing needs that would not have been possible without this occupation, to re-open solidarity structures and re-establish free-living relationships without hierarchy, reopen homes in the neighborhood and in the movement with events, celebrations and organization.
We occupy buildings and connect illegal electricity and water. We are working to make them sustainable and we are taking on the cost of repression. It is a conscious choice to blackmail with rent and bills. Meeting the basic needs must be a given to all people and not a tool in the hands of the bosses to give us the dilemma of submission or misery.
Housing seizures are a logical response to the irrationality of a financial system that forcefully keeps people in huts, roads and concentration camps at the same time as there are thousands of vacant buildings. In a suffocating metropolis drowned in cement and drinking places, occupations are places of socialization without institutional and financial control, places where people can redefine their relationships on the basis of solidarity and respect, outside the dominant standards.
And for those who are complaining about the unpaid occupation accounts, it would be good to dig a little deeper into all that has been stolen by state and international economic policies, all those unpaid party accounts, factories and, of course, the millions in euros. In a forest-burning state with the collapse of the health system and bleeding education system, the state chooses to hire 1,500 cops with extra money for equipment. Because all they care about is protecting their friends and their friends’ investments from an uprising.
On the other hand, the Greek police and media, the urban propaganda system, are on the verge of collapse after the last operation in Koukaki. They still do not want to admit that high-profile journalists and politicians and the anti-terrorism unit itself condemned without any evidence an “innocent Greek family.” Because this will undermine social trust in the foundations of the urban system and give us space to say once again that THIS IS NOT ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL CASE. They prepare and construct the next culprits… All this is done to instill fear and terror into people’s minds about squatters and anarchist / antisocial sites.
The squatters are attacked by the entire state apparatus and not only by the “right government.” The disagreement between SYRIZA and ND is about what is the most effective way to suppress the movement. Police democracy throughout the area with the involvement of anti-terrorism also existed under SYRIZA with thirty examples. One example of extreme repression was when they sent two MAT squads to Philopappou Hill to prevent tree planting. Whether left or right, such an unjust and contradictory system cannot survive without repression, and repression is something that will always exist and we will have to go through it to get what we need.
The occupation of all the necessary resources, productive forces, spaces, and ultimately our own lives, is the one-way street for the struggles of the oppressed and exploited, and our small occupations foreshadow this happy future.
Occupation Community of Koukaki
Original publication January 11, 2020
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January 14, 2020
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Athens,Greece :Debriefing text of counterculture events at Exarchia square (22/12/19)

On Sunday, December 22nd, we organised a day-long event at Exarchia square, in answer to the preannounced municipal event–front for oppression that was to take place at noon of the same day.
The municipality of Athens under Bakoyannis plays a central part in selling out our neighbourhoods and answers every attempt of resistance with more and more repression. In Exarchia, it tries to camouflage the repression and gentrification of the neighbourhood that translates into shops, the metro, raises in rent, a sterilised and controlled environment, with superficial events and actions accompanied by the media twisting the story and armed goons.
It wants to impose its superiority by cleaning the square, where it removes our posters and our speech from the neighbourhood and as a symbol of its domination it pins down a tree, like in a conquered space. We view this event as one more aggressive act of political and cultural distortion of the ground of Exarchia, one that we had to answer by cancelling it through our active presence throughout the day. We couldn’t allow this fiesta of hypocrisy, where there wouldn’t have been space for us, anyway.

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January 14, 2020
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International Week of Solidarity with the prisoners of the revolt in Chile: January 13th to 19th 2020

Text of the call:

After more than 80 days since the popular revolt started in Chile, the
struggle and social organising persists, with an unyielding conviction
to confront and break with this economic and power model which has
perpetuated inequalities, injustices and abuses for decades.  Without a
doubt, the revolt that is still in the air in Chile has meant an
inflection point, a point of no return in a long road of struggles, but
it has also brought heavy costs with it: Hundreds and hundreds of
prisoners of this territory. Every week this number increases. In a
clear phenomenon of massive arrests, the state looks to scare and
criminalise social protests. We talk about political prisoners of the
revolt because the massive arrests of those fighting after the explosion
of the revolt on the 18th of October responds to a political decision of
the state and not to technical or judiciary criteria, putting in
evidence the complicities of the different powers of the state, all with
the purpose of perpetuating the existing control model.

