August 3, 2010
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>NEWS FROM BELGIUM

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Belgium – Around 250 to 300 vehicules burned each year

BRUSSELS – Federal police says every year about 250 to 300 vehicules get burned. In 2007, the number was 253; in 2008, the estimation was 245 but in 2009, the amount increased to 305. This year, already 139 vehicules suffered arson. Police fears this year will therefore be hotter than the others and says that the arsons doesn’t only concern cars, but also vans.

Vottem – Escape from detention centre for immigrants

VOTTEM – During the walk, a prisoner of the detention centre for immigrants, climbed several high fences and ran away. He was caught later when hiding a few kilometers further in the house of a relative, under a matrass, and was arrested by the anti-banditism brigade of Herstal.

Liège – Wave of burning cars

LIEGE – Police is speaking about a wave of burning cars, fearing a contamination in the areas. In Saint-Nicolas, five vehicles were put on fire (some luxury cars and a van of a shop). When a day later police claimed to have arrested a suspect, another two cars (a BMW and a Renault Twingo) were put on fire.

Two days later in a nearby area, another four cars were burned on different spots. The last weeks, more cars suffered arson in the region of Liège.

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August 2, 2010
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>Prisons in Greece. Stories of shame and horror.

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After good morning, take of your underwear, sit down, turn around, bend, cough, the ultimate humiliation.
Prisoner D. Proestos describes how they search for the smuggling of drugs into Greek prisons.
Shame and horror …
He first went to prison in 1984, came out in 1994 and returned in 1995, where he has been held until now with a life sentence. Overall,

this man has served nine years in the diciplinary section: “Diciplinary, pissed dirty mattress, you don’t eat, you don’t get to drink water, no smoking. They have you in a concrete cage,
handcuffed”, he recalls.
“They tore out my soul”
Diavata Prison. Thessaloniki
There “I was tied up in the diciplinary for six weeks. I got beat up a lot. I pissed and I shat on the mattress I slept on. It was so bad I got

sick with hepatitis.
Sergeant Mitsios and Director Eftihidou, after they had severely beaten me, I remember them begging me to leave the diciplinary cell and go to the Infection hospital in Thessaloniki, so I don’t die.”
For Proestos there are incidents that have “torn” his soul, as he says. “Extreme events only with some staff are in my mind and
occurred where there was no “third eye”… solitary cells, dungeons, tie-downs, cross, torture and humiliation “…

Another prisoner, G. Makis, reveals: “Faced with eight members of the prison staff I had been asked to lean over and cough (naked). I

refused to because I felt that my dignity was being insulted and undermined. Based on the penal code it’s any inmate’s right to refuse

anything that lowers and undermines his dignity. ” Small print for some …

Many are the letters we’ve received from prisoners in prisons all over the country. Human stories scattered on four sheets of paper
with a blue pen.
People who for whatever reason were sentenced and today are in custody. But it seems that the blaming stops with the sound of the
iron prison door opening.
Then there is no blaming but on the prisoner.
And when the balance is not kept, given that many social services are broken down, the game becomes dangerous and he comes

back seeking revenge on society itself.
So this is why the issue of prisons should concern us all. Several of our prisoners complain that even the benefit of wages provided is

only “to serve some particular balance within the prison.”
Indeed, in some cases, the internal mechanism of each prison goes beyond even the power of the appropriate ministry. “The

Secretariat of the prison affects even the Appeal Council in the manner that they present the cases and all this creates a strange and often lawless behaviour and relationship,” he says. It seems that
even a transfer to a prison farm is considered a “buyable benefit”. Literally an impossible dream for some. While most prisons are

overcrowded, there are prison farms that are ’empty’ and
could accept prisoners.
“And this situation continues because no Minister of Justice until now, even if he has the will – which is rare – has had the power to go

against the establishment of prisons” says a prisoner, whose data is available to the newspaper.

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August 2, 2010
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>32 year old Polish man 'commits suicide' in Kypseli police station, Athens.

