“All control systems are based on the punishment/award binomial. When punishments are disproportionate to rewards and when employers no longer have any rewards left, uprisings occur.” Burroughs(1)
In the second decade of this century, urban revolts are becoming more frequent throughout the global geography, with subtle variations in duration and intensity. Hong Kong, France, Algeria, Iraq, Haiti, Lebanon, Catalonia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Sudan, Chile, Belarus, and now the United States of America, have been the sites of massive protests widely reported in the means of mass domestication. As I have pointed out on other occasions, these demonstrations have very particular motivations that explain them; however, it is indisputable that they all possess an intangible link that serves as a common denominator of most of these mobilizations: the weariness and rage of despair.
Far from the leftist rhetoric that insists against all evidence that “as long as there is misery there will be rebellion”, what has really motivated the recent rebellions has not been “misery” but the conjunction of weariness and despair. These two factors – which drive the nostalgia for the “devil you know” and yearn for the return to the welfare state, to industrial capitalism and to the society of labour – are the causes of the widespread unrest that has led to the global revolt of our days.
Welcome to the 38th edition of Bad News. This is our Angry Voices From Around The World for September, 2020. A report from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios.
Check out all the shows look for the a-radio-network collection on archive.org or at our website, a-radio-network.org.
Radio Fragmata (Athens):
On direct actions, environmental struggles and the upcoming anniversary of the death of Pavlos Fyssas. One of his songs is featured at the end of their segment. Rest In Power Killah P!
A-Radio Berlin (Germany):
A conversation with comrades from the “Burning Arks” collective, discussing solidarity work around a police operation not so well known outside of Spain, called “Operation Ark”, which took place in May of 2019
Dissident Island Radio from London:
A short roundup of union wins, animal action, eco-wars and acab ammo from a largely wet august on the steadily sinking ship that is the so called United Kingdom
Radiozones of Subversive Expression (Athens):
Reports about the fire that recently devastated the Moria refugee camp and the evacuation of the Rosa Nera squat
A short report about the ongoing struggle against gentrification in Leipzig (Germoney)
Free Social Radio 1431AM (Thessaloniki)
Updates about the eviction of Terra Incognita squat, the invasion of cops in Libertatia squat and comrades in hunger strike and the martyr Ebru Timtik in Turkey
October 2, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on NUEVA NORMALIDAD: EL TECNOMUNDO JORNADAS DE REFLEXIÓN Y CRÍTICA CONTRA LA SOCIEDAD TECNOCIENTÍFICA. 2 Y 3 DE OCTUBRE. MADRID ,SPAIN
18:30h. “Actualización de los casos represivos del estado e internacional. Caso Bankia.”
19:00h. Charla: “Herramientas de control social que nos ha traído la COVID-19, la distancia social y el confinamiento.”
Local Anarquista Motín C/Matilde Hernández, 47 <M> Vista Alegre u Oporto.
Sábado 3 de octubre.
13:00h. “Presentación de la revista “Libres y Salvajes”, n.º 5.
17:00h. “Actualización de casos represivos a nivel estatal e internacional. Operación Arca.”
18:00h. Mesa redonda: “La anarquía frente al Tecnomundo: Debate sobre cómo afrontar la situación actual.”
EOA La Emboscada, C/Azucena, 67. <M> Tetuán.
NUEVA NORMALIDAD: EL TECNOMUNDO
JORNADAS DE REFLEXIÓN Y CRÍTICA CONTRA LA SOCIEDAD TECNOCIENTÍFICA
2 Y 3 DE OCTUBRE. MADRID
Estas jornadas surgen con la idea de ser un lugar de encuentro entre diferentes individuos/as en el cual poder difundir, debatir, criticar y afilar nuestras ideas contra la sociedad tecnocientifica y su mundo.
Un año más y ya van 18!!!
Nuevamente se realiza el encuentro del libro anarquista de Madrid, consideramos necesario fomentar espacios donde acercar las distintas posturas anarquistas tanto entre nosotros como de cara fuera… Ya que nos hayamos en la sociedad más interconectada y sin embargo es el periodo en el que más desconexión hay.
