October 4, 2019
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France: Letter from Vincenzo from the prison of Rennes

30 August 2019
Ciao, this is an open letter…
My name is Vincenzo Vecchi, I have been wanted in Italy on two European arrest warrants since 2012 because of sentences of the courts of Genoa and Milan, one in 2006 and the other in 2001. I was arrested by the police of the flying squad and it was their captain who told me that he was very satisfied with this operation between the police forces of two European countries. A structure, said the captain, whose collaboration is obviously working better and better.
“It is financed by Interpol…” he told me in a confidential tone… captain I don’t think there is anything new in this…I know well about collaboration in “police operations” and that is precisely why I don’t want to be sent back [ndr. to Italy]. “France is better than Italy?”… just to make it clear, I am not interested in expressing a preference between the prisons of one country or another, indeed I have already expressed my point of view on more or less democratic prisons (and on the countries that are their mirror, as someone rightly said), in broad terms that is the reason I have already done time in prison. They cooperate among themselves on topics such as “regulation”, reception, the movement of individuals on European soil (a subject that concerns me in first person), are able to give birth to monstrous agreements like “Frontex” … they give directives which as a result add to the already macabre figures of boats sunk with their “load of poor” every day. If you want to keep your feet on the ground, aren’t the operations at the borders of Libya or Tunisia where those poor people are repelled home, militarily, (concentrating them in camps on the way) the result of this cooperation? I call this war.
So that is why I don’t want to be dispatched, that is why I don’t want to find myself being the result of a good police (co)operation carried out by two allied States in times of war … even if I still have a chance, since I have still dry feet … I wanted to tell the captain all this, I wanted to tell him that I am against this war … but he was too busy taking selfie upon selfie with his colleagues from the flying squad … and the prison door opened in front of us …
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Rete Evasioni
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October 4, 2019
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Santiago,Chile: Communiqué of subversive prisoners from the CAS

Communiqué of subversive prisoners from the High Security prison, before its closure and their transfer
Publicacion réfractario  / Thursday 2 October 2019

Faced with the impending closure of the High Security prison [CAS, Cárcel de alta seguridad; NdAtt.], we subversive, autonomous, libertarian and anarchist prisoners declare that:
  1. According to information coming from jailers in recent weeks and in the face of a series of indications that we cannot ignore, the Special High Security Unit, UEAS, which includes the Maximum Security Section, the High Security Prison and the “Capitaine Yaber” prison for the rich, will be closed for 4 months from October 10 for the renovation of its facilities, with the clear aim of renewing the criminal regime for which this unit was originally born 25 years ago.
It is an established fact that this place is the obligatory destination of those of us who struggle and fight power inflexibly as this place of confinement also contains the clear revenge of the State against those who maintain antagonistic practices of Offensive Resistance in the historic continuity of the struggle for Total Liberation. For now, we are not sure of our temporary destination, but clearly the intention is to maintain control and special restrictions in order to make us return later to the sanctions regime that they want to impose.

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October 4, 2019
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Athens,Greece: Writing for Zack K. / Zackie Oh! & Pavlos Fyssas

One of the previous nights we wrote slogans on some walls of Kypseli area, 1 year after the murder of Zack Kostopoulos / Zackie Oh! in Omonoia, and 6 years after the murder of Pavlos Fyssas in Keratsini.

Rage & Anger for Zackie Oh & Fyssas

From Omonoia to Keratsini, Sluts and Antifa with Memory

Let’s not get used to death | Let’s not get used to horror

Even if there was a robbery in Omonoia, cops and bosses committed a murder

Zackie Oh, Pavlos Fyssas | We don’t forget, we don’t forgive

Zackie Oh, Pavlos Fyssas | We don’t forget, we don’t forgive
Pacified citizens, cops & nazis, all these scums murder together

Under_Stand!
assembly from around Ameriki’s square

October 4, 2019
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Interviews with anarchists on the Yellow Vests movement 

