July 5, 2018
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Comments Off on Concerning the Recent Raids across Europe and Ongoing Repression from the Hamburg G20

Concerning the Recent Raids across Europe and Ongoing Repression from the Hamburg G20

[The ongoing repression linked to last year’s G20 summit in Hamburg has not been much discussed outside of Europe. Mobilizations against global bodies like the G20 are international traditions (whether or not we consider them to be wise), beyond the sense of international that exists in Europe where borders are less stark. These summits exist as heightened moments of repression that shift around globally, providing local police forces and their masters with enormously enhanced resources to crush anarchists, non-electoral leftists, and others who persistently oppose them locally. The G20 as a policing operation is carried out by different police forces around the world, but the phenomenon is international in scope and recognizing it is a necessary first step in linking our struggle through solidarity.
[In North America, a similar insistence on crushing protests that the state considers to have gone too far is visible in the ongoing J20 repression in the United States and on a smaller scale in the use of G7 policing resources to go after anarchists in Hamilton, Ontario and other Canadian cities. The scale of the hunt initiated by the Hamburg police is beyond either of these and in fact the only recent reference point I’m aware of in North America are other summit protests where the state was humiliated in the streets, notably in Toronto in 2010, where international warrants were still being carried out over a year after the demonstrations took place.

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July 5, 2018
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Comments Off on The Local Kids – A compilation of texts, a contribution to a correspondence between those who desire anarchy and subversion.

The Local Kids – A compilation of texts, a contribution to a correspondence between those who desire anarchy and subversion.

Issue 1 – Summer 2018
The year is 2018. Our living environment is increasingly interconnected
and transparent. This is obvious for the digital reality but is also
true for the physical – if the distinction between the two hasn’t
already become too artificial. These tendencies have reinforced the
validation of the self through affiliation to a group and subjugation to
its norms. Before our eyes identities are being constructed, clashes
erupt in the scramble for a space to carve out and claim. A bonus for
its members is that the enforcing of the norms now is horizontally
distributed. As society becomes more totalitarian, the main feeling
becomes anxiety. Will for one more day our imperfections pass unnoticed,
or maybe just tolerated? And while we invest everything in this socially
acceptable image of ourselves we have created, we become the role we
were only playing. Is this life?
No, it is a defeat, and we should refuse it. To acknowledge the richness
of our desires, to explore them, to feel the power in developing them.
Nothing will make us repent of the choice for full life, the substance
of which is autonomy, individual and collective. So we move towards the
subversion of social relations.
PDFs on thelocalkids.noblogs.org

July 5, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Indonesia: Update on the Anarchist Prisoners in Yogyakarta

Indonesia: Update on the Anarchist Prisoners in Yogyakarta

«Prison is a milestone in the revolutionaries’ path towards freedom. It’s an intermediary stop, but not the end» – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
As of May 1st, 2018 to today (July 4th, 2018), the anarchist prisoners in Yogyakarta have still not faced court proceedings. Information received is that the anarchist prisoners should have been transferred to Cebongan Prison in Sleman on June 29th, 2018, as the prosecutor’s office has been holding them in Yogyakarta police station since May 1st for the investigation process. However, the planned transfer was cancelled and the period of detention at Yogyakarta police station has been extended until July 30th, 2018 on the grounds of further investigation. We believe that the extended investigation process is due to this case being politicized, it’s evident by the many opinions that appear on the surface that the May 1st action was an act of opposition against the government.
As for the condition of the anarchist prisoners of Yogyakarta, one of them, Brian Valentino (UCIL) was taken to hospital due to suffering shortness of breath and stomach problems. Ucil is still recovering now, but he remains in good spirits and is always spreading laughter to other prisoners. As for the other anarchist prisoners, they are all in good health both physically and psychologically, however we know the pressure they are under from various parties, especially the police and the state.
We will continue to provide information on the situation of the anarchist prisoners and the progress of the case. Thank you to all the friends who have shown solidarity for the anarchist prisoners of Yogyakarta.
«Unfortunately the dream we carry in our hearts is too great to avoid the risk of finding ourselves up against the monstrous wall of authority raised in defense of the state and capital» -Nicola Gai
Anarchist Black Cross Indonesia
More information:
Instagram account: @palang__hitam
Website: palanghitam.noblogs.org
Email: civilrebellion@riseup.net

