December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009
November 30, 2009
A post by the National Socialist Front, based in northwest Chicagoland, describes two members fighting off six antifa after an attempted ambush on November 23.
Like most other neo-nazi reports, that’s not how we heard it.
Piecing together overheard rumors and reading between the lines of the NSF report, it seems the NSF wasted several months communicating with someone claiming to be interested in starting a chapter within Chicago itself. The two neo-nazis met with this person at a restaurant on the southside, but at some point they realized what was going on and either flashed or drew a knife. The restaurant owner noticed this and called the police as a brawl broke out. One antifa may have been stabbed, but the injury was minor.
The police arrived and detained, possibly arresting the NSF members for their weapons. Either way, the neo-nazis probably had to ask the cops for a ride home after discovering their disabled or damaged vehicle.
The NSF was probably looking to start a new chapter to become more public and more aggressive in preparation for their announced “White Pride Worldwide” march, scheduled for March 21, 2010, apparently in Chicago proper. Though based in the burbs, some of their members were seen at a Christian Identity meeting held on Chicago’s northwest side several months ago; in the wake of the arrest of Bill White and the collapse of the IL ANSWP, the NSF could be positioning themselves as a dominant faction of the Chicagoland white power movement.
Hopefully, this will cause some hesitation and confusion as the NSF tries to grow, as there are probably a few more false relationships budding under their noses. It shouldn’t be long before this WP group devours itself, just like many before it
November 30, 2009
gas bombs attack four ATMs
Last updated: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 06:35
Improvised incendiary mechanisms composed of gas bombs were placed a few minutes after 05:15 in the morning at four ATMs of National Bank branches in Thessaloniki.
Property damage was suffered by the National Bank ATMs located on the Makriyannis 39, on Avenue No, the Lions 11 and Wise Street Papazoli 4.
Many vehicles of the Fire brigade rushed to the four points.
Last updated: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 07:08
Effervescence in Thessaloniki and in particular outside the TIF.
Group of unknown attacks in the Gateway Trade Fair, and three vehicles were delivered to the flames. Specifically a private car truck, a car and a vehicle belonging to the company METRO SA
In point of riot police are forces to expel the young and defuse tension.
Fire vehicles also tried to extinguish the fire caused.
A few minutes after 06:00 in the morning, traffic was back to the Board of Egnantias, which previously had been closed. greece salonika
On Monday the city starts the Conference of the World Trade Organization
And were invited concentrations against the meeting.
These concentrations involved and the Black block which is distanced from the rest of the way and attacked capitalist objectives of branded companies, banks, luxury cars, American companies and interests delegations luxury cars.
The police responded with widespread use of chemicals but the black bloc is not broke, erected barricades and dismantled the site where it had planned to dissolve.
Still no information on arrests or adductor GENNEVA 28.11.09
The demostration began at at 7.10 and originally round to 700 people. The cops were off and the atmosphere was good. Along the way came in and another world, and grew even more. The route was Egnatia-Sofia-Tsimiski-Venizelos-Egnatia. Maybe my estimates are conservative.
Tomorrow at 12 microphones in Kamara
Tuesday 1 / 12 18:00 power path Kamara
Τετάρτη 2 / 12 9:00 Trial Courts Thessaloniki
Continued wave of repression against the autonomous spaces in Berlin. The last ten days of heightened confrontation between the State and old occupations. On the pretext of some burning car last week, the police invaded without a warrant in housing projects of Limpigkstrase 14 and XB Limpigk (the words of the cops asked if the arrest was “going to deal with bureaucracy after) and the first building in danger eviction due to litigation with the owner.
On Tuesday, 600 police force carried out the eviction of the housing project Brounenstrase 183, which has sparked protests in the street number.
Course attended by over 1000 people were on Wednesday night, while an even greater progress was made this evening, attended by over 2000 people. The state fared in the center together with approximately equal number of policemen, who were skirmishers throughout the center. The state tried twice making chains to go to the house and blocked by police who threatened to disband. The police presence was particularly challenging following the new Trent repression by exhaustive psachtiri in concentration, armor, running on the side of the road, others to contemplate from scaffolding and vans to block the demonstrators in blocks with no way out, requiring the people to dissolve.
Supermarket gunman shot by police Enlarge
Officers were called to Morrisons in Ten Perch Road, Canterbury, Kent at 8.40pm following reports of a man with a firearm.
