May 13, 2019
Comments Off on Italy : Update about “Renata” operation: five comrades were transferred to house arrest
May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019
Comments Off on Montreal: Architecture Firm Designing Migrant Prison Sabotaged
The following communique was anonymously posted originally to Montreal Counter-Info.
On the night of April 14th, we paid a visit to Lemay’s headquarters in St. Henri to make a contribution to the struggle against the construction of a proposed new migrant prison, set to open in 2021 in Laval, QC.
Lemay is a major architecture firm involved in designing the prison. We shut off access to the building by gluing all the locks, smashing the electronic sensors that permit access to the building by key cards, and u-locking door handles together at multiple entrances. The garage doors were blocked by a combination of spike strips and smoke bombs, which were rigged to go off if the garage doors opened. We assume that employees and company clients had a hard time accessing the building the next day, and hope they will continue to feel the effects of escalating actions against them and others involved in the project.
We want to stop this prison from happening. We want to undo the institutions of exclusion, confinement, and surveillance that uphold white supremacy and capitalism, and send our solidarity to all those struggling against the violence they depend on.
Let’s shut it all down.
No borders, no prisons.
May 12, 2019
Comments Off on Reflections on the trial against some anarchists in Belgium 2019
I have been called to appear before a Belgian State court along with some other anarchists principally accused of being a part of what was described as a “terrorist organization” at the start of a long investigation, but which in the end has been re-qualified as a “criminal conspiracy”. I am not writing these lines to begin an indirect dialogue with the State institutions, nor to tell the story of my life, but simply to tear off the veil of silence that the State might want to pull over any convictions.
The revolt against power, the struggle for freedom, has always marked human history. To put it better, in my opinion challenging established power is crucial to human history on earth – and, in the light of the current titanesque society that is sinking in oceans of blood, suffering, despair and unspeakable tragedies, is somewhat paradoxical. There is a beautiful Greek tragedy that raises the problem of revolt, the incompatibility between State and conscience, coercion and freedom, law and ethics. It is the story of Antigone, a king’s daughter, who refused to obey. She refused to bow to the laws of this world, laws made by men, wanting to follow only “divine prescriptions”. It is obvious that gods, as well as divine laws, only exist in the human mind; the real essence of this tragedy is the revolt against established power.
Ultimately, the “divine prescriptions” according to which Antigone intended to lead her life are simply the echoes of her conscience and the ethical consequences deriving from it. To renounce one’s conscience in order to obey power is to cease to exist as an individual. And how could conscience not immediately come into conflict with human laws? These laws are imposed to maintain power in office, the order of things. The powerful, the judges, the rich (but also, unfortunately, a good number of their subjects) will say that laws exist for the well-being of all, are an expression – incomplete without a doubt – of social justice and that, even with all their imperfections are necessary to prevent the “war of all against all”. Antigone knew that this was just chatter to put the unbelievers to sleep and legitimize the principle of power, of authority.
May 12, 2019
Comments Off on Italy : THE FIRST OF MAY IS A DAY OF STRUGGLE!
In this day of struggle we are here to demand the freedom of the comrades struck by the democratic repression which panders to capitalism, imprisoning and sanctioning those who put their dissent against injustice into practice in daily life.
Too many comrades have been struck by restrictions on freedom because they have fought against the exploitation of territories, against fascism, racism, sexism, wage slavery and against all the wars created by capitalism. With its democratic repressive laws the State is criminalizing any form of social dissent in advance; the numbers of comrades concerned are mind-boggling. Imprisonment, expulsion orders and charges of terrorism have been inflicted on comrades simply because they took to the streets to claim the rights of any human being. We want a free world, a world without barriers, customs or borders, we want a world where differences don’t exist, we want a free world built on the values of fraternity and social peace, a world without uniforms or prisons. Certainly it won’t be the democratic stick with its laws to intimidate us; we will carry on all the struggles in course and there will be others if necessary till we reach a free society and for every comrade inside there will always be hundreds outside fighting.
THE COMRADES OUT OF JAIL!
Cassa Anti Repressione contact:
Translated by act for freedom now!
May 12, 2019
Comments Off on Dublin, Ireland: Solidarity actions against banks and ATM’s
On a night in May, 2 banks, Bank of Ireland and an AIB were vandalized in South Dublin. Slogans of “HOMES FOR ALL”, “BURN THE BANKS”, and “CLASS WAR” spray painted on windows and walls. Also 4 ATM’s were glued up, how this was done was by using cardboard the same thickness, width, and half the length of an ATM card, inserted into the card slot and then super glue pored in.