Vivimos tiempos donde la profundización y el debate se han convertido en frases de 200 caracteres y textos que de forma individualizada se leen siempre y cuando no sean demasiado largos…
Por esto y mucho más continuamos forjando espacios donde debatir, conocerse y profundizar en la lucha.
frente a la una cultura infantilizadora que fomenta el individualismo y nos condena al aislamiento mediante el miedo y la justificación tecnocratica sanitaria, ahora que nos condenan al distanciamiento social es cuando mas necesario es conocer difundir y poner en practica la cultura libertaria, solidariad, apoyo mutuo y horizontalidad.
El evento tendrá lugar los días 4,5 y 6de Diciembre
We torched an Orange mast in the South West; a few miles outside of Bath (UK), to show that we too despise the dodgy technlogy that promises to enhance our futures, while imprisoning our minds. Solidarity with the six comrades who were arrested for an arson attack on an Orange relay 5-SFR antenna that was burnt in the industrial zone of Douai-Dorignies, France.
Act locally, give solidarity globally….
….especially solidarity with those on the streets across the world who have resisted lock-downs, and pushed beyond the mediated options of social media, to physically attack the racist police, and all the structures that support them.
See you on the streets. Stay safe, stay rowdy.
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September 28, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Maubeuge (North), France : Two SPIP cars set on fire in jail car park
Two vehicles were struck by fire during the night of Thursday September 10 to Friday 11, around 2:30 am, in the parking lot of Maubeuge prison. According to Christophe Muzzolin, of the Force ouvrière pénitentiaire union, this is apparently a voluntary act since “a brick was found inside one of the cars”.These vehicles belong to the Prison service for integration and probation. They were parked in the parking lot reserved for personnel of the establishment.
For Christophe Muzzolin [his ugly face opposite; NdAtt.], this is no more and no less than a “sign of pressure. It is to tell the personnel that if we can’t reach them inside, we can get them outside “.For several months, the trade unionist has been urging his management to “secure the whole domain. Today it is like going into a mill “. His aim: that those entering the prison area be checked beforehand, along the Assevent road, with the installation of barriers and fencing, as well as cameras.
Translated by Act for freedom now!
September 28, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Haut-Rhin, France : Fourteen indictments for nine relay antenna fires
Fourteen activists of the yellow vests movement have been indicted for damage by fire in an organized gang, announced the Mulhouse prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot at a press conference this Thursday, September 10. The twelve men and two women would have
set fire to nine telephone antennas in eight municipalities in Haut-Rhin, between January 5, 2019 and January 23, 2020. They were placed under judicial control.
The events took place in the municipalities of Altkirch, Roppentzwiller, Eteimbes, Seppois-le-Bas, Valdieu-Lutran, Traubach-le-Haut, Wittelsheim and Kingersheim. The indicted, aged 22 to 63, would have acted with the same operating mode for each degradation, by spraying gasoline on a tyre before setting it on fire next to the pylon.
At around 1.15am in the night between Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September […] an SFR/Free relay antenna was vandalised along the Sud-Est TGV railway line, in the town of Pact. After breaking the gate locks with a bolt cutter, the intruders cut cables at the base of the antenna before setting fire to a tyre. The flames spread rapidly to vegetation, destroying almost 1,000 m², while putting the antenna out of use. The fire also affected the circulation of the TGVs, as the installation also manages the communications of the SNCF. Rail traffic had to be slowed down for part of Saturday morning. […]
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September 28, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on RICHII KLINSMEISTER HAS BEEN TAKEN TO PRISON(SWEDEN )
Many months after Richii’s sentence, the filth has taken him to prison to serve six months. We want to remind you how important it is to support folks in prison, write letters and send love his way, he will need it.
Richii was arrested and sentenced on bogus charges for fighting against the fur industry. He was targeted because of his history organising in animal rights in Sweden and used as an example to try to stop a campaign that has become increasingly effective. His charges are manufactured to make him look bad and are not based in reality.