A Kent Police spokeswoman said: “The offender sustained an injury to his arm which is not thought to be life threatening and was taken to hospital.
“No-one else was injured and the firearm was recovered at the scene.”
Sources said the man was seen waving the firearm about but did not threaten anyone.
It is believed he was shot by an officer after refusing to obey orders to put the weapon down.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been notified.
A spokeswoman said: “The IPCC was informed of the incident by Kent Police shortly after 9pm. Investigators will begin an initial assessment in to the circumstances of the shooting.”
November 26, 2009
A Russian police officer beaten to death a man in St. Petersburg, Interfax news agency, the second such incident reported in a week and the last in a series of scandals involving the police.
The victim was hospitalized for two weeks after the attack, but died from his injuries, news agency citing an unnamed source of a security services of the city.
On Tuesday, 3 drunk police in Moscow arrested beaten to death because an immigrant. The lawyer Sergei Manitski died in prison on 16 November. His lawyers indicated that they illegally detained and he did not receive medical attention.
President Dmitry Medvedev ordered for an investigation after the case has caused great criticism.
Earlier this month, a young police officer from the port Novorossiysk on the Black Sea was fired when called via YouTube to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (by chance, a former Stasi colonel of the 80s) accusing senior officials of corruption.
Are increasing data on malpractice and corruption.
In the week leading up to the Olympic Torch Relay kick-off in Victoria, numerous people, who oppose the Olympics, were harassed by RCMP officers of the Vancouver 2010 Joint Intelligence Group (JIG) – an arm of Olympic Security. We believe that it is likely the 2010 JIG be moving with the Torch Relay and will use much of the same tactics as were used in Vancouver and Victoria to repress Torch Relay resistance across so-called Canada.
article followed by accounts of police visits, (scroll down)
Over the last year-and-a-half people have been visited by members of the Vancouver Integrated Security Unit, security overseers of the 2010 Games, at their homes, family homes, workplaces, or in the streets. Some people choose to file these visits with BC Civil Liberties, many more go undocumented. Our information comes from word of mouth and other written statements.
[Word of mouth continues to be the best form of communication. Speak up!]
In the week leading up to the October 30th 2009, Torch relay kick-off in Victoria, harassment by RCMP JIG members stepped up. From what we can name, 25 people were visited, and harassed with specific references to the Torch. The number of people visited is likely to be at least double. This is reminiscent of the 15 people in 48hrs, who were visited last June. (http://mostlywater.org/approximately_15_visu_joint_intellige…).
The intended effects of their tactics are to intimidate, isolate and interfere. Obviously what they are capable of is not limited to what follows, and will likely change based on context, like with whom and where they are dealing.
In Vancouver and Victoria, the cops used intimidation and an attack on morale as the first line of defense. This strategy is often used to avoid open public use of force. By keeping the more objectionable repression out of the public eye, the appearances of democratic protest are maintained.
The intent to create isolation was shown during harassment, when the cops named off lists of other individuals that they said were ‘up to something.’ This is probably done for a number of reasons. One that we note, is to drive a wedge between people. This is meant to encourage people to separate themselves from the individuals that the cops are naming. Implied with associating with these individuals is the threat of surveillance and criminalization.
Interference in peoples personal lives was attempted through police visits to family and workplace. The cops, visiting a persons parents can cause friction and disruption in relationships and go beyond this by playing on parental concern to extract information. The cops are known to come to family homes and spout off lies. They have also revealed criminal records to unsuspecting parents.
These tactics are used to create reactions of fear and concern, potentially causing the parent to give information about their kids life over to the cops, with the idea that it is ‘for their own good.’ Secrets held back from family or friends, but known to police, can be used as leverage; eg. if your parent (etc..) already knows the information, the cops are dis-empowered. And for parents who haven’t had much contact with the police in their lives, they should be made aware that the cops lie as a rule and not an exception.
The best solution remains: do not talk to the cops! Not because you have something to hide, but because their primary interest is to defend property and those who have it, at the expense of the natural world and people who have little to call their own.
The strength of our resistance is social. That means it depends on the strength, solidarity and relationships of many of us who are fighting along similar lines and facing common enemies. From community organizers, to indigenous land defenders, anarchists, paramedics (who were pressured back to work by VANOC), and workers coerced into signing away their right to strike, let us strengthen bonds of solidarity, as this is our greatest tool in the struggle to live with dignity and without exploitation.
