May 24, 2018
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Chile – Comrade Tato (Natalia Collado) again in the streets!

In April 2015 comrade Tato was arrested along with Javier Pino, after being identified following the placing of an incendiary device on a public transport bus, which was almost empty.
After she was arrested, the comrade was sentenced to 3 years and one day in April 2016, and later she claimed her incendiary action.
For 3 years Tato was held in the prisons of San Miguel and San Joaquin. Because of her defiant attitude and a clash with the screws, she was sentenced again to a couple of months in prison for attacking a woman in uniform.
At last the comrade came back to the streets at the end of April 2018.
Warm and fighting greetings to her, as she is back to the streets again.
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May 22, 2018
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Comments Off on Italy – The book I Giustizieri – Propaganda col fatto e attentati anarchici di fine Ottocento [The Avengers, propaganda by the deed and anarchist attacks at the end of the nineteenth century] by Gino Vatteroni (Monte Bove Editions) is out in Italian:

Italy – The book I Giustizieri – Propaganda col fatto e attentati anarchici di fine Ottocento [The Avengers, propaganda by the deed and anarchist attacks at the end of the nineteenth century] by Gino Vatteroni (Monte Bove Editions) is out in Italian:

From Giovanni Passannante to Gaetano Bresci, twenty years of individual and class revenge. Not only a chronological and encyclopaedic collection of anarchist attacks on the lives of the tyrants who terrorized under the governments at the end of the nineteenth century but also a necessary study on the economic, social and political context of Italy after the unification, also with an outlook on France in ’94. An armed war on the liberal State waged by a minority of exploited. That very State had no scruples about torturing, imprisoning, banishing, shelling, and above all defending a society where millions of peasants lived in mere survival conditions and workers in the cities were literally consumed by the rising capitalist machine. Well before fascism, the greatly praised Unity of Italy was based on the blood of the majority of the population.
Exploitation till death and cruel repression are not only the exclusive prerogative of a totalitarian State or an exceptional phase of political life, they are fundamental elements of this damned country and all forms of government. We would like this book not to remain on dusty shelves, a fetish to be collected in the professional or dilettante historian’s pantheon. We would like this book not to remain dead words. May the gestures of these untamed comrades shine once more, with their example, on the road of those who don’t resign themselves to the status quo.
248 pages, names index, bibliography, recycled paper, cover with wings.
10 euros, 6 euros for distributors.
You can request copies directly from the author: ginvat@alice.it; or from the editions mail: edizionimontebove@riseup.net
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May 22, 2018
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Grenoble, France – Fascinating and miserable (16/04/2018)

In the night of Monday 16th April, 3 estate agencies, an Apple store and the offices of a construction and public works firm were vandalized in the centre of the city of Grenoble.
For rebel individuals destruction and devastation have always represented both the goal and the means to live their own negation of the world. From small acts to big attacks, widespread gestures, fascinating or miserable, make conflictuality against all forms of power real.
In recent days several sites of social housing bodies were trashed in this city. Inevitably the rulers of these institutions and the city moaned and preached about their social function in favour of the poor. The local scribblers, virtual and paper, obviously transmitted this shameless hypocrisy. Annoyed by their insolence, tonight we are taking our hammers and going out to devastate some offices, as an echo to the attacks on the social housing bodies.
Let’s start by saying that the distinction between public and private is an artifice of social domination. The leftists fell into the trap, the anarchists didn’t. Everything is private! Our public is no less than the private that belongs to the State. Any landlord, elected or not, will always be our enemy. Private implies privation, of a roof in this case. We are left with nothing but the streets, fields, occupied places or the forced acceptance of the racket set up by the landlords’ order.
The generalized dispossession of the possibility to build and live each at their own leisure guarantees power and profit for a gang of extremely organized parasites: building companies bosses, engineers, law officers, notaries, bankers, insurers, estates agents, public officers, owners… not to mention their mercenaries, vigilantes, cops, screws and when needs be, the military.