We receive and spread:
The idea of this pamphlet comes from an initiative by the Brazilian anarchist magazine, Crônica Subversiva, in Porto Alegre, that wanted to interview some anarchists on the Yellow Vests movement in January 2019. Excerpts of these interviews were also published in Portuguese in issue 3 and will also appear in issue 4. The idea was to look at the points in common of this movement with that which characterized Brazil in 2013-2014, when social anger expressed itself through massive demonstrations without being monopolized or absorbed by political parties or unions. It was during these demonstrations that the black blocs were born in Brazil.
Workers, students, youths of the favelas and other angry people, politicized or not, took to the streets and attacked the symbols of capital and the State. These massive demonstrations allowed the birth of different self-organized and horizontal initiatives. In Porto Alegre, self-managed and politicized places appeared, occupations of public spaces, such as the City Hall, which lasted for weeks, as well as the start of the struggles of the youngest, who occupied the schools for months and took part in new demonstrations between 2015 and 2016. It is not easy to quantify the consequences of these social movements today. Five years on from the ‘the days of June 2013’, Jair Bolsonaro, fascist and servant of North-American imperialism, was democratically elected by the Brazilian ‘people’. Continue Reading →

October 4, 2019
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Berlin, Germany – Paint against Falstaf financial consultants

Berlin, 18th June 18 2019
In the night of 18th June we attacked the premises of Falstaf financial consultants in Schlüterstraße 4.
Falstaf is a firm that makes money by turning social housing homes into private properties. In 2012 they hit the headlines as they wanted to evict a severely disabled woman from her home in Kreuzberg.
And while those who are already pushed to the margins of society suffer because of this company, its director spends his spare time buying castles (currently 5) in the region around Berlin.
Therefore Falstaf is for us a perfect example of how in this shattered society a few can lead luxury lives on the skin of the oppressed class and of how they would deserve much more than a daub of paint on their windows. Continue Reading →

October 4, 2019
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Italy – 9th September: from Foggia to Rosarno, only the struggle can stop repression 

This morning there will be two hearings against comrades who have been organizing and struggling for years together with people who live and work in the many ghettos scattered throughout this country.
In Palmi (RC) there will be the sentencing against two comrades accused of having helped a person to escape identification and one of them is also accused of using force against a carabiniere, during the day of struggle on 22nd March 2017 in San Ferdinando.
In Foggia there will be a hearing of the trial where a few comrades are accused of an unauthorized demo, referring to a road block that took place outside the Police Headquarters during simultaneous demos on 6th February 2017, which were part of a national mobilization against borders and exploitation.

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October 4, 2019
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Paris, France – The hostilities continue

Even if the big summits of the powerful can represent good moments to express the hatred that we in many have for them, we can turn against the world of the bosses and their servants at any time. For it’s always the right moment to continue hostilities against any form of authority.
And the neighbourhoods of the rich are always there, not only on Saturdays dressed up in yellow vests.
In the night between Monday 26th August and Tuesday 27th August, the Mercedes owned by some diplomatic mission chief was burnt, in Avenue Foch.

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October 1, 2019
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Athens, Greece: Solidarity Demonstration for anarchist prisoner Giannis Dimitrakis

Domokos Prisons, Sunday, October 6th at 3:30 pm
GATHERING in Athens, POLITEXNEIO  University, 11:00
On 12/6, the anarchists G. Dimitrakis and K. Sakkas are arrested along with the anarchist D. Syrianou (who was later released on restrictive terms) for the expropriation of money at AHEPA.
The two comrades are initially detained in Komotini and Nigrita Serres prisons respectively.
G.Dimitrakis is taken to the disciplinary offices of Komotini Prisons in revenge, in inhumane conditions, where he is held in cells of few sq.m. without windows, 6 people are stacked in two bunk beds, resulting in many inmates sleeping on the floor while deprived of the right to a courtyard. After two months, the comrade is transferred to Domokos Prisons.
This choice of our comrades is part of the diversity of the struggle and the path that shapes the movement in the raging social war. Along this route, there is always the risk of arrest, detention and prosecution.
That is why the world of struggle and solidarity is called upon to stand by those who are in prison as a result of their choices.
NO COMRADE ALONE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE
DETERMINATION TO ANARCHISTS G. DIMITRAKIS & K. SAKKAS
SOLIDARITY TO THE COMRADE DIMITRA  SYRIANOU
Assembly of solidarity with prisoners, fugitives and persecuted fighters
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more info:
News 25/6/19, concerning anarchist comrade Kostas Sakkas
Updates 19.6.19 , for anarchist comrades K. Sakkas and G. Dimitrakis
Thessaloniki : Video Solidarity intervention with the 3 arrested anarchists comrades
Thessaloniki: Gannis, Kostas and Dimitra, from the dungeons of the General Police headquarters
Thessaloniki, Greece: Updates 13.6.19, about the arrests of 3 anarchist comrades during an expropriation
About the arrests of 3 comrades during an expropriation