Vancouver/ Victoria, October 2009:
A Partial Overview of “Vancouver 2010 JIG” Harassment:
In East Vancouver, on October 28th, 2 days before a demonstration in Victoria, scheduled to coincide with the first leg of the Torch, someone was approached after leaving a house. He was on his way to a vehicle, when plain clothes RCMP officers called after him. He did not reply and continued to the vehicle. As they drew closer they began to yell at him, saying “Don’t even think about going to Victoria! We know what you are up to. We’ll be with you in a swarm the whole way there. If you do go to Victoria, don’t do anything illegal. And tell your anarchist-kid friends the same thing!”
After getting in the vehicle, RCMP followed him and a friend around for 20 minutes, disappearing then reappearing and waving, which suggests more than one cop vehicle was tailing the car.
Later that day, 2 individuals leaving another house were approached in a very similar manner while leaving another house in East Vancouver. This time police listed off names of other people and asked if these individuals knew what they were planning. Again the cops got no reply.
The next day, Thursday the 29th, three people were approached in East Vancouver by plainclothes cops, also outside a residence. The cops identified themselves as “elite intelligence officers” working on Olympic security and told the three they knew they were “heading to Victoria to protest the torch.” They offered the group a ride to the ferry and when the three were unresponsive and continued the cops told them they would be on the same boat and not to think about doing anything illegal, because they would be making arrests.
The officers continued to follow for about three blocks, until the people got on a bus, at which point they called out someone’s name. No one responded.
Once on the boat the three noticed the same 2 male cops aboard. One of the three, a young woman, approached people on the ferry sitting nearby and told them that the men were cops who’d been following her since she left home. She went up to the cops and told them to stop following her. It is at this point the cops allege she threw water on them. The cops cornered her. When a bystander approached and asked why police weren’t letting the woman go, a cop pushed the man and threatened to charge him with obstruction for getting in the way of his job. Apparently harassing young women is his job description.
Other ferry passengers began to gather around the situation. One bystander was filming on his cell phone and shouted, “This is Canadian civil liberties going down the drain.”
When people began to form bonds of solidarity with each other, it was the police in turn who were cornered. Telling the woman she was free to go, they arrested her later when she was alone in the streets of Victoria for “Assault Police.” Even with the legal, moral and physical backing of the State, cops remain liars and cowards.
FLATTERY, THREATS AND BRIBES
An Anarchist in Victoria was visited by members of JIG at a house. They told him that they think he is intelligent, influential and they would like to work with him. They said they are worried if windows are broken during the demonstration, children may be injured. Emphasizing that they “…also think there are many negative aspects of the Olympics,” they offered to meet for coffee and discuss ways to solve them. And finally they said, “Anyways, you wouldn’t want to be beaten and arrested at the demo, would you?”
To which he replied, “How did you know where I am, and how do you know my name?”
“Hey, come on, we have you under surveillance,” they returned.
“If you know me so well,” he stated, “you know I’ll never talk to you.” And he shut the door.
The RCMP came to his door once more. When he opened it they told him they were very serious about wanting to talk to him and then pulled out a hundred dollar bill.
The door was immediately closed and locked.
Don’t they know it takes at least 150.00 to buy off an anarchist?
Although it might seem like a good idea to grab the bill before you slam the door, the cops could use this against you in a multitude of ways.
In Victoria, on Saturday, October 31st, the day after the demo, a group of people were sitting together on the beach. Shortly after some friends showed up, a man nearby began “taking pictures of the ocean,” positioning another man so he could believably take pictures in their direction.
Going on the gut feeling that this guy was a cop, about 10 people ran up the stairs to challenge them. Already the two men were walking away. The people caught up however, and demanded why they were taking photos of them and, to supply their ‘business cards.’ The men feigned ignorance and showed the digital photos to the group, revealing that indeed he had not (yet) taken photos of them. Shortly after, another friend showed up and confirmed that these were the cops who’d followed the group on the ferry and arrested a woman two days earlier.
The threats of the cops were mostly empty. There were no swarms of them following these people around Victoria. They obviously pretended to know more than they really do about their lives. And all the information they did flaunt is easily obtainable.
Let solidarity be our bond as we continue in our struggles and stand together against repression.
-Some vancouver anarchists