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May 22, 2018
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Munich, Germany: French Consulate Vandalized in Solidarity with the ZAD

During the night from 16.05 to 17.05.2018 we painted the facade of the French Consulate in Munich with red laquer.
A few weeks ago, the French government launched the eviction of the ZAD (zone to defend) at Notre-Dames-des-Landes in Brittany. The ZAD was occupied a few years ago by hundreds of activists to prevent the construction of a major airport. Squatters moved into houses that had previously been cleared by the police, they built tree houses and new buildings. Over the years, the ZAD has become an experiment of a new society and a life beyond egotism, precarity and exploitation by the capitalist system.
After cancelling the airport project last year, the French government now wants to end the ZAD experiment with all its might: 2,500 cops began to clear the premises in the Spring of 2018 with truncheons, tear gas, bulldozers and tanks. They have only partially succeeded so far. Parts of the site are still occupied.

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May 22, 2018
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Comments Off on USA , EN/SP/: On Slavery, Nat Turner, John Brown, and Drones: A Statement for June 11 by Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

USA , EN/SP/: On Slavery, Nat Turner, John Brown, and Drones: A Statement for June 11 by Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

 
In previous years, I have used the occasion of June 11 to roll out what I thought were pretty big ideas. In 2015, for example, I described how blastblog.noblogs.org had posted the home addresses of Ohio prison officials, including those who had orchestrated the torture regimen I endured at Mansfield. In that statement, opposing torture, I suggested that we collectively adopt a policy of self-defense against state terrorists, that when they torture us, we burn their cars and houses down; that when they stop the torture, we stop the burning.
The ODRC claimed that what I said constituted a threat to every single employee of the ODRC and their families. As what I wrote was a statement opposing torture, to me, it seems like something of an admission that every single employee of the ODRC was threatened. This means that even the ODRC recognizes that all of its employees participate in torture.
At any rate, as fate will have it, in 2017 when I undertook at 50-day hungerstrike, those home addresses were still posted. I have it on good authority that prison officials received death threats at their homes, at all hours of the night and day, phoned in from “exotic area codes.” I have also heard a rumor that, at one of those state terrorist’s residences, an item of property of significant value somehow ended up getting torched. I don’t know whose home, and I don’t know whether the significantly-valued property was a house or a car or even a barbecue grill, but I know this: After that piece of property got torched, state terrorists began negotiating an end to my hungerstrike and I got all of my communications restored.
As a side note, I have also heard a rumor – no telling how true this is – that blood evidence was found at the state terrorist’s residence where property was torched; the state tested it and discovered the DNA was mine. Not sure how something like that could happen, as I clearly have an alibi. I think it would take a pretty elaborate and complicated plan for anyone to have gotten my blood out of a maximum security prison to smear it around at a crime scene.
But that’s the rumor.

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May 22, 2018
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Hamilton, Canada : Cedar Is Out of Jail!

Cedar is no longer physically in the hands of the state! Unfortunately Cedar will have to abide by the bail conditions set at yesterdays bail appeal for the foreseeable future including staying out of Hamilton, not participating in any rallies or demonstrations, and being under house arrest.
The fight is far from over. Even though Cedar is no longer in jail, they will be facing a unknown amount of time under these conditions while awaiting trial, meaning they will still need our unwavering support.
A longer update will be forthcoming, as well as a new address to reach Cedar at!
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May 19, 2018
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Comments Off on Fantasma,clandestine anarchist newspaper, nr. 1, May 2018

Fantasma,clandestine anarchist newspaper, nr. 1, May 2018

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Introduction:
AMIDST SOCIETY

To appear here and there with the strong desire for intimacy, trust and
complicity. Always in search of a life, that feels genuine. A life that
does not have to censor in different shades. A life that through
authenticity is ready to establish its own path to coherence joyfully.
That wants to be more than an roaming shadow in the midst of society…

