January 9, 2010
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A “strong” bomb exploded outside the Greek parliament building in Athens tonight, on the corner of Vassilisis Sofias and Amalias Avenue. Mainstream media report that the attackers warned of the attack by calling an Athens daily newspaper minutes before the explosion so as for the police to cordon off the area. There are no injuries reported. More info as it comes.

January 8, 2010
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Yesterday the cops of the local department in hamburg discovered that they were attacked with 6 bullets of 9mm, without being able to say exactly when the event occurred. There is speculation that the event took place at night when many New Year fireworks in the city fell, as by questions posed to local residents, there is no statement indicating that shots were heard.

January 8, 2010
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2 years of the murder of Mapuche activist Mathias Katrileo

The 20 year old Mathias was killed when a group of Mapuche activists entered a farm in La Araucana at dawn on 3.1.2008 in order to recapture the lost land of the Mapuche. The cops who were there opened fire killing the young eyes.

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January 8, 2010
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Rome – Riots broke out in southern Italy on Thursday night when immigrants burned cars and broke store windows to protest against an attack on African farm workers by a gang of local white youths, police said.

Television footage from the town of Rosarno, in the Calabria region, showed dozens of Africans smashing car windows with steel bars and stones and setting cars and rubbish bins on fire.

Police said at least one car was attacked while passengers were inside and several people were injured.

The immigrants, whose protest also blocked a road, clashed with police in riot gear and several were detained.

Some shouted “we are not animals” and carried signs reading “Italians here are racist”.

The incidents took place after white youths in a car fired air rifles at a group of African immigrants returning from work on farms, injuring several of them.

Immigrants work in the area as day labourers picking fruit and vegetables. Some 1 500 live in squalid conditions in abandoned factories with no running water or electricity and human rights groups say they are exploited by organised crime.

Calabrian regional governor Agazio Loiero said while the action of the immigrants was totally unjustified, he acknowledged there had been “a strong provocation”.

Italy has taken a hard line against illegal immigration and has moved to stem a tide of boatloads of immigrants who try to arrive on southern shores from Africa. Some boats have been turned back on the open seas.

January 8, 2010
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Mother earth sabotage capitalism. Time for us to help to our mother earth. Climate summit is over, it is time to act.

Icy weather these days continues to paralyze traffic of capitalism, system of exploitation, which has become global, and its survival depends on the global transport. Yesterday flights at airports in France, Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands were suspended. Eurostar train was stuck in the tunnel “Channel” for two hours but later managed to arrive in Britain. Departure of 4 Eurostar trains were canceled. The Irish roads are frozen and hundreds of schools does not work. In the Netherlands around Amsterdam and Haarlem, in Wednesday there was snow rainfall so the traffic was blocked. In northern Sweden is measured minus 40 degrees and in the central part of the country was minus 30. In Oslo there is also a minus 40, so, oil in the engine of the city buses was frozen. Unfortunately, due to the negligence of the capitalist society for the homeless, from the beginning of winter in Poland, 122 homeless died. If we do not make a revolution, we will all finish the same, before or later. In the south of England, 4000 people remained without electricity as snow cut cables for electricity. It is obviously that global energy supply, built with the aim of creating a profit in organized way, can not provide to ordinary people a safe heat, water, preparing of lunch, etc. The nature can destroy all that in a few days.

People run for salaries in order to cover basic expenses, and people’s work is creating profit for riches who destroy the climate of the planet and who does not give better wages and better life to workers, plus authorities have everywhere their spies who work against militant revolutionaries, so it is obvious that system is so determined that only nature can destroy it fast. Due to the human egoism, people will need centuries to do what the nature do inside of one month.

We should help to the nature, the same as nature help to us – we should sabotage present system together with nature: unscrew the screws at wheels of freight trains, unscrew the screws at cranes in ports, unscrew the screws at capitalist telecommunication repeaters… or imagine something else:) If the key for screw doesn’t help, autogenous cutting helps.

January 6, 2010
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Operations in Europe for New Year

Forest. Brussels, Belgium: Gunfire fell prison Forest Shortly after the New Year, the main entrance was target shooting with an automatic weapon. About 40 buds were at the point. This operation was around 00.40. The cameras show a prison vehicle to show on the road before the windows smashed by bullets.. Place the balls to fit offensive weapon such as Kalashnikovs. Some bullets came inside the prison, hitting an air conditioner.

Concentrations of solidarity were outside prison of Hamburg in Germany, in Brighton UK and elsewhere.

January 6, 2010
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Photos by CIE in Bari, Italy

Photos by CIE in Bari, Italy

The CIE (Identification & Deportation Centers) are the concentration camps of immigrants in Italy, known for their miserable conditions …

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January 6, 2010
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Hamburg, concentration of solidarity, conflict barricades

By gathering the prisoners solidarity activists, roadblocks and clashes welcomed the new year in Hamburg.

About 300 activists gathered at New Year, in solidarity with the detained activists.

They set up burning barricades in the harbor and attacked with stones, bottles and Molotov cocktail at 250 cops attacked them for their break, using pepper spray and baton, three cops injured, there were two arrests.

