August 16, 2019
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August 16, 2019
August 12, 2019
Comments Off on France: Anarchist Vincenzo Vecchi arrested, convicted for the G8 in Genoa in 2001
France: Vincenzo arrested, convicted for the G8 in Genoa in 2001
Anarchist Vincenzo Vecchi was arrested on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in France. The arrest was carried out by the French police and (as reported by the regime media) was made possible by the contribution of the agents of the “Service for the fight against extremism and internal terrorism” and of the Antiterrorism section of the DIGOS of Milan, which through “a close investigative connection” with the French police were able to identify the comrade. Against him two European arrest warrants had been issued by the prosecutors of Milan and Genoa.
Vincenzo was a fugitive and wanted since 2012, following the final sentence to about 12 years in prison that was imposed for the accusations (specifically, the crime of “devastation and pillage”) inherent in the days of revolt against the G8 summit that took place in Genoa (Italy) in July 2001. Currently he should be imprisoned in a prison near Rennes.
Revolutionary solidarity with Vincenzo and all the imprisoned anarchists.
August 12, 2019
Comments Off on Berlin, Germany: Google Fuck Off!
Google fucked off?
The expansion continues. The apparent success of neighborhood resistance is now not long lasting. Because if there is no Google Campus in the Umspannwerk in Kreuzberg for the time being, the company is busy buying real estate in Mitte. After the almost shy inauguration of its offices in Tucholskystr. at the beginning of 2019, another building was simply bought. In the Johannishof, more offices are to be added in the near future. No “bad” start-ups or incubators. Only their staff. Harmless in itself, isn’t it?
So it is not surprising that so far there has hardly been any public talk about it. For the activists from Kreuzberg, Mitte is already burnt earth anyway. The local residents will hardly feel threatened in any way, because the new neighborhood is too thoroughly gentrified for that.
Google simply tried to gain a foothold in Kreuzberg, failed, but did not retreat. In a metropolis like Berlin there will always be suitable places to settle.
August 12, 2019
Comments Off on Athens, Greece: The nation, religion and family murder – Vandalism and sabotage of churches
Paint on church
The nation, religion and family murder
Shit to sexism
Not even one less
Shit to greece
Let greece die, so that we live
ΤΗΕ ΝΑΤΙΟΝ, RELEGION AND FAMILY MURDER
During the early hours of Sunday the 10th of February 2019 , we made our
presence and dislike evident at the churches of agios andreas and agios
sotiras in Petralona. We threw paint at the religious paintings and the
main entrances of the churches, we put glue in the locks of agios
andreas and we wrote messages around the building and on the ground of
We wrote antinationalist and antisexist messages like
“nation-relegion-family murder”, “let greece die-so that we live”, “shit
to greece” and “no one less”. The murder of Aggeliki in Corfu by her
father was our motive behind this action and through this we want to
showcase our opposition to the nation, family, religion and patriarchy
and all of their values which we’ve hated since we were little. Continue Reading →
August 12, 2019
Comments Off on Athens, Greece: Antisexist scoutings in Exarchia
In response to the misogynistic culture of Exarcheia and the recent
incidents of rape, sexual harassement and gendered violence in the
streets of the area, we decided to show those who would have us live in
fear that they are the ones with a reason to be afraid. On the night of
the 10th of March we went on an antisexist scouting without the presence
of cis men chanting slogans and demonstrating our ability to fight back.
On the night of the 15th of March 2019 , we went on a second antisexist
scouting by femmes in response to the misogynistic culture of Exarcheia
and the recent incidents of rape, sexual harassement and gendered
violence in the streets of the area. This time even more comrades
participated in the intevention. We will continue being present in the
street and we will be more and more.
received by mail :12/8/19
August 11, 2019
Comments Off on Vegan Anarchist Political Prisoner Eric King’s Thoughts on Willem Van Spronsen : usa
EK’s thoughts on Willem Van Spronsen
Today I’m sitting in this cockroach-infested Cesspool called USP Atlanta. Many political prisoners have come through here, if he had survived Willem VanSpronsen would have potentially come through here as well. Instead he offered up his life and the state was more than happy enough to seize it, one less headache for them. I’ve been thinking about him, his action, reading his writings and motives. My heart has ached for him because I know how it feels to care so much you absolutely MUST act. Willem used his personal perspective and scope, thought about what his options were and decided with his heart and brain that he was ready to give up everything to a Cause that meant more to him than anything.
Every action on the “left” allows you to see the worst side of the radical movement, the side waiting to bash, lament, critique and disrespect. Every person and action not pre-approved by this apparent panel of action judges. The judges has always seemed so eager for revolution and action, right up to the point of someone pushing for it, then they pick up their gavels, climb onto their soapbox, raise their voices and begin to attempt to dissolve the person and action. This isn’t new of course, Berkman was blasted, the GJB were blasted, the young Anarchist who killed McKinley in Buffalo was blasted by the whole movement included Berkman!