The newspaper project in hand Fantasma is an expression of this search.
It arised from the circumstance of involuntary but self-chosen
clandestinity and is for that regard not bound by place.We, the authors,
foster the desire as made-invisibles to talk about this be-invisible.
About lived experiences and considerations in this situation. From us,
as from other comrades – and that would be extremly wonderful – that
find themselves on such a journey right now or have once. And because
the invisible can not exist without its counterpart, we encourage all
the visibles, that have been indirectly affected by a situation like
this, to send in your  self-written contributions. To put the
reflections and initiatives, away from concrete, technical questions, up
for a public debate and thus open up a space for discussions and
exchange with all interested. The desire to bring back to life the in
all directions extending demystification of clandestinity, from the
illusion of the wild and spectacular rebel-life (a fiction of Hollywood
with its usual cast, consisting of protagonists and spectators) to that
illusion of the anxious-paranoid vagabond-lifes. Definitely theres
moments full of wild enthusiasm and the urge for action. As well as full
of doubts and desperation. But either of these sides only build the
black/white frame which holds together the many different shades of grey
that we are made of. To mistake this frame as the whole and let it be a
fixed picture would only lead to a reduction of this complex life with
all its tangles to the replicated spectacle with already prefabricated
fixed pictures and roles.

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May 19, 2018
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Madrid, Spain: Estate agent offices attacked (17/04/2018)

On the night of April 17, the windows of two estate agencies in the Tetuán district were destroyed with a hammer. On the facades were left messages “Speculators” and “Houses belong to those who live in them” with an encircled A.
Stigmatisation and the din of the media were only the first part and a perfect precedent to fill the district with police. The announcement of the imminent installation of video surveillance in the Alvarado area seems to be a perfect way to strengthen police harassment that has been increasing for over a year.
With a stigmatized and devalued district the estate agencies, promoters and builders are rubbing their hands. For some time dozens of new cranes have been erected in the adjacent streets, and in the morning we hear the machinery and impact of an industry that is filling its pockets with the destruction of our neighbourhood. They want to build, they want to do business with our homes; then the evictions and clearing out begin.

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May 19, 2018
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Montevideo, Uruguay: Responsibility Claim for an Incendiary Attack Against a Catholic Church

In the early hours of Sunday, April 22 (2018) an incendiary attack was carried out against the Catholic church located on the street tapes corner in the San Juan barrio Arroyo Seco.
Three Molotov cocktails and two paint bombs were thrown at its facade.
Faced with the false social peace of this bourgeois democracy, we again choose the perilous path of the offensive against the established order.

May 19, 2018
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Dublin: Solidarity Action Against Starbucks

 Received : 15.5.18
On the date of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Fascist state of Israel, known as Nakba, the same date the US open its new embassy in Jerusalem the Zionist murder machine murdered 56 protesters and injured over 2700 that were protesting so displaced Palestinians are able to return to their home.

An act of vandalism was carried out on a Starbucks in Dublin. “Supporters of Zionist Terror” was spray painted on two of the stores windows and the lock for the store was glued shut. This was done in solidarity with the Palestinian resistors. Starbucks was chosen as a target because of its role in supporting and funding the Zionist murder state and the literal open air prison for Palestinians. This act was but a small gesture of solidarity.

From Gaza to West Bank Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have policed “their own people”. Solidarity and victory to the Palestinian resistors against Fascist Zionism and against the usurpers and controllers of struggle the authoritarian organizations Hamas and the PA

May 19, 2018
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Comments Off on Solidarity with Anarchists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from Narrm / Melbourne ( so-called Australia ) Anarchists.

Solidarity with Anarchists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from Narrm / Melbourne ( so-called Australia ) Anarchists.