That is why we make this International call of solidarity with the
prisoners of the revolt, to expose the political condition of their
imprisonment and demand their immediate freedom. We extend this call and
appeal to the many initiatives and solidarity actions that may appear in
each territory.

International Week of Solidarity with the prisoners of the revolt in
Chile: January 13th to 19th 2020

Those who forget political prisoners forget the struggle!
Immediate freedom for the prisoners of the revolt!

Coordinating Committee for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners of
October 18th

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As A-Radio Berlin we have recorded a call by the Coordinating Committee
for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners of October 18th.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes)
here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2020/01/11/chile-13-19-1-2020-woche-der-solidaritaet-mit-den-politischen-gefangenen-semana-de-solidaridad-con-lxs-presxs-politicxs/

Length: 2:43 min

You can find other English and Spanish language audios here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/.

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January 14, 2020
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Brazil : Explosive Attack Against Military Police of São Paulo, by NOS – Cells of Opposition to the System

Anarchist guerrilla group Cells of Opposition to the System (NOS) claimed responsibility for the bomb in the headquarters of the 2nd Company of the 45th Battalion of the brutal Military Police of the State of São Paulo on December 18, 2019.

To everyone
We assume the authorship of the bomb in the headquarters of the 2nd Company of the 45th Battalion of the brutal Military Police of the State of São Paulo – PMESP in General Carneiro Street, the night of December 18, 2019, in the center of the city of São Paulo, near the Pateo do Collegio (the foundation site of the city), a Christmas installation of the Santander bank and a post of the also brutal Metropolitan Civil Guard – GCM that we also wanted to attack. We used a noise pump made from a small soda bottle containing 11 pointed pieces of glass to damage nearby police.
It was a reprisal for the Paraisópolis massacre, planned and coldly executed on December 12, 2019 by the PMESP and its chief João Doria, the fascist governor of São Paulo, as part of the war against the black and poor promoted by the state Brazilian. Instead of confronting armed and violent drug traffickers who pay them bribes, the PMESP murdered 9 defenseless youth at a street party under the approval of the far right. Their representatives in bourgeois politics, such as fascist deputies Captain Conte Lopes and Sergeant Fahur, provincial and federal deputies of the states of Sao Paulo and Paraná, respectively, celebrated the massacre and said there will be others. Doria promised in December 2018 that under his command the police would “kill” and make the people comply.

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January 14, 2020
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Greece : Information from the solidarity demo for anarchist Vangelis Stathopoulos at the prisons of Larissa

On Sunday, December 15th a solidarity demo was held outside the prison of Larissa for anarchist Vangelis Stathopoulos, where our comrade is being held. During the gathering of dozens of comrades various texts were read out through the microphone sound system through which our comrade Vangelis also spoke [via phone] to those present.
Banners were hung, fireworks and smoke bombs were lit outside.
There was eye contact with both the comrade and the social prisoners who responded to the slogans by participating themselves, while flames lit prison windows and a black and red flag was waved from the comrade’s wing.
Words of anarchist comrade Vangelis Stathopoulos during the solidarity gathering outside the prisons of Larissa:
“In the full-scale attack by the regime, no matter what our position we must turn it into a point of struggle. Against the beatings by the cops, the evictions of the squatters, the cop State in the streets and the imprisonment of fighters, in everything that is done in the name of regularity we must pass to the counterattack and continue fighting for a better world. No matter how often we fall, we must rise again with greater anger and passion.  Solidarity is our weapon. ”
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January 14, 2020
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Athens, Greece: About the New Trial Against R.O – Revolutionary Struggle