August 11, 2019
Comments Off on Berlin, Germany: WISAG Vehicle Torched for Loic, the Park Bench 3 and Antonin Bernanos
We send the prisoners and the persecuted fiery greetings. Even if we don’t know them, they are in prison for us.
The city is full of targets. One of them, a WISAG car, was set on fire during the night of August 7 in Berlin-Wedding. During the day, there were still swarms of uniforms in this neighborhood that were carrying out an eviction there. At night the streets once again belonged to the arsonists.
August 11, 2019
Comments Off on Italy: Updates about the situation of anarchist Divine Umoru
On July 19th, 2019, at the end of the hearing at the CPR [prison for migrants and people without documents] of Bari, the judge didn’t validate the request for detention at the Bari lager, the reasons for the detention were not deemed sufficient. Once left the worst migrant prison in Italy, the procedure following the suspension of the expulsion issued by the European Court of Human Rights went ahead, the Ministry of the Interior handed over the memoirs to justify the expulsion and the defense of Divine by August 19th will deliver its motivations to Strasbourg.
The line that the ministry continues to pursue is to describe the anarchist comrade as a socially dangerous person, a terrorist who must be expelled, despite the fact that he has never been sentenced of these crimes. Once again the functioning of the law is revealed: the accusation created by the grudges of the executive counts more than the judgments of the judges, it in itself describes some subjects as dangerous criminals going to compromise their whole life.
August 9, 2019
Comments Off on Greece, Athens: OVITA.E and LEROY MERLIN- MECHANISMS OF THE STATE, ALL THE GARBAGE WORKS TOGETHER
Friday 12.07.19, in the Leroy Merlin store in Piraeus, a simple attempted theft of a few items becomes the pretext awaited by the manager of the store, in cooperation with OVIT SA, the store security company, to bring about the resignation or dismissal of the worker G.A. as a supposed accomplice in the affair. G.A. is a militant known for his political and unionist activity in the store. He is also active in social struggles and the class struggle. The event that unleashes everything, which takes place between the windows and shelves of a large store, is an attempted theft of objects estimated to cost 180 €. A daily practice for a large part of the proletariat in the years of the capitalist crisis. But which in this case becomes an unprecedented persecution leading to the accusation of seven comrades and finally the imprisonment of anarchist comrade X. Kortesi in just 24 hours.
The two comrades suspected of having committed the crime were apprehended with force by the security guards and locked in a room-cell in the store. After some time, and when it seemed that the incident could be resolved, Konstantinos Drivas, ex-soldier, security agent and owner of OVIT starts threatening the two comrades, by blackmail and appeal to psychological and physical violence, to make them rat on the worker, G.A. as being their “accomplice”. Drivas is accustomed to using information extraction methods and management thanks to his knowledge acquired in military seminars that meet the standards of OTAN! Thus, Ovit voluntarily assumes the role that the Leroy Merlin society confided to him as repressive mechanism and it is here that the story starts to take on disproportionate dimensions.
August 9, 2019
Comments Off on Athens , exarchia area :Every Hour Rebellion, Every Day Demonstration
Wednesday 31 July 2019, during the riot of Exarchia against the release of the cop who murdered 15 year old Alexis Grigoropoulos, some members of a political group interfered with the continuation of the riot and tried to stop it at Arachovis street.
The same political group, which attacks immigrants for no reason in Exarchia is very clearly trying to control Exarchia square.
August 8, 2019
Comments Off on Kavala city, North of Greece: In solidarity with the “3 von der Parkbank”, who were arrested in Hamburg, we hung a banner at the central park Faliro
Fire to all Prisons
In solidarity with the “3 von der Parkbank”, who were arrested in Hamburg, we hung a banner at the central park of Kavala (Faliro)!
Another banner is meant to express our solidarity with the refugees. (“Solidarity with Refugees and Migrants”)
August 8, 2019
Comments Off on Usa,Bloomington ABC: Fire Ant: Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity #4
Fire Ant is a quarterly publication focused on spreading the words of anarchist prisoners and generating material solidarity for our imprisoned friends. Begun as a collaboration between anarchist prisoners and anarchists in Maine, Fire Ant seeks to raise material aid for anarchist prisoners while fostering communication between anarchists on both sides of the walls.