This was done in solidarity with all those who are on the receiving end of the so called “housing crisis”. This so called “crisis” for housing has been raging as long as capitalism has existed, although now the struggle for housing is at a particularly brutal period. There are record number of people homeless in Ireland, there is over 10,000 and over 3,000 are children (these numbers don’t include the hidden homeless). Since 2015, families becoming homeless has risen 268%, and many, many people have died frozen to death sleeping on the streets.
May 12, 2019
Comments Off on Madrid, Spain : III RENCONTRE ANARCHISTE CONTRE LE SYSTÈME TECHNOLOGIQUE ET SON MONDE
Por tercer año consecutivo tendrá lugar en el CSOA La Gatonera (C/ Valentín Llaguno, 32) el Encuentro anarquista contra el sistema tecnoindustrial. Este encuentro surge debido a la necesidad de generar un discurso contra el sistema de dominación en el que nos hayamos, dicho sistema impregna el mundo que nos rodea bajo una lógica tecnocientífica donde todo es medible, cuantificable y por tanto, está sujeto a un control. Dicho desarrollo se basa en la sustitución de los procesos naturales por procesos técnicos sometiendo así a los individuos, animales y el ecosistema a la mega máquina.Cómo anarquistas consideramos que la lucha debe integrar la necesidad de proteger nuestro medio y recuperar la autonomía que este sistema nos ha arrebatado.
El encuentro tendrá lugar los días 24, 25 y 26 de mayo. A lo largo del fin de semana habrá charlas y debates, rutas, exposiciones de distintos temas y distrubidoras con diverso material. Después de cada charla, habrá comedores y cenadores veganos. Para cualquier duda, escríbenos a email@example.com
VIERNES 24 A LAS 19:00H Charla: «Tecnología, técnica, transhumanismo: Las aventuras del poder.» A cargo de PMO, Pièces et main d’œuvre
SÁBADO 25 A LAS 12:00H Charla: «Una crítica a la inteligencia artificial desde una perspectiva anarquista.» A cargo de MOAI.
SÁBADO 25 A LAS 17:00H Charla-paseo: «La nocividad y la Smart City en Carabanchel» A cargo de Negre i Verd.
SÁBADO 25 A LAS 19:00H Charla: «La influencia de las tecnociencias en la vida cotidiana» A cargo del Collettivo Resistenze al Nanomondo.
DOMINGO 26 A LAS 17:30H Charla: «¿Tiene política la tecnología?» A cargo de Cul de Sac
DOMINGO 26 A LAS 19:30H Charla: «El Green New Deal y el ecologismo de estado: la sumisión sostenible» A cargo del Collettivo Resistenze al Nanomondo.
ACUDE Y DIFUNDE
¡POR LA LIBERACIÓN TOTAl!
May 11, 2019
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Actforfree@riseup.net has a new PGP public key (0x9F848E7BACD92EA6) as of 11th May 2019. Please do not use 0x47F466F0 or 0x9B065D0C as they have been revoked and will not be used anymore. New key is as follows:
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May 10, 2019
Comments Off on Italy : Text letter by Anarchist comrades Anna, Silvia and Agnese from inside l’Aquila prison High security section
Act for free received by Email 8/5/19
CHRONICLES OF A JOURNEY AND LANDING IN THE KINGDOM OF L’AQUILA
Early wake-up call Saturday 6th April: 3 of us are transferred to L’Aquila from the AS2 section (high security) in Rebibbia prison in Rome. In practice the AS2 section in Rebibbia was shut down in the days following our transfer and may have been converted into an AS3 section given the overcrowded conditions for prisoners accused and/or convicted of criminal conspiracy – Art. 416 of the Italian penal code (a similar thing happened in March 2017 when the entire female AS2 section of Latina prison – communists and anarchists – was moved to Rebibbia and later converted into an AS3 section).