The new trial against Revolutionary Struggle [Επαναστατικού Αγώνα, ‘Epanastatikòs Agonas’] will continue at the special court in Korydallso Prison (Athens) on Friday, January 10th, 2020, at 9:00AM. This ongoing legal proceeding against the organization and its members is part of the wider series of trials that continue to involve and be directed against the comrades, in particular Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis. The charges in this trial relate to a car bomb abandoned and discovered by the police in the summer of 2017, seven months after Pola Roupa’s arrest on January the 5th of the same year. Nikos Maziotis, however, has been in prison since July 16th, 2014. In this trial the comrades are accused of “supplying, possessing and manufacturing explosives”. [The date of the hearing for this new trial was announced on Athens Indymedia here].
Revolutionary Struggle is a revolutionary anarchist organization that – since the night of December 5th, 2003, with a double explosive attack against the 1st degree court in Athens – has carried out countless actions against the state and capital in Greece. The group’s actions and analyses were directed against structures, apparatuses and institutional and repressive representatives of the Greek State (IE: 1st degree court, police stations, riot police, Korydallos prison, ministries of labour and economy, former Minister of Public Order G. Voulgarakis), international capital structures, representatives of Greek and international economic power, multinational companies and structures of other states (IE: Ministry of the Economy, Citibank, Royal Dutch Shell, Eurobank, Athens Stock Exchange, National Bank of Greece, Embassy of the United States of America).

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January 11, 2020
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Iran and Afghanistan: The Anarchist Era Collective’s Statement on the Assassination of an Iranian State Terrorist

January 3rd, 2020
Qasem Soleimani has long tormented the people and we congratulate the survivors of his crimes in the Middle East, particularly Syria, Iraq and Yemen. And while we are glad for the death of this war criminal, we declare our strong opposition to the possibility of a state war (between US state terrorism and Iranian state terrorism).
Hours ago, Qasem Soleimani, one of the top military officials of the Iranian government who was responsible for the Middle East, was killed on the direct order of Donald Trump in Baghdad.
Qasem Soleimani was a genocidal man that has killed thousands of men, women, and children in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. He lead sieges for Assad and recruited Afghan refugees in Iran, many of them children, to die in the Syrian civil war. This state assassination was carried out by the United States in the obvious interest of Donald Trump’s election and what was done has not been and will not be in the interests of the people in the Middle East.

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January 10, 2020
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Greece – Revolt in the hotspot of Samos, demonstration in the streets of the island next day

At the moment 7,497 people are being held in a centre built for 648.
Many are unaccompanied minors. Protests against the dramatic living conditions are frequent: yesterday, Thursday, a revolt was suppressed by riot police, a fire had destroyed about one hundred tents and shacks on October 14 leaving thousands of people without shelter and forced to sleep outdoors.
A protest was held on October 18 to claim freedom of movement and the possibility to finally leave the island concentration camp and for two days between October 24 and 25 a group of people held a permanent sit-in in piazza Pitagora, in the centre of Vathy. A riot had previously been severely repressed in the month of May. Also this morning, Friday December 20, the people being held  in the Samos concentration camp continued their struggle without letting themselves be intimidated by the repression, and came out into the streets again reaching the city of Vathy in a determined and noisy demonstration.  Translation to Italian by: Athens Indymedia

About 300 immigrants began to protest on Thursday December 19 against the segregation and detention on the island, outside the main entrance to the detention centre, shouting slogans. They then headed for the minor entrance (which links the hotspot with the city of Vathy) and blocked the road. The police prevented them from carrying on the protest towards the city, which was only 500 metres away.
The immigrants responded by overturning the chemical toilets, putting up barricades and throwing stones at the police, who reacted with a shower of teargas. The municipality of eastern Samos decided to suspend lessons in the nearby primary and nursery schools because of the strong smell of teargas present in the air.
Solidarity with the rebel immigrants!
They will never admit in their news that the act of rebelling was our extreme attempt to remain human” – from “Lotta contro l’oblio”, [Struggle against oblivion], the latest text of Apatris
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https://hurriya.noblogs.org/post/2019/12/20/grecia-ieri-rivolta-nellhotspot-samos-oggi-corteo-strade-dellisola/
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January 10, 2020
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Comments Off on Sardinia,Italy – SUBVERSIVE PUBLICATIONS FAIR, CAGLIARI 24/25/26 JANUARY 2020