Issue #4 includes writings by anarchist prisoners Michael Kimble (on the state of Alabama prisons), Noah “Kado” Coffin (on racial segregation & summer survival techniques), Thomas Meyer-Falk (in memory of his friend Willi), Sean Swain (on cannibalism), and Eric King (three poems). Additionally: a piece honoring Willem Van Spronsen, a rundown of this year’s June 11th Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners, and a call for August’s International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. Plus original art by Noah Coffin, Marius Mason, Sean Swain, and Michael Kimble.
BULK COPIES OF FIRE ANT
Do you run a distro, space, or project that would like copies of Fire Ant? Bloomington ABC will send bulk copies for free to anyone who wishes to distribute it . Please email us at bloomingtonanarchistblackcross (at) riseup (dot) net. (Note: United States only, for now. It may take a few weeks to ship out orders.)
The Fire Ant collective can be contacted at
PO Box 164
Harmony, ME 04942
August 8, 2019
Comments Off on London,UK : Screaming Voices PT2, breaking the silence!
A noise demo was called by London ABC for Friday July 26th in response to recent communication with inmates in HMP Wandsworth regarding the levels of both psychological and physical abuse from screws. A small but dedicated number of prison abolitionists and comrades took to the streets in the vicinity of the prison to manifest our solidarity.
Reaching the point on the perimeter of the prison that seemed to offer the optimum possibility of being heard best and by the most behind the walls; whistles, chants, megaphones, various improvised methods in the locality and fireworks were utilised. It wasn’t long before we were answered with shouting, whistling and the banging of cell doors. Moving along the perimeter gave us the chance to be audible by another wing of the prison and we made our voices heard for some time in the next location with a similar answer from the inside. By this point police had turned up although they seemed unprepared to engage with us further than moaning about the use of fireworks.
August 8, 2019
Comments Off on Pisa, Italy: Galeone Occupato has been evicted
On 30 July 2019 has been evicted Galeone Occupato, located at via Lucchese 65, in Pisa, an anarchist squatted building existing since May 26th, 2017. A huge deployment of law enforcement, along with the fire fighters, arrived near the building at around 10.30 am. Following the raid, a comrade was arrested (later released) and another comrade barricaded himself on the roof of the building in an attempt to resist the eviction as long as possible, while comrades in solidarity arrived nearby. Finally the Galeone was evicted after a few hours.
Eleven people were notified of investigations with allegations of abusive occupation, theft of electricity and damage to Enel (company that manages energy supply) cabins. With reference to these investigations, the public prosecutor had initially requested the obligation not to enter the city (“foglio di via”) with the obligation to sign to the police station for a certain period.
August 8, 2019
Comments Off on Germany , Berlin: Communications Tower Sabotaged in Neukölln
The rulers have the power to separate us, to interrupt our communications, to isolate us and to block us. An army of cops, prosecutors and judges are always ready to rob us of our freedom. This happened recently in Hamburg, when three comrades were taken to the police station after a night time police surveillance operation and two of them have remained in custody since then.
But what is this freedom that we have? In a world where technological devices are with us all day. Facebook, Instagram and tons of other smartphone apps give us the illusion that continuous sending is a prerequisite for social participation. Where every emotion, message and action becomes a commodity to be exploited. Where algorithms and artificial intelligence determine our needs and clicks and likes define our personalities.
August 6, 2019
Comments Off on Italy : A communique from Anarchist comrade Juan from the prison of Terni
A communique from Juan from the prison of Terni
‘Those who have ears to hear, let them hear!!!’
Arise, ye workers from your slumber,
Arise, ye prisoners of want.
For reason in revolt now thunders,
and at last ends the age of cant!
Away with all your superstitions,
Servile masses, arise, arise!
We’ll change henceforth the old tradition,
And spurn the dust to win the prize!.
The Internationale – song born of poet and anarchist Eugène Pottier in 1871
Hi to all friends and comrades!! I’m Juan arrested on 22nd May after three years on the run. I’m writing from the AS2 unit of the prison of Terni, where I’m locked up. I’m calm, my morale is stable and I’m determined to move on.
Each day I was in hiding I was well aware that I could end up in jail; after all I’ve always been there, since the day I decided to struggle on the side of the oppressed.
My capture was due to a lack of a series of precautions that I normally took. I lowered my guard at the wrong time in the wrong place.
I have no regrets, I accept my responsibility, I’m getting over it and might it be a lesson. I’ll write about how my capture took place some other time.
But first I’m going to explain my judicial situation so as to give the general picture. I’m in prison because of two lines of investigation. The first concerns a consecutive sentence of nine years (three of which I have already served) linked to my struggle/life of the last twenty years spent in Italy.
The convictions are for various offences including theft, resistance, robbery, contempt, damage, occupation of public and private places, assault, false identity. Among these final convictions there is also that of the NO TAV ‘Big Trial’ (three years and nine months), which I’ll make some points about some time in the future as an accused Anarchist.