July 5, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Armed political police attack an informal anarchist get-together in Belarus

Armed political police attack an informal anarchist get-together in Belarus

Several people were charged with illegal usage of forest resources and distribution of extremist materials after political police with support of task forces attacked an informal anarchist encounter. Around 20 participants were at the camping site at that point.
On Saturday 30 June special task force of police attacked the camp shooting into the air. After a few minutes all the activists were forced on the ground by a crowd of people armed with machine guns and shotguns. They were accompanied by chiefs in plain clothes but wearing masks. When anarchists started asking about the reasons for this circus one of the cops said that they had a report that somebody was illegally cutting trees in the area and shooting in the forest. Other cops were answering, “you are not stupid, you understand yourself why you are here”.

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July 5, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Explore Belarusian prison reality with a book by former anarchist prisoner Mikalai Dziadok

Explore Belarusian prison reality with a book by former anarchist prisoner Mikalai Dziadok

The Colours of the Parallel World is a book by a former anarchist prisoner Mikalai Dziadok which is now available in English.
Mikola Dziadok is an activist of Belarusian anarchist movement. He was sentenced to 4,5 years in prison for organization of illegal protest and symbolic direct actions against state buildings. He was released in August 2015 after serving 5 years in different prisons (he wasn’t released after 4,5 years and got 1 more year) in Belarus. This book is collection of his texts that he wrote mostly after release about his experience inside the prison. It is people’s history of modern Belarusian penitentiary system with all dark spots.
You can buy a paper version at Black Mosquito, or download it from the author’s website.

July 5, 2018
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Comments Off on Italy – ”Operation Scripta Manent”: on witnesses’ statements in the bunker court

Italy – ”Operation Scripta Manent”: on witnesses’ statements in the bunker court

A witness, a so-called ‘person informed of the facts’, is always a prosecutor’s product. An identity, a role, a belonging are built up around the individual, according to the use that the counterpart wants to make of it. A summons, in fact, has a very precise goal and can’t be separated from the aim it wants to achieve. As the many investigations in the 1970s and not only have demonstrated, the use of instruments such as this one serves to divide, attack and make many subversive groups implode during trials. A witness’s statement is one of the levers on which a prosecutor’s action is based, so that the latter can build up his/her investigation, his/her condemnation.
About two months ago I was summoned to the bunker court in Turin as a witness in the operation Scripta Manent. The interrogation was to deal with the reasons and contents of my exchanging letters with the defendants.
The aim of my summons was quite clear to me from the beginning: they wanted to use me to plant counterpositions between people, comrades, individuals; to make me say harsh words against those arrested, take distances, make distinctions; the background echoing in that court was that of a veiled request for dissociation.

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July 2, 2018
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Comments Off on Italy – Issue 9 of “Fenrir”, an anarchist eco publication,in italian is out

Italy – Issue 9 of “Fenrir”, an anarchist eco publication,in italian is out

Issue 9 of FENRIR, an anarchist eco publication in support of prisoners and direct action, with updates and analyses on the anarchist and animal, human and earth liberation struggle all over the world, is available.
80 pages A4
In this issue:
– Editorial
– If not now, when?
– Big data and techno-capitalist society
– The insurgents’ autism, a piece of writing by Alfredo Cospito
– Autopsy of the revolution
– Ideology of science
– Notes on de-realization
– Conversations between anarchists
– Interview with Gabriel Pombo da Silva
– A suggestion
– Nisan Farber and the anarchists in Bialystok
– News from the necro-world
– Updates on prisoners and state repression
– Letters from the prison
– Suggested reading
The price is 3 euros per copy or 2 euros for orders of 5 and more copies.
Postal fees are 1.50 euros.
To receive one or more copies write to: fenrir@riseup.net
Help us distribute Fenrir; if you have a distribution or want some copies, get in touch!

