January 28, 2010
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Chronicle of solidarity protests of those persecuted Vincennes – September 2009 to January 2010


Below is a brief history of the mobilizations and actions taken to solidarity with the persecuted for the burning of the detention center in Vincennes in France. The translation was made by the English version released on the Internet.

The insurections tried on 25, 26, 27 January 2010 for the arson of the prison during the uprising in June 2008.

9/9/2009 – Paris: Triple escape from Vincennes.

19/9/2009 – Paris: Two ATM bank La Poste (a public French bank alleging undocumented immigrants to the cops) burned down in solidarity.

22/9/2009 – Paris: broken all the windows in the building of the Red Cross in the suburb of 9 and written slogans: “undocumented” and “cracked partners.

4/11/2009 – Paris: It is an attack in high school Theophile Gauthier (Highway 49 charenton, suburb 12) in the week of action against the prison. . This voluntary school specializes in education and prison guards and cops do not follow the mainstream secondary schools – offering direct … “vocational rehabilitation. The doors were locked with chains. The facade was covered with posters: “Warning! This form future cops! “,” The guard to monitor, “” Destroy your cell “,” Better than poor and rebellious cop or guard “…

5/11/2009 – Paris: large windows broken in the company Bouygues προάστιο 15. suburb 15. The slogan “build prisons’ left behind.

– 5/11/2009 – Paris: tear the tires on a truck and vans one of the ISS, in solidarity with the prisoners of the new detention center in Steenoekerzel in Belgium, where the company works.

14/11/2009 – Paris: To the Red Cross building in the suburb 10 painted with slogans: “Partners of the Red Cross” and “Fire in detention centers. Also, out of the French Anarchist Federation (FAF) (which published a leaflet in which proposed solutions to the humanization of prisons) are written the slogans: “Partners FAF”, “stinking traitors”, “The FAF wants to humanise prisons let them burn. “

σε 5/12/2009 – Paris: Sabotage banks against expulsions.

Each screen found stuck stickers saying: “Off The bank complained that undocumented migrants to the police. To sabotage the machinery of deportation. Freedom for all “.

The deportation of undocumented migrants is not only the police but by an entire machine, from the employment centers that control them, the humanitarians who handle evictions until the banks regularly “give” to the cops customers.

7/12/2009 – Lyon: ATM and destroyed large windows of a bank BNP against the deportation machine.

9/12/2009 – Paris: hung banners denouncing the banks BNP and La Poste, working with the machinery of deportation: “Destroy the detention centers,” to sabotage the machinery of deportation, “Long live the flames of insurection!”” These banks denounce undocumented migrants, “Solidarity with rebels of the detention center Vincennes».

10/12/2009 – Paris: A bulldozer company Eiffage (manufacturers prison) burnt in solidarity to prisoners who fight and those persecuted for the burning of the detention center in Vincennes. Also there are the remains of pyrpolimenou machinery on the site of the tram in Saint Mandé Paris.

12/12/2009 – Paris: Carry out a march in Belville, with banners “Freedom for all, with or without papers” of about 30 people afisokolloune areas Belville, Menilmontant and Couronnes. Some slogans “denounce immigrants” are written to banks.

16/12/2009 – Paris: It is arson in the architectural office of Alain Derbesse the suburb 14. This office participated in the building of detention centers in Vivonne and le Havre, as in the construction of prison Mans and a police station, and renovation of a judicial building.

– 21/12/2009 – Paris: According to media, many large windows and broken doors in government immigration office. They are slogans written “Fire in detention centers. Also reported a similar attack in October in Lille.

22/12/2009 – Grenoble: broken large windows in shops and Bouygues stencil written: “The Bouygues building prisons.”

23/12/2009 – Paris: March, stencils, posters, slogans on banks in regions Barbes and Goutte d’Or: “Fire in the prisons,” The cops are pigs “,” Government war = war on the poor “k . … s

Thousands of notices and pamphlets to passers-sharing and shout slogans like “Freedom for all with or without papers” and “Pigs cops Killers” …

. – 1/1/2010 – Paris: At midnight, fireworks and dynamitakia fall around the detention center of Villepinte and Vincennes, shout slogans for “Freedom!” To greet the prisoners.

9/1/2010 – Paris: Progress in Montreuil.

For 2 hours, about 20 people decorated the subway, banks and streets with hundreds of posters and slogans.

This course was as follow paths in areas Bellville and La goutte d’Or.

    SOLIDARITY WEEK

16/1/2010 – Paris: “Because you do not have to expect 15,000 people to act against what destroys us”

. There is progress in eastern Paris, a sign with undocumented workers, and the persecuted of Vincennes. Tramway Porte des Lilas,Menilmontant, The course went through the sites Tramway Porte des Lilas, and then in Menilmontant, which made strikes. Hundreds of posters and trikakia used, and major roads blocked. Exerted pressure on banks and other partners of the machine expulsions. Visit was 2 and other sources were strikes.

, 16/1/2010 – Bordeaux: moving about 100 people on a site the company Bouygues, and then in office. Posters cover the entire entry.

16/1/2010 – Angers: Moving with banner ‘Solidarity to the alleged arsonists in the detention center Vinennes “. Posters decorated town: for the week of solidarity and Sternokerzeel detention center in Belgium.