October 1, 2019
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France ,Traubach-le-Haut (Haut-Rhin) : Another relay antenna in flames

A mobile phone antenna  was set alight during the night of Saturday to Sunday between  Guevenatten and Traubach le Haut at the side of the RD 14 b road.
Called Saturday evening at around 23.00, the fire-fighters of Traubach, Dannemarie and Altkirch were still there this Sunday at morning at 11 o’clock with the long ladder because the top of the antenna was still burning.
According to the first elements provided on the spot by the emergency services, the grill around the antenna would have been cut through and tyres used to set fire to the installation.
This is the third telephone antenna to have been targeted by fire in the Sundgau. The two first were at Seppois le Bas and Valdieu Lutran. This one belongs to TDF and is used by two operators, Bouygues and Free. The number of users affected by this incident is unknown. […]
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October 1, 2019
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Comments Off on Palermo, Italy: Circolo Anarchico is born

Palermo, Italy: Circolo Anarchico is born

This anarchist space arises from the will of some individuals to create a space of radical criticism against the realities of oppression and devastation that govern society, seeking new paths of struggle, radically opposed to the development of domination, to destroy the reality that oppresses us.
Do we still have the possibility of acting on our individual realities in this totalizing world? How can we overcome the desperation to live a life of mere survival and contrast it with the passion and joy of living?
The aim we have set ourselves is to make this place a point of outward momentum. We want a place that hosts the conflicting tensions of those who refuse to remain passive spectators of the widespread annihilation, who host the deserters of social peace imposed every day; for weave relationships free from conditioning, from self-imposed roles and from daily rituals produced by commodified sociality.

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October 1, 2019
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France: Update about Vincenzo (September 2019)

Anarchist Vincenzo Vecchi was arrested on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in France. The arrest was carried out by the French cops and (as reported by the scum 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 had been “on the run” since 2012, following the final sentence of 11 years and six months that was imposed on charges of “devastation and pillage, robbery and carrying of weapons” following Black Bloc actions against the G8 summit that took place in Genoa, Italy in July 2001.
On August 23rd, the court ordered further information to the Italian justice authorities, before October 10th, to clarify various points concerning convictions in Italy. Vincenzo was also sentenced to four years in prison for his participation in an anti-fascist demonstration in Milan, in 2006, against “Fiamma Tricolore” political party. About sixty relatives, friends and comrades were present before the Court of Appeal of Rennes where his request for release was studied. Previously, on August 22nd, the investigating chamber ordered a feasibility investigation for possible house arrest with electronic surveillance.

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October 1, 2019
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Comments Off on Italy: “Prometeo” repressive operation – Update on Natascia and a few words on the reasons given to confirm her precautionary custody in prison (September 2019)

Italy: “Prometeo” repressive operation – Update on Natascia and a few words on the reasons given to confirm her precautionary custody in prison (September 2019)

“Trials are set up for anarchists for what anarchists are, enemies of the State”.
A little more than one week ago, a public ordinance of the Milan tribunal was published, which outlined the reasons given during the review that confirmed her precautionary custody while she is awaiting trial. This previously happened with Robert and Beppe, who were also arrested on 21 May as part of a repressive operation called “Prometeo”.
A slew of reasons were subdivided into many paragraphs that were titled, “degree of harmfulness of rudimentary ordnances sent”, “the need for precautionary measures”, “evidence of serious indications of guilt” and the “juridical qualification of the offence in the perspective of some constituent elements, including under the profile of the psychological element”.