Sardinia,Italy – SUBVERSIVE PUBLICATIONS FAIR, CAGLIARI 24/25/26 JANUARY 2020

Subversive Publications Fair, Cagliari, January 24/25/26, with a discussion on publishing and propaganda
Magazines, papers and other forms of propaganda of the struggle and subversive ideas have always been persecuted by all sorts of regimes. Rendered clandestine, outlawed or banned, seized by police, they have never ceased to exist.
If this seems like an old story to you, one that stinks of the fascist regime, you are wrong!
In 2019 three repressive operations followed one after the other against different situations of struggle around the Italian State, “Scintilla” in Turin, “Renata” in Trento and “Lince” in Sardinia, which although in different ways, all have a similar character: the attack on instruments of publishing and propaganda which these realities use, attributing a central role to them in the investigation. Charges and arrests have been made against editors, but this certainly isn’t anything new.
This attention and consequent repression by the State demonstrates that propaganda still plays a potentially “subversive” role: to build up a narrative and spread news which is different from the mainstream is something that scares power, more engaged than ever in covering the obscenities perpetrated every day in the form of wars, environmental devastation, deportations and so on. To resist these attacks, aimed at taking away some of the last instruments for those who struggle, seems more imperative to us than ever.
Besides, it seems clear to us how in recent times independent publishing (on paper as well as online) is also in trouble for other reasons, and publishing linked to movements and the struggle is no exception. Various projects have had to be stopped, those that still exist struggle to come out regularly as they are crushed by the uncontrolled invasion of news and tweets that flood our lives characterizing them with banalities, falsities and superficialities giving an obsolete semblance to paper periodicals, including those of analysis.
For this reason we have decided to organize a subversive publications fair focusing on propaganda and publishing. In order to be on the side of those who write and publish to give voice to their ideas and not sell them to the patron of the moment, even if in so doing they run the risk of being accused, denounced and arrested.
Therefore the Fair will be a place where not only the experience of various publishing projects of the past and present are told, it will also be an occasion to discuss various topics linked to the importance of publications, new forms of propaganda and communication. We’d like to be able to create moments where experiences are contrasted and criticized and where collectively – not just among editors – we can lay the foundations for relaunching a defence and wider spreading of propaganda and subversive publishing.
Some comrades in Cagliari
PROGRAM:
Friday 24th January:
Opening of the Fair, presentation of the program

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January 10, 2020
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Comments Off on Hamilton,Canada: Simultaneous Rail Sabotage at Bottlenecks in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

Hamilton,Canada: Simultaneous Rail Sabotage at Bottlenecks in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

Anonymous submission to North Shore. Callout for rail disruption is here.

A decade ago in a move that has inspired many, Wet’suwet’en people reoccupied their unceded territories as a way to begun healing and ensuring the land is protected in the ways she needs to sustain Wet’suwet’en people’s lives, practices, and continued existence in their traditional territories.

A year ago the RCMP violently invaded those territories to provide access for industry. 

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January 10, 2020
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Comments Off on Hamilton,Canada: For the eleventh year, New Year’s Noise Demo at the Barton Jail

Hamilton,Canada: For the eleventh year, New Year’s Noise Demo at the Barton Jail

 For the 11th year in a row, anarchists and other rebels gathered on New Year’s eve to march on the Barton Jail. This is an international tradition, rooted in showing our disgust for prisons and their world and our solidarity with all prisoners, and especially to remember anarchists facing repression.
So we circulated a text by the Operation Renata defendants in Trento, Italy that contains some important reminders: “We have seen the suffering of families, friends, and those who have lost their own children to the hands of the state, and we have also seen most people’s silence and indifference, in spite of how much closer these tragedies are to us than we’d like to believe.”

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January 8, 2020
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Italy : Solidarity poster for anarchist comrade Pierloreto Fallanca (Paska) EN/FR/ES


NOT ROTTEN APPLES
September 17 saw the start of the trial against our comrade   Paska, accused of resistance and grievous bodily harm towards some of his jailers during a transfer.
A couple of pushes against a few of the escort screws was the least he could do after the treatment they had reserved for him on various occasions: the latest being the rally driving of the paddy wagon that caused him a strong blow to his head and ribs during the transfer of October 18, 2018.
On the other hand, since his arrival at La Spezia the prison management had decided to arbitrarily reserve even more restrictive measures for him such as delaying mail, bans on meeting others, isolation up to the 14bis isolation regime level as well as being forbidden to go to the yard with the other prisoners.
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January 8, 2020
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Berlin,Germany : Solidarity means attack – Action for squats in Greece