Currently, we are in the AS2 section of the Abruzzo region which now holds the sad record of being the only female high security section in Italy classed as AS2. It’s a very small section comprising four single cells and is known as the “sezione gialla” [“yellow section”]. The space was set up and used in the past as a female 41bis section [41bis is the hard prison regime set up in Italy in the early 90s] and is one that now – other than us “new arrivals” (forgive the excesses of inmate terminology but there you go) – also holds a muslim prisoner classed as AS2 who, following the transfer of two other prisoners held in the same section in February, spent more than 20 days in isolation. We can therefore assume that our arrival helped the DAP [Italian department of prison administration] avoid any embarrassment regarding the conditions of her detention.
May 10, 2019
Comments Off on OFF WITH THE MASKS : From Avis de tempêtes, issue 16, 15/4/19
It wasn’t a very hot day that day. Yet the sun had shone all over the French capital. On 4th April 2019, a few men landed on the asphalt of some Paris airport. They had come from Libya with a mission: to seek the agreement of that State to unleash a vast military offensive.
These men arrived in haste were emissaries of marshal Haftar, chief of the Libyan national army (LNA). Paris gave the go-ahead. A few hours later, thousands of LNA soldiers set off for the conquest of Tripoli, the Libyan capital in the hands of the national unity government (NUG), which international bodies recognized as the ‘legitimate government’ of a land torn by militias, parliaments, para-military groups, mercenaries and jihadists. Since 4th April, fighting has led to hundreds of dead and wounded between combatants and the population.
May 10, 2019
Comments Off on Greece: Letter from Hunger Striking Political Prisoner Dimitris Koufontinas
To the Director
I accepted to be transferred to your hospital, after pressure, in order to have an appropriate nursing environment (support of nursing staff), as I am on hunger strike since 2/5.
My living conditions here, in the warehouse of the 2nd basement of the hospital building, next to the morgue, are inhuman treatment and torture.
For this I request that I immediately be transferred to an appropriate hospital clinic so that there is a presence of nursing assistants in meeting the basic individual needs.
May 10, 2019
Comments Off on Bulgaria: Support Needed for Antifascist Prisoner Jock Palfreeman
Jock Palfreeman, an Australian serving a 20-year jail sentence in Bulgaria on trumped-up murder charges, has been on a hunger strike since April 21.
There has been little news about Palfreeman because the Bulgarian prison authorities have gone to great lengths to cut off any communication he had with the outside world.
While Palfreeman is no newcomer to protest, including in prison, the lack of information about his condition is worrying. His family have been able to get updates through his lawyer Kalin Angelov, who has received sporadic phone calls from Palfreeman. Angelov says the hunger strike is serious and a sign of desperation.
“Palfreeman’s hunger strike is a desperate outcry; a call for help in a moment of woe and adversity,” he wrote on May 7.
May 10, 2019
Comments Off on Malmö,Sweden: Bannerdrop in solidarity with the tortured anarchists & antifascists
A late report but…
On the 12 of April we decided to release a banner in central Malmö (Sweden) in solidarity with the imprisoned comrades of the so called “Network” case. A simple gesture to remind the accused that they are not forgotten or alone, that the world is watching, to ourselves to remind us that they are not separate nad that an attack on them is a threat against all of us. And of course a reminder to the police, the state and it’s supporters that we are awake and alive and that our networks are larger and more complex than they ever can imagine.
May 10, 2019
Comments Off on Hamburg, Germany: Courthouse Attacked with Fire, Stones and Paint
In the early morning of April 26th, the criminal justice building (courthouse) on Sieveking Pl. was attacked in Hamburg. A burning barricade of tires was erected on the street, the facade and windows were damaged with paint and stones, and fires were set on a camera mast to destroy it.
In many places fighting individuals are currently facing court. Solidarity with the unrepentant and uncooperative prisoners. The G20 fighters in Hamburg, the accused anarchists facing trial in Belgium for rioting. The Russian anarchists who defy torture, incitement and imprisonment. The anarchists in Italy who spit in the face of ongoing repressive operations, solitary confinement, surveillance and long prison sentences. If fighting for freedom is a crime, then innocence would be the worst crime of them all. Solidarity means keep fighting!
May 8, 2019
Comments Off on Fire Ant: Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity #3
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 #3 features writings by anarchist prisoners Michael Kimble (on the state of prisoner resistance), Jennifer Rose (on Taoism), Eric King (on his New Year wishes), Sean Swain (on chasing paper), Noah Coffin (on poverty and drugs), Thomas Meyer-Falk (on preventative detention in Germany), as well as writings by outside anarchists on anarchism’s impoverishment and the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. Plus art by Michael Kimble and Sean Swain.