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Earlier today a 32 year old man from Poland comitted suicide while being held in the police station of the Kypseli area in Athens.

He injured himself in the neck region with a piece of glass while he was in the room next to the officers’ office. The 32year old had
been arrested on July 30th for attempting to steal and had been
led to the Public prosecutor in Athens court.
From July 30th he had been kept by decision of the Three-member Magistrate’s court in Athens waiting to be moved to a correctional
facility. Despite the efforts of police officers and private
individual first aid rescuers, the man expired before the ambulance that had been called arrived. A preliminarrliy investigation of the
incident has been opened by Police officials in Athens.

August 1, 2010
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>Mexico – FLT/ELF sabotage in Los Dinamos forest

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culmine translate from angrynewsfromaroundtheworld. blog

On the night of July 28 we made a bonfire with the property of destroyers of the earth.
Inside the forest Los Dinamos, Magdalena Contreras in the Federal District, there is a project of urban expansion. This project, still at an early stage, consists of deep wells that would take water from the river to allow the expansion of the city and anthropocentrist progress.
For this reason we in the FLT / ELF claim responsibility for the following sabotage:
– We threw stones, bricks and rubble in the pits so that the river water doesn’t go through their pipelines.
– We have written claims on to building materials and resources, such as: “Stop urban sprawl,” “Out civilization from the wild environment” and “Frente de Liberación de la Tierra”.
– We burned 3 machines with incendiary devices, or rather two excavators and a small machine that removes debris. The first device was placed in the smaller vehicle, close to the pedals. The second bomb was placed in the cab of the second one, after breaking the window with stones. The last device was placed on the third vehicle on top of the cables.
We fled into the night without a trace. The damages consist of thousands of Mexican pesos. We want to emphasize that we did this in defense of the land that is being destroyed day by day egocentrism and authoritarianism; to every wilderness and semi-wild there will be hundreds of devehicles and properties destroyed and rendered useless. Let it be a lesson for the exploiters of the earth!
Action dedicated to the warrior for animal liberation in the United States Walter Bond, who was arrested recently for 3 fires against companies engaged in the exploitation of animals. Action dedicated also to the Leo in Italy, and to Adrian and Abraham.
Frente de Liberación de la Tierra /

August 1, 2010
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>Israeli airstrikes kill 1, injure 10 in Gaza

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July 31, 2010

Gaza – Ma’an – An Al-Qassam Brigades fighter was killed and ten other Gaza residents were injured in a series of Israeli airstrikes that hit targets across the Strip on Saturday morning.

The Hamas-affiliated military group announced that one of its field leaders, 41-year-old Issa Abdul-Hadi Al-Batran, was killed by one of the strikes near the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Eight others were injured in a second strike targeting the Ansar Security Compound, formerly the presidential compound in Gaza City, which caused massive damages to the buildings and nearby homes, officials said.

The compound was evacuated in two stages, with the majority of personnel taken out in early evening, and a second cohort of 150 moved from the area only 30 minutes before the early morning strike. A skeleton staff had remained in the post.

The injured were treated in the Ash-Shifa Hospital, with director of ambulance and emergency service in Gaza Muawiya Hassanein identifying all as government-employed security officers. The eight sustained moderate to critical wounds and have not been named.

A strike on the Al-Muntada area, where the Ansar compound is located, also hospitalized a young girl and an elderly man, both were evacuated to the Ash-Shifa Hospital where medics said they were being treated for moderate wounds.

A statement from International Solidarity Movement workers in Gaza said “those first at the scene described building debris scattered everywhere and burned out cars still parked on the street.”

Witnesses said the incident brought back raw memories of the strikes that kicked off Israel’s war on Gaza, which targeted a police graduation ceremony at the primary security headquarters in Gaza City. The first strikes totaled the government buildings, and killed more than 200 young Gaza man who were graduating from the police academy.