18/1/2010 – Paris: Arson at bank La Poste, in the suburb 19. Is it written the slogan “The La Poste expel. Solidarity! Vincennes “

– 19/119/1/2010 – Lyon: Write slogans on banks BNP and offices Vouygues.

– 19/1/2010 – Μπεσανσόν: a Butte. – 19/1/2010 – Besançon: Fireworks solidarity to prisoners in jail La Butte. “On 19/1/2008, Ivan and the Bruno (after the Isa, Farid and Juan) were arrested and imprisoned at Vincennes charged with involvement in the fight against the deportation machine. This case has not been heard yet. Και And even pay for it. On 19/1/2009 burned the detention center in Bordeaux, a storage center, people waiting for their deportation. On 19/1/2010 a companion was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment on charges of assistance (such as meat, media and entertainment) to the prisoners than the prison. . Now even he rots there.


19/1/2010 – Bordeaux: noisy demonstration by 250 people, fireworks, smoke canisters and trikakia.

– 20/1/2010 – Grenoble: Many banners and posters hung in the city.

– 21/1/2010, Grenoble: scaled sized banks from the center and the Hotel Ibis in the shop and Bouygues.
Large windows broken at a store Bouygues.
Many slogans are written in the city.

. – 23/1/2010 – Paris: Sabotage to 27 ATM.

23/1/2010 – Paris: Moving solidarity. Γίνονται περίπου 15 συλλήψεις, ένας κρατείται. Made about 15 arrests, one was accepted.

January 28, 2010
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“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”: Info-night and discussion on state strategies of counterinsurgency in Greece. Cowley Club, Brig

For more than a year now, Greece has been in a near-constant state of social turmoil. Shortly after the revolt of 2008 the Greek State initiated strategies of counter-insurgency, some strategies that in the past two months, have intensified to the extreme. What is happening in the country right now? Why do the Greek state’s strategies remind us so much of what has become a taken-for-granted social reality here in the U.K.? Join us for an evening of discussion with comrades from Flesh Machine, an anarchist journal from Athens, and Occupied London, an anarchist journal from the Big Smoke. Flesh Machine co-wrote an extended article on the Greek state’s strategy of counterinsurgency: http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2009/12/04/136-just-a-spoonful-of-sugar-helps-the-medicine-go-down-flesh-machine-ego-te-provoco-comrades/ … and Occupied London has been providing translations and updates on the situation in Greece, at http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog Friday 29.01, 6 pm @The Cowley Club, Brighton

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January 27, 2010
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The Attack Continues


Dear comrades,

Behind us we feel the strength of our gesture of insurgent love; informal and coordinated, lived and felt in as many ways as our creativity, our imagination, our desires and resources, (personal or material), have allowed and guided…

It seems to me that I am not the only one who has been moved by the interest that this hunger strike stirred up, by the demonstration of revolutionary solidarity and its results. I also don’t think I’m the only one that wants to see that all that was experienced and shared during these days remain “only” a gesture… Gestures are for remembering (monuments, comrades, situations, etc.), but IDEAS and ACTIONS are for continuing and advancing…

