February 8, 2018
February 8, 2018
February 8, 2018
As we were strolling in the rich’s neighborhoods on Monday night, we were thinking of a way to disturb their sleep.
We don’t want to wisely wait for a possible revolution which is to come, when or how no one knows, as if falling from the sky. A revolution which won’t probably come if we limit ourselves to wisely wait for it. We thought we had to react now, destroy what is slowly destroying our lives and limiting our desires.
As we were immersed in these thoughts, we bumped into a diplomat’s big BMW at the entrance of Cardinet road.
Needless to say, the luxury car went on flames in a few minutes!
A thought for Krème, convicted following a cops’ car set on fire, whom the State intends to make pay for the revolts of spring. A thought for the prisoners who are reacting to the screws in these days.
Solidarity with the comrades on trial following operation scripta manent in Italy, solidarity with Lisa imprisoned in Germany!
Freedom for all, long live anarchy!
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!
February 8, 2018
media we learn about the umpteenth protest staged by those restrained in the Hotspot on the island of Lampedusa. According to the media they are all people coming from Tunisia, for whom the State applies immediate deportation after the identification process.
19 /1 / Yesterday night, stone-throwing against the forces of order in the structure allegedly caused a carabiniere to be injured.
This protest is the result of the tension provoked by the restrain in the prison-island of all those whom the State wants to deport. Still according to the media, in recent days the prisoners in the hotspot have repeatedly asked to leave the island and some of them tried to board the ship that links Lampedusa and Linosa to Porto Empedocle but they were unfortunately stopped during controls.
Awaiting more information, freedom for the harraga!
Posted on 20/01/2018
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As events as such write the modern world history, all revolutionary movements need to process the information available, discuss and come to conclusions and eventually choose sides and fight without failing to take the context of this historical reality into account.
The text on hand does not set out to provide an exhaustive historical narrative. Yet, it does set out to open a discussion that will look into all the critical issues raised. Also, our aim is to turn our ideas into action, thus we choose to go against the widespread inertia that surrounds the subject matter.
A historical period as such requires much more than a mere theoretical analysis. As the hotbed of war keeps spreading and is now reaching Europe, it is urgent that we create an anti-war movement which will fight for and demand an end to the international military interventions, put forward ideas on horizontal self-organization, empower the oppressed and ultimately stand up against the rise of totalitarianism.
We know well that we can achieve nothing and nothing will be spared for us unless we fight at all levels and to all directions in order to intensify and expand our horizontal, grass-roots self- organization.
For the war against state and capitalism.
Korudallos prison, November 2016
The uprising in Syria, following that in Bahrain (which was drowned in blood by Saudi Arabia), was the last link in a chain of uprisings in the area of Maghreb between ’11-’13. The western mainstream media called this series of uprisings ‘’The Arab Spring’’, implying that the demand of the revolting populations was the replacement of their political systems with a regime of representative republic, namely a western-type democracy.
However, there are further decisive contributory factors underlying these uprisings. Firstly, it’s the international neoliberal agenda promoted by state governments which serve the corporate interests of chiefly the western, Russian, Chinese and Arabic economic elites. Actually, the privatizations launched by the states triggered an escalating popular dissatisfaction as large parts of the population were turning poorer and poorer. Secondly, it’s the violence that even the most peaceful demonstrations were treated with. Well before the spark (set by Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation) spread from Tunisia to Syria, demonstrations had come with death tolls on protestors. Moreover, the structural similarities of these regimes, the similar social stratification of their populations as well as the shared characteristics of the human geography in the wider region constitute altogether yet another factor that played a major role in
The British state stepped up its campaign against a trans anti-fascist
squatter last week, charging her with battery, in connection to an
alleged bust-up at a political gathering last year. Following the
alleged incident she was tracked down, arrested by snatch-squad and
subjected to two rounds of questioning.
A plea hearing will take place on 15th February, 10am, Westminster
The entire investigation against this comrade, and another two
individuals who have evaded capture despite sustained efforts from pigs
and journalists, has been called-for and abetted by TERFs
(Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists), against whom the crimes for
which she is under investigation were allegedly comitted.
