On january 31st we found microphones* in the Anarchist Garage in Pisa, as well as in the house of a comrade, in Follonica. The devices were connected to the electrical systems of both buildings and were used to listen to discussions over a period of several months. It should be noted that the spies entered the premises with a technological device that does a kind of ultrasound scan of the inside of the locks.
The cops began their investigations following an arson attack on a vivisection laboratory in Pisa, which was never reported in the press.
* the company that supplied the devices is Lutech Spa, based in Roncello (MB)
Since 2017, the Koukaki Squat Community (Matrozou 45, Panaitoliou 21, Arvali 3) set up a different competitive example of communal life in the center of Athens. Through horizontal procedures, collective work and persistence, it set up open and social projects of communal housing, public bath and laundry, clothes sharing, spaces for public events and a multilingual library. Operating in an area which has been transforming from residential neighborhood to first-class tourist resort, the Koukaki Squat Community raised an embankment against the repressive and economic policies of the state and the bosses, against fascism, racism, and patriarchy. A living hearth of resistance, it also actively supported and connected with other struggles, political projects and public assemblies .
Such an active community of equality and solidarity could not go unnoticed. As many other squats and political projects in Athens, the squats in Koukaki were targeted multiple times by the state, both by syriza and nea dimokratia governments, as well as through fascist attacks . Facing evacuations and repression, the comrades resisted and defended their community by retaking the houses and through dynamic interventions. Their strong resistance came to become a central political issue on 18/12/2019, when the police evacuated all three squats, and on 11/1/2020, with the spectacular police operations to evict the houses of Matrozou 45 and Panaitoliou 21, both of which had been retaken by comrades earlier that day.
Retaking and defending the squats was an action against the fear which state repression subjects us to … a reasonable response to the irrationality of a financial system which violently throws people in shitholes, streets and concentration camps, while thousands of buildings remain abandoned and empty . Through their strong resistance, the comrades responded to the violence enforced on all the squats and struggling people through evictions, arrests, terror and fear. Through their collective resistance, the comrades gave a symbolic answer to the state and capital’s attack on labor, healthcare, education and housing, the neoliberal plunder of natural resources and the necropolitical management of lives. A symbolic answer to the all-pervasive violence that state powers sow daily in cities, local communities and borders, from the prisons of Moria, Petrou Ralli and Korydallos, to Skouries, Agrafa and the Aegean.
The hatred with which the police attacked the comrades of the Koukaki Squat Community, as well as local residents and comrades in solidarity, came as no surprise. The state is well aware that collective resistances and solidarity must be hit relentlessly, so that they won’t become an example to follow for all those who (may) deny and challenge the individuation and the wild competition of the free market, an example to follow for all those who resist to take their lives in their hands. Yet what they will always fail to grasp is that our collective bonds, struggles and ideas are not confined to walls and cannot be evicted. We will continue to stand in solidarity with our comrades, with all those who resist in the social struggles that unfold. Because the fight is neither legal nor illegal, it is just.
SOLIDARITY TO THE SQUATS AND POWER TO THE ARRESTED
ALL IS OURS TO TAKE BECAUSE ALL HAS BEEN STOLEN
SQUATS IN VILLAS AND ABANDONED HOUSES
FOR A WORLD OF SOLIDARITY, SELF-ORGANIZATION AND FREEDOM
On 29/1 anarchist Giannis Michailidis, Konstantina Athanasopoulou & Dimitra Valavani were arrested in Agia Paraskevi following their pursuit by the anti-terrorism. G. Michailidis was sought by the police authorities because of his escape from Tyrintha prison in June 2019 and K. Athanassopoulou for escaping before the announcement of a court order. D. Valavani was beaten by cop agents.
Comrade G. Michailidis took full responsibility for the weapons found in the car they were driving.
G. Michailidis is being held in the prisons in Malandrino, K. Athanasopoulou in Thebes, and D. Valavani in Korydallos.
Freedom to Giannis MichaIlidIs, Konstantina Athanassopoulou and Dimitra Valavani!
No one in the hands of the State!
The passion for freedom is stronger than all cells!
Solidarity gathering in Thebes prisons where Konstantina Athanassopoulou is being held: 23/2/20
On February 4th, 2020, the hearing for the appeal in cassazione that prosecutor Piero Basilone had lodged against Robert’s release [released on December 2nd, 2019] was held. The appeal was rejected and declared inadmissible, and Robert remains free and without measures.