We have remembered our own, not with the intention of creating “sanctuaries” to mourn at every anniversary, but to keep our comrades present in our lives and actions.
Our comrades have been neither “angels” or “devils”, but conscious individuals who remind us why they fought, and continue to fight. Their death reminds us of the determination of their struggle, a determination that is still alive…
What was the “crime” of Salvador Puig Antich? And the one of Augustin Rueda Sierra? Or the one of Franco Seratini? Or the one of Giuseppe Pinelli? Or the one of Soledad and Edo? Or the one of Carlo Giuliani? Or the one of Paco Ortiz? Or the one of Xose Tarrio? Or the one of Mauricio Morales? What were the “crimes” of these comrades? Should we now be stuck on the organizational label from where their militant practice emerged (those who had one), or focus on the IDEAS they defended?
Do you know where the murderers of our comrades are? Do you know which targets they attacked? The existences they lead? What were their dreams?
I remember Flores Magon once wrote: “It is not the rebels that create problems, but the problems that create rebels”…
Of course! The worlds’ problems are not going to resolve themselves… this is our endeavor.
Personally I will not wait (to act) for the masses (the exploited, the oppressed, the ignorant) to “awaken” … I will also not wait for the “elite” to give up their privileges, for mercenaries to give up their paychecks or become “conscious” of their condition…
Some are guided by fear, others by greed or indifference, while most are buried alive by mental conformism… All of them remind me, day after day, that the solution to problems (personal or political) begins within ourselves. When I witness so called “comrades” scared to raise their voices, to speak clearly, or to take a stance in front of so much injustice, instead remaining silent…this convinces me even more that IDEAS, without will, are worthless. I hope therefore, that nobody is surprised if I continue to defend anarchists who practice direct action… all the Mauricio Morales and the Zoes…
We are not going to waste time and energy trying to convince those who have given up on direct action for a position in a union… or those who “talk shit,” but live a drab existence… They are not useful to the revolution.
From within ourselves we find the choice of being “object”, “subject” or protagonists of our own existence.
(…)
During these days of action, December 20th to January 1st, which are in memory and tribute to our fallen (or murdered) comrades, we have found many things that reaffirm our methods and confirm others: our IDEAS and desires will continue on the offensive (with unconfined expectations).
This initiative would have not been successful without all of those who participated and committed themselves to it; the comrades that took part in the hunger strike (from the inside) and those who contributed equally with their reflections; those who distributed and translated communiqués and texts, those who manifested (in hundreds of ways) and participated in solidarity demos or made murals, and those who sought the complicity of the night to place explosives and fire starters, or those brothers who grabbed their weapons and expropriated those capitalist temples of exploitation – helping the struggle and themselves meet material needs…and of course the great action in Tijuana where they kicked off the new year by machine gunning some mercenary patrols…
Yes, we are aware of everything that has happened and we’re proud of it! Thank you to everyone, comrades, for being there, for your solidarity, and for your revolutionary love…
With every action or demonstration we create bonds and feelings of complicity that make each other stronger in the current social war. Aside from this, everything that happens is being forged in our histories and in our warrior conscience…
Together we broke isolation and fake separations; we demonstrated our “operative” force, strength, anger and love, internationalism and combative commitment from a decentralized and anti-authoritarian perspective…
I am agreeing with what was written by comrades at “presos a la calle” (a big hug!) when they declared, “It is not possible to rely soley on affinity-based mobilizations, or, exclusively on those reactionary in character. There is a possible equilibrium, and it is imperative to know when to use certain specific forms of struggle. This is why we cannot write-off reactionary mobilizations (fighting for an end to raids, to isolation, to displacement etc..), but likewise, cannot dismiss those based in affinities, about which some deluded people say there is nothing concrete to be earned.”
So, even though we are often gaining nothing concrete (for example in our struggle against FIES, against raids, or against the evictions of our spaces etc.), even if we are engaged in retaliatory/vindictive struggles, we still keep going… On the other hand, struggles shouldn’t be measured in terms of value dictated by the market: either you “win” or “lose”… In fact there are “losses” that help us to grow, and “victories” that fall short (even though at first it doesn’t seem so). These struggles are not a competition, but processes that develop with the intention of changing or destroying the powers that destroy us.
Our ability to obtain the goals that we set, succeeding at what is projected or being left half-way there, depends on our own capacities and resources.
What can never be taken away from us is what we learn from these journeys (our memories and experiences) and above all no one can ever say that we didn’t try with all our means.
As hard as it is to admit this, not all the factors in these processes are in our hands, or only in the hands of the forces in power. But, we have at our disposal a huge theoretic and practical arsenal to put to the test. We will not make one method more sacred than another… some of them will be effective… it all depends on the destination that you chasing…
I take this occasion to greet those who were subject to the repression of the authorities during the demonstration in Santiago, Chile, on December 23rd: Strength to you, comrades!
I also send my greetings to comrades at Culmine and their projects: informal reflections, hunger strike not-til-death, international ties, informal insurrectional project… for those interested please check out culmine.noblogs.org. This is also a reminder that two comrades from Culmine will be sentenced on January 19th*… Let’s be alert and ready to express our solidarity towards these comrades. All my solidarity to them and all my disgust to those who rail against the anarchist!!
This is a call out to all my internationalist brothers regarding the arrest of the Mexican comrade Socorro Molinero Armenta… does someone know the address where I can write him?
Good, then for now I’ll stop writing… we shall continue to debate the proposals arriving from Culmine a
nd Presos a la Calle to deepen our thoughts on topics and questions brought up.
A strong anarchist and revolutionary hug to all our accomplices.
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, concentration camp in Aachen, Germany
January 2010

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*the two comrades were absolved in the first degree in the charges 270 bis and 270 (subversive association with intent against democracy)

January 26, 2010
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Tuesday, 26 January 2010 Political revenge against Alfredo Bonanno


Compañeras and comrades,
From within a climate of daily anarchist action and the brutal repression of every aspect of our lives I am taking the liberty of informing you of two important developments concerning the detention of Alfredo Bonanno.
As you already know Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos were transferred to Korydallos prison one day before the transfer of the murderer Korkonea to the prison of Amfissa.
There, the pharmacy refused to grant him his medication for diabetes and severe pain in the shoulder caused by a tumour diagnosed by doctors at the health centre of Amfissa.
Following pressure from their comrades a doctor sent by the Italian Embassy visited him in prison where his serious state of health was confirmed.
I would like to inform you that at this time the investigator in Trikala is deliberating the application for Alfredo’s release on bail.
Following the new detention measures of the Ministry of Justice, Bonanno’s advanced age (73 years), his compromised health and his detention for a misdemeanor (given that Stratigopoulos has assumed responsibility for the armed robbery), it is patently clear that his continued detention is an exemplary one of political revenge.
Alfredo Bonanno is a revolutionary anarchist comrade and a writer of many works. That why he is being held, if it wasn’t him, he would already be free until the trial.
But for us, for whom solidarity is our weapon and who know that in any uprising we will be dynamite, we will not abandon our comrade. We demand the immediate release of Alfredo Bonanno.
Freedom now for Alfredo Bonanno.
Eva Tziutzia

Ps. Thefollowing fax has been sent to the Minister of Justice Trasparency and Human Rights, Athens, the Italian Embassy in Athens and the press.

We wish to denounce the abusive and illegal detention of Alfredo Maria Bonanno in unacceptable conditions in the prison of Koridallos (Athens). The vindictive politic of the State is aimed at the physical and psychological annihilation of the 73-year old comrade who is facing serious health problems. Alfredo Bonanno is an anarchist, who has been involved in the movement for decades, militant in the resistance against the dictatorship of the Greek colonels (1967-1974), and writer and editor of many works.