What’s more, TERFs have called another hate-fest on the day of the
hearing, reinforcing their campaign of harassment, and demonstrating the
carceral and statist basis of their gender-policing ideology.
In early January, a crowd of around 15 despicable types braved the cold
outside a pig shop in support of our comrade while she underwent
questioning. With slogans, banners and songs, we announced our disgust
for TERFs, cops, and all the other custodians of the gendered prison
against which we plot our lives of fugitivity and destruction. Just as
our comrade gave no comment, we reaffirmed that we have nothing to say
to the state either in pursuit of ‘justice’, or of ‘gender recognition’
from their bureaucratic machinery.
This text is an edited extract from the forth book Bang Up and Smash: Women’s Prisons, Bail Hostels and Probation. It started life as a zine, but like the “prison industrial complex” the project has expanded significantly and is now a book. It will be printed by Active Distribution. And is free to download online. All money will go towards prison related projects.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ANTI AUTHORITARIAN AGITATION FOR THE ANARCHIC OFFENSIVE AGAINST OPERATION EREBO
Insubmissive solidarity to all persecuted anarchists in the southern region of the territory dominated by the Brazilian state.
We call for extensive action to months of February and March in response to the operation erebo.
In 2017, the civil police of Porto Alegre initiated the so-called “operation erebo” to persecute anarchists and libertarian spaces. It is clear for us that the state wants to overthrow everyone who makes their ideas a real threat.
No aggression will remain unanswered. In light of this, we call for immediate responses to come from all corners against the enemy. We will not be in the cowardly defense, waiting for the next juridical police step to hit us.
Let the idea spread within all dominated territories like the fire of unconquered rebellion. May the words of rebellion blow upon the wind through the world.
Let’s be creative.
COMMUNICATION IS A WEAPON!
FOR STATELESS SOLIDARITY!
FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL!
“We are anarchists, we love freedom and yes, we despise all the values and institutions that this war machine called capitalism and civilization”
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Gathering at Place Émilie-Gamelin, tonight ( February 1) at 19h
With every bullet, we are reminded that the police are murderers. Yesterday, they once again opened fire on someone – an 18 year old who remain anonymous – who was acting with hostility at the courthouse in Maniwaki. Last summer Pierre Coriolan was gunned down by the police while he was having a mental health crisis. In the winter of 2016, Bony Jean-Pierre was murdered by police. As long as this deadly order is imposed on us, we will not forget, and we will not forgive.
A video compilation of anarchist street activity in 2017 throughout the so-called United States.
In solidarity with the J20 defendants.
January 31, 2018
In October of 2017 in Penza six anarchists and antifascists were arrested by officers of Federal Security Service on a charge of creating a terrorist group. Moreover, in that time the period of raids in anarchists and antifascists’ houses has started all over Russia. The objects of Security Service’s attention were different people from absolutely different towns. At last, a new wave of detentions was launched in January of 2018. An antifascist Victor Filinkov was kidnapped by Security Service in Saint Petersburg. The officers of Federal Security Service have been torturing him in the forest out of the city. They told Victor to admit his participation in mythical anarchy-terrorist group. Unable to withstand the torture Filinkov was forced to incriminate himself and now he is remaining in Temporarily-staying Isolation. Filinkov’s lawyer claims that he has never seen so serious damages and trails of the torture during his practice of struggle with a police outrage.
There is another antifascist who has claimed about torture in St. Petersburg. Ilya Kapustin was also threatened by officers from FSS, but he has refused to incriminate himself and after that he was released on bail. There weren’t any proofs that anarchy-terrorist group exists in real life, only the confessions gained by the threats and torture. Nevertheless, police is doing everything in order to force people to confirm an existence of mythical terrorist organization named “Net”, spoofed by FSS. The officers affirm that this organization has a lot of cells in every town. It means that the situation which has occurred in Saint Petersburg will be observed in the other Russian towns very soon.
Obviously, everything what’s going on in our time is an attempt to clear out an anarchist movement before the Elections of the President in 2018. In recent years we could see how the anarchist movement increased its activity after the repressions of 2012 year. These repressions can only intimidate people and crush the anarchist movement.