July 2, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Göttingen, Germany : Paint against CDU and deportations

Göttingen, Germany : Paint against CDU and deportations

In the night of Tuesday 24/4/18 we attacked the main site of the CDU party in Goe with paint. Solidarity with those who suffers State repression – Documents for all – Deportation is murder!
The CDU party carries out an inhuman and racist refugee and deportation policy. So following the will of the federal government (CDU/CSU e SPD) people who look for shelter and a future here should be deported again not only to Bulgaria but also Afghanistan – a country torn by war. The red-black government of Bassa Sassonia is also part of this.
After police wanted to brutally impose illegal deportation to Bulgaria on a person on Monday night in Witzenhausen, we got very angry. This is a policy that puts human lives at stake, and also about sixty people who didn’t stand by and watch were injured with pepper spray, beatings and dogs.
Bangin’s deportation to Bulgaria, a country whose refugees might well be granted asylum but they can hardly escape police’s racist violence and social disadvantages, could have been stopped with only with a defence claim within the deportation jail.
Deportation is murder!
No deportations anywhere!
Right to remain for all!
– Kommando Horst Seehofer –

Source: chronik.blackblogs.org
roundrobin.info/2018/06/
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!

July 2, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on GREECE: POSTER AGAINST THE TAP! (Trans Adriatic Pipelines)

GREECE: POSTER AGAINST THE TAP! (Trans Adriatic Pipelines)

received:1/7/18
No to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, being built in Greece, Albania and
Italy, to transport natural gas from the Caspian sea to Europe.
In 2003 the first plans were made. In 2015 the first works started in
Albania, now the pipeline is being built as well in Greece as in Italy.
Its starting point is near the Greek village Kipoi at the Turkish border
(where it is connected to the already existing Trans Anatolian
Pipeline). From there it would cross a big part of northern Greece, run
through Albania, go into the Adriatic sea, to finally reach Salento,
Italy. Along the pipeline in Greece 22 block valve stations would be
built (points of possible interruption and/or maintenance), and 2
stations (near Kipoi and Serres) where the pressure is augmented to
improve transportation. In Italy a struggle is taking place against this
new project of power which consists of an offensive combination of
pamphlets, newspapers and posters, acts of sabotage, deomnstrations and
attacks against the structures of the pipeline itself as well as the
companies benefiting from its construction and exploitation.

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July 1, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Berlin : Trial against Isa, imprisoned resident of Rigaer94, starts on Monday, 2nd July

Berlin : Trial against Isa, imprisoned resident of Rigaer94, starts on Monday, 2nd July

On Monday starts the trial against Isa in a high security area of a court in Berlin. He is in custody since three month, when 300 special forces with helicopter support, invaded in Rigaer94 to arrest him.
He is accused of a behavior, which can be described as self defence against drunken idiots in two cases and one case of self defence against a Police Officer, which was attacking the entrance of R94.
But the public prosecutor calls it bodily harm and resistance. The State Safety Department of Berlin Police have created a group of five individuals in the neighbourhood, who will be presented at the court as witnesses of the prosecution and „concerned citizens“ against „left wing criminality“ in the area of northern Friedrichshain.
The strategy of the pigs is, because they can not relate Rigaer94 with other accusations, they imprison comrades with small offences. Since long time Rigaer Straße suffers under a 24/7 surveilance operation from security forces.
In the last weeks, some solidarity actions happened, like the burning of a private car from a prison guard, attacks against offices from Social Democrates Party or companys which profit from prisons.
There will be more days in court and we call for solidarity actions.
Free Isa and all other prisoners !
See also https://actforfree.nostate.net/?p=30352
More infos (sorry only in german) https://verfahrengebiet.noblogs.org/

June 29, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on France – Issue 5 of anarchist paper ‘Kairos’ is out in French (06/2018)

France – Issue 5 of anarchist paper ‘Kairos’ is out in French (06/2018)

kairosjournal.noblogs.org
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!
DOWNLOAD PDF: Kairos – Journal anarchiste
‘In ancient Greek kairos means an idea to be seized 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 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 the anarchist action of attack and the subversion of the world…’

June 29, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Italy :The Selva website has been opened.

Italy :The Selva website has been opened.

It is not an agenda of events and appointments. It is not updated continuously and constantly. It is not a place for common places and militant slogans. It does not represent any collectivity nor does it aspire to do so. It is a telematic tool containing anarchist texts. Ideas and words that are not meant to be contemplated, enclosed in the pages of history or thrown into the misery of the internet.
For contacts: selva[at]bruttocarattere[dot]org
selva.noblogs.org/

June 29, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Spain – Presentation of the pamphlet “Hasta que Todes Seamos Libres” [Until all are free], in Spanish

Spain – Presentation of the pamphlet “Hasta que Todes Seamos Libres” [Until all are free], in Spanish