On the 6th of January, we chose to open a banner amidst the crossroad of Liebig and Rigaer Strasse and attack a police car in order to show our solidarity with the threatened house projects in Berlin and the evicted squats in Athens.
The banner says: „Solidarity with Squats in Greece – Revenge 4 Koukaki Eviction“.
When it was installed across the street, a patrol car arrived and was attacked and forced to flee with stones by the backup team.
There are some similar conditions for the anarchist movement in Berlin and Athens, for example the aim of the government to eliminate us and take our neighborhoods and occupied spaces. Despite the differences between the movement in Germany and Greece, the enememy is the same. The smell of garbage in uniforms is the same, the barriers of the prison is the same. Ultimately, the goal of these two states are the same,to eliminate the resistance of the fighting anarchist movements.
It is not easy to fight against a police force, which acts like an army with counterinsurgency and desinformation tactics. We agree very much with the quote of Sun Tzu, which we found in the claim of comrades in Athens, when they attacked targets on 6th December:

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January 7, 2020
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UK : Sabotage, Subvertising and Solidarity in Bristol

Many who were driving home for Christmas (or on their relentless commute for the 9-5) will have been dazzled by the 2 huge LED adverts that light up the motorway (and the night sky beyond) in Bristol.
Bored of the false dreams and fairy lights, we damaged the the billboards by attacking the main mechanisms in the back of the glittery display.
We also smashed a computer console that is part of the spectacle.
Lots of people decorated with tinsel and trees…but we redecorated
another billboard, this time by BT (British Telecom). Their new
campaign reads “Open for Business: Not Attack”. We said: “Open to
attack on all shit businesses! Anarchy!”.

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January 7, 2020
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Comments Off on Athens,Greece: Update from the gathering outside the hellhole of P. Ralli on New Year’s Eve [+ ENG, FR, FA]

Athens,Greece: Update from the gathering outside the hellhole of P. Ralli on New Year’s Eve [+ ENG, FR, FA]

Update from the gathering outside the hellhole of P. Ralli on New Year’s Eve
On the night of New Year’s Eve, about 150 people met outside the Petrou Ralli detention centre to change the year together with those in the hands of the state and its mechanisms, those who have been deprived of freedom and dignity because of the misanthropic laws of every capitalistic state that aim to exploit, subjugate, and discipline migrants in concentration camps inside their territory.
Riot police, unlike recent years, had been arrayed along the main entrance on Petrou Ralli, blocking us from getting nearer the external walls of the hellhole. Also, the prisoners had been moved to the cells in the back, which deprived us of all contact with them.
We want to believe that our slogans, which were heard throughout the intervention, and the multitude of fireworks managed to reach the ears of the prisoners, and that we were able, even for a little while, to disrupt the conditions of isolation, imprisonment, and death imposed by the jailers to the prisoners of Petrou Ralli.
Solidarity with those behind bars until the demolition of every prison, of every concentration camp.
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nformation du rassemblement devant l’enfer de P. Ralli pour le nouvel an
À la veille du nouvel an pas loin de 150 personnes se sont retrouvés devant le centre de détention de Petrou Ralli pour passer le nouvel an avec ceux qui sont entre les mains de l’État et ces mécanismes, ceux qui sont privés de liberté et de dignité à cause des lois misanthrope de tout les états capitalistes qui visent a exploiter, soumettre et discipliner les migrants dans des camps de concentration sur leurs territoires.
Contrairement aux années précédentes des policiers anti émeutes ont été déployés devant l’entrée principale de Petrou Ralli nous bloquant donc de nous approcher de l’enceinte extérieure de l’enfer. De plus les prisonniers ont été déplacés dans des cellules derrière ce qui nous a empêcher d’avoir un quelconque contact avec eux.
Nous voulons croire que les chants, que nous avons fait retentir tout au long de l’intervention, et la multitude de feux d’artifice ont atteint les oreilles des prisonniers et qu’ils ont été en mesure, ne serait-ce que pour un instant, d’entraver les conditions d’isolation, d’emprisonnement, et de mort imposées par les geôliers au prisonniers de Petrou Ralli.
Solidarité avec ceux derrière les barreaux, jusqu’à la démolition de toute les prisons et de tout les camps de concentration.
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گزارشی از تجمع مقابل جهنم «پترورالی» به مناسبت سال نوی میلادیدر شب سال نوی میلادی حدود ۱۵۰ نفر در مقابل دیپورت سنتر پترروالی تجمع کردند تا سال نو را همراه کسانی جشن بگیرند که در این زندان در دستان حکومت اسیر شده و از هر حق و حقوق و کرامتی بی‌بهره‌اند. کسانی که اسیر قوانین غیرانسانی و مردم‌ستیز همه‌ی دولت‌های سرمایه‌داری هستند. حکومت‌هایی که می‌خواهند در سرزمین‌های تحت حکومتشان، مهاجران را در دیپورت‌سنترها و اردوگاه‌ها به انقیاد خود درآورده و استثمار کنند.بر خلاف سال‌های اخیر، نیروهای پلیس ضد شورش در مقابل درب اصلی مستقر شده بودند تا مانع از دسترسی ما به محوطه‌ی بیرونی جهنم پترورالی بشوند.از طرف دیگر بازداشتی‌ها هم به سلول‌های پشتی منتقل شده بودند تا برقراری هرگونه تماسی با آن‌ها غیرممکن باشد.دوست داریم تصور کنیم که زندانیان حاضر در آن‌جا صدای آوازخواندن‌های پیاپی و غوغای آتش‌بازی‌هایمان را شنیده باشند و همه‌ی این‌ها برای لحظاتی هم که شده کمکشان کرده باشد که شرایط سخت زندان، تنهایی و رفتار وحشیانه‌ی زندانبانان که دست کمی از مرگ تدریجی ندارد را فراموش کنند.همبستگی با همه‌ی کسانی که پشت میل‌ها هستند تا روزی که همه‌ی زندان‌ها و دیپورت‌سنترها را نابود کنیم
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January 7, 2020
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Makassar, Indonesia : First Trial of 6 Indonesian Anarchist Prisoners