Banner reads ‘Solidarity with Yogja Comrades
May Day Setiap Hari ( May Day Every Day )
Received :15.5.18
On May Day in Yogyakarta 69 comrades were arrested. There has since been a huge crackdown involving raids and more arrests based on flimsy evidence. At present there are 11 comrades still locked up in Yogyakarta Police Prison, they are isolated and not allowed any contact with comrades outside.

This has only strengthened the resolve of the comrades to keep up the fight against the feudal system ruling Yogja and the Kraton (palace) of the so called sultan.

There is a fundraising drive to raise money for legal assistance which has been largely local however there is a paypal account here for donations outside Indonsia. https://www.paypal.me/TobiVBonano

May 19, 2018
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Comments Off on USA – Freedom for J20 Defendants, Call to Action

USA – Freedom for J20 Defendants, Call to Action

Received on: 15.5.18
We write this call, in the spirit of those who’ve struggled before us.
Freedom for J20 Defendants
We ask that our reader(s) turn their attention to the J20 case
(hyperlink: defendj20resistance.org), where our comrades are facing
decades in prison for their resistance to the inauguration of
America’s latest imperialist monster, Donald Trump. Inside one of the fiercest
political-repression operations the US has seen in recent years.
Fifty-nine defendants remain, having been held by the courts under
highly coercive penal threats for over a year.
It seems the April trials have been delayed. The prosecution,
not wanting to risk their already tenuous credibility, has decided to
target those whom better fit into civil notions of ‘guilt’ and
‘criminality’.
The May 14th trial comprises defendants alleged to have destroyed
property.
While we believe our friends crafting narratives and support
around the case have had good intentions, they’ve spent a great deal of
energy honing disingenuous, liberal, reformist rhetoric. We acknowledge
that advocating for the ‘1st amendment activity’ and ‘innocence’ of
arrestees to have strategic implications. This being seen through the
victories of the first trial’s full acquittal and over a hundred dropped cases.
Still, we must beg the question, is this strategy complete?
Who does it ultimately benefit, and what are its limits? Are we content
with pretending as if the most vibrant displays of resistance that day
never occurred? Will we continue to cower away from the means of action we
know are necessary to take? When will we say, “we were all there
too”?
To gain strength and to be effective in this moment require us to
evolve with the situation and refuse the disassociation urged to us by the
press and political class.

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May 18, 2018
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France,Zad:The Movement is Dead, Long Live… Reform!

Monday 14 May 2018
All the versions of this article: [English] [français]
The Movement is Dead, Long Live… Reform!
This text was written during fall 2017 on the ZAD of Notre-Dame- des-Landes, France. Since then, the situation drastically changed when the government announced on January 17 th , 2018 that they are abandoning the airport project. It may seem obsolete to pub- lish this after the “victory”. But, despite the importance this strug- gle has for me, I didn’t celebrate this victory. I am probably too suspicious and critical about what’s at stake and what’s hiding behind the decision.
In this difficult period for social struggles, the fight against the air- port has become a kind of symbol against the capitalist onslaught, as the struggle to not lose in an ocean of defeats. So, trying a crit- ical approach means often being confronted by a defensive reflex to protect an idealized vision. Oh well, here goes…
This text is addressed to those who want to question “victory”, and dig a little deeper into what is at play here.
On one hand, because the end of the struggle against the airport leaves the “movement” an orphan – or even dead – and thus fac- ing a new situation. Yet even if it is new, it will remain the leg- acy of these long mixed-up years of conflicts between different political tendencies, with their different objectives and means in struggle.
On the other hand, because the recent months leading up to this “historic victory” have much to tell and to contribute to a culture of struggle in general. And because we can already imagine the glorious and eternal radiance that many will give to this victory.
This text talks about internal political tensions in the occupation movement, alliances with liberal organizations and political parties, relationship to the media, reformism, revolutionary romanticism, and the situation after the airport was abandoned.
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May 17, 2018
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Comments Off on USA: Jennifer Gann’s statement for the 2018 June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