Read his words below:
“Auf wiedersehen comrades
if you are reading this, I have been kidnapped by our animal hating & corrupt state and will be imprisoned for a while.
Many of you have asked me if I want any form of support in prison. Feel free to write me! However, do not feel obligated to send money or other expensive things. Instead, donate that money to your local animal sanctuary.
Never to stop fighting for the animals, regardless of any resistance or setbacks.
We are the only ones they’ve got, the only ones who want to save them at any cost and the only ones who care enough and are dedicated enough to set our egos aside for what’s right. We are the ones fighting to end cruelty and exploitation of animals and we’re going to end it once and for all, step by step.
Fight even harder to crush the resistance: show no mercy for those who stand between us and the oppressed individuals we are trying to save from a certain death.
Fight back. Organize yourself. No revolution has ever begun without a fight, no revolution ever happened in silence. Silence Is Violence.
Raise your voice for those who can’t speak, fight until every cage is empty and smashed into pieces. I will join you as soon as I can.
Numerous hearings of the operation “Scripta Manent” trial will be held in Turin in September, where 23 anarchists are accused in various ways of episodes and practices of attack that belong to the legacy of the struggle against Authority.
Operation after operation, trial after trial, the State is sharpening the judicial instruments for criminalizing anarchist and revolutionary actions, to strike struggles, suffocate solidarity, worsen prisoners’ isolation.
On the one side, the State and Capital, with the discrimination, repression, exploitation, wars and massacres they are responsible for every day
On the other, different practices and instruments to put in question, disrupt, attack the roles and structures responsible for all this.
We are proud to have chosen where we stand. Proud to struggle.
Thursday 24th September from 9am
PRESENCE IN THE BUNKER COURTROOM OF LE VALLETTE PRISON (inside and outside)
Statement by Alfredo Cospito read in the courtroom on September 9, 2020 for the appeal of the Scripta Manent trial
I would have liked to be silent and let only my lawyer speak (who is more than capable), but seeing that my ideas have been torn to shreds and that words that I have never said have also been put in my mouth, I am forced to intervene directly in the first person.
For us anarchists the end does not justify the means, we firmly believe in the ethics of the means we use, for us it is the means that justify the end, not the other way around.
That is why I must reiterate that I have never made an apology for massacres or mass murder (as stated by – the prosecutor – Sparagna in a previous hearing). The prosecutor is confused, deliberately confusing “terrorism” with “massacre.”
Two ugly words (without a doubt): one belongs to me, “terrorism”, the other is totally foreign to me, “massacre.”
(I open a brief parenthesis on “terrorism”)
Sparagna, in order to create the monster (“the bloodthirsty anarchist,” myself, so we can understand each other), has fished in the context of many of my writings, extrapolating phrases at random. Phrases that are the result of a diatribe (from one of the many debates) that our movement is going through, “the legitimacy of the use or not of the term ‘terrorism’ in an anarchist sphere.” For those who are not anarchists, it is difficult to understand the passion with which we anarchists collide on certain issues.
The (real) meaning of this discussion about terrorism (used by the prosecutors in an incriminating key) actually revolves around my conviction (solitary, I am practically the only one who holds such a position in an anarchist sphere) … I said, about my conviction that It should not be the power to decide which definition is fair or not to use.
Since its origins, anarchists have used the word “terrorism” (in my opinion correctly) in the true original sense: defending the poor people from the exploiters, from the capitalists.
Artificial Intelligence AI labs, recipients of several $100M in government funding, are working to put “machine learning” algorithms in the service of a long list of industries. Under an “ethical” facade, some applications will simply allow well-placed capitalists to further enrich themselves. Others aim to reinforce repression, whether detecting shoplifters at the supermarket with automated video surveillance, developing facial recognition tools that work even on partly covered faces, or “predicting” crime or the probability of a prisoner re-offending.
5g Wireless Networking The unprecedented bandwidth of 5G technology enables the deployment of AI on the scale of a city in real time. Every movement becomes trackable thanks to thousands of cameras integrated into a centralized surveillance apparatus. This vision is already in practice in more than one European “smart city”. Countless sensors dotting public spaces, in businesses, cars and public transit, and worn on our bodies aim to make every action the object of calculation, prediction and control, all under an eco-friendly label. By its pervasiveness, a web of algorithms is made invisible and therefore impossible to resist.