Air strikes, artillery fire hits north, south Gaza

Israeli fighter jets also targeted an open area in Deir Al-Balah and several smuggling tunnels in Rafah, in the central and southern areas of the Strip. No injuries were reported from the strikes.

Witnesses said sites were targeted by both air and artillery fire, saying tanks were used in the northern district.

An Israeli military statement said the strikes came in “response to Grad rocket fire,” and targeted “terror infrastructure” in Gaza.

The statement said the target near Nuseriat was a weapons-manufacturing warehouse, and described the Rafah strike as targeting a weapons-smuggling tunnel.

The series of strikes, the most destructive in months, came after Israeli officials reported the launch of a Grad rocket from Gaza which landed in the city of Ashkelon. In its statement the military noted that the hit “[caused] property damage” to the city that “has suffered casualties from rocket fire in the past.”

No militant group in Gaza has claimed to be behind the firing, though the military statement said the “IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.”

Report says military doubts Hamas fired Grad

Israel’s daily news site Ynet quoted a military official as saying he did not believe Hamas was behind the launch of a Grad rocket reportedly fired from Gaza on Friday.

“Hamas still wants to maintain the status quo in the Strip,” he told the news site. “It continues to grow stronger, but is deterred by the IDF and doesn’t want to face a conflict.”


August 1, 2010
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>Settler violence continues in south Hebron hills

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Israeli settlers hurl stones toward Palestinians, not seen, during clashes in the village of Burin near the West Bank city of Nablus 26 July 2010. The Israeli settlers were protesting the razing of illegally-installed mobile homes in the nearby Yitzhar settlement, setting fire to Palestinian olive trees in an apparent “price tag” reprisal for the demolitions. [MaanImages/Rami Swidan]

July 30, 2010
 Israeli settlers destroyed a field of vegetables in a Bedouin village in the southern West Bank on Wednesday night, international peace groups reported.

During the night, a report said, a Palestinian farmer from Um Al-Kher village in the south Hebron hills heard noises from his garden, and thought there were animals inside. On inspection, he saw settlers walking through his field, but did not approach them for fear they were armed, he told Christian Peacemaker Teams and Operation Dove, who maintain a presence in the area.

In the morning, the farmer said he found his vegetables had been damaged, the water pipes slashed, and the fence around the field partially destroyed.

The damaged field was the primary food and economic resource for the 85-member Bedouin community, which includes around 30 children, a statement from Operation Dove explained, adding that although the farmer filed a complaint at the police station in the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, residents are skeptical about doing so as they have never received justice in the past.

The group of international volunteers said the village, next to the illegal Karmel settlement, suffers frequent provocations by settlers. A Bedouin neighbor said this was the fourth attack on this field in two years, adding, “We set the fence up less than one year ago to protect the vegetables from damage done by settlers several times in the past.”

Settlers recently closed the village water pipes, leaving the community without water for six consecutive days. The settlers are the only ones with access to the water system, the statement added.

On Thursday, Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released the testimony of a farmer from the south Hebron hills who was violently attacked by settlers earlier this month. Shepherd Khaled Najar, 57 was grazing his flock on 1 July on private Palestinian land when a masked person approached him from an illegal settlement outpost near his village.

Najar told B’Tselem the man kicked him, knocking him to the ground, and then sat on him and beat his head with his fists and with a stone. The settler then went and spoke with an onlooking soldier.

After the incident, Najar called B’Tselem’s fieldworker in the area, who took video footage of the farmer’s injuries and called the Red Crescent to take him to hospital. B’Tselem reported that a medical examination revealed Najar had a broken nose, a fractured skill, and cuts to his head.

Settlers have assaulted Najar several times, he told B’Tselem, most seriously in 2001 when he was shot in the stomach and hospitalized at Soroka Hospital in Beersheva. In 2008, settlers beat Najar with a steel pipe, which unusually led to his two assailants facing indictment.