May 8, 2019
Comments Off on Chile : Poster in memory of comrade Mauricio Morales, ten years after his death in action:
Mauricio Morales present
On the morning of May 22nd 2009 comrade Mauricio Morales died in action following the premature detonation of the explosive device with which he intended to attack the School of the Gendarmerie, a factory of miserable jailers.
We remember the life of Punki Mauri, the life he chose to live, his ideas and actions, the decisions that led him to take the anarchist path, with heart and conviction. From the street we try to keep anarchy alive, in every gesture of active and conflictual memory, without victimisation or docility, making act and word a dangerous element for the social order of the powerful.
Nothing is over
For the spreading of chaos …
Prokura ke viva la anarkía
Translated by Act for freedom now!
May 8, 2019
Comments Off on Santiago , Chile: Fair of the anti-prison memory, remembering comrade Mauricio Morales
Fiera of anti-prison memory, remembering comrade Mauricio Morales
Comrades, we invite you to participate in the Fiera of anti-prison memory to remember Mauricio Morales and the 81 prisoners murdered by the State next Sunday, May 5, from 16:00, in front of San Miguel prison [in Santiago de Chile].
Remembering an anarchist comrade who fought against all cages and the prison society up to the last day of his life, right in front of the prison where the State and the Gendarmerie killed 81 prisoners on December 8th 2010 has a meaning and a special value.
We are claiming a historical memory of combat full of experiences that challenge domination, in every possible scenario and at any time; the drawing on the poster was the cover of bulletin number 4 (1998) of the publication “Libelo” done by the Kamina Libre collective in the High Security prison.
The callout is to meet in front of the prison, a space of memory that the families of the murdered prisoners are taking month after month, with determination, feeding a flame that never extinguishes.
We invite you to bring your propaganda exhibitions with anti-authoritarian material or self-productions, to continue to spread the black menace. During the day there will be vegan food, information about the prisoners and some comrades will share some music.
Our memory is black,
our heart too.
Anti-authoritarian library “Sacco and Vanzetti”
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Silvia, Agnese and Anna were transferred from the AS2 (High Security) unit of Rebibbia to that of L’Aquila over a week ago. In the prison of L’Aquila, the capital of the Abruzzo region, nearly all the prisoners are subjected to the 41bis regime. This regime of harsh imprisonment involves 23-hour confinement a day, reduction of time in the exercise yard, impossibility to cook in the cell, where light is dimmed by the presence of opaque transparent plastic panels, only an hour visit with family members, which also takes place with glass partitions with no possibility of contact.
Moreover there’s no way you can have more than four books in the cell, letters are always subjected to censorship, it’s impossible to attend trials other than via video-conferencing. In prisons where there is 41bis, the shadow of this regime extends well beyond the units concerned and ends up changing prison conditions for the rest of the prisoners.
May 7, 2019
Comments Off on Attack against an office of the leftist party „Die Linke“ – Solidarity to Squats in Athens and Berlin
Late saturday evening, May 4, we commited an attack with stones against the store front of the office from Sebastian Schlüsselburg, member of the Committee on Justice and Secret Service, parliamentarian of „Die Linke“ in the district of Berlin-Lichtenberg. Most of its windows were smashed.
This is our direct answer to the latest events for which these political representatives of pure social-darwinism hold responsibility. To be mentioned first is the voting in the parliament of the district (BVV) Continue Reading →
May 7, 2019
Comments Off on $hile : Propaganda en memoria del compañero Mauricio Morales, a 10 años de su muerte en acción
MAURICIO MORALES PRESENTE
La madrugada del 22 de mayo de 2009 muere en axión el compañero Mauricio Morales, tras la detonación anticipada del artefacto explosivo con el que pretendía atacar la Escuela de Gendarmería, fábrica de miserables carceleros.
Recordamos la vida del Punki Mauri, la vida que eligió vivir, sus ideas y acciones, las decisiones que lo llevaron a transitar el camino anárquico, con corazón y convicción. Desde la kalle procuramos que siga viva la anarquía, en cada gesto de memoria activa y confrontacional, sin victimismo ni docilidad, haciendo en el acto y la palabra un elemento peligroso para el orden social de los poderosos.
NADA HA ACABADO
por la expansión del caos…
PROKURA KE VIVA LA ANARKÍA
May 7, 2019
Comments Off on Trento,Italy: Presentation of Let’s take the city