The comrades who organized the Meeting of Anti-commercial Distributors and Editors of Palencia did another event between the end of March and the beginning of April, emailing the audio recording of a conversation that took place during the initiative, where the pamphlet  “Hasta que Todes Seamos Libres: Una Mirada Crítica Antiautoritaria a los Vicios de la Lucha Contra el Especismo” [Until all are free: a targeted antiauthoritarian critique of the faults of the struggle against specism] was presented by its author; the pamphlet was written and published by the collective of editions and distributions Distribuidora Anarquista Polaris (Galicia),
and tackles various causes and consequences of unclear political stances as well as certain radical approaches within what is known as “animalist movement” or “for animal rights”. The publication can be read and downloaded online: click here (also for the cover).
anarhija.info
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June 29, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Spain ,June 21, 2018 : INCENDIARY ATTACK AGAINST MEAT BUSINESS IN MEMORY OF ANNA CAMPBELL

Spain ,June 21, 2018 : INCENDIARY ATTACK AGAINST MEAT BUSINESS IN MEMORY OF ANNA CAMPBELL

anonymous report, from frentedeliberacionanimal.net (translation by Unoffensive Animal):
“In the early morning of the 18th we planted various incendiary devices in about ten vehicles belonging to a meat business from Asturias. We put them over the wheels in trucks and over the dashboard in vans.
Our objective is to cause economic damage to those who profit from the enslavement of others. We hope they feel on their own skin the insecurity that our non human comrades feel from the first day they are born until they are murdered. We hope that the necessity to seep with an eye open on fear of all he vehicle fleet burning down will make them stop with their lucrative business.
The press has kept quiet about it, but this isn’t the first time they try to cover up the different actions against business that benefit from animal use.
We want to dedicate this action to our Heval Anna Campbell. We hoped her name would be plastered in all newspapers alongside a photo of ten vehicle burnt.
Sorry we couldn’t take a photo, it wasn’t possible.
An anarchist cell.”
Spanish:
“La madrugada del día 18 de junio colocamos varios artefactos incendiarios en una decena de vehículos propiedad de una empresa cárnica en Asturias. Los colocamos sobre las ruedas de varios camiones frigoríficos y sobre el capó de varias furgonetas.
Nuestro objetivo ha sido causar daño económico a las personas que se lucran con la esclavitud de otres, que experimenten en sus carnes la inseguridad que tantas compas no humanas arrastran desde su nacimiento hasta su muerte, que la necesidad de dormir con un ojo abierto por miedo a que arda toda su flota les haga abandonar sus lucrativos negocios.
La prensa ha callado, no es la primera vez, tratando de ocultar los diferentes ataques contra empresas relacionadas con la explotación animal.
Queremos dedicar este ataque a la compañera Anna Campbell, nos habria gustado que su nombre saliera junto a una decena de vehículos quemados en la primera página del periódico local.
Disculpas por no haber podido aportar ninguna foto de la acción, no fue posible.
Una célula anarquista.”
via: .directaction.info

June 29, 2018
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Comments Off on Peru – Act of vandalism on the Nautilus aquarium

Peru – Act of vandalism on the Nautilus aquarium

A few weeks ago we went to the Nautilus aquarium, a prison for marine species, which as such is part of a macro-structure that assimilates the detention of free beings into its own interests. We attacked a part of its structure scattered around several blocks. In this case the goal was to vandalize the aquarium advert on the avenue with paint, write slogans near the aquarium and leave leaflets explaining our action for the closure of this prison.
Why did we choose the form of vandalism?
Because the level of devastation carried out by the bodies of Power has reached the point where such places (like the aquarium and others) are protected by the people’s consensus dictated by ignorance, by the laws that defend them, the false representation of beauty, by entertainment to others’ detriment and also by false critics: welfare groups, associations, pacifists who weigh things up and beg the anthropocentric-specist enemy.