B’Tselem welcomed the filing of the indictment, but noted that it did not reflect usual practice, in which even when the authorities have advance knowledge that settlers intend to commit violent acts, soldiers do not act to protect Palestinians, and investigation is negligent, if it is undertaken at all.


August 1, 2010
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>Prison chief alleged of arming inmates to carryout Mexico birthday massacre

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27 July, 2010

Mexican authorities are shocked with allegations that a prison chief was responsible for letting out inmates and arming them to carry out the July 18 Birthday Massacre where 17 teenagers and young adults were killed.

At first Mexican authorities had thought that the attack was by rival drug gangs but now the situation has turned on its head after it has been alleged that the men who took part in the attack were all prison inmates who were sentenced for drug crimes.

Mexican authorities have said that the guard’s official vehicles, fire weapons and ammunition were given to the inmates to carry out an assignment for the prison chief.
The inmates were then said to have returned back to their cells after the attack.
All prison guards alleged to be involved in the scandal and the prison chief were all placed on house arrest.
On Sunday, a spokesman from the attorney general’s office, Ricardo Najera told reporters “According to witnesses, the inmates were allowed to leave with authorization of the prison director to carry out instructions for revenge attacks using official vehicles and using guards’ weapons for executions.”
It has been suspected that the prison guard may have been on the paying scale of a drug gang but this has not been confirmed as yet.
This last scandal has highlighted the corruption level in Mexico and the level in which drug gangs have infiltrated in Mexico.
25,000 people have died in the last 3.3 years after Mexican President, Felipe Calderón, started the war on drugs when he came to office in late 2006.

August 1, 2010
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>Fear of Conflict

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“Trully it is not a failing in you that you stiffen yourself against me and assert your distinctness or peculiarity: you need not give way or renounce yourself”
— Max Stirner


Whenever more than a few anarchists get together, there are arguments. This is no surprise, since the word “anarchist” is used to describe a broad range of often contradictory ideas and practices. The only common denominator is the desire to be rid of authority, and anarchists do not even agree on what authority is, let alone the question of what methods are appropriate for eliminating it. These questions raise many others, and so arguments are inevitable.
The arguments do not bother me. What bothers me is the focus on trying to come to an agreement. It is assumed that “because we are all anarchists”, we must all really want the same thing; our apparent conflicts must merely be misunderstandings which we can talk out, finding a common ground. When someone refuses to talk things out and insists on maintaining their distinctness, they are considered dogmatic. This insistence on finding a common ground may be one of the most significant sources of the endless dialogue that so frequently takes place of acting to create our lives on our own terms. This attempt to find a common ground involves a denial of very real conflicts.
One strategy frequently used to deny conflict is to claim that an argument is merely a disagreeement over words and their meanings. As if the words one uses and how one chooses to use them have no connection to one’s ideas, dreams and desires. I am convinced that there are very few arguments that are merely about words and their meanings. These few could be easily resolved if the individuals involved would clearly and precisely explain what they mean. When individuals cannot even come to an agreement about what words to use and how to use them, it indicates that their dreams, desires and ways of thinking are so far apart that even within a single language, they cannot find a common tongue. The attempt to reduce such an immense chasm to mere semantics is an attempt to deny a very real conflict and the singularity of the individuals involved.
The denial of conflict and of the singularity of individuals may reflect a fetish for unity that stems from residual leftism or collectivism. Unity has always been highly valued by the left. Since most anarchists, despite their attempts to seperate themselves from the left, are merely anti-state leftists, they are convinced that only a united front can destroy this society which perpetually forces us into unities not of our choosing, and that we must, therefore, overcome our differences and join together to support the “common cause”. But when we give give ourselves to the “common cause”, we are forced to accept the lowest common denominator of understanding and struggle. The unities that are created in this way are false unities which thrive only by suppressing the unique desires and passions of the individuals involved, tranforming them into a mass. Such unities are no different from the forming of labor that keeps a factory functioning or the unity of social consensus which keeps the authorities in power and people in line. Mass unity, because it is based on the reduction of the individual to a unit in a generality, can never be a basis for the destruction of authority, only for its support in one form or another. Since we want to destroy authority, we must start from a different basis.
For me, that basis is myself — my life with all of its passions and dreams, its desires, projects and encounters. From this basis, I make “common cause” with no one, but may frequently encounter individuals with whom I have an affinity. It may well be that your desires and passions, your dreams and projects coincide with mine. Accompanied by an insistence upon realizing these in opposition to every form of authority, such affinity is a basis for a genuine unity between singular, insurgent individuals which lasts only as long as these individuals desire. Certainly, the desire for the destruction of authority and society can move us to strive for an insurrectional unity that becomes large-scale, but never as a mass movement; instead it would need to be a coinciding of affinities between individuals who insist on making their lives their own. This sort of insurrection cannot come about through a reduction of our ideas to a lowest common denominator with which everyone can agree, but only through the recognition of the singularity of each individual, a recognition which embraces the actual conflicts that exist between individuals, regardless of how ferocious they may be, as part of the amazing wealth of interactions that the world has to offer us once we rid ourselves of the social system which has stolen our lives and our interactions from us.
From Willfull Disobedience #2