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October 1, 2019
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London, UK : ‘Prisoner J’ – Still in Prison, Still Being Tortured

Another court hearing took place yesterday (27th Sept) with nothing changed: the medical consensus needed by the court to lock our comrade up in hospital has still not been reached.
She’s been a month inside Pentonville, a male prison, and she’s still there. She’s also not in the medical wing, but in the “general population”.
The lawyer who saw her in person described her condition as worse than ever and in “apparent crisis”. We don’t know if there’s some reason she doesn’t want to be on the medical wing, but everything indicates the prison are treating her as having “behavioral problems” rather than any medical need. Continue Reading →

October 1, 2019
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Czech Republic : Trial with the accused in Fenix 2

Trial with the accused in Fenix 2
On September 30th, 2019, the trial with 4 anarchists and one environmentalist accused in operation Fenix 2 will be taking place at the district court of Most, at 8:30 a.m. Come to support them at the courthouse or by any solidarity action. Let them know you are not apathetic to their future as you are not towards the freedom of all of us. Any way of expressing support is welcomed!

October 1, 2019
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Madrid, Spain: Rotating hungerstrike info + letter from Toni Chavero, anarchist prisoner

Hi everywhere, we want to spread this info about the actual rotating hungerstrike in spanish prisons. The horrible situation in spanish prisons, tortures, deads, the basicly nonexistent medical attention,terrible food, bad communication inside/outside, aislation confinement for rebellious prisoners etc. etc. There are thousands of denouncements of this situation in the offices of the European Union Tribunals at least from the last 20 years. No one there cares about this nonexistent human rights in spanish prisons! So the prisoners, with the support of solidarious groups from outside, try to continue the long tradition of struggles against this fascist prisoner system in Spain. So from last September 1st a small group of prisoners started this rotative hungerstrike and Toni Chavero, anarchist comrade actually encaged in the prison of Estremera (Madr.i.p.) wrote this letter:
[Madrid, Spain] Letter from anarchist prisoner Toni Chavero about the rotating hunger strike in spanish prisons
Bunker of Estremera (Prison Madrid VII)
5th September, 2019
Cheers, comrades, I am Toni Chavero. I hope that on the arrival of these letters you will find yourself with strength and courage. We need strength, determination and a firm position. I want to thank you, first of all, for joining these rotating hunger strikes. I have been on strike for five days today, but I didn’t even have to start it, the reprisals came earlier, I have been cut off from communications with three companions, for “reasons of security and good order of the establishment”. Since they lack the arguments or connections that lead to this intervention, they continue to violate our rights and freedoms through the nose, we will see what the court says. Although I know this goes on for a long time, I have set out to recover communications with my colleagues.
The dentist and the oculist don’t even call me. Reprisals or a Hippocratic oath? Or hypocrite?

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October 1, 2019
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SOLIDARITY WΟΝ AND WILL WIN! After 25 days of hunger strike, Deniz Resit Pinaroglu is now free

Deniz, who was forced to leave Turkey and seek asylum in Europe for political reasons, was found held in one of Italy’s infamous detention centers at Turin’s CPR. He went on a hunger strike on September 1st, determined to reclaim his freedom at any cost and to bring out in public the wretched conditions in Italy’s modern “exclusion camps”.
His release was brought about by resistance and solidarity. From the early days of the hunger strike and throughout it, the voices of support were coordinated across the four parts of the horizon: from Turkey, Greece, Switzerland and, of course, Italy, where his case began to stir reactions, though not the first act of resistance as hundreds of inmates and comrades have given and continue to give many fights in and out of CPR. Deniz was granted asylum. Once again, as we have experienced it again, the one who has won is solidarity! But the fight continues till abolishing the borders!
TEAR DOWN THE DETENTION CENTERS
FREEDOM TO ALL MIGRANTS
Solidarity Initiative, Athens
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October 1, 2019
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Athens,Greece: Update on the trial of imprisoned anarchist comrade Konstantinos Giagztoglou