Knowing that some of these sentences would come into effect, I spent three years on the run (and not because of the investigation concerning an attack on the POL GAI [police training centre] in Brescia, as the magistrates insist). With no regrets I claim my escape as an act of reconquering my freedom, which goes beyond all authority and law.
August 6, 2019
Comments Off on Italy: ”Prometeo Operation” – References for benefits and updates
REPRESSIVE OPERATION ‘PROMETEO’
Natascia, Robert and Beppe were arrested on May 21st 2019. They were accused of sending three explosive packages in 2017 to the PM (public prosecutor) Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to Santi Consolo, who was the director of the DAP (Department for the Penitentiary Administration) of Rome. More information is available at: https://insuscettibilediravvedimento.noblogs.org/post/2019/05/28/it-fr-italia-operazione-prometeo-comunicato-da-modena/.
UPDATES ABOUT NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE
Natascia has been imprisoned in the jail of L’Aquila, in the AS2 (high security) section, which is actually a 41-bis section. Anna, another comrade, is also imprisoned in this section. She was arrested in 2016 following a repressive operation called SCRIPTA MANENT. Silvia is still being held in the jail of Turin (Torino) where she was transferred in order to be present for minor trials. Natascia began a hunger strike while she was in the jail of Rebibbia (in Rome), in solidarity with Anna and Silvia who began a hunger strike to demand the closing of the AS2 section in L’Aquila. All the three of them ended the hunger strike on June 28th (Anna and Silvia maintained the hunger strike for one month). Right after the end of the hunger strike, after almost 6 weeks of detention, Natascia received her first visit in jail. On July 11th, the re-examination hearing was held, which Nat was only allowed to attend by video conference.
August 6, 2019
Comments Off on Italy ,Turin : CPR in Corso Brunelleschi: yet another escape attempt
Again, again and again
It looks as though we’re back in far off 2011, when escapes and revolts spread in centres for migrants all over the country in the summer heat. Perhaps not for its extension and quantity, but the intensity of what continues to happen in the CPR [temporary residence centre, de facto migrant detention centre] in Turin, not to mention the mass escape at Ponte Galeria at the beginning of July, reminds one of a furore that the state’s cops are having trouble controlling and which also made itself heard last night.
Yet another escape attempt, like a few days ago, occurred at around 7pm and this time it didn’t just involve a few young men in the yellow area but also some in the red area. The fugitives were recaptured, police entered the yellow area and dealt out truncheon blows, breaking a boy’s arm and injuring another’s ankle. But right from the red area a boy managed to conquer freedom; it seems that the guards realized it this morning after the roll call. Still in the morning they carried out searches looking for ropes and other material used to escape.
August 6, 2019
Comments Off on Italy, Genoa : Incendiary Attack Against a Vehicle of Multinational Oil and Gas Company Eni
“We attack only for ourselves, to make and remake the intimate experience of our refusal of this world. The meaning and consistency of our lives emerges only in these few seconds.” (1)
30.07.19: The principle motive that drives us to get involved, in person, without keeping our backs to the wall from fear of possible repressive consequences, is the awareness that we are not free. Even outside the walls of the disgusting prisons, we live in a world that is realistically comparable to an open-air prison. The chains we wear are partly accepted as everyday necessities, most perceive them, as almost indispensable physical needs, for example the use of computers, smartphones, means of transport…These chains are imposed on us from above by what has become something more and more akin to Orwell’s “big brother”. Those who govern know full well that they have done a remarkable job in terms of mass distractions, induced needs, and artfully induced confusion to make even the oppressed aim to be the oppressors, identifying the enemy in those who are on the bottom step. Continue Reading →
August 6, 2019
Comments Off on Chile,Santiago: Responsibility Claim for the Parcel-Bomb Attacks Against Former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter and Major Manuel Guzmán
30.07.19: On the 25th of July, 2019, a parcel bomb was delivered to Police Station 54 in Huechuraba, Santiago. The parcel was opened and successfully detonated, causing material destruction to the police station and hospitalizing 5 police officers. On the same day, a second parcel bomb was intercepted before it could be opened at the headquarters of Quinenco SA, one of the holding companies through which Chile’s richest family controls the Bank of Chile. A police and State-generated media frenzy soon ensued with much speculation regarding the identity of the senders of the explosive packages. Now, an anarchist cell calling themselves SEDITIOUS ACCOMPLICES / FRACTION FOR REVENGE have issued a communique claiming responsibility for both attacks in which they stated that they were specifically targeting two individuals- Carabineros Major Manuel Guzmán at Police Station 54 in Huechuraba and former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter who now works at Quinenco SA. Below is an English translation of the original communique that was posted on Contra Info….