August 1, 2010
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>Greece will be a war zone, Sect of Revolutionaries warns tourists english media press…

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Security forces fear wave of terror as austerity programme provokes strikes, protests, violence – and assassination
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A protesting lorry driver argues with a police officer outside the Ministry of Transport in Athens. Photograph: Dimitri Messinis/AP

Greek security forces have warned of a wave of violence reminiscent of the terror that stalked Italy in the seventies after urban guerillas threatened last week to turn the country into a “war zone”.
Greece has entered a new phase of political violence by anarchist-oriented organisations that are more murderous, dangerous, capable and nihilistic than ever before,” said Athanasios Drougos, a defence and counter-terrorism analyst in Athens.
“For the first time we are seeing a nexus of terrorist and criminal activity,” he said. “These groups don’t care about collateral damage, innocent bystanders being killed in the process. They are very extreme.”
The threats came from a guerrilla group called the Sect of Revolutionaries, as it claimed credit for the murder of Sokratis Giolas, an investigative journalist. Giolas was shot dead outside his Athenian home on 19 July, in front of his pregant wife.
The gang promised to step up attacks on police, businessmen, prison guards and “corrupt” media – and, for the first time, threatened holidaymakers.
“Tourists should learn that Greece is no longer a safe haven of capitalism,” its declaration said.
“We intend to turn it into a war zone of revolutionary activity with arson, sabotage, violent demonstrations, bombings and assassinations, and not a country that is a destination for holidays and pleasure.”
In an accompanying picture, the group displayed an arsenal that included AK 47 assault rifles, semi-automatic pistols and brass knuckledusters.
“Our guns are full and they are ready to speak,” it said. “We are at war with your democracy.”
The terror threat comes as Greek authorities endure a summer of strikes and escalating upheaval. Military trucks and petrol company vehicles were employed yesterday to alleviate a fuel shortage as more 30,000 lorry and tanker truck operators ignored a government order to return to work on pain of prosecution. Shortages were reported on many holiday islands and destinations in northern Greece where thousands of tourists are stranded.
The far more serious scourge of domestic terrorism was thought to have been eradicated in 2004, with the disbandment of the 17 November group.
Born out of the turmoil that followed the collapse of US-backed military rule, 17 November murdered the CIA station chief, Richard Welch, in 1975.
For the following 27 years it targeted Turkish envoys, juntists, US military personnel, industrialists and western diplomats, including a British military attaché in Athens, Brigadier Stephen Saunders, who was murdered in 2000.
Unlike 17 November, Greece’s new generation of urban guerrillas has not tried to garner popular support.
The Sect of Revolutionaries emerged from the rioting after a teenager, Alexis Grigoropoulos, was shot dead by a policeman in December 2008. The men and women thought to comprise its closely guarded ranks are in their late twenties and thirties and appear to espouse violence almost for the sake of it.
“We don’t do politics, we do guerilla warfare,” its members announced in the proclamation placed on the boy’s grave within hours of their first attack, on a police station, in February 2009. Two weeks later they sprayed the offices of a private television station with bullets. Three months after that, they claimed their first victim, Nectarios Savvas, a police officer protecting a state witness. Six people have died in separate attacks this year.
Last month another group, yet to be named, sent a parcel bomb wrapped up as a gift to the office of Michalis Chrysohoidis, the minister in charge of public security. It killed his chief aide.
The surge in violence comes amid rising social tensions over the austerity measures enforced by the government in exchange for €110bn in emergency aid, the biggest bailout in history.
Mounting social unrest, waning support for political parties and record levels of unemployment among an increasingly radicalised youth are believed to have augmented the ranks of anti-establishment groups.
“The economic crisis has most definitely played a role in aggravating the violence,” Chrysohoidis told the Observer. “And the violence we are seeing is worst than ever before because society as a whole is more violent than ever before.”
To date Chrysohoidis, who oversaw the break-up of 17 November during a previous stint in the same post, has ordered police to tread a fine line.
But anger is growing. Security officials say it is only a matter of time before one of the three groups currently active in Greece strikes again.
More worrying, they say, are their connections to the Balkan criminal underworld that has made access to weapons dangerously easy.
“In other European countries, home-grown terrorism has been on the decrease for years,” said Drougos. “But in Greece the situation is not unlike pre-Bolshevik revolutionary Russia or Italy at the start of the terror campaign by the Red Brigades… it’s very unpredictable and tourists should be vigilant.”