To write to Natascia and Beppe still locked up:
Natascia Savio C. C. di Piacenza
strada delle Novate 65
Giuseppe Bruna C. C. di Pavia
via Vigentina 85
» Le diable s’est installé dans un nouveau domicile. Et quand bien même nous serions incapables de le faire sortir de son repaire du jour au lendemain, il nous faut au moins savoir où il se cache et où nous pouvons le débusquer, afin de ne pas le combattre dans un coin où il ne se réfugie plus depuis longtemps — et pour qu’il ne se paie pas notre tête dans la pièce d’à côté. »
Cet essai cherche à survoler les domaines que la recherche se propose d’explorer dans les décennies à venir (nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, sciences cognitives, technologies de l’information) et de dresser la liste des avancées technologiques qui ont radicalement transformé le rapport à soi, aux autres et au monde ou qui s’annoncent. On pourrait dire qu’il est incomplet, mais son but n’est pas là. Il s’agit d’une incursion de reconnaissance sur le territoire de l’ennemi afin de disposer de quelques éléments supplémentaires pour orienter notre activité destructrice.
Sommaire Avant-propos : une nouvelle cartographie pour l’attaque contre le pouvoir Les chaînes technologiques d’aujourd’hui et de demain Le labyrinthe technologique Causes et conséquences Du court-circuit en black-out social
122 pages (deuxième édition augmentée) 4 euros
February 18, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Italy : Edizioni Anarchismo – “Negazine” n. 3
Molto rumore per nulla. Questo rumore ci sembra sia, quasi sempre, diretto a cercare un semplificatore, da qualche parte e a qualsiasi costo. Per carità, metteteci davanti agli occhi un testo in grado di essere colto nei suoi più reconditi significati senza sforzo alcuno oppure, se proprio vogliamo darla giù dura, con sforzi piccoli, dosati e progressivi. Insomma, qualcosa da leggersi mentre si mangia a tavola, accanto a un piatto di minestra.
Niente che richieda una prima e una seconda lettura, nulla che costringa a riflettere per più di qualche secondo, giustappunto come prevede il codice dell’attuale alfabetizzazione.
Avendo affermato in molte parti dei due precedenti numeri di questo sforzo iniziato collettivo e arrancante su insostituibili punti di riferimento, che c’erano parecchi dubbi da chiarire e che non ci riusciva di farlo se non sollevando il ginepraio di altri dubbi altrettanto gravidi di future complicazioni, la cosa finiva per azzerare ogni speranza esplicativa in senso tradizionale.
Comrades, here the latest Agro-Crust news: (February 2020)
Generalitat issues a fine for Agro-Crust IX (2019)
The Generalitat of Catalunya with its Legation of Girona has decided at the beginning of the year 2020 to issue a fine of 1,501€ for the organization and celebration of Agro-Crust IX without authorization (from the town hall) in July 2019 in a forest area almost without neighbors near Crespiá (Girona)!
We already know that self-organization, mutual support, solidarity, etc.
annoy the defenders of the system because they question and destroy
their logic, and are tools of the revolt and the revolution.
Nessun libro come questo ha forse meno bisogno di una introduzione. Si presenta da solo, come ogni libro maledetto che si rispetti. Ne consegue che molti, se non proprio tutti, prima di prenderlo in mano, oppure dopo averlo letto anche più volte con supponenza, credono di sapere la potenziale dirompenza contenuta nelle sue pagine.
Non è così. E non è nemmeno questione di capire quello che Stirner dice, entrando fra la spesso non facile tecnica di datate discussioni filosofiche.
Piuttosto si tratta di quello che uno intende fare della propria vita. Ebbene, può un libro avere a che fare con la vita di chi lo legge? Quasi sempre no, rarissimamente sì. L’“unico” è uno dei pochi casi in cui questa affermazione assume le caratteristiche di un estremo coinvolgimento.
O questo c’è, penetrando fino in fondo, fino alle lacrime, nelle nostre miserie quotidiane, oppure è bene che riponiamo il libro nello scaffale da cui lo abbiamo improvvidamente prelevato.
Recipe: Standard size cell phone tower, used by two or three cell carriers.
Usually on the front of the installation there will be a sign noting the companies.
Entry tools (Boltcroppers, Wiresnips, etc)
Gloves, Mask, Clean Clothes, Hat, Cap or Hood (for DNA traces)
Fuel (500ml, White Spirit or Kerosene preferred instead of Benzine/Petrol)
Fuel (100ml of Benzine/Petrol)
Firelighters, Several Lighters, Long Pole or Stick (up to 15ft)
Thick Rags/Towelling (to absorb the fuel)
Small Tyre which is easy to fit in a rucksack (from Wheelbarrow, Quad Bike, Moto etc)
The police have painted targets on anyone who slightly defies the law and order regime. This week marks an imposition of mass patrols designed to sow fear and violence. And worse they have brought trained attack animals onto our streets to roam among crowds. We gather and impose ourselves into and against their narrative.