Robotics and Automation Self-driving cars. Robotized warehouses. Cashierless stores. Delivery robots that call the cops when they are attacked. An infrastructure is being deployed that will change the world of work and our living environment permanently. We don’t mourn the disappearance of back-breaking and boring jobs. A dehumanizing pace is imposed on the remaining workers, who must keep up with the machines and productivity software or be shown the door. Meanwhile, what measures of social control and what exploitative schemes await the new excluded masses of an age of technological unemployment?
Life in Front of a Screen Possibilities for authentic relations between humans and with our surroundings are increasingly erased in service of a virtual hyper- connectivity. Understanding, discovery, and the search for meaning are reduced to production of data. Attention deficit, memory problems, loss of emotional skills and imagination, disrupted sleep, musculo-skeletal pain, anxiety, loneliness, depression: the symptoms of addiction to online technologies are worsening as the proportion of the population that has spent their entire lives immersed in touch screens grows.
Claudio Lavazza, rebel, anarchist, bank robber and gentleman. During the 70s in Italy he participated in the struggle against State and Capital, arms in hand. Contrary to the grave-diggers of subversion, after this experience, he never traded his desire to overthrow the existent for a political career. He never resigned, nor sought refuge in any State, which could have granted him a controlled freedom. He kept fighting, against winds and tides.
After 16 years on the run, never renouncing his anarchist coherence, nor the joy of living as a free man, he was arrested after a bank robbery in Córdoba, Spain, in 1996. On this occasion, three comrades, including Claudio, were seriously injured and two policewomen lost their lives. Claudio was subsequently locked up in the special prison regime FIES, where – even in this toxic place – he continued his battle with firmness and perseverance.
After serving twenty-two years in the Spanish dungeons, he was temporarily extradited to France – since his sentence in Spain is not yet finished – in the summer of 2018. Here he would stand trial for a bank robbery of the National Bank of Saint-Nazaire, which took place in 1986. For this robbery he had already been sentenced in absentia to thirty years of prison.
Going to take money where there is plenty is always a possibility, as a refusal of the blackmail of work and exploitation, to seize the necessary means to carry out a struggle against the State. However, back then in Saint-Nazaire, “the tightrope robbers”1 did not just touch any safe. They expropriated the State’s vault, emptying the pockets of those who oil the gears of power of almost twenty-six million euros.
Even when faced with the most adverse conditions, when everything needed to be rebuilt and re-imagined, Claudio beat his own path, with countless smiles and struggles. As an anarchist, his passion is freedom; his enemy is power. There is no time to waste when one is armed with this conscience.
It is up to each one of us to forge our own journeys, to undermine, harm, expropriate and destroy everything that belongs to power, its structures and its servants.
Compañeres, luego de un par de meses llenos de actividad y contratiempos, con gusto podemos compartir con ustedes un nuevo número del boletín anticarcelario Rebrote.
Con un estado de «excepción” extendido hasta el mes de diciembre, una vez más el gobierno y empresariado en Chile pretenden contener la rabia y el carácter que lleva impregnado desde hace muchos años el mes de septiembre. Un mes lleno de memoria y lucha, que históricamente se ha visto marcado por la acción subversiva e insurrecta en las calles, y que desde hace ya un buen tiempo no se vivía con un toque de queda ni la presencia de miserables militares.
Además de tener excusas para la vigilancia durante este mes en particular, entendemos que parte de la estrategia del poder también es poder prever lo que ocurra en el próximo octubre, cuando se cumpla un año del inicio de la revuelta y se realice también el circo constituyente.
Junto con el aumento de las medidas represivas como la extensión del estado de «excepción», hemos visto como distintes compañeres detenides durante la revuelta han sido condenades, muestra clara del castigo ejemplificador que el Estado de Chile busca aplicar a quienes se atreven a transgredir el orden establecido. Sumado a esto, claramente la prensa burguesa ha jugado un papel fundamental al momento de reforzar estas ideas, lo que quedó muy evidenciado trás el asqueroso show mediático que se desató luego de la detención de les compañeres anarquistas Mónica Caballero y Francisco Solar.