We demand the immediate liberation of Alfredo Maria Bonanno
Solidarity initiative
to Alfredo M. Bonanno

January 25, 2010
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In the past week, the German police raided two places in Berlin and Dresden in search of posters for mobilisations against the world’s biggest neonazi march in Dresden on February 13th with expectedly 7000 nazis from all over Europe. The prosecutors say appeals to block that march violate the law and are therefore illegal. All materials for the mobilisation they could find have been confiscated. Left politicians that pasted posters to protest against the police justice have been arrested. The mobilisation homepage dresden-nazifrei.de has been blocked which is in accordance with censorship in Iran and China.
It looks like Germany did not learn from history. In the shadow of democracy thousands of nazis may march on February 13th, which will be protected by more than 4000 police officers. The state of Saxony, which is ruled by a coalition of the conservative „Christian Democratic Union“ and the „Liberal Democratic Party“ made up a law who was to forbid both nazi and antifascist protests. While this law is likely to be rejected by the Constitutional Court and also contains vulnerabilitiesthat make it tough to use it to forbid the neonazi march, the state repression against the antifascist goes on. The State Institutions alienate law to their own purposes, most their action are likely to be declared illegal in hindsight.
Antifascist groups call upon all forces to come to Dresden in order to block the march. The bombing of Dresden 1945 was not an act of terrorism, but legitimate action in wartime, and may not be used for their purposes to spread hatred and their national-socialist ideology.

Talking is over – no place to hide for fascists, revisionists and nazis!

January 25, 2010
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A local antiracist demo in Ampelokipoi, Athens, came under attack by fascist thugs, leading to the hospitalisation of one woman. More than 40 fascists






On Saturday 23 January an anti-racist demo of the Cultural Centre of Ambelokipoi in Athens was fiercely attacked by a fascist group of so-called “autonomous nationalists”. The demo was organised as a response to continuing disturbance of the functioning of the 50 year old Centre by fascist thugs who tried to burn it down last week. Before the official start-time of the demo, at 12, when only the organisers were in Panormou square, 40 fascist thugs attacked them with sticks leading to the wounding of three people, amongst which a 50 year old woman who has been hospitalised. During the attack riot police forces stationed in the square stood by watching, even moving aside to let the fascists strike. Nevertheless, the demostrators managed to counterattack chasing the fascists, despite police efforts to stop them.

Thr police finally intervened only after it became known that an MP was also amongst the people attacked. The police intervention has led to 44 detentions of fascists, who are being interrogated at the police headquarters.

The attack comes in a climax of similar moves that have been growing ever since the government announced a law that will legalise hundreds of thousands of second generation immigrants giving them the right to vote. The extreme-right has launched a campaign of hate in order to halt the procedure.

Ambelokipoi, the area where the attack took place, has a long record of fascist action, with leafleting at schools of the area coming under frequent attacks, once even at gun-point. This does not however mean that the neighbourhood is fascist as such. In fact, after the 50 year old woman was taken to the near by Red Cross Hospital, doctors and nurses came down to the street to join the demo in protest to the fascist violence. The demo formed a protest march towards the Athens police HQ which is also in the area.

The Coalition of Radical Left MP who participated in the demo has declared that “For one more time fascists are acting in the open with the toleration of the police against any kind of protest against racism and xenophobia. This terrorism will not pass. Fascism will not take root in this country”. The Left wing labour union umbrella “Autonomous Intervention” denounced the “Uncontrollable activity of neofascist groups which are provoking the democratic and anti-fascist sentiments of the people”.

It must be noted that recently Spartakos, the 30 year old “Network of Free Conscripts”, revealed that the Ministry of National Defense has been organising paramilitary training camps in Chalkdiki, where ex-soldiers and other militaristic elements have been trained in “counterterrorist” operations. After the revelations, Spartacus has come under the spotlight of the fascist parliamentary party LAOS, which has demanded from the Ministry the containment of the group. Spartakos has denounced efforts of detaining its members during leafleting, and has further revealed that a secret General Stuff document describing in detail the Network’s totally legal day-to-day activities has come to the Network’s possession.

Moreover, the escalation of fascist violence has inculded the torching of the Chania Synagogue which destroyed thousands of rare manuscripts and books. Regarding the torching (twice in one month), the police has arrested 1 greek and 2 british citizens as part of the anti-Semitic group that perpetrated the attack. The greek has confessed, while the british are denying any involvement in the act; 2 US citizens are also wanted for the same case. However, the police is refusing to follow the link to the torching of the Immigrant Social Centre of the city which occurred within the same time. Swastikas were found painted in the torched Immigrant Centre, while a slate of soap believed to be the group’s signature was found in the torched Synagogue.

The arrests come as a rare incident in a country where fascist action is tolerated by the state to the degree that it is often believed that fascist groups are in fact parastate terror organisations, similar to the ones kept by the state until the end of the junta.

January 24, 2010
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in prison members from ELF / ALF



From 15 December held at the new detention center Abraham López Martínez, 16 years old and Fermín Gómez Trejo, 17

years old, accused of property damage and destruction caused to 9 luxury cars, a criminal organization and the bombing of

Delegation Harley Davidson who had taken the front for the liberation of the earth (ELF)

In 3 years imprisonment for the convicted Lewis Pogson, 18 January 2010 to participate in the release of 129 rabbits and

ferrets from the farm vivisection Highgate Farm

January 24, 2010
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News from Germany Wiesbaden / Frankfurt 23 / 1



Fake parcel bomb sent to the Office of the Prime Minister of the state of Hessen, Roland Koch. The responsibility assumed the “Movement of Light Breakfast” protesting the decision to cut benefits.