Let’s be clear that training animals to be aggressive and placing them in dangerous situations is abuse.
This weekend 2/15 9pm Plateia Exarcheia against law and order
Against the use of animals as weapons
We act for Exarcheia, for anarchy
update 15.2.20: About 60 people came through over the call for an hour. We hung three banners in Plateia exarxeia, read statements and listened to music. Was good. Thanks to everyone who came.
3 were the accused at yesterday’s trial for the police operation of the 26th of August 2019, when the new wave of state attacks against squats begun. The charges were those relevant with illegal occupation, in another words the offense to private property, and the new package of prosecutions against squatters which is theft of water and electricity.
The accused, each with their own speech , defended the moral right to the use of an abandoned building for social and political work, on top of the “housing needs” and they denied entirely the responsibility of the charges . They referred to the open procedures, events, political and cultural which GARE squat housed, and to the public bath which was operating daily and in a self organized way by its users , the migrants , homeless and excluded.
The questions of the prosecutor focused entirely on the holy law of property, through the lense of the myopic bourgeois spirit… “Who gave you right to enter the building since you did not see the owner ?” In a nutshell the accused answered from the outset : An empty building offers by itself the moral right to each one of us to provide it for social needs. However the persistence of the prosecutor points to an attempt to come up with moral instigators to the “crime of squatting”. They didn’t manage it.
After 5 years the Police in Varese are retrying to re-inflict Special Surveillance on a comrade from Saronno. This is a measure that involves night curfew, suspension of one’s driving licence and passport, prohibition to reside or compulsory residence in a given municipality, prohibition to meet people with previous convictions or subjected to preventive measures themselves, prohibition against taking part in meetings or public events.
The measure is even inflicted starting from mere indications concerning lifestyle, there is no need for charges or evidence. On these grounds they assess an individual’s level of social dangerousness.
Special Surveillance is therefore a sentence without a crime, a condemnation without trial. Lifestyle, habits and convictions are targeted. It is not possible to self-determine ourselves by choosing the life we prefer, the message is strong and clear: the road has been well paved for all of us, if we choose to digress from the path, we are out of the game.
Similar measures have recently been inflicted on other people in Italy for the same reasons: for having struggled stubbornly against the injustices that the world creates.
At a time when repression is becoming increasingly asphyxiating, it is not only anarchists who are targeted, but anyone who struggles, anyone who questions the economic and social order that chains us. It happens in workplaces, where with the recent Security Laws ordinary forms of struggle such as blocks have been criminalized; it happens in schools, where to attempt self-determination against the school-work formula means dealing with suspensions and disciplinary measures; it happens in our cities, where with the eternal excuse of decorum the war on the poor is exacerbated with liberticidal and class orders; it happens with the exponential spreading of surveillance cameras. Against all this the only chance we have is to create real relationships and struggle together.
AS LONG AS THERE’S A STATE THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE
The conflict that inflames the Middle East is not a tragic fatality. All governments, of all political colors, are responsible for this situation.
It is in the intrinsic nature of every state, as well as in the dynamics of the markets themselves, to march inexorably towards the spread of war.
Therefore, the causes of the ongoing conflicts of war are to be attributed to all masters, their states and their armies.
Italy is at the forefront of the production and export of arms, the only industrial sector not affected by the economic recession, business is booming.
From the RWM in Sardinia to the SMMT plant in Spoleto, from Unicredit to Leonardo, up to the dirty business of Eni, the tricolor bosses, public and private, feast on blood.
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 15th, we will have a great chance to attend Kyla’s presentation/projection in an informative event for self-educating ourselves on the dramatic situation along the Mexico/US border, where she lives and acts in the last few years. This will be followed by an informal discussion during which we will listen to her experiences and ask questions.
Kyla: “No More Deaths is a grassroots, horizontally-organized humanitarian aid project in a deadly migration corridor on the US/Mexico border. We maintain a year-round wilderness medical clinic; walk migrant paths to leave aid supplies and offer medical care and support to people in distress; run a missing migrant hotline and perform search and rescues, and run a free legal clinic in Tucson, Arizona, among other activities. Kyla is a long-term volunteer with NMD visiting Athens who will explain how No More Deaths operates in the southern US desert to support migrants on their journey, share experiences of recent government repression of this work, and listen to others discuss your experiences with migrant solidarity/no borders work and how we can learn from and support each other.” https://nomoredeaths.org/Continue Reading →
February 16, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on UK, Poster: Mast Fires Map – Solidarity with Badger
Fourteen arson attacks against telecommunications and mobile phone masts in the Bristol and Bath area took place over the last decade.
