August 4, 2019
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Greece , Athens: Protest turns to riot against the release of the murdering cop of 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos

The release of Epaminondas Korkoneas came after a court on Monday 29 July 2019 reduced his term from life imprisonment for premeditated murder to just10 years, on the sole basis of good behavior prior to the murder, meaning it is ok for any greek policeman to fire, shoot and kill children because they haven’t killed anyone before. Another outrageous aspect of the case is that the life sentence was reduced to 10 years despite the fact that few years ago during a trial he publicly said in court that “he will not ask for forgiveness from a 15 years old boy for shooting at him”. At the same time, Vasilis Saraliotis, his policeman partner in crime that was on patrol with Korkoneas on the night of the murder was found innocent of any crime, despite the fact that he did nothing to stop his partner next to him from shooting.
The murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos that sparked the 2008 December Revolt
6 December 2008, few minutes after 9 pm – Time Zero of the December Revolt. Two policemen draw their guns and one of them shoots against a group of youngsters hanging out on a Saturday night, at the heart of the Exarcheia district of central Athens, an area with a long history of insurrection against authority and riots for socio economic and political grounds, inhabited mainly by anarchists, anti-authoritarians and liberals. The police bullet finds in the heart and kills 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.

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August 2, 2019
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UK : CCTV Burnt and Advertising Attacked in Bristol

CCTV Burnt and Advertising Attacked in Bristol, on the 30th July.
A new LED advertising screen by the M32 motorway in Bristol tells us to “Be On It”… Well, we are!!! The screen was damaged using sling shots.
Advertisers want people to focus their attention on shitty corporate messaging instead of concentrating on their driving. We are “on it”, and we are not excited by the products, upgrades ,and the boring lifestyles and aspirations they are selling… We desire damage and destruction… and dream of sabotage.
CCTV was also burnt out at Gaunts Ham Park (a day centre for homeless people in Lawrence Hill). The wiring was destroyed in an expression of rage against the surveillance state that increasingly targets those who do not conform. Using a long pole, and a firelighter attached to a clothes peg, this act was “begging” to be done! More and more people are marginalised, and the housing crisis in Bristol is one aspect of the social war which we are all part of….. Solidarity with all those resisting it! Especially to: ‘Der Drei Von Der Parkbank’ in Hamburg, and those imprisoned as part of ‘Operation Panico’.
Anti-Social Angry Vagrants.

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August 2, 2019
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Comments Off on Athens, Greece: Taking responsibility for the expropriation and arson of a ballot box on 7/7/19

Athens, Greece: Taking responsibility for the expropriation and arson of a ballot box on 7/7/19

 
Our ears are humming from the desperate calls of parties and other political actors for participation in the democratic electoral process.
A small group of comrades were moved by the pathetic beggars voting and armed with determination, the will for immediate action, and our sledgehammers we participated in the democratic fiasco. With them we have broken the order of assignment that prevails as regularity and shaped our own terms of attack and sabotage within their fairground.
So we take responsibility for the invasion of the 33rd Athens Election Centre a few minutes before the end of the procedure, where we expropriated a ballot box. At the entrance, we searched for the cops guarding the polling station, but as we found out, they chose to play hide-and-seek (successfully). At the time of leaving, we left a gift to the dead clerks of the parties and voluntary democratic garbage of the electoral committees of a (stolen from the cops) tear gas canister. A few seconds later we delivered the inside of the ballot box to the only fate it deserved: fire.
This action is a warm welcome on our part to Kyriakos Mitsotakis and New Democracy, (right wing political party) who have promised they’ll end us. We are waiting for you…
SABOTAGE THE ELECTION PROCEDURES
FIRE TO THE BALLOT BOXES
Ballot box hunters arsonists
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August 2, 2019
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Besancon, France – Sabotage on a CCTV camera, June 2019

With or without the yellow vests movement, power is extending its control by multiplying the installation of video surveillance cameras. The collocation of the State’s technological eyes is studied meticulously according to statistics data provided by municipalities and the forces of order. Sometimes places and positions are changed in order to take us by surprise. Besides wanting to spy on all our gestures at every moment everywhere, the aim of the State and its cops is to discourage all desires of individual and collective revolt as well as that of reassuring the bourgeois, good citizens and shop keepers.
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August 2, 2019
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Italy: Natascia, arrested for the “Prometeo” operation, was transferred to the prison of Piacenza