January 30, 2018
If there’s somebody forced to work for somebody else under the threat of violence, it’s something that we usually call enslavement or exploitation. However, if Czech police and courts use this practice, they call it differently: preparation of the convicted for their jobs and helping the state. There’s no point in arguing about appropriate words, where it’s obvious that the state institutions are committing organized crime on the prisoners. The point is to make these crimes stop.
To make clear what crimes I’m talking about, I’ll first give the word to the officials of Všehrdy prison. On the prison website they write:
With the end of the year approaching, we would like to inform our fellow citizens about the fact, that the prisoners from Všehrdy prison have participated in recovery of the property of different state and municipal institutions in our region during the whole year completely free of charge, in the form of the so-called extramural working activities. …(…)… They, for example, painted the administrative building of shooting range for the Police of Czech Republic, fixed the terrain around the shooting range, removed the invasive trees, repaired and built new target equipment and pruned trees around the driveway. They facilitated moving of the police school and moving and assembling the furniture for the Police of Teplice. And, like in the last year, they painted the area of the District court in Chomutov and moved the furniture.
The next hearings of the ”Scripta Manent” trial will be held in the bunker courtroom of the prison in Turin on
January 24, 25, 31,
February 1 ,7,8, 22
The imprisoned comrades are being denied the possibility to be present at the next hearing, which will take place on 24th January in the bunker courtroom of the Le Vallette prison in Turin.
Posted on 20/01/2018
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17th December 2017
On Sunday night unknown people covered six Securitas cars with red paint. For years Securitas has been responsible for the siege at GHS (ex-school occupied by refugees since 2012) and ID control at the gate.
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!
[A letter from the comrade imprisoned in Cologne for bank robbery in Aachen, as a contribution to the anti-prison discussions held in Berlin on 6-8 October 2017]
There is certainly no other place where injustice, exploitation and oppression are as acute as in prison. Even if some things are said to have improved or relaxed in detention compared to the previous decade, it does not feel so at all in a classic detention regime. The conditions in many prisons are often even worse than they were ten years ago for example.
There is usually only an hour’s exercise a day, little or no work, incredibly little possibility of communicating with the outside world (especially in pre-trial detention), disastrous medical assistance, negligence with regard to prisoners suffering from physical and mental illnesses, enormous difficulties for foreigners, people who do not speak German or who are illiterate, that is to say the vast majority of imprisoned persons. In addition, there are almost no options for learning, continuing education or activities, ever more grids and “security measures”. Of course, there is constant talk about re-insertion but in the end it simply means integrating prisoners into the system of wage slavery or even, once released from prison, keeping them as domesticated and dependent exploited, in either case the constant threat of punishment and the worsening of their situation weighs upon prisoners, and eventually ends up falling on them. We can see how for decades, or even centuries, the punishment system within the prison is being perfected continually but, on the other hand, we can also see that it actually continues to work as it has been from the start.
6.01.18: On January 25th, 2018, the comrade Tamara Sol was transferred once again, this time from the prison colony of Rancagua to the Maximum Security Section in Santiago. The reason for the transfer is due to her attempted escape from Valpraiso Prison.
The maximum security section is inside the High Security Unit (CAS) a punishment division inside a prison for men, with a strict disciplinary regime. This section began receiving women prisoners with the imprisonment of Marcela Mardones in June of 2017. Marcela is linked to the FPMR* and the muder of Jaime Guzmán**.
Making a mockery of their own regulations, the State and the prison administrators moved Tamara Sol to a men’s prison despite it being specifically forbidden by their own rules and standards. The Prison State does not hesitate to increase punishments, to make execeptions to their own rules and to seek out the worst and the most hostile conditions of confinement.
SOLIDARITY WITH TAMARA!
DESTROY THE EXTERMINATION CENTRES!
(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)
*FPMR is the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front, a armed Marxist-Leninist group.
**Jaime Guzmán was a senator for the right-wing party UDI (Independent Democratic Union), Guzmán was assassinated in April, 1991.