Leipzig 22 / 1

Four police cars were burned. The responsibility assumed by the “Militant Group Leipzig” (militant group Leipzig).

Göttingen 22 / 1

Arson was in the premises of Immigration Service. S note denounced the expulsion of immigrants.

Göttingen 20 / 1

Burnt a Jaguar with losses of about EUR 3000.

Greifswald 18 / 1

Two cops who were on a patrol was attacked with Molotov 3.

Two days after the attack arrested three men, aged 16, 18 and 23 respectively.

Bochum 16 / 1

January 24, 2010
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Photos from the conflicts that erupted in France



Photos from the conflicts that erupted in France in the city Woippy (Moselle), Tuesday, Jan. 19, after his death 19 years old young man who was killed while trying to escape from control trochompatson and injuring two others aboard the machine.

In a spontaneous way spastikan approximately 200 people and burned police cars and other government vehicles and facilities.

Arrested a man and the cop accused of the murder of the young no evidence and released.

January 24, 2010
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Attack on Coca-Cola in Mexico

On the night of January 17 was an attack on the premises of Coca-Cola in Ecatepec in Mexiko.Stin responsibility published on the internet stated inter alia:

“This time we put two bobbins dynamite in front of the premises of the bottling unit of Coca-Cola. The windows were destroyed completely.

The Coca-Cola is a company that is destroying the earth, extends to more and more weight to the existence of animals and uses the exploitation of people to produce more products in the possession. It is one of the companies directly responsible for environmental degradation, and led the attack on anarchists, environmentalists and other libertarian comrades. […]”

The responsibility ends with greetings to prisoners (Victor Emmanuel, Abraham, Fermin Relief, Tijuana) and the words:

“Turn our weapons on Climate Change Conference! We hit hard and run away!

Frente de Liberación Animal – Frente de Liberación de la Tierra “

January 24, 2010
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“Knocked” the … Robin hood for poor pepole

First entry: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 08:36

In the super market Haidari hit the “Poor Robin” yesterday afternoon. A group of about 20 people entered the store with the

name «DIA», located at the intersection of S. Karaiskaki and Thebes

The unknown with rapid movements removed from the shelves of various foodstuffs, which then gave away outside to the local
citizens.

When leaving flew feig – flyers that said “Against bosses, states and their minions – to get back what belongs to us.

The unknown had escaped and sought. athens greece

January 23, 2010
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Friday, 22 January 2010 Down with the courts and all prisons! Solidarity with the comrades in Lisbon!


On the 22nd of january, the trial of the arrested at the anti-authoritarian demo of 25th of April of 2007, began.

The trial takes place at the Campus de Justiça of Lisbon, a building block of about 10 buildings where all the courts of the city are concentrated. A place with all the worst things of progress: surveillance cameras on each corner and where the architecture is the opposite of communication among people, gathering, joy and rebelliousness.
In the course of the audience the defendants were identified and the accusation was read out.
Before and during the session there were leaflets handed out..
Throughout the audience some comrades gathered outside the court with a banner reading “Today as yesterday We continue on the streets Against all authority”, and shouted words of solidarity, as “Freedom is in our hearts, Down with the courts and all prisons.”

TEXT OF LEAFLET HANDED OUT OUTSIDE THE COURT

On the 25th of April 2007 happened in Lisbon an anti-authoritarian demo against fascism and capitalism. Close to 500 people took part on a march through one of the city’s richest areas, where paint was thrown at shops, banks and a riot cop van and slogans were spray painted on walls. To this shamelessness the guards of democratic order replied with a police charge and beatings against the demonstrators and everyone who were passing-by. As a result of this charge and of a few Hollywood-style chases throughout the city centre 11 individuals were arrested, charged among other things with insults and assaults on police officers. On the 22nd of January 2010 the trial is due to begin, at the court Campus de Justiça de Lisboa.

Two years later, this incident comes to court; such a fact doesn’t surprise us nor should it surprise anyone, Justice delays but it doesn´t forget, nor is it supposed to forget, that´s its role, the role of never letting us forget that there’s always someone above us that has control over our lives. It can be a cop with a baton or someone in a gown with a little hammer. And it doesn’t stop here, it goes on with the military occupation of neighborhoods by the police, the deportation of immigrants, the intimidation of kids in the high schools looking for snitches, the surveillance cameras everywhere, the active role by the journalists paving the way for repression and the each day stronger call for everyone to snitch on each other, making us cops of others and of ourselves.

But this is what pops up in front of our eyes, day by day; then we have all the other things that we can only feel, that kill us without wounding us: the obligation of tasks and routines that are not of our choice and that rob us of our time and dry us inside; the flooding of images and sounds and relations that make it hard to breath even in the open air; the crushing daily survival in a society that is more and more an open air prison.

We know that the real point is more than a few damaged windows and offended cops. It is the attempt to grab the totality of life and of using all the tools we want in the struggle against a social order that consumes and destroys individuals, our relationships and the world we inhabit. It is precisely because this democratic order can not tolerate all the beautiful and wild things and people that still exist that in the last few years we´ve seen and felt a growing criminalization in the media, and the persecution by the forces of repression, of many of our and others’ actions and daily activities.