USA: Jennifer Gann’s statement for the 2018 June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

Insurgent greetings from behind enemy lines in so-called California (Amerikan occupied Chumash territory)!
First and foremost, a clenched fist salute to my imprisoned anarchist comrades in the U.S. and around the world!
It’s been 28 years since I was first incarcerated in 1990 for armed robbery. So, to give everyone a quick update on my personal history… I first entered the California prison system when it was racially segregated, and quickly became politicized after coming into contact with anarchists and abolitionists during the 1991 Folsom Prison Food Strike, for which I was sent to solitary confinement on “inciting” charges. As a young prison rebel in the early 1990s, I experienced the brutality and torture of solitary confinement first-hand, from beatings to gladiator fights to food deprivation and murders covered up by the corrupt pigs. I was defiant and resisted these inhumane conditions by single-handedly sabotaging and breaking 13 prison cell windows in the Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) at Folsom. In retaliation for the beatings and torture I suffered, I attacked a pig and received 16 years added to my sentence! Subsequently, I was charged with possession of a weapon by a prisoner, battery on a state prosecutor during an attempted escape from the Sacramento courthouse, and assault with a deadly weapon on a prison warden, for which I was given multiple 25-year-to-life sentences. All of these events occurred more than 20 years ago, and I spent more than a decade in Pelican Bay SHU.

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May 17, 2018
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Rome, Italy – Bugs found

Bugs made from two microphones, a GPS device and a transmitter were found in a comrade’s car. These were positioned on the car body with magnets over the driver’s door and linked to an electric cable carrying power to one of the lights inside the car. There was also an additional battery. The microphones were stuck with gum over the driver’s and passenger’s head seats. The power cable, battery, microphones and GPS were all linked to the transmitter. There was a TIM chip card inside the transmitter.
LET’S NOT GIVE ANYTHING TO THE DISGUSTING SPIES!
LET’S DEFEND OURSELVES BY TEARING OUT THE ENEMY’S EYES AND EARS!

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May 17, 2018
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Giffers, Switzerland – Deportation centre opened

A new deportation centre is to open today, Tuesday 3rd April, in Giffers, Switzerland. In the first stage 130 refugees will be held in the centre against their will. In 2019 up to 300 people will have to live in limited spaces, with severe restrictions. There are 50 places in reserve.
A look at the regulations shows that the State aims to inflict abuse and mechanisms of repression on the lives of people with the wrong documents, so as to intimidate them and chase them away.
There will be no possibility of cooking one’s own meals in the deportation centre. Cameras, radios, Mp3 devices and other electronic devices are to be confiscated. Drinking and smoking are prohibited. Children are not allowed to attend state schools. Restrictions are put in force with enclosures, barbed wire and video surveillance. Very little medical care is provided and only with ORS permission. People are subjected to body searches and identified with photographs and fingerprints on entering and leaving the structure. There are bars on all the windows (see picture).

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May 11, 2018
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Comments Off on Sardinia – Bomb at a deputy major’s property in Esporlatu

Sardinia – Bomb at a deputy major’s property in Esporlatu

From the local media we learn:
Yet another attack against a local administrator in Sardinia. Once again the target was Giovanni Canu, deputy major of Esporlatu and ex carabiniere.
During the night someone placed an explosive device in his property in the countryside. The strong deflagration caused part of the building to collapse.
Carabinieri of the Bono unit intervened on the spot, and are now investigating the incident and trying to identify the kind of explosive used.
In April last year Canu already suffered an attack: his car was burnt.

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sardegnaanarchica.

May 11, 2018
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Comments Off on Milan, Italy – Incendiary bottle against the Consulate of Tunisia

Milan, Italy – Incendiary bottle against the Consulate of Tunisia

 

From the local press we learn that on Sunday 22nd April the entrance door of the Tunisian Consulate was set on fire in Milan, causing little damage.
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Posted on 23/04/2018 by roundrobin.info