6 January 2020 Makassar, Indonesia.
First Trial of 6 Indonesian Anarchist Prisoners
our comrades (supriadi, anto, alif, agus, faruddin, and haerul) underwent “the trial filing a criminal case file”
until  the last prison is burned to the ground.
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January 7, 2020
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Italy : From Genoa, solidarity with Anarchist Giuseppe Bruna (Beppe)

FROM GENOA, SOLIDARITY WITH BEPPE
On Thursday 17th December ROS carabinieri applied a custodial order against anarchist comrade Giuseppe Bruna, locked up in the prison of Pavia following “Operation Prometeo” when he was accused of sending explosive parcels to two Turin judges engaged in the persecution of anarchists and to the Director of Prison Administration engaged in his activities as a jailer.
In this new order he is accused of placing a device near a postamat ATM in the city of Genoa at a time when poste italiane [National Mail Service] were being attacked all over the country because of their collaboration in deporting migrants through the airline company Mistral Air.
Both operations were begun by Turin prosecutors following a request from the antiterrorism squad. It is significant that the order arrived following the release of one of those on trial for operation Prometeo, which is still ongoing, and that recourse to scientific evidence, i.e. DNA, from being a circumstantial factor in the current legislation has now become an element guaranteeing the impossibility of release before trial.

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January 7, 2020
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Italy: Latest updates on anarchist prisoners

 Operazione Scintilla – Updates on Peppe
A hearing was held on December 13 in Turin to re-examine the precautionary measures regarding Peppe, arrested in Verona November 26 and immediately taken to the Montorio prison in Verona. Unfortunately the review court confirmed his imprisonment.
The address to write to Peppe:
Giuseppe Sciacca
casa circondariale di Montorio
via S. Michele n.15
37141 Verona
The details for contributing to present and future expenses:
POSTEPAY EVOLUTION addressed to Maria Emilia Grigolini
number 5333 1710 3675 7769
IBAN: IT05P0760105138250239950240
FREEDOM FOR PEPPE
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Operazione Panico – New account for benefit
We have a new card for benefit money raised for Operation Panico, both for legal expenses and that of the prisoners
The new details are:
POSTEPAY EVOLUTION addressed to Micol Marino
card no. 5333 1710 9589 2077
IBAN: IT22M3608105138272359572366
The old card is no longer valid.
The grounds of the judgement were presented on December 4, and the deadline to appeal expires on January 20.