In the struggle for the liberation of our lives, we know who our comrades are and who are our enemies, and we go on finding all the others with whom we can meet in the joy of revolt, in the refusal of a controlled and manipulated life, where the will to live is greater than the comfort of a miserable survival.

A few anarchists

January 23, 2010
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Grigoropoulos trial under way

Policemen face 15-year-old’s mother in court but deny intention to kill youngster shot in Exarchia

The two policemen accused of involvement

in the December 2008 shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos, whose death sparked widespread rioting,yesterday denied murder, as the boy’s mother accused the pair of treating her son like a “cockroach.”

“I do not accept liability for anyone’s death,”

said special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas, accused of shooting at Grigoropoulos following a verbal exchange

in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia. “I would have stepped forward to shield anyone, including those kids. It was the outcome of a difficult moment.”

Korkoneas’s lawyers are arguing that he fired

a warning shot after a group of youths had thrown objects at him and his partner Vassilis Saraliotis. Korkoneas will argue that the bullet ricocheted before striking Grigoropoulos.

Saraliotis denies any involvement, despite accusations that he encouraged Korkoneas, 39, to shoot.

“I do not accept I intended to be involved in his death,” said Saraliotis, 33

. “I have nothing to do with my colleague’s action. I am certain that I am innocent and I plan to prove it.”

The trial was due to start Wednesday but was delayed for 48 hours as Grigoropoulos’s mother, Gina Tsalikian, could not attend. She was in court yesterday and accused the two special guards of murdering her son.

“They started swearing at the kids and telling them to leave: ‘Get out of here,’ said the policeman; ‘Why? What are you going to do to me?’ replied Alexis, at which point he got out his gun and shot him,” said Tsalikian.

“They saw a child fall to the ground dead and just left.

They went back to their headquarters and did not say they had shot a child. It was like they had killed a little mouse.

These people valued the life of my son as much as a cockroach’s.”

Tsalikian said that Alexis and a friend had unwittingly found themselves between a group of anarchists and the two officers after the policemen used a stun grenade, prompting the two youngsters to go and see what was going on.

“He was a quiet, reserved boy loved by everyone,” said Tsalikian. “He trusted the police and they shot him.”

Korkoneas’s lawyer, Alexis Kougias, asked the court to investigate whether Grigoropoulos had been involved in crowd trouble at a water polo match just hours before he was killed.

The trial is due to resume next Friday. 29/1/10

Date: Saturday, 23 January, 2010, 20:39

emphasis added

Words of cop killer in court:
“” I do not accept the death of any human.Se this society if I need to shield walked in front of anyone, or my colleague or established for those children. In the difficult times that showed this result. These procedures are painful for me, I want to give courage to his mother because we heard many for him and for me. It is a painful process, the move “”

Sub-humans by the unrepentant paidoktonos really. Fully justifies the tens of thousands of people chanted for a month “MURDER COPS PIGS.

What it means to be heard much about the dead? Wants to show that well made and executed, to make our society better?
trila in amfissa 22/1/10

January 23, 2010
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The trial of the Greek Cop who shot dead a 15-year-old boy in Athens has now started. The BBC has attempted to report on it, but the article is a disg

On December 6, 2008, Alexandros Grigoropoulos was killed by a gunshot wound that pierced his heart, fired by a Cop on duty. The incident sparked riots all over the country within an hour, that lasted for several weeks. The Cop’s trial started on January 20, 2010, in a small town called Amfissa, 200km (120m) from Athens. The relatives of the boy and some prosecution witnesses have complained that this makes it very hard to attend the trial, which was moved from Athens because of “secutrity” issues.

The BBC has attempted to report on the trial but the article ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8473857.stm) is full of lies. Malcolm Brabant, who is the BBC’s correspondent in Greece, is well known for fabricating stories to suit the needs of the Greek government, the EU, and Western Capitalism as a whole. He is also known for covering the Balkan conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, equally irresponsibly. It is not surprising to most of us following Greek events that his reporting would twist reality.

The article starts with the following statement:

“The mother of Alexandros Grigoropoulos – the Greek schoolboy shot dead in 2008 – has called the policeman who fired the fatal bullet a “monster”.”

This is not true. During the trial, the Mother of Alexandros called the policeman who fired the bullet and his partner, who is also on trial as his accomplice, “murderers”. Not “monsters”. A “monster” is not a legal term and would not be useful in court. There is a difference. Calling the defendant a “monster” would imply lack of respect, which is not the case.

We then move on to this: “to deter attacks by anarchist groups which have vowed to kill the two defendants”

No anarchist group has ever vowed to kill the two defendants. I would very much like to see Malcolm Brabant’s sources for this statement. The marches and riots are not only carried out by anarchists. There are several different ideologies involved, and it is not even limited to the leftists. Several people who were not previously politically active have joined the protests, without alligning themselves with any leftist or anarchist group.

“Speaking at the trial in her first public comments since the shooting, Mrs Tsalikian said both defendants were “monsters in the guise of men”.”

Absolutely not. As mentioned before, she merely called them “murderers”, while crying and hardly being able to speak, while describing how she was informed of her son’s death.

“The key forensic evidence will be the ballistic tests on the bullet, says the BBC’s Greece correspondent Malcolm Brabant.”