August 1, 2010
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>China: Explosion in tax administration

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Saturday, 31 July 2010
 Shanghai – At least four people were killed and 19 wounded in an explosion in the regional tax office Changsha, Hunan Province town of Glan. Police said pleminirani investigation indicate that there is a planned attack, but said what kind of explosive it is made, officials said.

August 1, 2010
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>Siberian sentence for self-defense, anti-fascists

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  27 July 2010 was sentenced Barnaul antifascists Alexis C. By Art. 118 of the Criminal Code “grievous bodily harm through negligence.” Antifascist protect themselves and others from the attack of neo-Nazis.
This story began exactly 10 months earlier, in the suburb of Barnaul – Novoaltajsk (Altai Territory). 27 September, late in the evening, two young men (among whom was antifascist Alex C.) in a dark alley caught up with three unknowns.From the first seconds of communication, it became clear that the “catch up” – followers of extreme right-wing political ideas, obviously not wanting to disagree “on the world”. As a result, a few minutes after having argued primitive Alex to protect himself and his friend, was forced to apply a totally legitimate self-defense weapon gas “blow”. There were two shots – one in the face bonheda, the second – already in dogonku – in the back of the victim.

A few days later, on Oct. 1, 2009, the home of Alexis C. Came employees’ bodies and took him away for interrogation, during which it turned out the psychological impact of the staff heard the threats against Alexis, a promise by all means “hide behind the bars.
In April 2010 was brought up and sent to the Novoaltajsk City Court case on st.111 Criminal Code (deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm).This was compounded by the fact that in the scuffle and the shooting of “Punch”, 18-year-old bonhed Damen Sarsenovich Domains (Kazakh, born in Kemerovo), was injured in one eye and one hundred percent loss of vision.The official medical opinion is written: “contusion of the left eye and severe. Total posttraumatic retinal detachment eyes “, ie vision to it will never return.
The meeting considered the contradictory testimony of the victim and witness – first they said that Alexei S., a known anti-fascist, who allegedly had long had on their teeth, and he first attacked them. They later changed their testimony – now, they said, Alexey S. himself was neo-Nazi swastika risuyuschim everywhere, but they are late in the evening approached him “to ask” why he is doing.
The aggrieved party fielded a lawsuit Alexei, which requested the court to collect on their behalf nor more nor less than 15 million rubles – for serious injury and consequent psychological blow.Bonehead explained this amount so that now he “can not find a favorite work and not get into the army of Russia”
27 July 2010, the City Court Judge Novoaltajsk Sukharev, OA, Alexei sentenced to 180 hours of hard labor and a fine of 500,000 rubles in favor of the victim.During the case, the indictment article was translated from 111 to 118, in the absence of evidence of malice of the accused.
Antifascists Altai outraged such a huge amount of fine. We believe the amount is unreasonably high, and we intend to appeal to the relevant structures.
Sobkor