Creemos que el apañe hacia les preses no debe decaer y junto con retomar las calles, la represión tambien está siendo preparada para nuevamente colmar las cárceles. Es importante no olvidar las distintas necesidades que encarna unx presx y sus cercanes, por lo mismo son distintas las maneras en que se puede solidarizar. Desde esta perspectiva nos parece importante visibilizar el trabajo de distintos grupos y redes que de alguna u otra manera brindan un apoyo hacia quienes se encuentran secuestrades por el Estado.
También como en todas las ediciones anteriores, hemos incluidos distintos escritos emanados desde el interior de las prisiones y que se agrupan en la sección «Palabras desde Adentro», junto con otras noticias, artículos, reflexiones y propaganda afín.
Agradecemos profundamente a quienes nos aportan tanto en el contenido como en la difusión de esta publicación periódicamente.
Memoria por Claudia López y Macarena Valdés
Libertad para Mónica y Francisco: Ni culpables ni inocentes, enemigxs del Estado!
Abajo los muros de las prisiones.
Rebrote Boletín anticarcelario para presxs septiembre, 2020 email@example.com | rebrote.noblogs.org
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September 24, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on San Miguel Prison, Chile: New Drawing by Anarchist Prisoner Mónica Caballero
The prison and I are old acquaintances, on more than one occasion I have sat at their table, over the years we have changed and we have both learned from each other…but no matter how much time passes essentially the prison and I remain the same. Prison is still the power-sucking monster that grows and spreads submission and repentance, and I continue to have the same seditious desires as before.
The most revolutionary thing one can do is to proclaim always loudly what is happening.” Rosa Luxemburg
On Monday, August 31, cops attacked 27 objects, 24 of them in Hamburg and one each in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia. The reason for the searches is the investigation against the Roter Aufbau Hamburg for the formation of a criminal organization.
These investigations are a further escalation of an authoritarian formation in Germany. The aim is to smash emancipatory structures and to ensure that fascistization continues to proceed. In this context, stand also the investigations on 129a here in Frankfurt, which have the sole aim of criminalizing and smashing left structures. With our solidarity, however, we are taking the wind out of the sails of repression – widespread and united against this class justice.
We send solidarity greetings to those affected by the raids and wish you a lot of strength!
Solidarity with the Roter Aufbau Hamburg! Fire and flames to the repression! United we Stand – United we Fight!
Las cárceles son las estructuras que buscan inhibir el acto de cualquier persona que salga de las conductas propias del Estado, el castigo, la imposición y la disciplina es el régimen que tiene que vivir cualquier cautivo/a, buscando en ellos/as anular sus acciones, ideas y convicciones. Estas acciones pueden ser “delictivas” como quienes desafían el orden bajo una opción política revolucionaria.
Es por eso que hoy, a través de estas letras, queremos apoyar a unos compañeros que resisten con dignidad en la Cárcel de Alta Seguridad en Santiago de Chile, nos referimos a Juan Aliste Vega y Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, prisioneros subversivos autónomos y libertarios.
Los compañeros hoy se encuentran cumpliendo condena por unos atracos bancarios, uno de ellos culminó con la muerte de un paco el día 18 de octubre del año 2007.
I first knew Pong way back in 2004. I saw them in a punk gig with a full battle gear street punk look alongside his friends Tonton and other Makati punks. I visited them in their hang out place in Makati, and then I knew that Pong lived in a jeepney and sometimes he stayed in university rooms or friend’s house in Makati. When his family moved into the relocation site in Cavite, Pong and his older brother still stayed in Makati. Pong was literally a nomad, moving from place to place. When I was working as a tricycle driver, Pong and others would visit me in our terminal hang out and eat together after I finished my work. If we wanted to visit the anarchist space in Cubao, we would go together and sleep outside on the streets at nighttime.