DOWNLOAD PDF: Kairos – Journal anarchiste
‘In ancient Greek kairos means an idea to be caught at the right moment, a favourable occasion, a propitious moment that allows the success of an action among the risks of the world and the uncertainty of external circumstances. For this reason it is necessary to move on to practice, learn to catch this kairos, on the one hand by trying to recognize it without hiding behind the easy pretext of circumstances, on the other hand by preparing to act so as not to let this opportunity be missed.
In short, this paper represents an instrument to get out of the pure abstraction of ideas and put our discourse in a practical perspective, with the will to spread anarchist action of attack and the subversion of the world…”
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!
We think that violence is necessary to subvert the world.
Be it a bank robbery or sabotage to a pylon, intimidation of a representative of the institutions or an incendiary attack, we believe the use of direct action is fundamental as a means for the re-appropriation of our lives. We oppose and refuse democratic instruments of protest such as petitions and sterile demonstrations of dissent because they only replicate the system of domination and exploitation in its most varied forms. The use of as much strength and intelligence as possible is necessary to overcome the huge disparity of technology and means that the State-Capital system possesses and uses so that it can act undisturbed in everyday life.
Starting from these premises we think it useful to gather as much information as possible concerning various events taking place in the Island [Sardinia]. To be seen within a perspective of replicability of the actions themselves and a stimulus to those who don’t recognize themselves in [the system] and don’t accept in any way that the humiliation and terror that the state-capital imposes be inflicted passively.
Not only openly anarchist actions therefore, but any spark of self-liberation that anyone could open up. From an individual who expropriates a bank to a rebel who sets fire to a police car, or an anarchist comrade who attacks one of the hundreds of State infrastructures in the territory…. Our solidarity and support go to all this.
Let fear change sides…
The news we are going to publish will be accompanied by category Tags.
Translated by act for freedom now!
January 28, 2018
The movement in The Hague shows its solidarity towards Peike, the person from Amsterdam who has been in jail in Hamburg since the G20 in July. He is experiencing a lot of repression and has been sentenced to face another 2 years of imprisonment, although his high appeal is coming up soon. The judge managed to give a high sentence to Peike without any concrete proof by making him a example to all the arrested people in the G20.
This action of the German court is an attack against Anarchist movements who are fighting for egalitarian ideals. We will not forget this action from the German court and we want to support Peike as much as possible.
You can find more information about Peike on https://freepeike.noblogs.org/
January 27, 2018
In Russia radical anarchists were defeated already in the end of 1990ies (NRA case). The last underground fighter Ilia Romanov was arrested in 2002 in Ukraine and sentenced to 10 years. But have anarchists lost their combat spirit? 10 years later a new generation of revolutionaries came, they wanted more than demonstrations and antifa.
Anarchy Today team have prepared a small video on various attacks by anarchists in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia (BUR) from 2008 to 2017. By attacks we mean destruction or damage to enemy property – buildings, premises, cars, construction equipment, objects, etc.
So it happened that anarchist insurrectionists in the so called BUR have always preferred arson attacks with Molotovs. As they say, a guerrilla only needs petrol and a bottle. Self-made explosive devices were seldom used.
It is worth noting, that there were ten times more similar attacks in the period than the film shows. There were hundreds attacks in fact, mostly in Russia. The fact is that many attacks were not videoed at all. For some anarchists never claimed responsibility or gave a false address of the site, even a different country. For example, there are no videos how anarchists explode police cars, explode incendiary bombs on the sites of luxury car showrooms or plant self-made bombs at police and administrative buildings. We can only read about it in short reports at some anarchist sites (Black Blog, From Russia With Love, Center of Study of Anarchists …) and in the book Other Generation. There were more dashing and brave attacks than we imagine.
As we know, in Moscow, the first anti-cop arson by the new generation of militant anarchists ( it is incorrect to call them insurrectionists) occurred during the night from February 19 to February 20 2009. The next day a video was published in the Net by a militant group People’s Revenge, which showed people throwing Molotovs into police cars. People’s Revenge reported that two cars had been destroyed and called upon “every decent person …to stand up to fight the arbitrariness and despotism of the police, intelligence agencies and bureaucracy. ” So the period of arson and explosions began …
January 26, 2018