09/26/2019
On Friday, September 20, 2019, in the special courtroom of the Korydallos prison, the trial against anarchist comrade Konstantinos Giagztoglou began.
CASE SUMMARY
Dinos was arrested in October 2017 in an anti-terrorist ambush when he left an apartment in central Athens, which he rented with false ID to help a persecuted comrade. He was arrested with an order issued by Special Investigator Eutychis Nikopoulos for the case of intercepted letter-bomb packages which were sent to officials of the European economic and political elite in the spring of that year. Since then he has been detained and accused of participating in a “terrorist organization”, as well as construction and dispatch of explosive devices to officials of financial institutions and rating agencies throughout Europe, as well as an attempted murder for the package that injured Loukas Papadimos, the former prime minister of Greece. The comrade has declared from the first moment of his arrest and in an open letter to the anarchist movement, that renting the apartment was a conscious choice in the context of revolutionary solidarity, but does not accept any of the other accusations.
At the same time, the German and French police were called to investigate the package received by the Federal Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, which was identified by the security staff of the German ministry in Berlin, and for the package received by the IMF representative for Europe, Franks Jeffrey, which exploded at its headquarters in Paris. The recipients of the remaining 8 packages, identified by the ELTA Anti-Terrorist Detection Center in Kryoneri, in the order indicated in the case file, were the following:

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October 1, 2019
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Indonesia:Two cars of the Forestry Service trashed in South Sulawesi during demo

A demonstration outside Hasanuddin University (Unhas) I, Makassar Perintis Independence Street, took place as a series of demonstrations of community and student alliances of various regions. During the end of the demo today, comrades stopped two official state cars, brought the drivers out and trashed the vehicles. According to corporate media 19 people were arrested in the nearby area in a police round-up.
At September, 26, 2019, two cars of the Forestry Service South-Sulawesi Province (Makassar-Indonesia) had been damaged, by breaking all the windshields and then turning it in the middle of the road.
Here is the communique from that action:
1. We are angry because the country along with the Army and Police violently chased, evicted, fired, and killed our brothers in Papua, Kulon Progo, Urut Sewu, Bara barayya and Polongbangkeng.

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October 1, 2019
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Two Armed Attacks on Police in Chile in Support of Mapuche Struggle

Guerrillas attacked police with firearms in two different sections of the La Araucanía region of Chile during the early hours of Monday 22.9.19. Pamphlets in support of the Mapuche cause were left behind at the scene of one attack.
One of the attacks was carried out at the headquarters of the Carabineros de Ercilla sub-station in the province of Malleco, this being the third attack of this type so far this year in this area.
Guerrillas fired on the building, hitting three shots in one of the police vehicles that was parked in front of the station.
After the attack, no detainees were registered, since police personnel followed the vehicle without obtaining the arrest of the guerrillas. According to corporate media, pamphlets were found there in support of the Mapuche cause.
In addition, a second attack was made on police personnel who were carrying out fixed-point work in forestry operations at La Envidia, on the border between Temuco and Lautaro.
At about 5:00 a.m., an individual in camouflaged clothing fired at the police officers who were at the Mininco Forest property, firing at least four times at the Carabineros.
Incendiary elements were found near the machinery that is in place there.
The Mapuche people have fought for many years to defend their land from the Chilean state, and revolutionary armed struggle is a key element of any successful insurgency.
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amwenglish

October 1, 2019
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Hamburg, Germany: Train Graffiti Action for the Park Bench 3

Freedom for the Park Bench 3 and all Political Prisoners of the G20 Summit
In the course of the repressive policies of the Hamburg police and judiciary, three people were apprehended in a park in Hamburg on the night of July 8th, 2019. Since then, two of these people have been in custody. Several houses were searched immediately afterwards. The accusation of the Hamburg public prosecutor’s office is: “arrangement of crimes, namely a serious joint arson, each case in tandem involving a joint violation of the weapons act”. The Hamburg judiciary are not accusing the 3 of actually committing a crime, just the intention and planning of a crime.

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