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January 7, 2020
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Germany : Police Cars and Antenna Set on Fire in Leipzig

On December 29 in Leutzsch (a suburb of Leipzig, Germany), anarchists set fire to a telecommunications pylon for the cops and a few cars of the municipal police.
The following is their statement:

According to their statements, the pigs prepared a trap for the autonomous people this year to catch them if they were to set fire to state property again. We didn’t really see what it could look like, but we didn’t take the risk of finding out and so we advanced a few days before Christmas Eve.
On the evening of December 29 in Leutzsch, we placed some fuel at the foot of a telecommunications pylon for the cops and a few cars of the Ordnungsamt [equivalent of the municipal police]. Obviously, most of them caught fire. Continue Reading →

January 6, 2020
by actforfreedom
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New Year’s Light Show for the Prisoners of the Quebec City Detention Center (Canada)

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January 31th, 2019
Around 7:00 p.m., a group of people gathered in the woods on the outskirts of the Quebec City Detention Center to display their support for those detained. The institution receives prisoners who are serving sentences of less than two years and defendants awaiting trial. The establishment can accommodate more than 710 male prisoners, it is the second largest provincial detention establishment in Quebec, after the Bordeaux Prison. The prison also has a female section which has 56 regular places. At the time of the night visit, about 15 prisoners were in the outer courtyard when fireworks and flares were lit, offering them a bright message of Happy New Year. Enthusiastic wishes and screams were exchanged on both sides before the security tried to control the situation. The action concluded without arrests.
Because we still live in a colonial and racist context where the First Peoples are incarcerated by the Canadian government in a disproportionate way compared to the rest of the population, we want to reaffirm our solidarity by denouncing the jurisdiction of “Canada” on these lands and his hand on life and determination of the people who live there.
We can no longer deny the impact of colonialism!
We salute the courage of Shanet Pilot, a native warrior, who is still incarcerated 3 hours a week in Quebec prison for defending her territory, the Nitassinan, and opposing hydro-Quebec hydroelectric development. Since 2012 that the Government made her pay her “debts” by imprisonment, when at this very moment, Hydro-Quebec only pays crumbs in return for the theft of her territory. SOLIDARITY WITH SHANET PILOT!
The practice of putting detainees in the “hole” in excessive ways is a recurrent practice, which happens here in the Quebec City detention center and which must be abolished, just like prisons. Rapper Souldia recounts his experience of the “hole” when he was 24: “I was taken to the hole for 21 days. It smells of leftover food from the day before, it smells of piss, it smells of shit. The walls are dirty. There’s dried blood, drool. In less than 10 days, you are delirious. ”
Quebec prison has also received the “E” rating from Quebec’s infrastructure society, which means it has the lowest rating and is in very poor condition.
A class action is brought against the government of Quebec to denounce the prejudices lived by the prisoners in this prison. The request, which is led by Samuel Cozak, a former detainee, reveals a measure called the “campsite” where detainees must sleep on the floor in the cell of another incarcerated person, at less than 20 centimeters from a toilet. Cozak also denounces detainees’ malnutrition, unhealthy kitchens and the interventions of officers who are tainted by intimidation, the use of fear and excessive isolation. Also deplored that only one doctor is present per week to respond to the health problems of some 800 prisoners including mental health services.
Another class action is underway in connection with the suicide of Gaétan Laurion who was incarcerated in the infirmary area of ​​the prison under increased surveillance after several attempts to kill himself. At the time of his death, the guard had worked 45 hours in the three preceding days and was sleeping at the surveillance post. The family claims compensation for negligence.
Prisons in Quebec are generally overcrowded, it is estimated that the occupancy rate at Quebec prison is 104%. This has had a major impact on the lives of those who have been criminalized, including the large transfers of detainees, the equivalent of a whole prison displaced every day in the province.
Finally, we would like to affirm our solidarity with trans people and the LGBTQIA2 community who experience all more discrimination in the gendered prison environment and who also face humiliation when the time comes to have to comply with strip searches. A network is in place and is developing more and more to support these people in prisons through written correspondence which serves to create links and even create certain security for these prisoners. We therefore invite you to contact the Prisoner Correspondance Project for more info.
AGAIN A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SOLIDARITY!
THE FIST IN THE AIR BECAUSE WE ARE ALL BORN TO BE FREE!
NO PRISONS! NO STATES! NO QUEBEC! NO CANADA!