 We learn of the transfer, which took place on July 30th, of the anarchist Natascia Savio from the prison of L’Aquila to that of Piacenza. Natascia was arrested on May 21st 2019 in the context of the repressive operation “Prometeo” (“Prometheus”) along with two other comrades, Giuseppe and Robert. The last two have also recently been transferred further, respectively to the prisons of Bancali (Sassari, in Sardinia) and Rossano Calabro (province of Cosenza).
We recall that the main accusation against the comrades is of “attack with the purpose of terrorism or subversion”, as they are held responsible for sending three bomb packages arrived in June 2017 to the public prosecutors Rinaudo (prosecutor in several trials against the antagonist movement and the anarchists) and Sparagna (prosecutor in the trial for the “Scripta Manent” operation) and Santi Consolo, at the time director of the DAP (“Department of Penitentiary Administration”) in Rome. They are not accused of any “associative” crime (such as articles 270 or 270bis, penal code).

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August 2, 2019
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Italy: Update about anarchist Divine Umoru

On Monday, July 15th, at around 1.00 pm the police showed up at the home of anarchist comrade Divine to take him to the police station, where he was notified of an expulsion order signed directly by the minister Matteo Salvini.
Although he had lived in Italy for twenty years and had all the necessary papers for his stay, the judge validated the expulsion measure by appealing to various complaints, including an accusation with the aggravating circumstance of terrorism from which he was acquitted years ago.

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August 1, 2019
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24th July, Brighton UK : MCDONALDS WINDOWS SMASHED

received anonymously via email:
“As there was a call to action to “disrupt McDonald’s however you see fit” we decided to smash some windows. We also made the decision of hitting the exact McDonald’s our comrade was arrested at for protesting the night before their trial started, to send a clear message; they do not intimidate us.

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August 1, 2019
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Italy: Updates from a visit to Natascia in the prison of L’Aquila

We receive and spread:
From a recent visit to Natascia, still locked up in the AS2 unit of the prison of L’Aquila (although she is actually under the 41bis regime), we learn that since the hunger strike she and Anna (Silvia is still being held in the prison of Turin) have started to submit three to five requests a day, every day, for what is being denied them.
Since the hunger strike the GOM female screws guarding them (GOM is the mobile operative group of the prison police) have become even more hostile, including those who had initially followed a protocol of ‘neutrality’. Requests ignored, screws denying having received them, and so on.
The prison library doesn’t give them any books, not even the few accorded by its own rules. Use of the sports ground is also denied them. The reason, given after a fantastic series of responses ranging from it being out of use to it being used by some other prisoner, is that they are not allowed to go to the sports ground. Full stop.

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August 1, 2019
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Comments Off on France , Saint-Étienne-de-Boulogne : Arson Attack Against the Ardèche Hunters’ Federation HQ

France , Saint-Étienne-de-Boulogne : Arson Attack Against the Ardèche Hunters’ Federation HQ

According to local media: on the night of Wednesday 24th to Thursday the 25th of July in Saint-Étienne-de-Boulogne, a large part of the Ardèche Hunters’ Federation was destroyed by fire. Firefighters intervened quickly, probably due to fire alarms, arriving at around 3:30AM to extinguish the flames that had consumed the lair of the hunters. The investigators noted that the fire had been started in two locations, one in the recently built observatory and another in a room where stuffed animals were kept. 11 hunters are now unemployed and they will have to wait 9 months to resume service. This Tuesday, July 30th, a responsibility claim was posted on Nantes Indymedia. It explains at length the incendiary method that was used, it is reprinted in full below….
Antispeciesist Spasm
Attack Against Hunting
July 25, 02h45: a glowing crescent smiles at me among the stars. In front of the Ardèche hunting training center, a luminous panel displays 23 °. I make my way towards the building, passing the painted wooden animal targets. Hate rises within me at the sight of them, sharpening my determination. At the foot of the facade I reach the last bushes. A camera watches, soon I’ll be within its field of vision. In my head, I have already lived what is coming dozens of times. Jump the barrier, climb the parapet, climb up to the corridor and run to cover the camera. For the moment I am crouched, already panting, my heart beating.