August 1, 2010
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>On arrests after direct action in Khimki 28th of July

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Алексей ГаскаровМаксим СолоповToday (30th of July) names of two activists, arrested in related to criminal case on “hooliganism” after attack against city administration of city of Khimki in Moscow region 28th of July were published in maintream news – Aleksey Gaskarov and Maksim Solopov.  
We will not now remind about details of corruption and violations, connected to construction of new Moscow – St. Petersburg highway through Khimki forest, or the protest campaign against it, as you may read about all of this in our website in respective section. Obviously, these arrests were just yet another confirmation of the pathetic unity, which was recently reached between regional and federal authorities, big business, local police and right-wing football hooligans, which all together protected against eco-camp of those protesting the clearing the forest from the highway.
Алексей ГаскаровAleksey Gaskarov is a libertarian socialist, who during many years was one of the most active people in the movement in Moscow region. Maksim Solopov is a leftist, not an anarchists, but besides disagreements he proved him self to be a trusted comrade in anti-fascist struggle. Aleksey and Maksim are one of the few people in Russia, who publicly, with their own faces, supported most determined means against Nazi mayhem and excesses of the authorities in the country, take for example this program from REN-TV:


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Максим Солопов
As a result, Nazis were threatening them plenty of times, and now apperently “Center of Counteraction Against Extremism”  of the Moscow Region decided to deliver them a blow.
We demand immediate release of Aleksey Gaskarov and Maksim Solopov, no matter if they participated to action in Khimki 28th of July or not – those fighting corruption and excesses of the authorities are not hooligans, but heroes!

Free Aleksey Gaskarov and Maksim Solopov!   
Information service of Autonomous Action

July 31, 2010
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>15 year old released from jail in greece 30/7

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The 15 year old girl who is accused that with her 16 year old friend, they stabbed to death an 80 year old man in Kerkini, Serres NORTH OFGREECE,g has been released with conditions. She was kept in a female wing in the Elaionas prison of Thebes and will be released with restrictions, because of her age. Read the story….

 

Terminal 119 & Cafe Morgenland [ June / 2010]

Terminal 119 & Cafe Morgenland  [ June / 2010]


When the knife comes out of the bag…

“When a woman kills her rapist, then the result of this action is not that we have a murderer on one side and a victim on the other, but we have a dead person on one side and a free person on the other”

On Sunday June 6th, two teenagers, 15 and 16 years old, met up in the village of Kerkini in Serres (northern Greece) to find some money to put their plan to leave their “troubled family environment” into effect, as they said in their testimonies to the interrogator. There they met a friend of one of the girl’s grandfather who promised to help them financially as long as they pleased his sexual appetites. When the two girls refused to make the deal he tried to harrass them and started touching them. The two young women, two young kids in reality that didn’t act within the predetermined framework, carrying for self protection a small knife, pulled it out and started stabbing him to get him off them. The 80-year-old died. The girls were arrested and today are imprisoned after the common agreement of the prosecutor and district attorney in Nigrita police station. They are waiting there to be transferred to a juvenile prison, accused of murder and robbery since they took ten euro from him when they tried to leave.

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With this article we would like to declare our unconditional solidarity to the two young girls and ask for an investigation to start in the village of Kerkini Serron because this case only came up now and this is usually only the tip of the iceberg.
-IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE TWO GIRLS, 15 AND 16 YEARS OLD!!