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June 29, 2018
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Comments Off on Argentina – Call for international solidarity with anarchist prisoner Diego Parodi

Argentina – Call for international solidarity with anarchist prisoner Diego Parodi

NOTE FROM INSTINTO SALVAJE: We are publishing the following letter from comrade Diego Parodi, who has been held in jail since last 14th December for taking part in street protests in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are concerned about his situation and now we just want to send him strength and call for solidarity with him, so that he can face the difficult moments in prison.
ANARCHIST PRISONER DIEGO PARODI’S LETTER (19/04/2018)
From the prison of Marcos Paz …
Greetings and Freedom, Long live Anarchy!
I didn’t expect it but the bars have pierced my soul. I cannot scream, I feel nothing, like a dead man. It’s my fault, it’s my fault, shall I hang myself? I think a lot about it, I don’t do it. The hangman watches over me waiting for me to do his job. Accumulated hatred is blind, you even forget what you have next to you; it forces you to shoot, kill or kill oneself. I’ve lost and now I can only cling to a tiny flame in the eye of a tempest and try not to be crushed. I’m only left with resisting and writing with the ink of pain in order not to kill or kill myself. I’m not on my knees, I’m just in anguish. I’m a prisoner but not condemned. It’s what the monster wants, to see me surrender before its dominion. I’m just wounded, not defeated.
Diego Parodi
Monday, 16th April 2018
via: anarhija.info
Translated by Act for freedom now!

June 29, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Hamburg, Germany: Russian Visa Center Attacked in Solidarity with Anarchists Facing Repression in Russia, Belarus and Crimea

Hamburg, Germany: Russian Visa Center Attacked in Solidarity with Anarchists Facing Repression in Russia, Belarus and Crimea

On the night of June 22nd, some unknown persons destroyed the windows of the Russian visa center at 14a Kanal Strasse in Hamburg. Also, ‘FUCK FIFA’, ‘FIGHT REPRESSION’ and ‘(A)’ were sprayed on the building facade.
Since Autumn 2017 there have been repressive attacks against anarchists in several cities of Russia as well as in Belarus and Crimea. The FSB (Federal Security Service) have used torture, intimidation, extortion and imprisonment against them. At the same time, the FIFA World Cup is taking place in Russia, one of the biggest spectacles of those in power. The rich are continuing to get richer, and in the shadows of the surveillance cameras, just like during the Olympics or summits, these games are being used to increase repression against marginalized, poor and unwanted social groups, as well aggressively pushing forward gentrification of neighbourhoods.
Freedom and solidarity do not need a visa!
(via Deutschland Indymedia, translated into English by Nae Clone for Mpalothia)

June 29, 2018
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Comments Off on Paris, France: Four Staff Vehicles Torched Outside Fresnes Prison

Paris, France: Four Staff Vehicles Torched Outside Fresnes Prison

21.06.18: Four vehicles were destroyed or damaged by arson during the night from Wednesday to Thursday in the staff car park at Fresnes Prison (Val-de-Marne), it has been learned from reliable sources. According to initial investigations, «the incendiary device was thrown from the street overlooking the area at the rear of the institution,» stated the director of prison administration.
«The prosecutor’s office takes the case very seriously,», «the scientific police attended the scene and security patrols around the penitentiary area have been increased,» she added. The owners of the vehicles concerned will be assisted with the process of compensation by the administration, according to the same source. Security improvements are currently underway in and arround the prison, including the installation of new fences, security nets and CCTV cameras.

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June 29, 2018
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Comments Off on Canada: Small gift for the G7 – It was what it seemed like

Canada: Small gift for the G7 – It was what it seemed like

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
While the police and their para-military weapons invaded the old city’s streets, looking for some obscure threat; some shadows slid out of their lair. They attacked the telecommunications system recently updated in Charlevoix by some generous and powerful people. The need for a good fiber-optic connection for the G7 festival relies on a few thousands poles and some big black wires. And no, it’s not the kind of thing that can ignite by itself… We also want to cheer the beaver who broke the fiber-optic network in 2013 and the ice which did the same in April of this year. We hope that by testing your network, we helped you miss a few tweets…
We refuse to be bound by your tentaculary networks. For us, every technological advancement comes at the price of another regression in our liberty.

June 29, 2018
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Canada: Sabotage during the G7 Summit

Canada: Sabotage during the G7 Summit

From Sans Attendre Demain
via: mtlcounterinfo.
The last G7 was held in La Malbaie, in Quebec, the 8th and 9th of June 2018 in the Charlevoix castle. While the entire area was heavily secured, which we don’t doubt, power also took care to reinforce its critical infrastructures, including cell phone network coverage (with a $15M contract with Bell for the installation of 13 cell phone relays), but also the installation of fiber optic cable in this depopulated and slightly preserved zone of La Malbaie (with a $6M contract with Bell), so that the heads of state could enjoy high speed internet during the summit.

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