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July 31, 2019
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WEEK OF SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST PRISONERS 23-30 AUGUST 2019

To act in solidarity is completely up to the interpretation of an individual or collective. One could write a letter or visit a prisoner. Others could hold an event for prisoner awareness or a benefit gig. But then there are also the lone wolves who creep around in the darkness of night, lighting up the night sky with flames of rage and solidarity. No matter what act of solidarity is done, it’s completely up to the expression of the rebel individual or collective. The point is to show the anarchist fighters encaged in the belly of the beast that they are not alone, we haven’t forgotten them.
THE SOCIAL WAR AGAINST TECHNO-INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION CONTINUES
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL IMPRISONED ANARCHISTS
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL ANARCHIST FIGHTERS
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July 31, 2019
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International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners 2019, 23 – 30 August

We are approaching the 7th International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. For 6 years we’ve been calling you to show your solidarity with our comrades all around the world. Trials in Italy, France, Germany, Russia are bringing more and more anarchists into the mouth of the prison system.
It is our duty, of those who stay outside of the prisons, to help our comrades serve their sentences knowing that they are not left alone in their struggle. You might not know those people. You might not speak their language and most probably will never meet them. But through your actions you show that they are welcomed in this world. Welcomed more than the prison guards and judges. More than presidents and kings. So let your solidarity pour through the walls of prisons and fight till everybody is free!
We are eager to hear your stories of actions and events. So send them to tillallarefree@riseup.net. At the end of the week we will make a summary of those events.
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July 30, 2019
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Spoleto, Italy : A day against the war in Libya, against the governments of France and Italy, TOTAL, ENI and the SNAM gas pipeline 

Friday 26th July 2019
A day against the war in Libya, the governments of France and Italy , TOTAL, ENI and the SNAM gas pipeline
9am – Distribution of leaflets at the market of Via Cacciatori delle Alpi (Spoleto).
8pm – Food
9:30pm– Discussion on energy policies, the SNAM gas pipeline and the proxy war that Italy and France are fighting in Libya in order to safeguard ENI and TOTAL’s dirty business.
From midnight – tekhno night
PTK aka Perfect Monkey (Psynergy Tribe) • Lebratz • Beeffo • Double Egg
All events from dinner-time onwards will take place at Circolaccio Anarchico (Viale della repubblica 1/A, S. Nicolò neighbourhood, Spoleto).
E-mail: circolaccioanarchico@inventati.org
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July 30, 2019
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Italy: Update on the Health Situation of Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Alfredo Cospito

24.07.19: Comrade Alfredo Cospito started feeling unwell 15 days ago, right after his hunger strike ended. He immediately insisted on a CT scan. In fact, as soon as the CT scan was carried out, he was urgently transferred to the hospital where he was operated on. The operation went for 5 hours as they had to remove his gallbladder, which had ruptured. All this because the doctors had been saying for months that it was necessary to operate, but the prison kept postponing, trying to solve the problem with tablets, which in reality did not solve anything. The situation got worse with the hunger strike.
Alfredo’s family only learned of his transfer to hospital and the operation four days later. A week after the operation he was transferred back to prison. At visits he was very physically exhausted, in a wheelchair and very thin.

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July 30, 2019
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Germany: Fiery Greetings From Bremen to the Park Bench 3 in Hamburg!

28.07.19: On Sunday night we attacked the pig station in Schwachhausen in the Bürgerpark to show solidarity with the comrades from Hamburg.
We destroyed two police cars and set fire to the main entrance with 10 liters of petrol.
Our thoughts and hearts are glowing for you. We send love and strength.
Fire and Flames Against Repression
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Media coverage (in German)
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July 30, 2019
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Usa,Philadelphia, PA: Immigration Office Redecorated with Paint

The following communique was anonymously sent to It’s Going Down, which we reprint below.
It reads:
The night of July 17 we paintbombed the facade of the Immigration and Citizenship Services building. We aimed for the big logo on the side of the building. We came up with and carried out this action quickly and spontaneously because we felt the urgency of attacking those who enforce borders. We especially felt this in the wake of Willem Van Spronsen’s death while fighting those maintaining concentration camps in the U$A. Acting in remembrance of our dead keeps the fire burning within us. We hope that this action and others add to the struggle against borders, until all borders are destroyed.
RIP Willem Van Spronsen

July 30, 2019
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Italy : Tommy is out of the cage! 