What is not mentioned here however is that there are several forensic reports in existence. The initial report, by a highly regarder professor, who was hired by the Cop, is now “burried” as the professor found that the Cop aimed directly at the boy and no ricocheting took place.

What is also not mentioned is that in several of the disturbingly many police murders, “ricocheting bullets” are the most commonly used excuse. This has been the subject of many ironic cartoons depicting police officers and bullets ricocheting in 100 different locations before killing someone. It seems like there must be a “ricocheting bullet epidemic” in Greece at the moment..

“These should indicate whether the bullet ricocheted off a building or parking bollard in the street where Alexandros Grigoropoulos fell.”

“The boy’s family have been hurt by accusations made shortly after his death that Alexandros was a troublemaker.”

Well, this simply fails to take into account that implying your murdered son was some kind of troublemaker who somehow “deserved” this fate, is just shockingly rude and painful to a mother who lost her son in yet another state murder.

“The restricted number of access roads into Amfissa has given the authorities a chance to prevent large numbers of potential rioters from getting through.”

There was no intention or plans for violent protests in Amfissa. Anarchists had visited the town before the trial to give out leaflets informing people of their views on the trial and to reassure the locals that there is absolutely no threat against them. This was done peacefully and the locals showed interest. On the first day of the trial, 400 “visitors” arrived in Amfissa from other Greek towns, both anarchists and not, who arranged two peaceful marches around Amfissa. One was based in the center of the town, while the other headed for the local prison, where the marchers voiced their solidarity to the prisoners and the prisoners chanted solidarity slogans back. There were only very minor incidents with the police, when the march tried to go down a blocked road, but these quickly ended and the march continued peacefully.

“But shopkeepers in the town have pulled down the shutters in fear that they will bear the brunt of anti-establishment wrath.”

This is an utter lie. Only two banks and a hotel had been barricaded, the hotel owner being simply paranoid and the banks probably not wanting to risk it. “Anti-establishment wrath” is NEVER against the people. Small stores, like the ones mostly found in small towns are never harmed by any “anti-establishment” actions. These are often harmed, on the other hand, by right-wing organizations and neo-nazis, who aim to create a climate of fear and blame the attacks on “anarchists”. The shop owners have started realizing who their enemy is. They are no longer buying into the bullshit that “anarchists” will turn against them. They offered their solidarity to the march and all stores remained open. After the end of the marches, the people involved mixed with the locals and hung out in local cafes and bars. Some report that they were invited by several shopkeepers to drink traditional Tsipouro with them, an act of hospitality in Greece. Again, for Malcolm Brabant to note down for his next bunch of lies: The shopkeepers are NOT afraid of “anarchists” or any “anti-establishment wrath”.

Do not trust state controlled media. Keep informed. The trial continues…

Truth

January 23, 2010
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The “peace-loving, tree-hugging non-violent non-Nazis” of the EDL (as they would have us believe) poured into Stoke today intent upon chanting racist slogans, making Nazi salutes and wreaking havoc upon another British town centre.



In a city where BNP councillors make up the political microclimate, and football hooligans veer towards the far right, the neo-Nazi thugs of the EDL attended in larger numbers than expected, and anti-racist demonstrators were down on turnouts in Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.

Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh faith leaders signed a pledge against all forms of racism, ahead of the event on Saturday, and there was an antiracist rally where resiliant locals dodged the Redwatch cameras to make there opposition to organised racial hatred known, but given the historical significance of this part of the Midlands, when Oswald Mosley chose to march through the very same place, many anti-fascist individuals felt intimidated to stand up to be counted. Those people who did join the meaningful anti-fascist protest however, were a broad cross-section of society, unlike the monocultural biggoted Islamophobes of the EDL.

Before every “anti-extremist demo” as the far right EDL like to cleverly brand their racist gatherings for the benefit of the press, deceitful public relations supremo and Portsmouth supporter Trevor KKKelway puts out public declarations to his own supporters to “behave nicely”, knowing full well that his street army of hardened soccer hooligans, (for all of their anti-immigrant racism, setting up Facebook groups calling for the expulsion of Non-English speakers from hallowed shores of England), their (almost) totally white membership do not understand English.

Dogs bark, cows moo, cuckoos cuckoo, and brainless football hooligans scuffle and fight. The Police described the UAF protestors as being no-problem, however when the Wetherspoons bevvies had worked their way into the bloodstreams of the EDL thugs, they “turned native”, chucking missiles at riot police, attempting to fatally crush policemen and women to death by attepting to turn over a police van, (see the BBC video http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/8476873.stm), and while chanting endless racist slogans, burst their way through riot shields, trampling several officers underfoot.

So much once again for the lies and spin of the EDL. When will the media stop being “political correct” about the EDL and stop calling a violent drunken gang of English nationalist racist football hooligans “anti-extremist protestors” with pussyfooting regularity. It’s time that the media come clean about the hatred and violence of the EDL.

If anarchists such as G20 protestors had clashed with the police in such a way, trying to turn over police vehicles, attempting to cause grevious bodily harm to police officers, World War III would have erupted in the Sun, Daily Mail and the Daily Express, with gargantuous full-font headlines along the lines of “Lawless Anarchy Wrecks City”, but when the aggressors are the violent Islamophobic EDL,media reports are predictability muted, which does little to quell rumours that the neo-Nazi organisation are part of a contrived state conspiracy to shore up the War On Terror, and maintain support for the War In Afganistan.