Terminal 119 – For social and individual autonomy
Café Morgenland

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July 31, 2010
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>In Odessa burned Hummer leader of the Union of anarchists Ukraine

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Anarchic resistance (AU) city of Odessa has assumed responsibility for setting fire to a Hummer-leader of the Union of Anarchists of Ukraine Vadim Black.

Reporter in Odessa on July 27 reported: Tonight in Odessa burned car Hummer leader of the Union of Anarchists Ukraine Vadim Black. According to the spokesperson of the Department of Internal Affairs of Odessa Tatiana Khmelnytsky, reported that at Lidersovsky boulevard caught fire vehicles arrived at the police control around 2:00.Leaving the specified address, law enforcement discovered that burning two foreign cars – Hummer, and Citroen. The circumstances and exact cause of fire is not yet established. According to preliminary data, the first turn on Hummer, from a fire spread to the second car in bvze data traffic police Hummer registered to a woman born in 1981, and Citroen – a man born in 1972. However, the leader of the Union of Anarchists Ukraine Vadim Cherny stated that one of the burnt-out cars, namely – Hummer yellow – belongs to him. Black told the police of deliberate arson.”The car is simply blown up. I think it was revenge for Edward Hurwitz published in the media about his property in Israel. There is no doubt that the explosion of organized parties promerskoy organization Free Odessa” – he said. At the postal address “Project 161” (anti-fascist site) came the following letter: AS takes responsibility for setting fire to a car brand Hummer leader of the Union of Anarchists of Ukraine Vadim Black. This action we would like to express our protest against the party in rats, which are hiding behind lofty ideals of anarchism, just to make money.While our friends are killed and thrown to jail because of their fighting men like Vadim earn this much money. The money is watered with the blood of our comrades. Bourgeois, AU is watching you. Do we! Do it better than us! ” Anarchic resistance

July 30, 2010
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>NO JUSTICE NO PEACE FUCK THE POLICE …. DEMO IN LONDON U.K.

>AROUND 200 protesters gathered outside the DPP’s office in London on Friday and then staged a spontaneous march to the spot where Ian Tomlinson died in April 2009.

“No justice, no peace, fuck the police!” roared out continuously from the lively crowd as it made its way across Southwark Bridge and into the City of London, blocking busy roads as it went and leaving office workers gawping in surprise.

The police held back, no doubt under strict instructions not to create a PR disaster by breaking any heads – this time.

With an excellent selection of speakers at the meet-up point, this was an empowering and badly needed action.

It is worth noting that the banners, including a very prominent one declaring “Fuck the law, not the poor” sparked a number of supportive honks from passing lorry drivers at Southwark Bridge. The tide of public opinion is definitely on the turn…

Although most people had already left at ten minutes past two, the last 25 people left for another march through the city, ending up back at Rose Court. With a few more people the energy would have been even more awesome. Sadly everyone seemed to have urgent appointments (at the pub?). Again the street was taken, and besides similar slogans as before “No Justice, No Peace…” Wwhose street? Our Streets!” the general public also got some education about proper bike etiquette and other lighter issues.
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With a bit more stamina and determination this day could have been ours.

July 30, 2010
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>Bristol Anti-Fascists Demonstrate Practical Solidarity

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Bristol Anti-Fascists Demonstrate Practical Solidarity
Thursday 5th August at The Plough, Easton, from 8pm-late. £4 on the door. On Saturday March 27th in Portland, Oregon, Luke Querner, a long-time anti-fascist activist and skinhead, was shot by neo-nazis. Fortunately Luke survived, but he has been left with a mountain of medical bills. Comrades in Bristol have organised a benefit gig to raise funds to help Luke out. The line-up features two bands from Brazil, who are visiting the UK to take part in an anti-racist football tournament, with support from local acts, and all bands are playing for free.