January 6, 2010
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ethal clashes at Gaza-Egypt border


Egyptian forces clashed with members of the Viva Palestina convoy late on Tuesday [GALLO/GETTY]

At least one Egyptian border guard has been killed and two Palestinians shot and wounded along the Gaza border during fierce clashes with Egyptian security forces.

A border protest on Wednesday turned violent over frustration that the aid convoy, Viva Palestina, had been delayed.

Egyptian forces opened fire to disperse stone-throwing protesters who had gathered on the Gaza side of the Rafah border crossing, witnesses and medics said.

Gaza’s Hamas leaders had called for the rally to protest the delay of the Viva Palestina international aid convoy at Egypt’s port city of al-Arish.

Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin, reporting from Gaza, said the situation had calmed considerably shortly thereafter.

“Senior officials from Palestinian security forces have arrived at the border [and] they have calmed the situation down. They were able to push back the thousand or so protesters and rock-throwers who had gathered here.

“About an hour ago, a rally that had been organised by Hamas to criticise Egypt’s denial to allow the Viva Palestina convoy to make its way into Gaza with much needed aid was held here.

“Shortly after that concluded, Palestinians started throwing rocks at Egyptian security personnel on the other side of the border and we heard an exchange of gunfire. We have been able to confirm that two Palestinians have been injured as a result of that gunfire.”

Aid convoy delayed

Wednesday’s fighting followed a clash late on Tuesday between Egyptian authorities and international members of the Viva Palestina convoy, which is destined for the Gaza Strip.

At least 55 people were injured in those clashes when 520 activists broke down a gate at the port in al-Arish to protest against an Egyptian decision to ship some of the goods through Israel.

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The protests were sparked by an Egyptian decision to allow 139 vehicles to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing, about 45km from the port in al-Arish, but requiring a remaining 59 vehicles to pass via Israel.

The convoy, led by George Galloway, a British MP, had already been delayed by more than a week, after he and a delegation of Turkish MPs failed to persuade the Egyptians to change their mind.

Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, criticised Egyptian authorities on Wednesday for “reinforcing the seige on Gaza”.

“Around 40 Arab, Islamic and European states have mobilized financial and media support to lift the siege imposed on Gaza Strip,” he told Al Jazeera.

“Why does not Egypt go along this path of solidarity with Gaza Strip? Such practices are outrageous, inhumane and unethical.

“Our expectations from Egypt and its security authorities are high, but it seems that these expectations are being smashed by batons, hot water and the brutal beating of hundreds of supporters in al-Arish port …”.

Disputed route

The convoy of nearly 200 vehicles arrived in al-Arish on Monday after a dispute with Cairo on the route.

But the arrival came after a bitter dispute between its organisers and the government, which banned the convoy from entering Egypt’s Sinai from Jordan by ferry, forcing it to drive north to the Syrian port of Lattakia.

The convoy with 210 lorries full of medicine and other supplies set out from the UK nearly a month ago.

Israel and Egypt have severely restricted travel to and from the Gaza Strip since Hamas seized power there in June 2007, after winning Palestinian legislative elections in 2006.

The blockade currrently allows only very basic supplies into Gaza.

The siege has severely restricted essential supplies and placed Gazans in a dire situation, made worse by Israel’s military assault last winter that reduced much of the territory to ruins.

January 6, 2010
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Viva Palestina: More Than 10 Injured, Seven Arrested, Including A Malaysian

Viva Palestina: More Than 10 Injured, Seven Arrested, Including A Malaysian

From Kuzaimah Idris

EL-ARISH PORT, Jan 6 (Bernama) — More than 10 members of the Viva Palestina convoy were injured, four of them seriously, and seven members arrested by Egyptian police during a protest here Tuesday at 11.40pm local time.

Among those arrested was a Malaysian, Ibrahim Mohd Azmi, a University of Bristol medical student who was a convoy volunteer.

The protest was staged by Viva Palestina convoy members to protest against the decision by the Eqyptian government to bar 59 convoy vehicles from leaving here for Gaza.

Egyptian police acted strongly against the convoy members three hours after the protest was staged at the entry and exit security point at this port.

Four members were seriously injured and had to be taken to hospital for further treatment.

More than 10 members sustained light injuries due to thrown rocks and tear gas.

Also arrested were three Britons, two Americans and a Kuwaiti.

According to witnesses, the incident was provoked by agents provocateurs of the Egyptian government.

Earlier, the convoy members had gathered and formed a human wall to protest against the decision to disallow the 59 vehicles from leaving the port.

The Egyptians deployed 189 anti-riot personnel equipped with water cannon and tear gas.

According to Viva Palestina leader George Galloway, there are negotiations at the highest level by Turkish authorities with the Egyptian government including for the release of all those detained.

At the time of this report at 4.10am local time, the situation was calm although observation and enclosure was still on by the Egyptian authorities.

The Viva Palestina Convoy is made up of 450 people from various countries with 220 vehicles in a mission to send humanitarian aid like food, medicines and school equipment worth more than US$1 million to Palestinians in Gaza.

The mission began in London on Dec 9 last year and has moved through various places in Turkey, Syria and Jordan.

The convoy was supposed to arrive in Gaza on Dec 27 but was held up by the Egyptian government which refused to allow use of the port of Nuweiba for entry to Rafah before arriving in Gaza.

As a result, they had to return to Syria to find another way to reach Rafah to go into Gaza.

— BERNAMA