Several people have commented about the EDL’s plans to become a political organisation to take over from the BNP after Old Nick finally pulls the plug from under his comrades feet and switches the lights off. Masquerading as a charity, working in conjunction with the BNP’s Soldiers Off The Street charity, the EDL held unlicensed collections of cash for war victims, as the EDL hope to do what the BNP failed to do, infiltrate the British Army.

Politicisation of the British Armed Services sets a dangerous precedent, and the stupid actions of the EDL actually endangers the lives of British soldiers, as as well as fighting Taliban forces across the hills and valleys, they also work with Muslim villagers in matters of security, protecting villagers from violent Tabliban insurgencies. If British forces were to be infiltrated with the institutional racism of the EDL, and racist Muslim-hating bigots become commonplace in our armies fighting in Afganistan, the British Army would be labelled a Crusade.

The crusading theme continually recurs in EDL mythology. The sham “nationalism” of the EDL is a whimsical excuse for old-fashioned racial and religious prejudice, xenophobia and mass ignorance, and contrary to their parroted protestations, the EDL are happy to accomodate their hardcore nazi element. Wigan Mike is the mere tip of the Iceberg.

Attracting national socialists like flies to a fetid dungheap, the crude ignorant loathings of this dispicable far right organisation attract no end of racist nutters to their organisation, a fact self-evident from a random surf of not just the uncensored wastelands of Facebook, nor YouTube, but the EDL’s very own “live outside broadcast channel”.

Take a look at the screenshot taken from “EDL Media”, as they so-slickly call their hate-driven moby phone broadcasts.

When extreme racist supporters are permitted to logon calling themselves “COONS OUT”, the damning evidence of the EDL’s neo-Nazi pedigree speaks for itself…………………………………..

January 23, 2010
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Canada: Progress against repression in response to the Winter Olympics


. Progress made about 200 people in Vancouver, Canada against the upsurge of state repression, in view of the Winter Olympics 2010. The men watched the course of special security units, RCMP’s Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (VISU) Joint Intelligence Group (JIG). RCMP’s Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (VISU) Joint Intelligence Group (JIG) The oldest copanti terorist with the black jacket at the end of the video had threatened a member of the Anti-2010 Olympic Resistance to the prosecution in October 2009.


January 22, 2010
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Fascist pub The Gloucester Arms at 59 – 61 Leighton Road has been the centre of protests from anti racists following the decision by landlord John Coy


The majority of the pubs windows, including the window to the bedroom used by John Coyne and his wife have been shot out.
The pub walls have been daubed with “Close BNP Pub”, anti racist lealfets have been sellotaped to the pub and an Irish Triclor flag has been draped across the pub. [A very large pair of knickers and an outsize pair of bloomers were draped across the other side…]
The anti racist campaign began when anti fascists learned that the pub was ameeting place for organised racists. A protest was called by Camden Anarchists against the pub.
During the meeting held by the Jobbik Party, the landlord of the Gloucester Arms John Coyne came out and told the Camden New Journal and anti racist protesters to “go whistle”. He also told the Camden New journal that the neighbours were “all a bunch of swearing tossers and they’re all barred anyway”.
He said that when he first bought the pub he barred over 70 people. The CNJ interviewed Coyne in the empty pub while the fascists, mostly in sunglasses and bouncer style black bomber jackets sat in a circle having a meeting in the back room.
The pub and the occupents have become the centre of a simmering feud between the pub and neighbours some of whom share an adjoining wall to the pub which hasn’t been soundproofed for the level of noise generated. They have complained that children have been let into the pub where Coyne watches hardcore porn in the bar on the pub TV.

Residents have called for a week of action and have asked that people contact Camden Council and ask that the pub license [held by Trust Inns LTD] be revoked.
Camden Council
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street
Camden
WC1

Camden United Against Fascism are holding a meeting next week, Tuesday 26th January at 7pm, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town Camden NW5 to discuss how best to keep nazis off of Camden’s streets and to adddress the problem posed by the pub. We ask that anti fascists turn out in force for this as the situation is a serious one.

January 22, 2010
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amfissa 22/1/10

with reduced security measures

Begins the trial of the murderer of alexis grigoropoulos Amfissa with reduced security measures in relation to yesterday. According to local instrument appeared in the city is short while the court and the family of Alexander.
The traffic drives regularly throughout the city and around the court are hooded gunmen skirmished cops.

January 22, 2010
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Do I need to start mass occupations reviews? second day of the trial in amfissa 22/1/10

“Ms Tsalikian outside off guard – because her mother is facing a serious health problem – will be Friday in the courtroom in

Amfissa.

A witness will also be asked to submit the minor student whose hands Alexis died.
The testimony will be crucial as it was when the next shot.

Concern is the fact, according to family spokesman Andrew Constantine, that the presiding judge said that he would judge the

case only Tuesday and Friday.
Speaking at Newsit, said that thus the attendance of witnesses by the defense is difficult, impossible.

The same concern expressed by Ms Tsalikian which indicated that not such a serious trial to break into pieces as it must itself

be near her mother. “

The state continues to prurient in memory of Alexis, empaizontas parents and eliminating the last flakes dikaiosynis.Mipos to

react? Maybe occupations reviews across the country to think again on how to delay the decision.