This imaginal map is an attempt to show a rough sketch of how these attacks were spread over a large area.
The Earth is being rapidly destroyed by a matrix of greed, consumerism, technology and industrial exploitation which has poisoned the air, rivers and land, harmed all living beings and made millions of species extinct.
These attacks caused substantial losses for the capitalist companies and shows that the system can be sabotaged through organisation and direct action. One way to hit the system is by economic and strategic sabotage in all fronts.
The cost of the damage can never equate to the profits the system loots from our lives everyday and the damage that it has done to the Earth.
Despite years of police repression against the anarchist movement no one has been charged with the fires but the cops have accused a fugitive anarchist comrade ‘Badger’ for involvement in one incendiary strike in 2013 that took out police radio, Vodafone services and TV and digital coverage to 80,000 homes and businesses.
The action was claimed by the FAI/ELF – Horizons of Burning Rage.
Police also accuse Badger of trashing the windows of right-wing rag ‘Bristol Post’ in the riots of 2011. Innocent or guilty is irrelevant to our solidarity.
Yesterday 8/2, we immigrants(+20) at 7am until 3pm, squatted the polytechnio university in solidarity with other immigrants who struggling in MORIA HELL HOLE.
For us who many of us have been in MORIA hell hole, the situation of immigrants who are there right now is understandable, when you have to sell your body for a few euro, when the food of the hell hole is not eatable, when very easy you can die from coldness or dirtiness, and when you does not exist as human in a equal way with other human……………………….
In the capitalism regime, it is not only us as immigrants who are under repression by state, the locals are too, so we believe the struggle should be common as those who are oppressed, but we all should make a self critic because it never happened in the way that could moves us forward for social revolution. do is not a time to creat a common base? not only in moria, imaging immigrants are doing demonstrations in somos, athens, tessoloniki, patra and other cities, do we have a base to really support them? if not, it is a time to take the situation more seriously!
Today, 12. 2. 20 an appeals court hearing of 8 anarchist comrades (G.Michailidis, A.Dalios, D.Politis, B.Tsilianidis, G. Sarafoudis, G.Naxakis, G.Karagiannidis and F. Harisis ) went ahead in the courts of Piraeus for the case of a conflict with prison screw Mylonas in December 2013.
Apart from comrade Giannis Michailides who was recently arrested in Agia Paraskevi, area in Athens the rest are free. So various events involving Giannis’s transfer and custody process during the court led us to talk about the unofficial application of an exclusion regime. Let’s get things right from the beginning.
The comrade is a hostage prisoner in the Malandrinos prisons. The usual procedure for detainees held in a prison far away from the court is for them to be transferred to the prison nearest to the court and, when the trial is over, to take them back to that prison over the following days. In this case, Giannis M.was taken to the Transit wing (metagvgvn Petrou Ralli in Athens) where he arrived 20.00 at night 11.2.20 and was held there during the night.
He was not taken to the court until 11am, next morning 12.2.20 due to the secretaries’ absence. The lawyer asked that the trial be suspended so that he could consult with him, this was rejected by the court. He then asked for the case to be held for half an hour so that he could have a simple communication with him, a request which was also rejected. Finally, the court did not even accept the request for the cops to move back so that the trial would be as “normal” as possible.
Throughout the proceedings Giannis Mixailidis was surrounded by 6 hooded cops of the special Transfer Task Force who did not allow the other defendants to approach the dock before the trial began. They even removed the positions for the remaining defendants away from him and put them behind so that none of the other comrades could sit next to him. At all the breaks in the trial (even for 5 minutes), he was escorted by the EOM (special cops forces) to the holding jail despite protests that the court declined to accept, and generally their presence was suffocating throughout the trial. At the end of the trial, Giannis was led straight back to the prison in Maladrino.
This briefing aims to inform about the unofficial application of an exclusion regime aimed at an anarchist and declared enemy of the system, but also to warn that we will not remain silent in the face of these practices which are obviously orchestrated by the “anti” terrorist service and its political superiors. An exclusion regime added to the wave of repression in recent months. Prison transfers with the competence of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, the ongoing investigations inside the cells by special police squads, the announcement of the creation of disciplinary prison (type C), the tightening of the Criminal Code, the intention of a bill tightening the conditions of serving punishment etc.