Yesterday, Wednesday 10th July, Tommy’s request for release from prison was accepted! Now, after 96 days of infamous jail, he is being held under house arrest with all restrictions… we want to see him running around the streets of this crap world soon! 
FREE TOMMY!!!
EVERYBODY FREE!!!
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July 30, 2019
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Updates on Case of Anarchist Prisoner Kirill Kuzminkin in Moscow , Russia

On July 16, the Municipal Court of Moscow (Bogorodsky Val, 8) will consider an appeal against the extension of the detention of anarchist Kirill Kuzminkin, aged 14, suspected of making an explosive device. The appeal will start at 9.30 in office 327 or 328. Because Kirill is a minor, the meeting is likely to be closed. On July 1, the Presnensky Court extended the arrest until October 3, 2019. Prior to that, Kirill spent a month at the Serbian Institute on psychiatric examination.
Recall that Kirill Kuzminkin was arrested on November 2, 2018 on suspicion of manufacturing an explosive device; On November 6, the court arrested him; he was charged under Part 3 of art. 222.1 (“Acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transport or illegal transportation of explosives or explosive devices, committed by an organized group”) and Part 3 of art. 223.1 (“Illegal manufacture of explosives, illegal manufacture, alteration or repair of explosive devices committed by an organized group”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. He was arrested during the investigation of a criminal case about an explosion at the FSB building in the Arkhangelsk region, which occurred on October 31 and as a result three department officials were injured. The attack killed Mikhail Zhlobitsky, 17, who brought an improvised explosive device to the building. According to the investigation, Kuzminkin and Zhlobitsky corresponded shortly before the death of Mikhail, in regard to the manufacture of explosive devices. According to relatives, there is no evidence that the investigation is correct: Kuzminkin is interested in chemistry, during the search they seized substances such as saltpeter, sugar, nail polish remover, etc.
Kirill does not acknowledge guilt, despite the persistent pressure (according to relatives) of the investigators, who are also dissatisfied with the fact that a lawyer defends him by agreement and not by appointment.
His family is now going through difficult times not only morally, but also financially. Kirill needs money to pay a lawyer. Alfa-Bank card of the mother of Kirill: 5559 4936 9993 0823 (Kuz’minkina Nadezhda Vladimirovna)
Address for letters: 125130, Moscow, Vyborg ul., 20, PKU prison 5, Kirill Kuzminkin Igorevich, born in 2004. Or write using the Rosusnik project: http://rosuznik.org/.
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July 30, 2019
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Greece: Anarchist Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos Released from Prison

On Wednesday, 24.07, anarchist comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire were released. The comrades were originally convicted with sentences of over 70 years, which were reduced to 20. The comrades made use of the Paraskevopoulos law that was introduced by the previous SYRIZA-led government and were released after having served 8 years of their 20 year sentences.
Gerasimos Tsakalos was arrested with his friend and comrade Panagiotis Argyros on November 1, 2010. Their arrests took place after a parcel bomb was sent to a courier company in Pagrati. Five months later, Christos Tsakalos was arrested in a coordinated counter-terrorism operation.

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July 28, 2019
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Turin, Italy : Chasing the dream part 6

NOTES BEGINNING WITH ”OPERATION SCINTILLA”
After lively months as we tried to give a good response to the eviction of Asilo and the arrests of six comrades, as we tried to keep the will to struggle alive in this city, we are now taking time to reflect on this investigative theorem delivered by the Police, created by prosecutors and approved by a female investigating judge. A theorem which for now hasn’t passed the first impact with the Court of review; after three months, in fact, five comrades are out of prison, which still holds Silvia behind the walls under particularly hard detention conditions. 
As the investigation is still underway, it is worth writing a few words, among other things because it gives some indications that are signs of the times concerning the way they want to force certain anarchists to silence, even if this is not entirely new. Already fifteen years ago, in a pamphlet entitled ‘Anarchism banished’, you could read how repressive strategies strived to ‘deprive anarchists of any possibility to act in groups even if their interventions took place in broad daylight, precisely because these interventions aimed at generalized insurrection’.

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